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More trees are needed to shade New Jersey’s cities

Stand in the sun on a hot summer afternoon and wilt. Step into the shade and feel instant relief. Now imagine places without shade. Many New Jersey cities have too much pavement and concrete, and not enough trees with leafy canopies. Urban neighborhoods without shade trees can be up to 12 degrees hotter than nearby treed suburbs.
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Fair Haven officials propose prohibiting cannabis businesses in borough

FAIR HAVEN – Borough Council members have taken action to prohibit the operation of cannabis businesses in Fair Haven. On June 28, council members introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, allow Fair Haven to opt out of having the state regulate cannabis businesses within its borders and deem all recreational cannabis businesses as prohibited uses. The ordinance will also prohibit the consumption of cannabis in public places and prohibit underage (under 21) cannabis possession.
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Eatontown council moves to fund local capital improvements

EATONTOWN – The Eatontown Borough Council is appropriating $9.25 million for improvements to municipal property and the acquisition of capital equipment. On July 14, council members adopted a bond ordinance providing the appropriation. The ordinance authorizes the issuance of $8.46 million in bonds and notes to finance a portion of the costs.
Highland Park, NJPosted by
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Parker’s Outdoor Horticulture Program is Back in Bloom

HIGHLAND PARK – Flecks of soil fell to the ground as Sylvia Wiser continued to dig in the garden at the Parker at Stonegate assisted living community in Highland Park. She has no need for garden trowels or even gloves when it comes to moving soil in the trug – a waist-high planter that sits in the middle of Stonegate’s sun-splashed Patio Garden.
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On The Road 7/30: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited

If you think South Korean auto makers Kia and Hyundai put out inferior products to the big three Japanese importers – Honda, Toyota and Nissan – think again. Nothing could be further from the truth these days. In fact, in some head-to-head model comparisons, Kia and Hyundai stand out head...
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Edison Public Library Receives Donation

On July 19, in anticipation of the new Amazon delivery station opening in Edison, Amazon contributed $1,500 to the Edison Public Library Foundation for the library’s summer reading program. “We want to thank Amazon for their generous donation,” said Pat Massey, library board president. “The check will be used to...
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Edison Library Program: Tales of the New Jersey Devil

The Edison Public Library has announced a Zoom program: Tales of the New Jersey Devil will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Join Rutgers professor and folklorist Dr. Angus K Gillespie, who will leads attendees on the tale of the Leeds family who gave birth to the New Jersey Devil, which now lurks in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.
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Edison Library Program: Stitches in Time: 3 Centuries of Hemlines, Necklines and Everything in Between

The Edison Public Library has announced a Zoom program: Stitches in Time: 3 Centuries of Hemlines, Necklines & Everything in Between will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Liberty Hall Museum presents Stitches in Time. Over the years the descendants of the Livingston and Kean families preserved the previous generations’ clothing. This fashionable presentation covers all the fashion dos and don’ts and how fashion has changed over three centuries.
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Mercer County residents display created art for county senior art show

A professional juror has selected the winners from more than 80 entries in the 2021 Mercer County Senior Art Show. The art show is being held online through Aug. 6. “We have so many older adults who are tapping into their creativity to create new works of art,” Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said. “I commend everyone who entered their work in the county show and thank them for sharing their artistic talent with us.”
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Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump

HBO will debut its new six-part, half-hour documentary series Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump with back-to-back episodes on Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series pulls back the curtain on life at a privately owned TV station in the small desert town of Pahrump, Nev., revealing a colorful cast of characters in front of and behind the cameras.
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Community Bulletin Board: the Sentinel (for July 28)

Community Programs has opened registration for the Adult School. The school is offered under the auspices of the Middlesex County Adult Education Consortium. Programs available include evening High School Equivalency (HSE) Prep, evening English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as daytime and evening citizenship classes. The Adult Basic...
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A New Toon Hits The Floor

COPYRIGHT: © 2021 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PHOTO CREDIT: COURTESY WARNER BROS. PICTURES. Basketball is filled with tunes. Arenas, telecasts and halftime shows ring solid with some of the hottest tunes around. Some players even drop their own tunes (I’m looking at you, Damian Lillard). But today’s players have never really experienced toons, until now, as Space Jam: A New Legacy hits the screen.