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TIP: Grilling Tips for Father’s Day

If you’re giving Dad a break by taking over the barbecue responsibilities, use these grilling tips from Consumer Reports to keep the food from sticking to grates, minimize flare-ups, and make the holiday cookout a success. Problem: Food Sticks to Grates The fix: Fully preheat the grill; it could take 15 to 20 minutes. Before cooking, […]

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TIP: How to Display the US Flag

Many Americans have been displaying the nation’s flag for Memorial Day, but some may not be aware of the proper protocol for handling Old Glory. Here are some tips for proper flag etiquette, and a list of things you should not do with the flag. Outdoors, the flag should ordinarily be displayed only between sunrise […]

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Lawn and Landscape Watering Tips

Watering twice a week is usually enough to keep a healthy lawn growing. In general, your lawn needs about one inch of water per week, including rainfall, to keep it green during the growing season. Water only when your lawn needs it, rather than on a set schedule. One sign that a lawn needs water […]

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Sudden deaths of dogs at groomers prompts Rooney bill

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to the recent deaths of three dogs that died at routine grooming appointments in New Jersey, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation today requiring pet groomers who have three or more complaints filed against them to register with the state Division of Consumer Affairs. “Many pet owners consider their pets […]

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Rooney bill enlists medical marijuana to combat heroin addiction

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney introduced legislation authorizing medical marijuana to treat opioid and heroin addiction. The bill (A4015) adds substance use disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualify a patient to use medical marijuana. “The treatment community is excited by recent studies showing the effectiveness of medical marijuana in […]

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Panel approves Rooney bill holding Superfund polluters accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment committee passed legislation today preventing public pension funds from investing in companies that are not meeting Superfund cleanup obligations. Corporations that file bankruptcy to avoid paying for environmental remediation are targeted by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney’s bill (A997). “We cannot allow companies to benefit from state investment while they are […]

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Rooney bill stops unfair liability transfer from property owners to snow contractors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney sponsors legislation that will help reign in escalating insurance costs for snow contractors who service high-traffic commercial and retail properties, such as shopping centers and big-box stores throughout the winter months. “With contractors holding the liability, there is little incentive for property owners to have the job done […]

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