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TIP: Guide to Fall Yard Care

Devoting a little extra time to cleaning up and maintaining your yard this fall will make all the difference next spring. In the heat of summer, blades often go dormant and can’t absorb many of the nutrients found in fertilizer. And because cooler temperatures allow individual grass blades to absorb nutrients, now is the best […]

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TIP: Fall Cleanup and Maintenance for Your Car

With summer but a fading memory, it’s now time to start thinking about getting your car ready for the colder months ahead. Consumer Reports has compiled area few simple maintenance checks to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Car Battery: Fall is a good time to inspect your car battery, making sure the cables and terminals […]

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TIP: Going to the Beach

Summer is behind us, but you may be able to catch a few last good days to spend at the beach! Follow these consumer tips to help plan your beach day and help ensure your day is nothing but fun in the sun. •     Pick the Right day: Before picking a day to head out to […]

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TIP: Preparing for Back to School

With back to school time slowly creeping around the corner here are some tips for parents to make the most exciting time of the year a little easier. •      Get to know the teacher: Every child fears that they will not like their new teacher. take advantage of open house nights or office hours and break […]

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TIP: Securing Furniture and Appliances Properly

Every 17 minutes, a piece of furniture, TV or appliance tipping over causes an injury in the U.S., according to information provided to Consumer Reports (CR) by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A total of 195 deaths caused by tip-overs were reported between 2000-2016. The outlet’s most disturbing findings however, relate to tip-overs and children: a child is […]

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TIP: Keeping Your Child Safe During Football Camp

September has arrived, and as we start the fall we also start football training camp. Most high school and middle school football teams will be starting up their season this month in full pads. Here are some tips to make sure your child is safe during one of the most grueling parts of their season. […]

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Rooney’s local government transparency bill advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney requiring municipalities to provide residents with important township information via email, text messages and other social media outlets was advanced today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee by a 5 to 1 vote. “This is about giving residents a voice and providing […]

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Rooney/Bramnick E-Z Pass bill protecting commuters wins committee approval

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Transportation Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick that protects New Jersey’s E-Z Pass customers from being overcharged when using bridges and tunnels into New York. The legislation is in response to an AAA study that found drivers who purchased E-Z Pass […]

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Assembly advances Rooney/Bramnick E-Z Pass bill warning commuters of rate inconsistencies

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly advanced a bill today sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick protecting New Jersey’s E-Z Pass customers from being overcharged when using bridges and tunnels into New York. Drivers who purchased E-Z Pass tags from out of state agencies are being charged the cash rate […]

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Rooney and DePhillips resolution designating Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher DePhillips establishing an annual Stephen Hawking Remembrance Day cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee today. “Stephen Hawking overcame physical adversities to become the greatest scientist of our time,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “He made countless contributions to our understanding of the universe, […]

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