Company Offers Tips on How to Use
Electricity Wisely During Summer Heat
Akron, Ohio – FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE)
distribution and transmission systems are prepared to meet the anticipated
increase in customer electricity usage associated with 90-degree temperatures
expected across the company’s service area later this week.
"Our comprehensive system maintenance
program helps to ensure system reliability when temperatures climb and
customers depend on us to stay comfortable," said Steven E. Strah, senior
vice president of FirstEnergy and president of FirstEnergy Utilities.
"From western Ohio to the New Jersey shore, our electric system is
designed and maintained to operate effectively even in extreme weather
FirstEnergy’s utilities offer some common-sense
hot weather tips customers can follow to stay comfortable while using
electricity wisely during this period of high demand:
• Set thermostats as high as comfort will allow.
Every degree a customer can increase the temperature in their home will result
in using about 3 percent less energy during the hottest summer days.
• During sunny weather, close drapes or blinds
on windows facing the sun to prevent direct radiant heating from impacting
• Use fans – moving air cools skin faster,
resulting in greater comfort on hot days.
• Use a programmable thermostat to keep
temperatures higher when no one is home, and to reduce the temperature before
arrival back home.
• Only operate window air conditioners when
someone is in the room.
• Keep refrigerators and freezers as full as
possible. Frozen or cold items in the refrigerator help keep other items cool,
reducing the amount of work the refrigerator has to do to maintain a lower
• Close rooms that aren't used regularly during
the summer, and close the air conditioning vents in those rooms, as well.
• Avoid using heat-producing appliances during
the hottest hours of the day. The less heat produced in the home, the less work
the air conditioner will have to do.
• Consider investing in ENERGY STAR® appliances
or heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. FirstEnergy's
utilities may offer rebates on these purchases and tax deductions may apply, as
• Check air conditioner and furnace fan filters.
Clogged filters waste energy and money by forcing HVAC systems to work harder
FirstEnergy utilities include: Ohio Edison, The
Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Jersey Central Power &
Light in New Jersey; Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania
Electric Company (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power), and West Penn
Power in Pennsylvania; Mon Power in West Virginia; and Potomac Edison in
For updated company information, including hot
weather tips, customers are urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages. The utility companies also will provide updates via
• JCP&L: @JCP_L
FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability
and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of
the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York. Visit
FirstEnergy on the web at www.firstenergycorp.com, and on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
FEMA Urges Americans to Be
Prepared for Extreme Heat, Download FEMA Smartphone App
FEMA Encourages Citizens to
Prepare for Extreme Heat, Urge Residents to Download FEMA Smartphone App
Designed to Help Families Before, During, and After Disasters
July 20, 2016
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the
nation to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme
heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA
The National Weather Service announced
today that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week
across a large portion of the nation.” Additionally, NOAA’s Climate Prediction
outlook notes that most of the continental United States is facing elevated
chances of well-above-average summer temperatures. According to the Centers
for Disease Control & Prevention, heat kills more people than
hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods.
To help Americans stay safe during extreme heat, FEMA urges residents to
consider taking the following actions in affected areas:
outdoor games and activities and limit exposure to the sun.
plenty of water and avoid caffeine; limit alcoholic beverage intake.
in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
the warmest part of the day in temperature-controlled buildings such as
libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, or community facilities.
on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who
spend much of their time alone.
FEMA also urges residents to download and use the free FEMA app, which
provides valuable safety tips to help families prepare for and recover from
more than 20 natural and man-made hazards. The FEMA app enables users to
receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five
locations across the nation, making it easy to follow severe weather that may
be threatening family and friends. The app also provides family
communication plans, customizable checklist of emergency supplies, and maps of
open shelters and disaster recovery centers. The app is available on the Apple
App Store and on Google Play.
learn more about what to do before, during and after severe weather, visit www.Ready.gov.
Follow FEMA online
at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema. Also,
follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA
does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
FEMA's mission is to support
our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together
to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against,
respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
July 17 for a Walking Tour
of Boonton Historic Main Street led by Lloyd Charlton.
tour meets at the canalside park overlook (Main & W. Main).
- The tour
starts promptly at 1:30 PM rain or shine.
tour is free to members, suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
by the Museum before and/or after the tour!
it's Christmas in July at
the Boonton Museum!
Drop in and
check out the bargains!
WHO: The Music Mission
WHAT: Benefit concert featuring Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound, Ed Alstrom, Brother Wisdom, Mike Agranoff, The Catering Company, Sean O’Flynn, and more.
WHERE: Sat. July 30th 2 pm - 9 pm Boonton United Methodist Church, 626 Lathrop Avenue (corner of Vreeland Ave.) Boonton, NJ 07005
HOW: Tickets $20. Children 12 and under enter free.
WHY: All proceeds to benefit “A Future with Hope” (Sandy Recovery), “Imagine No Malaria”, and local missions
Calling all Boonton residents! Boonton Parks and Recreation wants to hear from you. Please take a minute to complete this short survey and help us decide the future of our parks. You may either take the survey online (CLICK HERE) or download the PDF below and mail it to Town Hall . You may also drop it off in the drop box at the front Town Hall entrance.
We are pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.
The Town of Boonton Water Department continually monitors and reports on the quality of our drinking water in an effort to meet or exceed all State and Federal water quality standards. The table in this report shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2015. We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all Federal and State water quality standards.
Informed consumers are our best allies in maintaining safe drinking water. Please read this report carefully and if you have any questions, please call us at (973) 402-9460. We encourage public interest and participation in our community’s decisions affecting drinking water. Meetings of our Governing Body that deal with decisions about our water are held monthly. The schedule of these meetings is posted in the municipal building. Please plan to attend one soon.
every Wednesday from June 29th to August 10th
Boonton Area Cultural Arts
Concerts in the Park
Grace Lord Park, West Main St. & Essex Ave. Boonton NJ
2016 Schedule - All concerts are Wednesdays.
Date Band Type of Music Time
Wed June 29 The Cameos Oldies 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wed July 6 Doc Holiday Country 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wed July 13 Harmony Senior Drum Corp 7:00 - 7:30 PM
PGQ & A Community /Variety 7:45 –8:30 PM
Wed July 20 Tommy Gardner Kids of all Ages 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wed July 27 Rave On Early Rock & Roll 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wed Aug 3 No Discipline Reggae/Caribbean 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Wed Aug 10 The Kootz Baby Boomer/Pop & Rock7:00 - 8:30 PM
In inclement weather, concerts are held in the
Darress Theatre, 615 Main Street, Boonton
Rain location signs will be posted near the park and on the town bulletin boards.
Boonton shirts, caps & cards are available to purchase at the concerts.
There will be FREE door prize drawings at each concert.
For up-to-date information, visit our Facebook page at
Boonton Area Cultural Arts (BACA Concerts)
or email us at email@example.com
BACA Concerts are also posted on the Boonton.org website.
Our famous Farmers' Market will be opening once again in the Plane Street parking lot. The Farmers' Market will run until Saturday, November 19th this year. Please note the hours of the market have changed. We will now be open from 8:30am till 1pm.