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JCP&L Prepared to Handle July Heat Wave

posted Jul 21, 2016, 7:41 PM by Anthony Pisano

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 conditions."  

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 interior temperatures.  

• 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 temperature.  

• 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 well.  

• Check air conditioner and furnace fan filters. Clogged filters waste energy and money by forcing HVAC systems to work harder than necessary.

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 Maryland.
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 Twitter:  

• 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.
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FEMA Urges Americans to Be Prepared for Extreme Heat

posted Jul 21, 2016, 7:39 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 7:39 PM ]


Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory


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 smartphone app. 

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 Center’s latest 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:   

  • Postpone outdoor games and activities and limit exposure to the sun.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine; limit alcoholic beverage intake.
  • Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
  • Spend the warmest part of the day in temperature-controlled buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, or community facilities.
  • Check 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. 

To 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.

Walking Tour of Boonton Historic Main Street

posted Jul 16, 2016, 7:51 AM by Anthony Pisano

Please join us Sunday, July 17 for a Walking Tour of Boonton Historic Main Street led by Lloyd Charlton.

  • The tour meets at the canalside park overlook (Main & W. Main).
  • The tour starts promptly at 1:30 PM rain or shine.
  • The tour is free to members, suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
  • Stop by the Museum before and/or after the tour!

 

This weekend it's Christmas in July at the Boonton Museum! 


Drop in and check out the bargains!

Full day of music at “Raise the Roof!” Benefit Concert

posted Jul 11, 2016, 9:11 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jul 16, 2016, 7:54 AM ]

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.
Advance tickets available online at TheMusicMission.org in person at the Boonton UMC office, Tues.–Fri., 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. or by calling 973-334-8654.

WHY: All proceeds to benefit “A Future with Hope” (Sandy Recovery), “Imagine No Malaria”, and local missions

Take our Parks Survey!

posted Jun 29, 2016, 8:21 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 5:32 PM ]

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.

2016 Boonton Water Quality Report

posted Jun 20, 2016, 5:01 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 2:42 PM by Anthony Pisano ]

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. 

Free Summer Concerts

posted Jun 2, 2016, 7:56 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jul 1, 2016, 5:58 PM ]

Grace Lord Park Gazebo
every Wednesday from June 29th to August 10th 
sponsored by
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 bacaconcerts@msn.com
BACA Concerts are also posted on the Boonton.org website. 

Boonton Main Street Farmers' Market

posted May 22, 2016, 6:04 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 2:57 PM by Anthony Pisano ]

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.

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