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Easter • April 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 255 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 27) will host a free indoor Easter Egg-Stravaganza for children ages 2-11. Egg hunts, face painting, car races, games, crafts, snacks & more. An adult must accompany children. To pre-register, call 1-732-548-4279. Info: Call Deb at 1-732-396-8291

Rodgers, Tejeda Boast No Tax Hike

PERTH AMBOY — While City Hall is seeking a $330 property tax hike for the average homeowner, Eric Rodgers and Milady Tejeda are boasting that the proposed school budget they helped introduce includes no increase in the local levy for the schools as part of their campaign for re-election.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail