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Middlesex Lawmakers Plan Local Budget Hearing

TRENTON – Citing dramatic cuts proposed for municipal aid, school aid and vital social services, 18th District Legislators – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr, and Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes III – will hold a local budget hearing to gauge the impact these cuts would have on Middlesex County residents and help formulate more equitable alternatives to deal with the looming budget gap.

Saving Green by Going Green

The last decade has seen a growing interest in “going green,” or taking steps to preserve natural resources and protect the environment. But did you know that there can be tax benefits when you take environmentally friendly steps, such as minimizing energy usage?

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I pruned back an overgrown bush in my back yard last fall and now the soil around it is covered in dandelions and other weeds. Is there any way to get rid of these weeds without resorting to RoundUp and other chemical herbicides?