Feb 11

PSE&G Offers Tips to Stay Warm, Control Energy Costs

(January 5, 2016 – Newark, NJ) – Frigid weather is here, and heating systems are working extra hard. With three months of bill credits this winter, PSE&G residential customers will pay about 30 percent less for gas this season. But there are simple ways to lower bills even more:

• Lower your thermostat by just one degree, which may reduce your heating bill by up to 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day when you are home, and 5 to 10 degrees when you are away and at bedtime, if health conditions permit.

• Close fireplace dampers when not in use.

• Close and latch your windows.

• Set your hot water heater to no more than 120 degrees.

• Move furniture and drapes away from heating registers, radiators, and baseboard element covers. Open any register or baseboard dampers.

• Remove or cover window air conditioners to reduce drafts. Install insulated or lined drapes on your windows.

• Open your curtains and blinds that face the sun on sunny days to warm your home, and close them at night to keep the warm air inside.

• Use weather stripping or caulk to seal up cracks and prevent drafts in windows and doorframes. Beneath doors, install draft guards available at hardware stores.

• Use a shrink film insulation kit, commonly available at home improvement centers, on drafty windows or make one yourself from plastic sheeting and double-faced tape.

• Seal wall switches and electrical outlets on exterior walls of your home with small foam gaskets available from home improvement centers and hardware stores. Remove the cover plate, insert the gasket, and screw the cover plate back in place.

• Keep your garage door closed if the garage is attached to the house.

• If your budget permits, install (or have installed) a programmable thermostat that you can set to automatically lower room temperatures when rooms are not in use and at bedtime if health conditions permit.

• Check for sufficient water levels in the sight glass for steam heating systems to ensure maximum efficiency. Clean or replace the furnace filter on hot air heating systems.

• Visit PSE&G’s Home Energy Toolkit at www.pseg.com/toolkit. You can calculate the energy efficiency of your home and find out how to save energy and money on appliances and heating systems.

When making home improvements, always wear the appropriate safety equipment such as eye protection, gloves and a mask to protect against dust; and remember to check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for proper operation and replace their batteries at least once every year.

More energy saving tips and tools are available at www.pseg.com/saveenergy.

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Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

Visit PSEG at:
www.pseg.com

Feb 08

WHO Information on the Zika Virus

To Hudson County Community:

 

As you may have heard, on February 1, 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika Virus an International Public Health Emergency due to its apparent association with microcephaly.  Microcephaly is a condition in which infants are born with heads smaller than normal, and is associated with developmental delays, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and can result in death for these children.  Researchers are investigating the link between mothers infected with Zika Virus during pregnancy and the subsequent birth of infants with microcephaly.  It is important to note that there are no locally transmitted cases in the United States, only cases linked to travel to Zika affected countries.  To date, NJ has documented only one imported case in a person who had traveled to Columbia.  The woman has returned home and has recovered.

 

Attached are the frequently asked questions regarding the Zika Virus.

 

As always, please feel free to contact HRHC with any questions or concerns you may have.  You are also encouraged to visit our website at www.hudsonregional.org and look for health education resources on Zika Virus under “What’s New”.  Many of the resources are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @HudsonRegHealth for the latest information about Zika and other public health concerns that make affect you.

 

Other sources of information on Zika can be found at:

CDC  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

NJDOH http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/zika/index.shtml

WHO http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/

 

Spanish Version:zik_faq_spanish NJDOH

 

Portuguese Version:zik_faq_ portuguess NJDOH

Feb 04

Planning Board Meeting Notice 2/9/2016

Please be advised that a special meeting of the Town of Harrison Planning Board will be on February 9th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

For More info: Meeting Notice

Jan 22

PSE&G Storm Preparation

(NEWARK, N.J. – January 21, 2016) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is preparing for the approaching storm system that could bring snow, freezing rain and high winds to the company’s service territory. The utility is scheduling additional personnel in the field, fueling trucks and has spare poles and other equipment available.

 

For More Info:PSE&G Notice

Jan 20

Planning Board – Special Meeting Notice

Please be advised that the Reorganization Meeting of the Town of Harrison Planning
Board will be rescheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
on the 2nd Floor of the Town Hall, 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, New Jersey. Caucus will be
held at 6:15 p.m. on the 3rd Floor Caucus Room.

For More Info:Planning Board – Special Meeting Notice

Jan 13

PSE&G Payment Assistance to Help with Winter Heating Bills

(Jan. 12, 2016 – Newark, N.J.) – With chilly weather here, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G),
New Jersey’s largest utility, reminds customers that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP) is accepting applications for the 2015/2016 heating season. LIHEAP is a program run by the State of
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs that helps low-income residents with their heating and
medically-necessary cooling bills.
“Even with the lower cost of natural gas and bill credits this winter, many customers still struggle to pay their
heating bills,” said Greg Dunlap, vice president of Customer Operations for PSE&G. “We want low income
families to know that help is available. Under LIHEAP, those who are income eligible may receive an average
of $300 toward their heating bills.”
LIHEAP eligibility is based solely on last month’s household gross income and household size. To be eligible
for LIHEAP benefits, the applicant’s household gross income must meet monthly income guidelines listed on
the chart below. For example, a family of four with a monthly income of $4,042 or less per month may be
eligible and should apply.

 

For More Info: LIHEAP News Release

Jan 04

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

Nov 13

BUS DRIVERS WANTED

BUS DRIVERS WANTED

 

THE TOWN OF HARRISON IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED BUS DRIVERS

TO DRIVE FOR TOWN AND SCHOOL FUNCTIONS

MUST POSSESS A VALID NEW JERSEY CDL DRIVER’S LICENCE WITH “P” AND “S” ENDORSEMENTS

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND PHYSICALS WILL BE PERFORMED

$15 PER HOUR – PART-TIME

TO APPLY CONTACT: JOAN WOODS (973-268-2444) MAYOR’S OFFICE

TOWN HALL, 318 HARRISON AVENUE, HARRISON, NJ 07029

HARRISON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Oct 03

HarrisonFest -Thank You!

175th Year Anniversary new