Temps were at an all time high of 108 degrees in Newark today, so we checked out the Bloomfield Township website to see if there were any contingency plans in effect for power failures or seniors in need of help. In fact, Bloomfield has its page updated thusly:
"Friday, July 22, 2011 EMERGENCY NOTICES:Thankfully, we are now able to enlist the help of Google to find an NJ.com list of Essex County cooling centers that included our very own "Civic Center, 84 Broad St., open continuously through 6 p.m. tomorrow."
Due to the predicted amount of snow this winter, we would like to request that all residents move their cars off of the street once the snow starts to fall...."
If you know of anyone without working air conditioners, please let them know about this.
By the way, one of Yoshi Manale's observations at Saturday's Q & A was that our town doesn't have the resources to water its newly planted curbside trees. He suggested that we all assume the responsibility of watering the trees on the strips in front of our homes -- or next door if they look parched. It would be a great project for a neighborhood group to organize.