Government

The Abandoned New Providence Greenhouses are More than an Eyesore

April 4, 2014 at 7:47 PM

The abandoned New Providence greenhouses are more than an eyesore. 

They are a Health Hazard.

They are a Safety Hazard.

Sign Up for E-News

A DANGER to children who play there - yes still today, after the buildings have been abandoned for more than 20 years, and fallen into dangerous, hazardous conditions children go there to play.

I moved to New Providence in November of last year. The trees were green and everything looked pretty and peaceful - until the leaves started to fall and the bare trees exposed the abandoned nursery buildings -- being more than surprised that the home I had bought was so close to something so horrible, I started to find out what it was, and why it was allowed to be there, presenting such a danger to the homes close by, and by close by I mean in our backyards.

Many people who live in New Providence longer than I, know that I am referring to the Nursery that was in operation there over 20 years ago. Since the owners abandoned it, also over 20 year ago, it has been allowed to just sit there, deteriorating and now presenting a Health and Safety Hazard. Obviously not the Town of New Providence, or the State County, or other Local Government entities have been able to address this matter. It is probably not an easy task, but seeing what is at stake here, now is the time to do something!

What you might ask can be done? I feel that the people of New Providence have to get together and take a stand  -- to meet their Councilmen to make their voices heard. Yes, I am prepared to start a petition to show how serious this matter is. And that if nothing is done -how negatively it could effect people's life and the life of their children - who still  go there to play and might hurt!

In the NP NEWS - Spring 2014, which I just received, it states that the Borough of New Providence is working with the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and it states, quote "to ensure that our waterways remain clean and safe." It might be appropriate to mention here that the NP Greenhouse has a cellar which often fills with water, and where does this water go? Does it seep into the creek, a waterway, which passes through this area?

If the site could be cleaned and grass would grow instead of mold and rot, wouldn't that change the environment and lives of all who live in New Providence and near by? And give the children a safe place to play?

So I hope that for the petition I will start, people who live in the area will support my effort.

Thank You.                                                

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

ReNew Salon and Spa Focuses on Men's Style and Health

November 28, 2016

As winter approaches, ReNew Salon and Spa is promoting hair care and men's health. 

The "look" for men has evolved and changed drastically during 2016 and carefully groomed and fashion-forward looks are the style today. At ReNew, we are changing our approach to men's style and health and promoting styling products like AG Hair's Stucco and ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_6435a3c7c84d3883aa2e_animal_shelter

Thu, December 8, 5:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Give Back & Help a Local Animal Shelter

Giving Back

Carousel_image_96fe69a843c33a88747d_dab3f69e0779f6f216b2_merry_fitness

Thu, December 8, 5:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Merry Fitness – A Program To Get You Through The ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_4a22d837468954939e05_knitting

Thu, December 8, 6:30 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Knit With Friends- Donate Gifts- Keep One, Give ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Carousel_image_9b6d72bb10d15de52ffa_pilates-mat-pic

Thu, December 8, 8:00 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

Integrated Mat Pilates with Joan

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_0f22b4fc6757a5672de7_18770b072e31ebc2054a_040

Thu, December 8, 9:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Holiday House Tour & Boutique to Benefit ...

Home & Garden

Carousel_image_f368805171cdbb9e59f9__mg_0849c_jpg-_yoga_strap_abs

Thu, December 8, 9:15 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

Xtend Barre Class with Kathy

Health & Wellness

Frosty Fun Holiday Camp at The Connection

December 7, 2016

The Connection is holding a Frosty Fun Holiday Camp this winter break for children ages 4 and up. The camp runs Tuesday, December 27 - Friday, December 30.  There are morning (9am-1pm) and afternoon (1pm-5pm) times as well as an all day (9am-5pm) option with early drop off and extended pick up times available.

Children will have fun with friends and reunite with their favorite summer camp ...

JCP&L Nearing Completion of 2016 Circuit Upgrade Program

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed upgrades on more than 80 major circuits this year to enhance customer reliability.   Overall, the modernization work will help reduce the number and duration of service interruptions for more than 113,000 customers in central and northern New Jersey.

Among the projects completed was an upgrade of equipment in the area known as the ...

Free A Cappella Workshop in January

Free A Cappella Singing Lessons Offered by Women’s Chorus

The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free “Sing A Cappella Series” of vocal workshops. Women will learn to sing chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music, Wednesdays, 7:15pm, January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long ...

Four Years to the Day After Tragedy, Documentary 'Newtown' Screens in Summit Dec. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Newtown', a documentary by Kim A. Snyder that chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest shooting of schoolchildren in American history -- a shooting that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators -- will be screened locally on December 14 at MONDO. The film's showing coincides with the four-year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, ...

Berkeley Heights PAL Runners Win Team 11-12 Boys USATF Regional Championships

On November 20th, hundreds of runners lined up for the Junior Olympics Cross Country Regional Championships in Greystone Park in in Morris Plains, New Jersey. It was blustery cold, winds were upwards of 30-40 miles per hour and the grounds where covered with sleet.

The 11-12 3000 meter Boys WolfPack runners of Patrick McGrath, Chris Marinko, Nick Yarad, Jackson Levine, and Aidan Linde were ...

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes Chief Operating Officer 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ –  The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Richard J. Levy as its Chief Operating Officer. Levy brings decades of management experience, most recently as the CEO of Myelin Health. 

“On behalf of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, we are pleased to welcome Rich to our management team as our ...

Chris Brown Named President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Brown to President of the 21-office real estate brokerage headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Previously serving as Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, Brown is a member of the company’s ownership team along with Bill Keleher, Seymour and Nancy Litwin, and Steve Janett.

Shannon's six week transformation story

Shannon just finished her 6 Week Transformation, here were her results: 

Dropped 2 Pant sizes
Energy Level went from a 2 to a 9
Confidence level from a 5 to a 9

She was very happy and satisfied with these results, but the best result was taking her focus off the scale! For years Shannon only measured her success for her health by weight loss.

When we sat down in the ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...