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Earth Week Events at New Providence Memorial Library

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This year, we are having an Earth Week event – actually 2 events – that highlight a topic of interest to NJ residents.  Come out and hear Dr. Eisner speak and then follow up with the feature film “Promised Land” later in the week which explores the human and economic issues for landholders approached by drilling interests.  We hope you’ll have a fuller perspective on this issue which directly affects public health here in NJ. 

 

Hydrofracking: The Good and Bad

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Monday, April 22 at 7:30PM

Come out for Earth Day and listen to Dr. Philip Eisner as he fills us in on the complex topic called Hydrolic Fracturing which is of direct relevance to us in the Garden State.  The process involves tapping into reserves of natural gas by creating fractures in a rock layer.  Fractures are created by injecting a proprietary blend of chemicals into the rock, creating potential threats to drinking water sources.

Here in NJ, Governor Christie vetoed a bill last September that would have banned wastewater generated by drilling from being treated or disposed of in NJ.  And 2 months ago, he agreed to a 1-year moratorium on fracking, not a permanent ban, thus ensuring that the matter will continue to be debated.

Dr. Eisner has a BS in Physics from MIT and a PhD from NYU.  He was a VP of Dewey Space Physics Laboratory and founder of Exxon’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The program will take place at the New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07928 and is FREE and open to all.

 

Feature Film showing of Promised Land

Thursday, April 25 at 2PM and 7PM

Here’s a description of the film from rottentomatoes.com

Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant.  Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner to close a key rural town in his company's expansion plans.  With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer for drilling rights to their properties as much-needed relief.  What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher with support from a grassroots campaign….  Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge.   Starring Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook and Rosemarie DeWitt.

The movie will be shown at the New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07928 and is FREE and open to all.

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Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

April 23, 2018

Openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work with the professional staff at Union County’s Rape Crisis Center to ...

Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...

Presentation on College Admission and College Readiness At New Providence High School, Tuesday, April 24

New Providence High School will host a special parent presentation, “College Admission Does Not Guarantee College Readiness!” with Dr. Joel Ingersoll, Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the New Providence High School Auditorium, 35 Pioneer Drive.

Dr. Joel, a NJ Licensed Psychologist and Certified Master Coach, will lead a one-of-a-kind experience, designed to help you maximize ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Outsmart the Scammers

Education Law & Justice

Fri, April 27, 5:30 PM

Brookside Community church, Mendham

Raptor Trust Presentation and Pasta Dinner

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

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Fri, April 27, 7:30 PM

MONDO & Summit Area YMCA, Summit

Movie Night at Mondo "Food Evolution"

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Plainfield Symphony Mahler's 9th Symphony

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 29, 1:00 PM

The Monninger Center/The Orangerie at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison Campus, Madison

Sculpting the Land - Creating Gilded Age Gardens

Education Green Home & Garden