Government

Mayor and Council Declare National Red Ribbon Week

86c962b9eaff8394dd93_DSCN2245_1_.JPG
Credits: Marianne Ivers
86c962b9eaff8394dd93_DSCN2245_1_.JPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Red ribbons promoting a drug-free lifestyle are coming to New Providence again this year. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation to recognize the National Red Ribbon Campaign at the Tuesday, Oct. 10 council meeting.

“Alcohol and drug abuse in this Nation have reached epidemic stages. It is imperative that visible, unified prevention education efforts by community members be launched to eliminate the demand for drugs,” Morgan said.  The National Red Ribbon Campaign gives residents the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles which includes - no use of illegal drugs and no illegal use of legal drugs.

Red Ribbon Week takes place October 23-31 during which time many municipalities and organizations bring attention to their commitment to healthy and drug-free lifestyles. Residents, businesses and organizations are encouraged to wear red and display red ribbons during this week-long campaign.

Sign Up for E-News

As Morgan read the proclamation he encouraged New Providence residents “to participate in drug prevention education activities, not only during Red Ribbon Week, but all year long, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to a drug-free Community.”

Morgan handed the proclamation to Councilman Jim Madden, who is the liaison to the Municipal Alliance Committee.

In other news the council appointed Bernadette Cuccaro to the Municipal Alliance Committee. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Free Living History Event Showcases World War I Centennial

April 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.”

Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

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, ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

April 6, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Fri, April 20, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7b4ac10bfb421f5091c7_vinyasaclass

Fri, April 20, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Vinayasa Flow

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Fri, April 20, 10:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_604a2d1056492309ccd0_social-post-spring-camp-1080x1080

Fri, April 20, 2:00 PM

My Gym New Providence, New Providence

Spring Camp at My Gym New Providence

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness Other Sports

Sat, April 21, 9:00 AM

Green Village

Indoor Flea Market

Arts & Entertainment