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New Providence Centennial Park 10th Anniversary

The Borough of New Providence is proud to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the dedication of Centennial Park.  This special project was conceived and created solely by volunteers in an effort to develop a community meeting place. It was truly a labor of love.  Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Centennial Park evolved into a place of remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on our country. Today our beautiful park is used for special events, concerts, shows, and other community gatherings.  

Centennial Park also stands as testament to what people can accomplish when they work together toward a common goal. “We are very proud of what our citizens and volunteers have created,” said J. Brook Hern, Mayor.  “The park is a great example of Americans committing their time and talents to transform lives and communities across the nation. It is our hope that the park will not only pay tribute to those we lost, but also help educate future generations about the world we live in today.”

New Providence residents are invited to the Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, July 5, 2012 in Centennial Park. (Rain date is Thursday, July 12.) The ceremony begins at 6:30 PM, followed by music from the Tim Gillis Band and food donated by New Providence restaurants. 

Sponsoring the event is The New Providence Business Community, which serves its members and supports the local community by funding and operating community events, such as the 5K Race, Farmers Market, Summer Concerts, Independence Day, Street Fair, and the Christmas Walk.  For more information about the New Providence Business Community or to become a member, go to www.NPBPA.com .

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Union County College’s Drama Club to Present “12 Angry Jurors”

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Drama Club will be performing for their spring show the play, “12 Angry Jurors,” as adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose. The play is based on the same plot as “12 Twelve Angry Men,” but by being named “12 Angry Jurors” both men and women appear in the ...

In London Town - NJFO Season Finale

On Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, under the baton of David Wroe, presents a magnificent 35th anniversary season finale celebration of music linked in some way to England and its great city of London.

The concert opens with Sir Edward Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro for Strings, a work composed in 1905 to enable the string section ...

Our House 4 Miler Returns With USATF Championship Status

Our House Foundation will hold its 19th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk on the Village Green in Summit on May 19. This year, the 4 Mile Run is a USATF All Division Championship, offering USATF runners 700 points! The race welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting adults with disabilities!

Top Sponsors include Hope Autism ...

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 ...

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 ...

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