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New Providence is 32nd Best Place to Live in New Jersey

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Borough is listed as the 32nd best place to live in New Jersey by Niche

The data published on the website gives New Providence an A+ as its overall ranking.  Other categories and their grades include:

Public Schools - A+

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Crime and Safety - A-

Housing - B

Nightlife - C+

Good for Families - A+

Diversity - B+

Jobs - A-

Weather - C+

Cost of Living - C-

Health and Fitness - A-

Outdoor Activities - A-

Commute - B+

New Providence is in good company. Neighboring Berkeley Heights ranked 59th, Warren Township, 53, Summit 27th, Chatham Township 19th, Chatham Borough, 8th and Short Hills 5th.

Niche is a website which releases lists of what it determines is the "best" in the country. On April 17, it  released its "Best Places to Live" lists. The group ranks the best places to live in each state, as well as the best places to live in the country. At other times of the year, Niche ranks public and private school systems and colleges and universities.

Niche collects and analyzes data from public sources and reviews to produce its rankings.

These data sets include information from the FBI, Department of Education and U.S. Census, just to name a few.

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Summit Community Blood Drive is Sunday; First 50 donors Will Get a Free Union Theater Movie Pass

June 19, 2018

The weather may have just started to warm up, but New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is already urging the public to donate blood as we head into the summer months.  With schools closing and vacations scheduled, less people donate blood from June through August but transfusions are still needed for local patients.   

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Union County College Hires New Dean of Humanities

CRANFORD – Dr. Melissa R. Sande is the new Dean of Humanities for Union County College. Dr. Sande joined Union in the fall of 2013 as a full-time instructor of English. She has more than ten years of teaching experience and has previously served as a program coordinator, writing tutor, and an adjunct instructor.

As the Dean of Humanities, Dr. Sande will be responsible for the supervision ...

Union County Announces 2018 Recycling Enhancement Grants

$134,600 distributed to 15 municipalities across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  New Providence is one of 15 municipalities that have received a total of $134,600 in Recycling Enhancement Grants. New Providence received a grant of $10,000 from the program, which aims at improving local recycling rates. it is administered by Union County with funding from the ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

June 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

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