New Providence Top Stories

May 30, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- New Providence senior Kaitlyn Cumiskey is a three sport athlete who ran cross-country in the fall, a starter on the Pioneers' girls basketball team, and what would have been a four-year starter for the girls lacrosse team. Cumiskey will continue to play lacrosse for University ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - We have three new cases today to report but thankfully no new deaths. Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Please also continue to keep a light in your window to help light up our nights in support, remembrance, and in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli had some good news to deliver at the Thursday, May 28 telephonic Board of Education (BOE) Meeting. Firstly, Governor Phil Murphy had recently announced that in-person high school graduations will be allowed after July 6. Secondly, it doesn’t look ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community, sponsors and organizers of the July 3 Celebration and Summer Concert Series, regrets to announce that both events have been cancelled this year.  The impact on New Providence businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Covid-19 lockdowns have put many small businesses in a chokehold. Now the Borough Council is considering easing outdoor dining operations for restaurants. Councilman Peter DeSarno introduced the idea at the Tuesday, May 26 Zoom meeting. DeSarno noted that expanded ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with non-contact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released late Wednesday night by the State Department of Education. The guidance outlines three options for K-12 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council provided a PowerPoint presentation on the 2020 Municipal Budget at its Tuesday, May 26 Zoom meeting. Council members Nadine Geoffroy and Peter DeSarno explained the budget highlights. The municipal taxes are going up by 1.93 percent or $52.84 for an ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Senior tennis ace David Caminiti would have played his fourth year on the New Providence varsity tennis team. Caminiti saw a lot of success on the court in his first doubles position. The Pioneer boys’ tennis team was the No. 1 seed going into the 2019 sectional finals.

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients. "Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Letters have been written to Gov. Phil Murphy by Mayor Al Morgan, as well as from many others dignitaries, parents and students from across the state asking for the Governor to allow in person graduations for the Class of 2020.   In Mayor Al Morgan's letter, he stated New ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - "Let us remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country as we celebrate Memorial Day," said Mayor Al Morgan.  In cooperation with American Legion Post #433, the Borough of New Providence put together a video of past parades as a way of properly saying ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Red Cross is spearheading a regional effort to help hospitals give lifesaving plasma treatment for COVID-19.  New Providence resident and rising senior at University of Notre Dame, Rebecca Pappas recently donated plasma at the Red Cross donation facility in Fairfield, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- New Providence softball coach Jill Fischman has a message for her seven seniors. "These seven young ladies have been a pleasure to coach over the past four years, and we are disappointed we didn’t get to experience their senior season together," said Fischman. "I don’t ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In early April, Councilwomen Nadine Geoffory and Michele Matsikoudis got together to come up with a way to help local businesses and show their gratitude to front liners and first responders. Their research led them to a great initiative in neighboring towns called FLAG (Front ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Don’t miss out on ordering a banner for your non-New Providence High School (class of 2020) graduate.  Hometown Pride is going all out - don’t miss it! There is an opportunity to purchase a banner for each New Providence graduate to be hung in downtown New Providence. Each ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough in honor of Memorial Day. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the local service men and women who are honored on banners hung from streetlights in New Providence.  The New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open.  In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Senior defenseman Connor Lawton was prepared and ready for his fourth year on varsity lacrosse before COVID-19 put a screeching halt to the spring season that was ultimately canceled earlier this month.   "Since his freshman year, no one player has shown true mental and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside invites you to Light the Fight by joining them by staying home and lighting up your yard with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13th at 9pm. Celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember those we ...

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Sign up for some online Summer fun!  Due to COVID-19, the New Providence Recreation Department is moving its Summer STEAM Academy and Music program online. The program is a partnership between the New Providence Recreation Department and the Board of Education. All courses will be taught on the ...

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We are are sad to report five new cases today. With more testing more readily available, and enhanced required testing at long term care facilities (LTCs), a bump in numbers is expected, so please do not be alarmed. Do, however, continue to take precautions, and please follow all of our safety ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week. The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Carys Law from FEED-to-GIVE presented a check to Mayor Al Morgan for $1,300 from the proceeds of the recent chicken sale. The donation benefits Community Service Association of New Providence for the New Providence Grotta Fund, which benefits seniors and the most vulnerable in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Senior Kayhan Durmus would have been on the New Providence track and field team for his fourth year. He was a sprinter and hurdler.  In the 2019 outdoor season, the New Providence Boys Track and Field team was crowned NJSIAA North 2 Group 1 sectional champion for the third ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Chris Tribuna and his annual “Christmas Spectacular” yard display on Shadow Lane in Berkeley Heights has helped mold the way that local Atlantic Health is conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing.  Back in March, in the “early days” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Valerie ...

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TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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