NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In Mayor Al Morgan's update on Thursday, he confirmed two new Coronavirus cases reported for 65 total reported cases in New Providence, 15 recovered, 44 active cases and six deaths.

The Mayor's message reminds residents if anyone in New Providence would like a regular wellness call please, call the Senior Center at (908)665-0046 or email SeniorBuddies@newprov.org.

If you need help with grocery shopping, please directly contact “New Providence, Our Community For All “ at (732) 535-8441 or email NewProvidenceOCFA@gmail.com.  To volunteer to shop for others, please email the volunteer coordinator at chanda_belle@hotmail.com or call (908)451-3331. "We are thankful for this much needed help and service to our community," said Morgan.

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"We are very appreciative of the generous support of our recently received Grotta Fund and the efforts of our volunteers to help our seniors and most vulnerable residents during these challenging times. Special thanks to Patricia Swan Jacobs for all her efforts in obtaining this grant fund for our community," said Morgan.

Morgan also advised that Special Tees located at 300 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights can make face masks from old sweatshirts or tee shirts. Bring an old sweatshirt or tee shirt cut into 12 inches x 16 inches pieces, put it in an envelope or a baggie with your name and telephone number on the bag, bring it to Special Tees and put in the top mailbox outside store (pull down on the silver handle to gain access to the mailbox). Special Tees will laser cut the fabric into a mask that fits around your ears and covers your mouth and nose.  They will call or text you as soon as it is finished (usually within a few hours). Please use only cotton tee shirt or a 50/50 blend sweatshirt with a little stretch to the fabric so that it will fit a little more comfortably on your face. "You may smell a slight burned scent when you first open the baggie because your mask will literally be 'hot off the presses.'" explained Morgan. "What a great way to utilize some all of your old, favorite, unworn sports jerseys too." This is a FREE service donated by Mike Allocco of Special Tees. "We thank him for this very generous and helpful service to our community."

For more information, contact Mike Allocco at mikealloccoteeshirts@gmail.com

Community Calendar Updates:

  • The New Providence Tricentennial Committee has rescheduled the April 25th Turkey Dinner Event tentatively to Saturday Oct 17th. 
  • Our Lady of Peace announced that their annual OLP Fair is  rescheduled to October 14-17.
  • We are sad to report that this year’s Memorial Parade will be cancelled.

"Be well. Stay Safe. Stay Strong. And Stay Home! We will get through this together!" ~ Mayor Al Morgan