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New Providence Recycling Contract Still in Works; Cost Going Up

October 13, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – “We have a little bit of good news,” Mayor Al Morgan stated at the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting as the council members yet again took some time to discuss recycling collection.

The borough has undergone two rounds of bids for a new recycling collection contract. The first bid came in at $396,000 and the second bid at $290,000. “We rejected them ...

New Providence Council Ponders Zoning Rule Changes

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Zoning Officer Keith Lynch attended the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting to answer some questions the council members had regarding the proposed zoning changes.

The Planning Board is proposing several changes to the existing zoning rules suggested by the Board of Adjustment. The proposed changes are:

· Establish a maximum building height of 35 ...

Traffic Safety Issues Keep Unnerving New Providence Residents

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – While traffic safety has been improving in some areas in town, new hot spots for accidents waiting to happen keep surfacing. At the Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting the Borough Council heard a resident’s concern on South Street safety.

An upper South Street resident Mary Housel told the council that she has had two car accidents within a quarter mile from her home. The ...

Ground Breaking at Berkeley Heights YMCA Marks Beginning of a New Era


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- One of the last projects to be approved by the Planning Board this year is the first one to break ground. The Berkeley Heights Branch of the Summit Area YMCA was officially started on Saturday, Oct. 6, when ground was broken in front of the existing community pool building -- not once, but seven times.

When people arrived for the ceremony scheduled for 8:30 ...

Council Recognizes Stephanie and James Slater for their Special Olympics Medals

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council celebrated bronze medalists Stephanie and James Slater at its Monday, Sep. 24 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation to honor the two New Providence residents and their outstanding achievements.

Stephanie and James Slater participated in the New Jersey Special Olympics Bocce competition. They earned their bronze medal at the New Jersey ...

New Providence Baseball Team’s Cooperstown Success Celebrated

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council congratulated the New Providence Cooperstown Baseball Team, consisting of 12-year old players, at its Monday, Sep. 24 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation in celebration of the team’s success.

According to the proclamation New Providence has been sending baseball teams to the Dreams Park Tournament since 2002 which attracts more than ...

Chatham's Third Annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk Rings Up $60,000 for Suicide Prevention

CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life.

That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the Darkness" community walk held at Cougar Field on Saturday afternoon.

It is hard ...

Council Appoints Five Special Police Officers; Approves an Ordinance regarding Special Officers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed two Class III and three Class II police officers at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. The council also approved an ordinance specifying the duties of the special police officers.

Michael D’elia and Daniel Lorimor were appointed Class III officers. D’elia and Lorimor are retired police officers who are the new School Resource ...

Borough Council Recognizes Former Councilman Armand Galluccio

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized Former Councilman Armand Galluccio for his service to the borough and for his commitment to the residents of New Providence at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a state proclamation in his honor.

Morgan described Galluccio as one of his closest friends, who always gave good advice while serving on the council and always ...

Diaper Drive Coming to New Providence Sep. 15

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting declaring the week of Sep. 24-30, 2018 as Diaper Awareness Week.

The ...


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Reminder: Turn In Unwanted Guns at Union County Gun Buyback Event

October 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at 350 Leland Avenue in Plainfield.

Residents ...