New Providence Gets $25K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence is getting a $25,470 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union ...

Borough and BOE to Host Town Hall Meeting on School Security

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan announced at the March 12 council meeting that the borough and the Board of Education (BOE) will hold a town hall meeting regarding school security. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 pm at the high school/middle school Choir Room.

Borough officials and members of the Police Department had recently met with ...

200 New Providence Students Decide Participating in National Walkout Outweighs Risk of School Discipline

Updated, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:45 a.m.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - About 200 students from New Providence High School and Middle School participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to protest gun violence which was held on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, FL high school shooting where 17 people were killed. 

Principal Lauren ...

March Weather Madness Leaves behind a Mess, Brings Forth Good Will

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence was among the worst hit towns during the Wednesday, March 6 storm that dumped 20 inches of heavy snow on the borough, said Mayor Al Morgan at the Monday, March 12 council meeting. Despite having to deal with power outages, hanging wires, downed trees and tree limbs, as well as unpassable roads, New Providence residents witnessed many ...

JCPL: 110,000 Without Power

SUMMIT, NJ – Two big storms in a week caused about 460,000 JCP&L customers to lose power.  The company restored power to about 320,000 that lost power during the first storm with 17,000 customers still waiting to have their power restored when this most recent second storm hit Wednesday.  The combination of the two storms has left the company with about 110,000 customers ...

Council Discusses Downtown Parking, Signs, Walking Paths and Liquor Licenses

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council held an Annual Goal Setting Meeting on Saturday, March 3 to discuss a variety of topics which included downtown parking, wayfinding signs, walking paths and additional liquor licenses.

Councilman Gary Kapner opened the discussion regarding the advancement of the Downtown Master Plan goals. He asked the council what “approach” it would ...

Mayor and Council Close to a Solution on Committee Representation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – At the Saturday, March 3 "Annual Goal Setting Meeting," the Borough Council, Mayor Al Morgan and Borough Administrator Doug Marvin had a chance to discuss the committee representation issues that have rocked the harmony within the governing body since the beginning of this year.

Marvin suggested a by-law proposal regarding advisory committees and how they ...

Chatham Borough and Township Residents Focus on Ban of Assault Weapons; Group Plans Community Outdoor Rally in April

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents from the borough and the township met at the Chatham Borough Firehouse on Saturday to discuss a proactive way the community can address pushing for a ban of military-style assault weapons.

Former Chatham Borough Council member Jim Lonergan formed the Facebook group "Chatham Supports the Ban of Assault Weapons" and organized the meeting ...

Power out in Parts of New Providence; May not Return until Monday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Friday’s nor’easter storm wreaked havoc in New Jersey and left approximately 350,000 people statewide without power. Approximately 250 households lost power in New Providence, and while some residents have seen their power return, approximately 140 households remain without it. Tall Oaks Drive and sections of Division Avenue are without power ...

Mayors Al Morgan and Bob Woodruff Receive 'Bob Franks Elected Official Award' at Lincoln Day Event

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor Al Morgan of New Providence and Mayor Bob Woodruff of Berkeley Heights were awarded the “Bob Franks Elected Official Award” during the Lincoln Day event held at Moe's Bistro in New Providence on February 22.  

Glenn Mortimer, Union County GOP Chairman said, “This award honors the best in our party. Mayor ...

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Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Thank You From Mayor Al Morgan

March 16, 2018

This past week will certainly be remembered by us all for a very, very long time. Thank you hardly seems sufficient, but it is the very least we can express in appreciation for all the incredible acts of kindness, generosity, selflessness, and volunteerism our community received this past week during and after the storm.

Thank you to all of our residents for their patience, understanding, and ...