New Providence Council Congratulates Academy of Our Lady of Peace for their 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award

November 18, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the Academy of Our Lady of Peace for receiving the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award at its Monday, Nov. 13 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read the proclamation congratulating the school

In the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, “the goal is to provide students with the tools to excel academically, and to learn in a values-based environment. One ...

New Providence Councilman Voices Opinion, ‘Christmas’ Should Remain in Christmas Walk

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Should anything “Christmas” be replaced by “Holiday”? The topic came up at the Monday, Nov. 13 council meeting when Councilman Armand Galluccio expressed his disappointment of changing the name of a long standing New Providence tradition – the Christmas Walk to Holiday Festival.

Renaming the Christmas Walk to Holiday Festival “is a ...

New Providence Borough Council Hears Lantern Hill Update

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Patricia Swan-Jacobs, Executive Director of the Lantern Hill senior living community in New Providence appeared at the Monday, Nov. 13 council meeting to provide the annual update on the recent developments of the 20 acre campus.

The New Providence campus is experiencing “exciting times as usual,” Swan-Jacobs said. She brought new Lantern Hill ...

Borough Council Appoints Robert Carroll as Special Police Officer

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Robert Carroll as Special Police Officer, as well as some new members to the Board of Health and the Municipal Alliance at its Monday, Nov. 13 meeting.

Mayor Al Morgan explained that in the past the Court Officer has been from Berkeley Heights. However, we could want to make sure that the building has our own officer in charge when the ...

Chatham Borough Council is in Favor of Exploring Transition to Cul-de-sac for Hillside Avenue

CHATHAM, NJ - There was no formal vote at the meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night, but Chatham Borough residents have convinced the council it should consider the option of making Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac.

Hillside Avenue and Woods Lane residents appealed to the council during the public portion of the meeting, asking for help in relieving traffic concerns about ...

Personal Comeback Story Keys Union County Youth Services Networking Conference

ELIZABETH, NJ - Marion Simmons spent 19 years in foster care, experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse at every stop until coming to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at age 16. In time Simmons went to college, worked within New Jersey's child welfare system and recently started a business teaching at-risk youth the skills they need to be successful in life.

Simmons served as the ...

Borough Council Takes Action to Improve Pedestrian and Traffic Safety

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Earlier this month the Borough Council heard complaints about the speeding cars and traffic safety near the renovated Oakwood Park area. Councilman Jim Madden thanked the residents for “their valuable input” for pointing out the traffic safety concerns near Oakwood Park.

The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to add STOP-signs at its Monday, Oct. 23 ...

New Union County “Level the Playing Field” Grants Aim to Improve Playground Access for Children and Families

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced “Level the Playing Field,” a new grant program that provides funding for local playground upgrades that enable children with disabilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activities with their families, friends, and neighbors.

All 21 municipalities in Union County are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide a total of ...

Freeholders Break Ground on Sensory Trail in Watchung Reservation



MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders broke ground on the Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail last week, the first of its kind in the county, that will be accessible to all and allow residents to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings at the Trailside Nature and Science Center.

“Access to the outdoors and nature is important ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder Academy in ...

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Free Citizenship Test Prep Classes at Union Public Library

November 12, 2017

The Union Public Library in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service will be offering free classes to help legal permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of the citizenship exam and interview, as well as legal assistance in completing the N-400 Application for Naturalization.

The Union Public Library will hold exam preparation ...