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Borough Council Recognizes New Providence Rescue Squad; Appoints New Patrolman

May 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the members of the New Providence Rescue Squad at its Monday, May 21 meeting where Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation on the occasion. The proclamation declared May 20-27, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week in order to recognize all the EMS volunteers who dedicate countless hours of their time to help others.

The New ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Stratton House, with Conditions, at Former King's Site

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – After more than three hours of testimony and discussion, Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution, with conditions, to the redevelopment of the former King’s site at 343 Springfield Ave. It is the first of several projects linked to the settlement of the township’s affordable housing obligation that will be coming before the board ...

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

Weather Alert: National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Watches for New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for this area until 11 p.m. tonight.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Expect winds to be about 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph before 10 p.m. The temperature is predicted to drop to about 60 degrees tonight.

In addition, ...

New Providence Council Ponders the Next Step for the Ping Wang Site

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The greenhouses have been demolished from the Ping Wang site, but some environmental issues are still lingering. According to a recent report compiled by Maser Consulting some contamination has been found in the ground water, Councilman Jim Madden said at the Monday, May 7 council meeting.

The property, which has three decades of tax liens against it, housed two old, ...

Reduced Speed Limit Coming to Mountain Avenue in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Approximately a year ago Mountain Avenue residents came to the council meeting to complain about traffic safety issues on their street. At the Monday, May 7 meeting, the council introduced an ordinance which will reduce the 40/mph current speed limit to 35/mph between South Street and Division Avenue.

Last year, residents brought up their concerns regarding the ...

New Providence Borough Council Recognizes May as Mental Health Month

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan and the Borough Council addressed an important public health issue as they declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month at the Monday, May 7 meeting. Morgan noted that people are very stressed out nowadays as he read a proclamation in recognition of the issue.

“Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being and ...

Borough Council Honors the Men and Women of the New Providence Police Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation honoring New Providence Police Officers at the Monday, May 7 council meeting. May 15, 2018 has been designated as New Jersey Police Memorial Day to honor and remember those police officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

“In New Providence, we rely on law enforcement officers to keep our ...

New Providence Borough Receives $55,000 Infrastructure Grant from Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Borough of New Providence will receive $55,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant. 

The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities and more. Approximately $1.5 million in grant funding was awarded throughout ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available Starting on May 1st

ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election.

The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local municipal elections also will be on the ballot.

“I strongly encourage voters to use a ...

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Congressman Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

May 22, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, announced he will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students.

"I look forward to the Service Academy Information Fair every year and meeting the talented and poised young leaders from our district,” said Congressman Lance.

The ...