Bramnick to Media: Stop Chasing Ratings and Start Searching for the Facts

January 10, 2018

TRENTON NJ - Republican Leader Jon Bramnick used his address at the opening of the 218th General Assembly to sound a call to leaders, to the media and to the public for greater civility in New Jersey's public discourse.  The Republican Leader's comments were particularly pointed where journalists, President Trump and digital warriors were ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1


ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

2nd Annual Women’s March in Westfield Planned for Jan. 20

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield is planned for Jan. 20, organizers have announced.

“Our chief purpose in having the march in town again this year is to inspire and empower our children, to teach them to have a voice and to use it to inspire change,” said Jessica Golden Cortes, who is organizing the event with Lee McDermott Schaefer. Both are ...

Borough Council Reorganizes; Geoffroy and Robinson Sworn in; Munoz Named Council President

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Despite the frightful weather outside the Borough Council convened on Thursday, Jan. 4 to finish some old business and to go through the reorganization process which included swearing in Nadine Geoffroy and Robert Robinson as well as appointing committee and board members. Mayor Al Morgan also read his annual message.

Newcomer Geoffroy took the oath to serve on the ...

Warming Centers Open in Union County; Heavy Snow Expected on Thursday, Jan. 4

UNION COUNTY, NJ--Due to the freezing weather, the Union County Freeholder Board is announcing that the County of Union, through the efforts of the Department of Human Services, Sheriff’s Office and County Police, will be opening up warming centers in the lobbies at the following locations:

The Union County Division of Social Services in ...

Union County's 162nd Annual Reorganization

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The County will host it's 162nd Annual Reorganization event on Sunday, Jan. 7 at noon, in Judge Cassidy's Chambers, Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth.

Those scheduled to be sworn into new terms include Freeholders Angel Estrada and Christopher Hudak.  Angela Garretson of Hillside will be sworn into her first term as Freeholder and ...

Want to Prepay Property Taxes? NJ Governor Chris Christie Signs Exec Order Requiring Municipalities to Accept Prepayments

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order No. 237 on Wednesday directing the Director of the Division of Local Government to notify municipalities to accept payments for 2018 property taxes in calendar year 2017 and require them to credit those payments as received in 2017, if the payment is postmarked on or before December 31, ...

New Providence Accepting Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of the borough who are wondering whether they can pre-pay their 2018 property taxes, and how, will find the answer on the borough's website.

In short, those who wise to prepay all or a portion of the 2018 property taxes, may do so. However, those who want to pay more than they paid for 2017, "must drop off payment in person and complete a simple form ...

Union County Freeholders Step Off of Roselle Mind and Body Complex Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s back to the drawing board for the controversial Roselle Mind and Body Complex as the Union County freeholders this week pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the project.

In their final meeting of the year, the freeholders removed from consideration the second reading of an ordinance that would have guaranteed the Roselle Board of Education’s portion of ...

Council Discusses Ground Rules for Community Events

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council discussed the Committee Liaison’s Responsibilities when coordinating community events at its Monday, Dec. 18 meeting.

Councilman Jim Madden explained that the proposed policy change would dictate that the coordination of any community event should go to the Borough Administrator for evaluation. Council President Gary Kapner also noted that ...

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New Program in Union County for Environmental Action

January 15, 2018

Union County residents who are interested in tackling the environmental issues of today can join the Environmental Stewards program. Conveniently based in Westfield, the program is designed to help local residents design and execute environmental projects in their communities.

“The Environmental Stewards program brings the insights of scientists and researchers to Union County’s ...

Mayor's Message: A Banner Year for New Providence

January 5, 2018

It has been another banner year for New Providence. Despite the many challenges faced, we had a record number of accomplishments this year. As promised, we have focused and promoted community at every turn, welcoming many new friends and neighbors to our beautiful borough including our new residents at Lantern Hill.  We have helped foster inclusivity and promote our pioneer spirit of ...