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Council Discusses Summit Speech School Solar Project in New Providence

August 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council postponed the authorization to request proposals for the Summit Speech School Solar Project at its Monday, Aug. 13 meeting as several council members requested clarifications regarding the legal and practical ramifications of the planned project.

The borough owns the building at 705 Central Avenue, where the Summit Speech School is located. The ...

Union County Urges Residents to Recycle “Right”

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – JoAnn Gemeden, Bureau Chief of the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning, attended the Monday, Aug. 13 council meeting to provide a presentation of the new solid waste and recycling app that will help residents and municipalities manage their recycling and solid waste collections.

The “Recycle Coach” app is downloadable to mobile devices and it ...

New Providence Borough Council Hears a PILOT Arrangement Proposal

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A proposal of the so called PILOT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) arrangement for a potential new development did not ignite excitement among members of the Borough Council. Attorney Glenn Pantel representing Erickson Living gave a presentation on the PILOT arrangement at the Monday, Aug. 13 council meeting. He asked the council to authorize further negotiations regarding ...

Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...

Pre-Register to See Free Documentary on Gun Violence - 'Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA'

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the community to a free screening of the 2016 documentary film Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA in partnership with the non-profit organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in New Jersey. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the STEM Building auditorium at Kean University, 1075 ...

Fight the Bite, Mosquito Control Tips

Union County residents and visitors should continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population.

“It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “This will contribute to a healthier community and help prevent ...

New Providence Library Receives Union County Library Grant

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The borough is one of 20 Union County municipalities to be awarded a Union County Library Grant of $3,750. 

The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. This year’s awards will cover the cost of children’s programming including Mad Science and other STEM topics, as well as ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Advises Residents on Document Fee Scam

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular business hours.

“There is no need to pay a third party for information that my office ...

Union County Board of Elections Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote.

Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 .pm. on Election Day and must be available to work both the June Primary Election and the November General Election during the year.

Poll workers must be 18 years ...

Berkeley Heights Planning Board OKs Movie Theater Redevelopment Plan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Another key piece of the revitalization of downtown Berkeley Heights and Sherman Avenue received unanimous approval from the Planning Board. When the hearing ended, property owner Foun Chung Fan, MD. and his wife, Ling each said they were "very happy," with the outcome. 

Experts for The Terrace at Berkeley Heights, the redevelopment project for the ...

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Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

August 14, 2018

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...