Government

May 30, 2020

What happened in Minneapolis to George Floyd is devastating and unconscionable. Our community mourns with his family and the people of Minneapolis. It is an outrage for something so horrible as this to have occurred. The video is so disturbing and upsetting. The actions of these officers are in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community, sponsors and organizers of the July 3 Celebration and Summer Concert Series, regrets to announce that both events have been cancelled this year.  The impact on New Providence businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Covid-19 lockdowns have put many small businesses in a chokehold. Now the Borough Council is considering easing outdoor dining operations for restaurants. Councilman Peter DeSarno introduced the idea at the Tuesday, May 26 Zoom meeting. DeSarno noted that expanded ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council provided a PowerPoint presentation on the 2020 Municipal Budget at its Tuesday, May 26 Zoom meeting. Council members Nadine Geoffroy and Peter DeSarno explained the budget highlights. The municipal taxes are going up by 1.93 percent or $52.84 for an ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - "Let us remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country as we celebrate Memorial Day," said Mayor Al Morgan.  In cooperation with American Legion Post #433, the Borough of New Providence put together a video of past parades as a way of properly saying ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough in honor of Memorial Day. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the local service men and women who are honored on banners hung from streetlights in New Providence.  The New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council passed a resolution to extend the ten-day grace period for property taxes until June 1 at its Monday, May 11 telephonic meeting. Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy explained that Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #130 on April 28 allowing municipalities to ...

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Happy Mother’s Day! Today we celebrate the true unsung heroes in our lives who should be celebrated every day and not only today, our Mothers. Especially during these unprecedented times, when for many of our mothers, the true labors of love have fallen almost squarely upon their shoulders. In ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor Al Morgan swore in new Police Chief Theresa Gazaway as the 7th Police Chief of the Borough of New Providence. Chief Gazaway has risen through the ranks during her twenty three year career, holding nearly every rank. "Her common sense approach and dedication to the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thursday was Chief Anthony Buccelli’s last day as New Providence Police Chief. "We thank him for his 40 years of dedicated service to our community, which he has shown the utmost integrity," said Mayor Al Morgan.  "As Emergency Management Coordinator, his leadership has ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Theresa Gazaway will take the reins of the New Providence Police Department when she is sworn in as its Chief on Friday, May 1. She will be the seventh police chief in the history of the borough and its first female chief. There have been a lot of firsts in Gazaway's life ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Health Officer Megan Avalone attended the Monday, April 27 council Zoom meeting and gave an update on Covid-19 in New Providence. Meanwhile, New Providence residents have extended their helping hands to both seniors and those working on the frontline. Avalone explained that ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council introduced the approximately $24 million municipal budget for 2020 at its Monday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The proposed budget features an increase of 1.93 percent compared to the 2019 budget. This amounts to an $52.84 increase for an average borough home ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Theresa Gazaway will take the reins of the New Providence Police Department starting May 1. The Borough Council unanimously appointed her to succeed retired Police Chief Anthony Buccelli at its Monday, 27 April Zoom meeting. Gazaway will be the first female police chief in ...

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NEW POVIDENCE, NJ - For the first time in more than 65 years, there will be no parade down Springfield Avenue in New Providence on Memorial Day. The parade has been a mainstay in the community, rain or shine dating back to 1954. The decision to cancel this year’s Memorial Day parade was made with a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence- Our Community For All, a new nonprofit group, recently was awarded a grant in the amount of $74,000 from The Grotta Fund for Senior Care. The new organization, working under the nonprofit umbrella of the well-established Community Service Organization, will ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft a-gley,” which means plans often must be changed. The New Providence Tricentennial Committee knows just what that means, but members are not put off. The Turkey Dinner, scheduled for April 25, has been postponed. As many ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor Al Morgan's recent statement provided the update of 50 Total COVID-19 cases reported as of April 8, with five deaths. Of the 50 cases, 38 are active cases.  He also reported an update that Brush & Grass Pick-Up is still on-going, "Thank you New Providence for the ...

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Census 2020 has started. ​ Everyone should already have received their mailed invitation to respond to the Census. For the first time, you can RESPOND ONLINE, BY PHONE, OR BY MAIL, all without leaving the safety of your own home.  It’s very important for New Jersey that every resident gets ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor Al Morgan released the following message of the COVID-19 related deaths in New Providence: It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart to have to report the loss of two of our residents. We were awaiting confirmation if these deaths were COVID-19 related. This is so ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- In Mayor Al Morgan's message this morning, he tells the Borough to "Stay Positive, Stay Strong."  His message reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in New Providence for a total of 32 cases since the onset. Although concerning, this rise was somewhat expected due to increased ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In a message from Mayor Al Morgan, he confirmed 18 cases of COVID-19 that have tested positive since the onset.  "We are awaiting confirmation from a few who are believed to be recovered or near recovered. Once we have confirmations we will break down these numbers for you," ...

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Good Morning New Providence, There were no new reported COVID-19 cases in New Providence overnight. We will continue to keep you updated. Although this is very encouraging news, we are still awaiting test results and expect these numbers may rise. It is ever so important now to please continue ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence currently has 10 total cases, two recovered, one hospitalized (not in ICU) and zero deaths, according to Borough administration as of March 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. There have been no new cases reported overnight. The Mayor, Council, Administration, and ...

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My apologies for not updating sooner, it was a very busy day today taking care of our constituents.  First, we are grateful that no one was hurt or injured at this morning’s early morning fire at the Prestige Diner. Jimmy and Harry Vardas are already regrouping, cleaning up, and looking forward ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The jobs portal is available here:https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov. Employers in critical industries should submit information ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan did not have much company at the Borough Council meeting on Monday, March 23 as all other council members attended the meeting via telephone. Only Borough Administrator Doug Marvin and Borough Clerk Wendi Barry were present at the meeting. The public had a ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday issued an executive order that includes a broad-ranging “stay at home” edict for Garden State residents. Nearly all of the state’s 9 million residents should stay at home. "We must flatten the curve," Murphy said. "We can no longer maintain a sense of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Borough Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. will be held telephonically.  Click here for meeting agenda.  In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No.

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