Government

November 29, 2018

  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location. Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents turned out for the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Workshop to ask questions and offer their own ideas on Wednesday night. The Cub Scouts also came armed with models of their own. Overall, it was a productive session for urban planners from Topology, who gathered ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Council member Bob Weber made a power-point presentation on the "Consequences of Legalized Marijuana" and urged the council to pass a resolution opposing the state's "fast-track" legalization at Monday night's regular meeting. The council decided to take a slower ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Stephen Drown as Lieutenant in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, Nov. 26 meeting. His annual salary rate will be $133,899.02. With regard to other news the council had a second reading and public hearing on an ordinance ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –While the community members argue over the new Christmas Walk/Holiday Festival format, almost all agree that Santa must arrive on the South Street bank rooftop. The debate over last weekend’s event has already created a social media firestorm, and in order to extinguish this ...

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A Message From Mayor Al Morgan The business community is a highly valued member of our New Providence family and we are so very grateful for their generosity and for helping to provide so many wonderful community events for all of us.  We thank them and want to do all we can to support them and ...

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A message from Mayor Al Morgan: It was a whopper and we were walloped. No one could have predicted the devastating impact of this horrendous nor’easter on us as it seemed to come out of nowhere. Thank you to our incredible Emergency Management Team (Police, Fire, EMS) and our DPW for working ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Another 11 Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough as Veterans Day approaches. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 224 local service men and women who are honored on 112 banners hung from streetlights in New ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – New Providence Borough was a recipient of two checks at Thursday's Union County Freeholders meeting for grants awarded to municipalities from the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and Historic Preservation Fund.   Mayor Al Morgan, Councilman Jim Madden and New ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved two Police Department appointments at its Monday, Oct. 22 meeting. The recent retirement of Lieutenant Justine Kennedy provided an opportunity for advancement in the department rankings. The council appointed Stephen Scaturro as a Probationary ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Cindy Reis, Public Information Officer, came to the Monday, Oct. 22 council meeting to provide a demonstration on how the public can contact borough officials and find important information via the borough’s website. Reis gave step by step instructions on how to navigate the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council discussed LED street lights, South Street safety concerns and a citizen’s request to waive interest penalties for delinquent tax payments at its Monday, Oct. 22 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan noted that the borough has already decided to change some street ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – “We have a little bit of good news,” Mayor Al Morgan stated at the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting as the council members yet again took some time to discuss recycling collection. The borough has undergone two rounds of bids for a new recycling collection contract. The first ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Zoning Officer Keith Lynch attended the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting to answer some questions the council members had regarding the proposed zoning changes. The Planning Board is proposing several changes to the existing zoning rules suggested by the Board of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – While traffic safety has been improving in some areas in town, new hot spots for accidents waiting to happen keep surfacing. At the Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting the Borough Council heard a resident’s concern on South Street safety. An upper South Street resident Mary Housel told ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- One of the last projects to be approved by the Planning Board this year is the first one to break ground. The Berkeley Heights Branch of the Summit Area YMCA was officially started on Saturday, Oct. 6, when ground was broken in front of the existing community pool building ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council celebrated bronze medalists Stephanie and James Slater at its Monday, Sep. 24 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation to honor the two New Providence residents and their outstanding achievements. Stephanie and James Slater participated in the New ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council congratulated the New Providence Cooperstown Baseball Team, consisting of 12-year old players, at its Monday, Sep. 24 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation in celebration of the team’s success. According to the proclamation New Providence has been ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed two Class III and three Class II police officers at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. The council also approved an ordinance specifying the duties of the special police officers. Michael D’elia and Daniel Lorimor were appointed Class III officers.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized Former Councilman Armand Galluccio for his service to the borough and for his commitment to the residents of New Providence at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a state proclamation in his honor. Morgan described Galluccio as ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority joined with Federal, State and local officials, including Governor Phil Murphy in officially dedicating the former Park Madison government complex as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it.  State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in ...

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    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the creation of an off-leash dog area at Shepard Kollock Park was passed unanimously on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council. The ordinance will be up for adoption on Sept. 11. Council members Vicki Fife and Bob ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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