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May 25, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – With a sad coincidence the Borough Council issued a proclamation to recognize National Gun Violence Day at its Tuesday, May 24 meeting just as news of yet another school shooting spread across the nation. Mayor Al Morgan led a moment of silence to honor the victims of both the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society placed the second historic marker in town. This marker has been installed in front of the former Academy School building and Borough Hall, and is currently leased by Peapack Private Wealth Management. Placed on April 30th by the Department ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council introduced a $2.7 million bond ordinance to partially finance various capital improvement projects at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. “We had a very robust capital review process this year,” Councilman Peter DeSarno said. The bond ordinance will provide ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed a new committee – The New Providence Mental Health Advocacy and Education Committee – at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. The council also approved a Freecyclefest Event to be held on Sep. 17, 2022. The Mental Health Advocacy Committee has been ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022. Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved its $25.1 million 2022 municipal budget at its meeting on Tuesday, April 26. The budget features a 1.98 percent or a $61 annual tax increase for the average borough home. The municipal tax represents only 20.70 percent of the total property tax ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Borough was the recipient of $50,000 for roadway paving project as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000 on Thursday to the County’s twenty-one ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor AL Morgan, Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis, New Providence elected officials, along with many community leaders were on site for the DeCorso Community Center's “Grand Reopening” nearly a year since Tropical Storm Ida caused significant water damage to the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents and visitors 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries across the state.  The locations, which have been serving patients in the Medicinal Cannabis ...

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What a great week in the Borough! So many exciting things going on in our community. It feels great to be getting back to normal! Please be sure to support all our wonderful local establishments and SHOP NP for all your everyday and upcoming holiday needs! Here’s a catch up of what’s going on in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The members of the Diversity Committee attended the Tuesday, April 12 council meeting to request the use of Centennial Park on June 25 for the 4th Annual Race Unity Day. New Providence High School students are leading the event and it is sponsored by the Diversity ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council recognized May as Mental Health Awareness Month at its Tuesday, April 12 meeting. Council President Nadine Geoffroy announced a new initiative to meet the growing need for mental health programs. Geoffroy explained that Municipal Alliance members have ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It was a proud moment for Mayor Al Morgan and the Borough Council as they recognized the Governor Livingston/New Providence Ice Hockey and New Providence High School Girls Basketball Teams at the Tuesday, April 12 meeting. They also recognized the National Public Safety ...

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Welcome Spring! We are getting back to normal and things are really starting to get busy around here in the Borough! It sure feels great! The weather is improving so please try and get out and about to enjoy all our wonderful community has to offer! And don’t forget to support local and SHOP NP! ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso released a video early Tuesday evening to the public apologizing for racist and sexist comments made in secretly taped conversations several years ago.  The statement comes after reports published last week included audio files alleged to include the voices of ...

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The Union County Board of Elections informs residents that there have been many changes in Union County following the results of the 2020 Census. The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Committee has approved the new congressional map. Changes impact several towns in Union County. The new ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio podcast host, Bernie Wagenblast, sits down with the newest Assemblywoman for New Jersey's 21st District, Michele Matsikoudis. The 21st district currently includes Chatham and Long Hill Township in Morris County, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Warren ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council extended the outdoor dining option for restaurants and approved the community events sponsored by the New Providence business community at the Thursday, March 29 meeting. The approved resolution allows outdoor music, and outdoor dining and displays until ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council introduced its 2022 budget at its Tuesday, March 29 meeting. The budget presentation and public hearing is scheduled for the Tuesday, April 26 meeting. The tax rate for 2022 will increase 1.98 percent. The average borough home assessed at $303,167 will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Has it been a while since you've been to the New Providence Library? Don't waste another day! Come inside and see all the changes and improvements we've made since your last visit. We'd love to help you renew your library card, check out materials, access information and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Board of Health will start looking for a new Board of Health partner, Councilman Robert Munoz told the Borough Council at the Tuesday, March 8 meeting. Council President Nadine Geoffroy and Councilwoman Lisa McKnight advised the council about new Municipal ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to amend sewer connection fees at its Tuesday, March 8 meeting. The council also discussed and approved a salary increase for the Borough Administrator. Mayor Al Morgan began the meeting with a moment of silence to honor the people of ...

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UNION, NJ - Irish eyes are not smiling with the news that the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed for another two weeks due to a forecast of rain, heavy wind gusts and potential snow flurries on Saturday. The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairwoman Pam ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded 66 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations with funding through the 2022 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. The HEART Grant Program brings arts to the community and ...

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