Government

October 13, 2018

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 ...

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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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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 ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Looking for the 2018 final/2019 preliminary tax bill? They should be mailed on or about Aug. 6. An announcement on the borough’s website reads: “The 2018 final/2019 preliminary tax bills are anticipated to be mailed on or about August 6th.  The grace period for 3rd ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council discussed the ongoing recycling problems as well as the potential debris clearing of the Passaic River at its Monday, July 16 meeting. The council approved a contract extension with Giordano Company, Inc. for recycling services through Dec. 31, 2018. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council accepted the resignation of Lieutenant Justine Kennedy and appointed Gabriella Dos Santos as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) among other personnel changes at its July 16 meeting. Kennedy will be ending her 25 year career at the New Providence Police ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Council members were shocked to discover the financial implications of recent changes what is accepted by recyclers in Union County, New Jersey and the nation. As the market for recyclables collapses here and abroad, the cost of recycling pick-up is quickly rising, ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Hydrogen sulfide creates the rotten egg smell which often is found around wastewater treatment plants. It isn’t just smelly, it corrodes concrete and steel, major components of sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants.   At the Monday, July 16, meeting of the council, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a nearly three-year long shutdown, the Morris Ave Bridge has reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians.  With fanfare and excitement, the first cars made their way across the span after a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 29 at 5:30 pm.   Elected city and state officials, City ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Lantern Hill Executive Director Patricia Swan-Jacobs brought Borough Council members up to date on what is happening at the continuing care retirement facility. The original campus of the facility at the corner of Mountain Avenue and South Street is complete and all the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The borough council approved the sale of its final liquor license to Don Burkitt, doing business as AlleyCat, for a gastro pub he plans to open. The gastro pub will eventually be located in what is currently Dim Sum Villa. During a special meeting of the council on June 19, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Another development included in the township’s court-approved affordable housing settlement has received preliminary and final site plan approval from the planning board. Wednesday, June 20, the board voted to approve the all rental, 196-unit age-restricted ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – What does China have to do with New Providence recycling? Apparently a lot and residents should take a note of the new recycling guidelines, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said at the Monday, June 11 council meeting. The new rules will evidently reduce the amount of ...

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