Government

August 10, 2018

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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  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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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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  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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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The stink in Summit is also a problem for New Providence. The Borough Council discussed the recent Waste Water Report at its Monday, June 11 meeting. Councilman Michael Gennaro recused himself from the discussion due to a potential conflict of interest. “This situation has ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council authorized the commencement of the bidding process for the 2018 sidewalk program at its Monday, June 11 meeting. The council also approved a resolution to accept the proposal of Maser Consulting, P.A. for engineering, survey and construction services ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Appointed Michael Delia, Daniel P. Lorimor and Stephen N. Scaturro as Class II Special Police Officers at its Monday, June 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan officiated the swearing in of the officers. He pointed out that the borough is hiring additional class ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Memorial Day Parade is the one event each year that brings the whole town outside rain or shine to line Springfield Avenue with folding chairs and strollers and to stop for a moment in honor our veterans and fallen heroes.  A perfect-for-marching 60 degrees ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved and held a public hearing on the ordinance to reduce the speed limit on Mountain Avenue between South Street and Division Avenue from 40/mph to 35/mph at its Monday, May 21 meeting. However, the council decided more discussion is needed to reduce ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the New Providence Public Works Department (DPW) Staff for their commitment and dedication to the borough at its Monday, May 21 meeting. The council also designated May 21-26, 2018 as Public Works Appreciation Week. Mayor Al Morgan read a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the members of the New Providence Rescue Squad at its Monday, May 21 meeting where Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation on the occasion. The proclamation declared May 20-27, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week in order to recognize all the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for this area until 11 p.m. tonight. Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Expect winds to be about 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph before ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The greenhouses have been demolished from the Ping Wang site, but some environmental issues are still lingering. According to a recent report compiled by Maser Consulting some contamination has been found in the ground water, Councilman Jim Madden said at the Monday, May 7 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Approximately a year ago Mountain Avenue residents came to the council meeting to complain about traffic safety issues on their street. At the Monday, May 7 meeting, the council introduced an ordinance which will reduce the 40/mph current speed limit to 35/mph between South ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan and the Borough Council addressed an important public health issue as they declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month at the Monday, May 7 meeting. Morgan noted that people are very stressed out nowadays as he read a proclamation in recognition of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation honoring New Providence Police Officers at the Monday, May 7 council meeting. May 15, 2018 has been designated as New Jersey Police Memorial Day to honor and remember those police officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Borough of New Providence will receive $55,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant.  The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, ...

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ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election. The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a new council rules resolution reversing the recently adopted rules of committee representation at its Monday, April 23 meeting. This decision means that the mayor may attend any advisory board or committee meetings as an ex-officio member in ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The 2018 borough budget, featuring less than two percent tax increase, was presented at the Monday, April 23 meeting. Councilman Michael Gennaro and Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy provided the power point presentation. The municipal portion of the total tax bill ...

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In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds Union County’s senior adults that they will receive new Medicare cards from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this summer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  A Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.  At 9:23 a.m. EDT, small streams throughout the region were responding to heavy rain that has been falling since the early morning hours. With more rain on the way, some of these ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting. Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Street Smart Pedestrian Safety Campaign has started in New Providence. The campaign focuses on educating both drivers and pedestrians about safe behaviors in order to avoid pedestrian-related traffic incidents. The campaign is run by a non-profit transportation ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Ian Rankine to the new position of Police Chaplain at its Monday, April 9 meeting. The council had made a decision to add this position at its previous meeting. Mayor Al Morgan explained that Police Chief Anthony Buccelli had approached him with ...

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