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 gotten us through hurricanes, floods, tornados, storms, and now this pandemic. We are so grateful for his good service and wish him well in all his future endeavors."
The Borough Council presented five Proclamations at Monday's Council Meeting in recognition of the unparalleled efforts by the Borough's Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Dispatch, and Public Works.
"Every year at this time, our nation pauses to honor the work of all emergency service professionals. During April and May, we honor their selfless work and dedication to their respective professions," said Morgan. "This year, due to these unprecedented times, Proclamations were awarded to honor all of our emergency service professionals simultaneously. We are very fortunate to have such outstanding and devoted emergency personnel in our community. On behalf of the entire community, we would like to thank them for their tireless efforts and ongoing dedication to the residents of New Providence and let them know that their valiant efforts are tremendously appreciated."
County and State Parks will be re-opening this Saturday May 2 (with restrictions and social distancing). New Providence Parks are and have remained opened.
The following is a reminder about the rules for our parks:
In accordance with Executive Order No. 133, New Providence offers this guidance concerning our parks: https://www.newprov.org/download/Recreation%20Department/COVID-Parks-Revised.pdf
Basketball courts, tennis courts, and playground equipment remain closed. No gatherings, no organized sports, and social distancing is required and will be enforced.
The Recycling Center will re-open this Saturday, May 2nd with the following restrictions:
No one will be admitted to the DPW Facility without a mask. Social distancing will be enforced. DPW workers will not assist in removing recycling material from the vehicles. All vehicles will enter from the Park Place entrance and exit the driveway on Passaic Street. https://is.gd/u5VRf3
Bulk Collection 2020 Begins June 1. The Bulk Collection 2020 dates are:
Zone 1B – June 1
Zone 1A – June 8
Zone 2 – June 15
Zone 3 – June 22
Please see the 2020 Calendar for Zones and details: https://www.newprov.org/download/Public%20Works%20and%20Recycling/2020-CALENDAR-FINAL.pdf
New Providence COVID-19 Update:
119 Total Cases
51 Active Cases
Lantern Hill Independent Living:
(These cases are included in the above NP reported totals)
9 Positive Cases
Long Term Care (LTC) (These cases are included in the above NP reporting totals)
Lantern Hill LTC-
16 Positive Cases
Spring Grove LTC-
(These cases are included in the above NP reporting totals)
25 Positive Cases
Total LTC Cases: 50
Total LTC Deaths: 18
Total NP Cases w/o LTC: 69
Total NP Recovered w/o LTC: 46
Currently NP Active Cases w/o LTC: 23
Total NP Deaths w/o LTC: 4