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Walk NP Program Offers Rewards

April 25, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Everyone is ready to get out of the house, and our downtown area is a perfect place to take a walk,” said New Providence- Our Community For All Treasurer, Michele Matsikoudis.   “We learned in our Livability Survey in October that our residents want to feel like New Providence is more walkable. One way to do that is to just get out and ...

Mayor's Community Update: Thank you New Providence Sustainable Committee

Great morning with our Sustainable New Providence Free Trees Give-Away in the New Providence Memorial Library parking lot. Thank you for hosting this great annual event and offering helpful information on proper sapling and planting care.

Seedlings planted today create forests for our future, help clean our air, and help improve the quality of our natural surroundings. Forests and copses of ...

Happy Earth Day!

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” 

- George Bernard Shaw

The theme for this year's Earth Day is "Restore Our Earth" which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can help restore the world's ecosystems.

Here Are Five Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to ...

Borough Grass & Brush Collection Begins Monday, April 5

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Grass, brush and garden debris will be collected borough wide on Mondays Only starting April 5, 2021 through December 13, 2021. A separate garbage cans without lid must be placed at the curb by 2 a.m. each Monday.

EXCEPTIONS TO COLLECTION SCHEDULE: Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, will be moved to Wednesday, June 2; Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, will be moved to ...

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Recycling April 10

The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Any Union County resident may participate, regardless of their hometown.

“The Household Hazardous ...


Swap your “Bad” Plants for Native Species that Add Color and Variety to the Garden

May 10, 2021

The County of Union invites all Union County gardeners to a “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. This free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Thursday evening, June 10 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Pre-registration is required by ...


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Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

Morristown Medical Center Among 1st to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

May 14, 2021

Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated ...

Union County to Hold Annual Portuguese Flag Raising on June 10

The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the annual Union County Portuguese Flag raising ceremony in commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Communities. The event will take place on Thursday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. The event is free for all to attend.

The event is being ...

Union County to Host Free Webinar: Parenting in a Post-Pandemic World, May 19

The Union County Office on Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse, in partnership with Therapeutic Learning Connections presents “Parenting in a Post-Pandemic World.” This webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance is free but residents wishing to attend must pre-register.

“Both parents and their children have had to re-invent their relationships ...

Look past these life insurance myths

May 7, 2021

Most people recognize the need for life insurance – but many of them still don’t have it.


People offer a variety of rationales for remaining uninsured. But these reasons may just be myths. Here are a few of them:

“I’m single (or married with no children), so I don’t need life insurance.” Even if you’re single, you may still have ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...