Al’s Community Updates

Mayor’s Community Update: May 13, 2022

What a great week in the Borough! Some much needed rain may have dampened some of last weekend’s events and plans but not all! Our grasses are greener and our plants and trees are now vibrantly blooming. It’s a beautiful thing!

Here is a Catch Up of this Past Week in New Providence and Some of the Many Exciting Things Going On and Upcoming in our Community:

– It was with deep heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for her many years of outstanding dedicated service to our community, we announced at our Tuesday night 5/10/22 Council meeting, the retirement of our Police Chief Theresa Gazaway effective August 1st. Chief Gazaway has had a long and very distinguished career, most notably as our Chief of Police. She has been invaluable helping us through two of the hardest most challenging years ever in our community through the pandemic, social unrest, and Hurricane Ida to name a few. She will always have the distinction of being the first female Chief of Police in Union County, one of our best New Providence Police Chiefs, our neighbor, and our friend. We are devastated to see her go, especially me. We wish her well in all her future endeavors and thank her for her many years of outstanding service to our community. She will be very deeply missed. Read more https://www.tapinto.net/…/police-chief-theresa-gazaway…

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Mayor’s Update: May 6, 2022

Welcome May and another great week in the Borough! Happy Small Business Week! We thank all our small businesses for their support of our community and encourage everyone to support local and SHOP NP! May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Our Diversity Committee and our Library have many exciting events and activities planned! May is also Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Let us all take this time to recognize the indelible contributions Jewish Americans have made, and continue to make to our history, culture, arts, sciences, music and society.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:

-If you need help please call 866.202.HELP (4357) for free & anonymous emotional support 8am-8pm

-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Available 24 hours 800-273-8255

-Crisis text line 741741

-On July 16th, 988 will become the national dialing code for people experiencing a mental health crisis. By dialing 9-8-8, you can be connected to suicide prevention and health crisis counselors 24/7.  To learn more about the 988 system in NJ, please watch this presentation created by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuKhq-VPVjU

-Veterans are invited to a bi-monthly, veteran-run peer support & discussion group, Warriors Welcome. This group is no-cost, confidential and a judgment-free zone. They meet today 5/6/22 6pm and every 1st and 3rd Friday: bit.ly/WarriorsWelcomeNJ.

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Mayor’s Update: April 29, 2022

What a busy week in the Borough! We have another big update with many events, projects, and improvements going on in our community! 

Here is a catch up of this past week in New Providence and some of the many exciting things going on and upcoming in our community:

The DeCorso Center is OPEN! We held our Grand Re-Opening this past Thursday with a ribbon cutting, tour of our newly renovated facilities, and refreshments. Free reusable bags were also distributed along with other giveaways. It was a very well attended event! The place looks great! It also feels great to be together again. We look forward to all the wonderful events and activities that can now resume and be held at this community gathering center. Thank you to our steadfast Borough Council, our Community Activities Director Allison Smith, our Director of the DeCorso Center Michelle Zack, all our Community Activities Staff, and Keith Lynch our Construction Official for their hard work restoring our center after all the damage from Hurricane Ida, and thank you also to all our volunteers and attendees for participating in the Grand Re-Opening event. DeCorso Center: (908) 665- 0046 – Email: decorsocenter@newprov.us. Read more: tapinto.net/towns/new-providence/categories/news/articles/large-crowd-celebrates-the-reopening-of-the-decorso-center-in-new-providence

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Mayor’s Update: April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day! What a great week in the Borough! We have a big update today with so many exciting things, new projects, and improvements going on in our community! Please be sure to support all our wonderful local establishments and SHOP NP!

Here is a catch up of this past week in New Providence and some of the many exciting things upcoming and going on in our community:

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Mayor’s Update: April 15, 2022

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 New Providence:

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