Mayor’s Community Update: June 10, 2022
Happy Pride Month! 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:
- Last Friday we celebrated the life work of our wonderful Marjan Nirou Saniee, whom we miss so much, and Artist Bob Hill with our New Providence Public Art Committee and with family and friends. The Public Art Committee has brought much joy to our community. We are so grateful for their good work. We will always fondly remember our friend and neighbor Marjan, her art, her vision, and her legacy.
- Last Saturday the NJ Sharing Network held their Annual 5K. It was a great community event. Thank you to all the generous sponsors and donors, volunteers, and participants. We are so blessed to have NJ Sharing Network in our community. They save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation and honor donors and their families for their generous gift of life. They are also generous community supporters. We thank them for their good work.
- We honored and celebrated D-Day on June 6th. June 6, 1944, was a major turning point in World War II and allows us to reflect on those who gave their lives to guarantee the freedoms we enjoy today. We are grateful. We honor, we respect, and we remember.
- The Borough of New Providence will be receiving $223K for the 2022 grant cycle from the NJDOT $19.6 Million in Federal Grants for the Safe Routes to School Program. Infrastructure improvement projects to be funded through this program include the construction of sidewalks; pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements; on street bicycle facilities; and the installation of new crosswalks, school-zone markings, and speed-limit signs.https://www.newprov.org/2022/06/njdot-announces-19-6-million-in-federal-grants-for-the-safe-routes-to-school-program
- The New Providence Community Pool is open. If you haven’t already, you can register for your 2022 membership at www.nppool.org
- The New Providence Police Department is hiring full-time Police Officers. Information can be found on policeapp.com and newprov.org/employment. Interested parties can also email email@example.com. Applications are due by June 24th.
- The New Providence Senior Citizen Bus provides transportation (with pick up at your home) for residents 55+ to ShopRite every Tuesday morning at 8am. Please call the Center at (908) 665-0046 by Monday morning to sign up or for more information.
- Bulk Pickup Zone 1A – Monday, June 13: BALDWIN DR, BRIER CT, CANDLEWOOD DR, CHANLON RD, CLARENDON CT, COLCHESTER RD, DARBY CT, EGGERS CT, ELIZABETH CT, ETHAN DR, FARM GATE RD, FLORAL AVE, FOLEY PL, FOLEY SQ, FOX RUN, FROST LN, GERARD CT, GLENSIDE RD, HAMPSHIRE RD, HANSELL RD, HATHAWAY DR, KNOLLWOOD DR, MARTINS LA, MOUNTAIN AVE West of South St, MURRAY HILL APTS, MURRAY HILL FARMS CONDOS, MURRAY HILL MANOR CONDOS, MURRAY HILL SQ. CONDOS (bulk only), NASSAU PL, PENWOOD DR, POSSUM WAY, PRINCETON DR, ROSE AVE, RYDER WAY, SAGAMORE DR, SOUTHGATE @ MH CONDOS, SOUTHGATE RD SOUTH ST #259 – 489 odd only, SULFRIAN RD, SURREY LN, TIMOTHY FIELD RD, UNION AVE From RR tracks to Mountain Ave, WARNER PL, WESTERLY AVE, YARMOUTH DR
- Future Bulk Pickups : Zone 1A starts June 13th, Zone 2 starts June 20th, Zone 3 starts June 27th.
- Utility Upgrades are continuing around the Borough. Please continue to expect some delays and detours. We continually communicate on our end with the utility companies to find out when/where they are coming and continually inform them of best times (least traffic disruption) and paving schedules etc. Despite our best efforts the utility companies unfortunately are often not always the best at keeping us informed when/where they will be working or for how long. Please be patient while this important work continues.
- The Lions’ Den: The Lions’ Den is a newly created reading area for seniors located near the art display at the New Providence Memorial Library. This senior reading area has two comfortable chairs specially designed for stability and ease of access, and two combination light/magnifying glass stanchions which allow for reading a whole page at one time with focused lighting and magnification of type face. The New Providence Lions Club along with the Friends of the New Providence Library donated funds to create this area for New Providence seniors.
- It’s time for our annual Community Art Show! This year, the theme is The Art of the Mask and they have some wonderfully creative work featuring masks of all kinds. Please stop by to see the art! The Art of the Mask is on display for June and July.
- Our New Providence Memorial Library needs your help to drive and develop their strategic plan. The strategic plan will be developed to guide the Library over the next three years. This is your opportunity to be heard and provide your thoughts and feedback. Use the QR code to take the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPMLPartners.
New Providence Historical Society:
* Membership Drive in full swing – please consider joining!
* The Historical Society is looking for Docents for the Salt Box Museum
* Cemetery tours to resume – four more in the works coming in June – more info to come!
* See website for full details: https://newprovidencehistorical.com
* New Providence Historical Society Flea Market will be held this Saturday June 11th 9am – 3pm at the Salt Box Museum located at 1350 Springfield Avenue. Rain Date: June 18th.
- The Public Art Committee recently installed a new sculpture in Harmony Park (which is adjacent to Veterans Park on South Street) titled Green Sculpture by artist Richard Pitts. It is a beautiful addition to our town. Please go take a look!
- The Public Art Committee honored and celebrated the lifework of Marjan Nirou Saniee and Artist Bob Hill
- Our New Providence Recreation Department has many exciting upcoming activities! Read more: www.newprov.org/recreation.
- Please keep up to date with Recreation Community Activities at www.newprov.org/community-events
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- Children Ages 5-11 Are Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots: https://www.newprov.org/2022/06/children-ages-5-11-are-eligible-for-covid-19-booster-shots/
- NPCOVID19 Borough Case Information – Support Services – Testing – Vaccine Information: www.newprov.org/case-statistics/#
- From the Westfield Board of Health COVID Report for New Providence: New Jersey has the 7th highest confirmed cases per capita (did not change since last month). Union County had an average of 226 cases reported a day the past two weeks. Statewide, New Jersey had 928 hospitalizations reported today, which is the highest number in three months. Overlook reports 26 hospitalized patients with COVID for the week of May 26th. The health department continues to provide vaccinations. Residents can also book appointments online by visiting westfieldnj.gov/vaccine-appointments or by calling 908-789-4070. Home visits continue to be offered as well. https://www.newprov.org/2022/06/westfield-board-of-health-may-2022-covid-report-new-providence/
- COVID Dashboard: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml.
- CDC Booster Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
- Emergency Food Distribution for Union County residents in June to aid those affected by COVID-19: The food distributions are open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first- served basis and no registration is required. The events will take place rain or shine: https://wp.me/p4sLwl-p5E:
Saturday, June 11, 2022:
• 8:00am – KEAN University
Saturday, June 25, 2022:
• 10:00am – Gerald B. Green Plaza in Plainfield
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- Flag Retirement Ceremony at the American Legion Post #433 Tuesday, Flag Day, June 14th 7pm
- The next Brough Council Meeting is this Tuesday June 14, 2022 8pm (please note the later time change for this meeting only) in Council Chambers Borough Hall.
- Vigil for Ukraine and to End Gun Violence on Wednesday June 15th 6pm in Centennial Park
- New Providence Friends of the Library are sponsoring a FREE Jazz Concert: Jazz Club with the Amazing Music of Abe Ovadia on Sunday June 12th at 2pm : https://www.newprovidencelibrary.org/events/library-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2022/06/12/5073/-/jazz-guitar-concert-with-abe-ovadia
- The Art of the Mask is on display for June and July at the New Providence Memorial Library. Please stop by to see the art! They will be hosting a craft on Thursday, June 9th, 3-4 pm and Saturday, June 18th, 2-3 pm, that you can take home or have on display in the glass cabinet.
- The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library will be hosting a community art show every summer. They would love as many New Providence participants as possible. Stay turned for next year’s theme!
- June 25th 1-4pm Race Unity Day: Celebrate the diversity within and around our town of New Providence
- The Next ‘Chat with the Mayor’ is Friday July 1st 6:30pm-8pm in the Lincoln Meeting Room Borough Hall.
- The Borough will be hosting and sponsoring July 3rd FIREWORKS in celebration of our Country’s Independence.
- Concerts in the Park return Thursdays in July! Summer Family Concerts: New Providence Business is proud to present three FREE summer concerts offering music and entertainment for the whole family. The free concerts start at 7 PM and will also feature a magician to entertain the kids. Prestige Diner is generously donating free hot dogs that the NP Lions Club will cook and serve, and Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream is generously donating free ice cream for all to enjoy.
The 2022 concert dates are:
Thursday, July 14 – Asbury Fever Band
Thursday, July 21 – Kinderhook
Thursday, July 28 – Kootz
- National Night Out, Concert and Fireworks – Tuesday, August 2: Sponsored by New Providence PBA Local 132 and the New Providence Business Community. This event is at 7 PM at the New Providence High School. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. First responders including police, firefighters, and EMS display their equipment and interact with the community. This is an opportunity for the entire family to meet not only the people who serve and protect them, but also the local businesses and organizations that help our town thrive.
- Our Annual Freecycle-Fest Event hosted by our Sustainability Committee will be held on September 17, 2022 (rain date Sept 18, 2022) at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot from 8am – 3pm. This is an opportunity to bring unwanted items to a central location in New Providence for “recycling” with other families. In the past this Freecycle Event has been held simultaneously with the Green Fair. However, the two events will be held on separate dates this year. Thank you to the Sustainability Committee for their good work on this for our community.
See Calendar for more Upcoming Community Events: https://www.mayoralmorgan.com/home/events-calendar/
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BULK COLLECTION PICK-UP:
Bulk Collection occurs once a year in June. Items must be placed at your curb by 2 AM on the designated Monday for your Zone. Please see the 2022 Calendar for details : https://www.newprov.org/download/Borough%20Newsletters/2022/2022-Annual-Calendar-most-recent.pdf. Check pages 3 and 4 of the calendar for bulk collection dates and street listings by zone. Check pages 13 and 15 for more information on bulk collection. Keep your items at the curb starting on your designated pick up date. Trucks will be around to collect as soon as they can. Read more: https://www.newprov.org/2022/05/bulk-collection-pick-up-starts
Zone 1B – Monday, June 6: ACORN DR, BERGEN RD, BROOK HOLLOW LN, CENTRAL AVE #72- 240 both sides #254 – 502 even only, CHESTNUT HILL DR, CHESTNUT ST, CLUB DR, CLUB LN, COLONY CT, COUNTRYSIDE DR, CROSS WAY, DEERFIELD RD, DIANE CT, DIVISION AVE, DORR RD, ELM ST, ELMORE RD, FOREST RD, GALLINSON DR, GREENWOOD RD, GROVE TER, HICKORY PL, HILLSIDE TER, JOHNSON DR, KENDRICK RD, LAVINA CT, LIVINGSTON AVE #271 – 345 both sides, MAPLE ST #292 – 386 both sides, MOUNTAIN AVE East of South St, NORTHVIEW RD, OAKWOOD DR, OLD BROOK LN, OLD OAK DR, OLDWOOD DR, OVERHILL RD, SALEM RD, SEVEN OAKS DR, SOUTH ST #264-546 even only, STONERIDGE RD, TALL OAKS DR, THE FELLSWAY, VALLEY VIEW AVE, VERONA RD, WALNUT ST, WHITEWOOD DR, WOODCREST DR, WOODLAND RD
Zone 1A – Monday, June 13: BALDWIN DR, BRIER CT, CANDLEWOOD DR, CHANLON RD, CLARENDON CT, COLCHESTER RD, DARBY CT, EGGERS CT, ELIZABETH CT, ETHAN DR, FARM GATE RD, FLORAL AVE, FOLEY PL, FOLEY SQ, FOX RUN, FROST LN, GERARD CT, GLENSIDE RD, HAMPSHIRE RD, HANSELL RD, HATHAWAY DR, KNOLLWOOD DR, MARTINS LA, MOUNTAIN AVE West of South St, MURRAY HILL APTS, MURRAY HILL FARMS CONDOS, MURRAY HILL MANOR CONDOS, MURRAY HILL SQ. CONDOS (bulk only), NASSAU PL, PENWOOD DR, POSSUM WAY, PRINCETON DR, ROSE AVE, RYDER WAY, SAGAMORE DR, SOUTHGATE @ MH CONDOS, SOUTHGATE RD SOUTH ST #259 – 489 odd only, SULFRIAN RD, SURREY LN, TIMOTHY FIELD RD, UNION AVE From RR tracks to Mountain Ave, WARNER PL, WESTERLY AVE, YARMOUTH DR
Zone 2 – Monday, June 20: ALISON CT, ARBORS AT MURRAY HILL, ARDSLEY CT, ASPEN CT, BADGLEY DR ,BALCOLM RD, BARBERRY LN, BEECH ST, BRADFORD ST, BROMLEY CT, BROOKSIDE DR, CAMERON RD, CENTRAL AVE #305 – 499 odd only #534 – 950 even only, COLONIAWAY, COLUMBUS AVE, COMMERCE DR, CONSTANCE RD, CRANE CIRCLE, CREST RD, DELWICK LN, DEVON PL, DOUGLAS ST, DUNLAP ST, EAST SECOND ST, EAST FOURTH ST, EAST THIRD ST, EIGHTH ST, FAIRMOUNT RD, FAIRVIEW AVE, FIFTH ST, FIRST ST – both portions, FOURTH ST, GALES DR, GLENBROOK RD, GRANT AVE, HAWTHORNE DR, HEATHER CT, HICKSON DR, HIGH ST, HILLARY PL, JAMES ST, JONES DR, KLINE BLVD, KLINE PL, LIVINGSTON AVE From Springfield Ave to Central Ave, MAPLE ST #16 – 191 both sides, MARION AVE, MIDVALE DR, MILL POND RD, MORRIS AVE, NP GARDEN APTS, PEARL ST, PIONEER DR, PLEASANTVIEW AVE, POTTER ST, PRIMROSE DR, PROVIDENCE ST, RICHLAND DR, SECOND ST, SHELLY DR, SIXTH ST, SOUTH ST From Springfield Ave to Central Ave – both sides, SPRING ST SPRINGFIELD AVE #806—1296 #1700—1818, THIRD ST, THOMAS ST, UNION AVE From Springfield Ave to RR tracks, WEST FOURTH STREET, WESTVIEW AVE, WILBER ST, WILLIAM ST, WILLOW ST, WOODRUFF CT
Zone 3 – Monday, June 27: ACADEMY ST, ALDEN RD, ASHWOOD RD, BIRCH PL, BROOK RD, CENTRAL AVE From 783-937 odd only, CENTRAL AVE From Springfield Ave to Chatham Line, CHARNWOOD RD, CLEMENT RD, CLINTON AVE, CODDINGTON DR, COMMONWEALTH AVE, CRESCENT DR, DELAWARE AVE, DOGWOOD LA, EARL PL, EDGEWOOD AVE, EDWARD CT, ELKWOOD AVE, ETMORE PL, EVERGREEN AVE, GEORGE RD, GORDON PL, HEDDEN PL, HOLMES AVE, HOLMES OVAL N, HOLMES OVAL S, INWOOD RD, JANE RD, LANCASTER CT, LAUREL DR, LINCOLN LN, MADISON AVE, MAGNOLIA DR, MEADOW CT, MEE LA, MOREHOUSE PL, NEWCOMB DR, OSBORNE AVE, OXBOW DR, PARK PL, PASSAIC ST, PEWTER LA, PINE CT, PINE WAY, PITNEY AVE, PITTSFORD WAY, PORTER PL, RADCLIFFE DR, RIDGE DR, RIDGEVIEW AVE, ROESSNER PL, RUNNYMEDE PKWY, SALT BROOK RD, SCHINDLER PL, SHERWOOD DR, SLOPE DR, SPRING GARDENS APTS., SPRINGFIELD AVE #851-1823 and #1308 – 1682, STANLEY RD, TERRACE RD, VALENTINE RD, VISTA LN, WALKER DR, WALTON AVE, WELLINGS RD, WESLEY CT, WHITMAN DR, WOODBINE CIRCLE
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Mental Health Awareness: New Providence Cares About Mental Wellness
– The New Providence Mental Health Advocacy and Education Committee is spearheaded by Council President Nadine Geoffroy and Councilwoman Lisa McKnight. The committee mission statement: “The goal of the committee is to reduce the stigma of mental health within the community by promoting understanding through education, advocacy, raising awareness and connecting people to resources to get them hope and help.”
– The committee has several objectives and projects they will be working on including a lawn sign promoting mental health awareness. The lawn signs are available for $20/each. Please email Nadine Geoffroy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee is also partnering with the high school and will be handing out green ribbons to students. The borough poles will also be decorated with the green ribbons in recognition of Mental Health Awareness.
– 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 every 1st and 3rd Friday: bit.ly/WarriorsWelcomeNJ.
- – Virtual Muslim Mental Health community group meets Sundays 7pm. Join for a discussion of mental health concerns, wellness goals, and more. Newcomers welcome! bit.ly/MuslimGroupNJ
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Borough Council Meetings: youtube.com/channel/UCZzCgFvlBgpSfW-JEVRMXsA
Borough Contact Information and Action Line: www.newprov.org/citizen-action-line
NPHS Athletics Calendar: www.sites.google.com/npsdnj.org/nphs-athletics/athletic-schedule?authuser=0
New Providence (Mailed) Calendar: https://www.newprov.org/download/Borough%20Newsletters/2022/2022-Annual-Calendar-most-recent.pdf
NPTV Schedule: www.sites.google.com/npsdnj.org/cook-nptv/nptv-schedule
Public Works: newprov.org/department-of-public-works
Recycle Coach: newprov.org/recycle-coach
Senior Citizen Bus: Transportation (with pick up at your home) is available for residents 55+ to ShopRite every Tuesday morning at 8am. Please call the Center at (908) 665-0046 by Monday morning to sign up or for more information.
Smart911 Community Alert System: newprov.org/2022/04/register-today-for-smart-911
Turkey Tracks Newsletter of the New Providence Historical Society: newprovidencehistorical.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/turkeytracks-issue129.pdf
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Missed an update? Mayor’s Community Updates can be found on the Borough website and at www.mayoralmorgan.com/category/community-updates-community-updates
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Keep informed with Borough information:
Website – newprov.org
Facebook – @newprovnj
Twitter – @newprovnj
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Please feel free to contact me anytime about any issue. Your concerns are my concerns. We are here to serve you. We are a team effort here in NP! Thank you to our outstanding Borough Council, our dedicated administration, employees and staff, our selfless volunteers, and to all of you for making our community such an incredible place. Please be sure to support all our wonderful local establishments and SHOP NP! Enjoy this great weather we are having! Have a great weekend and week ahead! We are Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan