Al’s Community Updates

Mayor’s Community Update: August 12, 2022

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:

We really enjoyed the new displays at our library! Please try to stop by to see them! Thank you to our Historical Society and to our Friends of the Library.

Utility Upgrades are continuing around the Borough, expect some delays and detours. Please be patient while this important work continues.

The new traffic pattern on Pioneer Drive and Balcom Drive began Monday. Please be aware of new road striping patterns.

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Mayor’s Community Update: August 5, 2022

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:

Pioneer Drive New Traffic Pattern Starts Monday Aug 8th: Please be advised that the new traffic pattern on Pioneer Drive and Balcom Road will change effective August 8, 2022. The Police Department will locate message boards in the area to alert drivers of the changes and will have additional personnel on site when school is back in session.

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Mayor’s Community Update: July 29, 2022

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:

Tax Bill Mailing Update: 2022 Final/2023 Preliminary tax bills were mailed out on July 26, 2022. The grace period for 3rd quarter taxes has been extended to August 25, 2022.

Commerce Street Pedestrian Bridge Update: Contractors are putting in the footings for the new pedestrian bridge on Commerce Street. We are waiting on a timeline for the delivery of the bridge itself. More information will be forthcoming. https://www.newprov.org/2022/07/commerce-street-pedestrian-bridge-update/

New Traffic Pattern Coming For Pioneer Drive by the High School. Please Review: https://www.newprov.org/2022/07/new-traffic-pattern-coming-for-pioneer-drive-area/: 

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Mayor’s Community Update: July 22, 2022

It was a hot one this week! Please drink plenty of water and keep cool! During these hot days the borough has these cooling stations available to you: https://www.newprov.org/2022/07/cooling-stations-available/

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:

988 is now the official national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis call or text 988 anytime anywhere 24/7 for help and support, or just to talk. You’re not alone. We’re all in this together.

New Traffic Pattern Coming For Pioneer Drive by the High School. Please Review: https://www.newprov.org/2022/07/new-traffic-pattern-coming-for-pioneer-drive-area/

Thank you to our New Providence Police Department for hosting the 2022 Police Youth Academy. It is such an incredible program for rising 6th and 7th graders. Congratulations to the graduates! Thank you to all who supported and participated including our Recreation Department, New Providence Volunteer Fire Department, The Union County Police, The Union County Police Bomb Squad, The Union County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, Norfolk Southern Rail Road Police Officer Tom Jedic, and the Union County SWAT team. Thank you also to the academy staff: Sgt. Wilson, Corporal Hoppe, Det. Carlino, Det. Guerriero and Officer Jeffrey Bruder.

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Mayor’s Community Update: July 15, 2022

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:

Wishing all who celebrated a very blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid Mubarak!

Congratulations to PBA 132 Egg-My-House “Police Officer for a Day” winners: Favi & Esteban Rodriguez. After being sworn-in, they toured the PD, helped instruct the Youth Academy, and attended presentations by the UC Bomb Squad, UC Drone Unit, and the UC SWAT Team. Be sure to sign up for next years Egg-My-House for a chance to be a “Police Officer for a Day.”

This past Thursday was our 1st Concert-in-the-Park. The music and entertainment was excellent but even better was having our community, friends, families, and neighbors out together. It’s what New Providence is all about! Thank you to Prestige Diner for very generously donating free hot dogs that the New Providence Lions grilled and served, Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream for very generously donating free ice cream for all to enjoy, Tropical Smoothie Cafe for giving out delicious free sample smoothies, ACME Markets for all the free water bottles, Dr Robinson for giving out free bags, and Advanced Financial Federal Credit Union for giving out free re-usable beverage containers. Thank you also to Simon the Magician who was entertaining all the kids. It was a really fun night!

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Mayor’s Community Update: July 8, 2022

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:

Brush pick up for this week will be completed today Friday, July 8th.

Thank you for a wonderful July 3rd fireworks show after a two year hiatus. The show was one of the best shows ever and the weather could not have been better. It was really great seeing and having friends, families, neighbors, and our community together in celebration of our nation’s independence. Thank you to our Borough Council, our Borough Administrator Bernadette Cuccaro, and our Community Activities Director Allison Smith for all their efforts making this event happen for us! Thank you to Mike Savage for DJ’ing and making the event extra fun and engaging, and thank you to all who contributed and participated. Happy Birthday America!

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Mayor’s Community Update: July 1, 2022

Happy July! 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:

Congratulations to all our graduates! It’s been a great year! We wish all the very best and a great start on the next chapter of their lives!

New traffic ordinances have been introduced at the June 28th Council Meeting and will be posted in detail on the borough website shortly. A full presentation will be given at the July 19th Council Meeting.

The Borough will be receiving $223,000 for Safe Routes to School Grant.

A cooperative agreement with Union County was adopted to receive funding as an Urban Center. We will receive a grant of $50,000 to be used toward roof replacement at DeCorso Center.

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Mayor’s Community Update : June 24, 2022

Happy Juneteenth! 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:

Happy Pride Month – New Providence proudly celebrates Pride in Our Community. Every person deserves the right to live their lives authentically and free from discrimination.

Congratulations to all our graduates! It’s been a great year and we wish all a great start and all the best on the next chapter of their lives!

Happy Official Start of Summer! Please prepare for a hot summer. Plan to stay cool, hydrated, and informed to prevent heat-related illness. bit.ly/2sklxsi

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Mayor’s Community Update: June 17, 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:

Happy Pride Month – New Providence proudly celebrates Pride in Our Community. Every person deserves the right to live their lives authentically and free from discrimination.

***PUBLIC NOTICE*** TODAY June 17, 2022, weather permitting, New Jersey American Water will begin pavement repairs to Southgate Road. The roadway will be closed for milling from 7:00AM until 4:00PM. Residents will have access to their homes but should prepare for delays during construction. Thank you for your patience while this important work is completed. The roadway will again be closed weather permitting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from 7:00AM until 4:00PM, for paving.

Please check the borough website for updates.Detours and Police Officer’s will be in the area to assist motorists. Please use caution and give yourself extra time to navigate detours in place, especially those traveling to Schools and/or the Murray Hill Train Station.

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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.
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