- By Mayor Al Morgan in the TAPinto New Providence
The New Providence Borough Council and Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis warmly welcome the New Jersey Veterans Network to New Providence on Memorial Day at the American Legion Post 433.
-By New Providence News
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – With a sad coincidence the Borough Council issued a proclamation to recognize National Gun Violence Day at its Tuesday, May 24 meeting just as news of yet another school shooting spread across the nation. Mayor Al Morgan led a moment of silence to honor the victims of both the Texas school shooting and the May 14 Buffalo supermarket shooting.
Morgan noted that the proclamation is not about the Second Amendment of the Constitution, but about the dangers of illegal guns in the hands of mentally ill or dangerous people. The council fully supports the nation’s constitution, he said.
“Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed by gun violence, alongside more than 200 who are shot and wounded, and on average there are nearly 16,000 gun-homicides every year. Americans are 26 times more likely to die by gun homicide than people in other high-income countries,” Morgan read. There are approximately 439 gun-deaths in New Jersey every year. A majority of gun homicides and assaults are concentrated in cities. New Providence is working to end senseless violence with evidence-based solutions to protect public safety.Continue reading
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Historical Society placed the second historic marker in town. This marker has been installed in front of the former Academy School building and Borough Hall, and is currently leased by Peapack Private Wealth Management. Placed on April 30th by the Department of Works (DPW), it is the first in the town to include photos on both sides of the marker.
On one side, the former 1870 Academy School is pictured. The other shows Old Borough Hall. A description of each building is next to each image, bringing historical context to this marker.
“When people are walking around, they can learn a lot of history, more than people realize,” said Mayor Al Morgan.Continue reading
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – After two years without a live run, the Our House, Our Run returned to the streets of New Providence for an in-person event. Saturday’s event marked the 23rd annual Our House, Our Run 4-mile run and 2-mile walk to raise money to support the adults with disabilities served by Our House.
As the morning fog was lifting, sounds of Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine” could be heard with motivators leading a group stretch. Even CBS News correspondent and personality John Elliott got into the act, as he was seen across New Providence promoting the #BetterTogether campaign.
“I have been volunteering and helping the event for years,” said Elliott. “CBS has a new campaign called ‘Better Together’ and they are encouraging us to participate, so I will be running with the residents.” The segment aired live Saturday morning on CBS News.
Volunteers helped with arts and crafts, handing out food and water, and spread awareness about Our House and the crucial services they provide to adults with disabilities.
Our House, Inc., founded in 1980, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community residences, employment services, innovative day programs, social opportunities and related support services designed to help them achieve their full potential for living meaningful and productive lives. Our House strives to provide these opportunities in a supportive, safe environment that stresses “abilities, not disabilities”.
To learn more about Our House, Inc., call the Our House Foundation at (908) 464-8008, ext. 172 or visit www.ourhousenj.org.
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…Continue reading