NP COVID19 Update:

Message From Mayor Al Morgan

Friday 4/17 6pm

68 Total Cases

22 Recovered

6 Deaths

40 Active Cases

Today:

3 New Cases

0 New Deaths

We are so happy to learn that seven of our afflicted have fully recovered! We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. We thank our first responders, medical personnel, essential personnel, and all our generous volunteers and contributors. We pray for our afflicted and mourn our lost. If you would like to show your support, please help us light up our nights in our community by placing a candle or lights in your windows or outdoors.

MASKS

Masks are required at all retail establishments, while riding on NJTransit, and recommended in any place in close proximity to others. Please visit www.nj.gov and www.cdc.gov for more information. If you are in need of a mask, Linda’s Creative Gifts located at 1259 Springfield Ave in New Providence, is hosting her 3rd Mask Giveaway with voluntary donations going to our New Providence Rescue Squad, tomorrow (Saturday 4/18) between 11am and 2pm. Additionally, Mike Allocco of Special-Tees, 300 Springfield Ave in Berkeley Heights, is offering his services to sew you your own mask if you drop off to him (top mailbox outside Special Tees) a labeled ziplock bag or large envelope with your name and phone number and 12”x16” pieces of cut up old or worn 50/50 blend sweatshirt or cotton t-shirt. For more information, please contact mikealloccoteeshirts@gmail.com. We thank Linda Tribuna and Mike Allocco for their generous contributions to our community.

IF YOU NEED HELP

*If you have an emergency, please call 911

Wellness Calls: Senior Buddies

Anyone in New Providence who would like a regular wellness call please call our Senior Center at (908) 665-0046 or email SeniorBuddies@newprov.org.

Grocery Shopping: “New Providence, Our Community For All”

If you need help with grocery shopping, please directly contact “New Providence, Our Community For All “ at (732) 535-8441 or email NewProvidenceOCFA@gmail.com.

To volunteer to shop for others please email the volunteer coordinator at chanda_belle@hotmail.com or call (908)451-3331. We thank you for this much needed help and service for our community.

CSA: (Community Service Association of New Providence) Our CSA is a local non-profit organization that provides temporary financial assistance to New Providence residents during a time of need. If you need help, please contact our Community Service Association (CSA) at 908- 665-8254. All calls are strictly confidential.

Donations to the CSA are used solely to help your fellow New Providence residents during their time of financial need. Donations can be sent via PayPal to csanewprovidence@gmail.com or by check to:

Community Service Association of New Providence, c/o NP Borough Hall, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974.

CSA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. We thank you for your support during these challenging times, and we wish only the best of health for you and your families. If you are in need of assistance from the CSA, please leave a message at (908) 665-8254.

Domestic Safety: (in case of emergency please dial 911) National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or Chat @ TheHotline.org

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Hotline 1-800-601-7200

Women’s Referral Central 1-800-322-8092

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Our Memorial Day Parade is sadly cancelled but the New Providence Recreation Department, in collaboration with American Legion Post #433, is collecting photos from Memorial Day Parades years past for a video as a way of saying thank you to all of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They are collecting any past New Providence Memorial Day pictures you may have between 1954 and 2019 to be included in the video. Photos can be of any aspect of the parade, community groups, marching band, military, wreath laying ceremonies, etc. Please submit your photos via email at recdept@newprov.org with “Parade Photos” in the subject line by May 1st. Please contact Bernadette Cuccaro, Community Activities Director, at 908-665-8258 with any questions. We thank Bernadette Cuccaro, the New Providence Recreation Department, and the American Legion Post #433 for putting this wonderful collection of Memorial Day Parades Past for our Community. Thank you!

Community Calendar Updates:

Fishing Derby is cancelled.

This weekend we will be putting together an NP-COVID19 Month in Review. Please have a good weekend! Please continue to shelter in. No non-essential outings or gatherings. Maintain all social distancing protocols, vigorously wash hands often, and sanitize surfaces.

Please continue to check in on each other, especially our vulnerable and our seniors. Be safe. Be well. Stay strong and stay positive. We will get through this together. Pioneer Strong!

-Mayor Al Morgan

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