NPCOVID19 and Community Update Thursday 2/18/21



Thank you to our dedicated DPW for keeping up with the snow and helping keep our roads clear for us. More snow is expected tonight. 


From our New Providence Historical Society: 

Continuing our Throwback Thursday on Coddington we focus this week on the greenhouses. L.B. Coddington Sr built the first greenhouse in Murray Hill in 1895. He introduced the rose varieties such as Herbert Hoover. L.B. Coddington Jr modernized the greenhouses and added Gardenias, Camellias, Stephanotis, and Eucharis Lillies to their plantings. Jr known as “June” expanded the greenhouse from a single building to 10 greenhouses. As of 1953 they had 113,000 rose plants. They were the 10th largest grower on the East coast. The 10 greenhouses was approximately  5 1/2 acres under glass, with 100,000 panes of glass (as can be seen in the accompanying photos, the greenhouses spanned from the Murray Hill train tracks to Central Avenue). Roses were 75% of the business. They were 1 of 6 commercial growers in New Providence in 1953. Also shown are the homes of Coddington workers, and the knocking down of the greenhouse chimney. #TBT #newprovidencehistoricalsociety


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We have 3 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 1 new recovered.


Our current total active cases in New Providence is 20 all non-LTC, and no LTC cases. 


Here is a breakdown of our current cases:


– 1 New Adult non-LTC Cases


– 0 New Adult LTC Cases


– 2 New Child Cases: 

       – 2 AWR Students


– 1 New Recovered


– 20 Total Active Cases:

           – 20 non-LTC

           – 0 LTC


New Providence has had a total of 402 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:


October – 12 Cases


November- 99 Cases 


December – 150 Cases


January – 110 Cases


February – 31 Cases


We wish all a speedy recovery! Please keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all of our dedicated first responders, emergency management, medical personnel, and essential workers in your thoughts and prayers. 


Please continue to follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:


Additional Resources:

If you feel are feeling overwhelmed PLEASE call for help: 


NJ HopeLine: 

(855) 654-6735


Crisis Text Line: 

Text ‘NJ’ to 741741


CSOC Helpline: 

(877) 652-7624



If you’re caring for a child with special needs and are struggling, the #Mom2Mom hotline through Rutgers University can help. Connect with trained counselors who are moms that understand your situation: (877) 914-MOM2


Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We are all in this together and together we will get through this! Pioneer Strong!

-Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence