Historical Society Throwback Thursday #TBT:
New Providence, Murray Hill, was once the proud owner of the state’s smallest first class Post Office. Mrs. Rose Ricci was Postmistress of the Murray Hill Post Office for over 30 years. She began in 1942 at the tiny 11′ x 26′ office located at the Murray Hill train station area, with the tracks right behind the back door. The public side of the office was 108″ x 80″ (she measured it). It had no plumbing and only a pot belly stove for heat. It was always filled with locals picking up their mail and chatting. They were responsible for all of the Murray Hill area, which at the time was from Central Ave up the mountain. It included large companies like Bell Labs (and it’s 3,600 employees). In 1956 a new Murray Hill office was built right around the corner on what was called ‘the circle’ and is now Southgate. (The pictures below were taken from Dispatch 1976 and The Newark Evening News 1953. The thank you note was written by Mrs Ricci).
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We have 2 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 0 newly recovered.
Our current total active cases in New Providence is 14 (13 non-LTC cases and 1 LTC case).
Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
– 2 New Adult non-LTC Case
– 0 New Adult LTC Cases
– 0 New Child Cases
– 0 New Recovered
– 14 Total Active Cases:
– 13 non-LTC
– 1 LTC
New Providence has had a total of 374 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
October – 12 Cases
November- 99 Cases
December – 150 Cases
January – 110 Cases
February – 3 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.
Cases in New Providence have steadily declined since peaking in December. However, the virus is still here and it is active. Please be diligent and continue to follow all safety protocols. The Super Bowl is this Sunday. Please do not let your guard down. Celebrate responsively and continue to follow all cdc safety protocols.
On Friday, February 5th, gathering limits for religious and political activities, for entertainment centers where performances are viewed or given, and for addiction support groups will increase to 35 percent of a room’s capacity, but no more than 150 individuals.
* Case Statistics: https://www.newprov.org/case-statistics/
* NPCOVID19 case statistics chart: https://www.newprov.org/download/Board%20of%20Health/coronavirus_information/Coronavirus-Cases.pdf
* Vaccination Information: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/
* Covid-19 Websites and Resources: https://www.newprov.org/information-and-resources/
* Press Releases & Updates: https://www.newprov.org/press-releases/
* Testing Sites: https://www.newprov.org/testing-sites/
* Covid-19 Videos: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-videos/
* Covid-19 Support Resources: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-mental-health-resources/
* Mayor & Council Covid-19 Updates: https://www.newprov.org/mayor-and-council-updates/
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information.
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