Mayor’s Community Update: September 30, 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:


Thank you for all the birthday wishes last weekend! It was another great trip around the sun!


This week we warmly welcomed Father Francisco to New Providence at his Installation as Pastor Mass at Our Lady of Peace, followed by a Welcoming Picnic Reception.


Great show and a beautiful night in New Providence at the NPHS Pride&Class Marching Band Preview this week.


Great meeting with our New Providence Business Community! We have many exciting upcoming community events including the Street Fair on Oct 30th. As a small business owner myself in town, and an active member, I can personally attest to the importance of promoting economic growth, continuously advocating to shop locally, and having a great working relationship with our business community. Please support all our local businesses and SHOP NP!


I had some help presiding over the Tuesday, September 27th council meeting with Mayor-for-the-Day Lucy Canniffe, 5th grader at AWR. She did a great job!


The next council meeting is Oct 11th.


Home NPHS Pioneer Football Game TONIGHT under the lights!


Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Our New Providence Diversity Committee is hosting an entire fun filled educational month from Sept 15th – Oct 15th full of events and activities for all ages to celebrate Hispanic Heritage:


Utility upgrades are continuing around the borough. Please be patient during these delays and detours while this important work continues.


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General Election Early Voting Dates Available at the New Providence DeCorso Community Center 15 E. Fourth Street:

* Saturday, October 29, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Sunday, October 30, 2022: 10am – 6:00pm

* Monday, October 31, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Tuesday, November 1, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Wednesday, November 2, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Thursday, November 3, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Friday, November 4, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Saturday, November 5, 2022: 10am – 8:00pm

* Sunday, November 6, 2022: 10am – 6:00pm


Dates to remember:

– October 18: Voter Registration Deadline for General Election for more information

– November 1: Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election

– November 8: General Election – Polls are open from 6am – 8pm (refer to your sample ballot for polling place)


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Please be sure you are signed up for our Recycle Coach:


Cartridge Recycling: Cartridge World has kept hundreds of thousands of Ink and LaserJet cartridges out of landfills by recycling them at their location in New Providence. Please join the effort and drop off used cartridges at 1310 Springfield Avenue. Support Local!


Eye Glasses Recycling: If you have any used/unwanted/no longer needed eye glasses, please drop off at the Lions Mailbox in front of the New Providence Memorial Library. All these glasses are used for people in need.


Aluminum Can Recycling: New Providence Volunteer Fire Department ( is seeking donations of aluminum cans for the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children program at St. Barnabas Hospital. Over the years, this fundraising activity has provided invaluable financial support to the Burn Foundation. Aluminum cans can be placed in the can cart behind the fire house located on Floral Avenue. New Providence Volunteer Fire Department


Household Hazardous Waste Recycling:


Scrap Metal Recycling:  Free. or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.


Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities are available at The Green Connection:


The weather is perfect for more walking and cycling!  Drive Less!


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The American Revolution in One Hour with Joel Farkas Thursday October 6th 7pm


Batter-Up Let’s Talk Baseball on the following Mondays 7pm-9pm: 10/10, 11/14, 12/12


New Display! Come by the library to a Hispanic Heritage Artifact Display by our Diversity Committee.


Library Calendar of Upcoming Events and Activities:


Have you made the switch to the Libby app? It offers the best reading experience for all ages and has the same great content you love in the OverDrive app! Get in-app support with any questions you may have.


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Cemetery tours at the New Providence Presbyterian Church will return October 15th at 1pm and 2pm for Union County’s Four Centuries Weekend. To reserve your spot please send an email to NPcemeterytours@gmail.


Please Support our New Providence Historical Society. They are always looking for people who have an interest in local history, an interest in joining and supporting their mission. For more information and/or to donate please visit or call (908)665-1034.


The New Providence Historical Society also puts out a newsletter called Turkey Tracks:


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DECORSO COMMUNITY CENTER: Please call (908) 665-0046 or e-mail for information.


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MONKEYPOX: CDC recommends vaccination for people who might have been exposed to monkeypox. Learn more: More information on MPX can be found at:


COVID: For details about Union County’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination services, testing, clinics, including locations and hours of operation please visit or call 908-613-7829. Home-bound residents may be eligible for a home vaccination visit.




Suicide prevention begins when you reach out to your friends and family. Please check in on your friends and family, especially if you can sense they’re feeling low. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, reach out and connect to services:

☎️ Call 9-8-8 for the National Suicide & Crisis Hotline

☎️ Call NJ Hopeline 1 855 654-6735

☎️ Call or text 2ND FLOOR 1 888 222-2228


Parents, if you’re concerned for your children, call the Children’s System of Care 1-877-652-7624


New Providence Municipal Alliance:


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Sept 30th (Fri): Spanish story time for 3-6 year olds at the library for Hispanic Heritage Month.


Sept 30th (Fri) 7pm: 🏈NPHS Pioneer Football Home Game


Oct 1st (Sat) 10am: Craft Fair at the Library


Oct 6th (Thurs): Mayor and Council Candidates Night Debate for the upcoming election


Oct 6th (Thurs) 7pm: The American Revolution in One Hour at the New Providence Memorial Library


Oct 7th (Fri) 6:30pm-8pm: Chat with the Mayor at Borough Hall Lincoln Meeting Room


Oct 8th (Sat) 7pm-11pm: New Providence Education Foundation Fall Festival at Untied to benefit our schools. Live Band. Cornhole Tournament. Silent Auction.New Providence Education Foundation


Oct 8th to Nov 1st: Scarecrows returning to our downtown! See New Providence Business Community for sign up and details! Deadline to enter contest is Oct 1st!


October 8th 2pm-3:30pm: National Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Centennial Park with arts, crafts, Latin and folklore dances, a Zumba demonstration, a display of traditional dresses, music, songs, and fun for the whole family! This wonderful event is free and open to all!


Oct 9th (Sun) 8am-3pm The New Providence PBA 132’s 5th Annual Car Show at 1378 Springfield Ave in New Providence (Community Pool Parking Lot). Food trucks! This fun free event showcases some really amazing cars. Car lovers and friends alike will really enjoy this show!


Oct 10th (Mon) 7pm-9pm: Batter-Up Let’s Talk Baseball at the library


Oct 11th (Tues) 7:30pm: Council Meeting at Borough Hall


October 15th (Sat)1pm and 2pm: Cemetery Tours at the Presbyterian Church (See New Providence Historical Society section for sign up details).


Oct 16th 3pm: Hickory Tree Chorus at the Library


October 22nd (Sat) 3pm: New Providence Annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest and Trunk-or-Treat Event at the New Providence Community Pool Parking Lot. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this fun free family friendly event!


Oct 29th (Sat): Downtown Trick-or-Treating sponsored by our generous businesses. Stores with orange pumpkins on their doors or in their windows will greet trick-or-treaters with candy and fun surprises.


Oct 29th (Sat) 8am-2pm: NPHS Athletics Clothing Drive at the High School


Oct 30th (Sun) 10am-4pm: New Providence Street Fair hosted by the NP Business Community. The fair will be held on Springfield Avenue, between South Street and Livingston Avenue


Nov 6th (Sun) 10am-4pm: Paca Club Craft Sale at the William Paca Club


Nov 8th (Tues) – ELECTION DAY! Don’t forget to VOTE!


Nov 13th (Sun) 3pm: Banjo Rascals Concert at the Library


Nov 14th (Mon) 7pm-9pm: Batter-Up Let’s Talk Baseball at the library


Dec 2nd (Fri) 7pm: “Night of a Thousand Stars” Community Tree Lighting Event in Centennial Park


Dec 11th 3pm: Cover Girls Concert at the Library


Dec 12th (Mon) 7pm-9pm: Batter-Up Let’s Talk Baseball at the library


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Borough Council Meetings:


Borough Contact Information and Action Line:


New Providence (Mailed) Calendar:


NPHS Athletics Calendar:


NPTV Schedule:


Public Works:


Recycle Coach:


Senior Citizen Bus: Transportation (with pick up at your home) is available for residents 55+ to ShopRite every Tuesday morning at 8am. Please call the Center at (908) 665-0046 by Monday morning to sign up or for more information.


Smart911 Community Alert System:


New Providence Historical Society Newsletter “Turkey Tracks” :


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FUN FACT: Only Americans call this season “fall.” Fall was originally called “harvest”. The name “Autumn” came around in the 1300s. When English poets started using the phrase “the fall of leaves” it became very fashionable to call the season “fall”. But by the mid-1800s, after the split of the colonies from England, the English reverted back to calling the season “Autumn” while Americans retained calling this season “fall”. Happy Fall New Providence! 🍂


Please feel free to contact me anytime about any issue. Your concerns are my concerns. We are here to serve you. We are a team effort here in NP!  Thank you to our outstanding Borough Council, our dedicated administration, employees and staff, our selfless volunteers, our generous local businesses and to all of you for making our community such an incredible place to live and work. Please be sure to support all our wonderful local establishments and SHOP NP! Have a great weekend and week ahead! We are Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence