Mayor’s Community Update: October 14, 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 to our PBA for hosting such a fun Car Show this past weekend. Congratulations to all the winners!


Thank you to our New Providence Diversity Committee for a great month and a great event celebrating Hispanic Heritage:


New Providence honors and cherishes our Veterans. We honored our Veterans last night at American Legion Post 433 in New Providence with a proclamation recognizing their 75th year since established. We also designated 2 exclusive parking spaces at Town Hall for Veteran Parking Only. We honor our Veterans and thank them for their service!


Thank you to 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! 


We welcome back Lavender and Sage to New Providence. They started as a Pop-Up Shop but have decided to stay and call New Providence home. Many of their products help support local and global causes. They are located at 1312 Springfield Ave next to the diner. 


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


In case you missed it, here are the highlights from the recent council meeting:


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Mayor Candidates Forum :


Council Candidates Forum: 


Board of Education Candidates Forum:



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. Please join the effort! Support Local! Cartridge World is now virtual. Please call or email them at (908)771-9696 or


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. 


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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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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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 Newsletter – Turkey Tracks:


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RECREATION: New Providence Recreation Department


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


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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 


Nov 25th (Fri) 6pm: Christmas Walk


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:


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FUN FACT: Have an October birthday? October is known for longevity. Research shows that people born in the Northern Hemisphere in October tend to live longer. October seems to be a prime month for Presidential births too. More US Presidents were born in October than any other month on the calendar. Happy October 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