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Information of interest to residents and others interested in current issues and happenings in New Providence, New Jersey

Limiting Indoor Capacity Lowers Covid-19 Infection Spread

Study Shows Limiting Indoor Capacity at Businesses Reduces Covid-19 Spread A comprehensive study has been released by Nature Today which concludes that most Covid-19 infections in US cities were spread at restaurants, cafes and gyms. The study took place in March and April of 2020.  Ten of the largest cities in the US were used …

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Enforcement of Outdoor Dining an Issue In New Providence

UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS ACKNOWLEDGED AND CONFIRMED AT THE NOVEMBER 16TH MEETING BY MAYOR MORGAN.  THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CAME WHEN I BROUGHT UP THE SUBJECT, NOT IN RESPONSE TO MY LETTER The information below represents an update of an earlier article about the Mayor of New Providence, NJ responding …

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Mayor “I imagine the Health Department.”

    UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING This letter was not placed on the agenda.  I did not ask for an explanation.  Without elaborating, Mayor Morgan said that enforcement of all Executive Orders from the Governor are enforced by law enforcement.  This is in agreement with my discussions with the Attorney General’s office …

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Final Candidate Statement

The statement below represents the final public statement submitted to the local virtual newspaper TAPinto New Providence I am running for the NP Borough Council as a write-in candidate.  I had hoped when I announced this campaign that my opponents would participate in some exchange of ideas and proposals.  Unfortunately, that has not occurred. Those of …

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Council and Mayor Respond to 10% of “Requests”

Council needs to improve responses to citizens One of my campaig’ns most important and easiest to accomplish goals is for the Borough to review, update and improve the Newprov.org website. Much of the information is outdated.  In some cases, by years.  There is very little explanation of some links.  Here is one example: Below is …

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Allen Swanson Announces New Providence Council Write-in Campaign

Citizens of New Providence This year the Republican candidates for the NP Borough Council are running unopposed.   This creates a problem.  That being, the candidates have no obligation to express their views. New Providence has been under one party rule for over 50 years.  One party rule is not healthy for any level of government.  …

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Mayor and Citizens Address Racist Comments

The August 17, 2020 Council meeting had on its agenda a correspondence item from a citizen which contained some inflammatory statements regarding Black Lives Matter and a denial of “systemic racism.” As a result, there was some activity among a number of us in New Providence who are pushing for more recognition of race issues.  …

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Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Below are the letter and declaration to be considered at the July 13th meeting of the New Providence Borough Council.  The letter and declaration will be considered during the correspondence portion of the meeting and will be open for comments during the public comments portion of the meeting. July 3, 2020 Borough of New Providence …

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