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Meeting at Borough Hall regarding the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline
December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm

Watchung’s Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market November 25, 2014 from 1pm to 4 pm at the Police Department Parking Lot

Tree of Lights, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5:30 pm on the Village Green

Please note that the Texier House will not be open for the month of December.


For voter information please visit : https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/elections/edmaps.htm.

Please also visit our Facebook page for more updates and fun facts

Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites Teens to Free ‘Survivor’ Leadership Conference

SOMERSET COUNTY presents Adopt-A-Family. Help feed a needy family of four this Thanksgiving with a $40 donation.

Meeting at Borough Hall on December 2nd at 7:30PM with NJ Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch regarding the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline

4H 2014 3rd Community Holiday Dinner December 25, 2014

How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator

Effective Monday 8/18/14:

The Watchung Municipal Court/Violations Bureau is now located at: North Plainfield Borough Hall, 263 Somerset St, North Plainfield. 908-769-2265


OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Municipal Court sessions/court appearances will remain at the Watchung Municipal Court facility, 840 Somerset St., Watchung, NJ. Court sessions for the balance of 2014 are August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, November 5, November 12, December 3 and December 17.

DEP Tips On Encounters With Black Bears


Some residents have heard about the proposal/request of Pilgrim Pipeline to utilize the PSE&G right of way for the construction/installation of a pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would apparently run from Albany, NY to Linden. We have been advised that some residents close to the PSE&G easement might have received a letter from either Pilgrim or PSE&G providing details of the proposed plan. If you or any resident that you might be aware of may have received any communication of this nature, please ask them to send a copy to Borough Hall either by e-mail to TAtkins@watchungnj.gov or regular mail. You can also contact Borough Hall at (908)-756-0080. Thank you.

Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed

Did you know, that Hurricane Season is upon us?

Historical Blanket

The Watchung Historical Committee is offering woven Watchung throw blankets at $50 to benefit the efforts of the Historical Committee to create and maintain the new Texier House Museum. This is the original design, as sold about 20 years ago, and it depicts our historic sites and important municipal buildings. Please contact Sue Tucker at 908-432-1388 or at susancoletucker@gmail.com or any member of the Historical Committee to purchase a blanket. Checks should be made payable to: "The Watchung Community Foundation." Visit the Historical Committee's page for the Museum's hours and additional contact information.

Neighborhood Captain Program

PSE&G Customers Always on the Go

Attention: JCP&L Customers:

A new outage communication tool is available!

JCP&L has a new enhanced 24/7 Power Center online outage map, available
at www.jcp-l.com. It displays individual outages, with best-available estimated restoration times, as well as the cause of the service disruption. Click on "My Town" when you enter this link.

Visit www.firstendergycorp.com/connet for information on how to connect directly to JCP&L with your mobile tools.

An Important Message from PSE&G:

We've heard your calls for better communication and made some significant changes there, too. We've ramped up our pre-storm messaging across all channels, with a focus on helping you understand what to expect from an event, how you can prepare and stay safe, and how you can best communicate with us. We launched MyAlerts, which allows our customers to opt in for text messages as well as email notifications about outages in their area and service restoration. We urge all our customers to sign up for MyAlerts  (http://www.pseg.com/myalerts)  and to update contact information with us now, before the next storm hits. Meanwhile, more communications upgrades are on the way. By this spring, customers will be able to report outages via text message, too. And, very soon, customers will be able to get localized outage information online and through their smart phones

The Borough is looking for residents who are willing to work on our volunteer boards.

2014 Somerset County Municipal Shred Dates




RAYMOND AVENUE OVER GREEN BROOK, PLAINFIELD/UNION COUNTY AND NORTH PLAINFIELD & WATCHUNG/SOMERSET COUNTY. This bridge is scheduled for replacement and will be closed on or about Monday, August 11, 2014. Raymond Avenue will remain closed to through traffic between Rt 22/Mountain Avenue and East Front Street for approximately 10 months. A detour route will be posted directing traffic using Leland Avenue, East Front Street and Terrill Road. During construction, access to Milton Place and local businesses will be maintained.

Department of Transportation Project- ROUTE 78 FROM MP 42.20 TO MP 50.60 TO BEGIN MID-JUNE 2015

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has planned to improve the riding surface and extend the service life of Route 78 from its interchange with Dale Rd/Drift Rd. to Route 124. The proposed project will encompass MP 42.20 to MP 50.60 in Watchung Boro, Somerset County, Berkeley Heights Twp., Summit City, Mountainside, Springfield Twp., and Union Twp. In Union County. The project will be constructed on or about mid-June 2015 with a completion date scheduled for late September 2015. Work will be conducted during off-peak hours, utilizing temporary lane closures.




Delivery of Unsolicited Material to your home. (more information)

An application form to register Borough addresses as a “Do Not Knock” location has been added to the Forms web page. (more information)

Somerset County Permanent Prescription Drop-off Box Locations
(more information - English - Spanish)

Pool Safety Information




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