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EASTER EGG HUNT
March 28th 11:00 am – 12:30 pm @ Mobus Field (Rain Date March 29th) Decorate your wagons and strollers, wear your Easter Bonnet or Easter Cap and join the Easter Bunny for pictures, games, prizes, and refreshments! Don’t forget your Easter Baskets! Event Sponsored by the Lion’s Club


2015 Watchung/Warren Green Fair Green Fair hosted by the Watchung and Warren Green Team to be held on April 25, 2015 from 10A.M. to 1P.M. at the Warren Municipal Complex at 46 Mountain Blvd.


Poll Workers Needed to work on Election Day


Tax Counselors Ready to Help Out This Tax Season


Volunteers Wanted for the following - Board of Health Members, Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed, Neighborhood Captain Program, Green Team


Effective January 1st, 2015 the Borough of Watchung has contracted with St. Hubert’s for animal control services


2015 Shred Schedule


NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:
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

The Resource Center of Somerset provides services to domestic violence victims and their children throughout Somerset County.  Please visit Resource Center of Somerset for additional information or contact 908-359-0003.


DEP Tips On Encounters With Black Bears


How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator



ADVISORIES

Winter Traffic Advisory: 

Residents should know that whenever inclement weather is upon us, Hillcrest Road is subject to closure for safety reasons, and pending the County's availability to salt and plow. Keep this in mind when traveling this winter season.  

For traffic and safety updates, please be sure you are registered for Nixle alerts or resident emails.  Information on how to sign up can be found on the Borough’s website at www.watchungnj.gov  

Thank you, and drive safely.


UNION COUNTY PROJECT TO IMPACT SOMERSET COUNTY ROADS:

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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS


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)

 

UTILITIES


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.



PSE&G Customers Always on the Go 
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.

 

 

WATCHUNG BOROUGH CALENDAR

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