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Watchung Farmer’s Market
Brookdale Road from 9 AM - 2 PM
Parking available at Mobus Parking Lot and Phillips Parking Lot
Parking only permitted on one side on Brookdale Rd.
Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites Teens to Free ‘Survivor’ Leadership Conference
November 4th – General Election
Tuesday, October 14th is the last day to register to vote for the November General Election. Applications are available at Borough Hall or the Borough's website at www.watchungnj.gov
Also available are Vote by Mail forms. If you are planning are voting by mail, please mail your application in ASAP, as it takes time for the County to mail the ballot back to you. October 28th is the last day to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot.
SOMERSET COUNTY presents Adopt-A-Family. Help feed a needy family of four this Thanksgiving with a $40 donation.
Due to a lack of agenda, the Board of Adjustment meeting has been cancelled for this month. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be
on November 13th, 2014.
Meeting at Borough Hall on December 2nd at 7:30PM with NJ Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch regarding the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline
Register Now For CERT Training - Classes Start Soon!
Fall Clean-Up Help Available to Elderly & Disabled Residents Sign up by Oct. 30
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
ALL QUESTIONS AND PAYMENTS FOR BOTH TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL MATTERS WILL BE HANDLED AT 263 SOMERSET STREET, NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ
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
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.
Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed
Did you know, that Hurricane Season is upon us?
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 email@example.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