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Residents who applied and qualified for the Homestead Benefit (income limits: $150,000 for homeowners age 65 or older or blind or disabled and $75,000 for homeowners under age 65 and NOT blind or disabled) will be receiving a HOMESTEAD BENEFIT ADJUSTED TAX BILL for the second quarter. Residents whose taxes are escrowed need to contact their mortgage company for further information. If you have any questions regarding this benefit, you may contact the New Jersey Division of Taxation at 1-888-238-1233. The NJ Division of Taxation website can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/.

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 Operation Pride April 11th - 9AM to Noon

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.

Watchung Movie Night - Despicable Me 2- June 12th at 8:30PM

Save the Date
Civil War Reenactor’s at Village Green from September 25th through September 26th. Additional information to follow.
The Historical Committee will have the Texier House Museum open on Saturday, during the event.

Poll Workers Needed to work on Election Day

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG - 811 (Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground utility lines which will help  prevent you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines.)

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

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



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.



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)



Call Before your Dig  -  811

The federally mandated, national phone number, 811, helps prevent you from unintentionally hitting under-ground utility lines.  Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground electric, gas or other utility lines.  Digging without this information can cause power outages, and it’s extremely dangerous.

Simply tell the 811 operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and your local utility companies will be notified.  Within a few days, they will mark the location of the underground lines.  Please call at least three days in advance to avoid unnecessary delays to your project.  Know what’s below-Call before you dig!

For more information, visit www.call811.com

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.




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