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FOLLOW-UP TO JUNE 26TH QUEEN OF THE SUN FILM EVENT AT WAGNER FARM ARBORETUM, SEPTEMBER 18, 7PM.

REGIONAL POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP MEETING - Thursday, September 18 at 7pm at Wagner Farm Arboretum - - Eileen Ferrer, Leader of the North Chapter of the New Jersey Native Plant Society, will speak of the benefits and how to incorporate Native Plantings in residential and public landscapes. Learn how your plant choices can support the environment, pollinators, birds, butterflies and mammals in your your yard and still look beautiful!

Eileen will also discuss best practices to encourage an abundance of healthy pollinators in our area.

Attendees are invited to bring a few "mystery plants" that may be native and beneficial, for Eileen to identify.

As we learned in June, during Watchung Environmental Commission's, "Queen of The Sun" film event, "Pollinator Armies" urgently require our assistance to reverse their shocking population declines that began worldwide in mid 2000's.

Watchung Environmental Commission member, Pam Lewis has collaborated with Laura Mandell, Chair of Warren Green Team, along with hosting partner, Wagner Farm Arboretum to showcase and engage our communities in ideas that will support health of our local pollinators.


DEP to hold Job Fair for Military Veterans on September 17th


How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator


Farmer's Market - Dates: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12 and 11/2


Expired And Unused Medication Collection - September 27, 2014


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.


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


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.


Farmer's Market Vouchers for Older Adults


Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed


Did you know, that Hurricane Season is upon us?


Watch for Those Orange 'Curbing Hunger' Bags
20th Annual Collection to Benefit Local Food Banks


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


PSE&G Customers Urged to Conserve Electricity During
Record-breaking Cold


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


MULCH

The Borough of Watchung is offering mulch on a first come, first serve basis beginning Wednesday, November 6th at the Ness Property site, located at 666 Mountain Boulevard between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm This mulch will be available to both residents, non-residents, landscapers, contractors, etc. FREE for pickup ONLY.

Please call 908-756-00091 to schedule an appointment.

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


2014 Somerset County Municipal Shred Dates

 

ADVISORIES


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.


Reconstruction of Mountain Boulevard / County Project
Traffic Signal Improvements - Route 22

On or about March 4th, 2013, work will commence on Route 22 for Traffic Signal Improvements and Signal Coordination, from Bound Brook to Westfield, including Watchung. The contractor will work from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays, and occasional nights and weekends.  Work is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2014.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Quaid Mobus Fundraiser


The Borough of Watchung will hold their annual 911 Memorial Service on Thursday, September 11th. Beginning at 5:30 PM at the Village Green (across from Borough Hall, off the Watchung Circle).


Farmer's Market
Dates: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12 and 11/2


Fishing Derby
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am


Watchung History Day
Saturday, September 27, 2014


Expired And Unused Medication Collection
Saturday, September 27, 2014


Oktoberfest
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Bus leaves for Lakeside Manor Gramercy at 10:00 AM

PUBLIC NOTICES

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

 

 

WATCHUNG BOROUGH CALENDAR

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