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Queen of the Sun
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Watchung Hills Regional High School - South Auditorium
Julie Jurusz - Supporting and Protecting Our Honey Bees and Other Pollinators


The April 9th meeting of the Historical Committee has been changed. The new meeting date will be held on April 16th, 7:00 PM at the Texier House Museum


Tonight's meeting, Feb. 27, of the Council has been canceled. Adoption of Ordinance OR:14/04 has authorized a change in the meeting schedule from the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, to the 1st and 3rd Thursday. This new schedule will begin with next week's Council meeting on Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30 PM

Volunteers Ready to Help Out This Tax Season Appointments Available Through April 15

Scholarship Opportunity

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


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. We will load your truck. An appointment must be made.

Watchung residents may choose to have the mulch delivered to their home at a cost of $50.00 per truckload (5 cubic yards.)

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

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



Road Advisory


4:50 PM


Live wires down on Valley road near Knightsbridge. Road is closed pending PSE&G response.

Please plan alternate route

Paving will take place on Mountain Drive and North Drive on Monday and
Tuesday, April 7th & 8th.

Residents will not have access to their driveways from 7:00 AM to 6:00

Please find alternate parking.

If you require special accommodations, or have any questions, please call the Engineering Office at 908-956-0091.

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. Thank you, and drive safely

On or about January 20, 2014, construction will begin on the sanitary sewer improvement project on Johnston Drive. During this time, Johnston Drive will be closed from Bonnie Burn Road to the power lines, from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. and Johnston Drive will not be accessible from Bonnie Burn Road. At the end of each work day, the road will re-open for through traffic.

This project is expected to last several months. Please plan accordingly.

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.




Queen of the Sun
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Watchung Hills Regional High School - South Auditorium
Julie Jurusz - Supporting and Protecting Our Honey Bees and Other Pollinators


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)

Do not place tree parts (branches, limbs, stumps, etc in the right-of-way Borough streets.
(more information)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (more information)

Pool Safety Information




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