Watchung Borough

Watchung Borough Official page of the Borough of Watchung, NJ Watchung is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey. The name 'Watchung' comes from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, meaning 'high hills'.

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Here are some safety tips from the Borough Fire Official 🎆🎇
06/17/2021

Here are some safety tips from the Borough Fire Official 🎆🎇

Please join us this weekend for a Juneteenth Celebration!On behalf of the Watchung IDEA Committee: Quilting is a long-st...
06/17/2021

Please join us this weekend for a Juneteenth Celebration!

On behalf of the Watchung IDEA Committee:
Quilting is a long-standing tradition in African and American history. In the past, a quilt has been a way to represent messages, to celebrate and document events of the community.

For this first Juneteenth Celebration, we would like the craft to represent the community. Several patterns of squares will be available to color or a blank square to create messages or pictures that represent your meaning of the day. We will place the squares on display as a quilt at future Juneteenth Celebrations.
Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaea62ca4f49-juneteenth

Please join us this weekend for a Juneteenth Celebration!

On behalf of the Watchung IDEA Committee:
Quilting is a long-standing tradition in African and American history. In the past, a quilt has been a way to represent messages, to celebrate and document events of the community.

For this first Juneteenth Celebration, we would like the craft to represent the community. Several patterns of squares will be available to color or a blank square to create messages or pictures that represent your meaning of the day. We will place the squares on display as a quilt at future Juneteenth Celebrations.
Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044eaea62ca4f49-juneteenth

DON'T FORGET!!
06/15/2021

DON'T FORGET!!

DON'T FORGET!!

📢 Summer Camp Employment Opportunity!! 📢🚨 Last Call 🚨
06/15/2021

📢 Summer Camp Employment Opportunity!! 📢
🚨 Last Call 🚨

📢 Summer Camp Employment Opportunity!! 📢
🚨 Last Call 🚨

06/08/2021

📢Farmers Market today is canceled due to weather conditions!!

📢 Primary Election Day is tomorrow, June 8th! Polls Open 6 AM - 8 PM
06/07/2021

📢 Primary Election Day is tomorrow, June 8th!
Polls Open 6 AM - 8 PM

📢 Primary Election Day is tomorrow, June 8th!
Polls Open 6 AM - 8 PM

06/07/2021

Did you know you can use the “Track My Ballot” tool to see if your ballot has been received? Learn how at Vote.NJ.Gov #NJVotes

Music in the Park is TODAY!
06/05/2021

Music in the Park is TODAY!

📢 Please join us on Saturday, June 5th!

The Environmental Commission would like to highlight different areas that you can focus on and point out ways you can he...
06/02/2021

The Environmental Commission would like to highlight different areas that you can focus on and point out ways you can help improve your environment. Today’s topic deals with you and your automobile.

According to the EPA, driving a car is the single most polluting thing most of us do and in the State of New Jersey, it is one of the largest sources of pollutants. These particles and gases are a cause of asthma and allergies, especially among children, and increase the risk of cancer, heart and lung diseases.

Automobiles are a necessity, but there are many things you can do to lessen your car’s impact on the air that we breathe. Read the list below and see if some changes can reduce the amount of diesel soot and vehicle exhaust you contribute.

• Idling your car for 10 seconds uses more fuel than turning the car off and on.
• Cars warm up faster when moving.
• It does not harm your car to turn it off and on.
• When idling, you get zero miles per gallon.
• Excessive idling can damage your car’s engine.
• If you are waiting in line at a drive-thru you will use less fuel if you put the car in neutral.
• If the weather is nice and the establishment is open, park and go inside to transact your business. Burn calories, not fuel.
• Idling for 20 minutes generates the same amount of hazardous emissions as driving does for nearly 320 miles.
• Idling more than 3 minutes is against the law in New Jersey.

Learn more about idling here:https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/aceacademy/Idling.pdf

The Environmental Commission would like to highlight different areas that you can focus on and point out ways you can help improve your environment. Today’s topic deals with you and your automobile.

According to the EPA, driving a car is the single most polluting thing most of us do and in the State of New Jersey, it is one of the largest sources of pollutants. These particles and gases are a cause of asthma and allergies, especially among children, and increase the risk of cancer, heart and lung diseases.

Automobiles are a necessity, but there are many things you can do to lessen your car’s impact on the air that we breathe. Read the list below and see if some changes can reduce the amount of diesel soot and vehicle exhaust you contribute.

• Idling your car for 10 seconds uses more fuel than turning the car off and on.
• Cars warm up faster when moving.
• It does not harm your car to turn it off and on.
• When idling, you get zero miles per gallon.
• Excessive idling can damage your car’s engine.
• If you are waiting in line at a drive-thru you will use less fuel if you put the car in neutral.
• If the weather is nice and the establishment is open, park and go inside to transact your business. Burn calories, not fuel.
• Idling for 20 minutes generates the same amount of hazardous emissions as driving does for nearly 320 miles.
• Idling more than 3 minutes is against the law in New Jersey.

Learn more about idling here:https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/aceacademy/Idling.pdf

06/01/2021

Somerset County Recycling Pickups May Be Delayed Due to Holiday

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, recycling pickups in Somerset County may be delayed. Residents should leave their recyclables at the curb. The remaining collections will be completed as soon as possible.

The Recycling Division thanks residents for their patience and understanding.

For more information, call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363

📢 Please join us on Saturday, June 5th!
06/01/2021

📢 Please join us on Saturday, June 5th!

📢 Please join us on Saturday, June 5th!

📢SAVE THE DATE 📢
06/01/2021

📢SAVE THE DATE 📢

📢SAVE THE DATE 📢

Starts Today!
06/01/2021

Starts Today!

Starts Today!

Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary is June 1
06/01/2021
Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary is June 1

Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary is June 1

NEW JERSEY - Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 8. Candidates for General Assembly, State Senate, and Governor, will appear on the ballot. Polls will be open for in-person voting across the state.

Photos from Watchung Borough's post
05/27/2021

Photos from Watchung Borough's post

Photos from Watchung Borough's post
05/26/2021

Photos from Watchung Borough's post

05/26/2021
www.fema.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released Shelter-in-Place Pictogram Guidance for ten hazards and three building types.

The pictograms provide clear, visual guidance to the public on shelter-in-place actions classified by both hazard and building type to ensure the public takes effective protective actions when instructed to shelter-in-place during emergencies.

Check them out!

https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_shelter-in-place_guidance_5-25-2021.pdf

05/25/2021
The Mayor and Council will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31st at 9:30 A.M. in front of the War Memorial at...
05/24/2021

The Mayor and Council will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31st at 9:30 A.M. in front of the War Memorial at the Texier House. This event will be held outdoors, rain or shine. All are invited to attend.

Reopening of Texier House to follow!

The Mayor and Council will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31st at 9:30 A.M. in front of the War Memorial at the Texier House. This event will be held outdoors, rain or shine. All are invited to attend.

Reopening of Texier House to follow!

05/20/2021
Somerset County Board of Elections Hiring Poll Workers for June 8 Primary Elections

Somerset County Board of Elections is hiring Poll Workers for the June 8th Primary Election.

With the Restoration of In-Person Elections, Additional Poll Workers Are Needed!!
https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/Home/Components/News/News/4426/

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County’s Board of Elections announced today that it is hiring up to 200 additional poll workers to support the June 8 primary elections. Following the COVID pandemic 2020 election that featured almost exclusively mail-in balloting, the 2021 elections will be mostly hel...

Somerset County, NJ
02/05/2021

Somerset County, NJ

Extended hours! Starting today, the Clerk’s & Surrogate’s offices will be open every Wednesday until 6:00pm. A first for the Clerk’s office since COVID-19 and a first ever for the Surrogate’s office. Appointments required.

For more info visit: http://ow.ly/xtwI50Dqdnh

#somersetcountynj #openlate

Address

15 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ
07069

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+19087560080

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