Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hern said he feels strongly that the Republican Committee nominate three women for the Council to choose from.
Wednesday, March 20
The following is a press release from the office of Mayor J. Brooke Hern: Mayor J. Brooke Hern is calling on Chairman Al Morgan and the New Providence Republican Committee to support a woman to fill the vacancy that will be created by the resignation of Councilman Alan Lesnewich, whose nomination for Superior Court Judge was confirmed by the State Senate Monday. Under state law, the vacancy will be filled after Morgan and the local the Republican committee present three nominees to the Council. The Council must choose from among the three Republican nominees to fill Lesnewich’s vacant seat on the governing body. “Since 2008, the dozen or so members of the New Providence Republican Committee have backed candidates for Mayor and Council 13 …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
During reorganization meeting, New Providence Mayor J. Brooke Hern said the borough's progress is the direct result of a collective effort from community members.
Mayor J. Brooke Hern delivered his annual message during the New Providence reorganization meeting on Monday night, highlighting much of the borough’s progress in 2012 and expressing an optimistic outlook for 2013. From a shared dispatch center with Summit to a plan that will improve the conditions of the borough’s recreational fields to the first consumption liquor license going out to bid this month, Hern said the borough’s ongoing progress will ultimately strengthen the quality of life for residents while saving tax dollars and improving services. “Our progress is the result of a collective effort of our elected officials, local businesses, borough employees, and many volunteers,” Hern said to a packed Council Chambers in Borough Hall…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
After a sneak peek at the proposed Municipal Budget, which will be introduced on Feb. 27, two residents made comments about information that recently surfaced about Mayor J. Brooke Hern.
Monday night's New Providence Council meeting that was supposed to provide a routine peek at the proposed $16.8 municipal budget and a clerical review of the long-awaited liquor-license plan. But that all changed when a pair of residents discussed a "they-said-he-said" dispute involving Mayor J. Brooke Hern. Hern's personal life was questioned in an email blast from an activist group called New Providence Concerned Citizens. The email encouraged residents to attend Monday's council meeting. Hern disputed the claims in his own email, defending himself and providing detailed personal information dealing with his financial struggles, his divorce from his wife, Stephanie, and issues with their children. Marla Carleen, a New Providence resident…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Patch was on the scene of the brouhaha between former Mayor Al Morgan and Mayor J. Brooke Hern. Here's the transcript of their dispute.
A meeting of the New Providence Business and Professional Association aimed at promoting cooperation among town merchants was disrupted by a public dispute between Mayor J. Brooke Hern and former Mayor Al Morgan. Patch was at the meeting and captured this dispute on a digital recorder. The following is a transcription of the fight between Morgan and Hern: Morgan: “I think all of us have seen the posting about Don Murphy’s business. It was quite upsetting to me. I’ve known Don for a lot of years. This guy is a great community partner, going to every single organization in this town and for him to get a blog, 'Boycott NP Fuel,' is outrageous!” Hern: "I didn’t post anything." Morgan: "You know what I’m talking about, Brooke... don’t dodge it…