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Posted on: April 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID 19 Virus Update from Mayor Robert Parisi 4/26

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Hello…this is a message from Mayor Robert Parisi 

We are entering our sixth week of the COVID-19 shutdown.  Sadly, 99 of our neighbors have died as a result of the virus and more than 900 have been infected. 

However, numbers are starting to improve locally and state-wide and, fortunately, more than 100 of those infected have completely recovered. 

As a reminder, the rules for curbside recycling have been temporarily changed due to the virus.  This week’s curbside pickup will only be for cardboard or paper products.  No glass, plastic or aluminum this week.  Again, this week’s recycling in cardboard or paper products only. 

All recyclables can still be dropped off at the Township Recycling/Environmental Center on Mt Pleasant Avenue. 

The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund is helping many neighbors with food and support during this crisis and we are grateful for the generous support received from our residents.  If you would like to make a donation to help your neighbors, or are in need of assistance yourself, you can access the Fund on the Township website or call 973-325-4105 for more information. 

Please remember, if you have not already, to complete the 2020 Census information.  A complete and full census count is important to our community for the next 10 years.

Since this crisis first began, the Township’s first responders, health professionals and Office of Emergency Management personnel have been working around the clock to keep us safe.  This crisis has had a significant impact on our community, has been devastating to many of our neighbors but has also demonstrated how fortunate we are to count on so many people that are putting themselves at risk to care for each of us.  

Let’s help to make their job easier… Remember to “phone a friend”, to check on neighbors and loved ones that may be isolated during this crisis and most importantly, stay home…and if you must go out, be sure to practice safe, social distancing and to wear a mask.  

There is more work to be done…and we can all do our part. 

Thank you.

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