Friday, May 3, 2013
The parking lot of the Monmouth Heights Community Association swim club will be used for commuter parking.
The Manalapan Township Committee has authorized an agreement with the Monmouth Heights Community Association for the lease of the association swim club parking lot for the use of commuter parking. The lot, located on Ryan Road, will provide 200 additional parking spots for commuters. This will help the Township reduce the commuter parking wait list, Deputy Mayor Jordan Maskowitz said. TELL US: Do you think these additional spaces are enough to alleviate the commuter parking issue in Manalapan? Comment below!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Rich Pinnola, Chris Motola, Mike Pinnola, and Bryan Guerron of the band Mindless Mission were recognized for volunteering to play at the Special Needs Valentine's Day Dance.
The Manalapan Township Committee officially thanked Mindless Mission, a pop-punk band, for performing at the Manalapan Special Needs Valentine’s Dance. The dance was a part of the Manalapan Special Needs Council’s Saturday Night Out Program, which sponsors an evening out once a month for Township resident young adults with developmental disabilities. The Manalapan Special Needs Council is a volunteer organization that deals with all of the township’s special needs issues. Township Committeeman Ryan Green, the liaison to the Special Needs Council, thanked all of the volunteers for their hard work and dedication needed to make the program work. “They really do a lot of work and it really is such a great program for this Township to have,” …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hogan was presented with the Shield Award, the Knights of Columbus' highest honor for police officers and firefighters.
Fire Chief Rick Hogan was presented with the Knights of Columbus Shield Award for his outstanding service as Fire Chief and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator during Superstorm Sandy by the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council of Englishtown. Grand Knight Nick Campanella presented Hogan with the award at the Manalapan Township Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 24. The Shield Award offered to firefighters and police officers every year; it is the highest award presented by the Knights of Columbus in recognition of the service and dedication police and firefighters provide. Hogan thanked the Knights for the prestigious award, as well as for all of the community service they provide. Hogan also thanked the OEM, Manalapan …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Joan Edelman and Alice Costanzo, of Manalapan Parks and Recreation, were named Employees of the Year by the NJRPA.
Two Manalapan Parks and Recreation employees have been named Employees of the Year by the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) for 2012. Joan Edelman and Alice Costanzo were recognized by the Manalapan Township Committee with an official proclamation for their NJRPA honor last week. Edelman and Costanzo both began working for Manalapan Parks and Recreation in 1988. Their “dedicated interest and devotion to [their] job have had a valuable effect of efficiency and morals on the Manalapan Parks and Recreation Department,” Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen said of both Edelman and Costanzo in their respective proclamations. All award recipients must excel in recreation leadership, recreation therapy, park maintenance, conservation …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Steve Toubin was issued a Manalapan proclamation thanking him for serving the community.
Steve Toubin, a former Manalapan Commissioner of the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, was issued an official proclamation from the Manalapan Township Committee last week for his hard work and devotion to the community. Toubin has represented the Township on the WMUA for over ten years. Cohen said that Toubin’s “dedicated service to the community deserves special recognition.” The proclamation thanked Toubin for his tireless effort since 2003. The current Commissioners representing Manalapan at the WMUA are Mary Ann Musich and Stephen McEnery.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Three Republicans and three Democrats have filed to run in the June primary for seats on the Township Committee.
The Manalapan Township Committee has three positions up for grabs in this upcoming election as Deputy Mayor Jordan Maskowitz and Committeeman Andrew Lucas’ three-year term and Committeeman Jack McNaboe’s one year term expires on Dec. 31. Lucas has decided not to run for reelection in 2013. Incumbent Maskowitz will be running for reelection on the Republican ticket alongside Maryann Musich for the three-year term. The Democratic challengers for the full term, who also filed for the June primary, are Ryan Urgo and David Goldstein. Urgo ran for the Manalapan-Englishtown Board of Education in the November 2012 election and lost by a slim margin. McNaboe, who was sworn in to the Township Committee after Don Holland resigned last month, is …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Don Holland's resignation left an open seat on the Township Committee which Jack McNaboe will fill until the next election.
The empty Manalapan Township Committee seat, left vacant after Committeeman Don Holland officially resigned from his position on March 3, was not vacant for long. Jack McNaboe was sworn into the Township Committee on Wednesday, March 13 and he will temporarily fill the seat until the vacancy is filled for its unexpired term at the next General Election, according to the Township resolution. McNaboe was one of three possible nominees that the Manalapan Republican Committee presented to the Township Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the Manalapan Township Planning Board. The resolution to temporarily fill the open seat was offered and moved by Deputy Mayor Jordan Maskowitz. Committeeman Ryan Green seconded the motion and it was …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Deputy Mayor Jordan Maskowitz will be seeking re-election alongside Mary Ann Musich, a WMUA commissioner.
Deputy Mayor Jordan Maskowitz and Mary Ann Musich will be running together this Novemebr for three year-terms on the Manalapan Township Committee, the Manalapan Township Republican Party announced. Both candidates were unanimously endorsed by the Manalapan Republican County Committee at their meeting on March 9. Maskowitz’s current three-year term on the Township Committee ends Dec. 31. The other vacant seat on the Committee, which Musich wants to fill, will be left by Committeeman Andrew Lucas. Lucas’ term also ends on Dec. 31 and he chose not to run for re-election. “I’m looking forward to running for re-election to the Township Committee this fall, and I’m honored that both Mary Ann Musich and I have the full support of the Manalapan …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A portion of the bond ordinance is coming from an NJDOT grant.
The Englishtown Borough Council approved a bond ordinance which will provide funding for the reconstruction of Center Street at their Council meeting last week. The bond ordinance appropriates $500,000, which includes a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) grant of $210,000, for the improvement of Center Street in Englishtown. The sum also includes a $25,000 down payment on the proposed improvements. In order for the Borough to temporarily finance the project, the bond ordinance authorizes the issuance of $265,000 in anticipation of the $500,000 bond. These funds provided by the bond ordinance will be used for the reconstruction and resurfacing of Center Street as well as roadway excavation, milling, and paving. Additionally, …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Manalapan Recreation Department terminates its partnership with Nomad Lacrosse and says most travel team members were not township residents.
The Manalapan Recreation Department terminated their outside partnership with Nomad Lacrosse in the beginning of the year, including their travel program, due to inadequate funds from the program and because the majority of the children on the travel team were not Manalapan residents, which violates Township law. The lacrosse program is now completely run by the Manalapan Recreation Department, however there is no travel team. The Manalapan Recreation Department informed Bill Marra, the founder of Nomad Lacrosse, that they would be taking over the youth lacrosse program and that Nomad would not be able to continue within Manalapan at the start of 2013. “I was fine with that because it all comes back to the children,” Marra said. However, …