Township of Monroe

Announcements

Community Education Courses

 

The following courses are offered by the Monroe Township Community Education Program:

Please click on the titles to view the flyer for each. 

 

Social Media Courses

Finances for Women

Excursions

Watercraft and Safe Boating

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Cultural Arts Events

 
Cultural Arts Upcoming Event
 

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Jerry Bryant & Friends

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PSO principal trumpeter Jerry Bryant & friends perform
brass quintet arrangements by J.S. Bach, Zhou Tian, and Duke Ellington.

 

About the PSO Chamber Series

The PSO Chamber Series is presented in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study. With programs connected to themes explored in PSO Classical Series concerts, the series offers sophisticated classical music in an intimate setting. PSO musicians, guest artists and their colleagues present traditional and modern works at the Institute for Advanced Study’s Wolfensohn Hall.

 

Caught Up In The Swing/Papa & Sinatra: Their Way @ Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Two ballets equals one fantastic night of dance! First a comedic ballet created to celebrate Atlantic City Ballet’s 30th Anniversary. Caught Up In The Swing is set in a hotel during the glamorous heyday of 1920’s Atlantic City, this ballet is a fun and reminiscent story with Broadway style dance, tap, ballet and even showgirls, this ballet will have you laughing and tapping your feet from the time the curtain rises.

In honor of his centennial year, AC Ballet pays tribute to Frank Sinatra’s signature songs that defined a generation with Papa & Sinatra: Their Way. Phyllis Papa’s exquisite choreography combined with “Ole Blue Eyes’ ” iconic melodies makes this program a must see for both ballet and Sinatra fans.



TUSK – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years.

Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

 

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For registration forms and a listing of up coming events, please visit us at monroetownshipculturalarts.com or visit us on our Cultural Arts facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MTCulturalArts or click here

 


 

Patron of the Arts Fundraiser Trip to Washington DC

May 18 – May 21 all-day

THIS GETAWAY WILL INCLUDE

Enjoy a performance of Madame Butterfly
at the Kennedy Center

  • Visit Newseum the interactive Museum Of News and Journalism
  • Enjoy an evening illumination tour of the DC Monuments
  • Guided Tour of the Franciscan Monastery estate
  • Visit the Historic Ford’s Theater for an evening of Ragtime
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens
  • Time on your own for the Smithsonian Museum of your choice at the National Mall
  • Visit the brand new National Museum of African American History and Culture
 

 

Patron of the Arts Fundraiser Trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day

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THIS GETAWAY WILL INCLUDE

  • Enjoy a tour of Hyannis and visit the JFK Museum
  • An exciting and educational Whale Watching Cruise*
  • Visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art known as the regions center for artistic and cultural life
  • See a beautiful sunset on the Boardwalk in Sandwich*
  • Enjoy a fantastic Lobster Bake in Provincetown
  • Visit the town of Sandwich to see Heritage Gardens and the Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Visit Martha’s Vineyard via Ferry for a Guided Tour of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown
  • Enjoy a guided tour and time on your own in Provincetown
  • Evening performance at the Cape Playhouse of Art winner of Tony Award Best Play*
  • Visit the town of Plymouth for a morning of sightseeing

* These activities may change based on availability, weather,
or at the discretion of Atlas World Travel


Double occupancy : $1089.00 Per Person

Single Occupancy : $1339.00 Per Person


Price Includes the Following:

All tickets and entrance fees, Round Trip Premium Motor Coach Transportation, Tour Escort
4 nights Hotel in Hyannis, 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 3 days of guided touring, Ferry Tickets, all gratuities except driver and guide gratuities included.


Deposit of $250.00 Per Person due upon booking
100% refundable until April 15, 2017

Final Payment is due April 15, 2017

Payments received after 4/15/2017 are non-refundable 
Travel Protection is available starting at 93.00 Per Person.
Travel Protection MUST BE PAID BY check and should be made out to Atlas World Travel

Mail Checks to: Atlas World Travel
317 Forsgate Dr, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

(Please include a note with your name, address, phone number, email, emergency contact and any special request – we will do our best to honor. )


Travel Arrangements Provided by Atlas World Travel

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Monroe DPW Snow Tips for 2017

The DPW has compiled a list of 10 helpful hints for a snow event:

  1. Park as many cars as possible in your driveway when snow is in the forecast. It makes less snow you have to remove from your drive-way and it makes it easier to clear the roads properly.
     
  2. Please pull basketball hoops off the road if possible.
     
  3. Please advise children to keep off the roads when plow trucks are in the area.
     
  4. Please advise children to make “forts” in your yard not by the road side. This can be very dangerous!
     
  5. Please, when driving, try to give the plow trucks plenty of room. Sometimes it is difficult for the drivers to see and the trucks can slide or have to swerve to avoid things.
     
  6. When shoveling or snow blowing, throwing snow in the road is prohibited.
     
  7. Please try to keep garbage and recycling cans off the road. Snow drifts can knock them over without even touching them with the plow.
     
  8. Please shovel out an area around fire hydrants so our Fire Dept can get to them in case of an emergency.
     
  9. If you have to finish shoveling your driveway before the road is completely cleared, try to shovel a flared out end. That way, when the plow comes again, it only puts a minimum amount of snow back in your driveway.
  10. Give your plow guy a smile or a wave; they are working long and hard hours to make your streets safe.

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Electric Bill, Costs & Tri-Eagle

 

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ELECTRIC BILL

Many Township residents have called the Township within the last two weeks to inquire about telephone calls they received from third party electric suppliers telling them that they can purchase their electricity at a cheaper price than JCP&L or Tri-Eagle Energy, the Township’s contractor. These are marketing calls which are not authorized by the Township.

The Township has a contract with Tri-Eagle Energy to provide residents who want to participate an opportunity to purchase their electric supply at a rate of $.08922 per KWH. This rate is one cent cheaper than JCP&L and is guaranteed until December 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about your electric supply, please call the Township, 732-521-4400, Extension 135.

Understanding Your Electricity Usage & Costs

 

NJ COMFORT PARTNERS PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME CUSTOMERS

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and your electric and gas utilities have joined together under New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program to partner with you and your family to save energy and money by making your home more energy efficient.

The Comfort Partners Program is a free energy saving and energy education program for qualified low-income customers. Comfort Partners has helped over 100,000 families since it was launched in 2001!  Read more here.

COMFORT PROGRAM APPLICATION

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Insurance for ART Nov. 3rd

Arts-insurance seminar coming to Monroe

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission will sponsor a seminar titled “For the Arts Professional: What Kind of Insurance Do You Need to Protect Your Creative Assets?”

 5:30-7 p.m.  Nov. 3rd  at Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Road.

The event will offer an overview of the variety of insurance coverage available to assist creative-industry personnel — writers, dancers, stage and musical performers, teachers, promoters, producers, visual and media artists in all genres — to protect their equipment, events, work spaces and intellectual property.

Guest presenters will be Edward van Eckert and Lawrence McCullough of Edward van Eckert Farmers Insurance Agency.

Seminar fee is $8 per person. Registration is required.

To reserve or for more information, call 732-521-2111, ext. 7, or email Wendy.Cerbie@Monroe.K12.nj.us.

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Monroe Ranked as USA's Top 100 Safest Cities

**For Immediate Release**



Monroe Ranked as SafeWise Top 100 Safest Cities in America for 2016

 

National Rank 61. Monroe Township, New Jersey

Previous rank: 77

In Monroe Township, you'll find a number of age-restricted communities geared toward their residents. For instance, the town has a special Senior Citizen Crime Prevention Officer who is in charge of keeping older adults safe from crime through education and advocacy. The town has impressively low violent crime rates and few property crimes, but taking every necessary precaution to protect residents of every age is a smart step to take.

  • Population: 42,333
  • Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.24
  • Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.91

Where? http://www.safewise.com/safest-cities-america

How/When? SafeWise released its annual 100 Safest Cities in America Report on April18, 2016. To compile this report, SafeWise analysts considered the most recent FBI crime data from 2014 to rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 10,000 people. Visit the report for more details on our methodology.

Who is SafeWise?  SafeWise is a community-focused safety organization committed to increasing home and community safety, education, awareness, and preparedness.  The SafeWise brand has been recognized by many trusted publications, including The Huffington Post, AngiesList, Mashable, and Homes.com, for their efforts to award law enforcement, neighborhood watch, and civic leaders who go the extra mile to keep their neighborhoods safe. Visit The SafeWise Blog for more advice on how to keep your family safe and choose the best home security system for your residence.

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Recreation Special Events Calendar

Recreation Calendar

 

December 28th

Grandparents Day Out
Community Center at 10:30am

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YOUR GROUP COULD EARN $500.00 from MT Clean Communities for a 3 Hour Clean-up & We are Looking for volunteers, individuals, groups or teams to Join our Clean Team.

YOUR GROUP COULD EARN $500.00

From Monroe Twp. Clean Communities for a 3 hour clean-up Contact Wayne Horbatt, Clean Communities Coordinator for details and 732-656-4575 or whorbatt@monroetwp.com

 

Monroe Township Clean Team

 

Looking for volunteers, individuals, groups, teams etc. Contact Joe Slomian at Monroe Twp. Public Works
732 -656-4575 or jslomian@monroetwp.com

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BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

Residents warned of scams

January 21, 2016


Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today warned that two unrelated telephone scams could potentially bilk residents out of thousands of dollars.

 

“These types of scams in which criminals use fear tactics for financial gain are becoming more prevalent throughout New Jersey,” Prosecutor Carey said. “These criminals often use personal information of the victims or their families to convince their targets to act.  I urge all of our citizens to remain vigilant, be skeptical of such phone calls, and to contact the police if they receive such a phone call,” Prosecutor Carey said.

 

In one scam, Prosecutor Carey and Chief Matthew Geist of the Middlesex Borough Police Department said an investigation determined that a group of unknown individuals may call potential targets, tell them that one of their relatives has been kidnapped, and that the family must wire money to ensure the victim’s safe return.

 

Residents are advised that they should immediately check on the whereabouts of the alleged kidnap victim, who in reality has not been abducted, and to immediately notify police.

 

In one incident, a couple, whose names are being withheld, transferred thousands of dollars to various locations in Mexico before realizing there was no kidnapping and the threat was fictitious.

 

In the other scam, Prosecutor Carey and Chief Stephen J. Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department said thieves will contact their target and advise that as a legitimate computer services company, they need to remotely access the individual’s computer to purge a “virus.” In reality, no such virus was detected.

 

Once the scammers obtain access, they will lock the individual’s computer and demand cash payments to release the computer from their grip.

 

In one incident, the targeted victim immediately suspected a trap and hung up the phone.

 

An investigation is active and is continuing.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300, or their local police department.

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Reminder Re: BULK Pickup - One FREE Pickup a Year

Limited to approximately one pick-up truck load.

  • No hazardous materials-chemicals, paint, pesticides, etc.
  • No tires, utility poles, railroad ties, construction debris.
  • No stumps, sod, dirt, concrete, asphalt, dirt, or stones.
  • No food. Pallets are limited to three.
  • Please wrap mattresses/box springs in plastic moving bags.
  • Please separate your piles, junk in one and metal and electronics in another.
  • Lumber must have nails removed or bent over.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must have the doors removed (State law 2C:43-1)
  • Everything must be neatly placed at the curb the night before your scheduled pick-up.

Remember…

Anything that the town provides a means for recycling will not be picked up for bulky waste i.e. cardboard, newspaper etc.

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TOWNSHIP ENERGY AGGREGATION PROGRAM UPDATE

TOWNSHIP ENERGY AGGREGATION PROGRAM UPDATE

In September, the Monroe Township Council approved a contract with TriEagle Energy to provide residents with the opportunity to save money on their monthly electric bills in Round 2 of the Township’s Energy Aggregation Program. Under the contract, TriEagle will provide electric supply for $.08992 per KWH for a two year term effective December 1, 2015. This represents an annual savings of 12% to the average residential customer compared to the current JCP&L tariff rate.

Recently, all customers currently being served by JCP&L or Con Edison Solutions, the contractor in Round 1 of the program, received a letter from JCP&L that they “selected” TriEagle Energy as their new third party supplier. The law provides that residents who are being served by JCP&L or Con Edison are automatically switched to the new provider, TriEagle Energy unless you “opt out” of the program.

If a resident has a separate third party supplier and is interested in participating in the Township’s program, they must contact their current supplier to end that service, and then call TriEagle at 877-933-2453 to enroll in the Township program.

Please remember that no matter what third party supplier you choose, JCP&L will always continue to be responsible for meter reading, billing, and most important, for problems such as power outages.

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Reporting an Outage on Facebook

Reporting an outage on Facebook...Now that’s a first. 

At JCP&L we’re providing more ways for our customers to report outages and check the progress of our efforts to restore service. We’re the first electric utility in New Jersey to offer outage reporting on our Facebook page. 

Now JCP&L customers have four easy options:  

  • Visit facebook.com/JCPandL and click the “Report an Outage” tab  
  • Sign up for text messaging with us and text “OUT” from your mobile phone
  • Visit our 24/7 Power Center on www.jcp-l.comusing a smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representativeTo learn more visit www.jcp-l.com/connect+ 
  • Gerald Ricciardi -Area Manager
  • Jersey Central Power and Light Co.
  • 732-723-6652
  • Flyer

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Monroe Ranked 15th in Safest City in New Jersey
The 50 Safest Cities in New Jersey – 2015

50 Safest Cities in New Jersey

15. Monroe Township, Middlesex County

Monroe Township received kudos for its low crime rate, which lead Mayor Richard Pucci to host a ceremony thanking Chief Michael Lloyd and the dedicated officers of the Monroe Township Police Department for their service. Since last year, the community’s instances of violent crime fell from 15 to nine. That’s an outstanding achievement for a community of more than 41,000 residents.

Violent Crimes per 1,000: .21
Property Crimes per 1,000: 5.85

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