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February 05, 2018

Mayor Jack McNaboe Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Contest Open to

High School Juniors and Seniors in Manalapan Township

High school juniors and seniors who live in Manalapan are invited to submit essays about their local government for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship in the 2018 Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.

The scholarship is offered through a joint venture between local mayors and the New Jersey League of Municipalities. The contest is open to any high school junior or senior who lives in Manalapan. Each student must write an approximately 500-word essay on the theme, "What My Municipal Government Does Best.” The essay should be based on the student’s perceptions and experiences with the Manalapan local government. The essay should consider the public contributions of the mayor and governing body.

Mayor Jack McNaboe said “I hope that many of our community’s high school juniors and seniors will take full advantage of the annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, not only to gain a better understanding of public service through local government, but to also enjoy the opportunity of possibly earning a $1,000 scholarship,”.

All essays must be received by March 16, 2018. Manalapan will select one essay to forward to the League of Municipalities in Trenton as a semi-finalist. The League of Municipalities will then choose fifteen finalists and 3 scholarships winners. Winning essays will be featured in the New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Applications are available on the Township website at and at the Mayor’s office, located at 120 Freehold Road, Manalapan NJ.

Please return all applications to 

Mayors Scholarship Contest

Mayor Jack McNaboe

120 Route 522

Manalapan NJ 07726



March 01, 2018



There are so many food options out there. It can be difficult to make the hard but healthier decision and avoid unhealthy foods. A diet that contains too many unhealthy foods can lead to many consequences, such as diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases.


Eating healthy is easier than you may think. In fact, there are a few simple steps that you can take to improve your diet. The most important way to make your diet better is to lower the amount of calories you eat. Additionally, you should try to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and foods that contain calcium while avoiding foods that are high in fat, sugar, and salt.


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the United States Department of Agriculture recognize March as National Nutrition Month.


  • VARY YOUR VEGGIES AND FOCUS ON FRUIT. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and they can help you reduce the risk of developing some diseases , such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Vegetables and fruit contain many essential nutrients and are usually lower in calories than other foods.


  • MAKE HALF OF YOUR GRAINS WHOLE. Whole grains are healthier than refined grains and can help lower the risk of some diseases. Try inserting some whole grains into your diet. For example, eat whole wheat bread instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white rice, or whole wheat pasta.


  • GO LEAN WITH PROTEIN. Try to choose the leanest cuts of meat and remove all visible fat from the meat before cooking it. Lean meat is healthier and contains fewer calories than meat that has more fat.


  • CHOOSE CALCIUM RICH FOODS. These include dairy products (cheese, yogurt, milk), leafy green vegetables, sardines, fortified cereals, fortified orange juice, fortified soy milk, and enriched grains and breads. Calcium helps with bone health, heart function, and muscle function.


  • CUT BACK ON FOODS HIGH IN FAT, SUGAR, AND SALT. Try to avoid sweets, desserts, sugary drinks, fatty meats, and other foods that are high in fat, sugar, and salt. These foods can be eaten occasionally, but not every day. Look for alternatives that are “low fat” or “sugar-free” or “low sodium.”


For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345
Fax: (732) 446-1576

March 01, 2018




Among the various cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50, 000 people die from it.  Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.   However, this disease is preventable by getting screened beginning at age 50.  If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented!  Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to encourage people to get screened. 


How are Public Health Authorities trying to make a difference?


  • Encouraging families to get active together – exercise may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
  • Talking to people in your community about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50
  • Asking doctors and nurses to talk to patients age 50 and older about the importance of getting screened.


Signs and Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer


Precancerous polyps (abnormal growth of tissues) and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms at first.  People could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know about it.  Here are symptoms of colorectal cancer:

  • Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement)
  • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Losing weight without knowledge about it


Colorectal cancers can bleed. While sometimes the blood can be seen in the stool or make it look darker, often the stool looks normal. The blood loss can build up over time, though, and lead to low red blood cell counts (anemia). Sometimes the first sign of colorectal cancer is a blood test showing a low red blood cell count.

Most of these problems are more often caused by conditions other than colorectal cancer, such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. Still, if you have any of these problems, it’s important to see your doctor right away so the cause can be found and treated, if needed.


How can you prevent colorectal cancer?


Colorectal cancer is highly preventable if screened early.  There are several screening options used to detect colorectal cancer.   Always talk with your doctor for these options.


  • Colonoscopy (every 10 years, or more frequently)
  • High-sensitivity fecal occult blood test (FOBT), stool test, or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) (every year)
  • Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years or, with FOBT every three years).




For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345
Fax: (732) 446-1576

March 01, 2018

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance will be conducting its 4th Annual 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  This event will raise awareness and money for the Alliance’s efforts to educate the community on the dangers and consequences of drug abuse and alcoholism.

The race will be held at the Manalapan Recreation Center on Route 522 (Freehold Road).  The start and finish will be at the foot of the 5k/3.1 mile loop behind the basketball courts and tennis court area. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine.  The registration fee is $20.00 for participants over age 18 or $50.00 for families of 3 or more until April 20th.  Youth age 18 and under can register for $15.00.  After April 20th the fee increases to $25.00 per person or $60.00 for families and $20.00 for youth age 18 and under.  There are team rates as well – please call the Health Department for more information.   All race participants that register prior to April 20th are guaranteed a race t-shirt.

The event is designed to be fun but recognition medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each of 4 categories – men, women, girls age 14 and under and boys age 14 and under.  With support of the local running group - Gone Running - all runners will be timed.

To register please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or or visit the Manalapan Township website – – and download a registration form.  All fees must be paid with a check or cash or online at

The mission of the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is to meet the need for comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse awareness, planning and programming to create community-level change in Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough.  For more information on the Alliance or to become part of the Alliance please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or

Project ZERO is a collaborative effort of the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance - engaging Manalapan and Englishtown individuals, groups and businesses, who when working together, expect to make a serious difference and start to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse here.

Click here for the registration application

March 01, 2018


MANALAPAN, NJ – The Manalapan Arts Council and Mayor Jack McNaboe are pleased to announce the holding of the 10th annual Manalapan Township photo contest.  The 2018 theme is "These Are Among My Most Favorite Things".   The Contest will be looking for pictures of any scene, object, event, people, activity, etc. that best symbolizes your favorite things. Each year’s contest has been very successful as over 375 photos have been submitted in the past 9 years. 


Linda Steele, Contest Co-Chair, explains the contest and theme.  “This year the Photo Contest Committee deliberately chose a very broad theme. Over the years we have selected themes that celebrated life here in Manalapan and identified specific topics to be photographed – such as animals or the Jersey Shore.  Often, we have been rewarded in each contest with very artistic presentations.  This year, the theme allows for a lot of imagination – the subject can be a person, place, pet, food, activity, etc. – the proverbial ‘sky is the limit’. We encourage all Manalapan residents to consider submitting a photo.”  Teresa Erlitz, fellow Contest Co-Chair, went on to explain what they are looking for, “As usual, we want to make it as difficult as possible on our Judges! The judges will be looking for photographic quality and will be incorporating titles and artistic flair in their evaluations. The Judges will be open to all the details in the photograph. We encourage all Manalapan residents to consider submitting a photo and a short caption that describes their photo."

"First of all I want to thank the Manalapan Arts Council for again organizing and selecting the theme for our Annual Photo Contest.  I especially want to recognize the stewardship of our co-chairs - Linda Steele and Teresa Erlitz – who are stepping into new roles.”  Said Mayor Jack McNaboe.  Mayor McNaboe added, “The photos that have been submitted over the years for the Photo Contest have always impressed me and we are always proud as a Township to display and acknowledge the artistic talents of the residents of our town.  I am really looking forward to a new set of wonderful photos!"

The contest is open to all Manalapan residents.  Township residents can only enter one photo.  Photographs must include a brief description (25 words or less) of the photo.   Awards will be given as follows:

Prizes of $100 for 1st Place & $50 for Honorable Mention will be awarded in the following categories:

  • 18 years & over (senior)
  • 17 years & younger (junior)

People's Choice – the photo that receives most votes from the Manalapan Day (June 9th) display will also win a prize of $100.


As mentioned, all photos will be on display at the Manalapan Day community event on June 9, 2018 where the special “Peoples Choice” award will be given to the photo that garners the most votes that day from the visiting and judging public.


Photographs must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 18, 2018.  Photographs can be submitted by email to (file must be less than 5mb) or dropped off at the Manalapan Township Health Department (photographic prints must not be larger than 5” x 7”).  The full set of rules and the submission form are available online at the Township website – – or at the Manalapan Township Health Department. 

Please remember a submission form must accompany the photograph.  Forms are also available on the Township web site or at the Manalapan Township Health Department.

Click here for the submission application

For more information please contact David Richardson in the Health Department at 732-446-8345.

March 05, 2018

It is our absolute pleasure to announce our annual kick off to summer celebration will be on Saturday, June 9th! This year we are excited to present the glamorous Florence LaRue, and the 5th Dimension to take the main stage at 8pm.  We have planned a fireworks extravaganza to light up the skies of Manalapan at the end of the evening. Fun and food make Manalapan Day an all-day event including games, rides, ponies, petting zoo, exhibits, local performance groups, great food vendors, and non-stop entertainment!

Please join us as a Vendor for this wonderful family fun day!  Vendor Application   Rule & Regulations

You can also join us as a Sponsor!    Sponsor Letter   Sponsor Application

Any questions please email or call 732-446-8308

March 09, 2018

Please be advised that yearly commuter parking renewals were mailed out on February 9, 2018 

The deadline for these renewals is March 31, 2018 

Town Hall is closed on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Applications can be hand delivered up until March 29, 2018 at 4:30PM; otherwise all envelopes must be post marked no later than Saturday, March 31st.


If you did not receive your renewal, please contact the Municipal Clerk's Office at 732-446-8316.

March 14, 2018


Due to the past three storms, the Township Public Works Department will be doing a town wide storm debris collection beginning on Monday, March 19th.  Please have all debris brought to the curb prior to the 19th, so as not to miss your collection.  Do not place it in the street. This will be a one-time only collection. Please be patient as it will take time for the trucks to make their way through the entire Township.

March 21, 2018

Due to the inclement weather expected tomorrow, the Manalapan Township Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st is being canceled.  The meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, March 28th at 8:00pm in the Courtroom at the Municipal Complex located at 120 Route 522 in Manalapan.

March 24, 2018

Please come join us at a fun Salsa night sponsored by the Manalapan Arts Council. This will take place at the Knob Hill Golf Club on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The address is 1 Shinnecock Drive, Manalapan, NJ. There will be a buffet, cash bar, DJ and dancing. 

To make reservations contact: Irene @732-446-8308
Send checks made payable to Manalapan Township; Attn Salsa
120 Route 522, Manalapan NJ 07726
Please note, no reservation can be confirmed without payment.
$39 Cash or Check

**Credit Card Payments now being accepted**
Online at:

Sign up to community pass, look for Manalapan Arts Council and register for the party!


March 26, 2018

March is Tsunami Preparedness Week



What is a Tsunami?


     A tsunami is defined as a set of powerful ocean waves most commonly caused by a large earthquake or landslide that occurs near or under the ocean.  Even though destructive tsunamis haven’t happened on the East coast it could happen so we should be always prepared and plan for the worst.  One of the most recent high profile tsunami’s occurred in 2004 and is known as the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. The tsunami was the most lethal ever to have occurred, with a death toll that reached a staggering figure of over 230,000,000 affecting people in 14 countries.


What are the warning signs of a tsunami?


  • A strong earthquake, felt in a coastal area, that causes difficulty standing
  • A noticeable rapid rise or fall in coastal waters
  • A loud roaring sound coming from the ocean


How can I prepare for a tsunami?

  • Find out if your home, school, workplace, or other frequently visited places are in a tsunami hazard area or evacuation zone.
  • Know their height above sea level and their distance from the coast and other high-risk waters. Evacuations may be based on these numbers.
  • Plan evacuation routes to safe locations from these places. If possible, pick locations 100 feet (30 meters) above sea level or as far as 2 miles (3 kilometers) inland, away from the coast. If you cannot get this high or far, go as high or far as you can. Every foot inland or upward may make a difference. An alternative in some areas is "vertical evacuation," which means going to a high floor of a tall building.
  • Find out what your school's evacuation plan is. Schools will keep children safe by moving them out of harm's way. Find out where the assembly area is and where you should pick up your children. Do not rush to the school during an evacuation.
  • Put together a disaster kit of materials that you and your family may need in an emergency.
  • Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes. 


What should I do when a tsunami may happen?


  • Drop, cover, and hold on. You should first protect yourself from the earthquake.
  • When the shaking stops, move quickly to higher ground away from the coast. A tsunami may be coming within minutes.
  • Be prepared for aftershocks, which happen frequently after earthquakes. Each time the earth shakes, drop, cover, and hold on.
  • Move to your designated safe location or as far inland and uphill as possible.


What should I do after a tsunami occurs?


  • Return home only after local officials tell you it is safe. A tsunami is a series of waves that may continue for hours. Do not assume that after one wave the danger is over. The next wave may be larger than the first.
  • Stay away from damaged areas so emergency responders can have full access.
  • Stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Be careful reentering buildings or homes. Tsunami-driven floodwater may have damaged buildings.



For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345
Fax: (732) 446-1576

April 01, 2018

Free tree seedlings will be available to Manalapan residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

From 9:30am to 11am on April 14th, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Kuschick Pavilion at the Recreation Center. Seedlings, available on a first come, first served basis, also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree’s full-grown size in the future. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent the roots from drying out.

The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute over 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of five years. It is a joint effort between Manalapan, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Canon, and FedEx.

When properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community. They improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

For a list of all distribution locations across the state, visit or

If you have any questions please contact Shari Spero at 732-446-8416 or