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Fire Prevention 8 –9 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
Town Hall Meeting 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Municipal Court 9 –3 pm
Historical Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Board of Health 7 :30 –8 pm
June 16, 2017

For Immediate Release

June 16, 2017

Rabies Alert

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, two (2) Manalapan Township dogs had an altercation with a raccoon in the backyard of the owner.  The raccoon was killed by the dogs.  The raccoon was submitted for testing for rabies and was found to be positive.  The dogs were given rabies booster vaccinations immediately and have now been placed in a 45 day quarantine on the owners property.  The owners of the dogs are being evaluated for possible exposure to the rabies virus in the handling of their dogs immediately thereafter.  It appeared the raccoon may have been nesting below a shed on the property.  The property is bordered by a wooded parcel with a stream fairly close.

Rabies is a deadly virus that attacks the nervous system. It is most often seen in wildlife such as raccoons, bats, skunks, groundhogs, and foxes.  Domestic cats, dogs, and ferrets can also get rabies, if not vaccinated. If a rabid animal bites you, or its saliva or tissue gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or any open wound, you can get rabies. Rabies is fatal once symptoms begin. 

The best way to prevent rabies is to vaccinate and license your pets. Municipal Ordinances require dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies, and licensed. 

Protect yourself and your pets from rabies:

Vaccinate your dogs, cats, ferrets, and other animals against rabies.
Avoid contact with wild animals.  Enjoy wildlife from a distance.  If you observe any animal – wild or domestic – not behaving properly, please contact the Manalapan Township Health Department/Western Monmouth Animal Control at (732) 446-8345 or the Manalapan Police at (732) 446-4300 if after normal working hours.
Do not let pets roam free.
Cover garbage cans securely and do not leave pet food outside.
Prevent bats from entering your home. If you find a bat, do not touch it. Only let it go if you are absolutely sure no people or household pets had any contact with it.  Contact the Manalapan Township Health Department/Western Monmouth Animal Control at (732) 446-8345 or the Manalapan Police at (732) 446-4300 if after normal working hours to help capture the bat.
If you or your pet has an encounter with a wild animal, contact the Manalapan Township Health Department.  After hours, call Manalapan Township Police at 732-446-4300.
If you have wild animals living on your property you may opt to contact a private pest control service to remove the animal(s).  Western Monmouth Animal Control does not trap and remove wild animals.
All Dog bites should be reported to the Health Department for Animal Control follow-up.

To learn more about preventing rabies, visit or call the Manalapan Township Health Department/Western Monmouth Animal Control at (732) 446-8345.

June 28, 2017

The Manalapan Environmental Commission partnered with the Manalapan High School Environmental Club, SAVE (Students Against Violation of the Earth) to paint murals on several structures at the Manalapan Rec Center. The murals have nature themes and cover structures that surround two demonstration gardens previously planted by the Commission.

Mayor Susan Cohen called the murals “a beautiful addition to the area that will be enjoyed by residents for many years to come. It was truly a community project and we want to thank all of the volunteers”. A once unsightly electrical box is now painted dark purple with lightening bolts, a fire hydrant has been made to look like a mushroom from the Mario Bros video games, and three sides of a storage garage have been painted with vibrant murals of flowers and butterflies. One wall of the garage includes 3 large butterflies at different heights that children and adults can stand in front of to take a fun photo looking as if they have wings themselves. 

According to Jenine Tankoos, Chair of the Environmental Commission, “the murals are part of a larger project called the Eco Patio to be completed this fall beside the murals. The Eco Patio will include a large patio with seating to be constructed this summer as well as landscaping and permanent educational displays all with an environmental education theme.” 

The Township honored the teachers and students who designed and painted the murals at a Township Committee meeting on June 14. This included teachers Nora Cavaluzzi and Maryanne Mildorf, and students Melissa Badamo, Madison Braswell, Emily Deady, Bart Ficilli, Danielle DelosSantos, Melanie Kovaks, Brittany Lew, Chris Lynch, Nupoor Matieda, Jessica Nava, Anthony Prestia, Jessica Schwab, Juliana Sorbara, Katelyn Spina, Megan Spina, Conner Stockwell, Robert Koralja, Einat Shayer.

3 Photos attached. Photos taken by Jenine Tankoos. Names of the 3 students painting Monarch butterfly in the photo with people are: Nupoor Matieda (in front or Left), Danielle DelosSantos (middle), and Brittany Lew (back or right)

July 01, 2017

July Monthly Passes On-Sale Today Include New Discounted M&E Hoboken Fares

NJ TRANSIT is rolling out several customer-focused initiatives in preparation for Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station New York (PSNY) and the associated service changes this summer.

Customers can begin purchasing their monthly passes for July which include the deeply discounted fares to Hoboken for M&E Midtown Direct customers.  Customers traveling to NYC via Hoboken cross honoring options will see a savings of up to 63% off of their usual PSNY fare.

Important Note: Customers purchasing discounted M&E monthly or weekly passes to Hoboken will still be able to use those passes on the early morning weekday Midtown Direct trains to PSNY, on all weekend Midtown Direct trains to/from PSNY and on all regularly scheduled Midtown Direct trains to/from PSNY July 1-9 prior to the service changes.

NJ TRANSIT’s “Trip Planner” feature on and the Mobile App have been updated with the new summer service schedules.  Customers can now log on from computers and smartphones to plan station-to-station trips for travel between July 10 –September 1, utilizing the new summer schedules.  Customers are strongly encouraged to prepare their travel plans in advance using these tools and to familiarize themselves with the cross honoring options available for travel to/from NYC on weekdays in July and August.

NJ TRANSIT executives and management staff will continue a series of informational sessions to answer any questions or concerns customers may have. 

NJ TRANSIT is providing additional travel tips:

  • NJ TRANSIT customers will need to show their rail ticket/pass to access PATH, ferry and bus options in Hoboken.  Customers using single ride tickets should remember to hold on to their paper tickets when exiting the train to display when boarding the PATH, ferry or bus.
  • Customers using single ride paper tickets are strongly encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets as they will have to display an NJ TRANSIT ticket at the W. 39th St. ferry terminal and the PATH stations at 33rd and World Trade Center for travel to Hoboken.  There are no NJ TRANSIT ticket vending machines at those ferry and PATH locations.
  • Customers are advised to download the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App to purchase electronic tickets from anywhere at anytime.
  • Cross honoring and alternate travel options will be available on weekdays only.  Weekend service is not affected.  Cross honoring will not be in effect from 2 a.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday.
  • M&E Customers traveling to/from PSNY on weekends, using single ride tickets, will need to purchase tickets with PSNY as the final destination

Website and Travel Information

NJ TRANSIT will provide updated information as new details become available at

Information on NJ TRANSIT’s website is available in 14 languages using Google Translate. To use a language other than English, click on “Translate This Site” at the lower right corner of the homepage and click on the language of your choice.

Customers may also access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports.  Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.   

Allow additional time for travel and parking. Service and parking spaces will be limited and will fill up quickly. Expect overcrowded conditions and delays.  Customers who have travel time flexibility should consider off-peak travel.  

Travel Tips

  • Check or news media before starting your trip for service advisories or alerts that may affect your trip.
  • Download NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App for easy access to service information and advisories, ticket purchases via MyTix, real-time train departure status through DepartureVision, real-time or scheduled bus arrivals through MyBus, and other features to assist you during your commute.
  • Stay connected during your commute through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Search for rail, bus or light rail-specific Twitter accounts for the best information. While we make every effort to respond to comments posted on our social media channels, we recommend that you contact our Customer Service team directly with critical or time-sensitive issues.

          o  Twitter:  @NJTRANSIT

          o  Facebook:

          o  YouTube Channel:  TheNewJerseyTransit

  • If you will be altering your travel pattern during this time, you may want to update your travel alert preferences in your My Transit account. If you do not have a My Transit account and are a frequent traveler on NJ TRANSIT, sign up to receive alerts at   
  • Allow additional time to make connections with NY Waterway, PATH, bus and light rail services to reach your destination.  
  • Purchase round-trip tickets prior to boarding trains, buses or light rail vehicles to speed up your return trip. Tickets are available at ticket vending machines and ticket agent locations at major terminals and stations, as well as through the MyTix feature on NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App. For more information on MyTix and to set up an account, visit  
  • If you plan to travel on a bus and do not have a ticket that will be cross-honored, be aware that no bills over $20 are accepted on full-service bus routes and exact change is appreciated. Certain bus routes require the exact fare. Bus operators on those routes do not carry money and cannot make change.
  • Bus routes 107, 108 and 126, popular routes providing enhanced service to New York during the track repair project, are all exact fare lines. For specific fare information on buses, use the Trip Planner feature on our homepage.
  • Keep luggage and extra carry-on items to a minimum. Rail, bus and light rail vehicles will have increased ridership and every bit of space counts.
  • You can provide feedback to us regarding your travel experience through our Contact Us feature on and our mobile app or call Customer Service at (973) 275-5555.  
  • NJ TRANSIT’s website is translatable in multiple languages. To use this feature, click on “Translate this Site” located in the lower right corner of our homepage.

July 21, 2017

Car Show, Concert and Fireworks

August 18, 2017

Concert and Movie in the Park

Details to Follow