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Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
Teen Leadership 7 –8 pm
Special Needs Council 7 :30 –8 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Utilities Committee 7 –7 :30 pm
MAC 7 –7 :30 pm
Green Team Meeting 7 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 pm
Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
Community Alliance 7 –8 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
EDC 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
Board of Health 8 –10 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
MVAAC Movie Event 2 –5 pm
February 01, 2019

Tax Payment Reminder:  The Second Quarter Tax is due May 1, 2019.  As per NJSA 54:4-67, the Township of Manalapan permits a 10-day grace period for tax payments.  Payments received in our office or left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. on May 10th will accrue interest charges calculated from the original due date of May 1st.

The Homestead Benefit Credit has been applied to the Second Quarter Tax.  Adjusted tax bills were mailed to eligible homeowners at the end of March 2019.  Any questions regarding this benefit should be directed to the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation at 1-888-238-1233.

There is a tax payment drop box on the Tax Collector’s office door which is available for one week prior to the due date through May 9th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  On Fridays, the box will be available until 4:30 p.m. 

The Tax Collector’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Payments left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. will be considered received as of the next business day.

The office will have extended hours on Thursday, May 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Residents can view and/or pay taxes, print a copy of the current tax bill and calculate interest to a future date online at  Please visit the Tax Collector's page and follow the link.

February 06, 2019

The Manalapan Arts Council and Mayor Susan Cohen are pleased to announce the holding of the 11th annual Manalapan Township photo contest.  The 2019 theme is "A Moment in the Life of Manalapan". The Contest will be looking for pictures of any scene, object, event, people or activity that occurs in Manalapan that inspires an appreciation of residing in the town. Each year’s contest has been very successful as over 400 photos have been submitted in the past 10 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 Susan Cohen.  Mayor Cohen added, “I have looked at the photos from previous contests when they have been on display in the courtroom and I am always so impressed with artistic talents of the residents of our town, and how they have captured the essence of each theme in their photos. I am really looking forward to a new set of wonderful photos that showcase our beautiful town!"

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 8th) display will also win a prize of $100.

As mentioned, all photos will be on display at the Manalapan Day community event on June 8, 2019 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 24, 2019.  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 photo contest application

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

March 22, 2019

The spring leaf collection will take place during the weeks of April 8th and May 6th. Please place bagged leaves at the curb, not in the street, on the first day (Monday) of each scheduled collection to insure you will not miss either collection. NO leaves will be collected that are not contained in these biodegradable bags. Bagged leaves containing twigs, grass, brush, weeds or other debris will not be collected.

If you did not have bagged leaves at the curb in time for the collection, you may bring them to the Public Works yard at 207 Route 522.

March 29, 2019

The Manalapan Arts Council (MAC) will present MANALAPAN DAY on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 3PM-10pm at the Manalapan Recreation Center.

This is the BIGGEST and BEST event of the year.  Our annual kick off to the summer celebration will bring together thousands of residents from Manalapan and its surrounding towns for the event of the season, attracting attendees of every age!

This year we are excited to present the renowned group Under the Streetlamp to take the main stage at 8pm.  The former members of the Broadway smash hit "Jersey Boys" have played sold-out shows across the nation, performing classic hits of the '50's, '60's & '70's, breathing new life into the famous songs of Motown, Doo-Wop, and Rock n' Roll.

To conclude the evening, we have planned a fireworks extravaganza to light up the skies of Manalapan for miles.  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 or a sponsor for this wonderful Manalapan Township community event!

Please see the attached Sponsor Letter and Sponsor Application.

Please see the attached Vendor Application and Rules and Regulations.

Email with any questions you may have!


May 01, 2019

May 2019 – On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse held its 5th annual Project ZERO 5K Fun Run. The event was held at the Manalapan Recreation Center. The event was a great culmination to a month long project of raising awareness about alcoholism and drug abuse and the Project ZERO campaign.

Almost 200 people were on site for the Run. Distinguished guests in attendance included Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen, Manalapan Deputy Mayor Jack McNaboe, Manalapan Committeeman Barry Jacobson and Englishtown Mayor Thomas Reynolds. Also in attendance was local running coach Bob Andrews. Community sponsors included Platinum level sponsors Dynasty Advisors, Englishtown Auction and Suez Water, Gold Sponsors Wegmans, Manalapan Diner, Precision Tech Home Services, Insure Your and Alice Distributors, and Silver Sponsors Eli and Susan Cohen, Dunkin Donuts and Pantano Nursery. Additional support was provided by Arrow Pharmacy, Netcost Market, and Road ID

Awards were given to the top finishers in four (4) categories. The runners with the best time for men was Justin Rand, women was Carly Loverdi, boys, 14 and under was Suhaan Pakya and girls, 14 and under, was Jessica Abbott.

The mission of the Community Alliance 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 Project ZERO or to become part of the Alliance, please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or

May 06, 2019

Please be advised that on or about May 06, 2019, preliminary construction work will commence on NJ Route 33 Business in Manalapan Township, Freehold Township and the Borough of Freehold. This project consists of repairs and replacement concrete vertical curb, public curb ramps, repairs to drainage structures and resurfacing of the roadway. The Department’s Contractor – Earle Asphalt Company – will pave NJ Route 33 Business from milepost 1.57 (Cardigan Bay Road) to milepost 3.98 (Kondrup Way). The work will be conducted both day and night using temporary lane closures with daytime hours of 9am to 3pm and night time hours of 8pm to 6am. All work is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change accordingly.

May 10, 2019


Join Mayor Susan Cohen and the Township Committee in Making the Town Pink in May in an effort to remind women to get their annual mammograms, the best defense against breast cancer.

Business Owners…If you are interested in getting involved and hosting a Pink Event in the month of May please contact We will put a list of events and participating businesses on our website.

Residents of Manalapink…It’s Time to Pink Your Houses! Support the Importance of aMammography by Decorating Your House Pink. Email with your pink houses and we will post it on the Manalapan Township facebook page. Each participating home will receive a “Paint the Town Pink” Certificate from the Mayor.

Support from our businesses and community volunteers is what makes this event so successful.

All those participating will be honored at the June 12th Township Committee meeting. 

Join us for the month of May in Manalapink!

May 30, 2019

Please join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a Movie Screening of Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese. This will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Monmouth County Library Headquarters - 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ.

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta is a documentary that took over 20 years to produce, and focuses on the almost unknown Chinese community in the heart of the Deep South. The Chinese men from the Delta made vital contributions to the US war effort in WWII. The transformational nature of their participation helped in the development of the community in the decades immediately after the war, and these Chinese Delta families made major contributions to the state of Mississippi and beyond.

This program will start with an introduction by Advocate and Community Volunteer, Ms. Shirley Ng, of Manalapan Township TV Network and American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291. A short Q&A session will follow with Past National Commander Mr. Fang Wong, the first Asian American to have served in this position: Commander of Sons of American Legion, Mr. Corky Lee and Past Commander, Mr. Kenneth Wong, all from American Legion L.t.  B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291.

This program has been generously co-sponsored with Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee.


May 30, 2019

Please join First Aid & CPR, LLC and Manalapink in the fight against Breast Cancer and to remind women to get their Annual Mammogram on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Gordon's Corner Fire Company - 683 Tennant Road, Manalapan, NJ.

Adult & Child CPR/AED/Choking 

$50 per person
Call 888-242-4259 for more information or
Register online at



June 01, 2019

The First Aid & CPR. LLC would like to invite you to attend a Free American Heart Association Adults Hands-only CPR Training Event in honor of National CPR/AED Awareness Week! 

This will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Manalapan Community Center - 114 Route 33 West, Manalapan, NJ (between Peking Pavilion & Andee Plaza) 

This non-certification training runs hourly & teaches:
1. How to spot Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
2. Call 911
3. Provides Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary (CPR)
4. Use Automated External Defribrillator 

Registration is required! Please register at or call 888-242-4259 for more information (Ages 11 & Up) 


July 22, 2019

The Manalapan Township Police Department will be hosting their 1st Annual Police Youth Academy from July 22nd to the 26th, 2019.  

***Please Save The Date*** 

This is not a “scared straight” program

This academy is designed for Teenagers with an interest in Law Enforcement


Open to Manalapan residents who are 13 to 16 years of age. Limited number of participants permitted.  There is a $50.00 fee per participant to cover the cost of uniforms and activities.  

Applications for registration will be available May of 2019.

Activities include: physical training, military etiquette, close order drill (marching), police training, team-building exercises, various demonstrations from multiple agencies.

***Manalapan Police Youth Academy works in coordination with the Manalapan Twp. Police Explorer Post***