Township of Monroe

Announcements

Annual Juried Art Show 2017

Juried Art Show

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Other Dates: Monday, October 23rd - Monday, October 30th

Location: Monroe Twp. Public Library

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Holiday Food & Toy Drives

Deadline for Thanksgiving food drop off - Nov. 3rd
Dec.
food drop off ends Dec. 4th -
Toy drop off ends Dec. 6th

The Monroe Township Senior Center has already begun collections for its Holiday Food Baskets and Toy Drive.

The deadline for Thanksgiving drop off is Nov. 3. A list of needed items can be found below.

In December, in anticipation of our upcoming toy drive, the Senior Center will also be accepting gift cards from any number of stores, including popular places like Target, Kohl’s, Toys r Us, Game Stop and Walmart.  This second collection will end Dec. 6.

 

MONROE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY

HOLIDAY FOOD LIST DONATIONS

Must have Food for packing by November 3rd &   December 4th)

  • POTATOES               
  • INSTANT MASHED
  • APPLE JUICE/ OR CRANBERRY JUICE                                     
  • JIFFY CORN MUFFIN MIX
  • CAKE MIX
  • ICING FOR CAKE MIX
  • STUFFING
  • SANDWICH COOKIES
  • DECORATIVE NAPKINS
  • CRACKERS
  • VEGETABLE OR ONION SOUP MIX  
  • PANCAKE MIX/PANCAKE SYRUP

We want the holiday food basket to be special so all our families may have a special dinner.

We will be supplying additional items. WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY PERISHABLE ITEMS….

IF YOU DO HAVE A TURKEY THAT YOU ARE NOT USING, WE CAN ACCEPT THAT AT THE SENIOR CENTER! (8:30 ~ 4:30)  (Monday ~ Friday)

EVERY FAMILY WILL ALSO HAVE A TURKEY FOR THEIR HOLIDAY MEALS (THANKSGIVING & WINTER HOLIDAY)

We are grateful for your kindness  and compassion….

 

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Join MT and the American Cancer Society at Veteran's Park on Saturday, Oct. 14

Please join Monroe Township and the American Cancer Society at Veteran's Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 between noon and 10 p.m. for the "Relay for Life." Together, we'll come one step closer to a cure.

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Donate Library Fines to One America Appeal

Help is Still Needed After Hurricane Maria

Monroe Township is still doing its part for the hurricane relief efforts. Monroe Library staff is continuing to offer a fine-forgiveness program in which patrons can donate their fines to One America Appeal. This nonprofit has teamed up with five former U.S. Presidents for a donation drive to help relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Our library is also collecting donations on site if you happen to drop by. For more details, visit
https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/ #MonroeCares

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Community Cares Thanksgiving


SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR:

Click and print on the form below to sign up :)

 

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Open House at Fire District 2

October 8th @ 11 - 3 PM

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Getting to Know Monroe Services

 

           

Learn more about the extensive list of municipal services exclusively available to Monroe residents below: 

 

1. Community Center’s Fitness Center – Open to residents 18 years and older.  An annual $10 membership registration fee is required. Fitness Center is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily with the exception of weekends in July and August, when the Community Center closes at 5 p.m.  Please call 732-723-5000 for further details. Recreation On-Line Registration and Payment "Community Pass" Service

 

2. Recreation Department’s Summer Camp – Accommodates Monroe children Monday through Friday during summer break. Children are provided with supervision and enrichment, as well as sporting activities between 8:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. at one of three locations: The Township Community Center, Mill Lake Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School.  The seasonal cost starts at $100 for the first child and decreases for each additional child.  Staff can be reached at 732-723-5000 to answer any questions about the upcoming season.


3. Library’s Free Museum Passes – Residents can borrow free passes to one of more than twenty regional attractions – everything from rock climbing in Morganville to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.  The three-day passes must be booked online prior to pick up and dropped off before 11 a.m. on the day of return.  More details can be found at www.monroetwplibrary.org or by calling 732-521-5000.


4. Bookmobile – If a resident can’t make it out to the library, then they can visit the Library’s Bookmobile. Patrons can get a card, check out or request books or return material through this mini mobile library.  Currently, the Bookmobile cruises by dozens of locations.  The Library also offers door-to-door book deliver, returning every three weeks with new and requested material, for homebound residents. See the full schedule at www.monroetwplibrary.org or call 732-521-5000 for more information.


5. Paper Shredding – Several times per year, Middlesex County, in coordination with the municipal Recycling Department staff, schedule paper shredding events, where resident may take confidential and personal paperwork for shredding at a local site during a designated time or until the shredder is at full capacity.  Dates are typically advertised on the Township’s homepage www.monroetwp.com


6. Bulk Pick Up – Schedule a once-a-year pick-up of larger items like refrigerators, appliances, furniture and more by contacting Monroe Township’s Department of Public Works at 732-656-4575.


7. Paint Drop-offDispose of any outdated or unused paint at Monroe’s Recycling Center, 76 Gravel Hill-Spotswood Road.  Monroe will be accepting paint from residents on the third Saturday of the month between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Call staff at the Department of Public Works at 732-656-4575 for more information. 


8. Safe Zone – Monroe Township’s Police Department is making it safer for residents to exchange online merchandize, providing a designated area at its headquarters for this type of activity.  At the front of the building, 3 Municipal Plaza, two spots to the left of the flagpole are videotaped and monitored 24 hours per day.


9. Project Medicine Drop-off – A secured box, located in the lobby of the Monroe Township Police Headquarters, 3 Municipal Plaza, allows residents to safely dispose of any unused, excess or outdated prescription drugs at any time, 365 days per year, without any questions.  Further information can be found by calling the Police Department personnel at 732-521-0222.


10. Transportation –  Monroe’s Transportation Department provides out-of-town bus routes for residents. For residents 55 years and older, as well as those who are physically challenged, Monroe also offers in-town busing and curb-to-curb pick-up and drop-off for medical appointments. Contact Transportation Department employees at 609-443-0511 or review an up-to-date schedule at www.monroetwp.com/transportation.cfm.


11. Animal Control – Monroe’s Office of Animal Control responds to calls regarding lost, stray, injured or nuisance domestic animals, as well as wild, rabid animals and vicious dogs.  Staff also handle the disposal of deceased animals on local roads.  In addition, the Township offers a once-a-year free rabies clinic in the winter. More information can be found at 732-521-0222.

12. Links to Services  – For more service info click on the Senior Center, Transportation, Recreation, Cultural Arts, Library, Recycling, Paper Shredding, Project Medicine Drop-off, and Animal Control web pages to view their events and services.

 

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GreenFair 10/28

 


 

Click on this PDF file or check below for more details.

This year Monroe Township’s Green Fair is set for October 28, 2017 from 10am - 3pm at the Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe Township, NJ.  The Monroe Township Environmental Commission and Monroe Township Library work together on this event, which has been a great success since the first Green Fair in 2010.  The purpose is to educate the community of all ages about healthy and sustainable living as well as how to become responsible environmental stewards. We have vendors in categories such as health/wellness, healthy living, alternative energy, recycled products, organic pet products, and more. Local, County, and State government representatives educate the community on the environment, parks, and transportation. 

The library’s Bookmobile, the Department of Public Works EnviroMobile, and the County shredding truck will be available in the parking lot.  Area hospitals/pharmacies provide flu shots and health screening, and brochures on health and wellness.  Car dealerships bring hybrid or electric vehicles.  The Trenton Bike Exchange will be on hand to receive your used bicycles with the mission of helping low income families and raising money for after school programs for the Trenton Boys and Girls Club. 

Come test ride an electric pedal assist bike with Sourland Electric Bikes from Hopewell, NJ. Enjoy authentic Mexican food from Taqueria Maria’s.  Jamesburg community leaders also join us as a co-sponsor.  Won’t you join us and help the Monroe area community learn about your sustainable products?  We are seeking vendors with unique products and information on environmental stewardship and sustainability.  

To obtain a vendor application, log on to the Monroe Township Green Fair facebook page at facebook.com/MonroeTwpNJgreenfair to request it.  The form is also available on the Monroe Township website.  If you have any additional questions, please call Karen Toth on 732-939-5307 for more information.

 

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Wolverine’s 40th Anniversary Pep Rally 9/15

 

What: 40th Anniversary Homecoming Pep Rally for the Wolverine’s Pop Warner and Cheerleading Leagues

When: Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Daniel Ryan Field, 1818 N. State Home Road Monroe, NJ

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Paper Shredding Dates


Division of Recycling
55 Edgeboro Road
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
1-800-488-MCIA
732-628-0221

Edward Windas, Recycling Director
mciarecycling@mciauth.com

Middlesex County Solid Waste Management
2017 Paper Shred Events

RESIDENTIALLY GENERATED DOCUMENTS ONLY

 Please find scheduled dates and locations below:      

  3/25/17
4/7/17
4/8/17
4/22/17
5/12/17
5/13/17
6/10/17
6/24/17
7/7/17
7/8/17
7/22/17
8/12/17
8/26/17
9/8/17
9/9/17
9/23/17
10/14/17
10/28/17
11/11/17
Old Bridge Municipal Center Parking Lot One Old Bridge Plaza (off Rt.516) 8857
Monroe Monroe Senior Center 12 Halsey Reed Road 8831
Metuchen Edgar School - Rear Parking Lot Whitman and Lake Avenue 8840
North Brunswick Muncipal Complex 710 Hermann Road 8902
Highland Park Senior Center Parking Lot 220 South 6th Avenue 8904
Sayreville Senior Center Parking Lot 423 Main Street 8872
Woodbridge Department of Public Works 225 Smith Street, Keasbey 8832
South River Department of Public Works 9 Ivan Way 8882
New Brunswick High School Parking Lot 1000 Somerset Street (Rt. 27) 8901
Edison Municipal Building Parking Lot 100 Municipal Boulevard 8817
Spotswood High School Parking Lot 105 Summerhill Road 8884
Cranbury Cranbury School 23 North Main Street 8512
Carteret Community Center 100 Cooke Avenue 7008
DSWM Event Thompson Park Parking Lot near Manalapan Lake 8831
South Brunswick Beech Woods Park 37 Beekman Road 8852
South Plainfield PAL Building/Recreation Center 1250 Maple Avenue 7080
Milltown American Legion Post 25 Parking Lot 4 JF Kennedy Drive 8850
Perth Amboy Department of Public Works 599 Fayette Street 8861
Piscataway Little League Complex 491 Sidney Road 8854

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Vintage Baseball Game September 23 @ Historic Dey Farm

Game at 12 NOON

Contact the Historic Preservation Commission for more information. 

Call John Katerba at 732-521-1700 or email Lisa Macyda at lamacyda@gmail.com

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Residents: Your Input is Needed!

 

 

Please take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes!) about how and where you get information about things that are important to you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MonroeTwpInfo.     Thank you!

 

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Monroe Among the 30 Safest Cities

#7. Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Along the outer reaches of suburban New York, this New Jersey township has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the Northeast. Residents are attracted by the fantastic educational opportunities in Monroe Township, which was voted best high school in America, Silver in 2014 by US News.4

For detailed information read this Safewise article.

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Safe Exchange Zone

In an effort to ensure a safer location to exchange merchandise that has been purchased online, the Township of Monroe has established a Safezone Exchange location at the Monroe Township Police Department Headquarters. 

 

If you are facing the front of headquarters, the first two spots to the left of the flag pole are reserved for the safezone exchange.  Signs have been erected indicating the safezone parking spots. This area is well lit and monitored by cameras 24 hours a day.

 

 

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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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