Hazlet Citizen Weekly edition of Nov. 26 2021

November 26, 2021

Feast and Friendship
The Hazlet-based RAINE Foundation hosted a warm and fulfilling Thanksgiving community dinner Tuesday for over 300 people with help from Hazlet Recreation. Our seniors were picked up by bus and welcomed to the 4 pm seating by gracious students at the door and seated at tables decorated by homemade placemats. The Hazlet Police Dept. served food at the buffet station. There was singing from the Raritan High School chorale singers and the Raritan High School Marching Band, and lots of friendly conversation. All this, just days after RAINE  volunteers packed hundreds of Thanksgiving dinner supply boxes for families in the Bayshore. Next up, the group's famous Christmas gift drive, wrapping marathon and personalized delivery. Stay tuned!

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Flooding Issues
Over the past two months, residents have reached out to the Township Committee to discuss serious flooding issues in their neighborhoods. "Recent storm events dropped intense levels of rainfall causing flooding conditions," said Mayor Tara Clark. "We have directed our town engineers to begin the process of evaluating neighborhoods located by creeks most impacted. We are taking this issue very seriously."

New Alliance Coordinator
Nikki Tierney began work this week as Hazlet Township's new Alliance coordinator, stationed in Town Hall. The Hazlet Alliance provides drug and alcohol prevention programs to children in grades K-12, supports outreach efforts for parents and develops community awareness programs.
Tierney's background is in counseling, and she has already forged connections with the school district superintendent, the police department and Hazlet's Hope Network. Public health, including mental health, has become especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tierney will be focused on providing assistance to the public, with empathy and understanding. She succeeds Barbara Hilliard, who served as the township's Alliance Coordinator. The office was established in 1991.

Baseball Tickets from Hazlet Recreation

Exclusive ticket offer for Hazlet residents this weekend
Hazlet Township Recreation is offering bus trips to two baseball games. Tickets go on sale on Black Friday, November 26, 2021 for Hazlet residents. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at 9 a.m. All the details can be found on the Recreation Events page. 

  • NY Yankees vs Boston Red Sox on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Yankee Stadium – Section 305. Ticket cost: $160
  • NY Mets vs. Atlanta Braves on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm. at Citi Field - Field Reserved, Section 139. Ticket cost: $110 

Vaccine Clinic Dec. 2
Hazlet will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the public on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10 am to 1 pm at the James J. Cullen Center, 1766 Union Avenue. Vaccines for ages 5 & up and boosters, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses if needed. More information.

Hazlet's Holiday Party
Join us at the Hazlet Holly Jolly on Sunday, Dec. 5! The family-friendly fun starts at 3 p.m. with hot chocolate and cookies with Santa. Take a ride on Hazlet's Polar Express. Listen to carolers. See an ice sculptor at work. Help us keep an eye out for Elf on the Shelf, Olaf and The Grinch... At 5 pm, we will light up the Christmas tree outside!  Free. No registration necessary. 

Chair Yoga Begins
Join instructor Christina Ausiello for Chair Yoga classes, offered Tuesday at 10 am (starting November 30) or Friday evenings at 6:00 pm (starting December 3) at the James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet. The cost for the four-session package is $65. Hazlet Recreation classes are not resident-restricted. Register today.


Hazlet Township Save the Date

Events in Hazlet Township

Thursday, Dec. 2: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, 10 am to 2 pm at the James J. Cullen Community Center

Sunday, Dec. 5 - Hazlet Holly Jolly. A fun family-friendly party at the Cullen Center from Hazlet Recreation. 3 to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 12Holiday bus trip to Historic Smithville and Village Greene. Includes lunch at The Historic Smithville Inn. Tickets $65. Register online or visit Hazlet Recreation.

Details may change as we approach event dates. Be sure to check back! 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly is compiled and published by the Hazlet Township Public Information Office to share news and events with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly news roundup is posted to our website on Friday. Get an email or text alert to see the week's news by signing up here. Questions? Contact Christina Johnson, Public Information Officer: (732) 217-8660 or cjohnson@hazletnj.org.