November 2022

Hazlet Citizen Weekly - Nov. 18 2022 (2)

November 18, 2022

Municipal Holiday Schedule, Christmas House Contest, Indoor Pickleball

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure
Town Hall offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday observance. Town Hall hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21-23.

Recycling Schedule Shift
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the following zones will set out recycling on different collection dates. 

  • Zone 6 - The collection date is 11/21
  • Zone 8 - The collection date is 11/28

The DPW Yard will be closed on November 24 and 25 in observance of the holiday. It will reopen Saturday, Nov. 26. 

Red Barn Demolished

What's Missing?
Last week the township said goodbye to the aging "red barn" storage facility that had lately become a safety concern. Following a bidding process, the contractor removed the structure, freeing the space for new use. Due to its close proximity to the Cullen Center, the township is eyeing the land for new parking lot. 

Public Meetings
The Hazlet Township Committee will meet for a 7 p.m. Workshop and 8 p.m. Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Agendas are posted prior to the meeting in the Agenda Center.

Holiday House Decorating Contest
Hazlet Recreation has announced a holiday lights contest for Hazlet residents. Submit an address and photo via the township website by December 9. Photos will be posted to a Hazlet Recreation Facebook Page album for public voting between Dec. 12-18. The top 3 winners will be announced Dec. 19. Winners will also receive a lawn sign to display. 

Indoor Pickleball
Hazlet Recreation is now offering Pickleball indoors, inside the Cullen Center! There are sessions for beginners, open evening sessions and for kids, as well as open play time. Visit Hazlet.Recdesk.com for detailed information. 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly - Nov. 11 2022

November 11, 2022

Veterans Day, Election Day Results, Holly Jolly Planned for Dec. 3


Thank you, Veterans

Veterans Day ceremonies

Hazlet VFW Post 4303 is scheduled to hold ceremonies of respect and remembrance for veterans and POW/MIAs on Veterans Day. 

The members will meet at the Township Memorial at 10 a.m. to lay a wreath. The Memorial is located on the side of the Cullen Center at Veterans Park. 

Next, about 10:30 am, they will travel to Shorelands Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Highway 35 and Holmdel Road to lay a wreath in the Veterans section. 

Finally, the members hold a ceremony at 11 am outside the VFW Post 4303 hall at 18 Davern Ave., Hazlet. 

Residents may also visit the Honor Hazlet Heroes Veterans Banner Display on view at Veterans Park, 1776 Union Avenue. Over 100 banners show the faces,  names and service of Hazlet Veterans. The display is on view Memorial Day through Veterans Day.

Election Results (Unofficial)
Voters went to the polls on November 8 for the 2022 General Election. Hazlet races included Township Committee, Board of Education and Fire District.

Unofficial reports, as of November 11:

In the race for two 3-year terms on the Township Committee, Republicans James Cavuto and Robert Preston Jr. won over Democrats Danielle Roth and David Personette. For a 2-year unexpired seat, Peter Terranova beat Lucille Lo Sapio.

For 3 Board of Education seats, voters chose Lisa Brown, Laura O'Hara and Edward Barrett. David Asfour came in fourth.

For 2 Fire Commissioner seats, Les Parleman III and Michael Storcks got the most votes over John D'Altilio, Francis Wood and Joe Schroeck.

Due to the new vote by mail law, the mail-in ballot count will continue after Election Day. The new law allows mail-in ballots to be received by the Board of Elections up to 6 days after close of the polls, provided the ballot is post marked on Election Day.

Find final results at MonmouthCountyVotes.com. 

Holly Jolly
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Hazlet Recreation. 

Fun for all ages! Face painting, decoration blowups, ice sculptor, live music, crafts and holiday vendors.

The annual Hazlet Tree lighting will be held at 5:15 P.M. in front of the Cullen Center. 

Holly Jolly - Hazlet Recreation

Public Meetings
The 7 pm Township Committee Workshop and 8 pm Regular Meeting previously scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 22.

2023 Request for Proposals
Professional service contractors are invited to submit proposals by 10 a.m. on Dec. 1.  
More info. 

Red Barn Taken Down
The red storage facility in Veterans Park was demolished November 10, due to its aging condition. Its contents have been temporarily moved to trailers next to the ho

Hazlet Citizen Weekly - Nov. 4 2022

November 4, 2022

Celebrating Hazlet's Band, Municipal Schedule Nov. 7-11, Veterans Day Ceremonies

State Champions- RHS Marching Band

RHS Marching Band

The Township Committee congratulated the Raritan HS Marching Band at its meeting Nov. 1 for its stellar triumph at the Tournament of Bands. They band won Region 7 and captured the Group 1A State Championship.

Deputy Mayor Mike Glackin read a Proclamation recognizing the band for its "hard work, dedication, musicianship and exceptional ensemble chemistry." A Proclamation from State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon (R-13) was read by Monmouth County Commissioner Deputy Director Sue Kiley.

The large crowd gathered for the celebratory moment included Schools Superintendent Scott Ridley, Athletic Director John Degenito, teaching staff, school board members and Rocket Launcher band parents. 

Municipal Schedule Nov. 7-11

Municipal Office Hour

Town Hall hours have been announced for the week of November 7-11, 2022.

There are two municipal holidays this week. Town Hall and the DPW Recycling Yard on Leocadia Court will be closed on these days:

  • Tuesday, November 8 for Election Day
  • Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

On the three other days, Town Hall will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Daylight Saving Time
Remember to "Fall Back" at 2 a.m. on November 6 when DST ends. 

Veterans Day in Hazlet

Veterans Day ceremonies

Hazlet VFW Post 4303 welcomes the public to its annual ceremonies of respect and remembrance for veterans and POW/MIAs on Veterans Day. 

The members will meet at the Township Memorial at 10 a.m. to lay a wreath. The Memorial is located on the side of the Cullen Center at Veterans Park. 

Next, about 10:30 am, they will travel to the Shoreland Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Highway 35 and Holmdel Road to lay a wreath in the Veterans section. 

Finally, the members hold a ceremony at 11 am outside the VFW Post 4303 hall at 18 Davern Ave., Hazlet. 

Honor Hazlet Heroes Banner-640Visit the Honor Hazlet Heroes Veterans Banner Display on view at Veterans Park, 1776 Union Avenue. Over 100 banners depict the faces,  names and service of Hazlet residents. Walk or drive through.

Thanksgiving Event Donations
Hazlet Recreation is accepting both monetary donations and contributions towards the Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 22. All donations will be acknowledged. Items requested are utensils, Napkins, and Paper Products, Cold & Hot Cups, Juice, Cookies, Whipped Cream, Cranberry and Apple Sauce, Milk and Half and Half. 

Volunteers to help set up and serve are also welcome. Contact Hazlet Recreation at 732-217-8648

Childrens Programs at the Library
The November schedule is posted. This month includes "Turkey Soup Craft" with David Udovic on 4-5 p.m. on Monday November 14. Register. View more programs and film viewings in Hazlet on MonmouthCountyLib.org

STARS & Hazlet Clean Communities

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Thank you to the nonprofit Special Teens and Adults Recreation Supports (STARS) for holding a litter cleanup of Leocadia Court Park on October 23. More than 40 participated and left the park a better place. The event was organized through Hazlet Clean Communities


Hazlet Township Save the Date

Find township government, board and committee meetings and more on the main township calendar. 


NOVEMBER

Nov. 8, Tuesday

  • Election Day. Voters can cast their ballots on machines at their assigned polling locations. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and voters can find their polling locations at MonmouthCountyVotes.com.
  • On Veterans Day, Town Hall and the DPW Recycling Yard on Leocadia Court are closed. 
  • Coffee with a Hazlet Cop at Chick-fil-A, 2819 Route 25, Hazlet. From 8 am to noon. Ask questions, get to know your officers.

Nov. 11, Friday: Veterans Day. 

  • Hazlet VFW Post 4303 welcomes the public to its annual Veterans Day ceremonies of respect and remembrance for veterans and POW/MIAs. 
    • The veterans will begin at the Township Memorial at 10 a.m. to lay a wreath. The Memorial is located on the side of the Cullen Center at Veterans Park. 
    • Next, about 10:30 am, they will travel to the Shoreland Memorial Garden Cemetery at Highway 35 and Holmdel Road to lay a wreath in the Veterans section. 
    • Finally, the members hold a ceremony at 11 am outside the VFW Post 4303 hall at 18 Davern Ave., Hazlet. 
  • Visit the Honor Hazlet Heroes Banner Display on view at Veterans Park, 1776 Union Avenue. Over 100 banners depict the faces,  names and service of Hazlet residents. Walk or drive through. 
  • On Veterans Day, Town Hall and the DPW Recycling Yard on Leocadia Court are closed. 

Nov. 15, Tuesday: Bayshore Business Meet & Greet hosted by the nonprofit Hazlet Business Owners Association at the Cullen Center. From 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments. RSVP to the HBOA.

Nov. 22, Tuesday: Community Thanksgiving Dinner for all at the Cullen Center. Seating is at 5 p.m. Reservations required. Call Recreation: 732-217-8683 or register at Hazlet.Recdesk.com. View flyers (PDFs) about participating as a guest, donor or volunteer 

DECEMBER

December 3, Saturday: Hazlet Recreation hosts the annual Holly Jolly from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Cullen Center. Enjoy games and outdoor activities in Veterans Park. 

December 10, Saturday: Hazlet Recreation bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see "Christmas at the Playhouse," a holiday spectacular holiday show. Flyer.

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