Hazlet Recreation's Community Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 22 drew over 200 diners and generous donations from Hazlet-area businesses. The atmosphere was cheerful as friends chatted. A singer provided musical entertainment. Hazlet Police served residents in the buffet line. Youth volunteers helped members of the Hazlet Recreation Advisory Committee provide table-side service and clean-up. On the way out, a guest with a takeout container stopped to comment. "This was a wonderful evening!"
Annual Reassessment in Hazlet
2023 Assessment postcards were mailed out from Monmouth County around the second week of November. Learn more about the annual tax assessment program on the Township Assessor's page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 7 pm Township Committee Workshop and 8 pm Regular Meeting previously scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 22.
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
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
Town Hall hours have been announced for the week of November 7-11, 2022.
- Tuesday, November 8 for Election Day
- Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
Daylight Saving Time
Remember to "Fall Back" at 2 a.m. on November 6 when DST ends.
Veterans Day in Hazlet
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.
Visit 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