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Allentown Borough NJ

Allentown Borough NJ This is the official municipal Facebook site for the Borough of Allentown. The Borough of Allentown is a small, but scenic and historic village located in central New Jersey.

We are located around the Mill Pond and along Doctor's Creek and Indian Run (believed to be part of "Underground Railroad"). We are an idyllic town with one of New Jersey's most charming and walkable Main Streets complete with restaurants, unique shops, a spa, salons, medical offices, historic homes, a public library that is located in a former church, and our Borough Hall. We are a historic comm

We are located around the Mill Pond and along Doctor's Creek and Indian Run (believed to be part of "Underground Railroad"). We are an idyllic town with one of New Jersey's most charming and walkable Main Streets complete with restaurants, unique shops, a spa, salons, medical offices, historic homes, a public library that is located in a former church, and our Borough Hall. We are a historic comm

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The agenda, bill list, and exeutive resolution for the March 8th Council meeting is now posted. This meeting will be in-...
03/04/2022

The agenda, bill list, and exeutive resolution for the March 8th Council meeting is now posted. This meeting will be in-person at Borough Hall and on Zoom at 7PM.

https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06165520220304144450.pdf

The Environmental Commission meets tonight at 7PM in-person and on Zoom. View tonight's meeting agenda at the link. http...
03/03/2022

The Environmental Commission meets tonight at 7PM in-person and on Zoom. View tonight's meeting agenda at the link.
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The minutes from the January meeting of the Board of Recreation Commissioners is now posted. Their next meeting is on Ma...
03/02/2022

The minutes from the January meeting of the Board of Recreation Commissioners is now posted. Their next meeting is on March 28th.https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06148020220301103710.pdf

Here is the updated list of employee, professional, volunteer and elected appointments as of the last Council meeting. h...
03/02/2022

Here is the updated list of employee, professional, volunteer and elected appointments as of the last Council meeting.

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Ordinance 03-2022 was introduced on February 8th and approved on February 22nd. Read it in its entirety here.ttps://alle...
03/02/2022

Ordinance 03-2022 was introduced on February 8th and approved on February 22nd. Read it in its entirety here.

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Ordinance 02-2022 was introduced on February 8th and approved on February 22nd. Read it in its entirety here.  https://a...
03/01/2022

Ordinance 02-2022 was introduced on February 8th and approved on February 22nd. Read it in its entirety here.
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Ordinance 01-2022, establishing a cap bank, was introduced on February 8th and approved on February 22nd. Read it in its...
03/01/2022

Ordinance 01-2022, establishing a cap bank, was introduced on February 8th and approved on February 22nd. Read it in its entirety here.

https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06144320220225131831.pdf

The minutes from the Council meeting held on December 21, 2021 are now posted. The next meeting of the Governing Body wi...
02/28/2022

The minutes from the Council meeting held on December 21, 2021 are now posted. The next meeting of the Governing Body will be on March 8th at 7PM in-person at Borough Hall and on Zoom.

https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06143920220225125149.pdf

The Board of Recreation Commissioners meets tonight at 7PM on Zoom. https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EE...
02/28/2022

The Board of Recreation Commissioners meets tonight at 7PM on Zoom.

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Timeline photos
02/26/2022

Timeline photos

02/25/2022

Motorists in New Jersey MUST stop for people in marked crosswalks. Failure to do so could result in 2 points on your license, a $200 fine or worse – someone could be seriously injured. Learn more about NJ's traffic laws here: https://bit.ly/37Dsh99 #PedestrianSafety

02/24/2022

Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting tonight at 12 midnight, Friday, February 25 based on the forecast for snow in North Jersey and sleet and freezing rain throughout the state.

Winter weather is expected to begin Thursday night and early Friday morning, which could make driving conditions treacherous, particular for the Friday morning commute. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states.

In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel Friday morning.

The commercial vehicle travel restriction will begin tonight at 12 midnight, Friday, February 25 and will be in place until further notice for the following highways in both directions:
• I-78, entire length from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-80, entire length from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-280, entire length from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-287, entire length from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
• NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287

The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
• All tractor trailers (exceptions as listed in the Administrative Order)
• Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
• Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
• Recreational vehicles
• Motorcycles

This restriction DOES NOT apply to:
• The New Jersey Turnpike
• The Garden State Parkway
• The Atlantic City Expressway
• Public safety vehicles, sworn and civilian public safety personnel; as well as other personnel directly supporting healthcare facilities or critical infrastructure such as providing fuel or food.

For a complete list of operations or personnel that are exempt from the travel ban, see the Administrative Order. Trucks that are already in New Jersey when the travel restrictions go into place are encouraged to pull off in truck stops to wait out the storm – DO NOT PARK ON SHOULDERS.

NJDOT is coordinating with all state and regional transportation agencies to ensure the most effective response to the storm. In order for NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners to safely and efficiently clear roadways of ice, motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response.

Click here for more information: bit.ly/3sfQ9u9

02/24/2022

Spring is coming…
Plant native local flora and watch life return to your yard… This is the best way to support your local ecosystem and help pollinators~🐝🦋
Contact ANJEC for more information and resources:
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.anjec.org
You Tube: ANJEC Views

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey offers many free resources:
—> https://www.npsnj.org/

Use this link to find native plant society in your area:
—> https://ahsgardening.org/gardening-resources/societies-clubs-organizations/native-plant-societies/

Checkout New York Times movie:
—> https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2021/06/30/climate-friendly-backyard/

Timeline photos
02/22/2022

Timeline photos

Are you looking for a new career? The #MonmouthCounty Division of Workforce Development is ready to help you find employment opportunities. Call 732-683-8850 ext. 3811 to learn more.

The Parks and Public Spaces Committee meets tonight at 7PM on Zoom. View tonight's agenda at the link below.https://alle...
02/21/2022

The Parks and Public Spaces Committee meets tonight at 7PM on Zoom. View tonight's agenda at the link below.

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The meeting agaenda and executive session resolution for the February 22nd Council meeting is now posted. The meeting wi...
02/18/2022

The meeting agaenda and executive session resolution for the February 22nd Council meeting is now posted. The meeting will take place at 7PM on Zoom. Information to access Zoom may be found at the top of the agenda.

https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06130220220218121406.pdf

The minutes from the January meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Commission is now posted. This group meets next...
02/18/2022

The minutes from the January meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Commission is now posted. This group meets next again on March 17th.https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/HPRC_Min_012022.pdf

The minutes from the January meeting of the Economic Development Commission are now posted. This group meets next on Mar...
02/17/2022

The minutes from the January meeting of the Economic Development Commission are now posted. This group meets next on March 16th. https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/EDC_Jan_Min_011922.pdf

The agenda for tonight's Historic Preservation Commission is now posted. The meeting is 7PM tonight on Zoom.  https://al...
02/17/2022

The agenda for tonight's Historic Preservation Commission is now posted. The meeting is 7PM tonight on Zoom. https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/HPRC_021722(1).pdf

02/16/2022
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The 2021 Annual Financial Statement has been posted to our website. View it at our link.

The agenda for tonight's Economicv Development Commission meeting may be found at the link. The meeting takes place toni...
02/16/2022

The agenda for tonight's Economicv Development Commission meeting may be found at the link. The meeting takes place tonight at 7PM on Zoom.

https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/EDC_011622.pdf

The minutes from the November meeting of the Parks and Public Spaces Committee are now posted. This group meets next on ...
02/15/2022

The minutes from the November meeting of the Parks and Public Spaces Committee are now posted. This group meets next on February 21st at 7PM on Zoom.https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06113020220215110920.pdf

02/15/2022

Roses are red, violets are blue, February is American #HeartMonth, protect yours against flu! Annual flu vaccination is linked to a lower risk of serious cardiac events in people with heart disease.

02/14/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕

Want to know how you can share the love today? Be a courteous driver to those traveling around you! #ValentinesDay

Here's the latest edition of the Borough newsletter. Get your copy directly by messaging me your email address. Now here...
02/14/2022

Here's the latest edition of the Borough newsletter. Get your copy directly by messaging me your email address. Now here are updates on the Borough's speed enforcement area, village status, and sewer bills...
https://mailchi.mp/96f95c2b1d48/valentines-day-edition

History of Valentine’s Day
02/14/2022
History of Valentine’s Day

History of Valentine’s Day

What are the historical origins of Valentine's Day? Get the facts. Learn how romantic cards helped commercialize this day of love.

02/14/2022

See someone about to get behind the wheel after drinking? 🏈 Intercept those keys! Fans don’t let fans drive drunk. #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowlLVI

Ordinances 01-2022, 02-2022, and 03-2022 were introduced at the Council meeting held on February 8th. The public hearing...
02/11/2022

Ordinances 01-2022, 02-2022, and 03-2022 were introduced at the Council meeting held on February 8th. The public hearings will be held at the Borough Council meeting held on February 22nd.https://allentownboronj.com/vertical/sites/%7B7748EEEB-2391-4653-8B6A-4A64C85A6D79%7D/uploads/doc06109020220210114101.pdf

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8 N Main St
Allentown, NJ
08501

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Monday 9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9am - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 3:30pm

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Anyone know if the walking path at heritage park is clear?
Has there been a date yet for the free rabies vaccinations in town ? I got my notice for their license but did not say anything about the rabies clinic . Thank You
Good morning. The town council is comprised of 6 members. Not being familiar with all goings-on and policies like term limits and such, why is there only 1 incumbent running for re-election but Allentown residents could vote in 2 candidates? Is another incumbent leaving/retiring or is the council adding another member to their ranks making it 7 council men/women? Whose term this cycle is over in the council other than Mr. Elder? Thank you for any information you may share. Keep safe.
Rob Schmitt for Allentown Borough Council: See the Difference Hi! My name is Rob Schmitt and I have been working hard for you since 2008. I have served as a community volunteer, as your Councilman, and as a neighbor you know you can count on. I am running for a seat on Borough Council--a job I did well for you for 6 years. I am hoping you’ll support me again now when we need experience and steady leadership most. Most of you have seen my “Rob Schmitt for Council” signs around town. But signs can only communicate so much. It’s my long-term commitment to you and my presence in the community that counts. You have seen me in town working on your behalf as both your Councilman, and as a long-time member of Allentown Lions Club where I am out-going President. This year as club President I led the Lions’ effort to raise thousands of dollars to support Allentown & Upper Freehold Businesses drastically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. So, I stand with our small business community with more than just words. So, what else sets me apart from the other candidates who have knocked on your door, posted on social media, or sent you something in the mail? Below are 4 points I’d like you to consider as you cast your vote starting this week: I am raising a family here as a single dad on a budget. I don’t just know the value of a tax dollar, I understand the cost of it in every paycheck. So if you're looking for someone to be on YOUR side in the Council Chamber and advocate for your interests, then I’m your candidate. I started serving the community while I was actively raising young children, so my girls could see, first hand, the tremendous impact and rewards of community service. Look hard at the slate of other candidates: you won’t find the same skin in the game. I am the only candidate with 6 years of experience of actually beginning a project from an idea and seeing it through to completion as a Borough Councilman. Let’s face it: there is a big difference between identifying a need, cultivating support, planning, finding financing, fighting for, and shepherding a major multi-million dollar project on behalf of a municipality versus simply standing there at the finish line for the photo op as some candidates are doing. Roots and history. I am the only candidate who was raised here. I grew up in the Borough and have a passion and a commitment to this amazing historic village and that drives me to serve and to work hard to find solutions to challenges that we face as a community every day. My Public Safety track record: New officers hired, improved morale, Detective rank added, Chief of Police installed, 2 contracts written and settled, increased traffic stops and speeding crackdowns, new equipment purchased and personnel trained. As your Councilman: Traffic calming and speeding solutions NOW. The current Mayor and Council have paid lip service but done nothing substantial to stop the reckless, dangerous speeding on our streets. Tractor trailers continue to use the Historic Village as their high speed shortcut. Allentown residents have spoken. We all want solutions now. No more excuses. I will fight to end the reckless speeding and truck traffic NOW. See the difference? I stand on a lifetime of community service, integrity, and hard work. BUT with so much more to do, I am looking for your support now: VOTE for ROB SCHMITT, YOUR Allentown Councilman!
Is the Borough office letting residents come into the office to pay their taxes or do they still need to be mailed or left in the door slot?
Declaration of Independence reading in Heritage Park, Allentown In Trenton Times page 7 today, Photos by Michael Mancuso
This article about a good deed done by an Allentown youngster has been posted on the Examiner's website at centraljersey.com Mark Rosman, managing editor, the Examiner
Hello All: Is Allentown doing annual July 4, 2020 Kids Fishing contest?
I have posted this article on the Examiner website at centraljersey.com Mark Rosman, managing editor, the Examiner
Linda Nemcick Cotte and I have completed another batch of masks. Thank you to all the members of our community who have donated material to help make this happen. If you are in need of masks, please PM me for pick up details.
Linda Nemcick Cotte and I still have lots of masks and continue to make more! Please private message either of us for details to pick up a mask or two. We both would like to thank all those who have and continue to donate the supplies to continue making the masks. As long as the material and elastic keeps showing up, the sewing will not stop!!!
Linda Nemcick Cotte and I have been busy making more masks, 151!! A big thank you to all those who have been kind enough to donate the material. We will continue to make masks as long as the elastic lasts. Let us know if masks are required for children as we now have patterns to accommodate! If you need a mask or two, please let us know and we will make sure to get you one. PM me for details to pick up your mask.