Monday, April 1, 2013
The cause of the crash is undetermined and still under investigation by members of the Traffic Safety Bureau and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Two Jackson teenagers were killed killed Sunday in a car crash in Manchester, according to Township Police. Brandon Simms, 18, and a 17-year-old male juvenile whom police did not identify were killed in the crash, which occurred Sunday around 6:15. Simms was driving a white 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible south on County Route 547, near the commercial gate to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, when it crossed into the north bound lane and hit a black 2000 Ford F150 pickup that was heading northbound on County Route 547 in the Ridgeway section according to a press release from Police Chief Brian Klimakowski. The driver of the Ford pickup, Stanley A. Lellig, a 46-year-old from Howell, was properly restrained at the time of the collision…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ocean County alone could see some $720,000 cuts if enacted.
Officials with the Ocean County Senior Advisory Council have issued a letter to state and federal officials stating their concerns about the sequester of federal funds on March 1, which could cut funding for Older Americans Act programs by 10.2 percent. At the Manchester Council Meeting last night, Brendan Weiner said if enacted, Ocean County alone could see some $720,000 in cuts, which he said could compromise some 26,000 meal services and other programs. "The council has written to senators asking for a no vote on this issue," Weiner said. He said that while the cuts proposed in the sequester may seem "advantageous" to many members of Congress, he said it will mean real losses to programs here in the county. Specifically, Weiner said the…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Most of the residents in Manchester Township who do not live in senior communities will see an increase in taxes later this year.
Several Manchester residents are frustrated that, in the 2013 reassessment, their home values dropped, but their taxes actually will rise in the third and fourth quarters this year - in some cases by more than $1,000. Appearing at the Township Council's Monday meeting, Pine Lake Park resident Melissa Mascaro said: "No one is going to move here. I could list my house at $400,000, but I'd be lucky to get $250,000. And yet, I'm paying $8,500 in taxes. I came in and the assessor did lower my assessment by $20,000, but that translates to $200 off." Most of the residents in Manchester Township who do not live in senior communities will see an increase in taxes later this year, despite the fact that the values on their homes have actually dropped…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Agreement would alleviate burden on local Public Works following Sandy.
Several Ocean County officials are expected to meet on Thursday to discuss the details of a shared services agreement that will make Ocean County responsible for debris pickup. Manchester became the latest Ocean County town to consider the shared service agreement at their regular council meeting Monday night. Barnegat and Stafford Townships entered into similar agreements with the county last week. Despite the fact that Stafford Township had previously approved resolutions that appropriated some $21 million for trash pickup following Sandy, under the terms of this shared service agreement, that number now drops to $6 million, according to township officials there. Manchester's Business Administrator Elena Zsoldos said that she and several…
Council members in attendance approved an ordinance that increases the pay ceiling for more than 30 positions
Changes in the training and responsibilities of some Manchester Township employees has led to Council members increasing the minimum and maximum salary caps for those employees. Monday evening at their regular meeting, the council members in attendance approved an ordinance that increases the pay ceiling for more than 30 positions. The caps increased for several employees, including Chief Engineer, Chief of Police, Township Clerk and dispatchers, according to a draft of the meeting agenda posted to the township website. The biggest salary cap increases fell within the township's data processing and communication areas. The cap for the township's director of data processing went up about $15,000, and the cap for the town's management …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
'I think we did the best we could under the circumstances,' superintendent says
At the Manchester Township Board of Education meeting on Wednesday night, Superintendent David Trethaway jokingly quipped that it had been “a slow week”, referencing how busy the district had been recently in distributing information to the community regarding the presence of mold at Manchester Township Middle School. “We held presentations for the middle school parents and staff on Monday, and for the high school parents and staff on Tuesday,” said Trethaway, who thanked board members, school administrators and environmental consultation experts for their presence at the meetings and helping to inform the public. The superintendent briefly recapped the work that will go on at the middle school for the next several months: the first floor …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Summer theatre troupe gearing up for Aug. 10 and 11 performances
The sounds of song and dance will soon grace the stage at Manchester Township High School, courtesy of the Manchester Summer Musical Theatre company — who will perform “Broadway…Someday” next week. Manchester Musical Theatre, a division of the township's Recreation Department and a non-profit organization, has been providing children’s theatre performances to the community for years. “Broadway…Someday," an original musical revue which takes to the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 11, will feature renditions of several classic Broadway songs. “This is a completely different show than what we’ve done in the past,” said director Krystyna Hubbard, a township resident who has been teaching music classes for nearly two decades. “…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wonder how much it will cost to get on your favorite beach? Stressed about where to park? Debating whether to pack a lunch or head up to the boardwalk? All the answers are right here. Just click each individual beach name for all the essential information on the best Shore spots around the counties. BARNEGAT LIGHT Visitors to Barnegat Light can enjoy both the beautiful beach as well as BarnegatLighthouse State Park, home to "Old Barney." Seasonal beach badges are currently available for $25. The price increases to $35 on June 15. Senior citizens, ages 65 and older, can purchase a seasonal pass for $10. Weekly badges also are available at a rate of $20 — with a week being defined as running from Saturday to Friday. The daily rate is $5 …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Manchester has earned more than $20K using GovDeals.com to auction old equipment, seized property.
Outdated police radios, old gas masks and seized motorcycles are just a few of the items that have been auctioned off by Manchester Township. The township and its police department have made $23,053.20 from the sales of surplus and confiscated items on GovDeals.com, an online auction website that allows government agencies to sell any surplus and confiscated items online with individual auction rules and regulations for each entity. Arthur Abline, the township's emergency management coordinator, said there are two Manchester accounts that utilize the website, one being the township account and another being the Law Enforcement Trust account. Abline has been responsible for a majority of the management of what sells on the website. For …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Stories you may have missed last week
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