Gloucester County’s First Tall Pines State Reserve Park Now Open!

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On June 20, 2016, Gloucester County proudly opened and welcomed all to view it’s very first Tall Pine State Reserve Park.  This beautiful breathtaking 110-acre park located along the borough of Wenonah is not only the home of a plethora of white pines, oaks, maples and dogwoods, but also consist of hundreds of recreational activities such as fishing, hiking and much more!  Read more

Shredding Event

 

Shred ImageThe Township of Mantua will be hosting a Community Shredding Event on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will be held at the Mantua Twp. Municipal Building Parking lot. This event is FREE and for Mantua Township residents only. No books or magazines allowed. 

 

 

 

Patriot Day Ceremony

 

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 The Mantua Township Mayor and Committee and the Gloucester County Board of Chosen will hold the Gloucester County Patriot Day Ceremony to commemorate the September 11th  attacks on the United States.

 This year’s remembrance will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m., at the Place of  Reflection, 9/11 Memorial located inside the Chestnut Branch Park, Main Street, Mantua.  The event is open to the public.  

 

Eli McCarson Memorial Park

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On August 11, 2016, family, friends, area residents and police officers came out to honor Eli McCarson, a New Jersey State Police trooper killed in the line of duty last December. Mantua officials decided to rename Sewell Park, located at the corner of Mantua Boulevard and East Mercer Avenue, the Trooper Eli McCarson Memorial Park. In honor of the township native who gave his life serving others, this spruced-up park includes not only a basketball court, which was McCarson’s favorite sport, but as well as a memorial space, complete with benches, a new flagpole, flowers and trees. The new memorial plaque consist of a triangle that represents the New Jersey State Police badge and the points on that triangle stand for Honor, Duty and Fidelity, which Mayor Scirrotto stated, all of which characterize and represent Eli’s qualities as an officer and a person.  For the state police, the park will become a place of daily remembrance, he said, noting that troopers passing the memorial will stop to salute Eli and honor his sacrifice. McCarson’s mother stated that she hopes park not only serves as a place to remember her son, but to remember all who dedicate their lives to public service on a daily basis.

Read more about the rededication of the Eli McCarson Memorial Park

Congratulations to Adam Bathurst, Grace Capelli, Tatum Gawrysiak & Moira Mcginty

Essay Winners correction

The township of Mantua would like to give a special honor to these four outstanding students who competed in the 2016 Mantua Township Historical Commission Essay Contest.  These talented fifth graders visited the Mantua Township Historical Museum to learn more about the history of their community.  They each subsequently entered into an essay-writing contest sponsored by Mantua Township Historical Commission where they were to write about our town’s history.  Following an impartial review of all the contest entries, these four students’ essays were adjudged of sufficient focus, insight and overall quality. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK & FOR BEING THE 2016 MANTUA TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL COMMISSION ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!

FIRST PLACE WINNER: ADAM BATHURST

SECOND PLACE WINNER: GRACE CAPELLI

THIRD PLACE WINNER: MOIRA McGINTY & TATUM GAWRYSIAK

 

 

TIME TO EVICT THOSE MOSQUITOES!

Throughout the mosquito season, the Mosquito Control Division receives and responds to request from County residents, schools business and organizations – (856) 307-6400, Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests for Services

Our Very Own Hometown Beauty Queen

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Mantua Township is proud to announce that our very own Clearview Regional High School graduate, Brenna Weick was crowned Miss New Jersey 2016!  Brenna Weick won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 29 other contestants.  The 22-year-old Mantua resident had competed in the pageant with her platform consisting of raising awareness about cyber bullying. Weick’s amazing win will allow her to represent the Garden State in the Miss America pageant, which will be held Sept. 11 in Atlantic City. Congratulations Brenna all of Mantua is rooting for you!

 

 

Did You Know?

  • Project Medicine Drop– The Mantua Township Police Department participates in “Project Medicine Drop”, which is a program where “prescription drug boxes” are installed at participating New Jersey Police departments.Residents or non-residents can drop off unused and/or expired medications safely, securely, and anonymously. It is available seven days per week,
  • Child Safety Seat Installation The Police Department has two officers trained in the inspection and proper installation of child safety seats who are available to anyone, township resident or not, who has a question or requests assistance on the proper installation of a child safety seat.
  • Bulk Trash Bulk Trash is residential household waste.  This refers to waste that is generated by the residents of the household.  This DOES NOT include the structure and/or the outside structure, storm damage, remodeling or ANY construction debris.  Old furniture may be placed at the curb with your trash on bulk week.
  • Zero- Tolerance Policy on Littering The Township recently installed new road signs that state” TAKE PRIDE, this is MANTUA TOWNSHIP”, in hopes that the local residents and even those who travel throughout the town will think twice about throwing trash on the side of the roads.
  • New Cell Phone Law Effective July 1, 2014, the fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device will increase. First time offenders will face a fine of at least $200.
  • How to Report a Street Light Out Atlantic City Electric services more than 80,000 street lights throughout South Jersey. We believe street and area lights are an important community safety feature. We thank you for taking the time to make us aware of problems that may include lights that are out, flickering or that have been damaged. Specific information that you can provide regarding the location, address, pole number of the light will help our field personnel make repairs.
  • Mantua Township Police Department Communicates with our Residents In an effort to better communicate with the residents of Mantua Township, the Police Department has started using a communications system that allows residents to receive information ranging from critical alerts to community news.