Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Farewell for Now

Due to health issues, we are suspending the Matawan Advocate until further notice. Now there are some who will be doing a "happy dance" and others who will truly miss us.

To those who are busy doing a "happy dance" we will still be watching, so don't trip on your opened shoe laces. To those who will miss us, we wish a very Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah and all the best for the New Year.

See you at the next meeting.....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Borough Council Workshop/Meeting Tues. 12/1 @7pm

Tuesday's Borough Council workshop and meeting is pretty routine. Up for discussion is the Water Treatment Plant Rehabilitation Ordinance. This will be followed by an introduction of Ordinance 09-25 Bond Ordinance Providing an Appropriation of $6,500,000 for Improvement to the Water Treatment Plant for and by the Borough of Matawan in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey and, Authorizing the Issuance of $6,500,000 Bonds or Notes of the Borough for Financing Part of the Appropriation. No news here the rehab of the Water Treatment Plant is a necessary expense.
Payment of Bills - There were no bills presented for payment by any firm owned or family owned by any Borough Council member.
Hope to see you at the meeting......

Monday, November 23, 2009

Matawan 5K Turkey Trot Sat. Nov. 28 @10am

Matawan Borough Recreation Commission is holding its annual 5K Turkey Trot this Sat. November 28th, Registration 8:30am, Race time: 10am.

More information:; Registration forms can be obtained from the Matawan Borough website.

Proceeds to benefit Matawan Parks.

We noticed this year non-perishable food donations for Matawan's Food Pantry will be accepted. Great idea! While Thanksgiving will be over Christmas is right around the corner. Let's not forget those in need. As the saying goes, "There but for the grace of God go I."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Give Thanks by Helping Others

With Thanksgiving approaching next week, let's all remember those who will go hungry without our help. If we all donated one can of food, we could help hungry families have a Happy Thanksgiving. Such a small request with such a large need.
Matawan has always been made up of people who care. Let's demonstrate our kindness this Holiday Season. Set an example for our children to follow.
Contact the Matawan Community Food Pantry at 201 Broad St., Matawan, NJ. Tel 732 290-7518. Donations are accepted by the First Presbyterian Church and the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Matawan Borough Council Meeting Update

The Regular Borough Council meeting was suspended by the Mayor in order for the Matawan Borough Fire Department to present their Needs Assessment.

It was a worthwhile effort by the Fire Department, which we would like to remind everyone is a volunteer organization. Touched on was consolidation and the need for a hook and ladder truck. While no specifics were mentioned as to the ramifications of consolidation or where the money would come from for the hook and ladder, the information provided will now be decided on by the Borough Council. We trust the Council will take full advantage of the data and make the right decisions to benefit Matawan.

The rest of the meeting contained regular Borough business and proceeded without incident.

Comment: Councilman Mullaney has been voted out by the residents of Matawan. That is a fact. The "sour grapes" attitude is unbecoming of any Councilperson who held an elected position. The current letter writing campaign by two of his associates is insulting to the voters of Matawan. Mr. Mullaney get over yourself. The people of Matawan have spoken. There is no need to belittle the intelligence of the voters because they chose not to re-elect you.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Matawan Borough Council Mtg 11-16-09 @ 7:30pm

Matawan Borough Council meeting tonight at 7:30pm.

Before we get into the Agenda items, we would like to thank some wonderful groups for a job well done. This past Saturday a Swine Flu Clinic was held. Thanks to Matawan's Fire Department, Police Department and First Aid Department it was a rousing success. These groups make us proud to live in Matawan.

Matawan Borough Police Department is having its annual Toys For Tots Drive. This time of year let's remember those who are less fortunate and donate an unwrapped toy. We can bring a smile to the face of a child. Doesn't get any better than that my friends!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Salute to our Veterans

November 11th, we honor our Veterans. May we always remember the sacrifices they made in the past and all they are doing in the present to keep us free.

Matawan Borough Community Center at 201 Broad St., will be closed in honor of Veterans' Day tomorrow. They will be opened on Friday, November 13, 2009. Thus the employees will be available to serve the residents four days this week.