Jackson Township has received funds through a Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) to refurbish and/ or replace much needed playground equipment in many of our parks.
Mayor Michael Reina is pleased to announce that the Township has received funds through a Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) to refurbish and/ or replace much needed playground equipment in many of our parks. The playgrounds that you can expect to see improvements to are as follows:
Bartley will be getting a new playground for smaller children near the ball fields.
Woodlane Park will be getting a new larger playground set further off the road and in better vision from the soccer fields
Putman Park is getting an ADA accessible spinner which can be easily transferred to from a wheelchair.
The existing Field of Dreams playground is getting lots of enhancements… there will be spinner, a whirl spinner and a play theater section added.
There will be a brand NEW ADA accessible playground built in the Justice Complex. This playground will feature a fully double wide ramped playground with a poured rubber base. We are also looking into paving the path that is there currently for easier access to those individuals in a wheelchair. The location is closer to parking and the restrooms.
The township also received additional grant funds to help cover the expense of the new play grounds through a grant called a Stimulus Play Grant that has saved the town an estimated $80,000 off of the playground pieces and other related charges. By the end of the fall season, we will have three brand new playgrounds and two ADA enhanced parks.
In addition, the Justice Complex will be getting a new Volley Ball Court from previous years CDBG funds. Also, the Skate Park is currently undergoing an overhaul and will be opened within the next week or so. “As a parent and grandparent, I understand how important it is to have a safe place for your children to play therefore I was very pleased to receive the funding to carry through with these much needed improvements. It brings me great joy to know that our children will have these safe new playgrounds to enjoy,” said Mayor Michael Reina.
It's that special time of year in New Jersey where we are treated to the freshest early produce available. We still have a bit of a wait for the Jersey Tomatoes to hit the stands, but for now there is an abundance of greens and berries. Here is the availability of these items. (Read More)
Claims continued Tuesday night that the recreation department had "misappropriated" funds, despite the findings of the members of the CBAC who concluded that all monies related to sponsorship of girls recreation softball teams were present or accounted for and that all expenditures were in compliance with the ordinance that authorized such sponsorship.
It was less than two weeks ago when beach-goers at the Jersey Shore were horrified by the sight of a banner being pulled past them in the sky. No, it was not for one of the local bars or the Geico Gecco. It was the world's most recognizable symbol of hatred and genocide. Something that, to this day, brings tears to the eyes of millions who lived those times, or the devastation in the aftermath. What was on that banner was the Nazi symbol of the Swastika. (Read More)
At this past Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson Township Council a resolution was presented to appoint three residents to the township's Zoning Board of Adjustment. Such appointments in Jackson are often done with little fanfare. There are also times when those proposed for appointed are denigrated during proceedings. Tuesday was definitely the latter of the two.
At the June 19 meeting of the Board of Education, it was announced that the Board of Education accepted the resignation of the Thomas Gialanella, Superintendent/Administration, effective July 1, 2013. (Read More)
Despite months of constant attacks and accusations being lobbed at us by Phil Stilton, it has been the policy of this publication that we not acknowledge or respond to them. In just the few short months we have been around we have received accolades from professionals far and wide, congratulating us on our accurate and focused style that provides depth and objectivity to our readers. (Read More)
In February of this year, Mayor Michael Reina announced the implementation of a Mayor’s Hotline, which is available 24 hours a day to record comments, suggestions, or complaints from the residents of Jackson Township.
For the past month readers of The Jackson Record responded to a poll that asked "How should tax money be spent on recreation?" By an overwhelming majority, residents made it clear where they stood on this issue. (Read More)
The Jackson Police Department is investigating Burglaries that took place on Tuesday May 29, 2012.
At approximately 5:05 pm, a resident of the 700 block of East Veteran's Highway called police headquarters to report that an unknown person was ringing the doorbell of the house and now appeared to be trying to get into the house. (Read More)
On January 17, 2012 State Assembly members Dancer, McHose, Amodeo and Chris Brown co-sponsored and introduced to committee Assembly Bill A-2071, calling for all levels of government to post public employee contracts on their respective websites, including salary, benefits and all other relevant information concerning the terms and conditions of the contracts. (Read More)
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THE JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING THE REPORTED DISCOVERY OF BLOODIED BED LINENS IN THE WOMAN'S RESTROOM OF THE JACKSON BRANCH OF THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY. (Read More)
Jackson PD: Lock Your Cars,
THE JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS THEFTS FROM UNLOCKED VEHICLES THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN 5/21 AND 5/22 ON FARMINGDALE ROAD, RIVER EDGE DRIVE, RUBY COURT, AND TOPAZ DRIVE. ITEMS STOLEN INCLUDED GPS UNITS AND US CURRENCY IN CASH AND COIN. (Read More)
The debate continues in Trenton, and around New Jersey over so called user fees. This past Tuesday, the New Jersey League of Municipalities once again called on the legislators to include more definitive language in the proposed bill, S-1914.
Congratulations to the Jackson School District on completing the renovations to the JMHS Clayton Kitchen. It looks nearly as appetizing as the food that the dedicated food services staff serves every school day. This is the first of two kitchen renovations at JMHS that were approved by the school board at the September 20th, 2011 meeting.
Both kitchens were built during the original construction in 1964 and up until this week they were just about unchanged. The total project is slated to cost $1.39 million and is being funded completely through food service revenues. Can't wait to see the Reider Kitchen when the new school year starts.
Once again the students and staff of our school district have produced a program that left most in awe of their talent and creativity. The dishes presented by Jackson's culinary students tasted great. They also looked good enough to make it on the menu of some of the shore's hottest eateries.
Student talent was not just at the stoves and chopping blocks. The presentation was taped for future airing on the township's TV channel (Cablevision Ch. 77) and the school district's own Jackson Television
website. Not to be left out, the graphic design students created and printed the invitations, signs and even the award certificates.
Below you will find a reprint of the school district's publication on this event. (Read More)
In a press release issued today
by council members Kafton and Revere they have once again turned a township issue into political capital. In just a few short paragraphs the duo managed to undermine the spirit of volunteerism Jackson has embraced, question the integrity of the volunteer committees, and belittle dedicated township employees.
Jackson Township “Slam Dunks The Junk” During Annual Spring Clean Communities Campaign
On Saturday, April 21st. over 500 participants belonging to 42 non-profit Jackson Township based organizations participated in the annual Spring Clean- up sponsored by NJ Clean Communities. All of the participating organizations must present proof of non-profit status in order to earn funds for their organizations. (Read More)
New York lands the Enterprise
As the shuttle fleet approached retirement NASA made it known they would make available Discovery, Atlantic and Endeavour, the last three working shuttles and Enterprise, the trailblazing concept vehicle that cleared the way. The placement would be to Museums that could provide an environmentally-controlled indoor exhibit space and be able to afford the estimated $28.8 million needed to prepare the orbiter and transport it for display (the actual price was $42 million). (Read More)
Child pornography in Jackson again
In the past few days an all too familiar headline has run in local papers and online sites as child pornography has again captivated our discussions. Few issues can raise the ire of a community quicker, or stir emotions as deep in our souls. And rightfully so. It seems that not a day goes by without a neighbor, public servant or once respected member of the community being accused and charged with a crime against children.