News & Events

Historical Society Receives Somerset County Grant
The Van Harlingen Historical Society (VHHS) has been awarded a grant from the 2019 Historic Preservation Grant Program of Somerset County. This program is more

Reminder: 4th Qtr. Property Taxes due 11/01
Dear Residents, This is just a reminder that 4th quarter 2019 property taxes are due on Friday, 11/01/2019 with a grace period ending Tuesday, 11/12/ more

Montgomery Farmers Market Saturdays 9a-1p
AUTUMN PRODUCE  NOW AVAILABLE - LAST TWO WEEKS BUT HOLIDAY MARKETS COMING UP! The market is open from June 1 through October 26 Saturdays, more

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Please join us to give back to those who have given so much in service to our country!  All U.S. service person, past and present, more

Alexander Rd Bridge Closure to Begin 11/06
ALL WORK SCHEDULED IS WEATHER DEPENDENT: Project:  Alexander Road Bridge over D&R Canal On-site mobilization on or about 8/26/2019 with Alexander Road Closure November 6, more

Fire Prevention Week in Schools & Town
Its Fire Prevention Week and volunteers are visiting the schools to talk to children in Montgomery Fire Company #2 (Station #46, Blawenburg) visited the more

SSAAM Receives Cty. Historic Preservation Grant
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) has received a grant award from the 2019 Historic Preservation Grant Program in Somerset County. This program more

Township Committee Agenda for Oct. 17 Posted
The tentative agenda summary for the upcoming meeting of the Montgomery Township Committee for Thursday, October 17th, beginning at 7 PM has now been posted. more

Save Your Breath! Teen Vaping Education Program
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 – 8:30 pm Montgomery High School 1016 Rt. 601 Skillman, NJ 08558 Presentation Sponsored by the Montgomery Twp. Educational more

Poll Workers Needed
The Somerset County Election Board is hiring voters to serve as poll workers for the upcoming General Election on November 5. Training is provided more

New 4-Way Stop at Orchard-Opossum Intersection
Montgomery Township would like to make the public aware of a new traffic pattern. On Tuesday, October 8th, Montgomery Township established a four-way stop more

Weekend Journey through the Past Oct. 12 & 13
SCROLL DOWN: SIX MONTGOMERY HISTORIC SITES AT BOTTOM! Interactive house tours and arts activities, history trading cards—and a colonial cannon—will connect visitors to Somerset County’ more

Trunk or Treat Oct. 26
Trunk or Treat is a fun activity in which costumed children go car trunk to trunk for treats. Montgomery Recreation is hosting this annual more

Family Fall Festival Sun. Oct 13, 3 PM
Come make corn husk dolls and scarecrows at Montgomery Veterans Park, 210 Harlingen Road, Belle Mead (Lower Parking Lot Pavilion) at 3 to 6 more

PSE&G Upcoming Tree Trimming
PSE&G has notified Montgomery Township of upcoming routine tree trimming that will begin in approximately 2 weeks. They estimate the project will take about more

Fire Prevention Open House Oct. 17
Montgomery Township’s Annual Fire Prevention Open House will be held this year at Station 45 (Belle Mead) on October 17 from 6-9 PM. Come more

Wanted: Your Gently Used PLASTIC TOYS
Montgomery Township Department of Public Works and Second Chance Toys are teaming up to collect your gently used plastic toys for children in need. more

Low Interest Rates on Bond & Note Sales
Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced two recent county note sales that garnered interest rates of just over 1%. The first more

Donate Winter Clothing for Kids thru Nov. 1
PROJECT WARM YOUR HEART The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) is conducting its 10th annual Project Warm Your Heart to more

New Jobs Posted
Newly available employment positions are posted at: more

PSE&G to Lower Residential Gas Bills This Fall
Gas bills are half what they were in 2008 (NEWARK, N.J. – Oct. 8, 2019) Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) is decreasing residential more

Spotted Lanternfly Update
The NJ Department of Agriculture is asking for citizens' help to prevent the spread of Destructive Spotted Lanternflies According to an August 2019 article more

Bill Turner & the Blue Smoke Band Nov. 2
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM will be a fun night of foot stomping music, when the Harlingen Church (corner of more

Resident Nearly Sets Guinness Record for Push-Ups
Talloen Raises over $20k for YMCA of Princeton Montgomery resident and J&J employee Bart Talloen came close to getting in the Guinness Book of more

Harlingen Rd. Bridge Work Completed
COMPLETED & REOPENED 10-07-19 Somerset County Engineering Division has announced that Bridge No. E0304 on Harlingen Road, located by the entrance to Montgomery Veteran’s Park, more

Halloween Party for Teens & Adults with Special Needs
Halloween Party hosted by Montgomery Recreation on October 25, 7-9 PM at Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Rd., Skillman, NJ. $5. Register by more

Trick or Treat at Twp. Offices
Halloween Trick-or-Treating (10am – 4pm) Each department in the Montgomery Twp. municipal building will be open to trick-or-treaters in costume, age 7 or below, more

Halloween Safety Tips from Montgomery Police
The Montgomery Township Police wish to remind residents to enjoy the upcoming Halloween holiday in a way that is safe for everyone, especially children. more

2018 Tax Sale to be held October 23
The TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY announces the sale of 2018 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction on October 23, more

MFOS First Sundays in Parks Series for Fall
MONTGOMERY FRIENDS OF OPEN SPACE FIRST SUNDAYS IN THE PARKS SERIES Saturday, October 5, 2019 10 am - 12 pm What: Know-your-Parks Scavenger Hunt, more

Montgomery Honors Waldorf on its 100th Year
The Montgomery Township Committee Honors the Waldorf School of Princeton This fall, The Waldorf School of Princeton is joining Waldorf schools around the globe more

LIHEAP Program Now Accepting Applications
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) just opened for intake October 1. LIHEAP can help  residents at or below 200% of the Federal more

Estate Planning Seminar 10/10
Estate Planning 101 ~ Community is Invited Thursday, October 10 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Attorney Wendy Wolff Herbert, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, more

Upcoming Flu Clinics
Montgomery Health Department announces Fall Flu Clinics Vaccinating ages 4 to 104 Free for Medicare recipients Kids need flu shots, too!  The Health Department more

Rt. 206 Bridge Project Update
NJDOT PROJECT STATUS: Rt. 206 BRIDGE PROJECT OVER CRUSER BROOK Much work has been accomplished by the State Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on the more

Elks Talent Show Fundraiser 11/16 - CANCELED
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BY THE ELKS TRY-OUTS ON SEPT. 29th Princeton Elks Presents: SHOW US YOUR TALENT Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:00 more

Free Disaster-Preparedness Course
Think Safety – Plan, Prepare, Protect Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy urges residents to enroll in a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training more

Radon Survey Results
Collaborative Initiative Shows Results Results are in for Montgomery Health Department’s 2019 Radon Action Month initiative.   The Health Department distributed 150 free radon test more

Fall History Events by VHHS
The Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery is offering four excellent events this Fall.  Please see flier below for details: DOWNLOAD FLIER VHHS Fall more

Toastmasters Gavel Club for Kids
CALLING ALL 3rd – 8th GRADERS!! Montgomery Gavel Club is a youth leadership program, affiliated to Toastmasters International. The club enables participants to develop more

Sept. is Nat'l Preparedness Month - Are You Ready?
How should you handle an emergency? Expect the unexpected and “be prepared, not scared.” The goal of National Preparedness Month is to encourage Americans more

Property Owners Must Keep Sidewalks Clear
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sidewalks Must Be Kept Clear of Vegetation from Your Property We would like to remind all homeowners who have sidewalks adjoining their more

18 Yrs Ago: Montgomery Remembers 9-11-01
On the 18th anniversary, Montgomery honored the lives tragically lost, the families and friends forever changed, and the bravery shown in response to the more

Volunteers Needed for Fall Leaf Clean-up
Help a Neighbor! Would you like to help an elderly or disabled person get his or her yard ready for the winter months? The more

Click below for FALL '19 Municipal Newsletter : New Flipbook features make it easy to view on mobile, turn pages, zoom in and out, more

Cherry Valley Road is Open!
Cherry Valley Road is finally open! @gmtma @InMontgomeryNJ @lizlemp — Access Princeton (@accessprinceton) September 3, 2019   _______________ Info is posted on the more

Join a Montgomery Municipal Board or Committee
Did you know that most of Montgomery's municipal decision-making boards and committees are 100% citizen-volunteer run?  The members of the Montgomery Township Committee want more

Orchard Rd. Bridge Replacement Work
Somerset County confirmed that the construction project replacing County Bridge No. E0203 on Orchard Road, originally projected to commence on April 8, 2019, began more

STEM Program Sign-up by Oct. 4
Girls in grades seven and eight are invited to apply to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women’s fourth annual STEM program. more

Entries Sought for 5th Annual Photo Contest
Honorarium for Winning Entries Do you take photos for fun or work? If you live in Somerset County, you are invited to participate in more

A Day at the Ball Game!
Montgomery families with children who have special needs had a wonderful day at the Somerset Patriots on August 14, courtesy of Montgomery Twp. Police, more

Sewer Bills - Second Half-Year Due Sept. 1
To All Montgomery Township Sewer Utility Users: This is a reminder that the second half-year sewer billing is due on 9/01/19 with grace period more

Public Info Session, Orchard & Opossum Improvements
INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ORCHARD & OPOSSUM ROAD PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 4-7 PM Dear Resident: A Public Information Session will be held more

Scouts Honor Golf Tournament Sept. 9
Take a Swing for Scouting! Monday, September 9th Cherry Valley Country Club The Scouts Honor Tournament is one of the area's premier non-profit Golf more

Going on Vacation? Order a Police Check
If you will be away from home for any extended period of time, you can let the Montgomery Twp. Police know, so that they more

New Special Needs Database Aids First Responders
PLEASE REGISTER LOVED ONES AWARENESS HELPS POLICE WHEN THEY RESPOND Montgomery Police are maintaining a secure database with information about the special needs of more

Montgomery Purchases Land to Expand Bessie Grover Park
On July 29 Montgomery Township acquired new open space along the Rock Brook on Camp Meeting Avenue. This purchase will enlarge Bessie Grover Park more

Middle of Montgomery Gets Recycling Totes 8/16
CTY. DROPPING NEW TOTES AUG. 16 FOR USE AUG. 30 PICKUP Somerset County Recycling Division is continuing to implement a new Curbside Recycling practice more

Harvest Home Festival Aug. 17
Our 139th Year! Griggstown Reformed Church 1065 Canal Road, Griggstown Saturday, August 17th, 3:30PM til 7PM Games * Crafts * Quilt Display * Silent more

Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 13
Give Blood. Help Save Lives! Friday, Sept. 13 12 - 5 PM Otto Kaufman Community Center (Senior Center Side) 356 Skillman Road Skillman, NJ more

First Sat. Recycling Drop-off & E-Waste Recycling Aug. 3
First Saturday of the Month Recycling Drop-off in Bridgewater August 3 (Scroll down for E-Waste Dates & Info) The next First Saturday of the more

PSE&G: Ready for Hot Weather
With continued high temperatures forecasted, Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is prepared to meet the demand for additional power and more

3rd Qtr. Property Tax Bills Due August 1
Please be advised, Montgomery Township has now received the necessary tax figures from Somerset County and tax bills are being prepared for the second more

Butterfly Festival Aug. 3rd
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Please join us at our 2019 Watershed Butterfly Festival - a day of family fun that celebrates the joys more

Health Report: Increased Foodborne Illnesses in Community Last Summer
Montgomery Twp. – Summer-time activities can increase the risk of foodborne illness according to a new report from the Montgomery Township Health Department (MTHD). more

Cancer: Surviving & Thriving
A Free Program for People Impacted by Cancer for Emotional and Physical Well-Being  Program Description The Cancer Surviving & Thriving Program is a six-week more

International Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 27
Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Hopewell Valley Community & Prevention Coalition of Mercer County Candlelight Vigil: Come light a candle in memory of a lost more

Teen Sex Trafficking - What Parents Need to KNOW!
The following Know! Tip discusses the sex trafficking of children. There is no graphic content or description below, but it could still be difficult more

2019 Final Tax Bills Delayed
Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates by the County, the mailing of the 2019 Final Property Tax Bills has more

Tonight: Changing School Start Times for Student Health & Ed
At tonight's (Tuesday, 7/16/19) Board of Education meeting at 7:30 PM, Dr. Bert Mandelbaum will be presenting a talk entitled "Changing School Start Times more

2019 Mill & Pave Road Improvement Program

THIRTEEN CADETS BECOME FULL EMS MEMBERS TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE PRAISES THEIR DEDICATION The following Montgomery EMS Cadets have graduated to full members and were recognized more

Public's Assistance Sought in Kehilat Shalom Trespassing Incident
July 9, 2019 Somerset County Prosecutor's Office News Release Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in July 7th burglary investigation MONTGOMERY TWP., N.J. – more

Mercer Cty. Announces Reopening of Rt. 518 Bridge to Hopewell for July 12
According to the Mercer County, New Jersey Government Facebook page on 7/10/19: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that the 2-bridge project on more

Reminder: Foodstock Week Ends This Fri. 7/12 4:30 PM
Thank you to residents who have donated non-perishables to Foodstock so far! For those still planning to donate, please remember that Foodstock week is more

Millstone River Road (Rt. 533) Resurfacing Work 7/8 - 7/16
Somerset County has updated their 2019 Road Resurfacing Program dates again.  Areas in Montgomery Twp. impacted include the follows: Milling & Paving Working Hours more

Kid Connection Registration Extended thru July 22
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Montgomery Township’s Kid Connection program will continue through June 23rd 2020.  As such, the enrollment period has been extended and Kid Connection will more

Pathway from Princeton Ave to Van Horne Park Reopened
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the pathway from Princeton Avenue to Van Horne Park, which was closed Monday July 1, 2019 for installation of drainage more

NJDOT Launches Enhanced 511NJ Travel Info Website
New website optimized for mobile devices in time for holiday travel! New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the launch of an more

Recap of Development Planning Forum
A recent ‘town hall’ style mayor’s forum took residents through Montgomery Township’s planning and development review process, and provided an overview of upcoming projects more

County Fireworks July 4th at North Branch Park Source: Somerset County more

Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park More details about the bands at: Source: Somerset County Tourism & Bridgewater more

Narcan Training July 15
Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. There is no cost. All participants more

Montgomery Fireworks Photos
It was a beautiful night Thursday at Montgomery High School!  Hope you didn't miss it, but if you did, here is a Google photo more

Be Bear Aware
Black bear are very occasionally are seen in Montgomery Township, wandering over from the Sourland mountain region or from the D&R Canal Park area. more

Newest Police Officer Colleen Murphy Sworn In
Police Officer Murphy congratulated by Mayor Jaffer upon taking the oath of office. 6/20/19 Colleen D. Murphy was appointed the newest Montgomery Township Police more

Youth Football & Cheer 2019 Season
We have 2 important updates to the Montgomery Pop Warner Football and Cheer program for the 2019 season. First for football, we are pleased more

MBA Summer Outdoor Basketball League
The Montgomery Basketball Association Summer Basketball League for boys and girls in Grades 3-8 starts on June 25th and runs for 5 weeks on more

Montgomery Flag Football
Contact:; Spring and fall seasons. The league is open to boys and girls grade K-12. NFL Flag Football is a popular non-contact five-on-five more

Library Summer Concert Series Tuesdays
Mary Jacobs Library's Summer Concert Series: more

'Register Ready' Helps Residents with Special Needs
Are you a resident with special needs? Do you have a family member or neighbor who may need special assistance during a disaster? Residents more

Free Farmers Market Vouchers Available
For the Benefits of Nutritious Food Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine invites eligible applicants to apply for vouchers that can be used more

Blue Pomegranate Music & Art June 20
Blawenburg Church will again feature local art and music this month, as Blue Pomegranate presents its third and final show of the season on Thursday, more

Mayor & Staff Welcome AACCNJ to Cherry Valley Golf Outing
Photo above: Brian Dennis, senior vice president at Bank of America / U.S. Trust in midtown New York, Montgomery Township Administrator Donato Nieman, Montgomery more

Cherry Valley Rd. Construction Notice
NOTICE NO. 18 On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, through Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Verizon will be relocating their overhead wires and removing utility poles more

85 Acres added to Open Space in Montgomery
Montgomery Township officials are pleased to announce the acquisition of two open space parcels totaling 85 acres. On May 21st the Township purchased a more

Committeeman Helps Cut Ribbon at New Pretzel Factory
Committeeman Marvin Schuldiner attended the grand re-opening at the Philly Pretzel Factory (next to the Wawa at Rt. 206 & Rt. 518 corner) on more

Click on fullscreen below for Summer '19 Municipal Newsletter : New Flipbook features make it easy to view on mobile, turn pages, zoom in more

Trails Day Photos & Recap
Deputy Mayor Catherine Gural and daughter Sadie led the morning hike at Montgomery Trails Day June 1st. Montgomery held its second Trails Day on more

Mayor's Public Info Session June 10 on Land Use & Development
On June 10, 2019 Mayor Sadaf Jaffer will host a Town Hall Public Information session regarding land use and development within the Township.  The more
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