A Message From Mayor Henry
On behalf of Township Council President Mary Sohor, and members Anita Greenberg-Belli and Debbie Walker, I would like to thank you for your support during the recent election. It is our honor to serve you and we pledge to continue providing a government responsive to the needs of all.\
I would like to invite all residents to two upcoming holiday events this month. On Friday, December 6th at 10:30am, we will commemorate the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with our annual ceremony. Please join us at the Municipal Complex Courtyard as we lay a wreath and read a proclamation to honor and remember our brave veterans. Then, on Monday, December 16th at 6:30pm, we will host the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony, also in the Municipal Complex. The wonderful Old Bridge High School Choir will once again perform, and afterwards there will be hot chocolate and cookies and a visit from Santa. I hope to see many of you there.
I would also like to take this opportunity to reflect back on the past year, the 150th Anniversary of our great town. Our Business Alliance continues to work hard on behalf of its members. We welcomed over 30 new businesses to town and sponsored our second popular Business Expo, which was a wonderful way to network and promote businesses to the community. The Township saw the groundbreakings of two important facilities – the Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Emergency Room expansion and the new Hampton Inn. In March, we hosted my inaugural Health & Wellness 5K Race honoring our Hometown Heroes. The race was enormously successful, with over 500 participants raising $12,000 to benefit local veterans. The second annual race has been scheduled for March 28, 2020 and registration details will be available soon. As a final celebration of this 150th Anniversary, the Madison – Old Bridge Township Historical Society will host a special afternoon of fun-filled family activities and will top the day off with a tree lighting ceremony and a performance from the Voices of Old Bridge Choir. Please join me for the festivities at the Thomas Warne Museum and Library on Sunday, December 15th from noon to 4 p.m.
Thank you to all the Township employees, residents, merchants and elected officials for making 2019 a wonderful year. I wish you and your families good health and prosperity in the new year ahead.
Mayor Owen Henry