Manchester Township is located in beautiful Ocean County, New Jersey, just minutes from the Jersey Shore and
in between New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Manchester is nestled in the New Jersey Pinelands and we are Ocean County’s best kept secret!

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Beautiful Parks, Lakes, and Preserved Open Space, our top notch municipal services and our vibrant and dynamic community makes Manchester a great place to live, work, and raise a family. That is why the June 2012 edition of Inside New Jersey, a monthly publication of the Star Ledger, rated Manchester Township as such a great place to retire in New Jersey. Manchester Township offers something for everyone!

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Remembering Those Lost on Sept. 11

This morning, in commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th attacks and in honor of those lives lost, as well as to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of our fellow Americans that day and in the years to follow, Mayor Rob Arace, members of the Township Council, Chief of Police Robert Dolan, Department Heads, Volunteer Fire Company members, and special guests joined our residents for a remembrance ceremony at the Manchester Town Hall. "We come together to pay tribute to the brave men and women, who selflessly sacrificed their lives to save others. And to remember those who perished in the tragic events that unfolded on that day, September 11, 2001," said Mayor Arace in his remarks. "It is a day in the collective memory of our nation. It was the day that tested our strength, resilience and unity in the face of unspeakable tragedy." [...]

September 11th, 2023|

Celebrating Manchester Day 2023

Thinking back to the fun had at Manchester Day on August 26! Thank you to everyone who attended, organized, and made this annual Manchester Township tradition a memorable event for all! Looking forward to next year already.

September 5th, 2023|

Special Meeting Notice 9-6-23 Energy Aggregation

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP               NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, that the Manchester Township Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759.  The Agenda topic for this Special Meeting is the Energy Aggregation program for Manchester Township.  Formal Action will be taken and public is welcome to attend.  An executive session may be necessary.     Teri Giercyk, RMC/CMC Municipal Clerk

August 30th, 2023|
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