Englishtown Borough Municipal Court
Location: 15 Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726
Phone: (732) 446-4457
Fax: (732) 446-4979
The judge is the Honorable James M. Newman, J.M.C. The prosecutor is Richard Kelly, Esq. The Court Administrator is Rosemary O’Donnell. Sessions are held on the first and third Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Almost the entire Borough of Englishtown is a 25-mile per hour speed zone. This results in Englishtown police issuing a large amount of speeding tickets, as well as a good deal of DWIs. Englishtown DWI and criminal defense attorney Anthony Vecchio grew up in the Manalapan-Englishtown area and frequently appears in the Englishtown Municipal Court.
Englishtown Borough is a small town located in Western Monmouth County, New Jersey. The 2000 Census reported the borough population to be 1,764.
Englishtown officially become an incorporated borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature executed on January 4, 1888. The borough was carved from portions of Manalapan Township. Manalapan currently surrounds the entire Borough of Englishtown.
Geography speaking, Englishtown is located at 40°17′45″N 74°21′35″W (40.295965, -74.359821). Englishtown spans approximately .6 square miles (1.5 km2), of which, .6 square miles (1.5 km2) of it is land and 1.72% is water coming into Lake Weemakonk.
As of the year 2000 1,764 people lived in Englishtown, comprising 643 households, and 416 families residing in Englishtown. The density of the population was reported at 3,102.1 people per square mile (1,194.9/km2). 680 housing units existed in the borough at an average density of 1,195.8/sq mi (460.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.38% White, 4.14% African American, .11% Native American, 4.48% Asian, 1.64% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanics made up about 6.24% of the population.
About 39.5% of the 643 households had children under the age of 18 residing, 51.8% were cohabitating married couples, 10.0% were single mother families. 35.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all Englishtown homes were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was reported to be 3.51.
The median income for a household in Englishtown was $57,557, while the median family income was $73,750. Males had an average median income of $50,694 as opposed to $33,068 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,438. About 4% of families and 7.2% of the population were living under the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.
Englishtown’s local government is set up under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The town is governed by a mayor and a six-member borough council. The mayor is directly elected by the voters to a four-year term. Borough council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.
The mayor of Englishtown is Thomas Reynolds. The Members of the Englishtown Borough Council are Council President Cindy Robilotti, Jayne Carr, Lori Cooke, Rudolph Rucker, Gregory Wojyn and Maryanne Krawiec.
Englishtown is located in the 12th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey’s 12th Legislative District. Englishtown is represented in United States House of Representatives by democrat Rush D. Holt, Jr. Englishtown is represented in the New Jersey Senate by republican Jennifer Beck and in the New Jersey General Assembly by Caroline Casagrande and Declan O’Scanlon.
Public school students in grades K – 8 attend the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District. Students in public school for grades 9-12 attend Manalapan High School, as part of the Freehold Regional High School District.
During the American Revolution, Englishtown served as the headquarters of the American Army. General George Washington stayed at the inn located at present day Water and Main Streets.