A Letter From Mayor Hoven Regarding Property Taxes

I hope this letter finds you well and coping the best we all can during this truly life changing time. As I write this, there have been six of our fellow residents confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. The disruption to our lives, whether it be to the closing of the schools and offices, the loss or furloughing of a job, the loss of a loved one, and the uncomfortable feeling that life as we have known it may be permanently altered, make for a feeling uncertain apprehension. The bright side is that we live in an extraordinary caring community and look out for one another the best we can. We will get through this together and come out stronger on the other side. (more…)

Safety, Sanitizing and Social Distancing

Safety, Sanitizing and Social Distancing. The New Jersey Poison Control Center Urges Safe Use of COVID Prevention Products.

WARNING: The New Jersey Poison Control Center warns of a surge in calls related to chemical products used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Products must only be used according to the directions on the label – misuse can result in potentially dangerous health effects. If you have questions or an emergency regarding something you ate, touched or smelled, immediately contact the medical professionals at the New Jersey Poison Control Center, 1-800-222-1222 (24/7, free, confidential, information in any language). (more…)

Governor Murphy Announces Postponement of June 2nd Primary Elections until July 7th

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 120, postponing primary elections on Tuesday, June 2nd to Tuesday, July 7th in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes primaries for President, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the 25th District of the New Jersey Legislature, and county and municipal elections, as well as county committee elections.  Last month, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 105, which delayed certain elections set to take place in March and April until May 12th. (more…)

A Message from Village ShopRite

Thank you to everyone for their understanding, patience and support as we navigate this unique and challenging time. The well-being of our Associates and Guests continues to remain our most important priority, and we wanted to take a moment to quickly share all we’re doing to keep our communities safe as well as ask for your help in communicating some other helpful messages to our neighbors. (more…)

Citizens Can Now File a Criminal Report Online

NEW Online Service – citizens can report criminal mischief, harassment, lost property, property damage, minor thefts, and fraud/credit card theft.  This is for non-emergent reports only. 

Citizen Reporting Form

The purpose of this site is to allow Chester Borough and Chester Township citizens, customers or any victim of a crime that occurred with the township limits, to file police reports online. After completing all the required information you will be able to print a copy of the information that you submitted. If the incident you wish to report is an emergency, a crime in progress, or involves any type of injury please do not submit the report online and dial 9-1-1. Domestic violence incidents do not qualify under the online reporting criteria and must have an officer respond.

If you are unable to determine if the incident is related to Domestic Violence and not in progress dial the police non-emergent number (908) 879-5514 to have an officer respond to your location. The loss or theft of prescription medication or narcotics cannot be reported online. For any incident that requires a police officer to respond dial the police non-emergency number (908) 879-5514.

Before you proceed, you should be aware that it is a crime to make a false police report and all instances of false reports will be prosecuted. This online reporting system is only to be used to report a set of limited criminal incidents with very specific criteria listed below.

  • Criminal Mischief
  • Harassment
  • Lost Property
  • Property Damage
  • Theft of Property
  • Fraud/Credit Card/Financial Identity Theft

*If you do not receive a call from the police department within 12 hours, please call the police non-emergency (908) 879-5514.