Memorial Day Commemoration

Annual Memorial Day Commemoration May 30th, 11am, Maysey Memorial, Main St. Chester Borough, NJ


Chester will remember those in the Armed Forces who died while serving their country on “Decoration Day,” or as it is better known today, “Memorial Day.” People from the community will gather on Main Street in Chester Borough to watch the procession, listen to inspiring stories, hear moving speeches and patriotic musical arrays. Participants will also experience the rattling rifle salute and moving “Taps”, as we honor those who gave all for our country, on this very important day.

The event will take place on Monday, May 30th, 2022 at 11am at Maysey Memorial/Memorial Park in the center of town and will feature Mayor Janet Hoven as the Master of Ceremonies, with remarks from members of the American Legion Post 342 Chester, and Mayor Marcia Asdal from Chester Township. The West Morris Community Band under the direction of Gary Quam will provide music for the event along with vocal soloist & Chester resident, Mary Bolio. Our own Chester Volunteer Fire Company #1, Chester Police, and Chester Volunteer First Aid Squad will be present to honor our veterans, along with local scout troops sporting color guard and full uniform attire. Members of the American Legion will perform the ceremonious Laying of the Wreaths and Roll Call of Chester Fallen Soldiers by Pastor Layne Mershimer of the First Congregational Church of Chester.

The event is sponsored by the Borough of Chester in conjunction with American Legion Post 342, Chester. Anyone who served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces is invited to walk in the procession to pay their thanks and should gather at the Gazebo on Main Street at 10:45am. For more details about the event please contact Daniel Hesse, Recreation Director, at:









Maple Avenue Paving Project – 04/25 7AM Start

Maple Avenue Paving Project

The Maple Avenue Resurfacing Project to take place on Monday, April 25th.  Maple Avenue will be closed from Route 206 to Seminary for milling and paving, circumstances and weather permitting.  This work will begin at  7 a.m. (not 9 a.m. as previously posted) and is expected to be complete in one day.   During this time, the entrance off of Maple Avenue into the Chester Springs Mall will be unavailable.  Please plan accordingly.






Reduction in Speed Limits – Starting This Week

In late 2021 the Borough Council passed an ordinance which would make 25 MPH the speed limit consistent for all Borough roads. This means that some roads will now have a reduced speed limit, including Fairmount Avenue, Hillside Road, Maple Avenue, Oakdale Road, Old Gladstone Road, Pleasant Hill Road, and Seminary Ave. Some of these roads extend into Chester Township, but the 25 MPH limit is only applicable to the portion in the Borough.  The Borough will be putting up the new signs starting the week of January 10th, 2022. Be aware that the 25 MPH limit will be in effect immediately, although violators may be shown some leniency for the first one or two weeks.