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…)

Bernards Township Health Department Confirms First Case of NOVEL Coronavirus in Chester Borough

The Bernards Township Health Department Confirms First Case of Novel Coronavirus in Chester Borough, (March 29, 2020) – The Bernards Township Health Department, in conjunction with NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in Chester Borough. To date, 442 cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Morris County 11,124 cases have been identified in New Jersey. (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.

Letter from Mayor Hoven Regarding COVID-2019

March 13, 2020 — We are currently living in a time that we never imagined. The uncertainty and fear of the effects of the COVID-19 virus has definitely made all of us rethink our daily actions and learn to adapt and be flexible to what seems to be a constantly changing flow of information. Remote learning, remote working, canceled events and travel plans all lead to an uneasy peace of mind. (more…)

Raritan Headwaters’ 30th Annual Stream Cleanup

The Raritan Headwaters Association is looking for volunteers for their Raritan Headwaters’ 30th Annual Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 18. Join this environmentally critical event which eliminates 16 tons of trash and recycling each year from polluting the water supply. Choose a site from our interactive map and sign up for a morning of meaningful work that will connect you to your community and the environment. (more…)

Postcards from the Superintendent of Elections were sent to Chester Borough voters
indicating that the voting location in the Borough is 1 Parker Road. THIS IS INCORRECT!
Chester Borough voting location is the Municipal Building at 50 North Road.
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