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Borough of Chesilhurst

Caucus Meeting : May 7

Regular Meeting: May 14

Planning Board Meeting: May 6
SBF School Board Meeting:


Crongratulations To Our Neighbors!


Jordan Key won "Sportsmanship Award" during Basketball Championships


Clifton Kilgore signs treaty with Masonic Grand Master of Italy


Events Around Town

(Go to our Events page for more information)

Sisters Informing Sisters on Topic of AIDS

Spring Job Fair

Free Rabies Clinic


If you are using your fireplace, heater, or open flame stove/firepit/grills please practice fire safety.



RFQ for Professional Services

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Apply for Energy Assistance

El Programa de Asistencia do Energiá

para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos





April is Alcohol Awareness Month

While communities are faced with a number of substance abuse issues, underage drinking continues to be among the most pervasive ones as alcohol is the number one drug of choice for America's youth. There is no such thing as safe underage drinking. Age matters... although drinking at any age can lead to addiction, the earlier that drinking begins, the more likely it will progress to more serious abuse.

Did You Know...

Teens who start drinking before age 15 are more than six times as likely to develop alcohol problems than those who start at age 21. Research shows that young people’s brains keep developing well into their 20s. Alcohol can alter this development, potentially affecting both brain structure and function. This may cause cognitive or learning problems and/or make the brain more prone to alcohol dependence. This is especially a risk when start drinking young and drink heavily.

Did You Know...

Most teens who drink get their alcohol from “social” sources – parties, older friends and family, or by taking it from a home. In Cape May County, 55% of 11th graders surveyed reported that it is easy to obtain alcohol.

2013 Pride Survey

Did You Know...

Teens drink less often than adults, but drink more per occasion. Drinking can impair their judgment and put them and others at risk of physical harm and dangerous behavior, including: academic failure, accidents, depression, sexual behavior, and aggressive or violent behavior.

What We Can Do

Monitor the alcohol supply in the home. Parents can reduce youth access to alcohol by keeping alcohol out of the home or making it inaccessible to their children.

What We Can Do

Talk early and often, in developmentally appropriate ways, with children and teens about your concerns —and theirs—regarding alcohol. Adolescents who know their parents’ opinions about youth drinking are more likely to fall in line with their expectations.

What We Can Do

Talk with other parents. Work with other parents to monitor where kids are gathering and what they are doing. Being involved in the lives of adolescents is key to keeping them safe.

What We Can Do

Adults can serve as positive role models in general; and if adults choose to drink, to do so responsibly. Be aware of the laws about providing alcohol to your own children; and never provide alcohol to someone else’s child.

What We Can Do

Encourage community members to talk about underage drinking and the steps to prevent it. Attend school and community presentations about underage drinking. Check out underage drinking websites such as the ones listed below.

Talk They Hear You Stop Alcohol Abuse

Too Smart To Start Time To Act

NJ Addictions Hotline: Call 211 – Prompt 22

Thanks for not providing alcohol to our youth.

*Alcohol Awareness Month is founded and sponsored by

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Dates

May 16, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parking area at Atco & Raritan Avenues

June 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Camden County College Parking Area (TBD)
Gloucester Township


Chesilhurst Day
June 6, 2015 Noon-8PM
Where: 4th and Center Ave. Leanna Harris Park
Come celebrate with us at our 12th Annual Community Day;
Music by DJ D Double
Special Inspirational Concert
Jazz Concert
Spoken Word
Talent Show
Vintage Car Show
Petting Zoo
3 on 3 Tournaments! Elementary, Middle, and High School!
Community Softball Game
Vendors! Food, clothes, and other items
Bounces/Slides/Water Slides
Free Water Ice
Guest Speakers/Public Officials
Informational Booths


Vendors Wanted!!! Click the link above or stop by the Borough Hall at 201 Grant Avenue.
For further inquiries please contact Councilwoman Alwan at



Chesilhurst “Pride in Patriotism” Car Show
June 6, 2015
10AM – 12NOON Registration
3PM Award ceremony
Leanna Harris Park