Welcome to Allentown, NJ

The Borough of Allentown, is a small historic village located in central New Jersey. It's located around the Mill Pond and along Doctor's Creek and Indian Run (believed to be part of the underground Railway). The village was originally settled in the 17th Century. Like most country villages in colonial days, Allentown developed around its mills. As the farms in the area grew, so did the need for blacksmith shops, wheelwrights, carriage makers, chair makers, shoemakers, seamstresses and tailors. By the end of the 18th Century more than 24 commercial enterprises existed within the village boundaries. The Borough of Allentown was and is today a center for travel across New Jersey. Main Street was a main route of travel from the Amboy's Port to Burlington during the 18th Century. Allentown has produced from its residents, six United State Congressman, a New Jersey Governor, a governor of the Washington Territory and the first Chief Justice of New Jersey, who was also a signer of the U.S. Constitution. There are currently 220 buildings and homes in the village that date prior to 1860. The Borough of Allentown continues to be a strong regional village providing employment opportunities, a variety of housing choices, is centrally located and is able to provide public services. Today, Allentown strives to maintain it's past history while attempting to offer the best in unique community living.

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Important Notice Regarding Historic Streetscape Improvements to Begin on or About May 26, 2015

The Water Department will be performing hydrant flushing in the Borough commencing Sunday, May 17, through Friday, May 22, 2015 during the hours of approximately 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. During this period a temporary drop in water pressure and or a slight discoloration may occur. If discoloration does occur, let tap water run a sufficient time to clear. Every effort will be made to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we proceed with this important maintenance activity. Any questions, please call Borough Hall (609) 259-3151.

RECYCLING DATES:
May 5 and 19
June 2, 16 and 30

HYDRANT FLUSHING:
The Water Department will be performing hydrant flushing in the Borough commencing Sunday, May 17, through Friday, May 22, 2015 during the hours of approximately 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. During this period a temporary drop in water pressure and or a slight discoloration may occur. If discoloration does occur, let tap water run a sufficient time to clear. Every effort will be made to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we proceed with this important maintenance activity. Any questions, please call Borough Hall (609) 259-3151.

STREET SWEEPING:
The Borough roadways will be swept Thursday, May 21, 2015. Please make every effort to have your vehicles off the streets. Any questions, please call Borough Hall (609) 259-3151.

Main Street Municipal Parking Lot Site Plan

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Click here for Backyard Compost Bin Availability

Click here for information on Latex Paint Disposal

Click here for Meals on Wheels information

Click here for Stormwater Safety Information

Click here for Stormwater Pet Waste Information

Emergency Contact #’s
PSE&G- 1-800-436-7734 for power outages.
NEVER APPROACH DOWNED WIRES-CALL 911

Police, First Aid or Fire emergency dial 911
Cablevision-1-800-868-9840
Water emergency -H2o Services 609-259-8888

Any questions, please call Borough Hall at (609) 259 3151.
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