South River Police Department

  • Agency: South River Police Department
  • Address: 61 Main St, South River , 08882 NJ
  • Chief: Wesley J Bomba (Chief of Police)
Phone: 732-238-1000
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South River Police Department is located at 61 Main St, South River , 08882 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Wesley J Bomba. The South River Police Department phone number is 732-238-1000.

South River Police Department News

Yesterday, Ptl. Brian Hyslop was invited to stop by his son's school for law enforcement day. Ptl. Hyslop spent time during his visit reading a book for the kids and answering plenty of questions. The kids also received police stickers, coloring books and crayons.

**WATER MAIN BREAK** A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS Due to a water main break in the area of Darrow Street and Snapper Avenue, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. Residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs are estimated to be completed within 6 hours. Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

** 1/1/18 – 1/7/18 BLOTTER ** Total Calls for Service: 478 Fire Calls: 13 EMS Calls: 47 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 10 Incident Reports: 27 During the week, our department responded to the following calls related to the winter storm: Parking Problems & Complaints: 11 Resident Assists & Complaints: 20 Motorist Assists: 7 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 8 NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS. WARRANT ARREST, Main Street on 1/1 @ 0506 hours – After patrol units responded to a report of a disturbance, a male with an outstanding arrest warrant for contempt of court was placed under arrest. The individual was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. GAS LEAK, Devoe Street on 1/1 @ 1238 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to the area for an odor of natural gas outside. PSE&G was notified and made repairs to a gas leak. STRUCTURE FIRE, Wilson Avenue on 1/1 @ 1802 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to an address for a report of a detached garage on fire. Upon arrival, a trash can fire which had spread to the exterior of the garage was extinguished. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT, Hollander Street on 1/2 @ 1309 hours – A report was taken for a stolen motor vehicle. The incident remains under investigation. CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK, Appleby Avenue on 1/2 @ 2048 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to a residence for an activated carbon monoxide detector. Two individuals were treated by South River Rescue Squad for minor exposure symptoms. The source was determined to be a malfunctioning oven. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Old Bridge Turnpike on 1/3 @ 1018 hours – Patrol units and South River Rescue Squad responded to a two car motor vehicle accident. One individual was treated for minor injuries. WARRANT ARREST, Willett Avenue on 1/3 @ 1435 hours – A female was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, Obert Street on 1/3 @ 1648 hours – A male was charged with possession of marijuana after a motor vehicle stop. CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK, Colfax Street on 1/3 @ 1912 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to a residence for an activated carbon monoxide detector. The source was determined to be a malfunctioning furnace. WARRANT ARREST, Old Bridge Turnpike on 1/5 @ 1123 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. WARRANT ARREST, Main Street on 1/6 @ 0146 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. GAS LEAK, Devoe Street on 1/6 @ 1447 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to the area for an odor of natural gas outside. PSE&G was notified and made repairs to a gas leak. WARRANT ARREST, Redwick Way on 1/6 @ 1652 hours – After patrol units responded to a report of a disturbance, a male with multiple outstanding arrest warrants for contempt of court was placed under arrest. WARRANT ARREST, George Street on 1/7 @ 2111 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Most of us know somebody that has been directly affected by addiction. We work hard everyday on the enforcement front. Now comes an opportunity for us to help on the recovery and treatment front. Join us, along with the Spotswood Police Department, as we join forces to help combat addiction with our first ever charity dodgeball tournament! Proceeds benefit City of Angels, a non-profit organization assisting people with addiction recovery support and treatment. Spectator admission is free (donations accepted at the door). Interested in entering a team? Waivers and rules can be found at the link below. Waivers should be dropped off at or mailed to Spotswood Police Headquarters. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zf42inycp3pigfl/AABtIbWLVRT8fzIlmM7s9LB4a?dl=0

**WATER MAIN BREAK** A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS Due to a water main break in the area of Florence Street and Cole Street, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. Residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs are estimated to be completed within 6 hours. Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

**TRAFFIC ALERT** Due to a religious procession taking place tomorrow, January 7th, at approximately 10:45am, motorists should be extra cautious and expect possible minor traffic delays in the following areas: • Jackson Street & Whitehead Avenue • Main Street near Ferry Street Street • Reid Street near Stephen Street • Reid Street near William Street

**SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER HIRING** The Borough of South River Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO I). The applications may be picked up at the South River Police Department Records Bureau located at 61 Main Street, South River NJ between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday starting Monday, January 8th. Minimum Employment Requirements: • United States Citizen • Resident of Middlesex County NJ • Must be at least 18 years of age • Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent • Must meet the qualifications of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146 et seq., and, specifically, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.10. The closing date for applications will be Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM. For information call South River Police Department Records Bureau Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM at (732) 257-6727 extension 103. The Borough of South River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

** 12/25/17 – 12/31/17 BLOTTER ** Total Calls for Service: 464 Fire Calls: 15 EMS Calls: 32 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 5 Incident Reports: 16 NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS. SMOKE CONDITION, Old Bridge Turnpike on 12/27 @ 1552 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to a report of a smoke condition in a business. The cause was determined to be garments burning in a dryer. The smoke was cleared from the business by the fire department. WARRANT ARREST, Main Street on 12/27 @ 1653 hours – After patrol units responded to a report of a suspicious person, a male with an outstanding arrest warrant for contempt of court was placed under arrest. WARRANT ARREST, Tices Lane on 12/28 @ 1045 hours – A male was placed under arrest on multiple outstanding contempt of court arrest warrants after a motor vehicle stop. The individual was also charged with possession of marijuana. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Old Bridge Turnpike on 12/29 @ 0439 hours – Patrol units and South River Rescue Squad responded to a single car motor vehicle accident in which a vehicle struck a utility pole. One individual was treated for minor injuries. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, Jackson Street on 12/29 @ 1200 hours – A report was taken for damage to a parked motor vehicle. DUI, David Street on 12/29 @ 2308 hours – A male driver was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence and other motor vehicle infractions. The driver was also charged with hindering apprehension after he provided officers with a false name and date of birth. A passenger in the vehicle was charged with underage consumption of an alcoholic beverage. CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM, Joseph Street on 12/31 @ 0436 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to an activated carbon monoxide alarm at a residence. The cause was determined to be a malfunctioning water heater. SMOKE CONDITION, Beryl Street on 12/31 @ 0532 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to a report of a smoke condition in a residence. The cause was determined to be a problem with the chimney. The smoke was cleared from the residence by the fire department. CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK, Marie Street on 12/31 @ 0907 hours – Patrol units, South River Fire Department and South River Rescue squad responded to a residence for a report of a resident feeling ill due to a possible carbon monoxide leak. The leak was determined to be unfounded and the resident feeling ill was unrelated. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT, Schack Avenue on 12/31 @ 1327 hours – A report was taken for a stolen motor vehicle. The incident remains under investigation. GAS LEAK, Roosevelt Street on 12/31 @ 1903 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to a residence for an odor of natural gas. The source was determined to be a malfunctioning water heater. Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Officers from day shift "A Squad" stayed busy during today's snowstorm. In addition to their normal calls for service, they spent time clearing vehicles from Snow Emergency Streets and assisting motorists, as pictured here. Roads are still hazardous in many areas. We recommend you avoid heading out on the roads until tomorrow unless you absolutely have no choice. As of 8:00pm tonight, parking on Snow Emergency Streets in South River is allowed. As a last result, a total of 6 vehicles were towed from Snow Emergency Streets earlier today after we were unable to locate the owners. As always, monitor our social media pages and NIXLE alerts for any updates pertaining to South River.

**SNOW EMERGENCY STREET UPDATE** **SCHOOL CLOSURE** • The parking ban on Snow Emergency Streets in South River will be lifted at 8:00pm tonight, January 4th. • South River Public Schools are closed tomorrow, January 5th. • As per South River Borough ordinance, all sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours after the snowfall stops. • When removing snow from driveways and sidewalks, do not throw the snow into the street. Instead, place it onto other areas such as your lawn or yard. • If safe to do so, ensure fire hydrants on or near your property are clear in order to assist First Responders in the event of an emergency.

**VEHICLE THEFTS** Since July of 2017, four car thefts from residences in South River have been reported to the South River Police Department. All four vehicles stolen were older model two door Hondas. In each case, the vehicle was locked, secured and parked in front of the victim's home or in their driveway. Two of the vehicles stolen have since been recovered outside of this jurisdiction. In order to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of vehicle theft, the South River Police Department is reminding residents of the following: • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park • Park in well-lit areas • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it's running • Never leave keys or valuables in your vehicle Residents are requested to report suspicious activity and/or persons to us by calling 732-238-1000 (non-emergency) or 9-1-1 (emergency).

**SNOW EMERGENCY STREETS IN EFFECT** **BOROUGH OFFICES CLOSED** • As of this time, parking on Snow Emergency Streets in South River is prohibited. These streets are listed at the end of this message. Updates will be provided when the ban is lifted. • Even if you do not reside on a Snow Emergency Street, please consider moving your vehicle into your driveway, if possible. • South River Borough Offices, Municipal Court and Police Records will be closed today, January 4th. • South River Public Schools are closed today, January 4th. • No changes have been made to garbage collection schedules. SNOW EMERGENCY STREETS Albourne St Arlington Ave (between David & James) Burton Ave Charles St Chestnut St (between Nelson & Henry) Claremont Ave (between Montgomery & James) David St Devoe St Division St Fairview Ave (between David & James) Ferris St (between OBT & Cleveland) Ferry St George St Gordon St Henry St (between William & Chestnut) Heritage Dr Hillside Ave Jackson St James St (between Hillside & Kamm) Johnson Pl (between OBT & Willett) Kamm Ave Leonardine Ave Lexington Ave (between Montgomery & James) Lisa Dr Main St Morningside Ave (between Willett & David) Nelson St New St Obert St (between Main & Jackson) Prentice Ave Prospect St Reid St Samuel Dr Summit Rd Thomas St Washington St Whitehead Ave Willett Ave William St

**SCHOOL CLOSURE** As per the South River Board of Education, all South River Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 4th due to the anticipated inclement weather.

**WINTER WEATHER / SNOW STREET REMINDERS** The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 9:00pm tonight (1/3) until 7:00pm tomorrow night (1/4). Between 4 to 6 inches of snow is expected along with high wind gusts followed by dangerously cold temperatures. BEFORE THE STORM • We anticipate the need for all vehicles to be removed from Snow Emergency Streets in South River. Residents are asked to consider doing so ahead of the storm. These streets are listed at the end of this message. • Even if you do not reside on a Snow Emergency Street, please consider moving your vehicle into your driveway, if possible. • The gusty winds will have the potential to bring down tree limbs and power lines. Be prepared for the possibility of power outages and loss of heat. • Remove all objects from the roadway (garbage cans, basketball hoops, etc.). • Due to the expected winds, secure any loose or lightweight objects on your property. • Charge up electronic devices ahead of time and be sure to have a flashlight, portable radio and batteries. • Any changes to school schedules and garbage collection schedules will be passed along as we receive them from the South River Board of Education and Department of Public Works. DURING THE STORM • Tomorrow's morning commute will be impacted. If driving, allow yourself additional travel time and keep extra space between your vehicle and others on the road. Remember to clear snow & ice from your vehicle before driving. • Check on elderly neighbors and relatives. Especially in the event of a power outage. • Monitor our NIXLE messages and social media pages for any updates relevant to South River. AFTER THE STORM • As per South River Borough ordinance, all sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours after the snowfall stops. • When removing snow from driveways and sidewalks, do not throw the snow into the street. Instead, place it onto other areas such as your lawn or yard. SNOW EMERGENCY STREETS Albourne St Arlington Ave (between David & James) Burton Ave Charles St Chestnut St (between Nelson & Henry) Claremont Ave (between Montgomery & James) David St Devoe St Division St Fairview Ave (between David & James) Ferris St (between OBT & Cleveland) Ferry St George St Gordon St Henry St (between William & Chestnut) Heritage Dr Hillside Ave Jackson St James St (between Hillside & Kamm) Johnson Pl (between OBT & Willett) Kamm Ave Leonardine Ave Lexington Ave (between Montgomery & James) Lisa Dr Main St Morningside Ave (between Willett & David) Nelson St New St Obert St (between Main & Jackson) Prentice Ave Prospect St Reid St Samuel Dr Summit Rd Thomas St Washington St Whitehead Ave Willett Ave William St Up to date weather notices from the National Weather Service can be found at the link below: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NJZ012&warncounty=NJC023&firewxzone=NJZ012&local_place1

**WATER MAIN BREAK / TRAFFIC ALERT** A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS Due to a water main break on Old Bridge Turnpike in the area of Tices Lane, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal. While repairs are being made, northbound traffic on Old Bridge Turnpike will be detoured left onto Tices Lane. Traffic travelling on Tices Lane towards Old Bridge Turnpike will only be permitted to turn right onto Old Bridge Turnpike. Southbound traffic on Old Bridge Turnpike will be unaffected. Motorists should plan for traffic delays in the area and, if possible, plan an alternate route.

** 12/18/17 – 12/24/17 BLOTTER ** Total Calls for Service: 517 Fire Calls: 2 EMS Calls: 36 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 7 Incident Reports: 29 NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, Gordon Street on 12/18 @ 2003 hours – A report was taken for a broken window on a residence, possibly due to a rock being thrown. The incident remains under investigation. DUI, Main Street on 12/19 @ 0215 hours – A male driver was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence and other motor vehicle infractions. BURGLARY, Jackson Street on 12/19 @ 1124 hours – A caller reported observing a male exit the basement of her residence. Patrol units subsequently located the suspect nearby and placed him under arrest. The individual was charged with burglary, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and criminal mischief. WARRANT ARREST, Washington Street on 12/19 @ 2116 hours – After patrol units responded to check the welfare of an intoxicated male, the individual was found to have multiple outstanding arrest warrants for contempt of court and was placed under arrest. UTILITY SCAM, Cole Street on 12/20 @ 1356 – A resident reported a male posing as a water department employee requested access to her residence. Patrol checked the area but was unable to locate the suspect. The incident remains under investigation. WARRANT ARREST, Old Bridge Turnpike on 12/22 @ 2202 hours – A male was placed under arrest on multiple outstanding contempt of court arrest warrants after a motor vehicle stop. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Prospect Street on 12/22 @ 2325 hours – Patrol units and South River Rescue Squad responded to a two car motor vehicle accident. One individual was treated for injuries. POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, Causeway on 12/23 @ 0847 hours – A male was charged with possession of marijuana after a motor vehicle stop. DISTURBANCE / ARREST, Joseph Street on 12/23 @ 1301 hours – Patrol units were dispatched to a residence for a report of a disturbance. A female was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, attempt to cause injury and subjecting an officer to bodily fluids. WARRANT ARREST, Hillside Avenue on 12/24 @ 0743 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT / DUI, Division Street on 12/24 @ 1806 – Patrol units responded to a two car motor vehicle accident with no injuries. A male driver was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence and other motor vehicle infractions. Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

**WATER MAIN BREAK** A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH RIVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS Due to a water main break in the area of Edgewood Street and Dailey Street, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. Residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs are estimated to be completed within 6 hours. Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

The men and women of the South River Police Department wish you all a happy and healthy new year. If you plan on drinking, we remind you to #ChooseYourRide wisely by having a designated driver, calling a taxi or using a rideshare service.

**HOLIDAY CLOSURES** The Department of Public Works, Police Records, South River Municipal Court and Borough Offices will be closed Monday, January 1st. There will be no yard waste pickup. Normal hours and schedules resume Tuesday, January 2nd. Next yard waste pickup Monday, January 8th.

** 12/11/17 – 12/17/17 BLOTTER ** Total Calls for Service: 584 Fire Calls: 8 EMS Calls: 25 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 8 Incident Reports: 29 NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS. DUI, Main Street on 12/11 @ 0211 hours – A male driver was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence and other motor vehicle infractions. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, Veterans Bridge on 12/11 @ 0554 hours – Patrol units and South River Rescue Squad responded to a two car motor vehicle accident. One individual was treated for injuries. WARRANT ARREST, Main Street on 12/11 @ 2252 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. WARRANT ARREST, Main Street on 12/12 @ 1046 hours – A female with a known outstanding arrest warrant for contempt of court was placed under arrest. WARRANT ARREST, Veterans Bridge on 12/17 @ 2237 hours – A female was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Plan on being away during the holidays? Protect your home with these tips. On behalf of the entire South River Police Department, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

** 12/4/17 – 12/10/17 BLOTTER ** Total Calls for Service: 464 Fire Calls: 9 EMS Calls: 24 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 8 Incident Reports: 21 NOTEWORTHY INCIDENTS. GAS LEAK, Wilcox Avenue on 12/4 @ 0917 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to the area for an odor of natural gas outdoors. PSE&G determined to odor was faulty gas meter. GAS LEAK, Burton Avenue on 12/6 @ 0616 hours – Patrol units, South River Fire Department and South River Rescue Squad responded to a residence for an odor of natural gas. The source was determined to be a stove that was left on. WARRANT ARREST, Old Bridge Turnpike on 12/7 @ 1447 hours – A male was placed under arrest on an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant after a motor vehicle stop. WARRANT ARREST, Old Bridge Turnpike on 12/8 @ 2142 hours – A male with a known outstanding arrest warrant for contempt of court was placed under arrest. The individual was also charged with possession of marijuana. DUI, Main Street on 12/9 @ 0045 hours – A male driver was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence and other motor vehicle infractions. GAS LEAK, Jackson Street on 12/10 @ 1055 hours – Patrol units and South River Fire Department responded to a residence for an odor of natural gas. The source was determined to be caused by a pilot light that went out. WARRANT ARREST, Riverview Drive on 12/10 @ 2307 hours – After patrol units responded to a disturbance, a female with an outstanding arrest warrant for contempt of court was placed under arrest. Our weekly police blotter highlights noteworthy incidents that occur on a day to day basis in order to keep our community informed. Please keep in mind that, in the case of any ongoing investigation, we are not able to release certain details and information. In the case of major incidents or investigations, press releases are typically issued at a later date. All charges are merely accusations; those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

**UTILITY SCAM ALERT** The South River Police Department is warning all residents to be alert for individuals who may be posing as utility company employees after an incident was reported to our department yesterday in which an individual posing as a water department employee requested access to a residence. Typically, these individuals give various reasons as to why they need to access the residence to check the utility services or meters. Once inside, distraction techniques are often used to commit thefts from the residence. All residents are reminded that South River Water Department and Electric Utility employees are not responsible for fixing problems or diagnosing problems inside of residences and will rarely have reason to ask for entry. Legitimate utility (water, sewer, cable, telephone and electric) employees will all have proper identification and be willing to display it upon request. They will also be able to provide their supervisor’s phone number so you can verify their legitimacy. If anyone claiming to be a utility employee comes to your residence without an appointment and requests entry, please contact us at 732-238-1000 immediately to report the incident. DO NOT WAIT TO CALL US. Try to remember as much as possible about the description of the suspect(s) and any vehicles they may be utilizing. Be prepared to provide this information to the dispatcher when calling.

As we near the end of our 100th anniversary year, we share a recent newsletter from the South River Historical & Preservation Society. The newsletter features a few pages about the formation and history of the South River Police Department. We send our thanks to all of you for the support over the years and for following along during the past year as we shared photos, events and information about our past 100 years. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njsrhps/newsletters/srhpsnews6_17.pdf #srpd100th