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PAGE 4 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2000 A DAY INHBELIFE OF HAZLET ASBURY PARK PRESS PAGE 5 1 . ' BOB BIELK Staff Photographer The trains keep coming to Hazlet in the morning, this one the 7:07 as it stops in the township on its way north. . . vf, . mwi. ww 11 S ' 1 - ' Monmouth County O Ocean County Lake --Lir1 5. . t n i i . - i, S .-'" f r. i V ' V Land area: 5.63 square miles , Government: Five-member committee i Representation: 6th Congressional District, 13th Legislative District M 2000 voter registration: 12,835; 60.6 percent undeclared, 24.9 percent Democrat, 14.3 percent Republican, 0.2 Independent. S Taxable borough property that is residential: 80 percent B Taxable borough property that Is commercial: 17.2 percent IB Taxable borough property that Is apartments: None U Amount of taxes raised by local and regional school districts (1999-2000): $18.5 million H School tax rate: $1,815 per $100 of assessed valuation II Amount of taxes raised by municipal government, 1999: $4.9 million M Municipal tax rate, 1999: $0,486 per $100 of assessed valuation Amount of taxes raised by county government, 1999: $5.3 million i County tax rate, 1999: $0.52 per $100 of assessed valuation 1 Total tax rate, 1999: $2,821 per $100 of assessed valuation Median 1999 home value: $190,717 M Estimated tax bill on a home of median value: $5,380 POPULATION HOUSEHOLD INCOME Under $15,000 I 728 $15,000-$24,999 660 $25,000-$34,999 508 $35,000-$49,999 1,041 $50,000-$74,999 1,762 $75,000-$99,999 1,178 $100,000-$149,999 1,074 $150,000 and over 142 Median household $58,726 IncofM OCCUPATION White-collar workers I 64.6 Blue-collar workers I 35.4 TYPE OF OCCUPATION AdministrativeClerical I 20.6 Executive 14.1 Administrative Managerial Farming 0.3 Forestry Fishing ' LaborersHandlers 3.5 Machine operators 3.5 Assemblers Other service 9.4 Precision products 11.7 Craft Repair Private household 0.1 service Professional specialty 10.7 Protective service 2.8 Sales occupations 13.6 Technicians and support 5.7 Transportation and 4.1 moving 2000 (estimate) 22,523 2005 (projected) na Median age of total population 38 AGE OF POPULATION Under age 6 I 7.6 Age 6-13 11.6 Age 14-17 6.2 Age 18-24 9.6 Age 25-34 10.5 Age 35-44 16.4 Age 45-54 16.0 Age 55-64 11.0 Age 65-74 6.1 Age 75-84 3.5 Age 85 I 14 POP. BY RACEETHNICITY White 19,580 Black 211 American Indian 14 Asian & Pacific Islander 1,286 Hispanic (m be ary race) 1,412 POP. BY EDUCATION 0- 8 years elementary 6.0 1- 3 years high school 15.0 4 years high school 36.0 Some college, no degree 19.0 Associate's degree 6.0 Bachelor's degree 13.0 Graduate degree ( 5.0 HOUSEHOLDS 2000 (estimate) I 7,099 SOURCES: New Jersey Municipal Data Book; Monmouth County Clerk's Office; Monmouth County Board of Taxation; MaplnfoData. All information compiled by Paul D'Ambrosio, investigations editor Hazlct by the numbers 0: Percentage of - Orchard sits taxable property that 141: Number of is apartments businesses located 1: Number of T's in the along the Route township's name 35 corridor 2: Number of T's in the 150: Approximate family name Hazlet is number of schools named after . serviced by Flynn 2: Number of rockets and O'Hara school outside Raritan uniform store High School 173: Number of 2: Number of names businesses located Hazlet has had over along the Route 36 the years corridor 5: Number of members 314: Number of on the Township commercial and Committee industrial 5.63: Number of square businesses in the miles in Hazlet township 14: Approximate 1,014: Number of percentage of voters students enrolled registered as at Raritan High Republicans School 25: Approximate 1,200: Approximate percentage of voters number of acres of registered as farmland in 1959 Democrats (includes what is 37.9: Number of acres now Aberdeen) taxed as farmland in 3,377: Total number of 1998 students enrolled 55: Amount in dollars a in Hazlet schools round-trip ticket to 22,523: Number of people New York costs on living in the Academy Bus Lines township 60: Number of tenants at 12,835: Number of the Airport Plaza registered voters 61: Approximate 190,717: Median home percentage of voters value, in dollars, who have not in 1999 declared a party 20 Approximate preference million: number of pieces 90: Number of years the of mail the Hazlet Perno family has post office handles owned the land on in a year which Dutchies Farm Compiled by Kristen Ostendorf Commuters, and more . ": , v - 1 . '. " ' ' ' z ,s- . 1 ; : j . r , - , l MICHAEL J. TREOLA . Staff Photographer Jim Beatty, Keansburg, tends the bar at The Seagull Bar and Restaurant on Route 35j,South. A time-lapse exposure gives Beatty a ghostly appearance. ft t BOB BIELK Slaff Photographer The sign of the Academy Bus Terminal at Airport Plaza reflects in the windshield of this Academy bus as it heads for New York in the pre-dawn hours. ' Aft i ill A S 4 . s.A . ft.? i V - . . - v , ( J L t'f ;J James Ore (left), of Newark, and Clifton Hobbs, of Belleville, Ore, who comes to the lake with Hobbs about once a week or 1; , . 1 I 1 r '7 -v ? . . f f MICHAEL J. TRKOLAStaff Photographer In the early evening, the action's at the West Keansburg Fire Company on Laurel Avenue and Eighth Street. On this particular Thursday, people line Up an hour and a half before the 8 p.m. game time for the weekly bingo. .1 If i i tfaf i -jafwXicjsf -3kwaSSS3s' -l MICHAEL J. TREOLAStaff Photographer checktheir rods as they fish for porgy in Natco Lake. when the fishing is good, unhooks a porgy. N I ') r -" ; " J i -'. - .:".( jj ? i ' ' ' j ' I - i 1 1 i ii .. Xi rtiiMw iiwLIUjhiijjii MinniJl u. fi ' mi.' 1 1 1 ii I' 1 iimiiiir '"''T Mii'"T"Trm--n"T"""n''fi rT"i r-i T i---Tiy Li him jjjjm, u , .. $ 4. -itaf. iti tt&d 1 ; .jmm I ' , VI , jr W f 1 commuters, 4 -f 4 , ('V t .(; . i i. f "AC 1 VlVrflC 1 " r- If ' i v. ... - r - ; ' - 'r, . ED Cl'RRYSpecIal to the Press A great blue heron stalks its prey in the Green Acres re- serve next to Captain's CoveMarina off Park Avenue. v. M-;; Lrv:"-" ;-?sr ;-4 but plenty to , . , " ,i . , s ' . ' "'it 1 ', .) ' . , J k ', ' 1 I , " ; , i I ' i ' i j. chiet Photographer ' ' Valerie Vitello, 12, goes through some warmup ; exercises for her evening ! ballet class at the Perna t ' Jf b Dance Center, 651 Laurel ' . A i ' " ' " t ' , 1 vv Y 1 - f Wlv y V " ' ' Chief Photographer W 4 . Ryan Tetro (left) of St. John . ' jSV '-.X Vianney High School and " 'SS t Mike Bauer of Raritan J :t. VA High School battle for a V v. - r h head ball during the sec- '., y . v v" , 1 ond half of the afternoon i - 'C -"- soccer game Oct. 5. Rari- I w'.L-A mlTmmmm -w-at. .iA't.,-4,.J tan won the game, 2-1. r""---1""1""1'111-" "" "-"IU I-""""1' .ja-iiiy,. j TANYA BREEN I 1 I ( Jf y ' Tj Staff Photographer . I I :; -T y AshishDoshi(farleft),17, y ' t, who plays Grandpa in the -;V t-; play, "You Can't Take It oafct. ' Jf 4 y' ' With You," reads his lines ' ti -' , n il " i during rehearsal at Rari- j if I ' I "v tan High School. Sal Dunn ft " (back to the camera), 17, j-f1 who plays Kolenkhov, . , !il ft j wrestles with Francesco fey'.'"'" ' i - I"', : Virgilio, 17, who plays Mr. , vv . ivii - " Kirby- : l sill iJ .,yj -': I I . ;, j i - ' " i : : --"wan : i i 1 ' - , f. - ' ' - 5' '-"- K"' .' ' . . ., f 1 I . ; . 1... -- , : ; " ' : -.. 1. ):'., A. i! .i''-'' ' , . " . i 1 1 .'.,.:".'' ' ',- I " . . .1 : ' yti j -iiKM-J MmsmMBmMm?iiaT'S'&$m: i ---.y. MICHAEL J. TREOLA, Staff Photographer Rebecca Antonaccio (left) and her sister, Jennaf or, sing during choir practice at the Maranatha Baptist Church, 665 Holmdel Road. The choir is preparing for its debut at the end of the month. do at home - PETER ACKERMAN A homestead in Raritan, later Hazlet, circa 1874. Hazlet A brief history The name Hazlet is taken from an early resident, Dr. John Hazlett, who came from New York City to purchase land and settle here more than 100 years ago. The Hazlett family plot is still located in Cedarwood Cemetery, Florence Avenue. 1848 Raritan Township, which would later become Hazlet, is founded. 1885 The first post office to serve Raritan is established. Walter T. Hoff is the first postmaster. 1925 Gov. George Silzer signs a bill splitting Union Beach from Raritan. 1928 Township records show the first documentation of salaries paid to police officers. The Hazlet Police Department becomes full time in 1965. 1955 Construction begins on St. John's United Methodist Church, which now has about 1,100 members. November 1960 The new post office on Route 35 is dedicated. 1967 Raritan Township's name is changed to Hazlet to give it b clearer identity. Before the change, it was one of three towns In the state known as Raritan. 1973 The township celebrates its 125th anniversary. Nov. 18, 1985 Five volunteer firefighters are elected to serve as the township's first Board of Fire Commissioners. Feb. 26, 1990 Maryann Smith's appointment as the township's first patrolwoman is greeted with applause. Mayor John J. Bradshaw and members of the Township Committee present Smith and new Patrolman Robert E. Cullen with their badges and congratulate them on their new positions, which begin March 12. Oct. 26, 1990 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., the Bayshore's largest employer, breaks ground on an $8 million office building that IFF's chairman, Eugene P. Grisanti, says ' "will be the nerve center for creating new worldwide fragrance trends and products." The 43,000-square-foot building will house the company's U.S. Soap and Household Products Creative and Commercial Center. The center will be responsible for designing and marketing all IFF fragrances except perfumes sold throughout the world. The glass structure will go up In front of IFF's existing plant on the south side of Route 36. Sept. 4, 1991 The Hazlet Drive-In Theatre on Route 35 closes. The theater, a local landmark since 1957, is to be razed to make way for a shopping center. The new complex is to include a Price Club and a 3,000-seat indoor movie theater. Dec. 7, 1991 The Price Club opens. Founded in California in 1976, Price Club is a buying club that sells name-brand office supplies, food, clothing, tires and household items to businesses and individuals who pay a $25 fee to join. April 1993 Hazlet names its first police captain, John J. Fe-therston. February 1994 The Planning Board, despite opposition from area residents, approves plans for Skyline Estates, a 76-lot, single-family residential subdivision proposed for 26 acres of former farmland off Bethany Road. April 1994 Construction of a proposed community and senior center will begin as soon as possible, township officials announce. The Township Committee accepts a $986,000 bid by Tri-Plex Industries Inc. of the Avenel section of Woodbridge to build the center in Veterans Memorial Park on Union Avenue. Sept. 2, 1998 State legislators announce that the Women's Center of Monmouth County will receive $60,000 to help staff two crisis hot lines. June 20, 2000 The school district breaks ground on two new computer labs and a learning center at Raritan High School. The work is part of a $7.8 million project voters approved in September 1999. 0 '1 SSM' 1 1 ' Press file photo The Hazlet Drive-In on Route 35 in the summer of 1986. It would close five years later. The Hazlet Multiplex Cinemas is on the site now.

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