Monroe Twp. Municipal Court
Location: Three Municipal Plaza, Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Mailing Address: Three Municipal Plaza, Monroe, NJ 08831
Phone: (732) 521-4020 ext. 21
Fax: (732) 521-2607
Court Sessions: First 3 Tuesdays of the Month: 9:30 a.m.; Fourth Tuesday of Month: 3:00 p.m.; All other Tuesdays: 7:00 p.m.
The judge in Monroe court is the Honorable George Boyd. The Court Administrator is Donna Linke. Monroe police as well as State Police issue a heavy amount of traffic tickets in Monroe. Mostly speeding, careless driving, and related summons. Also a fair share of DWIs and minor drug possession cases.
Monroe Township is located in southern Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA. The population in 2000 was reported to be 28,000. Monroe became an official township on April 9, 1838. It was originally formed from pieces of South Amboy Township.
Clearbrook Park, Concordia, Rossmoor and Whittingham comprise the major portions of Monroe Twp.
Monroe Township was originally named after President James Monroe. In the beginning Monroe was mostly a farming area. Helmetta, Jamesburg, and Spotswood were originally part of Monroe Township, but broke away in the late 1800s when their populations expanded. The Camden and Amboy Rail Road was built in the 1830s and 1840s, crossing the township.
Unbeknownst to most, the town briefly underwent a “cult takeover.” In 1905, Bernarr Macfadden, a proponent of “physical culture” set up a camp in what is now known as the Helmetta and Spotswood areas. Mcfadden was arrested in 1907 and charged with distributing pornography. This led to the end of the camp, which was later developed into the Outcalt neighborhood.
New Jersey Training School for Boys, known simply as “Jamesburg” amongst underage offenders, is located in the Township. Founded in 1867, it currently houses some of New Jersey’s worst juvenile delinquents. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter spent time there. Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band was a social worker at Jamesburg for some time before finding stardom.
The transformation from farming community to suburb began between 1960 and 1968, when the New Jersey Turnpike developed Exit 8A in the western portion of the township. The Leisure World age-restricted community of Rossmoor, Concordia, Clearbrook, Greenbriar at Whittingham, The Ponds, and Encore, and Regency at Monroe are all active adult communities in the Township.
Monroe Township boasts shopping centers, a synagogue, a recreation center, and a new library.
One of the saddest days in Monroe Twp history was March 22, 2006. On that day, ten residents of the township died in a tour bus accident in the Andes mountains of Chile.
Monroe has seen a recent surge in residential construction. Accordingly, some roads in the township have been widened to accommodate the increased traffic. Several Warehouses have been recently built near county road 535. Some major roads in Monroe include Route 33 and CR 615. There is considerable conflict in Monroe between new families and senior citizens, some of the latter resenting the increased property taxes that the young families and their children bring because of increased educational costs.