The first dinosaur fossils were found in Marlboro, NJ in 1858. Recently, a leg section of a duck billed dinosaur was found. The Marl deposits that preserved the fossils are easily accessible from Monmouth Road in Marlboro. Throughout the years, Marlboro has hosted numerous fossil digs. Here are a few highlights. Read on to learn more about this exciting area of New Jersey. And, as always, be sure to visit local museums for a unique experience. Next post here.
The historic town center of Marlboro New Jersey was the area around School Road and Main Street. This center used to have a post office, two hotels, and a general store. Today, the area is home to a fire station and a Chinese restaurant. There are no longer any of these buildings in the town center. Today, Marlboro is a sprawling, modern suburb, with several neighborhoods that don't have a traditional town center. The township is currently working on developing an official village center, where local businesses and residents can gather and enjoy the benefits of living in an area like this.
The township's government is governed by a Mayor-Council system. The township's leadership positions were changed from Township Council to Mayor-Council system after the Faulkner Act passed in 1952. Marlboro's mayor and council are responsible for tackling issues such as land development, loss of open space, population growth, and property tax issues. The township's previous mayor, Matthew Scannapieco, pleaded guilty to accepting $245,000 from land developer Anthony Spalliero. He also admitted to accepting sexual favors. Here's a very interesting read.
There are a lot of great places to visit and see in Marlboro, New Jersey. We compiled a quick list here.
Point Of Interest #1 Big Brook Park, 521 County Rd 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746
Point Of Interest #2 Marlboro Middle School, 355 County Rd 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746
Point Of Interest #3 Marlboro Recreation Center, 1996 Recreation Way, Marlboro, NJ 07746
Point Of Interest #4 Bella Vista Country Club, 100 School Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
Point Of Interest #5 C Casola Farm, 131 S Main St, Marlboro, NJ 07746