Dear Dunellen Residents,
The milling and paving of several streets around John P. Faber Elementary School will commence on Tuesday, November 30th and continue until Friday, December 2, 2021, weather permitting.
The following streets will be worked on:
�� Madison Avenue from North Avenue to South Avenue,
�� South Avenue/Grove Street from the Middlesex border to Prospect Avenue,
�� Pulaski Street from South Avenue to the Railroad embankment,
�� High Street (work will begin after 8:30 am and the street will be open by 2:30 pm), and
�� Lehigh Street
The contractor, Schifano Construction Corp, will be closing off the streets as work progresses and there will be very limited access to driveways for residents who live in the area. Residents are asked to park their vehicles on adjacent streets between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please remove all vehicles from the street on paving days. No parking signs will be posted by the Dunellen Police.
School vehicular traffic is advised to prepare accordingly for the several days of disruption between the mill and pave period. Drivers may wish to plan an alternate route that does not include Madison Ave (between North Ave and South Ave), South Ave, Pulaski Street or High Street.
The road improvement project is made possible through a partnership with Middlesex County NJ Government and its Mill and Pave program. This program will help the Borough get more roads paved over a shorter period of time at a more cost-effective rate. I wish to extend a thank you to former Council President Kenneth Bayer who worked with me in 2020 on securing the Mill and Pave program.
Thank you for your time in this matter.
Mayor Jason F. Cilento
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Power Home Remodeling will be going door to door from November 29 through December 3 during the hours of 9: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.

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As part of our efforts to mitigate damage due to flooding, we are compiling data for the US Army Corp of Engineers on the extent of flooding on your property.
If you had water damage during Tropical Storm Ida, could you please send us any photographs of how high the water came onto or into your property.  If you do not have photographs, could you write a short description of how high the water came.
Please send the photographs and/or narrative to the Borough Administrator, William Robins, at


Curbside branch and tree limb pick up service is usually offered during the month of September; we appreciate your patience while DPW's efforts have been focused on storm clean up. DPW will resume curbside branch and tree limb pick up when possible; this service will extend into October this year. Please remember residents may also bring branches directly to the DPW Yard on Hall Street all year round. 


The latest updates on the
Redevelopment of the old Art Color Complex
Go to Redevelopment page under Redevelopment


Additional Parking When Snowing
1. Columbia Park
2. McCoy Park
3. The American Legion

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam; it is also established in South Korea, Japan and the U.S. It was first discovered in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in Berks County in 2014 and has spread to other counties in PA, as well as the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Connecticut and Ohio.

This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops and hardwood trees. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in NJ. While it does not harm humans or animals, it can reduce the quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas.

Why You Should Care

SLF is a serious invasive pest with a healthy appetite for our plants and it can be a significant nuisance, affecting the quality of life and enjoyment of the outdoors. The spotted lanternfly uses its piercing-sucking mouthpart to feed on sap from over 70 different plant species. It has a strong preference for economically important plants and the feeding damage significantly stresses the plants which can lead to decreased health and potentially death.

As SLF feeds, the insect excretes honeydew (a sugary substance) which can attract bees, wasps, and other insects. The honeydew also builds up and promotes the growth for sooty mold (fungi), which can cover the plant, forest understories, patio furniture, cars, and anything else found below SLF feeding.

If you see a Spotted Lanternfly, help us Stomp it Out!

To report a sighting, use the reporting tool or call 833-4BADBUG (833-422-3284). For other questions, email us at

For Additional Information, click here.