1st Annual Senior Citizen Easter Egg Coloring Social is March 29

Senior Citizen - 3/16/2018 1:51:00 PM

Mayor Wayne Zitt and the Town Council are pleased to extend an invitation to attend Guttenberg’s first annual Senior Citizen Easter Egg Coloring Social at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the community room at 7005 Boulevard East.

Coffee and cookies will be served. Please RSVP by March 23 to Marisol Montanez at 201-868-2315 ext. 152.

REMINDER: Parking Costs Decreased, Hours Changed on Mar. 5

AAA - 3/15/2018 11:49:00 AM

Parking regulations within the Town of Guttenberg have changed for the better. Based on feedback from residents, Mayor Wayne Zitt and the Town Council adjusted costs and hours to better accommodate residents and guests. 

Metered parking in Guttenberg reverted back to 25 cents for 30 minutes, doubling the previous time of 15 minutes. 

Overnight non-resident/visitor parking passes will cost $5, down from $10. Residents are also able to purchase a visitor’s pass for up to 7 days for $20. Residents need to purchase these passes from the Department of Public Safety and need to show proof of residency. 

Resident parking is now in effect from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., rather than 11 p.m. to 10 a.m.

PSE&G Warns: Stay Alert to Scams

AAA - 3/14/2018 2:29:00 PM

PSE&G warns that when the streets are busy with utility workers after a storm, scammers may see this as an opportunity, so customers need to say alert to scams – particularly demands for immediate payment via a prepaid card.

In the most common payment scam scenario, someone pretending to be a utility employee calls and threatens to shut off service unless they receive immediate payment via a prepaid card. The caller ID may even mimic PSE&G’s customer service number.

Victims are given a phony phone number to call back after they purchase the card. When they call that number, they may hear voice response prompts that mimic those they would hear when calling the real PSE&G customer service line.

A fake representative asks for the numbers on the card or receipt. Scammers take the money from the card – usually within a matter of minutes.

Be aware that before terminating service, PSE&G alerts customers in a number of ways: messages on their bill, letters, and phone calls. PSE&G never demands a specific type of payment nor threatens immediate service termination. While there are many ways to pay a bill, PSE&G only accepts credit card and prepaid card payments through Western Union Speedpay.

When in doubt, call PSE&G to verify the person’s affiliation and claims. Report all scam attempts by calling your utility and local police department, and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at More information about scams is available at and

Residents Learn About Heart Health from Police Officers

Police Department - 3/14/2018 2:29:00 PM

Mayor Wayne Zitt and the town council, in conjunction with the police department and Guttenberg PBA local 88, sponsored a free public seminar on Heart Health on Feb. 28.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. In honor of Heart Health Month in February, the seminar was designed to offer various ways for residents to stay active and improve heart health.

Held in the community room at 7005 Boulevard East, it included information on healthy meal plans and suitable exercise regimens, along with the importance of regularly taking any medications and how much water one should drink in a day. All these aspects and more are necessary for optimal health.

Also discussed were heart disease and blood pressure, as well as symptoms of a heart attack.

The Guttenberg Police Department provided lunch for free to all attendees. The seminar was proposed and presented by Police Officer Thomas Collins, who has been a licensed medical instructor for eight years and an EMT for 14 years. Also a licensed medical assistant and a certified electrocardiogram technician, he takes heart health very seriously and suggested the seminar as a way to give back to the community.

Assisting him and translating into Spanish was Guttenberg Police Officer Eric Regojo, a former volunteer fireman who is certified in first aid. Senior Services Coordinator Marisol Montanez helped arrange and organize the event.

Seniors Invited to Italian Luncheon on March 22/23

Senior Citizen - 3/14/2018 9:43:00 AM

Mayor Wayne Zitt and the Guttenberg Town Council invite Guttenberg senior citizens to attend a seniors luncheon at Cavalino’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6800 Park Ave. The cost is $5, paid in advance.

Luncheons will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, at noon. Seating is limited. For reservations call Marisol Montanez at 201-868-2315, ext. 152. RSVP by Friday, March 16, 2018.

Transportation will be provided on the town bus for those who require a ride. Pickups will be at the senior citizen bus stops at 11:30 a.m.

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