Tag: Board of Chosen Freeholders
The case of Gilbert Y. Hopler’s murder remained a mystery. In 1938, the Mendham-Chester Tribune reported that in the week following Hopler’s brutal killing, the Board of Chosen Freeholders offered a reward of $500 for the capture of the murders.
The Chester Borough Council debated how best to use the $54,000 in dirt road money provided under the New Jersey Herrick Act, in 1937. At that time, the N.J. State Highway Department allotted funds to counties that applied for the repair of dirt roads. Mayor Daniel S. Budd requested an additional $2,000 from the Board of Chosen Freeholders for a penetration road to be constructed on Budd Avenue on a section between Main Street and the previously named Washington Avenue. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune