Tag: William Conover


This Week in Chester History…

Police Chief Edward M. Strait announced that this week in 1960 would be known as Burglary Prevention Week in Chester Township, as proclaimed by Mayor William Conover. Chester joined a statewide effort by Gov. Robert B. Meyner to educate citizens on how they could help reduce burglary losses. According to the Observer-Tribune, the value of stolen property in 1959 was approximately $68 million. An extensive list of crime-prevention tips was provided in the article.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, Chester Borough and Township withdrew from a 12-year agreement with Mendham Township to share a municipal court located in the Ralston Fire House. Mayor William Conover said the move had been recommended by the Police Study Commission. A separate court would be established to serve the two municipalities. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, Chester Township Mayor William Conover announced that three additional fire sirens would be installed as a result of an agreement between Chester Borough and Township, and the Federal Civil Defense Administration. The new sirens were deemed necessary after local Civil Defense members said they were unable to hear signals from the one siren located in the Borough during the previous week’s air raid test. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune