Deputy Mayor Wants to Lower Curfew to 10

Nov 14, 2018

If Barnegat Township Deputy Mayor Alfonso Cirulli has his way, the current curfew for minors would be lowered  from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Speaking at the Nov. 13 township committee meeting, Cirulli said the idea was suggested by a resident at a recent town-wide Neighborhood Watch forum at the Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School. He said the purpose of the meeting was to help residents who are interested in forming a block watch and also hear updates on existing programs, such as one he said has been very successful in the Settler’s Landing development.

“Some people were concerned about vandalism,” said Cirulli. “Then someone asked that maybe we should lower the curfew to 10. When the question was posed to the audience, three-quarters of the people were in favor of it.”

Cirulli said that over the next few months, he plans to discuss the matter with other committee members. An ordinance could be eventually drawn up.

“I also want to get a feel for how people in town think,” he said.

Cirulli said such a curfew would not affect juveniles who have to work at night.

“We’re looking to crack down on kids hanging out late at night,” he said. “That’s when these kinds of problems start. Hopefully, we can come up with something that’s fair to everyone.”  —E.E.


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