[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 53 (Thursday, March 23, 2023)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E245]
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                        HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR.

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, March 23, 2023

  Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Borough of 
Little Silver, New Jersey on the 100th anniversary of its 
incorporation. It is my honor to join with its officials and residents 
in celebration of this historic milestone.
  A part of Shrewsbury Township until 1923, Little Silver has evolved 
from farmland, woods, and saltwater marshes to a bustling suburb of 
diverse restaurants, specialty shops, and small businesses. With its 
location on the water and its proximity to New York City, the area has 
attracted visitors from the north that have transformed Little Silver 
from a seasonal resort to the community it is today. Despite its 
development over the years, Little Silver has maintained its distinct 
charm and character.
  Tracing its history back before its incorporation, the borough has 
several historical landmarks including its railroad station, post 
office (which now serves as a museum), and Sickles Market, that began 
as a farm stand over 100 years ago and is still in operation today. In 
the 1800s, John T. Lovett opened a nursery that became the largest 
employer in the area and well known across the country, supplying 
national retail businesses such as Sears Roebuck. Many of the town's 
residents can trace their roots back generations. One of the oldest 
sites in the borough, the Parker Homestead, was inhabited by the same 
family for 300 years, who were original settlers of the area.
  In its 100th year, the borough is governed by Mayor Robert Neff and 
council members Kevin Brennan, Chris Smith, Donald Galante, Michael 
Holzapfel, Doug Christensen, and Stephanie Brannagan.
  Mr. Speaker, I sincerely hope my colleagues will join me in marking 
the 100th anniversary of the Borough of Little Silver and celebrating 
its rich history.