NEWARK — When Vincent Falci took money from clients, he told them he was investing it in securities that would provide them with a healthy return. But instead of investing that money, Falci used most of it to buy several homes for him and his family, among other things, officials said Tuesday in announcing an order… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Division of Consumer Affairs, Donna Falci, Middletown, Monmouth County News, NJ Bureau of Securities, Saber Asset Management, Saber Funds, Vincent Falci, Vincent N Falci, Wall Township | 1 Comment »
When the NJ Turnpike Authority set out to build an extension and exits 15E and 16E on the Turnpike in 2001, a long forgotten cemetery of unmarked graves, a “Potter’s Field,” was discovered on the site known throughout the years as “Snake Hill,”Laurel Hill,” and more recently “Graffiti Hill.” Dr. Gerry Scharfenberger, PhD, was a member of the team of archaeologists that recovered, identified and re-interred the 4571 bodies that were first buried at the site, as well as over 100,000 historical artifacts.
On Tuesday, October 20, Scharfenberger, a Middletown Township Commiteeman,will be making a fascinating presentation about the site which during the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s was the home of a county jail, a “lunatic” asylum and a tuberculosis asylum.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown Republican Club, Monmouth County News, Secaucus Potter's Field, Snake Hill | No Comments »
Middletown Township is hosting a Welcome Home Picnic on Sunday, September 13th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179 to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War.
The post is located at 460 Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. Admission is free. The picnic is hosted by the Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee. The event is rain or shine.
This special event is part of a nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Middletown Township is a partner in the Defense Department’s Commemorative Partner Program. The program is designed to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. For more information about this nationwide commemoration visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
Posted: September 10th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Port Monmouth, Veterans, VFW Post 2179 | Comments Off on Vietnam Vets to be honored at Middletown Picnic Sunday, Sept 13
Middletown Township launched its new website this morning. The site, which works well on mobile devices as well as desktop/laptop computers, is sure to win even more accolades than the Township’s previous award winning site which set the standard for municipal governments communicating with residents and businesses.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Middletown's website, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Murray, Steve Massell | Comments Off on Middletown Launches New Website
Middletown Police Seeks Public Support in Locating Driver Who Dragged and Robbed Gas Station Attendent
This agency is investigating a robbery of the 76 Gas Station on Highway 36 in the Belford section of Middletown. The event occurred on Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm. The unknown suspect was described as a black subject who pulled into the gas station and asked for $10.00 in fuel. After the subject pays the attendant they then grab on to the attendants nail apron which is where the attendant kept his currency. The subject then dragged the attendant toward Hwy 36 until the nail apron ripped away, causing the attendant to be dragged approximately 35 feet, and continued onto Highway 36 heading north. The unknown subject made off with approximately $1500.00 in cash and the nail apron which has “Fuel One” written across the front.The vehicle is believed to be a white, 4 door 2009-2012 Toyota Corolla LE with tinted windows, no wheel covers and no visible license plates. The vehicle was driven by a black subject, possibly male, and an unknown passenger. Anybody with any information regarding this incident or the vehicle and subject in question are asked to contact the Middletown Twp. Police Department at 732-615-2100, or Detective Albert Scott at 732-615-2009. Information can also be emailed to email@example.com
Posted by Middletown Township Police Department on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The Middletown Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of white, 4 door Toyota Corolla LE (2000-2012) with tinted windows who robbed a gas station attendant and dragged him 35 feet before heading north on Route 36 in Belford on Saturday evening August 15.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: 76 Gas Station, Belford, Fuel One, Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
The newly constructed West Front Street Bridge, also known as the Hubbard Bridge, will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. on Wednesday August 12 through Wednesday August 26, according to a statement by Freeholder Tom Arnone.
The purpose of the closure is to allow utility workers to move overhead power lines off of the old bridge to newly constructed underground facilities, and to the contractor to reconstruct intersections on both the Red Bank and Middletown sides of the span.
Arnone said the other option was to have the contractors work in stages, over a twelve week period, which would have kept the bridge open but slowed traffic considerably for three months. The chosen schedule, made in consultation with elected and administrative officials in both Red Bank and Middletown, will allow the bridge to reopen prior to the Labor Day Weekend and before the start of school.
“This schedule allows motorists to make adjustments to their travel plans for two weeks,” Arnone said.admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Freeholder Tom Arnone, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, West Front Street Bridge | Comments Off on West Front Street Bridge To Close For Two Weeks In August
The Oceanic Bridge, the span that connects Middletown and Rumson over the Navesink River, will be closed overnight starting at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday August 9 through Monday morning August 10 at 6:30 a.m.
The bridge will be closed for needed work on the bascule span, according to a release from Freeholder Tom Arnone.
“Unfortunately, the work on the moveable section of the bridge must be performed while the bridge is closed to public use,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “We are closing the bridge at the tail end of the weekend to reduce the impact on businesses and local commuters.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: Freeholder Tom Arnone, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Navesink, Navesink River, Oceanic Bridge, Oceanic Bridge Repairs, Rumson | 2 Comments »
MIDDLETOWN-72 million years is a long time to be buried but it only took a few minutes to find. Finlay Reid, 8, from Collegeville, PA. dug in the cold stream with a small trowel and dug up a fossilized oyster. Poricy Brook has history washed down its banks after every storm unearthing fossils that were alive… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 19th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Fossils, History, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Poricy Brook, Poricy Park | 1 Comment »
Middletown Police have charged Toni Ann Marletta, 49 of the Leonardo section of the Township, in the hit and run motor vehicle crash that resulted in the death in Marissa Procopia, 15 of Atlantic Highlands.
Marletta was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident. She is being held on $150,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Honora O’Brien-Kilgallen of the Monmouth County Superior Court.
Marletta is not listed yet as an inmate on the Monmouth County Sheriff’s website, as of 1 p.m.
Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, told MMM that Marletta was being held in Middletown where she was unable to post bail. Webster said she in custody and being transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.
Cynthia Scott, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, told MMM that Marletta was booked into the Correctional Institution at about 1:30 p.m.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Charles Webster, Cynthia Scott, Hit and run driver, Leonardo, Marissa Procopio, Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Peter O'Mara Esq, Toni Ann Marletta, Toni Marletta | 8 Comments »
A 15 year old Atlantic Highlands girl who was struck by a hit and run driver Tuesday evening on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown died as a result of her injuries this afternoon, according to a report in The Two River Times.
Marissa Procopio was crossing the highway at the intersection of Ave D at approximately 8:25 pm when she was stuck by a light grey compact car traveling west. The car fled the scene before police arrived. Marissa was transported via Medivac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She succumbed to her injuries at 3:46 this afternoon.
A review of videotape of provided by local business owner Michael D’Alessio resulted in the Middletown Police to announce that the vehicle which struck Marissa was driven by Toni Marletta, 49, of Leonardo.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Leonardo, Marissa Procopio, Michael D'Alessio, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News, Route 36, Toni Marletta | Comments Off on Atlantic Highlands Girl, 15, Succumbs To Hit And Run Injuries