Middletown Man Gets Three Years For Kiddie Porn Distribution

Dale Williams, 46, of Leonard Avenue in Middletown, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison today after pleading guilty to second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) last April, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr. imposed the sentence and additionally ordered that Williams register as a sex offender and comply with all of the conditions of Megan’s Law upon his release from prison.

A construction worker, Williams was arrested on July 21, 2017, as part of Operation School’s Out.

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Posted: July 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Stephanie Murray resigns as Middletown Mayor

Stephanie Murray

Stephanie Murray resigned as mayor of Middletown Township this afternoon in a hand delivered letter to the Township Clerk.  Her resignation from the Township Committee is effective immediately, MMM has learned.

Murray cited her increased job responsibilities in her letter.  She became the part time Borough Administrator of West Long Branch last summer and was promoted to full time administrator earlier this year.

Once considered a rising star in Monmouth County political circles, Murray’s prospects for higher office took a hit in 2016 after the Asbury Park Press wrote an inaccurate and incomplete story about her family’s financial difficulties.  Never-the-less, Murray was overwhelmingly reelected by Middletown voters last November and was selected to serve as mayor this year by her colleagues on the Township Committee.

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Posted: June 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Murray | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Mater Dei Prep graduates 109 scholars

Mater Dei Prep, the Catholic High School affiliated with St Mary’s Parish in Middletown, last week graduated its first class of scholars that attended all four years since the school was saved from closure by a $1 million grassroots fundraising campaign.

The 109 graduates of the Catholic preparatory high school collectively received $18.5 million in merit based college scholarships, an average of $169,725 per student, according to a write-up of the graduation on the school’s website.   That’s quite an accomplishment for a school that was slated to close for financial reasons before the school community raised $1 million to keep its doors open. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sue Kiley | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Mater Dei Prep graduates 109 scholars

Traffic nightmare in Middletown today

Route 35 in Middletown between Applefarm Road and Woodland Dr will have lane closures for 6-8 hours today due to a water main break, according to an announcement from the Middletown Police Department.

The Applefarm development is without water.

New Jersey American Water Company is expected to restore water service to the area residents within two hours, but the day appears to be shot for businesses on the highway.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.  Call the Middletown PD Traffic Division, 732-615-2045 with any concerns.

Posted: May 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Traffic nightmare in Middletown today

Road improvements in Middletown could delay mid-day NJ Transit commuters this week

Residents of the north side of Middletown and Bayshore residents who commute mid-day on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line via the Middletown train station should leave home earlier than usual this week as Church Street (County Road 50) will be closed near Kings Highway for road construction and improvements, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone.

Weather permitting, the plan is for Church St to be closed from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., Monday March 19 through Friday, March 23.  Riders of 9 trains that leave Middletown starting with the 9:31 a.m. departure through the 4:06 p.m departure could be delayed. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Road improvements in Middletown could delay mid-day NJ Transit commuters this week

Rick Hibell replaces Gerry Scharfenberger on Middletown Township Committee

Rick W. Hibell was appointed to the Middletown Township Committee on Tuesday, February 20.  He replaces Gerry Scharfenberger who resigned from the Committee upon being selected to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

A native of the Belford section of the Township, Hibell is a former Fire Chief and a member of the Planning Board.  He is the owner of E-Z Docks Marine Construction.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Meet Tony Perry, Middletown’s new Township Committee Member

Middletown has a new Township Committeeman. Tony Perry was sworn in last week to fill the vacancy created by Steve Massell’s resignation to become a member of the Monmouth County Tax Board. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Tony Perry Sworn In As Middletown Township Committeeman

Tony Perry, 27, was unanimously selected by the Middletown Township Committee to fill the vacancy created by Stephen Massell’s resignation as the first order of business of the Committee’s meeting last night at Town Hall.

Senator Joe Kyrillos issued the Oath of Office to the millennial Committeeman as his wife, Allanah held the Bible, and his parents, Scott and Colleen, stood with support and pride. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tony Perry Sworn In As Middletown Township Committeeman

Text ‘CRAIG’ to 77944 to help Thorne Middle School win $10K for school supplies

You can help Thorne Middle School in Middletown win $10,000 from WPIX-TV by texting the word CRAIG to 77944 starting at 8am on Friday morning through 9am Monday morning, according to Middletown Patch’s Carly Baldwin. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Middletown Superintendent Thanks O’Scanlon for Restoration of School Funding

 

Dr. William George and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

Dr. William George III, Ed. D., the Middletown Township Superintendent of Schools, today thanked Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon for his successful efforts in getting all of the $1,179,200 in state funding to Middletown schools that had been cut from the budget proposed by the Democrat majority in the legislature last spring.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »