Middletown Township Committeeman Rich Hibell accused his Democrat opponent, Board of Education member Danielle Walsh, of abusing her position of on the BOE by officially recognizing her campaign volunteers for academic acheivement and for the widespread use of photos of Middletown school children for political purposes without their parents permission.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Middetown, Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Township Committee, Monmouth County News | 7 Comments »
BoE Member Danielle Walsh said to be hedging in her Township Committee race
NJEA funding Dem related BoE slate through Giaimo’s Assembly account
When Democrat attorney Tom Giaimo lost to Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso last year for State Assembly, he did not close his campaign account. Rather, he kept raising money, most of it from the NJEA’s political action committee and politically connected lawyers like himself. He used the cash to repay a loan to himself and to fund his Middletown Board of Education slate of Giaimo Fox and Wright. Giaimo’s Assembly account and the joint Middletown Board of Education account have the same Democrat treasurer.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Danielle Walsh, Harrison Fox, Michael DiCicco, Middletown, Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Dems, Monmouth County News, Tom Giaimo | 3 Comments »
Irv Beaver, 73, of Waterview Way, Belford, a long time Middletown Democrat volunteer, activist and County Committeeman, was arrested on Sunday afternoon for stealing and vandalizing campaign signs supporting Republican candidates for local, county and congressional offices, as well as Middetown Board of Education candidates who the Middletown Democrat organization opposes.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: Irv Beaver, Middletown Democrats, Middltown Police, Monmouth County News, Sign Theft | 18 Comments »
The Middletown Republican candidates for Township Committee released their first campaign video this afternoon.
The video featuring Committee members Tony Perry, Rick Hibell and Patricia Snell, is a celebration of the Township’s extraordinary quality of life, its rich history and the Republicans’ promise to hand off an even better place to future generations. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, Middletown GOP, Middletown Republicans, Middletown Township Committee, Pat Snell, Patricia Snell, Rick Hibell, Tony Perry | 5 Comments »
Elite Chiropractic and Wellness Center opened their new, state-of-the art, facility in Middletown this morning. Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Committeemen Tony Perry and Rick Hibell were on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Dr. Shirley Cabera, Dr. Staci Addessi, Elite Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Karen Palmer, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Rick Hibell, Robert Ziemanis, Tony Perry | Comments Off on Middletown Welcomes Elite Chiropractic and Wellness
The new owner, 165 Thousand Oaks Dr, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, is a partnership between the Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE) of Bridgewater, NJ and and Verde Capital of Conshohocken, PA. , according to reports at NJ.com and app.com.
The transaction, which was signed on July 11 and recorded on July 20, was financed by a $51,970,000 mortgage that was assigned to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), according to documents filed with the Monmouth County Clerk’s office. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: 165 Thousand Oaks Dr LLC, Atlantic Highlands, Atlantic Pointe, KRE Group, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Thousand Oaks, Verde Capital | 2 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Dale Williams, Judge Vincent Falcetanto, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Operation School's Out | Comments Off on Middletown Man Gets Three Years For Kiddie Porn Distribution
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Murray | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown Republican County Committee, Middletown Township, Middletown Township Committee, Monmouth County News, Rick Hibell, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Stephanie Murray, Steve Massell, Tony Perry | 2 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sue Kiley | Tags: Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sue Kiley | Comments Off on Mater Dei Prep graduates 109 scholars
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Applefarm Road, Middletown, Middletown water main break, New Jersey American Water Company, Route 35, Woodland Dr | Comments Off on Traffic nightmare in Middletown today