A Middletown, New Jersey, man died early Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle on Route 639 in Pohatcong Township, police said. James Padden, 25, was visiting family in Hunterdon County when he went out for a ride on his Kawasaki ZX1, township police Chief Jeffrey Greenmeir said. About noon, the motorcycle crossed from… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: James Padden, Middletown, Monmouth County News, motorcycle crash, Phatcong | No Comments »
Middletown Township Animal Control responded to a cat that appeared sick and acting abnormally in the area of Ferraro Court, Green Oak Blvd. and Daniel Towers in the New Monmouth section of the Township on November 17, 2015. The animal was captured and sent to the State Laboratory for testing. On Friday, November 20, 2015, we were informed that this cat did test positive for the rabies virus.
This is the first case of a rabid cat in 2015, although we have had other cases in wildlife samples. The cat was black with white markings on the chest and paws. It is possible that this stray cat was living in or around the neighborhood.
If anyone, or their domestic pet had any contact with this cat, please contact the Middletown Township Health Department and Animal Control at 732-615-2097 or the Middletown Police Department at night or on the weekends at 732-615-2100. We need to ascertain if there has been any contact that would warrant an immediate referral to a physician or veterinarian. Any resident with concerns or who may see other stray cats in this area are also encouraged to contact Animal Control.admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Monmouth County News, rabid cat, Rabies alert | No Comments »
Middletown, NJ- Board of Education Member Vincent Brand has accused his fellow Board Member, Joan Minnuies, of using her official capacity on the Board for the benefit of her daughter’s employment at Middletown High School North and of using her position to recruit Middletown North students to volunteer at her granddaughter’s birthday party in exchange for a letter stating that they performed volunteer hours.
Minnuies says that Brand’s accusations, which were lodged as an Ethics Complaint with New Jersey’s School Ethics Commission, are “bogus” and “political motivated.” Minnuies is standing for reelection next Tuesday.
According to Brand’s complaint, Minnuies opposed efforts by Dr. William George, Schools Superintendent, to hire a new business instruction teacher, Miss Devan Crimi, at MHSN because Crimi is also an “elite” lacrosse and field hockey coach who was an Academic and Athletic All-American in lacrosse while a college student at Adelphi University. Minnuies daughter, Jenna Minnuies Jackson, is employed by the school district as a coach of field hockey, bowling and lacrosse.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Devan Crimi, Dr. William George, Jenna Minnuies Jackson, Joan Minnuies, Middletown Board of Education, Monmouth County News, School Ethics Commission of New Jersey, Vincent Brand | 27 Comments »
Township Committee Urges Residents to Make Food Donations This Week
Middletown Township is participating in the nationwide community service day, Make A Difference Day, on Saturday October 24.
The Middletown Social Services Department is holding a food and cleaning supplies drive through Friday, October 23. Non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and paper products are needed to restock Middletown Pantry. The Middletown Pantry, which is managed by the Social Services Department and Middletown Helps Its Own, provides emergency food and household supplies to residents in need.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Cleaning supplies drive, Food Drive, Make a Difference Day, Middletown, Middletown Social Services Dept, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Saturday is Make a Difference Day in Middletown
Middletown-Lincroft Road between Sunnyside Rd and Four Winds Dr will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic tonight, October 6 and tomorrow night, October 7, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. to allow for repairs on the Garden State Parkway overpass at mile marker 112. The road is expected to open and safe on Thursday morning October 8 at 5 p.m.
West Front Street between Hubbard Ave and Half Mile Road will be closed to vehicular traffic overnight on tonight and tomorrow between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. as NJ Natural Gas is milling and improving the road.
Follow posted detours. Call the Middletown Traffic Safety at 732-615-2045 for additional information.Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Middletown Traffic Safety, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Road Closures in Middletown
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.
The event,which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, at 7:30PM until approximately 8:30 p.m.Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: 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 | Comments Off on Scharfenberger presentation on Seacaucus Potter’s Field
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 »