The Middletown Township Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to acquire a blighted commercial property on Leonardville Road in Belford and to build 10-20 affordable housing units for veterans in partnership with the Middletown Housing Authority.
The property at 37-45 Leonardville Road, across the street from the Carvel Ice Cream store, was previously the home of Middletown Tool Rental and a gas station before that. It has been vacant and overgrown for roughly 20 years. The Township acquired a certification from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection that the property is not contaminated prior to approving the acquisition.
FEMA is holding webinars on January 22, 30 and February 4 to inform faith-based, community and non-profit organizations information regarding grants available for security enhancement, Congressman Chris Smith announced.
“I encourage groups to participate in one of the webinars to learn about a FEMA grant program to improve security,” Smith said. “Faith communities and other non-profits have been targets of hate and violence, and this grant is available to address issues of prevention of and preparation for potential threats.
Jim Keady told MMM that his candidacy for the Democrat nomination for congress in the 4th district of New Jersey is day to day following what he dubbed as a “well coordinated political ambush” by one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership and two of his former female political allies with whom he has had varying degrees of personal relations. Read the rest of this entry »
Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley was affirmed for tenure by a 40-0 vote by the New Jersey State Senate on Monday afternoon.
Nominated by Governor Chris Christie for a seven year term in 2012, Judge Oxley was renominated by Governor Phil Murphy last month.
“These past seven years have been the greatest years of my life, both personally and professionally,” Oxley told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing last week, according to New Jersey Law Journal.
Ahmed A-Hady, 35, of Keyport, New Jersey, was arrested by the FBI early on Saturday morning and charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He expected to appear on before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court on Monday, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
A note found in the pants of the male suspect in the Jersey City mass shooting last week prompted federal authorities to investigate A-Hady who goes by the name Ed Him on social media.
President Donald J. Trump signed the Autism CARES Act of 2019 into law today. The new law, which was sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith and and Rep Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, provides $1.8 billion in federal funding over five years to help children and adults with Autism and their families.