With their Democrat opposition no longer mounting a campaign, Middletown Township Committee members Kevin Settembrino and Rick Hibel have refocused their reelection campaign to enthusiastically support the men and women of the Township’s Police Department. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 2nd, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, Jean Sager, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Rick Hibell, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today said Republicans have asked her to run for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district.
So far, Guadagno has politely turned down the overtures, citing family issues and her commitment to her job as a partner as at the Connell Foley law firm. “Too many non billable hours,” she said in a text when MMM raised the issue with her last month, “Thank you for thinking of me, but the timing is not good for me or my family.” She also said she would run if she won the lottery.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Kim Guadagno, LD 13, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | 20 Comments »
Mayor Kevin Settembrino and the Middletown Township Committee honored Keith Thornton, a Security Officer with Marion Security Agency and Patrolman Nicholas Manochio for their heroic efforts in rescuing Gladys Bowden, 88, from her burning home in Shadow Lake Village on Saturday night, December 15.
The audience in the full meeting room at Town Hall gave Thornton and Manochio a standing ovation following Settembrino’s remarks and the presentation of their Life Saving Awards.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Keith Thornton, Kevin Settembrino, Marion Security Agency, Middletown Fire Department, Middletown Township Committee, Patrolman Nicholas Manochio, Ryan Clark, Shadow Lake Village, Shadow Lake Village fire, SORA | Comments Off on Middletown honors heroes of Shadow Lake fire
Keith Thornton, 31, of Asbury Park, a Security Officer employed by Marion Security of Red Bank, is credited with initiating the rescue of the 88 year old woman trapped in her burning Shadow Lake Village home on Saturday night, according to an updated press release by Detective Lt. Paul Bailey of the Middletown Township Police Department.
Family and friends of the fire victims have identified them as George and Gladys Bowden in a gofundme page.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: George and Gladys Bowden, George Bowden, Gladys Bowden, Keith Thornton, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Patrolman Nicholas Manochio, Shadow Lake Village | Comments Off on Security Guard Initiated Rescue Of Shadow Lake Fire Victim
Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will be running for office again in 2019. He will either seek his own full term on the Freeholder Board, having been elected to complete Assemblywoman Serena Dimaso’s term last month, or he will seek the Assembly seat being vacated by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-Middletown).Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 13th legislative district, Amy Handlin, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso, Steve Massell, Tony Fiore | Comments Off on Scharfenberger in no rush to decide which office he will seek next year
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
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 »
All five members of the Middletown Township Committee have announced that they are backing Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden in his bid to replace John O. Bennett III as Chairman of the Monmouth County Republican Organization.
Mayor Stephanie Murray, Deputy Mayor Kevin Settembrino, and Committee Members Gerry Scharfenberger, Stephen Massell and Tony Fiore, all Republicans, issued a statement through Fiore .
“Sheriff Golden will bring a new energy to our Party and make us even stronger in delivering the best and most efficient county and municipal governments in New Jersey to the people of Monmouth County.
“Shaun has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation while improving the performance of the Sheriff’s Office and controlling costs to the taxpayers on both the county and municipal levels. We believe his leadership and executive skills will greatly serve Monmouth County residents in a political capacity as well.
“Shaun will move our party forward and is the best person to heal any fractures that have occurred over the years.
“We appreciate the good job that Chairman Bennett has done during his term, but now, we face new challenges as elected officials and political leaders. We can’t afford to rest on our laurels, but must move forward with fresh eyes and with a renewed commitment to improve our performance for the people we represent and serve.”
Fiore told MMM that the committee members were speaking for themselves, not for the Middletown Republican Organization. Middletown GOP Chairman Peter Carton is aware of their endorsement, but has yet to speak with Golden or Bennett, Fiore said.
Posted: May 8th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: Gerry Scharfenberger, John Bennett, John O. Bennett III, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown GOP, Monmouth GOP Chairman's race, Peter Carton, Shaun Golden, Stephanie Murray, Steve Massell, Tony Fiore | 23 Comments »
Governor Christie will be rallying Anna Little, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Rob Clifton, Mayor Tom Arnone, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger and Kevin Settembrino and hundreds of their supporters at Bachstadt’s Tavern, 8 Bray Ave, Middletown.
The event starts at 7PM.
In Middlesex County, Governor Christie Stops at the Middlesex County Victory Office with Scott Sipprelle and the Middlesex County Republican Ticket
Start Time: 6:30PM
Location: Middlesex County Victory Headquarters
4095 Route 1 South
Located in the South Brunswick Square Mall
Monmouth Junction, NJ