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Middletown Has An Outbreak Of Cooperation

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issues the Oath of Office to Middletown Mayor Tony Perry while Allannah Perry holds the Bible. Jan 6, 2019

A simmering political and legal battle between the Middletown Board of Education and the Middletown Township Committee was extinguished on Sunday morning when both boards tabled conflicting resolutions regarding the date of the annual Board of Education elections.

The Township Committee had a resolution on its agenda to move school elections to April.  The BoE scheduled a Special Meeting to pass a resolution to keep their elections on the annual general election ballot in November.

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Posted: January 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Has An Outbreak Of Cooperation

Middletown honors heroes of Shadow Lake fire

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.

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Posted: December 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown honors heroes of Shadow Lake fire

Hibell Calls Shenanigans On Walsh Abusing Her Board of Education Post, Exploiting Kids

Committeeman Rick Hibell

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.

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Middletown GOP releases first campaign video

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: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 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 »

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

Middletown Deputy Mayor Stephanie Murray to be Honored at NJ League of Municipalities Annual Conference

Stephanie Murray

Stephanie Murray, the Deputy Mayor of Middletown, will be honored by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Women in Municipal Government Committee in Atlantic City during the League’s annual convention on November 15th.

Murray was selected as an award recipient because of her many achievements since beginning her public service in Middletown Township in 2012. When Superstorm Sandy devastated the community five years ago, Murray worked tirelessly to help those affected and created the Volunteer Corps that managed volunteer services during the Township’s recovery process. In addition to her leadership role during Sandy, Murray has made it a priority to bring our Township’s history to the forefront. In 2014, she served as Chairwoman of Middletown 350, a yearlong celebration of the Township’s founding in 1664. She also reinstituted the Historic Preservation Commission, served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and is a member of the Middletown Cultural and Arts Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Murray | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Deputy Mayor Stephanie Murray to be Honored at NJ League of Municipalities Annual Conference

Getting to know Tony Fiore and Stephanie Murray, Part 3

In the final segment of our interview with Tony Fiore and Stephanie Murray, the Middletown Township Committee members  speak about what they have accomplished for their community and their plans for the next three years if reelected.

Their accomplishments are impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Murray, Tony Fiore | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Getting to know Tony Fiore and Stephanie Murray, Part 3