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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.