Sean Byrnes suspended his campaign for Middletown Township Committee less than twelve hours after MMM published video of his running mate, Jeana Sager, calling cops criminals, admitting she would misrepresent herself to get elected, calling for the elimination of drug treatment centers, the expansion of syringe access centers and equating heroin with caffeine.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Jeana Sager, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | No Comments »
Jeana Sager wants to end drug treatment, expand syringe access and lock up police officers
One of the Democrat candidates for Middletown Township Committee thinks cops are criminals who should not be involved in combating the opioid crisis. Their other candidate is Sean Byrnes.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Jeana Sager, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | No Comments »
Jacob Gerges, 35, of the Leonardo section of Middletown, was arrested by Township’s Police Department this morning, according to an announcement by Det. Lt. Paul Bailey , the department’s public information officer.
Gerges was naked when he was found hiding under a deck of a Hunters Pointe home by K9s Jax and Koda, as well as Sgt Brian McGrogan and Ptl. Stephen Greenwood. The officers had initiated a search after responding to a to a residence on Phillips Mills Drive for a report of a burglary at 5:45 a.m. Gerges was only naked from the waist down..he was wearing a sweater…when he fled the Phillips Mills Drive home on foot.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Detective Lt Paul Bailey, Jacob Gerges, Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News, Naked Burglar | 1 Comment »
Thomas Hannigan, 52 of Shadow Lake Village in the River Plaza section of Middletown Township, was arrested and charged with the Aggravated Assault and Attempted Murder of an 81 year old woman who was found at the scene with serious injuries when Middletown Police Offices responded to a report of an assault at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to an announcement by Det. Lt. Paul Bailey.
The domestic violence victim, who police are not identifying, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment.admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Attempted Murder, Lt Paul Bailey, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Shadow Lake Village, Thomas Hannigan | Comments Off on Middletown man arrested for attempted murder of 81 year old female
During his budget address on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy bragged that in 2018 the state “began the process of finally fulfilling our obligations to our public schools…”
Not so fast, Governor, says Middletown Mayor Tony Perry: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Budget Address, Governor Phil Murphy, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tony Perry | Comments Off on Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding
Richard D. Thompson, Jr., 35, of Middletown was charged with three counts of of terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest this morning following an altercation at Middletown High School North, according to an announcement by Det.Lt Paul Bailey, public information officer for the MTPD.
Thompson, who was working as a contractor at the school, got into a verbal altercation with another contract worker. He become argumentative with security officers and refused to leave the school when instructed to do so. Thompson reportedly told the security staff that he was going to return to the campus and shoot them. Thompson then left the school grounds on foot. Multiple police officers immediately responded to the incident. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 1st, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Middletown High School North, Monmouth County News, Richard D Thompson Jr | 1 Comment »
By Tony Fiore, Deputy Mayor, Middletown, NJ
In 2012, the Middletown Township Committee voted on a resolution to be a part of what was an initial pilot program to move the local Board of Education Election from April to November. The benefit of entering that program was that election costs could be saved for the Township while school budgets would not be subject to voter approval so long as they complied with the 2% cap.
After 6 years of election data, it has become clear the potential benefits of this change do not outweigh the unintended fiscal and political costs of continuing to elect Board of Education members during a partisan electoral cycle.admin | Filed under: Education, Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Board of Education Elections, Middletown, Opinion, Tony Fiore | 9 Comments »
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
UPDATED, Dec 17:
Middletown Patrolman Nicholas Manochio was first on the scene at a fire at 54 Friendship Court in Shadow Lake Village on Saturday evening. Upon arriving at the fire which was reported at 7:20 p.m., Ptl. Manchio learned that there was an 87 year old woman in the burning home, according to Detective Lt. Paul Bailey, Public Information Officer of the Middletown Township Police Department.
Manchio entered the home and successfully rescued the woman who was then transported to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, along with a 91 year old male resident of the home. Both residents were treated for non-life threatening injuries.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Cpl Ryan Riffert, Lt Paul Bailey, Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News, Patrolman Nicholas Manochio, Shadow Lake Village | Comments Off on Middletown Cop Saves Woman From Shadow Lake Village Fire
BoE Member Danielle Walsh said to be hedging in her Township Committee race
NJEA funding Dem related BoE slate through Giaimo’s Assembly account
When Democrat attorney Tom Giaimo lost to Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso last year for State Assembly, he did not close his campaign account. Rather, he kept raising money, most of it from the NJEA’s political action committee and politically connected lawyers like himself. He used the cash to repay a loan to himself and to fund his Middletown Board of Education slate of Giaimo Fox and Wright. Giaimo’s Assembly account and the joint Middletown Board of Education account have the same Democrat treasurer.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Danielle Walsh, Harrison Fox, Michael DiCicco, Middletown, Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Dems, Monmouth County News, Tom Giaimo | 3 Comments »