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Moving School Elections Back to April is in the Best Interest of Parents, Students and Taxpayers

By Tony Fiore, Deputy Mayor, Middletown, NJ

Middletown Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore

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.

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Posted: January 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Security Guard Initiated Rescue Of Shadow Lake Fire Victim

photo via gofundme

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. 

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Posted: December 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Security Guard Initiated Rescue Of Shadow Lake Fire Victim

Middletown Cop Saves Woman From Shadow Lake Village Fire

UPDATED, Dec 17: 

Security Guard Initiated Rescue Of Shadow Lake Fire Victim

 

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.

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Posted: December 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Cop Saves Woman From Shadow Lake Village Fire

Democrats seek to take over Middletown Board of Education

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.

 

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Posted: October 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Middletown Welcomes Elite Chiropractic and Wellness

Mayor Kevin Settembrino cuts the ribbon at Elite Chiropractic and Wellness Center with Dr. Staci Addessi, her children Sami and Aiden, and Township Committeemen Tony Perry and Rick Hibell

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.

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Posted: August 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Welcomes Elite Chiropractic and Wellness

Sheriff’s Officers, Middletown PD, Locate Missing Middletown Man With Project Lifesaver Technology

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers and Middletown Police Officers located an elderly Middletown man who wandered from home last night through the use of the Sheriff’s Office’s Project Lifesaver technology, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.

The 69 year old man was located and returned to safety by Sheriff’s Officers Kurt Kroeper and Ralph Irizzary as well as Detective Al Scott and Sgt. CJ Higgins of the Middletown PD.

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Posted: August 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Officers, Middletown PD, Locate Missing Middletown Man With Project Lifesaver Technology

Thousand Oaks Sold, Renamed Atlantic Pointe

Thousand Oaks, the 304 unit garden apartment complex on Route 36 in Middletown (Atlantic Highlands mailing address) has been sold for $56 million and will be renamed Atlantic Pointe.

The new owner, 165 Thousand Oaks Dr, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, is a partnership between the Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE) of Bridgewater, NJ and and Verde Capital of Conshohocken, PA. , according to reports at NJ.com and app.com.

The transaction, which was signed on July 11 and recorded on July 20, was financed by a $51,970,000 mortgage that was assigned to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), according to documents filed with the Monmouth County Clerk’s office. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

18 year old woman dies in Middletown house fire

Aubree LaRusso. photo via facebook

Aubree LaRusso, 18, was killed in a fire in her family’s Middletown home this morning, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

At approximately 6:43 a.m., the Middletown Police and Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 20 Neptune Place in the North Middletown section of the Township.  After firefighters were able to get the fire under control, an on-scene investigation determined that the cause of the fire was accidental.

Aubree  was found deceased in a bedroom located off of the living room in the family’s residence. Larusso’s mother, brother and a family friend escaped the blaze unharmed. A pet dog was also found deceased in the home. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 18 year old woman dies in Middletown house fire

Middletown Man Gets Three Years For Kiddie Porn Distribution

Dale Williams, 46, of Leonard Avenue in Middletown, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison today after pleading guilty to second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) last April, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr. imposed the sentence and additionally ordered that Williams register as a sex offender and comply with all of the conditions of Megan’s Law upon his release from prison.

A construction worker, Williams was arrested on July 21, 2017, as part of Operation School’s Out.

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Posted: July 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Man Gets Three Years For Kiddie Porn Distribution

Mike’s Bikes Owner Killed By Drunk Driver

Drunk Brooklyn dentist was driving on the wrong side of the highway

Michael Gustafson, 66, the owner of Mike’s Bikes Shop at Route 36 and Ave D in Atlantic Highlands, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following a motor vehicle crash that occurred at the Middletown/Highlands border on Route 36, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Anthony F. Sarlo, 62, a dentist from Brooklyn was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 36 when he crashed into Gustafson who was driving eastbound in a 2017 Honda Fit at approximately 12:46 a.m.  Both the Highlands and Middletown Police Departments responded to the crash, according to a Highlands law enforcement source.  The Middletown PD handled the initial investigation.

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Posted: June 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »