A Middletown, New Jersey, man died early Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle on Route 639 in Pohatcong Township, police said. James Padden, 25, was visiting family in Hunterdon County when he went out for a ride on his Kawasaki ZX1, township police Chief Jeffrey Greenmeir said. About noon, the motorcycle crossed from… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: James Padden, Middletown, Monmouth County News, motorcycle crash, Phatcong | No Comments »
Middletown Township Animal Control responded to a cat that appeared sick and acting abnormally in the area of Ferraro Court, Green Oak Blvd. and Daniel Towers in the New Monmouth section of the Township on November 17, 2015. The animal was captured and sent to the State Laboratory for testing. On Friday, November 20, 2015, we were informed that this cat did test positive for the rabies virus.
This is the first case of a rabid cat in 2015, although we have had other cases in wildlife samples. The cat was black with white markings on the chest and paws. It is possible that this stray cat was living in or around the neighborhood.
If anyone, or their domestic pet had any contact with this cat, please contact the Middletown Township Health Department and Animal Control at 732-615-2097 or the Middletown Police Department at night or on the weekends at 732-615-2100. We need to ascertain if there has been any contact that would warrant an immediate referral to a physician or veterinarian. Any resident with concerns or who may see other stray cats in this area are also encouraged to contact Animal Control.admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Monmouth County News, rabid cat, Rabies alert | No Comments »
Township Committee Urges Residents to Make Food Donations This Week
Middletown Township is participating in the nationwide community service day, Make A Difference Day, on Saturday October 24.
The Middletown Social Services Department is holding a food and cleaning supplies drive through Friday, October 23. Non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and paper products are needed to restock Middletown Pantry. The Middletown Pantry, which is managed by the Social Services Department and Middletown Helps Its Own, provides emergency food and household supplies to residents in need.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Cleaning supplies drive, Food Drive, Make a Difference Day, Middletown, Middletown Social Services Dept, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Saturday is Make a Difference Day in Middletown
Mayoral and Council Candidates Pledge Solutions, Not Grand Standing
Marlboro, NJ- Ira Goldberg, the Republican candidate for mayor in Marlboro Township issues his congratulations to Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray and the Middletown’s Township Committee for taking decisive action to bring accountability and fairness to their Township’s Property Tax Assessments in the wake of the Asbury Park Press investigation that shed a scandalous light on the state-mandated Assessment Demonstration Program, the controversial new method of setting property values in Monmouth County.
“While Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik has been political grandstanding in the face of a scandal by calling for the ADP to be suspended without offering a replacement, my friends in Middletown have enacted a solution to inequitable tax assessments and put their own credibility on the line,” Goldberg said, “By firing Realty Data Systems, and bringing the home inspection and data collection functions in house, Middletown has offered a solution to the problem. That is leadership.”admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: 2015 Elections, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Mayor Stephanie Murray, Michael Scalea, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Positively Marlboro, Press Release, Property Taxes, Randi Marder, Realty Data Systems, Sui Allex | Comments Off on Marlboro GOP Candidates Congratulate Middletown for Taking Action on Property Taxes
Middletown, NJ- The Middletown Township Committee voted unanimously Monday night to terminate its contract with Realty Data Services, LLC, the Shrewsbury based company which performs inspections and data collection for most Monmouth County towns under the pilot Assessment Demonstration Program (ADP).Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Taxation, Monmouth County News | Tags: Deputy Mayor Steve Massell, Mayor Stephanie Murray, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Tax Board, Property Tax Assessment, Steve Massell, Tony Fiore | 1 Comment »
MIDDLETOWN – Authorities are investigating the attempted burglary of store that was interrupted early Thursday morning. Some time before 4:15 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to The Red Store on the corner of Navesink and Monmouth avenues in the Navesink section of the township for a possible burglary in progress. Officers arrived at the scene and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 8th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News | 5 Comments »
Middletown-Lincroft Road between Sunnyside Rd and Four Winds Dr will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic tonight, October 6 and tomorrow night, October 7, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. to allow for repairs on the Garden State Parkway overpass at mile marker 112. The road is expected to open and safe on Thursday morning October 8 at 5 p.m.
West Front Street between Hubbard Ave and Half Mile Road will be closed to vehicular traffic overnight on tonight and tomorrow between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. as NJ Natural Gas is milling and improving the road.
Follow posted detours. Call the Middletown Traffic Safety at 732-615-2045 for additional information.Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Middletown Traffic Safety, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Road Closures in Middletown
NEWARK — When Vincent Falci took money from clients, he told them he was investing it in securities that would provide them with a healthy return. But instead of investing that money, Falci used most of it to buy several homes for him and his family, among other things, officials said Tuesday in announcing an order… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Division of Consumer Affairs, Donna Falci, Middletown, Monmouth County News, NJ Bureau of Securities, Saber Asset Management, Saber Funds, Vincent Falci, Vincent N Falci, Wall Township | 1 Comment »
When the NJ Turnpike Authority set out to build an extension and exits 15E and 16E on the Turnpike in 2001, a long forgotten cemetery of unmarked graves, a “Potter’s Field,” was discovered on the site known throughout the years as “Snake Hill,”Laurel Hill,” and more recently “Graffiti Hill.” Dr. Gerry Scharfenberger, PhD, was a member of the team of archaeologists that recovered, identified and re-interred the 4571 bodies that were first buried at the site, as well as over 100,000 historical artifacts.
On Tuesday, October 20, Scharfenberger, a Middletown Township Commiteeman,will be making a fascinating presentation about the site which during the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s was the home of a county jail, a “lunatic” asylum and a tuberculosis asylum.
The event,which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, at 7:30PM until approximately 8:30 p.m.Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown Republican Club, Monmouth County News, Secaucus Potter's Field, Snake Hill | Comments Off on Scharfenberger presentation on Seacaucus Potter’s Field
Middletown Township is hosting a Welcome Home Picnic on Sunday, September 13th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179 to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War.
The post is located at 460 Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. Admission is free. The picnic is hosted by the Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee. The event is rain or shine.
This special event is part of a nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Middletown Township is a partner in the Defense Department’s Commemorative Partner Program. The program is designed to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. For more information about this nationwide commemoration visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
Posted: September 10th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Port Monmouth, Veterans, VFW Post 2179 | Comments Off on Vietnam Vets to be honored at Middletown Picnic Sunday, Sept 13