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Mayor Perry to 9/11 Memorial Museum: Send The Lights To Middletown, NJ

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry sent off a scathing letter to Alice M. Greenwald, President of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, condemning the decision to not light the Twin Beams Tribute to the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States of America. Perry offered to host the tribute in Middletown.

Thirty-seven residents of Middletown died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 9-11, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Mayor Perry to 9/11 Memorial Museum: Send The Lights To Middletown, NJ

Back the Blue Gear Sales Support Police K-9s and Explorers

Back the Blue gear modeled by Jack, Luke and Willis Kratz outside Middletown Town Hall

The Kratz family of Middletown, Kimberly, Willis and their sons Jack and Luke are expressing their support of local law enforcement by raising funds through the sale of Back The Blue gear.

$5 from every sale of a Back The Blue shirt, hoodie, facemask gaiter, fleece jogger or backpack goes to support the Middletown Police Department’s K-9 Unit or the Police Explorers.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Police | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Back the Blue Gear Sales Support Police K-9s and Explorers

Arrest made in Middletown church vandalism incidents

Surveillance photo believed to be Natalee A, Hamilton

The Middletown Police Department arrested Natalee A. Hamilton, 34, a resident the Township, today, in connection with a series of vandalism incidents that occurred at three area churches during June and July, according to an announcement by Deputy Chief Paul Bailey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Arrest made in Middletown church vandalism incidents

Middletown Police seeking suspect in church vandalism

The Middletown Police Department is seeking the identity and location of a a women believed to be in her 20’s or 30’s who is suspected on vandalizing three houses of worship in the Township during June and July.

Surveillance photo

The Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 94 Tindall Road, New Monmouth Baptist Church at 4 Cherry Tree Farm Road, and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 743 Leonardville Road have each been vandalized by having windows smashed with rocks, according to an announcement by Deputy Chief Paul Bailey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Middletown Police seeking suspect in church vandalism

Middletown Health Department Asks That Teens Get Tested For COVID-19


Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

A July 11 house party on West Front Street in Middletown is believed to be the source of a COVID-19 outbreak among Township area teenagers, according to an announcement by the local health department.

The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services is currently investigating a cluster of approximately 20 COVID-19 cases in young adults ages 15 to 19. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Middletown Officer Charged With Falsifying Accident Report

Officer Thomas Foster, center, in a 2016 photo. Photo via Middletown PD facebook page

Middletown Police Officer Thomas E. Foster, 33, was charged with fourth degree falsifying records, according to an announcement this morning by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Foster, who has been on the Middletown Police force since August 18, 2014, has been suspended without pay, according to an announcement by the Middletown Police Department.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Opinion | Racial insensitivity exists everywhere, we are not immune

Jada Tulloch and Luke Farrell, Middletown High School North seniors. Photo courtesy of Luke Ferrell

By Luke Ferrell

Middletown, it’s time that we have a conversation about race. Merriam-Webster defines a conversation as “an oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas”. Let’s “exchange” ways to make our community a better place without “exchanging” hate or negativity. I’d like to explain why even the “fifth safest city in America to raise a child” (SafeWise, 2016) cannot be excluded from hearing stories of overcoming racial adversity.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Race | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy’s Department of Health ignored COVID-19 outbreak at Middletown nursing home

May 2020 was a deadly month at the Care One at King James long term care facility in Middletown.

On May 1 there were no positive cases of COVID-19 reported at the facility. By June 1, there was 90 positive cases reported among the facility’s 100 residents and 44 of the 154 staff members tested positive. 17 residents died, according to documents obtained by MMM.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Perry asks Grewal to open Henry Hudson Trail

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry has written New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal requesting the “immediate and full reversal” of his directive to close the Henry Hudson Trail.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office forwarded the Attorney General’s instructions that the trail be closed over the weekend to police departments of towns that host the trail, Perry told MMM.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Perry asks Grewal to open Henry Hudson Trail

The Perrys are having a baby

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry announced that his wife Alannah is pregnant. The first child of the couple is due in August, the mayor said during a Quarantine Edition interview with Sophia Haber Brock.

In the 19 minute interview with Brock, a 10th grade student at Middletown High School North, Perry also discussed juggling his full time employment with Hackensack-Meridan Health with being mayor, the Township’s interaction with County, State and Federal officials in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and he praised the selfless work on New Jersey’s medical workers and first responders.

Posted: April 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »