While I could say the last few weeks have been very busy, the truth of the matter is that the County stays busy around the year with ongoing projects and initiatives.
Earlier this month, I had the honor of joining Middletown
Mayor Tony Perry and the Middletown Committee, as well as, Congressman Chris
Smith at a press conference hosted by Middletown to launch their Economic
Relief Program to assist their small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The missing persons investigation into the whereabouts of Mary Silengo, 62, of Shadow Lake Village is ongoing, according to a statement by Deputy Chief Paul Bailey of the Middletown Township Police Department.
A body found floating in Shadow Lake on the afternoon of October 1 has not been identified. Deputy Chief Bailey told MMM that he did not know the gender of the deceased.
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.
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.
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.
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.