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Middletown reports 18 COVID-19 cases

Restricted Access to Municipal Facilities Extended Through April 5th

The Middletown Department of Health and Social Services reports a total of 18 COVID-19 cases, including a resident of Luftman Towers, an apartment building for seniors in Lincroft. Direct contact persons, organizations and workplaces will be notified by health officials as they receive information from the patients. To date, the Health Department has received 53 negative cases from laboratory reports.

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Posted: March 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Middletown Senior Housing Resident Tests Positive For COVID-19

A resident of Tomaso Towers, an affordable high-rise senior citizen development managed by the Middletown Housing Authority, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement by the Township.

The resident is currently hospitalized.  All close contacts have been contacted by the Middletown Health Department. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Mayor Perry Declares a State of Emergency in Middletown

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry

MIDDLETOWN, NJ –At Monday’s Middletown Township Committee meeting, Mayor Tony Perry declared a State of Local Disaster Emergency within Middletown to help mitigate the evolving COVID-19 health situation.

“The health and safety of this community is our top priority,” said Mayor Perry. “It is crucial that we find ways to encourage fellow citizens to practice social distancing to help contain the spread of this disease. We are implementing these measures because it is imperative that our residents understand the gravity of the situation.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Fiore will not seek reelection in Middletown

Middletown Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore

Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore will not seek a 5th consecutive term on the Middletown Township Committee.

In a February 29 email to Middletown’s Republican leadership, Fiore said, “My recent expanded responsibilities at work (which include many nights of travel) coupled with my most important responsibilities as a husband and father, will make it impossible for me to continue to serve the Committee the only way I know how, at 110%.”

“The Township is in better shape than it was when I came into office 12 years ago,” Fiore said in a phone interview. “That’s what I’m most proud of.”

First elected in 2008 in the wake of Operation Bid Rig, the investigation by Chris Christie’s U.S. Attorney’s Office that resulted in the indictment and convictions of many Monmouth County elected officials including a Middletown Township Committee member, Fiore has been the driving force in reforming Middletown’s municipal government.

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Posted: March 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tony Fiore | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Middletown Man Charged With Arson

Thomas A. Farzan, 30, was charged with Arson and Resisting Arrest after purposely setting his Cherry Tree Farm Lane family’s home on fire, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

At approximately 5:42 p.m., on March 4, the Middletown Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at 161 Cherry Tree Lane. Upon arrival, authorities observed smoke billowing from the home.  Upon attempting to find an entry point to the home, officials noticed a male standing near the back door. Upon questioning, Farzan attempted to flee police and after a brief struggle, was arrested.

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Posted: March 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Man Charged With Arson

81 year old woman killed in Middletown car accident

A 81 year old woman was struck by a motor vehicle while she was walking on Bamm Hollow Road near Pelican Road on Wednesday evening.  She died as a result of her injuries, according to a statement by Detective Lt. Paul Bailey of the Middletown Township Police Department.

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Posted: January 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , | Comments Off on 81 year old woman killed in Middletown car accident

Trump addresses mayors, signs Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019

President Donald J. Trump addressed Transforming the Nation’s Communities before the U.S Conference of Mayors yesterday afternoon in the White House East Room.  Following his remarks, the President signed the Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 into law.

Congressman Chris Smith was a co-sponsor of the legislation which provides federal money for the protection of houses of worship and other nonprofits.

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Posted: January 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Trump addresses mayors, signs Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019

Leinsdorf calls for sidewalks on Route 36

Atlantic Highlands activist Joshua Leinsdorf says that Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Middletown has a higher per capita pedestrian death rate tham Newark and he wants our elected officials to come together to solve the problem rather than blaming other agencies has they have for years.

Leinsdorf posted the following video and narrative on Art Gallagher’s personal facebook page:

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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Middletown to build affordable housing units for veterans on blighted Belford property

The Middletown Township Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to acquire a blighted commercial property on Leonardville Road in Belford and to build 10-20 affordable housing units for veterans in partnership with the Middletown Housing Authority.

The property at 37-45 Leonardville Road, across the street from the Carvel Ice Cream store, was previously the home of Middletown Tool Rental and a gas station before that.  It has been vacant and overgrown for roughly 20 years. The Township acquired a certification from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection that the property is not contaminated prior to approving the acquisition.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Perry will be Middletown Mayor in 2020

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry

Tony Perry is expected to be elected to a second consecutive year as mayor of Middletown when the Township Committee reorganizes on  Sunday, January 5 at 10 am at Town Hall.

Tony Fiore will serve as Deputy Mayor of the Township for the sixth time since he joined the Committee in 2009.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to build on all we accomplished in 2019 and provide our residents with the fiscally responsible government they have come to expect,” said Mayor Perry. “This has been an extremely productive year and the Township Committee and I will continue to seek innovative solutions that will lead Middletown into the next decade and not shy away from the pressing issues that impact our community.”

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Posted: January 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Perry will be Middletown Mayor in 2020