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Middletown Holds Annual
Reorganization Day

Tony Perry to Serve as 2020 Mayor

Reorganization Meeting 2020
Tony Perry was sworn in by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone to serve as Mayor in 2020 while his wife Alannah held the Bible. 

Middletown Township held its 2020 Reorganization Day on Sunday, January 5th in the Courtroom at Town Hall. Over 200 community members attended, including local dignitaries, first responders and volunteers. Township Committee members Rick Hibell and Kevin Settembrino were sworn in to serve their respective 3-year terms. The Committee again elected Tony Perry to serve as Mayor and Tony Fiore as Deputy Mayor for 2020.  

Mayor Perry then issued the Oath of Office to the 2020 Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Chiefs. Congratulations to Fire Chief Russell W. Mount III, Deputy Chief John Friedmann, First Assistant Chief Bernard F. Chenoweth, Second Assistant Chief John Waltz, Jr. and Third Assistant Chief William Kane Jr. We also extend our congratulatory wishes to EMS Chief Jim Kelly and Assistant Chief Floyd Goldstein. 

Many volunteers were also in attendance to accept Oaths of Office to serve 
on Township boards, committees and commissions. Each group focuses on different aspects of the community and works to enhance Middletown’s quality of life. We are grateful for everything they do!

Reorganization Meeting
Rick Hibell was sworn in by Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden to serve a three-year term on the Middletown Township Committee. 
Reorganization Meeting 2020
Kevin Settembrino was sworn in by Freeholder and Assemblyman-Elect Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D. to serve his three-year term on the Township Committee.  
Reorganization Meeting
Tony Fiore was sworn in by Freeholder and Assemblyman-Elect Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D. to serve again as Deputy Mayor. 

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Congrats to Port Monmouth Fire Company's New
Line Officers & Executive Board!

2020 Port Monmouth Officers
On Monday, Mayor Tony Perry swore in the newly-elected line officers and executive board of Port Monmouth Fire Company Station #6.

Pictured from left: Second Lieutenant Rob Svenson Jr., First Lieutenant Matt Topoleski, Captain Anthony Fulciniti, Mayor Tony Perry, President Paul Manzella, Vice President Mark Gilash, Secretary Nick Quiles, Treasurer Bill Miller III, Trustee Andrew Roerig, Financial Secretary Bill Gilmartin, Trustee Kevin Ramsey, Trustee Jack O'Herron Jr., Trustee Mike Schondel and Trustee Charles Rogers III

Boy Scout Troop 32 Honors 5 New
Eagle Scouts  

Eagle Scout Ceremony
Congrats to Boy Scout Troop 32's New Eagle Scouts!
Pictured from left: J.T. Amberg, William Dean, Peter De Celie, Mayor Tony Perry, Tyler Lavelle and Jacob Winter


On Saturday, January 4th, Mayor Tony Perry attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for five young men from Boy Scout Troop 32 at the United Methodist Church in Middletown. The scouts completed the projects below in order to attain Eagle Scout status: 

  • John (JT) Amberg, a 2019 graduate of Middletown High School South, did a memorial project in honor of Donald DeLue, a famous sculptor from Middletown. JT created a website for the sculptor, interviewed people who knew him and uploaded those memories to Story Corps and the National Hall of Records. For the final part of his project, he added plaques to different DeLue sculptures in the Middletown area that included QR codes that direct you to the website to learn more about the sculptor.
  • William Dean, a 2019 graduate of Communications High School, planned and directed the installation of the Stations of the Cross outside St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church in Lincroft. His goal was to allow easy and convenient access to the Stations for busy churchgoers . 
  • Jake Winter, a 2019 graduate of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, built shelving units that were able to display fresh fruits for the food pantry of St. Anthony’s of Padua. 
  • Tyler Lavelle graduated from the Academy of Law and Public Safety in 2019. His Eagle Scout project included clearing an old fire road, putting in a new fence and adding a small entrance for foot traffic.This project also allows the fire department easier access to the woods behind Lincroft Firehouse so they can respond faster to any emergencies in this area.
  • Peter De Celie, a 2019 graduate of Middletown High School South, built and installed two information kiosks and a sign post at two lakes located on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. He also updated an existing kiosk located at a third lake. The kiosks are used to display current fishing rules and regulations, general information and a description of the fish found in the lakes. 

Congratulations to these young men on this impressive achievement! 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Science Slime Workshop

MIDDLETOWN RECREATION PRESENTS: Community Science Slime Workshop 
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Ages:3-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)

Pre-registration required

All slime, all the time. Come learn about these amazing non-Newtonian fluids—from oobleck to slime to silly putty. We’ll try fluffy slime, butter slime, super stretchy slime, and more. Space is limited, sign up early.
*All children must be accompanied with an adult throughout the whole program.

Middletown Traffic Alerts

Intermittent Closures & Detours On East End Avenue 
For Next Few Weeks


Due to water line upgrades, Perna Finnigan will be doing construction on East End Avenue for the next several weeks. There will be intermittent closures and detours on East End Avenue and all intersecting streets. Delays are expected, but construction crews will make all efforts to assist with vehicles entering and exiting the development.

Have a local traffic tip? Text TIP MIDDLETOWNNJ followed by your message, to 888777.

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