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CORRECTION: The January 17, 2020 edition of Middletown Minutes provided the incorrect URL to register for Nixle emergency communications. Please visit www.middletownnj.org/nixle (not middletownnj.com/nixle). For Middletown-specific alerts, text MiddletownNJ (no spaces) to the number 888-777 from your cell phone. 

Township Recognizes Two Outstanding Citizens at Township Committee Meeting 

At the Tuesday, January 21st Township Committee meeting, Mayor Tony Perry and the Township Committee had the honor of recognizing two residents for their invaluable service to our community: Robert Clancy received a Life Saving Valor Award and Dennis Beauregard was presented with the 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award. 
Life Saving Award
Mayor Tony Perry with Life Saving Valor Award recipient Robert Clancy

On Wednesday, December 18th Robert Clancy was bringing his recycling to the curb when he noticed heavy smoke coming from his neighbor's home in the North Middletown section of town. Without hesitation, he entered and searched the home until he was able to locate and save his elderly neighbor. We wholeheartedly congratulate Mr. Clancy on his swift and selfless heroic actions and for inspiring fellow citizens to go above and beyond to help others.  

Fire Chief Russ Mount, 2019 Fire Chief Steve Schweizer and Fire Marshal Buddy Skelly were also at the meeting to congratulate Mr. Clancy. They spoke about the importance of installing smoke detectors in your home and having a safety plan in place, including an exit strategy and meet-up point. Smoke detectors have saved many lives in Middletown, which is why the Fire Prevention Department participates in the Operation 7: Save a Life Program. This program provides smoke detectors to income eligible residents. Please call Fire Prevention at 732-615-2273 for more information.
Distinguished Citizen Award
2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Recipient Dennis Beauregard surrounded by his family and Mayor Perry

The 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award was presented to Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Dennis Beauregard in recognition of his tremendous efforts to advocate for veterans.

Mr. Beauregard has been President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 12 for 26 years and served as an original member of the all-volunteer Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee. He spearheaded a number of projects, such as re-dedicating the recently-restored World War I Doughboy Monument, bringing the 50th Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Picnic to Middletown, and was a key contributor to the success of the Township’s Fallen Veterans Commemorative Street Sign Program. Mr. Beauregard was also the driving force behind donating 17 POW/MIA flags to our public schools and fire houses and the VVA Chapter 12 Veterans Cremains Project. There is a reason why everyone refers to him as "The Colonel" and that's because he gets things done!

We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated, reliable and talented individual as one of Middletown's own.

Middletown Invests in 100% Affordable
Housing for Veterans

Middletown Township Patriotic Logo

At Tuesday night's Middletown Township Committee meeting, the governing body unanimously voted to acquire property located at 37-45 Leonardville Road in Belford to be utilized for affordable housing units for income-eligible veterans.

“The Township Committee and I are excited about the prospect of turning a blighted property in Campbell’s Junction into affordable housing units deemed solely for the honorable men and women who have served our Nation,” said Mayor Tony Perry.

The Township intends to partner with Middletown Housing Authority who currently manages hundreds of affordable housing units in town. “Once the Township closes on the property, the plan is to demolish the existing building, clean up the site and place a rendering of the proposed project in that location for community members to see in time for Memorial Day,” explained Mayor Perry.

While Middletown recently withdrew from the affordable housing court proceedings due to the unrealistic and ever-increasing demands imposed by the Fair Share Housing Center, the Township Committee is a firm supporter of investing in affordable housing projects that make sense. “We will always step up to create affordable housing for those in need of assistance, especially our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Mayor Perry. “We encourage other municipalities to follow suit.”

Mayor Perry Visits River Plaza Third Graders

Mayor Perry Visits River Plaza Elementary School
On Tuesday, January 21st Mayor Tony Perry visited with third graders at River Plaza Elementary School to thank them for the letters they sent telling him what they love about Middletown. Some of their favorite things included freedom, Starbucks and Wawa! The Mayor also read the children a story about working as a community and spoke about the importance of leadership at any age. 

Mayor Tony Perry sat down with Comcast Newsmakers host Jill Horner to discuss smart development in Middletown, including the town's plans to revitalize the Route 36 Corridor and Belford Seafood Co-op. 


Comcast Newsmakers 1-8-20

The MTPS Publishes 2019-2020 Mid-Year Review

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Health Department Offers Extended Hours on 1/27 and 1/30 for Dog Licensing



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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.

JCP&L Tree Trimming

The initial tree-trimming area will be Conover Lane up Route 35 to Taylor Lane. The Township will provide updates as they can become available. 

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