Middletown Minutes

Middletown Ranked As One of the Top 10 Safest Places to Raise a Child in America

For the second consecutive year, Middletown, NJ was named one of the top 10 safest places to raise a child in the United States by Safewise, a national community-focused security organization, in their newly released report The 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child.
 “We are proud that Middletown continues to be lauded as one of the top 10 safest places to raise a child in America,” said Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger. “While many communities strive to provide a safe environment for their residents, our town consistently gets top marks for the quality of our education system, the cultural arts and recreational programs we offer, and our exceptionally low crime rates.”
To compile this report, SafeWise reviewed reported sex offender concentration, state graduation rates, overall school quality ranking, and FBI violent crime data. The rankings were based on cities with more than 10,000 residents, and communities that reported complete crime numbers to the FBI. They also considered parks and recreational opportunities, as well as special programs focused on providing services for kids and families. Read more... 

Middletown Installs New State-of-the-Art Surface at Bodman Park Basketball Courts
Stop by Bodman Park to play on the newly resurfaced basketball courts!

Check Out the New State-Of-The-Art Surface at Bodman Park Basketball Courts 

Two basketball courts at Bodman Park have been resurfaced and are ready for play. The township used Matéflex, the oldest U.S. modular tile manufacturer for the install. Using funds from 2016’s capital improvements budget, the township opted to install state-of-the-art court flooring instead of traditional resurfacing because of its durability, affordability, and low maintenance. 

Pictured from left to right: Recreation Director Janet Dellett, Kevin Wheelock of Matéflex, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante and his granddaughter, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Committeeman Anthony Fiore and his daughter, Public Works Director Ted Maloney, and Assistant Public Works Director, Victor Wymbs.
Police Youth Week Graduation
Deputy Chief of Police Robert Stefanski, Lieutenant Charles Terefenko, Chief of Police R. Craig Weber, and Committeeman Stephen Massell awarding one of the graduates from Police Youth Week on Friday, July 14th.  

Congrats to Our Police Youth Week Graduates!

Open to all township youth ages 8-11, Police Youth Week was held from July 10-14. The program gave the children their first exposure to law enforcement at the recruit phase. In addition to learning, the youth also engaged in physical training, and by the end of the  program had a better understanding of law enforcement.

The children learn about every element of police work including officer safety, crime scene investigations, traffic enforcement and K-9 units.

Middletown Land Development Forum: July 26th

One of the most important issues facing towns throughout New Jersey is how to prevent overdevelopment while encouraging sensible growth. Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D. and Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante will explore this issue at the 2017 Land Development Forum on Wednesday, July 26th  at 7:00pm at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street.
Among the topics to be addressed are what the township has done to control growth and how Middletown encourages healthy expansion of the commercial tax base and the redevelopment of underutilized or vacant sites. Real estate professionals, business and community associations, business owners and residents are encouraged to attend. The session is held in partnership with the Middletown Economic Development Committee, a volunteer advisory body committee dedicated to the promotion of economic growth. Free event parking is available at the train station.

Visit Our Calendar For Other Upcoming Events!

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus