Middletown Minutes
50 Years of Service
Volunteer firefighters with over 50 years of service were presented with a Key to the Township and a certificate of appreciation.
Pictured from left: Committeeman Rick Hibell, Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino, honorees Patrick Maloney, Gary Homefield & Frank Torra, and Committeeman Tony Perry.
Photo courtesy of Laurie Kegley

Middletown Township Honors Firefighters with Over 50 Years of Volunteer Service 

On Sunday, July 1st, members of the Middletown Township Fire Department and Township Committee came together to honor six firemen who dedicated over 50 years of service to the River Plaza Hose Company No.1. 

River Plaza Hose Company No. 1 hosted a brunch at the fire company in recognition of honorees William Boccellato, Jean "Frenchie" Geraud, Gary HomefieldPatrick MaloneyCharles "Bucky" Meeker, and Frank Torra. It was organized by the Membership Committee, led by former Fire Chief Tony Citarella. To kickoff the awards ceremony, Company President Joe Sole spoke about the honorees' invaluable contributions to the MTFD. 

Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Committeeman Tony Perry, and former Fire Chief and Committeeman Rick Hibell presented 
Patrick Maloney, Gary Homefield, and Frank Torra with certificates thanking them for their service as well as a Key to the Township, which is the highest honor given by the town. Jean "Frenchie" Geraud was unable to attend the ceremony, while family members accepted the award on behalf of William Boccellato and Charles "Bucky" Meeker who are no longer with us. Please join the Township in recognizing these men for their extraordinary dedication to our community. 

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon cutting for the new facility at U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook was held in front of the Multi-Mission Building on Tuesday, July 3rd.
Pictured from left: Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, CWO Seth Hunt, and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger. 

U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook Unveils New Facility 

On Tuesday, July 3rd, the U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook held a ribbon cutting to showcase its new facility. The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 was the key driver for building this facility which includes the Multi-Mission Building, Boat Maintenance Facility, and Small Arms Firing Range. These additions will provide support to the Coast Guard’s core missions of search and rescue and maritime law enforcement. 

Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino presented Chief Warrant Officer Seth A. Hunt, the Commanding Officer of the Sandy Hook Station, a certificate in recognition of the opening of the new facility and thanked the U.S. Coast Guard Sandy Hook for the continual protection they provide to our community and the nation.

Light Activation Ceremony
Monmouth County and Township Officials Celebrate New Traffic Light
Pictured from left: Freeholder John Curley, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Committeeman Tony Fiore, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino, 
Reverend William Thomas, Committeeman Tony Perry, Police Chief Craig Weber, Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski and Officer Rick Cruz. 

Long-Awaited Traffic Light at Kings Highway & Church Street Now Active

On Monday, July 2nd, Middletown celebrated the activation of a new traffic light at the intersection of Church Street and Kings Highway.

Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Committeemen Tony Perry and Tony Fiore joined Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholders Gerry Scharfenberger and John Curley to recognize this milestone and major traffic improvement. Former Middletown Mayor and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger had the honor of flipping the switch to turn on the light. 

The long-awaited construction project began in April and was supervised and funded by Monmouth County. In addition to helping provide a safe flow of traffic at this busy intersection, the improvements also hold true to this historic district by incorporating pea stone curbs. 

Township Requests Residents Follow "Carry In, Carry Out" Policy at Parks & Beaches 

Carry In, Carry Out

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Roadwork & Detours

Road Restoration Work for New Jersey American Water Continues on the Following Streets: 

  • Avenue A   
  • Ataboy Ave. 
  • Gordon Ct.   
  • Avenue D 
  • High Boy Ave.
  • Walada Ave.
  • Wood Ave. 
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