Middletown Minutes

Join Middletown Township and VFW Post 2179 for the
61st Annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, 11/4! 

Barnes and Nobel Book Signing
Mayor Settembrino and his daughter Madeleine stopped by Sarah's book signing at Barnes and Noble.  

Congratulations to Middletown 
Teen Author Sarah Curtis!

Congratulations to Sarah Curtis, a senior at Middletown High School North, on the release of her second novel, A Second Silence. The story, which is a continuation of her 2016 release Silent Silhouettes, is about a boy who moves into a haunted house and discovers that there is a girl who has been trapped in a ghost world for about 100 years. Together they battle real demons, as well as their inner ones. 

Sarah began writing when she was only 14 years old, self published her books, and has a third one on the way!  Mayor Kevin Settembrino stopped by her book signing at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, October 27th to show his support and congratulate her on this fantastic accomplishment.

Click HERE to read more about Sarah, her novels, and to purchase a signed copy of her book. 

Port Monmouth Flood Control Project
Public Information Session on Monday, 11/5

Port Monmouth Flood Control Project
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Township Withdraws Grant Application for
Stevenson Park Fields

On Thursday, October 25th, Middletown Township formally withdrew its 2018 Monmouth County Parks System grant application to fund two athletic fields at Stevenson Park.

The Township will apply for another Monmouth County Open Space grant next year and will also explore the option of adding two soccer/lacrosse fields at the existing Bayview Elementary School facility.

“In response to the community’s concerns, we have decided to remove fields at Stevenson Park for consideration,” said Mayor Kevin Settembrino. “Our next step is to discuss the possibility of improving the fields at Bayview at a shared service meeting with the Board of Education this week.”

There are over 8,000 youth athletes in Middletown, so the Township Committee is committed to expanding field capacity within the Township to ensure that all teams will have an equal opportunity to practice and play.

Bayshore Volunteer Fire Departments Perform Successful Large Diameter Hose Drill 

LDH Drill
Pictured from left: MTFD Fire Chief Ryan Clarke, Firefighter John Sanders, Committeewoman Pat Snell, Firefighter Frank Butler, Port Monmouth Station #6 Fire Captain Hayley Beekman, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Firefighter Desmond Carberry, and Committeeman Tony Perry. 

On Sunday, October 28th, the Middletown Township Fire Department along with Fire Departments from Keansburg, West Keansburg, Matawan, Hazlet, Marlboro, Cheesequake, Union Beach and Holmdel, participated in a Large Diameter Hose (LDH) training drill. The drill was held at AT&T Headquarters in Middletown to practice the deployment of “pipelines” by simulating a situation in which the firefighters would need to create a pipeline from a local water source in order to stop a fire.

Thank you to our volunteers for your time and commitment to keeping our residents safe. 
Mater Dei and EMS Partnership
Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Committeeman Tony Perry, Township Administrator Tony Mercantante, and EMS Chief Kim Kraynock met with Mater Dei President Donald Galante to discuss a partnership with the EMS Cadets program. 

Middletown Township and Mater Dei Preparatory School Discuss Partnership with
EMS Cadet Program 

On Tuesday, October 30th, Mater Dei Preparatory School President Donald Galante met with Township officials to discuss implementing an exciting new partnership between Mater Dei and Middletown’s Emergency Medical Services. Mater Dei offers a class in which students can earn their EMR (Emergency Medical Responders) Certification through their Emergency Medical Services & Nursing Program. Through the partnership with EMS, Mater Dei students would be able to continue that education through on-the-job experience as EMS Cadets as well as fulfill the 100 community service hours required by the school. 

Middletown’s EMS cadets are young men and women, ages 14 to 18, who learn basic life-support skills by working side by side with current EMT volunteers. At age 16, they can ride the ambulances in Middletown and further their skills and experience to become first aid members. Many of the EMS Cadets go on to become members of our five all-volunteer Emergency Medical Services team. Middletown Township is thrilled to be working with Mater Dei to help students learn the value of volunteerism!

Middletown Community Affairs Council Partners with  Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to Clean Up
Historic Grover Burial Ground

Grover Burial Ground
Committee members Tony Perry, Pat Snell and Rick Hibell visited the historic Grover Burial Ground on Tuesday, October 30th. 

On Tuesday, October 30, the Middletown Community Affairs Council partnered with the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to clean up the Historic Grover Burial Ground located behind the Courtyard Marriott in Lincroft.  

Committee members Tony Perry, Pat Snell and Rick Hibell stopped by to visit the site and admire its improvements. We thank the Community Affairs Council for its efforts in coordinating this cleanup and helping keep our historic landmarks pristine. 

Congratulations to Two New Eagle Scouts! 

Mayor Settembrino attended an Eagle Scout ceremony on Sunday, October 28th to congratulate new Eagle Scouts Andrew Ahlborn and Thomas Pinnola of Troop 246. Both Eagles Scouts did projects for Lincroft Presbyterian Church in appreciation for sponsoring their troop. Andrew replaced a retaining wall and cross garden at the church entrance while Thomas refurbished the storage sheds and cleaned up the surrounding woods and vegetation to limit the wild life infestation. 

Many thanks to the Troop 246 leaders for being such positive role models for our youth. Great job to all!

Eagle Scout Ceremony
Recycling Tip of the Week

Upcoming Events

Flu Clinics

Middletown Social Services, Health Department and Middletown Township Education Association Hosts 
Low Cost Eye Exam & Eye Wear Event on Monday, 11/19

Optical Academy
Traffic Alerts

Roadwork and Detours

Red Hill Road Between Holland & Bamm Hollow Closed on 11/5 & 11/7 for Milling and Paving

The section of Red Hill Road between Holland Road and Bamm Hollow Road will be closed on Monday, November 5, 2018 for milling and Wednesday, November 7, 2018 for paving, weather permitting. Click HERE to learn more. 

Maintenance on Railroad Crossing at Church Street Beginning Thursday, 11/8

New Jersey Transit will be performing maintenance on the railroad crossing at Church Street beginning Thursday, November 8th. Weather permitting, the work is expected to take 7 days, including the weekend, to complete. Click HERE to learn more. 
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