Middletown Minutes

Middletown Honors Service Members at Annual
Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade
The U.S. Navy Color Guard led the 61st Annual Veterans Day Parade. 
Veterans Day Parade
Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Committee members Rick Hibell, Pat Snell, and Tony Perry enjoyed walking the parade route and speaking with residents. 
Veterans Day Parade
Some of Middletown's younger residents had a chance to interact with local veterans and learn about the heroism and sacrifices that Veterans Day truly represents. 
Veterans Day Parade
Mayor Settembrino and Committee members Tony Perry, Pat Snell, and Rick Hibell spent some time with Scout Troop Pack 141 who also marched in the parade.

On Sunday, November 4th, VFW Post 2179 and Middletown Township held the 61st Annual Veterans Day Parade followed by a "Thank a Veteran" lunch at the VFW. The beautiful weather was a perfect backdrop to the parade where the greatness of Middletown shined as our community showed respect and gratitude to all of our veterans. Everyone enjoyed interacting with the veterans at the display tables and writing encouraging notes on the "Message to a Veteran" graffiti wall. This was also the first bike parade which added a patriotic flare and showed off some serious creativity! 

Many thanks to the high school bands, Scout troops, Fire and EMS volunteers, and veterans organizations who participated in the ceremonies and celebrations. 
Click HERE to view more pictures of the parade.


Veterans Day- Municipal Offices Closed

Westminster Presbyterian Church Holds Annual
Field of Flags Ceremony 

Field of Flags Ceremony
Pictured from left: Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, keynote speaker Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Committeewoman Pat Snell, Reverend Joseph Hein, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, and Committee members Rick Hibell and Tony Perry. 

Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) held its annual Field of Flags ceremony on Saturday, November 3rd. This year’s memorial contains 6,932 flags. Each flag represents a serviceman or woman who lost their life in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this is only a fraction of the patriots who have died in defense of our great nation. It takes an incredibly special person to be willing to put their life on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. WPC's Field of Flags reminds us of the true cost of that freedom.

We thank Reverend Hein and the WPC congregation for hosting this moving event.
VFW 2179 Vet Day Monument Services

Port Monmouth Flood Control Project Update

Port Monmouth Flood Control Public Info Session
Mayor Kevin Settembrino welcomed residents and provided a brief overview of the project. 

Middletown Township, along with the representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, held the 2nd Port Monmouth Flood Control Project Public Information Session on Monday, November 5th at VFW Post 2179.

The expert panelists provided an update and discussed the future of the project. After the presentation, residents had the opportunity to ask questions to better understand the scope of the project.

Click HERE to view the presentation. 

Middletown Township Police Department Wins
Asbury Park Press' "Best of the Best in Monmouth County Readers Choice Award 2018"!

Asbury Park Press Readers Choice Award
Congratulations to the Middletown Township Police Department on winning the Asbury Park Press' "Best of the Best in Monmouth County Reader's Choice Award" for 2018! We are proud that the MTPD continues to be recognized for its exemplary work and ensuring that Middletown is one of the safest places to live in the country. 

Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski Graduates from
National FBI Academy

Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski Diploma
FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray (left) was the principal speaker at the ceremony and presented the diplomas to graduates, including MTPD Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski. 

Middletown Township Police Department Deputy Chief Robert W. Stefanski graduated from the 273rd Session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on September 13, 2018. Stefanski is the tenth officer in department history to complete this prestigious program. Nationally, fewer than one percent of officers have the opportunity to attend the program. 

The National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, consisted of 228 law enforcement officers from 48 states. Also included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 25 international countries, four branches of the U.S. Military, and five federal civilian organizations.

Click HERE to read the full press release. 

Lincroft Fire Company Teaches Cub Scout Pack 210
About Fire Safety

Lincroft Fire Company
Members of Lincroft Fire Company recently met with Cub Scout Pack 210 at Lincroft Elementary School to teach them about fire prevention. Throughout the month of October, our volunteer firefighters visited with elementary schools and children's groups across town to teach them about the basics of fire safety.

In the photo, Fire Captain Anthony Russo is demonstrating the Thermal Imaging Camera to show how equipment is used in a fire emergency. The kids also had the opportunity to check out a fire truck and all of its equipment. This was a fun way for children to get to know our first responders, inspire volunteerism, and learn about the importance of fire safety!

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
Turkey Soccer Shootout!

Middletown Recreation Presents:
Turkey Soccer Shootout!

Date: Saturday, November 17th

Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location: Croydon Hall Turf Field
(900 Leonardville Road)
$5.00 and nonperishable good
Click HERE to learn more!

North Vs. South Alumni Soccer Game to Follow 
Turkey Soccer Shoot 

Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location: Croydon Hall Turf Field

Kick off the Thanksgiving holiday with a good ol’ fashion alumni game! Former players are invited to participate. Those interested should send an email to recreation@middletownnj.org. All participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate. 

All donations received will be given to Middletown Social Services to be distributed to residents in need to help them have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Team shirts can be purchased $10.00 each.

Traffic Alerts

Roadwork and Detours

UPDATE: Middletown Train Station/Church Street Detour Rescheduled to Begin 11/15

New Jersey Transit will be performing maintenance on the railroad crossing at Church Street beginning Thursday, November 15th. Weather permitting, the work is expected to take 6 days, including the weekend, to complete. Click HERE to learn more. 
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