Middletown Minutes

Check Out the Newly-Renovated Basketball Courts at
Greeley and Gordon Court Parks in Port Monmouth 

Renovation of Greeley and Gordon Court Park Courts
Township officials and representatives from engineering consultant CME Associates stopped by the newly refurbished basketball courts at Greeley and Gordon Court Parks in Port Monmouth on Saturday, November 17th. Pictured from left: Director of Recreation Janet Dellett with her son Ridge, Committeeman Rick Hibell, Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Committeeman Tony Perry, Assistant Director of Public Works Vic Wymbs, and CME Associates Landscape Architect Dominick Pensabene. 
The Middletown Recreation and Public Works Departments, along with municipal engineering firm CME Associates, recently completed renovating the basketball courts at Greeley Park and Gordon Court Park in Port Monmouth. The courts had been destroyed after Superstorm Sandy when residents needed to move furniture and appliances out of their houses and store them there. The Township was able to use FEMA funds to refurbish the existing courts that suffered from faded striping, cracked asphalt, and outdated nets. Not only do the courts look much better, but they're safer and the backboard has a lot more bounce. At Greeley Park, they added new adjustable nets. Both parking areas were also improved through the addition of handicap accessible parking spaces and walkways. 
Greeley Park and Gordon Court Before and After Pics
Township Encourages Residents to Shop on Small Business Saturday

Middletown Township Declares November 24, 2018 Small Business Saturday®


The Middletown Township Committee today announced its endorsement of and participation in the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2018.

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the independent businesses that make our communities unique and provide valuable contributions to our economy.

“While the Saturday after Thanksgiving is officially deemed ‘Small Business Saturday,’ we encourage every Saturday to be Small Business Saturday in Middletown,” said Mayor Kevin Settembrino. “Our local businesses are the backbone of the Township’s economy so we hope that residents will continue to support and celebrate them.”

Click HERE to read the full press release.

Municipal Offices Closed on November 22nd and 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving

"Meet the Mayor" Open Office Hours Held at MTPL

Meet and Greet with Mayor
Mayor Settembrino met with residents to discuss various topics. 

Mayor Kevin Settembrino held his monthly Open Office Hours at the Middletown Township Public Library on Monday, November 19th. 


The Mayor will be at the MTPL again on Monday, December 3rd from 4:30PM-6:30PM

Meet and Greet with Mayor
The Mayor, who is an Eagle Scout, met with Boy Scout Troop 122 to explain the roles and responsibilities of working in local government. 

Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski Receives Proclamation for Completing FBI National Academy Program 

No North Zone Thanksgiving Garbage Collection
Leonardo Fire
Photo courtesy of MTFD photographer Laurie Kegley 

MTFD Responds to Fire in Leonardo 


On Sunday evening, November 18th, the Middletown Township Fire Department responded to a fire at a home in Leonardo. Although the home sustained heavy fire damage, thankfully the resident was able to exit safely and was treated by Fairview and Leonardo Emergency Service Units. The MTFD was able to use one of its specialized ladder trucks that is designed to travel down narrow streets and reach elevated homes.

Brevent Park, Belford Engine, and Community Fire Companies responded to the call along with the MTFD Air and Safety Units. All units operated safely under the supervision of Middletown Township Fire Chief Ryan Clarke. 


Thank you to all of our volunteers for their diligence!


Port Monmouth Flood Control Project:
Road Closure Gate Testing on Old Port Monmouth Road 

Turkey Soccer Shootout
Mayor Kevin Settembrino stopped by Croydon Hall to check out the talent at Middletown Recreation's Turkey Soccer Shootout. Congratulations to the First Place turkey winners and all who participated! 

Last Saturday, November 17th, Middletown Recreation hosted its annual
Annual Turkey Soccer Shootout and North vs. South Alumni
Soccer Game. 

North South Alumni Soccer Game
Middletown Recreation hosted its annual North vs. South Alumni Soccer game after the Turkey Soccer Shootout. Fans enjoyed watching the teams go head to head in a game that ended in a
2-0 victory by South. Thank you to all the participants! 
2018 Fall Leaf Collection Update
Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Can You Dodge, Duck, Dip & Dive? Register for Middletown Recreation's 10th Annual 
Dodgeball Tournament & Toy Drive on Sat. 12/8!


Click on the picture below to learn more and to register! 

10th Annual Dodgeball Tournament
The "Campfire Guitar Sing-a-Long" with Joseph Verga

The MTPL Presents: The "Campfire Guitar Sing-a-Long"
with Joseph Verga


Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: MTPL Community Room (55 New Monmouth Road)


Back by popular demand, join Joe Verga and gather "‘round the campfire" for a good old-fashioned sing-along as he plays acoustic versions of your favorite popular standards, pop, rock, folk, country, Broadway, and movie tunes. Don’t miss this laid back night of fun, laughs, and music trivia too with lots of audience participation encouraged. 

Join the Poricy Park Conservancy for Colonial Christmas This Weekend!

Colonial Christmas- November 24 and 25th at Poricy Park
Traffic Alerts

Roadwork & Detours 


New Jersey Turnpike Authority Begins GSP Interchange 109 Construction Project

On November 1, 2018, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) began a construction project to make improvements to Garden State Parkway Interchange 109 at Newman Springs Road (C.R. 520) in the Lincroft section of Middletown. Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan alternate routes if possible.

Click HERE to learn more. 

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