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Middletown Social Services to Host Foodstock Drive 
Starting Monday, July 8th
Collection bins located throughout Township

Foodstock Week 2019

Middletown Social Services invites Township employees and residents to participate in Foodstock, a grassroots effort to help those who are struggling to keep food on their table, the week of July 8th-12th.

Residents are encouraged to support the Township of Middletown’s employees’ efforts to collect food that will be delivered to the Middletown Food Pantry (180 Main Street) and benefit local families.

You can drop off non-perishable food items before July 12th to the following locations:

  • Johnson Gill Annex, 1 Kings Highway

  • Mayor's Office, 1 Kings Highway

  • Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street

  • Middletown Family Pharmacy, 877 Main Street, Belford

  • Middletown Township Police Department, 1 Kings Highway

  • Middletown Township Senior Center, 900 Leonardville Road, Croydon Hall, Leonardo

  • Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road

  • Red Light Coffee, 642E Newman Springs Road, Lincroft

Tonya Keller Community Center, 50 Bray Avenue, North Middletown

Click HERE to see what items are needed.

4th of July- Municipal Offices Closed

Middletown Recreation Announces July Mayor’s
Wellness Campaign Activities

MWC 2019

July’s MWC events include:

  • “Eating Healthy on a Budget” presented by Vincent Smith of Horizon BCBSNJ. The seminar will be held on Thursday, July 11th from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Tonya Keller Community Center, located at 50 Bray Avenue. This seminar will help you learn how to shop and prepare healthy meals without breaking the bank. There will also be giveaways! Participants will receive one adult-sized and one kid-sized “My Plate” per family. “My Plate” demonstrates how to eat healthy portions at every meal. Kids who attend the seminar will also receive a complimentary copy of Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook: Healthy Recipes That Are Fun. 
  • Hot & Soul Yoga will be presenting Yoga in the Park on Saturday, July 20th at 9:00 AM at Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road). This yoga session will give you an opportunity to wake up, stretch and find your inner peace — a great way to start the weekend! If you need a yoga mat, please call 732-615-2260 to reserve one as there are a limited number of mats available.


DPW Independence Day Collection Schedule

County Dredging Pews Creek Access Channel
Through Week of July 8th

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Over the last few weeks, the Monmouth County Parks System has been doing maintenance on Pews Creek to ensure safe navigation for boaters docked at its Monmouth Cove Marina. The County must periodically dredge the access channel of Pews Creek from the Port Monmouth Road bridge to 300 feet beyond the end of the stone jetties into
Raritan Bay.

All work is being performed in strict accordance with stipulations specified in the current New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers permits. There are seasonal restrictions for dredging which is why the work is being done at this time.

Click HERE to read the press release.

Middletown Welcomes Children's Health Center!

Children's Health Center
Hot Dogs

The Middletown Health Department Reminds Residents to
Stay Safe With a Summer Favorite

Americans will consume millions of hot dogs this month and throughout the summer. Storing and cooking them properly is key to preventing illness.
  • Don't let hot dog juices get on cooking utensils, food prep surfaces or other items in the fridge.
  • Store hot dogs up to one week in the refrigerator once the package is opened, and up to two weeks unopened.
  • Even though they come fully cooked, hot dogs should be heated until steaming (or to an internal temp of 165 °F) to prevent listeriosis.
Click HERE for more hot dog tips from the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. 
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MTPL and MAC Hours 

The Middletown Township Public Library will be closed on July 4th and will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5th.

The Middletown Arts Center will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. 


NJNG Paves Roads as Part of

 Gas Main Replacement Program

NJNG Road Repaving

MTPL Launches Summer Reading Program!

MTPL Event
The MTPL is offering summer reading fun at the Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road)! Kids earn incentives and prizes for completing their summer reading assignments. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, tying in with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
A display on the wall in the Children’s Room is dedicated to the program where participating children can leave their name among the stars. Stop by and check it out!


Upcoming Events

The MAC Invites Residents to DJ Jay Dance Man
Summer Fun:
Thursday, July 18th from 6:30-9:00 PM


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to Hold FREE Head and Neck Cancer Screenings in
Middletown on Thursday, 7/25

Plastic Bag Recycling

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2019 Paper Shredding Events

MTPD Will Help Keep Your House Safe While You're Away 



EMS Recruitment
Traffic Alerts

Monmouth & Navesink Avenue 
Road Closure Through End of July

Gray Supply will be working in the area of Monmouth Avenue and Navesink Avenue replacing gas lines for the next several weeks. They are anticipating the work will be complete near the end of July. While they are working roads will be intermittently closed in the area and detours will be in place.

Route 35 Construction Project 

Construction work on Route 35 began Monday, May 6th northbound from Cooper’s Bridge (Red Bank) to Cherry Tree Farm Road and southbound from Cherry Tree Farm Road to New Monmouth Road.

Road work will be done with temporary lane closures from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. All work is weather-dependent.

The project, which consists of repairs and replacement of concrete vertical curb, installation of public curb ramps, repairs to drainage structures and resurfacing of the roadway, is estimated to be completed by December 2019.
Please keep an eye out for possible changes to the schedule.

Click HERE to access hi-res photos from this

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