Middletown Minutes

Mayor's Wellness Campaign Activity Series:
Join Us for FREE Yoga in the Park TOMORROW
Saturday, 7/20 at 9 AM

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Congratulations to Our Police Youth Week Graduates! 

Police Youth Week 2019
Police Youth Week 2019
Police Youth Week 2019

Last week, the Middletown Township Police Department held its first Police Youth Week Camp of the summer. There were 67 children, between the ages of 8 to 11, who participated in this program that gave them their first exposure to law enforcement at the recruit phase.

The Police Youth Week program is a combination of classroom style learning and physical training. Participants learned firsthand about a wide variety of law enforcement training and techniques including officer safety, crime scene investigations, traffic enforcement, the K-9 unit as well as the U.S. Coast Guard’s role in law enforcement. The program also emphasized the importance of citizenship and community policing.

The week concluded with a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 12th at the Brookdale Student Life Center. Each graduate received a certificate from Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski and a well-earned cadet badge from Committeewoman Pat Snell. Mayor Perry and Police Chief Craig Weber congratulated each child with a handshake. Kudos to our Police Youth Week graduates and the dedicated officers who run this amazing program: Sgt. Gardiner, Sgt. Gigante, Cpl. Seymour, Cpl. Kennedy, Cpl. Riffert, Ptl. Carr, Ptl. Cruz and Ptl. Burke!  

Check out the New "Greetings From Ideal Beach" Sign! 

Greetings from Ideal Beach Sign
Pictured from left: Committeeman Rick Hibell, Ideal Beach Community Association VP, Trustee & Recording Secretary Jack LeRoy, Trustee Maureen Winski, President Sandra Vazquez, Art Kaney (the Doodle Dude) and Mayor Tony Perry.

The Middletown Township Committee presented a "Greetings From Ideal Beach" sign to the Ideal Beach Community Association at the Monday, July 15th Township Committee meeting held at the Tonya Keller Community Center. The sign was created by Art Kaney (AKA the Doodle Dude) and was installed on the Ideal Beach concession stand this week. We hope you'll visit the neighborhood to check it out!

Local Teen Grows Vegetable Garden for Those in Need

Garden for the Poor


Girl Scout Gabriella Graham harvests the "fruits" of her labor in the Garden for the Poor. 

Girl Scout Gabriella Graham held a dedication for her "Garden for the Poor" Silver Award Project on Sunday, July 14th. The garden grows next to the "Barn for the Poorest of the Poor" on Kanes Lane. The owners of the Barn and volunteers will tend to the garden and distribute the vegetables to families in need. 

Garden for the Poor Dedication
Pictured from left: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore CEO Eileen Higgins, Executive Directors of the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor Gerry Duffy and Karin Duffy, Gabriella Graham and Middletown Township Committeewoman Pat Snell.

Monmouth Museum Offers Diverse Programming
for All Ages 

On Friday, July 12th, Mayor Tony Perry and Committeewoman Pat Snell joined Executive Director of the Monmouth Museum Donna Kessinger for a tour of the 15,000 square foot museum and arts educational center with exhibition spaces and two children's wings. The tour included the exciting exhibit celebrating "Woodstock at 50" (open now until September 1st) as well as learning about the museum’s diverse programming, workshops and arts experiences for children and adults.

Middletown residents are invited to bring their copy of this newsletter for one free admission to the Monmouth Museum now through September 1st. The museum is located in Lincroft on the campus of Brookdale Community College (765 Newman Springs Road). For more information, visit www.monmouthmuseum.org!

JCP&L Tips for Excessive Heat

JCP&L Offers Tips For
Excessive Heat 

Per an advisory distributed by JCP&L on Tuesday, July 16th, they are prepared to meet the anticipated increase in customer electricity usage that comes with a heat wave. Their system is designed and maintained to operate safely and efficiently even when temperatures soar, and their crews have reviewed hot weather operational procedures to ensure any power outages are handled promptly.

Click HERE for tips about how to stay comfortable while using electricity wisely during this period of high demand.

Cooling Center


Blue Claws Middletown Night


Join Us for Our Third Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, 8/6! 

National Night Out 2019

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

NJNG Paves Roads as Part of

 Gas Main Replacement Program

NJNG Road Repaving
Plastic Bag Recycling



EMS Recruitment
Traffic Alerts

Palmer Avenue Closed for Road and Drainage Improvements 

Palmer Avenue (County Road 7) will be closing for road and drainage improvements for approximately 45 days, beginning on July 15th, depending on weather. It will be closed at Middlewood Road. No thru traffic. Detours will be in place. If you have any questions regarding this detour, please call the County at 732-431-7760. 

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.

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