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TONIGHT IS "MIDDLETOWN NIGHT" AT
LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS STADIUM 
COME WATCH MAYOR PERRY THROW THE FIRST PITCH AT 6:30 PM!

BLUE CLAWS MIDDLETOWN NIGHT!
Join Middletown Township for a relaxing evening at FirstEnergy Park TONIGHT (7/25) to watch the Lakewood BlueClaws take on the Charleston Riverdogs! It's "Middletown Night" and Mayor Tony Perry will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch. It's also Italian Heritage Night so the park will be offering festive food and drink specials, unique promotions & more! The night will end with post-game fireworks.

There are still a handful of tickets left. Call the Recreation Department at 732-615-2260 if you're interested! The stadium is located at  2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
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Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings


Last week the Middletown Township Committee directed its attorneys to withdraw from court proceedings that commenced in July 2015 to address unrealistic affordable housing obligations imposed upon municipalities throughout New Jersey by the Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Township Attorney applied for an Order of Dismissal, which was entered by the Hon. Jamie S. Perri on July 19, 2019.

As a result of the demise of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”), municipalities have been subjected to proceedings in Superior Court to address ongoing and ever-increasing demands by the Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) to develop more high density affordable housing.

“Middletown has always abided by the rules set forth at the time, but whatever we do never seems to be enough,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “We have a strong track record of creating realistic opportunities for affordable housing but refuse to be held hostage by special interest groups.”


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Sunnyside Recreation Area Trail Named in Memory of 
Alexis "Lexi" Mason 

LEXI MASON TRAIL DEDICATION
LEXI MASON TRAIL DEDICATION
LEXI MASON TRAIL DEDICATION

Members of our community gathered on Tuesday evening to honor the memory of Alexis "Lexi" Mason. Lexi was only 12-years-old when she lost her life while running on a trail with her soccer team at Sunnyside Recreation Area six years ago. Lexi's family, friends and local dignitaries, including Mayor Tony Perry,Township Committee members Pat Snell and Rick Hibell, and Middletown resident Governor Phil Murphy, gathered at Sunnyside Recreation Area to attend the dedication of a trail to commemorate her life.

Lexi's family and friends come together at Sunnyside to release balloons every year on July 23rd, the day of her passing, 
but this year the Monmouth County Parks System honored the Mason family by naming the trail after their beloved daughter. There is now an engraved plaque on a boulder declaring a section of the park as the "Alexis T. Mason Trail" that will serve as a permanent marker to honor her life. 

On behalf of the Middletown Township Committee, Mayor Tony Perry designated the 23rd day of July as Alexis "Lexi" Mason Day in Middletown to help memorialize her drive, passion and kindness towards others.  
 
Please consider supporting the Alexis Mason Foundation to help fund scholarships for children so they can follow their passion and dreams in Lexi's memory. 

Middletown Township Committee Requests Public Hearing Regarding New NESE Pipeline Application 

Middletown Welcomes Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Co.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE PAPER & DATA SHREDDING EVENT

The MAC Present Seussical Jr. 

This Friday & Saturday

THE MTPL PRESENTS MAHJONG FOR ADULTS

MTPL Mahjong

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

National Night Out 2019

NJNG Paves Roads as Part of

 Gas Main Replacement Program

NJNG Road Repaving
Plastic Bag Recycling

THE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

MIDDLETOWN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!

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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