Middletown Minutes

Join Us for the 3rd Annual National Night Out
Tuesday, 8/6 at Poricy Park 

National Night Out
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Middletown Ranked #1 Safest Small City in New Jersey and

7th in the Nation

Middletown, NJ has been named the #1 safest small city in New Jersey and 7th in the nation for 2019, according to The Top 50 Safest Small Cities in Americaa new report from Frontpoint Security.

Frontpoint looked at how many property crimes were reported per 1,000 residents in cities with 50,000 - 75,000 residents and ranked four New Jersey cities in the top 10, with Middletown claiming the top spot.

Using 2017 FBI property crime statistics, Frontpoint determined Middletown the 7th safest city in America with a property crime rate of 7.61 per 1,000 residents. This covers burglaries, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts.

“I couldn’t be more proud that Middletown is continually recognized as one of the safest places to live, not only in the Garden Sate, but also across the country,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “The men and women of our world-class Police Department are extremely proactive about targeting crime and working with the community to address any issues the town may face.”



Mayor Tony Perry (second from left) had the honor of being one of the people to throw out the first pitch at "Middletown Night"! 

Many of our residents came together at FirstEnergy Park to watch the Lakewood BlueClaws take on the Charleston Riverdogs at "Middletown Night" last Thursday, July 25th. After Mayor Perry threw out the first pitch, everyone enjoyed an exciting game, festive food & drinks
and fireworks! 

Middletown Recreation Announces August Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Activities & 5K Registration

August Mayor's Wellness Campaign Events and 5K Registration

Click HERE to get details about our August Mayor’s Wellness Campaign community events that are free to residents!

Wellness Seminar: “Get Moving: Learning Before Doing” 

Thursday, August 8th from 6:30-7:30 PM 
Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road)

Physical Activity: Beach Volleyball 

Saturday, August 17th at 9:00 AM 
Ideal Beach (corner of Bayside Parkway and Ocean Avenue in North Middletown)

Registration is now OPEN for Middletown’s inaugural Mayor’s 5K Challenge and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 19th at Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road)!


Middletown Police Officers Visit Prime-Time Learning Center for Superhero Week!

MTPD Preschool Visit
Patrolmen Greg Buhowski and Greg Bumbico of the MTPD visited
Prime-Time Learning Center  (748 Main Street in Belford) on Wednesday, July 31st to support the preschool's Superhero Week. The officers represented the "Community Helpers" heroes that help keep our community safe. The patrolmen taught the children about what it is like to be a police officer, which included giving them a tour of
their patrol cars! 
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Expanded Hours for Middletown Recycling Center through
August 17th

To help accommodate residents after the recent storms, the Township has expanded its hours of operation at the Middletown Recycling Center, located at 52 Kanes Lane, for brush drop off. The Recycling Center will be open 7 days a week from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM through August 17th

Visit www.middletownnj.org/DPW or call 732-615-2109 for more information.

Eagle Scout
Jack Purcell stopped by Town Hall to visit Mayor Tony Perry who congratulated him on his impressive achievement of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. 

Congratulations to Jack Purcell of Boy Scout Troop 122, who recently earned the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout. Jack’s community service project was to coordinate the refurbishing of the center island in front of VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth by removing brush, grading the area and installing temporary pavers. This was all done as part of the VFW's Commemorative Bricks Fundraiser. The rest of the island received fresh sod and the commemorative monuments that are installed there are now more visible to the public. 


Register Now for the Mayor's 5K Challenge on Saturday, 10/19
All Proceeds to Benefit Middletown's First Responders!

The MAC Presents Summer Concert Series Featuring Ocean Grove Violin Academy on Tuesday, 8/6

The MTPL Presents HamilTea on
Saturday, 8/10

Middletown Senior Center Hosts Substance Abuse Prevention Program for Parents
Thursday, 8/15 
Child Break presentation
Call 732-732-2265 for more information. 
Traffic Alerts

Tree Trimming on Oak Hill Road, Monday 8/5

JCP&L will be performing tree trimming in the area of Oak Hill Road and Normandy Road on Monday, August 5th from 8AM to 3PM. Expect delays and plan alternate routes.  

Old Country Road Closed to Traffic on Tuesday, 8/6 and Wednesday, 8/7 for Milling and Paving 

Old Country Road will be closed on Tuesday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 7th for milling and paving the entire roadway from Hwy 35 to Harmony Road, weather-permitting. Detours will be posted. No thru traffic. Please seek alternate routes and expect delays.  

Palmer Avenue Closed for Road and Drainage Improvements 

Palmer Avenue (County Road 7) is closed at Middlewood Road for road and drainage improvements. No thru traffic. Detours will be in place. If you would like an update on the detour, please call the County at 732-431-7760. 

Monmouth & Navesink Avenue Road Closure Update

Gray Supply has been working in the area of Monmouth Avenue and Navesink Avenue replacing gas lines. They are anticipating the work will be completed this month. 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.

NJNG Paves Roads as Part of

 Gas Main Replacement Program

NJNG Road Repaving
Plastic Bag Recycling



EMS Recruitment

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