Middletown Minutes

Middletown Celebrates National Night Out!

Middletown Township celebrated its 3rd Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th at Poricy Park Nature Center. National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and is a chance for residents to engage with the officers in a fun and informal way. The Middletown Township First Responders also featured equipment displays and had a great time interacted with the kids. Hundreds of residents came out and enjoyed live music played by Patrolman Jesse Toma, games, a dunk tank, an impaired driving simulator, contests and more! A big thank you to Community Relations Officer Ricardo Cruz for organizing the event and to all our community groups and state law enforcement agencies who participated. 

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National Night Out
Officer Ray Sofield helped one of our youngest residents hold a police shield. 
National Night Out
The MTFD was on hand to give tours of their fire trucks! 
National Night Out
Members of MTPD Explorer Post #102 assisted the Police Department by running games and giveaways. 

Congratulations to the First Graduating Class of
Senior Police Youth Week! 

Senior Police Youth Week

The Middletown Township Police Department hosted its inaugural Senior Youth Week Academy for the 12/13 year-old age group. Thirty adolescents participated in this interactive academy that enabled them to get a more in-depth look at what it's like to be a police officer. Each morning, they participated in physical fitness training and military etiquette followed by a "formation run" around the Fire Academy campus. After exercising, they received a lineup style briefing similar to how officers start their shift. They also received morning instruction to help build a foundation for their afternoon scenario-based practicals. The entire week was based on a former case that the MTPD solved and the goal was to teach the importance of proper note taking and working together to solve a crime.

After all their hard work and a small drill display for their family and friends, the recruits graduated at the Student Life Center at Brookdale Community College. Each graduate received a certificate and a Youth Week Challenge Coin as a keepsake to remember their dedication and everything they learned.


Congratulations to the first graduating class of Senior Youth Week! Thank you to the MTPD officers who continue to make Youth Week possible: Sgt. Gardiner, D/Sgt. Gigante, Cpl. Seymour, Cpl. Kennedy, Cpl. Riffert, Ptl. Carr, Ptl. Cruz and Ptl. Burke, D/Lt. Paul Bailey and Det. Anthony Dellatacoma. 

Junior Police Academy Graduates
Committeewoman Pat Snell, Mayor Tony Perry and Police Chief Craig Weber handed out challenge coins to graduates to commemorate the first senior police academy class. 
Police Youth Week Graduates
One of the proud graduates stand with the MTPD officers who run this wonderful program.
Police Youth Week Graduates
Mayor Tony Perry spoke to the graduates and congratulated them on their hard work throughout the week. 

Middletown Social Services Hosts 
Back to School Supply Drive This Month

August Back to School Drive

Join Us for Our Mayor's Wellness Campaign Beach Volleyball Game on Saturday, August 17th!

Beach Volleyball

Click HERE to get more information about upcoming Mayor’s Wellness Campaign community events that are free to residents!


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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss Out on Annie the Musical Playing at the MAC this Weekend! 

The MTPL Presents Battle of Monmouth Traveling Trunk Program Wed., 8/14

Traffic Alerts

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

THE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

MIDDLETOWN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!

EMS Recruitment

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