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Middletown Day 2019

Join Us Tomorrow for Middletown Day! 


Join us at Croydon Hall tomorrow Saturday, September 28th to celebrate everything that makes Middletown special! There will be lots of free entertainment such as hayrides, bands every hour, a pirate show, Crunchy a “live” T-Rex, an EMS demonstration, a soccer shootout, carnival games for the kids & so much more! Check out the activity schedule HERE or see below. 

If you would like to purchase any items from the artists, craftspeople or food vendors, please keep in mind that most accept cash only. There will be an ATM onsite if needed. 

You can purchase an all-day wristband for your child for $5 if he or she would like to go on any of the bounce houses or rides.

Click HERE for additional information about participating business exhibitors & vendors and everything you need to know about Middletown Day. 

Middletown Day 2019

MTPD Promotes Officer to Sergeant and Hires 4 New Officers

The Middletown Township Police Department (MTPD) promoted Officer John Soltysik to the rank of Sergeant and hired four officers in August 2019. Michael R. Allen, Daniel Flannigan, Matthew Geiss and Michael A. Masiello accepted their Oaths of Office and were ceremonially sworn in by Mayor Tony Perry at the Township Committee meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICERS' BIOS. 


New Pickleball Courts at Normandy Park

Pickleball Courts Opened/ Mayor's Wellness Campaign Event

On Saturday, September 21st, Middletown Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting for the Township's newly-lined pickleball courts and the pickleball Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Activity at Normandy Park. Mayor Tony Perry, members of the Township Committee, Township officials, local members of the USA Pickleball Association and residents came together to play this exciting sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Come check out the new courts and join us for the next Mayor’s Wellness Campaign activities: Conversations of Your Life Wellness Seminar at the Senior Center (900 Leonardville Road) on Thursday, October 10th from 6:30-7:30 PM and the Mayor’s 5K Challenge at Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road) at 8:45 AM on Saturday, October 19th. Visit www.middletownnj.org/5K to register.

Leonardo Grade School First in NJ to Unveil
New Book Vending Machine

Inchy the Bookworm Vending Machine
On Friday, September 27th, Committeewoman Pat Snell attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Leonardo Grade School to unveil its new Inchy the Bookworm vending machine purchased by the school's PTA. Leonardo Grade School is the first school in New Jersey to debut this innovative machine that rewards students' good grades, behavior and attendance with books. We applaud Principal Pete Smith and Leonardo Grade School for creating excitement about literacy and fostering a love for reading in such a fun way. 

Township "Reaches Out" to 5th Graders to Discuss Dangers of Drug & Alcohol Addiction 

Reaching Out

On Friday, September 27th the Middletown Municipal Alliance presented its Reaching Out program to 5th graders at Lincroft, Bayview, Fairview, Village, River Plaza and Port Monmouth elementary schools. The seminar, which was was held at Middletown High School South, touched on hard-hitting topics such as drug and alcohol addiction and Internet safety. Prevention Specialist Hugh Wallace  discussed the dangers of social media with the students, and recovering addict and Middletown resident Andrew Suarez shared his story with the children in an effort to help guide them to make better life choices.

Students also had the opportunity to interact with a panel of experts and community leaders and ask questions about how to deal with real-life situations that involve drug and alcohol. Panelists included Andrew Suarez, Kristin Wessels (SAC Thorne MS), Committeewoman Pat Snell, Freeholder and Municipal Alliance Member Gerry Scharfenberger and Mary Ellen Walker (Assistant Superintendent MT Schools).
 
Thank you to the Municipal Alliance, Health Department and Crossroads for continuing to educate our young people about addiction and where to get help!

Greens and Grains
National Preparedness Month

REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY AND TRAFFIC ALERTS WITH NIXLE

Fire Prevention Month

The Middletown Township Board of Education is asking residents to take part in a 2019 Strategic Planning Survey by Tuesday, November 12th.  Click HERE for more information about the strategic planning process, including upcoming public meeting dates. 

Board of Education Survey

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

P E R S E P H O N E

Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street)
September 28th at 7 pm and September 29th at 3 pm, Tickets: $30

World-class contemporary dance fuses with state-of-the-art technology to bring two traditional Greek myths to life. Experience the tales of Persephone and Hades and Orpheus and Eurydice as told through synchronized soundscapes, dynamic projection-mapped environments, and spirited emotional landscapes in Elizabeth White Creative's PERSEPHONE.
 
Presented by EWC (Elizabeth White Creative), Resident Company at Middletown Arts Center.
 
Click HERE to learn more. 

The MTPL Presents: Oktoberfest Concert!

Veterans Day Parade
Traffic Alerts

Monmouth County Milling and Paving Van Schoick Road to Laurel Avenue Starting Monday, 9/30


A Monmouth County milling and paving project will begin on Monday, September 30th at Van Schoick Road to Laurel Avenue from 6PM to 6AM. Crews will continue toward Highway 35 and cross over to Middle Road throughout the week depending upon the weather. Expect delays.


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.




OEM Auxiliary Police Recruitment

THE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

MIDDLETOWN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!

EMS Recruitment

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