Middletown Minutes
Columbus Day 2019

MIDDLETOWN WELCOMES STRIDE & RIDE RELAY TEAM TO WTC MEMORIAL GARDENS 

 On Tuesday, October 8th, Middletown welcomed the Give2Those Mid-Atlantic Stride & Ride Relay Tactical Team, which included a procession of vehicles and motorcycles, to our WTC Memorial Gardens so they could pay their respects to the 37 residents we lost on 9/11. The relay, which spans 911 miles from Boston, Massachusetts to Arlington, Virginia, is held at the beginning of October to honor our military servicemen and women who deployed October 7, 2001.
 
With the beautiful backdrop of a large U.S. flag erected by MTFD Fire Chief Steve Schweizer and volunteer firefighters, Mayor Tony Perry welcomed the team, spoke about the impact of 9/11 on our town, and acknowledged late Detective Lieutenant Joseph Capriotti, who had the difficult task of being the “keeper of the list” of the 37 Township residents we tragically lost on 9/11.

Give2Those.org founder Heather Viveiros gave a powerful speech about the importance of uniting people to remember those we have lost at war, including those who have lost their lives due to military PTSD and the invisible wounds of war. She talked about the importance of remembering those who perished on 9/11 and continuing to support those currently serving, our veterans, first responders and their families.

Mayor Perry, Committeewoman Pat Snell and Chief Schweizer led the Stride and Ride team, Township officials and members of the community through the Memorial Gardens. The bell from our 9/11 ceremony, donated by Port Monmouth Fire Company, was rung before entering the Gardens and a 9/11 survivor carried a memorial flag holding over 10,000 images of 9/11 victims as well as first responders, military members and veterans lost during any era,
through the memorial.  

After walking through the Gardens, members of the Stride and Ride team tolled the bell in memory of veterans’ lives lost to suicide. Per the mission of the organization, when we recognize the sacrifices they have made for us, we keep our promise that we will never forget them.

To view photos from the ceremony, please click HERE

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*LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!*

Come Support Our First Responders at the 
Mayor's 5K Challenge
Saturday, October 19th 
Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road

Mayor's Wellness Campaign: Mayor's 5K

Join us for our first Mayor's Challenge with all proceeds to benefit Middletown First Responders. The race route meanders through one of the hidden gems of Middletown - Poricy Park!  The trail consists of wide grass paths, as well as some sections of single track. Poricy Park is not flat - beware of the hills! 

5K Fitness Walk:  8:45am
1mi Fun Run:  9:00am
5K Race:  9:30am


Click here for a copy of the Trail Map.

Registration Information
All participants will receive a long sleeve shirt (while supplies last). Racers in both the 1mi Fun Run and 5K Race will additionally receive a bib with timing chip, and medal.

Registration for the 5K Fitness Walk and 1mi Fun Run is $15.  Registration for the 5K Race is $30.


Register at www.middletownnj.org/5K!

Township Announces New Green Pavilion at Poricy Park! 

Make a Difference Month
Other Drop Off Locations Include...
Department of Public Works (52 Kanes Lane)
Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street)
Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road)
Middletown Recreation at Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road)
Middletown Senior Center (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo)
Tonya Keller Community Center (50 Bray Avenue)
Middletown Town Hall & Johnson Gill Annex (1 Kings Highway)

MTPD Hosts Operation Take Back New Jersey 
Medicine Collection Saturday, 10/19

Sa
Operation Take Back NJ- October 19th

Pre-Register for the Dog-Only Rabies Clinic Through Thursday, 10/17 at Noon 

Veterans Day Parade
Fire Prevention Month

REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY AND TRAFFIC ALERTS WITH NIXLE

MTPD Seeks School Crossing Guards

Notice to Residents Regarding Tax Bill Collection

UPCOMING EVENTS

EMACC Hosts "After Hours" Middletown Business Networking Event on 10/15

Please join the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) for its Middletown Membership Drive After Hours event on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Wahoo's Fish Taco (1147 Highway 35, Middletown).
Admission is FREE for future members and current members who bring future members.

CLICK
HERE TO REGISTER!

EMACC

Middletown Recreation Presents:
HARVEST HULLABALOO!

MTPD 2nd Annual Blue Mass

Township and BOE Host Special Strategic Planning Public Forum at Senior Center on Thursday, 10/24

MTPS Forum at Senior Center

In cooperation with the Middletown Township Committee, the District will host a special Strategic Planning Public Forum for members of our senior community on Thursday, Oct. 24th at 1 p.m. at the Middletown Senior Center, located at Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road). This event is in addition to the Strategic Planning Public Forums scheduled for Oct. 17-19 at our middle schools.
 
For additional details: http://bit.ly/2mGjD5

The Middletown Arts Center Presents: SAVOR

The MTPL Presents: Ghost Hunting in New York and New Jersey

Board of Education Survey
Traffic Alerts

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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