Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Bellezza taught CPR for many area hospitals.
Tuesday, April 9
Barbara Bellezza age 61, of Leonardo died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was born Kearny and lived most of her life in the Middletown area. She graduated the Brookdale College Nursing Program and worked in as a CPR instructor for many area hospitals and she also worked as a nurse for the Brookdale Sports Camps. She was a lifetime member of the Leonardo First Aid. She was Volunteer of the Year and also was First Aider of the year for Middletown. She is predeceased by her mother Dolores Dunzello 2007. She is survived by her husband John, daughter Jennifer and her husband Alex Leoncini and son John. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 7 brothers and sisters, 2 sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Middletown officials plan to nominate it for the National Register of Historic Places.
Middletown Township plans to apply for a state grant to pay the cost of preparing The Dempsey House property in Leonardo for nomination on the National Register. The house is on a wooded lot at 55 Hamilton Avenue in Leonardo, and stands apart in the neighborhood for its distinctive pea stone construction and stone walls fence. "It's too irreplaceable," said Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger, who is also a professor of archaeology and scholar of Middletown history. A resolution passed unanimously by the Township Committee Tuesday night to allow the township to access a state grant in the $9,675 "is a means of protection" for the neighborhood landmark. To be considered eligible, a property must meet the criteria for evaluation, which involves …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
NJ State Police say the 74 year old was in good condition.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 14
UPDATE: Middletown Police said Thursday evening that the 74-year old Leonardo man that went missing earlier Thursday was later found in Pemberton, located in Burlington County, NJ. He was in good condition. _____________ Original story NJ State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a 74-year old man from Leonardo who suffers from Alzheimers. He is 6" tall, 150 lbs with blue eyes and grey hair. He is wearing jeans, a dark blue jacket, brown shoes and flannel shirt. He is driving a black Ford Focus with license plate P26-APL. He was last seen at 25 Leonard St., in Leonardo. Anyone who sees a man fitting that description is asked to call 911.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Arrest of a 24-year old on Jan. 2.
Middletown Police arrested a 24-year old Leonardo man on Wednesday, and charged him with possession of heroin and cocaine. Trevor Pituk of Center Ave is in the county jail in Freehold on $10,000 bail, set by Judge Richard B. Thompson, according to jail inmate information available thorugh DataUniverse. If convicted on the two charges, Pituk could face a 3 to 5 year prison term. Det. Raymond Sofield is listed at the complaintant. According to the database, Pituk is also facing charges of conspiracy and fraudulent use of a credit card by an unnamed agency. Bail was set at $5,000 on the conspiracy charge. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Joanne Peck of Middletown writes about a remarkable improvement in the Applegate Family Cemetery.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, September 17, 2012
To whomever cleared out the small, old cemetery at the corner of Burlington Avenue and Cedar Avenue, thank you! I've lived in this neighborhood for 30 years and have never had the opportunity to look at the old headstones in this cemetary. Each time I walked by, I thought about how sad and disrespectful it was to the poor souls who rested there to let the cemetary get so overgrown. So, again, thank you. You did a wonderful job, whoever you are.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
A boat accident was reported at Spermaceti Cove off of Sandy Hook Sunday. Two victims were rescued from the water following their boat capsizing.
Members of the United States Coast Guard have confirmed a boat accident at Sandy Hook Bay off Spermaceti Cove on Sunday. Two victims were rescued from the water after two boats collided in Sandy Hook Bay around 1 p.m. The accident left one of the boats capsized, leaving the two people in the water. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with emergency medical personnel from Leonardo and members of the Atlantic Highlands EMS assisted in the rescue.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
House Hunt celebrates President’s Day weekend with some open houses with (mostly) white exteriors
You’ll feel positively presidential with the featured homes in this weekend’s House Hunt: Every open house is inside a white house. No, not THE White House. Rather, a look into some of Middletown’s many listings that feature a home exterior that’s actually white ... or off-white ... or maybe a little almond. You’ll have to go and see for yourself, because, frankly, some are just “white-ish.” Sure, it’s a quirky little gimmick to get you to eyeball the column. But you won’t regret perusing these properties that we obtained from Realtor.com, all with open house events this Sunday, Feb. 19. You can see the exact times and details about each listing by clicking the gallery photo and reading the caption. Oh, and that map to the right with the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Once a week Middletown Patch will be featuring odd Middletown places
This week, Middletown Patch's strange sighting, above, is off Center Avenue in the Leonardo section. A la Addams Family credo, this week's feature is, a little creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. It's known as the Dempsy House. The rickety gates in front of the historic peanut stone house, with two smoke stacks, has the year 1923 embossed on them. A dayglow X marks the spot of the shuttered front window or door, signaling that the structure is not fit to live in. A matching peanut stone wall lines the front of the house's property perimeter. Do you have the scoop on this mysterious sighting? Let us know in the comments section what you think and/or know about the Dempsey House. A feature story on the sighting will follow.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Pair an open house visit with a meal at your favorite Middletown Chinese eatery to celebrate the lunar new year.
Monday is the lunar new year, and our Chinese friends are celebrating 4710, the Year of the Dragon. But there’s no “dragging” when it comes to this week’s open houses in Middletown. The real estate market is pushing forward into the new year, and there are lots of opportunities for hunters to browse around the township. This week, we’ll not only give you the standard details of the featured listings, but also which Chinese restaurant is nearby for a celebratory meal. There are several Asian restaurants in the area, and you can check them all out on Patch’s Places. So look through our gallery of home listings with information gathered from Realtor.com, and plan to visit the open house events this Sunday, Jan. 22. Then grab a bite at you …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Members of fire company in Leonardo section and 63 others from Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties advised to be safe on the job
Monday, December 26, 2011
Three members of Middletown's Brevent Park Fire Company graduated last week from the Firefighter I program at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. Robert Allen, Brian Conover and Kevin Conover, all from the fire company located in the Leonardo section of Middletown, graduated with nine other firefighters from Monmouth and Ocean counties as part of the academy’s Class 93. Altogether, 66 firefighters, divided into two classes: Class 92 and Class 93 graduated in the ceremonies held at the Fire Academy in Howell on Tuesday and Wednesday. The graduates studied for 188 hours in over 30 sessions and received training in rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and care of hoses, …