Saturday, January 5, 2013
The gift cards can be spent on items needed to help refurnish, replace or restock storm-ravaged homes.
Thanks to a donation by a private donor to the Middletown Disaster Relief Fund, homeowners in North Middletown, Port Monmouth, Belford and Leonardo still feeling the sting of Hurricane Sandy can sign up to receive a $100 gift card to Target. But to qualify, homeowners need to hurry and register by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. They also will have to be able to pick the gift card up in person on Sunday morning, Jan. 13 at the Middletown Arts Center. There is a limit of one per family. To register, go to www.middletownnj.org. Residents who registered with the Citizen Communication Center for alerts should log in and join the User Group ‘Sandy Relief.’ New registrants should select the User Group ‘Sandy Relief’ as part the registration form. …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Local mayors will unite Monday to draw up a comprehensive list of suggestions for the power company.
Several Monmouth County mayors have publicly vented their frustration with JCP&L's response to the widespread and lengthy power outages following Hurricane Sandy. On Monday, they will channel that outrage into constructive use. Led by Middletown Mayor Tony Fiore and Tinton Falls mayor Michael Skudera, town leaders are going to meet at Tinton Falls Borough Hall to come up with a list of suggestions they plan to express to the power company. "We will share some ideas from a mayor's perspective on what JCP&L needs to do to help customers without power, in a much more quicker and efficient manner," said Fiore. "We're going to give them an action plan." One suggestion on the mayor's mind is to change the way the JCP&L gives daily updates …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Update on power outages, new cancellations, and brush collection
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The following message was emailed Wednesday evening from Mayor Anthony Fiore. This is a nightly Storm update from Mayor Fiore. As you all know by now we are in the midst of a nor’easter following Hurricane Sandy. We are hopeful that we do not experience further power outages this evening. We expect the storm tonight to peak between now and about 10:00 p.m. in terms of wind. High tide is expected sometime after 2:00 a.m. There is a possibility of flooding in low lying areas of the Township as a result. A few additional announcements: The 55th Annual Veterans Day parade hosted by VFW Post 2179 has been cancelled as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Holiday Train Ride has been cancelled due to major damage NJ Transit rails have sustained as a…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Mayor Anthony Fiore said the threat of tidal flooding persuaded emergency management officials to upgrade the evacuation order from voluntary to mandatory.
All Middletown residents living in the low-lying areas from Keansburg to Atlantic Highlands, between Route 36 and Raritan Bay, are now under a mandatory evacuation order, said Mayor Anthony Fiore on Sunday afternoon. "We did this based on the infomation our Office of Emergency Management staff, and calls with county and state officials," said Fiore. "There is the potential for historical tidal flooding for that area of Middletown, near the Raritan Bay. I decided to accept the recommendation of the OEM and issue the order," said Fiore. According to the latest information, there is the potential for eight foot high tidal surges in the area, which could lead to "significant and widespread flooding" for the area, said Fiore. While the …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
It is recommended that residents, especially in flood prone zones such as the area between Route 36 and the Raritan Bay, should vacate by Sunday, 4 p.m.
Editor's note: This order was upgraded to "mandatory" on Sunday afternoon. See this story. __________________ Middletown Mayor Anthony Fiore said residents living in low lying areas between Route 36 and Raritan Bay are strongly urged to consider moving inland, ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Fiore met with township, school and county officials today at Town Hall. The consensus was that it would be prudent to advise residents in flood-prone areas to leave while they still can. "Clearly there is a potential for a very large rain and wind storm from Sandy," said the mayor Saturday night. "A storm surge up to eight feet can be catastrophic if all the elements will be in combination with a full moon tide on Monday." He added, "We are strongly …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A message from Mayor Anthony Fiore and Emergency Management Coordinator Charles Rogers.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The following information was distributed by Middletown Township on Friday afternoon. As Hurricane Sandy threatens to hit New Jersey as it moves up through the Atlantic in the days ahead Middletown Township has planned for what could happen as the storm reaches us early next week. Township officials have begun readying township equipment including barricades, heavy equipment, chainsaws, pumps, generators and personnel. The township has set up the Township’s Emergency Operations Center as of Friday. Fire stations and first aid buildings will be manned as the storm gets closer. All emergency personnel are on standby by as the storm advances as well. The township is prepared to open its emergency shelter at Croydon Hall as needed. Please note…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The advisory group will brainstorm ways to keep business flowing into the township.
A new Middletown Township Economic Development Committee has been formed for the purpose of reeling in new businesses, and holding onto the ones already in town. Following a public appeal for business community representatives in July that brought in about 25 applications, and legislation to create the committee, the township's governing body has appointed the following people to the seven seats: The office holders with December expiration dates are expected to be reappointed to new terms. One of the first things the group will tackle is a marketing plan for Middletown, said Fiore. "We need to provide a backdrop to prospective companies on what makes Middletown attractive," the mayor said. Highlighting the township's train and bus …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The famed cancer treatment specialists are in talks with the township about creating an outpatient treatment center on Red Hill Road, said Middletown Township officials.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering is eyeing a large empty office building at 480 Red Hill Road in Middletown near Garden State Parkway Exit 114 for an outpatient cancer treatment center, according to Middletown Township officials. At a Township Committee workshop meeting Thursday, elected officials expressed enthusiasm for the idea of a new medical facility in town that could employ 300 professionals. Mayor Anthony Fiore said, "We're going to do everything we can to bring that ratable into town, to bring those hundreds of very high-paying jobs to Middletown and the surrounding area... I'm very excited about the prospects of this potential tenant." But there is one hurdle. The empty building, formerly owned by Lucent Technologies but abandoned …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
On Monday, Middletown transitioned to single stream recycling, permitting ALL recyclables to go to the curb in the same container.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
As Middletown residents clean up from Fourth of July celebrations, they will be freed from sorting recyclables. On Monday, the township transitioned to single stream recycling, which means all permitted recyclable materials can be put into the same containers. No more collecting glass, plastic and metal containers for one pick-up, and newspapers and cardboard for another pick-up weeks later. The materials will be sorted for reuse at a recovery facility. Recyclables will still be collected twice a month, but residents can put all their recyclables out at once, said Mayor Anthony Fiore in a press release. The switch to single stream recycling is part of new garbage and recycling collection contracts with Republic Service/Marpal Disposal and …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Swim and Tennis Club members crafting plan to persuade municipal officials to keep recreational facility afloat. Officials say they are selling.
Despite the fact that officials have now declared that the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club is drowning in so much debt that it must be sold, members of the club believe they can keep their beloved sinking summer venue above water. Led by a core grassroots group of about 14 individuals, members of the township-owned recreational facility at 214 Harmony Road are brainstorming ways to prevent it from being sunk forever. Known informally as the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club Membership Committee, principals of the group and many of the club's more than 1100 paid members have been meeting regularly since mid-January to view the township's financials on the facility. Township officials, however, have said in several ways that, as the old adage …