Friday, May 3, 2013
Middletown's Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger described the situation of residents who were flooded during Superstorm Sandy.
Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger stood near battered houses near Compton's Creek in Port Monmouth and showed how old houses were battered by the storm surge, but a new house across the street came through fine because it is raised up. He was interviewed by News 12 in the report dated May 3, 2013.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Dublinski was a nurse's aid for Regency Park Nursing Home.
Monday, April 22
Margaret R. Dublinski, 82, of Port Monmouth, NJ, died on April 20, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 1, 1931 to Walter and Sarah Cullin in Newark, NJ. Margaret worked as a Nurses Aid for Regency Park Nursing Home and prior nursing homes at that location for over 50 years. She retired in 2010. She was a communicant of St Ann's R C Church Keansburg, NJ. Surviving are her sons Thomas J Moses of Port Monmouth, and Gregory Moore of Port Monmouth, NJ. and a sister Catherine Moore of Whiting, along with nieces and a nephew. Visitation will be held Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services Wednesday April, 24, at 8:15 am at the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Congressman says residents may finally get relief from frequent floods in their streets and basements, which only seem to be getting worse.
Funds for Hurricane Sandy relief will be used to implement a $91 million project to that could significantly protect Port Monmouth from frequent flooding, erosion and damage from rain and storms. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ-06) announced Monday that the Army Corps of Engineers is planning to address major flood prevention to protect the low-lying residential and commercial areas in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township. That project includes the construction of nearly 7,070 feet of levees, 3,585 feet of floodwalls and 2,640 feet of dune and beach renourishment. The funds were recently approved by Congress. “Many in Port Monmouth faced serious flooding during Sandy,” said Pallone in a press release. “All along the Bayshore, …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Port Monmouth's evolving landscape is something to behold.
In Port Monmouth, the houses tell the Hurricane Sandy story. In a drive through the streets of this section of Middletown that got swamped with severe flooding from Compton and Pew's Creeks, there are plenty of fine, neatly kept homes where folks appear to be getting on with life as they knew it before Oct. 29. But on the edges are some lonely houses that sit bruised and broken, their insides piled up in soggy piles at the curb. And then there are the handful who seem to be triumph in the face of adversity, homes hoisted high up off the ground by owners who are determined to meet the rules that will allow them go back to their home by the water. A photo of a one-story house we posted on the Middletown-NJ Patch Facebook page sparked …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The books at the recently-closed Bayshore Branch Library in Port Monmouth will be shared in the Middletown schools.
In recent days, the small parking lot at the recently closed Bayshore Library Branch in Port Monmouth has been full of cars. At the invitation of the headquarters dozens of teachers have stopped in to pick out more than 3,000 books for permanent use in their classrooms and school libraries, said Library Director Susan O'Neal in a press release. More materials are expected to go to storm-damaged schools and needy libraries in the next few days, she said. The township's three library branches closed March 1 after the majority of the Library Board of Trustees approved an annual budget that factored in branch closings. The Bayshore Library Branch building is owned by the Township of Middletown, which will convert the space into offices for …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening puncture wounds, said police.
A woman suffered several non-life threatening puncture wounds from a dog bite on Thursday around 4:45 p.m. The woman was taken by Fairview First Aid for treatment at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank. The woman lives with her son in a house Hudson Avenue in Port Monmouth, and the son is the owner of the pit bull, said Middletown Police Sgt. James Prosinski. The incident happened inside the house. The son and the dog's whereabouts were not immediately known Thursday night, said police. Middletown Township Animal Control will handle the case, said police.
The predicted rainfall never materialized and the winds did not strengthen, sparing Middletown's coastal communities from severe flooding in the middle of the night.
Throughout the the early hours on Thursday Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger and two DPW supervisors monitored flooding threats in Middletown's low-lying communities. With the memory of Hurricane Sandy still fresh in everyone's mind, officials were worried that the forecast of heavy rain coupled with strong winds could force water into the streets of places like Port Monmouth, Belford and Leonardo. But the sky didn't fall in after all, said the mayor. "The flooding last night was about the same as the afternoon," said Scharfenberger. "We anticipated it being higher, but the rain never materialized. The wind was not as severe as forecasted. There was no snow. There were no power outages reported. Police reported very few, of any, complaints. We…
DPW Director Ted Maloney describes how flooding is managed in the northern section of Middletown.
Flooding is a top concern for Middletown Dept. of Public Works Director Joseph E. “Ted” Maloney. On a trip along the Bayshore Wednesday night as a nor'easter was whipping the Bayshore, he explained how heavy rain can cause the local streets to flood. Maloney said that when the wind blows out of the northeast, it blows into the Raritan Bay and prevents the tide from receding. Then the rains fall, and there's no storage in the bay, and it causes flooding. "All that water rolls into the back bays here, to the marsh, and then there's nowhere for the water to go. Even water from the bay will come up from the drains and flood the streets of Port Monmouth. Certain sections of town, like on Main Street, were already flooded at 4 p.m. Wednesday…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The 77-year old motorist drove around a "Road Flooded" sign, police say, and got trapped on the oft-flooded Aberdeen Road.
A Port Monmouth man found himself up Matawan Creek without a paddle Wednesday morning when his car stalled out in flood water on Aberdeen Road, (also known as High Street) which off Main Street near the railroad crossing. According to Matawan Police Lt. Ben Smith, the 77-year-old driver navigated around the "Road Flooded" signs warning motorists of the danger ahead. The stretch of roadway floods often, and the way it dips next to the creek can make the depth of the water on the road deceiving. Members of the Matawan Borough Fire Department who are water-rescue certified came to the driver's aid. In waterproof suits, firefighters Richard Michitsch and Brian Kopf guided Marine-29-1, a zodiac boat, out to the Mercury and helped the man out …
Sand relief package passed by Congress in January could fund large-scale projects, said Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
The low-lying residential and commercial areas in the Port Monmouth could be protected from flood through levees, floodwalls, dunes and beach renourishment as part of an upcoming large-scale beach replenishment project, according to Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06). Also addressed will be Keansburg's damaged 40-year old floodgates and beach replenishment from Sandy Hook to the Barnegat Inlet. Pallone announced Tuesday that the Monmouth County projects are the first of several initial large-scale projects he expects to be completed to restore damage to the Jersey Shore caused by Superstorm Sandy, according to his analysis of the provisions of the Sandy relief package passed by Congress in January. “I have fought for these projects for…