Monday, February 11, 2013
Rev, Jeffrey Kegley says Pope Benedict's decision to step down proves he is a holy, humble man. Principal Steven Sciarappa said it was a teachable moment for young Catholics.
In Middletown this morning, the pastor of the third largest Roman Catholic parish in the Diocese of Trenton got the news of Pope Benedict XVI's stunning resignation at 5:45 a.m. via a text message from a parishioner. Rev. Jeffrey Kegley of Saint Mary said he immediately realized the importance of this historic moment, because the last time a pope stepped down was 600 years ago. "It's shocking to the whole Catholic community," said Father Kegley. "He is a holy, humble man, and a very bright man. He is sharp as a tack to be able to do this, in freedom. It shows humility, to say you can't continue to do the job." Pope Benedict XVI, 85, announced early Monday though the Vatican in Rome that he will step down at the end of the month, citing …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger said the township is working to debut a new loyalty card that will give people an incentive to shop local -- by giving them a break on their property taxes.
In his first address at the township's new mayor on Sunday, Gerard Scharfenberger said the township is planning to roll out a "Buy Middletown" Property Tax Benefit Card in 2013. The purpose of the card is to reward residents for shopping local, by reducing their property taxes by a percentage of the amount they spend at participating Middletown busineses. "This is a win/win all around," said Scharfenberger. "Businesses benefit from increased sales and foot traffic, taxpayers benefit in that they have a simple, effective way to lower their property taxes, and the town benefits by stimulating the local economy." "We also feel that this program will make Middletown more attractive to businesses considering opening somewhere in the area, " …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A loaded handgun was among the items allegedly taken on Nov. 4.
The following information was released by the Hazlet Police Dept. and the Monmouth County prosecutor's office. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Nov. 4: On Sunday night around 11:30 p.m., Hazlet Police arrested two Middletown residents at the Best Western on Route 35 in Hazlet for allegedly stealing items from the room of two men from Lebanon, Va., employees of a tree cutting service, who had left their door ajar. Richard M. Quinn, 28 and Alexis Bruno, 23, both of Middlewood Road in Middletown, are accused of taking personal property from one hotel guest valued at $619, which included a loaded .22 caliber handgun. They also stand accused of taking a $250 iPod belonging to the other hotel guest. According to the police report, …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Highlands residents are invited to a free food and entertainment event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Huddy Park at the corners of Waterwitch and Bay avenues.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Students chosen from a pool of thousands
Sunday, April 29, 2012
From High Technology High School: Math skills plus a creative solution to a current U.S. transportation issue equals a prestigious top spot in a one-of-a-kind national math contest. That was the formula for success of a team of five New Jersey high school students, who placed first in the 2012 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, sharing $20,000 from a total $115,000 scholarship pool. They were chosen from thousands of student participants. Vineel Chakradhar, Stephen Guo, Daniel Takash, Angela Zhou and Kevin Zhou, eleventh and twelfth-graders from the High Technology High School, Lincroft, were found to have come up with the most sound mathematical solution to the country’s proposed new high-speed rail program currently being debated by …
Friday, April 27, 2012
180 Turning Lives Around, in collaboration with the Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team, hosts the walk to educate and involve students.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
From 180 Turning Lives Around: It's a way to honor the memory of Lincroft murder victim Kimberly Allen, as Midldetown police and 180 Turning Lives Around see it. On Saturday, May 12, hundreds of kids will be participating in the HOPE Walk at Middletown North High School in support of 180 Turning Lives Around’s programs and services. The walk is the brainchild of Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Advocate Jennifer Bane, who believed something positive needed to come out of the horror of the recent murder of Kimberly Allen of Lincroft. "After the murder in Middletown, I searched for a way to make an impact in the community,” Bane said. “When I went to church, I asked one of the sisters what resources they use when dealing …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Walter Mihm's Steakhouse, on Route 36 in the Leonardo section, provides a great combo of community and good eats.
Walter Mihm got booted out of the tenth grade. Just ask his wife, Stanis, about it. She’s proud to tell the story of what ended up catapulting her husband to “I’ll show you” success. Call it his teacher and principal’s “aha” moment. Some 70 years later, the 86-year-old entrepreneur has a year-and-a-half-old new business — Walter Mihm’s Steakhouse. And it’s just the latest in a lifelong string of business ventures of which the resident (of the New Monmouth section of Midddletown) and Stanis are very proud. Pay a visit. They’ll tell you all about them and more. It’s not just a restaurant. It’s a community experience. “Yes, Walter was kicked out of the tenth grade and he showed them all,” Stanis said merely five minutes after meeting this …
Lack of a management plan caused fishing to be prohibited
New Jersey anglers are now barred from keeping river herring, a species popular statewide. The ban on fishing, which went into effect Feb. 1, comes after nearly three years of management wrangling. In May 2009, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved a measure that required each state within its jurisdiction, including New Jersey, to develop a sustainable management plan for herring. The board’s action was taken in response to widespread concern of declining herring stocks. Between 1985 and 2007, commercial landings of river herring decreased by 97 percent from 13.6 million pounds to 317,000 pounds. Herring spend their adult life at sea and return to local estuaries and inland rivers to spawn when they are mature at about …
A few last minute ideas for celebrating love and life of community in Middletown ... with a few editorial inserts.
OK, friends and fans, Valentine’s Day is here. And, it’s Middletown Patch’s first anniversary. Yep, there’s a first for everything, and it is Patch’s first today. Back to that later, with a special message and look back. Stay tuned. OK, unplug, recharge, get your glasses and come back later or, fine, tomorrow. We have a special Patch Valentine coming that may be a bit late, due to the day leaving a fearless editor a bit breathless. Yeah, really (explanation to come) But, in the meantime, since the day is winding up to that traditionally amorous eve, well, let’s face facts: Some people just don’t do the right thing; or, they try valiantly, but the love just doesn’t seem to shine through. Well, if you’re trying to let the love in or show it …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Cherry Tree Farm Road bridge revamp in works