>According to the new Township Salary Ordinance 2011-3027 that will be voted on and possible adopted at Monday night’s Township Committee meeting in Middletown, the Township Tax Assessor Charles Heck, is in for a windfall bonus of $15,000 for doing such a great job preparing for the Township reassessment.
Daily Archives: March 19, 2011
>Crime Scene Middletown: MAN ARRESTED FOR ARRGAVATED ARSON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AFTER HE SETS RENTAL PROPERTY ON FIRE
>I can’t believe I missed this one, it happened just around the corner from my house!
On March 16, 2011 at approximately 3:00 PM Patrolman Adam Vendetti and Patrolman Albert Scott responded to a residence on Harmony Road in reference to a report of a subject who had set the residence on fire. Upon arrival the officers found smoke coming from the residence and a fire in a bedroom.
The investigation conducted by the officers along with Detective Peter White of the Middletown Police Department and members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Middletown Fire Marshall’s Office, and the Monmouth County Fire Marshall’s Office determined that the resident, Christopher Bossick, age 31, had purposely set the house on fire in retaliation for being advised that he was about to be evicted by the property owner.
Police advise that Bossick also did considerable damage to the interior of the home utilizing power tools as well as other means prior to starting the fire.
Bossick was arrested and was charged with Aggravated Arson and three counts of Criminal Mischief. He was being held on $50,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.
>Even as the President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya, he discusses his trip to Latin America to open up markets for US products.
>By now most everyone who is interested, knows about the outcome of Wednesday night’s Middletown Library Board meeting. After much bantering, chest beating and ideal threats by members of the Township Committee toward those who sit on the Middletown Library Board of Trustees, the members of the board decided that it was better to cave into Township demands than risk their positions as board members. By a 5 to 2 vote members of the Library Board of Trustees decided to handover nearly $500,000 worth of surplus and reserved funds to the Township, even though it may compromise the Library at a later date.
I’ve been asked by a number of people what my thought’s and feelings are about what transpired Wednesday night but I wasn’t in attendance, I worked late and couldn’t make it home in time, but after speaking with a few people that were there and reading the accounts of the meeting online at the Asbury Park Press, Redbankgreen.com and Middletown patch.com, I’ve read and heard enough to form an opinion.
>Are you one of those people that think teachers are overpaid, lazy and worthless and are only out to enrich themselves by swilling at the public trough? Be careful the next time you ask a teacher “what do they make?”, you may not get the answer you were expecting!