Daily Archives: June 19, 2011
>Earlier tonight a little bit of the music died with the passing of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons from complication of the stroke that he suffered yesterday.
Springsteen issued the following statement which is posted on his website:
It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th.
Bruce Springsteen said of Clarence: Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.
This is one of my favorite songs of his which featured Jackson Browne and then girlfriend Darryl Hanna.
The big man will be missed!
The Middletown Medical clinic has been open for approximately 3 weeks distributing methadone to opiate-addicted individuals at the corner of Apple Farm Road and Hwy 35. Local residents are outraged at not being made aware of it and question Township officials excuses about how such a clinic could be allowed to operate at this location.
Supposedly when contacted, Mayor Fiore and others had no clue that this Middletown clinic was distributing methadone to addicts from towns in the surround the area.
It never ceases to amaze me how one hand doesn’t know what the other hand in Middletown is doing.
Neighbors of the clinic are distributing flyers to local residents in Apple Brook, Maguire’s Grove and Twin Brooks developments to warn and inform then of the clinc and urge them to attend Monday night’s Township Committee meeting to voice their concerns over it (below is the text of the flyer)
After thinking about this for a little while, I have to agree with the resident. Even if it is a very small possibility, I wouldn’t want addicts, whether they are in treatment or otherwise, wondering around the neighborhood streets or parking lots of areas businesses waiting for their fix. Who knows what something like that could potentially lead to. Evidently, the Middletown Police department is also concerned about the situation because I was told police presence has increased the area notably.
APPLE BROOK NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE
This letter is to inform you that at the end of Apple Farm Road (blue and white building) there is now a business named Middletown Medical. This facility is located at the corner of Route 35 and Apple Farm Rd. Middletown Medical is a Methadone Clinic, a treatment center for opiate and heroin dependent people.
The center is run by Pinnacle a company located in Pittsburg, PA. The web site for this facility is http://www.middletownmedical.net; more information about the services they provide can be seen there.
A town hall meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 20th at 8pm at the Municipal Building at 1 Kings Hwy (same parking lot as the Police Dept.).
If you have concerns that a Methadone clinic is in our community, please plan to attend the Town Hall meeting Monday June 20th, 8:00pm.