Daily Archives: October 29, 2011

President Obama’s Weekly Address 10/29/11: "We Can’t Wait" to Strengthen the Economy and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON—In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people that we can’t wait for Congress to take action to grow the economy and create jobs, and highlighted the executive actions he took this week to help families save thousands of dollars by refinancing their mortgages, put veterans to work, and lower the cost of student loans. The President continued to urge Congress to do its part and pass the American Jobs Act now, which will put more money in the pockets of middle class families, create jobs and strengthen our economy right away.


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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

This is no trick, here’s a real treat for you guys, a full length Garfield cartoon for your Halloween watching pleasure. Get the kids and sit them down for a real classic from days gone by.

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Week 8 NFL Pick: Princess Says Take Giants Over the Dolphins

Princess the Camel has had a pretty rough time of it the past few weeks. After starting the NFL season of with a perfect 4-0 record of predicting NFL game winner, she has fallen on some tough times. After choosing the San Diego Chargers to beat the NY Jets last week, Princess has found herself in the mist of a 3 game losing streak and a record after 7 weeks of picking games of 4-3.

Princess’s fortunes should change this week with her no-brains pick of the NY Giants over the Miami Dolphins, I mean if the Giants can’t win this game they have no right fielding a team for the rest of the year. Although as Princess states, “… on paper this appears to be an easy one, but you never know. The Giants are known for playing down to the competition…”

That’s a point that should be heeded for sure, the Giants do have a history of playing down to their competition but this week the Giants will show up.

It just may not be pretty.

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Mtown News Flash 10-28-11

Halloween Hullabaloo

October 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come to Poricy Park on Friday, October 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Hullabaloo presented by Middletown Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, the Middletown Arts Center and Poricy Park Conservancy. Free admission. Costume contests begin at 5:00 p.m. Categories are Ages 2 & Under, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12 and Groups of 2 or More. Haunted Hayrides begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the awe inspiring Mad Science Show at 6:00 p.m. Don’t miss cartooning with the Doodle Dude and a free candy bag for the kids. Weather permitting. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, NJ. (use Red Bank for GPS). Call 732-842-5966 for voicemail.

Halloween Curfews
At the request of the Police Chief, there will be an 8 p.m curfew on October 30 and October 31st for persons under the age of 18. Trick or treating will be limited to October 31st and terminating at 7 p.m.

Prescription Medication Drop-off
Saturday, October 29, 10 am to 2 pm
Got Drugs? Turn in unwanted or expired medication for safe disposal to the Middletown Police department on Sat, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Middletown High School North, 63 Tindall Road and Middletown High School South, 900 Nutswamp Road.

Middletown Holiday Train Ride Advance Tickets On Sale Nov 5
Middletown’s annual Holiday Train Ride will be held on Saturday, December 10th. Travelers can choose to ride the 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. train. The train rides, which have become a holiday tradition for many families, will feature visits from Santa and friends, jugglers, Holiday caroling, clowns, magic and goodie bags. Tickets are $15 per person. Free for children younger than 1 year of age, but a ticket is still required.

Residents can purchase tickets in advance on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Middletown Parks and Recreation, Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville, Leonardo, NJ 07737. Starting Monday, November 7th tickets can be purchased in-person from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation office until all seats are sold. Registrants will be assigned a specific car on the train at the time of registration. It is highly recommended that if you would like to sit with other families that you all register early and at the same time. Cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard accepted. Call 732-615-2260 for more information.

VFW Welcomes Community Groups at Veteran’s Day Parade
Parade Date: Sunday, Nov 6, 1 pm

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179 along with its Ladies & Men’s Auxiliaries, located in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, and the Mayor and Township Committee of Middletown will jointly sponsor the 54th Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 6, 2011. The parade will assemble at 12:30PM at the Bayview School, 300 Leonardville Road in Belford, NJ. The parade will step off at 1PM and proceed through Campbell’s Junction, turning right at Cherry Tree Farm Road, right at Wilson Avenue and right at Garrett Place ending at the rear entrance to VFW Post 2179.

All Fraternal, Veterans and Civic organizations as well as schools and scout troops are invited to participate. Interested individuals or groups wishing to participate should contact Angel G Rodriguez, Parade Chairman at 732-768-6014 (email: agrod48@yahoo.com) for a registration form.

Meet the Mayor Night
November 7 – 4:30-6:30pm
Middletown Library

Mayor Anthony P. Fiore will hold a ‘Meet the Mayor Night’ on Monday, November 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm at the Middletown Library, 55 New Monmouth Road. Residents are invited to stop by to discuss issues related to Township government. Meet the Mayor Night replaces regularly scheduled office hours at Town Hall. Residents can also reach the Mayor by calling his office at 732-615-2024 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall Leaf Collection Starts November 7

Zones Start Date
A B C D November 7
F November 16
E G & K November 21
J November 28
I December 1
L December 5
H December 13

Emergency Brush Collection is complete. The next Brush Collection will be scheduled in Spring 2012. Visit www.middletownnj.org/collection to look up collection zones by address, get status reports and review collection guidelines. Collection updates will also be posted to Comcast Channel 20 and Verizon Fios 26. Call 732-615-2008 for information.

Nov 10 – Last Day to Pay Taxes w/o Interest
The LAST DAY to pay taxes without interest is November 10, 2011 by 4:00 pm. All payment received after that date must be made with certified funds (bank cashier check), cash or money order.

The tax sale process begins November 11, 2011 and all delinquent payments must be made with certified funds/cash or money order (personal checks will not be accepted). No online or credit card payments will be accepted for delinquent taxes after november 10, 2011. to avoid tax sale publication, additional interest and fees please pay by 4:00 pm November 21, 2011.

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