Daily Archives: January 13, 2012

Mtown News Flash 1-13-12

Municipal Offices Closed Mon, January 16
Municipal offices are closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Traffic Advisory – Middletown Lincroft Road Closure Jan 18-19
Middletown-Lincroft Rd will be closed between Sunnyside Rd. and West Front St. on Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Follow posted detour or plan alternate route.
Free Rabies Clinic for Dogs
Saturday, January 21

The Middletown Health Department will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs on Saturday, January 21st at the Belford Engine Fire Company located at 739 Main St., Belford, NJ 07718. The clinic will run from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. All dog licenses must be renewed by January 31, 2012 as late fees start as of February 1st. Residents can obtain a license during the clinic if they have not done so yet. For more information, please contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097.
Police Report Armed Robbery at Quick Stop Convenience Store
On January 12, 2012 at approximately 10:00pm police responded to an armed robbery at the Quick Stop Convenience Store located at #58 Leonard Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown. Police say a male subject approximately 6’00 tall, 175 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black mask and blue surgical gloves entered the store and approached the cashier. The suspect pulled a knife out of his clothing and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store and was last seen running towards Kunkel Park and the Henry Hudson Trail. Police request anyone with information contact the Middletown Police Department at (732) 615-2100 or Detective Laurence Schachtel at (732) 615-2062.
Christmas Tree Collection Continues
Residents with private garbage collection: Click here for schedule.
Residents within the garbage district: Put trees curbside the second day of any collection week.
Residents can also bring trees to the Recycling Center, 52 Kanes Lane, free of charge. Call Recycling at 732-615-2008 for more information.
Seasonal Job Expo Coming Feb 4
Middletown’s 2012 Seasonal Job Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb 4th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo, NJ 07737. The township is seeking summer recreation supervisors, counselors and leaders, lifeguards, camp counselors, sports camp instructors and park maintenance workers. Seasonal employees must be 16 years old for recreation programs and 18 years old for Public Works and Park Maintenance positions. Employment runs from May through September and varies depending on the seasonal program. The salary range is $7.25 to $15 per hour depending on the position and experience. Call 732-615-2260 for more information. Download application
Winter Recreation
Poricy Park January & February Camps and Programs
www.poricypark.org
Middletown Arts Center Winter Classes and Programs
www.middletownarts.org
Middletown Senior Center
Special Events

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The Silva Resolution – Establishing Policies / Procedures Regarding The Naming Of Township Property And Dedication Of Memorials On Township Property

Buried within the meeting agenda for Monday night’s, January 17th, Middletown Township Committee meeting is something a little curious that won’t be up for discussion but seems to have come about due to the construction of the officially unauthorized Daniel Piano Memorial that was constructed on the grounds of Middletown’s Croydon Hall and lead to the unofficial firing of Middletown’s Department of Parks and Recreation Director Gregg Silva.

Within the Consent Agenda (sec.10) of Monday’s meeting agenda there is listed the following resolution for approval:

12-069 Resolution Establishing Policies And Procedures Regarding The Naming Of Township Property And Dedication Of Memorials On Township Property

The actual resolution has not been posted online by the Township Clerk so I cannot read it or post it here for review as of yet, but I assume that it would be safe to say that this resolution will be adopted without open discussion or prior knowledge of the public of its content. It’s obvious however that this resolution will address the process for where and how the construction of private memorials on public property will be approved and authorized in the future.

I disagree with its placement within the consent agenda section of the meeting.

For those that don’t know what a Consent Agenda is or does, it’s really very simple. When there are a number of resolutions that deal with processes like paying bills or approving various contracts needs the “consent” or approval of the Township Committee, these resolutions lumped all together so that the Township Committee can approve them all with one vote. They are never discussed in public unless a Township Committee person wishes to pull one of the resolutions from the consent agenda for discussion/clarification. The resolution would then be voted on separately by the Township Committee.
I think that it would be good to discuss the circumstances that brought about Resolution 12-069 and explain why such a resolution is needed.

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UPDATE 1/13/12 @ 18:00

Resolution 12-069 – Resolution Establishing Policies And Procedures Regarding The Naming Of Township Property And Dedication Of Memorials On Township Property has now been posted online and available to read…..Here

It’s straight forward and should have been Township policy a long time ago

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Crime Scene Middletown: Police Report Armed Robbery at Quick Stop Convenience Store

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Friday, 13 January 2012 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On January 12, 2012 at approximately 10:00pm police responded to an armed robbery at the Quick Stop Convenience Store located at #58 Leonard Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown. Police say a male subject approximately 6’00 tall, 175 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black mask and blue surgical gloves entered the store and approached the cashier.

The suspect pulled a knife out of his clothing and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store and was last seen running towards Kunkel Park and the Henry Hudson Trail.

Police request anyone with information contact the Middletown Police Department at (732) 615-2100 or Detective Laurence Schachtel at (732) 615-2062.

The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses:

Agnieszka Furtak, age 35, from Aberdeen Road in Aberdeen, NJ, arrested on January 9, 2012 by Patrolman Adam Vendetti for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. She was held on $2,500.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Kyle Martin, age 18, from Michigan Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 10, 2012 by Patrolman John Mele for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Sean Wollman, age 19, from Green Oak Boulevard in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 10, 2012 by Patrolman John Mele for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Brian Bowers, age 30, from Griggs Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Corporal Keith MacDonald on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Meghan Corless, age 22, from June Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 10, 2012 by Detective Laurence Schachtel for Theft. She was released pending a court date.

Ralph Lee, age 33, from Sayreville Boulevard in Sayreville, NJ, arrested on January 10, 2012 by Patrolman Andrew Micalizzi for Obstructing the Administration of Law, Hindering Apprehension and on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Middlesex County Superior Court. He was being held on $47,384.00 bail.

James Riggs, age 25, from First Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit for Theft and Receiving Stolen Property. He was being held on $15,000.00 no 10% option by Judge Richard Thompson.

Thomas Curran, age 28, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Dustin Smith, age 22, from Birchwood Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Valerie Paternostro, age 46, from Holmdel Road in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on January 10, 2012 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Harassment and Resisting Arrest. She was held on $2,000.00 bail with no 10% option.

Dylan Difilippo-Campbell, age 18, from Bayside Parkway in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Unlawful Possession of Xanax, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Antonio Generoso, age 31, from Rubenstein Street in Staten Island, NY, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Patrolman Ryan Riffert on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Michelle Lodato, age 20, from Campview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Corporal Keith MacDonald on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Carissa Bossert, age 23, from Woods End Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Corporal Keith MacDonald on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. She was released after posting $350.00 bail.

Christopher Aiello, age 24, from Fox Wood Run in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Corporal Keith MacDonald on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Daniel Gibbons, age 36, from Kipling Way in Belmar, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Corporal Ronald Chesek on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Christopher McKnight, age 24, from Majestic Avenue in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Corporal Keith MacDonald on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Highlands Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Robert Caizza, age 31, from Carter Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 12, 2012 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was released after posting $115.00 bail.

Lauren Corblies, age 25, from Atlantic Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on January 12, 2012 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. She was released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

Joseph Colasacco, age 33, from Creel Road in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 12, 2012 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Resisting Arrest and on a Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

James Catapano, age 25, from Walnut Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 13, 2012 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Failure to Appear warrant issued by the Middlesex County Superior Court. He was being held at the Middlesex County Correctional Facility.

On January 12, 2012 Patrolman Keith Hirschbein arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Stranley Sajecki, age 52, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 11, 2012 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Unlawful Possession of a weapon, Possession of Handcuffs, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, and Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer. He was held on $6,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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Democratic Football Watch Party

The Bayshore Democratic Club
cordially invites you to our
DEMOCRATIC FOOTBALL WATCH PARTY
New Orleans vs. San Francisco
NFC Divisional Playoff Game
THIS Saturday, January 14 @ 4:00PM
Red Oak Diner & Lounge
2973 State Highway 35 North, Hazlet
$20 per person all you can eat and drink until post-game.
Questions? Please contact bayshoredemocrats@gmail.com

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Sunday NFL Divisional Playoff Previews: Texans Vs Ravens, Giants Vs Packers

The Houston Texans will square off against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium while the New York Giants will travel to Lambeau Field to take on the defending champion Green Bay Packers after a big win over the Falcons last week.


Which teams will come out on top and advance to their Conference Championship games? Jason Horowitz and NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan break it down.

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Saturday NFL Divisional Playoff Previews: Saints Vs 49ers, Broncos Vs Patriots

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will square off against Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday afternoon at Candlestick Park while Tim Tebow and the Denver Bronco face off against the New England Patriots after their impressive overtime win over the Steelers last week, in the late game.

Which teams have the advantage? Join NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz as they preview these games.

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Friday Morning Funnies: TWO LITTLE BOYS

By JOE BURTON
funnyordie.com

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous.

They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.

The boys’ mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually.

The mother sent the 8 year old in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon. The preacher, a huge man with a deep booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, “Do you know where God is, son?”

The boy’s mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.


So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God?! Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowed, “WHERE is GOD?!”

The boy screamed & bolted from the room, ran directly home & dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, “What happened?”

The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time!” “GOD is missing, and they think WE did it!”


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