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Tonight’s Zoning Board Hearing Scheduled For Middletown’s Methadone Clinic Cancelled For Tonight

Just an FYI for those interested in attending tonight’s Middletown Zoning Board meeting concerning the Middletown Medical (Methadone) Clinic, I have been told that it has been postponed until next month so no need to rush out the door to attend.

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Zoning Board Hearing Scheduled For Middletown’s Methadone Clinic

If anyone is interested in voicing an opinion about the new methadone clinic on Rt. 35 at the corner of Apple Farm Rd, the Middletown Zoning Board has scheduled a hearing to be held 9-26 at 7pm in the Court Room at Town Hall.

The hearing is the result of local residents who have challenged the facility location, they have appealed the actions of the Zoning Officer in granting a zoning permit and certificate of occupancy to the owners of Middletown Medical and as a result the zoning board has decided to hold a hearing to hear the grievances of the residents that live in the Apple Brook neighborhood, behind the clinic.

Below is the public notice that announces the hearing and provides some details of the complaint:

County: Monmouth
Printed In: Asbury Park Press, Neptune
Printed On: 2011/09/16

TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLETOWN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO
ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNERS ZB #2011-023
IN THE MATTER OF: APPLE BROOK NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THE UNDERSIGNED, APPLE BROOK NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE HAS APPEALED THE ACTION OF THE ZONING OFFICER IN GRANTING A ZONING PERMIT AND CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO THE OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 600 STATE HIGHWAY 35 SO AS TO PERMIT THE USE THEREOF FOR PURPOSES OF A METHADONE CLINIC. APPLICANT SUBMITS THAT THE USE AND PROPERTY IS NON-CONFORMING AND REQUIRES VARIANCES FOR PARKING, DRIVE AND AISLE WIDTH AND SIGN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION(s) 627, ARTICLE 16 AND ANY AND ALL VARIANCES THAT MIGHT BE DEEMED NECESSARY DURING THE COURSE OF THE HEARING, BY THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLETOWN.

THE PROPERTY WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THIS APPEAL IS KNOWN AS 600 STATE HIGHWAY 35, BLOCK 872, LOT(S) 2 WHICH IS WITHIN 200 FEET OF PROPERTY OWNED BY YOU.

THIS APPEAL IS NOW ON THE CALENDAR AND A PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE TOWN HALL MAIN MEETING ROOM, 1 KINGS HIGHWAY, MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY AT WHICH TIME YOU MAY APPEAR IN PERSON, OR BY AN ATTORNEY AND PRESENT ANY OBJECTIONS YOU MAY HAVE TO THE GRANTING OF THIS APPEAL OR EVIDENCE RELATING THERETO. ALL PROPOSED EXHIBITS ARE ON FILE WITH THE ZONING BOARD CLERK AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

THIS NOTICE IS SERVED UPON YOU BY DIRECTION OF THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PURSUANT TO STATUTE.

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Have You Witnessed Any News? Have You Heard Any News? Why Not Report The News Here? Send Me Your News Stories

Seeing how Middletown Township has banned me from receiving press releases directly from the source,when and as news happens around town, insisting that I rely on secondary sources of information for posting, I figure why not ask readers, many of whom already provide me with insights of what is happening, to become reporters of news themselves.

If anyone, at anytime, witnesses or hears about anything newsworthy or informative happening in their neighborhoods, around town or the immediate areas surrounding Middletown and wants to pass along the information, I would be glad to post it hear.

After all, you the readers of the MiddletownMike blog, are the true eyes and ears of the Township (I think I heard some sitting Mayor mention the same thing at recent Township Committee meeting in reference to a particular methadone clinic).

Let me know if cars are being broken into or a home burglarized, if a local park or building has been vandalized. Anything that may be of importance to you or your community that you feel has not been adequately addressed in other local media.

The initial reason why I requested to be placed on the direct mailing list for press releases from the Middletown Police Department was because many readers of this blog were upset at not being able to find any “Police Briefs” in local publications that would mention what was happening in Middletown. They were frustrated at not reading about the car break-ins, robberies, burglaries and other incidents that were happening around them and questioned why? They felt it was some grand cover-up in order to make the town look more attractive and safer to the Money Magazines of the world, at the expense of public safety. To some extent, I would have to agree.

Through the issuance of the MTPD press releases I noticed the only information being released was after the fact. Only the names of those arrested and charged with crimes are released for publication. There is seldom if ever, any preemptive informatation or warnings issued by the MTPD to warn residents of crimes being committed in their neighborhoods. Only when the MTPD is at a loss for information or leads is a noticed or warning issued, asking for help or vigilance.

Middletown residents deserve to be better informed. If you see anything out of the ordinary happening in your neck of the woods, or wish to pass along information of an alleged incident, send it to me and I’ll post it here. If enough such posts are made I’m sure that there will be a response of some kind from the MTPD or Township officials.

Remember it’s the residents of Middletown that have their eyes and ears pinned to what’s happening around them, not the other way around.

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>It’s Your Town Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 12- 6/20/11: The Methadone Clinic Uproar

>The new edition of It’s Your Town newsletter has been published and ready for reading and covers what happened during the Middletown Township NJ monthly Committee meeting of June 20th, 2011.

besides there being a presentation of the Township Solar Project by Birdsall Engineering and a public hearing on theTownship’s ADA compliance plan,the newsletter tells about the very large crowd of concerned citizens that attended the meeting to express concerns about the Methadone Clinic that opened on Rt. 35 at Apple Farm Rd.

As reported here and at other websites the meeting was overflowing with residents from the the Applebrook and TwinBrook neighborhood that are effected by the methadone clinic being so close to their homes. At times the meeting became very loud boisterous and contentious. Residents found it hard to believe that they were being told the true about the clinic and the process that enabled it to open at the current location.

You can read all about it HERE in the newsletter.

As an added bonus for your listening pleasure I have an audio clip from that night that features resident Patricia E. Corridon, who spoke to the committee about the opening of the Middletown Methadone clinic. She said she did not feel a great deal of trust in the Committee who were elected to protect their citizens. She said everything from a broken toenail to a cell tower is aired in Middletown. She said it is hard to believe when they say they knew nothing about this and were blindsided. She said for them to say they will be protected but then turn Apple Farm Rd. into a police state is not what is wanted. She said the Committee does not have the pleasure of plausible deniability.

Ms. Corridon was interrupted midway through her comments by Tony Fiore who sounded arrogant, exasperated and helpless in the wake of all the criticism being leveled against himself and others who’s job it was to know about this before the clinic opened at the only entrance into or out of a residential neighborhood

http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf

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>Are Car Break-ins Related To Methadone Clinic?

>My wife ran into a friend of ours while enjoying the evening summer beach concert at Sandy Hook last night. My wife’s friend lives over in the Applebrook development near where the Middletown Methadone Clinic operates on the corner of Apple Farm Rd. and Hwy 35.

She was told by our friend that there has been a rash of car break-ins and burglaries over the past couple of weeks in the neighborhood and that friends and neighbors are extremely upset. They are wondering if any of these break-ins are related to the methadone clinic being down the road from their homes or is it just the usual suspects that roam around at night during the summer months when school is out.
My wife was told that the residents are upset that they haven’t seen any public information or warnings about these break-ins in the local media. Our friend added how her neighborhood was always very quiet and a safe place to live, they never had to worry about locking the doors of their cars or the doors and window of their homes before the methadone clinic opened.
She related how she has been yelling at her husband about locking the car up at night because the garage door opener is in it. The garage is attached to the house and anyone can walk into the house through it if they have access when the garage door opens. She feels as if herself and family are living in the middle of a crime infested, inner city neighborhood of Camden or Newark instead of a beautiful, family orientated, bedroom community located in Middletown.
She doesn’t know what she or her neighbors will do with themselves if the clinic remains at it’s current location. She said that they feel let down by those who run the Township and can only hope that the town can eventually save her neighborhood before people decide that it’s time to move out.
For our friend and others that live in the Applebrook development, I hope so too.

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>Saturday Morning Cartoons: Cartoon All Stars To The Rescue – "Say No To Drugs"

>This saturday morning cartoon from 1990 brought together all the most popular cartoon characters of the time, to tell the story of a young man who was hooked on drugs.

After discovering a stash of drugs in Michael’s room, the various cartoon characters proceed to work together and take him on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks and consequences a life of drug-use can bring and save the world.

With recent headlines about methadone clinics and candidates, this seems like an appropriate cartoon to watch and learn from even though it’s a little dated.

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>Sign Of The Times… Opiate Addiction Ruining Your Life?

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(Photo by MiddletownMike)

While driving home from work this afternoon, I noticed for the first time the billboard above.
The billboard is locate on Hwy 35 south in Sayreville, just before going over the Cheesequake drawbridge.
I drive home this way each and everyday and until today I have not seen it before, which leads me to believe that this sign recently went up, more than likely over the past few days.
So if there are any questions about where potential clients of the Middletown Methadone clinic may be coming from, it is a very good assumption that many could be coming from the Middlesex County area and beyond, not just from the immediate surrounds.
( If anyone has noticed this sign before this afternoon let me know, I am curious about how much of a daze I must be in while coming home from work each day, not to have noticed it sooner )

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