Government

April 27, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the Middletown Tax Collection Office, located at Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo), is closed to the public until further notice.  Second quarter taxes are due May 1, 2020 with a 10-day grace period. Please make payments by ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Mayor of Middletown, New Jersey, has called upon the Attorney General to reopen the recently closed Henry Hudson Trail.  The historic trail was closed by the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy resides in Middletown which is directly impacted by the closure as the town with ...

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"Whether one backs a toll hike or not, there can be no argument that the approval of the action - taken in what’s worse than the proverbial “dead-of-night” - is an outrageous slap in the face to the spirit of public hearing laws & the tax/tollpayers they are supposed to serve." Senator Declan ...

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UPDATED 4/28/20: Rabbi Kotler denies any involvement in the creation or approval of the wedding plans, only 'shared' them to public in a letter. Kotler representative states that authors of plan were Lakewood Police, Lakewood Office of Emergency Management and the Ocean County Prosecutor. NEW ...

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Scharfenberger Requests to Forgo Legislative Salary Until Constituent Unemployment Claims Have Been Fulfilled MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Assemblyman Scharfenberger said he ran to make a difference in New Jersey. Freezing politicians paychecks will do that in one the highest tax states in the USA. He ...

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The article below is being featured as part of the HomeTown News  Talk About the Good  campaign. Smith Works Successfully with Families and State Department to Bring Home 17 Trapped in Peru  “I am so grateful,” Ms. Budnick said. “I was getting nervous about getting my son his medicine.

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center COVID-19 testing site had a difficult start - which got worse each day.Tomorrow, it's closed. A modified schedule will begin next week. Supplies and staffing challenges resulted in sick people stuck in long lines facing quick closings each day. This ...

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FEMA Staffed major viral testing site to open Monday in Holmdel - Bergen County site opened today and hit capacity in four hours and started turning cars away by 12:00 noon, and 600 tested. TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is not only going to open a shuttered hospital, but could ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has created a central webpage for official government notifications relating to closures, curfews, and updates about government operations in Monmouth County due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. This page will help ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Murphy just announced a  statewide curfew for all residents and businesses According to the governor - businesses must close at 8 p.m. and New Jersey residents are urged to not leave their homes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 'non-essential' travel. Gov. Phil Murphy announced ...

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Smith strongly supports multi-faceted legislative response to Coronavirus in a 363 to 40 passing vote. WASHINGTON, NJ - It may be daylight somewhere else in the world but Congressman Chris Smith worked late into the night to help craft and approve legislation that launches a massive ...

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MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ: As a preventative measure, the Middletown Township Committee has restricted public access to Township buildings and canceled all activities (with the exception of the March 16th Township Committee Meeting) starting Saturday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 31st to protect ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdatesDue to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health have created webpages to address and monitor the emerging situation. If you have questions about the respiratory infection, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown residents, especially those from the Lincroft area, got to have a taste of some of Middletown Township local government’s inner working at the “mobile town hall” event held at the Lincroft fire station, located at 601 Newman Springs Road, on Feb 20th.  During the ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  On Tuesday, February 18, at 7pm, the Middletown Township Committee Meeting at the Courtroom was packed!  It was standing room only. The walls were lined with Middletown's Finest. The seating and back foyer area was full of community members. The agenda was a busy one, with ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown residents got to learn proposed new traffic and other ordinances, and listen to Mayor Perry issuing a proclamation about women’s rights. There was also brief discussion about the upcoming new Town Hall and Middletown’s Styrofoam recycling program, at the Township ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The United States Attorney General is sending a not so subtle message to Middletown resident Governor Phil Murphy on his penchant to ignore federal immigration enforcement - knock it off. They state that New Jersey is interfering with and discriminating against the United States ...

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WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. Chris Smith joined President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other congressional and State Department officials at the White House to mark the 20th year since the enactment of Smith’s landmark ...

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Law Associate Collins drafts resolutions to 'invoke subpoena powers' for the Prosecutor's Office and request new State investigation over bipartisan public objections HOLMDEL, NJ - "Peace on Earth, Good will Towards Men". That may have been the refrain in Holmdel during the holidays for 2020, ...

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HAZLET, N.J. - The Hazlet Township Democratic Committee has tapped Vincent Solomeno, 34, and Mariel DiDato, 28, to lead the party’s local effort heading into the 2020 election.  Solomeno replaces Kevin M. Lavan as Municipal Chairman and DiDato replaces Mary Paraskevas as Municipal Vice ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It's getting dramatic in Trenton. When it comes to vaccinations in public schools, the lines cross political parties and political boundaries. From Republican to Democrat and from Monmouth to Camden, it's getting ugly.  On Monday, January 13th, the New Jersey Senate has a ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It was a packed house at the Town Hall Main Meeting Room of the Township of Middletown this past Sunday. Middletown's Finest bordered the room as a large part of the community, and local, county and state government officials were gathered for the January 5th, 2020 Annual ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Township residents, among other items, witnessed the annual proclamation of the winter holiday season’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, as well as a brief appreciation ceremony for the local fire department, at the Township Committee’s Dec.

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: After the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the federal government enacted the REAL ID requirements, to better secure identification accepted for domestic travel and access to certain federal facilities. Starting October 1, 2020, you must have a REAL ID compliant driver ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The December meeting of the Middletown governing body entails a rather straightforward end of year list of business items for the public. One noteworthy item is the Presentation of Donations Raised for First Responders from the Mayor’s 5K Challenge. This appreciation is planned ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) on December 7th, enthusiastically welcomed the release of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton, NJ graduate student who was taken hostage by the Iranian government while working on an Iranian government-approved research project. “In April of 2018, I met Hua Qu, wife of ...

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  By Wilson Conde Middletown residents got to learn about the latest updates on the flood control system being built around Port Monmouth, a newly introduced Styrofoam recycling program, and a resolution to begin improvements to Normandy Park, during the Middletown Township Committee’s Dec.

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Monmouth County, NJ— U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) at a press conference today, began with a comment to Joanne Atkins-Ingram, mother of Braeden Bradforth, "On behalf of my wife Marie and I—and my entire staff, let me again convey our deepest condolences to Joanne and her family on the loss of ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:  Transportation is tough in New Jersey. Most certainly for bussing. The typical bus commuter knows this first hand as they experience delays, route changes and frustration. Major bus companies are even paying recruiting bonuses to new drivers in the thousands of dollars to get good ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Township residents had an opportunity to comment on local topics in Middletown, as well as learn about the introduction of a new traffic ordinance, Middletown’s stance on how affordable housing should be approached, and an update on the new Town Hall, during the Township ...

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