Middletown Shines Spotlight On Its Neighborhoods

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Neighborhood Spotlight, a program that focuses on the quality of life in Middletown’s neighborhoods continues this month with Leonardo in the spotlight.

A public outreach session will be held on Thursday, February 25th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Middletown Senior Center, 900 Leonardville Road. Residents are encouraged to stop by and talk with local officials, police officers and township staff about the neighborhood. Information about township programs and services will also be available.

In keeping with the desire to provide a safe atmosphere, the Police Department maintains a high profile, mobile and interactive approach to policing in all areas. Residents are encouraged to speak with officers during the session about any issues or concerns they may have about the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, Public Works crews will visit the featured neighborhoods to assess roads and parks. In addition to their regular duties, crews will fill potholes, trim trees, and clean parks as weather permits.

The remainder of the Neighborhood Spotlights will be in the areas of River Plaza, Port Monmouth, Oakhill, Nutswamp, Lincroft, Fairview and Chapel Hill. Dates and locations will be announced. Residents can also ask questions about their neighborhood or report a problem anytime through the township website at www.middletownnj.org or during business hours by calling 732-615-2000.

Neighborhood Spotlight is part of the township’s Community Identity Campaign (CIC). Under this campaign, a series of programs and projects are being rolled out to help solidify a common community identity for Middletown as well as celebrate its diversity. Middletown includes 42 square miles, approximately 67,000 people, 20-plus schools, more than a dozen neighborhoods, 11 firehouses, five first aid squads, several ecosystems and multiple zip codes.