MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Mayor and Township Committee honored the Animal Control Officer, a ballplayer, a firefighter, and a soccer team at the June meeting for outstanding achievements.  


From left are Animal Control Officer Robert Card , Mayor Anthony P. Fiore and Health Department 

Animal Control Officer Robert Card has been named Employee of the Month for the month of May for his assistance at the scene of an accident. On the morning of May 10th, Robert was returning from a call when he came across a motor vehicle accident at the comer of Chapel Hill and Kings Hwy East. After pulling over, he began to direct traffic and contacted the Police Department. Robert continued to keep the cars moving, avoiding any other incidents until the Police arrived and took control of the accident scene.


We treat each of our patients as part of the family at Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. We offer top-quality surgical and dental treatments for cats and dogs. For the best pet care in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ, call us at (732) 291-4400.


From left are Firefighter Jack Bayard and Mayor Anthony P. Fiore during a presentation recognizing Jack’s 50 years of volunteer service as a firefighter.

Jack Bayard Sr. was presented with Middletown’s first Key to City in honor of his 50 years of dedicated service as a volunteer firefighter. The Township Committee also proclaimed May 11, 2012 – the day his company celebrated the milestone – as John W. Bayard, Sr. Day.  Jack joined the East Keansburg Fire Company in 1962 and ascended the ranks to become Middletown Fire Department Chief in 1991.  Jack remains an integral part of the fighting community, having donated thousands of hours over the last 50 years to help keep Middletown safe. 


From left are Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee George Ramos Curvy and Mayor Anthony P. Fiore. 

The Township Committee honored George Ramos Curvy for being inducted into the Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame.  The Committee proclaimed June 11, 2012 – the day of the induction ceremony – as George Ramos Curvy Day. George, a Middletown High School graduate, played several seasons for the Atlanta Braves before an unfortunate injury cut his career short.  As founder and coach of the New Jersey Nationals Travel Baseball Team, George continues share his love of baseball with young players in Middletown.


Mayor Fiore and the U11 Girls Soccer Team Red Fusion during a presentation celebrating the girls winning the New Jersey Cup. 

The Township Committee also invited the U11 Girls Soccer Team Fusion Red to the meeting to celebrate the team winning 2012 New Jersey State Cup.  Go Team! The members of the team are:

Jenna Conanan

Mia Conti

Jesse Freeman

Jessica Guccione

Mackenzie Kernan

Dina Kousouris

Emily McCarthy

Giana McGaughey

Reilly Minoughan

Morgan Osborne

Emily Ruane

Maggie  Rustico

Gabriella Triolo

Jada Trotta

Megan Urbealis


Head Coach Marlaina Triolo

Asst. Trainer Marc Urbealis

Asst. Coach Andrew Freeman  

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