Gerard Scharfenberger

Middletown Newsletter Isn’t Telling It Straight About Township’s Budget

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP (MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ): It’s more of the same, according to Middletown Democrat for Township Committee Jim Grenafege.

According to Grenafege, a retired career consultant, the Republican Majority on the Township Committee has resorted to gross inaccuracies in its June 2008 edition.

“One of the things is that it isn’t up to date about this newsletter is the Standard and Poor’s AA rating the township had done about four years ago,” Grenafege said. “Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger is just resting on the township’s past laurels. There is nothing new by way of accomplishments in the Mayor’s tenure but Mr. Scharfenberger is trying to take historical information and take ownership of it to make himself look better.”

Middletown Democrat for Township Committee Patricia A. Walsh, a 12-year school board member, said, “Mayor Scharfenberger, in this recent Middletown Matters, fails to disclose that, for the past 20 years, the current and previous GOP administrations in town have used deferred school taxes to balance this township’s budget and make it look better than it actually is.”

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Middletown Democrats


MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP (MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ): According to Middletown Democratic Chairman Joe Caliendo, "The Middletown mayor, Tom Hall, and the deputy mayor, Gerard Scharfenberger, are making statements that the Middletown Democratic Party is somehow supporting the developer for the Town Square project in town."

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Wake-Up Call

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