Category: News

Update #8 – Nov 26, 2019

Hello Everyone, Happy Fall!There has been little movement or recent events to report regarding our fight. So, No News is Good News! The injunction against the cemetery still stands and Fair View has not applied for any permits to move forward. We are keeping a careful eye on this and will act if there is […]

Update #7 – Sept 13, 2019

Update #7 Happy September!  I am sure everyone enjoyed the last few weeks of summer and are very busy in getting back into the groove of waking up early, daily routines, and completing homework. For me, teaching Advanced Placement classes and transitioning our boys into a new school has led to a 9:30 bedtime. However, […]

Update #6 – July 24, 2019

Update #6: Show Me The Money -As of March 17, 2017, there is $2,111,562 in the Fair View Cemetery Maintenance and Preservation Trust Fund.  -Fair View Cemetery generated $520,998 and $553,291 and in sales during 2016 and 2017.  -Fair View Cemetery deposited $42,529 into the Fund from March, 2016 to March 2017.  -Fair View Cemetery […]

Update #5 – June 26, 2019

Update #5: When a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise? When the DEP issues a public notice in a North Jersey newspaper for a crematorium to be built in Middletown, does anyone read it? Fair View Cemetery obtained an air quality pre-construction permit […]

Update #4 – June 5, 2019

Update #4: Bottom of the ninth, two outs, down by two runs, bases loaded, Game 7 of the World Series. Who do you want at the plate? Who would you trust to win the game? Would you want someone who took three swings and missed each time to strike out at all of their previous […]

Update #3 – May 8, 2019

Update #3: Why would Fair View Cemetery want to build a Crematorium in Middletown? The information in this update was obtained through OPRA requests. All of the information in this update is public record and is from the latest available Public Domain IRS 990 Filings from 2013 to 2017. Fair View Cemetery’s Board of Directors […]

Update #2 – April 25, 2019

When I first heard about the dangerous and harmful proposal for a crematorium along Oak Hill Road, I knew that there was not much time to act. The Planning Board hearing was scheduled for March 20th, and the clock was ticking. I made some phone calls, created an online petition and started to recruit others […]

Update #1 – April 10, 2019

What now? As of now….we wait! We wait because an injunction has been placed upon the second proposal for a crematorium until the original proposal, along Route 35, is decided. This injunction has been ordered by Monmouth County Judge Lisa Thornton to stop all procedures regarding the proposal for a crematorium to be built along […]

Residents Determined To Stop N.J. Cemetery From Building Crematorium – Ch 2 CBS News 3/18/19

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Plans to build a crematorium next to a quiet neighborhood has residents crying out, “not in my backyard.” “Burning 10 bodies a day in the middle of a neighborhood full of children is ridiculous. We care about this neighborhood,” Bayville resident Wendy Venezio told CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock on Monday. Many who call the […]