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The Stig April 22, 2014 at 01:10 pm
Dickie also can't stand not seeing his name in the paper once a week, so he'll be "for" orRead More "against" something just for the sake of issuing a press release. Sending out a camera crew to interview him just enables him further. Forty years and counting. He's the poster child for Term Limits.
Mac April 22, 2014 at 03:26 pm
the only difference I see between Codey and Christie is that one is wearing an orange cone and theRead More other one is still renting them out at will - regardless, the longer Julie Herrman remains at Rutgers, the longer Rutgers's integrity is going to be under a public cloud
Clyde Z April 23, 2014 at 07:59 am
her hiring was a joke, I mean they said they did a background check: must not have used GoogleRead More search because they've listed her troubles before her hire at Rutgers. Not to mention that she "lied" on her application. I've had co-workers fired after a month, months and in another case years after their hire due to lies on their application. Hermann's lies could/should have been cought by simple 10th grade investigation
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 01:18 am
Remember the Swine flu? Avian flu? Avian Flu 2? Nothing ever happened. These are scare tactics byRead More big Pharma to sell more and more drugs. Ask your doctor if your ready for Celestia or whatever is being pushed on TV this week. If I have to ask my doctor if I'm ready for 'X' drug I've got the wrong doctor.
Rick April 20, 2014 at 01:35 am
Right John. Watch the commercial for the drug du jour. Fifteen seconds of how wonderful the productRead More is and 45 seconds of side effects which are usually worse than whatever it was you had in the first place.
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 07:45 am
I often wonder why anyone would want to use any of these products. It often seems the cure is worseRead More than the disease. The ones I love are the ones for mental problems. They only work in 1/3 of the patients. 60% is passing in school yet in these 30% is acceptable. But ask your doctor if ''X'' is right for you. What's happened to our society? And, why do they use young people to advertise Viagra? I'm laughing right now but it's not funny.
Martin April 18, 2014 at 05:35 pm
DREDGE the bay so higher tides after every rainstorm won't flood homes again. DREDGE the bay, cleanRead More the sand, and use it to replenish beaches and build dunes. That's a win-win situation.
Louis C Ripa April 19, 2014 at 07:52 am
It is great the area has seen fit to do the additional work to make the channels easier for boatsRead More and also help in flood tides. Perhaps Ocean City should take some advice from Point Pleasant and also Tuckerton. Both communities have managed tg arrange for the dredge operation to improve the areas. For some reason Ocean City is not capable of getting its act together for over two years. Louis
The Huey is lowered into place on the plaza.
stewart resmer April 16, 2014 at 02:11 pm
While the sound of the whop whop whop of a Huey's far off blades always meant help or trouble toRead More every one who heard them? That sound always made me stop to discern if I was hearing automatic heavy weapon fire. To this very day that sound gets my attention day or night awake or asleep.
John April 16, 2014 at 02:16 pm
I love the smell of napalm in the morning
country joe April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
No matter where I am or what I am doing hearing that sound takes me right back, I know it will hauntRead More me forever. Rest in Peace Brothers, You will never be forgotten..
JOHN DILLMAR April 17, 2014 at 07:41 am
State parks cost how much? Does anybody know. Penn Cross : Can you afford a few bucks for a cleanRead More beach? This endless fed, state control is overwhelming......
Penn Cross April 17, 2014 at 04:01 pm
I just believe the State could do a better job of running the beaches. State, fed, county, any wouldRead More be fine. It's done in every other state, with clean, beautiful, free beaches. And I might add...lower taxes.
JOHN DILLMAR April 17, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Oh the taxes are lower in Ca.?Every other state ?? What about Ohio? Sorry they don't have a beach...Read More Land locked...The Feds, State are all broke......... They spend too much $$$ At least the towns can keep the beach clean and protected
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
wifebert April 19, 2014 at 09:40 am
The U.S. tested atomic weapons out west and gave countless people cancer. They gave black menRead More syphilis a while back just to watch the course of the disease. It would be nice to think that the chem trail notion is a joke, but there are some intelligent people out there who are quite convinced there is something to it. Frankly, nothing would surprise me.
sha April 19, 2014 at 09:44 am
In the 1940s if one said cigarettes cause cancer the response would have been just like yours,Read More Hookerman. Not so funny now that we know the companies KNEW that but hid it from the public. My father in law was a smoker, got hooked, and died from lung cancer.
Hookerman April 20, 2014 at 09:35 am
Today’s Daily Record has an interview with Suzanne Buchanan, who is executive director ofRead More Autism NJ. It’s an interesting read, but a couple of points. When she is asked about the number of those diagnosed, she answers; “…the CDC’s most recent study identified all children who met the diagnostic criteria. Many of them had a formal diagnosis, and some did not”. Later, she is asked about the diagnostic criteria, and she answers; “Differentiating autism from other disorders, such as ADHD, OCD, and Anxiety Disorder requires a thorough diagnostic evaluation by a physician or psychologist with autism expertise”. So, without a full diagnostic evaluation, autism very well may be misdiagnosed, and she admits earlier than some who fall into the autism statistics never were formally diagnosed to begin with. To me, that means that the numbers are probably much higher than they actually are.
The northbound travel lanes on the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway will be closed for approximately 24 months while the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) rehabilitates the bridge deck.
Linda Maloney April 13, 2014 at 10:09 am
It's about time they started to make repairs on the Pulaski Skyway, it's been literally fallingRead More apart for years! I heard there is even some controversy with the Port of Authority paying for much of this renovation. It is an access road to the Holland Tunnel, but The Port of Authority isn't responsible for The Holland Tunnel roadways because The Holland Tunnel was there before The POA. I guess the gov. and his people do whatever they want with his own little slush fund(POA).
Marlboro Mann April 13, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Lets hear it for the NJDOT. They could have started the work on Christmas, Palm Sunday, or AshRead More wednesday, but they chose instead to begin the chaos on the first day of Passover thus ensuring that the large percentage of Jewish workers arrive late at work but most importantly arrive home long after the sedars are to begin. Anti Semitism? NO Piss Poor Planning? Yes!
Mac April 13, 2014 at 09:07 pm
hey, there's that big whirlybird dropping orange cones on us again - it must be the PassovergateRead More scandal
joe April 12, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Top 10 most expensive beaches you mean
Waverider April 15, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Voting repeatedly won't move us up but fixing & expanding will. Well just voting might move upRead More the ranks but artificially if nothing changes. We're good to go for surfing when the waves are right but the parking facilities & lack of convenience options like lockers food and drink suck. Screaming kids unsupervised and hard to eat / drink / take a smoke. The MBIA and town need to step the game up or Wildwood, PT Belmar and others will keep kicking our butts!
Rachel Canning in a recent photo posted to her Facebook page. Photo Credit: Facebook
bayway mike April 14, 2014 at 11:47 am
Can't believe that this piece of shit is still having her 15 minutes of fame..
triptakers April 16, 2014 at 07:55 am
Patch, you're selling out. Let this family figure out their junk without gawkers. You can do betterRead More than this - this is NOT news, it's sensationalism.
MissElanyS April 17, 2014 at 08:49 am
@triptakers, what do you expect from the Patch? They are no longer reporting news and have fired allRead More of their professional staff and hired people off the street with no experience or journalism training whatsoever. Even the National Inquirer has more experience on their writing staff than the Patch. What you are reading here is bird cage liner.
ER April 10, 2014 at 01:10 am
@ OE Defending him or merely telling you of my experience in attending 2 Town Halls? My ownRead More experience is that although like others here, I disagree on some political points, I found him surprisingly accessible. After one of the events, he actually chatted with THE PEOPLE afterward in the parking lot, and although I'm a nobody, even I was afforded an opportunity to have a brief exchange with him out there, about an issue I was concerned about. This article in no way resembled my own experience at either of the events I've attended. Just sayin....
ER April 10, 2014 at 01:16 am
p.s. One of the reasons he stayed to chat with THE PEOPLE outside the venue, was that theRead More attendance was so beyond what they had expected, many folks did not get into the building and he felt bad they had come to the event and the place wasn't big enough to hold them all.
grace April 10, 2014 at 08:24 am
has there ever been a teleprompter there @ jools? i bet not! like your statement btw
Pictured L to R: William S. Heulitt (Manasquan Hook & Ladder Co. #1), Assemblyman Dave Rible
Waverider April 8, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Congratulations and thank you Mr. Heulitt for your years of helping to keep us safe. Not enough isRead More said about the good things people do around here.
Council members may subject Martell's to a tough review when it seeks to renew its liquor license.
Rick Ricky April 4, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Benny, No I don't know where everything is. I don't know of the Broadway. That is why I asked. WhereRead More is it? Up by the boardwalk or somewhere else in town. I do know of the train station because I pass it going down 35 on my way to work a few days a week. You are sounding very defensive. I am only in this general area for a few months a year. You can use computers, read news papers or listen to the TV without being in NJ. I don't know much about Martell's or any other bars in the town of point pleasant beach. I go by what I read and have heard on the news. The town has been a hot topic on a few things the past couple of years. They have been in the papers, news and the radio. Bar closing at 12 was the biggest one. No, I don't know if the woman stopped before or after leaving Martells. How would I know that? I wasn't with her. I am going by what was reported by a different police agency. I'll rephrase what I said. I though I read in the paper that she was at Martell's from 11 to 5 or 6 drinking vodka shots and drinks without eating. That is an awful long time. I couldn't tell you how many bar tenders served her. What difference does that make. I wasn't there. All I remember reading is the police did get tapes of the women drinking. I really don't care what happens either way. I am not trying to argue with anyone. I am just stating a fact. There is laws that bars have to go by and if they don't they could be closed down just as Tiffany was and another bar that was also in the paper. As for Ms. Pearl, I only read very little that was reported. It was a few years back. I can't remember everything in the article. It was the star-ledger I think. I remember them saying their was 2 guys in the car at the time of the accident. I was told they were drinking at Frankies by a few. Who knows what is true. It is a shame for all the innocent individuals who keep on getting severely hurt. I will say this. I am not big on suing. But if it came to one of my family member who was serious hurt. I would be suing. Who knows if they will ever go back to normal if ever. It could be years that they will need medical help or their whole life.
Rick Ricky April 4, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Benny, You do know that you don't have to be in NJ to respond to patch articles. You can be out ofRead More the state. NJ and point pleasant beach has been making the news world wide news the last couple of years.
A Resident April 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Rick Ricky, let me give you some answers since I actually live in PPB and know more about it thanRead More some news articles written by people who don't live here. The Broadway is a bar located on Broadway and Randall Ave. It is on the south east side of the small bridge on Broadway. Generally a hometown crowd at the place as it's not a "nightclub" atmosphere. The woman that was drinking at Martells was there until late afternoon...and then was in an accident many hours and many miles away. That's why the statement of what she did between Martells and the accident. There was a lot of time and a lot of miles between. Quite possible she was not drunk when she left Martells but did get drunk later elsewhere. The guys that hit Miss Pirl were not at Frankies, but that does not really matter. Going by some newspaper articles written by people not in the area is not a good way to judge a town. No, it's not a perfect place. People run the town and sometimes people make mistakes. There is no mass exodus of residents.
Dame Bridgid April 1, 2014 at 01:52 pm
What is even more scandalous is the 6.6 MILLION DOLLARS NEWARK is getting for AFFORDABLE HOUSINGRead More taken from the US funds to help Sandy victims. The Newark Post articles declared Newark damage to residences was MINIMAL with NO RESIDENTS LOSING POWER for any significant amount of time. This is the REAL scandal!What is our new STATE SENATOR FROM NEWARK doing about this theft of Sandy funds?????
dm2beach April 2, 2014 at 11:03 am
Belmar did a spectacular job with Sandy recovery. I am from another local town. Let's give BelmarRead More mayor free pass this time. I have crossed paths with our *** Governor before he was elected....He is not a nice man...he his a bully...and his silence recently might be a blessing...shame on all who re elected him...and thank the stars maybe just maybe he has hurt himself enough to keep him out of Washington, one can only hope!
The Truth April 2, 2014 at 11:39 am
dm2beach This Time ? wasn't ashritt a pass , wasting towns money on "his " vision of theRead More new pavilons , Missing over $10,000 in shop rite gift cards , please this is just name a few. This is to mayor has had more passes than any mayor in the history of this town. If you could name one thing ( lawsuit) that he has actually been on the winning side I would be shocked.It is these same lawsuits that are they only thing that keeps this guy check.
DD March 31, 2014 at 04:55 pm
We'll get back to you with a full report on the baby's health, Not Domino.
Michael J Walsh April 1, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Boy's name is either "Eden" or "Nails"
Mike April 5, 2014 at 06:38 am
Or "Wang".
Spooner April 3, 2014 at 01:02 am
Now Read This: ...the Louisiana Senate race will be a test of the old proposition that elections areRead More won by bringing home the bacon, and Landrieu has always argued that she "delivers" In the coming campaign she'll cite the millions and millions of federal dollars she has brought to the state like it's no accident that St. Tammany Parish is feeling a lot of Landrieu love these days. "The St. Tammany Parish school district is getting $67.8 million in disaster loans and accumulated interest for Hurricane Katrina forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sen. Mary Landrieu's office announced Monday. The announcement follows FEMA's earlier decision to cancel a $9.9 million loan for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and a $14.5 million loan to the St. Tammany Parish government." Landrieu, it turns out, inserted a loan forgiveness provision into the 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill -- a move that will likely mean future forgiveness for even more Katrina loans. Remember her when you get your flood insurance bill to pay for all those forgiven Katrina loans...
D Cianci April 4, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Still beats obama
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:47 am
What politician can do anything with the spider web of BS they have to navigate to get anythingRead More done. This goes for Dem's and republicans.
BarbaraNJ March 31, 2014 at 01:09 pm
I believe Pat's and the home goods/home made housewares place next to Pat's have already moved out.Read More They both had signs in the window.
Dame Bridgid April 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Ready to go? Not hardly! I drove past this week & the whole back lot is now a huge constructionRead More pit...Looks like they are digging extensive new foundations! Clearly this factory is going to be a lot larger than the original building. Now that the nose of the camel is firmly under the tent flap It appears to me that Beachhaus tour traffic is getting ready to crowd out all the other businesses that share that back lot parking. They definitely won't be allowed to use that lot diagonally across the street for parking...That belongs to the church of St Rose. They will not want to sell or lease it, for the safety of the students at their 2 schools. The only other alternative I can see is for this LI carpetbagger brewery to advertize Train Brew Tours that will bring tourists directly to their door. The downside to that is there will be brew tour people drinking & hanging around the station as they wait for their train. People might actually stop coming to the beach by train if they have to sit in a car with Beachhaus tourists throwing up for miles! Now is the time for Belmar to ask some hard questions about parking, traffic issues, & how they intend to attract customers for their beer tour. I would get it in writing!
Dame Bridgid April 1, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Walk in, sample a little, then buy a six pack or a case...Sounds like a package store to me! ItRead More also sounds like lots of trash & drunks for Belmar to pay for up & down Main Street, plus around Lake Silver, the boardwalk, & at the beach itself.
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Vic Monaco March 30, 2014 at 02:31 pm
During training, editor trainees including myself were told Patch was going to focus onRead More "hyperlocal NEWS." But when some of us heard questions from some trainees such as "what do you mean by a news beat?," we realized they weren't necessarily focused on hiring journalists. Not sure if folks were being conned or Patch was naïve. In any case, hard news was lacking on the sites and then almost disappeared.
DD March 30, 2014 at 03:16 pm
"You were the one who defended a Patch story on zombies, so it seems fair to believe you are aRead More zombie enthusiast who reads Patch." Not sure about what "fair" means, but this is certainly a flawed analysis.
Paul Wolsko March 30, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Good grief - the article was intended to be light humor, unless I am mistaken.
South Hackensack is composed of three non-contiguous portions/Image via njspotlight.com
John Santaella March 25, 2014 at 11:08 am
NJ and YOU Richard Thornton, perfect together.
Politics.man March 25, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Art, if a actual quanatative/qualitative reseach was done on public sector spending vs. productivityRead More and was presented to the public without bias, it would blow your mind. Its all political numbers game rather than actual want vs. need. Things need to be adjusting according to the times. You say cost vs. benefits. I say yea your gonna a few hundred people out of work but put millions back in the tax payers pockets. Yes public jobs are neccessary, but not cause you want it as a luxary but because its strategically caculated by research. So the questions present, are expensive firefightershere for saving lives or for showin up in minutes for services, such as lock outs. are teaching adminastrators neccassary for individual towns or can it be handled by the county. Can cops be utilized in other fields, like ems, many other services that fire depts. handle. Answer is, there needsresearch done to be a standard based on demographics.
Frazure March 26, 2014 at 07:37 am
Someone asked about the number of NJ school districts in existence......the number is around 561 -Read More higher than the number of municipalities, boroughs, townships, cities, etc. in the state.
getgoing1973 March 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Stupid picture by the patch. That's not even Manasquan. How can your articles have any merit whenRead More you cant even get the pictures right?
charlie March 20, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Your biggest deduction will be for casualty losses. This can be done via an amended return forRead More 2011 or 2012. You might have to hurry to amend 2011. Not sure.
Loretka April 3, 2014 at 09:18 pm
My comments, concerning the scholarship, were based solely on what was posted here about herRead More announcement on her Facebook page. I was just curious - but not to the degree that I would research it or contact the college. Don't have time. But good for her that she got the scholarship money. However, my comments regarding my support for her and her family resolving their issues and getting back together were straight from the heart. I am glad the family is together, and I hope the negative comments will stop.
Loretka April 3, 2014 at 09:22 pm
Note to John - in case you were referring to me - my comments were NOT based on ignorance - justRead More curiosity about the scholarship. My earlier comments were based on my heartfelt wishes that this family would get back together and be happy. Family is important.
DD April 3, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Not sure how you define ignorance, but those comments were certainly based on an admitted ignoranceRead More of the facts.
MARTHA LIEBERMAN March 20, 2014 at 08:47 am
Kimberlee, after reading my last comment, I realized that you might take it as a sales pitch---by noRead More means did I intend that--this is just another resource for families with Autistic members. I hope that you will still consider sharing your story.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty March 21, 2014 at 09:59 am
Martha, I didn't take it that way at all. Send me the link please if they accept the story and I'llRead More promote it. Thanks!
Lucretia B March 21, 2014 at 05:06 pm
This was nothing more than an exercise in "how to write". Very dramatic. Dripping withRead More emotion.