.

Government

Keep your elected officials honest. Read about local politicians and their decisions. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Raptor April 18, 2014 at 09:41 pm
the first thing that came to mind are some words to live by that have helped me through many trivialRead More situations; "you can't always get what you want, you get what you need"
Tony jones April 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Can I sue her for stupidity
John Santaella April 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm
Stupidity is not illegal. Violating someones Constitutional rights is.
Christie appointed Seton Hall law school dean Patrick Hobbs to serve as an ombudsman in the governor's office Thursday/Composite image
FIMF the ll April 19, 2014 at 12:35 am
Troll: Spooner April 19, 2014 at 12:19 AM ...how's the pixie sisters doing??
Spooner April 19, 2014 at 12:46 am
...whatever floats your toot-toot. And watch for those sharp turns...
FIMF the ll April 19, 2014 at 12:50 am
Spooner, you been diesel binging again?
Mac April 18, 2014 at 10:35 am
the orange cone heads will be joining together to stroke the ego of their Big Bellied Bubba in BrickRead More on Thursday the 24th - the state police have put out a directive advising all visiting Wisconsin tourists that their cheesehead apparel is unwelcome at these events without the proper donation screening
Sharron Greenberg, VISTA Operation HOPE April 18, 2014 at 11:30 am
Jack Smith - The grants from Mary Pat Christie's charity was transparent last year.Read More http://sandynjrelieffund.org/go.cfm?do=Page.View&pid=21 Admittedly, I only know this as I work for one of the np; so maybe they didn't do a great job publicizing their stuff.
Mac April 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm
@Sharron Greenberg - personally I thank you for this information - this list seems to cover a lot ofRead More bases and is as Christie-style politically correct as it can get - I'm sure the other $13M and counting will uphold this same policy of distribution - what I find suspect about this money distribution is that Christie hasn't been touting it with all the newsprint about this money not being distributed - our Governor has a habit of self-touting everything he does for the benefit of the people (short list but he's still relentless about it) - perhaps those that contributed believing this fund had more to do with rebuilding hurricane destroyed homes on the Jersey Shore has something to do with another one of Christie's surprising leadership decisions that has to be dragged out of him
Hookerman April 13, 2014 at 09:25 am
The 'responsible studies' show that people who use harder drugs, like heroin and crack, started outRead More using marijuana, thus it gets labeled a 'gateway drug'. Using that logic, if heroin and cracks users started out drinking beer, the we can also conclude that beer is a gateway drug, and should be outlawed the way marijuana is. As far as the driving argument; a total strawman since no one is arguing that dui laws should be repealed.
Scott Neuman April 13, 2014 at 09:42 am
Want a true voice in Congress? Http://www.ScottNeuman.com 4th CD NJ 2014
Mel Sharples April 14, 2014 at 08:03 am
How about milk? Baby formula? Gateways for tequila!
The Truth April 10, 2014 at 11:51 am
This will surely help the turn out for the next town pub crawl
George Chin April 10, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Is it 650 thousand dollars or 650 million dollars big difference who is proofreading????
JOHN DILLMAR April 10, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Not the editor..
FIMF the ll April 8, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Mac, I called Samson's office to find out for you and he was too tired to take my call...
Mac April 8, 2014 at 04:26 pm
well then I'm just going to have to go rabbit hunting in Crawford Corners and corner the honcho thatRead More gave Christie his real start for the nitty-gritty values
Phil Brooks April 8, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Makemyday, Assuming you're responding to a specific person, it would be nice if you addressed thatRead More person so he knew the post was directed at him. In any case, given the way you phrased your post, I'd guess it was directed my way. // So, I'll respond to you thusly: The deflection argument doesn't work. You know, the one where you didn't receive the proper results from Benghazi, Fast and Furious, etc., therefore Christie is not deserving of the tough questions because Obama, Holder and Clinton apparently got a pass. // My comment was merely a question I'd ask Christie and has nothing to do with anything or anyone who came before him. Hell, the question I'd ask Obama is, "What makes you think you're qualified to be President?" I mean, come on, community activist, two years as a senator, likely never got properly vetted because he was the first somewhat viable black candidate, and maybe a bunch of other things. // But, I've got to tell you that I'm sick and tired of people taking sides and the whole deflection argument. The idea of defending someone who has no idea who you are and who has done nothing for anyone who hasn't contributed to his campaigns and his party (which makes him like ever other politician out there) is something I cannot understand. Maybe you can enlighten me.
BarbaraNJ April 7, 2014 at 11:39 am
Also, any additional buildings they building will take even more parking. Where are people going toRead More go ? They wanted to make a restaurant by the mini golf ? Seriously ? Want to do something constructive ? Make 11th Ave a two way street again, that would help.
Dame Bridgid April 8, 2014 at 08:37 am
This Mayor has"develpmentitus". This is not the first time his grandiose plans cost tooRead More much, & were contrary to the benefit of residents. Doherty needs to stop trying to turn Belmar into a sleazy carney attraction. The Belmar Marina really does not have enough parking in the summer now. Just where did he think he would build, & then where could they park? I would not count on parking across the street in the 7th Avenue lot anytime in the future either. That new beer distributor Doherty gave a special business variences, has already fenced off a huge section of that big parking lot between the train station & their new "Beach Haus"factory on 7th avenue for construction. They are laying the foundations of a 2 story high building addition there, for the other half of their massive"flagship brewery" home. As part of their "brewery" they are combining a large trucking distribution hub plus company offices, with what looks in their company's drawings to be a 3 storefront wide package store to host their "brew tours". The company spokeswoman has been boasting that Beach Haus brand is going to boost their beer production TEN TIMES more than their current distribution to 7 states. I wonder where are they going to put all those beer distribution trucks...Hmmm. The other half of the 7th Avenue parking lot? I expect all those brew tourists, plus all the other businesses customers will have few spaces in the 7th Avenue lot to park. The marina parking lot is probably going to be invaded by them on a constant basis. I hope the Marina enjoys cleaning up all the empty beer containers! That brewery allows tourists to stop in & buy a case or a six pack, but they do not drink it there. The park by the marina might have to ban alcohol or drunks will drive everyone away. Belmar will probably require police officers there to keep brew tourists from exposing themselves & making the area smell like a toilet. Point Pleasant; where this beer company has done previous business, had that kind of trouble, the drunks began openly peeing on private lawns. The police will be needed at the train station area too, keeping the inebriated from wandering into the path of a train. In my opinion; Mayor Doherty sure knows how to open a can of nasty worms! His previous development of a Cafe in that area already caused the use of a police officer as a crossing guard at 7th & Main. It seems to me, they will need to open a police sub station there, because of Mayor Doherty's new business friends! An officer for the area near the train , plus more officers to patrol the marina & park. Wow, between that & the extra sanitation for this area, it sure looks like his "business development plan" is turning into a lot of expense for Belmar residents.
BarbaraNJ April 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Dame Brigid, you and I need to go out for a drink, we have a lot in common to talk about.
dennis giaimo April 6, 2014 at 08:32 am
I was in Kandahar as a civilian in 2012. I saw day to day what our troops do for us all in the causeRead More of Freedom. Arrived in January and it never rained after March. So hot, dusty was a constant. The troops go out on missions like we go to the Mall and thinking some of these kids may not come back. Both young men and women in MRAPs with 100 lbs of gear. We owe them much more that what we recognize them for. I could go on and on. I really feel every American kid like in Israel should serve at least 6 weeks in boot camp to understand and actually feel what it is like to be a solder.
steve fenichel April 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm
The old men lie and the young boys die: War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. War isRead More nothing but a heartbreaker, A friend only to the undertaker.
Whoisleadingus?? April 15, 2014 at 08:15 pm
As a 20 year veteran myself, nothing can explain that desire to go back with your brothers andRead More sisters in arms. Having served in Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom, my heart hurts when I hear another one has made the ultimate sacrifice. God holds a special place in his kindom for those who give so much, but seek so little in return. May he rest in peace and God bless his family. Thank you for allowing him to serve.
Manasquan April 6, 2014 at 11:40 am
Cell phone violations are a "distracted driving" ticket so they are technically a movingRead More violation. You're saying you are in control of whether or not you use the phone, but not what the speedometer shows? Still not addressing the larger problem, the runaway spending at the municipal level. The spending is one part of the problem, the borrowing that mortgages the future is an even larger one. Council is so far in debt now they are borrowing on short term items. I agree with the above. The capital spending on an ugly beach HQ and repaving a post office is asinine. Paving a parking lot for bennies who pay the same amount that we do to go to our beach and trash our town while leaving us holding the bag on carrying the debt to make their parking better is insulting. The school is a separate budget and entirely different issue of it's own.
Penn Cross April 6, 2014 at 01:42 pm
I never heard about a town vehicle being crashed. What were the circumstances surrounding it?
Manasquan April 7, 2014 at 09:19 am
Penn - it was reported, just not covered.Read More http://starnewsgroup.com/weekly/2013/01.17.13/borough_empl_01.17.13_63786.html Story was it was employee's fault and the lady hit was dinged up pretty good, crutches surgery etc. No one ever said why he was in a town vehicle at that hour nor why someone needs to drive one all the way home vs pick it up each morning upon arrival for work. I suspect the answer would be "because we always did it this way."
Gov. Chris Chrisitie addresses local at the Herbertsville Fire Company headquarters in Brick Township, April 2, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Heywood April 6, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Just tough it up and say your "Good-byes" to Junkie Joe or Jane and let them pass onRead More quietly.
Lucio Argento April 8, 2014 at 08:31 am
This is excellent proactive thinking on the part of whomever came up with the idea ( I'm sure itRead More wasn't Christi as he hates addicts and would exterminate them if he could)! It is true though that Narcan throws the addict into instant opiate withdrawal and they are going to be upset (not because there life was just saved) because coming down from a place where you feel safe (addicts turn to drugs because fear drives them) and will instantly be thrown into for lack of a better term "culture shock". Immediate withdrawal is incredibly painful and psychologically devastating. They will become violent, they will rummage the ambulance or hospital for something to stick in their vein and not necessarily because they don't want to stop us in but because addiction is a monster that takes over all rational thought and drives one to insane decisions. If they see a saline injection on a med cart you can bet they will steal it even knowing it won't get then high but to fulfill there ritual of abuse and injecting things into there bodies. I saw a lot when I was a kid, I'm in my 50's now and clean for over 20 years. I'll explain the allure of heroin as simple as possible for those that don't understand. Just please make an honest attempt at feeling the scenario I am about to describe. Imagine being swaddled in a soft blanket like an infant, in perfect grace and comfort dreaming of the most beautiful things your imagination can design. Your warm and filled with love and protection, your warm, the perfect temperature flows throughout your body and the music of the most spiritual nature lulls you in and out that beautiful dream your floating in. You feel what it must be like to love and be loved and then IN ONE INSTANTANEOUS MOMENT IT ALL GETS SUCKED OUT OF YOU and now your lonelier then you've ever felt, your I've cold with goose pimple skin, lights are cutting you like ginsu knives painfully cutting to the bone while voices frantically ask you questions about how you feel but you can't talk...if you open your mouth you'll vomit. You have an overwhelming fear of dread and isolation. You most likely evacuates your bowels and don't even care you just want a blanket and a shot of something to take all this overwhelming anxiety and shut it off. You went from heaven to hell in 3 seconds and within a few minutes if you have a experienced nurse, doctor, or emt they give you a safe shot of liquid valium put a catheter in your urethra and tell you to get some rest. That is what it is like to go from a non fatal overdose to a shot of narcan! If they don't instruct the people (cops, emt workers ) to check vitals and make sure that the person can't be stabilized before administering narcan then yes you will have violent episodes of panic and a addict patient just wanting to get out of the ambulance or wherever they are as fast as possible. I REPEAT MY INITIAL STATEMENT THAT IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO SUPPLY FIRST RESPONDERS WITH THIS MEDICATION BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE LIVES BUT DONT JUST PUT IT IN THE MEDICAL KIT AND THINK IT WORKS AS EASY AS GLUCOSE ON A DIABETIC. They need training on how and when to use it and how to defend themselves so a cop don't shoot an addict attacking him for waking him up from the safest, most comforting place he has ever been able to find. I doubt I got to many people to see the point of view from an addicts mind but in order to save them you need to understand them. I hope for the sake of all the children and older addicts they can make a narcan statewide program work but believe me it's not like giving someone an aspirin, glass of water and sayin see ya in the morning!
Mattie April 8, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you Lucio for taking the time and making the effort trying to help people really understand -Read More instead of merely judging. I doubt it will make any difference to the majority of these cruel and narrow minded individuals here who are condemning addicts and refusing to see them as sick human beings.... but your effort is appreciated just the same.
Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy tidal surge in Port Monmouth, NJ, photographed on Nov. 26, 2012.
Bonnie April 3, 2014 at 11:23 am
Another dishonest, sneaky move on the part of a corrupt few. Sandy relief funds (federal orRead More otherwise) should be exclusive to Sandy-related matters only. Wake up Trenton; see that this misuse of funds is expeditiously reversed.
Vanhiesen April 18, 2014 at 09:03 am
Keep sending money to Newark so it can expand. As long as one taxpayer still lives in New Jersey itsRead More ok to bleed him for the welfare crowd!
Richard April 18, 2014 at 09:33 am
Hey, you people talk about Newark receiving monies from Sandy relief, ridiculous, but what aboutRead More Belleville receiving $6-7 mil for a new community center out of Sandy relief monies, did you hear that one as well? My wife and I lost literally everything we owned in the storm....home...cars....contents...and we are still living in an apartment trying to re-build....BrickTown taking forever to review plans for permits to rebuild, they need a spark under their arises! Talk about log jambs, and we still paid FULL taxes even though we could not live at our home, and it took 14 months to get the home removed! Most have no clue to what is going on.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:08 am
Brilliant!
Heywood April 4, 2014 at 09:12 am
Begone, troll.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:17 am
You begone Jablomey, the contractors just showed up to elevate your house- or, should I say formerRead More house.
Rick March 31, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Interesting, the new map splits my home in two. does this mean I only have to pay half as much forRead More flood insurance? Made it through Sandy without a drop, lucky for me but close enough to prompt me to get the insurance. now to all you politicians...get your heads outta your butts and get to helping the people who are still waiting for it!
Dame Bridgid April 1, 2014 at 01:29 pm
The local ones are too busy playing at political scandal during town hall meetings where they areRead More supposed to be asking for help to rebuild. The people responsible have all resigned or been fired. The mayors need to stop wasting time by beating a dead horse. Time to move on & present your needs or possible solutions that require funding if you want to recover from Sandy. If you fail to work in a bipartisan manner you deserve what you get.
Flooding in Brick Township, N.J. during Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Chuck Cumella April 1, 2014 at 06:31 pm
The maps have increased too much Appeal !! STOP FEMA NOW !! Www stop FEMA now ,com One footRead More below. BFE may cost you thousands annually on flood insurance
Ken April 1, 2014 at 08:17 pm
I guess I'm going to get into the business of driving piles, I own the equipment
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Try prunes
Mr. History March 31, 2014 at 10:52 am
Answer to all Traffic to The Big Apple. Move many of the Corporations, and Business that are thereRead More to The NJ side of The River, Build what is needed here or use all the empty buildings that exists in all parts of NJ. With all the technology that exists today there is no reason not to. NJ. is missing out on what could be while NY has a Campaign to attract businesses with no taxes going on now, Make NJ a place that they would want to locate not driving them out. how many have left past 20 years, just look at all the empty acres where factory's once stood that moved out, To do this would Save Billions in Tolls, Commuting costs, create Millions of NJ jobs. One only has to look at Huston Texas where they are booming attracting business from may states including NJ I know of 3 right now that are in the works of just that move, with around 1500 jobs going with them some lost forever. Wake up NJ and ask your self why someone wants to go thru the BS every day and travel to NY City. When you can have less hours more money in your pockets. Start The movement to NJ. Final thought that would also end The Bull S%^& of The Port Authority tool hikes transit costs. NY State income tax paid , But but we all know that will never happen with politics as they are Sorry for the soap box speech. Almost forgot where and who are going to fill all that space at the New Freedom Towers. what and how many empty spaces will it create in The City. or will it remain empty as a Monument and Museum for 9-11
Teaneck_Guns March 31, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Oh I agree, there is just so much sexism, Sig - on the side of the Democrats, anyway. Exhibit No. 1Read More is Obama, who as senator hired a majority of men as his senior staffers, while McCain, by contrast, hired a majority of women as his senior staffers. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/09/is-mccains-sena/
BellairBerdan March 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Teaneck_Guns are you saying one cannot be sexist if one hires women? Or if one is presented withRead More binders full of women? Or maybe because some of your best friends are women?
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 08:44 am
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Independent Geoff April 2, 2014 at 12:05 am
Christie is a great gov & if most of you would be honest about it you would admit it. VeryRead More tiring listening to the liberal gribble on this blog.
louisemyrealtor April 17, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Phillyboy.. Wow!
bayway mike March 30, 2014 at 11:47 am
Sounds like we're being set up for an APRIL FOOLS joke!!!
WMS826 March 30, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Sandy was the best thing ever for Seasside Hgts.
FIMF the ll March 30, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Well, it could have been.
David Samson/Patch file photo
Mr. Happy March 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
George Costanza said "it's not a lie if you believe it." Perhaps the Guv actually doesRead More believe his own fantasies. The latest - Samson resigned effective immediately, but it' NOT related to Bridgetgate. How does he keep a straight face??
Mac March 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm
yes, I'm comfortable believing Christie could successfully pass a lie detector test - and yes, afterRead More a year of telling Christie he wanted out, Samson decides after lunch he has to be out before dinner - good thing Christie had his daily press conference quickly available to pass that phone chat along to us at - perhaps Fishman has some bite in that whip after all - ouch - maybe the Las Vegas one-armed bandits will be kinder this weekend
Timmytrin Carragann April 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dif_BrBcfg
Patch File Photo.
Lydia Lane March 29, 2014 at 02:43 pm
I didn't bother watching the interview because I can't bare to look at the fat "F" andRead More hear one lie after another as well as watch his bad acting. Ms. Kelly has been thrown under the bus so that Christie can continue on with his Presidential aspirations. Let's not fool ourselves she is going to get something in return. We need to follow the money, she or someone close to her will be coming into money. Will she do jail time? If so is there a promise of a pardon. Or will she come into a lucrative job? If anyone believes control freak Christie did not give his approval for this act you are watching too much mainstream media. BTW at this point in time almost all politicians are working for themselves and the their monied peers. We are up the creek without a paddle unless we wake up and band together.
Redpony459 March 29, 2014 at 07:08 pm
MDL... Can't string a sentence together because of your teachers? Classic whiner, crybaby, pass theRead More buck, blame everyone else, but me. No wonder you LOVE Christie!!!
ARCH STANTON March 30, 2014 at 11:36 am
HEY CHRISTIE, A LIE DETECTOR TEST SHOULD ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
Mike Mazzucca March 26, 2014 at 08:37 pm
Mine was sarcasm although failed's may be closer to reality.
FIMF the ll March 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm
US GAO
emptybeachchair March 28, 2014 at 09:33 pm
still no home still no word as to when it will be raised or knocked down still living out of boxesRead More - Jersey Strong? Weak as Water
Pad March 26, 2014 at 06:51 pm
These idiot politicians have too much time on their hands if this is all they are worried about.Read More Highest taxes in the nation, state is practically bankrupt, credit rating is in the toilet, bridgegate scandal etc. Wonder who the first politician arrested under this law will be?
Michele Guttenberger March 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm
It's great to see how a few brave senators are tackling the complex problems that New Jersey isRead More facing down under.
Paul March 27, 2014 at 11:40 am
Citizen of America did you err when you wrote that Mr. MaGroin should investigate deeper into theRead More issue? I thought he should investigate deeper into the "tissue" as in skin tissue. I am going to start my own investigation into these web sites right now. I should be back in around 5 minutes with my results.
BellairBerdan March 27, 2014 at 04:41 pm
ah ok suz, you can't even be trusted to end it when you say you want to end it. How typical of you.Read More There is nothing wrong with a stay at home mom or dad, but if you want to try and put yourself on a pedestal (if you were ever a mom at all) in your views, you didn't earn anything. It was given to you. You got a "hand out compared to the free healthcare, free phones, free rent (just about), free groceries, free transit, blah blah blah.." But as you alluded, it's Ok for you to get it, just not for anyone else. Now, how exactly should someone interpret your statement " we supported ourselves since our twenties and saved and worked hard (do you know what that is?) " I think it's pretty clear how you meant it. Want to try and wriggle off the hook or do you just want to admit Christie's property tax relief isn't really relief?
BellairBerdan March 27, 2014 at 05:08 pm
suz, why don't you tell me your views on stay at home moms, specifically poor moms.
Ridgewood Mom March 27, 2014 at 05:10 pm
The indispensable importance of involved parenting is a perfect example of why an "everyone forRead More themselves" financial contest doesn't work as a measure of self worth or societal value. There is nothing wrong with stay at home parenting. There is something wrong with an economic philosophy and system that does not recognize that many stay at home parents contribute more value to society than many big money bread winners.
See more »