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* April 24, 2014 at 07:30 pm
grace turned her head and created a wind tunnel...
mar April 24, 2014 at 09:14 pm
***. Stop with the inappropriate comments!! This is serious and you obviously a sorry excuse for aRead More human being!!!
. April 25, 2014 at 12:25 am
remember back a few years when there was a fire in the same area. It was much worse than this oneRead More and spread to the parkway and then jumped the parkway. I had friends on Grand Central and their house just suffered some smoke damage, but their neighbors two doors down lost everything. Fire is a terrible thing. You never know with the winds what will happen. Recommend
Sandi Schwartz April 24, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Gotta tell you I felt the same way about that video. Your choice of not editing out that commentRead More taking the Lords name in vain was something that I thought only bothered ME. Seeing those last two comments made me feel better. At least I know that I wasn't the only one who felt this way. You shot a good video capturing a ferocious fire but you also offended people like myself with your tasteless and careless lack of unedited audio that was SO un-necessary to be contained within a good piece of reporting. It SHOULD have been edited out. Shame on you. Kick your journalism up a notch!!
Chuck Below April 25, 2014 at 12:33 am
People are so sensitive it's comical! How many peoples lives(including fire, police, rescue, andRead More local residents) were in danger when she was shooting this video?? She's standing in the middle of a war zone and said "Jesus Christ" and that upset people?! I say the overly sensitive, politically correct, richeous people are BEAT and have so deal with it and get over yourselves. I also say that the woman shooting the video for US to watch (standing in immediate danger to get a video, for her job, should not have to watch what she says and take heat from readers! It's unbelievable to me how weird people are sometimes. I'm really wondering if the offended commenters were just joking. If not, read your comment again, consider the situation, and let us know if you're embarrassed and really that perfect to where this woman doesn't get a pass from you!
Chuck Below April 25, 2014 at 12:45 am
"Kick your journalism up a notch" hahahaaa I'm lol'n right now from that!! Wow SandyRead More Schwartz....nevermind. I can't right now with this... Ms Schwartz, that comment that you wrote is pure comedy. I mean let me please ask you this, what is it like to be SOOO dam perfect?? I'm dying to know! Now I can see why you're "offended". It just clicked that you ARE Jesus Christ. Ok, my fault, sorry bout that JC. Is this real? Is this real life right now??
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Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
Damn Shame April 24, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Robert Martinez is an idiot to begin with. Engaged to someone else and still married. Sad. Shouldn'tRead More be talking to the news if you're trying to live a double life fool.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Hey, Steven Spiegel, do you believe that Jewish people should stop remembering and teaching theRead More world about the horrors of the Holocaust just because it's so old and declasse to bring it up?
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:03 am
York County, Pennsylvania I wish to call it home one sunny day.Since Obama has taken office black onRead More white crime is up 438% google white girl bleed a lot.
Robert Marrujo April 25, 2014 at 03:52 am
Who watches the watchmen, I wonder; hopefully, the cops, ready to make arrests.
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Brian White, are you slow or just dense? "Only" 8 million have signed up because there areRead More many times that many unable to get insurance in all the red states where republican governors are blocking Medicaid expansion just out of spite. Don't act like those many millions just choose not to sign up, that's laughable if you really believe that! Lol
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Also Old School, I haven't forgotten you, just patiently awaiting your answer as to what you areRead More doing to solve the problem of kids in need? Maybe Brian White can give us some ideas based on how he is making a positive impact?
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Heronimo, I applaud your story and your family's hard work. But I would also say you are very luckyRead More none if your family members encountered a serious health problem. One serious, long-term illness would have bankrupt you without health insurance. So I have no doubt you all busted your butts to work hard, I would also say you had some good fortune on your side.
John M. April 23, 2014 at 03:47 pm
More correctly stated, these are public schools only and the list does not include private schools.
Elizabeth April 23, 2014 at 07:53 pm
That's an important distinction, John M. Thank you.
Des April 24, 2014 at 09:35 am
also i would add of the schools ahead of us all but one are charter magnet schools that get to pickRead More and choose their students.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
Queena Armstrong Knox April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Actually this is usually a sign of gestational diabetes. But not always....Alison and Erin. AndRead More BIGBAKER I've heard of bigger babies being born at home years ago too but that gets into the whole accuracy of the way they were weighed. My daughter weighed 9lb 1oz. I'm average size. My birth weight was around 7 pounds. My husband was a premie and weighed about 5 pounds. But he was a big man. Not huge. He was 6ft 1in and weighed about 190 at his heaviest. I'm 5' 3" and weighed 165 at full term. Sometimes the size of the baby is determined by ancestors long dead! My son weighed 7lb 12oz and he was born 4 weeks premature! Imagine where he was headed! So don't go blaming things that may have NOTHING to do with it!
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NWBL April 24, 2014 at 09:23 pm
IMO if you break into someone's house (or assault them for that matter) you are taking your chancesRead More as to what they will do to you.
Gary Moore April 25, 2014 at 01:08 am
I don't want to comment about this incident and I don't want to judge people, but this is really aRead More sad news
Steve April 25, 2014 at 03:48 am
If the old man does get 1st or 2nd degree murder charges, the best thing to do in a home invasion ifRead More you don't have time to call the police is to go hide in a closet and pray they don't find you (and your family) and if they DO find you, DON'T look at them!!!.... Of course unless you're an experienced gun fighter and in total control of your emotions.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
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John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
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Jake Mathews April 23, 2014 at 04:01 pm
There should be no reason to a carry permit other that a criminal conviction
Al Rooney April 24, 2014 at 01:04 am
I believe Jake meant to say "There should be no reason to DENY a carry permit...."
alan rosenbaltt April 24, 2014 at 11:36 am
IF YOU WANT TO STAY FREE YOU HAVE OT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARM S THIS MAN HAS EVERY RIGHT TO A FIRERead More ARM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm
I got you Kevin. I f you delete the point of contention then the debate is incoherent. The BlackRead More Panther of poetry was defending his viewpoint. I disagree with race based politics but he was standing up in the arena of ideas Then poof...( hello Patch?)... he was gone. I know the Panthers have a terror tactic history, but I thought media has forgiven the past. In Philly 08, Holder allowed military uniformed poll watchers to prevent any 2nd party participation with obvious intimidation. I appreciate Patch. We gotta talk this stuff out. Maybe the panther crossed the line his last comment we did not see, and they scrubbed up a bit. What ever happened, I do appreciate the Patch forums. It is a good local thing for info and exchange. If it becomes editorially dysfunctional, then we all will move on to a more open forum.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm
In the past, our local Patch editor would jump in and correct our misconceptions on Patch policy andRead More what actually happened on the thread. His name is Bob Bynes and I will always respect him as an objective journalist... too few. So many, so few.
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:09 am
How ya like me now.