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MaverickMom July 19, 2014 at 08:22 am
statistically, according to the FBI, every town or city that has allowed concealed carry saw a dropRead More in violent crime. While I don't think everyone should be armed, everyone should have the right to be armed. As for mass shootings, how about we treat them like teen suicides and stop reporting them so the copycat affect doesn't get used? We have seen in 9 of the last 2 things that were common; mood altering drugs and reliving in their demented minds past mass shootings as reported in the media. Some want to be remembered and famous.
William July 19, 2014 at 08:57 am
Mom you are on the right track, But The Media Feeds off of all these actions, Like never before, IRead More canceled the Asbury Park Press for just that reason of Slanted Editorials and Nothing but Crime reporting and Trash, It went from Many pages to a few filled with Nothing but Crime reporting and Party Bashing. Even my Blood pressure has gone down and I saved Money,
Beach_N8iv July 21, 2014 at 03:01 pm
NRA shills screeching "THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING" running this way to sellRead More their best product . . . . FEAR!
Citizen of America July 16, 2014 at 02:31 pm
I'm planning to go to Bookends tomorrow to meet our 45th President, Hillary Clinton. Obviously,Read More conservatives are worried about her -- that's why they've cranked up the mud-slinging machine 2+ years before her election.
Long Time Resident July 19, 2014 at 08:08 pm
I would expect nothing less from a DumboRat lemming like Moron of America!
Long Time Resident July 19, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Watch the trained puppet dance.
Kirkbride Building at Greystone Psychiatric Hospital. Patch File Photo
Lothar Jones July 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm
It's good to see the state making the correct decision here. Preserving Greystone is folly thatRead More would cost the taxpayers 100s of millions of dollars. I'll be glad to see this evil monument to torture and death finally turned into parkland for all to enjoy. Here's some interesting reading about a Greystone-type facility in Oregon: http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-mental-hospital-honor-forgotten-souls-144556670.html?soc_src=copy
Lothar Jones July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm
It's good to see the state making the correct decision here. Preserving Greystone is folly thatRead More would cost the taxpayers 100s of millions of dollars. I'll be glad to see this evil monument to torture and death finally turned into parkland for all to enjoy. Here's some interesting reading about a Greystone-type facility in Oregon: http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-mental-hospital-honor-forgotten-souls-144556670.html;_ylt=A0LEVzXFpMBTR10AP4RXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByb2h1ajk3BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDOARjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--
Brian Sniatkowski July 12, 2014 at 08:01 am
it's a shame they cannot find a way to keep this piece of history and beautiful architecture
Gov. Chris Christie at a previous town hall meeting. Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)
charlotte July 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm
Any college "coed" obsessed with Christie at this point clearly has a questionableRead More background. "Whatever" comes to mind as a response because these "town halls" seem so over produced it is ridiculous.
charlotte July 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Even our esteemed coed and her half shirt ensemble, designed to catch the attention of the maleRead More voter, must understand she is completely irrelevant to Christie Mantra.
Nitsuj July 5, 2014 at 07:32 pm
While Christie is not perfect, at least he's holding the line on taxes and putting some money intoRead More the Pension system. Now if the State Legislature wasnt dominated by the Democrats, perhaps spending would be cut as well and taxes actually lowered. Time for Chrisite to pull an Obama and just issue executive orders since the democrats wont let him do the job that needs to be done.
Common Cents June 30, 2014 at 08:54 pm
The real main intention of this law was to protect somebody who is rendering assistance, regardless.Read More If you were to come to an accident and you moved the person out of the car because it was going to burn, but in the intention you caused paralysis due to an injury your had no idea about, you would be granted immunity. You were acting in the best interest of the victim, trying to save their life. If this act was not in effect, nobody would render assistance if they thought about the consequences. Good people with basic human nature would still help. It takes the ambulance chasers to ruin something else like this.
ThudNJ June 30, 2014 at 09:11 pm
Lawyers are nit pickers who strive to find loopholes in everything. Shakespeare was right when heRead More said " First we kill the lawyers"
Andrea July 1, 2014 at 12:22 am
My friend, got her CELLPHONE stolen right out of her hand on the 92 bus and everyone else just satRead More there, she said that someone had lent her their phone, so she could call her mom. She also stated that the cops wouldn't come out just for a stolen cellphone, how do those people know? As for the mom who got a beat down in front of her child, and I was there, I would have been the first to call 911. True story, I went to University Plaza in Newark to pay my cable bill at the Optimum Payment Center, and I grabbed something to eat, anyway, as I was eating in my car, I saw a store owner get hit by some guy, and I put down my food, and picked up my cellphone as I was about to dial 911, I heard the owner say not to, but I had to, even though he was a complete stranger to me, I knew enough to know that if I did nothing, it would've be just as bad as the criminal doing the hitting. I am the type of person who will stand up for anyone if I see what's going on.
Path is Needed July 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
I have spoken to residents who live off of Meyersville Road, in Wickham Woods & in the HighlandsRead More neighborhoods who weren't even aware that the Council gave away land owned by the Township. They were universally shocked & upset! I was always questioned as to why a homeowner who bought their property knowing that an easement adjoined the property suddenly was gifted land for nothing that would obviously greatly increase the value of their property. I don't fault the homeowner for asking but I do fault the homeowner for not paying fair value and for not guaranteeing to cover the Township's legal fees if lawsuits resulted from this giveaway. I believe that the Township should have developed the path to protect our children and if, as they claim, funds were not available for the path, then begin a fund raising drive to get enough in donations to build it. As taxpayers, we were NEVER asked if we wanted a path or if we would donate to create the path. This gift will very likely be overturned in court and the Council should resign in shame over the legal fees that they are forcing residents to pay. NEVER FORGET THIS - NEXT ELECTION, VOTE THEM OUT!
David MacNeil July 5, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Aside from the questionable legal merits of the Fechtners' case, does anyone outside of the affectedRead More neighborhood (I live on Pine Street) understand the TOTAL IMPRACTICALITY of creating a walkway on this eight-foot wide easement that is now overgrown with mature trees? There is no way this could be accomplished without trespassing on or damaging the private property of the homeowners adjacent to this easement. Even if a way could be found, the cost would be significant and the ultimate safety and utility of the path very much in doubr. As for the "shocked and upset" residents of the other neighborhoods, they seem blissfully unconcerned about the issues of cost, safety, utility and loss of privacy to my neighbors. The fact that they "weren't even aware" of this well-publicized issue just demonstrates a deplorable lack of interest in Township affairs.
David MacNeil July 5, 2014 at 04:58 pm
By the way, you other posters Man orWoman up and post your names if you want to be taken seriously!
Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo
Matt Giordano June 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm
politicians lack Common Sense. Period!
Matt Giordano June 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Politicians lack Common Sense. Period!
The Stig June 27, 2014 at 12:35 pm
They only care about two things - Getting power and keeping it.
Geoff Cabral June 26, 2014 at 05:09 pm
A falling tree ripped off one part of one wall's siding on the back of your house and the newRead More doesn't exactly match the rest of the house? Chubb doesnt want you looking at it and being disappinted, so they pay to replace it all - no quibbling. The only thing they require is honest customers so they already know who and what you are before they agree to quote your risk. Scammers need not apply....
jesscott June 27, 2014 at 06:41 am
Are you all really pretending that partisan politics doesn't exist absolutely everywhere....sinceRead More the beginning of time? Grow up.
Beach_N8iv June 30, 2014 at 04:04 pm
YOUR governor is just protecting his Big Business Masters. They tell him what to do and he complies,Read More not that he has a choice. The Trenton Tyrant should be shown the door.
Patch File Photo
angie argabrite June 27, 2014 at 07:43 am
what about the "hard choice" to do something for the people who AREN'T his millionaireRead More friends?
Chief Wahoo June 27, 2014 at 08:36 am
It's funny. (Actually it's not ) I haven't heard either side of liars and thiefs , talk bout theRead More unfairness of taking away the property tax rebates of most homeowners and seniors. Especially only a month BEFORE they were counting on them. How is anyone supposed to budget their household, with these clowns in charge of state. Christie with your made up budget and your lies , you are a bum. Public unions , with your collusion and greed, you are scum.
Mac June 27, 2014 at 11:48 am
sorry angie argabrite but our overstuffed pampered national smorgasbord traveler that drops byRead More occasionally to show us that as Governor he can walk and chew gum at the same time doesn't make any "hard choices" without a million dollar advance to his wife's charity retirement fund first
The Pulaski Skyway
PeoplePlease June 26, 2014 at 07:37 pm
I've read this article 4 times and it still does not make any sense. Was this a high schoolRead More graduation assignment?
J G June 27, 2014 at 03:11 pm
What difference does it make'!
MD June 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
The difference is, this propaganda ridden article is full of bigotry. Just give us the news.
Montclair Deputy Mayor Bob Russo (Patch file photo)
Paint June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
Doesn't much matter people are leaving NJ as fast as they can . The liberal way simply is a downwardRead More spiral and it shows
Joe R June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am
People are leaving NJ as fast as they can???? And people are moving into NJ, entrepreneurs,Read More enterprising immigrants (LEGAL) and NJ has a fairly healthy birth rate. But the right wingers and the corporate whores who want us to further lower taxes on big corporations and the wealthy perpetuate the myth that NJ is losing population which is a big fat LIE. In the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91%, now it's 39.6%.
Ridgewood Mom June 19, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Exactly Joe. All that Chris Christie has done as governor is raid the public coffers in order toRead More line the pockets of himself and his cronies. He has achieved this by employing well documented goon squad tactics and perpetuating the lie that the cost of services for the average taxpayer is the source of the state's fiscal challenges, demanding that most people in the state pay more taxes for less services in order to funnel more money to favored corporations and very wealthy individuals.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 06:59 pm
charlotte, You are living in a bubble. Dream, Dream, Dream darling. Obviously you really do not knowRead More what is going on. It is not the money they do it to for an exchange of favors program to put who they want a head. It helps them in the future for their own. Teachers are shroud in everything they do. There is always a motive or plant a seed going on in a bad way. It is not based on who truly is the best. You have administrator, teachers and coaches fudging every thing they can to make themselves look good. They collaborate together like the good old boys club. Trust me on this most don't care about your kids or anyone's kids unless you fall under that category of knowing someone. It is based on Who you know, not what you know just like all the other corruption going on in the world. Teachers have two faces. I think it is something they learn in college very well.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 07:04 pm
charlotte, How is teachers not responsible for some of the corruption when they give only certainRead More kids the chance to take a test over instead of all. Subjectively grades a paper better to who they know or just makes up grades because they do nothing in there class. There is a lot of H.S. Teachers who do not teach and get away with it.
grace June 18, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@rick Ricky you have just pointed out the toms river schools alma mater
One of the puppies removed from a Brick Township pet store in 2012 after the store was raided and shut down. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Judith Mirbach June 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
To I've got the "scoop"" Ellie has a few different diseases. First called HereditaryRead More multifocal retinal dysplasia and retinal folding treated with eye drops. The second is keratoconjunctivitis sicca (chronic dry eye) which needs to be treated with Optimmune which can lead to corneal ulcers, chronic pus comes out of her eye and could lead to blindness if not treated. At first "their" vet stated Ellie just had regular conjunctivitis (infectious) probably caused by being with so many puppies, but not until I took her to a specialist was it determined this was a predisposed condition. Granted cocker spaniels DO have some eye problems but not the extent of Ellie's problems. The next issue she has is distichiasis (ingrown eyelashes) which also increases the pus, irritation, redness so she has to be groomed around her face more often. Her other problem was a "cherry eye". At 5 months old a "piece of meat" started coming out of her left eye. It was diagnosed as a cherry eye. The pet store would ONLY pay for the surgery if I used "their vet". She had the surgery and it did not work so needless to say the "piece of meat" is still hanging out. Again, granted cocker spaniels are "prone" to eye problems BUT IT WAS DETERMINED IN ALL OF HER DISEASES BOTH MOTHER AND FATHER HAVE HAD TO HAVE THESE DISEASES AND WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY APPARENT IN THE ADULTS AND THEY WERE STILL BREEDING THEM. Right now she is stable and is used to getting the medicine in her eyes daily. I love her so much. Again, as stated the pet store DID NOT CARE WHATSOEVER!!!! They made their sale!
Marina June 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Marina June 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm
Hey Woodbridge Patch.....Do you have any pet stores in your town? Maybe someone should ask MayorRead More Mac, WHY!
The Jersey Diner in Cinnaminson. (Patch File Photo)
c June 19, 2014 at 09:29 am
This is a problem for NJ government and the taxpayers as the wealth is leaving the state. 50Read More billion in the last few years. Just wait till the majority of the boomers leave, taking the rest of the wealth. Then see how the taxes have to be raised to pay for the blob, the bloated governments (county such as Union, Essex, Hudson) and the state of NJ. The smart kids are leaving NJ when they go out of state to college, so the parents have no reason to stay. Housing prices will go down because no one will be able to afford them, and the property taxes, except the New Yorkers who flee their even worse state.
Joe R June 19, 2014 at 09:50 am
Oh baloney, wealth is not leaving NJ, at least not in the sense that you think. NJ has one of theRead More highest percentage of millionaires and billionaires in the country. NJ is one of the richest states in the country. Rich people are not fleeing their wealthy enclaves (even with the high property taxes) such as Princeton or where the governor lives, quite the opposite. According to the last census and almost all of the previous censuses, NJ gained in population. It's still the most densely populated state in the country. The problem is that the big corporations are given all kinds of tax breaks, tax holidays, tax abatements, land giveaways, subsidies and sweetheart deals that either services have to be cut or taxes have to be raised on the rest of us who do not have the clout of Walmart or some billionaire sports team owner.
Charlie Kime June 23, 2014 at 04:40 am
That's an interesting comment Joe R. Five of our neighbors within a two block radius have left theRead More state in the past year. They left for work, retirement, downsizing, etc. This will repeat itself more and more as baby boomers retire. Those remaining are left with the second highest state and local taxes in the country, the worst finances of any state, and an $84bn unfunded liability on risk-free public pensions & unlimited healthcare costs that NJ tax payers have to cover. There has been very little new job creation in NJ mainly because businesses find the state so unfriendly. Only someone benefitting for a sweetheart deal in NJ, i.e. a public pensioner, could complain that it is sweatheart deals for big corporations that drive up our taxes. That's patently false.
Jersey June 10, 2014 at 11:52 am
What if it wasn't flu, but say, TB? A patient with a critical lung condition has to worry about TBRead More when they go to the hospital? What about pertussis or measles? I have to worry that my kids may be exposed to horrible diseases that may kill them when I bring them to the hospital? No. Not right. If you are anti-vax, fine. But don't work in healthcare. There is too much exposure and risk to others. I know a family whose newborn died of flu, contracted in the hospital. It is no joke for infants or the elderly despite the fact that most of us are strong enough not be be seriously threatened by it. P.S. If medical decisions now constitute freedom of expression under the 1st Amendment, hope everyone is OK with abortion and euthanasia being 1st amendment rights. (Probably the only good thing I'd see in this mess. lol) Not a good outcome.
CC June 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Bill - TWICE my response to you was DELETED. Guess "they" don't want the cat out of theRead More bag!!! Arizona is NOT the only state that had children dropped off. New York AND Connecticut just had airplanes full of them dropped off....and NO vaccines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep deleting and I WILL keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sal July 5, 2014 at 11:19 am
State workers pensions were NEVER something any union negotiated for or ask for or demanded. TheRead More Pensions are something the state OFFERED to attract the workers they needed. The State of NJ said " Come and work for us and this is what we will give you as Compensation for working for the state of NJ. Their pensions are a Part of their salary (their workers Compensation/wages) and something the state OFFERED to pay their employees. The workers cannot take back their 20, 30, 40 years of loyal service and the state is trying to take back compensation that the state had agreed to pay their workers when they were hired. When any employer offers to pay a any worker a pension to get the worker to work for them __ the pension just like a paycheck is part of the Compensation they have worked for.
William July 5, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Sal where did you get that info from, And if what you say is true then the state is not breaking anyRead More laws or Contracts, Offers are taken back in the private sector . Agreements are broken also. Many company's offer benefits that are rescinded at will. I know this first Hand When Salary non union workers lost their benefits because They were a Given as you say The public workers received and Hourly Unionized workers retained theirs, because The Benefits were were in there contracts That were Negotiated, Case in Point General Motors Linden, The Hourly Union Kept their Health Care also But Salary non union lost all theirs. Nothing is Guaranteed ask The Toyota and Saturn workers Promises Made and Broken, And when wages reach a tipping point promises are broken, Better a Pc, Of Pie then NO Pie,
John June 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm
I find it more than a little disturbing how people attack Mr. Brower so viciously! Are peopleRead More forgetting that this is an 88 year old man!!! For crying out loud I can't believe that this man is still so involved and passionate at his age about his town! Has some of his actions been eye rolling? Yeah....but he's 88 freakin years old!!! Turn on Fox News and you'll see much more loonie stuff said by people half his age! He's hanging it up in a few months... I say we tip our hat to a guy his age that is still relevant and cares! It's admirable to say the least! If he's loony at times... We'll again he's 88!!!!!! People need to get a life!
Chatham Examiner June 8, 2014 at 11:50 am
Again, another ridiculous comment defending Brower. How Chatham politics and self interest relatesRead More to the age of anchors on Fox News is beyond me. Brower has been Looney since day one in office. Age is not an excuse for his antics. Your comments support the fact that Brower should be removed from office immediately. Others have suggested he is a self-serving bully, you suggest he is senile or suffering from dementia. If that is the case he should be put in a home
Resident June 11, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Did you guys happen to see this?Read More http://newjerseyhills.com/chatham_courier/news/and-then-there-were/article_9419cfa4-f0a8-11e3-8d97-001a4bcf887a.html Haha, I love the "ShopRite Employee" allegation. Now I kinda understand why nobody knew anything about this until after the primary...
Marlboro Mann June 4, 2014 at 10:49 am
I love Booker's strategy. Openly campaign for Lautenberg's job while the poor man was still alive,Read More rely heavily on the support from the parasites living in our state's numerous slum cities, disregard his record of failure in Newark, win the election and disappear from sight. I think we may have to file a missing persons report on our current phantom Senator.
Joe R June 4, 2014 at 11:02 am
"..parasites living in our state's numerous slum cities...." Wow, what a nasty biasedRead More comment against a whole group of people living in some of the poorest cities in the nation. Comparing people to parasites or pests? Didn't the Nazis do the same to the Jews? MM hates poor people because they are poor; he calls them parasites, it sounds like he might want to "liquidate" these people.
nan June 4, 2014 at 11:26 am
Rhetorical question - People of Brick how could you vote for Brando over Ciocco? Answer is you knowRead More nothing about John Ciocco because he did not have the exposure Brando did. Brando's exposure serving previously, as a Councilman is a sad excuse for voting for him. He served himself not the people. In fact, he publicly, insulted many speakers at Council Meetings. I do not like an all one party government but I fear will may not have even on Rep on the Council going forward. Wise up people of Brick
Chatham Examiner June 2, 2014 at 09:43 pm
Really Karen? Can you please explain why you previously attacked someone for having a degree inRead More Economics? Why send your daughter to college when she can be the handmaiden of Bailey Brower like yourself. Keep preaching kitchen table exonomics, because 529s are directly related to municipal budgets. Oh wait, no they are not. I'll take someone with an education, instead of the female dog of the current administration. What involvement has the, convicted by Elliott Spitzer, criminal had on your campaign.
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