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Irina April 23, 2014 at 01:56 pm
NJ officials should keep their nose out of my lawn/life and business. Screw them all.
Ri-Brickulous! April 23, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Thanks for all the jellyfish an destroyed oyster beds Irina.
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Genrl Quarters April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I thought this paragraph in the article was quite laughable......."Smoking will still beRead More permitted on public sidewalks running along any private properties within the area, as well as within private properties".................wow, what a break that is....freedom still exists.....one can still smoke on private property. Toms River has become such a laughable, crime-ridden, drug-ridden dump. What a shame they let it get away....it was still a nice place in the 70's and 80's. Now it's not far below a Keansburg or an AP.
* April 23, 2014 at 06:24 pm
keeping government in business...
letsgetreal April 23, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Listen its silly, but sadly some slobs that smoke throw their butts everywhere making itRead More disgusting...so if anything maybe the slobs that have to duck out for a smoke at town hall.....wont crap up the place...there is enough of that due to other things there..
Mac April 23, 2014 at 11:46 am
I can't wait for the daily mailings of the Vicari glossy reelection flyers to start showing up inRead More our mailboxes. Joe is currently practicing his best puckers for the camera so he can demonstrate for us how to get 'more bang for your buck' regardless of the position you are currently in.
Marynary April 23, 2014 at 11:52 am
Grace, I make no comments when you contribute to a thread with honest meaningful postings. HoweverRead More with 8100 postings I find that at least 4000 of them are a succession of one liners with other airheads that alter the course of conversation about the topics. It is a news effort here, not facebook or twitter. 8100 postings! That is about 4X more than any other super frequent poster.
Mac April 23, 2014 at 01:13 pm
@grace - as to this story, time will tell perhaps - however, patterns are patterns and insistingRead More that a red carpet with gold crowns be rolled out in front of you everywhere you go doesn't help the defense - then again, who could resist that puss wrapped in an American flag?
Goldenmane April 23, 2014 at 09:46 am
At least they are bi-partisan. An inappropriate Democratic role model last year and an inappropriateRead More Republican one this year. I don't object to celebrities being role models, but why can't they choose someone who is a noted philanthropist or some other positive figure? I wonder how much someone paid for this honor. And what is this National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council anyway?
Jack Doyle April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
THE SAME PEOPLE voted for"W" bush twice.Geniuses!
Trish Benedict April 23, 2014 at 11:28 am
This isn't a late April Fools joke? A man under investigation for ordering traffic jams theRead More gridlocked (among other things) school buses for hours is a good father role model? I keep waiting for the punchline…
Hugh April 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm
And almost all the states had established churches. How doe that jibe with Hooker's argument?
Hookerman April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
Hugh, you continue to be very amusing! I quote actual historical text, while you interject you ownRead More twisted interpretation, and then accuse me of trying to support my own dogma (which I haven’t even mentioned). Fact: The letter from the Danbury Baptists to Jefferson said nothing about taxes, going to jail, or moving west. Fact: The first amendment says nothing about the Church of England or an established church. It says; “establishment of religion”… noting more, nothing less. Fact: Jefferson interpreted this clause as creating a wall a separation between church and state (which courts have mostly supported throughout history) . Fact: The U.S. Constitution (the blueprint for our system of laws) makes no mention of a superior being, nor any specific religious belief, and does not recognize any power greater than “We the People”. These are facts, not interpretations as you are posting. As to your last statements; of course states had churches, that why people came to this country, for religious freedom. They were not government sponsored churches. They were not churches that mandated any type of law. They were churches that people attended entirely voluntarily, as they do today. What’s the point???
Portent April 24, 2014 at 12:45 am
Hapless Hugh doesn't know the difference between syntax and semantics. Who knew?
Christie appointed Seton Hall law school dean Patrick Hobbs to serve as an ombudsman in the governor's office Thursday/Composite image
patricianr2 April 19, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Spooner April 19, 2014 at 02:45 pm
@patricianr2- don't feel bad, I've been dealing with this clown for awhile. Shoots his mouth offRead More without knowing facts...or as they say: "puts his foot in his mouth"
Beach_N8iv April 20, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Lou, Teaneck Resident, it would seem that Menendez, Booker, Florio, McGreevy, Byrne, Helstosky, etc,Read More etc. have not done the degree of damage that the Tarnished Tin God has done to the residents of this once great state. Ha Ha Ha!?!?!?!
Mac April 18, 2014 at 11:17 am
one can always recognize Garry at the Vicari semi-monthly brown-noser runway show - he's the oneRead More with the most bandaids covering the end of his looooooooooooooong nose
Mac April 18, 2014 at 11:19 am
from the above picture, I'll go out on a limb and suggest that is Garry's very worn-out seat ofRead More honor
grace April 19, 2014 at 10:50 am
hope vicari didnt drop his mirror!
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
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Mac April 15, 2014 at 04:54 pm
but then again, it could just be my personal self-respect - why would anyone want to admit they wereRead More locally connected? - besides, I don't own a tin cup to carry with me
Mac April 15, 2014 at 05:11 pm
the downtown area in TR has declined steadily since friendly businessmen like Charlie Hespe passedRead More on and later the local bank of local businesses and residents went belly up as a result of all the million dollar loans the local GOP leaders forgave themselves for not repaying - it was around the time frame of our past sheriff, Vicari, Bartlett and a few others taking over the nameplates of the county GOP elected offices - while everyone turned a blind eye to it then, when Buckelew joined forces with Norcross, the federal government forced Norcross to sell Commerce Bank or lose it - something about lax security standards perhaps
Robert Osenenko April 16, 2014 at 09:22 am
The people deserve the politicians and the system henchmen and women they elect.
John McDonough signs dune easements, April 11, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
FIMF the ll April 13, 2014 at 01:16 pm
No, it's a washed APP sycophant that can't quite seem to make up her mind.
Spooner April 13, 2014 at 03:15 pm
So you a her or an id!
MilesD April 14, 2014 at 01:39 pm
Daniel... but did you know that the board of the Ocean Beach and Bay Club did bump up they annualRead More dues significantly for both 2013 & 2014 for "improvements" where mailed notices had enclosed collection threats to any 'tea partiers'.
Mac April 10, 2014 at 01:02 pm
it's not a closet Marynary - it's a warehouse
Marynary April 10, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Well he was on the then Dover Twp committee before he became a freeholder. They had road departmentRead More jobs too.
letsgetreal April 10, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I am not a Dem...but seems like a good replacement (Unless the Rep's get a better candidate toRead More replace Viscami) for a Guy who has been involved in more than his share of shady stuff....
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!
Jake April 23, 2014 at 08:05 pm
Ugh, Christie is a complete mess.
Chief Wahoo April 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm
What does this public taking parasite care about property taxes in TR. he doesn't even live in TR.
grace April 11, 2014 at 08:53 am
lol yea how bout that @ mjmjr? but yes he was voted to be the sherriff..oh toms river once you areRead More hooked up you stay forever..@ chief i couldnt agree with you more. the whole thing disgusts me.. remember the attack of the teacher at tr int east that the the chief told the super to cover it up because people involved are in his department> thats just one example of toms river politics. sickening.. people forgot hoe he and ritacco were best buds
FIMF the ll April 11, 2014 at 10:59 am
Those with a strong stomach might want to read the report in its entirety: Investigative Report -Read More State of New Jersey www.nj.gov/comptroller/news/docs/report_municipal_overtime.pdf
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Barbara April 11, 2014 at 07:03 am
All these postings offer great insight to a corrupt bunch and their plans.... It is eye opening!Read More Someone will score big monies from this proposed sale. It's a shame, but we live in a very corrupt state. Actually, we live in a very corrupt country when it comes to land deals.
FIMF the ll April 11, 2014 at 08:10 am
Straight out of the Harry Reid playbook
Mac April 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm
for sure but it does keep the Gilmore girls in pumps - now if we could only find the missing link soRead More they could learn to stand up straight
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.
Chief Wahoo April 8, 2014 at 09:33 am
I'm sure this post will be on Nee' s resume when he applies for his local crony GOP job.
Robert Osenenko April 9, 2014 at 10:37 am
Just for you in Toms River. What is rich when it comes to property taxes? You can answer thisRead More yourself. Go to the property tax office, and look at what large banks, corp offices, investment firms, utilities pay. Factor in those business tx incentives they get. Then compare to residential. Who do you think pays for lower taxed high commercial businesses? What would happen if your home received the business deductions they receive? Who do you think pays for those so-called business tax incentives? The balance has to be made up somewhere.
Rich49 April 20, 2014 at 07:50 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen. The time has come to exempt ALL homeowners over 62 years old from payingRead More school taxes. Not the dismal state exemption ( only if you make almost nothing each year) a FULL exemption of all taxes going to the educational system. I have no children and have never had children in the Ocean County School System. I should not pay for the attending children or pay for the pensions that have been raided by the towns. Let them use all of the Lottery money for that and stop redirecting the funds. We need a vote across the state on this subject.
FIMF the ll April 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Yes there's a budget cap. Two percent with 13 exceptions for public takers duh?
Exit82 April 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Councilman John Sevastakis has 1.5 million in court ordered judgements against him...hisRead More counterparts on the council continue to try and cover it up. These are the people running your town.
Concerned April 7, 2014 at 08:06 am
Waste, fraud and abuse! We saw two snow plows this winter on North Curtis!! It snows EVERYYEAR. JustRead More an excuse to rob the middleclass.
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.
Homes being rebuilt in Toms River's Ortley Beach section, April 3, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Hurricane Sandy April 5, 2014 at 12:02 am
@LOVE or should I say hate!!!!!!! Do you realize that those hard working 2nd home owners pay theRead More same amount of taxes AND maybe even more than TR mainland. Some of them rent their homes to make ends meet. Some use them a few months out of the year. They don't sent their kids to the TR Heroin High and they don't use the municipal services, garbage collection for more than the 3/4 months that they spend at the shore. Yet they still have to pay TR exorbitant taxes. If they didn't spend their hard earned working money on those 2nd homes at the shore. TR taxes would be and will be soon, thru the roof even more than they are now. WAKE UP.....
suz April 5, 2014 at 07:40 am
It doesn't matter if its a second home or not...it is still someones home!
FIMF the ll April 5, 2014 at 09:11 am
Maybe I'm missing something here, but I thought flood insurance was designed and is rated to reflectRead More the risk of flooding. If my former secondary home, becomes my now primary residence, is it at less risk of flooding and should it or should it not be rated accordingly?
Rich49 April 4, 2014 at 06:21 pm
What happened to last years surplus from snow plowing? My taxes have never leveled out or have goneRead More down in Toms River. And of course they "stole" $68k with the home devaluations. We voted in people who should use our money more efficiently. Need to consolidate the police departments and county offices. Or, we the voters, will act.
suz April 4, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Good one Rich....
jerseytomato April 4, 2014 at 08:07 pm
Good one Rich!!
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.
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Halpha2 April 2, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Its like giving someone who plays Russian roulette an extra bullet.
Colleen Wright April 2, 2014 at 08:15 pm
so so uneducated ....so so sad with your comments...thats all i have to say....God Bless....
FIMF the ll April 2, 2014 at 08:36 pm
May God bless you too @Coleen- forgive them, for they know not what they speak
Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy tidal surge in Port Monmouth, NJ, photographed on Nov. 26, 2012.
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.
Marlboro Mann April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am
There are only three professions that prosper in this wretched state: 1-Public employeesRead More 2-Politicians 3-Mobsters As for the rest of us, we'll just pay up and suffer.
Richard April 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
You are so right unfortunately my friend! Pretty bleak outlook for the average tax payer, who doesRead More not have that inbred 'connection'.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:08 am
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.