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Downtown Toms River (Patch File Photo)
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....
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!
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
Camp Albocondo (Photo: YouTube)
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.
Securevelope April 8, 2014 at 09:06 am
Ah as usual the article throws it's government "funny math" into the mix so you feel goodRead More about paying less than others. Someone omitted the two separate taxes you have to pay that are NOT included on your yearly tax bill - the sewer and water bills! That's right. those are taxes and if you miss a payment on that sewer bill, your house goes up for auction without so much as a reminder notice. They put these 'late notices' as auctions in the NEWSPAPERS - and I'm not sure which one - and expect you to be looking in there. Seriously? So add a 'couple' hundred more dollars to your yearly tax bill for "accuracy". The funny part was when I got my higher tax bill this year I called up the township and they had the nerve to tell me my taxes actually were LOWER than in the past! Really? I bought my house and my yearly taxes were $1900.00. They are now over $3500.00 - and every year that brown envelope comes with a letter inside telling me how great they are doing and how proud they are that taxes have not been raised in decades. Whoever does the books needs to go back to remedial math class because no matter how I spin it, $3500 is more than $1900!
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.
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.
Patch File Photo
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.
Westfield123 April 2, 2014 at 09:27 am
More wasted money for the low lifes in Newark
Timmytrin Carragann April 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dif_BrBcfg
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.
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.
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 03:05 pm
never look back on something bad, yesterday is gone, today is now, tomorrow doesn’t exist.
Heywood April 2, 2014 at 04:52 am
Yes FimF, you'll be humming that tune when some Ruskies have pirated your Capital One Card, btw,Read More what's in your wallet?
grace April 2, 2014 at 09:25 am
o great i just got an atm card!
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?
Phillyboy April 1, 2014 at 02:32 am
All you Obamaphiles should hang your heads . We are witnessing right before our very eyes theRead More downsizing of the greatest superpower on the planet due to an apologetic passive man who doesn't have a clue what he's doing in the Oval Office . Christie isn't guilty until they get something in writing . The left is trying to discredit him because he will smash Hag Hillary's attempt at the Presidency . Your affirmative action president is attempting to ruin this country . That all ends this November . Party's over libtards !
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.
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
Photo: My9
grace March 29, 2014 at 06:23 pm
@jennadurr ive been here my entire life and have to say ive been to bums once or twice..never reallyRead More had an appeal to me or alot of people..sorry to hear the staff wasnt rehired i wonder whats up with that?
1stcav March 30, 2014 at 07:36 am
Most business owners want there people , trained there way to meet the OLD crowd or the newRead More customers. New owners want a clean sweep so to say , and that's not un -common. Some will rehire if they feel YOU will do it there way . If you do then you stay , it's a business decision by those in charge. It's also not un-common to have a large turn over in that type business , until they feel at ease with your work , and how you meet , greet and service there customers..
WMS826 March 30, 2014 at 03:51 pm
This town does not like outsiders coming in, only home owners so what is the big deal. I see nothingRead More friendly about either seaside when it comes to their parking enforcement and police patrols.
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.
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