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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
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Heywood April 24, 2014 at 02:52 am
They were popular break-in kids who will break-in no more. LOL
Brenda April 24, 2014 at 04:58 am
Break in someones house, get shot, that simple. Now to go up and shoot the boy directly in the faceRead More with him already down??? That raises a question. Then go wait for a full day to call and notify the police, now that raises a question.?? What the hell is the bottom line problem with this man that he would OVERKILL, and Keep the bodies for a full day without calling the police.?
Liz April 24, 2014 at 06:09 am
Wow, some sick, deeply disturbed people in these threads...
Dana Matrano, 25, of Toms River (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
love April 23, 2014 at 08:13 pm
stupid, stupid, stupid, I didn't know you people would rather be a drug dealer as yourRead More livelihood.... jail may help and they should spend some time behind bars for sure..
dave April 24, 2014 at 05:56 am
its the beginning of the end when you mess with that crap,only the dealer wins.,nail them hard!
. April 24, 2014 at 06:40 am
Anyone know what business on Fischer Blvd? It would be nice to know that.
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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.
Jeana Ganun, 34, of South Toms River (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
love April 23, 2014 at 08:31 pm
mike mc April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
i wonder how many "priors" she has??
* April 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm
whets the adams apple...
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Frank Estrada April 24, 2014 at 02:24 am
The best populist the Dims can serve up...what a joke.
dee marie April 24, 2014 at 05:45 am
wow. almost all of these comments are so obviously written by woman haters, the kind of men andRead More women that just cannot stand to see a woman in a position of authority. i have just one question for all of you who think you have all the stats on Ms. Clinton, can any of you name the politician that was held responsible for the thousands of lives lost from Ground Zero? You want to talk about fools in government? Remember, this was not the first attack on the World Trade Center? Who let it happen? shame on all of you and your so called facts. your behavior is apparent. feeling sorry for all the women, young and old, who are part of your families. i bet you don't even let them vote or drive cars
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 06:45 am
dee marie,I love women. Im married to one.It's corrupt,duplicitous woman I don't like. Nice try.
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Linda Maloney April 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm
@Mac I didn't think you were picking on me, I just wanted you to know I didn't give Ocean County aRead More pass. @all--It's about time NJ has to think about really consolidating school districts! We presently have 296 school districts, 398 public high schools, 33,246 full time teachers and 404,165 students h.s. students enrolled. The politicians will never let this happen because most of the political patronage jobs are in the supervisory positions. ….and so are these huge retirement packages. It would be the sensible thing to consolidate not only to save money, but for the sake of education(we need a more cohesive curriculum). But we're in NJ and it ain't gonna happen!
* April 24, 2014 at 12:12 am
john doe April 23, 2014 at 09:02 pm
news flash seaside heights invites them here. seaside is to blame for snookie and the situation too
Annette hall April 23, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Why save them. They just get out and do it all over again. I know! I know! Harsh. But it's how IRead More feel.
* April 23, 2014 at 10:07 pm
maybe because you're not a human being...
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Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
mplo April 24, 2014 at 03:51 am
What kind of a stupid, malicious idiot would pull that sort of a prank? I agree that the kid whoRead More made the phone call to the SWAT team about his opposing video games player was a sore loser, which is why he did that, but he should be criminally prosecuted, made to pay the bill, and perhaps do some community service in order to pay off that big bill. Hopefully, that kid will learn a lesson if he is prosecuted for his prank, which he should be.
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Kyle April 24, 2014 at 03:28 am
Lol shut up coffeenut, you are a typical keyboard commando with no balls. Go and say something toRead More someone's face and stop hiding behind your computer. There are two sides to every story and I'm sure the police are not out to get you like you think. Looking up police brutality videos on YouTube is the dumbest shit I have ever heard. Of course you are gunna find them, you can find videos about everything on YouTube but as with anything you are watching something that 1) you were not there so you do not know the circumstances and 2) it is from a single point of view and a majority of the time edited to look as bad as it can possibly be... You can't believe everything you hear and see on the internet. You are the only one on here who is constantly commenting, say your piece and stfu. Anyone can tell you are nothing but an internet troll who can't give something up. You're anti cop we get it, no need to spam the comments section with your hate.
Kyle April 24, 2014 at 03:34 am
And I would love to hear how many videos on your precious YouTube that you actually follow up withRead More and see what the outcome of the case was and see if the officers were terminated from their "brutality"... That's right you think about that because you have probably never followed up with a single one. You can't even put your name. You hide behind coffee nut.. Put your first and last name on here, I don't care about addresses or anything like that but if you are gunna troll put your full name on here.. Haha that's right you will never do that because you get a rise out of posting on forums and arguing with people. You are a coward. Stay trolling.
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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..
grace April 23, 2014 at 08:10 am
@suz it doesnt sound like a bad idea to really check references. for everyone so theRead More "card" cant be used.
suz April 23, 2014 at 09:56 am
Oh Grace...you know some will claim 'discrimination' if they did so. Always someone looking to sueRead More for one reason or another.
* April 23, 2014 at 10:04 am
sue who...
* April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am
lights are on nobody home...
Linda Maloney April 23, 2014 at 11:41 am
Yes @grace police officers do receive this type of training at the police academy, but how often doRead More they really encounter it? Rarely! @grace you are good at many things, like being a kind, sweet and caring person! All in all the police did a great job and it should be recognized, we are always too willing to blast them when we find fault with them!
* April 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm
exchanging glances...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 01:52 am
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 02:08 am
yep monkey---most homes have electricity. Guess hillbillys paying people still? didnt thinkRead More there were that many idiots out there who dont wire their homes?
Love All April 24, 2014 at 06:54 am
TO THE EDITOR....I'm seriously disappointed by the removal of peoples comments overnight.... If youRead More cannot see the flow and context of comments made,, how is one supposed to understand the comments you read? The young man, Black Panther was defending himself and his position in the face of raw bigotry and you removed that?? When you invite unfettered comments from people on a forum such as this,, CENSORSHIP HAS NO PLACE. You either put on your big boy/girl panties and allow Free Speech to run it's course,,, of you SHUT THIS DOWN. I'm so surprised at your actions. Not good!
A Narcan nasal spray dispenser being demonstrated at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Toms River, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brittney April 23, 2014 at 10:24 am
when someone passes away, we all are questioned with what could have we done for them to help orRead More prevent it or what if i was there a little bit sooner... now we have a prevention for a chance for a better life, a preventative and you that ignorant... know one knows what brought them down this road of darkness. what drove them to put a needle in their arm. Or what drives people to their own vices. But to loose hope is terrible. These are teens and young lost adults who loose hope in themselves and self medicate and become sick with the dependency of this drug same as any addiction. As for the drug dealers they should be put away for life for all i care.
Howard M. Syvarth April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Oh to waste of DNA and other compounds that make up a living organism, the humanoid that calls themRead More self "letsgetreal" is a living example of never underestimate the power of human stupidity. I bet your black and white ivory tower must be a neat pace to live and the small slice of the universe you see is extrapolated to fill the void. Drug use, drug sales and abuse do not fit into your cookie cutter simplistic world view. You want to end this mess, stop the failed war on drugs. Get the criminal element out of the high profit business. Prohibition lead to the growth of the mafia. Make drugs unprofitable to the gangsters and the world as you know it will change for the better.
Heywood April 23, 2014 at 03:58 pm
No syvarth, it appears you're own ivory tower has clouded your judgment. Let the drug user knowRead More there are consequences to his/her choice and then see how well they deal with it. You seem to be suggesting a more liberal policy to drug use, which will lead to an even more impaired society.
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Max April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Quite clearly, politicians and elected officials were excluded from this study.
Stew Sidedoor April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
This is what happens when you want to pay teachers 6 digit salaries for average at best schools, ifRead More you do not then maybe you should move to Fla.
Michael pellettiere April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Nj #1 in forclosures
The Stig April 22, 2014 at 01:10 pm
Dickie also can't stand not seeing his name in the paper once a week, so he'll be "for" orRead More "against" something just for the sake of issuing a press release. Sending out a camera crew to interview him just enables him further. Forty years and counting. He's the poster child for Term Limits.
Mac April 22, 2014 at 03:26 pm
the only difference I see between Codey and Christie is that one is wearing an orange cone and theRead More other one is still renting them out at will - regardless, the longer Julie Herrman remains at Rutgers, the longer Rutgers's integrity is going to be under a public cloud
Clyde Z April 23, 2014 at 07:59 am
her hiring was a joke, I mean they said they did a background check: must not have used GoogleRead More search because they've listed her troubles before her hire at Rutgers. Not to mention that she "lied" on her application. I've had co-workers fired after a month, months and in another case years after their hire due to lies on their application. Hermann's lies could/should have been cought by simple 10th grade investigation
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 12:18 am
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
letsgetreal April 22, 2014 at 05:07 pm
@Mac Your absolutely right...i agree.. .let the games begin...
Mark April 22, 2014 at 05:37 pm
ha, ha, ha,ha, a million and thirty thousand dollars. By the time all the usual skimming takes placeRead More Ortley will be lucky if Maruca tells Lou Amaruso to send over a street sweeper for a few hours!
dainty April 22, 2014 at 08:04 pm
Trying to get exposure for the 4/28/14 deadline for FEMA claims. FEW knows this deadline isRead More approaching. After 4/28 you will NOT be able to open and correct claims. While it is 18 months later some folks are just coming to and realizing what they have to do. We really need help making this known, Christie has asked for an extension BUT it doesn’t look good. Menendez favors this as well. I thought if we could get folks informed, maybe the deadline would be extended. We really need this. I’ve been working with a public adjustor and he has been getting A LOT of money for people. THESE people should get their fair payment. I have been working on Sandy since Day 1 and WE NEED this extension! Any help is appreciated! Thank you contact: Booker/Christie/Papers
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?
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John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 01:29 am
The Pilgrims left England because of religious persecution but they did not come here, they went toRead More Holland were there was tolerance. But, lo and behold, the Dutch also had tolerance for Jews and the Pilgrims could not tolerate that. Then they came over here. And, if you recall they burned 'witches' at the stake. Wonderful tolerant Pilgrims. If you believe Pilgrims came here to avoid persecution I'll bet you believe George Washington chopped down a cherry tree.
John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 01:31 am
God is shaking her head at all this intolerance. I'll bet she's on Prozac right now
Tom Abbott April 24, 2014 at 01:57 am
Though not certain, it seems you are conflating the Pilgrims and the Puritans who were distinctRead More groups. If you are referring to the Salem witch trials that would be the Puritans. I don't recall any references to Pilgrims either burning witches or leaving Holland because of the Jews. I'm curious whether you have sources for that.