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michelle sunny April 24, 2014 at 08:36 am
i think the board of ed is thinking about making that into a full time preschool for 3 and 4 yearRead More olds...they go by a lottery now ..but they want to be able to take alot more kids...it will be extra revenue for the budget ...hopefully the town owns it and they will never sell it...or the eec building
WMS826 April 24, 2014 at 08:46 am
Job. Well done, where were the Republicans on this one all these years before. If the town sold theRead More PLCit would be foolish. That could be used for many purposes including moving the EEC there along with district offices to have more room. It could also be used in the place of the old school on Drum Point Rd which is out lived its use. Either way the town has not had any success in the real estate business so far and I truly believe we are maxed out here with no demand for office space etc. I do see a new building going up in the Brick Plaza lot, anyone know what that is.
Sal Petoia April 24, 2014 at 09:26 am
This shows that our current elected officials are thinking of the people. Let's hope that if a caseRead More ever arises and it goes to the courts, the judicial system will work in favor of the town. Good work council and mayor!
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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mystuy April 24, 2014 at 09:42 am
This is unfortunate, generally, on both sides. I am just taken aback by the ridiculously biased wayRead More the teens are described in the clip. They look more like "a homecoming king and queen?" So, their "look" leads media representatives in that piece to attempt to drum-up sympathy for them. If history has shown us anything, had those kids been in goodies or of an ethnic minority group, there would not have been any photos of smiling faces or comments about their homecoming-quality.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 09:44 am
...hoodies... love that spell check. ..
sue April 24, 2014 at 09:54 am
well one way to make sure Obama and his AG don't pardon them.
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WMS826 April 23, 2014 at 07:59 pm
We see now there that Colorado is having problems with people going around the tax structure andRead More buying their pot cheaper on the black market. Plus with the action against smoking these last two decades by liberals, the same people who want to legalize pot it does not make any sense to make it easier for people to induce another substance into their bodies. It goes against everything the liberals have been preaching against with cancer and healthcare commercials. I can drink a little alcohol socially, can I smoke only a little pot. Why would I smoke only a half a joint, for the taste,...No. Pot is smoked to get high. Anyone who wants this is a pot smoker who is afraid of getting arrested. We have problems with alcohol currently, I see no reason for another substance which is undetectable once ingested.
John April 24, 2014 at 07:59 am
WMS I think the issue with smoking that people had was with cigarettes which is a completelyRead More different issue. I personally am for pot being legalized in NJ for many reasons. I believe that in can be very beneficial in a lot of ways. The medical side of marijuana needs to be shown in a different way because as for now the facts on it are not being represented the best way. The other day the Weather channel did a news video on their webpage about weed. It was short and gave some facts but the one that bothered me the most was when they mentioned how docs were giving children edible pot. The first thing that pops into most peoples heads when they hear that is a lil 3 yo eating a magic brownie and being baked. Trust me that is not what I want from legal medical marijuana but in reality that's not what is happening. The chemical properties in pot are just like any other substance and can be manipulated for different things. So what they are finding is this compound CBD which does not get you high can actually help with seizures. I think with this topic as with most things its all about the facts and the way they are presented. If we put a dollar number on just what we spend on fighting pot and broke that down to a per person cost and then asked this question I'm sure we would all agree it should be legal. Because WMS not all people who are pro pot are pot smokers. Some are pro money like the big corporations which will soon control the pot market like they do in alcohol and tobacco. And I personally believe that those big corporations are more of a problem than pot.
lisa April 24, 2014 at 08:54 am
It should be legal for medical reasons.
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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.
Mike April 24, 2014 at 09:42 am
So dumb, how can this possibly be enforced? Why don't they worry about the obvious stuff, like theRead More jet skies or the boats leaking oil into the water (like the one by Cedar Cove Marina or whatever it's called). This is the problem in NJ, it's always easier to make the life of Mr. Middle Class a Hell then to go after real problems.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:34 am
And I love the automatic labelling as a woman hater just because we don't like Hillary. ObviouslyRead More if you disagree with Obama, then you're racist. But what about if we are sick of John McCain? So now I'm a woman-hater, a racist, and a man-hater (veteran-hater? Ageist?)? Who does that leave? I am not a woman-hater. I'm a Hillary-hater.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 09:44 am
Oh please. I mis-spell one word and I have screwed up the paragraph so bad that you can'tRead More understand any of it? Yeah, you're telling the truth, for sure. Now, again. If you'd like to speak to what I said instead of beating around the bush until there's no bush left..... please do. If all you can do is search for loopholes so that you can disregard the subject, don't bother responding because I'm not interested in dancing around with you.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 09:46 am
Oh, and here's to your other post B. Dub. I said seething hatred of Hilary Clinton. I NEVERRead More said that you're a woman hater. How about you speak to what I say instead of using what I say to jump to your own biases? Good freaking grief. What are you a troll?
J.JONES April 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm
J.JONES April 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm
I would like to see a comparison in pay rolls to all above against Bricktowns ..Bet we would winRead More that contest ..
Linda Maloney April 24, 2014 at 08:35 am
@J. Jones All teachers salaries are public knowledge. Brick falls into the average range. Take aRead More look into the supervisory positions and you may see a difference.
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
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.
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.
* April 24, 2014 at 08:21 am
thank you kyle d. troll...
read bull April 23, 2014 at 07:17 am
check back next week for more news from this week!
Linda Maloney April 23, 2014 at 11:43 am
So sarcastic!!
BarbaraNJ April 23, 2014 at 11:45 am
Cub Drive ? I thought it was Club Drive ?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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!
Bob Zahm April 24, 2014 at 09:23 am
@Love All - not sure what comments were removed, but looking if they were anything like the racistRead More trash "monkey" lewis posts, they violate terms of service and should be removed.
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 09:30 am
think monkey shud be left up.... great example of what people face. its obviouslyRead More meant as provocation. but if u leave it up--they only look like the jerk... should embarrass monkey more than offend anyone. they are obviously just a dope.
Joshua R. Guarino, 23, of Brick. (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
MOONPOOL April 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm
He was on probation for dealing drugs and was part of the drug deal that killed a teen a few yearsRead More back on herbertsville rd . While his girlfriend drove off with the kid on the hood of the car. Its the spot across from ma dees deli.
KMC April 23, 2014 at 06:55 pm
And he doesn't live in Sawmill. He lives in Herbertsville section of town but not Sawmill.
Danielle Marie April 23, 2014 at 08:09 pm
He wasn't part of the drug deal on herbertsville rd. he was in jail at the time of that accident forRead More burglaries not dealing drugs. Lol learn your facts. And the biggest fact here is he's a sick fuck.
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.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 08:53 am
So Cow Dung, Gary has said it all in a much more straight-forward way. Everything he says is true,Read More and the information can be found, and checked, in MANY places. Just NOT on the Common Core website.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Why do I have a problem with the Gates foundation? I think I said it before. They funded theRead More organizations that wrote the standards. They funded the organizations that reviewed the standards. They fuinded every group that supposedly had "input" into the development of the standards. There is NO record of what the "input" consisted of, or if any of it was implemented. All we really have on record is the Content advisor for Mathematics, Jim Milgrim, prof. at Stanford, explaining why he refused to endorse the math standard. We have the English Language content advisor, Sandra Slotsky, explaining why she, likewise, could not sign off on the standards. And she explains that she has sat on many such committees before, in her role in developing Massachussetts very well-respected standards, and she said that this is the first time she was required to sign a non-disclosure. She said such committees are usually subject to "Sunshine" laws. These are specific people, highly qualified people, giving specific and detailed testimony. But you would rather keep pointing to the CC website vaguely referring to "how educators were involved".
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
I looked at the Wisconsin link you provided, and it gave a list of teachers on an ELA standardsRead More leadership team. This was out of context, and undated, so I dont really have an indication that it had anything to do with reviewing the CC standards, but assuming you just didn't copy enough pages into the link.....thay could list every teacher in America, by name, school, and department. If there are no records of what, if any recommendations were made, leading to what if any changes to the standards, I dont really see what that would prove. And since, as I have said, teachers and administrators at the local level are presumably under a gag order - if their states have signed agreements similar to NY - I don't know how we can be expected to trust anything about the CC. As I have said, I have several friends from college and HS who have been teaching for 25 + yrs, and my sister-in-law is a Vice Principal at a highly-ranked school in a highly-ranked state - and they all, across the board, HATE the program and what it does to children. And you can read the standards, but you do not have access to the agreements the states have signed, and do not know what other , untried methods of teaching will be mandatory under the Core.
Mrgrumpass April 22, 2014 at 01:41 pm
"Rosemary Mennona, who is the general supervisor of building services for the county, and herRead More husband, John, made the claims in the suit filed April 4 in state Superior Court" Are they claming that the freeholder also tryed to kiss john too?
Mrgrumpass April 22, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Andy It's time to read the article, or is it that you didn't take your meds today and the words areRead More moving around the page? Or are you setting yourself up for a law suit for defamation?
Andy Pat April 22, 2014 at 04:46 pm
I read the article here and at APP. I made no statement of libel or slander. I asked questions,Read More both related to previous articles involving a Joe Veni in Manchester and the Joe Veni of MUA in Brick. And I still do not know which, if either, is being referred to in this article. But thanks for your concern.
Sam Spencer, age 53, of Brick Township
Maureen K. Mitchell April 22, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Amazing! Congrats!
Richard April 22, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Congrats Sammy !! What an amazing accomplishment. I vote for a "Sammy Spencer Day" toRead More come up soon.. I am calling in to the town to make them aware, if not already, and I hope others do also. It would be fitting. You bring POSITIVE VIBES to this town, the best I can remember in recent years!
Mare April 23, 2014 at 03:08 pm
Wow, congratulations! That's awesome!
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Lee Brewer April 24, 2014 at 08:01 am
Lee Brewer April 24, 2014 at 07:59 am Mr Kitzer - I am sure there may have been a few good peopleRead More there helping who were Atheists - but they were not en masse, not in huge numbers, not there every day. Gateway Church has had one or two volunteers in Union Beach every single day since Oct 1, 2013 Sandy aftermath. My point is - you gotta walk the talk Mr. Kitzer - not call the world that disagrees with you profane names. I did not read that you gave 10% of your annual 10% income to help the poor. Did I miss this? That is what many Christians and Jews do. Many Muslims give 20% for the poor. BTW in 2012 Azim Permij, a Muslim in India, gave 2 Billion USD cash to help their educational system. God has a way of penetrating hearts into action. So I am thankful that we are one nation, under God.
John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 08:21 am
Good morning Tom Abbott and thank you for the gentle correction. If my kids should see that post IRead More will hear about it until Father's Day.
Madeleine April 24, 2014 at 08:24 am
Lee Brewer: I help people because I am able to and I hope people would help me in a time of crisisRead More (in other words, pay it forward). Helping has nothing to do with my belief in God which is a personal matter. We are one nation, a nation of people who care for one another, regardless of motivation. People are summoned to help others by a number of sources: parents, their employers, their church, God, need for redemption, feeling of altruism, personal connections to the victims of misfortunes, etc. We are one nation. Period.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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…