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Rick April 20, 2014 at 01:09 am
Last year I got tired of my doctor’s bugging me about it and got a pneumonia shot. SureRead More enough, three weeks later I got pneumonia. Never again..
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 01:18 am
Remember the Swine flu? Avian flu? Avian Flu 2? Nothing ever happened. These are scare tactics byRead More big Pharma to sell more and more drugs. Ask your doctor if your ready for Celestia or whatever is being pushed on TV this week. If I have to ask my doctor if I'm ready for 'X' drug I've got the wrong doctor.
Rick April 20, 2014 at 01:35 am
Right John. Watch the commercial for the drug du jour. Fifteen seconds of how wonderful the productRead More is and 45 seconds of side effects which are usually worse than whatever it was you had in the first place.
The Huey is lowered into place on the plaza.
stewart resmer April 16, 2014 at 02:11 pm
While the sound of the whop whop whop of a Huey's far off blades always meant help or trouble toRead More every one who heard them? That sound always made me stop to discern if I was hearing automatic heavy weapon fire. To this very day that sound gets my attention day or night awake or asleep.
John April 16, 2014 at 02:16 pm
I love the smell of napalm in the morning
country joe April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
No matter where I am or what I am doing hearing that sound takes me right back, I know it will hauntRead More me forever. Rest in Peace Brothers, You will never be forgotten..
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Hookerman April 19, 2014 at 08:01 am
Wow! Chem trails and government control through water fluoridation. Now we've hit the mother lodeRead More of paranoid conspiracy theories. I think I'll go watch Dr. Strangelove.
wifebert April 19, 2014 at 09:40 am
The U.S. tested atomic weapons out west and gave countless people cancer. They gave black menRead More syphilis a while back just to watch the course of the disease. It would be nice to think that the chem trail notion is a joke, but there are some intelligent people out there who are quite convinced there is something to it. Frankly, nothing would surprise me.
sha April 19, 2014 at 09:44 am
In the 1940s if one said cigarettes cause cancer the response would have been just like yours,Read More Hookerman. Not so funny now that we know the companies KNEW that but hid it from the public. My father in law was a smoker, got hooked, and died from lung cancer.
The northbound travel lanes on the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway will be closed for approximately 24 months while the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) rehabilitates the bridge deck.
Linda Maloney April 13, 2014 at 10:09 am
It's about time they started to make repairs on the Pulaski Skyway, it's been literally fallingRead More apart for years! I heard there is even some controversy with the Port of Authority paying for much of this renovation. It is an access road to the Holland Tunnel, but The Port of Authority isn't responsible for The Holland Tunnel roadways because The Holland Tunnel was there before The POA. I guess the gov. and his people do whatever they want with his own little slush fund(POA).
Marlboro Mann April 13, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Lets hear it for the NJDOT. They could have started the work on Christmas, Palm Sunday, or AshRead More wednesday, but they chose instead to begin the chaos on the first day of Passover thus ensuring that the large percentage of Jewish workers arrive late at work but most importantly arrive home long after the sedars are to begin. Anti Semitism? NO Piss Poor Planning? Yes!
Mac April 13, 2014 at 09:07 pm
hey, there's that big whirlybird dropping orange cones on us again - it must be the PassovergateRead More scandal
Rachel Canning in a recent photo posted to her Facebook page. Photo Credit: Facebook
bayway mike April 14, 2014 at 11:47 am
Can't believe that this piece of shit is still having her 15 minutes of fame..
triptakers April 16, 2014 at 07:55 am
Patch, you're selling out. Let this family figure out their junk without gawkers. You can do betterRead More than this - this is NOT news, it's sensationalism.
MissElanyS April 17, 2014 at 08:49 am
@triptakers, what do you expect from the Patch? They are no longer reporting news and have fired allRead More of their professional staff and hired people off the street with no experience or journalism training whatsoever. Even the National Inquirer has more experience on their writing staff than the Patch. What you are reading here is bird cage liner.
ER April 10, 2014 at 01:10 am
@ OE Defending him or merely telling you of my experience in attending 2 Town Halls? My ownRead More experience is that although like others here, I disagree on some political points, I found him surprisingly accessible. After one of the events, he actually chatted with THE PEOPLE afterward in the parking lot, and although I'm a nobody, even I was afforded an opportunity to have a brief exchange with him out there, about an issue I was concerned about. This article in no way resembled my own experience at either of the events I've attended. Just sayin....
ER April 10, 2014 at 01:16 am
p.s. One of the reasons he stayed to chat with THE PEOPLE outside the venue, was that theRead More attendance was so beyond what they had expected, many folks did not get into the building and he felt bad they had come to the event and the place wasn't big enough to hold them all.
grace April 10, 2014 at 08:24 am
has there ever been a teleprompter there @ jools? i bet not! like your statement btw
Council members may subject Martell's to a tough review when it seeks to renew its liquor license.
Rick Ricky April 4, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Benny, No I don't know where everything is. I don't know of the Broadway. That is why I asked. WhereRead More is it? Up by the boardwalk or somewhere else in town. I do know of the train station because I pass it going down 35 on my way to work a few days a week. You are sounding very defensive. I am only in this general area for a few months a year. You can use computers, read news papers or listen to the TV without being in NJ. I don't know much about Martell's or any other bars in the town of point pleasant beach. I go by what I read and have heard on the news. The town has been a hot topic on a few things the past couple of years. They have been in the papers, news and the radio. Bar closing at 12 was the biggest one. No, I don't know if the woman stopped before or after leaving Martells. How would I know that? I wasn't with her. I am going by what was reported by a different police agency. I'll rephrase what I said. I though I read in the paper that she was at Martell's from 11 to 5 or 6 drinking vodka shots and drinks without eating. That is an awful long time. I couldn't tell you how many bar tenders served her. What difference does that make. I wasn't there. All I remember reading is the police did get tapes of the women drinking. I really don't care what happens either way. I am not trying to argue with anyone. I am just stating a fact. There is laws that bars have to go by and if they don't they could be closed down just as Tiffany was and another bar that was also in the paper. As for Ms. Pearl, I only read very little that was reported. It was a few years back. I can't remember everything in the article. It was the star-ledger I think. I remember them saying their was 2 guys in the car at the time of the accident. I was told they were drinking at Frankies by a few. Who knows what is true. It is a shame for all the innocent individuals who keep on getting severely hurt. I will say this. I am not big on suing. But if it came to one of my family member who was serious hurt. I would be suing. Who knows if they will ever go back to normal if ever. It could be years that they will need medical help or their whole life.
Rick Ricky April 4, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Benny, You do know that you don't have to be in NJ to respond to patch articles. You can be out ofRead More the state. NJ and point pleasant beach has been making the news world wide news the last couple of years.
A Resident April 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Rick Ricky, let me give you some answers since I actually live in PPB and know more about it thanRead More some news articles written by people who don't live here. The Broadway is a bar located on Broadway and Randall Ave. It is on the south east side of the small bridge on Broadway. Generally a hometown crowd at the place as it's not a "nightclub" atmosphere. The woman that was drinking at Martells was there until late afternoon...and then was in an accident many hours and many miles away. That's why the statement of what she did between Martells and the accident. There was a lot of time and a lot of miles between. Quite possible she was not drunk when she left Martells but did get drunk later elsewhere. The guys that hit Miss Pirl were not at Frankies, but that does not really matter. Going by some newspaper articles written by people not in the area is not a good way to judge a town. No, it's not a perfect place. People run the town and sometimes people make mistakes. There is no mass exodus of residents.
Dame Bridgid April 1, 2014 at 01:52 pm
What is even more scandalous is the 6.6 MILLION DOLLARS NEWARK is getting for AFFORDABLE HOUSINGRead More taken from the US funds to help Sandy victims. The Newark Post articles declared Newark damage to residences was MINIMAL with NO RESIDENTS LOSING POWER for any significant amount of time. This is the REAL scandal!What is our new STATE SENATOR FROM NEWARK doing about this theft of Sandy funds?????
dm2beach April 2, 2014 at 11:03 am
Belmar did a spectacular job with Sandy recovery. I am from another local town. Let's give BelmarRead More mayor free pass this time. I have crossed paths with our *** Governor before he was elected....He is not a nice man...he his a bully...and his silence recently might be a blessing...shame on all who re elected him...and thank the stars maybe just maybe he has hurt himself enough to keep him out of Washington, one can only hope!
The Truth April 2, 2014 at 11:39 am
dm2beach This Time ? wasn't ashritt a pass , wasting towns money on "his " vision of theRead More new pavilons , Missing over $10,000 in shop rite gift cards , please this is just name a few. This is to mayor has had more passes than any mayor in the history of this town. If you could name one thing ( lawsuit) that he has actually been on the winning side I would be shocked.It is these same lawsuits that are they only thing that keeps this guy check.
DD March 31, 2014 at 04:55 pm
We'll get back to you with a full report on the baby's health, Not Domino.
Michael J Walsh April 1, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Boy's name is either "Eden" or "Nails"
Mike April 5, 2014 at 06:38 am
Or "Wang".
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Vic Monaco March 30, 2014 at 02:31 pm
During training, editor trainees including myself were told Patch was going to focus onRead More "hyperlocal NEWS." But when some of us heard questions from some trainees such as "what do you mean by a news beat?," we realized they weren't necessarily focused on hiring journalists. Not sure if folks were being conned or Patch was naïve. In any case, hard news was lacking on the sites and then almost disappeared.
DD March 30, 2014 at 03:16 pm
"You were the one who defended a Patch story on zombies, so it seems fair to believe you are aRead More zombie enthusiast who reads Patch." Not sure about what "fair" means, but this is certainly a flawed analysis.
Paul Wolsko March 30, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Good grief - the article was intended to be light humor, unless I am mistaken.
South Hackensack is composed of three non-contiguous portions/Image via njspotlight.com
John Santaella March 25, 2014 at 11:08 am
NJ and YOU Richard Thornton, perfect together.
Politics.man March 25, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Art, if a actual quanatative/qualitative reseach was done on public sector spending vs. productivityRead More and was presented to the public without bias, it would blow your mind. Its all political numbers game rather than actual want vs. need. Things need to be adjusting according to the times. You say cost vs. benefits. I say yea your gonna a few hundred people out of work but put millions back in the tax payers pockets. Yes public jobs are neccessary, but not cause you want it as a luxary but because its strategically caculated by research. So the questions present, are expensive firefightershere for saving lives or for showin up in minutes for services, such as lock outs. are teaching adminastrators neccassary for individual towns or can it be handled by the county. Can cops be utilized in other fields, like ems, many other services that fire depts. handle. Answer is, there needsresearch done to be a standard based on demographics.
Frazure March 26, 2014 at 07:37 am
Someone asked about the number of NJ school districts in existence......the number is around 561 -Read More higher than the number of municipalities, boroughs, townships, cities, etc. in the state.
Map: National Weather Service
Bricktown Lew March 24, 2014 at 11:42 am
This situation is a "Haha, suckers!" from Mother Nature to all those who thought that allRead More the winter weather was over on Saturday. : )
grace March 24, 2014 at 02:24 pm
@rich the bomb will be that stupid nuke plant..serious question has one this old ever been shut downRead More before? has to be more to it than an on/off switch
Deep Throat March 24, 2014 at 02:41 pm
@bob, lol how great was your post!!!!!!!
Loretka April 3, 2014 at 09:18 pm
My comments, concerning the scholarship, were based solely on what was posted here about herRead More announcement on her Facebook page. I was just curious - but not to the degree that I would research it or contact the college. Don't have time. But good for her that she got the scholarship money. However, my comments regarding my support for her and her family resolving their issues and getting back together were straight from the heart. I am glad the family is together, and I hope the negative comments will stop.
Loretka April 3, 2014 at 09:22 pm
Note to John - in case you were referring to me - my comments were NOT based on ignorance - justRead More curiosity about the scholarship. My earlier comments were based on my heartfelt wishes that this family would get back together and be happy. Family is important.
DD April 3, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Not sure how you define ignorance, but those comments were certainly based on an admitted ignoranceRead More of the facts.
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ray March 18, 2014 at 11:27 am
She's over 18. If she were my kid, she'd be pounding the pavement right now. And I'd be suingRead More the jerks who sued me for custodial interference.
Andy Pat March 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
I am glad they seem to have worked out their differences. I do feel bad for Rachel IF her parentsRead More have promised to pay her college expenses for some length of time and then conditioned that promise at a much later time. I know as a parent we try to control or direct our children's behavior and choices through the purse. That IS our prerogative. But conditions should be known to both parties in advance.
MARTHA LIEBERMAN March 20, 2014 at 08:47 am
Kimberlee, after reading my last comment, I realized that you might take it as a sales pitch---by noRead More means did I intend that--this is just another resource for families with Autistic members. I hope that you will still consider sharing your story.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty March 21, 2014 at 09:59 am
Martha, I didn't take it that way at all. Send me the link please if they accept the story and I'llRead More promote it. Thanks!
Lucretia B March 21, 2014 at 05:06 pm
This was nothing more than an exercise in "how to write". Very dramatic. Dripping withRead More emotion.
Sharon H March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am
How much is it going to take to get people to realize our climate IS changing? It doesn't happenRead More overnight, and I will keep repeating that. There will be violent swings back and forth as well as increased severity and frequency of storms. Do all of you doubters think that, especially since the Industrial Revolution, we could keep spouting all this garbage up into the atmosphere and nothing was going to happen? Oh, yea, the junk just disappeared or was somehow reabsorbed. Get your heads out of the sand.
Tom Bartman March 18, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Sharon - Nobody will tell you the climate is not changing. Worry when the climate does not change,Read More not when it does. The problem is the alarmists lack the proper mindset to have a discussion about this. Since you mention the Industrial Revolution, I assume you are well versed in history. Go back and take a look at the extremes from the Cretaceous period to the Permian period. Were humans around then? Explain the unprecedented heat in the 1930's. Look, we only now have 30 years of satellite data on a planet that is over 4 billion years old. The issue has become political. I am about using the scientific method to prove a hypothesis, no politics. Rather than people name-calling and telling people to get your head out of the sand, I challenge you to go back and look at history. Step away from CNN, Fox, ALL OF THEM and do you own analysis. You'd be surprised to find how there are two sides to this.
dwayne roberson March 18, 2014 at 06:29 pm
The medieval warming period was a good thing if you were alive at the time. Truth is the planet hasRead More always been cycling long before the internal combustion engine. Weather is the ultimate dynamic, solar, winds, clouds, pressure zones ,temperature distribution, moisture content, lunar phases, sun spots! local topography and massive moving oceans. Weather is not ruled by alarmist computer models that are easily manipulated. We have not seen global warming in 16 years. I'm not sure what climate change represents beyond a lust for a carbon tax. Climate change? We always have and will continue to have it.
Not So Dumb March 15, 2014 at 01:56 pm
IN COMING
warren a ward March 17, 2014 at 03:13 am
I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT IS NOT MOTOR FIRE AT FORT DIX IT'S 155 HOWITZER I WAS IN THE ARTILERY ANDRead More I FIRED THE 105 HOWITZER , DIX IS USING HEAVY WEAPONS FOR THE NATION GUARD. THE IMPACK ON THE GROUND SHAKES MY HOUSE I'm EIGHT MILES AWAY. IN 1947 DIX WAS ONLY TO USE SMALL WEAPONS BEACAUSE OF THE AREA WHAT HAPPEN?
Not So Dumb March 17, 2014 at 08:14 am
Well I guess times have changed warren. It's not 1947 and in 1969 when the army was playing withRead More motors on the beach over in the South China Sea it sounded just as loud and shook everything for miles
John March 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Old news Jackie. Sorry
Harlan Consider March 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm
It's what the Patch does. Re-packages older stories that have reader-click potential. SometimesRead More they even run BREAKING NEWS when they are just fishing for feedback on Christie.