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Chuck Cumella January 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Nice work; congratulations! Becoming an Eagle Scout is difficult due to so many other externalRead More pressures/stress pulling young people in many different directions. It takes dedication and tenacity to get to this level of scouting.
Joe Contrucci, 28, of Brick
WMS826 December 26, 2013 at 11:05 am
Best if luck to this young man in his battle. I thought however Obama was suppose to fix this, thatRead More the government now covered everything. Why is the family not receiving their free health care.
Cheryl Marinko December 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm
The ACA only covers what you can afford. Even some of the most expensive plans won't cover the bestRead More cancer treatment available, especially certain types of cancer. We will be seeing more and more cases like this poor young man's. I'll be praying for Joe.
Alexandra Sarosy December 26, 2013 at 07:05 pm
Joe, I don't know if you're reading this but I will be sure to donate. You're in my thoughts andRead More prayers. Stay strong!! Love an old Windmill pal, Alex Sarosy
Volunteers helping with a 2011 Beach Sweeps in Point Pleasant Beach. Credit: Karen Wall
Hugh Janus October 7, 2013 at 07:03 pm
Exclude any private beaches from this free clean up. Eff 'em and feed em beans. After enjoying mostRead More of the east coast's wonderful free beaches, the asinine, home rule, New jersey idiocy of paying to go into the ocean shows how backwards this state is. I take much joy that Sophie Bubkus, the litigious old fart from Loch Arbor lost her oceanfront home to Sandy, after spending over a decade in court and hundreds of thousands of her retirement dollars suing to get her second floor ocean view back after a dune was built. Her house was totally destroyed after she won in court and the dune was removed. Well Sophie at least you still got your ocean view. No home but a nice view. Jackass!
proud October 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm
I concur!
Joey Joe October 8, 2013 at 06:51 am
Just goes to show ya... The old adage -- "What goes around, comes around."
Best Day Foundation volunteers teach special-needs children how to surf at Brick Beach III on Sunday (Aug. 4).
Bowie Thelonius August 5, 2013 at 05:20 pm
What a great organization!
Maureen Spataro August 15, 2013 at 09:36 am
After attending a recent fundraiser for Best Day, that was attended by many children and theirRead More families, my daughter was asked, and had the privilege of volunteering for this event. Nothing prepared her for the feeling she experienced connecting with her buddy. He was non verbal, but VERY independent. The first time he reached for her hand, and accepted her as his buddy, she said it was an indescribable feeling of accomplishment. I truly hope people continue to get behind this organization. The difference it makes in the lives of these children, and their families simply cannot be put into words.
Daniel Nee (Editor) May 13, 2013 at 05:03 pm
The salary for the mayor's position is $52K as it has been for several years. A mayor can waive theRead More salary if he or she wishes.
J.JONES May 14, 2013 at 01:27 am
@ Knarfie ..they wanted to take an experienced clerk out and put in a non-experienced DEMOCRATE inRead More to the position to pad her pension ...And as far as housing for volunteers into housing is going to bit them in the ass .What happens when you want them to leave and they don't ..??
Sam Foster May 14, 2013 at 04:15 am
Knarfie: You are absolutely right, Knarfie, about Doofus (Ducey) & LIEdecker (Lydecker). ThereRead More is no reason to replace our township clerk. In all my dealings with the clerks' office they have been polite, knowledgeable and professional. Lynnette is a very hard working, professional, nice woman, who does not deserve to be disrespected this way. And what Dems did was just not right. And I am really tired of hearing LIEdecker run her mouth about the clerk's office. When I had a question about an issue in town about a year ago, she told me, just before a caucus meeting, for me to not send any emails or letters to the council because the Mayor could subpoena them. I told LIEdecker I didn't care, because the mayor had every right to know what I said. She then told me to not to say anything in front of the clerk's assistant, the woman who sits next to Lynnette during council meetings. LIEdecker said she was a “spy” for the mayor. Good God, Almighty. Talk about paranoia. It makes me wonder if she should be sent for a psychological exam. Or subjected to random drug & alcohol testing. I wonder what would show up in the test results. I did not view the council meeting that you mentioned because LIEdecker & Doofus make me so sick I am afraid I'll become so ill after watching them that I'll miss work. You are also right about Sangiovanni, who I would not hesitate to vote for rather than Doofus. Remember, everyone: Vote GOP in 2-0-1-3.
Joey Joe May 31, 2013 at 11:36 am
Got my GatesMachine fired up and I wish Momma Bird would show me her chicks.. she is keeping themRead More warm I guess this morning... Would love to see the three little guys being fed.... Gotta love nature...
Trish June 1, 2013 at 12:01 am
Saw the little chicks tonight. So cute!
yeah right June 2, 2013 at 11:23 am
Sunday morning and there are 4 chicks in the nest,quite a rarity,hope they are up to the task ofRead More feeding them all....
foggyworld May 29, 2013 at 04:09 pm
Such good news. The migrating birds are moving ahead but those that were here during Sandy areRead More still confused and very edgy. But to watch the Osprey rebuild and maintain their nests makes me happy that they are not burdened with things like Biggert-Waters. They are left in peace to return on their own terms to this area which loves them.
Kim E May 29, 2013 at 05:18 pm
I noticed alot less water birds this winter.
Marj May 29, 2013 at 06:08 pm
so exciting to see that 1 of the 4 is here.. same day as last year 5/27/12
Diane Caso May 22, 2013 at 09:54 pm
PLEASE, PLEASE...if you donate, make sure it is to a reputable charity. Although so much aid wasRead More given to Sandy, Katrina, etc victems...there is always that element that is out to make a quick buck for their pockets. My daughter lives inOKC-thankfully, her family is safe. Many churches in OKC are giving aid. Check FB OKLAHOMA AID . Make sure that any donations get where they will really help those in such dire need. It's just so unfathomable to me that a disaster of this magnitude follows so close on the heels of SANDY.
Mrs. G. May 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm
Diane you stated what many people with the right mindset needs to hear. We are housing Sandy victimsRead More for the last 7 months, and that has fallen on deaf ears. My parents lost their home to a major fire. Loss is very close to home. But, people who want to help need to think through how to do so in a responsible way. Sending money without thinking how and where it goes is not responsible. It might make people feel good, but is that really the goal of giving?
proud May 23, 2013 at 01:15 am
Can't hurt.
CRMOM3 May 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Demand accountability!
Resident of Lacey May 22, 2013 at 01:47 am
Where do we go to get some of this money? or will this be denied too?
Erric L Zdzchowski May 23, 2013 at 04:23 pm
Did anyone read the article? Yeah it's been tough for lots of people (not businesses though) gettingRead More money ... "The organizers decided to donate any money raised to the Mary Pat Christie’s Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, the American Legion post in Keyport, and the Brick Hurricane Sandy Relief fund, which provided the starting and ending points of the ride, respectively."
Terrence Brown May 19, 2013 at 04:17 pm
First of all, Thank you Pete! I followed the program through the seventies and it is truly one ofRead More the greatest environmental success stokes ever! We had our own mini-success stories here in Point a few years ago. An osprey couple began building a nest on the half-painted water tower which caused a flurry of media attention. The pair successfully raised two young. But when they returned for a report performance the following year, the tower was no longer "available". They resettled to a newly-built tower at the Nellie Bennett marsh and eventually fledged two, then three, then two young over the next few years from a pole near Sea Gull Terrace in Sunshine Harbor. Now the sad news: Good ole Sandy took away that nest site and the pair has not returned. I can only hope that, like so many of us are trying to do, they are able to "bounce back" and be able to resettle nearby.
diana j connelly May 19, 2013 at 04:48 pm
I have always checked off the box for the donation . I am happy to see some of the worthy resultsRead More Great Job!
Pat May 22, 2013 at 09:52 am
I am proud to have known both Pete McLain and Ben Wurst, two hard-working, dedicated men with aRead More vision.
none of yobusiness September 21, 2012 at 02:27 am
I love this festival. The wife and I haven't missed one in many years and neither of us are Greek.Read More The food is absolutely fantastic. I cant wait to eat some of those delicious pastries.
Barbara Viton September 10, 2012 at 09:05 pm
We love the Beach Plum Festival and attend every year. This was the first time we were turned awayRead More due to lack of parking. Wouldn't it be better to send the beach goers to the next beach and leave the first parking lot for the Festival attendees? There was no way I could have walked from the second lot to the first to attend and return to our car carrying the things we wanted to purchase.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 06:42 pm
Not sure how you would enforce that; for example I went at 10 a.m., enjoyed the festival and thenRead More the beach. It was a really lovely day for this year's festival and there was a bounty of fruit this year.
edward sofield September 8, 2012 at 04:07 pm
The men and women of the American Legion post #348 are second to none. Proud to be a member. EdRead More Sofield Cmdr. of the V.F.W. post #8867.
Debbie Disher September 10, 2012 at 07:21 pm
Post #348 is First Class! Always doing for others it seems...
Susan Simoni-Yager November 26, 2012 at 01:26 pm
Thank you for allowing me to take part in this very impressive and emotional experience. I criedRead More from start to finish...you are all forever in my heart. Love and Respect, Susan Simoni-Yager
Peg Born September 7, 2012 at 01:38 pm
God Bless Princess Daisy. She is in my prayers for a speedy recovery. It makes me sick that ourRead More healthcare in this country does NOT support families with serious illness's such as this.
Darlene Motto September 8, 2012 at 01:43 pm
I also wish Daisy a speedy recovery and her family the strength to get through it all. Just an idea,Read More maybe tickets could be sold at the Festival of the Sea. If help is needed in selling tickets my e-mail is darlenemotto@aim.com. It also makes me ill about the healthcare in this country. It supports no one with a serious illness. One severe illness will do anyone in. Nj has made insurance unaffordable in this state to most of the residents. If anyone who loses a job in NJ, they lose the insurance that most can't afford to pick it up. Could easily be in the same predicament as this family. Even the lowest plan is unfordable and by the way that does not even cover chemotherapy. Sure, Non profit insurance while they give the executives millions in salaries and bonuses. Decent hard working families can no longer afford insurance. Something needs to be done quickly.
Holly Sullivan September 9, 2012 at 02:27 pm
God Bless Daisy.. my son Sean was in her preschool class last year and he told me that Daisy is oneRead More of his best friends because she is "so nice and so cute!".. its discouraging to know that healthcare isn't there in its entirety to help a family in need to cover the costs of such a terrible and heartbreaking illness such as this... I only hope that our community comes together in any way possible to help raise the funds needed for this family. I agree with Darlene.. selling the tickets or asking for donations at the Festival of the Sea would be a great idea considering the amount of people that attend. Prayers to Daisy for a speedy recovery!
m1969b September 2, 2012 at 12:28 am
I feel so bad for Chris. That really must have been heartbreaking. Don't give up Chris!
Fred September 2, 2012 at 01:09 am
Would have been easier and cheaper to sink something like a 1998 Buick or Crown Vic. Brick is loadedRead More with them..
Mark Story Jenks September 2, 2012 at 07:20 pm
And it wouldn't matter which end was up, after it landed on the sea floor.
Mike Maino August 28, 2012 at 09:42 pm
Thank you. What matters is that County OEM, Coast Guard, etc., knows about us. And yes, that is usRead More around 5-8PM. Visit > www.oceanblacksheep.com r/Mike Maino
Verna Knorr August 31, 2012 at 12:13 am
Great job guys! Very impressive and keep up the good work. Love to see you at Al at your post.Read More Verna
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