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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
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.
John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 07:45 am
I often wonder why anyone would want to use any of these products. It often seems the cure is worseRead More than the disease. The ones I love are the ones for mental problems. They only work in 1/3 of the patients. 60% is passing in school yet in these 30% is acceptable. But ask your doctor if ''X'' is right for you. What's happened to our society? And, why do they use young people to advertise Viagra? I'm laughing right now but it's not funny.
Martin April 18, 2014 at 05:35 pm
DREDGE the bay so higher tides after every rainstorm won't flood homes again. DREDGE the bay, cleanRead More the sand, and use it to replenish beaches and build dunes. That's a win-win situation.
Louis C Ripa April 19, 2014 at 07:52 am
It is great the area has seen fit to do the additional work to make the channels easier for boatsRead More and also help in flood tides. Perhaps Ocean City should take some advice from Point Pleasant and also Tuckerton. Both communities have managed tg arrange for the dredge operation to improve the areas. For some reason Ocean City is not capable of getting its act together for over two years. Louis
Point Pleasant Beach's tax map highlights the tract of land on Ocean Avenue that it is close to buying from a bank for $475,000.
Thomas Sanquini April 20, 2014 at 02:33 pm
These politicians must want to build a bathroom so badly because they're all so full of it.
Jersey Shore Grinch April 20, 2014 at 04:10 pm
This article indicates that the down payment will be open space funds. There is a mistaken belief byRead More some that open space money is somehow free money. Not even close. You pay it as part of your property tax bill. So, any money that does not come from a grant we ultimately pay for. How can anyone in this economy justify spending tax money on toilets?
Jersey Shore Grinch April 20, 2014 at 04:14 pm
I'd also like to hear what the council geniuses envision as "additional uses" for theRead More property. Who buys property first and then determines a use later? Nobody that stays in business for certain but then again, government doesn't have to turn a profit, does it? They can just continue to bleed the citizen shareholders with foolhardy projects.
Tax collector Bernadine Pearce is retiring from the borough after approximately 40 years.  Pearce was named in a lawsuit in March by a former employee.
A Palanchi April 17, 2014 at 09:34 pm
The ice cream magnate doesn't have a shot with someone like you in his corner. If he's interested,Read More the first thing he needs to do is to get as far away from you and your philosophies as he possibly can. The second thing he needs to do is to refrain from commenting on this cheesy blog.
FIMF the ll April 17, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Man up, Laura...
Jack Kennell April 18, 2014 at 10:07 am
Palanchi: Alex is smart enough to distance himself from an extremist. I hope he runs. If I hadRead More enough time & energy, I myself would like to get going a Prop 13 type movement for NJ which really caps the property tax. A fellow named Jarvis in California actually started Prop 13 and he was up in age. Remarkable man. My cousin moved to Lewes, Del., when he retired. His property tax now only about $1,200 for a bigger house than he had in NJ which property tax was about $8,000. He e-mailed me a copy of his tax bill. Us people in NJ got to be nuts. Even you got to admit that much.
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..
Sue Martin April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Beautiful! Thanks for writing this; the message is for everyone.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Thank you Barbara and Sue, that means a lot, he is truly a joy!
Marie Brady Hempsey April 16, 2014 at 02:36 pm
You are a brave and awesome mom!
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
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!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
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.
Hookerman April 20, 2014 at 09:35 am
Today’s Daily Record has an interview with Suzanne Buchanan, who is executive director ofRead More Autism NJ. It’s an interesting read, but a couple of points. When she is asked about the number of those diagnosed, she answers; “…the CDC’s most recent study identified all children who met the diagnostic criteria. Many of them had a formal diagnosis, and some did not”. Later, she is asked about the diagnostic criteria, and she answers; “Differentiating autism from other disorders, such as ADHD, OCD, and Anxiety Disorder requires a thorough diagnostic evaluation by a physician or psychologist with autism expertise”. So, without a full diagnostic evaluation, autism very well may be misdiagnosed, and she admits earlier than some who fall into the autism statistics never were formally diagnosed to begin with. To me, that means that the numbers are probably much higher than they actually are.
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
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Thanks Barbara, I truly appreciate that!
anonymous April 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Your blog always brings back my faith in humanity. Remember --You are braver then youRead More believe----Stronger then you seem and smarter then you think.---- If you ever reach a rough patch just repeat that to yourself and find what truly lies inside. I wish the best for Zach and Justin and know they will be just fine with you at the wheel. ----------anonymous
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Thank you, I truly appreciate this!
Spooner April 18, 2014 at 02:59 pm
...any more changes???
Spooner April 18, 2014 at 03:07 pm
...Betty Friedan:"The Feminine Mystique"
George Harvard April 20, 2014 at 08:42 am
. OF COURSE, Oamacare is working....one of the largest TAX INCREASES in the history of ourRead More country.....thank you, Osama Obama.
John April 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
Its amazing that we have any kids that do not have any problems....From the foods we eat to theRead More shots we do not get its a huge problem good luck...
TRISH SCHWECKE April 4, 2014 at 01:10 pm
GOD BLESS JUSTIN & YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY....SUCH A TOUCHING STORY.....ALWAYS HAVE HOPE.......
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 4, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Thank you to everyone for reading!
Bill Erikson April 3, 2014 at 01:15 pm
genesko, my heart goes out to you. I've done most of this on my own. Until someone actually has aRead More child with a disability, they will never truly understand. I can respect that. Had my son not had the stroke, and the severity of the Autism did not subside, I don't know how I would of made it. CHOP Neurological never could explain how the severity subsided. Just Luck. A trade off if you will. My Son drives, yes, but sometimes his emotions overwhelm him. He has learned how to recognize that, and he knows to call me first. But the Joys are great. He can read other's clues for social interaction, and he is always improving there. But again, a lot of work at home was required. I know depending on the severity of the situation, it may never improve. Regarding the group homes, you are right. 20 year waiting list. I'm reminded of my Late Dad's best friend who's oldest son is Autistic. He is now about 57, living in a home. He was lucky. His parents were very upper middle class. They were able to afford what was needed and was able to see to it. Unfortunately today, many of us cannot earn the incomes of our parents with the health benefits that they had. The best advice I can give you, which I am certain that you know, is to keep your children close. Raise them to appreciate and love each other. So as we go to the great beyond, we may hope our disabled children will still be loved and looked after by their siblings. A burden their brother's and sisters never asked for. But a love and appreciation of life and for life, that perhaps most in our country today seem to lack.
Theresa White April 4, 2014 at 12:38 am
GOD BLESS YOU. ONE DAY DEDICATED TO AUTISM, NOT ENOUGH,IS MY VIEW. WHY NOT ALL OF APRIL. I WANT TORead More KNOW ABOUT RESEARCH, WHY DO SOME SAY IT'S THE IMMUNIZATIONS. MOST OF ALL I WANT TO HELP.
Yvonne April 4, 2014 at 07:48 am
You continue to shine your special blue light on all with whom you encounter. You've raised 2Read More amazing sons with love and light. I love that you continue to focus on the good and the positive. Shine On Kimberlee!
Point Beach's Council aims the buy a plot near the Manasquan Inlet, where this storm-damaged restaurant stands. Photo from Fusion Ecology Lab.
Mr. Happy April 4, 2014 at 07:51 am
Wow grinchie, sounds like someone needs to get l@*d. Anyway, my point was to attend meetings, longRead More before issues are brought up...
Jersey Shore Grinch April 5, 2014 at 11:18 am
Sorry for the delay, Mr. Happy. I was busy making Mrs. Happy happy. Did you get a chance to headRead More over to the LL Field this morning? Great time. A couple hundred of our children and grandchildren living it up as kids on opening day in America's past time. If we are going to do it, that's where we need to spend our money. On the youth of the community, not on the tourists who are here a day, a week, a month. Portable facilities or a block building where it stood for many years more than does the trick. We don't need a million dollar Crap Shack.
A Resident April 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm
I'll be at the next Council meeting....anyone else?
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.