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Jon Djmac McConnell April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
I swear if it was somone on grand central i will be upset im a service member who lives on this road
i don't get it?? April 24, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Fire on Fischer Blvd now too!
Chief Wahoo April 24, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Anyone hear from the Mayor ???? ..... crickets.
WMS826 April 24, 2014 at 03:21 pm
I hope our first responders are safe and everyone's home is in tact when they return. Right aboutRead More now the Gov is in Brick putting on his dog and pony show about how much the guy from the State Forest fire service and the police are preventing him from doing cancer research.
JEAN PUBLIC April 24, 2014 at 03:43 pm
who started the fire? forest fire service is having unannounced burns all over the state. did theyRead More set it? so many of those "presdribed burns" go out of control and then taxpayers are stuck paying the bills. one they set on Delaware river cost nj taxpayers millions of dollars. another one they set a firefighter was killed.
KUSHMEIN TOOCHAS April 24, 2014 at 03:43 pm
cool video
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Rick Langley April 24, 2014 at 03:02 pm
@Gerson Goldstein You can say God in school, just like the Klan can say what they wish. SchoolsRead More can't force God on kids. You don't seem to understand the 1st Amendment.
J Leland April 24, 2014 at 03:15 pm
KKK breaks into a few homes and then comes to the rescue. An age old strategy.
uncle jay April 24, 2014 at 02:55 pm
YVONNE...you are REALLY are a true genius...
Mrs. G. April 24, 2014 at 03:17 pm
Single parent (I was one, and provided very nicely for my family without the deadbeat's help, butRead More it was a different time), double parent, alien parent - what matters is how society responds. This is not a liberal vs conservative issue. It is an issue that involves all of us whether we want it to or not. Raising the minimum wage is a step in the right direction. I don't know of anyone who wants his/her child to starve. And, when there are 3 willing workers for every job opening (national - NJ is in worse shape), we can't sit back and blame the victims. Not a single soul among us has made 100% perfect choices for our own lives. I might not "feed" starving children personally, but we donate at least two bags of food each month to the local food bank.. Baby steps.
DK April 24, 2014 at 03:40 pm
BINGO, Aman77. You have my vote for President.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
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!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 03:19 pm
We were discussing a white man shooting white criminals here when someone just had to drag raceRead More (& of course white guilt) into it. Now that we've cleared that up maybe we can get back to the subject at hand (if there's anything left to be said about it).
Steve April 24, 2014 at 03:20 pm
There's plenty of stores and pharmacies to break in where they can wear hoodies and latex gloves andRead More won't have to worry about getting blown away or did they want sadistic pleasure terrorizing easy elderly targets?
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Someone dragged it in and you went for it.
KP April 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
This is the stupidest warning yet. Are these people sitting around thinking up new things toRead More cause fear in the general public? Maybe we should all be out buying hoses? Morons...
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Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
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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.
Marynary April 24, 2014 at 11:22 am
Are you self employed? You seem to be able to manage your time to suit yourself. What field?
Coffeenut April 24, 2014 at 11:28 am
Yes I am. I'd rather not divulge my field on here though.
* April 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm
must be a grower...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 02:45 pm
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!
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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.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
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Analli Citall April 24, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Comments on these types of stories always seem to be a waste of time as I can't see any one of usRead More reading something here and changing our minds. We just want others to hear our opinions. But what I don't understand, and if someone wants to have a conversation, is why would it bother anyone to take the words out of the Pledge? How does that hurt those that believe in god? If you still want to say the Pledge with those words do you think someone will stop you? The counterargument that it isn't hurting anyone now so leave it in there is not correct. I want to know why we can't take it out?
SILENT WOLF April 24, 2014 at 03:22 pm
The question is why should they be taken out to serve only a few rather than left in to serve theRead More majority ...
BellairBerdan April 24, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Silent Wolf, that's because the majority now may not always be the majority.