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suz April 24, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Most likely started when someone (possibly) thru a cigarette out their window...so, maybe carRead More manufacturers should start putting ashtrays back in cars?! Also, all the fallen dead trees from Sandy are still littering the the wooded areas and I'm sure that that most likely contributed to the fuel for the fire.
* April 24, 2014 at 07:30 pm
grace turned her head and created a wind tunnel...
mar April 24, 2014 at 09:14 pm
***. Stop with the inappropriate comments!! This is serious and you obviously a sorry excuse for aRead More human being!!!
John Doe April 24, 2014 at 06:16 pm
Kudos and major THANKS to all the fire fighters and other first responders, EMS, police and dispatchRead More for the masterful job they did with what they had on their hands today with multiple fires going on simultaneously. God Bless them all. It takes special people to go running in when everyone else is running away.
R U KIDDING ME April 24, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Patch could not find a better way to start the story then to use the Lords name in vain? JesusRead More Christ that's terrible.
Mr. History April 24, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Was he there ? Jesus Christ !!! I think it is a quote not a statement. not standing up for Patch butRead More it could of been left out. Leave that type Crap for the Asbury Park Press that's their dribble, My subscription is cancelled May 4 good riddance APP.
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Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
Damn Shame April 24, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Robert Martinez is an idiot to begin with. Engaged to someone else and still married. Sad. Shouldn'tRead More be talking to the news if you're trying to live a double life fool.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm
Steven Spiegel, do you mean the NAACP? And are you equating the NAACP to the KKK
tenth district April 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm
I think KKK are unloved morons but come on, why is the media so shy to tell us about black andRead More Hispanic hate groups (ganmgs dude, gangs) that killed a lot more in a year than the KKK in 40 years, ei? Again, KKK is a great way of becoming insane quick as hate drives one insane but it is the media telling us how melting pot is bad...nope, it is not, becoming freaking americans first then blacks and Hispanics and there will be no-more kkk except in prisons. Today when the media doesn't tell you the race of the suspect you just know it's black and if they mention "rights" or" pastor phlegger"when reporting about an Hispanic suspect you know the guy is an illegal so duh, kkk is refusing to join the cartoons...so make fun of them all you want...if the media and society doesn't start hanging the bastards regardless of the race we will all end up joining kkk and that's sad. I say hang the suspects first and look at his race second not the other way around. It is not kkk we need to fear, it is the media and their insane mission to make us believe we are all equal. We are not: some are lazy, some are ugly, some are dumb, some are violent and some deserve not one but 3 or four executions...we are not equal, even Lenin figured that out (and died quickly after "seeing the light") so stop sugarcoating anything black ort Hispanic related and demonizing anything white. It is not about race but it could be...and we wouldn't want that now, would we?
Nate Forrest April 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm
just another name for the Tea Party.................................. Sort of like this racistRead More A-hole that all the conservatives have been worshiping................................... http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/04/24/cliven-bundy-blacks-slaves-paul-heller/
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Brian White, are you slow or just dense? "Only" 8 million have signed up because there areRead More many times that many unable to get insurance in all the red states where republican governors are blocking Medicaid expansion just out of spite. Don't act like those many millions just choose not to sign up, that's laughable if you really believe that! Lol
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Also Old School, I haven't forgotten you, just patiently awaiting your answer as to what you areRead More doing to solve the problem of kids in need? Maybe Brian White can give us some ideas based on how he is making a positive impact?
Brian N April 24, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Heronimo, I applaud your story and your family's hard work. But I would also say you are very luckyRead More none if your family members encountered a serious health problem. One serious, long-term illness would have bankrupt you without health insurance. So I have no doubt you all busted your butts to work hard, I would also say you had some good fortune on your side.
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Diane April 24, 2014 at 07:16 am
Veterans Day is in November!
Scott Oran April 24, 2014 at 07:41 am
I assume they mean Memorial Day.
Mr. History April 24, 2014 at 09:33 am
Scott Oran Thanks for pointing out my mistake Yes its Memorial Day Parade. Sorry for that
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cynicinmarlboro April 24, 2014 at 01:03 pm
PaladinSF, you are correct. Interest in running for elections is also based on political connectionsRead More in a supposedly non-political position, as has been seen too many times in this and other towns. I pass the county school on Koslowski all the time and buses from all around constantly pull in and out of the lot so there are those students who must be attending only part of the day. So I don't see where it precludes a reciprocal relationship among the FRHSD high schools should the FRHSD be disbanded. I'm trying to understand your reasoning for duplication of personnel should the FRHSD administration be disbanded. The towns already have a superintendent and others performing the same duties. Why hire more? The only real changes I see might be in the high school itself, depending on how the organization develops. Perhaps we might even save money in salaries and benefits in the long run. Mike Rath, it was reported some time back that oversight in spending has been lacking, especially for legal expenses. Now that the old firm is out of the picture and the FRHSD got their hands slapped it might be better, but the FRHSD administration, as a whole, is still some of the highest paid in the state. Which, I assume, is why this was written in the first place. Do they really need another increase? Bad enough all the other unions feel they are entitled to more every single year, which the FRHSD BOE grants with each contract.
Curious George April 24, 2014 at 03:49 pm
People shouldn't confuse the provision that states that budgets which fall below the 2% guidelineRead More can not be voted down by the public with the fact that the voters can and should vote to replace the board members who voted to approve the budget in the first place, if that budget contained raises for the administrators. Too often we see board members rubber stamp whatever the Sup't. asks for regardless of the impact of those provisions on the taxpayers.
Jim Sage April 24, 2014 at 09:24 pm
The Budget and a video presentation are on the FRHSD website. Projected Admin salaries areRead More anticipated to drop; HOWEVER, that does not preclude any salary adjustments to those that are remaining. For example if one admin was to retire or due to downsizing, one or two are "pink-slipped," their respective salaries conceivably could be "divvied" up among the remaining admins. Don't know if this is the case--it's just a possiblility. I also see that the admins contracts expire in June of this year.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
Queena Armstrong Knox April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Actually this is usually a sign of gestational diabetes. But not always....Alison and Erin. AndRead More BIGBAKER I've heard of bigger babies being born at home years ago too but that gets into the whole accuracy of the way they were weighed. My daughter weighed 9lb 1oz. I'm average size. My birth weight was around 7 pounds. My husband was a premie and weighed about 5 pounds. But he was a big man. Not huge. He was 6ft 1in and weighed about 190 at his heaviest. I'm 5' 3" and weighed 165 at full term. Sometimes the size of the baby is determined by ancestors long dead! My son weighed 7lb 12oz and he was born 4 weeks premature! Imagine where he was headed! So don't go blaming things that may have NOTHING to do with it!
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Paula Larson April 24, 2014 at 08:58 pm
" Prosecutors contend he planned to murder the two teens and waited in the basement with aRead More bottle of water, a book, energy bars and two guns" How did he know that these kids were going to show up? Did he invite them just to kill them? If that's the case, it was premeditated. He shot one of them in the face after he was down and said he wanted them dead. I'd call that guilty of murder. His attorney is calling it stress.
Ana Ham April 24, 2014 at 09:08 pm
This was justified. He should not have been charged with anything. Free this man.
NWBL April 24, 2014 at 09:23 pm
IMO if you break into someone's house (or assault them for that matter) you are taking your chancesRead More as to what they will do to you.
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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.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
cynicinmarlboro April 23, 2014 at 04:22 pm
No FRHSD school on the list but they're still going to ask for more from us in taxes for the nextRead More year, according to the papers. And the county schools - as good as they are - still run at a higher cost per pupil than local districts.
Emily April 24, 2014 at 08:04 am
The high technology schools are highlighted in the top ratings. Not all students have theRead More opportunity to be involved in these programs. It's a select number of high schoolers in those "specialty areas" who have the advantage of pursuing their future interests. It's a very homogeneous group of motivated students who are able to be on a track to advance academically whether it be in the area of business, law, health, engineering, culinary, etc. So, when top schools are listed it usually refers to smaller classes, high interest, and homogeneous groupings. Principals and Superintendents like to promote these programs as examples of their school's success. Often, the entire picture, including problems within the system aren't brought to light.
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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.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Editor,should never have removed the Black Panther. Without him,this thread loses,and the PatchRead More loses.He never said anything that was off color,or beyond what is acceptable on this forum. In fact,what you have done by removing him seems racist. He enlivened the conversation,wrong headed as he is,but isn't that the point? We were just starting to have some fun. Killjoy.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm
I got you Kevin. I f you delete the point of contention then the debate is incoherent. The BlackRead More Panther of poetry was defending his viewpoint. I disagree with race based politics but he was standing up in the arena of ideas Then poof...( hello Patch?)... he was gone. I know the Panthers have a terror tactic history, but I thought media has forgiven the past. In Philly 08, Holder allowed military uniformed poll watchers to prevent any 2nd party participation with obvious intimidation. I appreciate Patch. We gotta talk this stuff out. Maybe the panther crossed the line his last comment we did not see, and they scrubbed up a bit. What ever happened, I do appreciate the Patch forums. It is a good local thing for info and exchange. If it becomes editorially dysfunctional, then we all will move on to a more open forum.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm
In the past, our local Patch editor would jump in and correct our misconceptions on Patch policy andRead More what actually happened on the thread. His name is Bob Bynes and I will always respect him as an objective journalist... too few. So many, so few.
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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