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jimmy Burke July 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm
You get practically groped at the airports but the borders are wide open???? Why do we need homelandRead More security when the very people that are suppose to be watching out for our safety are the ones behind all this garbage. Wolves in sheep clothing. What a joke!
antonio movado July 24, 2014 at 07:17 pm
You know it jimmy burke. Its a joke !!!
antonio movado July 24, 2014 at 07:18 pm
Unfortunately our president has no balls.
uncle jay July 24, 2014 at 07:37 am
C'mon Caitlin what other dots are u trying to connect...u "guys" are much better thenRead More that...!!!
DD July 24, 2014 at 10:19 am
Caitlin didn't conclude or report anything. She merely shared a link.
Ridgewood Mom July 24, 2014 at 09:11 pm
Perhaps, if they would have just offered an all-you-can-eat buffet, then there might have been aRead More surprise tax payer funded helicopter visit.
Can't put the genie back in the bottle July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
I am not familiar with all the specifics of the case and hence speaking from a very limitedRead More perspective but were these allegations proven ? If these allegations were true then by all means justice was served. Discrimination is wrong in any situation or capacities. In the private sector the rules are different. They shouldn't be but they are. I don't know why that is. And to Lisa's point it still goes on as if it were the 1970's.
Phil Brooks July 21, 2014 at 04:24 pm
RAS, I find it amusing that you *appeared* to have deleted your initial post, the one about Ms.Read More Miltner "capitalizing" on her harassment. Afraid to stand behind your own words?
Pad July 21, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Didn't 4 co-workers testify in this case and supported her claims?
Mel Sharples July 22, 2014 at 01:35 pm
And now...the straw man argument from William. Where did I say I wanted to take away your guns? IRead More could not possibly care less about your guns. Read my posts, I just ask that gun owners act like responsible adults with the guns they do have. Sorry you feel threatened by a call for personal responsibility. As for investing in these types of guns, I'll consider it. People like you told me not enough people would ever use Apple to make it profitable. I disagreed, I made money off it. That simple. You cry over a non-existent threat to your guns, yet say nothing when your government sets up a national surveillance state that reads your emails and listens to your calls. That never bothered anyone. Because Freedom. You have guns, yet you sat on your rear end while the government used 9/11 to take away countless freedoms. Every freedom that Americans have given away has been at the behest of the American people. Americans can't wait to give them away. As long as they can keep their flat screen TV's, guns, government checks, ponies, unicorns, what have you.
Mel Sharples July 22, 2014 at 01:36 pm
And now...the straw man argument from William. Where did I say I wanted to take away your guns? IRead More could not possibly care less about your guns. Read my posts, I just ask that gun owners act like responsible adults with the guns they do have. Sorry you feel threatened by a call for personal responsibility. As for investing in these types of guns, I'll consider it. People like you told me not enough people would ever use Apple to make it profitable. I disagreed, I made money off it. That simple. You cry over a non-existent threat to your guns, yet say nothing when your government sets up a national surveillance state that reads your emails and listens to your calls. That never bothered anyone. Because Freedom. You have guns, yet you sat on your rear end while the government used 9/11 to take away countless freedoms. Every freedom that Americans have "lost" has been at the behest of the American people. Americans can't wait to give them away. As long as they can keep their flat screen TV's, guns, government checks, ponies, unicorns, what have you.
Mel Sharples July 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Oh, and the BS argument about Nazis taking way guns so they could "take over"? Are youRead More repeating that lie as well? Laughable, if it weren't so sad.
Citizen of America July 16, 2014 at 02:31 pm
I'm planning to go to Bookends tomorrow to meet our 45th President, Hillary Clinton. Obviously,Read More conservatives are worried about her -- that's why they've cranked up the mud-slinging machine 2+ years before her election.
Long Time Resident July 19, 2014 at 08:08 pm
I would expect nothing less from a DumboRat lemming like Moron of America!
Long Time Resident July 19, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Watch the trained puppet dance.
jamesT July 8, 2014 at 05:50 pm
The funniest thing about him being the U.S. Sanator is that neither Dick Codey N.J. State SenatorRead More nor Joe Roberts Chairman of the State assembly at the time wanted it.
Michael Barry July 12, 2014 at 01:14 pm
He ruined Union City so now it's time to do the same for Paramus. As soon as he moved to BergenRead More County there was a report of a fat white guy running around naked in Paramus. Coincidence?
jamesT July 13, 2014 at 08:55 am
You should have known him years ago when he was on the U.C. BoE. He was about 200 pounds heavierRead More than he is now. AND I guess you may have read that he claimed Cuban CIA agents MADE him endorse losing candidates of West New York and Jersey City... If I may? LOL.
Gary J Negrycz July 2, 2014 at 09:00 pm
Riche is right it's now about spin and politics Example is the new resolution. It is a good thingRead More but to imply that Riche concealed the fact that his company provided services to the village for 14 yrs when he informed the then council and village attorney of the relationship prior to Aronsohn making a show to try to discredit him. Maybe if the law had existed before Tuesday nite the village attorney would not have said it was ok While we're pass good resolutions maybe getting rid of the right for anyone one with money to spend can come in and tie up the Planning Board with how they want OUR MASTER PLAN to read. It is time for a repeal of this right to rob the Village and also to pass a new H -plan giving Valley the right to do what we want not what they want it's our Village and we pay taxes for the privilege to make the rules unlike Valley
Gov. Chris Christie at a previous town hall meeting. Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)
charlotte July 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm
Any college "coed" obsessed with Christie at this point clearly has a questionableRead More background. "Whatever" comes to mind as a response because these "town halls" seem so over produced it is ridiculous.
charlotte July 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Even our esteemed coed and her half shirt ensemble, designed to catch the attention of the maleRead More voter, must understand she is completely irrelevant to Christie Mantra.
Nitsuj July 5, 2014 at 07:32 pm
While Christie is not perfect, at least he's holding the line on taxes and putting some money intoRead More the Pension system. Now if the State Legislature wasnt dominated by the Democrats, perhaps spending would be cut as well and taxes actually lowered. Time for Chrisite to pull an Obama and just issue executive orders since the democrats wont let him do the job that needs to be done.
Common Cents June 30, 2014 at 08:54 pm
The real main intention of this law was to protect somebody who is rendering assistance, regardless.Read More If you were to come to an accident and you moved the person out of the car because it was going to burn, but in the intention you caused paralysis due to an injury your had no idea about, you would be granted immunity. You were acting in the best interest of the victim, trying to save their life. If this act was not in effect, nobody would render assistance if they thought about the consequences. Good people with basic human nature would still help. It takes the ambulance chasers to ruin something else like this.
ThudNJ June 30, 2014 at 09:11 pm
Lawyers are nit pickers who strive to find loopholes in everything. Shakespeare was right when heRead More said " First we kill the lawyers"
Andrea July 1, 2014 at 12:22 am
My friend, got her CELLPHONE stolen right out of her hand on the 92 bus and everyone else just satRead More there, she said that someone had lent her their phone, so she could call her mom. She also stated that the cops wouldn't come out just for a stolen cellphone, how do those people know? As for the mom who got a beat down in front of her child, and I was there, I would have been the first to call 911. True story, I went to University Plaza in Newark to pay my cable bill at the Optimum Payment Center, and I grabbed something to eat, anyway, as I was eating in my car, I saw a store owner get hit by some guy, and I put down my food, and picked up my cellphone as I was about to dial 911, I heard the owner say not to, but I had to, even though he was a complete stranger to me, I knew enough to know that if I did nothing, it would've be just as bad as the criminal doing the hitting. I am the type of person who will stand up for anyone if I see what's going on.
Geoff Cabral June 26, 2014 at 05:09 pm
A falling tree ripped off one part of one wall's siding on the back of your house and the newRead More doesn't exactly match the rest of the house? Chubb doesnt want you looking at it and being disappinted, so they pay to replace it all - no quibbling. The only thing they require is honest customers so they already know who and what you are before they agree to quote your risk. Scammers need not apply....
jesscott June 27, 2014 at 06:41 am
Are you all really pretending that partisan politics doesn't exist absolutely everywhere....sinceRead More the beginning of time? Grow up.
Beach_N8iv June 30, 2014 at 04:04 pm
YOUR governor is just protecting his Big Business Masters. They tell him what to do and he complies,Read More not that he has a choice. The Trenton Tyrant should be shown the door.
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angie argabrite June 27, 2014 at 07:43 am
what about the "hard choice" to do something for the people who AREN'T his millionaireRead More friends?
Chief Wahoo June 27, 2014 at 08:36 am
It's funny. (Actually it's not ) I haven't heard either side of liars and thiefs , talk bout theRead More unfairness of taking away the property tax rebates of most homeowners and seniors. Especially only a month BEFORE they were counting on them. How is anyone supposed to budget their household, with these clowns in charge of state. Christie with your made up budget and your lies , you are a bum. Public unions , with your collusion and greed, you are scum.
Mac June 27, 2014 at 11:48 am
sorry angie argabrite but our overstuffed pampered national smorgasbord traveler that drops byRead More occasionally to show us that as Governor he can walk and chew gum at the same time doesn't make any "hard choices" without a million dollar advance to his wife's charity retirement fund first
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PeoplePlease June 26, 2014 at 07:37 pm
I've read this article 4 times and it still does not make any sense. Was this a high schoolRead More graduation assignment?
J G June 27, 2014 at 03:11 pm
What difference does it make'!
MD June 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
The difference is, this propaganda ridden article is full of bigotry. Just give us the news.
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News Man June 19, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Sounds good to me.
Marge June 20, 2014 at 07:04 am
This is great news! It's about time we chose to save something from our history instead of buildingRead More another drug store or bank!
Sophie's Mom June 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm
This is wonderful news! Bergen County is getting to over crowded! So happy the farm will remain!
Montclair Deputy Mayor Bob Russo (Patch file photo)
Paint June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
Doesn't much matter people are leaving NJ as fast as they can . The liberal way simply is a downwardRead More spiral and it shows
Joe R June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am
People are leaving NJ as fast as they can???? And people are moving into NJ, entrepreneurs,Read More enterprising immigrants (LEGAL) and NJ has a fairly healthy birth rate. But the right wingers and the corporate whores who want us to further lower taxes on big corporations and the wealthy perpetuate the myth that NJ is losing population which is a big fat LIE. In the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91%, now it's 39.6%.
Ridgewood Mom June 19, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Exactly Joe. All that Chris Christie has done as governor is raid the public coffers in order toRead More line the pockets of himself and his cronies. He has achieved this by employing well documented goon squad tactics and perpetuating the lie that the cost of services for the average taxpayer is the source of the state's fiscal challenges, demanding that most people in the state pay more taxes for less services in order to funnel more money to favored corporations and very wealthy individuals.
JAFO June 19, 2014 at 08:45 am
only in Ridgewood...
Sally G June 19, 2014 at 06:22 pm
I totally understand the materials fee, but the usage fee simply ensures that those with more moneyRead More can use it. It does not affect the number of projects that can be created. Hmm, I guess if you do a big project it would take longer and delay the next person longer, but that is true on a 2-D job as well—graphics take longer than text. I understand the “only in Ridgewood” comment, but accessible by any BCCLS member with card, right? I am certainly curious.
Phil Brooks June 22, 2014 at 09:59 am
Big Momma, Condos downtown will tax the infrastructure even more, adding more traffic to an alreadyRead More congested place where parking is at a premium and more kids to the schools. // So, yes, it would be nice if that stretch of Chestnut along the tracks looked prettier, but more condos with more people isn't the answer. // Oh, and by the way, "urban blythe?" Like Blythe Danner (mother of Gwyneth Paltrow)? It's "urban BLIGHT."
Christopher June 22, 2014 at 11:50 am
When they do upgrade in thier current building they will have to turn current rooms (beds) intoRead More labs, operating rooms, and areas for MRI's and cat scans. So that would mean Less Rooms. Its simple math, current building means less space if you add more tech in less space that would mean less rooms. New building means more space so when you add more tech and labs you still have the same amount of rooms oh wait I'm sorry 3 more rooms. As a resident of downtown ridgewood the condos are a terrible idea. It would increase traffic 3 fold, and parking is already a nightmare now imagine if they add another 2000 residents to downtown.. downtown ridgewood can't handle the traffic now, they had to put bright orange crossing flags at uncontrolled intersections ie: intersection of franklin st. And walnut. Whats next body armor? They wont add traffic lights at that intersection or the intersection of glen ave and oak st because they would loose there village status. But they want to add 2k people. The proposed condo plan does not include enough parking for the units they build and the town isn't adding any parking either so on a thursday night when it takes me an hour or so to park (illegally), after the condos go up should I just wait till midnight to come home. Mark my words the condos will get approved the builder behind this plan is John Saraceno the most corrupt of the corrupt. Park west tavern is one of his buildings and they're not supposed to have a patio out back and they now have one. If you have walked the pedestrian walkway btwn the chestnut st lot out to oak st and wondered why is it so dark its because they pulled the circuits from the town lights lighting the area so their illegal patio has a better ambience. The Village won't cut spending so they have to add to the tax base and the only way to do that is build the condos. If Saraceno gets his way the condos really wont add to the tax base either if 10% of the units are low income units the tax breaks would offset any gains in tax revenues to the village. So please before you comment again please educate yourself because its your ignorance why we're here now.
Phil Brooks June 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Christopher, Your math is faulty. The Valley plan would mean MORE patient rooms as, even thoughRead More only three beds are being added, all of those doubles (and I have no idea how many doubles they have now) will now become singles. So, let's say there are 50 doubles now. To add room for just three more patients would mean 53 MORE rooms. // As far as your comment about condos, I'm assuming it wasn't addressed to me as I agree that the downtown condos would be a terrible idea.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 06:59 pm
charlotte, You are living in a bubble. Dream, Dream, Dream darling. Obviously you really do not knowRead More what is going on. It is not the money they do it to for an exchange of favors program to put who they want a head. It helps them in the future for their own. Teachers are shroud in everything they do. There is always a motive or plant a seed going on in a bad way. It is not based on who truly is the best. You have administrator, teachers and coaches fudging every thing they can to make themselves look good. They collaborate together like the good old boys club. Trust me on this most don't care about your kids or anyone's kids unless you fall under that category of knowing someone. It is based on Who you know, not what you know just like all the other corruption going on in the world. Teachers have two faces. I think it is something they learn in college very well.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 07:04 pm
charlotte, How is teachers not responsible for some of the corruption when they give only certainRead More kids the chance to take a test over instead of all. Subjectively grades a paper better to who they know or just makes up grades because they do nothing in there class. There is a lot of H.S. Teachers who do not teach and get away with it.
grace June 18, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@rick Ricky you have just pointed out the toms river schools alma mater
One of the puppies removed from a Brick Township pet store in 2012 after the store was raided and shut down. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Judith Mirbach June 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
To I've got the "scoop"" Ellie has a few different diseases. First called HereditaryRead More multifocal retinal dysplasia and retinal folding treated with eye drops. The second is keratoconjunctivitis sicca (chronic dry eye) which needs to be treated with Optimmune which can lead to corneal ulcers, chronic pus comes out of her eye and could lead to blindness if not treated. At first "their" vet stated Ellie just had regular conjunctivitis (infectious) probably caused by being with so many puppies, but not until I took her to a specialist was it determined this was a predisposed condition. Granted cocker spaniels DO have some eye problems but not the extent of Ellie's problems. The next issue she has is distichiasis (ingrown eyelashes) which also increases the pus, irritation, redness so she has to be groomed around her face more often. Her other problem was a "cherry eye". At 5 months old a "piece of meat" started coming out of her left eye. It was diagnosed as a cherry eye. The pet store would ONLY pay for the surgery if I used "their vet". She had the surgery and it did not work so needless to say the "piece of meat" is still hanging out. Again, granted cocker spaniels are "prone" to eye problems BUT IT WAS DETERMINED IN ALL OF HER DISEASES BOTH MOTHER AND FATHER HAVE HAD TO HAVE THESE DISEASES AND WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY APPARENT IN THE ADULTS AND THEY WERE STILL BREEDING THEM. Right now she is stable and is used to getting the medicine in her eyes daily. I love her so much. Again, as stated the pet store DID NOT CARE WHATSOEVER!!!! They made their sale!
Marina June 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Marina June 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm
Hey Woodbridge Patch.....Do you have any pet stores in your town? Maybe someone should ask MayorRead More Mac, WHY!
maryann June 10, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Finally. Please don't ruin the Palisades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jack B Goode June 10, 2014 at 08:00 pm
spot zoning bill by Democrats to appease tree huggers, it will never see the light of day, they knowRead More that, but are trying to appease the anti-business environ mentalists
Henry Cooper June 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm
This bill is a joke, also known as Political Payback! Why not go back to when St. Peter's CollegeRead More was built and within the palisades; "Breaking the Horizon". Why does every opponent ignore the fact that the college is very visible within the confines of the Cliffs?????? LG, build your new campus in Englewood Cliffs.
The Jersey Diner in Cinnaminson. (Patch File Photo)
c June 19, 2014 at 09:29 am
This is a problem for NJ government and the taxpayers as the wealth is leaving the state. 50Read More billion in the last few years. Just wait till the majority of the boomers leave, taking the rest of the wealth. Then see how the taxes have to be raised to pay for the blob, the bloated governments (county such as Union, Essex, Hudson) and the state of NJ. The smart kids are leaving NJ when they go out of state to college, so the parents have no reason to stay. Housing prices will go down because no one will be able to afford them, and the property taxes, except the New Yorkers who flee their even worse state.
Joe R June 19, 2014 at 09:50 am
Oh baloney, wealth is not leaving NJ, at least not in the sense that you think. NJ has one of theRead More highest percentage of millionaires and billionaires in the country. NJ is one of the richest states in the country. Rich people are not fleeing their wealthy enclaves (even with the high property taxes) such as Princeton or where the governor lives, quite the opposite. According to the last census and almost all of the previous censuses, NJ gained in population. It's still the most densely populated state in the country. The problem is that the big corporations are given all kinds of tax breaks, tax holidays, tax abatements, land giveaways, subsidies and sweetheart deals that either services have to be cut or taxes have to be raised on the rest of us who do not have the clout of Walmart or some billionaire sports team owner.
Charlie Kime June 23, 2014 at 04:40 am
That's an interesting comment Joe R. Five of our neighbors within a two block radius have left theRead More state in the past year. They left for work, retirement, downsizing, etc. This will repeat itself more and more as baby boomers retire. Those remaining are left with the second highest state and local taxes in the country, the worst finances of any state, and an $84bn unfunded liability on risk-free public pensions & unlimited healthcare costs that NJ tax payers have to cover. There has been very little new job creation in NJ mainly because businesses find the state so unfriendly. Only someone benefitting for a sweetheart deal in NJ, i.e. a public pensioner, could complain that it is sweatheart deals for big corporations that drive up our taxes. That's patently false.
CC June 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Bill - TWICE my response to you was DELETED. Guess "they" don't want the cat out of theRead More bag!!! Arizona is NOT the only state that had children dropped off. New York AND Connecticut just had airplanes full of them dropped off....and NO vaccines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep deleting and I WILL keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sal July 5, 2014 at 11:19 am
State workers pensions were NEVER something any union negotiated for or ask for or demanded. TheRead More Pensions are something the state OFFERED to attract the workers they needed. The State of NJ said " Come and work for us and this is what we will give you as Compensation for working for the state of NJ. Their pensions are a Part of their salary (their workers Compensation/wages) and something the state OFFERED to pay their employees. The workers cannot take back their 20, 30, 40 years of loyal service and the state is trying to take back compensation that the state had agreed to pay their workers when they were hired. When any employer offers to pay a any worker a pension to get the worker to work for them __ the pension just like a paycheck is part of the Compensation they have worked for.
William July 5, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Sal where did you get that info from, And if what you say is true then the state is not breaking anyRead More laws or Contracts, Offers are taken back in the private sector . Agreements are broken also. Many company's offer benefits that are rescinded at will. I know this first Hand When Salary non union workers lost their benefits because They were a Given as you say The public workers received and Hourly Unionized workers retained theirs, because The Benefits were were in there contracts That were Negotiated, Case in Point General Motors Linden, The Hourly Union Kept their Health Care also But Salary non union lost all theirs. Nothing is Guaranteed ask The Toyota and Saturn workers Promises Made and Broken, And when wages reach a tipping point promises are broken, Better a Pc, Of Pie then NO Pie,
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JJ June 6, 2014 at 10:04 am
Not really, it'l be regular food trucks, not only hot dog trucks andy,The county is getting thereRead More cut, they should be somewhat happy.
Hank June 7, 2014 at 03:55 pm
salt,pepper, ketchup?
JJ June 8, 2014 at 12:37 am
Hambuger, hamburger , Hamburgeda, $5.00 $5.00, five dollar...
Credit: Bergen BRT.
Sally G June 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm
I cannot begin to express my opposition to the Paterson to George Washington Bridge schedule; I amRead More OUTRAGED that this should be included. As I mentioned at the February meeting with representatives from NJT and the Bergen County government, this route is more than adequately covered by the independent services, the small vans that run this route constantly. To compete with these independents, who I believe are franchisees, just makes my blood boil. NJT, a public agency, and the county government, should not go into competition with private business in this manner. (When I calm down I will comment on the other routes.)
Ezra P. June 6, 2014 at 06:41 am
Isn't Englewood Hospital to North Bergen already being proposed for light rail service? PerhapsRead More connecting into this type of service would make sense...
Tom B June 6, 2014 at 08:04 am
Why don't they look at improving the existing routes first? Ever try to get on a NJT 165 at 5PM?
Mac June 8, 2014 at 11:55 am
I guess everybody running for office in NJ feels like they have to act like Governor Christie toRead More win.
JJ June 9, 2014 at 03:28 am
Being a fat slob ? And a trader when it comes to Helping your fellow voters when a storm of theRead More century hits & ruins your home your livelihood. Holding back all funding to help you rebuild as well as Federal help, Thats what you mean ?
Marlboro Mann June 4, 2014 at 10:49 am
I love Booker's strategy. Openly campaign for Lautenberg's job while the poor man was still alive,Read More rely heavily on the support from the parasites living in our state's numerous slum cities, disregard his record of failure in Newark, win the election and disappear from sight. I think we may have to file a missing persons report on our current phantom Senator.
Joe R June 4, 2014 at 11:02 am
"..parasites living in our state's numerous slum cities...." Wow, what a nasty biasedRead More comment against a whole group of people living in some of the poorest cities in the nation. Comparing people to parasites or pests? Didn't the Nazis do the same to the Jews? MM hates poor people because they are poor; he calls them parasites, it sounds like he might want to "liquidate" these people.
nan June 4, 2014 at 11:26 am
Rhetorical question - People of Brick how could you vote for Brando over Ciocco? Answer is you knowRead More nothing about John Ciocco because he did not have the exposure Brando did. Brando's exposure serving previously, as a Councilman is a sad excuse for voting for him. He served himself not the people. In fact, he publicly, insulted many speakers at Council Meetings. I do not like an all one party government but I fear will may not have even on Rep on the Council going forward. Wise up people of Brick
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