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Mac July 23, 2014 at 04:03 pm
nah, don't seal the borders - what if our President does order our borders sealed and Christie justRead More happens to be in NJ at the time? - some things are best left as there already are - whew
Mac July 23, 2014 at 04:03 pm
nah, don't seal the borders - what if our President does order our borders sealed and Christie justRead More happens to be in NJ at the time? - some things are best left as they already are - whew
antonio movado July 23, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Honestly, we don't have a president right now. This country's on auto pilot.
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John M. July 23, 2014 at 10:38 am
Why is the same article published twice in the Patch? I guess the editors don't read what the staffRead More writes. I know, you will remove one of the articles and this comment and pretend it never happened.
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Roll Back Our Tax July 22, 2014 at 07:43 am
This is a nice cushy position for a some one looking to retire in the next few years to beef upRead More their pension payout. Feyl was living proof that even if you have 1/2 a brain you can game the system.
Concept sketches illustrated what town homes on Schooley's Mountain Road would look like.
Mike M July 23, 2014 at 04:26 pm
I'm on 5 acres and I can't find an acceptable area on my property for a shed because of all theRead More zoning rules which I accept as part of the privilege of living in the country..... yet a zoning change for high density units is being considered......I'll pay more in property taxes to ensure the town retains it's rural character. There is an added cost with over 200 units.....even if there's one child per unit that's 200 more students in the school system....I suspect that will cost the tax payers more that $173,000. It would be different if we were talking about a 2 acre minimum per house but that still sets a precedent with a zoning change.
S. Jones July 23, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Chuck, I don't think anyone would have a problem with what you stated if the township committeeRead More COULD negotiate a project which would generate the same amount of traffic or not to exceed what it was like when US Radium existed. At the last few meetings, the lawyer for the developer kept saying that it would not be financially VIABLE for them to build less than 300, or at even 200 apartments. Do we have to worry about their profit? No one ever said we didn't want anything built there. Please come to the next meeting and ask the township if they can find a solution and to scale it down.
Maria July 23, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Exactly my point Mike. Thank you for your comment. I truly hope they say NO to residentialRead More rezoning, and look into some of the alternatives that residents have suggested. A rateable industry or conservation does not use town resources the way residential properties do. And you're right - 200 more kids means 5-10 new teachers (5 * 50K = 250K to 500K), possibly more if special ed. teachers are needed. Not to mention police, snow plows, etc. Explain how our property taxes will NOT go up.
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.
Aerial view of proposed firehouse, apartment building, retail space development on Fairmount Road.
Arne July 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Nathan - Let's hope not. I didn't make the meeting last night. If anyone can share the overallRead More sentiment, much appreciated.
Maria July 17, 2014 at 08:14 am
KH -Change.org makes it easy to start a petition. Thanks. If I knew of this in Nov. I would haveRead More changed the wording of the Kings Hwy petition to include other developments of this size. (hindsight...) I will email all signers of the petition with the link once you post it. It was my first petition, I did learn alot - if you have any questions, just ask.
Maria July 17, 2014 at 10:11 am
People who can speak lawyerese, I need your help!!! This is bigger than LV folks... There is a billRead More (A105), sponsered by conservative pro-development Republicans which seems to negate the Highlands Act... but I can't understand it at all. PLEASE read it and tell me in English what it means. I want to start a petition against it. I have a copy of the bill and can send it to you. THANK YOU http://legiscan.com/NJ/bill/A105/2014
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.
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Lothar Jones July 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm
It's good to see the state making the correct decision here. Preserving Greystone is folly thatRead More would cost the taxpayers 100s of millions of dollars. I'll be glad to see this evil monument to torture and death finally turned into parkland for all to enjoy. Here's some interesting reading about a Greystone-type facility in Oregon: http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-mental-hospital-honor-forgotten-souls-144556670.html?soc_src=copy
Lothar Jones July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm
It's good to see the state making the correct decision here. Preserving Greystone is folly thatRead More would cost the taxpayers 100s of millions of dollars. I'll be glad to see this evil monument to torture and death finally turned into parkland for all to enjoy. Here's some interesting reading about a Greystone-type facility in Oregon: http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-mental-hospital-honor-forgotten-souls-144556670.html;_ylt=A0LEVzXFpMBTR10AP4RXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByb2h1ajk3BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDOARjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--
Brian Sniatkowski July 12, 2014 at 08:01 am
it's a shame they cannot find a way to keep this piece of history and beautiful architecture
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Chuck Ruff July 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm
The argument is moot anyway since they close the park and all trails when hunting is going on. IRead More support deer hunts, but don't agree with making the park inaccessible to the public through the most picturesque Autumn season. After all, SMP was intended as a public park, not a hunting sanctuary.
Angelo July 12, 2014 at 07:20 am
It was long ago when one hunter shot another hunter and killed him on Schooley's Mountain. In theRead More wooded area behind the Schooley's Mountain Inn.
Angelo July 12, 2014 at 07:21 am
Should have said, "It wasn't long ago...."
Linda Carrington July 10, 2014 at 04:53 pm
What about newcomers and first responders? Oldtimers need to help them find us with the ambulance orRead More fire truck. So, County Road 510 paved or not.
Jeff Grayzel July 11, 2014 at 02:36 am
The State took down the "24" signs a few years back. It is now 510, although some peopleRead More call it 124. Newcomers are very confused when people call Mendham Road "24" because they think of the highway to short hills mall. So 510 it is.
Henry Krinkle July 11, 2014 at 09:25 am
Bull...it will always be Route 24 to us oldtimers.
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Judy Dechent July 7, 2014 at 04:12 pm
I don't understand why all of this roadwork has to be done at exactly the same time ... why wasn'tRead More it scattered over the summer?
Mr X July 8, 2014 at 08:57 am
wasn't the section from around Camp Washington and the "big turn" already resurfaced not aRead More year or two ago? maybe they should do a better job to help the pavement last longer. when you fill a pothole, make the patch even with the surrounding pavement. They always pile it up a little, even after being steamrolled, it sticks up a bit and makes a bump, then in winter the plows come by and shear it right off or just pull the whole patch right out again.
PD73 July 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Yesterday, The Patch reported that Parker Road was being re-surfaced THIS Monday, July 14. Is itRead More the 21st now? http://longvalley.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/parker-road-paving-work-to-end-yearlong-water-line-project?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true
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Clay Thomas July 2, 2014 at 07:52 pm
This place belongs in Utah, Nevada, or Arizona where munitions experimentation is safer, not NewRead More Jersey! Get it out of here before another disaster happens!
CC July 3, 2014 at 08:38 am
Thank you Gov. Christie! Jon Baramnick too for the support! Great work.
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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.
Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo
Matt Giordano June 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm
politicians lack Common Sense. Period!
Matt Giordano June 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Politicians lack Common Sense. Period!
The Stig June 27, 2014 at 12:35 pm
They only care about two things - Getting power and keeping it.
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.
Geoff Cabral June 24, 2014 at 02:25 pm
I'm gonna go out on a limb and speculate that Jeff&Kathy pay property taxes in Washington Twp.Read More The district HS has had its ups&downs over the past 20 years - but that has nothing to do with who is funding these schools (and probably not much to do with level of funding after a point). Washington TWP taxpayers simply want to continue the funding mechanism which in essence steals over $6,100,000 per year from M-C taxpayers. They have used every delay tactic available including lies and straw man argument distractions to prevent this gravy train from ending.
Jeff June 24, 2014 at 02:43 pm
You are correct I am a Washington Twp resident. You are incorrect that we wish to use delay tactics.Read More You are correct that this is strictly about money in the eyes of M-C tax payers. My only point is that every option is not being considered. That short changes ALL the students. A decision will be made with part of the information and the M-C residents will be ok with that. I hope the students are as well.
Geoff Cabral June 24, 2014 at 06:19 pm
Oh, puh-leaze, Jeff! Your palms-up brethren has already beaten this straw man argument to death:Read More "let's do what's good for the students" when what would be good for their families - ergo, the very students you so desperately claim to want to help - is for them to NOT be forced to subsidize you and your fellow LV moochers to the aggregate tune of over $6.1 million per year! Get over your self-delusions and prepare to pay your own way - or move to a jurisdiction with no HS. But, please don't keep harping on "it's only a money issue to M-Cs" and you're just so above it all bc you "care about the children."
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.
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
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