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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!!!
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.
Sandi Schwartz April 24, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Gotta tell you I felt the same way about that video. Your choice of not editing out that commentRead More taking the Lords name in vain was something that I thought only bothered ME. Seeing those last two comments made me feel better. At least I know that I wasn't the only one who felt this way. You shot a good video capturing a ferocious fire but you also offended people like myself with your tasteless and careless lack of unedited audio that was SO un-necessary to be contained within a good piece of reporting. It SHOULD have been edited out. Shame on you. Kick your journalism up a notch!!
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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
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:40 pm
Maurice Wynne: And it was the 'Republican' Lincoln who freed the slaves, in theory at least. TheRead More game changes, but the name's the same.
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm
tenth district: Your cockamamie, hate-filled and vile racist comment places you not in the tenthRead More district but in the stratosphere of toxic gas.
Portent April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Hey, Steven Spiegel, do you believe that Jewish people should stop remembering and teaching theRead More world about the horrors of the Holocaust just because it's so old and declasse to bring it up?
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.
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.
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...
Nard Bonner April 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Hope KP doesn't live in Berkeley Township.
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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?????????????????
Bill Williams April 23, 2014 at 01:44 pm
The fight against addiction begins with overcoming the ignorant, the deniers, and the downrightRead More hateful.Remove the stigma from a disease. When "Laura" is brave enough to use her full name she will have earned the right to be a true spokesperson for her misguided opinion. May I point out that Philip Seymour Hoffman, for example, was brilliant and accomplished. That did not exempt him from this disease. Linda is arguing apples and oranges. - Bill Williams
Bill Williams April 23, 2014 at 01:52 pm
For the record, my personal jury on in school testing is out. The American Academy of PediatricsRead More will be releasing a statement on the efficacy of such testing in late May or early June. People might want to hold off on rancorous debate until that information is available. I speak as one who has lost a son to addiction.
Ivan Chio April 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Ridge being 7th, haha what a great joke. If it means that more people stress out to turn to drugs toRead More solve their problem. And also may I ask what people do in the silly town as basking ridge. There is nothing to do in this deserted town but look at trees all day long. So the fault does not lie with the kids but with the town and the parents. So nice of them to get good jobs and making lots of money, but one should put that money to good use. So think before you use your mouth...
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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.