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Angela Woerner (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Justmeasking April 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Wow, what a looker huh? That is just nasty, but that's irrelevent. Herion abuse is truely a disease.Read More Yes i do understand that there is an "initial choice" but there are so many circumstances that could lead up to that "first time". We really need very strong rehabilitation information and opportunities for these people. I am quite sure "most" of these addicts did not just decide to become a junkie one day. Lets give these people the help to make them into productive citizens. Seems a much better choice than just locking them up with no hope for any kind of a future. Some help and some hope for these people could go a very long way.
chris Christie April 15, 2014 at 11:40 pm
Although it is true that people become addicted to heroin, I think that people need to heldRead More accountable for their actions. It states that she has three children, were these children born addicted to heroin and if so who is caring for these children who probably have special needs? I think that the answer to the heroin problem is to get these people behind bars for a long time.
Rufus O'Callahan April 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm
You know someone is all class when they have facial tattoos.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
John April 15, 2014 at 07:10 pm
@Kim Johnson- don't be silly Kim. Barry 's been in charge for 6 yrs now and could of appointed OprahRead More to that position if he wanted to. .
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Declan Harrison April 15, 2014 at 06:57 pm
#Whoisleadingus?? How does that video clip in any way bolster your original suggestion of makingRead More phones inoperable when in a car exceeding 10 mph? I think you've had another one of those impulsive thoughts.
Sal Anthony April 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Angela DiMeglio April 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Women drivers: no survivors. :')
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Too bad the blithering idiots that wrote the article can't distinguish between a semi-automaticRead More pistol and a submachine gun.
joebanana April 15, 2014 at 02:44 pm
A .22 cent tax on a SODA? Sounds like a Mob shakedown.
joe smoe April 15, 2014 at 03:02 pm
that's obama's home town. not that he showed up as a senator when we was one. too bad he isn't asRead More delinquent as Commander In Chief in the White House. He sucks hugely. A huge waste of a human being.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Decimated dunes at Island Beach State Park, January 2013
Beachlover April 15, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Yeah 4 breaches in 10 miles of IBSP lead to all that flooding. Not the miles of breaches in SSH,Read More Ortley, Lavallette and up the coast to Bay Head. The new inlet also had nothing to do with the flooding or for that matter the wind driving the water across the bay and flooding Bayview Ave at 11 AM that Monday long before any surge broke through. At one point in the afternoon, the bay looked almost dry on the east side from the wind driving the water across the bay.
Anthony Tarracino April 15, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I seems to me that people need to learn about life by the sea before they move to the coast andRead More expect to live out a fantasy life. Living on the coast has its risks some life threatening, Sandy which really wasn’t a hurricane when it made landfall is one of them. Mother Ocean is one of the most powerful forces on the earth if you think you are going to beat her you are fools. It seem most people living on the coast now don’t know anything about it. They pretend to have an understanding of the Ocean and the coast but only know your cushy life style and property values. They should stop thinking they are going to control what nature is going to inflict on us. Every time some drastic concept is tried on the coast it seems to fail and we end up worse off. The Ocean is in control stop thinking we can control her she will eventual win every time.
FIMF the ll April 15, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Your right Anthony, let it go.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Gary G. April 14, 2014 at 06:48 pm
@Doug Hart, sound like your statement is only a portion of the investigation and they are gonna do aRead More through job as they should. But I don't think they will give your statement much wait if you told the cops you saw the old man turn in front of the bike because the article said the driver was a woman.
Doug Hart April 14, 2014 at 07:54 pm
Yea the driver was a women.my report said white lexus not gender specific.didnt mean to say man
Col Von Vapors April 15, 2014 at 02:40 pm
POLL: Is The Christie Administration doing enough to combat old folks from crashing intoRead More motorcycles????
Hookerman April 15, 2014 at 05:45 pm
There is absolutely NO evidence that vaccines, or environmental chemicals, or pre-natal medications,Read More or any other external factors cause autism. That’s pure speculation passed off as fact. Anytime someone uses weasel words like “studies have shown”, don’t believe a word of it.
sha April 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Lisa, I had measles, German measles and Chicken pox. There were no vaccines for them back then. WeRead More caught them and our bodies developed a natural immunity to them. Somehow we all survived just fine.
Brian N April 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm
Sha, great for you, but there is still zero scientific evidence that vaccines are related in anywayRead More to autism
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Jane Doe April 14, 2014 at 11:58 am
To anyone who grew up in this area ( our family goes back more than 150 years ) this is old news.Read More It's common knowledge that the nursing home / rehab center was a hotel that, during Prohibition, hosted many criminals and illicit activity that went unnoticed, hidden in the Pines. The Baymen made a fortune, running hooch via the waterways. This was a main corridor. Capone did stay at the hotel, but he wasn't a mainstay. There was a residence deep in the pines, near the hotel that was dubbed "Spanish Mansion", due to it's neo-Spanish design, popular ( mainly on the west coast and Florida ) during the late 1900's, 1920's. It's believed that THIS is where he actually stayed and (rumors) murders took place. The Spanish style of home was not a style seen very often in NJ, especially coastal towns, so it gained notoriety almost from the start. It burned down many years ago, but the ruins were still there when I was a kid. It was a popular "parking" spot.
2006 BMW 330ci with 42,500 miles was posted for sale on Chatham Patch
Peter April 13, 2014 at 07:17 pm
LOL...I thought it was a BMW on cinder blocks for sale. LOL!
Clay Thomas April 13, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Oh yeah, check behind the seats, could be some surprises! All empty, too bad! You could sell inRead More Hopatcong! They love project cars and boats!
Stew Sidedoor April 14, 2014 at 09:13 am
I'll give you a used pair of socks and soiled undies for the BMW.
The northbound travel lanes on the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway will be closed for approximately 24 months while the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) rehabilitates the bridge deck.
Linda Maloney April 13, 2014 at 10:09 am
It's about time they started to make repairs on the Pulaski Skyway, it's been literally fallingRead More apart for years! I heard there is even some controversy with the Port of Authority paying for much of this renovation. It is an access road to the Holland Tunnel, but The Port of Authority isn't responsible for The Holland Tunnel roadways because The Holland Tunnel was there before The POA. I guess the gov. and his people do whatever they want with his own little slush fund(POA).
Marlboro Mann April 13, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Lets hear it for the NJDOT. They could have started the work on Christmas, Palm Sunday, or AshRead More wednesday, but they chose instead to begin the chaos on the first day of Passover thus ensuring that the large percentage of Jewish workers arrive late at work but most importantly arrive home long after the sedars are to begin. Anti Semitism? NO Piss Poor Planning? Yes!
Mac April 13, 2014 at 09:07 pm
hey, there's that big whirlybird dropping orange cones on us again - it must be the PassovergateRead More scandal
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