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John Santaella April 23, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Lee Brewer, how do you know that atheists are not working at Union Beach, or volunteering to workRead More with the poor anywhere? Have you conducted a poll to find out the religion or lack thereof of volunteers?
Lee Brewer April 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
I just wonder why I don't see an Atherist or Humanist Organization working at Union Beach's SandyRead More Hurricance disaster center for their rebuild efforts. I mean helping out the homeless, or stepping in to help out the non-existent National Humanist chain of Thrift Shops would be great. It seems like Patriotism is about being aware and caring about others in our country, not about nonsence court cases. I am sure that family is a front for some action group. I would be impressed to learn if this "family" that is being given the opportunity to say "under God", donated 10% of their income last year to help NJ Sandy displaced families rebuild and restart their lives. That is what Patriotism in this country is all about. It seems like walking the talk is the way for Americans. For this family, fronting a nonsence lawsuit must be satisfying enough. But is this a great Parental lesson on what is truly Patriotism, for that family's youngster? I am only asking.
Sal April 23, 2014 at 01:52 pm
We must allow everyone the right to be honest with themselves first,, and society second. InsistingRead More someone say or do anything is simply wrong! Even GOD stays out of it,, because HE wants us to love HIM,, and how could we love HIM if HE coerces us in any way to do so?!?! We are all imperfect, we all sin daily, if you don't agree you obviously haven't been living life here on earth!!! We commit all crimes, the little one's and the BIG ONE'S!!! The true message of GOD is one of love, kindness, tolerance (most importantly), and forgiveness! Why, even my simply "typing" these words makes me feel calm, amazing isn't it? If we would lead by example, then and ONLY then can we open someone else's heart and mind to simple truths that they may have missed along their life's experiences! To sum it up,,, not saying the name "GOD"...... eliminates HIM!!!
Doubleclick April 23, 2014 at 10:51 am
Yes Chief they are takers. They take your kids to school safely and they take your kids home. It'sRead More not unreasonable to pay them a fair price to do it.
Chief Wahoo April 23, 2014 at 11:04 am
It's very unreasonable , if there is a cheaper way for the taxpayers.
voice of reason April 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm
What is a fair wage ? Does anyone know what the drivers get paid per hour ? I think you would beRead More surprised how much.
Dawn Parks April 20, 2014 at 08:16 pm
THIS IS HOW IT GOES. TWO YEARS AGO WHEN BERKELEY BOARD AND CENTRAL BOARD SAT DOWN ABOUT MERGING THERead More BUSES. THERE WERE TWO MEN AGAINEST IT. JIM BYRNES AND JOHN BACCHIONE. OUR NOW TOWN COUCIL PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. I THINK AS A TOWN THAT WE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF THE TAXPAYER AND NOT THERE OWN POCKETS. WE COULD OF SAVED JOBS WITH BOTH DISTRICTS MERGING. HOW ABOUT 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX PAYERS MONEY?? I KNOW I'M A TAX PAYER AND I WOULD OF LOVED TO SAVE MONEY!!!
bill April 21, 2014 at 12:27 am
Dawn realize Byrnes is really not the good guy many people think. Bacchione is another yes man . IRead More have never went to a meeting that he ever questioned anything put up for a vote. He is there for his own personal gain. I am sure we will find out in the future what that is. At times he looks very uncomfortable when he is sitting at the table of seven. He knows that many things going on in the town is wrong but does not have the peoples best interest in mind, only his political bosses. They can make or break any one in the party and that is the facts what goes on in our township. Shame on him no BAL_ _ to do the right thing for the tax payers. I thought the last administration was bad . They are all using SANDY as an excuse and will continue for a long time. These people need to be voted out ASAP. We also need to get rid of people like Judy Noonan who is a perfect example . During the last administration she was a Democrat , when she new she would loose she turned to a Republican . Now who's interest does she have in mine. I guess she needs the $8,000 plus all the perks that come with it parties,free food , and favors. People I can go on and on but don't you see whats going on in your town.
Mac April 21, 2014 at 01:39 am
everyone wants to be on the Gilmore daisy chain bill - there is no other status available in theRead More Ocean County sandbox - take away the full time benefits from the part-time GOP windup dolls and you take away more of the party leader's control of a lifetime of unlimited corruption - then see what's left to reelect or move on to - of course, replacing the Norcross leapfrog squeegee as the Ocean County party leader would probably raise our bar for political candidates substantially also
CREagle1957 April 18, 2014 at 07:50 pm
Yes, we can vote for turf and to use 2.3 million dollars in "extra money" to pay for it atRead More one board meeting and then we can't afford 27 bus drivers the next? We will put 27 men and women on the unemployment line and bring in a strange company to save pennies. BAD MOVE!
bill April 20, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Where is Gingrich in all of this after the public respectable she made last year at the town hallRead More meeting righteous drivers. Brian couldn't care either now these to old losers are getting tax payers money and thank you bus drivers.
bill April 20, 2014 at 05:48 pm
The mistakes in the last text was a comp glitch but I think you get the message
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
Meredith Mascitello April 23, 2014 at 11:21 am
Only about 20% identify themselves as liberal. More identify as conservative or moderate.Read More http://www.gallup.com/poll/166787/liberal-self-identification-edges-new-high-2013.aspx IMO, those who identify as liberal or progressive are some of the least liberally minded when it comes to diversity of thought.
Pete Mock April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm
"what is wrong with teaching from the Bible?" - You do realize that not everybody isRead More Christian, right?
Andy Schmidt April 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm
There is absolutely nothing wrong with teaching from the bible, as long as it's Sunday school, orRead More it's a theology class, a philosophy class, etc. But the ancient human authors of the various texts that MANY hundreds of years later were compiled (or not) into what we know as "the" bible, were not writing a manual in English Language Arts, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc. Consequently, you choose the appropriate source for each topic. You don't teach morality from the Biology-101 book, or "Christian Religion" from the "Applied Chemistry" text book, naturally you don't use the ancient scriptures to teach Calculus, Physics, Bio-Chemistry, etc. (Heck, given all the translation errors, you wouldn't even teach Greek or English from the bible. <g>)
Berkeley Township Elementary School, Bayville (Patch File Photo)
FIMF the ll March 20, 2014 at 03:22 pm
In a nutshell, this is how it works: the garden variety public taker extracts your money and puts itRead More in their pockets. When the pockets are full, they buy new pockets and charge you for them.
marty March 21, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I was so happy to see the Facebook pics of the batting cage opening. It was great to see all theRead More travel teams there, and the spectacle that was made. I love how the Girl Scouts were there, onl after the boys outs didn't want to part of the Roselli circus. I was real happy to see the mayor there as well. The same guy who kissed babies and was Mr. Berkeley, until he actually got elected. Now try and say hello.. I was glad to see "his team" there as well. Now I know how to vote every election this point forward... Roselli, keep doing the bang up job you do, soon enough everyone else will catch on... As I have stated before, apathy is the best friend of politicians. Until I heard the whisper of these cages, I was apathetic to what you, and EVERY other politician from this town did. But now I'm not... And it's my goal to awaken the parents of students in town, and to inform them of your corruption, and all the other "team" members... By the way, the travel teams looked great. I am sure there is plenty of time for the other hundreds off kids to use those cages... Thief!
JSB March 23, 2014 at 08:07 am
Mr. Roselli I thought the batting cages are for the 5th and 6th graders? Why would you have aRead More opening ceremony for 2 travels teams after school hours why not during school with a bunch of students? Wear are the pictures of the students using it? What a joke. Great use of school funds.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk April 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Marie, why are you conditioned to think that someone that needs pay more taxes because they have aRead More larger house? Why do you think that is fair? Why do you think that if someone spends money keeping their house nice, they need to be penalized with higher taxes? Shouldn't someone should be allowed to keep their house nice? So according to you, it is fair if I buy a house and let the paint go and let the place degenerate and I can have my taxes lowered. you are brilliant.
John Santaella April 22, 2014 at 04:16 pm
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk it doesn't work that way. Ask your town assessor about that.
Marie Intili April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I didnt say you have to pay more taxes if you have a bigger house! Or a nicer house...you areRead More taking my words out of context! A two family home that is zoned for two families should only have two families living in it! Not 10 families! Thats all I said...I said nothing about letting your paint go or getting penelized with a higher tax because of size.....only what its zoned for!
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
JSB March 17, 2014 at 03:04 pm
http://www.btboe.org/files/_vTBkX_/6c3b9d763a3c8c993745a49013852ec4/REGULATION-Use_of_Facilities.pdfRead More Will the board be following there own guidelines for use of school facilities ?
marty March 17, 2014 at 03:58 pm
So, if I read this correctly, Any out of town, for example a travel softball team from Lacey, wouldRead More be catagorized as a level 3, and would have to pay $500 for use of school facilities? And must show proof of insurance with 1 million liability insurance? And must submit an application? How is that going to work? Are the batting cages exempt from this? Good questions... I hope to get some Answers? Lets hope we don't have these questions ducked at the meeting tues...
JSB March 17, 2014 at 09:45 pm
This line item could use clarification. Board members and school officials are entitled to full andRead More free access to any part of the school premises during any use. No user may exclude a Board member or school official from a school facility for any reason. Does this mean a board member say with a travel team can now use the facility for free?
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
Berkeley Township Elementary School, Bayville, New Jersey
marty March 10, 2014 at 05:56 pm
I find it coincidental that the stupidintendent posts this on facebook after such negative feedbackRead More regarding this obsurd idea. We know it's for travel teams, and nothing else. and that's fine as long as my money isn't paying for it! thank goodness you don't have a child playing football, or you would have goal posts and a football field installed. I would just like to know who paid for this, and could the money be used better? Thanks for telling us about the archery program. Was that $25K as well? What a crook! MESSAGE FROM DR. JAMES D. ROSELLI, SUPERINTENDENT OPEN HOUSE FOR INDOOR PITCHING/HITTING FACILITY Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:00 p.m. Berkeley Township Elementary School In anticipation of baseball season, the Berkeley Township School District will be offering a special program to all fifth and sixth grade students during their physical education classes through the use of an indoor pitching/hitti...ng program. We hope to generate as much interest in this new program as we have generated in our recently adopted archery program. As always, our goal is to provide students with new opportunities in an effort to encourage physical fitness and possibly spark interest in a sport or activity they have never tried. On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. the Berkeley Township School District will host an open house to showcase our indoor pitching/hitting facility. This event will take place at the Berkeley Township Elementary School at 10 Emory Avenue, Bayville, New Jersey. The indoor pitching/hitting facility can be used for both baseball and softball. It will be available for rental by both residents and non-residents beginning on Monday, March 24, 2014. Rental times will be Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. More information, including rates for Berkeley teams, residents, and out of town teams will be provided at the open house. All are welcome to attend!
Willsomeonestandup March 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm
Guess the tax payers do not get to speak at the meeting. I guess we should be glad Roselli doesn'tRead More coach Ice Hockey or Swimming team. That would be a lot more of our tax payer money. Guess our Board of Education is a rubber stamp. I'll be voting smarter next time.
Smitherin' March 11, 2014 at 05:17 pm
"Schools Superintendent James D. Roselli said Friday the Board of Education would discuss theRead More matter further at the March 18 board meeting. " I guess they do not want any discussion about it. Did the board approve it at February's mtg? They have not posted the minutes on their website yet. As the time of the rentals would be 4-9 Mon. To Fri. I guess the Berkeley Basketball Association will need to find another place to have practice and games for the 5/6th graders. They have already been asked to give up half the gym. Looks like the needs of travel baseball/softball have taken precedence over the towns basketball league. Very irresponsible for the Superintendent to do this instead of using that money for education or if we have the surplus, why not reduce the budget?
John commons February 27, 2014 at 06:46 am
I think it is pretty sad whaen a paper that is put out for residents of Berkeley township takes aRead More story and tries to bury it cause the truth has annoyed to many people I want to know more on the garbage cans. I could not get one unless I payed 57.00 and it took months while the neighbors do have a lot of cans I would like to see the funds taking in and were they went and why did they give them away to there friends and family I don't know about you I can't continue to pay these people to what it looks like to me were people sleeping in uniform. We're I come from your in a uniform you show pride not the top of there head as they seem very good at. Mayor and council I have seen many complaints and seen evidence on this patch paper we have. So I think they buried it because people are to close to there cash cow well employees up there. It seems there is a lot of unnecessary spending and mis appropriations of our tax dollars. I live alone this sickens me I have to choose what medicine I can afford this month and you here of there people going home leaving theft I don't know what's up. But it warrants a investigation jc.
John commons February 27, 2014 at 06:53 am
I have lived here for 17 yrs and I think the whistleblowers hit a nerve!!!! they were attackedRead More which makes me only more curious. Mayor. council. Investigate. This is accused theft !! my car is 22 yrs old may I bring it up to public works like the man said and have it repaired like that photo of that gold car in picture.
Chief Wahoo February 27, 2014 at 08:34 am
Maybe dawn parks is crazy. Maybe Bryan Parker is a drug addict. But if they are fighting the machineRead More and corruption and trying to lower taxes and spending and waste , well then I like these crazy people. It's the ones in suits, who say they are here to help me, that I worry about. STOP BULKYING WHISTLEBLOWERS !!!
jerseytomato February 26, 2014 at 07:55 am
I completely misread Jen's post. So, for the record, I stand corrected and regret doing so.Read More Sheila, unfortunately, I don't have children, and am able to freely make vacation plans. As for our education system, I'm afraid it's appalling, but I pay my tax dollars in support, none the less.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Momof3boys February 17, 2014 at 08:58 pm
This is such a fantastic program. Wonderful coach and the girls are amazing with the kids.
Richard Gash February 18, 2014 at 07:15 am
This is a good read made me smile all the way from Tennessee !
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
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J A February 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
Easy to make that call at 11:07am @ beykon. Sure hindsight is 20/20 but is was snowing, heavy atRead More times, as late as 9:30. I am sure the decision was based on that information at that time.
Proud Pappa February 13, 2014 at 04:31 pm
I have to agree with Beykon, the 2 hr delay would of been fine..I was raining by 6:30 and the roadsRead More were more than passable. Same thing last time..rain only..Once again they jumped the gun,,How are they going to make up these missed days?? Extend the school year??
Proud Pappa February 13, 2014 at 04:33 pm
My last post referred to Barnegat School..sorry.. Stafford was open with NO issues for travel atRead More all.
Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
Therightchange January 29, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Yeah because they couldn't get out and plow the roads or salt for that matter. Oh wait they don'tRead More use salt in this town they use sandy grit! Smh! What a waste of money! Our taxes go up and we can't even get services