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Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
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.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
BarbaraNJ April 16, 2014 at 05:35 am
Blessings to you Kimberlee, you never give up and you take such joy in the smallest of your son'sRead More accomplishments. You are so inspiring, not just to the parents of autistic children, but to many parents everywhere.
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
Losers
Angela DiMeglio April 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Women drivers: no survivors. :')
DiVincenzo
Old School April 15, 2014 at 09:26 am
I think you should fix the property tax problem the county has before you take on any newRead More initiatives. It would make for a much better headline. How about this “Essex County Executive vows to reduce property taxes by cutting the outrageous pay and benefit packages of the public employee unions and the PBA”.
David Harrison April 15, 2014 at 10:50 am
"The road in that area floods regularly ...is usually closed to traffic during inclementRead More weather" Not true. In my 17 years of residency I can remember only a handful of times when the road was closed. What a surprise that members of Joe Di's administration think this is a good idea! I'll bet Joe's picture will be placed on the construction site real soon!
Shamrock1224 April 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Ok I thought the people in the Country Govt were a bunch of boneheads, and this just clinches it.Read More I've lived in Essex Co almost all of my life (21 yrs in West Orange and over 40 yrs in Maplewood). There were always curves (we called the S-Turns) on So Orange Ave. If one is coming from Livingston Area, the can come down Mt Pleasant Av, or Northfield Rd, and then cut across to Ridgewood Road in So Orange. I wonder if anyone remembers when the County did the repaving on the S-Turns stretch with "stuff" that was supposed to help people from skidding. The "stuff" they put down didn't work, and made the road like an ice rink. All at the taxpayers expense. i agree with "Old School and David" above. Time for the Co Executive to revise his budget concerns. We get "zero" benefits from the County, but County taxes keep going up. How about giving back to the towns in Essex to fix the existing infrastructure (major pot holes on Valley St and Springfield Ave, just as an example).
Alex C April 15, 2014 at 12:10 am
Wow. What in incredibly reasonable and all too sensible idea? Won't happen.
FIX April 15, 2014 at 07:23 am
Dumb idea...Keeping people car dependent even after no major delays reported on day1....proposingRead More toll hikes is always a constant w/ these clowns, but the minute they suspect that commuters may commit to a more sustainable method of travel, they decide there is room in the budget to drop the cost of tolls....maybe the assemblyman has friends in the oil business.
Eric April 15, 2014 at 06:15 pm
It's the cost of having a car. Deal with it or figure out how to use public transportation.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
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.
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!
Tally Sessions (Luther Billis), center, and the men of South Pacific. (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
annette fasciano April 14, 2014 at 07:08 am
I went last night and it was wonderful. Don't miss it! PMP is a gem in our backyard!
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
Not Domino April 16, 2014 at 01:36 am
Folks, please have a look at this recent ACTUAL STUDY:Read More http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2014/20140313-autism.html
wildflower April 16, 2014 at 07:49 am
No one has mentioned the "coincidence" that so many children later diagnosed with autismRead More lose verbal ability, stop using eye contact, and retreat within right around the time they receive the MMR vaccine around 18 months.
Dr.Scott April 14, 2014 at 09:42 am
Probably drunk and couldn't swim
Dee Ann Ipp April 14, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Everyone should learn how to swim! Where are the guard rails on this pier?
Rapheal April 14, 2014 at 02:51 pm
The guardrails at this pier are 3.5 feet high. No one fell in unless they're 8 feet tall.
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.
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
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
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