Monday, April 22, 2013
Assemblyman pushing for regulation, saying it relates to gun violence between minors
Assembly Republican Sean Kean, R-Monmouth and Ocean, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Christie’s anti-violence recommendations which he outlined today: “Violence is a problem that has increasingly permeated our society like a cancer. The prudent proposals Governor Christie outlined today are necessary and practical if we are to be successful in protecting our citizens. “Certainly mental health screening and treatment services must be part of the equation as must the regulation of video games as studies have shown a correlation between the games and aggressive behavior. The governor is to be commended for taking an inclusive, sensible approach to addressing this difficult issue.” Kean is the sponsor of legislation to prevent …
Friday, April 19, 2013
'It is well documented that tourism played a major role in jump starting the economy in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.'
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Use our Wall community calendar to drive traffic to your driveway for your garage sales.
Thursday, April 18
So you've cleaned out your garage, your attic, the back of your closet...but where do you put it all? Your driveway, of course. You dig out the price stickers and folding tables, and you wait for the weekend treasure hunters to flock. But, your neon poster on Allaire Road didn't exactly do the trick. Looking for some free publicity to promote your yard sale so you can fill your pockets instead of your closets? Use Patch! Post your garage sale in our Community Calendar. Let others know what you're selling, where you're selling it and when. You can even post pictures of your items with prices. Do as much or as little as you'd like, it's just that easy, and free! Click here.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A column by Princeton Patch editor and former Bostonian Greta Cuyler.
The news came quickly and out of nowhere. Two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Dozens of people were hurt. Some had lost limbs. Like everyone else, I watched in horror as the events unfolded on Monday. The news came first over social media, then in photos, then video. For me, it hit home. I grew up in Newton, a suburb of Boston. I went to college nearby, attended graduate school in the city and lived in the area for many years. One year I lived along the race route about five blocks from the finish line and hosted a marathon party. We cheered on the runners from the fire escape. My childhood friend Dana Vecchione spent Monday at a friend's party at Mile 18, at the beginning of infamous "Heartbreak Hill" …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The former coach, fired for abusive behavior towards his basketball players, was spotted coaching a seventh grade girls basketball league this weekend.
Mike Rice was fired for hurling basketballs at his players and unleashing insulting homophobic rants, but the former Rutgers mens basketball coach was spotted over the weekend coaching a seventh grade girls AAU team in Holmdel. Deadspin.com reported that Rice, who lives in Little Silver, was seen coaching a 12-year-old girls basketball team at Holmdel High School on Saturday night. The article cites tweets by contributor Brian Geltzeiler of hoopscritic.com reporting that Rice was acting "crazy as ever yelling @ both refs and kids." Geltzeiler posted in a follow up tweet, "Just to clarify. I'm not joking. Mike Rice is actually coaching a 7th grade girls AAU team today and he's still acting like a mad man." The news elicited a number of …
Christie Proclamation Encourages Organ Donation
Statement as released by the Office of the Governor: Creating greater public awareness about the life-saving importance of organ donation, Governor Chris Christie signed a proclamation designating April as Donate Life Month in New Jersey. Last year, Governor Christie took action to increase donorregistration by signing legislation requiring the State to disseminate organ and tissue donation information to all State employees reminding them of the need for organ donors. In addition, the law calls on the Department of Treasury to encourage all businesses with contracts with the State to notify their employees of organ donation options through information and materials or through an awareness program. “Becoming an organ donor is one simple …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Geocaching as a way to get the kids out and moving
The countdown started at around 300 feet and grew louder as we walked closer. My eldest child, holding the GPS device, shouted ever-lowering numbers as we walked closer to our destination a mile deep into the woods at Shark River Park. “Two hundred,’’ she said. “One hundred feet! We’re almost there!” My other two kids wondered aloud what the treasure was gong to be at the end of this muddy hike. Their excitement was palpable, and gleefully unexpected. It was, after all, a hike through the woods, with nary a game system or television in sight. Yet these young digital natives, inundated with more media than any generation of humans preceding it, were actually enjoying walking through the mud on a sunny day in search of hidden treasure…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Eat Irish today - even if you don't have a century's old recipe!
It isn't St. Patrick's Day without corned beef and cabbage, but if you're Irish at heart and not by blood it can be easy to shy away from cooking ethnic food. Here is the easiest way to cook up the delicious, traditional St. Patty's Day dinner. No one needs to know that your "Grandma Sinead" didn't teach you how to make it! Ingredients for your shopping trip to a Wall grocery store: Cooking Instructions
Monday, March 11, 2013
Papal conclave meetings to begin Tuesday afternoon
With the Vatican set to begin the process of electing a new Pope Tuesday, millions of eyes will be looking for white smoke rising from the Sistine Chapel, signifying that two-thirds, or 77 of the 115 Cardinals eligible to vote, have agreed on the man to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The election of a new Pope attracts attention from Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Will you be one of them? Local reaction to Pope's resignation announcement:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Three years for YouTube attacks
Saturday, March 2
Do you think this is an appropriate sentence? A Superior Court judge gave a Belmar man, captured on video beating a homeless man in Wall Township days before Christmas 2011, a three-year sentence for the attacks. The 21 year-old from Belmar, Taylor Giresi, posted the attack on YouTube, where he is seen throwing punches and kicks on David Ivins. He's heard saying "Merry Christmas" on the video. In court Friday in Freehold, Giresi needed to ask what his sentence was after the judge imposed it, and said he was under the influence of marijuana during the attack. Court-ordered tests show he has an IQ of 74, part of the defense's argument for a lighter sentence. Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. imposed the sentence for the Dec. 2011 …