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That RVC guy April 24, 2014 at 08:51 pm
THe real travesty here is that the poor son is going to jail because of this slobbering buffoon. TheRead More kid has issues due an unbelievably tough up-bringing (can you imagine?) and somewhere in this process, that should have been recognized by the courts.
Sal Anthony April 24, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Freaks
Developer ALERT 62 Rockaway
joe thrapp April 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7:00 PM ON MAY 5th. Now that this meeting on 62Read More Rockaway is truly noticed please come and voice your right to speak on this issue.
That RVC guy April 24, 2014 at 08:43 pm
How can the board justify over-ruling the concerns of 200 residents? WHats the point of a board in aRead More small village if the concerns of 200 people dont trump a developers? WIthout making specific allegations, the appearance of impropriety is strong.
joe thrapp April 24, 2014 at 09:57 pm
The Village board can act as strict or as flippant as they want depending on who they know and whoRead More they don't know. They can call for studies on environmental review or act blind to the traffic impact on a project. I only hope that Larry Levy, former head of LI Newsday editorial Board ,who lives in front of 62 Rockaway at 99 South Park finds out. I believe he will have a lot to say about this new attempt to destroy the South side of RVC. The Village Board would never allow this crap to happen in North RVC. Not one of the Board lives in South RVC, so they never look out for us. Look how they allowed Echo Liquors after 10 years of closing to reopen with no traffic review and bring the ease of liquor buying to our children. I guess the fact that former North RVC village Trustee Peter Rubin representing the owners helped a little bit. I understand what you mean Mr. RVC guy, like you I fell uncomfortable to make allegations on the appearances of impropriety. Sometimes, the obvious is so hard not to make a judgement.
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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 11:45 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?
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:03 am
York County, Pennsylvania I wish to call it home one sunny day.Since Obama has taken office black onRead More white crime is up 438% google white girl bleed a lot.
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!
South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
Concerned mother of 3 April 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm
Christopher Wendt, I wasn't vainly implying anything. I was trying to say that it was a waste ofRead More money to go to such a school and I fully support the public school system and think it does a fabulous job. Correct, my parents could have saved a lot of money and sent him to PS and had the same end result.
Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm
@ Concerned mother of 3.. You can't and aren't paying 17k to educate your child in the PS system,Read More you're right. Take a look at what it costs your district to educate each child. Answer? You and all the taxpayers in your district ARE paying (sharing the cost of) 17k (or more) to educate your child in LI's public school systems. Long Island's PS's are public schooling at private school prices. You don't feel the pinch as much, because the cost is shared round your town.
Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:51 pm
I want to know where Sayville is. They claim they are top 2 percent in the nation.
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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.
Gary Moore April 25, 2014 at 01:08 am
I don't want to comment about this incident and I don't want to judge people, but this is really aRead More sad news
Craig Lombardo April 23, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Wow, significant drop from last year. Does that mean our taxes will drop as well? Ha!
That RVC guy April 24, 2014 at 08:47 pm
Seems to me that other districts have merely caught on to whatever smoke and mirrors Johnson wasRead More using in getting our original high rankings. I suspect neither our taxes...or Johnsons ridiculous over-compensation will drop!
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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?????????????????
Sent from my Lear Jet April 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Hillary is a very smart able woman. She served well as Senator from NY and as SECSTATE. I wouldRead More vote for her again. The drooling halfwits from the tea party can't stop her. The republicans will never win with tea party assholes fragmenting the vote. Very reasonable republican candidates are now forced into making idiotic statements to show that they agree in some way with the droolers. Hil is a winner already.
Brian Burke April 25, 2014 at 12:05 am
Why is she speaking? She quit her last post and and someone is stupid enough to pay her for advise?Read More Give us a break and go back to Arkansas with you husband. OH you probably would get locked up there for the problems as governor.
Scott Peterson April 25, 2014 at 12:31 am
Maybe Hillary Clinton's brains in Sara Palin's body, less a few pounds maybe but that's just myRead More preference, I am not judging her for not meeting my ideal, and without an accent that makes her sound like a character in Fargo; and who remembers Fargo? Exactly. I don't know that it can be done but such a creation might win regardless of which party she would represent. Image being ever more important as substance is draining away and all. On the other hand, if 60% of the nation is over weight and 60% are emotionally disturbed, N.J has a Governor who talks a lot without saying anything. He sounds like a true man of the people to me.
joe April 24, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Not sure where the interview took place but the somber looking , tall guy behind Tagney is MichaelRead More Robinson our Deputy City Manager. Guess he was keeping an eye on our Police Comm.
tom brennan April 24, 2014 at 09:29 pm
tangney wants to send him an Email and tell him he is no longer allowed in Long Beach thats the bestRead More he can do just like he did with the guy who fired 45 shots still no arrest for that one and thank goodness the FBI is taking over this crime because Tangney is trying to find out what Skype is first
Bob West April 25, 2014 at 12:16 am
Is the FBI really taking this over? Did this get reported someplace? I hope it's true so they'll beRead More above our local "family business" as usual. Local crime used to be toughs on the boardwalk, now it's that PLUS self-centered intellectual creeps. Some of my neighbors are FDNY in Brooklyn, and false alarms have always been a dangerous thing in so many ways. If firefighters show up and get pelted from rooftops, they try to defend themselves. Of course, having SWAT respond makes this deadly on such a higher level. Some innocent person in a panic could easily end up dead. Whoever does this kind of SWAT fake call should spend time in a real jail. After a few days with his new "peers" he'd realize that screwing with lives in the real world results in a different kind of pain than just being a sore loser at a game. They need to know what "sore" really feels like.
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Michelle I. Jaeger April 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm
If you report fradulent credit card activity to the police and send the report to the properRead More reporting agencies and authorities to extend the 90 days fraud alert to seven years: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes (I am presently dealing with ID theft.)
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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.
rudy2 April 23, 2014 at 06:38 am
and the tickets just keep going up and up and up! lirr clean up your own house and stop tacking itRead More on the riders! Where the hell is Andrew cuomo
robert harison April 23, 2014 at 08:46 am
Where's cuomo he's to busy trying to give free college tuition to illegal aliens with his dream actRead More .so give that up.
Massa April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
What a loser. He deserves more than a year, but glad he didn't get away with it. What sucks is howRead More he disgraced his family over this. He had a good job, just a greedy person.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Well, Bob. Let me correct you. Paranoid Psycho Theresa Flora did NOT "call me out." IRead More called her out. Please keep track.
eatingdogfood April 24, 2014 at 07:10 pm
No, Eckleburg you called names, she called you out. Go away now.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 08:26 pm
"eatingdogfood" oh well... that explains everything about you.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
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.
monkey lewis April 25, 2014 at 12:09 am
How ya like me now.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Tamara April 25, 2014 at 12:27 am
**Common Core is a Violation of the U.S. Constitution and Three Federal Statutes (1) GeneralRead More Education Provisions Act (GEPA), which forbids the federal government from meddling in the state’s education programs. (2) Department of Education Organization Act (DEOA), which prohibits the federal government to develop curriculum and program of instruction, textbooks and other instructional materials. (3) Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which prohibits the federal government to mandate, direct, or control a State, local educational agency.
Tamara April 25, 2014 at 12:38 am
States take $4.3 B “Race to the Top” & agree to implement common standards in the USRead More without understanding the true costs – academically, financially and otherwise. Common Core (CC) was sold with big money drops by the federal government and the Gates Foundation and great sounding verbiage. *******Meanwhile the Gate’s kids attend Lakeside; an elite private school that considers their students, according to their web-site, “generally more advanced than average” and won’t be subject to CC or the standardized testing which the public schools will undergo. Good enough for my kids but not his? I DON'T THINK SO MR. ELITIST!
Tamara April 25, 2014 at 01:27 am
Minimum Standards - I WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you pro-CC people also ok with theRead More related data collection on our children that will be collected at teh federal level and sold to third parties? *****The schools are going to record data from pre-k on through workforce. Everything about your child will be kept in a database. From what snacks he or she ate in preschool to what age they began to read. How they interact with other students and teachers and what extracurricular activities they do. They will know the family backgrounds, income, and voting status. They will record how their brains work in what answers they pick on assessments. They will note any behavior problems and compare their data to other kids’ data... ***************Read the rest of this PolitiChicks.tv article here: http://politichicks.tv/column/common-core-education-part-2-behaviors/#twHEB6p6V2f64WeD.99 This is scary Hitler stuff!