Sunday, May 12, 2013
The next chapter of your community's story begins with a single voice. Yours. Blog on Long Branch-Eatontown Patch.
Want to get the word out about your expertise in a certain area? Do you have a passion for local sports or other community events? Or the inside happenings concerning bird watching in town? Maybe you want to write about the latest gadget and how it helps you with your day-to-day? How about the history of your home town? Whatever the area of interest, as long as it revolves around local, community news and events, Patch wants to hear from you! Patch is currently seeking new or experienced bloggers to join our growing team of writers. We are looking for anybody and everybody with insider knowledge on things going on, or related to, your home town. Examples of blogs we are looking for are numerous and include: sports, fitness, food, …
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 …
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 Cooking Instructions
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Engineering firm's attorney issues statement after latest court proceedings
Sunday, February 17
In response to the recent article, "Bradley Beach Woman Second to Plead Guilty at Monmouth Engineering Firm," Joseph Hayden, Attorney for Birdsall Service Group, responded with the following statement: “The allegations outlined by the Attorney General’s charges all occurred under previous management at Birdsall Services Group and have all been fully addressed by the new leadership of the company," Hayden said. "We have been fully cooperating with the Attorney General’s Office throughout the course of this investigation and the company’s leadership has taken swift action to address the matter which has resulted in a new CEO, significant personnel changes, and the hiring of former New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice James Zazzali, who …
Friday, January 11, 2013
As Congress sits on the rest of its $60 billion payout for the Jersey Shore, residents and business people struggle to cope with what they have left
You can still find things here, at the Shore, that you can't find anywhere else, stuff even a "superstorm" couldn't tear away. Stuff that's stuck together with splintered planks and rusty nails, the kind you see sticking up in those few sections of the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk that remain intact. You can still find a boardwalk in Ocean City that's a throwback, with its old-time towny movie theater and church-carnival amusement rides so charming, so authentic that even Disney couldn't recreate it. You still have the sand of Long Beach Island and Cape May that's mattress-soft; soup at a Ship Bottom restaurant that's New England-thick. You can still find things here, at the Shore; for sure. There just isn't a lot of it left, or looking …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Legislators from Monmouth County respond to the House of Representative's failure to pass Sandy bill
Thursday, January 3
Senate and Assembly Republican legislators representing Monmouth County municipalities devastated by Superstorm Sandy issued the statement below in response to the House of Representative’ failure to take action on a $60.4B Sandy aid package. They include Senators Joseph Kyrillos, Jennifer Beck, Sam Thompson and Robert Singer; Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini, Caroline Casagrande and Amy Handlin, and Assemblymen Declan O’Scanlon, David Rible, Sean Kean, Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton. Here is the statement as released in its entirety: “We are appalled at the House of Representatives’ decision to not take action on the Sandy aid package that is so vital to our recovery efforts. Residents and businesses at the Jersey Shore are in dire need of …
Monday, December 24, 2012
From lighting your mouth on fire to taking on the Puritans' Christmas ban, learn some holly jolly Christmas facts.
Whether your love of Christmas is rooted in religion or you’re more of the “be good for goodness sake” variety, the Christmas trappings are common to all of us who celebrate the season: the trees, the candy canes, the bird poop-inspired traditions. Just trust us. Here are five things you need to know about Christmas. 1. Americans buy 25-30 million Christmas trees annually, according to the National Christmas Tree Association (Yes, such a group exists.) And at any one time, there are 350 million Christmas trees growing on tree farms in the U.S. — that’s almost 42 million more Christmas trees than people living in America. 2. What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? A Yule log? Cookie baking? Bor-ing. Snapdragon is where it’s at. Snapdragon…
Monday, December 17, 2012
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg will ask Congress to approve a ban on ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds. Do you agree with his proposed bill?
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced plans to reintroduce high-capacity magazine ban legislation in the 113th Congress. Lautenberg’s bill, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, would prohibit the manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. It also would ban ammunition magazines that could be readily converted to accept more than 10 rounds. “In light of yet another horrific shooting tragedy, it is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for deadly high-capacity gun magazines and I will keep working to pass my bill to reinstate the ban on them,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “If we don't pass a high-capacity …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Is the retail encroachment into Thanksgiving day worth fighting?
I’ve been known to be a party pooper, a real Debbie downer (sorry Debbie) when it comes to certain kinds of indulgences. Keep this in mind if you keep reading. Black Friday. Fine. After a day of gastronomic excess, we launch into a season of consumer spending that many of us will regret well into 2013. But a Black Friday that begins on Thanksgiving Thursday is just too much, or is it? The argument was succinctly made by P.C. Richard & Son (on Facebook, of course) that retailers who chose to open their doors on Thanksgiving “show no respect to their employees and families, and are in total disrespect of family values in America.” I’m inclined to agree, though the invocation of “family values” is questionable now that the phrase has been …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The new normal is hard to take
I knew even before I called my next door neighbor the news was probably bad. "How is it?" I asked. "You don't know?" he replied. My heart sank. We had fled our sweet little Bayville home near the Toms River at noon on Monday, the deadline for the mandatory evacuation order. We headed for my son and daughter-in-law's house in Toms River. A Bayville fireman knocked on our front door about 9 p.m the Friday night before Hurricane Sandy. He smiled, then stepped into our cozy living room lit with harvest lights. We had to sign a paper acknowledging that we understood if we stayed and got into trouble, no one would be able to help us at the height of the storm. And so began preparations for the exodus. I filled zippered plastic bags with water …