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CleanOC April 15, 2014 at 07:12 AM
Roads are bad! But The city so working on the roads. In order to do that you try to replaceRead Moreinfras tructure underneath first. You use cold patch to cover the work until you can mill and pave. You can only pave when it's warm. The asphalt plants close JAn through March. On top of that you get a bad winter. Then you factor in the Summer Season. Result is about 6 months to do a years worth of work.
Nancy April 15, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Something should be done. So many roads are mainly patches. Seven years ago we bought a beautifulRead Moreho me in Ocean City, pay taxes in excess of 20k per year, and were sure the streets were ready for upgrading soon. We were willing to wait. How long has the 5 year plan been in effect? Still waiting for roads in the Gardens to get some much needed attention. Visitors to the area are noticing. Prospective buyers are noticing. I would think real estate would move faster if the roads were in line with housing costs. Who wants to buy a big expensive house on a road made of patches? I did because I had faith in the city government to pay more attention to the infastructure. Still waiting.
Steve April 16, 2014 at 06:56 AM
Nancy is correct. Roads in the Gardens are awful. Some haven t been repaved in over 40 years. ForRead Moret he amount of taxes I pay, I expect more than just trash pick up!
AJ Zuccarelli April 16, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Jesus give it a REST! Since when do you buy the perps story over the cops? That's right, since youRead Morea re a liberal tree hugger, cops are automatically the bad guys. Different places, different circumstances.
Maggie Stern April 14, 2014 at 07:34 AM
good……people drive too fast on this island
judicase April 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Great!! Keep up the good work Ocean City Police - these actions are good and badly needed!!
Jim April 16, 2014 at 09:22 AM
As I walk along Wesley Ave., I am amazed at the speed of cars on this road with a posted 25 mphRead Morelim it. Complicating the speeding issue is what I call "power on turns." I began noticing this phenom a couple of years ago. It consists of drivers putting the pedal to the metal as they go around corners. Foot traffic is another problem. The sense of entitlement of pedestrians creates havoc especially at intersections. People will jaywalk, cross against the light, or just blindly walk into the street. We don't seem capable of managing our impulses when it comes to driving or even walking. If the police didn't "police," the town would be impossible to navigate.
Eric Sauder April 17, 2014 at 01:27 AM
Hey I still want to know why it is they won't broadcast the debate. If the Mayor didn't find itRead Moreimp ortant enough to show up or reschedule it, can we at least hear from the candidate who did?
Maggie Stern April 17, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Me too Eric………….why don't you ask FIT to find out? It seems apparentRead Moret o me so I think you should get the word out to those who don't know how this city works. You have my vote by the way.
J.K. April 17, 2014 at 08:30 AM
I thought I read there are two more debates scheduled. If Mayor Gillian had family plans, then iRead Morehop e we would extend understanding before throwing all these stones. Mr.Sauder, I agree that it would be helpful to have the debates televised. It can be tricky for young parents or elderly people to get out to see the debates first hand. However, I am disappointed in your comments regarding the Mayor's inability to attend that other debate. From what I have heard and read about you, I had a different picture of a more openminded leader. You may have lost my vote. Please consider going right to the source of concern, before making public comments. I would have respected that kind of choice much more.
lovesmancos April 01, 2014 at 04:56 PM
totally wasteful, especially when those already hurting need the funds to get started again. hey,Read Morew hen nature says it's time to move, there's no sense in FIGHTING that...especially with money. The Jersey shore or any other is NOT that sacred a place if nature says it's time to move to a safer locale. Tourism and "the second home" are making it too expensive to even live at the shore now. It's a nice place to visit for the unrich, but maybe not a place where the rich want that. If the rich want to pay for that silliness, then they can. But do NOT use the tax dollars of the middle and lower classes here!
Mario's Restaurant March 27, 2014 at 01:08 AM
Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated!
steve fenichel March 13, 2014 at 04:26 AM
Another deadly gas pipeline explosion in NY. 4 killed but number is expected toRead Moreclimb. http://touc h.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79605373/
Oceancity Resident March 13, 2014 at 07:21 AM
Be afraid......be very afraid. I wouldn't go outdoors today. Bad things can happen. Don't stayRead Morein doors either cause the evil gas company could blow you up. The sky is falling!!!!! The sky is falling!!!!!! The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Al Czervik March 14, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Fenichel and I are converting our homes to run on candles for heat and light. We feel better about Read Moreourselves
CTA March 06, 2014 at 02:26 PM
The data to support the good doctor is out there in our library and the net.......perhaps in steadRead Moreo f the snarky and rude comments, folks could use their own brains? I have a passive solar house with geo backup on the island, so it's possible.
steve fenichel March 06, 2014 at 08:35 PM
Reason #5 SJ Gas Must Be Denied Pipeline: South Jersey Gas Company was hit with a notice ofRead Moreviolat ion by the New Jersey DEP. They have contaminated a site in Atlantic City and have failed to take proper steps to clean it up. South Jersey Gas Company is the company that proposed the plan to build a pipeline through the Pinelands. A pipeline on SJGC site in Atlantic City leaked coal-tar compounds contaminating the soil, beach and sediment. SJGC has refused to clean up the mess. This is the same company that is trying to push through a pipeline through the middle of the Pinelands. Construction and maintenance of this kind of pipeline could have caused environmental damage to the Pinelands forest and roadside habitats. The proposed route would also cross at least two populations of threatened or endangered plants. The Pinelands is an environmentally sensitive area filled with endangered plant and animal species which this pipeline project would have potentially impacted. South Jersey Gas Company has owned the site since 1979 and have had it under Administrative Consent Order since 1992. It has taken far too long for DEP to take action, but at least they have. Under the Christie administration enforcement has dropped 60% showing how serious this is with DEP not taking action. Coal-tar was used to turn coal into natural gas. It is one of the most toxic substances known to man carcinogenic and bio-accumulates into the environment getting into the fisheries and the birds. DEP for decades has said that South Jersey Gas Company has to clean up the site to an unrestricted level, which would have allowed for resident uses. Instead they wanted to only clean up part of the site to restricted use and failed to clean up other parts of the site. Under the License Site Profession Law their consultants only wanted to do a restricted clean up meaning capping. Rendering the site useless since it is zoned residential.
Oceancity Resident March 06, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Have you turned of your electric and gas my hypocritical friend?
archie struthers March 04, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Just don't understand how this flies under our radar . The "season" for business in OCNJRead Moreh as been shrinking consistently , in direct correlation with the extension of both the k-12 and college schedules into late June and returning in mid -August . If you want to see small businesses survive in town , we better pay attention to this .
16th St Seafood March 05, 2014 at 09:27 PM
ok guys got a chance to walk the north end beach today with chester my chesapeake bayRead Moreretriever,what s left of the crabs I think you're referring to are small jonah crabs which are unable to swim,only able to walk but not against a strong tide surge which deposited them there.The larger crabs can withstand that surge but not the smaller ones as they're not strong or heavy enough.By the way there's very few left as I suspect the Herring gulls have had their day.
Steve Sands March 06, 2014 at 12:01 AM
yup, there are a lot less than when I posted this earlier
Tom Beebe Jr March 06, 2014 at 11:45 AM
So it's hakuna matata. No need to call in the NJ Dept of Environmental Resources, or whateverRead Morethey'r e called. I think the photo in original posting (showing the wrong species of crabs, heaped in a dense pile, and not even of the actual scene being reported) got many of us needlessly concerned. Circle of life, not beach replenishment.