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Belmar, at 7.69 heroin cases per 1000 population, is 118th highest out of 545 towns in the state


Umm..make that 7.89?


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Does the report reflect actual user residents vs visitors, recovering on methadone or still using with syringes provided by government?

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:36 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    The incidents vs actual residents issue also distorts Belmar’s crime rankings

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  3. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    In the not too distant future the government will issue people with drugs/Soma so this is nothing.

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:42 am | Permalink
  4. Thanks! wrote:

    The Belmar Inn should have been removed when we had the chance. We can all thank this high ranking to the residents that opposed it. Great job!! Check the police reports, before you nay sayers comment

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Belmar on the front cover of the Coast Star again today and as usual for all the wrong reasons. Another lawsuit. All these other towns must laugh at us.

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    #4-I believe the ADA allows heroin addicts to live where they want. Even though we have a new president, this is still America. Show some compassion.

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:


    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:12 pm | Permalink
  8. Thanks wrote:

    #6 If you remove places like the Belmar Inn, guess what? You lose the option of these heroin addicts to live in our town. Come to a meeting to object to condos being built in your town but dont show up for the high rate of heroin addicts in your town?? Really??

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    #8- We are all God’s children. Count your blessings each and every day you awake.

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  10. Average Joe wrote:

    #9 Please explain your below average intelligent statement. What’s incorrect concerning number 8’s comments?

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:05 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Better heroin in your backyard vs million dollar homeowners?

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:59 am | Permalink
  12. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    It’d be great to get a Methadone clinic here at the site of the old 1st Aid building in April.

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:21 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    12th & A Street residents who are now perfect together 2021. Very secure and homey neighborhood for those 1970’s JC transplants who again live with Twenty four hour per day police presence in and about the Heroin Inn.

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9:04 pm | Permalink
  14. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    This is a bit off topic but still about drugs.
    Many years ago, there was a drug called Thalidomide (it’s still around). They didn’t test it properly and it caused all sorts of birth defects. Luckily for us, there was a wonderful lady who wouldn’t allow it to be put on the market here in the US. That was during JFK’s presidency.
    The same holds with this Covid-19 vaccine. There have been many negative side effects and deaths in only the short time of its distribution. The entire situation should be shut down now and a proper testing period take place before this vaccine is given to anyone else.
    How many years has it been since they’ve been trying to come up with a cancer vaccine and haven’t done so and now, in less than a year there is a vaccine out for Covid-19? This really stinks to high heaven.

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:43 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    14-Agree…also, with the new strain of the Covid virus. will the vaccine now pending work for this new version of the virus?

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:48 pm | Permalink
  16. excuse me wrote:

    This is not a medical information blog, but common sense tells me that the covid19 vaccine will not prevent heroin addiction.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    The Heroin Inn has increased propensity to spread communical disease.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
  18. Maria Florio wrote:

    #13 Why don’t you have the guts to put your name out there before giving your option. It’s morons like you that we have to put up with.

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    We, as in narrow parochial focus of a drug riddled hotel at 12th & A Street?

    There is a concept of the greater good.

    Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Classic pot calling the kettle storyline of the “better the enemy you know argument. Thus perpetuation of a drug riddled flop house within 1 block of the beach, yes, a kids safety zone. Selfishness personified.

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  21. Vickie Renner wrote:

    Here’s a thought. Write the Inn up for its constant violations until it is closed down. Be pro active rather than reactive. Neighbors have complained for over 35 years about that place. I think the worst was a baby dying because a family was allowed to stay there all in one room . No safety, no rules . Bed bug infestation. When people are poor they need help . That is not the proper place to mix families in need with drug addicted people. Just look up the police calls over the years and what they have cost the borough. Close it down once and for all instead of giving the owner a lucrative business that helps no one.

    Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:22 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    AMEN Vickie

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  23. Another Anonymous wrote:

    Agree Close it down , the Inn as well as the whole A block is an embarrassment to any one who truly cares about Belmar.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    The inner city “PROJECTS” is what 12th Avenue residents enjoy, superiority, right?

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:39 am | Permalink

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