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  1. Go away wrote:

    These people are just trouble making wackos! Their whole facebook page and agenda is negative. Ms. Kelsey, if you dont feel safe going out then stay the hell home with your family. The millions and millions of us who have been couped up for months want to start living our lives!

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:47 am | Permalink
  2. Average Joe wrote:

    #1 Way above average restrictions. I agree with you. To much BS from the state. Makes people above average idiots.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:05 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    #1 What facebook page? These folks are not affiliated with any facebook page. The admin of Belmar Locals facebook page is a nutjob. No affiliation. See #1 of the survey – they want our businesses to stay open all summer. Owners can’t police the lines of people down the block. If the town helps with that they won’t get shut down. They also want to keep the beach open for us locals. Non compliance will shut down the beach. You can complain all you want about how that’s dumb but it doesn’t change the fact that it could happen. These changes could help us have a decent summer.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Would never sign this petition. Mayor and Council don’t need directions as to how to run our town. They do a great job! Why is this person taking it upon herself to instruct our town officials?

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    If you are not comfortable with all that has been put in place, please stay home and let the rest of us enjoy the beach, boardwalk and the good weather.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:09 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    the requests make no sense, and some of the items on there I feel like are already being done. But I truly do not understand there request number 1 for a task force with the small businesses, they know we have less special officers I believe then usual how would you give them to each business as oppose to the businesses being responsible to maintain safety and protocol for their patrons. I mean I am all about supporting our local businesses but I think they can follow guidelines and monitor their own establishments. The bars are closed down what are they worried about pizza lines or something??? At some point if you feel unsafe going out in public stay home, and with all the delivery services out there today you really could not leave your house or own yard.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:11 pm | Permalink
  7. Go away wrote:

    I’ve seen you nuts posting on the Belmar Locals Facebook pages. What dont you understand about it being illegal to limit access to the beach to locals only? Are you that ignorant? Are the locals going to pay the next time there needs to be a beach replenishment project? Of course not, they will want all of the federal tax dollars they can get! Stay home Ms Kelsey and Ms Odonnel. Let the rest of us figure it our for ourselves

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:28 pm | Permalink
  8. Entitled wrote:


    Entitled locals here…. just like their kids.

    now we know where it stems from

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    No need for oversight from residents. Our smart Belmar officials can handle it with a very capable staff, especially DPW head Mike Campbell.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 4:31 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Why on earth do we need a petition to tell Town leaders what to do? Ridiculous!

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
  11. Beach Bum wrote:

    You ladies definitely have too much free time on your hands – This is supposed to be America – Freedom of Speech- Worship – Work – etc etc etc – we are already being denied many of our constitutional rights – too many rules already by the Technocrats and Mind Shapers – our Mayor and Council are going above and beyond – let them do their job

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    11-I agree 100%! Our Mayor and Council have been on top of this pandemic situation from the very beginning. They are getting input from experts also. They don’t need any directives. Why do we need to follow what other communities are doing, as was suggested by Leigh Kelsey O’Donnell? Who is to say other towns are getting it right? Belmar has a good plan in place. Let officials carry it out without any further interruptions.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:01 pm | Permalink
  13. Craig wrote:

    And you 12 or should i say 1 or 2 people hiding as anonymous or fake names in the comments are just as nutty as them.

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:08 am | Permalink
  14. Craigs wrote:

    I’m not choosing a side. I’m for opening the beaches and the business, however, if you think this council of nut jobs has a handle on this Covid/Beach situation like they try to portray, you’re drinking their Kool Aid. Their plan has so many holes in it and they can’t answer any difficult questions when asked. They’re only response to them are “Stay Home” Not someone i would follow into battle at all. They’re a bunch of lug nuts

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Dr Deaths have influenced many hysterical people locally. Stay home cocooned in order to protect what’s important to you and yours. Less people contact will not protect the vulnerable unless the vulnerable self isolate and their families.

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  16. eugene creamer wrote:

    Woody Allen quote — ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.’

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:32 am | Permalink
  17. Anonimous wrote:

    When do we have police cars and fire trucks blowing their sirens for a childs birthday in a motorcade. Is this going to be for any child? I believe the police should be emergency and the fire trucks for fires. Is it who you know?

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    there are angry assholes and then there are just plain, old, curmudgeonly assholes like #17

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm | Permalink
  19. fake name wrote:

    OK, you want something done? Someone can probably hook you up with someone. That is the way of the world, priorities be damned.

    Next, the medieval plague doctors were creepy but poignant figures of the time. Isolate and pray, you might survive, maybe not. Have common sense and avoid the herd, stay clean and keep the fleas off. People always have had some kind of cooties, that should be common knowledge.

    Me, I will stay out of crowds as much as possible. Hopefully no shooter will show up in some crowded travel station or mall or somewhere like that and there is a stampede and people will get trampled. Life is sometimes just a crap-shoot, admit it. Right now, wear a mask when too close to people and stay home if you are afraid to venture out amongst the plague-ridden members of humanity.

    I once caught fleas from a cat and had a huge allergic reaction and ended up in the emergency room. You never know.

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 5:03 pm | Permalink
  20. Maria Florio wrote:

    #18 I don’t know how your comment made this Blog and I am quite disappointed that it did because you are very vulgar.

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:30 pm | Permalink
  21. Craig wrote:

    #20 Maria, the term asshole is “very” vulgar? LOL, congratulations on living your first day outside of your protective bubble.

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:03 am | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Anybody know why @D’jais needs a uniformed officer stationed at their club doors (with two bouncers chairs)? Aren’t they closed other than curbside. Belmar bills @D’Jais don’t they?

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:31 pm | Permalink
  23. Bri wrote:

    #20 I’m way more offended by the paragraphs of Tom silver get on this blog about women,

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  24. M Hannan wrote:

    Every one of the petition requests, except the one supporting local businesses, seems to be a copy and paste from the other towns around Belmar. It’s all public information. Go to the other towns’ websites and see for yourself.

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2:31 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    22: pay afraid of trouble.

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm | Permalink
  26. Which way wrote:

    Wasn’t the boardwalk supposed to be one directional traffic, or did I mishear that?

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    24-Thanks for pointing out that ideas listed in the petition about the pandemic are not original thoughts of the writer. We have capable leaders here in Belmar-they don’t need anyone to tell them how to carry out their responsibilities. Restating what other towns are doing isn’t helpful.

    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 12:54 am | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    #25 – pretty low comment, no matter which side of the debate you fall.

    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:59 pm | Permalink
  29. Whoa wrote:

    #25 you COWARD!

    And Admin – wow – what do you think about that comment? I know you block things, I wonder if you think this one should have been blocked? I’ve seen bad ones in the past and I realize this is the first time I’m speaking up. I think when there’s no information given in a post (just absurd, vile, low, vulgar, vitriol), it’s fair to block it.

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:53 am | Permalink
  30. admin wrote:

    Sorry I missed that one. I pulled it down. Sincere apologies to whoever was the object of that.

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:57 am | Permalink
  31. Whoa wrote:

    Aw that’s so nice Dave thanks! She’s a lovely person who happens to be scared during a pandemic. Her father is second generation Belmartian and the entire family has really given back to the community over the years.

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4:39 pm | Permalink
  32. She’s got an agenda wrote:

    Apparently she has an agenda and she is going after people.
    Live and let live!
    Our mayor and Council have everything under control. You can see the website for all of the rules and regulations they have put out.
    And if she is still scared stay home indoors, do not start a petition to get what you want to make yourself feel comfortable.

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:16 pm | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    32-Agree-No need for a petition.

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    I am in total support of our Mayor and Council. They don’t need advice in the form of a petition.

    Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    If any of you mindless supporters of the all-mighty mayor and dear leader kirschembaum would read the petition, they are all common sense ideas.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11:05 am | Permalink
  36. mindless wrote:

    Bring back Doherty and his minions. They made sense to me. They knew what politics was about, i.e. publicity, using positions as stepping stones, personal glorification, etc., even fomenting unrest. Bring back the glory days of targeted corruption. The country is going to hell, so why not. Those with intact minds will disagree. So be it – this is America, after all, an opinion is a personal privilege.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm | Permalink
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    Mr. Kirschenbaum is always helpful and thorough as he assists residents with a variety of issues.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    Ed Kirschenbaum is an asset to our town. People who have come in direct contact with him find him extremely helpful. If Ed doesn’t have an answer to a resident’s concern or question, he does research, finds the answer, then gets back to the person with the concern. This is what happened with me. This was an important matter for me. Thanks to his diligence, my matter has been settled. Ed Kirschenbaum went out of his way to respond to my concerns.

    Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:42 am | Permalink
  39. Anonymous wrote:

    Professionally he responds as soon as he can. Very dedicated employee who doesn’t need his reputation sullied at this stage in his life. He’s a product of of being raised and educated in small town USA. He wouldn’t have achieved anything in this life if he was a loser.

    Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:44 pm | Permalink
  40. Anonymous wrote:

    39-So agree with you! Ed Kirschenbaum is a learned, capable business administrator who takes his profession to heart, and takes the needs of residents to heart also .

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    39-Very good points. Ed Kirschenbaum has been successful throughout his life. He continues to do well in Belmar. He gets the job done efficiently and with a determined attitude.

    Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:53 pm | Permalink
  42. Anonymous wrote:

    This thread is insane. How many of these anonymous posts praising “The Illustrious Ed” are written by him. I’d say an above average number.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:29 am | Permalink
  43. guest wrote:

    #42 Well above average!

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:36 am | Permalink
  44. Anonymous wrote:

    14: Your answer can be read above in the Motto.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  45. Anonymous wrote:

    Any advancement with this petition? What’s the end result?

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:04 am | Permalink

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