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What Should Holmdel-Hazlet Patch Write About in 2013?

What do you think are the issues coming up in 2013?

Every township has its accomplishments, its gems, its ups and its downs. And no one ever knows these issues better than the residents that fill Holmdel and Hazlet.

As your two new editors of Holmdel-Hazlet Patch, we know what we're chomping at the bit to write about. 

But as residents, have your ear to the ground. So, as we move into a new year, we'd like to hear about what is truly important to you.

I'll follow up on all of your suggestions the best I can. And remember, anything you are truly passionate about should be shared by, well, you! Don't forget about our Local Voices section, where the community gets to interact with each other on Patch. 

Frank January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Lucent site progress number 1
George F January 12, 2013 at 03:43 AM
What is the deal with the solar panels on Holmdel road???? They're ugly as can be...who's benefitting from them?
bud January 12, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Property taxes and how they are apportioned among the school system, county and local govts.
Jeannie Gallagher Donnelly January 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM
A column on everyday heroes in our community. People who volunteer for all the little things that make our community and society a better place. There are so many out there who donate time and energy helping at churches, working with the elderly or children, rescuing dogs and cats, training and bringing therapy dogs to nursing homes, etc. They're heroes in the lives of someone and I think their stories would be inspiring.
Anthony Cooper January 12, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I would like to read in Patch about redevelopment details for the big Alcatel-Lucent site, and also any information on this year's developing municipal budget (which skyrocketed so enormously in 2012). Thank you for asking this question.
lisa January 12, 2013 at 04:15 PM
How about local,honest restaurant reviews with all the info you need to know before you go ie.. Type of food,pricing,specials, service, website link etc .
Jeff Gollin January 12, 2013 at 05:13 PM
The News. Seriously, Holmdel is grossly undercovered by traditional media - especially the day to day stuff. Good litmus test of newsworthiness - "If you and a bunch of Holmdel citizens were gathered around the water-cooler, what would you gossip about? Some suggestions - Crime, Corruption, Accidents, Road Construction, Political Catfights, What stores, businesses are entering/leaving the area. Any useful crisis-info (i.e how to cope with personal problems in the midst of or anticipating a crisis. Who died. Who was born. Who got promoted. Who was honored. Favorite (restaurant, supermarket, pizza, dept. store, gas/service station etc.) reader polls, Restaurant of the Week. Specifically - Lucent-Alcatel tracker; Status of ShopRite move to replace Foodtown on Rt. 35, Hazlet; Local Produce in Season and Available at:_______;
Observer January 12, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Agreed! There should be a lot more information out there to the public about this topic and decision-making!
Nick J. January 12, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Certainly the progress of the development of the Lucent site should be the primary concern for Holmdel residents. Also the schools should be closely covered as well. I was at the last BOE meeting and coming down the pike will be teacher evaluations....that will be an interesting development as they discussed that tenure could ultimately be taken away from a failing teacher......BOUT TIME
Sean T. Dowd January 12, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Jeff: Wholeheartedly agree. To become a true venue for all matters local would be great (as it was designed to be). But, unfortunately, almost every topic seems to take a wrong turn at Albuquerque on the way to Pismo Beach (as Bugs Bunny might say). You could be posting about the beauty of a solitary red rose on the side of the road in Holmdel, and how sublime it is to envision as the sun slowly sets on the horizon on a warm, spring evening and within a day you will have 87 comments responding with things like: "The road it is on needs repaving! When is the TC gonna do something about it?", or "Where is the taxpayer money coming from for these flowers cropping up ALL over town?", or "Another move by the (insert targeted political party here) to push their environmental agenda!". How about we just start to love the roses, folks? And all the great things our town and surrounding towns have to offer instead of spewing venom in the comments section 24/7? This has been your deep thought for the day. Peace and love. :)
Kaitlyn Anness January 12, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Thank you everyone! We will start diving in the issues! And keep the ideas coming, as two new editors in the area, we need your help as our eyes and ears!
Arnie Goetchius January 13, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Agree. More on Lucent site

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