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Kevin Prast June 09, 2014 at 08:48 PM
Harper June 08, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Sudsy, I don't need "one day" to look back and feel any sort of way. I have a 5 year old, Read Moreand we have never once brought him with us to the pier. Like all parents, we need time away to pause and remember that we are adults and still can have social lives. However, when we go out with our friends, we get a babysitter. I figured people like you would read my post and automatically think someone who has a kid could never possibly write something like that. It might be time for you to take that look back and feel silly, no? XJS, your support is great, and thank you for commenting so concisely and effectively. I think you said it better than me, so thanks for that. A bar is a bar is a bar. These poor kids get like 2 sq feet to move around if they stay within their families staked-out compound of the pier. I cannot imagine that with all of the non-bar outside, family friendly places (the parks, the other piers, the playgrounds, etc..) this is the place that is best suited for a child's enjoyment. And God forbid they pick up someones cup and gulp down a mouthful of vodka, because let's be honest, these parents don't keep the watchful eye that they try to convince themselves they do. The screeching high-pitched "Johnny, come back here" that can be heard all day, and the countless spilled drinks is proof of that. Bottom line, take your kid to the park with a playground, don't' bring them to a bar. As XJS said, 'that is self-centered and rude'. Maybe petition Chucky Cheese to serve beer if alcohol is so critical to your saturday family enjoyment.
Rapheal June 08, 2014 at 01:41 PM
Well said XJS and Harper. I agree with both of you and can only add that today's selfish parent is Read Moreyesterday's selfish non-parent who you tried to avoid at the bar. Kids didn't change them, these people were always obnoxious.
PeoplePlease June 09, 2014 at 08:00 PM
With all these spills, by now you think you would have learned to stop asking toddlers to hold onRead Moreto your drinks. Last summer we took our son there on a Wednesday night walk. It was not so crowded and my wife or I took turns following him around while the other drank and gossiped with our two friends. I have not been back since.
Alex Yoon-Hendricks May 26, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Funny that the headline is about Hoboken High School and the majority of the post is just a bioRead Moreabou t Carmelo Garcia. Shame, I've basically learned nothing about the team, and learned Garcia's entire life story.
Lori Vega Clifford May 26, 2014 at 02:45 PM
As a parent and major supporter of this team, this article is definitely not about the team, myRead Moreboys worked hard, trained hard and fought hard for the title. They share an amazing brotherly bond and hold each other in the highest regard. With 7 starting players unable to play the championship game, the team gave it thier all and more. Bruised and battered they made it.They are a group of extraordinary players and amazing young men. They deserved this title even though Hoboken is a "soccer" favored city. "They" earned this recognition. I'm so very proud of each and every one of them!
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