Life happens, life goes on.
News will be returning.
Life happens, life goes on.
News will be returning.
This month, our blog turned six years old. Longtime readers may remember it all started out back in 2006 when neighborhood blogging was just starting to catch on. To celebrate the 6-year milestone, I searched through the archives for a few noteworthy posts. Here’s what I came up with.
September, 2006: Disgrace
Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for contributing. Lots and lots of people have contributed in one way or another, and you are ALL fantastic!
We are going to be trying something out by moving the Commenting over to IntenseDebate. Comments are still being copied into the new system, so bear with us.
If you have not already noticed there is a new layout. This is the third major release of GerritsenBeach.net and we are happy with the way our readers are using the site now.
It has come to our attention that commenters who choose to comment with their real-names on the website are being targeted by local leadership for making comments.
Those being targeted are the ones who expressed concern over White Island. They are essentially being harassed. These people have received phone calls, been emailed, and approached over their comments. Instead of certain leadership answering questions or concerns, they are hostilely approaching people.
It is true that if you speak your mind you need to be prepared for the consequences and i’m not defending what any commenter may or may not have said.
We do however think it is wrong to be targeting any commenter instead of addressing their concerns.
For this reason “Anonymous” commenting is here to stay.
Going to every store on Gerritsen Avenue is time consuming and costly! But a FREE ad on our GB classifieds is so much easier and far reaching!
Why FREE? We want to help keep money in the community. What’s better than that!
Promote your company, a yard sale you might have, help wanted ad, anything you want with certain exceptions.
Spring is here! Summer is coming! You need to know what’s going on!
Make sure to check in occasionally to the Community Calendar page to stay in the know!
You may be asking yourself “whats with the excessive golden posts?” “what is this Our News?”. Apologies for posting five Marty Golden events in a row. It was the only way to give each woman credit they deserve, as well as promote the Easter Egg Hunt.
GerritsenBeach.net is now in an undeclared war with Sheepshead Bites via facebook to hit 1,000 friend first.
Here is the deal:
Not sure what it will be yet but I am open for suggestions.
Last night I was able to attend the Hayes Family fundraiser toÂ deliverÂ Â all donationsÂ receivedÂ through the donation link we put up shortly after the fire. Â I am very proud of everyone who donated either directly through the website or got the information on how to donate through the website.
With your help we raised $2,087.65
There were a total of 41 donations from all different areas of the world including Â Canada, California, Nebraska, Kansas,Â Florida, as well as New York. Donations ranged from asÂ littleÂ as $5 to $250.
Thank you all for your generosity!Â Â Gerritsen Beach Rules!
The Village Voice gave a great write up about “18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over”. We at GerritsenBeach.net are humbled by the headline and honored to be included with other great blogs.
After a week of experimenting with “Disqus” a new comment system… I wish I could say that it worked beautifully. Well, design and technically it did, everything was working and looking the way it was supposed to.
What didn’t work out was the level of effort by some to find out the real identities of current and past commenters. Which is unacceptable, but I am not surprised. The people who were attempting to find out the real identities of commenters are people who with the right information might retaliate.
Disqus allowed the ability to claim your old comments if you ever wanted to register. The feature effectivly linked all comments made either anonymously or using a real name. Every comment made under multiple names were listed and linked.
I have been saying it all along, anonymous comments are essential to this community website. However, the commenters must be protected from retribution of neighbors.
If you haven’t noticed already there is a new comment format.
Technically speaking I had two comment plugins that you all enjoyed. 1) The like/dislike button 2) threaded commenting. Then after an upgrade, everything broke and nothing was working.
I was forced to do something fast, either go with the default comments which are not good at all or use something new and shiny. Obviously I went to new and shiny.
As of right now I am trying out Disqus. Which allows a few important things which are important. 1) Anoymous comments 2) Registered comments. 3)like / dislike 4) Threading
Essentially its the same except for the design. Bear with us.
Please let me know what you think. If for whatever reason the comments are not working please shoot me an email at email@example.com
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GerritsenBeach.net is issuing an apology to our readers who were expecting to get an update on what is currently going on and going to be happening with White Island.
Less than 24 hours after our post “White Island Meeting Thursday at Cort Club” I received a call by our Assemblyman Alan Maisel and was told that I have been dis-invited to this meeting between DEC, Maisel and GBCares.
Apparently Alan has gone back on the “everyone is welcome” premise of this meeting.
I was told that if I show up there will be no meeting. People will walk out.
I apologize to anyone who get local news from GerritsenBeach.net I will be getting this information anyway through alternate, and more direct means.