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Lumberton, NJ

Lumberton Community

I live in Coventry Glen.  (Oct 25, 2014 | post #14)

Lumberton, NJ

lumberton

13 years. Coventry Glen.  (Mar 6, 2012 | post #3)

Lumberton, NJ

Lumberton Community

WTF are all you IDOTS who do not even live in Luberton taling about?!?! I am half way through my 13th year as a Lumberton resident and I have no such experiences. Yes, the El Dorado and Whitehall Appartment, and the All Spice area is full of low-life trash. But every community has its bad areas, even Medford. 95% of Lumberton is safe and residential. Hey Medford, your cops are Nazis. Hey Willingboro, all I have to say is, one murder and one rape per week. YOU live in a shit-hole, not us. To answer the OP's question about Lumberton: School: great teachers, all the normal issues. Police and Fire: Great guys. Easy to get to know. Politics: generally Liberal, the only downside Taxes: normal by NJ standards. Services: Essentials are above average. Extras are sparse, except for young childrens' summer rec program which is top notch. OP, Don't listen to any of these idiots who do not even live in Lumberton. Willingboro is the butthole of South Jersey and Medford is an overtaxed community of snobe. Ignore them.  (Mar 6, 2012 | post #10)

Willingboro, NJ

W'boro Fear Mongering

All that said... and you still need to resort to comspiracy theories to explain why rapes and murders do not happen in small towns.  (Aug 1, 2011 | post #53)

Lumberton, NJ

End the racist rants!

LOL. buns == guns.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #17)

Lumberton, NJ

End the racist rants!

Really? When has that EVER happened between citizens who legally own firearms? I believe you are confusing people who purchase firearms legally with gang bangers and pimps who steal buns and shoot up the streets. Turn on the news...  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #16)

Willingboro, NJ

W'boro Fear Mongering

OMG! Are you for real? Just because violent crimes are common-place in your community does not mean that they are likewise (just unreported) in mine. I can assure you that the reason we do not have rapes is because we have a better-class of citizenry (an I am not being racist) who do not rape each other. You are a conspiracy-theoris t-nut-head if you believe small town police, county prosecutor, judiciary, and news media are all in cahoots to cover up or downgrade violent crimes.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #37)

Willingboro, NJ

W'boro Fear Mongering

The problem is so glaringly obvious that a person does not need to gather statistics; a gut feel is more than sufficient to contrast W’boro with the rest of South Jersey. E.g., Lumberton, a community approximately 1/3 the size of W’boro and fairly typical of most communities throughout the broader South Jersey area, has had maybe 1 serious crime maybe every couple years over the 12 years I have lived here. W’boro has at least 50 crimes that make the news every year. Asserting that other South Jersey towns have but do not report violent crimes is simply adding a conspiracy theory justify denial. The news agencies all have access to public records and they search police reports, court cases, etc., every day. The reason why towns like Lumberton never make the news is because the crimes committed in such communities are not interesting enough to print; who wants to read a story about a GPS stolen from a unlocked car in Lumberton? I am going to shut up now and butt out because I don’t live in W’boro and all this is really none of my business (I am not even sure why this thread even showed up on the Lumberton Local forum). I just could not let an assertion that W’boro is no different than the rest of South Jersey go unchallenged. W’boro IS different and I will kindly thank you not to lump the generally safe and neighborly communities of greater South Jersey in with “Little Trenton.”  (Jul 17, 2011 | post #27)

Lumberton, NJ

W'boro Fear Mongering

How do YOU spell *denial*?  (Jul 15, 2011 | post #21)

Lumberton, NJ

W'boro Fear Mongering

Reality check! Most South Jersey communities experience only one or at most two violent crimes per year. Convincing yourself that your crime levels are OK because crimes happen all-over, well that is just a form of denial.  (Jul 15, 2011 | post #20)

Lumberton, NJ

Willingboro crimes,first half 2011

There was a post in another thread complaining that W'boro gets a bad rap from the Times and asserting that nothing goes on in W'boro that is not happening in the other South Jersey communities. IMHO, that would be more accurately stated as: Crime in W'boro is on par with the rest of the South Jersey communities COMBINED. To all the W'boro supporters: Reality check! Most South Jersey communities experience only one or at most two violent crimes per year. Convincing yourself that your crime levels are OK because crimes happen all-over, well that is just a form of denial.  (Jul 15, 2011 | post #15)

Lumberton, NJ

Lumberton student attacked in possible gang initiation

Thank you for your input, Scary. I appreciate you sharing with us that you are allowing a single isolated incident from over 5 years ago and the internet grammar of one middle-school kid be the key influences in your decision not to move to Lumberton. While I do not quite see the rationality in your decisioning process, I do agree that Lumberton is probably not a suitable community for you. I wish you success in your search for a NJ school system that is completely absent of gang-related activity over any 5-year period, and where all the students use perfect grammar on the internet.  (Jul 8, 2011 | post #4)

Burlington, NJ

Gun Control - Burlington, NJ

People confuse/associate the very real problem of handgun violence with handgun ownership. However, no one has ever been able to show a valid correlation between legal handgun ownership and violence. In fact, all the statistics actually prove legal handgun owners to be amongst the most law-abiding of our citizenry.  (May 23, 2011 | post #3)

Lumberton, NJ

Tax cap referendums defeated in all five Burlington Count...

Teachers, police, firemen, as with most public servants (everyone except the home-inspectors/Na zis), are amongst the most honorable and upstanding citizens in our small towns. No one becomes a teacher to get rich. All the “problems” we hear about the police are exaggerations on behaviors and attitudes of a very small minority. And, the operative word in volunteer firefighter is “volunteer.” What I cannot understand is how respectable, mostly college-educated, and presumably intelligent individuals are so brainwashable by the rhetoric from their unions. All Christie did was tell the local governments to cut their budgets by about 10%. Find the fat, and cut it. State and local governments have been living like pigs at the trough for over a decade. Don’t tell me that after coming off a decade-long gluttonous binge, there isn’t fat that can’t be found and trimmed from every government budget. Sorry, I support Christie on this issue (not every issue, but certainly this one). It is the “implementation” of these cuts, not the cuts themselves, that is bad. We do NOT need to lay off people who serve our communities with honor and distinction. We do NOT need to cut services. What we need are competent township committees, school boards, Chiefs of PoPo, Superintendents, Mayors etc., who can manage their operations within the available budget. We need individuals who are able to step up to this challenge. Seems like what we got are a bunch of weak politicians who whine about how it’s not their fault and blame their failures on Christie.  (May 12, 2011 | post #5)

Lumberton, NJ

A Glimpse Inside Our Schools

I understand the frustration being expressed here and I completely agree that the quality of the education our kids receive is very substandard. But some of these comments are awfully broad and unfair. 1) Only long-tenured teachers make good money. Most teachers make peanuts for the first half of their career. It is certainly not a lucrative career path for anyone who has earned a college degree. 2) Of the dozens of local teachers who I have met over the past 8 years in Lumberton, only a couple were bad. Most are really good people whose hearts are in the right place, but whose hands are tied by the system. The problems are the fault of the school systems here in NJ (or the entire US, for that matter). Blaming teachers for the failure of our school systems is like blaming the sergeants for losing the war. I blame the State and local school boards, superintendents, principals, teachers union, etc.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #12)