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Re: Peach Pie Contest at Riverview Farmers Market, August 3
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Two years since Sandy and the gazebo still stands as an embarrassment to this beautiful park. Covered in graffiti and an eyesore to all.
Has anybody heard any updates on when this project might break ground?
Can we at least demo the whole thing and lay down some sod?

Nice to see the mayor attending as a few questions are in order.

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Re: Jersey City man charged with biting three fingers of mayor's son
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Now that Healy isn't mayor anymore, are he and his sons as untouchable as they used to be?

Also, were the "two drunken Jersey City police detectives" on duty at the time and are they still on the police force since Fulop was elected?

It seems like Healy will continue to haunt Jersey City long after being voted out of office. Somebody needs to find an excuse to revoke that bar's liquor license. It is all just disgusting.

Posted on: Today 13:49
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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If FOL had the kind of social media engagement they have now, but starting 5 years ago, they would have had potentially 10K+ supporters comprised of the most politically active citizens of JC instead of the ~2K signing their petition. A real missed opportunity.
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It a bit more than that. There's been no buzz around the events held at Loews. No marketing - grassroots or otherwise. Case in point - I don't think I've ever seen anything on JCList, in the calendar, nor on topics, giving what's happening at Loews. Or perhaps simply nothing has caught my attention. I've seen more events advertised for Harsimus Cemetary - that speaks volumes.

A renovated theater is all well and good. But it might as well be a museum without better event marketing.

Posted on: Today 13:37
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Award-winning Jersey City restaurant owners to open 'BURGer' eatery in Newark
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Re: New bike path from Lincoln Park to Newark
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The path reminds me of the story about the dog chasing the truck-what's he going to do when he catches it?

So you bike over the two rivers and find yourself in-downtown Newark?? Newark isn't exactly bike friendly, nor does it have many (any?) attractions for bike riders. There aren't many places I'd chain up my bike in Newark and sightsee for a while.

Posted on: Today 13:23
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Jersey City swears in first black woman firefighter in 143-year history of department
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The Jersey Journal

The Jersey City Fire Department made city history today when Tara Walker became the first black woman firefighter in the department's 143-year history.

"I knew there were a few women; they were teasing me, and things like that," Walker said in a Ch. 7 Eyewitness News interview.

Walker, 31, a high school girls basketball legend who scored 2,376 points in her Marist High School career, is now one of six women in the department. She was one of 26 sworn in at the City Hall ceremony.

The diverse class includes two black men, four Hispanic men and an Asian man, city officials pointed out.

"Now today is really a great day because if you look at the 26 men and women sitting to my right, to your left, it really represents everything that is great about Jersey City," Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said at the ceremony. "It is a diverse class, it is a young class, it is a motivated class, it is a class of people that have dedicated and lived their lives here in Jersey City."

The new class brings the number of Jersey City firefighters to 557. City officials said that 47 members have been hired since Fulop took office.

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Re: West Indian Caribbean American Carnival
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Quote:

VA2015 wrote:
I'm confused. I saw the flatbed parade float with music blasting on Montgomery and Greene around 3:30 PM, there was a small crowd of maybe 100 people. Later, around 5:30, it appeared that the same float or one also affiliated with the event (playing the same style of music) was driving down Columbus Drive heading from Grove St. towards the waterfront.

The permit says the festival was supposed to be at Grundy Pier, so what happened? Is the (possibly unauthorized) move of the location related to it being shut down early and the ensuing altercation?


Doubtful. The comments in the linked article say there had been sporadic fighting among people at this festival. So the police came to shut the whole thing down. This didn't go well with the organizers, and the police claim they started immediately cursing and fighting with them.

So I don't think any move of the location had anything to do with this.

Posted on: Today 13:14
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Re: West Indian Caribbean American Carnival
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I'm confused. I saw the flatbed parade float with music blasting on Montgomery and Greene around 3:30 PM, there was a small crowd of maybe 100 people. Later, around 5:30, it appeared that the same float or one also affiliated with the event (playing the same style of music) was driving down Columbus Drive heading from Grove St. towards the waterfront.

The permit says the festival was supposed to be at Grundy Pier, so what happened? Is the (possibly unauthorized) move of the location related to it being shut down early and the ensuing altercation?

Posted on: Today 13:07
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Re: New bike path from Lincoln Park to Newark
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http://www.greenway.org/contact-us
http://www.hudsontma.org/index.php?op ... &id=60&cat_id=0&Itemid=65
I would contact both the East Coast Greenway group and the Hudson County (TMA) Transpotation Management Authority with these horrible concerns. I rode that Greenway when they had the ribbon cutting ceremony in Lincoln Park. It was the only time I rode it. I was not impressed it is everything that is described in this thread. I was told by the ECG members that if the path is not maintained by the city/county it runs through then said path will be removed from the ECG list/map.

Posted on: Today 13:01
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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I've actually been impressed with the amount FOL has accomplished, within the limitations imposed by their landlord (the city). That said, I only know about it because of the recent posts on their website detailing their renovation work, which has only been actively updated since this whole Fulop RFP situation.

When I talk to people involved in the art scene in JC, and lots of downtown residents, few have any idea who FOL is or what they do. ESPECIALLY the younger contingent (under 40) who are very politically active and largely voted for Fulop. If FOL had the kind of social media engagement they have now, but starting 5 years ago, they would have had potentially 10K+ supporters comprised of the most politically active citizens of JC instead of the ~2K signing their petition. A real missed opportunity.

I think my stance at this point is that the FOL are technically correct about their lease, but too much public perception is that they are ineffectual and disorganized or people have no idea who they are. And many of those people who have no opinion or a negative opinion of them are siding with Fulop because he has a history of supporting the arts in downtown (judging the 4th st arts cook offs, etc.).

Posted on: Today 13:00
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Re: Jersey City man charged with biting three fingers of mayor's son
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Mayor's Son Sued After Beating in Jersey City
By KEVIN KOENINGER
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CN) - Two drunken Jersey City police detectives and the mayor's son beat a man so badly he suffers from seizures, developed a brain tumor and lost his job, the man claims in court.
Hector Mejias sued the Jersey City, Healy's Tavern, Jeremiah Healy Jr., the Jersey City Police Department, several police officers and Dets. Chris Heger and Mark D'Ambrosio, in Hudson County Superior Court.
Mejias claims he was driving past Healy's Tavern on Sep. 29, 2012 when he saw three men beating a man in the middle of the street. He says in the lawsuit that all three men "appeared to be highly intoxicated."
Defendant Healy, the mayor's son, owns and operates Healy's Tavern, Mejias says in the July 16 complaint.
Mejias claims that he stopped, told the assailants they would kill the man unless they stopped, and that he was going to call the police on his cell phone, when "the men identified themselves as police."
The lawsuit continues: "The three men then started to approach plaintiff aggressively and appeared to be highly intoxicated.
"As the men were approaching plaintiff, plaintiff attempted to flee by getting into his vehicle.
"When plaintiff entered his vehicle, the three men opened the car door and started punching plaintiff violently in the head.
"In self-defense, plaintiff bit the hand of one of the assailants.
"Although plaintiff was able to bite the hand of one of his assailants, plaintiff was forcibly removed from the vehicle whereby the three individuals continued to beat him and kick him violently."
Mejias says police arrived soon and arrested him on a charge of aggravated assault, though the men who beat him and the other man were not arrested or charged.
"From police reports and media articles, plaintiff learned that the three individuals who beat him were Jeremiah Healy, the son of the mayor of Jersey City and the owner of Healy's Tavern, Detective Chris Heger and Detective Mark D'Ambrosio," the complaint states.
Mejias claims that the police defendants covered up the incident by filing false reports.
A grand jury found that the officers had no probable cause to arrest Mejias, according to the complaint.
Mejias says he suffered permanent brain damage from the beating, now suffers from seizures and has developed a brain tumor that will require surgery.
He says he is "permanently disabled and cannot function without numerous medications to control his seizures and other ailments that did not exist prior to the beating."
Mejias says that before the beating he was commercial truck driver, but because of his brain injury and seizures and the need to take medication, his commercial driver's license was revoked.
He seeks punitive damages for constitutional violations, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
He is represented by Mario Blanch of West New York, N.J.
Courthouse News Service

Posted on: Today 12:35
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Re: 38 Mercer Street up for grabs for $2.5 million
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heights wrote:
I will consider paying this much for property and this much in taxes when J.C. gets rid of affordable housing and rent controlled buildings. It would be insane to pay this much with the city services we recieve. This kind of money warrants the service those recieve in nort west Bergen County.


You don't really have a choice in taxes unless you get the law changed. If you fail to pay property taxes, you can lose your property through the tax lien process. The alternative is to sell and move. And you'll find in NJ it's close to a blanket 2% wealth tax (on property value) across all of NJ.


Posted on: Today 12:30
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Re: Peach Pie Contest at Riverview Farmers Market, August 3
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Jersey City farmers market to offer the 'Perfect Peach Pie Contest'

By Steven Rodas | The Jersey Journal
on July 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

The Riverview Farmers Market in Jersey City is in search of the perfect peach pie.

Amateur bakers are invited to try their luck at the Perfect Peach Pie Contest on Aug. 3 at the Riverview-Fisk Park's farmers market located on Palisade Avenue between Griffith and Bowers streets.

Participants must meet a number of requirements to qualify, including having to use New Jersey peaches and submitting a peach pie or cobbler.

Judges, who will review recipes and sample pies at noon, will include Orange and Olive Caterer and Chef's Table sous-chef Kenneth Fields, Jersey City Council President Rolando R. Lovarro Jr. and President of the Riverview Neighborhood Association Kern Weissman.

There is no age limit for bakers and contestants are encouraged to register their pies in advance by visiting www.riverviewfarmersmarket.org and filling out a form.

Mayor Steve Fulop, who will award prizes at 1:30 p.m., will be in attendance as well as the Peach Promotion Council's Peach Queen.

The event, which kicks off at 10 a.m., will consist of peach-themed activities for children and musical performances by The Benson Ridge Project and Twiddlin' Thumbs.

A total of ten farmers markets will participate in the pie contest -- the Riverview Farmers Market being the only one in Hudson County. Each winner will move on to the next round where their winning pie has a chance to win the grand prize of $300.

The Riverview Farmers Market is normally open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers a variety of organic and prepared foods including fruits, vegetables, breads, and desserts.

Sponsors for the contest include Jersey Peaches and Farms in the Heights. For more information visit http://riverviewneighborhood.org

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... contest.html#incart_river

Posted on: Today 12:27
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Newark, Jersey City, Paterson mayors to announce 'strategic partnership' on public safety
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Newark, Jersey City, Paterson mayors to announce 'strategic partnership' on public safety

By Jeff Goldman | The Star-Ledger
July 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM

JERSEY CITY — The mayors of the state's three largest cities will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce a "strategic partnership" to address public safety.

Ras Baraka of Newark, Steve Fulop of Jersey City and Joey Torres of Paterson are expected to attend the 1 p.m. event at the Hub Shopping Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Jersey City.

The cross-city initiatives will discuss issues at round-table forums and "create solutions to public safety issues," according to a statement issued by the three cities.

Among the subjects that will be discussed at the press conference and the upcoming round tables will be shared services in tracking criminals that may travel from city to city, gang intelligence, police manpower, expansion of employment, prisoner re-entry programs, bank foreclosures and shared practices.

The partnership is being formed in the wake of violent, high-profile killings in northern New Jersey this month.

In Paterson, 12-year-old Genesis Rincon was shot and killed while riding her scooter on a city street. Three men have been charged in connection with her death.

In Jersey City, Melvin Santiago, a 23-year-old police officer responding to a report of an armed robbery, was shot and killed by a man who then killed himself.

Last month, a 17-year-old Newark girl was killed on the 500 block of South 17th Street. Less than two weeks earlier Cheyanne Bond had graduated from Malcolm X. Shabazz High School.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014 ... tegic_partnership_on.html

Posted on: Today 12:19
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Re: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he treats the waiter
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The real idiot is anyone getting involved in this bullshit thread.

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Re: Tire Installer
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I used tirerack to deliver to Ralphs on Erie. Highly recommend. Great repair shop too. Just give them a call - they'll hold the tires, call you when they arrive and fit them in minutes - almost zero wait.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ralphs-tire-repair-jersey-city




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Re: Tire Installer
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I've used Epic more than once for tires bought thru tirerack.com. They were great. Zero hassles. Good guys, nice shop. Don't think twice about it!

Posted on: Today 11:41
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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I think I've only ever stepped inside Loews once in the 16 years I've lived in JC, and that was for a volunteer opportunities event - and that frankly could have been held in any community center.

Given it's accessibility, there's no reason Loews can't be on the off-Broadway map. I'd love to see shows like Stomp, De La Guarda, Blue Man Group there. As well as cutting-edge theater productions - like overseas imports - a proving ground for Broadway.

All I can see is a pretty bare events calendar:

http://www.loewsjersey.org/eventsched ... nth.calendar/2014/08/28/-

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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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"lucrative jobs" hahahahaha
Quote:

HeightsBrat wrote:
Quote:

hero69 wrote:
imo, fol really needs to step aside and let the area progress...it is clear ad has been clear for the past 10 years that fol can not make this venue successful.

what exactlt is fol proposing to make this public-ly owned asset a success! i feel like boycotting the movies at the theater now.


The FOL suffers from a lack of manpower more than anything. Something that sadly affects all volunteer efforts on many fronts. It is time to let another entity come in and get things moving. But the FOL is not to be left out in the cold from my understanding. Once the theater is restored the FOL will be given access to 50 days for community based shows which is more than we have seen in the past and with double the capacity.

If it's true that FOL will still get 50 days a year, then I guess I can accept what's going on. I just really want to make sure we still get things like movies with the organist, film fests, and other events. 50 days a year is pretty good, and about what they do right now.

Posted on: Today 11:37
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Re: Mayor Fulop's "Stop The Drop" Anti-Litter Summer Youth Employment
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Quote:

Adonis wrote:
Sounds like exploitation to me. Very similar to companies that hire summer interns and pay them nothing.


These are 'makeup' jobs meant to keep kids occupied during the summer and out of trouble, and to try and instill a work ethic. It's a noble thing. As you know, JC already has a department to clean the streets.

Besides, JC is paying these kids far above what they could.

What is the New Jersey under 18 minimum wage?

New Jersey employers may pay 18 year olds and minors the youth minimum wage of $4.25 for the first 90 days of employment. Other labor law exemptions for minors in New Jersey may exist.

Posted on: Today 11:37
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Re: Jersey City police ramping up efforts in 7 areas driving gun violence
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i could deal with the sex. if it were me, i might even put up a camera. i could not deal with drugs and needles.

why aren't there more cctv's in the tough parts of time to try to cut down on crime

Posted on: Today 11:35
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Re: Jersey City police ramping up efforts in 7 areas driving gun violence
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Get 7 of these to help !

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Posted on: Today 11:25
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Re: Fulop to solicit proposals from for-profit companies to replace FOL in running the Loew’s theater
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So for FOL, is this really about;

Doing what's best for Journal Square, the theater and its restoration?

Keeping their lucrative jobs?

Not hurting their pride and ego?

Posted on: Today 11:24
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
#24
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Corrado's has had Dole golden pineapples at $.99/each, and we've had four in the last two weeks.

Posted on: Today 11:23
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Re: West Indian Caribbean American Carnival
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Quote:

JCishome wrote:
Just saw the NJ.com piece. Looks like I passed through right before things got ugly. Too bad it turned out that way, it sounds like there should have been better coordination between the police and the organizers.


The NJ article makes it appear the police were a bit heavy-handed. All of this should have been worked out in advance - given the heightened tensions in the community.

Posted on: Today 11:21
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
#26
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Anybody ever see betel leaves at any of the Asian markets? or anywhere?

Posted on: Today 11:19
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Re: Mayor Fulop's "Stop The Drop" Anti-Litter Summer Youth Employment
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Sounds like exploitation to me. Very similar to companies that hire summer interns and pay them nothing.

Posted on: Today 11:14
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Re: Parking Too Close to Crosswalks
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Well this looks like the new trend of the month is spray painting cars, yeah that'll teach 'em. And those video cameras are junk.

Posted on: Today 11:14
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Re: Mayor Fulop's "Stop The Drop" Anti-Litter Summer Youth Employment
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Age discrimination is OK in the workplace? It's OK to pay people who are younger than you less for doing the same work that if an older person did it they would get paid more? That's not the Fulop I know.

Posted on: Today 11:13
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Re: Mayor Fulop's "Stop The Drop" Anti-Litter Summer Youth Employment
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Quote:

Adonis wrote:
Wait a minute. How is Fulop only paying these kids $7.50 an hour? Fulop has been railing about raising the minimum wage for a long time now espousing how it will help Jersey City residents as well as the economy. Here's a perfect opportunity to really put the money where his mouth. Instead he pays these workers only $7.50 an hour. How come he's not paying them something commensurate with his posturing such as $12 of $15 an hour?


Because they're kids and it's a summer job. The cafeteria staffs at the schools they (might) attend haven't had a raise for six years, and make far less than $12/hour.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... y_school_district_ha.html

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