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Re: Holiday Parking Schedule
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Thanks for the quick and catty answer Brat

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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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I was in JC before it was discovered by people on this blog, why should I move? Perhaps you should follow your own advice. JC is for many people including the handicapped, elderly, and families with children, people with cars. I am amaze by the lack of tolerance from so-called progressive people.

Posted on: Today 18:45
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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Echoing Times Square, Downtown Jersey City Gets a No-Car Zone

The New York Times
By MATT A. V CHABANAUG. 29, 2014

JERSEY CITY — Class had just let out on a recent Monday evening at JC Taekwondo and Kickboxing Academy on Newark Avenue. Children wearing bright white keikogi practiced their moves on the sidewalk and chased each other through the street. They darted around families pushing strollers, diners sitting at painted picnic tables and weary commuters trudging home from the Grove Street PATH station a block away.

The would-be ninjas’ training helped them weave and bob through the crowd, but there was one danger they did not have to dodge: traffic.

Flying in the face of a century of development — to say nothing of New Jersey’s identity — the city closed Newark Avenue between Grove and Erie Streets to cars and trucks as of Aug. 19. The closing, which is in effect from 3 p.m. until midnight on weekdays and throughout the weekend, is a trial effort set to run through the end of October.

The move to shut down a blocklong stretch of downtown Jersey City’s main thoroughfare is just one of many steps that Mayor Steven Fulop’s administration has taken in an attempt to help tame the streets of the state’s second-largest city.

“No matter where you live, people seem to really value public space,” Mr. Fulop said. “We thought this was a great opportunity to create something special in the heart of downtown.”

Jersey City’s initiatives along those lines — the creation of pedestrian plazas, bicycle lanes, slow zones and even a tentative bike-sharing network — would be familiar to many New Yorkers. But can pedestrians and cyclists really get a foothold in a city that often feels to some like little more than an on-ramp to the Holland Tunnel, especially in a state where toll increases and road closings can create political potholes for elected officials?

The Newark Avenue experiment is akin to the creation of a pedestrian plaza in Times Square. Both not only create more space for people on foot, but also improve the flow of traffic by reducing the number of lanes from which vehicles may turn.

Newark Avenue is hardly the crossroads of the world, though, and the closed-off stretch more closely resembles a restaurant row than the cacophonous circus in the heart of Manhattan. The affected block is already home to some of the area’s most popular restaurants: the gastro pub LITM, Skinner’s Loft, Sawadee Thai Cuisine and a Two Boots pizzeria. Five more are on the way.

“Our hope was to draw more of the 18,000-plus people a day who use the Grove Street PATH station,” said John Reichart, a former president of the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District. He noted that over the past six years, PATH ridership had risen 38 percent, meaning more potential customers for local businesses as well as more crowded streets.

“This reminds me of home, where all the high streets are closed and people know just to drive on the side streets,” said John Scanlon, a native of Ireland who was out strolling with his wife, Karen, who grew up in Jersey City.
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“It’s amazing how fast things have changed down here,” Ms. Scanlon said. “This used to be the bad part of town.”
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People are so eager to be there now that bar owners and restaurateurs in the area quickly colonized the sidewalk with tables and chairs. “Maybe it’s just the novelty factor, but it’s definitely been great for business,” said Emily Palmer, the assistant manager at LITM.

The novelty has already faded for the owners of the more service-oriented businesses on the block. Some who have been there for decades said they felt hampered by the plaza, and particularly by the loss of about 15 parking spaces.

“Back to school is our busiest time of year, and Saturday, we were lucky if it was half what it should have been,” Martin Siegel, an optometrist, said.

Next door, doctors at Grove Street Medical Associates expressed concern about emergencies requiring ambulances, and the Fenny Pharmacy said it had had a hard time receiving deliveries from drug suppliers and making deliveries to patients.

There are some longtime Jersey City residents who oppose the plaza.

“It’s bad enough they closed it to traffic, but the space is only going to attract a bad element,” said Frank Mezilli, who has lived in the city since 1961.

A friend of Mr. Mezilli’s, Christina DeFelice, agreed.

“They’re trying to turn it into New York City or Hoboken, and it’s not,” she said.

And yet this city of 255,000 may not be the car-crazed metropolis it seems. About 38 percent of households do not own an automobile, and 45 percent of 124,000 workers take mass transit to work, according to the 2012 census.

Ms. DeFelice may be on to something, given that the mayor has been aggressively courting both New York businesses and residents.

“Now we don’t have to go out into the city to have a night out — we can stay in our own city,” said Mike Gonzalez, who had come to the plaza with his wife, Rossana, and their infant daughter. Mr. Gonzalez added that they had just bumped into a friend he had not seen since he was growing up in the neighborhood in the 1980s.

The improvements have not come without hiccups. New bike lanes were recently painted on the wrong side of the multiple streets and had to be redrawn; signs on the Newark Avenue plaza have confused many visitors; and city sanitation workers almost carted off a piano the mayor had donated as a way of enlivening the block.

“We’re still working out the kinks, but overall, I think people are really taking to the idea,” Mayor Fulop said.

Sukun Maran is among them, even if it means a minor inconvenience or two. A resident of Jersey City for the past 10 years, Mr. Maran has had to park around the corner from the taekwondo studio to pick up his daughter after class. “We used to just double park out front,” he said. “But if it makes for a more family-friendly atmosphere, it’s probably a good idea.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/nyr ... s-a-no-car-zone.html?_r=0

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Re: Nail Salons of Jersey City!
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Did it ever occur to you that people operate cash businesses for reasons other than just profits?

Posted on: Today 18:34
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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i can understand only having the pedestrian walkway in the warmer months. i don't think many poeple want to be outside in the colder months, even with global warming..but who knows?

Posted on: Today 18:29
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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Yvonne wrote:
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GlitterQueen wrote:
I didn't realize this was only till October. I think the pedestrian plaza is a good idea in spring and summer.. Not so much in fall/winter. They need to coordinate more events if they reopen in the spring.

Btw i have a car and ride a bike. This midly inconviences me but overall it's a nice addition.


I guess some people here do not understand how difficult it is to have children, groceries, and other items you must carry. Unless you walk in someone's shoes, don't criticize.


That's why god made Mapleclair, BaskingHills and Summburn, for people who want kids, cars and driveways.

Posted on: Today 18:25
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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dtjcview wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
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GlitterQueen wrote:
I didn't realize this was only till October. I think the pedestrian plaza is a good idea in spring and summer.. Not so much in fall/winter. They need to coordinate more events if they reopen in the spring.

Btw i have a car and ride a bike. This midly inconviences me but overall it's a nice addition.


I guess some people here do not understand how difficult it is to have children, groceries, and other items you must carry. Unless you walk in someone's shoes, don't criticize.


Walk in their shoes? Most of the time I'm the patient guy, waiting behind some double-parked idiot that's blocking traffic because they couldn't be bothered to pull into a space a car length or 2 ahead.

There are better solutions - like allowing people with disabled stickers drive carefully up that stretch for loading/unloading.

Kids? Groceries? Come on Yvonne! The human race has survived for millennia lugging food and papooses more than a block.

It's a MINOR inconvenience for the few, for the benefit of the many.


Here goes Yvonne, again, running around screaming "The sky is falling! The sky is falling"! Good Lord forbid and strike dead anyone trying out something new.

I was down on the plaza on Saturday, missed the piano but there were a few more people testing the walking in the street waters. I really liked whoever painted the picnic tables, they were very festive and colorful. Maybe if they held a little street fair to draw more people or start it earlier maybe around the time school lets out.

Posted on: Today 18:07
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Re: OPEN JERSEY AVENUE TO LIBERTY STATE PARK!!
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
Quote:

Dolomiti wrote:
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Monroe wrote:
Nonsense, it made perfect sense for NJ to kill the tunnel to Macys basement. Here's a good piece for you to read.

No, it was a miserable decision, possibly one of Christie's worst to date.

ARC would have doubled tunnel capacity, and built a new station in NYC next to Penn Station. This is a much-needed infrastructure improvement, and every year of delay produces a huge increase in costs.

Worst of all, he almost certainly killed the ARC tunnel not to save money, but to snatch it and redirect it to unrelated road projects, and build his cred with conservatives (http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/04/10 ... -lied-to-kill-arc-tunnel/).

His short-sighted move almost certainly pushed back any solution to this major issue by 10 years, possibly more.

The only person to whom it makes sense is Christie, and those who inexplicably worship him.


Nonsense. It was a bad deal for NJ because NEW YORK WAS NOT PUTTING UP A SINGLE RED CENT towards a tunnel that was designed to put more NJ workers paying income tax to NY.

And of the stakeholders, only NJ would be responsible for the inevitable, multi-billion dollar cost overruns. Not the Port Authority, not the Feds, and NY was absent from any funding.


Christie was spot on on this one. ARC may be needed. But not at NJ's expense. Think we've gotten raped enough paying for NY's infrastructure.

Dolomiti - Spectra and NYC still paying you to shill for them?

Posted on: Today 18:04
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Re: Holiday Parking Schedule
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Quote:

Frinjc wrote:
Hi everyone, I just wanted to confirm that a parking permit is not required for visitors on city holidays..?


Jersey City does not have permit parking, we have zoned parking. It totally boggles the mind that people still ask what is going on with zoned parking. (Permits are only issued for a couple of streets)

ONE MORE TIME.....

Zoned parking mean nothing after 6pm till 9am (or there a bouts), holidays & weekends. If City agencies are closed, there is no street cleaning or zoned parking enforcement. Hell, you can park at a meter between 6pm & 9am without feeding the beast. Why is this so hard to understand?


Posted on: Today 17:58
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
Quote:

GlitterQueen wrote:
I didn't realize this was only till October. I think the pedestrian plaza is a good idea in spring and summer.. Not so much in fall/winter. They need to coordinate more events if they reopen in the spring.

Btw i have a car and ride a bike. This midly inconviences me but overall it's a nice addition.


I guess some people here do not understand how difficult it is to have children, groceries, and other items you must carry. Unless you walk in someone's shoes, don't criticize.


Walk in their shoes? Most of the time I'm the patient guy, waiting behind some double-parked idiot that's blocking traffic because they couldn't be bothered to pull into a space a car length or 2 ahead.

There are better solutions - like allowing people with disabled stickers drive carefully up that stretch for loading/unloading.

Kids? Groceries? Come on Yvonne! The human race has survived for millennia lugging food and papooses more than a block.

It's a MINOR inconvenience for the few, for the benefit of the many.

Posted on: Today 17:56
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Re: OPEN JERSEY AVENUE TO LIBERTY STATE PARK!!
#11
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Dolomiti wrote:
Quote:

Monroe wrote:
Nonsense, it made perfect sense for NJ to kill the tunnel to Macys basement. Here's a good piece for you to read.

No, it was a miserable decision, possibly one of Christie's worst to date.

ARC would have doubled tunnel capacity, and built a new station in NYC next to Penn Station. This is a much-needed infrastructure improvement, and every year of delay produces a huge increase in costs.

Worst of all, he almost certainly killed the ARC tunnel not to save money, but to snatch it and redirect it to unrelated road projects, and build his cred with conservatives (http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/04/10 ... -lied-to-kill-arc-tunnel/).

His short-sighted move almost certainly pushed back any solution to this major issue by 10 years, possibly more.

The only person to whom it makes sense is Christie, and those who inexplicably worship him.


Nonsense. It was a bad deal for NJ because NEW YORK WAS NOT PUTTING UP A SINGLE RED CENT towards a tunnel that was designed to put more NJ workers paying income tax to NY.

And of the stakeholders, only NJ would be responsible for the inevitable, multi-billion dollar cost overruns. Not the Port Authority, not the Feds, and NY was absent from any funding.

Posted on: Today 17:43
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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Quite a regular


I just read the Kickstarter profile and omg, are you having your mom flown in from korea? The menu's going to be legit!

Also read over the menu and didn't notice mandu on the menu. Gotta have mandu on the menu....especially frozen that I can steam up at home.

Posted on: Today 17:37
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Re: Holiday Parking Schedule
#13
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Home away from home


Hi everyone, I just wanted to confirm that a parking permit is not required for visitors on city holidays..?

Posted on: Today 17:23
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Re: Nail Salons of Jersey City!
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I think a Polish Festival would be fitting.

Posted on: Today 17:14
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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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Quote:

GlitterQueen wrote:
I didn't realize this was only till October. I think the pedestrian plaza is a good idea in spring and summer.. Not so much in fall/winter. They need to coordinate more events if they reopen in the spring.

Btw i have a car and ride a bike. This midly inconviences me but overall it's a nice addition.


I guess some people here do not understand how difficult it is to have children, groceries, and other items you must carry. Unless you walk in someone's shoes, don't criticize.

Posted on: Today 17:12
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70 Green Street
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Hi!

I convinced my best buddy to move to JC but he is married to a upper west side chic and could not convince her to move to GV so they are considering moving to 70 Green down in PH, the reviews on Yelp are mixed. What are the pros and cons on this building? Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
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Regarding the observed Inconvenienced Couple: Did they have a reserved parking space right in front of their apartment? Me neither. When I last owned a car (and this was 15 years ago, when traffic was a little lighter), I often had to settle for a parking spot half a block away and walk to my stoop. Such is lo-rise urban life.

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Re: Concrete slab for shed
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Hi!

Try Raj 201 790 6251 very reasonable, he is located here in JC.

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Re: Nail Salons of Jersey City!
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I heard there's going to be a nail salon/pizza fusion coming soon.

Posted on: Today 15:15
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Nail Salons of Jersey City!
#20
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Not too shy to talk


You are the WORST!! All of you!

Jesus. i would pay TOP DOLLAR for a decent pedicure and decent customer service. If only I could do this downtown. Sadly all of these salons are terrible and run by people who somehow know NOTHING about service.

Here's a tip - If someone is trying to GIVE YOU MONEY and is standing right in front of you, maybe for five seconds you should pretend to appreciate their business and not ignore them while carrying on a conversation with the person working next to you.

I was in the service industry myself for years, and if I can do it, anyone can.

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Re: christie has done a great job reviving Atlantic City
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Wall Street financial firm Fitch Ratings released a report Friday predicting that most of the money left on the table by the closed casinos will stay in Atlantic City — a silver lining for a gaming industry that has seen its revenues fall from a high of $5.2 billion in 2006 to $2.8 billion last year.

Fitch said in its report that it expects Atlantic City’s casino revenues to eventually bottom out near $2 billion, citing competition from neighboring states and a push to expand gambling to northern New Jersey, in places like the Meadowlands and Jersey City.

“It’s not dead here, despite all the doom and gloom that’s been written,” said bartender Ruth Anne Joyce, standing outside the showboat. “If it’s dead, it doesn’t take a genius to question, ‘Well, why are you talking about North Jersey gaming if the gaming industry is dead?’”

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

NYT

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Re: Midwife Arrested in Connection with Hoboken Baby's Death
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What evidence points to the midwife being at fault?


1. Did not perform a thorough medical vetting of her patient
2. Did not retain a current license
3. Did not question the mother to find out if the baby had been screened for common infections/ailments that could put a baby at risk in utero
4. Did not do her due diligence to understand that this baby likely was not getting good pre-natal care (ie; routine screenings)

If you review the article again, you will see questionable actions from both the mother (parents) and the midwife.

The baby died of a treatable in-utero infection. Babies are screened for this with good pre-natal care. It didn't seem like this was done.

The mother refused a physical exam from the midwife. A physical exam would have indicated that a prior c-section had been performed on the mother, bringing to fore the whole VBAC discussion (which wasn't had apparently since the mid-wife didn't know her patient had a previous c-section.) Regardless of your thoughts on VBAC, you need to understand your personal risks and the risks you put your baby in if you decide to go the VBAC route. Again, a discussion/exam that would need to be done with a qualified, licensed healthcare professional.

And don't forget that pesky little detail of operating as a mid-wife without a license.

I celebrate the life of my children, both born in hospitals. I almost lost my son if it hadn't been for the skilled OB that saved his little life (and mine).

Yes, babies tragically die every day in every possible way. But with modern medicine, good prenatal care, and an understanding that your child really doesn't remember a damn thing about being born in your bedroom or a noisy, bright operating room, more unnecessary deaths can be prevented.

Posted on: Today 14:14
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Re: Midwife Arrested in Connection with Hoboken Baby's Death
#23
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Yes, a hospital may be better equipped than a home. However, you can catch a LOT OF other scary stuff from the hospital too! I've heard of many pregnant women who got infections from the hospital.

This is not a black-and-white case of hospital-is-100%-better-than-home-delivery. It's about assessing your pregnancy / fetus risks, and being prepared, and have plan-B, and even a Plan-C ready for "just in case".

Posted on: Today 14:02
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Jersey City coucilman hands out free book bags and arranges free haircuts
#24
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Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal

Jersey City Councilman Daniel Rivera handed out more than 1,200 free book bags and arranged about 130 free haircuts Thursday and Friday for city school children. The barbers donated their labor for the cause.

“I thought it was pretty helpful,” the councilman-at-large said today. “We know a lot of the kids from the community didn’t have any means or resources to get haircuts or book bags. This was very good for the community.”

On Thursday, the councilman’s efforts resulted in distribution of 512 free book bags and 60 free trims at Real Deal Barber Shop on Ocean Avenue. Barbers working for the proprietor, Jermain Robinson, donated their time at the barber chairs, Rivera said.

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Re: Midwife Arrested in Connection with Hoboken Baby's Death
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hero69 wrote:
Owlie - hate to disappoint you but I don't think I am inhumane. Yes, it is a tragedy but the parents should have considered they were taking above average risks. This is not India or Africa; we have hospitals here and the parents should have considered the risks. Cold hard fact I bet next time they will have the delivery in a hospital.


Because newborns never die in hospitals, right?

What evidence points to the midwife being at fault?

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Re: Concrete slab for shed
#26
Newbie
Newbie


Just thought I would try again. Has anyone ever used a concrete mason to pour a sidewalk or basement floor? That's what I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance

JR

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Re: Midwife Arrested in Connection with Hoboken Baby's Death
#27
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Caught in between
Debate over home birth continues, minus midwife involved in tragic delivery
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014


This is a very thorough follow-up to the original story - excerpted here:

The midwife charged with practicing medicine illegally after a baby died in a 2012 Hoboken home birth has completed a pretrial intervention program designed for first time offenders, according to Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Gene Rubino.

On Sept. 18, 2012, Olivia Kimball, a 31-year-old resident of Great Meadows in Warren County, assisted in the delivery of a baby in a home on Garden Street. At 6:30 p.m. that day, the baby was pronounced dead at Hoboken University Medical Center, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Michael D’Andrea told the media at the time.

The state medical examiner later determined that the baby had been stillborn due to an infection, according to Rubino. He declined to specify whether or not Kimball was at fault for the death.

Link

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Re: Jersey City: Newark Avenue - Pedestrian Plaza
#28
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


I didn't realize this was only till October. I think the pedestrian plaza is a good idea in spring and summer.. Not so much in fall/winter. They need to coordinate more events if they reopen in the spring.

Btw i have a car and ride a bike. This midly inconviences me but overall it's a nice addition.

Posted on: Today 12:12
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Re: Any good Chinese restaurants that deliver?
#29
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Home away from home


Red Ribbon Bakeshop sells arroz caldo.

Arroz Caldo:
Flavorful chicken & rice congee, with shiitake mushrooms, garnished with egg slices, green onions & fried garlic.

Red Ribbon Bakeshop
591 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201)795 1988

http://www.redribbonbakeshop.us/categ ... /#meals-and-cold-desserts

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Re: Fence Company
#30
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Home away from home


Quote:

ChampionSound wrote:
Cool. Had some people just randomly hanging out on my porch when I came home yesterday, so I think a fence might deter that. Cheers-


That sucks! good luck to you. They are pretty good and fast. They did everything within a day.

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PS stay away from chain link fences they are just ass ugly. LOL

Posted on: Today 11:28
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