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Re: Neighborhood Spotlight: Bergen Hill
#26
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Yvonne wrote:
Then I guess you were not at the council meeting when Ella Lawrence spoke. Bergen Hill was under historic designation and is not now. While Ella Lawrence is no longer living, she has family. Her daughter, then was a sitting judge.

Provide a link. Everything I wrote was backed up with proof. You? Your deranged word.

Let's remember one fact: I actually live in Bergen Hill. You, on the other hand, are telling me what I should and should not do with my property. That is something you've been spouting off about on here and how it wasn't locals clamoring for the designation in other areas. How about you heed your own advice here and not fight something that absolutely should happen?

Posted on: Today 15:20
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Re: Off-duty Jersey City cop charged in hit-and-run that critically injured pedestrian, police say
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He pulled a Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy. Go home, let the booze wear off and then turn yourself in a few hours or days later.

Posted on: Today 15:19
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Re: Neighborhood Spotlight: Bergen Hill
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Then I guess you were not at the council meeting when Ella Lawrence spoke. Bergen Hill was under historic designation and is not now. While Ella Lawrence is no longer living, she has family. Her daughter, then was a sitting judge.

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Re: Exposed Coal Shoot : Jersey Ave
#29
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Drop off the results at the press if you want to see real action. Good idea though.

Posted on: Today 15:05
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop plays 'hide the ratables' from suburban taxpayers
#30
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Maybe they've been eating to much wild game meat.

http://www.cwd-info.org/index.php/fuseaction/about.main

Quote:

brewster wrote:
What I can't figure out is why the overtaxed are so complacent about being ripped off?

Posted on: Today 14:57
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop plays 'hide the ratables' from suburban taxpayers
#31
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Pebble wrote:
Do you really believe that Fulop's home is worth that price without the lower tax price?


Of course not. As I've explained in the past, it's a simple linear equation that low taxes means higher price. Assuming the buyer has a monthly budget, more tax means less to pay a mortgage, thus lower buying power. The cost to own the property remains the same but the price goes down. A reval will lower prices on undertaxed properties and raise them on the overtaxed. What I can't figure out is why the overtaxed are so complacent about being ripped off?

Posted on: Today 14:39
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Re: Roads torn up near VVP
#32
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Latest update:

"PSEG will continue to work very closely with Dan Wrieden on any Historical Preservation features and is sensitive to avoiding blue stone sidewalks. We will continue to plan very closely with Mr Wrieden and keep the community informed of work scheduled with the Energy Strong Gas Main Upgrades in Jersey City.

Respectfully Submitted

Caren Freyer DeSouza
PSEG RPA Manager
Hudson County NJ
9732891840"

Posted on: Today 14:06
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Re: Exposed Coal Shoot : Jersey Ave
#33
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Yvonne wrote:
This hole is a public safety hazard and the city should have acted immediately to remediate.

I don't disagree, NJ state and local statute should provide for the city doing just that, and billing the owner, as is done in NYC. The law statewide appears to be convoluted http://scholarship.shu.edu/cgi/viewco ... article=1029&context=shlj

IMO, this seems to reflect the bigger problem that the JC government doesn't seem to do anything to solve any problems: sidewalks never cleared of snow and ice, duly reported by me - nothing happens. Traffic laws routinely flouted, I report problem spots - you never see any JCPD presence, and I live near an elementary school. Streets in the Heights awash with trash, same story.

Not to take this off topic, but it does seem important - the level of city services all around is pretty dire; maybe there needs to be a citizens campaign to document all of this, and the results dropped on the mayor's doorstep.

Posted on: Today 13:56

Edited by Wishful_Thinking on 2015/7/7 14:11:47
Reason: correcting major factual error, add link
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Re: Jersey City marketing campaign: ‘Make It Yours’
#34
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Quote:

TonyTwoPoops wrote:

it's a natural progression that would have happened with or without corny advertisements by JC's resident famewhores.


No argument from me, I agree 100%

Posted on: Today 13:46
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Re: Jersey City marketing campaign: ‘Make It Yours’
#35
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user1111 wrote:
Quote:

TonyTwoPoops wrote:
How many times are people going to write the same stupid article?? People were already moving here before that dumb campaign started. Anyone trying to take credit for the simple fact that people are being priced out of Manhattan and Brooklyn and naturally looking for cheaper housing close by is ridiculous.

I disagree, my neighborhood was not on the map at all about 5 years ago. All the housing around the lightrail in the last two years sits on the market for 2 weeks tops before being purchased then gutted. More and more renters are being pushed away from Garfield Ave and moved towards the center of the city where there is no reliable transportation (Buses).


I don't disagree but that I would bet money that has ZERO to do with this stupid campaign. Of course other neighborhoods are going to see an influx when downtown JC/Brooklyn started pricing people out (which was happening before this campaign). Where else are they going to go?? This campaign started what- less than a year ago? No one deserve credit for this- it's a natural progression that would have happened with or without corny advertisements by JC's resident famewhores.

Posted on: Today 13:41
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Historic Siding/Facade Contractor?
#36
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Looking for recommendations on a siding contractor, perhaps from folks in McGinley/Hilltop, where we are. Have an awful aluminum job from the 70s, we'd like to replace it, but want to do more than just slap up some Hardie Board and call it a day. Does anyone know good siding contractors who could source or even fabricate some historically appropriate (1890s) window frames to go along with the job? We're looking for mix of shingles, want the place to pop.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Posted on: Today 13:34
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Re: Neighborhood Spotlight: Bergen Hill
#37
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
The fact remains the people in the neighborhood worked to have this removed. They did not want it. I understand the administration wants other districts to be historic and they will have another fight on their hands. Even Coleman who backs the administration will note vote for this in Ward F. Ella Lawrence was the citizen who lead the fight against this during this time period, I suggest you check that fact Pebble.

Nothing was "removed". The designation was set at state level and remains at state level. It came up for a vote and there were people that foolishly fought against it. However, that was long enough time ago and more educated people have moved into the area.

Having it designated by the city would be a fantastic achievement of progress.

Posted on: Today 13:08
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Re: Neighborhood Spotlight: Bergen Hill
#38
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The fact remains the people in the neighborhood worked to have this removed. They did not want it. I understand the administration wants other districts to be historic and they will have another fight on their hands. Even Coleman who backs the administration will note vote for this in Ward F. Ella Lawrence was the citizen who lead the fight against this during this time period, I suggest you check that fact Pebble.

Posted on: Today 12:57
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Re: Roads torn up near VVP
#39
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jcgurl, We have an active email thread among neighbors in the area and the question about WHY so many streets are being closed at once (for work that moves at a snail's pace) and our concerns about sidewalks and foundation drilling was widely distributed late yesterday. About every city official and heads of various agencies involved with this were copied. We saw all the No Parking signs everywhere (posted less than 24 hours in advance and marked as "Emergency" even though it clearly wasn't). Here's the only response I've had so far, and it's about as useful as a screen door on a submarine!

"Good morning,
I like to provide all with the tracking number I generated for this issue it is W047520-070715.
Thank you,
Frank A, Scalcione
Mayor’s RRC"

Here's his direct email: Frank Scalcione [FScalcione@jcnj.org]

Posted on: Today 12:55
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
#40
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Quote:

AlexC wrote:
SPOTSWOOD – Coyote sightings in the borough and neighboring towns for the past three weeks have prompted officials to issue public warnings.

"Use caution when letting out small pets and don't allow young children unattended at night," Spotswood Mayor Nicholas V. Poliseno stated in an email alert Monday.


Coyotes used to follow by brother and sisters to the bus stop on their way to school (Oklahoma.. not NJ). They just liked the smell of what was in their lunch bags. Otherwise, they were no threat to people. Small pets and farm livestock was a different issue though.

Coyotes now are a lot more aggressive. It appears that Coyotes and Wolves cross bred in Canada. So now there is this over-sized, aggressive Coywolf hybrid that has been making its way from Canada to other parts of North America. In a very non Coyote way, they also hunt in packs.

It is believed it was this breed that was responsible for killing and trying to eat a female folk musician who was out hiking back in 2009 in eastern Canada.

In my parent's Vermont home, we used to have quite a number of feral and semi feral cats living in the area. The Coyotes moved in and made short work of the cats in the mid 1990s.

Posted on: Today 12:19
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
#41
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SPOTSWOOD – Coyote sightings in the borough and neighboring towns for the past three weeks have prompted officials to issue public warnings.

"Use caution when letting out small pets and don't allow young children unattended at night," Spotswood Mayor Nicholas V. Poliseno stated in an email alert Monday.

http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf ... 62#cmpid=nsltr_strybutton

Posted on: Today 12:06
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
#42
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FYI, the Rutgers students were taunting the bear, which is not the wisest practice. The are no known cases of people being attacked by a black bear in NJ. This is not and never has been a safety issue. It is and always will be a political issue.

Posted on: Today 11:41
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Re: Neighborhood Spotlight: Bergen Hill
#43
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Quote:

Pebble wrote:
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Qiu001 wrote:
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ZippyJC wrote:
I found this which says in 1991 it was deemed a state designation. Updated 2015. Nothing on being historic and then being removed.

http://www.nj.gov/dep/hpo/1identify/nrsr_lists/hudson.pdf


B.H. is state designated but what I've heard from the old timers in the neighborhood is that there was a movement to make it a historic area like the others in JC, the neighborhood fought against it and won. There is a retired JJ reporter which touched on the subject a while back in one of the neighborhood meetings. Forgot his name but he lives on Astor and seemed to be pretty knowledgeable on the subject.

You're thinking of Earl Morgan. I don't recall his stance on the issue. However, yes, there was a movement against the designation. This was borne of fear based on the same ignorance exhibited by Yvonne.

What an historic designation does is prevent the ugly cheap development of buildings that do not fit the local look and feel. This preserves the character and value of the homes.

It would only benefit the area to revisit the status and try to get it adopted. The sooner regulations are in place, the more likely that new development will be of the type that is positive for the neighborhood...


Yes, Mr. Morgan. I don't think he is a fan of having a historic designation but I can not speak for him just know from comments he's made. I'll ask he's thoughts on the subject next time I see him.
Overall it is a good article for Bergen Hill.

Posted on: Today 11:39
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
#44
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Well besides you few gun nuts -- there have been some bright posters.

Quote:

ianmac47 wrote:
The problem is people are living in areas where there are bears. There shouldn't be development in the rural areas up north. Its generally bad for the environment to move people out to rural suburbs...


....as well as Lefty55.

Posted on: Today 11:28
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Re: Exposed Coal Shoot : Jersey Ave
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Am I the only one wanting more info on the owner, the "now-late yet still infamous Vladimir Dremluga's wife"?

FWIW, I push a stroller around a lot and it has gotten stuck on the sidewalks downtown sooo many times I've lost count. But there doesn't seem to be any enforcement at all to make homeowners repair and maintain their sidewalks. We had ours re-poured a few years back and it's one of the only smooth patches on the block.

Posted on: Today 11:19
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Re: Exposed Coal Shoot : Jersey Ave
#46
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The last email correspondence I was copied on from Mark Redfield to the Council states "Ed Coleman’s office, Housing Code Enforcement is handling this request. This is private property, and the cover is an old coal shoot, and is a violation. Unfortunately Vladimir Dremluga the owner of 570 Jersey Ave, passed away and Director Coleman is following up the violation with his wife."

This was on June 18th.

Posted on: Today 10:52
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
#47
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Reposting your original post that no one cared about the first time? Check.

Still ignoring all facts and logic, solely relying on emotional based idiocy? Check.

Able to accomplish the extremely rare feat of uniting all posters against your misguided cause? Check.

Folks, we may be witnessing a thread of the year.

Posted on: Today 10:51
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Off-duty Jersey City cop charged in hit-and-run that critically injured pedestrian, police say
#48
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Kathryn Brenzel | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Authorities have identified an off-duty Jersey City police officer as the driver who struck a North Bergen man with his SUV last week then drove off, leaving him seriously injured on Hackensack Plank Road.

Story

Posted on: Today 10:47
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Re: Progressive Catholic Church in Jersey City?
#49
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Quote:

Rorschach wrote:

I think of it more as a cult, worshiping someone who may not have existed.


The main benefit in having ~$2.5B members world wide is that you get to rise above the "cult" level. And there's decent historical evidence for a man named Jesus - whether he was the son of God is another question entirely.

Posted on: Today 10:41
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JC police prepares to move HQ to public-housing complex
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http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _move_hq_to_public-h.html

from the article:

Building No. 8 is a three-story, brick structure tucked away inside the Marion Gardens public-housing complex.

The interior offices are a mess, with garbage strewn about and the remnants of someone's lunch still sitting on a desk. There is no air conditioning, so inside it was stifling hot this morning. There is no elevator. An exterior, cage-covered staircase leads you from the second to the third floors.

In the next six months, though, the city plans to give the aging building a roughly $1 million face lift as its prepares to move its police headquarters there. The planned move, which will include the offices of the public safety director and police chief, is part of the city's efforts to create a visible presence in a often neglected neighborhood, Mayor Steve Fulop said today.


also of note:

Top police officials now work out of an office building in Journal Square, where they moved in July 2012 after the city sold its former headquarters on Erie Street. That lease expires next May.

Fulop said today the move to Marion Gardens, located near the foot of Sip Avenue on the city's West Side, will create significant taxpayer savings. The new lease with the Jersey City Housing Authority, which owns the building, puts rental costs at $6 a square foot, versus more than $18 in Journal Square, Fulop said.

Total rent at Marion Gardens will be $207,000 annually, versus $512,359.44 for police offices at the Journal Square building plus a warehouse for the Office of Emergency Management. Other city offices are housed in that building.

The city also pays to rent parking spaces for employees who work at the Journal Square building, Public Safety Director James Shea noted today. At least 51 police employees will move to Marion Gardens, Shea said today.

Posted on: Today 10:31
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
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Resized Image

The Division of Fish and Wildlife has released its proposed 2015 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP) - a drastic expansion of the bear hunt. The full document of proposed changes can be seen here: link. Below is an abbreviated list.

Instead of ending the madness of this trophy hunt, they are proposing:

Adding additional days to the black bear hunting killing season
Allowing bow and arrow and muzzleloading rifles
Allowing more than one bear to be killed per person
Opening up more areas, statewide
Adding four more days after the December hunt if weather interferes with the killing
Reviewing the policy every seven years instead of the current five
The comment period on the CBBMP is now open.

It is critically important for you to submit comments (see sample below); please help demonstrate that bears are still important to the residents of New Jersey.

Fortunately, during this open public comment period, all of us have a role in giving bears the support they need and deserve.

We know that the Christie Administration's shameful gift of a bear hunt to hunters has been a frustrating and sad experience.

Please remember that three other governors stopped bear hunts. When we demonstrate consistent support for bears, future governors can and will take action to stop the hunt. Action is so important, and takes so little time.

1. Submit comments electronically by July 17, 2015, through the following link.

www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments/

Instructions:
Fill in the required boxes.
At "Select Rule­making from the list," scroll to "DEP Dkt. No. 04-15-04, Game Code NJAC 7:25-5.6 and 5.24 Black Bear".
Type your comments in the field.
You can use the wording below as a basis for your comments, or insert your own words at the beginning or conclusion.

*** SAMPLE COMMENT LETTER ***

Ms. Carole Stanko:
Please register my opposition to the entire proposed 2015 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP), which drastically expands the bear hunt. I am opposed to ANY bear hunt. I am also opposed to extension of the review process to every seven years.
New Jersey's bear hunts are entirely recreational and political have no impact whatsoever in reducing human/bear interactions as stated in the CBBMP. Nonlethal means of reducing human/bear encounters are the only effective solution. However, I cannot support the CBBMP's nonlethal components because they have never been implemented in any serious manner by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
I cannot support the state's category system, which sensationalizes normal black bear behavior and often results in the deaths of bears.
Furthermore, I support the development of Bear Smart Communities as described in Bear Smart bills (A4017/S687).

Posted on: Today 10:29
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Re: Take a Minute & STOP the NJ BEAR HUNT
#52
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GrovePath lives in a society that was only made possible through hunting and clearing out the natural environment.

And then at the same time, rails against hunting. If hunting is so bad, don't contribute to it by participating in a society that can only function with hunting.

Posted on: Today 10:22
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop plays 'hide the ratables' from suburban taxpayers
#53
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
Quote:

Pebble wrote:

Do you really believe that Fulop's home is worth that price without the lower tax price? The renovation work looks great, but it is still located in the Heights (an area that I like but I think we can all agree is not equivalent to Downtown).


I would argue that parts of Ogden Ave are equal or superior to downtown:

Nice tree lined streets
Few big apartments full of section 8 tenants.
NYC views
80 to 100 ft above sea level (no flooding)
Elevator to Hoboken (North Side)
Close to Light rail and/or PATH (depending where you are on Ogden).

Item left off your list: entertainment.

You are correct that there is a section that could be worth as much as some parts of downtown. But close to the light rail or Journal Square isn't the same as saying close to Grove or Exchange Place or Newport.

The view, however, is excellent.

Posted on: Today 10:20
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Re: Jersey City marketing campaign: ‘Make It Yours’
#54
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I wonder if all these newbies even realize that there's no whole foods or trader joes here.

Posted on: Today 10:17
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop plays 'hide the ratables' from suburban taxpayers
#55
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Quote:

Pebble wrote:

Do you really believe that Fulop's home is worth that price without the lower tax price? The renovation work looks great, but it is still located in the Heights (an area that I like but I think we can all agree is not equivalent to Downtown).


I would argue that parts of Ogden Ave are equal or superior to downtown:

Nice tree lined streets
Few big apartments full of section 8 tenants.
NYC views
80 to 100 ft above sea level (no flooding)
Elevator to Hoboken (North Side)
Close to Light rail and/or PATH (depending where you are on Ogden).

Posted on: Today 10:10
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