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Big Brother is watching: '1984' returns to theaters
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Big Brother is watching: '1984' returns to theaters

By Amy Kuperinsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on March 29, 2017 at 5:22 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 5:34 PM

George Orwell's "1984" became a best-seller once again in January 2017, right around the time of President Donald Trump's inauguration and his counselor Kellyanne Conway's use of the term "alternative facts." 

The 1949 novel imagines a dystopian society where critical thought is discouraged in favor of the anti-expressive "newspeak" and unconditional love of authority, which is represented by a symbolic figure called "Big Brother."

Both the Highland Park Outdoor Movie Theater (municipal parking lot between Second and Third avenues on Raritan Avenue) and Landmark Loew's Jersey in Jersey City (54 Journal Square Plaza) will screen the film on April 4.

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index ... _george_orwell_retur.html


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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Quote:

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https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/15b16bbeb4dfba06

Above is the link to the Memorandum of Understanding. Esther Winter went through the trouble (FOIA request) and expense (over $200) to get a copy of it. Guess what? She got it after the vote. So much for transparency.

Although personally, a fan of Charter Schools, why did the Council act coy, to say it as politely as possible, and say it was undetermined whether the school was to be a Charter or a regular public shool?

Also, the hotel is described in terms that suggest it will also assert non profit status (provide lodging for science visitors etc). Corp. Counsel Jeremy said that it would be for profit.

So this new entity will have one member and owner, namely the Science Center. An LLC with only one member is treated as an entity disregarded as separate from its owner for income tax purposes (but as a separate entity for purposes of employment tax and certain excise taxes), unless it files Form 8832 and affirmatively elects to be treated as a corporation.

this link takes me to my own g-mail account. can you please check it on your end & correct if necessary ? thanks

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Man shot dead in Jersey City, marking second fatal shooting this week
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By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on March 29, 2017 at 6:44 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 6:45 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A man was fatally shot on Van Horne Street Wednesday evening near a city elementary school, sources say.

The victim, who is believed to be in his 20s, was shot multiple times between Lafayette and Maple Streets just before 6 p.m. He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center were he was pronounced dead, sources said.

A spokesman for the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office confirmed the department is investigating a fatal shooting.

This is the second daylight fatal shooting in Jersey City in less than 36 hours.
Just before noon on Tuesday, 19-year-old DaJour Riley was shot multiple times on Union Street near Garfield Avenue. He died about three hours later at the hospital, authorities said.

The fatal shootings also come on the heels of a violent weekend in Jersey City, with five people shot in 36 hours. Police arrested eight men and recovered five guns.

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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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caj11 wrote:
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light12v wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
Several months ago, when the city council created the redevelopment plan I spoke against this. Councilman Boggiano said the city told him this land was worthless at that meeting. His comments were picked up by Al Sullivan for the Jersey City Reporter. I don't remember the issue but I am sure you can still find it.

CITY COUNCIL DID NOT CREATE LIBERTY HARBOR REDEVELOPMENT PLAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.
THEY MERELY AMENDED IT FROM IT'S 1973 CREATION TO PAVE THE WAY FOR FULOP'S VISION OF SCITECH CITY 2015,, AFTER DOING NOTHING FOR 2 YEARS ,, AND PUSHED IT THROUGH ON 01/25/17...WITHOUT DUE PROCESS SUPPORTED WITH ONLY SLOPPY PLANNING DIVISION WORK/MAPS & RENDERINGS.... IN A BUMS RUSH TO MEET FULOP'S ELECTION YEAR TIMELINE REQUIREMENTS.


As relevant as your comments are, I suggest that you TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK ON YOUR KEYBOARD! It's annoying.

my bad. sorry, no yelling intended. [will do ee cummings lower case in the future, as i was never trained as a typist]

Posted on: Yesterday 18:40
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Re: Fatal Shooting - Garfield & Union - this Afternoon
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Much of the violence on the streets has been the same families and gangs for years. Most of these shootings are gang related. You can just do minimal research through the articles released in the past to see the connections.

As I'm typing this another person was recently shot on Van Horne that has life threatening injuries.

https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/break ... ctim-jersey-city-shooting

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Re: A Totally Awesome 80's Prom:REMIX
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Posted on: Yesterday 18:26
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Re: Fatal Shooting - Garfield & Union - this Afternoon
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Charges announced for 2 men in Jersey City fatal shooting

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on March 29, 2017 at 4:01 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 4:29 PM

JERSEY CITY -- The 19-year-old man murdered Tuesday morning was shot "multiple times" and two men have been charged in connection with his death, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office announced.

DaJour Riley was sitting in a car near Garfield Avenue and Union Street at about 11:45 a.m. when he shot multiple times. He was driven to Jersey City Medical Center in a private vehicle and was pronounced dead about three hours later, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a release.

Authorities have arrested Vernell Mohammed, 19, and charged him with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Dashawn Mixson, 20, is also wanted in connection with Riley's death. Mixson has already been charged with murder, conspiracy, and weapons offenses. He is considered "armed and dangerous," according to the statement.

Anyone with information about where Mixson may be is asked to contact the HCPO by calling 201-915-1345 or by leaving an anonymous tip online.

Mohammed is expected to make his first court appearance on the charges Thursday afternoon.

Riley's death is the fourth homicide in Jersey City this year.




Another Mixson. That family...wow.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:13
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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As I've said, it's a jello plan. Yeah, it'll be a regular school. Oops, it'll be a charter school. No biggie. This'll be a third of a billion dollar boondoggle, and it's got Fulop's fingerprints over every inch of it. Just who is accountable for this? Bend over, taxpayers. And the sad part is that, if done right, this could be a great thing.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:08
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Re: Fatal Shooting - Garfield & Union - this Afternoon
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JerseyCityNj wrote:

Dashawn Mixson, 20, is also wanted in connection with Riley's death. Mixson has already been charged with murder, conspiracy, and weapons offenses. He is considered "armed and dangerous," according to the statement.



Is Dashawn related to Daquan and Sammy Mixson?:

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ed_together_in_separ.html


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Re: Fatal Shooting - Garfield & Union - this Afternoon
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Charges announced for 2 men in Jersey City fatal shooting

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on March 29, 2017 at 4:01 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 4:29 PM

JERSEY CITY -- The 19-year-old man murdered Tuesday morning was shot "multiple times" and two men have been charged in connection with his death, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office announced.

DaJour Riley was sitting in a car near Garfield Avenue and Union Street at about 11:45 a.m. when he shot multiple times. He was driven to Jersey City Medical Center in a private vehicle and was pronounced dead about three hours later, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a release.

Authorities have arrested Vernell Mohammed, 19, and charged him with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Dashawn Mixson, 20, is also wanted in connection with Riley's death. Mixson has already been charged with murder, conspiracy, and weapons offenses. He is considered "armed and dangerous," according to the statement.

Anyone with information about where Mixson may be is asked to contact the HCPO by calling 201-915-1345 or by leaving an anonymous tip online.

Mohammed is expected to make his first court appearance on the charges Thursday afternoon.

Riley's death is the fourth homicide in Jersey City this year.



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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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With the dearth of inventory, i think you shouldn't have a problem selling this unit.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:26
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A Totally Awesome 80's Prom:REMIX
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A Totally Awesome 80's Prom:REMIX
By The Van Vorst Park Association


https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=33233408018


April 29th @ The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Dancing, drinks & light bites.
Prizes for costumes & hair.








































































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Re: Homeowner's Insurance
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Just wondering:

for a three bedroom, 1300 sq ft apartment in an old brownstone walk-up building, how much would insurance be roughly?

I understand it would vary depend on a lot of different things, but just want a ball park figure for how much the basics would be.


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Re: Homeowner's Insurance
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Thanks for the replys. What I am really looking for are suggestions for insurance that will cover what they consider aggressive dog breeds. Any input from dog owners would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Agree with many of the points already made. Pay particular attention to the suggestion to improve the pictures in the listing. And, perhaps even consider hiring someone to help stage the apartment for maximum looks and ambiance. The place looks very clean, and organized. But, it lacks coziness (based on the pictures) and that could help with getting even higher offers/bids.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:30
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Cooperating with buyer's agents is a great idea, since many already have buyers they are working with.

Regarding open houses, the best one is the first one because the listing is fresh. After that tends to be lookie-loo's and curious people within your building. Agents like to do multiple open houses because it's a great way to meet buyer clients. And perhaps make sure the people that are interested are pre-approved with a lender that has experience in your building.

It's a beauty contest out there. Most interested people are probably looking at multiple properties in an outing, so make sure yours shows great and stands out in the crowd. Good luck!

Posted on: Yesterday 16:13
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Re: Nurse charged with scalding 2-year-old Jersey City girl
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$3.3 million for baby who was badly burned by in-home nurse

By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on March 29, 2017 at 3:51 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 3:52 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A young girl and her mother will receive more than $3 million as part of a settlement with an in-home nurse who badly burned an 18-month-old child in 2014. 

Destiny Abdelmalak, now 4, suffered burns on 18 percent of her body when a nurse, Ellen Ejimkonye, placed her inside scalding hot water, the girl's family said at the time. 

Ejimkonye faced up to 10 years in prison for the incident that left Destiny with permanent scars, but instead was sentenced to two years probation last year after pleading guilty to child neglect. 

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ned_by_in-home_nurse.html


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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Quote:

jcguy05 wrote:

The idea is you sell it with about 3-5 years of tax abatement left to pass the unit to the next clueless person - game of musical chairs. Because when the abatement expires, you can expect at least a 30% tax hike.


Not exactly - the abatement resets to the sale price. So, while this condo initially sold for somewhere in the $425k range with a PILOT of around $7k, if it sells at the ask the PILOT will go to north of $11k.

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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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These are proposals that have developed over two years. In the most recent discussions certain councilmembers, the teachers union, and others said that they want the school to be a district school. That has been incorporated into the current plans.

I personally am skeptical of charter schools. Having said that, I do not think it is wise for the plan to commit the project to the district or a charter one way or another at this time. The school should go to whoever can appropriately manage it. The city previously tried to include pre-K space in the Gloria Robinson Homes and the Board said that the finances did not work and that the space was not where the board needed (wanted?) Pre-K space. So the project was built anyway and a Head Start program is using the Pre-K space.

So if the district is unwilling to commit to the project, or unable to deal with it financially or otherwise, I would not rule out a charter or some other arrangement.


(Edit - I am not saying I don't believe the current board is able to do so. I am pretty confident in the current trustees and superintendent's office as long as they work together).

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This Sunday at Nimbus: OFFLINE 4.2 - new choreography
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Sunday, April 2: OFFLINE 4.2 at Nimbus Dance Works

Featuring 4 innovative choreographers presented in Nimbus' intimate studio theater followed by post-performance discussions exploring identity and place.

The performance features a World Premiere by Nimbus company member Robert Lewis, performed by Nimbus2, and works by Titilayo Majoyeogbe (Nimbus Choreographic Resident), Robert Burke, & Patrick O'Brien.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2pm & 6pm
Nimbus Studio Theater: 209 3rd Street, Jersey City
Tickets: $25 - available at www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


yeah that's the going price, you should be able to sell it without much difficulty.

i sold my 1br in portofino in 2015 for 570k at full asking in 1 week thinking i made out like a bandit, little did i know i lost 100k by not waiting another year.

the prices are really crazy, during the absolute height of the bubble - where loans are being issued to anyone including their pets, the same 1br was going for 460k and 2br2ba was 550k in my building. Now we are at 50% higher than the high of the 06 bubble.

just mind boggling



Especially with the reval looming. Who is spending this $ on these places and what is the logic behind it? If you just do a P/E analysis you can see how bubbilicious it is. $700K for a 1 bedroom in JC w/no parking, a huge tax bill, and a decent maintenance fee?!

Or is there a significant tax abatement on the Gulls Cove properties??



majority of the highrise condos have tax abatement in place, although you still pay a lot of taxes - it isnt a true tax abatement like in ny where you pay like $100 tax a year for 10 years. But the abatement nonetheless shields you from significant tax hikes and keep it stable.

The idea is you sell it with about 3-5 years of tax abatement left to pass the unit to the next clueless person - game of musical chairs. Because when the abatement expires, you can expect at least a 30% tax hike.

The reval is really against the brownstones and non-highrises who are paying 5k taxes a year right now, especially those units that were renovated and sold for 1mil+. It will end in tears for those owners, unless they are rich enough they dont care - but then why would you be in jc instead of nyc

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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Quote:

jcguy05 wrote:
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gullscove1018 wrote:
Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


yeah that's the going price, you should be able to sell it without much difficulty.

i sold my 1br in portofino in 2015 for 570k at full asking in 1 week thinking i made out like a bandit, little did i know i lost 100k by not waiting another year.

the prices are really crazy, during the absolute height of the bubble - where loans are being issued to anyone including their pets, the same 1br was going for 460k and 2br2ba was 550k in my building. Now we are at 50% higher than the high of the 06 bubble.

just mind boggling



Especially with the reval looming. Who is spending this $ on these places and what is the logic behind it? If you just do a P/E analysis you can see how bubbilicious it is. $700K for a 1 bedroom in JC w/no parking, a huge tax bill, and a decent maintenance fee?!

Or is there a significant tax abatement on the Gulls Cove properties??

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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Quote:

gullscove1018 wrote:
Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


yeah that's the going price, you should be able to sell it without much difficulty.

i sold my 1br in portofino in 2015 for 570k at full asking in 1 week thinking i made out like a bandit, little did i know i lost 100k by not waiting another year.

the prices are really crazy, during the absolute height of the bubble - where loans are being issued to anyone including their pets, the same 1br was going for 460k and 2br2ba was 550k in my building. Now we are at 50% higher than the high of the 06 bubble.

just mind boggling


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Re: Recos: Delicious Restaurants in Downtown JC for Groups?
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White Horse, Liberty House, Battello, Skinners Loft (upstairs), Talde,

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Re: Chris Christie 'Suspiciously Connected' To Revenge Traffic Jam
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Christie aide gets two years in prison for role in Bridgegate scandal
By Kaja Whitehouse and Bruce Golding
March 29, 2017 | 12:22pm | Updated
Cristie aide gets two years in prison for role in Bridgegate scandal
Chris Christie won't face criminal charges in Bridgegate scandal


Former Port Authority exec Bill Baroni was sentenced Wednesday to two years in the slammer for his role in the “Bridgegate” scandal that scuttled the presidential aspirations of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Baroni, a Christie appointee to the bistate transit agency, and Bridget Kelly, a former top aide to the embattled governor, were convicted last year of scheming to close approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge in a political revenge plot that snarled rush-hour traffic for nearly a week in September 2013.

Kelly faces sentencing Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier this week, prosecutors asked Newark federal Judge Susan Wigenton to sentence Baroni and Kelly “at the bottom or modestly below” guidelines of 37 to 46 months behind bars.

Key testimony against Baroni and Kelly came from cooperating witness David Wildstein, another Christie appointee to the Port Authority, who admitted conspiring with them to “punish” Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for refusing to endorse the Republican governor’s 2013 re-election bid.

Wildstein also testified that Christie laughed while discussing the snarled traffic with him and Baroni during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero.

Under terms of his plea deal, Wildstein agreed to spend up to 27 months in prison. His sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.

In 2015, Christie kicked off an unsuccessful campaign for the White House and later became the first failed GOP candidate to endorse now-President Donald Trump, who said on the stump that Christie “totally knew” about the lane-closure scheme.

Christie publicly blamed the scandal as the reason he was passed over as Trump’s pick for vice president, and he also got shut out of a spot in the president’s cabinet.

Poll results released Monday put Christie’s approval rating at a dismal 20 percent, with 72 percent of registered voters saying they disapproved of the job he’s doing.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey marked a slight improvement over the 17 percent Christie notched in a January poll by Quinnipiac University.

That finding tied him for the lowest-ever job approval rating with former Gov.s Brendan Byrne and Jim Florio, whose popularity plummeted for enacting and hiking state taxes, respectively.

http://nypost.com/2017/03/29/christie ... le-in-bridgegate-scandal/

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Re: When the city ignores landlord issues
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Awful. Take this higher - to the Director Anthony Cruz and also the RRC Director Althea Bernheim. Copy the Mayor (not kidding!). Also, let Terrence McDonald know.

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AH Original Open Mic
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April 27th, 8 pm – 10 pm
basement of Porta, 135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

4th Thursdays of every month!

Hosted by Meredith Burns

$5 gets you five minutes of performance time. All spots are first come, first served. Open to all performance artists (comedians, musicians, poets, spoken word artists, etc)! Come on in for a fun and supportive performance environment.

https://www.facebook.com/events/291195551310592/

Posted on: Yesterday 13:18
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Art House Productions
136 Magnolia Ave, Jersey City NJ
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info@arthouseproductions.org, (201) 915.9911
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Spoken Word and Poetry Open Mic
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April 20th, 8 pm – 10 pm
McGinley Square Pub, 755 Montgomery St., Jersey City, NJ 07306

3rd Thursdays of every month!

Hosted by Crystal Davis

For poets and spoken word artists of any level or experience looking to hone their skills. $5 gets you five minutes of performance time. All spots are first come, first served. Come on in for a fun and supportive performance environment.

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info@arthouseproductions.org, (201) 915.9911
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Quote:

terrencemcd wrote:
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K-Lo2 wrote:
Yvonne, can you be more specific about what type of public school? Magnets and charters are public schools.


The city told me it would be a traditional public school.

Council President Lavarro said the JCRA would possible vote to amend the redeveloper agreement with SciTeh Scity tonight (6 pm, 30 Montgomery) to make that specific in the agreement.


Well, apparently, someone lied. The introduction/proposal clearly says "It is anticipated that grades K-8 will be established as a charter school." in the last paragraph of page 5, continuing onto page 6.

Honestly, I was neither in favor, nor against this project. I thought some of the histrionics were unnecessarily over the top, but these documents may prove the opponents right. How sad that JC has not changed much at all since the Healy days... transparency and openness seem anathema to every city administration.

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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Two GC Phase 1 units sold at over $900 per sf in the fall - you're price is definitely in line with the market.

Free bit of unsolicited advice - spend a little $ on a professional real estate photographer. You'll recoup it and a lot more in your selling price. Your pictures aren't bad, but things like the window glare, the kind of dark feel and little details like the robe on the back of the bathroom door will be resolved. At a minimum, retake your exterior shot on a sunny day. We just listed our unit and the sunny harbor in our listing looks 1,000x better.

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