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Re: Plan to limit public comment at Jersey City council meetings draws Fulop's ire
#26
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What about a limit per annum or per quarter an individual can ask questions - Or questions need to be submitted prior to any council meeting to avoid doubling up on the same question - Or limit 3 questions without notice during meetings - Or a combination of all of the above ?

Posted on: Today 1:44
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Re: New bike path connects Jersey City and Newark
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I tried it once the week it opened and vowed never again. Whoever (A) designated that stretch of filth and treachery a "bike route" and (B) is responsible for maintaining it (I'm guessing the State since 1/9 is a state highway) should be embarrassed. But I'm sure they're not.

Posted on: Yesterday 23:35
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Re: New bike path connects Jersey City and Newark
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I just did this about a month ago.

I rode my old hardtail mountain bike with good Armadillo hybrid tires switched in.

It was fine, though not for everybody. I rode on the sidewalks and catwalks over the bridges (the only time I ever ride on sidewalks).

The sidewalk approaching the first bridge (over the Hackensack River) had a lot of big, leafy weeds growing into my path, but I basically just plowed right through them, and never had to put a foot down.

On the approach to the second bridge, over the Passaic, there was some sand, railroad-sized rocks, and garbage, which would have been a tad unpleasant on a road bike with skinny tires, but again I just pushed through it.

The bridge catwalks themselves were quite clean (I think the Greenway people cleaned them up last year). And the views of the rivers and nearby infrastructure were awesome.

Once over the Passaic and into Newark, I skipped Raymond Boulevard and headed south into the industrial areas, which (on a Sunday) were fairly deserted. I wound my way through them into the Ironbound and watched some World Cup Soccer at Catas, a great restaurant on Market Street.

Then I rode home.

I would like to encourage more people to do this. Yeah, it could use some more cleanup and trimming of the vegetation. But it is a way to connect and explore these two great cities by bike.

Posted on: Yesterday 23:33
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Re: Plan to limit public comment at Jersey City council meetings draws Fulop's ire
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It would also be nice if candidates attended council meetings before they are elected so they do know what they are talking about. Mia's letter is right about that.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:58
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Re: Plan to limit public comment at Jersey City council meetings draws Fulop's ire
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Quote:

jimbehrle wrote:
They could also have a rule that allowed new speakers to speak before people who get up each and every week to talk about each and every ordinance. Give other people a chance to speak


That would be a great rule that I'd be 100% for. Sounds great in theory, but of course, couldn't work in practice. Not so easy to enforce. I just wish some of these usual cast of characters that speak on every ordinance would, as you say, "give other people a chance to speak". I find their grandstanding rather rude and pointless.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:55
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Re: Plan to limit public comment at Jersey City council meetings draws Fulop's ire
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Quote:

caj11 wrote:
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radryan03 wrote:
If you cant get your point across in less than 10 mins... you shouldn't be talking. I would attend the council meetings if I knew they weren't dominated by an overly opinionated few. Frankly - speaking any longer than 10 mins makes you a grandstanding jerk.


There is that woman on crutches, who comes to every meeting (at least she's come to every meeting I've been to and others have told me she's always there) and asks questions about nearly EVERY resolution and really contributes to the dragging out of the meetings. I don't think she ever speaks for longer than 10 minutes but collectively she must add an hour's time to the meeting. Really annoying. Don't get me wrong, she seems like a sweet person, and I'm sorry she has to walk around on crutches, but my respect for the elderly does not apply when it comes to her hogging the microphone.

I'd name the names of a few others that act similarly at these meetings as well, but I don't want to be sued for defamation as I'm sure some of them read this board. It is all nothing but grandstanding in my opinion because there is no way all these resolutions affect them.

Being the head of a neighborhood association does not make you an expert or qualified to speak for the masses either, I don't care how long you've lived in Jersey City. I don't know if there's a neighborhood association where I live but if there is, the head of it does not speak for me, I'll say that right now.


The person you are referring to is call Catherine. She hasn't been to a council meeting since Sandy hit and the elevators were not working. We are talking about 2 years almost.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:42
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Re: Plan to limit public comment at Jersey City council meetings draws Fulop's ire
#32
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They could also have a rule that allowed new speakers to speak before people who get up each and every week to talk about each and every ordinance. Give other people a chance to speak

Posted on: Yesterday 21:41
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Re: Greenville: Retired Jersey City cop found dead in home
#33
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amd we have to pay to keep this trash alive..send him off to saudi arabia.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:12
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Re: Greenville: Retired Jersey City cop found dead in home
#34
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What a turd this ass-wipe is. Hopefully he will be given extra attention by prison guards while serving his term.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:41
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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MidwestTransplant wrote:
I am the head of an 8-unit condo association, and we self-manage the property.

Our insurance company recently inspected the building and provided us a list of "recommendations", which we need to comply with or they'll cancel the policy / have ground to deny future claims.

Most of the changes are reasonable, but they are asking that we repair the sidewalk in front of the building (adjacent to the street) to prevent slip-and-falls. The insurance company is claiming that the sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owners, and not Jersey City, which seems wrong to me. I'm pretty sure that individuals can't start ripping up sidewalk and pouring new concrete.

Can anyone shed some light on this topic? If, for whatever reason, the property owner's are responsible for the repair, does one need to coordinate the work through the City?


The insurance dude is right BUT there is a grey area worth seeking clarification:

1. What if a council street tree uproots your sidewalk.
2. What if a neighboring tree uproots your sidewalk.
3. What if vehicles jump the curb and partially park on the sidewalk that cause it to crack.
4. Like point 3, what if council pruning trucks or utility services do damage ... You'd have to be watching 24/7 in some DTJC locations that have delivery van doing just that!

I too believe that sidewalks should be the responsibility of Councils as the property owner should not be accountable for a public thoroughfare.
Unfortunately for now we are accountable.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:37
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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Quote:

neverleft wrote:
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JohnHanu wrote:
Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner. You will need to contact the building dept to obtain any permits necessary.


Yup. The side walk is the property owner’s responsibility. That is why the city will fine you if you don’t remove the snow or trash in a timely manner. It’s a big deal if you are replacing a sidewalk on a well-traveled street. You not only need permits for the work you have to hire one or two cops for traffic control and pedestrian safety.

But I wonder who is responsible for those sloping handicap corners. The city put them in do they maintain them?


There are very clear City ordinances on snow and trash on the sidewalk as being the property owners responsibility. However, responsibility for broken sidewalks are not clearly spelled out as far as I can tell -see earlier links. And Yvonne may be right on it being linked to number of units. But instead of speculating, it's pretty simple to contact the DPW and ask.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:36
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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I was told by an aide of a councilman, it depends. The city is responsible if the house is one or two family but the owner is responsible if it is 3 family or greater. I don't know if this information is accurate now. I was told this awhile back.

Posted on: Yesterday 19:57
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
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Quote:

JohnHanu wrote:
Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner. You will need to contact the building dept to obtain any permits necessary.


Yup. The side walk is the property owner’s responsibility. That is why the city will fine you if you don’t remove the snow or trash in a timely manner. It’s a big deal if you are replacing a sidewalk on a well-traveled street. You not only need permits for the work you have to hire one or two cops for traffic control and pedestrian safety.

But I wonder who is responsible for those sloping handicap corners. The city put them in do they maintain them?

Posted on: Yesterday 19:04
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Re: New bike path connects Jersey City and Newark
#39
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I did it a long time ago. Responsibility is with the cities where the path crosses -- presumably JC and Newark. EC Greenway plans the route, but aren't responsible for maintenance.

Even when it started, it just wasn't worth the effort. Better to take the PATH.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:38
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Re: Jersey City planning $20M City Hall annex on MLK Drive
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The new P.S # and P.S4 cost $70 million to build, granted some of that cost was due to contamination of land but there is a great deal of contamination of land in Ward F too.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:32
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Re: Plan to limit public comment at Jersey City council meetings draws Fulop's ire
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Posted on: Yesterday 17:37
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New bike path connects Jersey City and Newark
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http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ects_jersey.html#comments
I know this is 2 years old but has anyone tried to walk or bike this trail lately? It's so bad, overgrown grass & weeds & trash, broken glass, etc.
Who is in charge of maintaining this area?
It should be kept clean espically since the Skyway is closed, some people like to walk and bike but can't now across this memorial bridge.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:35
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Re: 38 Mercer Street up for grabs for $2.5 million
#43
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There's another old firehouse for sale on 6th St, about $1.5 million, I think

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.725588,-74.046531,3a,74.6y,17.08h,76.59t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1saCdjFM7RciPU84ccWe8ypQ!2e0

Posted on: Yesterday 17:34
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38 Mercer Street up for grabs for $2.5 million
#44
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http://www.trulia.com/property/316233 ... r-St-Jersey-City-NJ-07302

It's where they filmed "Snooki & JWoww" back in 2012. Great location and they're asking ~$500 / sq foot.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:24
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Re: Greenville: Retired Jersey City cop found dead in home
#45
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A Georgia man was arrested yesterday and charged with murdering a retired Jersey City police officer who was found face down in his Jersey City home with an electrical cord around his neck on March 1, 2012, officials said today.

Anibal Cordero, 44, was arrested in Waynesboro, Ga., where he lives, on the charge of burglary and the murder and felony murder of former police officer Frank Goggan, 67, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino announced this afternoon.

Cordero was taken into custody by officers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, accompanied by Hudson County Prosecutor's Office homicide detectives and Jersey City police detectives, who flew to Georgia to assist in the arrest. A Hudson County grand jury indicted Cordero on the charges on July 15.

More

Posted on: Yesterday 17:02
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
#46
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We had the same issue with our building, there were some cracks in the sidewalk and on the stairs from the sidewalk to the first floor. Nothing major but they still said we had to fix it so we hired someone to do the work.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:51
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
#47
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The online ordinances suggest it's the property owners responsibility only if they're excavating the sidewalk for other reasons, and for a period of a year or so afterwards. Either way, you'll need to contact the DPW for permission to make any change.

https://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16093

So for example, I'd simply use the link below to report the broken sidewalk. If the property owner is responsible - I'm sure the DPW will contact you with details of how to go about it. Otherwise the DPW will take care of it for you.

http://mycusthelp.com/JERSEYCITYNJ/_cs/RequestSelect.aspx

Posted on: Yesterday 16:06

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Re: Did your bike go missing from Grove St PATH on 7/22?
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Quote:

elsquid wrote:
May I ask, are you saying your bike was locked to a public rack for under 24 hours, as the law and the warning allow, but they still cut the lock and took the bike away?


You're correct. I dropped the bike off at ~8:15am on my way to work, got home ~7pm to find it gone. Not even there for 12 hours.

On the upside I did go down to the buildings and streets department and was able to recover my bike. I had to take a 1/2 day off from work, but it was Friday and I kinda wanted to take off early anyway. The other bikes they cut off that day were mostly just frames and other bikes missing parts. If you are looking for your bike call John McGrath, and tell him you think it was cut off. He is very helpful.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:02
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
#49
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In NYC, sidewalk repair used to be the responsibility of the City. Until it was faced with a barrage of slip and fall lawsuits. Then they changed the law to make it the responsibility of property owners.

I'm not sure what the responsibility is for JC but I'd suspect they'd follow NYC's lead. Why wouldn't they? But to be sure you should google for this information. I'm sure it's out there.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:00
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
#50
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Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner. You will need to contact the building dept to obtain any permits necessary.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:57
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Re: Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
#51
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I believe normal wear and tear is covered by the City. Select "Sidewalks" from the dropdown, and you can pose the specific request to the City/DPW.

http://mycusthelp.com/JERSEYCITYNJ/_cs/RequestSelect.aspx

Posted on: Yesterday 15:55
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Re: Mike Razzoli is finally out!!!!
#52
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I'm sure he's more upset at the loss of the grill. And the running water!

Posted on: Yesterday 15:29
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Sidewalk Repair - Who's Responsible?
#53
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I am the head of an 8-unit condo association, and we self-manage the property.

Our insurance company recently inspected the building and provided us a list of "recommendations", which we need to comply with or they'll cancel the policy / have ground to deny future claims.

Most of the changes are reasonable, but they are asking that we repair the sidewalk in front of the building (adjacent to the street) to prevent slip-and-falls. The insurance company is claiming that the sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owners, and not Jersey City, which seems wrong to me. I'm pretty sure that individuals can't start ripping up sidewalk and pouring new concrete.

Can anyone shed some light on this topic? If, for whatever reason, the property owner's are responsible for the repair, does one need to coordinate the work through the City?

Posted on: Yesterday 15:20
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Re: What's happening in front of City Hall?
#54
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Thank you!

Posted on: Yesterday 15:11
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Re: What's happening in front of City Hall?
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