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Re: Jersey City woman tells cops she was robbed by 3 teens in street
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mjcbklyn wrote:
that absolutely is not what is on everyones mind... some may agree with you, but others do not so please don't assume you speak for all downtown or JC residents.

however i do agree about enforcing the light rail tickets. i don't ride it often, but whenever i do, i buy a ticket, and it NEVER once has gotten checked.

i'm glad our neighbors are for the most part okay.

we could use more police patrolling our area, i rarely see them at all. i understand its not the answer to every problem, but its a start. there have been a lot of people hanging around in van vorst park late at night, and not just people who have been sleeping there, but kids. perhaps if the curfew was enforced and we had more visible patrols we could avoid things like this becoming a bigger problem.

seems to be a string of incidents like these that become more noticeable every so often. a few years ago a couple of kids were attacking women who were alone, knocking them down and stealing their stuff. they were arrested after three or four attacks.


VanVorst Park has too many areas where people can hang out unseen. Parks, like businesses, should have clear sight lines so cops on patrol can keep an eye on things. Hamilton Park has become a bit of a hang-out for high school kids in the childrens playground. They hang out in the jungle gyms and behind the wall where they can't be seen. One advantage to HP is the amount of neighbors/dog-walkers who are out there in massive numbers.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 18:47
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Re: Local running tracks
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Given you are in the HP area, you could run a loop around Enos Jones Park on mostly grass. The nearby Boxing Center on Division St also has plenty of walking/running machines and membership costs $40-55/month.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 17:49
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Re: Current state of public school system
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Posted on: 2012/9/14 17:44
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West Side Aircraft Noise PLEASE FILE A COMPLAINT
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If you have noticed the drastic and unacceptable aircraft noise in the past week on the West side and over Lincoln Park, PLEASE file a complaint with the Port Authority using the below information. I am doing this on a daily basis. I don't know if this will result in any explainantion or change. Thanks!


Aircraft Noise Complaints
Click Port Authority Aircraft Noise Complaints to electronically file a noise complaint
OR
Call the Airport Noise Complaint Line: 1-800-225-1071

Posted on: 2012/9/14 16:49
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Current state of public school system
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Daughter of a friend is moving to the Harsimus Cove area and asked how the public school system is. We've no children so have little idea and I don't recall seeing recent posts on the topic. Just asking for general impressions, whether things are improving or not, etc.

thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 16:30
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Re: Jersey City woman tells cops she was robbed by 3 teens in street
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that absolutely is not what is on everyones mind... some may agree with you, but others do not so please don't assume you speak for all downtown or JC residents.

however i do agree about enforcing the light rail tickets. i don't ride it often, but whenever i do, i buy a ticket, and it NEVER once has gotten checked.

i'm glad our neighbors are for the most part okay.

we could use more police patrolling our area, i rarely see them at all. i understand its not the answer to every problem, but its a start. there have been a lot of people hanging around in van vorst park late at night, and not just people who have been sleeping there, but kids. perhaps if the curfew was enforced and we had more visible patrols we could avoid things like this becoming a bigger problem.

seems to be a string of incidents like these that become more noticeable every so often. a few years ago a couple of kids were attacking women who were alone, knocking them down and stealing their stuff. they were arrested after three or four attacks.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 16:25
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Re: The Gloves are off between Mayor Healy and Steven Fulop
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Let's give Healy the benefit of the doubt. He probably meant specific crimes are down, like crimes against circus clowns. I haven't read one article in the Jersey Journal about a circus clown getting mugged or shot this year

Posted on: 2012/9/14 16:24
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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Big, big thumbs up for PFA. I just had my Weimaraner neutered and it was a simple, satisfying experience. They are mostly about low-cost spay/neuter procedures, but they now do basic wellness services, as well. Even if you don't need to have a procedure done on your cat, or dog, you can help support PFA by buying your pet medications from them. Their pricing is good (below MSRP/list price) and by buying it from them, you are helping them provide their low-cost procedures. The staff is very, very sweet and helpful, and the vets (I have met two) are also very loving and caring towards the animals. If you have a car, the Hillside location is a 15-minute drive.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 16:15
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Re: Jersey City woman tells cops she was robbed by 3 teens in street
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... chased by would be attackers. .... She was able to identify that one of the attackers had a leg brace.


I kinda think someone may be pulling my leg.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 15:40
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Re: Local running tracks
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Thanks for the tips. I'm usually running pre-daylight hours except in the summer, but I'll check out a couple of these options.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 15:19
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Re: Jersey City woman tells cops she was robbed by 3 teens in street
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I'm going to go ahead and say what's on everyone's mind:

These kids are either:

1) From some of the worst high schools that are still in downtown JC area (I'm talking about you - Ferris and Dickinson)

2) From other areas of JC and get to downtown JC by taking the light rail. - Notice how these muggings are all around the marin light rail stop.

So the solution is simple

To address #1, possible solutions:

1) Make both a magnet high school, this will displace those who don't want to learn and think high school is a daycare center

2) Close down the schools

3) Privatize the schools

To Address #2, possible solutions:

1) Enforce tickets on the light rail! No ticket, jail time!
2) In addition with 1, charge higher fares.

The violence in downtown is messing up the only chance JC has to make it as a viable alternative to NYC...

Posted on: 2012/9/14 14:44
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Re: Local running tracks
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There's a great track in Lincoln Park (along 1/9). There is one in Bayonne too, if that's closer, in Bayonne Park - Kennedy Blvd. near 40th street - once you are in the park it's down the hill, near Newark Bay. There is also a track in Weehawken Waterfront Park - along River Rd., just north of where Harbor Blvd. ends. Lincoln Park and Weehawken have easier parking options and Weehawken has great views. Unfortunately, there aren't many trail options nearby.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 14:33
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Re: Jersey City woman tells cops she was robbed by 3 teens in street
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It's the thugs Vs the good people don't let these little devils ruin you neighborhood this is your territory not theirs. Carry mace with you. And by the way anyone that looks out of place probably is.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 14:29
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Re: Local running tracks
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Lincoln Park has a running track which attracts a handful of people during daylight hours.

The actual park has man made trails in the grass right next to the roadway on most of the loop. The loop of the main park is probably 1 1/2 miles (give or take).

Liberty State park is much bigger and you can run on the grass there as well, small loops are about 4 miles and you can make bigger loops up to about 6 - 7 miles or more.

Pershing Field track is all dirt and longer than a standard track (approx 1/3 mile)

Hope that helps.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 14:25
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Local running tracks
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Doctor says I need to avoid running on pavement if possible. Anyone know of any local tracks with a softer surface that are open to the public - or any other places where you can run for a good distance on anything softer than asphalt?

Posted on: 2012/9/14 13:42
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Re: Jersey City woman tells cops she was robbed by 3 teens in street
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There was another incident in the Bright/Varick area. Last night around midnight, a female was walking towards her building and was chased by would be attackers. She managed to safely get inside her building, but the attackers did try to break open the doors as well as try to break the windows. She was able to identify that one of the attackers had a leg brace. Please be villigant!

Posted on: 2012/9/14 13:22
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Re: Newark Avenue StreetScape
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Yeah.. no kidding. Newark if fine when compared to what CCB was before they paved it last year.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 12:34
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Re: Newark Avenue StreetScape
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Newark Ave must be the crappiest roads I've ever seen. I've driven and walked along the stretch between the schoolhouse and under I-78 constantly worrying about whether the tires would blow out from under me due to extreme stress or if the sidewalk would cave in after taking my next step. I think that dirt roads in Somalia would put this poor excuse for a street to shame--at least they didn't require taxpayer funding. I've always wondered if the road was purposely left in its decrepit state in an veiled attempt to separate DTJC from JSQ... Just head a few blocks west and it's almost as if you've finally left this showcase of a Third World facade behind.


Clearly you didn't live here before CC blvd got paved.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 10:54
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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Also, don't know if you have a car, but I just learned about this place through Trap/Neuter/Return:

http://www.pfaonline.org/wellness/

Posted on: 2012/9/14 10:52
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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As others have mentioned, Dr. Green at Westside is amazing, and they are very reasonable (maybe $65 base office visit fee). They also give you a list of all procedure charges before they do them so you can say what you want or don't want. They do not charge visit fees for rechecks -- meaning, if you bring your pet in for an ear infection and they say bring him back in 2 weeks, you will not be charged for the recheck visit. You will be charged for any additional medication, etc., but not for the office visit. Dr. Gaylord - also at Westside - is great too.

I've also seen Dr. Hansen several times through mobile vet dispatch and I love her too. She is great. They are also very reasonable. Only reason I stopped using mobile vet dispatch is sometimes it takes a long time to get an appointment and usually I need to see a vet right away.

I'm sorry I cannot remember vaccination prices, but I would be shocked if either Westside Animal Hospital or Mobile Vet Dispatch didn't give them to you over the phone.

Good luck.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 10:49
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Re: Zephyr Lofts
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Yes, please share as I'vee wondered about this building too

Posted on: 2012/9/14 8:44
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Re: Newark Avenue StreetScape
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are the results in from the 200 feet of grove street research?

will there be a bike lane on a road that genuinely needs it?


+1. There will never be a better time to do it.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 7:57
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Re: Person killed on Palisade and Franklin
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I know nothing about it, just chiming in before people get worked up over the intersection - there's a traffic light and it isn't like Palisade or Franklin are speedways the way Grand or Marin can be.

Posted on: 2012/9/13 23:45
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Re: Newark Avenue StreetScape
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are the results in from the 200 feet of grove street research?

will there be a bike lane on a road that genuinely needs it?

Posted on: 2012/9/13 23:04
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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I called Secaucus for a price quote last week for teeth cleaning on my 100 pound dog and 7 pound cat. I was told it's the same, $754 for each. After reading this forum I was able to locate my animals' old vet, Dr. Thorton-now Dr. Fede-at the Edison Animal Hospital and we drove down to see her this past Tuesday. I don't know who was happier to see her, my pets or me.

Posted on: 2012/9/13 22:38
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Person killed on Palisade and Franklin
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This happened last Saturday September 8th. Has anyone heard about this? I didn't actually witness it but my parents who were visiting drove by the scene and said there was a shirtless body on the ground and and a crowd around the scene with people crying. I haven't heard anything about this incident elsewhere.

Posted on: 2012/9/13 22:33
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Re: Jersey City police say 16-year-old broke into couple's home after argument
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Are trolls now more commonplace on this thread and community board? It smells like sad trolls. Is this why people are leaving and heading over to nj.com and other community threads for normal information?

Posted on: 2012/9/13 22:25
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Re: Jersey City police say 16-year-old broke into couple's home after argument
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. . . I want to live in a society that I don't have to look back every 5 seconds to see if a man is about to rob me. I want to live in a society that I can leave my door open or have my girlfriend wear whatever the hell she wants and not fear rape. The punishment is not severe enough for any of these crimes. That boy's parents should have gotten life in prison because they raised a child who breaks into other people's homes. if a person is over 18, he should of went to jail for life.


I've always wondered about the revolving door policy that exists for sociopaths and other scumbags that slip through the cracks in the judicial system. It costs time and money to deal with these specimens of humanity, so I propose a more simple solution to wean them off of society's back. For repeat offenders (and by that I mean the only the worst of the worst--i.e., convicted serial killers, deranged arsonists, child predators, sideshow clown flunkies, and the like), I suggest internment in a 9' x 9' cage for the duration of their sentence. This would be an economical means of deterring "bad behavior." Here are some potential benefits:

1. The cages would be stackable (probably 3 or 4 high), freeing up valuable real estate for more useful development (i.e., Trump Plaza II).
2. Cost to taxpayers = $0.00* maintenance per year, every year! Without having guards on duty 24/7, electricity, running water, or anything bearing a semblance to creature comforts really, inmates would eke out a spartan existence twiddling their thumbs.
3. Lots of fresh air (unless the guy above you has some bad gas) and sunshine (except for the occasional thundershower/dust storm/locust swarm).
4. Excellent visibility for passersby and aspiring hoodlums to think twice before finding themselves in a similar housing situation.

*This round number represents recurring costs after funds are allocated to procure the metal cages, but this would be a one-time expense. If an occupant is released and/or dies during their term of incarceration, just a little bit of Clorox and old rags will return the cage to its previously pristine, just-like-new, move-in-ready condition.

This "cubicle farm prison" would serve as an effective deterrent because it breaks from the traditional model of 3 square meals a day provided by the state and free outdoor exercise equipment subsidized by taxpayer funds. Instead, upon incarceration, once the cage is locked, said inmate would have to rely on his/her OWN friends and relatives to bring them their meals, empty out their Porta Potty, and have fireside chats with them during the snowy winter months. You'll find out who your true friends are/were after keeping up this regimen for just a few weeks. Murderous Mitch won't seem so tough when his main squeeze bails out on him after becoming nauseated from having to empty his chamber pot during her daily visits... Kermit the Knife will sigh in despair while picking at his empty plate since his beloved son decided to go on a last minute vacation without leaving him some MREs.

There is no reason for these incorrigible criminals to continue to be a ward of the society they have inflicted such pain and suffering upon. The welfare mentality should stop. If you have repeatedly proven yourself unfit to be a part of civilization, then it is time for you to be treated like the barbarian that is your true nature. If this farfetched, ridiculous idea were ever to be implemented, I bet that most (certainly not all) forms of crime would vanish. The idea of shivering in a frozen cage while being tormented by snowballs hurled by neighborhood schoolchildren on winter recess does wonders for the ego of a criminal in training.

Toodles, aspiring scumbags everywhere!

Posted on: 2012/9/13 20:59
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Re: Felon charged in fiery JC (Grand St) crash that killed 2 pleads not guilty
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if it makes you feel any better I have had morons double yellow pass me while driving my car east bound. Granted I was driving the speed limit so should have expected such a thing...

Posted on: 2012/9/13 20:44
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Re: Do I need a permit to replace a hot water heater?
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I am not sure if this is on point, but this is from the Jersey City Code:

Chapter 131 (2)(b)


Plumbing subcode schedule of fees. Plumbing fees for replacement permits, extension permits, new building permits, heating apparatus, cooling apparatus, ventilating and specialty apparatus shall be as follows:
(a)
Plumbing fixtures: $10.00. Included but not limited to: water closet, urinal, bidet, bathtub, lavatory, shower, floor drain, sink, dishwasher, drinking fountain, washing machine hose bib, closet bend, coffee maker, gas appliance, gas service connection, ice maker, rain leader, roof drain, sprinkler head, sump pump, trap prime, washing machine tray, yard drain.
(b)

Water Heater $30.00
Fuel Oil Piping $10.00
Gas Piping $10.00
Steam boiler $30.00
Hot Water Boiler $30.00
Sewer Pump $40.00
Interceptor $40.00
Separator $40.00
Back flow Preventer $10.00 (domestic)
Back flow Preventer $75.00 (fire service)
Grease trap $40.00
Sewer connection $40.00
Water Service $30.00 (up to 2″)
Water Service $60.00 (above 2″)
Stacks $40.00

Posted on: 2012/9/13 20:01
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