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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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Congratulations everyone and thanks to all the volunteers! They were amazing today.

Watch out machine!

Posted on: 2010/4/20 23:58
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Re: Best Italian Deli?
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the meatballs are fantastic - flavorful, tender but firm.
anything with the mozzarella. they have great mozzarella.
the soups are really, really good.
i don't know. maybe there's something mediocre there, but i don't know what it is.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 23:53
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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Quote:

meowmix wrote:
I took my animals to Downtown for a long time, and the standard there was to test for everything, and then see what happened. I love my pets, but it did wind up being very expensive, and a lot of what they did felt unnecessary. Also, a lot of the vets there would push products on you, which I didn't like.


I didn't used to feel gouged at Downtown. In fact, I would sing their praises for being so reasonable. But it seems like lately it's getting out of hand. I questioned the need for an expensive blood test recently (after spending - literally - many thousands of dollars on pet care there) and Dr. Tudor had the gall to give me that "well, if you *cared* about your pet's health..." routine. I wanted to throw my wallet at his head.

I still think their quality of care is good, but I'm ready to check out some place equally capable but less spendy. Thanks for the recommendations, everybody.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 23:40
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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What a great victory for Team Fulop !!!

Posted on: 2010/4/20 22:12
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Re: Best Italian Deli?
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Quite a regular


What do you usually order from carmine's jcview?

Posted on: 2010/4/20 22:11
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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worth comparing the number of votes between 2009 and 2010 elections ....

2009 total of 15,449 votes
2010 with 88% of precincts reporting 29,984

wow!

2009 winners
- William DeRosa 2,437 15.77%
- Patricia Sebron 1,994 12.91%
- Sean Connors 3,191 20.66%

2010 likely winners
- Sterling Waterman 6,325 21.09%
- Carol L. Lester 3,450 11.51%
- Angel Valentin 5,883 19.62%

Posted on: 2010/4/20 22:08
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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unfortunately, it looks like levy will pass

Posted on: 2010/4/20 22:03
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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with 80% of the precincts reporting, the three candidates endorsed by fulop has cleaned the slate ... this is a victory!!!!

Posted on: 2010/4/20 21:56
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Re: "TP" spray painted in Paulus Hook this weekend
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It was definitely TB, not TP. I know because I spent 2 hours of my Sunday cleaning spray paint off my car.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 21:52
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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Fulop slate way ahead with 30% reporting.

- Sterling Waterman 2,073 21.88%
- L. Terry Dehere 556 5.87%
- Carol L. Lester 1,242 13.11%
- Angel Valentin 1,930 20.37%
- Gerald McCann 601 6.34%

Posted on: 2010/4/20 21:38
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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Quote:

T-Bird wrote:
Still have 80 minutes to vote tonight! Turnout is big - I had to wait in a line of fifteen people to vote an hour ago. I've never waited to vote in a board of ed election before. THAT is change you can see.


Agreed. If this were only the election for Mayor and Council the bums would be tossed out.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 21:20
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Re: Best Italian Deli?
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Carmine's on Mallory. No contest.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 21:14
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Re: HDTV over the air reception
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I live in Downtown and I use a homemade antenna made with dry cleaning hangers and I get perfect OTA signal. In many cases, OTA HD is superior to that provided by cable and satellite providers for one of two reasons:

1) Compression used by many providers is above the broadcast encoding, leading to macro blocking in fast paced scenes.

2) Many set-top boxes required by cable and satellite providers will send all signals to the television in 720p or 1080i rather than the native resolution being broadcast. If a signal is 1080i and being down-sampled to 720p, you are losing visual fidelity. A 1080P capable television will reverse telecine a 1080i60 signal and represent it as 1080P30, whereas a 720P60 signal sent from a set-top box will be duplicated down sampled frames.

Oh, and if you thought I was kidding about my antenna, this may be helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw

It truly does deliver a better signal strength than my previous antenna, a powered "HD" one purchased for $30 from radio shack.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 20:36
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Re: MorrisCanal Park -- for dogs or kids?
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Quote:

snowflake20 wrote:
I've even seen owners let their dogs jump on the high flowerbeds at Pier House and pee and poop on the flowers.


From WCBSTV:

Stephen Campanella is the park's landscape designer, and said many pet owners have no idea dog urine kills trees, flowers and grass

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/curb.your.dog.2.1645634.html

Posted on: 2010/4/20 20:32
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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vote early ... vote often .... results are here http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/cgi-bin/election.pl

Posted on: 2010/4/20 20:31
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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Does anyone know what time typically the winners are announced. Tonight? Tomorrow?

Posted on: 2010/4/20 20:14
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Re: JC School Board Election * April 20, 2010 * VOTE
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Still have 80 minutes to vote tonight! Turnout is big - I had to wait in a line of fifteen people to vote an hour ago. I've never waited to vote in a board of ed election before. THAT is change you can see.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 19:40
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Bring on the gourmet sandwich - The Stockinette Knitting Cafe
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Bring on the gourmet sandwich.

Tempt them with a braised chicken BLT. Persuade them with black forest ham and smoked Gouda. Close the deal when you offer them a roast turkey affair with white cheddar, caramelized onions and smoked chili aioli. Assure them that the NY Times called their creator "strong, bold, witty and memorable" when it reviewed her former kitchen, OX.

Nicole Puzio is back at the Stockinette. Four kinds of sandwiches but one choice. Come by.


www.thestockinette.com

Posted on: 2010/4/20 19:26
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Re: Ballot Question April 20, 2010: Should JC taxpayers pay $102 Million to the schools?
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JUST VOTE NO!

You have two hours to do so.

Vote NO to another property tax increase. Time for the Dept of Education and School Board to start living within their means.

Cut the waste first.

FG

Posted on: 2010/4/20 19:00
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Re: "TP" spray painted in Paulus Hook this weekend
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Posted on: 2010/4/20 18:23
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Re: "TP" spray painted in Paulus Hook this weekend
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Posted on: 2010/4/20 18:22
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Re: "TP" spray painted in Paulus Hook this weekend
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Posted on: 2010/4/20 18:21
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Re: "TP" spray painted in Paulus Hook this weekend
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Posted on: 2010/4/20 18:19
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Recycling confusion
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We just moved about 10 blocks within the Grove St area, and I am now thoroughly confused about recycling.

Previously: No recycling of any plastics other than # 1 & 2, no recycling any cardboard other than corrugated (no cereal boxes or other shiny paperboard), and all plastics & glass go into clear plastic bags. This was picked up no problem every week, and fell in line with Hudson County Improvement Authority's guidelines for recycling.

In the new apt: signs posted say to put the shiny paperboard such as cereal or juice containers with the plastics, that we can recycle detergent & shampoo bottles, and all recyclables must go in reusable plastic bins, absolutely no plastic bags. This falls in line with Jersey City Incinerator Authority's guidelines for recycling.

What's the deal???

Posted on: 2010/4/20 17:07
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Re: Zipcar in Jersey City
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Zipcar rates in NY/NJ are more expensive then they are elsewhere. Rentals in NYC are usually more expensive then they are in NJ. So for city residents, the zipcar can be competitive for full day or weekend rentals. Less so for us.

Having said that, I do recall that the last time I rented a car, the rental rate was quickly ratcheted up with insurance costs, various fees, and gas. It's still cheaper than using zipcar for a full weekend, but not as much as I thought it would be at first glance.

The one thing zipcar can still sell itself on, even for longer rentals, is convenience. You can reserve and pick up the car at any time, not just when the rental place is open. Same for dropping it off (although some of the rental companies let you just drop it off in the lot when they are closed). No annoying paperwork as well.

Of course, Zipcar's convenience only exists if the cars are, actually available. Given the difficulty some of us have had procuring zipcars for weekends (which, fact it, is when most people will usually want them), it loses it's primary appeal of "wheels when you want them." I would note, however, that for holiday weekends, you may find that rental places also run out of cars to rent unless you book far enough in advance.

Zipcar is getting better in terms of availability. And it still is convenient in other ways. Recently I needed to go out to Long Island for work for the work day, and later that week go out to a part of Queens where it's hard to get by public transportation.

I could have taken my own car into the city, parked it at the beginning of the day near my office, gone out to where I needed to go, come back and parked it again, and then taken it home. Instead I used zipcar. It allowed me to avoid driving to/from work in rush hour traffic, and the savings on gas and parking (exorbitant in midtown Manhattan) came out just about even with the zipcar rates.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 16:00
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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I also recommend Secaucus Animal Hospital. I have seen both Dr. Hatch and Dr. Cavedo, and they are both great vets. Better than most human doctors. They look at the whole picture, and a more holistic approach to care. (And by that, I mean they look at what is going on with the entire body, and working from there, rather than just the obvious issue.)

You can tell that they both love animals and really care about giving the best treatment.

Also, although the office visit fee is the same as Downtown Vets, all in all they are less expensive, because they seem to take a more wait and see approach. I took my animals to Downtown for a long time, and the standard there was to test for everything, and then see what happened. I love my pets, but it did wind up being very expensive, and a lot of what they did felt unnecessary. Also, a lot of the vets there would push products on you, which I didn't like.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 15:57
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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Not too shy to talk


There was a thread on this some time ago worth reading. I no longer bring my pets to Downtown either, (I explain in the thread below). I now go to Westside. Good luck!

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Posted on: 2010/4/20 15:42
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Hudson county did nothing in terms of freezes for school budget
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New Jersey school districts that have enacted pay freezes, by county:


http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010 ... cast_ballots_on_scho.html

That's pretty amazing considering every other county at least have some district that step up.

[img align=bottom]http://media.nj.com/ledgerupdates_impact/photo/-0371d9182d4f5198_large.jpg[/img]

Posted on: 2010/4/20 15:33
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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My friend took her 7 year old dog to the Downtown Vet for a teeth cleaning. The Vet ordered a series of pre-tests one week before because the dog was "older"and had to be put under for the procedure. The day of the cleaning, she gets a second bill for the same pre-test. When she asked about it, she got a hostile response and a totally negative attitude. She never did get her money back so a routine teeth cleaning cost more than $500. She never went back.

I don't think any dog owner who truly loves their pet would EVER compromise their dog's health. But there are super expensive vets who order ever procedure under the sun, and there are responsive vets who know how to heal a sick pet. Super expensive is not always better. But, if super expensive makes YOU feel good, then go for it.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 15:31
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Update
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The backboards may be acrylic. Been awhile since I've see one shatter.

As for the rubber, I am not hopeful.

They're currently working on stripping and painting the exterior wall and fencing.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 15:11
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