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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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Theres a beach in Staten Island, well not really a beach considering you are going in the Hudson River to swim but there is a beach with sand & its only like a 20 min ride.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 18:00
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Re: Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. $300.000.00/year
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It's outrageous that his contract required giving notice a full year before the current term is over. Sixty or 90 days' notice would be appropriate. The BOE should refuse to renew now, conduct the search, and if they can't find a better candidate, or if Epps improves, they can always choose to offer a renewal in April 2011. Meanwhile, Epps can treat the BOE action as non-renewal so he is free to go get a job elsewhere in June 2011.

And I'm sick about the sick day provisions. Being able to cash in 493 accumulated sick days is absurd. Sick days should be use-it-or-lose-it.

These municipal contracts are going to drive this city to bankruptcy. This has to stop now.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 17:48
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Re: Drywall
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Hi,
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Posted on: 2010/8/9 17:45
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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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Asbury is wonderful, I'm there at least once a week. You don't have to pay to park in Asbury if you are willing to park 2 or 3 blocks away from the beach during the week, and much further away on the weekend. Look for the spots that do not have numbers assigned to them. All Jersey Shore beaches stop charging to get on the beach at around 4pm.

You can avoid paying to get into Sandy Hook if you ride a bike in. I've done this a few times both during the week and on weekends. You can park in one of the towns before the bridge.

The bridge on the way to Sandy Hook has been under construction as of late, and this makes the drive time over an hour. It's roughly the same drive time for either Sandy Hook or Asbury.

Asbury has fireworks on the beach on Wednesday's and shows films on the beach on Thursday's for free.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 17:26
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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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I like what they've done with Asbury Park, but if you have a thing against brightly colored Speedo's on guys, it might not be for you.

If you want something quieter, Sea Bright is the call.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 17:00
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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Their's a lot of mutts up in the Heights, probably took the van down the hill to the bank. It's socio economic and can't be blamed on Jerry.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 16:49
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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Crime is out of control here in Jersey City, I just learned the my neighbor's house was burglarized today.

While yes you can't 100% blame crime on the Mayor resident safety is a major part of his job.

HEALY and his captive Council have been in office long enough and have yet to seriously address the crime issue which continues to get worse under his administration.

Jersey City has become a breeding ground for criminal activity, Drug Dealers, Murderers, Gangs, Violent Crime and even more so under Team Healy.

Healy and his Council (most of them being in office for numerous years) Jersey City has become a comfortable place for criminals to live and go about their business.



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JRL wrote:
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corybraiterman wrote:
Nice, two posts before this became the standard "blame Healy for all crime" rant.

I do so love the crime section of JC list sometimes.


Mayor Healy is the one who is boasting crime is at a 30 year low, and yes he is accountable for residents safety it is part of his job as Chief Executive of Jersey City.

He want to claim the streets of Jersey City are safe..PROVE IT!!!!
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How can you predict when crime, murder, muggings, rain storms, sunamis, floods, and any else on the list is going to happen ? It's not Healy's fault it's the idiots that cause this to occur. I work with a maniac is Healy the cause of that situation, a guy runs a red light talking on a cell phone shall we blame that on Healy, Cucci, Kenny, Hague and every other mayor this town has seen. Lets get real thei city has residents that are uneducated, mean, impulsive, wasteful, ignorant, and uncaring of who or what is around them.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 16:40
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looking for a welder...
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Hi I have a keg that I'd like modified... I'd like to have the top lid area taken off and a spicket added into the bottom near the base. I believe it is stainless steel. Does anyone know of someone or store that iwill do this project without looking to get rich.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 16:20
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Re: 233 8th street
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dsw wrote:
Can anyone comment on 233 8th street, and the landord there--Vladimir? Has anyone lived there? I am considering renting an apartment on the 4th floor. I currently live on 8th street at Coles. There have been some not so nice posts about the building and Vlad surrounding the fire, and I just want to hear what other info I might be missing.

THanks for your help!


Here's a link to the thread about the fire. I would love to know if that place was inspected after he did the "repairs".


http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... id=239941#forumpost239941

Posted on: 2010/8/9 16:14
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Re: 233 8th street
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robotjustin wrote:
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Vigilante wrote:
That downstairs apartment was ready to be rented again way too fast after the fire. I knew someone who lived there a few years ago. The resident's doorbells were disconnected so that all visitors were forced to phone up before arriving. They said he was afraid of "spot inspections" by the city or state. They do all the work themselves and thus is the problem. Their carelessness caused the recent fire via an overheated extension cord draped across a bed. The apartments are huge but the risk is too great.


^^^
Based on his enemies I'm willing to bet that Vlad is an awesome dude. What's he look like? I wanna be his buddy and talk Russian lit, have vodka drinking contests, and eat borscht and cream.


...and those cold, lonely nights in the Gulag..

Posted on: 2010/8/9 16:09
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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Banks get robbed in even the safest communities.

Stop blaming the mayor for everything

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:59
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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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Just can't stay away


I would say Asbury Park. Sandy hook is not that close when you factor in lights on State Highway 36. Take the Parkway down to exit 102. The Beach Bar is awesome too...

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:49
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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This is now a federal crime and therefore out of the mayors jurisdiction.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:38
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Re: 233 8th street
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Vigilante wrote:
That downstairs apartment was ready to be rented again way too fast after the fire. I knew someone who lived there a few years ago. The resident's doorbells were disconnected so that all visitors were forced to phone up before arriving. They said he was afraid of "spot inspections" by the city or state. They do all the work themselves and thus is the problem. Their carelessness caused the recent fire via an overheated extension cord draped across a bed. The apartments are huge but the risk is too great.


^^^
Based on his enemies I'm willing to bet that Vlad is an awesome dude. What's he look like? I wanna be his buddy and talk Russian lit, have vodka drinking contests, and eat borscht and cream.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:36
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Re: NJ Proposes 74% Cuts in State Library Aid, State Library Faces Merger
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wouldn't it just make more sense to raise the sales tax?

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:27
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Re: Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. $300.000.00/year
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County superintendent: Jersey City Board of Ed has approval process for new superintendent contract backwards

Published: Monday, August 09, 2010, 1:30 PM Updated: Monday, August 09, 2010, 2:16 PM
Ken Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal

The county superintendent and local school officials are in complete disagreement over the proper procedure to finalize a new contract for Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr.

A public hearing on the new contract is scheduled for Wednesday, 6 p.m., at board headquarters, 346 Claremont Ave.

Asked this afternoon when the new contract would be posted on-line so members of the public could review it prior to the meeting, Deputy Superintendent Flavio Rubano said he didn't know because the board is waiting on county Superintendent of Schools Timothy Brennan to approve it.

And once that was done, the contract would be put on-line, Rubano said.

But Brennan is saying the district has the approval process backwards and he would only approve a contract after the public has had its say.

"My approval should come after the public hearing...As is similar to a public hearing on the budget, at the end of the hearing, the board is free to change the contract and that is the contract I need to see. My approval for any contract prior to the public hearing would be premature," Brennan added.

Superintendent of schools since 2000, Epps currently earns $268,000 a year. Downtown Councilman Steven Fulop and board member Sterling Waterman have pushed for a national search to possibly replace Epps.

State Education Commissioner Bret Schundler, who is a former mayor of Jersey City, also made calls to board members, urging them to undertake the national search, but that advice has been rejected.

Though Epps has made some progress lifting scores in lower grades, the majority of schools in the district consistently fail to meet federal benchmarks and roughly one-third of high schoolers graduate using an alternate test to the High School Proficiency Assessment exam.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:13
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Re: NJ Proposes 74% Cuts in State Library Aid, State Library Faces Merger
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LIBRARIES FACE GRIM CHOICES
Branch closings, layoffs etc.

Monday, August 09, 2010
By MELISSA HAYES
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Jersey City Library Director Priscilla Gardner is feverishly working on a plan to keep the library system alive.

With a 17.5 percent cut in state aid and $1.7 million less from Jersey City this year, things are looking grim.

The library laid off 36 part-time staff and security guards, and closed two branches during the last budget cycle in an effort to curb costs. The main branch on Jersey Avenue reduced its extended night hours from five days to two. But more cuts lay ahead.

"Now we're going to have to close branches, we're going to have to reduce more hours and we're going to have furlough days at the library just like the city is having furloughs," she said.

Gardner said city officials told her last week she will have $6 million to run the library's 10 branches. That's down from $7.7 million last year and far below the $8 million she requested.

"We cannot make it on this budget," she said.

The library employs 115 full-time staff and some could lose their jobs under a plan Gardner is devising.

Gardner declined to give details on the furloughs, layoffs or service reductions saying she first wants to give her proposal to the City Council. Any staffing reductions would have to be approved by the state Civil Service Commission.

Gardner, who has been with the library for 41 years, said she has seen demand for the library grow from 40,000 registered users to 189,357 as of Friday.

She said that demand is even higher during the tough economy when people rely on the library to provide free access to best selling novels and movies. The library also serves as a place for students to research and job hunters to seek help.

"They don't have computers, they can't afford computers," she said of many library users. "They come in, they use the computers, they use the Internet. They're searching for jobs."

Posted on: 2010/8/9 15:10
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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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I frequent Sandy Hook and Asbury Park (almost every weekend)

Regardless of the beach... I recommend getting there early (pre 11AM).

Sandy Hook is $10 per car to get in

Asbury Park is $5 per person to get on the beach... parking is pretty cheap ($3-$4) depending on how long you stay.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 14:49
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Re: 233 8th street
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I don't know all the details of the lawsuits but the former neighbor was an oddball as well. My main point is know what you are getting into. From all accounts Vladimir is not easy to get along with but if you know this going into it you may do fine. My friends who rented from him did fine but they were okay with the no doorbell situation etc. Basic manages to thrive despite whatever problems they may have with him as their landlord. He is gruff and sketchy and I have heard plenty of yelling in Russian over there but if the price is right for a big apartment in a nice neighborhood is it worth it? Up to the renter....

Posted on: 2010/8/9 14:43
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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JRL wrote:
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corybraiterman wrote:
Nice, two posts before this became the standard "blame Healy for all crime" rant.

I do so love the crime section of JC list sometimes.


Mayor Healy is the one who is boasting crime is at a 30 year low, and yes he is accountable for residents safety it is part of his job as Chief Executive of Jersey City.

He want to claim the streets of Jersey City are safe..PROVE IT!!!!
'
How can you predict when crime, murder, muggings, rain storms, sunamis, floods, and any else on the list is going to happen ? It's not Healy's fault it's the idiots that cause this to occur. I work with a maniac is Healy the cause of that situation, a guy runs a red light talking on a cell phone shall we blame that on Healy, Cucci, Kenny, Hague and every other mayor this town has seen. Lets get real thei city has residents that are uneducated, mean, impulsive, wasteful, ignorant, and uncaring of who or what is around them.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 14:40
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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margel wrote:
(especially since the published timetables are nearly impossible to use with their "every 15 minutes until..." BS).

I think if more attention (learning) was paid to the printed schedules they would be understood. It is every 15 minutes from the departure time of your station till the next schedule of departures in the row below. For example if the departure time is 7:10 leaving every 10 minutes till 8:35 then it is 7:10, 7:20, 7:30, 7:40, 7:50, 8:00 and so forth till 8:30 being the last of the 10 minute departures then the next train is 8:35 and what ever minutes in between till the next new scheduled departure time. If it is every 20 minutes then it would be 8:35, 8:55, 9:15...... in you station column.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 14:32
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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Quote:

corybraiterman wrote:
Nice, two posts before this became the standard "blame Healy for all crime" rant.

I do so love the crime section of JC list sometimes.


Mayor Healy is the one who is boasting crime is at a 30 year low, and yes he is accountable for residents safety it is part of his job as Chief Executive of Jersey City.

He want to claim the streets of Jersey City are safe..PROVE IT!!!!

Posted on: 2010/8/9 14:27
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Re: NYTimes: "...only way to do it is to buy or rent the cheapest apartment in the building"
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croft wrote:
if i had the money, i'd buy a canco loft in a heartbeat.

And if I had the money I'd buy a Manhattan penthouse. If people are willing to pay it then people are willing to charge it. It seems that more people are able to accept the selling and renting price of these apartments which sets the pace of the so called market value and keeps others out of the loop. Paying over $1500 a month for rent is bizzare when you can own for less, do the math.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 14:07
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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heights wrote:
Let's go digital instead of using cash.


6 days ago in the "Downtown: Debit Card Fraud at Chase Bank" thread-

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heights wrote:
This is why I don't bank online or with ATM machines. I have a passbook account and paper checking. Watch what happens when we go to a cashless society.



Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:58
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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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Sea Bright is the closest civilized beach to Jersey City. It is just south of Sandy Hook. After that you have Monmouth Beach and then Long Branch. I would never go to Sandy Hook on a weekend unless you love crowds and families of 12 running around. Weekdays are a bit better. Asbury Park is much improved, but a bit further than the ones I mentioned.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:46
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Re: Downtown Jersey City bank robbed
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Nice, two posts before this became the standard "blame Healy for all crime" rant.

I do so love the crime section of JC list sometimes.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:44
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Re: What is the closest beach to Jersey City?
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thegandthep wrote:
Clothing is only optional at Gunnison Beach - and even there, you have to stay between the "Nude Bathing Area" signs...

I learned that the hard way, but was allowed to sunbathe topless for about an hour before a nice Park Ranger corrected me


That's why I like to stick to NY. You can be topless on any beach in New York State.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:42
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Re: Equadorian Festival @Exchange Pl.
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I love the many ethnic festivals that happen throughout the year in JC. Makes me proud to be an American!!! I read a few years ago that JC is the most ethnically diverse city in the country. Pretty cool. The Bolivian dancers in Saturday's parade were mind blowing. It was quite an interesting spectacle.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:40
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Re: NYTimes: "...only way to do it is to buy or rent the cheapest apartment in the building"
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This just in: smaller, lower apartments are cheaper than larger penthouses. Film at 11.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:36
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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pathsux wrote:
The "next train" ticker under the NBC commericals displays FALSE INFORMATION.

...

PATHS information systems are USELESS if they don't represent TRUE INFORMATION.


If memory serves, the tickers say "next SCHEDULED train..."
While it would be nice if they were kept updated with real-time information, such as with the L-trains in NY, it is still useful to know what the next scheduled train is (especially since the published timetables are nearly impossible to use with their "every 15 minutes until..." BS). So I don't agree that it's USELESS. Basically you're complaining about the train being 5 minutes late. With the PATH, that ain't so bad.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 13:29
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