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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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I'd like to propose a 100% "living thing free zone." HP could be paved over, and fenced in, or maybe we could dig a hole down to the mantle and kind of peer over an' watch it roil.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 18:06
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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If you were to look at VVP's "dog free" areas, the pathways are not included in this but there are grassy areas and the playground where dogs are excluded, and everyone has survived. There are also some ball free areas in VVP as well, and ball owners have managed to control themselves too.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 18:04
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Re: Know anyone offering voice lessons?
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I give lessons on breathing techniques used as a musical performer.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 17:13
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Re: Know anyone offering voice lessons?
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Hi Alice and Jaah - we give vocal lessons at Metropolis Music at 240 Newark ave (at Coles st.). We have a great vocal teacher, and a dozen other teaches for just about any instrument you'd want to learn. You can check out more info on our website or call us at 201-222-8441. Thanks!

http://www.metropolisnj.com/lessons_all.html

Mark.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 17:10
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Re: Anyone getting "routine 3 year" building inspections by city?
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You're in Jersey City, everyone is looking for some extra "income". I remember when the fire inspectors wanted to test our building fire alarm on Sunday at 6 am, what city agency works at 6 am on Sunday? They would also schedule inspections then cancel them and blame the building for not showing up at the appointed time threatening us with fines. We never succumbed to their tactics or paid any extra income to stop the harrasment.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 16:38
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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i think the park should be both kid and dog-free ... both make a lot of unnecessary noise, are obnoxious, smelly, and they bite ...

they run around without paying any attention to anybody ...

and, i have to agree ... they both pee and poop wherever they so desire ...

we need to have a dog and kid free park ...

Posted on: 2010/3/26 16:28
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Re: Burgers & Burritos
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Used their delivery today. We had a very small order - just 2 boxes - but it took way over 75min to get to us. And when it did get to us - it was ice cold.

So excited about having another delivery option in the area. I just hope they get better at it.

We tried them a few days earlier and it arrived rather quickly and hot. So I figured they were swamped this afternoon. We were understanding about the long wait - but not about it arriving ice cold. That has to mean it was just sitting somewhere for a long time.

We will try them again as good delivery in the area is limited.

We loved it the first time, and would have loved it the second if it was warm.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 16:26
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Re: Anyone getting "routine 3 year" building inspections by city?
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i never heard of this before ... i agree ... this is fishy (in more than one way) ...

Posted on: 2010/3/26 16:22
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Re: Burgers & Burritos
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Just got a veggie burger and a spicy black bean burger to go. With rice on the side it came out out to under $7.

Waited about 10 minutes for my order, but I was the only one there (at around 3pm).

Both burgers were fantastic. The rice was adequate, though it was pretty much just chinese-style white rice--I was expecting something more like a Mexican yellow rice.

The furniture throughout is was I would describe as "eclectic." I sat it a cushy leather chair right next to the door that was definitely vintage, but it no way dirty or "scary." Some of the other seats looked like they were pulled from a 1950's schoolhouse.

I'll definitely be going back, and trying the delivery service at some point as well.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 15:54
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Re: Burgers & Burritos
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My experience was both a positive and negative one. The food was good, I got two of the B&B (Grilled Onions and Chedder) burgers and the Bacon Burger and some fries. The Burgers were awesome, the fries weren't as Amazing as they claimed to be.

The Negative thing about the whole experience was the wait time. When I got there it was probably about 12:23 and when I finally got my food it was about 12:50. Considering I was the first person in the place I didn't expect to wait close to 30 minutes for food, especially if I was taking it to go.

My friend and I got there and were the first two in the place, eventually the place picked up and there were maybe 6-7 other orders behind us. The attendants were just sitting back there talking and by the time they got started on our order about 5-10 minutes already passed. Even though the food was good I thought the service was poor. Even 5 Guys which gets packed on Fridays around lunch wasn't as bad as this. Maybe if these guys started throwing more then a handful of patties to anticipate the rush would have been helpful. After a while you can tell they were drowning in orders.

If I ever end up returning which doesn't sound likely I'll probably end up phoning the order in. The sitting area looked pretty scary too, some of the seats looked like it had seen some serious battles.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 15:41
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Re: Know anyone offering voice lessons?
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Quote:

lefty55 wrote:
check your PM


Why the secret? Was interested to hear a few names as well!

Posted on: 2010/3/26 15:24
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Re: Anyone getting "routine 3 year" building inspections by city?
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Hmmm, you're all in condos while this is a 3 family. I wonder if they're confused about the status of the property, since I get, and pass, exactly that kind of safety inspection from the state already, and the city never did it before on either multifamily. Condos don't get state green cards, do they?

My main concern is the potential of them using it as a "fishing expedition" to find all sorts of other stuff that has been there for 50 years without a problem. Fines+permits=$

Posted on: 2010/3/26 14:43
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Quote:
Vigilante: Who proposed these "pet-free zones"? Half of the new Hamilton Park is already, obviously "pet-free". If they are talking about putting signs on the playground, basketball court and tennis courts then that's one thing. If not then basically someone is trying to whittle it down to 25% pet friendly versus 75% pet-free. I call bullshit on this one if that is the case. One half of One half is One quarter or 25% of the park. We already got duped on the design and now this?


Your math is a little funny here... So you don't factor the 2 dog runs into your % breakdown because you don't plan on using them? Why is the concept of a pet-free lawn so difficult for your dog obsessed brain to comprehend?

I can't wait until the off-leash tickets start being handed out. I will be sitting on the pet-free lawn... lmao!

Posted on: 2010/3/26 14:28
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Last I checked I own a dog.

I know what my humble opinion is and I speak to many dog owners.

So I don't think I'm out of my mind. Quote:

Vigilante wrote:
Quote:

Sutherland wrote:
Once a dog is outside, it's pretty hard to stop them from peeeing or crapping on a grassy area. Even if the pet owner is vigilant about picking up after their dog, there is often residual left behind.

As a dog owner, IMHO there is no real reason why other dog owners can't keep their leashed dogs confined to the walking paths and then let them off leash in the designated dog run.


With some limited exceptions it seems most dog owners share my view on this. People want some dog free space.


If you believe that then you are out of your mind.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 14:21
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Re: Anyone getting "routine 3 year" building inspections by city?
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It happened to us last year, same as what 07310 described. I'm in a 5 unit condo.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 14:14
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Re: Anyone getting "routine 3 year" building inspections by city?
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Is this any condo or just converted apartment buildings. What about small condos with less than 8 units ?

Posted on: 2010/3/26 14:02
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Re: Know anyone offering voice lessons?
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check your PM

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:32
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Re: Anyone getting "routine 3 year" building inspections by city?
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This happened in my condo recently, they came around to inspect all the units smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and co2 detectors to make sure they are current and up to code.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:29
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Made with Love - Passover/Easter special orders
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Made with Love is now taking special orders for Easter/Passover.

For Passover we're offering:

Almond cake topped with fresh fruit
Cococunt Macroons
Chocolate covered Strawberries
Flourless Chocolate Cake - Gateau Chocolat

For Easter we're offering:
Classic Apple Pie
Signature Daisy Decorated Cakes
Hot Crossed Buns
Easter Breads

Call today!
201 - 451- 5199
www.madewithloveorganics.com

Join us on Facebook!
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Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:15
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Re: 3 Classic Films of the 40's - Loew's Jersey Theater - Feb. 26-27
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3 movies from the 50's is happening this weekend.

Friday, March 26 - 8 PM
The Night of the Hunter
Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish.
Directed by Charles Laughton
(1955 93mins. B&W)

Saturday, March 27 - 6 PM
King Creole
Starring Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart.
Directed by Michael Curtiz.
(1958 115mins. B&W)

Saturday, March 27 - 8:30 PM
On The Waterfront
Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Pat Henning, Martin Balsam.
Directed by Elia Kazan. Written by Bud Schulberg.
(1954 107mins. B&W)


http://loewsjersey.org/alt/images/stories/pdfs/mar10a.pdf

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:14
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Quote:

T-Bird wrote:
Who has been behind the notion to equate dogs with kids? Is there an organized movement? People actually buy into it, which seems crazy to me.


+1.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:12
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Kelly Saint Patrick performing at Made with Love
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Singer, songwriter Kelly Saint Patrick's music has been compared to "Jewel" but with an edgier "Ani" lyric. Kelly will be live at Made with Love to play some new tunes, as well as songs from her debut album, "In the Margins."

Back by popular demand, diva Kelly Saint Patrick will perform this Sunday, March 28th at Made with Love from 8:00pm - 10:00pm.

- BYOB, but of course.
- Fresh organic pizza will be available

You can check out Kelly's music at http://www.myspace.com/kellystpatrick

To view the event on facebook, click here:
http://www.facebook.com/madewithloveo ... id=107480409279492&ref=mf

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:08
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Quote:

Sutherland wrote:
Once a dog is outside, it's pretty hard to stop them from peeeing or crapping on a grassy area. Even if the pet owner is vigilant about picking up after their dog, there is often residual left behind.

As a dog owner, IMHO there is no real reason why other dog owners can't keep their leashed dogs confined to the walking paths and then let them off leash in the designated dog run.


With some limited exceptions it seems most dog owners share my view on this. People want some dog free space.


If you believe that then you are out of your mind.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:08
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Who has been behind the notion to equate dogs with kids? Is there an organized movement? People actually buy into it, which seems crazy to me.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 13:00
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Re: Property Taxes will increase as Jersey City introduces $507 Million budget
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From Hudson Democracy

Very interesting to see Brennan taking a shot at Healy. Clear sign the administration's ship is taking on water: the rats are beginning to jump overboard.

Friday, March 26, 2010
Brennan Sees April 21 Budget Vote

City Council President Peter Brennan told me after Wednesday's meeting that he thinks the municipal budget will be ready for a final vote on April 21.

Brennan is the chairman of the council's budget committee.

The final budget ordinance, Brennan said, will have a tax levy of just under $185 million.

The budget proposed by Mayor Healy in January, added to the agenda of a regular City Council meeting minutes before the meeting began and without public notice, included a tax levy too large for state law.

Healy's budget proposed a tax levy of $195.2 million; under state law, the tax levy could be increased this year only to just about $185.1 million, up from $151.2 million last year.

Brennan said the budget committee succeeded where Mayor Healy apparently failed, and was able to trim the budget enough so the tax levy was at least under the state cap. It's still a tax increase of $34 million, and it's going to fall very hard on this city.

The City Council voted to introduce the mayor's budget the same evening he proposed it, and they voted apparently without reading it. Only Downtown Councilman Steven Fulop voted against it.

The city's budget process is a farce, it has been for years, and it's the mayor's fault. Mayor Healy doesn't work with the public on the budget, the process is opaque, and the budget is always inexcusably late.

Year after year, the administration's excuse is that it can't determine how much municipal aid it will be getting from Trenton.

This excuse has always been dubious. The state has to have a budget in place on day one of the fiscal year, meaning July 1. The state budget should give city officials at least a baseline for how much aid they can expect to receive.

For fiscal year 2011, the excuse is void. Governor Christie has made municipal aid a target of large cuts in next year's budget, and Jersey City knows what he is proposing: $63.8 million in municipal aid for our city, 17.5 percent less than this year. We might get more, but we won't get less—so let's get to work on a budget.

Because the way it is now is an insult to taxpayers. By the time the City Council votes on the budget, most of the money it accounts has already been spent under "emergency appropriations" ordinances the council regularly approves to fund city operations in place of a proper, transparent budget.

As of March, the city has already spent about $450 million in fiscal year 2010; the mayor's fiscal year 2010 budget proposes to spend only about $500 million.

In other words, the city government's budget deliberations involve only about ten percent of year's spending. The rest of the money has been spent.

D.C.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 12:51
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Once a dog is outside, it's pretty hard to stop them from peeeing or crapping on a grassy area. Even if the pet owner is vigilant about picking up after their dog, there is often residual left behind.

As a dog owner, IMHO there is no real reason why other dog owners can't keep their leashed dogs confined to the walking paths and then let them off leash in the designated dog run.


With some limited exceptions it seems most dog owners share my view on this. People want some dog free space.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 12:48
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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Honestly, kids don't poop and pee in the grass...and in case you haven't looked, the 'kid zone' is pretty well defined.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 12:42
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Re: Liquor Store Owner Now Defendant -- Sold Alcohol to Underage Boy who Injured 3
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Bayonne man sentenced to five years in prison for drunk-driving crash that caused horrific injuries
By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
March 25, 2010, 3:42PM

Michael Garbacki, a 20-year-old Bayonne resident, was sentenced to five years in prison today for being drunk when he plowed into three young women on April 18 last year on Port Jersey Boulevard and caused horrific injuries

In January, Garbacki, a resident on Avenue B, pleaded guilty pleaded guilty to assault by auto, driving while intoxicated and two counts of aggravated assault in connection to the crash.

The five-year sentence was negotiated with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. He will have to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

He was sentenced today in Jersey City by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Kevin Callahan.

Garbacki was behind the wheel of the car that crashed into a parked car and a group of youths, injuring 19-year-old Jillian Elias and 21-year-old Yajaira Montes, both of Bayonne, as well as Bianca Santana, 21, of Asbury Park.

Elias, who was in court today accompanied by her mother, was the most seriously injured.

Her skull was completely detached from her spinal column, although her spinal cord was not severed, officials said. She also suffered brain trauma and has undergone 15 operations for injuries, including 13 fractures and lacerations to her liver, kidney and spleen.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 12:41
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Re: Hamilton Park - Pet Free Zone Public Hearing - March 30, 6pm City Hall
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I understand that there should be lawns that prohibit dogs, so that people can run around worry free of stepping in poop. It is a shame that other dog owners have ruined it for other responsible people. Now that there is an official run, there will be extra bags around if people have forgotten.
On the other hand, the dog people, I among them, are the most frequent users of the park. We are out there in all weather, day and night. Perhaps a comprise can be reached that restricts pets from certain areas of the park at specific hours during the day. I don't see a need to give us dog people a hard time when there is no one else in the park.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 12:32
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Documentary on St. Anthony's Coach Bob Hurley Begins Airing on PBS March 31
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Bob Hurley and St. Anthony: 'The Street Stops Here'
USA Today * March 25, 2010


Jersey City St. Anthony High basketball coach Bob Hurley is profane, self-righteous and a bit of a dictator.

That is probably why the 62-year-old coach is such a beloved figure at the school and looked on as a bit of a saint.

A new documentary, The Street Stops Here, examines the impact of a coach who has won 25 state titles and been USA TODAY's national Coach of the Year three times.

The documentary details the history of St. Anthony and its annual struggle for survival. The film follows Hurley's 2007-08 team.

The film will be broadcast shown nationally by PBS on Wednesday, March 31 (10 p.m. ET ).

Hurley, a former probation officer, has been offering safe haven and a route to college for hundreds of kids who otherwise may have fallen through the cracks.

But as the documentary shows, "safe haven" can be a tricky word when it comes to playing for someone as demanding as Hurley.

"It is hard to say that it didn't happen when it's a documentary," said Hurley with a small chuckle. "Sometimes there are things you think are taken out of context but they've only got 80 minutes to decide what to do with 400 hours."

Two of his players were his sons, Bobby and Danny. Bobby would win two national titles with Duke and Danny is now one of the most successful high school coaches in New Jersey.

The film details a school that is struggling to keep its doors open while profiling Hurley's 2008 team that contained five Division I players.

Hurley talked to Game On! about his career at St. Anthony.

Did you like the film?

I thought it was good. They showed kids who are taking advantage of an opportunity to go to college.

What makes basketball a good fit for this type of situation?

The kids that go out for the team it becomes important to them. Many of them are dreaming the dream and there is nothing wrong with dreaming the dream as long as on the way you are securing an education. And there is a Plan B in your life and you can head in that direction having had an education. Because we have been doing this a long time and there is a tradition at the school, the basketball program and the school are well known. And fiscally it's the cheapest school in the Archdiocese of Newark. At $4,700 it is probably the best buy for a family that is giving thought to private school and maybe take advantage of the talent of a child in basketball or something else.

Can you explain your success on the basketball court?

We are in a very strong basketball area and I think in basketball, certainly more than football, you just need a player or two to develop in a class or school... If you are good early we are going to try to make you better, if you're not good we are going to keep working with you. And the sheer volume of playing that the kids do they will get better. I don't think there is a guy on my staff who has a hobby, who has golf clubs. Most of my guys have as little to do outside of their family life as I do.

You worked the streets as a probation officer and later for the Department of Recreation. How did that help you?

Sometimes the older you get there can be a disconnect with either the kids you are coaching or with society. I am certainly at the age now of a grandfather but I don't have any grandfatherly tendencies except with my grandchildren. I still have the same fire. I understand backgrounds of kids. The kids understand that I know who they are. I don't coach No. 11, I coach the person who is inside that uniform. The kids know that you care about them. I am urging them all the time to be better in school, stay away from the negative influences where they live. You play the game as long as you can but when you put the ball down you begin your other life. In urban areas, a lot of times there isn't a Plan B and if basketball doesn't work out the guy is just out of luck.

You have a big legacy at St. Anthony and a smaller one by having your son Danny also coaching. How good of a feeling is that?

He helped me for a year. Then he went to Rutgers University and worked for four years and then this opportunity presented itself over at St. Benedict's. With boarding it gave him a chance to almost simulate what goes on in a college program. So he took over eight years ago. Yes, I think there are similarities between the two of us. But he's a young man and he's on the floor and hands on. That is what I used to be able to do. I need the assistant coaches on the floor more but still have a sound understanding of things. Danny may not understand the kid's music but he at least knows who is singing the songs. His experience playing in the Big East and coaching college gives him a good pedigree for a young player now. He can take a kid like J.R. Smith, who as a sophomore in high school was known as a tight end in football, and three years later he is going into the NBA. He is as proud of the kids he's coaching as I am I've had at St. Anthony.

Will you know immediately when it is time to go?

I think if I am diminished I'll know. I've actually done a better job of delegating. I've done a better job of letting my assistant coaches do things at practice. Very much like a head coach in football would. It is me for the first time realizing that I have talent around me and utilizing that talent. I think when I find that I'm not still steering the ship and I'm not as emotionally involved (I'll go) At age 62, being off during the day, it gives me an opportunity to come to practice in the afternoon. I feel great and I would just like to do it for awhile.

Besides entertaining and educating people what do you hope is the future for his documentary?

I live in the present. I'm happy just with what were doing with the kids. I just think it was nice opportunity for people find out this basketball place they hear about that there is more to it than that. It probably opened some eyes that we are in a different situation than people might think.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 12:32
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