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Re: Folding bicycles on PATH
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PATH folks were at the 33rd Street station yesterday so I asked them - they walked me over to the Rule board which basically states that bikes aren't allowed between 6:30-9:30am and 3:30-6:30pm.

They explained that folding bikes were allowed anytime

Posted on: 2010/7/9 13:39
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Re: Healthy, late night eats
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Is Ibby's healthy? I always wondered. I guess the hummus, baba ganouj, etc, is healthy. What about the chicken shawarma? I feel like that is very fatty (hence it's deliciousness).

Posted on: 2010/7/9 13:24
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Re: Items that scream "Jersey City!!"
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Saucy Sara's Salsa

Excellent salsa in different degrees of hot and spicy!

Posted on: 2010/7/9 12:44
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Re: Downtown: Williamsburg's Barcade (Bar Arcade) Coming to Newark Avenue
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It's going into the closed WaMu on the corner.


If I remember correctly, that space is not very big?

Posted on: 2010/7/9 12:24
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Re: Healthy, late night eats
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Not sure if it's still on their menu, but a veggie delight sandwich from Subway has all of their vegetable toppings on a sandwich, without the fake meat.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 12:18
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Re: JC Food Coop Screening: FRESH
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Posted on: 2010/7/9 11:49
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Does anyone pass Fifth and Brunswick?
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If you pass by that intersection can you look to see if the green street signs are on the corner pole?

Strange story to follow....

Posted on: 2010/7/9 11:44
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Re: Healthy, late night eats
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Ibby's can be healthy, depending on what you order. They are often open later than I would expect.

And I'm not sure if it's healthy at all, but I love Shadman in a pinch. Quick and tasty and they have a lot of good vegetarian options as well.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 11:43
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Re: Lifetime Channel honors LITM's Jelynne Jardiniano as Remarkable Woman
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What a great article about Jelynne! I love LITM! I remember their openeing night. We had a wonderful time! Glad that LITM is still holding strong! Good times have been had there, and here's a cheers to many more to come!

Posted on: 2010/7/9 11:17
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Re: Healthy, late night eats
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Tommy your always in the beer and food threads..... what happend? You've gone healthy?


LOL, I do try to maintain a reasonably healthy diet. It offsets the 2 nights of drinking on the weekends.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 10:32
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Re: Downtown: Williamsburg's Barcade (Bar Arcade) Coming to Newark Avenue
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Somewhere there is a 2005 thread on JCLIST about 'Restaurant Row"...

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Council moves to foster rebirth for 'Restaurant Row'

Thursday, September 29, 2005
By KEN THORBOURNE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Hoping to attract businesses to what many consider a failed "Restaurant Row" in Downtown Jersey City,the City Council introduced an amendment to an ordinance on Sept. 14 governing the operating hours forrestaurants with liquor licenses operating on Newark Avenue.

Championed by Councilman Steve Fulop, the amendment loosened some restrictions placed on therestaurants under the original ordinance, passed six years ago. Council members said the aim of theoriginal ordinance was to bring restaurants to the neighborhood without creating a strip of bars that wouldoverwhelm the neighborhood and turn it into "another Hoboken."

Under the original ordinance, restaurants with liquor licenses had to stop serving drinks at 11 p.m.,Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays. The amendment allows restaurants to keep serving until 2 a.m.,as long as their kitchen remains open until midnight. And on Saturdays, the restaurants can keep pouring drinks until 3 a.m. if the kitchen stays open until 1 a.m.

Fulop, who visited several community groups to promote the ordinance change, said several entrepreneursare waiting to open businesses once this new law passes. Jelynne Jardiniano, proprietor of l.i.t.m., a bar, restaurant, gallery on Newark Avenue, characterized thecurrent state of the district as "semi-abandoned . with five businesses failing." But not everyone gave the ordinance a thumbs-up.

Downtown resident Geoffrey Elkind accused Fulop of rushing the ordinance. "Not getting input from the rest of the city apparatus is a prescription for having a defective ordinance,"Elkind said. "This could end up with just bars." A task force including representatives of the police and fire departments reviewed the ordinance before itcame up for final passage at a recent council's meeting, Fulop said.

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You can also see the New York Magazine piece from this time --

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=c ... FJUfC1qKz_Th_1txl03ajRCLA

Posted on: 2010/7/9 10:25
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Lifetime Channel honors LITM's Jelynne Jardiniano as Remarkable Woman
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http://www.mylifetime.com/my-lifetime ... alutes/jelynne-jardiniano

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Jelynne Jardiniano
July 2, 2010

Jelynne Jardiniano; Entrepreneur
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Education: Cornell University
Age: 31

Jelynne was born in Manila, Philippines, and in 1985 moved with her family to the United States to make Jersey City, NJ, their hometown. She went on to Cornell University with her sights set on being alawyer, but unhappy with her studies, Jelynne took a year off after her first year to explore other interests. She got a job as a hostess for a small seafood restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and from that simple job came the spark for her love of restaurants. She worked for other restaurants and catering companies, working her way up as aserver. With no doubt in her mind, Jelynne went back to Cornell and switched majors to hospitality management.

Business talks by her professors and between her peers were the norm. Entrepreneurship was not only a common pursuit, but a nurtured mindset at school. From first thinking that she would become a manager of a restaurant, Jelynne changed her focus to owning her own restaurant. A year after college, she did just that.

Jelynne went back to her hometown and received a small investment from her family for her restaurant venture. In November 2003 she opened LITM , a bar and gallery that to this day hosts monthly art exhibitions by local and international artists. But her ability to grow the business was being stifled by a Jersey City ordinance that restricted bars and restaurants in the Restaurant Row district from serving alcohol past 11 pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends, while restaurants in other parts of the city were permitted to serve as late as 3 am. Jelynne set out to change that law.

Two years later, in October 2005, with over a thousand petitions in hand and a caucus-room full of supporters, Jelynne convinced the city council of Jersey City to amend the Restaurant Row restriction. Shortly after, Jelynne became an officer on the board of the Special Improvement District (SID), organization that supports local business development in downtown Jersey City. Three new restaurants opened since she changed the law, with two more opening this year.

But Jelynne still wanted to grow her bar into the restaurant she envisioned from the start, so she slowly introduced food with a café-style menu of sandwiches and salads. Within a year, she expanded the kitchen and became a full-service restaurant in 2007. Today, LITM continues to be a popular neighborhood destination that serves new American food by Executive Chef Alexander Diaz. LITM was awarded “Best Casual” restaurant in 2008 by the BEST Independent Restaurant Association.

Jelynne just completed her first book titled “Restaurant FromScratch.” The book was inspired by her patrons and friends who kept going to her for advice on starting a restaurant. Her book blends instructional how-to’s with advice on personal improvement and empowerment. It clears the excuses that get in our way of pursuing our dream and puts the focus on the resources we have within our reach. Jelynne enjoys giving classes on entrepreneurship. She actively writes about topics on restaurant startups, interviews experts in the trenches of the industry and shares it on her blog.

Jelynne is now working on multiple film projects. The first is on the current construction of two restaurants, both by different owners with opposite approaches. The documentary shows the varying yet similar challenges that someone opening a restaurant will go through. Her second film project is a food and culture travel show on horseback that highlights how people can experience more joy in their lives. Her first horseback trip was through the vineyards and beaches of Bordeaux,France. Her upcoming destination is Turkey in September 2010.

http://blog.litm.com/2010/07/04/lifet ... -as-remarkable-woman.aspx

Posted on: 2010/7/9 10:10
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Re: Items that scream "Jersey City!!"
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A black valice stuffed with monopoly money.

A model for Journal Square redevelopment that was never used.

A brick from either the Majestic Theater or the State Theater both "accidentally" demolished by developers.

Pictures of the mayors who went directly from City Hall to prison.

Recording of the PATH welome.

Mayor Healy's boxer shorts.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 10:09
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Re: Crystal Pointe Rentals?
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So Rachel,

Have you found any fair rentals at the Crystal Palace!

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:55
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State requires a tougher test for high school seniors who flunk High School Proficiency Assessment
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State requires a tougher test for high school seniors who flunk their HSPA tests

Friday, July 09, 2010
By KEN THORBOURNE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

The route to a diploma for thousands of New Jersey seniors who flunk the traditional High School Proficiency Assessment test - including hundreds here in Hudson County - just got harder.

For the first time this year, the state has instituted the Alternate High School Assessment test.


Unlike its predecessor, the Special Review Assessment - which virtually every student passed - the ASHA asks more open-ended math and English questions, has condensed the time-frame for the exam, and is graded by an outside vendor instead of local school officials.

The result: Some 2,900 seniors across the state didn't receive diplomas in June and 1,500 of them have signed up for summer remediation to make the grade.

"We have to tell the world we really do care that kids can read, write and do mathematics when they leave us," state Deputy Education Commissioner Willa Spicer said. "Our point is to make sure we have evidence they can do it."

In Jersey City, where roughly a third of the district's 1,578 seniors failed to pass the HSPA, roughly 100 students had to pass the ASHA test this year in order to graduate.

The two-week ASHA exams were given in January and April, and at this point, the district has 22 students shooting to pass the test during the July 19 to Aug. 6 cycle, school officials said.

Ellen Ruane, associate superintendent for the high school division, said the district remains focused on "finding ways to meet the challenge of graduating all seniors through the HSPA test."

Union City High Principal Dave Wilcomes said the ASHA test, because of the nature of its open-ended questions, discriminates against English language learners.

"If I were to take the HSPA in Spanish, I would probably not pass either," Wilcomes said, noting that about 200 of his school's 628 graduating seniors had to take the ASHA test and 20 still have to take summer classes.

Bayonne High School Principal Richard Baccarella was on vacation and other officials there declined to comment.

Hoboken High Interim Principal Albert J. Joy said none of the school's 151 graduating seniors failed the ASHA test.

The Star-Ledger contributed to this story.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:33
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Lincoln Park Area: Man is stabbed three times on street, but too drunk to give cops more information
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Jersey City man is stabbed three times on street, but too drunk to give cops more information, police say

Friday, July 09, 2010

A Jersey City man was stabbed three times early yesterday morning but was too intoxicated to tell police much about what happened, officials said.

At 1:24 a.m., officers responding to Emory Street and Bergen Avenue found the 26-year-old Oak Street man being treated by emergency medical technicians who then transported him to the Jersey City Medical Center. The officers could not find any witnesses, reports said.

At the hospital, cops were able to speak to the victim, who told them he was standing at Bergen and Gifford avenues when he was attacked, reports said. But the officers said it appeared he was "under the influence of an intoxicating substance and he was unable to give any further information at this time," reports said.

Emergency room doctors said he was stabbed in the left armpit, lower left back and left buttocks, reports said, adding that the wounds did not appear life-threatening.

MICHAELANGELO CONTE

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:30
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Bergen Lafayette: Cops notice 3 men and a stolen Mercedes - find loaded handgun & drugs
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Jersey City cops notice 3 men and a Mercedes and learn the car was stolen in Orange and find loaded handgun and drugs in search, police say

Friday, July 09, 2010
By MICHAELANGELO CONTE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Jersey City police spotted three men hanging around a carjacked Mercedes late Wednesday night and arrested them after finding a gun and suspected marijuana and cocaine, official said yesterday.

At 9:13 p.m., officers at Woodward Street and Bramhall Avenue arrested Tommie A. Pulliam, 19, of East Orange; Cecil A. Crainmoor, 19, of Rahway, and Jamal A. Mainor, 22, of Newark, reports said.


All were charged with receiving stolen property, reports said, adding that Crainmoor was additionally charged with drug possession. Mainor was also charged with resisting arrest and weapons offenses, including possession of a weapon by a felon.

Officers patrolling the area of recent drug crimes, robberies, shootings and assaults spotted Mainor standing in the sunroof of the parked 2005 Mercedes and Crainmoor was lighting what appeared to be a marijuana "blunt" near the open front door, reports said.

As backup arrived, the officers approached the car and Mainor took a gun out of his pocket and tossed it into the backseat of the car before telling police the vehicle, which had been carjacked in Orange earlier that day, belonged to his aunt, reports said.

Mainor tried to leave twice and was tackled and handcuffed during a struggle, reports said. The .380 caliber semiautomatic was found to be loaded and it had a bullet in the chamber, reports said, adding that it was reported stolen in Allentown, Pa.

Two bags of suspected cocaine were found in Crainmoor's right shoe, reports said.

Mainor was in prison from Nov. 2, 2007 to April 28, 2008 and Nov. 10, 2009 to Dec. 20, 2009 for aggravated assault, resisting arrest, hindering apprehension and receiving stolen property, state corrections records say.

Police also found there were warrants for Mainor's arrest out of Union City and Essex County, reports said.

Jersey City Police Director Sam Jefferson said last night that his department is working with Orange police to determine if those arrested were involved in any other carjackings there.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:25
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Re: Man threatens teller, then robs TD Bank at 125 18th St. not far from the Holland Tunnel
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Jersey City's blue-eyed bank robber may be linked to unsuccessful Sussex heist, FBI say
Friday, July 09, 2010

By JOE MOSZCZYNSKI
THE STAR-LEDGER

A man who tried to rob a Sussex County bank last week may be connected to a bank robbery in Jersey City three days earlier, the FBI said yesterday.


The suspect, described as a white man in his mid-20s with red hair, freckles and "bright" blue eyes, tried to rob the Franklin Borough branch of the Chase bank at 3 p.m. June 28. He fled the Route 23 bank in a black car without getting any money.

The man was wearing a black cap and black long-sleeve shirt and was carrying a backpack. He has a thin build and is about 5-foot-8, authorities said.

A man fitting the same general description may be connected to a robbery on June 25 at the TD Bank on 18th Street in Jersey City, where a robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, FBI Special Agent Bryan Travers said.

In both cases, the suspect handed a note to a teller saying he had a gun. No weapon was displayed either time, however, authorities said. In the Jersey City heist, which occurred at 7:20 p.m. on June 25, the suspect threatened to kill the teller, authorities said.

Travers said a reward is being offered in both cases.

"Rewards vary based on the helpfulness of the information and tipster, and the information provided must result in a conviction," he said.

Anyone who has information about the two incidents is asked to call the FBI at (973) 792-3000.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:19
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Re: Gang indicted in teen's 2004 Greenville gun murder
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3 gang members get prison terms for killing Jersey City teenager they mistook for murder target six years ago

Friday, July 09, 2010

Nearly six years after a Jersey City teenager was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity, three gang members were sentenced yesterday to prison terms in federal court for conspiracy to commit murder.

U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler sentenced Matthew "Blood Money" Turner, 29, of Jersey City, and Anthony "Ant" Walker, 28, of Jersey City, to 13 years in prison, and David "D-Brim" Ariste, 28, of East Orange to 10 years in prison.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Walker is a member of the Piru set of the Bloods street gang and an associate of the Fruit Town Brims set of the Bloods. Walker and Ariste are both members of the Fruit Town Brims, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Turner pleaded guilty Aug. 24 to one count of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and a count of conspiracy to commit an assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. Walker pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Ariste pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering.

According to court documents, on July 19, 2004, a non-gang member, identified as "SJ," shot at Walker near the corner of Wilkinson Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City.

Walker, Turner, Ariste and others agreed to retaliate. Turner went to look for SJ, according to court documents, and reported he was on Wilkinson Avenue, and Ariste also went to look for SJ.

Michael Taylor, 17, who authorities believe the gang members mistook for SJ, was shot multiple times on the corner of Wilkinson Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive that night.

A 3-year-old boy and 23-year-old man at a nearby family cookout were wounded by stray shots in the violent attack.

Chesler also sentenced the three men to three years of supervised release. The judge ordered Ariste's sentence to run consecutively with a 68-year sentence he is serving on a gang-related murder in Passaic County.

MELISSA HAYES

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:16
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Jersey City burglar enters from fire escape to take more $4,000 in jewelry from Greenville apartment
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Jersey City burglar enters from fire escape to take more than $4,000 in jewelry from apartment in Greenville

Friday, July 09, 2010
By MICHAELANGELO CONTE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

A burglar got away with more than $4,000 in jewelry after entering a Greenville apartment from a fire escape window some time late Wednesday night or early yesterday morning, officials said.

Police were flagged down near the home of the 28-year-old victim at Garfield Avenue and Brown Place at 12:15 a.m. yesterday and she told them a burglar had taken $200 and $4,050 worth of jewelry, reports said.

The officers found items around the window had been knocked over and there were holes in the screen near the two latches, reports said. The thief apparently left through the front door because the victim said she locked it when she left but found it unlocked upon her return, reports said.

Among the items taken was a white gold necklace with a cross pendant with yellow diamonds, a gold bracelet and a ring, reports said.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to call the Jersey City police tip line at (201) 547-JAIL.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:05
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Re: Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. $300.000.00/year
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Jersey City councilman's e-mail drive calls for state scrutiny of school board vote to retain superintendent

Friday, July 09, 2010
By MELISSA HAYES
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Jersey City Councilman Steven Fulop is leading an effort to overturn the Jersey City Board of Education's vote to extend the contract of Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr.

Within two hours of launching the petition drive Tuesday, more than 500 e-mails had been sent to state Education Commissioner Bret Schundler and the other top officials of Gov. Chris Christie's administration. By Wednesday, over 1,500 had signed on.


The Department of Education took notice.

"The issue currently is under review by the department," DOE spokeswoman Beth Auerswald said Tuesday. "We are aware of the controversy in Jersey City and are reviewing the contract renewal to make sure proper procedures were followed."

At issue is a special meeting held June 22 at which board members voted 6-2-1 to extend Epps' contract for two years. Board Vice President Susan Mack and member Sterling Waterman voted against it. Member Carol Lester abstained.

In the April school board election, Fulop backed Waterman, Lester and member Angel Valentin, who issued a call for a nationwide search for superintendent last month, but later voted to extend Epps' contract.

Fulop said 35 of the district's 40 schools have failed to pass state standardized tests and something must be done.

"Bottom line is that if the Board of Education won't do the right thing, if they won't follow the law, and if they continue to reward failure, then the public, the council and mayor should assert itself," Fulop said.

"This affects taxes, it affects our schools and quality of life. We want to put it on Christie's and Schundler's radar screen," he added.

Epps, who has been superintendent for 10 years, released a statement through spokeswoman Paula Christen saying about the process: "All legal requirements and prerequisites were followed and will continue to be followed."

He declined to comment further on Fulop's petition drive.

Waterman has taken issue with the meeting, saying that the public should have been given 30 days notice.

But district officials, who ran an advertisement publicizing the meeting on June 18, argue that the 30 days notice only applies in cases in which a contract is going to be voted on or altered.

Public hearings will be held before a new contract is approved, district officials said.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:03
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Re: $500 reward to identify thief in Van Vorst Park
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I live on the park as well and just realized recently this was happening. I will keep an eye out.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:02
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Re: Groom-to-be killed in horrific harbor boat crash near Statue of Liberty, boozed-up driver arrested
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Lawyer for boater charged in fatal harbor crash says third boat - a tourist boat - triggered accident

Friday, July 09, 2010

NEW YORK - A defense lawyer says a deadly boat crash near the Statue of Liberty was due to a tourist boat that cut off one of the two boats involved - and wasn't the fault of the boater charged with vehicular manslaughter in the crash.

Richard Aquilone's lawyer said yesterday that Aquilone had to swerve to avoid the tour boat as it neared him last Friday. Attorney Marc Agnofilo says the tour boat's wake then made it hard for Aquilone, of Jersey City, to see a boat anchored nearby.

Aquilone's boat hit the anchored craft, killing 30-year-old Jijo Puthuvamkunnath.

Aquilone has pleaded not guilty to charges that also include running a boat under the influence of alcohol.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 9:00
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Re: Woman slams another woman's head into bar at Downtown J.C. restaurant
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As a former bartender (and maybe current if I can't find something else soon) I have come to realize that all people have an equal chance of causing problems when they drink too much.

I have had to throw out yuppie, frat boy, dipshits as well as thugged-out wannabe gangstas with fairly equal frequency. I am a little guy and I find that if I speak calmly, firmly, and (on one rare occassion) give a quick shot to just under the sternum they usually comply rather quickly.

And it is always over some dumb shit that could have been avoided.

Slamming someone's head into the bar is a pretty effective way to end a fight before it starts though...I am equally appalled and impressed.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 8:59
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Re: $500 reward to identify thief in Van Vorst Park
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any chance they can put cameras in the park? It would help on multiple fronts as I think the late night antics are less than noble...

Posted on: 2010/7/9 8:45
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Re: Volunteers needed for Jersey City Recall
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Count me in as a Ward C signer. I am now forced to ask my bank to adjust my payments so I can keep my head above water.

I bought all my properties before the housing bubble.
I am not heavily leveraged.
The mortgage payments are reasonable

I have had to cut rents to keep my tenants. A couple are paying me sporadically because of under-employment issues. What is killing me are the property taxes and fees (sewer increase of 45% is insane). I am now cash flow negative. I can't wait until 2013 to get new leadership in.

Unless someone is voted in that will support radical action (for example, privatizing the fire department to get out from under the crushing union pensions and salaries) Jersey City will be bankrupt. At some point, taxes will stop being paid and the liens will no longer be bought at auction. Its happened before.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 7:26
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Re: Downtown: Williamsburg's Barcade (Bar Arcade) Coming to Newark Avenue
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I think the problem is that Jersey City is really anti small business.

Take a look at what happened with OX and Atomic Wings.

It took both an exceedingly long time to open due to Jersey City agencies such as Buildings Dept, Licensing Dept, Fire Dept, etc etc. OX never recovered and eventually had to close. Even Skinners Loft took FOREVER to open.

In the case of Atomic Wings, I think the thread on here was ongoing for over two years before this place opened up. They were about to open then the JC Fire Department made them poor thousands into a new sprinkler system - even for the Palace Drugs place adjacent to it.

I keep hearing that unless you have brown envelopes stuffed with CASH to bribe officials, they will make the process of opening up any establishment here in JC a living hell with bureaucratic red-tape and enforcement of ancient ordinances. And every city agency wants part of this action.

Why aren't there any "official" gay bars in Jersey City? Because apparently JC still has an anti gay ordinance on the books. Even star bar (which caters to this clientele) calls itself a "Craft Beer" bar...

If Jersey City wants to really make a restaurant row, they need to get business friendly and get rid of the corruption and BS regulations and ordinances that make it almost impossible to open... and succeed as an establishment.

Didn't at one point the Building Dept got shutdown because the corruption was so bad? Well, its still happening and every dept should be investigated.

FG

Posted on: 2010/7/9 6:45
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Re: Downtown: Williamsburg's Barcade (Bar Arcade) Coming to Newark Avenue
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Good point, I can see why the 750 foot law exists especially in a place like jersey city - there are certain types of bars that attract dangerous people that we want to keep out of the community. There are a number of bars that attract people who seem to live a dangerous lifestyle - stray bullets, etc - why aren't they shut down like YESTERDAY.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 3:09
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Re: Garbage on the ground and sidewalks everywhere
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I'm just soooo glad to see that i'm not the only one baffled and angered by the garbage. To the guy who asked if you're supposed to hold your trash til you get to where you're going? UH YEAH!!!!! You bought a snack, you carried it to the light rail, you ate it, you hold your crap til you see a trash can! Thats how it works! Its not like i'm asking you to hang on to a tissue i just sneezed in.... i'm freaking asking you to hold the waste that YOU created when you CHOSE to purchase a consumable item and YOU CONSUMED IT!!!! The second you lay your money down on any product that product becomes yours... you take responsibility for it, not me, no one but you.

I live near Lincoln Park and I've never noticed any shortage of trash cans, even in the park. Its just disrespectful, lazy, irresponsible morons! I saw a guy just the other day on West Side Ave. walk past 2 trash cans while holding and empty juice bottle then he threw it on the ground right as he walked into his front door. (where in theory there is also a garbage can)

The other issue I've noticed is on trash pick-up nights the garbage men spill half the trash on the ground and leave it. As if once it hits the ground it is no longer their job. On our street there is way more trash after the trash collectors do their "jobs."

Of all the places I've lived, this is the filthiest! Even the hillbilly trailer park dwellers in SC take more pride in their homes and communities. I think they clean their property more often than they clean themselves!

Posted on: 2010/7/9 0:56
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Re: Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. $300.000.00/year
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I just want to make sure I have this right, because I'm new to the state...

The gov wants to enforce budget cuts in education, inner city schools are not air conditioned, teachers still haven't seen the raises that were put into place in December (mind you, teacher provide most classroom supplies out of pocket because budget already doesn't cover), there aren't enough books to go around, there are 1st graders repeating classes for the third time..... and so on and so on.... This jerk is getting a raise!?!?!?! He should have been sitting with the teachers and students in the hot un-airconditioned summer school classes this week!

Posted on: 2010/7/9 0:20
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