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Re: Unwanted cigar and cigarette smoke fills up apartment
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Here is an update to my story:
Management is willing to let me off my lease. Apparently, it’s much easier to do that, than to enforce the terms of the lease with the smoker. It takes a long time to evict someone, so they would rather pass the buck to another tenant.
I really don’t want to move again. It was expensive to move and really exhausting. The management is supposed to send letters to the smoker family (2 adults + 2 adult children living in 2 bdrm apt) regarding the smoking and the excessive noise (loud, continuous swearing and yelling and feet stomping during Sunday football games).
We will see if this family can be courteous to their neighbors.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 16:58
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Re: Am I wrong about Managing Agent's role in condo?
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really... perhaps just pm this poster, instead of putting your ad up twice!!! if they havent contacted you, then they dont want to.


LOL. Actually, thanks everyone for the suggestions. We have formed a committee to look into this, and will be "interviewing" potential managing companies soon. Keep additional referrals coming, though. Thanks!

Posted on: 2011/10/17 16:44
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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Overall I am big fan of the idea... I think anything to encourage reduced use of cars around town is smart and lends to attracting people from across the river. I think it would be ideal to have a biking 'beltway' around jersey that could provide access to downtown, the heights, etc.

On a side note... I think this should be done in conjunction with an overall transportation plan. I cant tell you how many times I see pass through drivers significantly exceeding the speed limit, making it unsafe for everyone. In conjunction with bike lanes, key roads should get speed bumps.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 16:40
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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YES! Jersey City needs bike lanes, those of us with bikes certainly deserve bike lanes! For health and recreation, I often take mine down to Hoboken and ride around, and having a dedicated bike lane makes all the difference in the world.

The mapped bike routes in JC are a waste of money, as they provide no real benefit for bicyclists. A bike lane provides that extra space for the bicyclist and a visual cue for the automobile driver, that enables a safer sharing of the road. Jersey City drivers - like NYC drivers and Hoboken drivers - are not now NOR WILL THEY EVER BE respectful or concientious of pedestrians, bicycles, other drivers, or pets, the safeguards and laws have to be put into place.

This is something the city government must take initiative on, much like DOT Commissioner Sadik-Kahn in NYC, to provide this much needed amenity, or JC will continue to lag behind as a 3rd rate urban living experience.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 16:34
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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Absolutely - I'd also like to see a bike lane in the Holland tunnel somehow.
Most major cities in the world have bike lanes - NY and NJ are way behind

Posted on: 2011/10/17 16:27
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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Jersey City isn't ready for bike lanes. We certainly have plenty of space for them, and I consider them to be a good thing, and an indicator of a healthy society. Nevertheless, until the average driver in Jersey City becomes more respectful and conscientious of pedestrians and bicyclists, bike lanes are going to lead to more accidents because they tacitly encourage bicyclists to let their guard down.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 15:39
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10 Candidates for 2 At-Large Seats Face Off at Heights Forum
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Ten Candidates for Two At-Large Seats Face Off at Heights Forum
By Chris Neidenberg • Oct 17th, 2011

Last Thursday’s PS 28 forum among 10 candidates seeking to serve the remaining 18 months of two At-Large City Council seats was conducted in a friendly atmosphere among participants with the fireworks being reserved before its start; police ejected one candidate from the dais for allegedly not responding to an invite by a deadline.

Seated on stage before a crowd of about 100 in the school’s large auditorium were: Richard Boggiano, Ihor Ed Ciolko, Rolando Lavarro, Patrick Leonard, Dan Levin, Juanita Lopez, Suzanne Mack, Omar Perez, Imtiaz Syed and former councilman Jamie Vazquez.

Adele Rohena showed up, but, after much resistance, a policewoman booted her from the dais under threat of arrest.

Organizers said she was required to respond to an official invitation that was sent by regular mail and email.

Another candidate, Brian Lane, also sought late inclusion, but, unlike Rohena, accepted his rejection. Ward F Councilwoman Viola Richardson, seeking to move over to an interim at-large seat, responded in time but was kept home by illness.

Those apparently declining participation were incumbents Kaliah Ahmad and Ray Velasquez, along with Melissa Patrick Clark and Nabil Youssef. Seventeen candidates are seeking positions vacated by Willie Flood (illness) and Mariano Vega (resigned after pleading guilty to corruption charges). The council temporarily appointed Ahmad and Velasquez. The victors will immediately take oaths to complete two three-year terms.

Read the rest at Jersey City Independent
http://www.jerseycityindependent.com/ ... ace-off-at-heights-forum/

Posted on: 2011/10/17 15:02
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Re: Sightseeing Helicopter Crashes: Woman On Birthday Tour Dies in River
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If it was a commuter service that had that many accidents, and people who lived in NY/NJ were the ones dying, there would be much more outrage at this.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 13:47
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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I ride my bike around town a lot, i think on certain streets we could use bicycle lanes but its not necessarily needed. I think when it comes down to the cost involved we can do without. Maybe one along Columbus but is it worth it to sacrifice parking?

Posted on: 2011/10/17 13:32
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BIKE LANES in Jersey City
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should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?

Posted on: 2011/10/17 13:20

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Re: Downtown: Hair Color Referral?
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A friend and I went to Shampoo again on Saturday. Single process was $70 and single process with a blowdry was $90.

Both very happy with the color and the experience overall. I think this is going to be my go-to rather than going into the Village.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 12:50
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Re: Downtown: Hair Color Referral?
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Who Knew?- Mario at Creative hair salon in Bayonne
Was travelling to Montclair and paying $$$$!
Mario is great - he always does consult first-never overlaps clients- this place really is a "best kept secret.Hair Color Referral

Posted on: 2011/10/17 12:26
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Re: Favorite Portuguese restaurant for dinner in Newark?
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My favorite is Iberia, about a 2 minute walk from the Newark PATH. Great rodizio and the mariscada is really good too. There are two locations; I slightly prefer the Iberia Peninsula over the Iberia Tavern, but they are supposedly identical in terms of food. The inside decor in the Peninsula is nicer than the Tavern though.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 11:55
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Re: Unwanted cigar and cigarette smoke fills up apartment
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This link has great suggestions for clarifying what you want (for example, is your goal to have the neighbor close his windows when he smokes, smoke cigarettes but not cigars, or not smoke in his apartment at all) and then taking action: http://www.wvsmokefreehousing.com/myf ... enants/smokernextdoor.pdf

I think one of the most important sections is about educating your management company. They may not be aware of two factors in your favor:

1) It is perfectly legal for NJ landlords to prohibit smoking in the building (although the prohibition would have to be added to your neighbor's existing lease upon renewal) and

2) Secondhand smoke probably violates the warrant of habitability or quiet enjoyment of your home (which would entitle you to withhold rent and potentially even claim damages).

I'm not suggesting AT ALL that you actually do withhold rent or take legal action, but I think it would be helpful to research your rights and calmly present information that will help to get management on your side. (You want them to understand that this is their problem as much as yours. You also want them to appreciate that you're willing to work with them, so they have an interest in keeping you in the apartment and not risking you moving out and a new tenant being much less tolerant and more litigious.)

If this were my apartment, I would absolutely require management to either ensure that my apartment isn't full of secondhand smoke or allow me to break my lease with no penalty and move.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 10:27
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Re: Hoboken Taxis - How much?
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It's a $5 flat fare anywhere in Hoboken for up to 4 people traveling together, which is a pretty good deal if you're going to the other end of town.

Just keep in mind that Hoboken cabs are notorious for forcing you to share with 1 or more other riders - which means if you're dropped off last it can take a while to get uptown.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 10:00
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Re: Motorists no longer able to access Pulaski Skyway from Tonnelle Circle area
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Quote:

tern wrote:

Does anyone have a map of how the roads are laid out there now?

Robin.


From the Journal -- click to enlarge:

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The red-shaded portion of Routes 1&9 south, the ramp onto the Pulaski Skyway, will be closed for up to a year starting tonight.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 9:18
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Re: Greenville: Man attacked, punched and assaulted, loses mountain bike to 5 men
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Jersey City man shot while riding mountain bike

Monday, October 17, 2011, 3:00 AM
By Ken Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal

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JERSEY CITY police investigate the scene at Ocean Avenue near Bayview Avenue after a man on a mountain bike was shot.

OCEAN AVENUE

A 54-year-old Jersey City man riding a mountain bike was shot behind the left ear Saturday night and taken to an area hospital in critical condition, according to police reports.

The Bayview Avenue man was also charged with unlawful possession of a handgun after he told police that an unloaded .22 -caliber pistol lying near the bloody scene at Ocean Avenue near Bayview Avenue was his, reports said.

A group of 10 to 12 people were standing on the sidewalk when the shooting occurred at around 10 p.m., reports said.

Pointing north on Ocean Avenue, a woman in the group approached officers yelling “he was shot,” according to reports.

The victim then walked up to the officers and said “They shot me in the head. I was riding my bike and they shot me,” reports said.

When the officers asked if he was shot with the silver pistol that was lying in the street, the victim responded, “No, that’s my gun for protection,” reports said.

No shells were recovered at the scene. The victim’s condition could not be updated last night.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Jersey City Police Department’s confidential tip line at (201) 547-JAIL.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 9:01
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Sen. Sandra Cunningham weighing run for mayor
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Sen. Cunningham weighing run for Jersey City mayor

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 11:44 AM
By The Jersey Journal

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State Sen. Sandra Cunningham, left, is weighing a run for mayor of Jersey City, according to The Auditor column in today's Star-Ledger.

State Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham has been meeting with influential politicians and consultants in recent weeks to gauge their support for a potential run for mayor of Jersey City in 2013, according to The Auditor column in today's Star-Ledger.

The widow of former Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham who died in office in 2004, Cunningham has long flirted with the idea of running for mayor but has now begun assembling a campaign team, according to the column.

An announcement early next year on her part could stem the tide of endorsements and campaign contributions flowing to Downtown Councilman Steven Fulop who has already announced that he's running.

Hurt by the Operation Bid Rig III sting -- which counted among its bribery convictions former Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini -- Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy hasn't said if he's running for re-election.

Cunningham, meanwhile, isn't making the rounds by herself. She is calling upon the powerbrokers with attorney Elnardo J. Webster in tow. Webster is a close ally of Newark Mayor Cory Booker and his presence could be a sign the Jersey City state senator would snag the endorsement of the well-known Newark mayor

Posted on: 2011/10/17 8:56
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Insect fogger (bug bomb) causes explosion; 12 responding firefighters sickened by the fumes
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Insect bomb explodes; 12 responding Jersey City firefighters sickened by the fumes

Published: Monday, October 17, 2011, 3:03 AM
By Ken Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal

Twelve Jersey City firefighters were rushed to the hospital yesterday morning suffering from respiratory distress after responding to an explosion caused by an insect fogger, officials said.

The firefighters were all taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for observation after inhaling the concentrated bug spray, Fire Director Armando Roman said.

The incident has spurred Roman to consider a public safety compaign to highlight the hazards of the insect-killing devices.

The firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion inside a first floor apartment at 129 Magnolia Ave. at 10:19 a.m.

No one was home and firefighters forced entry. They were immediately sickened by the fumes, he said.

The vapors from insect bombs are heavier than air and highly flammable. Roman said people forget to shut off the pilot lights on their stoves when they use them, Roman said.

“The instructions on the back of those cans are microscopic so people don’t read them,” Roman said. “I am going to start a public education campaign on this issue .... These manufacturers need to put bigger warnings.”

All 12 firefighters were released from the hospital yesterday and there were no other injuries at the five-story brick building, Roman said.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 8:46
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Re: Unwanted cigar and cigarette smoke fills up apartment
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Re: Unwanted cigar and cigarette smoke fills up apartment
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Posted on: 2011/10/17 7:52
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Re: Unwanted cigar and cigarette smoke fills up apartment
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I think there is a point or two on this post, that isn't subject to law, but probably should be. I'm an ex-smoker, but I respect people's right to smoke so long as they are not damaging other people's health.

Second-hand smoke has been proven to cause health issues. Whether you think that banning smoking in public parks is a good or bad idea (as in NYC), most smokers wouldn't find such a ban unreasonable.

Similarly within condo/apartment blocks. I think people have the right to open their windows without having their rooms fill up with their neighbors smoke.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 7:19
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Re: Greenville: Man attacked, punched and assaulted, loses mountain bike to 5 men
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Asif wrote:
Why assume? We all do it...but sometimes we really should pause. We should be more concerned with the FACT that someone was a victim of a crime. I am known to walk late at night to either go to the park or grab coffee....so who knows what people would assume about me...even though i am doing nothing wrong.


+1

The guy was equally likely to be returning from work (bar, restaurant) or out getting some late night groceries. Place and time doesn't make it any less of a crime.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 7:04
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Re: Motorists no longer able to access Pulaski Skyway from Tonnelle Circle area
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What a clusterf%%k. They could have simply put up some traffic dividers on the on ramp from 1-9 to the Pulaski, that way the on-traffic could merge to the right lane, the regular traffic could stay left.

But no. They decided to force traffic through an already crowded 1-9 truck route that gets backed up most of the time, and gets closed with flooding during light rain and bridge openings.

Genius.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 6:56
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Re: Greenville: Man attacked, punched and assaulted, loses mountain bike to 5 men
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Why assume? We all do it...but sometimes we really should pause. We should be more concerned with the FACT that someone was a victim of a crime. I am known to walk late at night to either go to the park or grab coffee....so who knows what people would assume about me...even though i am doing nothing wrong.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 6:48
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Re: Greenville: Man attacked, punched and assaulted, loses mountain bike to 5 men
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Someone engaged in illicit activities likely wouldn't have broken the "don't snitch" code, and dealt with the matter themselves.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 6:37
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Re: Forum
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Don't get me wrong i think this is an amazing site. And am sure it will get better with time. Heck, i would luv to build a site for the town i live in. I just don't have the money to take classes...and people say you can learn on your own...but i need some direction to get going. Sigh.
Kudos to Webmaster.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 3:35
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Re: November 8th, Special Election Issues
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Re: Greenville: Man attacked, punched and assaulted, loses mountain bike to 5 men
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@fat-ass - Well, I guess the gang beat-down was OK then, right?

Posted on: 2011/10/16 22:19
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Re: Motorists no longer able to access Pulaski Skyway from Tonnelle Circle area
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holy crap is that area a confusing maze right now. My plan for taking the bike out to the Columbia trail turned into something out of the Twilight Zone. I finally decided that there was no way to get to the Skyway.. ended up taking JFK to 1&9 truck route to get to 78.

I hope this construction project gets finished soon....

Posted on: 2011/10/16 21:29
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