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Re: The Postal Carrier keeps leaving our front door unlocked
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We have had some incidences where the mail is strewn on the ottomon instead of the mail boxes recently too. And yesterday I saw our post guy, no uniform, loose mail, on a bike, no postal bag, enter our place with the key, obviously read the note asking to lock the door and still did not lock the door. I went out right after to see if the door was locked and nope.

He's not our normal guy - we've been getting several new ones, one girl who is ALWAYS on her cell phone, then this new guy. I don't want them to do more than their job, but just DO the job. That's it. Hands down. Is that too much to ask?

That's why they are doing that job and not a more intellectual job requiring brains. Unfortunately we depend on them. Perhaps if we go paperless then our problem is solved.


Hey! That is so rude!!! My mail carrier on Varick was great and smart and professional and my current mail carrier in the heights is excellent. The problems usually arise when they go on vacation. GOD. Being a postal carrier is a tough freaking job... rain, snow, heat, dogs, freaks, and weirdos.

Posted on: 2009/3/26 17:24
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Re: Hudson undocumented immigrant day laborers find it tougher to find any kind of job ($80-100 per day)
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Stop enabling. They should go back to where they came - drains on society - even when they can earn a living, they're not paying taxes but taking every free service state and federal governments offer.

And everybody's gotta be so friggin politically correct. When did ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT become "undocumented immigrant day laborer"!? Rediculous.


Why don't you get angry at the people who HIRE them? Aren't they the real problem??? Getting tons of labor for cheap. Not having to follow the rules. Not paying taxes, etc. The contractors who hire these guys are the problem.

Posted on: 2009/3/16 21:24
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Re: Dog Poop on Magnolia Ave.
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I recently moved to Magnolia Ave in the Island/hilltop part of JSQ. The neighborhood seems nice, people seem polite and the houses on magnolia seem well kept. The problem is the dog sh*t . Although I sometimes find dog sh*t everywhere around here, 1 1/2 blocks from my house, and on my route to the path, there is a block that it is just an obstacle course. It is the most disgusting thing I ve ever seen. Does anyone know whats going on and how long this has been happening?


I moved to the Heights in the summer and I feel the exact same way about my neighborhood... nice houses, polite people, and dog crap everywhere. I lived downtown for 3 years and thought the poop was bad there.. but seriously, it's a million times worse up here. I decided it's just what people do.. they let their dogs out to crap and leave it behind. It's just the way it is.

I saw a couple fresh loads today that were so humongous, I could not believe they were left there.

Posted on: 2009/3/7 1:46
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Re: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF DAYS GONE BY
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Well, it is sad for me to see the number of adults in their 50s and 60s who are battling cancer, heart disease and diabetes. We young mothers want different for our kids. I really don't want to spend my golden years in the hospital.

So, while you may think we are ninnies for worrying about silly stuff like asbestos and lead poisoning, we have good reason.

Posted on: 2009/2/26 15:38
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Re: Journal Square/Heights boarder: Nab burglary suspect exiting car
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Is it me, or does it seem like the JCPD have an excellent response time lately?

Posted on: 2009/2/24 14:06
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Re: Pushed Around? JCPD and Manners
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"You are lacking etiquette."
Them's fightin words where I come from. The usual retort is something like " and YOU sir, are a sniveling pantywaist, of questionable ancestry I might add." This is usually followed up with a slap across the face with a glove. Then it gets really ugly.



bwa ha ha

oh how you crack me up sometimes

Posted on: 2009/2/20 18:19
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Re: Officials say 2 arrested on PATH tracks near Jornal Square may be part of global graffiti ring
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I'm so glad they got busted in New Jersey! Ha! They can't even be cool and say they got nabbed in NYC. So corny. Global Graffiti ring = entitled brats.

Posted on: 2009/2/20 14:22
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Re: Bad Meats at A&P?
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I'll start shopping in the Shoprite Hoboken butcher shop then. I am interested to know where I can get good meats local without having to drive all the way to edgewater and shopping at "Whole PayCheck", oops, I mean Whole Foods.


Actually, I was at the Hoboken Shoprite yesterday. I needed to buy ground beef. It was all dated to go bad the same day... but it was really bright red looking and fresh so I thought. When I got it home, I realized the inside meat was brown... not bad, but brown. So it made me think that they wrapped the old meat in some fresher stuff. I don't know. And the package said 85/15... but it definitely was sooooooo greasy and fatty I doubt that was accurate.

So, honestly, I don't think it's a better option or it depends what you get.

Posted on: 2009/2/19 16:29
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Re: Unleashed Mastiffs Attack JC Man Downtown this Morning
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Yesterday I was in Riverview park in the Heights with my son who is a toddler. We were walking over to the playground when I noticed a large, muscular dog (possibly a pitbull or a pitbull mix, I am not sure) off it's leash about 50 yards away from us. The dog's owner was engaged in a cell phone conversation and not paying attention to the dog or to us. I motioned to the guy and asked him if he could put his dog on the leash (which was in his hand). He didn't stop his conversation, rather he just gave me like a half nod and called to his dog and start to kind of walk away but still not put his dog on the leash. I grabbed my son by the hand and back tracked away from them, the whole time keeping my eye on the dog until we made it to the playground where I could shut the gate.

I really hated this feeling. If this dog came running at us, I don't know what I would I have done... we would have stood no chance against it. What could I have done differently? I was afraid to start an argument with the guy since his dog was off leash and maybe would have perceived me as a threat. Should I have called the cops? I don't know.

Nothing happened and nothing probably would have happened, but you never know.

Posted on: 2009/1/24 17:37
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Re: Jersey City mayor releases Christmas music CD
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He is the gift that keeps on giving...

Posted on: 2008/12/20 14:54
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Re: Any thoughts? Most of California's Black & Latino Voters Backed Gay Marriage Ban
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My opinion is that us straight people who support gay marriage have not done enough to help our gay friends and family members win this battle. Me, personally, I believe they have the right to get married just like I did, but I have been sort of complacent about it... yay if they get it, but not paying enough attention to it if they don't. I think many of us are feeling the same way, until we really think long and hard about it and realize that our gay friends and family members are treated so unfairly in this regard.

So, I am beginning to ask my friends more and more "what can i do to help out?"

Posted on: 2008/11/7 16:35
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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Ok I might get creamed for this, but my biggest pet peave is when Im dog tired after a long day and I cant find a seat cause suzie q. citizen has brought her 5 babies aboard and they have taken all the seats. I love kids...I should since I have a few and a grandson, but this is a pet peave of mine.

Also I saw teddy the other day. OmG. He looked terrible. He had his hair long under a dirty cap, dirty sneakers, an oil stained paper bag and he was asking for money for food. He's really taken a turn for the worse. :(


Really? Children sitting is a pet peeve? That's kind of crazy. I'm the opposite. I am way more upset when I see children standing and it's totally dangerous yet the people sitting don't offer their sits to them. And seriously, I RARELY see as many as five kids with one woman these days unless it's a school trip or daycare... how often does this happen to you that it's a pet peeve?

Posted on: 2008/7/25 22:35
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Re: Does the Jersey City Neighborhood North of 14th Street Have a Name?
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I thought it was referred to as A-Ho or Almost Hoboken.

Posted on: 2008/7/13 19:45
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Re: Fire Escape Laws in Jersey City
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My stepson likes to do the same thing. I talked to my upstairs neighbor about it, and since he is a friend of ours, he said he doesn't mind at all. I don't let him go all of the way on top of the roof, but he is allowed to climb up to the top fire escape and chill. I also saw my next door neighbor sunny himself on his fire escape one day. Personally, I think it's fine.

They just have to climb carefully. It's no worse than climbing a tall tree, IMHO.

Posted on: 2008/7/5 19:06
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Re: Where are all the BJ shopping carts coming from?
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As mentioned by other JCListers previously, other large retailers across the city -- such as the Old Colony Square Pathmark -- use waist-high barriers to keep the bulk of their shopping carts on site.

Let's make it a law!


I actually really hate those barriers at PathMark and I feel they cause a bunch of other problems. First, if people come out of the store with a large order, they have no choice but to leave their fully-loaded carts unattended while they go get their cars to drive up and load. Second, when they drive up and load, they create dangerous congestion at the front of the store and in the parking lot. Third, a lot of baby strollers do not fit through those barriers and you are forced to walk through the congestion of cars at the curb until you can find that one opening where you can fit.

I think the carts with the wheel-lock system are the best. People need to be able to get to their cars with the carts.

Posted on: 2008/7/1 20:56
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Re: Bright St Btwn Jersey & Monmouth
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I should add that in addition to the negatives there are positives living next to a school.

1. The security cameras have, I believe, improved the safety. Before the school, that area was one of the worst in downtown.

2. When the kids go to and get off school, there are police and crossing guards everywhere so I have not seen vandalism or any of the things I thought would happen. And they go in and out of the school pretty quickly, so you only hear them goofing around briefly. If you like kids, it can be a pleasant sound.

3. When you have a concern, the city seems to respond pretty quickly when you say it's right next to the school (i.e. kids will be hurt, someone will get in trouble if they don't do something about it.) I've heard of two useful pieces of legislation regarding schools, though I have no idea how well executed: pedophiles cannot live near a school and the air/water quality around/in a school are supposed to be tested. Unfortunately, PS 3 was tested to have lead in the water, so what does that say about our water? PS 3 is new and presumably have new pipes.


As for the area, though a long way off, the colony strip mall there is supposed to spruced up, starting with the Bates Project (on Bates St/Grand).

So, the area is fine. I'd worry about the flooding though.


I live around the corner on Varick and I daily have kids hanging out on my stoop, but those are the older, middle school kids. Sometimes, I will have school employees taking their smoke breaks there as well. If you work during the day and aren't at home you probably won't have any issues with the school.

As far as Pathmark goes, it has served my family and I very well. They are very good for things like cereal, milk, and packaged stuff or diapers and toilet paper. There also is a pharmacy inside that seems to function quite well. Also, at the shopping center is a Hollywood video which we rent the occasional new release from. The staff there is sweet and tries really hard to be helpful. And, ya know, the liquor store is functional as well. It doesn't carry organic beer or anything but they can fill your basic needs and hey, it's right outside your house. In terms of safety, I have never ever had a problem at this shopping center and I go there often.

The intersection at Monmouth and Bright can be a little hairy sometimes but it's not much different than the rest of downtown.

Posted on: 2008/6/28 21:40
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Re: Abbey's Pub
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I went there ONCE and yes I experienced a shouting match between a woman and some humongous dude over a seat. They were obviously drunk. And yes, I witnessed the tiny female bartender try to calm them down and keep everyone happy. I felt worried for her and I kept a look to make sure she was ok but I agree that perhaps a bouncer is in order, but maybe I think all bars need that. I'm not sure. Alcohol can make some people wacky.

Posted on: 2008/6/15 0:19
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Re: Heights Bar: Drunk & Robbed Near Home
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3:20am and you don't realize 7 people are following you? They set themselves up by being plain irresponsible.


So they deserved it? I was 19 once and I did some really stupid things, including under-aged drinking. I didn't know many 19 year olds who didn't drink. And, when you are drunk, you aren't as aware of your surroundings. At least they weren't driving.

Does a drunk woman walking alone late at night deserve to be sexually assualted? Crime is crime and the people who are at fault are the ones who committed the crime.

Posted on: 2008/6/3 2:33
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Re: An Open Letter to You, My PATH Nemesis
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riding home late tonight, my friends and I sat down, and five guys stood in front of us. they were together, chatting.

the train started moving, and as soon as that crowd raised their arms to hold on, the rest of us nearly choked to death.

worst. b-o. ever. times five. pouring forth from the row of armpits like radiation from chernobyl.

question: has anyone ever asked someone to put his arm down, for the health and happiness of his fellow passengers? is there a polite way to do this?

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A friend of mine is a gardener and was returning home on the subway after a long day of working in the sun. He was standing and holding on to the bar above him. The woman who was standing next to him turned and said in an angry tone "You stink."

I guess that's the only way to do it. If you're gonna say something, you just gotta come out with it. Me, personally, I just move away from stinky people, unless I happen to live with them... then I say something.

Posted on: 2008/6/1 3:49
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Re: Raw Sewage Stench in Paulus Hook
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The stench is back. We had a few days off, but it has returned. I moved to this area in February and only started noticing a sewage smell last week. For those of you who have lived near the Paulus Hook or Liberty Harbor area for at least one year, is this a normal occurrence? It is nauseating to say the least.



Yes, this is a normal occurrence in the spring/summer, however, this past week or so has been particularly brutal. Last night I smelled it so strongly in the center of my house, I almost called the police non-emergency number because I thought something was terribly wrong.

This is why some people call this place Jersey Shitty (that and all the dog doo).

Posted on: 2008/5/30 12:32
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Re: Day Care - Downtown
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Hi
I'm looking for part time day care (1 or 2 days a week) for my 1 year old twins and I can't seem to find anywhere to take them. The River School will do 2 days , but as you know has a 1 year wait list. I'm waiting for Baby Galileo to call me back, Growing Trees don't do part time... anyone got any advice, suggestions. fyi I want part time as we are getting a nanny, but want to give her a break for a day or 2 a week, plus the kids love to socialize with other children and enjoy the occassional day that I put them in daycare.

Please help....

Thx v much


Hey,

The only thing I can think of that may work would be the drop-off program at Grace Church. It is for a few hours in the morning but may be worth to a.) give your nanny a break and b.) allow your kids to socialize with other children. I've personally never done it myself but I would do it if I needed to.

http://www.gracevanvorst.org/children_youth

Posted on: 2008/4/30 17:13
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Re: hitchhiking through Holland Tunnel? has anyone done it?
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Just think of the walk as your daily exercise... it is good for you and will be nicer once the weather changes.

I would not risk hitchhiking... no way, no how.

Posted on: 2008/1/26 20:47
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Re: Jersey Journal & Star Ledger: BIG FEATURES ON CRIME & LOCATIONS -- SEE LINKS
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Wow, the "creepy and dangerous" Pathmark didn't even make the top ten, while the Shop Rite is #6.

interesting....

Posted on: 2007/10/15 18:42
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Re: Downtown: \'All-girl\' wolfpack robbery
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I think the folks here were joking more about the wording of the article than about the incident itself.

Posted on: 2007/10/1 4:29
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Re: Post your Pimp Sightings Here
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I see the pimp all the time around Varick and Bright. AND I've said
"hi" to him a few times and he returns it with an extended "hellooooo" and then gives me a look like he's interested in more than just neighborly hellos. I swear. He is a player! And, if you look closely, you can tell that he's old enough to be a grandpa but he thinks he's the bomb diggity.

BTW, I don't think he's a REAL pimp. Just a super fly daddy.

Posted on: 2007/9/27 12:22
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Re: Healy: Wolf pack collared
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I know this is going to sound funny, but I apologize to both Kitten and Jangie. You're right, I've been unreasonably condescending and insulting and it was uncalled for.


Thanks JSalt. That was very kind.

Kitten

Posted on: 2007/9/21 3:02
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Re: Healy: Wolf pack collared
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Wow, thank the lord I have people like nikkiinnj and JSalt to patronize me and my 'cute' mindset. I don't know what I'd ever do otherwise.

Getting 1 wolfpack is a whole lot better than getting none, right? Or is my math wrong? Surely we're at least a little bit better off now? If I'm naive for that, so be it. Maybe I need to live here a bit more to pick up that Jersey City cynicism.

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Oh Jangie. That is just too cute.

There's not just 1 wolfpack running around causing all of this crime. And many of the descriptions involved more than 4 kids...

So basically this is for show

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Huh, guess I walked right by that thing on my way back from lunch. Good to hear that stuff's getting done; I don't care whether it's with politician help or no, this kind of thing helps out. The press conferences I could do without, but whatever.


Yes Jangie. There are some very superior posters on this forum who patronize other posters for complaints and concerns about everyday life in JC with statements such as "deal with it." only to start their own thread a week later complaining about noisey motorcycles. It's only legitimate when it happens to them.

Posted on: 2007/9/19 20:50
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Re: JCPD BLACK & BLUEHe called cops - they beat, cuffed him
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All I ask for is a comma, a period, and the ocassional carriage return.

Need a beer, I'll be back in 2 and 2.


LMAO

Posted on: 2007/9/5 19:07
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Re: MANZO: SEND IN GUARD -- Not solution to gangs, Healy says
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Totaly not nessasary.More rec.programs is what is needed.We used to have the best all around rec programs in the county. Other towns were always scared to play in our league.
Give the kids something to do, very simple.


My stepson is twelve and he's been asking for the past year if he can get a job and earn money. We keep telling him he's too young and if he helps around the house, we'll pay him. He said he'd rather add to our overall income (not those words exactly). There is cool stuff out there he wants to buy badly... video games, electronics, clothes, hats, shoes, etc. but wants to earn it himself.

Maybe if the legal working age was younger, kids would have something to do and earn some green while they're at it. Better than spending all of Saturday and Sunday playing video games.

I know this is a complicated issue, but maybe offering teens something of value to do could be part of the solution.

Posted on: 2007/8/29 14:05
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Re: JCPD BLACK & BLUEHe called cops - they beat, cuffed him
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Not entirely dissimilar from what happened in the Sean Bell case, no?


Similar to Sean Bell?!!!

Not to undermine what happened to this guy Matt, but Sean Bell is dead... blown away! How many shots fired?

Posted on: 2007/8/24 16:56
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