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Re: Motocycle gang rally in Downtown JC Tuesday Night...
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The bikes.... they weren't choppers. Like those sporty bikes. They looked like... shall I say... expensive!

Posted on: 2006/5/31 23:06
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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What? These guys are still alive?

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i heard that 50cent lives in the sugar house/hill lofts (can't remember what it's called) ... oh and doesn't the Indian of The Village people live here as well?


did you mean shyamalan? where'd you get that?

Posted on: 2006/5/31 20:56
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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I saw the trucks Newark Street on Hoboken, but not the filming.


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It's not in JC but did anyone see Scarlett Johanson in Hoboken Path Station today? They're filming "The Nanny Diaries."

Posted on: 2006/5/31 20:36
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Re: Join Team Vas
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Welcome back. This question was answered on another thread, "Election coming up....time for new leadership":

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One slot is to fill the vacancy of Menendez, but I believe that will only take effect in November.

One is for the regular two year term.

There is no distinction between the two on the ballot. However, Sires is running uncontested for the two month term. Whichever row has both Vas and Sires is the election for the full two year term.

Vas claims that he was somehow tricked by Corzine into thinking that there wasn't a special election. Frankly, if you are running for that seat, you make sure you have all your ducks and a row and get on the ballot in all spots.

It was an inexplicable blunder in what has otherwise been a pretty aggressive campaign by Vas.

It was mentioned that one option could be to write-in a vote for Vas on line 3.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 19:54
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Re: Join Team Vas
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Hey all-

I recently moved back to the area, and I got my sample ballot for this primary in the mail. So can anyone tell me why Sires' name is on the ballot twice, and Vas' only once?

Any insights appreciated.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 19:41
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Re: Join Team Vas
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wha? As opposed to representing the Republican wing of the Democratic Party?


When someone claims to represent "the democratic wing of the democratic party" that's a code word for "I am almost totally unelectable, and if I do somehow manage to get elected, I will be absolutely marginalized and innefectual"

Think "Niel Kinnock"


Maybe if Joe Vas were running for President, but he's not. He's running for the Democratic nomination in a district which is about as slam dunk Democratic as you can get. There were some thoughts in the 80s that it could go Republican, but it never happened. That is, of course, one reason (if not the only reason) that Sires switched parties.



Great, so the looney wing of the democratic party has Jersey City in its pocket? That´s nice.

When I live up North, I always vote republican because the Democrats here are basically communists and/or race baiters with zero ability to think about economic theory that requires simple functions like addition and subtraction and the recognition that resources are finite.

When I am down south, I vote demcorat, because the republicans are appalling ignorami of low breeding and ostentatious yet false piety. Very similar to Jersey Democrats, except for average skin tone.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 19:20
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Re: Join Team Vas
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Mr. Rogers is Vas is all the way.

Whose endorsed Mr. Sires?
Hudson County Political Crooks.....

Whose endorsed Mr. Vas?
DFA - Democracy for America
Councilman Steven Fulop
Sierra Club
Two of New Jersey's leading LGBTI rights organizations, Garden State Equality and New Jersey Stonewall Democrats
Councilman Tony Chiaponne
Good Government Talking Politics

Polls are close, Mr. Rogers thinks this is the chance to take back the neighborhood!!!

Posted on: 2006/5/31 17:49
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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GrovePath wrote:
Family members of New Jerseyans who died on Sept. 11, 2001 chose the winning design from a field of 320 entries.


Therein lies the problem. Were family members really the right group to pick a design from 320 entries? I'm sorry, but most people don't have good taste, not to mention family members of those who died weren't thinking about how a monument would blend into the surrounding area. And, it's not their job to do so!

Posted on: 2006/5/31 16:51
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From Newsday - Jersey City, Newark to get huge boost in Homeland Security money.
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Does this mean more police and more video cameras? New York City was slashed 40% - see New York Times below
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From Newsday - Jersey City, Newark to get huge boost in Homeland Security money

By DONNA DE LA CRUZ
Associated Press Writer
May 31, 2006, 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- The New Jersey cities of Jersey City and Newark will receive a total of $34.3 million in anti-terrorism grants for fiscal year 2006, a 76.8 percent increase from the previous year, officials said Wednesday.

Jersey City and Newark are among the 46 cities nationwide declared by the government to be at high risk of attack, and will share in the $740 million pool of security money.

Last year, the state's congressional lawmakers were outraged when the Department of Homeland Security gave the two cities a combined $19.4 million, a decrease from the previous year when the cities got roughly $56 million.

It was not immediately known how the two cities will divide the Urban Area Security Initiative grants. DHS officials were to announce the figures Wednesday.

Other cities saw their grant money reduced, including New York City. It was not immediately known why Newark and Jersey City got such a huge increase.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said the agency is shifting its overall grant-making program to direct a greater share of the money to those places deemed to be at greater risk.

Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic
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Homeland Security Grants to N.Y. and Washington Slashed

By ERIC LIPTON
Published: May 31, 2006

WASHINGTON, May 31 — After vowing to steer a greater share of anti-terrorism money to the nation's highest-risk cities, Homeland Security officials today announced grants to New York City and Washington that would be slashed by 40 percent, while dollars headed to spots including Omaha and Louisville, Ky., would surge.

The release of the 2006 urban area grant allocations, which total $757 million, drew an immediate condemnation from leaders of Washington and New York, the two targets of the 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as expressions of befuddlement by anti-terrorism experts.

"When you stop a terrorist, they have a map of New York City in their pocket," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said. "They don't have a map of any of the other 46 or 45 places."

Homeland Security officials said a more sophisticated grant evaluation process—combined with a smaller overall allocation of funds from Congress—were responsible for the unexpected results.

For the first time, they also said, teams of law enforcement officials from around the nation evaluated the effectiveness of the proposed spending plans submitted by the 46 eligible urban areas, cutting grants for cities that had shoddy or poorly articulated plans.

"We want to make sure we are not simply pushing dollars out of Washington," said Tracy Henke, assistant secretary for grants and training. "The reality is you have to understand that there is risk throughout the nation."

The net effect was that the grant to New York City, which was $207.6 million last year, will drop to $124.5 million this year, while Washington will see its grant dollars drop a similar 40 percent, to $46.5 million this year.

Meanwhile, grants for cities like Louisville, Omaha and Charlotte, N.C., each jumped by about 40 percent, to about $8.5 million each. Newark and Jersey City, which received a combined grant, also saw a large increase, rising 44 percent to $34 million.

Representative Peter King, Republican of New York, who is chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said the allocation formula is obviously flawed.

"This is indefensible," he said. "It's a knife in the back to New York and I'm going to do everything I can to make them very sorry they made this decision."

Senior department officials, in explaining the cut in funding for New York during a private briefing for Mr. King, made clear that they were unimpressed with the city's spending plan, he said.

Major pieces of the grant to New York, for example, are spent to cover overtime costs for police officers who are guarding high-risk targets, particular during times of elevated alerts.

"The overtime is not spent on guys sitting around doing crossword puzzles," he said. "They are out defending human life in what is the most aggressive counter terrorism force in the country."

The $757 million in so-called Urban Area Security Initiative grants was just one piece of a larger $1.7 billion pool of grant funds awarded to states today, $500 million less than was available last year and $342 million less than what President Bush had requested that Congress approve.

Overall, New York State will get $183.7 million, which is a 20 percent drop from last year. That means New York State's per capita share of grant funds, which totals $2.78 per person, will drop to an even lower level compared to some rural states, like Wyoming, which will get $14.83 per person this year.

Ms. Henke, who recent took over the office that distributed anti-terrorism grants, said the relative changes in the grant dollars are based on just the kind of detailed analysis of threat and vulnerability that officials in Washington have been calling for in criticizing past awards.

But despite repeated questions from reporters at a news conference today, she would not provide any detailed explanation of why cities like New York and Washington saw such large drops, when other seemingly less high-risk targets saw such an increase in funds.

"It does not mean in any way that the risk in New York is any different or changed or any lower," she said, in responding to one of the many questions on this point. "It means that we have additional information, additional clarity. Our risk analysis has been a maturing process. It is the best we currently have."

The competition for the grants this year kicked off in January when Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that in the fourth year of these awards, which were started after the 2001 attacks, the department would put much more emphasis on directing the money to the most likely possible terrorist targets.

"The department is investing federal funding into our communities facing the greatest risk and demonstrating the greatest need in order to receive the highest return in our nation's security," he said.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 16:11
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Art + Politics
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This is a call for artists to participate in an organized exhibition entitled “WHAT HAVE U GOT 2 SAY 2006.” This exhibition positions itself as a platform in which a vocal, proactive arts community will stand firm and urge MAXIMUM PARTICPATION in the election process through an emphasis of our right and duty to vote according to our Constitution, as citizens of the United States.

WHYGTS 2006 desires to incorporate all art media including but not limited to painting, photography, sculpture, printing, installation, collage, and video, as well as mainstream media used to disseminate news and information including television, radio and sound bites, newspapers and other forms of publishing, and takes on traditional campaign materials such as posters, t-shirts, buttons, and the like. We are looking to present a gallery installation that is as NOISY and CONFRONTATIONAL as our election process used to be.

This show is in many ways a sequel to the exhibition of the same title, held at Grace Church Van Vorst in October 2004. This exhibition will open on September 7 2006 at Mana Fine Arts Gallery in Jersey City.

For further information please visit:
What Have U Got 2 Say

Posted on: 2006/5/31 15:15
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Re: Join Team Vas
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The Final Stretch -- When/Where Can You Help?

We are in the final stretch of the campaign. Things are looking good -- our polls still have us ahead, and we've been hearing that they're getting nervous on the other side.

So, we need to determine who's going to be doing what on Election Day and the days leading up to it. We need plenty of street workers on Election Day, so if there's any way you can get that day off and spend it somewhere in Jersey City working for the Vas campaign, you'll be making a big difference.

We also need canvassers for Thursday through Monday. Please contact me at jstuiver@gmail.com ASAP and let me know if/how/when/where you can help.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 15:09
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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Each of these things will be twice the size of Tilted Arc and getting them removed in the future will be impossible!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/ ... sualarts/tiltedarc_a.html

check this stuff out!

http://www.schwartzarch.com/

http://www.schwartzarch.com/nj911memorial.htm

http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/frederic_schwartz/

He seems to have been stuck on this whole line art stuff for a long time -- Liberty was from around 1985 or something -- it all looks some bad 1980's Laser show!

http://www.schwartzarch.com/liberty.htm

http://www.schwartzarch.com/timeslights.htm

http://www.schwartzarch.com/columbus.htm

He designed this awful space
http://www.schwartzarch.com/moondance.htm

Wow and check this out! NICE haha
http://www.schwartzarch.com/govisl.htm

Posted on: 2006/5/31 15:02

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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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Thanks for the artist's renderings Falcon. Holy Crap that thing is stupid! Who thought it was a good idea?

FWIW: Even though they've broken ground, if it ain't built, it ain't too late. And even then it's still possible.

Here are links to the Jersey Journal Articles

Posted on: 2006/5/31 14:58
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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worm wrote:
i heard that 50cent lives in the sugar house/hill lofts (can't remember what it's called) ... oh and doesn't the Indian of The Village people live here as well?


did you mean shyamalan? where'd you get that?

Posted on: 2006/5/31 14:54
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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I think with all the TV coverage and the JC Journal editorial in today's paper, that there will be a call for a public forum on the design.

It's bad enough with all the high-rise condos blotting out the sun and sky; this memorial is ill-conceived.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 14:45
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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If I remember there was an ugly statue donated by the Russian Government after 911 - it was a "monument against terrorism" , and Jersey City didn't want it , so it was given to Bayonne?


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Yes, there was. And yes, it was. Say no more...

Posted on: 2006/5/31 14:25
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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If I remember there was an ugly statue donated by the Russian Government after 911 - it was a "monument against terrorism" , and Jersey City didn't want it , so it was given to Bayonne?

Posted on: 2006/5/31 13:26
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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It's not in JC but did anyone see Scarlett Johanson in Hoboken Path Station today? They're filming "The Nanny Diaries."

Posted on: 2006/5/31 13:22
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyline!
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Sorry, but it looks like it is way too late to stop it. This was approved 2 years ago and is the official State of NJ 911 memorial.

I think that it is absurd that the State of NJ is building this monstrosoty in Jersey City, NJ; where five 911 memorials already exist and the official national 911 memorial will be one mile away at the WTC site.

One of my favorite things about Liberty State park is that an illusion appeared as if we were connected to Manhattan with unobstructed views of the skyline from the cobblestone road. Now we have an ugly pile of dirt and I bet that that this memorial will not be finished until 2007... Resized Image
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Posted on: 2006/5/31 13:02
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Re: Jersey City School Superintendent takes heat on 'obscene' compensation and five-star London trip.
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I agree that the Jersey Journal has been great on this story, but they should be doing more to hold those in power accountable for their misdeeds and broken promises. For instance, anyone remember the last time the JJ ran an editorial on the continuing flood of abatements given out by the mayor and his City Council cronies?
By the way, here's another JJ editorial from a few days ago...

Just more evidence takeover has failed
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Following a special closed-door session yesterday, the Jersey City Board of Education has decided to become accomplices in the Londongate affair of Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr.
After discussing with Epps his lavish 2004 trip to England, the school trustees felt the excursion was OK by them, said the superintendent was contrite and agreed to pay back about $5,000 of $21,000 the district paid for the jaunt, and opined that enough time has passed and that they should move on.
"The trip itself was legitimate, so we have no concerns about that," said Board Chairman William DeRosa.
Why is it that the school board is blind to what the average person can see?
It was Epps who called for this meeting, according to trustees. The reason was obvious - to put the entire issue to rest. It was cowardly of the trustees to support the superintendent, who apparently did a good of job of practicing his sincerity act before going before the powerless trustees.
This newspaper demanded that the school panel open the session to the public. It not only failed to do so, but did nothing to reprimand Epps for, at minimum, his lack of judgment in spending lavishly on his "vacation" at taxpayers' expense.
This newspaper has also called on the state acting education commissioner to remove Epps. The city's toothless school board indicated that it would not ask for his removal, which means they condone Epps' actions.
This newspaper demands that the state return control of the district to the city, and that a new school election be held to create a real Board of Education with full powers.
Some of the school board members say they have been clamoring for the state to give up control for 15 years. In our opinion, no one trusted the local school board and administrators because an early release would have returned the district to the usual local patronage abuses and political influence that led to its takeover.
Now, the Abbott District has come full circle under state control. Epps is proof that there is less concern for the children and more for Epps. It should be noted that despite the claims of great improvements in the district by board members, taxpayers expected a lot more for being under state Department of Education control for 17 years.
The state Education Department, and the city Board of Education, deserve an "F" in ethics and civic responsibility.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 12:49
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Re: Motocycle gang rally in Downtown JC Tuesday Night...
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I was wondering who the poor sould the bought it was, thanks for the link.

It was quite an impressive display of bikes coming down Monmouth last night, glad I was there to see it.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 12:00
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Motocycle gang rally in Downtown JC Tuesday Night...
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Dozens rally at spot where biker was killed
Dozens of bikers rallied tonight at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Jewett Avenue in Jersey City to observe the spot where fellow motorcyclist Nelson Lopez was killed in an accident Friday morning.

Lopez, 22, of Jersey City, was killed when his Suzuki bike collided with a Jeep wagon at the intersection. A Puerto Rican native, he had recently moved to Jersey City from the Bronx.

The group, which began arriving at 7 o'clock, then drove to Michalski Funeral Home on Monmouth Street in Jersey City for the viewing. A Mass will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Jersey City.

A 70-year-old woman was hit by a school bus at the same location today. She is in critical condition at the Jersey City Medical Center for head and leg injuries, police said.

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Woman run over by school bus
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
By CARLY BALDWIN
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

A 70-year-old woman was run over by a school bus yesterday afternoon as she attempted to cross Kennedy Boulevard just north of Lincoln Park in Jersey City, police said.

Julia Fagan, a Duncan Avenue resident, was trapped under the short yellow bus at the intersection with Jewett Avenue for several agonizing minutes until rescuers were able to lift it off her using an air inflation device, police said.

She was in critical condition last night at the Jersey City Medical Center, Police Sgt. Edgar Martinez said.

The Hudson County Transport bus driver, Dorka E. Herrera, 34, of Highland Avenue, told police she was heading west on Jewett Avenue in the empty school bus to go to A. Harry Moore School at 1:40 p.m. when she looked in her side mirror and saw Fagan trapped under the rear wheels, Martinez said.

Fagan endured massive head trauma and significant leg injuries, police said. Witnesses told police the woman appeared to be walking home after buying groceries from a corner deli.

Herrera has not been charged with anything related to the accident, but police are recreating the incident as part of their investigation, Martinez said.

Just four days earlier, another gruesome accident at the same intersection claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Nelson Lopez, 22, of Jersey City, was killed almost instantly Friday morning after his Suzuki motorcycle collided with a Jeep wagon, police said.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 11:55
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Re: Please stop the huge 9/11 memorial at LSP - it will ruin the park's views of the Manhattan skyli
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I've been following this and agree! It is a very poor decision. I object to the location and size of they memorial. We need to preserve open space at LSP.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 11:54
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"Empty Sky" - NJ State 9/11 Memorial in Liberty State Park
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Some geniuses want to ruin the views of NYC so we will always be forced to remember the dead from Sept.11

This monstrosity is two 30 foot high by 200 foot long steel walls! Picture it! Please help stop this from happening!

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Group Concerned about NJ Sept. 11 Memorial

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- An advocacy group says New Jersey's planned 9/11 memorial at Liberty State Park could block priceless views of the Manhattan skyline.

The memorial -- called "Empty Sky'' - features two 30-foot high and 200-foot long steel walls atop a 10-foot high hill.

Family members of New Jerseyans who died on Sept. 11, 2001 chose the winning design from a field of 320 entries.

But the group Friends of Liberty State Park says the whole thing should be scrapped and done over. Sam Pessin says the public, which uses the park, should have a say in what goes there.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 11:40

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Re: 2006 PRESERVATION AWARDS CEREMONY
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Looks like the food will be good - lots of local businesses are contributing - Amelia's Bistro, Bar Majestic, GO, Komegashi, La Rustique, Light Horse and Pecoraro Bakery!

Posted on: 2006/5/31 10:27
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Re: DUCKY'S RESTUARANT ON NEWARK AVE
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Ah, the memories come back. Spent many years at Ducky's, always the local place for dinner, Birthday, Wedding parties (including mine in 73) and funeral get togethers.

Tripoli restaurant another good place to eat and then of course Ann Bakery for all the goodies.

Posted on: 2006/5/31 5:15
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Re: Censorship on Newport Waterfront Association Boards
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Nothing like transparency... let's get someone to wear a wire!

This meeting is for members only. If you live or work in Newport, and would like to join the association, you will need to complete an application, and produce proof of residency or employment. Please email or PM me for instructions, and to obtain an application.


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i am glad to hear that once upon the time there was a newport neighbourhood association. i think that with new condos coming online there will be more interest in it. curious, if sonia will delete your post, if you bring this to everybodys attention at nwa board;)? i doubt if she'd care for competition...
she finally posted that nwa membership requires filling out an application and verification of working/living in newport -
http://www.newportwaterfrontassociati ... /bb/showthread.php?t=2183
apparently the members will meet in the living room of one of the apts - makes me wonder, how many members Do they have at present? 25? 50? i am dying to know how many people represent newport and us all living there. apparently it's a well kept secret;).

Posted on: 2006/5/30 21:01
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Re: gutters need replacing
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Is your question how to get your deposit back?

If you are looking for a good roofer that will actually show up read this thread. Some JCLISTERS don't have a high opinion of Miller Roofing.

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I need to have our gutter replaced. I put a deposit down with a company in April but now it's almost June and they still haven't gotten to it.
Anybody have any suggestions??

Posted on: 2006/5/30 20:54
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Re: gutters need replacing
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I had mine done by Miller Roofing. I had a lot of trouble getting someone because it was impossible to get a long ladder through my rowhouse. The guy literally had to hang from the roof, but he did a good job. I had been having my gutters cleaned by Ned Stevens and gave them the job - on the scheduled day they backed out.

Posted on: 2006/5/30 19:16
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gutters need replacing
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I need to have our gutter replaced. I put a deposit down with a company in April but now it's almost June and they still haven't gotten to it.
Anybody have any suggestions??

Posted on: 2006/5/30 19:10
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