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245 Newark Avenue - Fire Alarms in the middle of the night
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Last night the new building that has entry on 1st and Newark ave at Coles (245 Newark Avenue) had its massive fire alarm going off again. This is probably 5th time where the fire department had to come to simply turn off their faulty alarm system. The alarm was going off for at least 25 minutes. In the past, I've watched as the fire department has to use the ladder to find an open window to enter the building.

This building has had many problems with its delays, I'm wondering if they have to pay fines for when the Fire Department comes out, as it seems like such a waste of city money.

Hoping the managers are reading this and thinking about ways they can be better neighbors. When renters move in soon, it will be really annoying if they have to exit their building in the middle of the night once a month.

Posted on: 7/18 0:11
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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Quite a regular


It does sound strange. I thought that part of JC was booming. I cannot think of any other part of JC where you bought something 25 years ago and it is now worth so much less. Bought for $9 Million and now sold for $6 Million? Perhaps the developers promised to build something in exchange?

Posted on: 7/17 18:49
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Liberty State Park to mark 75th anniversary of American icon
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Liberty State Park to mark 75th anniversary of American icon

Today 8:14 AM (7/17/2019)
By Falyn Stempler | The Jersey Journal

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service wants you to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Smokey Bear with an event befitting the American icon.

The agency is offering free, family-friendly activities and important wildfire prevention and forest safety lessons at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Aug. 10.

The Smokey Bear campaign will be celebrating its 75th anniversary as the longest-running public service campaign in United States history.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/07/libe ... ary-of-american-icon.html

Posted on: 7/17 15:54
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
#34
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Yvonne, You asked for an explanation, and JCGuys provided a good one. To elaborate on his point, land in JSQ where the zoning allows tall buildings is far more valuable than a piece of land with a smaller existing building by the WSA light rail stop, that does not come with the same development right.

The value of land includes accounting for what the buyer can do with the land. That's why you see so many speculators grabbing up land, and then going before the zoning board or the planning board to get approvals for much more than what zoning allows, and then selling the land for a much higher price. The land is more valuable if you can build BIG than if you can't. And JSQ is a part of the city where you can build really BIG.

Posted on: 7/17 14:34
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
#35
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I see... So that's your informed response to my post which addresses none of which I said. It's like I say "It's raining out" and you respond "I'll have the macaroni and cheese".

Posted on: 7/17 9:13
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
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Brewster, my older son was in the first kindergarten class in 1997. When his group hit 5th grade, the class was tracked. My younger son's class was not tracked because the principal said his class was far more homogeneous.

Posted on: 7/17 2:01
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Mail Removed from JC Street Mailboxes
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Here’s a warning for people still using those old blue postal mailboxes

By Adrienne Romero | The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — United States Postal Service mailboxes in Hudson County and five other counties in New Jersey are being targeted by inventive thieves who “fish” out mail, a postal inspector said.

Postal Inspector Greg Kliemisch said a number of collection mailboxes — the large, blue metal boxes — located throughout Jersey City have been victimized, but he declined to say how many or where, citing the ongoing investigation.

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Posted on: 7/17 1:03
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
#38
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
My one tenant that had two kids moved because of the public school (Heights). The school was safe, but his son was going insane with boredom. He was already doing long division and fraction whilst the rest of the class was still trying to learn addition / subtraction, etc.


It baffles me why tracking is a PC non-no in many schools while magnet schools, tracking on a broad scale, are OK. The main criticism I could make of LCCS was no tracking, particularly for math. My kids were better prepared in Science than the AEP kids, but were a year behind in math, which basically meant they couldn't take calculus at McNair without taking a double math year in preparation.

We were lucky getting into LCCS, but I've spoken to parents who are perfectly happy with k-8 schools like #5, 16 & 37. I'm not as familiar with the Heights, but no doubt it's similar or getting there, as families like Chris's stay.

Posted on: 7/16 22:22
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
#39
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Just can't stay away


This is a relevant topic for our family with kids going into Pre-K4 and kindergarten at PS 26 in the Heights in September. Last year they both seemed to enjoy their time and learned a lot there in Pre-K3 & 4. I really liked their teachers, principal & the general positive vibe I get from the school. From what I have heard the kindergarten teachers are good as well. As they get older I guess we will need to monitor if they are challenged enough - not sure if this will be an easy thing to judge?

From a general neighborhood perspective the parks are a big plus. We live closer to mosquito park and go sometimes but more often go to Pershing Field. We really get our moneys worth there with them both playing baseball/tball, the playground redone in 2015 and the water play area. We also get to pool from time to time and there is ice skating/hockey/now roller skating. I have done a lot of running on the 1/3 mile track though I prefer it before it was paved last year. It is a little more than a mile walk but for a change of pace we sometimes go to Riverview Park. I also hope that the reservoir is open more regularly in the future as I have had some great times there.

In fall of 2014 I seriously contemplated moving to Montclair. Something seemed to happen in my brain at that point as I had just passed half my life in Jersey City (from 18 - 36) so I had a nostalgic change of heart and we decided to stay. I had already gotten used to the drawbacks like some unkempt houses, litter, and traffic congestion so any positive changes like new restaurants/etc have felt like a win. One way to get less stressed by the traffic is just walking whenever possible - the kids have gotten used to it.

Posted on: 7/16 21:23
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Call for Choreographers NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE Thrive
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Call for Choreographers
NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE Thrive
A Choreographic Residency and Performance Opportunity


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Guest Curator Arthur Aviles (Artistic Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and formerly of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will select 2 resident choreographers and 6 choreographers for performance only to present their work at Nimbus' Theater in Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

The acclaimed activist and writer Audre Lorde self identified as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” and dedicated her life to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance has taken inspiration from Lorde for NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE, and we hold the mission of presenting work that empowers women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. We recognize that the stage is a powerful platform to shine a light on the Jersey City community, make visible the invisible, and recognize the multitudinous ways of existing in this world.

We recognize the change that results from programs that privilege underrepresented voices, bodies, ideas, cultures – the vital power of visibility. Being visible, vocal and present expands the narratives of who we are as women, people of color, and queer people, and the change is seen from the passing of Marriage Equality, to the LGBTQ and disability-inclusive curriculum bill, to a young person feeling inspired to shed the shame of being queer or poor and create a work that expresses their self-value.

Artists persistently create in the realm of possibilities and offer their communities and the world ways to live, to think, to co-exist and thrive. Though we have made progress it remains urgent to continue to respond to a pressing need in the world, in the Bronx, in New Jersey, in Jersey City, especially when oppressive rhetoric by national leaders regains a platform.

NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE offers a welcoming space to create, explore, experiment, consume, and share creative content that empowers women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Empowerment comes in many different forms and so too does the work we make to communicate ideas. Folkloric to avant garde to street dance and all forms are encouraged and welcome. Choreographers who identify as people of color, queer, and all or no genders are encouraged to apply.


Proposed works should be no longer than 10 minutes. Priority will be given to new works and works in progress.

All choreographers will receive a 45 minute technical rehearsal.

Selected resident choreographers must sell 15 tickets to the performances. Choreographers selected for the produced performances are required to sell 10 tickets each.

Resident choreographers receive 30 hours of studio time for rehearsals and are required to do one work-in-progress showing prior to the performance for feedback from the curator, Nimbus artistic staff, and invited audience.

(Note about space use for resident choreographers: studio times are primarily available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings with some additional weeknight availability.)

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:
Demonstrated history of work
Project proposal quality
Project feasibility

Choreographers of all backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Click Here to Apply
Application Deadline: August 4th
Application Fee:$15/submission, due upon application
Please contact programs@nimbusdanceworks.org with questions or concerns


NimbusPresents: OFFLINE, now entering its fourth year, is a series of curated performances presenting the work of emerging to mid-career choreographers from the New Jersey/New York area. Designed to address the limited amount of space available for the creation and performance of new dance in Jersey City, OFFLINE provides audiences and artists the opportunity to have intimate and meaningful exchanges.

Posted on: 7/16 20:47
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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Yvonne wrote:
$ 16 Million for a vacant lot and the JC Bd of Ed is selling their 7 story, solid building, plus huge parking lots, next to a Light Rail Stop for a paltry $ 6 Million which the city bought 25 years ago for $ 9 Million. Let's see how this is explained.


Development rights are a little higher in JSQ than by the light rail...

Posted on: 7/16 20:29
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
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Quote:

brewster wrote:

MDM, there's a lot of middle class people keeping their kids in the public schools, even if just till middle school, which makes them better just by itself. After that there's A1 and MS4 if they can get in.



My one tenant that had two kids moved because of the public school (Heights). The school was safe, but his son was going insane with boredom. He was already doing long division and fraction whilst the rest of the class was still trying to learn addition / subtraction, etc.

I think he tried to see if he could get him into PS16, but there was no room for an out of district kid. He decided moving was more affordable than private school.

My other tenant who has a kid has a god parent paying for her daughter to go to St. Nicholas in the Heights.

I am looking to put mine in one of the Montessori schools (budget willing). There is a group trying to open a Montessori charter school (grades K thru 3). They re-submitted their application after the Murphy administration blanket rejected all charter school applications. They seem to be making progress to getting approved now...

Posted on: 7/16 20:13
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
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This 100%. These listicles are always useless.

Quote:

MDM wrote:
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JCFam wrote:
What makes a neighborhood great for families is typically a sense of community! Here are a few Jersey City neighborhoods that are particularly popular to raise a family in JC.

http://jcfamilies.com/the-best-neighb ... -a-family-in-jersey-city/


For my tenants, unless they can afford private school, they head for the suburbs when their kids hit kindergarten or 1st grade.

Posted on: 7/16 20:04
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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JPhurst wrote:
Seriously though, I think the easiest way to deal with this is for the city to go to each illegal curb cut and paint "PUBLIC PARKING ALLOWED" in the spot.


One would have to care little for their car to take advantage of that. Old school JC folks tend to take matters into their own hands. The city would have to install bollards!

Posted on: 7/16 19:51
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
#45
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Why would any family settle in JSQ? There's no parks at all. So much for "city planning". If you can't afford DT, the Heights has the best quality of life.

MDM, there's a lot of middle class people keeping their kids in the public schools, even if just till middle school, which makes them better just by itself. After that there's A1 and MS4 if they can get in.

Posted on: 7/16 19:48
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
#46
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$ 16 Million for a vacant lot and the JC Bd of Ed is selling their 7 story, solid building, plus huge parking lots, next to a Light Rail Stop for a paltry $ 6 Million which the city bought 25 years ago for $ 9 Million. Let's see how this is explained.

Posted on: 7/16 19:42
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Re: The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
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Quote:

JCFam wrote:
What makes a neighborhood great for families is typically a sense of community! Here are a few Jersey City neighborhoods that are particularly popular to raise a family in JC.

http://jcfamilies.com/the-best-neighb ... -a-family-in-jersey-city/


For my tenants, unless they can afford private school, they head for the suburbs when their kids hit kindergarten or 1st grade.

Posted on: 7/16 18:54
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The Best Neighborhood To Raise A Family In Jersey City
#48
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What makes a neighborhood great for families is typically a sense of community! Here are a few Jersey City neighborhoods that are particularly popular to raise a family in JC.

http://jcfamilies.com/the-best-neighb ... -a-family-in-jersey-city/

Posted on: 7/16 17:50
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2 arrested in vicious beating of man after JC accident
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2 arrested in vicious beating of man after Jersey City accident

Updated 12:05 PM; Today 9:33 AM
By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal

Two women who police say took part in the bloody beating of a driver after a fender bender early Sunday morning in Jersey City were arrested Monday night, Jersey City officials said.

Bria Exum, 26, was charged with aggravated assault, burglary and endangering an injured victim. Exum also had three open warrants, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. Shirley Burrows, also 26, was charged with aggravated assault.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/07/2-ar ... jersey-city-accident.html

Posted on: 7/16 16:47
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Seriously though, I think the easiest way to deal with this is for the city to go to each illegal curb cut and paint "PUBLIC PARKING ALLOWED" in the spot.

Posted on: 7/16 16:40
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Quote:
Yvonne and her NAs


Which ones are Yvonne's? ()

Posted on: 7/16 14:59
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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Quote:

dr_nick_riviera wrote:
Quote:

JCBORN wrote:
I heard the old funeral home on Brunswick St. is presenting new plans. 4 story mixed-use with 26 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor. There will be no parking. The hearing is next week.


Ho ho ho, this one is rich. The "Build Nothing, Nowhere, EVER" NIMBYs that run the VNA decided to sue the city for approviing this project that was originally going to provide because they didn't like one extra floor of units (that was going to be setback from the street anyway). The developer then decided to go the path of least resistance and build as-of-right, which to the horror of the parking NIMBYs in the neighborhood, included retail instead of parking.

So now half the neighborhood is up in arms at the self-appointed idiots that run the VNA because of this lack of parking. Hopefully this is the start of a NIMBY civil war in the VNA and they'll be too paralyzed to initiate their pointless lawsuits in the future.


Sweet! I'll bring the popcorn.

Posted on: 7/16 2:25
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
#53
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Quote:

JCBORN wrote:
I heard the old funeral home on Brunswick St. is presenting new plans. 4 story mixed-use with 26 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor. There will be no parking. The hearing is next week.


Ho ho ho, this one is rich. The "Build Nothing, Nowhere, EVER" NIMBYs that run the VNA decided to sue the city for approviing this project that was originally going to provide because they didn't like one extra floor of units (that was going to be setback from the street anyway). The developer then decided to go the path of least resistance and build as-of-right, which to the horror of the parking NIMBYs in the neighborhood, included retail instead of parking.

So now half the neighborhood is up in arms at the self-appointed idiots that run the VNA because of this lack of parking. Hopefully this is the start of a NIMBY civil war in the VNA and they'll be too paralyzed to initiate their pointless lawsuits in the future.

Posted on: 7/16 1:47
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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You would think funeral homes would never go out of business but there use to be way more in Jersey City. A number probably have closed in recent years because the property is worth so much more than the business. Gone recently are Bromirski, Introcaso and Houghton which were around for many years. Probably a few more went out of business I can't think of.

The busiest ones left I believe are the 3 larger facilities mentioned with significant parking; Greenville McLaughlin and Riotto. There are a few smaller funeral homes left also but I don't think they are as updated.

Posted on: 7/15 22:49
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
#55
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Quite a regular


Is the parking downtown in the historic district? If not he might be able to keep it as a parking spot. If you call the city he will just need to get it inspected and pay for the permit.

Posted on: 7/15 22:46
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
#56
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Quite a regular


I heard the old funeral home on Brunswick St. is presenting new plans. 4 story mixed-use with 26 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor. There will be no parking. The hearing is next week.

Posted on: 7/15 20:44
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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Good research (neverleft) it may be part of that project. The funeral home also owned the property across from the lot on the other side of Homestead Place which runs between Pavonia and Van Reipen so it may very well include all of that.

Posted on: 7/15 19:07
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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I wonder if it will part of the Homestead development. It includes a few properties that span from Cottage Street to the Path Center. Some kind of Homestead Walkway from Cottage to Van Reipen to Pavonia. With retail and restaurants along the way.

Goggle homestead place development jersey city

I got this from skyscraperpage.com

Homestead Walkway, Journal Square Namdar Group (Effy Namdar- Homestead Assembleage LLC)

Phase 1: 27-story building with 350 units and reconstruction of Synagogue at 35 Cottage Street

Phase 2: 25-story building with 220 units at 26-28 Van Reipen Avenue

Phase 3: 20-story building with 180 units at 26-28 Cottage Street

All fronting a new pedestrian walkway called the Homestead Walkway from Cottage to the PATH connection at Journal Squared.

Posted on: 7/15 17:52
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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I have no information on what will be built. My friends from the city and a realtor told me it was sold for well over 16 million so the development must be huge. Funeral homes in New York City have no parking so people are use to public garages. Though, here in Jersey City, there are a few funeral homes with more convenient parking.

As for on site ground level parking, it appears Greenville and Riotto funeral homes have the largest parking lots. I probably will choose one of the other funeral homes going forward as they all seem to have good reputations reading online reviews and from what I've seen paying my respects over the years.

Does anyone have any personal experiences with any of these other funeral homes?

Posted on: 7/15 17:40
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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ROFL!!!!

What a mess.

Informal parking spots that are not big enough and end up with cars blocking the sidewalk are a huge problem for pedestrians.

I wish there was a revenue neutral tax on parking sports and heavy fines for illegal ones.

Posted on: 7/15 16:00
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