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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Just to give everyone a heads-up, so you can keep an eye out for this particular modus operandi, my sister-in-law witnessed a mugging - beat down on the PATH early this morning (on or about 6:30 AM) on a train coming from 33rd st. to JSQ.

A group (the perps who were a mix of male and female) kept walking back and forth through multiple PATH cars, never sitting down. One of the female perps broke off from the pack and sat down next a woman in the car my SIL was riding in. This car had no men.. the women appeared to be all riding individually. The woman who had a perp sit next to her was young and well dressed. The female perp began talking to the young woman. My SIL couldn't make out what was said, but it didn't sound pleasant.

The perp female then got up and left... then returned with a male perp. The male perp then slapped the young woman and accused her of "touching her sister". The young woman protested her innocence at which point the male perp began beating her face in with a closed fist. The woman tried to escape, but the remaining five perps came into the car and blocked her escaped. She continued to get a beat down while being relieved of her belongings.

An older woman in the car hit the emergency call button and tried to inform the train crew what was going on. The doors opened up at JSQ and all 7 perps fled while the train was being swarmed by multiple Port Authority cops. Only one of the perps was captured.

The woman victim required medical attention. Per my SIL (who is a nurse) she got a pretty bad beating. It appears the woman was targeted because it looked like she maybe out of the women in the car, she was the most likely to have nice things. The car it appears was targeted because there was nobody there physically capable of resisting the attack.

The perps were black and appeared to be in age of their late teens.


When you pair your SIL's report with the story posted by Seagull, (post #1179) it seems like the same crew and all have been arrested. Let's hope that they are all sleeping on a steel cot at this moment.

Posted on: 2015/3/11 3:06
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Re: Hamilton Park Tree Removal
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Anyone know what's going on with the crew cutting down trees in Hamilton Park this week? It looks like there are a lot of trees with white "X" marks painted on them. I hope they are being removed for a good reason - it's a lot of old timber to be cutting down.


The HPNA got a tree expert to examine all the trees and identify what ones may be a danger because of age, disease, etc. The ones with the white X are in need of care or removal.

Posted on: 2014/12/22 22:42
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Re: Wheels gone and car left on blocks in Jersey City
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Car on blocks today in Hamilton Park, 10th at Jersey. Honda Accord with paper dealership plates.  photo photo1_zpsc814b10d.jpg

Posted on: 2014/11/22 23:55
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Re: HVAC Repair
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jcman420 wrote:
Can someone recommend a company to take a look at an electric heater (electric heat pump) in a condo that is not blowing out sufficiently warm air?

Anyone with whom someone has had a good experience at a reasonable rate?


Royal? I had a heater with an intermittent glitch that other companies couldn't figure out and were replacing parts that didn't fix the problem. When I called out Royal to take a look and they listened to what my problem was (listen being the key word). The technician knew exactly what part went bad by my description, replaced it that day and we were good to go. My repair turned out to be very a reasonable $180 parts and labor.

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Posted on: 2014/11/19 3:11
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Re: Can soundproofing Insulation reduce or remove the noise?
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jerseymom wrote:
I'm taking a wild shot (plumber's daughter) - is that a vent fan of some kind? It sounds like it's vibrating - and loud.


It does should a bit like a fan vent. If it is that, it may be the cap on the roof making noise, sending the vibration down the pipe to the studs that it is strapped to.

But I think it is the drain vent pipe. It sounds like water traveling through a pipe with an opening. I hear a resonant frequency like its a organ pipe. Did a search for drain vent pipe noise and found this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg74LsapSMU

Posted on: 2014/11/14 4:49
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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As much as I enjoy the farmers market with all the food trucks I think it is short sided to not entertain the concerns of the brick and mortar businesses. After so much complaining on this board about discount stores and nail salons we are finally getting entrepreneurs making serious investments in the area. If HDSID doesn't take their concerns seriously the high rent and lower than expected profits may close some doors making new prospective investors skeptical of the area.

Where I see a valid complaint from the businesses is in the actions of HDSID. Clearly if it was necessary to go to City Hall it was because HDSID did not adequately address their concerns. As HDSID is acting management of events and services on public property and is a quasi public-private corporation taking in money from property owners they have a duty to serve the businesses in the SID zone. (There is a map of the zone on their site in the "about" section.) I would like the HDSID to make a formal statement on the issue.

As much as I like the farmers market with the food trucks, I like the changes happening with the full-time businesses more. They are there rain or shine and through the cold season when the market is gone. They got guts. They put their money where our mouth is and they get my full respect and support.

Posted on: 2014/10/11 3:31
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Re: Jersey City restarting process to select ambulance provider
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With all the past turbulence and lack of transparency concerning this contract, the city selects Nov 26th, the day before Thanksgiving to announce the decision. Really?

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Posted on: 2014/9/29 18:17
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Or tend to the tree growth that led to a tree falling down on the sidewalk of Erie St. That could have killed someone.

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mwa7368 wrote:
He certainly doesn't shovel the snow off the sidewalks around "his" property. I have always wondered if he gets fined for that. The city did make a half hearted attempt to clear it once or twice last year after community complaints.

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Yvonne wrote:
I would like to know if Hyman receives a tax bill for the property. If he doesn't, then I agree with you Joshua.

Posted on: 2014/9/25 4:27
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Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Is the cost of environmental cleanup cost factored into the value of land? Like most abandoned rail lines, the embankment must be a toxic pile of dirt and rocks. If construction or removal of the embankment were to take place is there a public health risk to the neighborhood from the dust?

Posted on: 2014/9/25 0:09
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Re: Holy Rosary School
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From what I heard, Silverman has the lease for that property and is acting manager. They are renting part of the school to a new private early childhood center called The Brunswick School. (http://www.thebrunswickschool.com/)

Posted on: 2014/9/24 19:50
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Re: Outdoors shop in the area?
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Tent and Trails is a couple of blocks from the WTC Path.

https://www.tenttrails.com/

Posted on: 2014/9/21 16:47
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Re: 30 Children at 5th Street Daycare drank bleach!
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If you can't bother to read a label on a container that says "bleach + water" then you probably deserve to be fired. Some jobs require a bit of common sense. It sounds like management acted quickly and did the right thing and nobody got hurt.


Repurposing drinking containers with toxic contents is a recipe for disaster. Bleach bottles at the store have no resemblance to drinking containers for a reason. Whoever did that is an idiot. Doing this in your own home is stupid enough, but at a child care center it is pure negligence. Management acted like shit by putting bleach in a drinking container.

Posted on: 2014/9/12 6:16
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Re: Jersey City restarting process to select ambulance provider
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Yvonne wrote:
I just picked up my Jersey City Reporter, headline says, "City of Bayonne reconsidering McCabe contract? The mayor of Bayonne wants the contract to go to JCMC instead. Yet our leader, Fulop wants to give us McCabe/Carepoint. I cannot wait until the article goes on line.



City of Bayonne reconsidering McCabe contract?
Davis insiders say Bayonne ambulance contract could go to JCMC instead
by Al Sullivan

With two years until the McCabe Ambulance contract expires in Bayonne, city officials apparently are looking for other bidders who will provide the service without cost to the city. Sources connected to the Davis administration said the city is looking more closely at its contract with McCabe, a company based in Bayonne.

Read more: Hudson Reporter -
http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_s ... -?instance=search_results

Posted on: 2014/8/10 4:15
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Re: Jersey City restarting process to select ambulance provider
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Bayonne is the most expensive hospital in the country. The article posted here the other day said they charged $9,000 to fix an injured finger. They are owned by the same folks that run McCabe/Carepoint.

I bet people will be very concerned when they see their bills from these places, courtesy of Fulop.


With CarePoint's recent acquisitions of Hoboken and Christ hospitals people in the JC area should expect to soon find out for themselves.

That is what really disapoints me about Fulop's desire to work with CarePoint. CarePoint represents the worst of a broken healthcare system by making most people with insurance "out of network" and then charging what should be considered criminal rates.

At a recent neighborhood meeting Mayor Fulop was bragging about the Affordable Care Act signup results from JC and how they were well above the national average. Well, who cares when you are supporting a healthcare profiteer that will have many of those people insured "out of network". Supporting CarePoint is selling out the residents of JC.

Posted on: 2014/8/9 18:46
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Re: Basement Water proofing, Sump pump, Architect
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We often took on water through our foundation. Our back flow valves didn't stop the water from coming into the house as the water just came into the concrete box they are located in. Often had to bail out water from the box to keep the water from overflowing. Last year we were lucky to get a new sewer put in on our street and we have not had a problem since.

Posted on: 2014/7/15 22:02
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Re: BIG Fireworks - BIG Festival - Liberty State Park on July 4th!
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Word is that Grucci Fireworks was upset that Macy's didn't contract them for the East River show, so they are taking the kid gloves off. Their website has the LSP show listed at their highest class. Should be a great show.

Posted on: 2014/6/30 2:06
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Re: Jersey City restarting process to select ambulance provider
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Will we get a honest RFP from the City or a honest selection based on the proposals?

The OIG is investigating the legality of the contract and more specific, the violation of Anti-Kickback law.

THE REIMBURSEMENT

From the original RFP, section 5.21

5.21 Revenue Sharing Proposal
Respondents may opt to propose a revenue sharing program based on the population estimates and patient volumes supplied in Section 4. Revenue proposal should be calculated on an annual basis as:
$ Shared Amount per Transport = $ Reimbursement per Transport x % Remitted to City
Should a revenue sharing proposal be implemented, the City will expect payment on a quarterly basis except during the start up period of the first contract year.


This was a clear violation of Anti-Kickback law.

So the RFP was then changed in Addenda #4
5.21 Reimbursement for City's First Responder Services
Respondents may opt to offer to reimburse the City for any portion of the costs associated with first responder calls. Reimbursement should be calculated on an annual basis. The annual costs associated with the first responder calls are:
TOTAL ANNUAL 1ST RESPONDER COSTS - $2,663,245.91

This is what is currently being investigated as a violation of Anti-Kickback law.

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THE FIRST RESPONDER

Under section 1.8 Definitions "First Responder" the original RFP stated that "The Jersey City Fire Department will continue to provide First Responder Services during the term of the contract."

Addenda #4 also changed section 1.8
"The Jersey City Fire Department currently provides First Responder Services. Respondents must agree to provide First Responder Services or reimburse the City for First Responder Services during the term of the contract."

The CarePoint proposal chose to reimburse the City for First Responder Services. JCMC proposed to "provide a dedicated First Responder program and relieve the city from its responsibilities thereof." The cost to the city would be the same? $0 for "First Responder" services.

Posted on: 2014/5/31 4:52
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Re: Jersey City councilman wants to halt sale of city property seized by eminent domain
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Local governments have unfortunately been doing this more and more. Using Eminent Domain to take private property in order to sell it to another private entity that has development plans that finically benefit the City, to the detriment of private property owners and businesses. These actions undermine property ownership and the security of investment.

This is exactly what ended up happening when the JCRA moved to open the property for redevelopment. Mondry filed suit and now it's up for auction. JC forced him to sell his property and his operating storage facility and nowJC wants to flip it to the highest bidder (or contributor). Legal or not, Mondry got screwed.

Posted on: 2014/5/30 2:53
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Re: MXYPLYZYK - retail store on Grove Street - CLOSED
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This was my local goto place for greeting cards and little gifts for kids. Their little shop was like an edited down MOMA store. Their creative gifts were unique in downtown JC.

Posted on: 2014/5/26 2:16
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Re: What people pay in taxes
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DanL wrote:
because we have a property tax based system, there is no choice, we must do a property tax revaluation.


I agree, but I hope that the re-revaluation does not reflect the recent spike in sales. Last year when Fulop stopped the revaluations the inspections were taken during a dip in the market. Now homes are back up to bubble prices (at least on my block). It seems like we may have missed a good opportunity to get the revaluation done at more reasonable level.

Posted on: 2014/5/14 3:58
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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brewster wrote:
Pedestrians somehow get the message anything they can get away with without carnage is OK. Which make me want to agree with Monroe that a little blood must be shed.


We were talking about the JC Waterfront walkway, last time I was there there was not a marked bike lane.

Posted on: 2014/5/8 3:46

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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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DanL wrote:
well it looks like our bike lane (great to see) controversy (not good) is making the local tv news - http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=9529545#.U2mfcddZa8c.facebook


Two riders not using the handlebars, one without a helmet and wearing headphones and a delivery rider spawning Grove @ Newark also not wearing a helmet. I'm all about safety for responsible riders and putting in bike lanes, but look at the example in this short report.

Posted on: 2014/5/8 3:42
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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Monroe wrote:
I agree, people not wanting to share the walkway, being self absorbed, and looking to be confrontational with me is appalling. But if I risk getting thrown off my bike because of their rudeness I do what I can to ensure I have a soft landing-on them.


Go ahead, defend laying out a pedestrian in a mixed use area or as you call it, "walkway". If you are not able to stop or are at risk of being "thrown" off your bike you are going too fast. I don't think you will get much sympathy from a personal injury attorney. As someone who has been an avid cycling enthusiast since 12, I do find appalling that you prepare to clip pedestrians that don't yield to you in a predominantly pedestrian area.

Posted on: 2014/5/8 3:31
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Re: should Jersey City create and implement on-street bicycle lanes?
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Monroe wrote:
Adults, I prepare to clip them if they don't give me any room. They'll be hurting much more than me if they're rude and don't share the path and we collide.


Appalling.

Posted on: 2014/5/7 23:01
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Re: Illegal Driveway
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SRhia wrote: So - how can I camoflage my driveway? What's the best way to hide it from my nosy neighbors?
A retractable fake car cutout. In addition concealing the driveway it will also prevent pesky neighbors from blocking the driveway.

Posted on: 2014/5/1 1:46
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Re: Jersey City school board, mayor at odds over boosting pre-K classrooms
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Yes, something could/should be done in terms of developer contributions to education - but that is a different issue. The amount of entitlement downtown is shocking. The micro units was a great example. This is another one.


Developers are at the heart of this issue. Fulop's offer for the PS37 Annex was contingent upon the BOE first agreeing to enter into overpriced, long term lease agreements with developers for space that the BOE was not asking for. The Annex was made available this year for PreK partially because the land that the micro units is to be built was being used by PS3 for PreK. The land was sold by the City to a developer displacing the trailers that were used for PreK classes.

Posted on: 2014/3/22 23:58
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Re: LOTS of new Stop Signs Downtown
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The sign at Erie and Pavonia is useless.

Anyone coming from the park is going to go on 9th or 8th to cut out to Marin, the mall, and the PATH.

Also...there are no cars coming out there...it's a one way eastbound...

You can't even see the sign. And the Cordero parents, quite wrongfully, double park and take up the whole street anyway when anyone is crossing there, ensuring a major jam all the way up Erie so no one moves anyway.

How about a sign at 7th and Erie, where there are actually cars coming? Instead we have a sign where there are no cars pulling out onto Erie and where traffic is slowest...


From what I have noticed of the new signs is that they all seem to be located close to parks and schools. The new law allows local municipalities to put up signs as they feel needed without prior state approval as long as it is within 500 feet of a park, school or recreation area. I believe that has much to do with the location of the new signs and why they are not installed at other needed areas.

"designate any intersection as a stop intersection and erect appropriate signs, on streets under municipal jurisdiction if that intersection is located within 500 feet of a school, or of a playground or youth recreational facility and the street on which the stop sign will be erected is contiguous to that school, or playground or youth recreational facility."
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http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2731_I1.PDF

Posted on: 2014/3/15 1:30
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Re: Jersey City school board, mayor at odds over boosting pre-K classrooms
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MattSchapiro wrote:
I think despite the media attention to this issue, there is a lot more agreement between the administration and the school board than is apparent.

This is not a zero sum game and I am fully confident they will come to an agreement which takes into full account the needs of the city, the BOE, students in all neighborhoods, and the tax-payers.

It can and will be done.


...and the developers. The problem is that the Fulop administration is brokering this deal, negotiating to the benefit of the developer's properties and tying it up with long term tax abatements.

The administration will not renew the Cordero Annex unless the BOE enters into this overpriced contract to the developer on the west side. I have it confirmed that the annex is not available unless the BOE subsidizes something else in the city. St Bridget is gone next year and the annex is in limbo. Your confidence that this agreement will work itself out is based on what?

As the president of the HPNA I find it troubling that you find this thread a place to pass jokes and shrug off the importance of this issue. Friends I know are debating moving out of the area because there are no options. Pre-k may be gone and all private options iare completely full. Yet you joke... I don't get it.

Posted on: 2014/3/4 3:56
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Re: Jersey City school board, mayor at odds over boosting pre-K classrooms
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The development at 9th and Brunswick had its abatement extended from ten years to twenty because they agreed to build pre-k space. On top of that Fulop expects taxpayers to pay above market rate for the use of space. What a great deal for the developers. Meanwhile the city owned facility at 9th and Marin could end up vacant next year if Fulop doesn't renew the lease because he wants the BOE to first agree to this deal to lease space from the developers. Or to use Fulop's own words, "pony up".

Posted on: 2014/3/3 19:22
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Re: Jersey City school board, mayor at odds over boosting pre-K classrooms
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"Fulop was referring to the BOE?s $1-a-year lease of the old Golden Door Charter School building at 9th Street and Marin Boulevard, a facility the BOE uses for four classes of pre-K students. Fulop contends the BOE wants the building ?for free? even though the city pays $725,000 annually in interest on the facility, owned by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and originally intended to be a community center."

This is large three floor building with outdoor space, a playground and gymnasium. Four classrooms of Pre-K is using a small fraction of available space. It is the best and only available option downtown. Fulop knows that and is trying to hold it for ransom. Last years $1 contract was made under the prior administration. If the annex is not renewed, all pre-K kids will be bussed to ???

Posted on: 2014/3/2 4:58
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