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Re: Mayor Fulop Tells Christie to Resign - Establishes Petition
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Yvonne wrote:
I understand your point of view because you are only one person who cannot cover everything. But some important facts are missing when you are not there. You are an excellent writer. You are missing the 'friendly fire' among the council when they discuss things.


Thank you. But I think you overestimate the news angle there. The number of people who care if two council people spar over an issue is infinitesimal, and that doesn't really affect people's lives. I'd rather spend my time on other stories, like the one you mentioned about the mayor's calendar. I think stories like that have more impact and matter more than if Councilwoman Coleman and Councilman Boggiano fight over an ordinance. Plus, I know if any news breaks at a caucus, I'll hear about it from you or someone else who was there.

Posted on: 2016/3/17 14:53
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Re: Mayor Fulop Tells Christie to Resign - Establishes Petition
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Yvonne wrote:
But you are not at the caucus meetings, they are in the evenings. If you were you were there you would have written about the brewery/bowling lease for 99 years for one dollar a year. I am not blaming you but the second largest city deserves better.


You are right I am not at caucus meetings because I covered them for three years and decided it wasn't worth going anymore. I rarely if ever get any news out of them that I don't get out of the council meetings two days later. And I did look into that lease at your suggestions and decided it wasn't worth writing about. I can't write about every action the council takes.

Posted on: 2016/3/17 12:26
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Re: Mayor Fulop Tells Christie to Resign - Establishes Petition
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Yvonne wrote:
The city only has the Jersey Journal which is not in the city anymore.


Hi, Yvonne. The editors and production staff are in Secaucus, but the reporters are all out in the field. I'm usually at City Hall in Jersey City. Come say hi!


Posted on: 2016/3/17 2:25
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Re: Citi Bike
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heights wrote:
Do you write for a major publication terrencemcd ? I am familiar with Bicycle Times and Momentum Magazine.


I'm the City Hall reporter for the Jersey Journal

Posted on: 2016/3/12 19:04
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Re: Jersey City fired me for Facebook posts on Hillary Clinton, Muslims, man says
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"cursing early in the morning"

Posted on: 2016/3/12 17:48
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Re: Citi Bike
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I'm assuming you won't mind if I put this on Bike JC's Facebook too?


Don't mind at all, that'd be great. Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/3/11 19:27
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Hi, JC List, I'm writing a story about Citi Bike and I'm looking for anyone who uses Citi Bike and lives outside of Downtown ? even if you're a casual user. Please call me 201-273-0492 or email me tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/3/11 18:04
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Re: Parking garages/lots?
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Yvonne wrote:
There is even crime downtown, but it doesn't make the paper.


is there a particular crime you're referring to, Yvonne?

Posted on: 2016/2/23 3:44
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Hopefully this will result in more city services, equipment, and employees.


After a reval, the amount of taxes the city takes in remains the same ? what changes is the share each household is paying.

Posted on: 2016/2/17 0:58
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Re: Jersey City teen wants to lower voting age for local elections
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Yvonne wrote:
Young people sometimes do scary things without realizing the consequences.


As do old people

Posted on: 2016/2/11 17:18
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Re: 17 floor tower 8th n Marin behind Unico Tower
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Architects generally use 10 feet per story, as a rule of thumb, so that's 19 stories. However figured it's a much bigger building than 12 stories. So big it needed amendments passed to the Master Plan for than area.


Hmm don't have the site plan handy so I don't know how high each story is, but the financial plan submitted to the council definitely says 17 -- 13 for the residential units, four for the parking garage

Posted on: 2015/12/22 13:40
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Re: 17 floor tower 8th n Marin behind Unico Tower
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DanL wrote:
unless the project was downsized, the original post is correct, 17 stories.



correct. tax abatement application says 17 stories.

Posted on: 2015/12/21 23:46
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Re: More violent crime in Greenville
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Lincoln football team eyes state title amid spike in Jersey City street violence

By Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal

The excitement of his football team's undefeated season isn't what keeps James Burgess up at night.

It's the sirens.

When Lincoln (11-0) meets Raritan (6-5) in Saturday's NJSIAA Central, Group 2 state championship at Kean University, Burgess and his teammates will carry much more than the weight of an undefeated season and the hope of winning their school's first state title since 1981. They also bear the burden of a recent explosion of street violence that has plagued the South and West districts of Jersey City ? neighborhoods the players call home.

Since Oct. 16, the state's second largest city has seen seven fatal shootings, including five shooting deaths during a 12-day stretch last month. There have also been least 11 non-fatal shootings, most of which have occurred south of Communipaw Avenue in the city's Greenville and Bergen/Lafayette neighborhoods.

"It's crazy when I lay my head, I hear ambulances all the time," Burgess, a junior linebacker, said during Lincoln's practice Wednesday night. "I never have a peaceful night."

Posted on: 2015/12/4 21:10
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Only you would be gullible enough to cite Kerik - a convicted felon who served time in prison for tax fraud and making false statements.


Don't forget this. Stand-up guy!

An apartment in Battery Park City that former Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik secured for his personal use after Sept. 11 was originally donated for the use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping at ground zero, according to a real estate executive who has been briefed about the apartment.

Posted on: 2015/12/2 14:11
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Posted on: 2015/12/2 13:39
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Why not give credit to the Jersey Journal since they gave you your information?

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y.html#incart_2box_hudson


She actually gave it to me first. She was at court before I was this morning and emailed me that it was postponed.

Posted on: 2015/11/30 18:32
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Yvonne wrote:
Here is a video of a Christian group being stoned by Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. The group complained to the cops and they did nothing. Likewise, the cops knew what was happening on 9/11 and they did nothing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBaTVwIJH-E


lol that video

There's more to it than that, of course.

Posted on: 2015/11/27 21:55
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Yvonne wrote:
I won't put his name on this list, but the next time I see you I will tell you the name of the cop who said complaints came in but there is nothing we could do about people celebrating. As I said before


Ah, so he didn't see them either, just heard about them. Curious!

Posted on: 2015/11/27 18:02
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Yvonne wrote:
Then I will repeat what I said before, a decent reporter should interview police officers on duty on 9/11 both still active and retired and get their point of view.


As a matter of fact, I did. Every active and retired law enforcement source I spoke to said they saw no celebrations and heard of none. The only person who said they saw one (this person said it was a small group, not even close to the "thousands and thousands" that Trump claimed to have seen) refused to speak on the record.

Posted on: 2015/11/27 17:34
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Yvonne wrote:
Basically you are saying your opinion counts, not the people who witnessed things in JC and Paterson


In case you missed this, Yvonne. This was the Star-Ledger story you were discussing last week, the one about Muslims celebrating in Paterson.

From the archives: Paterson Muslims struggle to overcome stereotypes (2001)

Hours after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a story spread across the state: Palestinians in Paterson were celebrating in the streets.

Braced for a riot, the Paterson police rushed to South Main Street, the center of the city's Middle Eastern community.

"When we got there," Paterson Police Chief Lawrence Spagnola said, "They were all in prayer."

In the ensuing days, the rumor went national, lighting up talk radio phone lines. In the end, it was nothing more than rapid-fire urban myth.

Posted on: 2015/11/27 17:03
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Re: Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11
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Yvonne wrote:
I know what I read, so if I were Trump, I would scour the Star Leger the two weeks after 9/11. It was a story.


I found the story you're referring to. It is not about Muslims celebrating in Paterson. It's about them not celebrating in Paterson, aside from a "very small" group of teens seen by Curtis Sliwa.

It was by Brian Donahue, from 9/23/01. Here's the beginning:

Hours after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a story spread across the state: Palestinians in Paterson were celebrating in the streets. Braced for a riot, the Paterson police rushed to South Main Street, the center of the city's Middle Eastern community.
"When we got there, " Paterson Police Chief Lawrence Spagnola said, "They were all in prayer."
In the ensuing days, the rumor went national, lighting up talk radio phone lines. In the end, it was nothing more than rapid-fire urban myth. But it spawned fear of a backlash against Middle Eastern residents that sent this vibrant strip of Turkish pastry shops and Palestinian groceries into virtual lockdown for days. And for Paterson, a downtrodden city struggling to remake itself, it was yet another black eye that is proving difficult to heal...
Abdallah, the Clifton electrician who grew up in Paterson, said there may have been a small handful of teenagers who shouted "revenge" the night of the bombing. That account is corroborated by WABC radio host Curtis Sliwa, one of those criticized by city officials for acknowledging accounts of celebrations on the air. But Sliwa says no neighborhood should be judged by the behavior of its rowdy teens on the street corner.

Posted on: 2015/11/23 4:14
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Re: Fulop wants to change the election from May to November
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Dolomiti wrote:


In 2013, the May turnout was lower than the November turnout. Fewer people voted for JC's Mayor in May, than voted for JC's Board of Ed in November. Same thing in 2011, by the way.

Go ahead. Look it up.


Yvonne is right here. Turnout in May 2013 mayoral race was a smidgen under 29%. Turnout in the Nov. 2013 governor's race (in JC) was just over 23%.

39,629 came out for mayor's race, 32,347 came out for governor in JC.

I don't know how many people came out for the Nov. 2013 BOE race, but the total number of votes won't help because each voter gets three choices. Top vote-getter received under 10K votes.

Posted on: 2015/11/17 1:47
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Re: Fulop wants to change the election from May to November
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Yvonne wrote:
But what is problematic, the council will vote to extend their salary an extra six months. In the past, when the council voted for a pay raise, it took place for the next council. You should not vote a pay extension for yourself. Previous councils had more dignity than to vote on their on own pay.


FYI, this is the only way the council can do it, via the state law that allows towns to move their nonpartisan elections to November. The extra six months council members/the mayor would need to have added onto their terms is written into the state law:

"c. The term of any person in office on the date of the adoption of such an ordinance shall be extended until the beginning of the term of the person elected to that office on the day of the general election in November."

Posted on: 2015/11/14 22:50
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Re: On his best day as Senator, Booker gets some bad news
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That article is from today, not when the comments were made. But better late than never.


Glad we can agree the Star-Ledger/NJ.com did not ignore the story.

Posted on: 2015/11/13 22:09
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Re: On his best day as Senator, Booker gets some bad news
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JCMan8 wrote:
But if we are talking about this particular story, the lawsuit, isn't it correct to say that the Star-Ledger/NJ.com ignored it?


No, it is not.

Posted on: 2015/11/13 13:07
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Re: On his best day as Senator, Booker gets some bad news
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Ha let's see how fast or if the Star Ledger / nj.com reports on this news.


Your comment makes it sound like the Star-Ledger/NJ.com has ignored this story, but they have reported extensively on the Newark watershed stuff

https://www.google.com/search?q=waters ... chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8

Posted on: 2015/11/13 3:50
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Re: J.C. Mayor Seeks To End Runoff Elections
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Yvonne wrote:
It make you wonder if the dead voted in Hoboken.
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... tes_might_have_to_be.html


Only possible explanation

Posted on: 2015/11/9 20:05
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Re: J.C. Mayor Seeks To End Runoff Elections
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Yvonne wrote:
voting was extremely low due to Sandy. It had nothing to do with who was born in Hoboken. People left town, by the way, a good friend who lives there, an ex-pat from JC did vote no.


Turnout was actually not bad that year -- over 50% turnout in Hoboken for the presidential election (almost the same as the countywide turnout in 2008), about 40% for the questions on moving muni elections/getting rid of the runoff.

http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/elec ... 0Election%2011_6_2012.pdf

Posted on: 2015/11/9 17:20
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Re: J.C. Mayor Seeks To End Runoff Elections
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Yvonne wrote:


In this case, the basic voter is someone that had no ties to city hall either family employment, board member, or committee person.


Didn't realize you had that kind of access to how people in Hoboken voted in 2012! Maybe you can share it here?

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How do you vote?


At the school near my house.

Posted on: 2015/11/8 20:16
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Re: J.C. Mayor Seeks To End Runoff Elections
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Yvonne wrote:
Many people want that question off the ballot because they could not vote. Zimmer made sure her people voted but the basic voter was more worried about their homes and cars under water than an election.


What is a "basic voter"?

Posted on: 2015/11/8 18:44
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