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Re: Lost Guitar?
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As long as an instrument functions correctly it really does not lose value so why just throw it out?

Posted on: 2014/11/15 22:03
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Re: Lost Guitar?
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Why not post some flyers up by where you found the guitar? Specifically near the local middle and high schools. A Guitar of that value could be a teens and i'm sure they would love it back.

Posted on: 2014/11/15 20:54
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Re: High-rise development at Metro Plaza (Shoprite, BJs, Pepboys)
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Shoprite is also significantly cheaper then Pathmark

Posted on: 2014/11/14 20:23
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Re: Lost Guitar?
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So if I came to you with a matching serial number and model for the instrument it'd still be yours? I'd turn it over to the police. Guitars + cases can range anywhere from $200 to $4000.

Posted on: 2014/11/14 19:09
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Re: Shia Muharram Procession in Jersey City
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I'm just against the use of recorded music for processions and parades. Every other cultural event usually uses live musicians and just because this is by Muslims does not exempt them from hiring people instead of using canned recordings.


Thank you for explaining yourself. Shamefully, i assumed you were an unreasonable racist, but you clearly have a perfectly rational grievance regarding the use of recorded music in parades.
My apologies.


Well it provides income for many "entry-level" musicians

Posted on: 2014/11/11 5:17
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Re: Shia Muharram Procession in Jersey City
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I'm just against the use of recorded music for processions and parades. Every other cultural event usually uses live musicians and just because this is by Muslims does not exempt them from hiring people instead of using canned recordings.

Posted on: 2014/11/10 20:07
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Re: Shia Muharram Procession in Jersey City
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There was music? Was it recorded?

Posted on: 2014/11/10 18:35
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Re: Video evidence of highly suspicious roadblock on NJ Turnpike
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I withdraw the first part of my comment. The news had extended footage that shows its right by the tunnel. The police do never patrol that area.

Posted on: 2014/11/6 5:54
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Re: Video evidence of highly suspicious roadblock on NJ Turnpike
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that is nowhere near any of the "14" exits.

Everything about this looks suspicious. If you see this keep the foot on the pedal and keep it at speedometer at 70.

Posted on: 2014/11/6 4:31
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Re: BC Tattoo - CLOSED
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I'm not surprised. I walked in there once and an artist showed me their book and I walked right out. I hope his drawing has improved since then.

Posted on: 2014/11/1 4:01
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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a cord of hickory

Posted on: 2014/10/27 1:55
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Re: Montclair woman is carjacked outside iconic Jersey City Heights eatery
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The one in Hackensack is better.

Posted on: 2014/10/24 3:25
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Re: CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US
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Every illegal immigrant who uses our 'free' (well, you and I pay for it) emergency rooms should have his home country charged for the cost. Or have the cost deducted from the aid we send them.



Well I'm sure this can be discussed with their consulate. While that is being discussed they need to be treated no matter what the cost when it is a danger to the public.


A danger to the public caused by this foreign national's lying.

We may debate whether or not his family should be charged for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in free care.

But we should all agree that his family isn't entitled to a penny. And the race baiter Jesse Jackson has sunk to a new low by calling this man's death "racist," and threatening to sue the hospital.


Agreed. Ebola has an over 60% fatality rate? While the Hospital was in the wrong for sending home the first, there is no conclusive evidence that they would've been able to do anything.

Posted on: 2014/10/13 2:20
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Re: CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US
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Every illegal immigrant who uses our 'free' (well, you and I pay for it) emergency rooms should have his home country charged for the cost. Or have the cost deducted from the aid we send them.



Well I'm sure this can be discussed with their consulate. While that is being discussed they need to be treated no matter what the cost when it is a danger to the public.

Posted on: 2014/10/13 1:36
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Re: Music venues in Jersey City?
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Technically NJCU has live musical events on a regular basis.

Posted on: 2014/10/13 1:34
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Re: CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US
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Why should they pay the bill?

Don't you pay for what you use?

And why should we subsidize the healthcare of a foreign national with higher hospital costs because he won't/can't pay?

If we send any aid to Liberia, just reduce it by the amount he owes to the hospital for his care. And the care of anyone else he infected.


Are you serious? This is a virus that can kill swathes of the population. Treating these people as efficiently and as well as possible is a benefit to public safety.

Posted on: 2014/10/13 1:03
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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Wow guys. Let me give you our story. Two Boots JC is not a franchise. I am friends with the founder who is based in NYC. I thought JC should have one. With his help, I opened Two Boots JC two years ago. It's completely independent. My wife and I own it. I've lived in JC since 1997. Did you read my post about how much we're involved in the community? I'm happy to answer any other questions.


First I will say I love the pizza, but you are a large business.

You have multiple locations in the NY metro area including CITI Field. You all have similar items on all your menus. It may not be a franchise that I cannot go down to Seaside and open a location, but you have the backing of multiple storefronts.

Posted on: 2014/10/9 22:08
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Re: Downtown Jersey City businesses take on local farmers market
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I go out to a restaurant not just for the food, but for the service and experience. I also go for food that I cannot make at home.

I go to the bar to drink and be social with others.

If I pick up food at the farmers market that is prepared it is because I want to eat that at that moment or go straight home with it because I have 0 desire to cook that night.

Service at restaurants in Jersey city is abysmal. I eat at very few restaurants in town because of this.

If you want people to come have an inspired menu, that is executed well, and normal service.

Two Boots I have no idea why their business drops they have pretty good pizza.

Posted on: 2014/10/9 3:45
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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Did you also notice the poverty rate is also at 30%? Many of these children only eat at school. Have access to the internet at school. Access to other educational needs at school.


Did you notice that our neighbors to the North have MORE children living in poverty, and yet manage to graduate many more of them?

Jersey City: 30.2% in poverty, 67.5% graduation rate
West New York: 34.5% in poverty, 78.4% graduation rate
Union City: 36.5% in poverty, 79.2% graduation rate

The problem with facts is that they can't be easily dismissed... Face it. We have a corruption and/or mismanagement issue in JC.


Let me ask this question. Why are they dropping out? Are they flunking out at 21? Are they leaving to pursue other options?(Some of which do not always require a HS diploma or they would rather just get a GED)

Also on the other hand how do we not know other poorer districts are just pushing students through? Other more affluent districts have been known to make their "advanced" students have better grades then they have earned so they can apply for top universities to bring accolades to that district. Many of these numbers that are provided have no real context.


As someone else already stated, you are now changing goal posts. First, you questioned the graduation rate stat. Once evidence of it is quoted, you throw out poverty as the reason. When poorer towns with much better graduation rates are highlighted, you change the reasoning to kids dropping out voluntarily and questioning all of the stats.

Why not simply admit (and, then, try to address) the issue of corruption and mismanagement?? There is just NO WAY that we have to spend SO MUCH money per pupil. JC now spends the equivalent of college tuition per student. We should stop the madness. Especially before things change (and, I have no doubt they will at some point) and the courts get rid of Abbott or heavily rework it.


Its football season, but i'll change the sports analogy to baseball. You always have to question the meaning behind the stats. What do the numbers mean and how do you come up with them and then how should value them. If a player in baseball has a ton of RBIs is he really a good player or just getting lucky because men get on before him? You just want to assume there are just tons of bad teachers.

a few reasons why a student may drop out.

1. They turned 18 and are forced out of the house.
2. Teen Pregnancy. Not completely an education issue.
3. They want to pursue other interests and a high school diploma may not be completely necessary.
4. Influence of outside gangs.

Education is funny because everyone comments on it, but have no experience with it.


Posted on: 2014/10/6 2:23
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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Did you also notice the poverty rate is also at 30%? Many of these children only eat at school. Have access to the internet at school. Access to other educational needs at school.


Did you notice that our neighbors to the North have MORE children living in poverty, and yet manage to graduate many more of them?

Jersey City: 30.2% in poverty, 67.5% graduation rate
West New York: 34.5% in poverty, 78.4% graduation rate
Union City: 36.5% in poverty, 79.2% graduation rate

The problem with facts is that they can't be easily dismissed... Face it. We have a corruption and/or mismanagement issue in JC.


Let me ask this question. Why are they dropping out? Are they flunking out at 21? Are they leaving to pursue other options?(Some of which do not always require a HS diploma or they would rather just get a GED)

Also on the other hand how do we not know other poorer districts are just pushing students through? Other more affluent districts have been known to make their "advanced" students have better grades then they have earned so they can apply for top universities to bring accolades to that district. Many of these numbers that are provided have no real context.

Posted on: 2014/10/4 17:45
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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Did you also notice the poverty rate is also at 30%? Many of these children only eat at school. Have access to the internet at school. Access to other educational needs at school.

What I am trying to get at is that our education system is not perfect, but you cannot fault just teachers for the poor graduation rate.

I would love to see you perform well at your job while eating what a person at the poverty level does for 8 months straight. These are children that are already behind the eight ball.

Posted on: 2014/10/4 17:29
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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Wait where did you pull this 2/3 graduation rate number?

Posted on: 2014/10/4 16:38
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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an increase in pay won't always draw good teachers either. A district that can guarantee funding for supplies, up to date text books, and keeping classes small will keep teachers invigorated.

Posted on: 2014/10/3 22:21
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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Until teachers -- and any public sector employee -- has a competitive salary with the best and brightest private sector employees, the result is always going to mediocre people making up the majority of positions.

Teaching was once one of the few jobs society allowed women to have. Along with nursing, teaching attracted the best and the brightest women. When society began allowing women to become lawyers and bankers and financiers and plenty of other high paying professions, the best and the brightest followed the best and the brightest men.

There is no reason to compare "average" salaries of college graduates, or even masters+ graduates. You don't want average people responsible for teaching students, and you certainly aren't going to get above average results. There are plenty of jobs that average and below average people are probably suited for, like Human Resources.

You want the best scientists teaching science? Don't compare average college degree salaries, compare the best paid scientists -- chemists who make perfumes, biologists who make drugs, engineers who build apps. You want better teachers who know math? Its not about being competitive with a secretary. Its about being competitive with a salary who can crunch numbers as an accountant or analyst. You want the best people too teach kids to speak real good and right real good? Yeah, well starting salary at a big law firm is 6 figures.

Yeah, YOU probably make less than a teacher. There is a pretty good chance that YOU are below average. Actually, its basically a 1 in 2 chance that you are below average. If you want just average people teaching kids, then go ahead and compare average salaries (although you should adjust for the fact that teachers are being counted towards those average salaries and will bring up or down the area's average, but I digress). But average people aren't going to produce above average results.


No one here thinks we should not compensate great teachers with more money. But in all your comments, not a word about getting rid of the teachers that prove to be inept after they make tenure, and are sometime earning strong salary/benefit packages post tenure.

Not a word.

After all, isn't it about the kids? What industry in NJ has over 100,000 employees and fires less than a handful for poor performance each year? Because that's what happens in NJ-yes, some teachers are fired for other reasons, but the handful removed for being lousy teachers who impede their student's education is so low as to be statistically insignificant.

But ianmac, shouldn't you be concerned with NYS students rather than NJ/JC students, as you live in Brooklyn? Do you pay taxes to NJ? Have kids here? What's the angle on your interest in NJ education?



How many bad teachers are there really? By your posts I assume you think at least 90% of the teachers in schools are bad. How do you define a bad teacher? A good teacher?

Posted on: 2014/10/3 3:55
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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You're comparing teachers who only need to be smarter than the average JC kid with the Ivy League MBA types who work at GS?

We don't need 'steps' for teachers to earn PhD's to get compensated extra for teaching 3rd graders how to spell.


Shit in, shit out.


Yes, I already addressed that when I noted that the 2/3 JC graduation rate should be mostly put at the feet of indifferent parents and lazy kids, or did I say lazy parents and indifferent kids? Either way it's the truth.


Good teachers will reach any child. Good teachers are recruited by better districts where they know they will be supported. In reality high school teachers need to be paid the least. K-4 is where the most shaping of a child is done. Those early childhood skills will shape them for years.

Posted on: 2014/10/2 3:57
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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19% wouldn't be unreasonable if they scaled back the platinum healthcare plans, and converted teachers pensions to 401k plans.


These are the individuals who help sculpt the next generation of Americans. Why do they deserve less?

Posted on: 2014/10/1 5:17
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Re: Jersey City teachers union seeks 19% pay hike over 3 years, sources say
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How do you intend to attract good teachers without proper compensation?

Posted on: 2014/9/30 4:49
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Re: Plan to extend No. 7 subway from NYC to New Jersey could be back on track
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The Wilponzis should pony up money if the tunnel actually starts.

Posted on: 2014/9/14 23:51
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Re: Isn't enough space' on street, so park in garages
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Are people saying that renters and owners of new construction should not have the same rights to street parking as other residents?


No they're saying if an area that held a residential building that held 6 people is demolished and can now hold 20, that they should find a way to provide parking for natural increase of cars.


This assumes the people who lived there before had a right to free street parking. But why?

JC has plenty of parking spots in existing parking lots. It doesn't need more lots.


Population density. Before street parking wasn't horrible, but when you start cramming more and more people on the same area it changes the amount of parking needed.

Why fight it? It attracts more people to the area.

Posted on: 2014/9/11 5:13
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Re: Isn't enough space' on street, so park in garages
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Are people saying that renters and owners of new construction should not have the same rights to street parking as other residents?


No they're saying if an area that held a residential building that held 6 people is demolished and can now hold 20, that they should find a way to provide parking for natural increase of cars.

Posted on: 2014/9/11 3:07
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