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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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The Hoboken shelter is looking for plastic utensils.

https://hobokenshelter.org/items-needed/

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Re: Reason #110 Why not take your car to Jersey City Ford
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Caught On Video: Mechanics Take NJ Man’s Mustang Out For Wild Joy Ride


JERSEY CITY (CBSNewYork) – A man took his car in for repairs, and then mechanics took it out for a joy ride.

The men were supposed to be making repairs, but the owner of the car caught them red-handed on the road.

How do we know?

Dash cam video from the car shows the high-speed ride, without the owner.

It’s like the scene in the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” only this is real life.

“It was upsetting. I was hot headed for three days, to be honest,” said car owner Suhail Sood of Union City.

The problem, says Sood, 30, is that the 2016 Mustang GT was supposed to be in the garage at Stevens Jersey City Ford being repaired. Instead some employees at the dealership took it for that joy ride for at least 15 minutes, never knowing Sood installed a dash cam and they were being recorded.

“The got the wrong guy test driving this car,” one of the unwelcome drivers said.

“There’s a dash cam. It’s flashing lights. It’s beeping, making noises, and these guys are not even bothered.”

Sood says it happened last week, and that while he was at the dealership waiting for his car to be repaired employees told him they had to take the car out for a “test drive.” After Sood took the car home, he checked his dash cam and saw what happened: The car being gunned at a high rate of speed, and the driver even stopping to pick up a friend to join in.

Angry, Sood says he confronted the dealership and told them about the incident and the video, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported.

They demanded he prove it.

Sood posted the video on Facebook, after he says he was promised a refund, but never received it.

The dealership, which refused to speak on camera, says it has a refund check for $379 waiting for him and apologizes for the joy ride. The two sides say they disagree on the amount of compensation Sood should receive, but say they’re attempting to reach a compromise and come to a mutual agreement.

The three employees have been fired over the incident.


https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/01/31/mustang-joy-ride/

Posted on: 1/31 20:48
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Re: Reason #110 Why not take your car to Jersey City Ford
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'That Was Fun': NJ Workers Caught Taking Mustang on Joyride

They thought they were pulling a fast one on a customer, but employees at a New Jersey dealership were caught on camera racing a mustang. Adam Kuperstein reports on the exclusive story.


https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-s ... e_New-York-505124501.html

Posted on: 1/31 8:55
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Re: World Trade Center PATH station to close on weekends through 2020
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How do you walk indoors from the Atrium to the ferry? How close to the ferry can you stay indoors?

Posted on: 1/30 19:53
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Re: World Trade Center PATH station to close on weekends through 2020
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No. You have to pay at Exchange Place or WTC to get two tickets.

ORIGINATING AT WORLD TRADE CENTER: Customers will be required to pay their usual PATH fare by entering World Trade Center Station to receive their ferry transfer ticket from a PATH representative before proceeding to the ferry. Upon arrival in Jersey City, the passenger will be admitted into Exchange Place Station by presenting the remaining portion of their ferry ticket for collection by a PATH representative.

http://www.panynj.gov/alerts-advisori ... ath-weekend-closures.html


By the way, it's a long walk from WTC to the ferry.


Posted on: 1/30 14:42
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NJ TRANSIT does not own bus stops, nor does NJ TRANSIT shovel snow at bus stops.
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From Twitter:

@NJTRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT does not own bus stops, nor does NJ TRANSIT shovel snow at bus stops.

Keep the phone number of the local municipality handy in order to request a bus stop to be shoveled.

#NJTWinter http://bit.ly/2W5URIR

https://twitter.com/NJTRANSIT/status/1086677925057970182

https://en.seeclickfix.com/jersey-city



Posted on: 1/19 18:39
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Hoboken Plastic Bag Ban To Begin January 22, 2019
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Plastic Bag Ban To Begin January 22, 2019

The City of Hoboken’s ban on single use plastic bags begins on January 22, 2019. On that date, single use plastic carry-out bags will bebanned at all retail and food establishments. The ban, originally drafted by Councilman Jim Doyle and the Hoboken Green Team, was passed unanimously by the City Council and signed into law by Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla on June 22, 2018.

“Hoboken is committed to environmentally friendly policiesthat help mitigate the impact of climate change and reduce pollution on our streets,” said Mayor Bhalla. “This ban, initiated by the Hoboken Green Team,will go a long way to reducing Hoboken's reliance on harmful plastic bags, and I'm proud Hoboken is at the forefront of progressive environmental policies.”

The following bags are still allowed for free:

• Produce bags (fruits and vegetables)
• Product bags (packaging)
• Bags used to contain frozen foods, meat, fish, flowers, plants or baked goods
• Pharmacy prescription bags
• Newspaper bags
• Laundry or dry-cleaning bags
• Packages of multiple bags (food storage bags, garbage bags, pet waste bags)

Starting January 22, businesses must provide paper bags for a fee of 10-25 cents. The fee is collected and kept by the business to help cover the cost of purchasing the compliant bags. Residents are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags whenever possible.

More:
https://www.hobokennj.gov/news/plastic ... -to-begin-january-22-2019


https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/plastic-bags



Posted on: 1/14 19:31
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911 Caller Wonders If He's Hallucinating Blue Light in Sky
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911 Caller Wonders If He's Hallucinating Blue Light in Sky

911 caller in Jersey City was very curious about what he was seeing in the sky during the Con Ed light arc in Queens Thursday night.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-s ... y_New-York-503641392.html

Posted on: 12/31 17:41
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Citizen App
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On the local news, I've been seeing videos with the words "citizen app" on it. It is an app that shows police incidents in the area. On the app, I see incidents that are not on the news. But the news also have incidents not shown on the app.

Here are two not in the news:

1. Theft from CVS
12/15 - 88 Morgan St
12/15 6:28 pm Police are responding to a report of three shoplifters
12/15 6:28 pm Incident reported at 88 Morgan St.

2. Strong-Arm Robbery
12/19 - 400 Marin Blvd
12/19 11:36 am Officers are on the scene and are interviewing the victim while canvassing the area.
12/19 11:30 am Multiple officers are responding to calls of a man that was robbed by a group of three men in front of the shoprite that then fled on foot.
12/19 11:30 am Incident reported at 400 Marin Blvd.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/a ... rt-you-to-danger-and-send
https://citizen.com/
https://twitter.com/CitizenApp?lang=en

Posted on: 12/23 11:23
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Re: Man so annoyed with Holland Tunnel wreaths, he starts petition to get them changed
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The Port Authority on Wednesday caved to public pressure over Holland Tunnel holidays decorations that are driving motorists mad — and decided to put the whole thing to a vote.

In a cheeky release announcing the poll, the PA referenced the classic poem “Twas the Night before Christmas,” writing: “From the media arose such a clatter, that the only solution would be to settle the matter…by asking the public, ‘What do you think?’ If we’re going to move trees, we should all be in sync!”

“And thus to our wondering eyes does appear: a short simple poll to gauge holiday cheer.”

https://nypost.com/2018/12/12/port-aut ... lland-tunnel-decorations/


Posted on: 12/12 22:02
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Re: Jersey City, Amazon team up to stop holiday package thefts
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ABC News video:

Police department launches high-tech effort to fight package thieves

A police department in New Jersey put GPS tracking devices inside bait packages with Amazon's help.

3:02 | 12/12/18

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/video/ ... rt-fight-package-59770545


Posted on: 12/12 18:57
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Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge
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Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge

POSTED 5:06 PM, NOVEMBER 14, 2018, BY JAY DOW

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The allure of Jersey City is undeniable. There’s night life, luxury high rises with Manhattan views, and great neighborhoods where you can happily raise a family.

But there’s a big problem: Jersey City is no longer the Garden State’s best kept secret.

City services are straining to keep up with an explosion in the city’s population: There are only a handful of elevator inspectors on duty at any given time, streets are routinely littered with trash, public roads could use some love, and the path train system -- run by the joint state Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- is the epitome of pure chaos during the morning rush.

To sum it all up, Jersey City is bursting at its seams.

"It gets very packed and very overheated on the trains as well at times,” said commuter Brett Davis.

Tim Evans, a research director at non-profit organization New Jersey Future, says between the years 2010 and 2017, Jersey City’s population grew over 9 percent -- almost four times the rate of growth for the entire state during the same time period.

In the section of town known as the Gold Coast, there are plenty of luxury high rises but not enough classrooms.

Marilyn Noestes is a Jersey City native and retired educator who taught in the city for almost four decades.

“I know they’re trying to save the tax payers money... but if you don’t provide the services, they’re not going to keep coming," Noestes said. "There are like four or five high rises being built in the Paulus Hook area... it’s a lot of people."

The problem of too many people and not enough services also extends to the city’s less affluent neighborhoods.

Lisa, who wanted her identity concealed out of fear her comments could negatively impact her job, says she and her neighbors at the Booker T. Washington Public Housing Development and other struggling neighborhoods feel forgotten.

“We're saying we’re building up Jersey City," Lisa said. "We’re building up around certain areas... you got downtown -- they take care of that real good -- you go downtown and you in a whole different world."

“They have every right to ask us a city, as well as the other government agencies, what are we doing with transportation, what are we doing with our streets, what are we doing with city services, what is our plan to handle all the new people," first year city councilman James Soloman said. "I think, as a city, we need to do a better job."

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says he’s proud of the fact his administration has increased the size of the police and fire departments, and will continue to put pressure on the port authority to increase capacity on the path train. But Fulop also acknowledges Jersey City is experiencing growing pains that will take time to address.

"There’s always going to be a sentiment that we can do always more," Fulop said. "I appreciate that. We’re always striving to do more... but i think we’re doing a lot on the affordability, I think we’re doing a lot on the transportation, we’re doing a lot on schools, and we’ll continue to do more."

Video:
https://pix11.com/2018/11/14/jersey-ci ... ms-with-population-surge/

Posted on: 2018/11/15 22:18
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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PATH introducing cellphone service to underground stations

Updated 6:45 PM; Posted 6:45 PM

By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal

Underground PATH stations are officially joining the 21st century.

The Port Authority announced Tuesday that cellphone service is being added to nine underground PATH stations, with connectivity from major carriers phased in over the course of the rest of the year and into early 2019.

As of Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service is available at underground PATH stations in New York, while cell service from both providers will expand to New Jersey's PATH stations in the next three weeks. Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers will see system-wide cellular service in both New York and New Jersey's underground PATH stations early next year.

Cellular connectivity will be available on platforms and throughout underground stations.

"We want to upgrade service to the traveling public at all our facilities," Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a statement. "Access to cell coverage is an important expectation of PATH customers."

PATH follows in the footsteps of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which finished adding cellphone service to all of its subway stations in January 2017.

The PATH stations in New York with the new cellular coverage are: 33rd, 23rd, 14th, Ninth, and Christopher streets. The World Trade Center PATH station has had cellular coverage since it opened in 2016.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 2018/11/6 19:49
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Re: Resource Center
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York Street Project is also accepting donations.

York Street Project
89 York Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.451.9838
ysp@yorkstreetproject.org


http://yorkstreetproject.org/ways-to-do-more/donate-goods/

Posted on: 2018/11/4 10:52
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Re: New Vote-By-Mail Law Raises Concerns Over Confusion
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Hudson County Clerk's office to stay open late Sunday for vote-by-mail applications

Updated 10:54 AM; Posted 10:54 AM
By The Jersey Journal

The Office of Hudson County Clerk will offer extended hours on Sunday to accept vote-by-mail applications for the upcoming general election.

The office, located on the fourth floor of the Hudson County Plaza building in Jersey City, will be open from 1 to 6 p.m., Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado said.

Voters who wish to cast their vote on Sunday must bring a valid New Jersey-issued identification card (state, government, or local ID) that contains the person's photo, address, and signature. The address the ID must match their ballot address.

The office is located inside the Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Ave. in Jersey City.

For more information on election services provided by the Office of the Hudson County Clerk, call 201-369-3470 and selection option No. 6.


https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 2018/9/20 11:17
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New Vote-By-Mail Law Raises Concerns Over Confusion
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New Vote-By-Mail Law Raises Concerns Over Confusion

New Jersey's vote-by-mail system is changing under a new law enacted last month that some lawmakers and county officials are warning could spark confusion.

Sept. 12, 2018, at 4:35 p.m.

New Vote-By-Mail Law Raises Concerns Over Confusion

By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's vote-by-mail system is changing under a new law enacted last month that some lawmakers and county officials are warning could spark confusion.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the new law in August, and it's going into effect in time for this year's closely watched midterm elections, in which one Senate seat and all 12 House posts are on the ballot.

Under the law, voters who requested mail-in ballots for all future elections will continue to get them until they opt out. That's a change from previous law that required officials to check in with mail-in voters to ask if they want to continue after the fourth general election since they signed up.

But the law also made another change, which clerks say has resulted in frustration and a dash to inform voters about their status.

The new law mandates that voters who signed up for and got mail-in ballots for the 2016 general election will continue to be sent those ballots for all future elections, unless they opt out.

That means that voters who wanted to vote absentee in 2016 but expected to vote at a machine this year in person might be surprised when they turn up at the polls.

Read more here:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-state ... s-concerns-over-confusion




Posted on: 2018/9/12 20:58
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The New Yorker: Alex Honnold Tests the Peaks of Jersey City
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Alex Honnold Tests the Peaks of Jersey City

The “free solo” climber has ascended the granite face of El Capitan. Next up: a luxury apartment building.

By Charles Bethea

It’s hard to get permission to climb skyscrapers without ropes. Recently, Alex Honnold got lucky. “It’s cooler here than I thought,” he said. He’d flown in from Seattle, and was sitting in a Jersey City diner wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Beside him was a worn backpack containing what he called “my light setup”—including a fifty-five-metre length of rope—and a copy of “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.” Honnold, who is thirty-three, with a boyish face and huge hands, specializes in “free soloing,” climbing without any ropes or safety gear. That’s how he ascended El Capitan, the three-thousand-foot granite face in Yosemite National Park, last summer—an event that the Times called “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.”

A National Geographic documentary about the climb, “Free Solo,” débuts this month. Honnold was making a detour before attending a screening of the film, in Manhattan, to “check out the local peaks,” by which he meant the Jersey City skyline. He has surveyed climbable buildings from Denver to Dubai. “New York is basically Yosemite,” he said. “Chicago is pretty legit, too.” Jersey City is more modest. The terrain included Trump Plaza, a brick high-rise that Honnold deemed “super boring.” In his opinion, the city’s most interesting steel-and-glass mountain is a seventy-story luxury apartment building called the Urby. Built two years ago, it is made up of a half-dozen cantilevered cubes, like a rickety tower of Jenga blocks.

“The position is sort of mega,” Honnold said. “Very exposed. It looks like I’d mostly be climbing the outside arête,” or corner. Some dangling would be involved. He’d scrutinized the windowsills earlier. “The edges are like the width of this fork,” he said. “Adequate, not great.”

Honnold had secured access to the building by accident, a few months earlier, when a friend invited him to a private ski club in Montana. “The mayor of Jersey City was there,” Honnold recalled. “We did archery together and had dinner. It was chill. At one point, he was, like, ‘Do you climb buildings ever? I’ve got a big building for you.’ ”

“I was drunk,” Mayor Steven Fulop explained, an hour later. He was pacing back and forth on an outdoor terrace adjacent to the ninth floor of the Urby. “That’s the honest truth. But I texted my friend, the developer—I said, ‘Dave, I’ve got this idea that’ll be good for the city. I’m gonna send you some YouTube videos’—and here we are.” Fulop wore a suit and was accompanied by a security detail. A few feet away, Honnold was preparing for a scouting climb before a small crowd of observers: a National Geographic staffer; David Barry, the developer; and Art Miccio, his construction supervisor. After putting on his climbing shoes and chalking his hands, Honnold conferred with Miccio about his potential routes.

“You’ve gotta remember, this was built by a bunch of union guys who might have been hung over,” Miccio warned. “You never know how something was fastened. Don’t take nothing for granted.” On the plus side, he said, “we’ve had enough storms these past few years that anything loose would have come off.”

“Right on,” Honnold said. He walked to the side of the building and started climbing, unroped, and assessing holds—“putzing around,” as he called it later.

“I have a place in Jackson Hole,” Barry said. “So I knew of Alex. But”—he pointed to the building behind him—“I don’t know how the hell you—”

Honnold dropped back onto the terrace. “It definitely goes,” he said, confirming the building’s climbability. “It’s kind of awesome. I can get from one window frame to the top of the next sill.”

The climb was scheduled for two weeks later. Miccio had sent Honnold the building’s plans, and Barry had assured him that window washers wouldn’t interfere. Residents, however, still needed to be sent a note of warning. “Once I decide what to tell them,” Barry said.

“Jersey City might send a swat team,” Miccio said.

“Not with the mayor on board,” Barry said. Fulop grinned.

Miccio made another suggestion: “I wouldn’t grab any of the H.V.A.C. units.”

Honnold was getting antsy. “Can I play around off the roof?” he asked. “Rappel in? Touch some stuff?” Everyone boarded an elevator.

On the roof, Honnold tied his rope to a steel stanchion, harnessed up, re-chalked his hands, and dropped off the side of the building. The group leaned over a barrier to watch.

“I’m appreciating his skill,” Barry said, nervously, as Honnold dangled alongside the building’s top floor, groping things.

He pulled himself back onto the roof fifteen minutes later. “It’s pretty engaging,” he said. “Non-trivial, for sure. This is totally changing my opinion of New Jersey.” He turned to Barry. “Your tenants have amazing taste.”

“Furnished models,” Barry said.

Honnold was staying at a hotel near the Empire State Building, and he paid it a visit before the evening screening. Looking up at the hundred-and-two-story structure, he couldn’t discern a viable way up. He shook his head. “Empire is officially on the back burner now.” ?

This article appears in the print edition of the September 10, 2018, issue, with the headline “Going Up.”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/201 ... -the-peaks-of-jersey-city


Posted on: 2018/9/6 8:37
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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Snoop Dogg’s Fourth of July performance enrages NJ parents

By Elana Fishman July 5, 2018 | 12:57pm


Snoop Dogg’s headlining performance at Wednesday’s Jersey City Fourth of July Experience went into D-O-double-overtime, infuriating parents whose small children just wanted to see the fireworks.

The 46-year-old rap legend was scheduled to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., according to Jersey City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and wrap up by 9:20 p.m., with the fireworks display slated to begin immediately following his performance.

But Snoop’s set, which included hits like “Gin and Juice” and “The Next Episode,” started nearly an hour late. It also lasted longer than planned, due to an appearance by surprise guest Akon.

By the time the fireworks finally started at around 10:15 p.m., many impatient parents had already headed home with their kids — but not before tweeting their disapproval at both the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

“Epic fail tonight at @jerseycity waterfront,” one Twitter user wrote. “@SnoopDogg started late & pushed back the fireworks show. Thousands of JC parents & kids await fireworks. School night. The ppl of JC are super annoyed & bummed and r bailing. @StevenFulop ur residents are not ur biggest fan right now.”

Another user tweeted, “hey Mr. Mayor, half of our party and thousands of other little kids had to go home because the fireworks were so late due to Snoop Dogg?”

Fulop later addressed the scheduling snafu on Twitter, writing: “We do our best. That’s all we can do. I know after 5 years in this job that I can sadly never please everyone as sometimes issues surface. All in all I think people had a great time – it was a long day with lots to juggle.”

A Jersey City spokeswoman confirmed to Page Six that Snoop Dogg’s performance was the reason for the delayed fireworks display.

Page Six has reached out to Snoop’s rep for comment.

https://pagesix.com/2018/07/05/snoop-d ... ce-pisses-off-nj-parents/

Posted on: 2018/7/7 10:13
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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From New York's perspective:

Notification issued 07-03-2018 at 3:00 PM.

There will be a fireworks display over the Hudson River near southern Manhattan tomorrow, 7/4, at approximately 9:30 PM. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will take place on 7/5.

https://twitter.com/NotifyNYC/status/1014222321379348485

Posted on: 2018/7/3 17:17
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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What to bring and what not to bring:

http://freedomandfireworks.com/what-to-bring/

Posted on: 2018/6/18 16:41
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Re: Fleet Week - Parade of Ships Begins at 10am Today
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From Notify NYC:

Notification issued 05-22-2018 at 12:00 PM.
There will be a fireworks display over the Hudson River off Pier 90 in Manhattan tomorrow, 5/23, at approximately 10:15 PM.

Notification issued 05-23-2018 at 9:00 AM.
On 05-24-2018, at 8:45 AM, six U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 jets will be conducting a flyover in the vicinity of Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens. The aircraft is expected to over the Hudson River, north to the Tappan Zee Bridge and then to LaGuardia Airport.

Posted on: 2018/5/23 9:35
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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“The people who actually built this monument, who actually put the blood and sweat into it, agreed to it,” said Polish Consul General Maciej Golubiewski. “They think it’s the best solution, the best compromise.”

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/05/14/jersey-city-katyn-memorial/


Posted on: 2018/5/14 23:48
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Re: Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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Michael Cohen steered prominent EB-5 exec to Squire Patton Boggs

USIF's Nick Mastroianni paid the law firm $370,000 to lobby Congress, the White House on investor visa issues

By Will Parker | May 10, 2018 11:05AM

Nicholas Mastroianni, the founder of the U.S. Immigration Fund regional center for EB-5 investment, was brought to the Squire Patton Boggs law firm as lobbying client by Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Mastroianni paid Squire Patton Boggs $370,000 to lobby Congress and the Trump administration on EB-5 matters.

Mastroianni confirmed he is one one of five clients that U.S. prosecutors for the Southern District of New York said were steered to Squire Patton Boggs by Cohen during a short-lived “strategic alliance” with the firm. Mastroianni told the Journal that he met with Cohen sometime last year at his Rockefeller Center office and was later put in touch with lobbyist Edward Newberry. Cohen is being investigated for potential fraud and other matters related to his $130,000 payment of hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniel, who alleges she had an affair with the president.

Cohen, who received $500,000 a year to bring clients to Squire Patton Boggs, has not been indicted on any charges by prosecutors. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Cohen’s firm Essential Consultants received a $500,000 payment last year to a fund linked to a Russian oligarch with ties to the Kremlin.

In a February 2017 interview with The Real Deal after Trump took office, Mastroianni said that his company had thus far received little indication on policy positions related to EB-5 from the White House. Squire Patton Boggs filed its first lobbying report for work it completed for U.S. Immigration Fund in June of that year.

The revelation that Mastroianni is a Squire Patton Boggs client is also notable given his connection to Kushner Companies and the investigations open against the real estate company for its use of the EB-5 program. U.S. Immigration Fund was working to bring Chinese investors to Kushner’s One Journal Square project in Jersey City, but Mastroianni called it off after a presentation by Jared Kushner’s sister in Beijing referenced the family’s ties to the White House. The presentation caused international controversy and ultimately led to a still-pending investigating by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn.

In January, TRD reported that Mastroianni’s firm and Kushner Companies had long abandoned their plans to raise EB-5 financing from China for 1 Journal Square. The company has raised EB-5 funds for HFZ Capital Group, Steve Witkoff, Durst Organization, Forest City Ratner and others.

https://therealdeal.com/2018/05/10/mic ... c-to-squire-patton-boggs/

Posted on: 2018/5/12 20:54
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Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station
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Port Authority tests new security scanners at WTC PATH station

POSTED 7:25 AM, MAY 10, 2018, BY KIRSTIN COLE AND ASHLEY SOLEY-CERRO, UPDATED AT 08:30AM, MAY 10, 2018

MANHATTAN — The Port Authority is testing new security scanners at the World Trade Center PATH station Thursday and Friday in order to evaluate its latest potential resource to detect firearms, explosives and other weapons.

The so-called Evolv Edge, a "high-tech body scanning unit" meant to detect detect firearms, explosives and other weapons, will be tested Thursday and Friday at the WTC PATH site from 8 - 10 a.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.

Public participation in the testing is completely voluntary, according to Port Authority officials.

“The idea behind this pilot program is to evaluate another resource available to us in the effort to ensure the continuing protection and security of the traveling public,” Port Authority Chief Security Officer John Bilich said.

The "pilot security screening program" is "part of the Port Authority’s ongoing evaluation of new technology to ensure the highest level of safety for the traveling public across all agency facilities," officials said.

The Evolv Edge can screen up to 600 people per hour. About 250,000 commuters — 125,000 each way — pass through the World Trade Center PATH station every day, however.

The station would need about 200 scanners to screen every commuter.

Chris McLaughlin, with Evolv Edge, tells PIX11 that isn't practical, and although the way in which scanners are used is up to Port Authority officials, his advise is to use fewer scanners and move them around in order to randomly screen people.

The scanners, McLaughlin points out, can be set up within minutes.

Commuters can also pass through the scanners with coffee and hand, and keys, phones and other common objects in their pockets, McLaughlin said.

Whether or not commuters will need to show officials their purses and large bags will be up to Port Authority officials.

When asked if the extra security measure is worth the potential slowdown it may cause commuters, several locals told PIX11 it is.

"I mean, the commute sucks as it is now, with just the trains and the delays, but it’s a preventative thing. If something happens, everybody’s gonna go, why wasn’t more put in place?" Juvember Andrews, of Jersey City, said.

The scanners are already set-up at stadiums, performance centers and airports across the country, and have previously been tested at the Port Authority Police Department headquarters in Jersey City.

http://pix11.com/2018/05/10/port-auth ... ners-at-wtc-path-station/

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Re: NBC antenna relocation and signal
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Did you see their video?

How to Rescan Your Television to Receive NBC New York's Signal
Published at 11:31 AM EDT on Mar 29, 2018

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/ ... ork-Signal-460277243.html

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Girl who died of flu sent home from hospital with 104 degree fever, family says
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Girl who died of flu sent home from hospital with 104 degree fever, family says

Updated 8:23 AM; Posted Feb 15, 4:53 PM

By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

NORTH BERGEN – Stephanie Conteron had plans to take her daughter Nevaeh to see "Aladdin" on Broadway tonight.

But instead of enjoying the show with the beloved 6-year-old, Conteron and her grieving family are preparing for the girl's funeral this weekend.

Nevaeh Hernandez, a kindergarten student at Lincoln School, is the second child in New Jersey to die of the flu this season and her family says her tragic death likely could have been prevented, had she not been sent home from the hospital with a fever near 104 degrees.

The 6-year-old came home from school Friday afternoon and said she had a headache, family attorney Louis Zayas said during a press conference today. Nevaeh's mother, Stephanie Conteron, gave her daughter some medicine but soon noticed her temperature began to rise. She took her to Hoboken University Medical Center that night.

After more than three hours, Nevaeh was seen by a nurse and a physician's assistant and was told both strep throat and flu tests came back negative, Zayas said, adding that she was sent home despite having a high fever.

Conteron, an emergency medical technician, knew something was still wrong Saturday. Navaeh's temperature spiked to over 105 degrees and her family brought her to Hackensack University Hospital where she was diagnosed with the flu within an hour of arriving, Zayas said.

There, the girl had four seizures, slipped into a coma, and died Monday, the attorney said.

Navaeh's father, Gabriel, is in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He was rushed home, escorted to the hospital by police, but didn't make it back in time to see his daughter before she died.

"The purpose here is to alert the public how dangerous this flu strain is, that even if your child has been given the flu shot, that this flu shot may not be sufficient to warn off this particular strain," Zayas said.

Navaeh was given the flu shot in December, her family said.

Sandra Rivera, the 6-year-old's maternal grandmother, is now reminding parents they have a right to ask for a doctor to see their child and to stay at a hospital until they feel they have received the best care.

"Only a parent knows how your child is feeling," Rivera said. "Stay there, request whatever you need. Ask for a doctor, (say) 'I don't feel right, I'm not going anywhere,' because we feel (Navaeh's) death could have been prevented"

CarePoint Health, which operates the Hoboken hospital, said in a statement it will be cooperating with the state's mandatory review of health records and lab testing, which is required for pediatric flu deaths.

"We join the entire Hudson County community in mourning the tragic death of Nevaeh Hernandez," spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends. While privacy laws strictly prohibit our commenting on individual patient conditions, testing, or treatments, Hoboken University Medical Center meticulously follows all CDC guidelines and protocol related to the flu or possible flu cases."

But as Nevaeh's family searches for answers, her mother says she's really missing the sassy, intelligent little girl who had every Disney princess dress and loved going to her ballet class.

"She would knock on the door while I was in the bathroom, telling me that she loves me, and then coming back five minutes later to tell me she loves me and ask if I'm okay in there," Conteron said.

A wake is scheduled for Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Vainieri Funeral Home on Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen. Those attending are asked to wear pink, Nevaeh's favorite color. A funeral service will be held Saturday at St. Augustine Church in Union City at 10 a.m.



http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... e_from_hospital_with.html

Posted on: 2018/2/16 19:37
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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Upcoming community meetings with the Downtown councilman will be held:

February 12 – Village Neighborhood Association, Casa Columbo (380 Monmouth St.), 6:45-8 p.m.

February 12 – Harsimus Cove Association, Grace Van Vorst Church (Entrance on 2nd St.), 8:15-9:30 p.m.

February 20 – Van Vorst Park Association, Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.), 7:30-9 p.m

https://twitter.com/SolomonforJC/status/962428582814502912

https://jerseydigs.com/jersey-city-pro ... on-what-you-need-to-know/

Posted on: 2018/2/11 10:21
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Twitter:

City of Jersey City:

IMPORTANT: While the Republican tax plan is terrible for working families, we are going to try to minimize damage. We will now allow residents to pre-pay 2018 property taxes so that they can capitalize on existing laws. You can do so at City Hall between now & the end of 2017 .

4:29 PM - 21 Dec 2017

https://twitter.com/JC_Gov/status/943956549122363392


Posted on: 2017/12/21 16:42
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Re: Elevation Certificate - notice from FEMA
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Try City Hall first.

"HOW DO I GET AN ELEVATION CERTIFICATE?

If you are starting the Elevation Certificate procedure from scratch, check with your municipal government for any elevation information or certificate on file for your property. If none is available, you may have to contract a state-licensed surveyor, architect or engineer to do an Elevation Certificate. "

https://www.insuramatch.com/learning-c ... ood-elevation-certificate

Posted on: 2017/12/20 21:21
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Western hemisphere's largest planetarium set to open in Jersey City
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Western hemisphere's largest planetarium set to open in Jersey City

By Amy Freeze
Updated 2 hrs 4 mins ago

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Eyewitness News is taking you inside a new planetarium that's truly out of this world.

It turns out the sky is not the limit as the Liberty Science Center is set to unveil an out of this world planetarium in Jersey City this weekend.

"It is huge, it's the largest and most advanced tech planetarium in the western hemisphere, you have to go to Japan or Beijing for a larger one," said Paul Hoffman, Liberty Science Center.

Size matters with a planetarium because it simulates what happens in the night sky, so the illusion of a horizon enhances the experience.

It's done on a scale that's never been seen on this side of the planet!

"It's 60 from the bottom to top, it's 88 million pixels like HDTV quality," Hoffman said. "Its diameter of the screen is 89 feet, the entire building with the Hayden building can fit inside this theater."

To grasp the height of the screen, stack four giraffes on top of each other, the size is 13,000 square feet which is a quarter of an acre.

"We can open a screen size of a movie theater with an astronomer sharing her discovery, another window show the images, and another screen with the astronomer reacting," Hoffman said.

From space to movies, 10 projectors run by a super computer put out a state of the art experience.

The system can display 280 trillion different color possibilities.

The $5 million planetarium was funded by philanthropist Jennifer Chalsty to fall in line with the center's mission to inspire a new generation of scientists. At least 250,000 school children will see the planetarium annually.

"Breaking news and on Saturday we are doing that for the first time. You will fly through the Orion nebula," Hoffman said.

It's the first of many chances to travel to worlds beyond!

"Up close and personal with moons, stars, planets and latest discoveries of astronomy," Hoffman said.

For more information please visit: https://lsc.org/

http://abc7ny.com/community-events/we ... et-to-open-in-nj/2748491/


Posted on: 2017/12/6 20:53
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