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Re: 10 Seconds of Your Time to Help Team of Local PS5 Students Win $120,000 for Technology
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Congrats on PS #5 for being #4 on the finalist list!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Hopefully people will get out there and tweet or Instagram

#samsungsolve #samsungsolveps5

PS 5 will BE #1

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Re: Council Members ??
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Since essentially they represent the whole city, you can go to them for both city wide or ward specific issues. Should there be an issue in your ward you want supported and your council person supports it, you would reach out to the at-larges to support your ward representative.

In addition, you might already have a relationship with one of the at-larges and feel more comfortable talking to them.

The council is the law making body and to get anything passed it will take at least 5 of them. For constituent services, you should be contacting the administration directly. Every council person on the council is to advocate on the constituents' behalf. You might not always agree with them, but they should be listening to you regardless of what ward they represent and especially the at-larges that bridge over all of the wards.

Each has different skills (social services, finance, languages) that they bring to the table, so you will definitely create a relationship with those that best match your needs instead of being limited to just one representative.

Posted on: 2013/7/6 14:46
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Re: Does anyone know where Mayor Fulop was at 9am today (July 4th)
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It was hilarious. I think GrovePath is now my favorite poster!

I got what you were saying... the man sometimes seems like Spiderman.

I should add that on June 21st i was on my way to meet someone at the Harborside Atrium. As I was walking I noticed all of these people looking up. When I asked what they were looking at, one person pointed to the top of a building and said, "That's Steven Fulop. He's just about to come down the side of the building."

Seriously, who is this guy! :)

Posted on: 2013/7/6 13:57
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Re: Candice Osbourne, Ward E Councilwoman elect starts a survey to track flooding
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ye, that's right, Candice (who lives in the flood zone) is completely clueless as to the flooding issues that she has been helping find solutions for for over a year. OH DEAR!!!! Why did you guys elect her.

The survey was more of a work in progress, but the tracking is more about tracking flooding since the temporary pumps were placed at the foot of York Street on Friday right before the storm.

The York street area homes get flooded with 1 1/2" of rainfall. It's horrible. This last storm brought just over 5" of rain and they either had just a little flooding or none.

SO really the survey is unscientific and I am sure Candice would love feedback on how it can be made better, but it is really to gauge whether the improvements being put in place are actually improving the situation.


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tracking flooding !!!!

Obviously Candice is a newbie - Flooding and sewers has been an issue for years in JC.

Here we go again - years of debate, research and other crap, but getting the problem fixed.

Posted on: 2013/6/11 2:23
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Re: What has Nidia Lopez accomplished in Ward C?
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I am a Rich Boggiano supporter. I have nothing against Nidia. I like the way Nidia votes on the dais. I think she is independent and thoughtful. She very early on realized that the Healy administration was short changing the residents.

However, Boggiano does have the people at heart and he has always done the honest thing by the community. He outstrips Nidia in communication with the public and getting problems corrected.

The Hilltop is my home, an incredible home. The Hilltop would not be the wonderful, friendly, and safe place that it is if it weren't for Rich. I think all of Ward C deserves that service.

I have been witness to the back and forth for awhile, but you definitely can't say that Rich's heart isn't in this and you can say that the council office is a natural extension of the work he has been doing for the community for the past 30 years.

People know this and this is what makes it such a close race. You have a sitting council woman who has tried her best and you have a community activist that has an incredible amount of experience and is very connected with the community.

You decide, but don't ever pretend that Rich isn't sincere or knowledgeable. He's a fighter and as my partner always says, "he knows where the bodies are buried and he knows how to get to the heart of the matter".

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Candice Osbourne, Ward E Councilwoman elect starts a survey to track flooding
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I received the following from Candice and it is a very good idea to start gathering this data directly from the mouths of the constituents to match them to the weather patterns over time. I know Jersey City Sandy Recovery is in the process of creating a heat map to share with the JC OEM to get a broader picture of who was affected, but this will track the affects of strong rain events and the effectiveness of flood mitigation initiatives.

I know that flooding is a constant issue in downtown Jersey City and I would like to begin tracking what happens after major rainfall events. If you, or someone you know, regularly experiences flooding in Jersey City, can you please have them fill out this survey? It is very important that we have data to help us understand exactly what is going on, what projects are working, etc.

From Candice:

1) High Level results of Andrea:

Per the National Weather Service (JFK & Newark), it seems we had just under 4 inches of rain in 24 hours.
The peak was 0.5" in a hour during high tide
See the attached image so you can see a graph of the distribution of rain.


2) Your summary of what happened:

I need your help! I would like to track performance of our sewers in the next several months, so I have created a survey that I really would appreciate if if you could complete it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NFR3GW2

Posted on: 2013/6/9 22:04
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Re: Rolando Lavarro--Council at large--proven responsive
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Rolando Lavarro is an excellent council person. He doesn't over legislate, but he is smart enough and responsive enough to create legislation when there is a strong need for policy and his legislation is flexible and clear.

He is very responsive to the community and personally on top of things. He gives a lot of respect to community leaders and seeks out their input. He's quickly replacing David Donnelly as my favorite council person. Donnelly impressed me on how deftly he figured out a solution for the bus route eliminations through southern Jersey City. He faced a room of 300 very angry people. Rolando does not shrink from complex issues. However, it is the fact that he reaches out to various communities to alert them to and ask them for their input on an issue BEFORE he votes on an ordinance that will directly impact that community.



Posted on: 2013/6/2 11:27
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Re: A no-show at a council meeting
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Actually Matt probably would know as he has a dialogue with Candice and she is able to speak knowledgeably about the topics. In addition, Candice has been involved in a lot of these conversations before they are even discussed at caucus and council meetings.

I know you are pissed that the person you think should have won did not, and I have no issue with holding a candidate's feet to the flames. However, it is your insinuation that really the only way to be apprised of the situations is to attend the council meetings. I learned long ago that this is not true. Once sworn in she should and will attend almost all of the meetings. Make no mistake though, our future council woman has been deeply involved for years and there is a reason why Fulop's council team was so well informed and on top of things. We have strong communication and boots on the ground. Councilman Lavarro seems to have the same type of team.




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The only way you know she sees the council meetings on TV is if you are with her. Stop making excuses for the newly elected councilperson. She is a grownup.

Posted on: 2013/5/31 11:58
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Rich has been most active in Journal Square for what amounts to a life time. There's a lot that can be said about what he has done, but for those who live in Ward C big change is coming. A lot of development will be happening in the Square as far as sky scrapers and changing the landscape of the public spaces in the Square. The KRE project at the old Verizon building on Magnolia at Summit Ave will be the first one.

For those closest to the change you will need to vote for the person that you feel will be the most hands on; accessible; and best represent your views on the council to help navigate the community and residents through the process and fight to maximize the give back to the neighborhoods from the developers.

Besides having a close relationship with the several neighborhood associations in Ward C such as the Riverview Neighborhood Association, Highland Ave Block Association, and Sgt Anthony Park, Rich has been at almost every major celebration, event, and planning meeting. I spent about 5 meetings of at least 2 hours each at community meetings reviewing every detail of the JSQ 2060 redevelopment plan and Rich was at every single one. Anyone bringing a quality of life issue to Rich's attention gets it resolved at a pace that often makes me feel embarrassingly slow.

The Hilltop neighborhood where Rich is a leader is an incredible community of the new and the old, the renter and the home owner, that feel safe and a part of an engaged community. I have lived in the Hilltop for 11 1/2 years now and my children were born in the home I live in. I can't imagine living anywhere else and I credit Rich with a lot of that.

Ask any community leader in the Heights or in JSQ who Rich Boggiano is and you will find they know him well.

I have nothing negative to say about Nidia Lopez. However, Rich Boggiano proves to be a highly qualified contender for the Ward C council seat.


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JC Cheerleader I'm just going to cut and paste the important point in my earlier post in which I say ..." I think the burden is on Lopez and her supporters to point out what things she claims to have accomplished in ward C on her watch, and what goals she will set for herself in the future, should she win.".... Are you really suggesting the burden is on the voter to go and ask a candidate these questions during a campaign? You yourself say Lopez "really helped you out" in an earlier post so you should have no trouble explaining how she was helpful. Your clearly cheerleading for her so why not simply name her accomplishments and goals, if she has any.

That may be important to you, but again, this doesn't help anyone anxious to learn about Mr. Boggiano. Note my username. I didn't make it up for this race. It's been a nickname of mine since I came to Jersey City 20 years ago. I ask you, too, to go back and read the posts I respond to and then read my questions afterwards. There is no ulterior motive at work here beyond my wanting to learn more about Rich Boggiano.

Posted on: 2013/5/28 1:32
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Re: Flood Zone Real Estate
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This is true, but the new pumps won't be installed until August after hurricane season has started. Everything has to be custom made and a lot of fiery approvals to jump through to finally get here several years later.

We can't wait for the new pumps to be put in place. Hurricane season starts June 1st, but really we have already had two heavy storms. So the JCMUA is bringing in 3-4 temporary pumps to the end of York Street as a hold over until August. These pumps aren't as powerful as the permanent pumps to be installed, but they will offer a lot of relief during high tide if not complete relief.

Other areas and solutions are being looked at as well.

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The new administration will actually look into ways to help homeowners with this issue rather than just ignoring it.

New pumps are already being built at the Colgate clock and behind Liberty Medical Center.

Posted on: 2013/5/26 13:19
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Re: Seeking space for a post-wedding reception
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The new student center of St. Peter's, top floor gives an amazing view of Jersey City and the NY skyline.

There is also Liberty Science center.

Liberty House in Liberty State Park is beautiful.

Posted on: 2013/5/26 13:07
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Re: Jersey City men help detain teen trying to burglarize car (5th and Coles)
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Stephen Musgrave, he's so dreamy. My hero!

Posted on: 2013/5/13 11:29
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Otis,

While you believe that Dan has done a lot, you can't point fingers and continually accuse the rest of us of sitting on our laurels.

Why wasn't I at the recall? Because it was useless to think that you could get more signatures than people who voted in the general election. I was helping to craft legislation to improve the quality of life for people. I have three young children to care for so I pick my battles wisely.

You are right, to say that Dan has done little is ridiculous. His dedication not only to the City, but often in the kindness to his neighbors should not be in doubt. I mean that sincerely because I know I come off as harsh most of the time in my writing. I know that everyone should recognize how hard it is to put yourself out there to run for office and how easy it is to attack the candidate.

Dan, whether he wins or not IS your neighbor and a respected community member. So is Candice.

That being said, it is the issues that concern me. I weigh in only because I have worked hard for all of Jersey City, but have done the most in downtown.

This council race is about who is going to be the best leader and where they are going to focus the most energy.

My endorsement goes to Candice because I think she is a stronger leader; she has helped lead people through the Sandy recovery period; before that she was engaged actively in the flooding solution after Irene hit; and she knows how to motivate and organize people. Everyone finds her easy to work with and I have been floored by her ability to look at a piece of legislation that I feel pretty intimate with and ask pertinent questions that i never though of asking yet given the answers could have a big impact as to whether or not to support the legislation. I like how involved she became in the JCBOE by attending meetings and studying the issues.

Candice will hit the ground running and I will definitely be there to support her in anything she needs.

Judge people on how they have been involved (which I think was done quite well for Dan on this thread and people should not try to down play that); how effective they are in implementing strategies and following through on a project; how effective they are in general; and how good they are at building up grass roots support and keeping people informed.

Judge them on how effective they will be on the dais and listening to their constituents.

I am disappointed in Dan's support of a weak version of the Healy backed P2P reform legislation despite Civic JC and Citizen's Campaign's endorsement of the stronger ordinance that the Mayor then vetoed.

I'm also disappointed in his lack of involvement in the sewers and flooding issue.

These are my issues and aren't shared by everyone. They shouldn't be shared by everyone. So for those who can vote, look closely at all three candidates and make your choice based on what is most important to you.

Posted on: 2013/5/12 14:32
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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I believe that area used to be much worse. The water used to just fall off the turnpike and the rain gutters didn't reach the ground. The Turnpike Authority redid their drainage and created water retention with gravel and sod underneath the turnpike. I don't think any serious flooding in your average rain storm ever reached Colgate.

The lowest point in that area is Division and 6th. Right behind the Healy Tavern. So no, all the fire trucks around Healy's Tavern aren't there for the Tavern. I imagine the Tavern is devastated with every rain storm before the fire truck even get there to clear the major intersection as well as PS 5 and the Fire Station of flood waters.

This is a situation that really needs to be examined as well because all the rain comes down the hill plus along Merceles.

So Newark Ave becomes flooded and then Christopher Columbus underneath the turnpike gets flooded out causing a lot of traffic congestion. However, the water on Newark Ave gets cleared out pretty quickly and it doesn't happen very often.

That's a really nice neighborhood and the Village Neighborhood Association is great, if you don't already belong to it.


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can anyone tell me more about this "lake" on colgate and 1st.... we are moving to colgate and 2nd in a few. We have friends at monmouth and 2nd and never noticed any water issues around there but I guess we never really go around the 1st st way since we currently live in harrismus cove so we come/go from the other direction.

After reading this I went over there to look around yesterday and noticed there was still flowing water at the curb which to me seemed like someone was pumping out or something since the water is pretty much gone from the rain yesterday

I asked a neighbor walking into his house what the story was and he said there was water but then asked where and i said in the house and he said no just the street.

So whats the deal? in heavy rains the street gets flooded w an inch or so? more? every rain? just "bad" storms?

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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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Work on the 10th Street sewer line is set to begin on May 19th. I will be getting another update soon and this should also be posted on the web site of the JCMUA early next week.

For more info about what exactly is being done, you can see the whole consent decree updated last August here:

http://stevenfulop.com/sites/default/ ... onsent-decree-summary.pdf

But here is the section that concerns the work that is going to start on May 19th.

Section 25. Sixth [Seventh, Eighth, Ninth,] & Tenth Streets Cleaning, Lining, and Sewer Replacement (RE-16, 17 & 19) SEE APPENDIX C for the list of pipe reaches to be cleaned and lined.

The cleaning and lining will be utilized to provide increased structural stability for the pipe.

This will improve the pipes flow carrying capacity as well as extend the pipe’s functional life. The method will utilize a cured in place liner. To install this type of liner closed circuit Television inspection of the mains will be done after cleaning to determine the location of sewer laterals and position around the pipe so the liner can be opened up at each lateral to allow the existing flow into the pipe. This work will require bypass pumping, as well as, extensive traffic control.

A portion of this project will also require replacing the sewer mains and manholes between manholes 86 to 84, 84 to 82, 82 to 80 and 92 to 90 on Tenth Street. These sewer pipes and manholes will be removed and replaced.

[NOTE: The JCMUA is obligated per this decree to take care of the 6th and 10th street lines. However, the JCMUA is extending the above project to include 8th, and 9th street. In the previous version of this report, 7th street was also included, but an inspection found 7th to be in good condition. The cleaning, repair, and lining of these lines will increase the flow and capacity down to the regulators, which will ultimately help the surrounding areas. This project will go out to bid next year.]

The anticipated project cost for the 6th and 10th street lines is $550,000 for engineering and $2 million for the construction work.



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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Yup, pure silliness.

I have no problem holding every elected official accountable, including the very one your candidate is supporting.

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How dare you? I was at Dan's rally to recall Healy! You weren't there! Where were you? Look at the the facts. Fulop is handing over the JC schools to Wall Street. I guess you're OK with that.


Sincerely,

Someone who doesn't think anyone walks on water and power should be shifted back to the people and the community groups.

Posted on: 2013/5/11 23:24
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Re: New PATH train schedules starting this Sunday
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I'm not sure why the monthly ridership statistics aren't published on the PA site. Someone happened to recently send me this April report because they knew I was interested on the impact that new development in downtown has on the PATH system and even more importantly, what the future development in JSQ will have on the the PATH system.

So I made this document, which I couldn't find anywhere on the PA's web site into a public Google doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/cc ... ZKYVdyZXZaSFE&usp=sharing

I know they are still trying to recover from Sandy, but look at the ridership at Grove Street PARTICULARLY on the weekend.

Posted on: 2013/5/11 22:45
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Otis - The fact that you can say this means you are either just being silly or you haven't been paying attention.

Fulop has an extensive platform which includes drawing the autonomous agencies back under the City so they can't bond at will and keep the taxpayers on the hook for it.

If you look at who is actually involved in the campaign you will see it is the people that attend the meetings and like Candice, attended numerous BOE meetings while also supporting progressive candidates on both the JCBLOE and the Council. They went through Sandy and helped out even after sounding the alarm about the downtown flooding situation for years and having it fall on the administrations deaf ears.

It sounds like you have been more readily willing to listen to the Healy sound machine then to those in the community.

Every elected official should be held accountable and there are ways to to change the process so it is easier for the public to do just that.

Where were we when very few were following Dan on his recall stint? Why we were growing a real grassroots campaign and helping people improve their quality of life; we were attending meetings and asking questions; we were caring for our families and our neighbors; how sweet of you to ask!

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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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How are things for folks today?

Posted on: 2013/5/9 13:14
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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It is vital you call in any sewer related problems. Even if you think there will be no resolve, this gets reported quarterly to the EPA and shows where the problems are. I usually hear from the JCMUA that no one called in and the quarterly reports confirm this. We have made great headway with the JCMUA after Irene and want to push as hard as we can to getting viable solutions in place. The pumps downtown will have taken nearly 2 years to install (in August) so your voices being heard as soon as possible and as often as possible will create an important record for prioritizing future projects.

Call 201-432-1150 and press 0 for customer service.

This also takes the politics out of it. The JCMUA will tell the mayor's office that certain situations need attention and they will have the call log to prove it.

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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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Well there is a principle involved here regardless of how much the land is worth. If you are going to continue to build new homes (1 family or 100 families) then you can't rake in the taxes and ignore the infrastructure, bottom line.

There is something strongly unethical about allowing more development and also shrugging your shoulders to say, well your house is built on wetlands, what can we do.

The public deserves to have its government with all of its resources assess the problem and develop policies even if they are tough policies then at least people know the score and the plan for moving forward so that they know what actions they need to take to protect their homes.


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This is the problem you get when you build on wetlands... Should be no surprise to people that JC floods at times.



Rather than flame you, I'll say I suppose this was a reasonable response 40 years ago when you could buy a whole block in downtown JC for $100K. But when the real estate is as valuable as it is now, there ARE solutions! They've been implemented in low cities here and in other nations, from effective pumps to drain the rain out, to surge gates to keep out the sea. Why does the Corp of Engineers consider New Orleans worth defending with countless billions, but not JC & Hoboken? Ultimately neither shrugging nor evacuating are appropriate responses.

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Re: Tick Warning!!!
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We always dipped a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and then dabbed it around the tick's head and they would let go.

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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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This is a big question and a complex issue, but on that needs a lot of attention since more and more new construction taxes the already over taxed system.

After Irene Councilman Fulop along with me and many community members decided not to wait for the City to recognize the problem, but to go straight to the JCMUA and start demanding they do something.

York street seems to get hit the worst and floods in a short down pour.

The near term solution for the flooding (meaning rain events) in the worst hit area of the City, is a pump station at the end of Essex Street that will help drain out the Van Vorst Park and Paulus Hook areas. This is scheduled to be complete by September 2013 after almost 2 years of massive effort on everyone's part, including the City's. This solution was applied to Country Village nearly two years ago and has been highly effective.

Temporary pumps were installed for Sandy and while it was not useful against storm surge, the area was saved from a second flooding due to the storm that rolled in shortly after.

The long term solution is the rehabbing of the East Side plant to handle a much greater area of flooding [Bergen Lafayette and most of downtown] and would also treat the water so it could be pumped into the bay. This project will take 3-5 years to complete.

When we asked the JCMUA to look into solutions 18 months ago, this was researched, but taken off the table because it was cost prohibitive. However, FEMA is now paying 80% of the cost of flood mitigation measures so a lot more is on the table and possible.

Pick Fulop on this issue. He works with the community in being proactive. If we had waited for Sandy to make changes then a solution would be two years or more off. Irene was the wake up call, not Sandy. Before Irene so many people gave up feeling that this issue continued to fall on deaf ears. The community learned to go around the current administration and now we have a short term and long term viable solution.



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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Well last night at the debate Healy, who has and continues to block pay to play reform, stated that it wasn't Steve who brought pay to play to Jersey City, but Dan Levin who is on his ticket. Thereby taking credit for pay to play reform.

We all know that Dan was a major force in the original reform , but it was Councilman Fulop along with Civic JC that brought about reform.

I get that this has nothing to do with Dan, but we all knew that Dan joining the ticket would turn into Healy's "get out of jail" card so he could pass go and collect another $200.

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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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And you have no idea how much work and effort it takes the real people, the community groups and average residents, to go around the City administration to get things done! Look at how the City administration just turns its back and shrugs when a problem is too hard to solve. Look at how they are great at putting out fires constantly, but not any good at actually solving the underlying issue.

You have no idea how dirty Healy will play things just to stay in power. You have to ask yourself why is he fighting so hard? Is it because he is a few years away from getting lifetime health benefits on the tax payer's bill? That could be part of it, but I think that perhaps it is worse than just protecting jobs that he hands out like candy to reward those who politically serve him. I think that should Healy be unseated we will be finding out exactly what has been going on under the noses of the very good people of Jersey City.

Terrorizing teachers into believing they will lose their jobs if Fulop is elected doesn't get any lower than that.

Running a City is not an easy job.No one thinks that they are going to click their heels and we will be back in Kansas. However, the employees in the City that are not politically connected to either Healy or Fulop can tell you that the City is limping along. The employees, like the teachers, have to endure a political culture that does nothing to support them or value them. Well, until election time and then suddenly they are a cash cow for the campaign.


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Mayor Healy has been fighting for the real people of Jersey City his whole career. He's brought crime down, held taxes stable, and kept the wheels of government rolling. You people have no idea how much work it takes to run a city. Mayor Healy does, and he's proven he can do the job.

Steven Full-op-It is puling a Wall Street con job on all of you.

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Re: 2013 Jersey City Pet Owner's Day Clinics **SAVE THE DATE**
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Very well done. I don't mind the wait, but this year it was even shorter.

I love these clinics. They are something the City does well.

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Re: JC mayoral race debate #4 tonight (4/17/13) SPU 7:30 p.m.
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The only thing that I saw as a blatant outright lie on the part of Healy was him saying that the Opportunity Scholarship Act (OSA) that he signed his support to is about scholarship opportunities and not vouchers. Scholarship here is a way to say voucher in a largely anti-voucher world. The scholarship comes in the form of a voucher. There is no way around it.

The homelessness issue is not handled well and I am not sure why Healy continues to use that line, but I think he may be poking fun at the audience to watch them get riled up. The audience is mostly made up of people who have already made up their minds.

Healy is right in that mental health counseling must take a prominent role in solving the homelessness issue. I think he knows that this makes sense to a lot of people. His delivery of his point gets a thumbs down. Healy is such a seasoned speaker that it is hard for me to believe he is not poking at the crowd, which I don't have an issue with :)

However, my limited understanding of the homelessness situation is that the count is only ceremonial. There is no real push to find the hidden pockets of people that really need help. Those that are visible are only a fraction of the total. We also don't hear any kind of plan or mention of existing services that are in place to help the homeless on the mental health front.

Posted on: 2013/4/18 10:58
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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I'm still trying to figure out how I am assassinating his character by asking him to address the issues that are important to the community that he will be representing.

Yes, I do know how long the Pay to Play legislation took to pass. I was doing a lot of the work behind the scenes. It wasn't just Dan and Civic JC. Citizen's Campaign came to Civic JC and Councilman Fulop from the very beginning. I know the lawyers involved pretty well. I know exactly how much work was done and by whom.

Civic JC is a lot of talk and very little do, sorry I like the people involved, but see nothing. It was Fulop and his volunteers that got the Pay to Play legislation across the finish line. I'd like to see CivicJC become a much more powerful organization, but it failed to take off.

If you call it character assassination to question why Dan supported a weaker version of the P2P legislation so that Team Healy could circumvent the pay to play laws, then show the public I am wrong. Do it - stop avoiding the question and actually answer it if Dan is still Dan and you want people to support him.

Bike lanes versus flooding/sewer issues.... hhhmmm that is an incredibly hard choice there. Perhaps Dan is already at work on canoe lanes.

How about OneJC - Let's talk about that. It is a political organization but there seems to be absolutely no transparency. Who exactly is One JC? No one knows. Would you like to enlighten us? And what exactly has One JC done for the community?

I doubt Dan has done more than me. We are probably about equal in our respective communities, but ignoring the sewers and flooding issues of downtown is major. Dan is the one with a political agenda. Attacking me when I am not running for anything is not going to change the above facts.

Trying to protect the historical buildings of Jersey City and creating bike lanes is well and good; it's all a part of the bigger picture, but many people are looking at losing their homes and their historical structures. This needs to be addressed and going to JCMUA meetings where there isn't an audience and going to the people that are hurting the most to see how you can advocate for them would have been much more meaningful.

Yes, I have 3 kids. I know what is like to struggle to help your community while raising a baby and toddlers, while holding two jobs and struggling to maintain a household. I've been there and done that. Dan and I are far from the only ones that have seen that struggle. Nice try though.

I'm pretty sure you are avoiding the questions and my factual points by trying to cut me down. I'm not sure that is a very smart strategy.

Dan is running for council representative of Ward E. There are issues that he has not addressed nor said how he is going to address. These are legitimate questions for any voter.

Enough said.

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I'm a community activist just like you are saying Dan is


Yes you are. But Dan has gotten a lot more accomplished than you. But because you have a political agenda to follow, you ignore all of that and just keep bashing him for the fact that he is on Healy's ticket.

What about P2P reform, which Dan and CivicJC accomplished? Do you know how many years that took?
What about the bicycle lanes which Dan and Bike JC just recently accomplished?
What about his work with the Harsimus Cove Association?
How about One Jersey City?
The JC Landmarks Conservancy?
And he did all of this volunteer community activism while struggling to raise two kids and run a framing shop in Hoboken for which he was sole-proprietor.

All forgotten in your mad dash to assassinate his character.


Posted on: 2013/4/16 15:18
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Add your voice to LIVE, WORK, and GETTING AROUND regional planning
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North Jersey Together – Workshops and partnerships for improving our North Jersey region

Last night I attended a workshop with others in the community. We provided feedback on what our main concerns for Jersey City/Hudson County as a place to live, work, and get around. We also provided feedback on where transportation funding should come from and where it should be spent.

This was the 6th workshop held in the North Jersey region and there will be more. The next one for Hudson County is in Union City on May 1st.

They provide a healthy meal, a children’s corner if you need to bring children, and they have a Spanish interpreter on hand if participants prefer the workshop be in Spanish.


PROJECT GOALS

1) Provide more transportation choices to increase safety, accessibility, and reliability while reducing household transportation costs

2) Promote equitable, affordable housing that expands location and energy efficient housing choices.

3) Improve economic competitiveness of neighborhoods by giving people reliable access to employment centers, educational opportunities, and other basic services.

4) Target Federal funding toward existing communities to increase community revitalization, maintain infrastructure & support local needs

5) Coordinate policies and leverage funding to remove barriers to collaboration, leverage funding and increase the effectiveness of existing programs.

6) Enhance the unique characteristics of all communities, whether rural, suburban or urban.


More importantly to those unable to attend the workshops, there is an interactive workshop to express your concerns.

http://togethernorthjersey.com/

To participate:

http://www.engagenorthjersey.com/

Through this site you can sign up through a variety of ways such as Google or Face Book or just an email address. Once you sign up you will be able to contribute your ideas and concerns, such as “I think Central Avenue needs better public transportation that will bring more business to our stores. Please consider putting a trolley system in the Heights.” or "I don't want the Pulaski Skyway completely shut down in one direction for 2 years." or "development is out pacing our sewer infrastructure, please consider funding and planning for fixing old sewer systems every time a road is repaved." Any and all ideas will be put into a report that will help shape future planning both on the local and regional level.

I’ve heard many great ideas over the years as well as a plethora of complaints. Here is a great opportunity to participate.

Posted on: 2013/4/16 12:52
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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I think this speaks volumes. He posted on OneJC? Really?

I don't need to character bash; Fulop never let me go; I'm a community activist just like you are saying Dan is, except I actually have helped his community work on actual flooding/sewer solutions. Why exactly wouldn't Dan want to be involved in that if he works so well with others and wants to represent Ward E? Why am I the one leading this from the community end?

I notice that you fail to address the issue that he backed a very weak version of Pay to Play reform legislation so that his team could circumvent the law. Jump on me all that you want, but instead why not use your real name and actually answer the question?

Posting updates on One JC rather than actually being out there helping people is not really what you want in a leader.

Facts speak for themselves. Call that character assassination if you like, but you aren't doing Dan's image any favors by claiming he posted to his website when the rest of us were out there getting people's power back on; delivering food; and helping them clean out their homes.

Sorry I'm not just one to sit around and listen to how great Dan is when he claims to be fighting for reform and he ignores one of the most major issues facing downtown. That's not leadership.


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Yeah this is about the biggest crock of you know what...

Very eloquent as always Althea.

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I'm still waiting for Dan to actually work on the sewers and flooding issues besides walking up to a group of residents ...

Since when does Dan or anyone work for you? He's a private citizen who gives his free time to work on a lot of issues to help this city. On the other hand, I remember that Dan turned onejerseycity.org into a valuable information resource with multiple postings daily for weeks after Sandy for victims of the flooding like me, and others throughout the city.
In fact, I think moobycows honest mistake in thinking Dan had some role in the city government SPEAKS VOLUMES about how involved Dan has been for decades.

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I have no idea who you are, but you have obviously been drinking.

Maybe you could use a drink? You seem so negative. Maybe, (and I'm just guessing here) that is why Fulop let you go? Or do you still work, volunteer, character-bash for him?



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