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Re: Dish TV Users - Are you happy with service ?
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Our building has an agreement with some middleman that basically forwards the Dish Network's service. I do get outages in particularly bad weather. Not all the time, and usually not for long. But it's noticeable.

Then there's the fact that Dish Network doesn't carry YES network or MSG. They even got into a dispute with CBS and weren't carrying them for a while!

We just got FIOS installed in our building and I'm looking to switch the other way, so I am curious about your experience!

Posted on: 2017/12/14 14:46
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Re: Hyatt House at Exchange Place
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The lobby was renovated and restored by Fleet bank. They were actually one of the first Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy awards winners in 2001 for their work.

But the gorgeous lobby was undone when a new bank, I think it was PNC, took over. I forget the exact year, but it was a while ago. So that, and the aforementioned roof collapse, happened well after that beautiful lobby was gone.

All is to say, this didn't happen because of the Hyatt House renovation.

Posted on: 2017/12/12 8:53
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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This is a non-issue. He thanked Rebecca for running a positive issues oriented campaign in part of his speech, or another one.

Posted on: 2017/12/11 21:07
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Re: Western hemisphere's largest planetarium set to open in Jersey City
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Now Steve Fulop has his all new FULLY OPERATIONAL DEATH STAR!

Posted on: 2017/12/11 12:37
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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This reads like a humor column.

Just 1 week before, Augie Torres said that Symes had the tacit backing of the administration. Now he says that actually, Fulop never liked Symes.

Just 1 week before, he said that Symes had labor backing. Now he says labor was wary of Symes, and that the Solomon campaign was actually meeting with labor the whole time.

Just 1 week before, Torres held the endorsements of other elected officials as proof that the Fulop machine was working behind the scenes for her. Now he says that they "never really work" for the candidate they endorsed.

I really wish I had a job where I could make stuff up and back it up with "sources say."

Posted on: 2017/12/9 17:32
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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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The current marina is one of the ugliest, and worst maintained, parts of the park.

Posted on: 2017/12/8 15:48
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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The new Assembly speaker keeps saying that the laws will have to go through the committee process, discuss and debate, etc. He doesn't sound like he's in a hurry.

It will take time to set up the regulatory regime. Though Scutari pointed out that the current medical dispensaries are already regulated, vetted, and could start selling relatively soon.

Posted on: 2017/12/7 0:48
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Quote:

T-Bird wrote:
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JPhurst wrote:
Unfortunately it looks like misogyny and smears carried the day in Ward E.


Wah wah wah. Bow to your “mommy mafia” overlords.


I thought that you were better than that. But in the end your resentment of others who did better than you puts you in the same boat.

You lied about the campaign, and lied about me. That is disgraceful.

Posted on: 2017/12/6 10:53
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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iGreg wrote:

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JPHurts :
Actually, its not funny. It's grotesque.



So does Symes get rehired by Dixon tomorrow?

#Sham


No.

Posted on: 2017/12/6 1:56
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Congratulations Rich. You will, at the very least, be fun!

Posted on: 2017/12/6 1:55
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Funny how the local organizer for Clinton's campaign relied on Trump tactics and sentiment.

Actually, its not funny. It's grotesque.


Posted on: 2017/12/5 23:21
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Yes, similar factprs weree in play with Hillary. She deserved better.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 22:28
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Re: Hudson County (Live?) Election Results - JC runoff Dec 5th, 2017
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230 votes with 4 precincts left to report. That is too much to make up.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 21:17
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Unfortunately it looks like misogyny and smears carried the day in Ward E.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 20:53
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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SOS wrote:
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JPhurst wrote:
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brewster wrote:

This, all the way. Symes just seems too aligned with Fulop's contacts and resources to be as independent as I'd like.


Which is why the mayor never endorsed her.

Which is why he gave no money to her.

Which is why he did not deploy any campaign people on her behalf.

Which is why committee people, elected on the HCDO line, are allowed to campaign for whatever candidate they want.

Which is why Solomon is working with the support of Michael Yun, who seeks not an "independent" council but an opposition bloc.

Anonymous posts or unsourced assertions are not the basis for saying that Symes "seems" connected to the Mayor. She is not except in the sense that she can work more cooperatively rather than act as a "White Knight" who knows better than everyone else.


Between Symes and Solomon it is obvious who the mayor would prefer to be on the council. But the mayor knows that it would be unseemly to endorse the former General Counsel for a major real estate investment firm.

Let me make this clear -
General Counsel of real estate investment firm -> Jersey City Council – is inappropriate and egregious from an ethical standpoint.

There are good reasons to vote for either candidate, but completely ignoring the ethical dilemma is troubling. Ms. Symes may do an excellent job on the council – time will tell. But either way, this will set a dangerous precedent.


Completely ignoring? She resigned from her position and is going without a job to avoid conflicts of interest.

If something pertaining to Dixon came before council she should recuse herself. But Dixon generally does not have matters that go before the council. It is not a developer and has not applied for tax abatements or sought approval of redevelopment plans. Most of what Dixon has to do with government is getting permits, approvals to do work in historic districts, and the like. That does not go before council.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 13:09
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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brewster wrote:

This, all the way. Symes just seems too aligned with Fulop's contacts and resources to be as independent as I'd like.


Which is why the mayor never endorsed her.

Which is why he gave no money to her.

Which is why he did not deploy any campaign people on her behalf.

Which is why committee people, elected on the HCDO line, are allowed to campaign for whatever candidate they want.

Which is why Solomon is working with the support of Michael Yun, who seeks not an "independent" council but an opposition bloc.

Anonymous posts or unsourced assertions are not the basis for saying that Symes "seems" connected to the Mayor. She is not except in the sense that she can work more cooperatively rather than act as a "White Knight" who knows better than everyone else.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 0:42
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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T-Bird wrote:


If past experience is an indicator, you are probably not at the majority of the activities nor among the inner circle of the Symes campaign. A lot of things go on in a campaign that aren't visible to the dilettante. You can definitively say who exactly is involved and what their precise contributions have been? I strongly doubt that. I'm quite confident the information I'm hearing is accurate and have no reason to doubt it.


Then back it up with real sources.

Posted on: 2017/12/4 15:28
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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"It's well known" is the statement when one does not actually have evidence.

Bertoli has no role with the campaign.

His relationship with Alex Habib is the same as was his relationship with you. You both helped run that campaign and worked with him.

Alex, like you, is not in the inner circle of Fulop anymore (and neither is Bertoli). But unlike some of Fulop's former allies (like the school board mafia) he didn't outright declare war on him just because he was no longer favored. So he's still able to have a conversation with Bertoli to talk about field ops and pick his brain for strategy.

You wont see any expenditure for Bertoli or anyone else on the ELEC reports, because there is none.

I expect such innuendos to be spread by people like the school board mafia who demonstrated no scruples whatsoever when attacking the other side. I expect better, but am not surprised, when Augie Torres says stuff to stir the pot even though it's not backed by anything solid. I definitely expect better, and am surprised, when you start making such accusations.

Posted on: 2017/12/4 14:59
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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T-Bird wrote:
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JPhurst wrote:


Are you counting municipal employees who are being "encouraged" to help ("unpaid") and the considerable resources of the local political apparatuses? Hard to put a price on those...



No I'm not counting them. I haven't seen any of them, The volunteers are, in fact, volunteers.

Notwithstanding Augie Torres's attempt to conjure up bogeyman, Symes has not received support from the Mayor or the city. Oh, and Bertoli is not around either.

Posted on: 2017/12/4 13:46
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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Quote:

T-Bird wrote:
Rebecca herself, unescorted, was knocking on doors in Gull's Cove two weekends ago. Non-residents are not permitted in the building and are uniformly stopped by the person working the front desk. Did the developer let her in? You?

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I'll just say this.

A candidate doesn't get dozens of volunteers to come out and canvass because they are "pawns of developers." Developers have $ but not the boots that you saw on the streets of Ward E.

Symes is GANGSTA!


I was asleep or I would have!

But everyone knows how this is done. A friend or someone else lets you in. The developer had nothing to do with it. And has nothing to do with it throughout Ward E. I am friends with the Oakman developers, and they are scrupulous in not telling the building residents who they think they should vote for, even though James has repeatedly used them as a pinata in his campaign, and even though nothing legally prohibits them from expressing their opinion.

One of my friends in Liberty Harbor at 9 Regent said he was voting for James after he met him when James was in the building knocking on doors unsolicited. So James knows the "get in the building and ask for forgiveness rather than permission" drill quite well.

James may outspend Rebecca. But he sure as hell won't out-work her.

Posted on: 2017/12/4 13:42
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Meanwhile, Chris Christie's infamous education commissioner Chris Cerf is a big Solomon supporter. $1000 from the latest ELEC report.




Posted on: 2017/12/3 18:12
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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Most out today are volunteers. Remember, Rebecca is being outspent 2-1. Does she have any paid help with canvassing and/or election day leaflets? I assume so, but most of it is not paid. Unlike her opponent she can't just dump tens of thousands of dollars in the race.

Posted on: 2017/12/2 19:34
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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I'll just say this.

A candidate doesn't get dozens of volunteers to come out and canvass because they are "pawns of developers." Developers have $ but not the boots that you saw on the streets of Ward E.

Symes is GANGSTA!

Posted on: 2017/12/2 18:40
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Re: Give Mayor Fulop the hat trick with wins in Wards A, B, and C on Dec 5th, 2017
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SciTech city was under discussion for over a year before the vote in question.

Posted on: 2017/12/2 16:20
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Re: Beware of Symes Volunteers Infiltrating Your Building
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Good. This belies the fabricated claim that Tommy Bertoli and developers are getting them special access.

Posted on: 2017/12/2 16:17
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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I've seen the most recent ads by the campaigns. Rebecca's was a positive upbeat spot showing her around downtown and touting her qualifications.

James's was an excerpt from the debate moderated by Terrence McDonald of the Jersey Journal (great job Terrence). The debate was really good, and issues oriented, except one question where James tried to put Rebecca on the spot about the Operating Engineers ad. Terrence raised it so I didn't think it was out of bounds to opine on it.

Yet from a nearly 1 hour debate where the candidates showed themselves to be articulate and with good ideas, the Solomon campaign chose the one negative spot in the debate? It's like the campaign doesn't have confidence in its own candidate and vision, and feels it can only win this by tearing Symes down.

It really didn't have to be that way.

Posted on: 2017/11/30 21:43
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Re: PATH - proposed Newark Airport extension
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T-Bird wrote:
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JPhurst wrote:

For me, at least, the biggest drawback of the PATH is not that it is crowded during Rush Hour.


Of course not. You work from home.


Sometimes. As much as I can. Thank G-d.

Posted on: 11/29 23:44
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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rescuelife wrote:
I cannot vote in Ward E but find the continued smear campaign by Solomon's followers interesting. It is not surprising from some of his followers who come from the Healy/Matsikoudis camp, but if he is such a great ideas guy, why is there a constant negative fear-mongering attack from his supporters? Why not speak to the things Symes (who seems to be a very accomplished woman) actually says?

If I didn't know any better, I'd believe Symes is a sith lord ready to turn Ward E into Mordor. Time will tell if the Trump-like tactic of fear and hate will win...


No no no. Fulop is the Sith Lord. Symes is the apprentice.

Posted on: 11/29 17:03
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Re: Dark Money in Ward E Race
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The two candidates' positions on abatements are indistinguishable. If there is a difference it is that the Symes campaign has chosen to address the issue on merits. The Solomon campaign engages in street theater tactics trying to humiliate the residents of the Trump and Oakman buildings and constantly insisting that their opponent is corrupt.

Contrasting those two campaigns, it would not surprise me in the least that a labor PAC would prefer to deal with the individual who addresses issues on the merits rather than tries to turn their members' living into a political football. All the more so when that campaign's supporters try to paint labor unions as being somehow opposed to the interests of constituents.

I note that many of the people who support Solomon also engaged in the same rhetoric when it came to teachers and their union as well. Yet they had no problem taking tens of thousands of dollars from hedge-fund backed PACs whose stated intent was to cripple the union.

A campaign that portrays itself as progressive should not be attacking unions. And saying "We're doing it for the children" or "It's the decision of the neighborhood" doesn't give a progressive campaign a dispensation to trash workers.

Posted on: 11/29 13:32
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Re: Uber Driver Attacked in Jersey City ( Washington Blvd/Waterfront)
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No, the beating is not warranted. It's awful to suggest that.

Growing up in NYC these stories were a lot more common in the era of "Gypsy Cabs." Our cities are safer now, and companies like Uber/Lyft can provide some trackability and accountability that did not exist before. But it does underscore the concern some have with companies that work a grey market.

A lot of the taxi industry's objections to ride sharing companies may be based on rent seeking. But there are legitimate concerns to address as well.

Posted on: 11/28 16:24
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