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Re: Cordero Principal Strynar retiring!!!
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I checked out the Principles office. Nobody was in it. However I did notice that the office stunk like the bottom of an ashtray. What the hell is that? You mean to tell me this Principal is able to break the law by smoking in a public building (not to mention a building that's full of children) and keep his job for almost 50 years???!!! Sickening.


JCBOE Spokesperson Derrick Coleman responded "Well whoop de damn do!"

Posted on: 6/21 21:18
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Re: Cordero Principal Strynar retiring!!!
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It's a good school, but an old building and no space for recess. The heat dismissal was district wide.

The principal ran that school with an iron fist. I suppose that had its benefits and its drawbacks.

Posted on: 6/21 11:37
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Re: Support and Survival of the Arts in Jersey City
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I mentioned this on a FB thread started by one of the petition signatories. There are 2 events from the past that have to inform this discussion. The first is the Healy administration's decision to abandon the Powerhouse Arts District and allow the demolition of 111 First Street. That building was the center of the downtown arts community, and the settlement with Goldman essentially gutted the district and the arts scene down there.

Don't get me wrong, there are still lots of artists downtown and throughout the city, but that decision demolished the central facility, dispersed the community of artists, and made it clear that the city was not going to defend its zoning and planning decisions.

The second is the collapse of the Jersey City Museum. The City, largely through the advocacy of former council President Vega, funded the museum, and required developers to contribute to the museum in exchange for getting the plans and the abatement that the developers wanted. The Museum had a professional staff with arts training. In other words, it had many of the things that are being demanded now.....and it ended up not being able to sustain itself and could not even account for its inventory.

I believe funding for arts programs is reasonable, and we should be able to find some more money in a budget of over half a billion. However, there is a difference between giving an operating grant to help a group with a portion of theor budget and having a city guarantee funding for a group from soup to nuts (and I'm not saying that is what is being expected).

Posted on: 5/18 11:20
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Re: Support and Survival of the Arts in Jersey City
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$200,000 is certainly a reasonable request.

I don't like the idea of dedicated funds, lockboxes, or the like, though, when funding is going to operating and program support. Funding should be through the regular budget and appropriations process.

Posted on: 5/17 22:38
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Re: Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10% to Future Tax Abatement Payments to JC Public schoo
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If Mayor Fulop had kept his promise, the city's district and charter schools would be getting an additional $46 million a year, according to data from the city's budget. After nearly a decade of flat funding from the state, this is money our public schools desperately need.



Except that much if not all of that money would have been met by a reduction in state aid.

I agree that the tax abatement law, combined with School Funding Reform Act and the mandates under Abbott, create an incentive that administrations have abused to balance their budget. On the other hand, the laws could have been changed to require cities to allocate PILOT in the same proportion as tax revenue, to ensure that additions to revenue are not met by dollar for dollar declines in aid, and to allow Abbott districts flexibility in budgeting without having to submit school budgets to a referendum.

Posted on: 5/14 15:39
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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The iron lung did not cure polio and was not used for that. It was used to treat the symptoms and allowed patients to breathe.

It is now almost completely outdated because of modern mechanical respirators.

Do you know why it also is outdated? Because of....THE POLIO VACCINE!

Posted on: 4/25 9:48
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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Our politicians decided commerce not safety took priortiy. They spoke of easy access for shoppers with the lite rail. The lite rail is a commuter train and was not designed for shoppers. Too bad youtube was not around so people today can hear their comments.


I don't use the light rail every day but use it quite often. I don't use it to commute. I use it to go to the Newport Mall, or sometimes to head over to the West Side or Hoboken. Sometimes I'll use it coming back from Shoprite at the Harsimus Cove stop.

I am not going to say that my experience is typical. Certainly there is a lot of commuter traffic during rush hour, but the light rail is for a lot more than that. In terms of where it stops it does a very good job connecting different neighborhoods, not just commuter points.

Posted on: 4/24 10:42
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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The light rail is flexible. It runs at street level in some areas, underground in others, on dedicated Right of Way in others, and elevated in others.

The light rail runs at street level mostly downtown, where it would be infeasible or at least extremely expensive to have built an elevated or otherwise cut off right of way.

When it was built, some people questioned the decision to build the MLK stop at grade level. NJ Transit actually filled a right of way to do that. But that was the preference of the local community. Residents felt that a grade level stop would be less prone to crime, and would make it a more visible amenity.

But in this case, that point is moot. The area in question is dedicated right of way. The pedestrian should not have been in that area at all.

Posted on: 4/24 10:39
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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These are proposals that have developed over two years. In the most recent discussions certain councilmembers, the teachers union, and others said that they want the school to be a district school. That has been incorporated into the current plans.

I personally am skeptical of charter schools. Having said that, I do not think it is wise for the plan to commit the project to the district or a charter one way or another at this time. The school should go to whoever can appropriately manage it. The city previously tried to include pre-K space in the Gloria Robinson Homes and the Board said that the finances did not work and that the space was not where the board needed (wanted?) Pre-K space. So the project was built anyway and a Head Start program is using the Pre-K space.

So if the district is unwilling to commit to the project, or unable to deal with it financially or otherwise, I would not rule out a charter or some other arrangement.


(Edit - I am not saying I don't believe the current board is able to do so. I am pretty confident in the current trustees and superintendent's office as long as they work together).

Posted on: 3/29 15:23
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Re: GoFundMe $$$ fill an Exploited LOOP-HOLE in NJ Open Public Records Act [OPRA] in <1hour !
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The requestor is not asking for project documents, but asking for any email or other communications between Donnelly Fulop, Corp. Counsel, and Paul Hoffman regarding the land transfer. It is cast as widely as possible and also encompasses potentially attorney client privileged documents involving Farrell.

Under NJ's extremely liberal OPRA laws, this is likely a valid request. But it also is taxing on city resources, especially given the gratuitous decision to include Farell in the search.

This person and a handful of other "activists' have been filing OPRA requests for years and have essentially turned the city's staff into their personal gofers so they can try to find emails that they can selectively quote from. Remarkably, given the number of requests over the past few years, one would think that they could have found more. Asking her to compensate the city for the employee's time is more than reasonable in this instance.

Posted on: 3/27 17:49
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Going back to one of the original articles in the thread.

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

"The council's unanimous action amends an existing zoning plan to create what the city calls a "science and technology district." The changes allow for construction of research and development facilities, labs, hotels, office space, restaurants and more."

I find it unbelievable that Boggiano and Yun voted to rezone, and now claim that they have to oppose a "giveaway" of "prime land."

Appraise the property? Sure. Make sure LSC can make good on its commitments? Sure, and the contract has provisions for that. Consider other options? Done already. Proposals for residences, hotels, and a convention center have all been floated and received no traction.

Do this by RFP? Why we LOVE RFPs! Except when they come out with results we don't like, such as the Ambulance contract, or the bid for Loews Jersey. Then, RFP's "don't take the important community connection into account" or something.*

(* With respect to the above, I actually think the city made the wrong decision in those two instances. The ambulance contract likely ran afoul of federal law, and the Loews had a lease upheld in court. Nevertheless, the RFPs came up with results that opponents would prefer to ignore.)

I fully understand concerns about the administration seeking to chase the shiny ring. While due diligence before and after the deal is necessary, the proposal is better than anything that comes along to date.

Posted on: 3/20 22:48
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Re: Stop Sale of Public Land to Developers, Promote a Green City
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It's really simple. Until we pass a law excluding funds from the sale of city assets from being used in the general budget, there will be an incentive to sell city assets to balance the budgets and make the current administration look good. This has been going on for decades.

Some years ago the Parking Authority was running in the red and sold a parking lot to balance it's budget. It's like the milkman selling his cow, right?


Except when they don't, like in the case of SciTechSCity, in which case opponents will say "You should just sell it to the highest bidder and give taxpayers relief!" (Not saying you fall into this category).

Posted on: 3/20 22:12
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Re: JC CAR RENTAL
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Avis at Newport Mall is open until 9 PM Mon-Sat and until 6 pm on Sunday.

Posted on: 3/19 23:49
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Re: Woman filmed as he undress in JC Penny at Newport
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I don't think this guy called himself transgender.

http://deadstate.org/senator-who-vote ... -hotel-with-underage-boy/

Posted on: 3/17 13:22
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Re: Woman filmed as he undress in JC Penny at Newport
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Hi Yvonne All,

Would you like me to make an appointment for you?

I can schedule anytime that suits and all you have to do is rock up - This is the address; 179 Palisade Ave, Jersey City 07306

If you like, you can make your own booking; +1 201-795-8375


So you think a woman being violated is something to dismiss? Suppose it was your family member bike? Would you dismiss it? The next victim might be a rape victim. I dont't know who is sicker, the prevert who filmed this woman or the people on jclist who justify what happened to this woman. http://nypost.com/2015/04/14/woman-at ... bathroom-of-gramercy-bar/


I take option 3, the bigot who uses this incident to blame transgendered persons even though they did not play any role in this whatsoever.

Posted on: 3/15 21:36
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Re: Recess at schools
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Sorry, Dr. Lyles first rule of Fight Club is, don't talk about Fight Club.

Second rule too......

Posted on: 3/12 18:14
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Re: Gulls Cove 2
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A few years back the developer tried to convert phase 2 to rentals. But he needed the residents to vote for such a change. We weren't having it.

There was a lot of concern that Phase 2 would remain unbuilt for a prolonged period of time and we would be in a situation where the developer controlled the board for that period. However, phase 2 is being built. Completion date has been put off a couple of times, but the work is being done, and the units are being purchased.

Point being, in the not so distant future, we will have a majority resident board that we should have had years ago. We will have to carefully look at the books and the structure as the building as a matter of due diligence. But overall, it seems like a good building in a good location. I can't represent that there is not some structural defect or financial shenanigans that will make living here untenable, but so far so good.

You can PM or call me if you like.

Posted on: 3/12 18:13
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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Newark itself is not residential, but the adjacent blocks are. Talde is the commercial space of a residential building.

Posted on: 3/12 17:55
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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If you want to go back to the "original sin" it is not the Pedestrian Plaza. The Restaurant Row ordinance has impacted the situation much more. It took several years to get going, and the Plaza may have encouraged some more openings and traffic. But the Restaurant Row was designed to encourage this development, and we are now dealing with the side effects.

If it could not be handled, then cutting off alcohol sales earlier is a better idea than shutting down the plaza.

But I don't think the problem is unmanageable. More active police presence and cracking down on bars that are the source of the problem can be done. We are talking about a few blocks, and only a handful of the establishments that are responsible for the problem.

Posted on: 3/10 23:10
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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I am trying very hard not to second guess police coverage and tactics, but regardless of staffing levels, if this is a problem area then shouldn't police be deployed there?

One does not need to dedicate an extra pair of officers to stay at the Pedestrian Plaza all night. But if this is where incidents are occurring, then East District can incorporate that into its patrols.

I understand that this is largely a zero sum game. If you send an officer to the plaza, then they are taken away from another area that they are patrolling or will respond to another call later. But is downtown in such shambles that it can't afford to make sure this area is covered when it needs to be covered?

Posted on: 3/10 13:56
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Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
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About half of these 70 abatements are the short term 5 year abatements that all new development gets.

Posted on: 3/10 9:26
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Re: 25-year tax break on tap for new Downtown Jersey City tower
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Here is a link to the cost for the newly completed P.S. 20.

Total Estimated Project Costs $49.3 Million
Total Construction Costs $28.7 Million

https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Schools/sc ... &SchoolName=Number+20+E.S

So even if all the tax revenue from the new building was dedicated to building a new school, it would take quite a while to raise the money to build it.

I still think a better deal should be made.

Posted on: 12/10 21:37
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Re: 25-year tax break on tap for new Downtown Jersey City tower
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How much would it cost to acquire land for and build the school?

Posted on: 12/10 13:59
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Re: 25-year tax break on tap for new Downtown Jersey City tower
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Make it 10% affordable housing, and make it a full K-5 school, and it's a good deal.

Posted on: 12/9 22:17
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Re: How teachers unions drive Jersey’s pension crisis
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How are the teachers' pensions any worse than the rest of the government sector pensions?

As far as I can see, they aren't. But the writer of the article has an interest in attacking teachers' unions for reasons completely unrelated to pension matters.

The writer's group also spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Jersey City's school board election to support the Jersey City United ticket.

Posted on: 12/5 20:17
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Re: Controversy swirls around Jersey City synagogue
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I know Michelle Massey and am familiar with her work on the Main Street Project. For years, she has raised concerns about the proliferation of storefront churches in what is supposed to be a commercial/shopping district. So I can say with certainty that she is not trying to discriminate or treat any group differently.

Whether it is appropriate to place such restrictions on a house of worship is another question.

Posted on: 12/5 10:21
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Re: How teachers unions drive Jersey’s pension crisis
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If public sector pensions were subject to the same standards and oversight as private plans under ERISA, just about every state official would be in jail, or at least subject to significant liability for breach of fiduciary duty.

Posted on: 12/5 10:17
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Re: STARBUCKS: HOMELESS SHELTER (Grove)
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How about buying one of those homeless persons a cup of coffee?

Assuming Starbucks management is reading this thread (tenuous assumption, but I'll go with it). Lots of cafes allow customers to buy coffee "on suspension" for someone else. Someone who would like a cup of coffee but can't purchase it can ask if the cafe has any on suspension, and they can get it for free.

http://suspendedcoffees.com/

Posted on: 2016/11/20 20:27
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Document Shredding Service For Small Loads
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Hello all:

Can anyone recommend a local document shredding service that handles small amounts (2-3 cubic feet)? I have to shred enough paper that I am willing to use a service rather than use an at home shredder. But the services I have found charge for a minimum of 10 cubic feet, and that would mean I would be storing lots and lots of paper for a long time. If it's nearby I would be willing to take the load myself for shredding.

I've used Hudson Community Enterprises, a local non-profit that employs people with disabilities. They are great and send a shredding truck to the premises but they have a 10 cubic feet minimum so it's just not economical.

Posted on: 2016/11/20 19:00
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Re: Which DMV is better/faster? Bayonne or Heights?
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I was in and out of the Journal Square DMV in less than half an hour to renew my license last year. And I forgot to bring the form that they sent in the mail and had to fill a new one out, so it could have been even quicker.

Posted on: 2016/11/17 11:29
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