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Re: Dan Levin in talks to run with Healy
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Yvonne wrote:
To JPhurst
The council agenda is on line, I have never seen her name on the printed agenda for public comment. I haven't missed a meeting in a long time. Also, ordinances are recorded, when did Candice speak on an ordinance? Part of the reason, we have high taxes is because mayors in the past put newbie people on their slate and they don't know what they are doing. Candice would not be voting for Ward E, she would be voting on issues effecting the city. I don't want a newbie, I want a person who know how to ask intelligent questions and not to be told what to do. I personally find it appalling that anyone one runs for office and not attend the budget hearing, since the budget is one of the main jobs of the council.


Yvonne Balcer endorsed Dan Levin in the Jersey Journal.

Posted on: 2013/5/14 1:54
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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OneJC wrote:
Testimonial for Dan Levin by Jersey City Preservationist John Gomez

Dan Levin has not just been a friend to historic preservation in Jersey City – he has been a pioneer and an outspoken advocate who believes in the intrinsic value of the built environment.

Dan is a founding board member of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, a citizen- steered organization that has been around since 1999 fighting for threatened historic buildings. With true civic passion and pride, Dan took on the huge task of establishing the fledgling organization as a not-for-profit historic preservation entity. On his own time, and without compensation, Dan helped obtain the group’s 501(c)(3) status and tax identification number. As its tireless treasurer, he created from scratch a system of spread sheets, forms and receipts for sound book keeping purposes, and he maintained and grew the organization’s treasury – all practices and staples of institutional success, impact and longevity.

Historic preservation is not an easy task, especially in cities pressured by commercial development. Jersey City needs a leader who will commit to furthering the protection of our architectural patrimony; who will seek and find a fair balance so that new development can continue without hurting our historicity; and who will promise to go into the inner city sections to assist in preserving, protecting and promoting historic resources and igniting revitalization and economic prosperity.

Dan Levin is the preservation visionary Jersey City needs. I believe his trustworthiness, dedication, intelligence, understanding and innate respect for Jersey City’s past, present and future make him singularly qualified to step up to the civic stage.

John Gomez
M.S. Historic Preservation, Columbia University
Architectural Historian
Founder, Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy
Author, Legendary Locals of Jersey City
Manager + Moderator, Historical Preservation Network

http://onejerseycity.com/?p=1728


Dan Levin is the only candidate running downtown in 2013 with a background in historic preservation.

Posted on: 2013/5/14 1:35
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Re: Artists Ask Mayoral Candidates Tough Questions
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JTaylor wrote:



Despite the high number of artists and performers living and working in Ward E, many of downtown's best known cultural institutions have disappeared in recent years.



Levin joined the Healy team that helped make many of these institutions 'disappear.' Sorry, them are the facts.

And, if by some miracle he is elected he will be powerless to stop Boss Healy.

FYI- Charles Kessler endorsed Dan Levin. Charles created the studio tour, the arts district, and proarts.

http://onejerseycity.org/?p=1672

Levin is more than any ticket

Some friends have asked us if we still support Daniel Levin for the Ward E City Council position, now that he has chosen to run on Mayor Healy’s ticket. The answer is an emphatic yes. In fact, before joining the ticket, Daniel asked our opinion and the opinion of other people who had supported him in the past. We encouraged him to go for it.

We’ve known Daniel for many years as an activist in our neighborhood, and we’re confident he will remain an independent, strong voice for good government in Jersey City no matter who wins the mayoral election.

In issues such as the Grove Plaza, the Embankment, PAD, and the 9/11 memorial, Daniel has always stood firmly on the side of the people, and he doesn’t give up. We believe he would be an excellent addition to the City Council.

Charles and Annie Kessler
Jersey City

Posted on: 2013/5/14 1:20
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Re: Artists Ask Mayoral Candidates Tough Questions
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ripple wrote:
In the past couple of years downtown lost a boon to the community, the 58 gallery, mostly because the city was effectively antagonistic toward the people who ran it.

I wish someone would have asked the candidates how they would have addressed that situation, where the complaints of an overly-sensitive neighbor who can't stand a bit of extra noise and sidewalk traffic once every other month trumps the entire arts community here.


FYI - Orlando Reyes the director of 58 Gallery and gallery partner Dancing Tony endorsed Dan Levin for downtown city council.

We are writing to support Dan Levin for Ward E City Council. As supporters of Jersey City's art community, we feel that Dan has a stronger record of advocacy for the arts in Jersey City than any other candidate currently running in the 2013 municipal election.

Despite the high number of artists and performers living and working in Ward E, many of downtown's best known cultural institutions have disappeared in recent years. Dan Levin understands the need for local government to take a stronger, more forward looking role in maintaining downtown's unique cultural institutions - as well as encouraging new arts related development that will help Jersey City realize its potential to become the arts center of New Jersey.

Dan has worked tirelessly downtown for over a decade as an advocate for historic preservation, open transparent government and stable taxes, and has been a visible supporter of the arts. Dan offers an ethical, experienced, and independent voice to the Jersey City Council, please consider voting for Dan Levin this coming May 14.

Sincerely,

Orlando Reyes
Tony Susco
Greg Brickey



Posted on: 2013/5/13 23:23
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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H-Parker wrote:
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JTaylor wrote:
We are writing to support Dan Levin for Ward E City Council. As supporters of Jersey City's art community, we feel that Dan has a stronger record of advocacy for the arts in Jersey City than any other candidate currently running in the 2013 municipal election.

Despite the high number of artists and performers living and working in Ward E, many of downtown's best known cultural institutions have disappeared in recent years. Dan Levin understands the need for local government to take a stronger, more forward looking role in maintaining downtown's unique cultural institutions - as well as encouraging new arts related development that will help Jersey City realize its potential to become the arts center of New Jersey.

Dan has worked tirelessly downtown for over a decade as an advocate for historic preservation, open transparent government and stable taxes, and has been a visible supporter of the arts. Dan offers an ethical, experienced, and independent voice to the Jersey City Council, please consider voting for Dan Levin this coming May 14.

Sincerely,

Orlando Reyes
Tony Susco
Greg Brickey


Candice's team wants to use public funds to turn the Loews theatre into a performing arts center. Dan's team wants to let it decay until it is replaced by condos.


Thanks H Parker. Will Candice's team include the Friends of the Loews in this new plan?

Posted on: 2013/5/11 14:41
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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We are writing to support Dan Levin for Ward E City Council. As supporters of Jersey City's art community, we feel that Dan has a stronger record of advocacy for the arts in Jersey City than any other candidate currently running in the 2013 municipal election.

Despite the high number of artists and performers living and working in Ward E, many of downtown's best known cultural institutions have disappeared in recent years. Dan Levin understands the need for local government to take a stronger, more forward looking role in maintaining downtown's unique cultural institutions - as well as encouraging new arts related development that will help Jersey City realize its potential to become the arts center of New Jersey.

Dan has worked tirelessly downtown for over a decade as an advocate for historic preservation, open transparent government and stable taxes, and has been a visible supporter of the arts. Dan offers an ethical, experienced, and independent voice to the Jersey City Council, please consider voting for Dan Levin this coming May 14.

Sincerely,

Orlando Reyes
Tony Susco
Greg Brickey

Posted on: 2013/5/10 21:49
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Letter: Levin knows how Jersey City works
Letters to the Editor/The Jersey Journal

As May 14 approaches, the election that can potentially transform our city, I'm taking this opportunity to urge my fellow Jersey City residents in Ward E to consider Daniel Levin as their councilman. Although I no longer reside Downtown, I still am well-rooted personally through close friends, and as a concerned Downtown property owner.

I met Dan through various community-based volunteer activities after moving back to Jersey City in the late 1990s. Through the years, I've gotten to know him quite well and been often astounded by his unwavering commitment and dedication to this city.

Dan is a devoted family man and those who know him recognize that his concern for his family's well-being transcends the confines of their home, into the social and urban fabric to which they contribute. His children attend their district public school, School 33/Cordero, transferring some years back out of a successful charter school that relocated farther away in a different ward.

He is a persevering voice in making his neighborhood better. We were neighbors Downtown and I witnessed Dan's decision-making as former board members of the Harsimus Cove Association, for which he served multiple terms. We did not (and still do not) always agree on everything, but his judgment has always been grounded, thoughtful and perceptive. True to form, his commitment isn't constrained by his immediate neighborhood's boundaries. He spends countless hours actively supporting many community-based groups throughout the city -- he realizes that grassroots causes enrich our city for everyone's benefit. It should be noted that he played a key role in establishing various nonprofit advocacy organizations such as Civic JC, Bike JC as well as the JC Landmarks Conservancy, on whose board I currently serve.

Dan's activist experience has made him quite familiar with the City Council as a governing mechanism. He is the "go-to" activist regarding local issues for many of us too bogged down by everyday life. He has been vocal through the years but remains respectful of our city's legislative body. He was instrumental and shares credit for solid reform measures, specifically the pay-to-play reform championed by Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop, with whom he closely worked to get the legislation passed.

I sincerely believe that having Dan serve in an official capacity on the council is a move in the right direction for Jersey City.

LYCEL P. VILLANUEVA

JERSEY CITY

Posted on: 2013/4/25 11:48
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Coffee Chats – Week of April 22

Every week, Dan will be at various coffee shops and cafes downtown in the mornings. Feel free to stop by, have a chat, and voice any concerns you have about downtown Jersey City. The schedule will change week to week. Email joanna@onejerseycity.org for more information.

Monday – April 22

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Dames
581 Jersey Ave.

Wednesday – April 24

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Choc-o-Pain
Jersey Ave

Friday – April 26

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Legal Grounds
170 Grand St.

Posted on: 2013/4/22 12:04
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Re: Jersey City election 2013: Ward E candidate debate in Jersey City
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Thanks Webmaster.

Posted on: 2013/4/21 19:53
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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MND wrote:
Perhaps the NJ Attorney General(Christie) had enough to insure himself the gubernatorial election in November and that's why he backed off.

Isn't 100 years of corruption enough?


Open Letter to the Jersey City Municipal Council

Dear Councilmembers:

I am writing you as a longtime advocate for good-government practices and pay-to-play reform.

Civic JC, a group that I founded and led as president, worked with The Citizens Campaign and Diana Jeffrey, then of NJ Appleseed, to create and advance Jersey City’s Contractor and Redevelopment Pay-to-Play Reform Ordinances adopted in 2008 and 2009. The reforms are contract-based and attempt to remove conflicts of interest and any appearance of such conflicts in the granting of no-bid contracts.

These reform ordinances have been successful, and have not been subject to dismantling, because they were not just tough but incorporated the best practices from around the state.

Based on past experience, I continue to support the conservative, yet effective approach of The Citizens Campaign to ensure that our Jersey City pay-to-play restrictions remain among the toughest in New Jersey by being strict, straightforward and easy to enforce.

Now, after three years, we are seeing a renewed and worthwhile effort to revisit, update and expand our pay-to-play reform laws.

I ask our city council to speedily approve and adopt Ordinance 12-157, proposed by Mayor Healy and based on a comprehensive set of recommendations from The Citizens Campaign and Civic JC, to become effective after next spring’s municipal elections. This would take the elections out of the picture and avoid politicization of the issue.

Thank you,

Daniel Levin
Founder and past president of Civic JC
Candidate for Jersey City Municipal Council
November 20th, 2012 | Category: Budget / Spending / Property Taxes, Ethics Reform, News

Posted on: 2013/4/19 18:52
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Coffee Chats – Week of April 15

Every week, Dan will be at various coffee shops and cafes downtown in the mornings. Feel free to stop by, have a chat, and voice any concerns you have about downtown Jersey City. The schedule will change week to week. Email joanna@onejerseycity.org for more information.

Wednesday – April 17

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Legal Grounds
170 Grand St.

Friday – April 19

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Steam Cafe
276 Newark Ave.

Posted on: 2013/4/16 11:26
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Coffee Chats – Week of April 8

Every week, Dan will be at various coffee shops and cafes downtown in the mornings. Feel free to stop by, have a chat, and voice any concerns you have about downtown Jersey City. The schedule will change week to week. Email joanna@onejerseycity.org for more information.

Wednesday – April 10

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Beechwood Cafe
290 Grove St.

Friday – April 12

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Basic
231 8th St.

Posted on: 2013/4/9 23:59
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Thanks Tom,
That's pretty clever. But not clever enough to change the fact that Levin is the only candidate running downtown who has the qualifications to represent Ward E for the next 4 years after Councilman Fulop steps down.
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Posted on: 2013/3/30 11:29
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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OneJC wrote:
Letter writer says, if Levin wins, so does Ward E

I'm excited to support Daniel Levin for Ward E City Council, because when Dan wins we all win.

I have known Dan for many years as a neighbor and an activist who is ever present and at the forefront of community affairs Downtown. Being a busy mom, I've trusted him to keep me informed of the issues and advocate on my behalf at City Hall or other meetings I could not attend. Whether it be the preservation of the Embankment or the PAD, reforming pay-to-play in City Hall or supporting the artist community, Dan has been out-front and on Ward E's side.

Dan is one of those rare people who is steadfast in his values and position, even when it's not popular or politically prudent. That's why it doesn't matter what ticket he's running on -- Dan's uncompromising integrity and consistence in working on behalf of Ward E residents will ensure that when Dan wins, W.E. (Ward E) wins.

FELICIA R. PALMER
JERSEY CITY

http://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/index.ssf/2013/03/post_51.html

Coffee Chats – Week of March 25

Every week, Dan will be at various coffee shops and cafes downtown in the mornings. Feel free to stop by, have a chat, and voice any concerns you have about downtown Jersey City. The schedule will change week to week. Email joanna@onejerseycity.org for more information.

Monday – March 25

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Beechwood Cafe
290 Grove St.

Wednesday – March 27

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Choc o Pain Bakery & Cafe
530 Jersey Ave.

Friday – March 29

9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
La Conguita
351 Grove St.

Posted on: 2013/3/27 0:11
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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LimpiarElSucio wrote:
Dan, why do you affiliate with right wing homophobes? Why do you affiliate with a dirty ex-cop who sold drugs to jersey city's children? Whats up with that? Do you let these people around your kids?!

Posting anonymously about Dan's children is cowardly and reprehensible. Team Osborne has sunk to a new low.

Posted on: 2013/3/21 14:15
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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OneJC wrote:
http://onejerseycity.org/?p=1672

Levin is more than any ticket

Some friends have asked us if we still support Daniel Levin for the Ward E City Council position, now that he has chosen to run on Mayor Healy’s ticket. The answer is an emphatic yes. In fact, before joining the ticket, Daniel asked our opinion and the opinion of other people who had supported him in the past. We encouraged him to go for it.

We’ve known Daniel for many years as an activist in our neighborhood, and we’re confident he will remain an independent, strong voice for good government in Jersey City no matter who wins the mayoral election.

In issues such as the Grove Plaza, the Embankment, PAD, and the 9/11 memorial, Daniel has always stood firmly on the side of the people, and he doesn’t give up. We believe he would be an excellent addition to the City Council.

Charles and Annie Kessler
Jersey City


Its hard to overestimate the positive impact that Charles & Annie Kessler have had on downtown Jersey City.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 22:10
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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JTaylor wrote:
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MightyOz wrote:
I guess Dan is still Dan. He says he wants a different kind of politics. But then...

He hooks up with Healy and all the crud that brings along with it.

He posts vague wonkfests and refuses to answer questions about them.

His friends go out to attack Dan's opponents but they can't get their story straight. Candice is a rank newbie with no experience - or a seasoned political operative.

In their view she can't be exactly what Dan has claimed he is: a concerned citizen who got involved in politics because of the mess they saw and the way good government could help people.

The hypocrisy reeks of a desperate grasping for straws. Move on and make the case about how Dan has the ability to do the job.


Mighty Oz,
Dan Levin is the only candidate running in Ward E who will not be a rubber stamp for either Mayoral candidate. Since you bring up qualifications, can you explain what Ms. Osborne's are other than agreeing with Team Fulop?

Mighty Oz,
Most people I know- Dan included, did Sandy relief. Only Team Osborne has used it as a campaign photo op. Hurricanes are not the only issue currently facing Ward E residents. Does Ms Osborne have any other qualifications to replace Steve Fulop as Ward E Councilperson?

Posted on: 2013/3/15 20:06
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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MightyOz wrote:
I guess Dan is still Dan. He says he wants a different kind of politics. But then...

He hooks up with Healy and all the crud that brings along with it.

He posts vague wonkfests and refuses to answer questions about them.

His friends go out to attack Dan's opponents but they can't get their story straight. Candice is a rank newbie with no experience - or a seasoned political operative.

In their view she can't be exactly what Dan has claimed he is: a concerned citizen who got involved in politics because of the mess they saw and the way good government could help people.

The hypocrisy reeks of a desperate grasping for straws. Move on and make the case about how Dan has the ability to do the job.


Mighty Oz,
Dan Levin is the only candidate running in Ward E who will not be a rubber stamp for either Mayoral candidate. Since you bring up qualifications, can you explain what Ms. Osborne's are other than agreeing with Team Fulop?

Posted on: 2013/3/13 17:21
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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thor800 wrote:
City government could use some of the fresh ideas that Candice presents. You don't need to be a career politician to be an effective leader. If anything, not being a product of the machine makes you way less jaded and able to effectively keep JC on its progressive path.



Thor,
Dan Levin has a long history of service to the community, including presenting the original pay to play ordinance to Councilman Fulop. Can you describe a few of Ms. Osborne's fresh ideas that you are referring to?

Posted on: 2013/3/13 14:31
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Re: Candice Osborne and Dan Levin discuss race for Ward E Video
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What a contrast between the two Ward E candidates! As always Dan Levin comes off as professional, informed, even authoritative - while Ms. Osborne comes off at best as charmingly goofy.

There really is no contest here.

Posted on: 2013/3/10 13:24
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Welcome to jclist Rich. You've done a lot of good for the city over the years.

Posted on: 2013/3/5 23:48
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Re: Dan Levin joins Healy ticket as ward E Council candidate
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Many thanks to the hundreds of Ward E residents who have promised to support Dan Levin's city council candidacy.

Dan's long history of activism and advocacy of open, transparent government has struck a chord with voters hungry for change, and residents know that Dan will continue to be an independent voice for reform and accountability no matter who is elected mayor.

Dan will continue to meet daily with residents and business owners over the coming months, and as always can also be reached at 201-364-1730 or dan@onejerseycity.org.

Posted on: 2013/3/2 16:54
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Re: Dan Levin joins Healy ticket as ward E Council candidate
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Be honest Limper, do you live in JC? Why do you care if an uncontrollable reform candidate like Dan Levin gets elected Downtown?
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Slander would denote we are saying something untrue

Posted on: 2013/2/28 3:40
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Levin is the only qualified candidate running in Ward E. Sorry John, that's how it is.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 3:28
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Don't know who that poster is John, are yours ready to go public?

Posted on: 2013/2/28 3:21
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Thor, if you live in JC, respectfully this thread is about Dan Levin for Ward E City Council - not about aquaman.
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Steve's swimming across the Hudson was self-centered ? Didn't he raise money for charity ? Pretty selfish thing to do in Feb in the icy waters. Healy would sink like a rock.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 3:11
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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You seem bitter Plain Slice. Why not just tell the world about your tragic injustice? If Dan can't help you surely Candice can?
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JTaylor wrote:
Ward E council candidate Dan Levin is always available to talk with or meet with Ward E residents and businesses about his plan for moving Ward E forward, or to help with addressing Downtown constituent needs.


Isn't that precious!

Dan is so unlike a traditional politician that he wants potential voters to come to him!

That's pretty courageous. A lot of folks with a "plan for moving Ward E forward," wouldn't rely on Ward E beating a path to their door, but would present their plan any time and any place they had a chance.

A lot of folks who wanted to "help with addressing Downtown constituent needs" wouldn't hang out their shingle proclaiming "The Doctor Is In" and wait for needs to come to them. Instead they would be would be out finding problems, finding people in need, and helping them right where the problem is.

Sounds kinda like what those crazy upstart Sandy Recovery people did. It's a real pity none of them want to step up to help move Ward E forward...

Posted on: 2013/2/28 2:48
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Re: Dan Levin joins Healy ticket as ward E Council candidate
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The anonymous attacks on this website directed at Ward E council candidate Dan Levin are not so much a discussion but an attempt to silence a smart and proven good government/ reform activist.

Who are these Osborne/ Fulop trolls who post this tiresome crap? And why do they believe "their" reform justifies subverting the democratic process by slandering the opposing reform candidate?

Posted on: 2013/2/28 2:24
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Ward E council candidate Dan Levin is always available to talk with or meet with Ward E residents and businesses about his plan for moving Ward E forward, or to help with addressing Downtown constituent needs.

Dan can be reached at 201-364-1730 and danlevin@onejerseycity.org

Posted on: 2013/2/28 2:04
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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www.candiceosborne.com is an attractive website, but its tacky of her campaign to use volunteer hurricane relief efforts downtown as a photo op for a political campaign.

Posted on: 2013/2/27 2:38
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