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Re: Westside: Part of old PJP Landfill site might get a Walmart or another big-box store
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A new Walmart will mean a massive influx of vehicle traffic. That traffic will require a major investment in road infrastructure to service the store. Our tax dollars will pay for it. That is the Walmart business model.

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But traffic will be horrendous and eventually they'll end up adding turn lanes or reconfiguring the intersection which will cost hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.


Maybe you are correct and adding retail at this location will require a change of traffic patterns. However, this isn't any different than what would have been necessary had they gone ahead with the original plan of building a high cube warehouse at that location. Adding thousands of trucks to local roads every day would certainly have required a change to the traffic patterns and you can be damn sure that AMB Corporation wouldn't have been paying for them. I don't see how Walmart is any different than any other business in this regard.

Frankly, I'd rather see the land acquired as an expansion of Lincoln Park or added as a new Jersey City park but seeing as that really isn't an option anymore I would prefer something that the residents of Jersey City can actually use, like a Costco or Walmart, than a warehouse and distribution center that will add thousands of trucks to local roads without providing any benefit to the residents of Jersey City.

Posted on: 2011/8/18 12:02
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Re: Westside: Part of old PJP Landfill site might get a Walmart or another big-box store
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YOU WANT A COSTCO WHEN JERSEY CITY ALREADY HAS A BJS AS WELL. YOU ARE BEING SO SELFISH!!!


BJs and Costco are not comparable. You might as well be saying "why have a Walmart when there is already a Target?"

While I would much rather see a Costco (and save myself a bi-weekly drive to Clifton) I can at least say that any of the options currently being proposed are better than the "high cube warehouse" that was originally proposed for the site. I just hope that they can manage the additional traffic on 440 which is already a nightmare during rush hour (and frequently on weekends as well).

Posted on: 2011/8/11 16:44
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Re: RALLY/PROTEST WEDNESDAY, 29TH CITY HALL AT 9:00AM
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Good luck all. I support you in spirit but can't take off work at 9:00am.

Posted on: 2009/7/28 14:17
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Downtown: One dead in shooting on Coles Street in Jersey City this morning
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by The Jersey Journal
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 10:12 AM

A store owner has been shot and killed this morning on Coles Street in Jersey City, according to one man at the scene and police. The store owner, whose name has not been released yet, was shot at about 9:50 a.m. Police are on the scene investigating. One man at the scene said he was told the store was being robbed when the owner was killed.

Stay with Hudson Now for more reports from Jersey Journal reporter Michaelangelo Conte and photos from staff photographer Reena Rose Sibayan.

Family members of the victim have arrived and are hysterical in the street, Conte reports from the scene. Police, including Chief Tom Comey are also there trying to calm them.

Posted on: 2009/1/27 15:45
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Re: Who here really, really hates Comcast?
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Lastly to the person using IM to transfer songs, it very well could be the program slowing it down or the setup of the IM network. I use bit torrent all the time on comcast and get very quick downloads.


Comcast only blocks/delays the uploads not the downloads:

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Comcast subscribers can download BitTorrent files without hindrance. Only uploads of complete files are blocked or delayed by the company, as indicated by AP tests.


And yes I have much hate for Comcast. They suggested that I unplug the cable box to fix an "on demand" problem. If I did that I wouldn't have access to on demand (or the program) guide for 3 or 4 hours. The problem was clearly on their end and the next day was working fine again without any action on my part.

Posted on: 2007/10/22 22:17
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Re: FISHERMEN VERSUS OUTDOOR WEDDING PARTIES ON PIER
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I don't see what the big fuss is about 27.5/28 strippers. Both are legal. I mean, I can see if you're getting into the 17.5/18 range where there's a distinction but come on. So when is this JCList stripper party going to happen?

Posted on: 2007/8/24 11:39
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Re: McGinley Square
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Oh yes, so I am exaggerating, only the fact that nobody was robbed on Highland or north of it recently, and the fact that somebody was robbed on Glenwood, and the fact that somebody was shot on Duncan are true.
Well, I am exaggerating, he was shot in the foot, so there shouldn't be any problem.


gobo was asking about Fairmount and Bergen not Duncan. Duncan Ave. has the Harry Moore public housing projects and all the problems associated therewith.

I'm sorry that your friend got mugged JCMavericks. Meaning no disrespect, as I said in my earlier post, JC is a city and unfortionately these things happen all over JC. I doubt Bergen Ave. is any worse than many streets downtown. At least it has a lot of foot traffic which tends to cut down on street crime.

Posted on: 2007/8/9 14:03
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Re: McGinley Square
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Please look into what JSQ has written in other posts before considering his opinions.


I totally agree with worm here. The Mrs. often walks to and from the PATH on Bergen and has never had a problem. Yes the area is grittier than downtown is but I would not consider it unsafe (with the caveat that Jersey City is a city and things happen). There are plenty of buses that run on JFK, Bergen and Monticello. A good spot to catch something would probably be the corner of Bergen and Montgomery. A lot of bus routes converge there. And if you feel unsafe at night take a cab; to Fairmount it would be like $5.

Also if you're going into midtown there is a Red & Tan bus line that runs on JFK to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Posted on: 2007/8/9 13:05
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Re: Best Jersey City Diners
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+1 for Al's Diner. Pigs in a blanket (sausages wrapped in pancakes) are awsome and HUGE. Omlets are good too.

Posted on: 2007/8/9 12:55
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Re: Is it safe for two single women to live in this neighborhood? Please help!
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OMG, please tell me that you make more than 2.50/hr! The cab cost for where these girls are looking to live should be around 5-6 bucks.


Metered cab from JSQ to Bergen/Communipaw a couple weeks ago was about 6.50$ + tip. I doubt could possibly be more than $7 to the corner of Bemont and Summit.

Posted on: 2007/7/17 16:59
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Re: Studio seeks extras for new baseball movie being filmed in Jersey City
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So they want me to hang around for 12-14 hours on a week day (i.e. taking of work) and to compensate me they'll give me free food and "prizes". What kind of "prizes" are we talking about? Does everyone get a "prize" or is it a drawing? They'd better be really nice prizes and not some crappy "Diminished Capacity" ball cap or a Matthew Broderick autograph.

On second thought, I've got better things to do.

Posted on: 2007/5/31 17:16
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Re: Gunfire on Newark Ave tonight
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And for the record I agree, some crazy person should open a music venue in Jersey City!


Well when they take away Dave's license to sell firearms he'll have some free time and an empty store (and firing his gun in the air like Yosemite Sam in an urban environment shows he's crazy).

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Posted on: 2007/5/11 13:03
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Re: Mayor's (In)Action Bureau
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Thanks Pinky. I'll do that.

Posted on: 2007/5/3 21:04
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Mayor's (In)Action Bureau
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So supposedly Jersey City has a Mayor's Action Bureau which is supposed to handle various quality of life issues. The numbers are 201-547-4900 and 201-547-5555. However, the three or four times I've called I have never gotten through, not even to an answering machine. The phone just rings endlessly! And I've called between 9 am and 5 pm so it's not like I'm calling in the middle of the night (although there should at least be an answering machine then).

What the f890 good is an Action Bureau if there is no one there to take action.

Mayor's Inaction Bureau YOU'RE ON NOTICE!

Posted on: 2007/5/3 20:56
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Re: 2nd quarter property taxes
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No bill in the mail for me yet. First quarter were up less than 1% but second quarter are up over 9%. Ouch!

Posted on: 2007/5/1 13:07
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Re: Utility Companies in JC
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Gas/Electric: PSE&G
Cable (possibly phone/internet): Comcast; Direct TV
Phone (DSL): Verizon

Welcome to JC.

Posted on: 2007/4/23 13:07
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Re: Fire captain facing DWI charge
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He's charged with DWI even though he was under the limit? Can someone explain how this law works? I'm kinda confused over the seatbelt law too.


I don't profess to know the ins and outs of DWI law but I expect that he was charged with a DWI (Driving While Impaired) because he was impaired. Just because you aren't legally intoxicated from alcohol doesn't mean you aren't impaired. That's why they can charge you with a DWI for driving while on drugs.

He may not have legally intoxicated from alcohol but his driving abilities were impared (as evidenced by the crash and the fact that he failed a field sobriety test) due to the combination of alcohol and whatever drugs (perscription?) he may have been taking.

Posted on: 2007/4/19 14:29
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Re: After Des Moines, Jersey City has the safest drivers in the country!
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So does this mean my insurance rates will finally go down?

Posted on: 2007/4/5 15:28
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Re: Yun to Mayor on page 7 of Jersey Journal...
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Honorable Mayor, the people of Jersey City care as much about public safety as you do.


I venture to guess that the people of Jersey City care far more about public safety than our illustrious naked mayor.

Posted on: 2007/3/14 21:41
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Re: The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP '07
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Wouldn't it be nice to know you have some nice (curry) soups coming your way???


We're just trying to keep rockroller and trp3 (and their hatred of the smell of Indian food) away.

Posted on: 2007/3/14 12:00
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Re: The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP '07
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How should we supply the soup? Containers, zip lock baggies, jars, or should I just bring the cauldron we have sitting in the fridge right now?

Posted on: 2007/3/12 20:07
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Re: The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP '07
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Off to pick up the ingreedients for our curried butternut squash soup. Yummmm!

Posted on: 2007/3/11 15:50
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Re: JC Cop in DWI Accident is also the Mayor's cousin
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From the Jersey Journal Now section:

DWI cop due in court today

The Jersey City police officer accused of drunk driving in a car crash on the Pulaski Skyway last week that left a 2-year-old boy dead and his mother in critical condition will face aggravated manslaughter charges.

Kevin Freibott, who has been suspended from the force without pay, was scheduled to appear this morning in Central Judicial Processing court to face the charges. The toddler died Saturday night, four days after the crash. Ruth Zelaya, who was in the same car, along with her husband and a relative, remains at the Jersey City Medical Center in critical condition.

Freibott and his lawyer arrived shortly before 9 a.m. today at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, Prosecutor Edward J. DeFazio said.

His lawyer, John A. Young Jr., said Freibott and his family were staying elsewhere since receiving some disturbing phone calls after the boy died.

"I don't want to classify them as threatening, but unpleasant,'' Young said, adding that the officer does not know who made the calls. "As soon as we learned they were looking for him, we reached out and advised authorities he would surrender. His and his family's thoughts are with the victim's family, the child's family."

Freibott, who has a previous DWI and a long list of moving violations and three license suspensions, transferred to the Jersey City department from the Middletown police department in 2005. He is the son of Mayor Jerramiah Healy's first cousin.

If convicted on the aggravated manslaughter charge, Freibott could face 30 years in prison.

Posted on: 2007/1/29 17:49
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Re: Anyone know a good plumber?
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I would first suggest calling your heating company if you use oil heat.

Majora Fuel is my oil/heating company and they do plumbing and heating repairs. Their number is 201-339-1184. They are very nice and responsive (at least to their heating oil customers).

Posted on: 2007/1/27 0:21
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Re: JC Cop in DWI Accident is also the Mayor's cousin
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From the NOW section of the Jersey Journal website:

Prosecutor: Blood test yields shocking result for drunk cop in tragic crash
The Jersey City cop accused of being drunk Tuesday night when he slammed his speeding Jeep Cherokee into a Pontiac Grand Am on the Pulaski Skyway, critically injuring a woman and her young son, had a blood alcohol level at least three times the legal limit, Hudson County Prosecutor Ed DeFazio told The Jersey Journal this afternoon.

The blood test, DeFazio noted, was done two hours after the 11 p.m. crash and supports a theory of "reckless indifference to human life.''

Officer Kevin Freibott, 38, is charged with driving while intoxicated and assault by auto.

DeFazio's office served a subpoena on the Jersey City Medical Center this morning to obtain the blood test results.

The mother and child, meanwhile, both remained in critical condition this morning, officials told The Jersey Journal.

Ruth Zelaya, 37, has been in the Jersey City Medical Center's intensive care unit in critical condition since the accident.

Her son, 2-year-old Juan Carlos, remains in critical condition in the pediatric intensive care unit of University Hospital in Newark with no significant improvement, hospital officials said.

Freibott crawled out a window of his overturned Jeep Cherokee after it rear-ended the Pontiac Grand Am in which the injured mother and son were passengers, official said. He was not given a field sobriety tests because he was injured, but officers on the scene charged him with DWI based on their observations, officials said.

In the aftermath of the accident, Freibott was taken to the Medical Center where he was treated and released, officials said. While at the hospital, a blood sample was taken from the officers but a subpoena was needed to get the results due to privacy issues concerning medical records, DeFazio said.

The subpoena was signed by a Hudson County state Superior Court judge and served this morning, DeFazio said.

Freibott is out on $50,000 bail. He has been suspended without pay from the police department pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, Jersey City Police Chief Tom Comey said.

Freibott is a cousin of Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy whose administration hired Freibott in December 2005 despite a driving record with numerous infractions, including a previous DWI.

A message left at Freibott's Middletown home this afternoon was not immediately returned.

Posted on: 2007/1/26 22:42
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Re: JC Cop in DWI Accident is also the Mayor's cousin
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but the mere fact that the individual at fault is a police officer would not open the PD or the city up to any liability unless that individual was operating pursuant to his duties as a police officer (i.e. he was on duty or responding to the scene of a crime/accident etc.).

If he is on his own time, driving his own car then the only tie between the city/PD and the crime is that he may live in Jersey City and travel on roads in this area of New Jersey because he has a job as a Jersey City police officer. That seems to tenuous a tie for the city/PD to be held even partially liable for his individual actions.

Posted on: 2007/1/26 16:25
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Re: Fulop: Vega and Lipski rake in developer $$$
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Who is Steve Kush and what is this $17,675.30 he's talking about?

Posted on: 2007/1/24 16:25
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Re: How to develop western JC? 160 acres including warehouse on agenda for Planning Board
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This one tax paying property will bring revenue not only from property taxes, but also from employee payroll taxes, and peripheral taxes and fees.


Employee payroll taxes!!!! How does that help Jersey City? Payroll taxes are comprised of a variety federal and state taxes, not county or city taxes. Jersey City would get just as much benefit from the payroll taxes of the supposed 300 jobs if this warehouse was employing people in Cape May!

As for generating support jobs, what jobs would those be? Truck drivers more often than not sleep in their rigs so as to avoid the cost of hotels, and the workers likely won't be earning enough there to afford to buy meals at local establishments on a routine basis. The only support jobs that are likely are those you might find around a seedy truck stop, which is exactly what this is going to end up being. I don't think I need to mention what those are but I sincerely doubt that the people working those jobs report their income or are the kind of people I want buying property or renting nearby.

I agree with only one thing you have said in this entire discussion, the PJP landfill site is not suitable for residential development. I don't think that anyone has ever disputed that. However, it is suitable for park land, ball fields, and other recreational activities. Having a warehouse built there will severely hinder the redevelopment of this whole area. Where as people generally enjoy living near a park, they do not want to live near a high cube warehouse, which is why the residents of this area have opposed it so strongly. You don't see Mayor Healy proposing to fill in the reservoir and put the High Cube Warehouse there do you? Even he doesn't want it in his back yard.

Posted on: 2006/9/29 16:22
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Re: Greenville Lex Mob -- All-out Melee Involving 40 Officers and 200 Residents -- Cop brutality claimed
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Maybe, but that would be for a jury to determine.


Nah, the city will just settle for 2.4 million, just like they did in the Michael Anglin case (i.e. 15 year old car thief jumps on a cop holding a gun which then goes off killing the kid).

Posted on: 2006/9/29 15:35
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Re: How to develop western JC? 160 acres including warehouse on agenda for Planning Board
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Oh, I didn't realize it was only the short term benefit of years of tax revenues from a well-established, successful business listed on the NYSE and permanent jobs for 300-400 people, plus 5 acres of dedicated open space and $500k for Ward improvements.


1) You assume that there will be years of tax revenues. The redevelopment plan allows AMB to have a much easier time getting a tax abatement. How much do you want to bet that they'll seek and get one (or at least some other concession that costs tax payers money or prevents the city from collecting all of the taxes that it is rightly owed)?

2) You assume permanent jobs for 300-400 people.
(a) Who says that any Jersey City residents will be employed here (other than the mayor who would give away his last beer to get this project)? The warehouse will be situated just off the Pulaski Skyway, just north of Lincoln Highway, and just south of Newark/Jersey City Turnpike. Again I ask, what keeps Newark, Harrison, or Kearny residents from getting these jobs? It may actually be more convenient for them to get to the warehouse than many Jersey City residents. If this project creates jobs for people not living in Jersey City then why should I, and more importantly why should the mayor, give a damn?
(b) This is supposed to be the most technologically advanced type of warehouse there is. Much of it is automated. When I was younger I worked in a warehouse that had all of about 10 employees. All, except for the manager and two truck drivers, were low paid hourly workers (myself included). Maybe the 300-400 permanent jobs will be the truck drivers who will be rolling in and out of there 24-7.

3) Speaking of truck traffic. What do you think all this increased traffic, consisting of hundreds of multi-ton trucks a day not to mention all the cars full of people coming to work from Harrison and Kearny, is going to do to the city roads? Who do you think are going to have to pay to repair them? I also wonder how much productivity is going to be lost by people stuck in traffic on 440 because of the gridlock that all of this truck traffic will cause.

4) "5 acres of dedicated open space". One regulation sized soccer field is between 7,700 and 9,600 square yards. One acre is 4,840 square yards. Therefore, you would be able to fit between 2.5 and just over 3 soccer fields on this site, and if it's not regulation size you might be able to make it 4, assuming that the "dedicated open space" were completely utilized and in such a configuration that such fields could be constructed. I kind of doubt that the "dedicated open space is going to be of the type that is "usable". Far more likely is that it will be like all the other industrial parks in this country, a lawn surrounding the warehouse, its loading docks, and parking lot.

5) I probably forgot to mention above but the EPA has classified diesel exhaust as a carcinogen (as well as a cause of asthma and a number of other respiratory ailments). (See Health Assessment Document for Diesel Engine Exhaust. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington Office, Washington, DC, EPA/600/8-90/057F, 2002.) Putting this warehouse right next to Lincoln Park, and routing the trucks directly through its center, is going to have lasting consequences on the health of the people who live, work and play in the surrounding area.

6) I ask again, if tax revenues are so strained that we need to build this monstrosity, why isn't the mayor seeking the Distressed City Aid package?

Posted on: 2006/9/28 12:35
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