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Re: Police Dept. adds to the force new faces.
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Yes. The police department is unionized and negotiates their contract/salary conditions.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 9:11
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Re: Landlord question
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Thank you to all of you for your helpful suggestions. Does anyone know of a good lawyer that handles these types of questions?
Thanks!

Posted on: 11/27 10:53
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Landlord question
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Hello-
This is actually me asking for a friend...not the old pretend "asking for a friend."

In their original lease (signed in Fall of 2006) tenants were to pay 1/3 of PSE&G bill for heat/hot water. The landlord never supplied a bill...tenants still live there...apparently one time he asked them for it, but never followed up.

Lease is LONG expired...and suddenly landlord has shown up with bills for approximately $7000. The tenants acknowledge signing the clause, but wonder if he can all of a sudden decide to collect. Is there any sort of past-practice statute?

I would appreciate direction of where to look for guidance. Snarky comments? Not so helpful, though I know they are entertaining here on JCLIST! Hopefully the world has more exciting issues to offer for snark potential.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted on: 11/21 14:52
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Re: Controversy swirls around Jersey City synagogue
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Equally as amusing is the article's claim that it "generally" takes 30 minutes to get from Greenville to Williamsburg. Perhaps in a helicopter? Or if ALL OF THE CARS disappear for 30 minutes?

Posted on: 5/11 12:53
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Re: Gun found at Jersey City middle school; 15-year-old charged, police say (Downtown)
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What also strikes me as sad are the statements about the kid's age. If he repeated one school year, 15 would make since to be in middle school. The gun being in school is dangerous and frightening. Focus on the real issues.

Posted on: 4/26 12:02
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Re: Yvonne Outdoes Herself - Transgender Bathroom Editorial
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So because one individual declares it a mental illness, it is therefore a "fact"?
Nope. Yvonne- you are more than entitled to your OPINION on any subject, as I am as well. One scientist/doctor does not the last word make.


Posted on: 4/12 12:37
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Re: Yvonne Outdoes Herself - Transgender Bathroom Editorial
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I have taught transgender students. They don't get over it either.

Posted on: 4/12 11:41
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Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
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One reason why Catholic schools flourished in decades past is that a Catholic education was deemed to be of upmost importance by families. As a child in Hoboken, there were several Catholic elementary schools. As the community changed, families moved away, and schools began closing. The Catholic schools that served the Irish, Italian and Polish communities of decades past in JC are not staying open for a number of reasons, including the changing of the population of JC. As families from non-Catholic backgrounds move in, the need to enroll their kids in the schools dwindles.
There is no cookie-cutter reason why schools close- there are so many factors. I agree that St. Anthony's will be missed and no one can question the integrity and dedication of Coach Hurley. What a shame that the school was not able to be saved.

Posted on: 4/6 11:03
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Re: Recess at schools
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As someone who worked at LCCS for 10 years until June 2016, I can not think of a time when that was true at all.

Posted on: 3/16 8:27
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Pre K 3 info
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Hello Everyone- I am looking for information about the various PreK-3 programs, especially those in the Heights. Perhaps there is already a thread about this topic- just point me in the right direction.

If not, is camping out for Concordia worth it? How about Parkside near Pershing Field?

My neighbors would be grateful for any insight you can offer. Thanks so much.

Have a great day.

Posted on: 3/7 7:05
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Re: SOUP SWAP 2017!
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Just a reminder that Soup Swap is next weekend! This weekend would be a great time to make your soup!

I know that it is also the SOUPER BOWL, get it? =) We will be done in plenty of time to get your football snacks in the oven!

See you all next Sunday!

Posted on: 1/27 8:29
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SOUP SWAP 2017!
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IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!

Please join us at the Annual JC Soup Swap!

WHEN:
Sunday, February 5th- 2:00pm arrival for a 2:15 start!

WHERE:
Grace Church Van Vorst- in the gym (church is at 2nd and Erie Streets)

WHO:
YOU! AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

WHAT:
Soup! Any kind of soup! Grandma's chicken noodle, Italian meatball, stew, chili, veggie...be creative!

HOW:
Make a giant pot of soup. Freeze portions into 1 quart containers and join your JC folks in swapping! Take home 4 different kinds of soup to stock your freezer for these dreadful winter nights when you don't feel like cooking! Defrost some soup and KABOOM! Dinner (or lunch) is ready!

Grace Church Van Vorst also has an amazing used book sale going on at that time. Bring some books off your shelves to donate, and pick up a few new reads. What is better than a winter afternoon with soup and books?

Questions: email jcsoupswap@gmail.com


Posted on: 1/10 14:36
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June is your month!
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Have you been thinking about adopting a dog or cat? Nothing beats the heat better than adding some cat or dog fur to your home. OK, maybe a giant AC and a frosty beverage would work a little better, but that air conditioner is USELESS during the winter.

During the month of June, all dogs over 40 pounds and all adult cats will have their adoption fees waived to qualified adopters. June is one of the busiest months at Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City's municipal shelter. If you adopt a pet, you are saving a life! If this is not a good time for you to adopt personally, spread the word!

Visit www.libertyhumane.org to learn a bit about some of the awesome animals looking for homes!

Posted on: 2016/6/1 9:27
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Re: Soup Swap 2016!
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Just a reminder that this Sunday is the Soup Swap! Get your Soup On!

If you can join us, please do!

Posted on: 2016/1/28 14:06
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Oops! Soup is on the 31st!
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I guess I was too excited for the Soup Swap. It will be on Sunday, January 31!!!!
Please join us- you now have over a week to choose a delicious soup and make it!!

Posted on: 2016/1/20 14:58
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Re: Soup Swap 2016!
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SOUP! SOUP! SOUP! SOUP!

Just a reminder that our annual Soup Swap will be taking place on Sunday Jan. 24th- just 2 weeks away. Start researching some new recipes you have been interested in, or start begging your grandmother for her secret ingredient for that chicken noodle soup sure to cure any sickness!

If you are planning on coming, please RSVP to jcsoupswap@gmail.com so I have an idea of how many people will be there.

Thanks- and spread the word!!! Invite two friends!

Posted on: 2016/1/14 12:02
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Re: Soup Swap 2016!
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Some people tie ribbons, add cute stickers... one year a chili entry came with a small bag of homemade corn muffins!!

Posted on: 2016/1/10 12:50
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Soup Swap 2016!
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Hello Lovers of Soup!

Sunday, January 31st, we will be having the Annual Soup Swap! Please join us at Grace Van Vorst Church, in the Parish Hall. (2nd and Erie Streets) at 2:00pm

Bring 4-6 quarts of FROZEN soup. We will introduce ourselves, our soup and then start the swapping. Nothing is better than getting home from work on a cold winter night to grab some delicious homemade soup from the freezer for dinner.

Prizes will be awarded for best dressed soup as well as the first soup to be gone!

Hope to see you all there!

Posted on: 2016/1/8 14:31
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Re: Safe to live in the Heights (Concord & St. Paul's)?
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I have lived 3.5 blocks west of that for 11 years and have never felt unsafe. (I'm a woman if that matters...) There is Supremo Supermarket a few blocks down Palisade Ave- they actually give free rides home in their delivery van if you ask! Another easy option is to hop on a dollar van to the Light Rail elevator down to Shoprite in Hoboken...or good old Amazon Fresh/Fresh Direct delivered right to your door!

Up on Central Avenue are a few restaurants worth checking out- favorites include Renato's (Italian) and I like 5 de Mayo for Mexican. Apparently there is a new rumor that Wonder Bagels will open up there too, but perhaps that is in line with the Hoboken/Trader Joe's thing...

All in all, I say do it! I enjoy calling this neighborhood home and you sure can't beat the prices!

Posted on: 2015/9/25 13:09
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Party Supplies Rental?
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Hello JC People-
Can anyone recommend a rental place for dinnerware/glassware/cutlery for a party of about 50 people? Hoping for JC, Hoboken or Bayonne.

Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2015/9/11 14:43
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Re: ADOPTION THIS WEEKEND!
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Just a reminer...

All dogs and cats over 4 months old are FREE this weekend at Liberty Humane Society.

Please consider adopting a pet this weekend! Let other people know. This is a great way to use the interwebs for something good today!

11-4 Saturday and Sunday
235 Jersey City Blvd

right across from Liberty Science Center.

Posted on: 2015/5/29 9:38
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ADOPTION THIS WEEKEND!
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Hello Jersey City!

This Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, all animals over 4 months of age will be available for no-cost adoptions at Liberty Humane Society. Yes! You read that correctly. FREE FUR!

If you have been thinking about adding 4 extra paws to your life, this weekend is your chance! Come on down to LHS this weekend- the hours are 11-4 on both days- and see the amazing animals waiting to adopt YOU!

You can learn about the animals on the LHS website- www.libertyhumane.org

Please consider sharing this information with your personal social media networks. It truly will make a difference!

Posted on: 2015/5/27 8:53
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Re: Any streets in Jersey City free of alternate-side parking rules?
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Belmont and Kennedy- the "u" street. It is county property and no one ever has to worry about street cleaning there. You can drive up and hang out waiting for a spot, then uber home for $10.

Posted on: 2015/5/11 17:04
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Re: Missing black cat - Paulus Hook area
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Have you contacted Liberty Humane Society? Any animals brought in by Jersey City Animal Control are brought there. I would recommend emailing them a picture of MOnty with as many details as possible about time, location, markings etc...

lhs@libertyhumane.org

Fingers are crossed for you and Monty. My mom lives on the block so I will forward her the picture!

Posted on: 2015/5/6 16:36
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Re: Fresh Direct
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I use them. Sometimes. The food is always fresh- and their customer service department has been great any time I had an issue. (a cracked container, smooshed loaf of bread...)

My problem is I get trigger happy- clicking and ordering a bunch of stuff. Then it comes and I'm like "What meal do I create with 2 avocados, some chicken salad, a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough and par-baked scones?"

Browse the website- there are some great deals and yummy finds. I always tip the guys- just cause I am a big tipper in general... Let me know what you think!

Posted on: 2015/3/2 13:16
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Re: Adopt Love!
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This weekend sure would be a great chance to get a cat or two! Such a bargain!!

Posted on: 2015/2/13 10:12
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Re: Adopt Love!
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Shameless bump here-

Please consider adopting locally this weekend at Liberty Humane Society! All dog and cat adoptions are only $14!!!

Posted on: 2015/2/12 15:13
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Adopt Love!
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This weekend at Liberty Humane Society...

ADOPT LOVE! Come adopt a dog or cat for only $14 to qualified adopters! The animals are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on their shots. Sick of these snowy days? How about a new 4-legged friend to cuddle with on the couch?

Liberty Humane Society will be open on Friday from 2-7 and the Saturday and Sunday from 11-4. Please consider adopting a local pet who needs a home.


Posted on: 2015/2/10 9:37
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Re: Dentist Recommendation
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Dr. Paramo at Hudson Family Dental on Central and St Pauls Avenues (just a few blocks from the resevoir)

She is FANTASTIC. I avoided the dentist for years because I hated going. She is great, as is the office staff.

Call 201-222-8200

Posted on: 2015/2/9 14:36
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Re: Soup Swap 2015!
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I made chicken soup too! I feel like you can never have too much chicken soup in your freezer. And dump it all in. No rules ever. I almost added sausage to mine!

Posted on: 2015/1/23 13:28
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