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Re: St. Anthony's High School is Closing
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Look to Rome for the answers.

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1984 at the Loew's theatre
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I went to the showing of 1984 at the Loew's last night. It was a presentation with discussion to follow. All in all, an admirable attempt at a community gathering. As one of the speakers latter opined, there is a need for people to come out for this type of an event so that the arts can be supported from within by those who want to see them flourish.
Unfortunately there wasn't enough time for a lengthy back and forth between audience, moderator and the panel. Had it started an hour earlier I think that the public would have been better served. There was an interesting and enlightened group at the dais who could have given so much more if they had the time.
The film was shown in the right theater. When it comes to remembrance of a grand past reduced to border line squalor we were right at home. I know of what I speak having spent my boyhood years there a half century ago.
When will the "Friends" give over the place to an entity that can bring it back to more of a semblance of what it was. There is still so much grandeur that can be re-presented to the public.
As it stands, it is a downright embarrassment.
I have been attending vintage showings since the reopening of the theater, and I can't believe how little improvement has been accomplished. And yes, I know it was a Herculean effort just to get the place reopened and cleaned for habitation, but come on!!!

Every time I see that damned silly organ pop up and play the inane music that just wastes time I wonder why the funds weren't given over to an air filtration system or air conditioning for the building? No matter how I plead with my wife to accompany me to a showing (and she has in the past) she won't enter the place again because of the mustiness and the filth of the ages that has yet to be removed. Last night as I sat down I realized how right she is. As I gazed at the walls and the ceilings and the upper levels I realized that the dusty air within and the odor of decay cannot be allowed to linger if the theater ever wants to become a place of entertainment value.

I could go on and on, and yes, I appreciate the valor and fortitude in the effort of the volunteers in the comeback they are trying to efface there, but someone has to come to reason and see that filth must be removed from a public gathering place first for the enjoyment of the public.

That silly organ sure gleams though.

Posted on: 4/5 9:36
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Re: Buying to live in Bergen-Lafayette a good idea?
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Yes--correct, and there's a reason for both of your statements. It's just that nice in that section of the city. Also--though few in number--there are some multi family buildings where one could acclimate themselves to JC living while searching for a permanent residence. Are apartments available?--that too may be iffy.

Gentrification will come to the area being inquired of, but it will be a long and painful wait for its arrival.

If you want to get adventurous go to upper Grand Street and await the changes there -- it'll happen there, but the same warnings apply.

Posted on: 3/20 9:51
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Re: Buying to live in Bergen-Lafayette a good idea?
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Go to the section known as the Island off of Journal Square. It's pleasant and quiet and you'll be quite happy there.

Posted on: 3/18 9:05
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Yico the peddler. He'd send his helper into the hallways to yell that he was here. Think he had a horse in the early days.

Posted on: 3/14 18:43
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Yep,

That was Johnny Budenza.

Posted on: 3/14 18:41
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Re: Getting the most out of ObamaCare
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Referred to as being in a "death spiral" yesterday by a major insurance company ceo.
Young people are not signing up in significant numbers (since they're young and healthy or on their parents' policy until they're twenty-six).Also, the IRS is not going to enforce the law on the mandated penalty for those who don't sign up.

Posted on: 2/17 8:16
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Re: Jersey City 'no knock' registry to target pushy real estate brokers
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Economic violence or fair business model??

Like telephone intrusions and the like I view this practice as a form of violence--not so much physical, but psychological.

Posted on: 2/17 8:11
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Re: LAICO'S RESTAURANT JERSEY CITY
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BTW,

While you're on Terhune Ave, take a look at that bike lane.

Opinions?

Posted on: 1/23 11:30
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Re: LAICO'S RESTAURANT JERSEY CITY
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Ate there for years, but the price they charge for home style Italian went too high.
We don't eat there anymore. They've outgrown the neighborhood that supported them.

Posted on: 1/23 10:55
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Posted on: 1/21 10:05
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Re: Trump Our New President
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/pe ... st-lady-fashion-strategy/

Melania--our new first lady at the ball last night.

Posted on: 1/20 9:38
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Re: Heads Up - Bike Thefts on the Increase at JSQ PATH
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There's a helluva selection that would be a big draw to a thief.
People should note that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and act accordingly.
Get something cheap that doesn't attract attention and doesn't hurt to lose.

Posted on: 1/19 15:10
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Re: Our modern world
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Thank you Frank.

I have a great deal of concern with the alarming power of technology in the hands of humans who can become careless and erratic in their thinking.
That's not to say that I don't find the capacity of technology to be quite amazing, but rather that I am not mesmerized by its reach. Unlike Faust I cannot fall under its spell and say: “Verweile doch, du bist so schön” – “Stay a while, you are so beautiful”.

Posted on: 1/18 8:54
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Re: Our modern world
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As you like it bodhipooh...let's see what the future brings.

Posted on: 1/15 10:45
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Our modern world
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I was watching a program concerning cyber security (or the lack of it) during the night on CSPAN. They seem to always put these panel discussions on air while most of the world is asleep.





Anyway there was a government specialist on the Presidential level talking about (among other things) dangers to our infrastructure (water, the electrical grid, transportation etc.) and her view kind of lent to the idea that the older the system the safer it is, which makes a lot of sense. She put out a lot to worry about on that level. Actually, she seemed to favor less connectedness instead of more as a protection method, using the election booths as an example.





When they got to the Internet of Things and how all of our home appliances and vehicles would soon be connected and subject to manipulation by the maniacs of the cyber world, she hit upon a frightening insight. Political officials with heart devices (think Dick Cheney)and such which were controlled by computer so that adjustments might be made by the specialists (or whoever I guess) could be taken or manipulated out by security hackers.



They're only just beginning to wake up to the dangers of an internet controlled world while the cybernuts are leagues ahead of them already waiting for their opportunities. The problem is that businesses can't stop themselves from pushing these things onto the market and the public is so happy with their new toys that they won't take a moment to think of the dangers inherent in the products. The people in the government who study and advise on these matters are trying to convince industry of the possibilities of danger.





BRAVE NEW WORLD!! I wonder....


Posted on: 1/14 9:17
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Re: Complete Streets - Bike JC's Grand Street Vision
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Well then, my ignorance seems to be the problem. I thought that bike lanes were for riding in by bicycle riders.

Please accept my apology.

Posted on: 1/12 14:26
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Re: Complete Streets - Bike JC's Grand Street Vision
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Well, if you can explain how to fix Terhune Avenue for safe bike riding up or down that lane, I'll defer to your wisdom.
Compromise to bring safety is not backward thinking.

Posted on: 1/12 12:08
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Re: Complete Streets - Bike JC's Grand Street Vision
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On Wednesday night my wife and I visited my sister-in-law up on Terhune Avenue. Terhune is a park on both sides venue. There is a bike lane on the left side of the road, and I just shake my head in disbelief that it's there. If a careless passenger exits their car without looking and a bike rider collides with the door and the passenger while a car is coming up the road tragedy is inevitable.
As a bike rider myself, that opened car door is something I fear more than traffic.
I feel that a compromise may be reached within Jersey City wherein bikes should be off limits on some dangerous streets in order to focus more on the wider avenues where citizens will realize that bikes are to be expected and there is room to avoid tragedy.
The lack of thought that the city administration displayed in putting bike lanes on streets that are dangerous for bike riders was an unnecessary and probably expensive waste of public funds and of no use to the bicycle rider.

Posted on: 1/12 8:13
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Re: NJ Democrats for Governor
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Thank you Bodhipooh and Monroe for your understanding.

It's too bad that New Jersey has had to rely on taxes from people's appetites instead of taxes from industry in order to run the machine of government, but this is what the politicians have brought us to with their greed and self interests.

Posted on: 1/12 7:59
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Re: NJ Democrats for Governor
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Bodipooh,

You're putting words and suppositions into my post.

Rich.

Posted on: 1/10 22:15
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Thank you Stringer
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I've cancelled my newspaper subscription. I just click on your postings instead.

Posted on: 1/10 8:48
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Re: NJ Democrats for Governor
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The next governor will be forced into recognizing that the legalization of marijuana will help New Jersey with its crushing debt situation.

I think Murphy has already endorsed the idea. We know that legislators led by Sweeney have intentions of getting it before the state in 2018.

Why not?

Posted on: 1/10 8:35
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Re: Complete Streets - Bike JC's Grand Street Vision
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Just a word of caution on the safety issue. There have been some comments alluding to the idea that the streets are becoming safer. This article from yesterday refutes that:

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/ ... increased-8-percent-2016/

The most notable feature in the report is that distracted drivers (all types) have replaced drunk drivers as the leading cause of fatalities.

So don't be lulled into a false sense of security. Whackos are behind those wheels and they're killing people with their carelessness.

Be careful out there.

Posted on: 1/10 8:29
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Re: NJ Democrats for Governor
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Profile of him in today's Ledger.

Those traffic cameras caused more anxiety in drivers and goodness knows how many rear end accidents.

I would guess that if he becomes Governor we'll be looking at more invasive laws to garner revenue.

Posted on: 1/8 13:13
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Re: NJ Democrats for Governor
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Is it true that Wisniewski initiated the traffic cameras?

Posted on: 1/8 11:56
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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What a fascinating thread.
I never realized how much difficulty and travail there was in getting around in Jersey City.

Posted on: 1/8 11:51
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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Thank you for the corrections.

Posted on: 1/4 12:56
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Re: Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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Livin'...

Livin' in the citeee...
Stevie Wonder.

Posted on: 1/4 12:52
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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There has to be some consideration for residents who are already established when welcoming immigrants to a community.

I can still recall the chaos that ensued when the first large scale immigration from Puerto Rico took place back in the early sixties. Entire neighborhoods were impacted by a largely island culture trying to find its place amongst a population of European based earlier immigrants. The downtown suffered decades of decline from which it is just in the last decade or so lifting itself.

If you were there you know what went on.

BTW, the Catholic church was a large scale mover in the bringing of this huge immigration. In time, Saint Bridget's witnessed its own decline and destruction--along with many other churches in Jersey City.

Posted on: 12/30 7:59
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