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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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jimbehrle wrote:
Shouldn't Lynn have the same right to endorse whoever she chooses that everyone else in Jersey City has?
Isn't it up to the audience or readership to determine if the endorsement is worthwhile?


You are correct on two points...
Yes, she can endorse whoever she likes.
And yes, it is up to her audience or readership to determine if the endorsement is worthwhile. I am neither and I have determined that her endorsement isn't worth a wooden nickel to me. I know that puts me in the minority because there are plenty of people that view her content. Good for her.

Posted on: 10/26 14:35
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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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JCVoter is one of Dan Levin's friends, I guess. Some of his best friends are JCList trolls


I don't know Dan but the Symes-Dixon thing is still suspect to me.

Posted on: 10/25 15:48
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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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I went to Ms. Symes webpage to see why people here at JCList have been bedwetting about her. It turns out she sounds kind of awesome:

Ward E City Councilperson

REBECCA SYMES

The moments outside of her professional career and public service are what define Rebecca Symes. The fifth child in a family whose mother was forced to delay her own dreams of higher education for family obligations instilled in Rebecca a yearning for knowledge and an understanding of personal sacrifice.

Watching her mother successfully run for school board and later the city council in her hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Rebecca saw that positive things happen when regular people – motivated by the idea that government should improve people’s lives – actively participate in our democracy.

Rebecca’s stepfather also contributed to her commitment to public and government service. His career-long work in the public sector as a city planner inspired her to think about the ways government shapes communities. His commitment to his community was reflected in his kind, engaged manner when stopped by a concerned resident at the supermarket on a Saturday afternoon. He was always willing to talk through an issue, right there on the spot. Rebecca will bring that same generosity of spirit and concern for her constituents to her work as a full-time city councilwoman.

While in college, studying English and Politics, Rebecca made her way to Washington DC, to intern for United States Senator Ted Kennedy. After college, she enrolled in law school fully intending to get a policy job on Capitol Hill after graduation. During law school, Rebecca represented domestic violence survivors as a student attorney, a defining experience for her.

Rebecca shifted her focus from policy to direct advocacy, working with vulnerable communities that are often shut out of high-minded policy discussions and denied equal access to the justice system. After law school graduation, Rebecca got a job at a nonprofit providing free legal representation to low-income Hell’s Kitchen residents and fighting to save affordable housing.
After five years in the nonprofit legal world, Rebecca joined the office of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as the Director of Constituent Affairs, thereby combining her love of direct advocacy with her interest in government and policy. While working in the senate she managed a statewide constituent services team tasked with helping municipalities, small businesses, families, and nonprofits access federal benefits and services.

Prior to leaving her position to be a full-time councilwoman, Rebecca worked as General Counsel for a private real estate company. As the first lawyer on staff, she built and led the legal department and gained valuable insight on how private sector companies can work hand-in-hand with local governments and communities.


This seems like a conflict of interest. I'm sorry, general counsel for a RE development company that has a vested interest and growing footprint, quits her job and decides she wants to better the community? Yeah, okay.

Smells just like an investment banker going to work for the federal govt to influence monetary policy.

And that bio reads like a college application essay. I actually wrote that I had "a yearning for knowledge" in mine too. Ha.

Posted on: 10/24 10:13
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Re: Symes pays Chickpea $2000 for endorsement
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The real story here is that it's amazing anyone would look to the hummus queen for political info.


Posted on: 10/23 10:04
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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I've been reading what you wrote, and you repeatedly claimed that the city was transferring property to a developer, which is a lie. You may have had a point about addresses not being included in the ordinance (I don't know what's required by law), but any crumb of credibility you had on this issue was lost when you continued to falsely claim that the city was giving away property.

Posted on: 10/12 20:28 “Basically, in simple terms, the city is transferring property to a developer”

Posted on: 10/12 19:10 “why isn't the same done when property is transferred? In fact the addresses are listed on the agenda and in the body of the ordinance for handicapped parking but so some reason not on the transfer of land. ”

Posted on: 10/12 16:34 “the city is transferring property to one developer…. and the public does not know what property was transferred because it was not in the ordinance…..This administration is giving away the city…. “


Give it up. I tried to be polite and ask for information, and only saw misinformation and misdirection. It's like Trump answering a point blank question with"You'll see, believe me."

Posted on: 10/18 9:18
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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FOR CLARITY. The vacant building/lot at 198 Wayne St was PURCHASED....not given away by the city.

The activity related to the approved ordinance is a result of the new owner attempting to develop and gain an understanding of what can be built.

The location of 198 Wayne St is currently within what is called the Dixon Crucible Study Area Redevelopment Plan. Apparently back in the day Dixon had hopes to one day purchase the 4 or 5 buildings/lots within that area of 198 Wayne.

Since Dixon did not buy those lots/buildings, an ordinance change is being made to redefine the Blocks within the "Dixon District"
The lots closely surrounding 198 Wayne, will now be outside of the Dixon District, and be considered with the "Scattered Sites District".


Now that the "Scattered Sites District" has been defined the builder/owner and attorney's of 198 Wayne may have one roadblock out of the way in terms of guidance on how he/she is permitted to build.


Copy the below link into your browser to read the details. See pages 15-20
cityofjerseycity.com/uploadedFiles/Public_Notices/Agenda/City_Council_Agenda/2017/2017_Ordinances_2nd_reading/Agenda%20Document(16).pdf


Yvonne if you know what you are doing at those meetings an address is not needed. Maybe next time you should have a map with the block numbers if you intend to give your opinion.




Thank you.
Sounds like for most intents and purposes, nothing is happening to lots other than 198.

Yvonne, care to add anything? Or maybe you just want to scream "fire" in a crowded theater again?

Posted on: 10/16 9:27
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Re: Dixon Redevelopment Plan
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Yvonne wrote:
If you need to understand then I suggest you attend the caucus and council meetings. I do not put the agenda or the ordinances together, the council president does. Basically, in simple terms, the city is transferring property to a developer and no addresses were listed in the ordinance.


Would you please just SIMPLY state WHAT the city is doing, and/or planning. As others have mentioned, the city does not own those properties or the buildings on those properties.

Is Dixon proposed to be the new owner or operator?
Will those sites be razed?
Will the current tenents be forced to move?
Etc...

This information will be very helpful to us as a community. Not all of us have the free time to attend council meetings.

Thank you

Posted on: 10/13 10:50
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Dixon Mills people, specifically 158 Wayne
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Does the security let your delivery drivers in or do they refuse to open the gate for them? I had an older driver the other day say that they weren't allowed in. I suspect security is just being lazy.

Posted on: 9/20 10:19
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Re: Getting to EWR for a 6:30pm weekday intnl flight?
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your poor S.O.

Posted on: 9/19 12:59
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Re: Jersey City’s Harborside boardwalk to get $75M makeover and new food hall
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only took them 15+ years. Hope they take note from the Hudson River Greenway and put in designated lanes.

Posted on: 9/19 10:15
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Re: "a guide to jersey city coffee shops"
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Is there really a need for another fucking mommy blogger?

Posted on: 9/14 12:44
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Mugging on Mercer st - any info?
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Heard about a mugging the other night on Mercer. Anyone have any info on this? Watch your six.

Posted on: 8/19 15:02
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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I constantly see the police blaring away to get cars away from there, and writing tickets to those that don't move. They turn the corner and three new cars roll up. At least they attempt to do something there.


It is true - cops do move cars - but I really do think there needs to be a real crackdown on bikes on the sidewalk - someone is going to get killed one of these days.

I would be fine with all of Newark Ave being made into a "One Way" street in a westward direction (at least to Brunswick) -
and maybe add an extra wide bike lane & diagonal parking spaces for cars.


really? Killed?
How fast are these rogue cyclists going on the sidewalk?

Actually pretty quick, enough to knock someone down to the ground, especially a senior citizen exiting a store stepping onto the sidewalk. Look both ways before you cross the threshold.


I have seen people knocked to the ground coming out of stores on Newark Avenue. There have recently been deaths in NYC, Washington DC, San Francisco, London and many other cities. See for yourself - click links to read articles.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-de ... r-pedestrian-central-park

http://dcist.com/2017/04/bicyclist_charged_for_editor.php

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/B ... tal-S-F-crash-4736312.php

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/20 ... e-pedestrian-death-london




Sure, people can get killed by a bike, but these are all in the street or roadway. The bike in central park was likely going closer to 35+ (yes, still faster than the posted speed limit) in the road.


So how many cyclists do you see going faster than 5 mph on sidewalks here? Don't get me wrong, I think adults riding on busy sidewalks here look asinine but that's besides my point.

Posted on: 7/11 10:15
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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bustjc wrote:
I constantly see the police blaring away to get cars away from there, and writing tickets to those that don't move. They turn the corner and three new cars roll up. At least they attempt to do something there.


It is true - cops do move cars - but I really do think there needs to be a real crackdown on bikes on the sidewalk - someone is going to get killed one of these days.

I would be fine with all of Newark Ave being made into a "One Way" street in a westward direction (at least to Brunswick) -
and maybe add an extra wide bike lane & diagonal parking spaces for cars.


really? Killed?
How fast are these rogue cyclists going on the sidewalk?

Posted on: 7/10 15:34
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Re: Jersey City Project Eat -Eat-Drink-Enjoy-Repeat
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For those that don't want to wait and see, I did the heavy lifting and clicked the article for you.
Annoying.

Vendors this year are the Big Straw, Waffle It & Co, Outer Limits Hot Sauce, Bang Cookies, Koro Koro, Milk Sugar Love, Bro-Ritos Food Truck, Ahh la cart, Bread & Spoon, Just Beclaws, Baonanas, House of Gains, Salt and Seed, The Cow and The Curd, Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato, Prato Bakery, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Grandma Downtown, Oh Honey, SunnyRae’s Kitchen, Angry Archie’s, Modcup Coffee Co, Dark Side of the Moo, Suwanna, Tidal Poke Co, Talde, Gusti Di Sicilia, Eema’s Cuisine, Lizzmonade, Incrediballs, Gia Gelato & Café, Frankie, Hoboken Farms, Pig & Prince Restaurant, Louie’s BBQ Pit, Ace’s Wings, The Guac Spot, Moffle Bar and Hamilton Pork

Posted on: 6/21 9:42
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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Great location with lots of outdoor space! For anyone complaining about bars and restaurants opening up......Move to the suburbs! Let us city folk enjoy a diverse neighborhood!


what's diverse about white folk form hoboken opening a spot and drawing more white folk from hoboken?

Healy should have built a wall. Sad!

Posted on: 6/15 9:34
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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Aside from the awful location in a residential area and how annoying the late night crowds will be; as a proud snowflake, I find it interesting how tone deaf it is. 4 Bros from hoboken open a taco shop named "gringos" in a formerly latino neighborhood across from one of the last social clubs.


What I love about the "appropriation wars" is there's simply no way for gringos to win. Honesty doesn't get points here, and had they called it Caballeros Taqueria they'd be in deep shit.


Yeah, I see your point.

Don't get me wrong, I don't see any problem with anyone from any other culture, loving and trying to recreate another's food, or even traditions. I just think it should try to be done tastefully.

No one is complaining about Rick Bayless.
And then there's this. These ladies closing is a shame.
https://pdx.eater.com/2017/5/22/156777 ... to-cultural-appropriation


The optics are bad on this one.
I'll give it a shot and if the food is good, I'm sure i'll be there in line at 2 am trying to be quiet while I stuff my face with al pastor (assuming they have it)

Posted on: 6/13 12:29
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Re: Gringos Taqueria - Coles Street
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Aside from the awful location in a residential area and how annoying the late night crowds will be; as a proud snowflake, I find it interesting how tone deaf it is. 4 Bros from hoboken open a taco shop named "gringos" in a formerly latino neighborhood across from one of the last social clubs.

"Gringos" is just a little too cheeky and they're trying WAY too hard in the interior / decor.
Fun concept, bad location, horrible name.
That being said, I'm sure they'll do great with the interlopers.

Posted on: 6/13 10:56
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Re: Police Pursuit ends in fiery crash in Jersey City Heights
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I'm curious to what other people are seeing in this video. Did they kick the burn victim (my prayers to him - how awful!) or were they stamping out flames?



It looks like one or more of the hacks Fulop hired in his push to put under qualified minorities on the force will be getting the hammer.

#Get the memo


JFC!
So you can tell from that video that those officers are minorities?


Posted on: 6/8 9:08
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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If JC sidewalks are to become a public forum of sorts, spread the good word <3
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”



ooh! ooh! i have one too!

1 Peter 2:18: "Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel."

these books... they really teach love and compassion!


this sounds exactly like how Dear Leader got elected. Millions of disenchanted poor white folk, tricked into voting against their own best interest because emails and brown people.

Posted on: 5/9 9:50
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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someone has too much time on their hands, and is hell-bent on letting us all know it. 'resist' and "impeach" writtten inside chalk hearts, as if suggesting it's colorfully cute to upend our government's leadership, during a time of heightened political tensions, simply because the other crooked candidate didn't win.


should we all start writing our feelings all over the city sidewalks in chalk as well, particularly those who don't necessarily feel the same way as this person does? is that cool, or only if it's what the majority think they think, according to what the tv has told them should be their opinion? just curious. not really feeling having someone try to tell me how think constantly every time i look at the ground. most of us have more than enough to worry about during our day to day grind, living here and now. this person needs a job and / or some time-consuming hobbies.



you should post a Yelp review about it

Posted on: 5/8 16:52
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Re: no motorcycles or scooters in jersey city?
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thanks all. useful info for sure!

also thanks jcneighbor, that was actually incredibly useful, especially with the parking/locking info. i think my only option now is to do permit parking on the street. honestly i wonder if crime is even bad still in DT JC?



Just because people are willing to pay 2500/mo plus broker fee for a 1br, doesn't mean your ride is safe. Still see lots of street diamonds downtown.

Posted on: 5/1 14:56
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Re: 99 Ranch Market Grand Opening on 4/21 at 9am - 420 Grand Street
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That shop needs to get better soy sauce packets and have chili oil, rather than the shit takeout stuff they provide. The ramen shop does much better.


Agreed. I was surprised that they had the typical yi Pian take out packets instead of the real deal.

Posted on: 4/26 10:31
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Re: Heads Up - JCPD Driving Enforcement - Corner of 9th/Manila
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here's a heads up: Be careful out there.
I almost got hit last night, along with a driver making a legal right turn on CC and Varick by a driver running a red light doing at least 40.

Posted on: 4/20 13:05
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Re: Bayonne man steals $3K bike in Jersey City burglary spree, cops say (Downtown)
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I wanted to see the actual bike, rather than his picture. It's great that he's been caught and everything but $ 3000 for a bike? Is it made of silver or something?

For that kind of money, the bike should pedal itself.



Many bikes are massive ripoffs.


"You're out of your element Donnie."

Go back to bitching about snowflakes.

Posted on: 3/10 10:13
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Re: Brick Haus Gym
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Does anyone know what will be going into the space?


I heard rumors of a multi room/theme club

Posted on: 3/7 10:17
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Re: Jersey City mulls changes to pedestrian plaza to address rowdy bar-goers
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They wanted Hoboken, they got Hoboken.
Cant wait until the first "'con" bar crawl to pop up downtown. ha!

Posted on: 3/7 10:15
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Re: Trump Our New President
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is sessions gonna charge himself with lying to congress


How did he lie? He testified he had no contact with any Rooskies outside his job as Senator on Senate business. Both of the meetings he did have with the Russian Ambassador were open and above board. Now if someone found them having coffee together unannounced, or doing vodka shots you'd have a point. But that's just wishful thinking.


you guys really go through some contortions to make reality fit your alternative facts

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Re: Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty
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Melania Trump was paid more than $20,000 for "modeling work" in the United States before she was actually legally allowed to work in the country, according to the Associated Press.


That report is unproven, and in any case it also was reported there was a gap of a few weeks before her paperwork was cleared. All of this was noted before the election, and no-once cared, and still don't.


And if it were European models and not Mexicans picking your fruit, bussing your tables and washing your dishes, you wouldn't care about the current situation either.

Posted on: 2/22 10:23
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Re: Woman dies falling off escalator inside famed World Trade Center Oculus while reaching to grab hat
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Serious question: If no one cosigned and she's dead, what does her debt matter? Are they going to go after her sister, parents?


In some cases, yes - and the collection efforts are aggressive.

Christie did sign a law last year covering some student debts.

When my little brother passed away in 2002, I remember Gateway wanted me (his executrix and caregiver) to ship back his computer that he had financed. They were very aggressive in their tactics. I told them to basically f off. The computer sits in my closet to this very day.


Sorry for your loss and for bringing that memory back. Thanks for the reply and information.

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