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Re: Power outage
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Not sure if she has a smartphone. Ny waterway has an app that allows you to buy a ticket. Something similar happened two winters ago. Tix line was ridiculous but the app worked just fine. I left it on my phone and it was convenient tonight.

Posted on: 2014/12/13 3:27
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Re: Car Inspection
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I got my car inspected in Secaucus in October on a Saturday morning. Breezed through in 15 minutes with no issue. There were maybe 4 cars ahead of me and I got in and out with no problem.

Posted on: 2013/2/24 16:26
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Re: What do you think about the partying at night by the Exchange Place PATH?
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I can assure you these were not people coming home from work after a few drinks, T-shirts and jeans don't reflect that type of crowd. These guys looked like they were pre-barring before going into the city for a night out.

Posted on: 2011/8/19 17:58
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Re: What do you think about the partying at night by the Exchange Place PATH?
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I came home last night through Exchange place and saw the same thing as well. But I witnessed them going into the PATH station around 10:45pm. I was going up the escalator and they were coming down and I noticed a group of guys drink something out of plastic cups and one guy had a coors light can. I was thinking, 'Wow, these guys aren't even trying to hide it.'

I didn't realize this was going on up on the waterfront out in the open. If that is the case, it should be stopped. This isn't New Orleans. Eventually this will lead to trouble, people will get drunk, harass the public. You want to drink outdoors go to the beer garden.

Posted on: 2011/8/19 14:36
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Re: Roommate got his debit card duped
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I was using my debit card at Shoprite, A&P, Target & CVS. And only withdrew money from Sovereign Bank ATMs.
Somehow they stole my debit card number, placed it on another card and used it in two stores in Mumbai, India for $400 a piece. Luckily Sovereign was smart enough to shut off the card.

Now I am strictly using my credit card for my shopping up here. I figure the security should be better on the credit card.

Posted on: 2011/2/2 4:07
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Re: Can you bring food on the path?
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You should be fine. I have come home late from work with two slices of pizza in a box or a sub in a bag. I think if you were to start eating on the PATH, you could have a potential problem if someone saw you.

Posted on: 2011/1/10 1:13
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Exploits of JC's finest residents
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I was leaving my folks' place on Sunday night when I saw this scene right by their house. I figured 'Wow, that must of been a nasty accident'.

I found this in the local paper and the reason behind what happen. Good to see our "model" JC residents are spreading their wings and working their trade in other towns in Jersey.

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010100526018

Posted on: 2010/5/28 16:17
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Re: PATH Train Express this morning
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"I wonder if they woud stop at 14th ST if St. Vincent's is still open."

I don't think it would make a difference. I have been on trains like this for years, and they always run an emergency case to 33rd.

I think it's for the logistics. It's easier to get a stretcher down to the platform. Generally, there are police in the 33rd station who can get to the scene immediately and assist. I am sure the PATH doesn't want to clog the tracks at 14th since you can't just dump the victim onto the platform and say "see ya" and hope the help arrives. That wouldn't be right. It makes sense to run the train to 33rd.

Posted on: 2010/4/22 19:53
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Re: PATH Train Express this morning
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I assume you were on the PATH Train around 9am this morning?

They made an annoucement that there was a sick passenger who was having an emergency and the police and EMTs were there to respond to what was happening.

This is standard when this type of thing happens.

Posted on: 2010/4/22 15:23
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Re: Gov. Christie Forcing NJTransit Service Cuts, Fare Hikes
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In terms of dollars it appears that payroll grew by $150mil over that 3 year period.

It sounds like NJ Transit needs to come up with $300mil to cover their budget shortfall.

So NJ Transit would need to come up with another $150mil if they had held payroll flat for the last 3 years.

Posted on: 2010/3/9 17:17
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Re: Gov. Christie Forcing NJTransit Service Cuts, Fare Hikes
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Stani - you make an excellent point. I did a google on the financial statements of NJ transit. Here are some highlights of their 2009 annual report.

In '09 they took in $750 mil in rev from passenger fares, $820 mil in total rev.

Their top 2 operating expense items
labor - $600 mil
fringe benefits - $450 mil

So before you get into any other operating costs such as utilities, materials, fuel, insurance, service they are at an ($200) mil operating loss. Who runs a business like this? How is it a government entity is allowed to operate like this? No private entity operates where 120% of the revenue goes to payroll.

Also, revenue vs 2008 was flat, yet labor and fringe benefits grew by 8.4% from 2008. My company told me last year no raises when things were bad. How does NJ Transit offer up 8% bumps in compensation when their revenue remains flat? That is $82 mil in savings they could of had in 2009.

Total operating losses with depreciation is ($1.5) BILLION! The state subsidy and other rev from federal and local governments brings the loss to about ($620) mil before they make a capital contribution to close the gap.

I have found other operating statements dating back to 2006 and they show similar numbers. NJ transit has $5.3 bil in assets. NJ transit should learn to how properly manage themselves. I don\'t blame Christie for making a statement like this. We shouldn\'t support this type of reckless behavior. And in my opinion this 25% increase is a lazy way to attempt at a solution. By the way, this won\'t work, because next year they would need to up fares by 10% again ala the MTA.

If my company was in a similar situation they wouldn\'t be able to just charge more to the customer and say that will fix the business. An internal review would take place and we would learn how to run the business better. NJ Transit should do the same thing.

Posted on: 2010/3/6 17:34
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Re: ANOTHER water main break 2/3/10
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I hate this town! I can't think of another location in the NYC area that constantly loses its water service 2 to 3 times a year like we do.

Posted on: 2010/2/3 13:03
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Re: Governor of NY Warning of Worst Economy in Decades...
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Sounds like the governor is doing the smart thing. Revenues have gone down, expenses such as education and health care have gone up. Well its time to be fiscally responsible and tighten up the belts. This happens all the time in the private sector, the government should do the same thing also. Its better then the alternative, they could just raise everyone's taxes to make up for the short fall in revenue. I think that would just compound this economic slowdown.

Posted on: 2008/7/29 3:50
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Re: Jersey City considers land swap with the Port Authority to redevelop the downtown Powerhouse
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The preparation you are seeing on the triangle section is for the sales office for the new building being built right on the water on 2nd street. I forgot the name of that building. It has nothing to do with the moving of the PATH power stations.

Posted on: 2008/7/27 16:42
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Re: insane golf clubhouse
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I think in 2009 or 2010, Liberty National Golf Club will be hosting a PGA event. So, just like any football or baseball stadium, I am sure they have to have the right amenities for the players and fans.

I hope the city and the PGA work something out in terms of charities, free golf clinics for kids with some pros or cheap tickets for residents and things like that, that will provide some financial and economic boast for the city while the PGA is in town for the week.

Posted on: 2008/6/26 15:00
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Re: $880,000 study reveals Corzines toll road plan to burden traffic on free highways, local roads
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The state has plenty of money....they need to start acting like a private company that is about to go bankrupt. Start biting the bullet and bring in their costs. After that they can start again new.

There are so many things wrong with this plan. Starting another quasi government agency similar to the Turnpike authority is a terrible idea. I can't wait to read in the Asbury Park Press or Star Ledger about how the new employees in this agency will be making 6 figures with OT being a payroll supervisor or some garbage position like that.

Too bad Corzine didn't bring this up before the elections this past November. I have a feeling all those Dems would not of been elected to the state's senate and assembly.

Posted on: 2008/2/7 17:33
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Re: Park alert:City to move transformers to park.
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If this wasn't Jersey City I wouldn't even think this is a serious idea. But I don't put anything past this group. Is there a news article you read about this or a town meeting you heard this from?

Why don't they just restore the power plant to its working condition and get that thing spewing out sut again instead of having the hassle of moving those transformers?????

Posted on: 2007/9/18 16:06
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Re: CAMPING and using public transportation to get there
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I head out with a group of friends every summer up to Pond Eddy, NY which is on the Delaware River. We do a camping and rafting for the weekend. Pond Eddy is about 15 miles north of Port Jervis. I know you can take NJ Transit train from Hoboken to Port Jervis. I am not sure how to get from Port Jervis to the camp site though, I am usually driving up there. But I have to imagine there is some cab company up there. There are a few sites up there that do the rafting and camping. Maybe if you speak to the sites they could give you some suggestions on how to get from the train to the site.

http://www.jerrys3rivercampground.com/camping.html

Posted on: 2007/8/30 20:03
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Re: Feds Seize Rocket Launcher In N.J.
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"Typical American Idiot knee-jerk reactions...it was probably an empty shell and it took $500,000 in gov't. resources to confirm it"

I hope you are being sarcastic. Last time I checked its not a typical american home to have empty missle launcher on your front lawn. I am glad they are looking into this. This doesn''t sound normal to me.

Posted on: 2007/7/20 18:39
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Re: Legislation needed requiring people to identify themselves before they vote!
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I don't know if this will help you get you state ID. But when I was going through the point system, I was able to use my checking account statement to verfiy my address along with my old NJ license and my passport. You might have looked through this but maybe, this might help you get that ID. It gives a lot of options. I know the state makes it tough but maybe looking through the site you can find some alternatives. If you have a passport already, I think you are halfway there.

http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Licenses/DocumentSelector/index.htm

I know some states (I think Georgia tried recently) that have tried to pass laws requiring ID. And usually the ACLU will challenge this in court. Apparently its happening in the immigration bill being debated right now

http://www.aclu.org/votingrights/gen/30003prs20070605.html

Posted on: 2007/6/22 15:30
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Re: Legislation needed requiring people to identify themselves before they vote!
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You will have to talk the ACLU on that one. Some how its a violation of rights. They say it discrimination to check ideas. It makes no sense to me.

Posted on: 2007/6/22 14:40
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Re: Downtown: Lunchtime a 15-year-old Ferris High student beat a 52-year-old man with a brick, on a dare
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I would like to know when an ordinance is passed to shame the parents of this kid ala dog owners who don't clean up their dog's mess. I would like to see a website or a section of the newspaper dedicated to shaming parents of kids who do this kind of garbage. Someone is not raising their kid right if they think this is funny stuff.

Also I no longer want to protect the identity of these kids. I want to know specifically which kids are doing this, because its apparent they are becoming a danger to the community.

I also agree with CapnJon but it won't fly unfortunately.

Posted on: 2007/6/22 13:49
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Re: Jersey City takes hit in state educational aid - will receive $3.2 million less
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Before JC could even think about raising taxes. They better read through that audit that was done to the school district. The things that were found were ridiculous. Children being on the payroll, people over 100 years old being paid, OT being paid out everywhere. There are leaks of money all over the place in this school district. The state is probably telling the city to clean up their act. If the school district follows the audit's advice, the $3.2m cut won't make a difference and its probably money better spent elsewhere.

Posted on: 2007/2/28 2:23
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Re: Washington Post: Menendez Seeks to Bury Image of a Shady Dealer
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BM, I am suppose to get my information from a Menendez ad?

I am reading articles on the web where he has voted to build some stem cell funding. "In December of 2005, NJ Senator Tom Kean, Jr. voted in favor of a $350 Million proposal to use public bonds to fund this research." Which I found shocking for a Republican to vote for that. I would think that would tick off core Republicans.

Since I am in the middle class, this is the first I have heard of real tax cuts for the middle class from Democrats. Considering when that tax break came through, my take home pay was noticeably higher, what other real tax cuts are going to come through for the middle class?

Posted on: 2006/11/7 5:05
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Re: Washington Post: Menendez Seeks to Bury Image of a Shady Dealer
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"Anyone who votes for Kean is actually pulling the lever to vote for Bush again."

I find that a loose statement for Kean Jr. A few weeks ago, he came out asking for Rumsfield's resignation. I believe he is for stem cell research. And he is against off shore drilling off the coast of Florida. So on a some issues it sounds like Kean is against what the admininstation thinks.

I already had Corzine raise state fees and taxes, I don't need Menendez going to DC and encouraging the Democrats to cancel Bush's tax cuts.

Posted on: 2006/11/7 3:54
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Re: JUST TWO MUCH? -- State ed boss may put kibosh on Epps' double-duty
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Wow, this guy makes $270k and he needs to have another $1000 a month for his housing expenses, come one that is ridiculous. I understand you need to throw some money to get quality people into a crummy school district but at some point it becomes excessive. And what results has this guy produced? I need a job like that.

I am glad they upped our property taxes to pay for this guys salary.

Posted on: 2006/10/21 13:58
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