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Clearing Ice and Snow from Sidewalks - Enforcement?
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Is there any evidence that the city actually enforces this ordinance? Two days later, at least eight lots on my block haven't shoveled. Pedestrians are struggling. It's dangerous.

ยง 296-1.1. - Duties of owners or occupants of residential property; time for removal.
Every owner, occupant or person having charge of a residential building or vacant lot shall, in case of a snowfall, clear such snow from the sidewalks and gutters thereof to the extent of one foot outside the curb in front of the building or lot, as well as on the side thereof where the building or lot faces on more than one street, within eight hours after the snow has fallen. If the snow has fallen during the night, removal shall be finished within eight hours after sunrise.

Posted on: 3/16 9:30
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Re: Montreal Bans New Pit Bull Ownership After Deadly Mauling
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Just like blood hounds were bred to smell, pits were bred to fight. As nice as many pits are, if they're badly reared or just snap, they can do incalculable damage to both humans and other dogs. Play tug of war with a pit as I've done. It'll pull your arm out of its joint. They are that muscular. In Jersey City, where many are acquired for protection or sport, and not to be loving house pets, we have a problem. I would support mandatory licensing for pits and other "fighting" breeds. It would be illegal to own one unless you receive training and have insurance. It's the humane thing to do.

Posted on: 2016/10/5 8:47
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Re: Fulop won't run for governor, will back Murphy, sources say
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I think Moran is kind to suggest that Fulop remember "why he got into this game" in the first place. The "why" was self promotion, plain and simple. There were no core beliefs, only a lust for power. It's time that he return to the private sector where he will be free to cut deals that advance his interests, free from the inconvenience of considering the public good.

Posted on: 2016/9/29 9:42
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Re: Fulop won't run for governor, will back Murphy, sources say
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Bobby Kennedy worked for Joseph McCarthy. Did RFK = McCarthy? Thought not.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 22:10
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Re: A casino in Jersey City? Venture capitalist wants to make it happen
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Gambling was such a success in Atlantic City. Please sign the petition. Let's keep that monstrosity out of Jersey City.
https://www.change.org/p/mayor-steven- ... o-gambling-in-jersey-city

Posted on: 2016/9/12 16:52
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Re: Baraka, Fulop blast payday loan industry
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For some people, payday loans are a godsend. Like anything else in life, including credit cards, they can be abused. I suppose it's too much to ask these two mayors to do their homework. But they could at least take a half hour to hear what people who've studied the topic have to say instead of shooting from the hip to garner headlines. They should start with this:
http://freakonomics.com/podcast/payday-loans/

Posted on: 2016/8/21 12:35
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Re: Why are almost half of Fulop's meeting hidden?
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Thank God for Terrence McDonald and the Jersey Journal doing what the press should do, holding government accountable.

What remains to be seen is whether an entry on the calendar that shows the mayor's meeting meeting with a vendor or developer will qualify as exempt private or "ACD" material. Hopefully not, but you never know.

Posted on: 2016/5/28 9:12
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Re: N.J. agency questions whether Jersey City can keep mayor's calendar secret
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When this issue first came up, I had a long exchange with the Mayor after I criticized him in the Jersey Journal. He felt that it was unfair to force him to go through 1600 entries and try to classify which were of a personal nature and which were city business. (I'm not sure he even understood that much of what he redacted might have been legitimately shielded by "executive privilege" which protects from disclosure certain communications related to the executive function.) What I tried to impress upon him was that a meeting with a vendor of copy machines would NOT be shielded from disclosure -- as opposed to someone giving him advice on a political or policy issue. I encouraged him to get out front of this issue and create a new standard of transparency. Obviously, he chose not to take my advice.

Posted on: 2016/5/27 8:36
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Re: Your Casino Input Wanted - From Mayor Fulop
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John T. is absolutely right. This mayor's request for input on casino expansion is a PR exercise mated to a fishing expedition for email addresses.

If he had wanted input he could have looked at the close to 500 signatures and comments we've amassed with our petition on Change.org. against casinos in JC. Go to:

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-steven- ... o-gambling-in-jersey-city

Or, the mayor could go to the lengthy discussion on Nextdoor.com where there are over 100 comments, the vast majority opposed.

If these two sources aren't enough, the mayor should gather feedback without gathering email addresses and should, in a transparent way, share the results with residents.



Posted on: 2016/5/19 12:25
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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By Jersey Journal Guest Columnist
on April 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM, updated April 23, 2016 at 9:09 AM
By AARON MORRILL

The chickens have finally come home to roost on Mayor Steve Fulop's plan to kick the revaluation can down the road to Trenton. Superior Court Judge Francis B. Schultz has issued his long awaited ruling finding that Jersey City breached its contract with Realty Appraisal Co. when it canceled a revaluation of Jersey City properties begun under the previous administration.

Only days before, at a raucous meeting of community groups, a local pastor forced the mayor to defend himself against accusations that his policies favor downtown property owners.

As bad as these developments are for the mayor's reputation as a fiscally responsible progressive, the fallout for Jersey City taxpayers is worse. Taxpayers are now on the hook for the entire 3.2 million owed to Realty for now unusable services and, in addition, for legal fees that will, no doubt, grow to half a million dollars if the city appeals. In all, the city will have wasted close to four million dollars. But the costs don't end there.

In the three years that elapsed since the mayor's decision to cancel the reval, property values downtown have climbed sharply. Ironically, the very same affluent constituents that the mayor was protecting will see even bigger tax increases than they would have had he gone ahead with the reval three years ago. Recent buyers of the most expensive non-abated properties may well see their homes' values go down once the market absorbs their new higher tax burdens. Finally, for three long years, as the mayor pursued his ill-advised and losing court case, non-downtown property owners paid substantially more than their fair share of property taxes.

Fulop, Jersey City pastor spar over revaluation
Fulop, Jersey City pastor spar over revaluation
New Jersey tax officials last week ordered Jersey City to complete a citywide reval by November 2017.
It would be nice if the mayor had an excuse for creating this mess. But he doesn't.

His trumped up argument that a prior business administrator had improperly influenced the selection of Realty was contradicted by the city's own employees and emphatically rejected by the court. His argument that the reval would be "devastating" to property owners was disingenuous at best.

Yes, the mayor was right that taxes would go up downtown. But what he conveniently left unsaid was that residents of less affluent neighborhoods would actually see their taxes go down with a reval.

At every opportunity, the mayor has touted his credentials as a former Marine, a progressive and a responsible steward of the public purse. After cowering from the reval, can it be said that he lived up to the Marines' core value of courage?

By over-taxing less affluent neighborhoods, can he lay the claim to the mantle of a progressive?

And by wasting millions of taxpayer money, can he claim to be fiscally responsible?

The mayor should now ponder these questions.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Aaron Morrill is a lawyer, businessman and Jersey City community activist.

Posted on: 2016/4/23 14:33
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Re: New Arts-Based Charter School in JC Needs Your Support - Please Read and Sign!
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Hi Angelica,
It's nice to see a charter school emphasizing the arts. Can you give us any data on student performance so far? (I understand that the schools are quite new.)
Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/3/20 9:27
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Should Fulop ask his super PAC to disclose its donors?
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Posted on: 2016/2/1 9:09
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Re: Sign the Petition to Preserve Downtown Resident Parking
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Update: Tonight the city council defeated the parking ordinance.




Posted on: 2015/10/28 19:11
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Re: Sign the Petition to Preserve Downtown Resident Parking
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Hi Guys:

Really, it's time to get over the food court controversy and move on. (Don't you have anything better to obsess about?)

So here are the facts, for those willing to hear them. (Several of you have shown not be interested in facts in the past, so I'll address those who are.)

1. This plan is being pushed behind the scenes by a few restaurants who feel that Downtown Jersey City homeowners and residents should subsidize their customers' free parking at night. If my motives are as suspect as you seem to think they are, I should be for the plan given that I own a restaurant. But, believe it or not, some people actually push for things that are against their financial interests. Amazing isn't it!

2. Giving out free parking (and in this case giving out MORE free parking) is the exact opposite of what intelligent city planners do. Listen to this Freakonomics podcast.

http://freakonomics.com/2013/03/13/pa ... eakonomics-radio-podcast/

Then take a look at Donald Shoup's book "The High Cost of Free Parking."

It's really an open and shut case. The plan is insane. People WILL park and ride (they're already doing it) and there will be less turn over of spaces.

If it makes it easier of some of you, try to imagine me as the owner of a different pizzeria.

With lots of love,
Aaron


Posted on: 2015/10/26 18:29
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Sign the Petition to Preserve Downtown Resident Parking
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Hi,

Some of you may already know that Councilwoman Osborne has submitted for City Council approval, a plan to extend free, non- resident parking from two to three hours in the Downtown. This plan will not only turn the Downtown into a massive "park and ride" lot where out-of-towners park and hop on the PATH train to shop and dine in Manhattan (three hours is plenty of time), but will reduce parking space turnover, meaning spots will open up less often for residents. The plan defies common sense and everything we know about curb-side parking. (See Shoup, The High Cost of Fee Parking).

If you disagree with this plan, please sign the following petition. Time is of the essence!

https://www.change.org/p/councilwoman- ... ition&utm_medium=copylink

Posted on: 2015/10/26 15:38
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Re: CIVIC JC sues to stop City Hall redevelopment plan
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One of the lots should be a municipal parking lot. It would bring in revenue and alleviate the already difficult parking situation. Even freaking Montclair has a municipal lot! What major city doesn't?

Posted on: 2015/10/13 10:26
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Re: Jersey City Proposes Legislation to Legalize Airbnb
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Given the fact that a landlord can earn much more from AirBNB rentals than traditional tenants, it seems to me that you will see fewer and fewer long term rentals available, especially in the Downtown. While this is good for property owners who will see the value of their buildings go up, this may not be so good for the community. I fear that the renters on my block who I've become friends with, will be forced out. Watch out for the rolling suitcases.

Posted on: 2015/10/13 9:34
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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JKim. Thanks so much for creating the visuals.

For those of you who couldn't make last night's meeting, the developer claimed that the project will not be economically feasible if they can't build it as proposed. However, when pressed, they wouldn't deny that the eventual price of the underlying Del Forno property is pegged to the approvals they get. It would seem to many of us that if the Silvermans can consistently build profitably while respecting the character of the neighborhoods they're in, so too should BNE be able to.


Posted on: 2015/5/20 12:52
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Seeks to Limit Chain Stores Downtown
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Dear DAllen,

You're completely wrong as to the chronology and the reason why prepared food took over the farmer's market. When Two Boots opened, it was truly a farmers market (much like those in NYC). The sale of prepared foods took off AFTER we opened and as a result of a budget shortfall at the HDSID. The HDSID didn't bring in food trucks and lobster roll purveyors because the community wanted it, they needed cash. It's that simple.

And, BTW, if you want pasta, we now have Pasta Dal Coure and Carrino Provisions - both of which are excellent. You should support them.

I'm sure if you were to ask most people "what the community wants" they'd tell you "strong local brick and mortar businesses who hire, invest and pay taxes in the community."

Posted on: 2015/5/16 17:17
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Re: Brownstone Stoop and Facade Work in JC
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Hondo. Call Victor at FPV. He's working on my place right now and highly recommended by others. (201) 758-1882 or (201) 993-3064.

Posted on: 2015/5/16 10:14
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Seeks to Limit Chain Stores Downtown
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No one banned them! They are still around. However, they now seem to be following the law that was on the books way before the restaurants complained. See Section 175-10 of the Municipal Code if you don't believe me.

As I've repeated so many, many times, I, and all the other restaurants embrace FAIR competition. But no one should be getting government subsidies so that they can compete UNFAIRLY with other businesses who don't.


Posted on: 2015/5/16 9:38
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Dear JC"Man". I would love to know where this vitriol comes from. Please accept my invite to out yourself and vent over a beer in a public place. I'll pay. (BTW, I fully disclosed the parking in my initial post. As to my address, it's irrelevant. I've supported similar efforts no where near my house and was prompted to post on JClist by my neighbors. See nextdoor.com)

Now. Back to the issue.

I am also pro-development. I've been in JC for close to 20 years and have seen how much it has helped.

I'm also happy that a quality developer (BNE) is behind the project. I've met with them twice and was impressed. 7 stories or 18 stories, the building will increase my house's value. I'll no longer look at an ugly parking lot. Finally, as someone mentioned, the density will be great for Newark Ave. businesses.

So what could be bad? Height. Van Vorst Park has a character. Newport has a character. Basically, I support efforts to maintain the character of our neighborhood. I like living in a neighborhood more akin to the West Village than the Upper East Side. If we keep throwing out redevelopment plans, we will have no planning.


Posted on: 2015/5/15 12:34
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Re: Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Dear Kiddo/Whoever You Are,

Your comment is as ignorant as it is offensive.

First, as I've pointed out before, but I'll reiterate again, Two Boots Pizza has no problem with competition. We have more competition than any restaurant in JC. Are you familiar with Porta? And, have you ever heard a complaint from me? Of course not. I welcome competition. What I and 20 other restaurants complained about was the HDSID and City providing a massive rent subsidy to a group of vendors at the Farmer's Market who were thus able to compete with us unfairly. We pay market rent. They didn't. If you can't understand this basic question of fairness and public policy, there's little else I can say. That's the last I'll say about this issue.

As to your other offensive insinuation, I own no tower but live next door.

So returning to the subject...


Posted on: 2015/5/14 18:37
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Gargantuan Tower Proposed for Barrow and Christopher Columbus
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Dear Neighbors:

A developer has proposed a gargantuan, 18 story building for the corner of Barrow and Christopher Columbus. (Only seven stories are currently allowed.) This building will contain approximately 143 units (probably rental) and a mere 56 parking spaces. It will be almost three times taller than any building along Columbus west of Grove Street. If built, this project will fundamentally change the character of Christopher Columbus Drive and Van Vorst Park, clog our already crowded streets with more traffic, and make our difficult parking situation untenable. Moreover, it will set a dangerous precedent going forward.

You can have your voice heard by coming to the Barrow Mansion on Tuesday, May19th at 7:00 p.m. when the developer makes its presentation. Councilwoman Candice Osborne will be there to take your questions and hear your concerns.

Thanks,
Aaron and Liz Morrill

Posted on: 2015/5/14 17:58
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Re: Graphic artist needed
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Banners. Posters. Signage.

Posted on: 2014/10/8 14:59
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Graphic artist needed
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Can anyone recommend a good graphic artist, preferably freelance? Multiple suggestions welcome!

Posted on: 2014/10/7 12:45
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Can Anyone Recommend Kids Entertainers?
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Does anyone know any local entertainers for kids such as clowns or magicians? Or anything else?

Posted on: 2014/1/14 11:29
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Re: Soul Flavors is closing
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Terrible news! Great home-cooked food. A real loss to the downtown.

Posted on: 2013/10/29 11:57
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Re: Leadbelly is Missing!
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Thanks. I managed to get the artist to paint a replacement for me. This time I'll have to nail it down. :)

Posted on: 2013/8/5 9:32
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Re: Goodbye Jersey City!
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Dora:

Hope you enjoy:

1. The high cost of housing
2. Your microscopic living space
3. The incessant noise
4. Not knowing a single person on your block
5. Not knowing a single elected representative
6. Living in what has essentially become a playground for investment bankers and the international super-rich (as opposed to the artists and immigrants that once made Manhattan a wellspring of creativity).

Having said that, the entertainment options beat JC hands down. But how much will you really use them? If you're like most people, not that much.

Au revoir!

Posted on: 2013/7/6 11:44
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