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Re: Massive Edgewater fire
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I also recall that fire and if I recall correctly it was also Avalon back then. I was dating someone back then who lived in Edgewater, so I was over there a lot.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 21:33
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Re: Soup Swap 2015!
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:( I miss the soup swap. I moved away, but I really love this event.

Posted on: 2015/1/22 18:30
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Re: Can Anyone Recommend an Affordable/Decent Real Estate Attorney???
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I need someone who specifically has experience with short sales. We intend to buy a short sale. Are any of the above particularly good with this?

Posted on: 2012/7/23 19:42
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Re: Can Anyone Recommend an Affordable/Decent Real Estate Attorney???
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Thanks all! This is really helpful!

Posted on: 2012/7/23 13:32
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Re: Lets Rally To Keep Police Presence Down Here Since Police Office Is Moving From Erie Street
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You might want to join the neighborhood watch or the van vorst park association to see what is already being done in the area to improve crime. The building on Erie is an administrative office where they keep all the police reports. The actual police station is a 7th street. There are very few actual cops at the Erie street location so it's no big loss. If the city has come up with a solution to consolidate administrative offices and save money without cutting actual police officers and pay then I'm all for it.

Posted on: 2012/7/11 14:53
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Re: New York Bagel on Newark Avenue
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I have no desire to try this place. Wonder Bagels and whatever it was called when Kenny owned the place has been satisfying my hunger for fresh hot out of the oven bagels for over 15 years.

Posted on: 2012/6/11 17:57
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Fire on the second floor at Carolina's Laundromat
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Hey everyone,
There was a pretty devasating fire in the second floor apartment of the Carolina's Laundromat building the other night. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the residents can you PM me? I have some clothes and houshold stuff I can donate to get them back on their feet. It's just sitting in my storage unit anyway, might as well put the stuff to good use.

Here's the article from the JJ:
http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... aces_fiv.html#postComment

Posted on: 2012/6/11 16:13
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Re: Personal Trainer Recommendations?
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I have a great personal trainer. Helen is ACE certified and will come to your house. If you're not sure if you want to sign up with her she has a few public local classes at Pershing field and Grace VV Church, but I don't remember the exact schedule. She'll tell you the schedule if you give her a call or email. Her number is 201-920-6649 or email helenclarkz@aol.com

Posted on: 2012/6/11 13:54
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Re: Best way to get from Downtown JC to secaucus
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Yeah I drive in that direction too, it sucks and there really is no quick route. I take Newark Ave up the high school, make a right on Palisade, the make a left on 139, then right on JFK, left on Manhatten Ave. I continue on to 1&9 and route 3, but if you're going to Secaucus you can take the first jug handle after Manhatten Ave to drive into Secaucus and mostly avoid 1&9. Years ago I used to take tonnelle circle, but now I avoid that at all costs, that construction project was such a waste and made the traffic worse!

After over 15 years in Jersey City we've decided to move, partly due to the traffic in JC.

Posted on: 2012/5/3 11:10
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Re: Garbage in the streets
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Best thing to do is to grab some rubber gloves and a trash bag and pick it up yourself, because nobody else will. I'm also tired of the garbage and cleaning up after my neighbors. I've tried everything leaving notes on doors, talking to the neighbors and finally leaving trash bags on doorsteps so people get the message. However the people just don't care at least not on my block. So I've given up and decided to clean up the area around my house on garbage nights. I just bring an extra bag down when I take out my trash and clean up for 10 minutes.
Btw the worst offenders on my block are not the JC old timers and kids, even if they do create some trash they clean up after themselves in the morning. The worst offenders are the new breed of yuppies coming to JC who move into buildings that have no super. They leave thier trash out at the wrong times or put thier trash infront of other buildings thinking it's all going to the same place. For example we are one of the few houses on the block with trees in front of it. so all the neighboring buildings put their trash in front of our building around the trees. It's like instinct or something. Yesterday I came outside in the morning to find a pile of boxes that were not picked up on trash night. Luckily they had an address on them, so I just put the boxes on their doorstep.
Anyway like I said before best thing to do is not get frustrated and treat it like you're doing some community service for the neighborhood and just clean it up yourself.

Posted on: 2011/7/26 13:46
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Re: Blood on the street outside Brick Haus entrance
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Oh it was probably that crazy druggie couple arguing again. I saw them last week at the same location with a shopping cart full of clothes. The woman was lying on the ground or he smacked her I'm not sure, cops and ambulance came. Today I saw them over at the clothing donation bins near the Bed Bath and Beyond in the BJ's parking lot. She looked pretty messed up in the face. I think they're meth addicts, constantly screaming at each other, fighting and beating up on each other. I think people have tried to help them but they're really messed up.

Posted on: 2011/5/16 3:58
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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What is a Way & Structures air problem?

This is the latest gem from the PATH alert system:
"Due to Way & Structures air problems, PATH service is operating subject to 15 minute delays on the JSQ-33rd St. line, HOB-33rd St. line and the HOB-WTC line. To unsubscribe, visit http://www.paalerts.com/alertunsubscribe.aspx"

WTF does it mean?

Posted on: 2011/4/25 15:20
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Re: Please clean up your dog poop...
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I say it's time for public humiliation! If you witness someone not cleaning up after their dog, take a picture and post it here anonymously. But be careful not to let them see you taking a picture of them, you don't want to get into a confrontation.

Posted on: 2011/3/9 17:08
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Re: what's with the Morton Williams produce scam?
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+10 robotjustin

let's hear it for being able to laugh at ourselves!

Posted on: 2010/8/25 20:09
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Re: Electronic Recycling
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Quote:

LoKo498 wrote:
Just throw the damn thing in the trash with the rest of the trash!


Because computers contain toxic components!

Why Recycle Computers?

Posted on: 2010/8/25 20:04
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Re: Electronic Recycling
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Hi Everyone,
Just got off the phone with the Incinerator Authority to recycle my old useless computer. I would post it on freecycle but it's ancient (1994) and we removed the hard drive in case there is any sensitive data on there. You can usually bring old electronics during the week M-F 8-12 or 1 -3:30, however if you want to go on a Saturday...

The next Household Hazardous Waste Day in Jersey City is Saturday, October 16th, 9 am - 1 pm. You can bring your hazardous waste.

Location:
Jersey City Incinerator Authority
501 Route 440

Posted on: 2010/8/24 16:46
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Re: what's with the Morton Williams produce scam?
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Well that seems unfair. What if Jim was the one who made the mistake? If there is proof and the manager is unresponsive then that's another thing, but what if they didn't realize it or it was the cashier who messed up the scale by accident? I worked as a cashier in high school, the scales are pretty accurate but if something is leaning against them and the cashier doesn't realize it then the scale will be a little off. And Btw the same thing can happen at the self check out. User error is probably the most common explanation and I bet the manager would correct the problem if he were aware.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 16:26
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Re: Do you recommend particular Roofer?
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Peter Simpson did our roof and we've had no leaks this week.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 16:14
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Re: FREE Screening of the Jump with Jill Show. Calling all Kids!
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I've seen this show before, Jill Jayne is Awesome and really captures the kid's attention. This is a worthwhile educational event.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 16:05
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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I've smelled it in the new cars since they came on line. It is the strangest new car smell I've ever encountered.

Posted on: 2010/7/23 15:25
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Ok this is really starting to bother me. Has anyone noticed the new PATH trains smell funky when you first get in? It smells like stinky baby diapers. Seriously what is that funky smell?

Posted on: 2010/7/23 14:02
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Re: Do you recommend particular Roofer?
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I agree we use Ron & Peter Simpson.
We also just called them to come back and do touchup maintenance which took them a couple of hours. They did a great job and are very knowledgeable.

Pete Simpson
201-866-6668
simpsoncontracting@verizon.net

Posted on: 2010/6/29 17:22
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Re: Where do you get plants in this town?
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Quote:

Reggay wrote:
Does anyone know where to get ladybugs around here? I've got an aphid infestation


Yes we did too. The 14th Street Garden Center will help you with that.

Posted on: 2010/6/24 19:17
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Re: Hypnosis in Jersey City?
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It depends on what you are trying to do and your willingness to trust the other person. I had a psychiatrist hypnotize me for a traumatic childhood event and it worked. It helped me move on and think differently. I also tried hypnosis to quit smoking but my addiction was stronger. You also have to be willing to be hypnotized. If you have high emotional walls it might not work. With the smoking the joy of the addiction was slightly stronger than my desire to quit. I finally did quit using zyban for 6 months and nicorette gum for the first month with the really strong urges.
So I guess it would depend on what kind of bad habit you are trying to break. Try to dig a little deeper. Are you really willing to give up that bad habit? If you really don't like what you are doing why do you continue to repeat the behavior? What benefits are you getting from the habit?
Unfortunately I don't know anyone in the area that does this. Good luck

Posted on: 2010/6/22 2:32
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Re: Where do you get plants in this town?
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Well no in ground vegetable garden for me! I got my test results back from the Rutgers soil testing laboratory and there is definitely lead in the soil in our backyard. We are just over the recommended limit of 400ppm so I guess the beets, chard, peas and zucchini I planted will have to go to waste. We ate the lettuce before we got the test results. I'm debating whether to eat the veggies (at least the zucchinis) anyway. The test said we had about 440ppm lead in our soil, which is just above the recommended amount. The packet they included with the test results said flowering vegetables like tomatoes and zucchini will have the least amount of contamination. But the chard and beets I planted will most likely concentrate the contamination.
Anyway I recommend all backyard vegetable gardeners in Jersey City to at least check your soil for lead contamination. You never know what kinds of things were dumped in your backyard before you lived here.
I am happy about one thing. I planted organic tomatoes and peppers in containers all from the 14th Street garden center and they turned into monsters. The quality of their plants is superb. I have about 10 green tomatoes and several peppers just starting to form.

Posted on: 2010/6/21 15:09
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Re: Backyard Gardening
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Rhubarb is not as big as you think. We used to have some in my mom's yard growing up and it's not any bigger than small hosta. We only got about 3 stalks per bulb. Our garden has a 2 foot wide border around the perimeter, so we have room for small stuff. The problem is the sun is blocked by a fence on one side in the morning and on the other side in the afternoon. Most of the sun loving veggies are planted in containers and sitting in the sunniest spot in the middle. Other stuff I grow on my windowsill. I just started some Mesculan and Arugula on my windowsill, so I'm not sure if it will work (crossing my fingers).
About the Basil, I've been growing it my kitchen from seeds for the past year regardless of season without any problems. In fact I just harvested my last batch of basil in February. I bought one of the Jiffy seed starter boxes, follow the directions and voila you have basil and tons of it.
Just make sure you have a sunny window and plenty of room for the plants to spread their roots. Only use 2-3 seeds per Jiffy pellet if it's a fresh pack of seeds. If the seeds are old then you can add more since some of them might be dead. Seeds do eventually die, that's why it's best to start with fresh seeds every season. Also use (pee warm) warm water to water the young plants so you don't shock them.

Posted on: 2010/3/15 19:29
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Re: Backyard Gardening
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Funny that I replied to the forum several months ago. I searched for gardening, garden centers and plants before I posted and this thread did not appear - oh well.
thanks everyone for the feedback

Posted on: 2010/3/12 20:42
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Re: Jersey City police officer is charged with bank fraud - falsely claimed first-time home-buyer
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There's definitely more to this story.
The first time home buyer credit is like a short term no interest loan via your taxes, I?m not really sure how it works but you have to eventually pay it back. At least according to this IRS website:
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204671,00.html?portlet=7
Moreover according to the website:
Homebuyers who purchased a home in 2008, 2009 or 2010 may be able to take advantage of the first-time homebuyer credit. The credit:

Applies only to homes used as a taxpayer's principal residence.
Reduces a taxpayer's tax bill or increases his or her refund, dollar for dollar.
Is fully refundable, meaning the credit will be paid out to eligible taxpayers, even if they owe no tax or the credit is more than the tax owed.

I think the issue here is that the home is not his primary residence. His residence is in Secaucus.

ps. Gnome the reason why it is a good idea is becasue the real estate market is sufferring from the biggest collapse in a century and the federal government is trying to soften the blow by allowing the credit for average joes. You can't benefit from it if you're a property speculator/flipper.

Posted on: 2010/3/12 18:55
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Backyard Gardening
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Hi Everyone,
We're doing a mini garden renovation this year and want to plant some vegetables in the backyard. Specifically I want to plant some Perennial vegetables like Rhubarb but have no idea where I can get it. Can anyone recommend Gardening Centers in the area? I?ve been to the one over by the Holland Tunnel but I can?t remember the name and want to call them. Do you have the name or number? Also if you have any general tips about backyard gardening in downtown I would be most grateful. We?ve already decided we should have the soil tested for lead since we will be planting edible stuff. I found Rutgers has a good website for soil testing. Any others you can think of or anything free out there? Sorry if this is a duplicate post, I searched but didn't find anything similar on the message board.

Rutgers soil testing: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/soiltestinglab/howto.asp

Posted on: 2010/3/12 18:44
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Re: Gov Christie wants to cut unempluyment benefits $50 a week
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Quote:

bill wrote:
I know 3 people who are currently collecting unemployent. All three of them had at least a 6 month emergency fund. None of them are looking for a job like they did after college. The unemployment they are receiving covers their expenses and is allowing them to pursue other careers. They have also said they will not seriously pursue a position that matches their skillset until a month or two before unemployment runs out.

I support unemployment so that people don't take crappy jobs, but I think the length of time you get on it is obscene.


Please introduce me to them, because I don't believe you have all of the facts of each individual's situation. I think Mathias is very astute. Some people put up a front and act like it's no big deal. I was laid off in 2001 and it was devastating. Thankfully I received a severance package and found a job before having to file unemployment. I was really freaking out about not being able to find anything, but to acquaintances and outsiders I acted like "hey I got severance, it's no big deal"
If they are in fact being lazy about find a job, then when they do finally do start to look they will be screwed anyway. The people I know who are unemployed and aggressively looking for work are taking many months to find jobs and that little bit of money is the minimum they need to eat and keep a roof over their head. One person I know took almost a year to find another job; thankfully he had enough savings to tide himself over.

Posted on: 2010/2/26 18:54
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