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Re: Christmas Eve Concert and Midnight Mass at Holy Rosary-
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sounds cool.. i might hit it up with my family. hows parking usually in the area?

Posted on: 2009/12/23 20:11
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Re: BJs - What are some of the good things to buy there?
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one somewhat recent positive development at bj's: the inclusion of self-checkout lanes. this greatly speeds up the checkout process, even when the place itself is packed. this, however, assumes 2 things;

1. the lanes are actually working properly. on my last trip, only 2 out of the 4 (or 6?) self checkout lanes were working; the rest were off.

2. the people using the checkout lanes actually know what the hell they're doing. it's frustrating to sit behind doofus a and doofus b when they barely know how to program a VCR , let alone use the self checkout lane.

3. there is no official 'max items per lane' (at least from what i can see), but most people using these lanes are those who would otherwise use the express checkout lane. why, then, some people use the self checkout lane with 50 items is beyond me. maybe bj's should put up signs with an item limit.. 10 items or less?

Posted on: 2009/12/16 17:35
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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personally, i'd take ogden. i guess it depends where your fiance works in nyc. if it's downtown, then it would take a bit longer to get there unless you lived really close to the light rail elevator. if it's anywhere else in nyc, the jitneys to nyc pass on palisade pretty regularly, and will drop you off to 42nd street in nyc.

also, IMO the ogden ave area is nicer than the fairmount ave area. parkings harder to come by up in the ogden area though, so that's one of the trade offs

Posted on: 2009/12/13 17:04
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Re: 340 Fairmount Ave
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if it's the same one im thinking of, my best friend and his family have lived there for years (i'd say at least 20). they rented as far as i know, but i think i remember his mom mentioning that they were trying to convert them to condos.

the apt is ridiculously large. it reminds me of something like the apt in friends for some reason, lol. theyve got a foyer, kitchen, 2 living rooms, 2 oversized bedrooms and a bathroom.

the neighborhood is decent enough except at night. as of a few years ago, they were hesitant to walk around in the area (and this coming from a family whos lived there most of their lives). im sure the area has gotten better, although bergen ave (a block away) at night isnt the place to be.

Posted on: 2009/12/13 2:46
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Re: Sheriff's Office employee saw arrests & began telling people on line for Welfare Department to l
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i was actually in court for an unrelated matter one day, when a few local inmates came in for their hearing. i expected them to be felons... weapons, drugs, etc. nope, they were all arrested for failure to pay child support.

now, the guys havent been working for whatever reason (poor education, bad economy, etc). they hadn't paid their child support. so the answer is to jail them so that they have even more trouble finding a job afterward?

didnt they outlaw that years ago? putting you in jail and fining you X $, and not releasing you until you paid up? um hello would you pay if youre in jail?

can't say i agree with what the cleaning guy did though. it would be one thing if all those potentially about to be arrested were non-violent criminals.. but what if there was a murderer or rapist in that bunch? or drug dealer?

Posted on: 2009/12/11 17:33
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Re: Greenville: Man refuses to give up smoke, so 15 men rob him of jacket
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ripple wrote:
I need to travel to Greenville (JFK & Grant) to return some cable equipment to Comcast sometime soon (they refuse to pick it up from my new apartment). As far as I can tell, the easiest way to get there (from downtown) is to take the light rail to West Side and walk a few blocks.

Reading this kind of story worries me a bit. It seems that 90% of the crime stories I read here are from Greenville. Nevertheless, I assume the probability of getting mugged in broad daylight is pretty low. Anyone have any experience with the area I'll be traveling to?


you should be fine in the middle of the afternoon at the comcast office. trust me, ive been there many times. it's not exactly the "heart" of greenville we're talking about here.

i agree with heron, the #10 bus will put you at almost the front doorstep.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 17:37
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Re: Greenville/West Side: Police K-9 Froto chases down and bites cab fare cheat
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frodo is a wire haired pit bull. mainly used for herding.


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Posted on: 2009/12/7 17:30
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Re: Greenville/West Side: Police K-9 Froto chases down and bites cab fare cheat
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phDog wrote:
heres yet ANOTHER case of an out of control pit bull biting someone


1) froto is a german shepherd i believe, not a pit bull.

2) froto followed his trainer's order to "get him" when the perp did not comply with the order to show his hands. this shows he was hardly "out of control"

other than that, i agree with your statement.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 16:28
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Re: Jersey City switching to flashing traffic lights to cut pollution, speed traffic
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this is a good idea for blocks that really are not too trafficked. i dont know if any of the DTJC ones on the list would fit this criteria. the ones i've driven by in the heights, however, seem ok choices to me.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 23:55
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Re: Bergen Lafayette Neighborhood rallies against proposed after-school community center on Pine Str
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Missing the point entirely marybarr.......As a parent and concerned citizen, I want these centers and programs for our JC youth. They are proven to help, especially kids who come from tough homes and ones who are disadvantaged. It goes without saying that the country as a whole needs more of them. The people of Pine Street just don't want it on thier narrow, tightly housed residential street and neither would you. Pick a more suitable location (which there are many) is all they are saying marybarr.


this reminds me of the homeless people thread... "no don't get me wrong; i'm ALL FOR helping homeless people / making a shelter / giving them a place to sleep... just not on my block". perpetuate this line a few times, grow it to a national level, and - tada! welcome to the downfall of american society.

Posted on: 2009/12/2 4:28
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Re: Jersey City's Libraries
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i've only ever been to 5 corners, heights, and the main one downtown. my favorite was the main one, as they had nice secluded areas to sit down and read or to do work. it was hard to replicate this at the other 2 libraries, since they were smaller and invariably you would get some noise from people talking, etc.

Posted on: 2009/12/1 2:44
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Re: Garbage collection - will they take a 3' diameter metal table?
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i'd leave it out there. im sure someone will take it... if not the garbage collection, then someone who happens to be walking by and is interested by it. im assuming it's in usable condition? you could also try posting it on craigslist for free... or even just leave it outside, and post it on craigslist, and someone who is interested might just come by and pick it up

Posted on: 2009/12/1 2:23
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Re: gangbangers & reese's?
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gangbanger: "yo homes, wanna buy some kit kats?"
jclist poster: "hell no, go back to greenville where you belong"
gangbanger: :pulls out license, proudly displays downtown jc zip code
jclist poster: :head implodes:

Posted on: 2009/11/30 7:38
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Re: Downtown JC Churches - Reviews
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St. Peter and Paul's (Catholic) Church in Hoboken has weekly "young adults" mass Sundays at 7pm. I would say most of the people (maybe 80%) in attendance at these masses are in their late 20s - early 30s. Not sure if that's an option for you, but it's also a pretty good one to attend. They usually have a guy on keyboard and a chick with nice vocals who sing what you would call "newer age" church songs, as opposed to the older organ music you would commonly associate with going to church.

Posted on: 2009/11/29 14:01
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Re: gangbangers & reese's?
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Posted on: 2009/11/28 10:00
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Re: Heights chase: Felons spotted by police in an SUV with tinted windows, then...
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i dont think they would have run just for some weed. also i never understood why felons do the stupidest things (have tints, run stop signs, red lights). i've read many articles where felons have gotten arrested on other charges, all because they were stopped for running a light, etc. if youre going to have illegal items in your possession , why draw attention to it? i guess they're not the brightest of the bunch

Posted on: 2009/11/27 17:29
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Re: Police seek your help in identifying man who tried to rob Downtown bank
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Police seek public's help in identifying man who tried to rob Downtown Jersey City bank

By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
November 23, 2009, 5:21PM

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The robber, who did not display a weapon, is described as being in his early 20s, standing 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, and of thin build with black hair and a goatee. He wore a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with a Nike logo on the chest, and clear, medical-type gloves. He was carrying a plastic bag, reports said


omfg - why don't they ever say what COLOR the man's skin was? i hate the jersey journal!!!11

Posted on: 2009/11/24 7:53
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Re: ZogSports New Jersey Indoor Soccer League
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hmm, i haven't played competitively since i was 10... although i did play intramurals in college. i'd be down for leisure also then i suppose

Posted on: 2009/11/22 17:48
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Re: ZogSports New Jersey Indoor Soccer League
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i might be interested. "players" or "leisure" ?

Posted on: 2009/11/22 6:32
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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I can't imagine how much of a downpayment this couple made on a $454k unit if their mortgage is $1850 per month. Certainly A LOT more than 20%.


Yes, that was my first thought too. Perhaps one of those cutesy "interest only" mortgages that were so popular before the s#@t hit the fan.

And I guess there are no real estate taxes to consider and no maintenance...or HEAT?


or insurance, or electricity.. yes, there are a lot of other costs involved in owning a house. there are also other advantages, like building equity, having the freedom to raze the entire place and make it to your liking, having more space, etc. etc... are you really going to turn this into a buying vs renting rant?


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BTW, there is NO PLACE on Ogden Avenue, not even on COngress and Ogden from which you can reach the light rail platform in 5 minutes without running, catching the light just right, having an elevator waiting and then sprinting North from elevator to Light rail platform.

And THEN you wait for the right train and THEN you walk a couple blocks through the station to the PATH platform and. If you live on Ogden around Bowers or Griffith plan an extra half hour to 45 minutes before you are on the PATH platform.



that's a pretty stupid argument. i could say the same about newport (you have to lock your door... WAIT for the elevator at your apt to come... then walk out THE lobby, walk to the path, walk DOWN the escalators, and wait for the path. and if you happen TO work uptown, you have to take another subway just to get to work! imagine that.

Notice my arbitrary capitalization of WORDS, to make my point seemingly more clear.

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I lived in the heights for many years and DROVE to Journal Square to catch the PATH.

Anyone who can call the PATH crowded and smelly has NEVER been caught in one of those jitneys stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel for a half hour...and then the jitneys drop you off at Port Authority so you need to catch a subway unless you are starring in a show on Broadway!

The commute from the Heights into Manhatttan was usually a big pain in the ass. And that's why people pay a BIG premium to be atop a PATH train station.


the assumption is that everyone works in NYC, or needs to go to NYC on a daily basis. under this assumption, living downtown is better because of the PATH. if this assumption is incorrect, then you might find living in the heights more convenient.

Posted on: 2009/11/21 17:35
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Re: Exotic bird sighting: red-tailed hawk spotted in Journal Square
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who would win... hawk or stray cat? or would the hawk have enough sense not to piss off a cat?

Posted on: 2009/11/20 5:50
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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tommyc_37 wrote:
Christine, much of what you say may be truth, but let me ask you this...why, then, is the Heights so much cheaper than Downtown is?

Also, if I was a gambling man, I'd wager that more people move from Hoboken to Downtown JC than from Hoboken to the Heights.


tommy, hoboken is more expensive than downtown jc. where would you rather live? and why?

Posted on: 2009/11/17 0:32
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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most of the houses in my area are about 100 years old. i doubt they razed brownstones and built the structures in place today. however, little by little, it's homeowners who are taking the initiative to improve the facades of their houses. drive down any of the side streets by JFK between manhattan ave and JSQ. you'll see progress has been made - many times with the entire existing structure knocked down, and a new one put in place (2 family, 2 car garage on 1st floor). there's a lot of these "new style" houses being made around the heights, and this is without being within easy walking distance to the PATH. if they would improve the late night bus service, i think it would only help to increase the speed at which these renovations take place

Posted on: 2009/11/16 21:08
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Re: jitneys from NYC - 24 hrs?
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didnt know about the 99s... thanks for that tip.

Posted on: 2009/11/15 19:41
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Re: Wave of gentrification that leapfrogged the Hudson has reached new heights - Jersey City Heights
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ripple wrote:
Except you don't have any mass transit within reasonable walking distance - PATH is at least 15 minutes from most places in the heights.

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Michael Castro Jr., 25, a bank sales associate who has been living in the 600-square-foot Heights condo he bought for $140,000 a year ago, said his new neighborhood "is like 20 years ago in Brooklyn."


?

the light rail is at most a 5 min. walk from ogden ave (depending on how far up his house is). palisade ave is a couple of blocks away, with buses and jitneys that take you directly to port authority

Posted on: 2009/11/15 17:02
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Re: Jersey City 9-year-old is named World's Cutest Vegetarian Boy
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in related news, i had a baconator at wendys yesterday... quality stuff.

Posted on: 2009/11/12 6:46
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Re: Rock mistaken for gunshot in Lincoln Park
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He said people in the Lincoln Park neighborhood heard the sound and reported they heard gunshots in the park, giving police a description of a suspect. The report brought a response from police and helicopters from the New York media.

"It’s untrue," said Knapp. "There was no gunshot."


for all the people who clamor on the boards whenever the paper doesnt release a description of the "suspect", here's another reason why. how reliable are initial reports? people providing a description of a suspect who didnt even exist?

Posted on: 2009/11/10 3:03
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Re: jitneys from NYC - 24 hrs?
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in case anyone is wondering - no , they do not run 24 hours. fml.

Posted on: 2009/11/8 9:35
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jitneys from NYC - 24 hrs?
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do the jitneys to/from the city run 24 hrs a day? im going into the city tonight and i'd like to take the kennedy blvd one back home. i usually PATH it in, but the jitneys make more sense today.. thanks

Posted on: 2009/11/7 16:42
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Re: Why net nuetrality is important
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WTF? this really exists? thats absurd

Posted on: 2009/10/29 2:58
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