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Re: ENOUGH! 15TH CITY MURDER - JCPD OFFICER ON DUTY AT WALGREENS
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Can I add that I went to school with a lot of these people and had to endure classes with kids with issues. Please PLEASE get a bootcamp in jersey city. Nip this in the bud. These murderers are bred from young. No fathers, no money, downtrodden, no teachers that care or get help for them. Angry young people are dangerous. Young people that have had no love, in turn love no one.

Posted on: 2014/7/13 13:36
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Re: ENOUGH! 15TH CITY MURDER - JCPD OFFICER ON DUTY AT WALGREENS
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My condolences to the Santiago family. I really feel for them and the fact that this young life was cut short. I hope that Mayor Fulop and the JCPD figure out what they are going to do with Bergen Lafayette and Greenville. We have been dealing with the riff raff for 40 years. The cops have to get them off the street. We are terrified to walk our own streets. We need community involvement. Downtown Jc is great to live while up a little further we have to deal with all of this. Now we lost another innocent person because we just can't seem to get this area cleaned up....how much longer to we have to deal with this???

Posted on: 2014/7/13 13:28
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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TO THE PERSON HAVING ISSUES WITH ISSUES ON MILTON AVE. THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE ARE IN FACT DIXON ADVISORY EMPLOYEES. YOUR BEST BET IS TO CALL THEIR JERSEY CITY OFFICE AND REPORT THEM AND TO THE POLICE STATION. They should be examples not give the company a bad name.

You are up against a behemoth, Dixon (US Masters & their subsidiaries) now own over 300 properties in Jersey City which they paid more than $105 million USD.[/quote]
As I pointed out earlier, there are approximately 80,000 residential units in Jersey City, and 56,000 are rentals.

Even if each building is an average of 5 units, 300 buildings is a drop in the bucket.


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I hate to be so cynical, but politicians and public administrators drool over those deep pockets. Over you, not so much.

Meaning what? The police won't respond to a noise complaint because the building is owned by a big landlord? Do the JCPD keep a list of all the buildings owned by REIT's?

I am curious, though, whether you really hate to be cynical. [/quote]

Posted on: 2014/5/28 11:05
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Re: Stanley Theater video ( that Dahood mentioned)
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both theaters are beautiful but I can't see how much usage you are going to get if Loew's isn't fully functioning....The stanley has a lot of activity all the time for their meetings and things...Is loew's fully booked that you are asking for the Stanley too? ? LOL
Hey if people want to re-build the Loew's just get a crew of volunteers from jersey city with an interest in it and let's get it done. Can't expect the Stanley people do JC's job..they already at least conserved that piece of history ...god only knows it would of probably been demo'd to make room for an ugly high rise.



Posted on: 2013/7/14 20:17
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Re: Marble Maintenance
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thank you!

Posted on: 2013/6/7 11:20
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Marble Maintenance
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If anyone knows of a Marble Maintenance contractor in jersey city please let me know . thanks!

Posted on: 2013/6/6 16:50
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Re: Chief Comey, other JCPD top brass planning to retire before Fulop takes the helm?
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Brewster is right. who came up with these rules. I have to say that there hasn't been any improvement whatsoever in Bergen Lafayette and parts of greenville. You mean to tell me that they never took a sick day or vacation and were out there cleaning up the streets??
I really hope these rules change because it seems to me that being a police officer in JC is a good career move. Go to college for only 2 years and get a great salary and benefits while the rest of us work and come home to crime ridden areas.
I think that a lot of people in Bergen lafayette would love an opportunity to try to be a JC police officer and they won't be afraid to live in their area. If you are too chicken to live here don't be a cop here!
Give some locals the work, I am sure we have plenty of good men to take these jobs.

Posted on: 2013/5/23 10:51
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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Who cares who is buying property? Why can't we focus on bigger things like how a 12 year old gets shot and killed playing basketball. There are so many properties in Bergen lafayette and greenville available with historic features that any of you can buy it if you have the money.

How about helping the new mayor get things done around here?
A lot of us around here can say the same about all the downtown properties bought dirt cheap when the area was mainly latino.....

get over it. There are more important things to deal with in Jersey city.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 9:59
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Removal of Fulop Signs is ridiculous
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There has been an obvious plan by opposers of the Fulop team to systematically remove Fulop signs off of properties all over Jersey City. This includes trespassing which is ILLEGAL. Whole blocks removed in one day.
Hancock in the heights last night, Lafayette street, whiton etc.
To the person or persons doing this : It is illegal and hopefully video footage will get you but by then it will be fruitless because Fulop will be mayor next week. Regardless, it is plain childish and stupid to do this.

Fulop for Mayor 2013!

Posted on: 2013/5/6 17:08
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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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Are you serious? Cheese whatever your name is...I really have no words for this comment. I am in Ward F and Steve has done more for us than Healy. Who are you supporting then with these baseless comments? Just the fact that Steve has got the energy to deal with this city is admirable. Like I said before, Healy did two terms, time to GO!

Posted on: 2013/4/24 15:57
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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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Seriously, The Healy supporters here definitely either do not live in Jersey City and work here or live far away from me because my block and area have not changed one bit in the last decade. We have gotten little response from police, our real estate has not gained value, we can't walk from the light rail at night, we have rampant open air drug sales, we have poor quality of life and our local bank left. It is very hard to get nice tenants here and now that summer is coming we have to gear up for the wild violent teenagers that are going to run the streets way past the non enforced curfew that has not been enforced.
If you had any common sense you would at least want to give a new person with a good back ground like Steve a shot rather than someone who is clearly not equipped to handle the problems with continue to have. Healy is fine. He has a good life. Why is he being so greedy. Give someone else a chance!



Posted on: 2013/4/24 14:29
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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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It's fair game. Why is Healy and his people concerned about ethics and what is "right" so suddenly. Jersey City needs a new mayor and every department needs to be cleaned up. all these people with jobs in the city because they are friends with the old school crew "gotta go"!

If Steve doesn't win, I am leaving Jersey City. That's how sick I am of this place if it doesn't change.

FULOP FOR MAYOR 2013. Shame on anyone in Ward F especially who votes otherwise.

Posted on: 2013/4/23 11:57
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Re: Mayoral Debate at Lincoln High School - Video
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Yvonne thank you for sending this out!

Posted on: 2013/4/15 12:42
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Re: Steven Fulop for Mayor - MAY 14, 2013 JERSEY CITY ELECTION
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I have lived in Jersey City all my life and have a similar path as Steve. Humble background, went to public JC schools, Mcnair Academic, college graduation, work in the city and bought my first property in my neighbhorhood. I was unaware of how corrupt JC was until I started trying to help better my neighborhood and had road blocks put up by people who I thought had the interests of not only Ward F but of the entire city. Steve seems to have common sense and he is approachable. From the beginning he has access to emails, and text messaging something the rest of the council didn't have. The fact that JC is going to have a better communication system using technology and social media should convince people. Can you really rely on the currect Mayor's action bureau? For those people in my Ward, please look around the popular drug points and crime. Is it any better than ten years ago? Has real estate value gotten better or worst? Do we have a great bus and transportation system that takes us to work? We can't blame Steve for those things because he isn't mayor YET. It's time for Ward Aand Ward f to wake up and realize that we need dramatic changes if we want to overhaul our area. The people who back Steve here are not newcomers we are the ones that have been here all the time but for the first time see a slight potential for positive change. We don't need city jobs we want better quality of life!!

Posted on: 2013/3/25 11:27
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Re: Plumber?
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In my experience most people don't realize that plumbing is a very difficult trade that requires years of experience and a NJ Master plumber's license that needs to be bonded every few years.. Watching a you tube video will not help anyone come close to what a license plumber knows.
Plumbing is labor intensive and requires great skill to diagnose a problem. Too expensive is a common phrase without knowledge to back what exactly is the right price.

A high quality plumber is not cheap. Just as when you go to a doctor you do not question his expertise and the cost to see him. Just like a pair of Prada shoes are not Payless shoes.

Plumbing is a life safety industry. My old man is a master plumber and I have great respect for the trade. He is right up there with Doctors, lawyers, basketball players, stock brokers, Now those people are overpaid plenty!

Posted on: 2013/2/15 12:40
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Re: Steve Fulop candidate for Jersey City Mayor announces anti-crime plan
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The re entry program Fulop is proposing is right on point.
Even if he gets 25% of what this platform says done its better than the last 50 years of JC government!

Take a look at Ward F. There has been little change for at least 35 years. It's time for someone to give us some attention. Diane Coleman needs to know that most of us are backing her.

fulop 2013!!

Posted on: 2013/2/15 12:26
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Re: Wheeling: Fulop v. Healy
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I don't think Steve Fulop should worry. I for one do not want to see Healy as mayor again. Why, for the simple fact that he has had his time and I see no change in my area.
We need young blood, we need fresh new volunteers, and we need people that are once again enthusiastic.

If people are so worried about what Fulop is doing why don't people get involved and volunteer and go to all their city council meetings and speak up. Invest the time in making your area a better place instead of listening to "hearsay". Jersey city needs a complete overhaul and it's up to us the citizens to do our part.

Healy can retire now. Go to florida and enjoy the sun. Time for Steve to take over. thanks.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 14:50
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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all this time wasted on assumptions should be spent on trying to make our jersey city agencies better such as building dept , historical, etc. There are plenty of crappy abandoned house to go around for all the people on this list who are claiming whole neighbhorhoods are being bought. I am sitting here on a block with 5 empty homes for the last 7 years. Come on down and buy them! The fact is that if you have big money you can play, and it doesn't matter who you are. From the list that someone here the properties are not in downtown but in the very areas a lot of downtowners run from, so what's the problem?

I am waiting for Ward F and greenville to turn into a "downtown" please let me know when I can expect my home to be worth 500,000 like yours..I will wait for someone to let me know..let's be productive here in JC. Volunteer for community service and get involved.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 13:13
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Re: New affordable townhouses lowered onto foundation near Hub shopping plaza
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ianmac47 wrote:
This is just a future redevelopment project and good reason why developers should not be allowed to pay for off site low income housing requirements.


I agree. This is another low income project to keep certain people marginalized and concentrated in one area. Offsite affordables should not be accepted by Ward A,B, or F. Where did the money come from for this project? Which project in downtown paid for this? I am researching.
This has been happening for far too long and not really helping us over here. In 400 unit building they can very well set aside 20 condos as "affordable". Sell the empty lots and properties to locals who have been trying to buy them and the city locks them in for these deals. Everyone thinks that people in Ward F and the "undesirable" areas are broke or don't have the smarts to invest. WE are locked out. We can't buy any of the abandoned properties or empty lots. Hopefully Fulop will change this process.

Posted on: 2013/1/18 13:03
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Re: “Like death!” in one dark unit on Bright St.
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What a shame that people who can truly afford to get electric panels replaced wait around and do nothing.
I really hope the city does something about this.
Maybe because they are rent controlled units they are not priority.....how sad!

Posted on: 2012/11/20 11:20
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Steam Boiler check ups for winter
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My old man ( Master Plumber) wanted me to post this about STeam boilers,
If you have a steam boiler and want it checked out or have not had it skimmed ,PM me and I can give you his number.

Most people that have steam boilers don't skim them and end up even replacing them. He says "don't get rid of steam" ! Just maintain it before winter hits!

Just putting it out there. Thanks for reading!

Posted on: 2012/10/3 12:16
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Re: Do I need a permit to replace a hot water heater?
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of course you need a permit and it has to be done by a plumber.

Posted on: 2012/9/12 10:08
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Re: How to press a tardy contractor
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Quote:

SRhia wrote:
Perhaps a little off topic, but I'm wondering what's the best way to pay a contractor throughout a major project but also protecting myself at the same time? We have a major bathroom restoration coming up, should I pay half up front, and half once it's done? Can I split the payment into more stages? If so, what are the reasonable "payment milestones"?

TIA.


I am giving away my knowledge for free (lol)
your first payment should be all your material...plus a small percentage for the contractor handling and delivering etc...
second payment should be upon rough-in
3rd payment can be upon inspection
4th upon final approval from bldg dept.
the owner is responsible to pay all permits. if you have no time to deal with the bldg dept then sometimes the contractor will raise the price a little to go deal with the building dept on your behalf..
again this is not a rule or this should not be taken as exactly what the contractor needs to do but i hope you get the idea....most contractors like several payments if its a larger job. Don't expect this if its a 2000 job.....that would be too small.

If you need more help PM ....

Posted on: 2012/8/17 16:11
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Re: How to press a tardy contractor
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I disagree. There are also plenty of scammers who are homeowners. Who make it very difficult for a contractor to do his job and to be able to make a decent living. the good contractors are out there but they might not be the price your looking to pay. You get what you pay for. My family member does a lot of work and is a small business, pays Uncle Sam, pays Liablity, workers compensation and is licensed by the state yet homeowners tend to avoid wanting to pull a permit, and go with " Joe blow" the local handyman that doesn't have a legitimate business. People who run a decent honest business do not want bad publicity or a bad reputation.
Please let the contractors also know how to collect the money from homeowners who as soon as the brunt of the work is done get a handyman to finish up the last end to avoid paying the last fee. This happens all the time. It's an endless circle.
Furthermore a deposit is definitely needed since a contractor should not be expected to front load your job with material that is going into your property. What my family member does is tell the client to have a check cut directly to the place the materials is being bought and charges 10% for handling, picking it up etc. which is also hard to collect from clients.
I would love to find these nice clients who don't question good workmanship and don't penny pinch on life safety issues!
As for your 4800 dollar door I have no comment unless I see the proposal, contract you signed, what the door you chose is and where it's being installed and if this contractor is REALLY a contractor or someone you just picked off the street. Do your homework by abiding by state laws and hire legit contractors who abide by the laws and codes of the state instead of collecting ten bids and getting the lowest number. You only have yourself to blame if things don't go the way you planned. A bathroom installation in labor for TWO can cost 15,000 if your house is bad shape and the labor is intensive! The prices vary according to the work.

Posted on: 2012/8/17 11:19
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Re: Proposal to tie affordable housing dollars to wards where development generates them
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Once again Steve Fulop is in tune with the needs of Jersey city as a whole. Not only does this ordinance change the way affordable housing is distributed it also is pushing for local contractors to be given priority to gain contracts and work which will in turn keep money in Jersey city.
For those who have negative things to say, think about a place where people can actually afford where they live and can actually have a job in their own city. Crime would drop and it would create diverse neighbhorhoods.

It would be ideal to enclose the misfits and the economically disadvantaged and uneducated into a bubble and ship them into outerspace but we all know that can't be done so support the ordinance and lets move towards and exemplary city for all to follow. after all some people in this city have never left it and it's all they know.

Posted on: 2012/6/13 10:59
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Re: Powerhouse Arts District developer wants to eliminate on-site affordable housing
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It is clear that this is a sensitive subject and that there are two cities here. There is the city of downtown and the city of jersey city. If the rest of the city is a dump as crazychester pointed out, then keep your developers and developments on your side. Please ignore the fact that we even exist. We have survived many years this way anyway.


I believe many on my side would agree on this.
The issue here is really the opposite of what the residents of downtown are stating here.
Offsite means you are making a deal with a developer who will bring in great development, nice new commercial spaces and then you send out off-site crappy developments over our way. NO THANK YOU! Keep them. Or make the developer conform to what the city wants so he doesn't have to have affordables. YOu can't have your cake and eat it too.

Ward F and Ward A residents take note please. This has happened way too long and that is why people have the opinion that we live in a "dump". The people that we elect need to represent our area. Just as Steve Fulop has so well represented Ward E. We lack a force like this.

Posted on: 2012/5/10 14:29
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Re: Powerhouse Arts District developer wants to eliminate on-site affordable housing
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This is my point and I hope my fellow WARD F'rs agree:

DOWNTOWN JC KEEP YOUR AFFORDABLES IN DOWNTOWN!DON'T SEND YOUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO WARD F, WE HAVE ALREADY MET OUR QUOTA. KEEP THEM WITH YOU WHERE THEY BELONG.



THANK YOU.

Posted on: 2012/5/9 16:10
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Re: Powerhouse Arts District developer wants to eliminate on-site affordable housing
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If you have questions about affordables please do your research. Read up on it and how it came about and how it works. The developer is looking out for his pocket. Instead of jumping all over the people who might potentially get a "cheap apartment" look up and research what the developer and the players are making off of the deal.

Affordable housing is not going away. Boy, would everyone love to have enough money to live well and not worry but this is not the case. There are rich, and there are poor.
Poor should be kept far away, maybe we can ship everyone out..maybe put them on ships and float them out to sea?

A lot of people are being priced out of jersey city.. They have been here all of their lives and now can't find a place to live because they only make $2000 a month for example. So too bad for them right?

Stop attacking the people, attack the government who is running your city, the department heads here who are looking out for themselves and the developers who are cashing in with no regard for anyone.....

Are we still waiting on an elevator for wheelchairs at grove??? (for those of you who are in tune then you know why I am bringing this topic up)

Then again, people don't S^^ where they eat, so let the haves get all the carjackings, holdups, and break-ins.

This is a very sore spot for me......and many people that I know. and for the record no one in my family has ever lived in an affordable but I try to look at the big picture and not be so narrowminded.

Did someone say provide housing for Physicians??lol. Sure would they like to live in Ward F.?. We would love to have more doctors living here with us....please send them.
also send some more lawyers, wall street brokers. We have plenty of houses for sale here.

Posted on: 2012/5/9 11:58
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Re: Powerhouse Arts District developer wants to eliminate on-site affordable housing
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I am so disgusted at the decision for more OFF SITE affordables. I am even more disgusted at the anonymous comments here commenting on affordable housing and not wanting them in your building. What does this mean. That anyone who can\'t afford to pay $2500 a month for a one bedroom is slime, is the dirt on the bottom of your shoes? I take exception to these comments and please do come to the city council meeting tonight and voice this in public so people can see you who you really are.
These developers are getting sweetheart deals and everyone knows it. If you want to have an example of a developer who still has affordables you can research 150 Bay street where artists are still there living happily at a very reduced rate and the owner is happy to have done the program.
Now for everyone on this forum in Bergen Lafayette and Greenville. It is OUR responsibility to ensure that city administration doesn\'t keep dumping all of downtowns problems on us. Offsite affordables are concentrating all people of a certain economic class into one section of our town. Not only that, the way they are constructed are low quality homes, as if just to get it out of the way...and to add insult to injury when they build them they don\'t even have the DECENCY to hire a local builder and local people so that at least we local people can make some money. It is entirely selfish of everyone who agrees with this and even though you might live in a high rise away from crime and violence it will come to you. Cornering people without diversity has proven time and time again that this does not work. What about the home owners on our side of town? Why should we accept your offsite affordables. How about if we say we don\'t want them either? then what?
Affordables should be ALL over Jersey city so that everyone can mesh and live happily together. We are creating a tale of two cities and we all know how that turned out. Continue to ignore redevelopment plans and continue to be blind to the BIg picture and JC wil not improve. Crime will not go down and then you can\'t blame Healy because he will be out soon. Ward F should NOT accept this at all. WE are tired of being abused. Poor people are not all bad. Let\'s get that through please. There are plenty of bad well to do people that do drugs and that do bad things.
Unfortunately Ward F doesn\'t have good representation and so many of the people there are busy working two minumum wage jobs and can\'t make it to a 6:30 council meeting.
Some of the comments here make you wonder........Some need to come out of their bubbles and live reality and think before you sit and type comments about a topic you know nothing about.

Posted on: 2012/5/9 10:22
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Re: How do I report someone for building without a permit?
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While we are on the subject, hiring a "handyman" to install a water heater or boiler is also not permitted. Anything that needs a permit requires a Licensed and insured contractor to do the work. Any plumbing or electrical work requires Licenses. There is also a mandatory lead certification for general contractors.
Too many people hire cheap labor and cut those corners too and affect those who are law abiding contractors who do get permits, pay insurance, workers comp, taxes, and license fees.... just a thought to add.
Ask your contractors for their license and insurance! It might be a more expensive than a person off the street but there is a reason for it, there is a lot of overhead to be a TRUE Contractor.
I have seen more homeowners cut these corners than doing the work themselves. (which sometimes doesn't require a permit IF you do the work yourself)

thanks

Posted on: 2012/5/8 12:32
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