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Jersey City hires law firm to fight new Liberty State Park plan
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Jersey City hires law firm to fight new Liberty State Park plan

Updated 12:03 PM; Posted 11:19 AM
State plans for marina in south side of Liberty State
By Ron Zeitlinger
The Jersey Journal

Jersey City is not sitting back and waiting to see how the proposed development of Liberty State Park plays out.

The city announced this morning that it has hired the law firm of Riker Danzig, Scherer, Hyland, & Perretti, LLP to protect Liberty State Park against the development of a new marina.

The Jersey Journal reported last week that Suntex, which operates Liberty Landing Marina on the north side of the park, has a proposal before the state Department of Environmental Protection to lease 45 acres of the the south side of the park to open another marina; and to expand the existing marina by 10 acres.

"Once again, the Christie Administration has proven their utter disregard for the importance of public parks in New Jersey," Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said. "This development is one that would drastically change the landscape of one of the state's best public parks, and to add insult to injury, has progressed up until this point behind closed doors.

"This lack of integrity has become business as usual, and this time, one of our best public assets will suffer unless we as a city fight back."

City officials said the law firm will pursue legal options against the proposed marina, citing a misalignment between the proposed use and the original purpose of the public park, as well as safety concerns for residents and local wildlife.


The contract with the firm is not to exceed $25,000, according to a resolution on the agenda for tonight's City Council meeting.

"We are immensely grateful to Mayor Fulop for delivering the legal resources necessary to protect the south side of Liberty State Park for the public to continue to picnic, fish, walk and enjoy unblemished views of the New York Harbor freely," Greg Remaud, deputy director of the NY/NJ Baykeeper, said in a statement.

Sam Pesin, president of the Friends of Liberty State Park, has been vocal in his opposition to the proposal. He organized a rally in the park on Dec. 2 to show state leaders the immense local opposition to the plan.

"The Friends of Liberty State Park and all supporters of the park as a local, state, and national treasure with open space and priceless open vistas, are very grateful to the Fulop administration for his determination and dedication in stopping this destructive marina plan from going forward," said Pesin, who made details of the park proposal public after making an Open Public Records Act request for the plan.

Liberty State Park group holds protest of state marina plan: 'The people own this park!'

More than 100 residents, activists and local officials came out to the public park to protest a plan the state is mulling to add a marina to the south end of the park.

The park may be the most-visited of the state parks, but according to reports Liberty State Park loses hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In early 2015 the "Liberty State Park assessment report" was developed and submitted to the state DEP as part of Gov. Chris Christie's "sustainable parks" initiative.

Last year the Friends of Liberty State Park and the city fought a plan to allow commercial barges to be installed on the Hudson River adjacent to Liberty State Park. The plan was eventually scrapped.

Posted on: 2017/12/13 18:02
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Free air at Firestone on the St. Hwy / Rt 139 west between Central and Summit avenues on the Heights border. You have to turn off Central Ave. to get there.


I go to get my oil changes there - is the air free and outside - or do you have to ask the mechanics for an air hose?

Posted on: 2017/12/13 17:38
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Re: Gas station Air & Vacuums... prices & locations
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Our car came with a compressor and flat fix instead of a spare!


Don't you still have to get the nail or screw out? ....and I think I would still want a patch (or a plug) for long highway use.

Posted on: 2017/12/12 9:47
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Re: Gas station Air & Vacuums... prices & locations
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I like a long truck type gauge & take it with me - like:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHROME-STRAIG ... 150PSI-BZTGT/302070353561

Turnpike has free air - as does all WaWa's -- and the gas station with the Dunkin Donuts by Hoboken as it for $1 and so does the one by the Holland Tunnel.

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Re: Pipe Bomb went off in Port Authority in Mamhattan - only bomber injuried
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Regarding the header on this thread, I read other news reports that said four other people (civilians) were injured and taken to hospitals.


This morning when I posted this - that was all that was being reported, however now on CNN...

"Other injuries were minor: Two victims at Mount Sinai West and one at Mount Sinai Queens are being treated for headaches and ringing in the ears."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/11/us/new- ... thority-subway/index.html

Posted on: 2017/12/11 17:20
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Pipe Bomb went off in Port Authority in Mamhattan - only bomber injuried
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MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Police have arrested a man in connection with an explosion inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning, the NYPD said.
The explosion happened at about 7:30 a.m., police said. The station and the A, C and E subway lines were evacuated at the bus station, police said.
The suspect was carrying a pipe bomb in his backpack inside the terminal when it exploded unintentionally, a law enforcement source told Patch.
The suspect was injured and is in custody at Bellevue Hospital, the law enforcement source said. No one else was hurt, the NYPD said.
The 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 trains are skipping the 42nd Street stops this morning, the MTA said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is at the bus terminal and was briefed on the explosion, he said on Twitter. Mayor Bill de Blasio was also briefed on the situation.

Posted on: 2017/12/11 9:10
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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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Click link below to see CBS News Video

http://cbsloc.al/2jxfQ5V

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A planned building project at Liberty State Park is making waves.

Some people fear the waterfront project will ruin the majestic views.

Liberty State Park is an urban backyard. A peaceful spot to escape the city with clear views of the Veranzano bridge and lady liberty, but Sam Pesin and others say the slice of serenity could be obstructed by boats.

“This is an obscene giveaway. A corporate takeover of a non-commercial, urban, family, peaceful, picnicking side of the park,” Pesin said.

Pesin is fighting a new plan to commercialize the southern end of the public park with a mile long private marina. Renderings were obtained by the Friends of Liberty State Park through a Freedom of Information request and confirmed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Pesin said the picnic area is jam-packed on summer nights, and so are the parking lots which may be taken away.

Suntex, which operates the marina at the north end, would like to build another private marine — leasing 45 acres on the southern end for new docks and private parking, paying $900,000 in annual rent to the state for the first three years.

“Having mega-yachts right next to this lawn behind the Statue of Liberty would be an international symbol of everything that’s wrong with America,” Pesin said.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said the private leases would help generate revenue for the park and save taxpayer money by offsetting the cost to repair damaged bulkheads and other upgrades.

Local Noel Perez agreed the area could use a makeover.

“It’s been a long time,” he said.

While John Neider enjoys it just the way it is.

“I think it’s going to disturb the wildlife,” he said.

Greg Remaud with New York/New Jersey Baykeepers said it’s a social justice issue.

“This is the only place in north Jersey for several miles, where you can actually get down, touch the water, throw in a fishing pole,” he said, “People from all economic levels are able to make it here. Now it will be shut off except to the wealthiest who can afford yachts, and leasing expensive yacht space.”

Suntex did not respond to a request for comment, but its plans include a children’s sailing school, replacement of the public boat launch, a fishing pier, a boat club, and other amenities that will be available to the public.

There will be several public hearings before the proposal is approved by the state.

Posted on: 2017/12/9 16:52
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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... park_needs_something.html

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Christie thinks Liberty State Park needs something to obstruct the view

LSP supporters gather to protest privatization of park

December 8, 2017
By Star-Ledger Editorial Board
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You'd think that Gov. Christie would have learned by now that Liberty State Park is not for sale, but as a parting thumb-in-the-eye to the 5 million people who visit the crown jewel of our park system, he wants to drop a massive yacht marina on its shoreline.

Essentially, he thinks that picnic and fishing areas need a few hundred fuel-sucking monsters that spit noise and smoke and crud into the tidal salt marsh while blocking everybody's view of the upper bay.

This administration would try to privatize anything that isn't nailed down, and this is another bridge too far. Our Department of Environmental Protection wants to lease a 500-yard stretch of waterline for marina development on the south side - the noncommercial side of the park - to the Texas-based company that runs the marina on park's north end.

The cost? No charge, as long as the same company repairs a damaged bulkhead in the existing marina.

The consequences, however, are horrendous: According to the lease term sheet obtained by Friends of Liberty State Park, two parking lots for nearly 250 vehicles get bulldozed.

Worse, they also ignore that the park's south zone is a family place. It is where picnic benches and barbeque pits sit under a magnificent grove of sycamores tilted in perfect symmetry - away from the promenade traffic - and where people fish off the jettys and launch their kayaks.

Here, you have an unobstructed view of the Verrazano-Narrows.

Now that vista will be blocked by a fleet of Ocean Alexanders, trailer storage facilities, and giant fences.

Or just picture Tony Soprano at the wheel of Stugots and multiply it by a hundred.

The families don't need this. No park needs this.

And when the DEP holds the required public hearings on the issue - preferably after the holidays - the governor must hear about it.

We're not against all development. Public amenities are valuable, and even though there is no rule that says parks must make money, LSP generates $1.5 million annually from two restaurants and the north marina.

But our governor's commercial obsession runneth over. In 2014, he tried to shift park control to a commission that oversees development. In 2015, his DEP floated a hotel and a fieldhouse. Each time he loses the debate, because you can't protect sacred ground by taking it from the people whose taxes pay for it.

Three years ago, our state's top scientists and academics told Christie to lay off Liberty State Park, because it is the standard for urban ecological stewardship and "one of the nation's best examples of the Public Trust Doctrine."

We can't say it better than that, Governor. Now kindly back away before you can't resist the urge to do further damage.

Bookmark NJ.com/Opinion. Follow on Twitter @NJ_Opinion and find NJ.com Opinion on Facebook.

ALSO See

Liberty State Park friends rally to fight new marina plan | Di Ionno - click link below


http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017 ... ly_to_fight_new_mari.html

Posted on: 2017/12/8 16:19
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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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Yeah right, it does not obstruct the view, they even had the gall to put the boat slip all the way to the south east corner!! WTF!@!@@!@

You bet I will be there with the jc crowd if they try to pull this. I will also gladly participate in a go-fund-me-like legal fund to fight this. Btw where should I file a complain for neglect on the north marina path?


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I will also gladly participate in a go-fund-me-like legal fund to fight this.


Count me in. I'm just afraid this will go the way of the fugly 9/11 memorial, just shoved down our peasant throats since it's state land and they just don't give a fuck what we think.

I'd love to see the number on costs/visitors for other state parks. None of them get the usage of LSP.


CBS was there today filming - I just hope there is enough public outcry to stop this theft of our park.

Posted on: 2017/12/8 15:26
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Re: 416 Pacific Avenue house raising
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Yes...and high winds.

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Re: 416 Pacific Avenue house raising
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It has been sitting like for months now.

Posted on: 11/27 17:29
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Re: 2 arrested DTJC, gun with laser sight and pot recovered: police
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Always at 2:30 AM on a weekend - we need better undercover policing of the new clubs on Newark Ave.

Newark, Singh...what clubs are you talking about ? This might have taken place way down on the west side of that avenue where it's quiet and remote.


Car was pulled over at Newark Ave & 4th Street - so really coming from any bar Downtown. 2:30 AM Saturday morning

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Always at 2:30 AM on a weekend - we need better undercover policing of the new clubs on Newark Ave.

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Expanded liquor sales hours
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Jersey City seeks to expand liquor sales on Christmas, New Year's Eves

Nov 25
By Terrence T. McDonald
tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Liquor stores in Jersey City may have a lucrative holiday season after all, with the City Council expected to approve a measure that would allow them to start selling booze three hours early on Christmas and New Year's Eves.

The two days are some of the busiest of the year for liquor sales, but this year they fall on Sunday, when stores are banned from selling alcohol before noon. The measure before the council would allow liquor stores' doors to open at 9 a.m. on Christmas and New Year's Eves, no matter what day they fall on.

Thomas McGarry, a manager at the Jersey City Super Buy-Rite, who supports the measure, said besides giving liquor stores a boost, it would also help liquor consumers plan their activities for those two days.

"Being able to get what you need earlier would benefit everyone," McGarry said.

The idea was proposed by ShopRite Liquors of Jersey City, an affiliate of Inserra ShopRite, which owns the Marin Boulevard location. Ira Weiner, an attorney representing the company, wrote a letter to Corporation Counsel Jeremy Farrell earlier this month suggesting the change and saying he was writing to them because his client had reached out to the city and had not heard back.

"These businesses depend on these days to carry them through the leaner months of the year," Weiner wrote. "While this circumstance only arises every six or seven years, the inability to open at a normal 9 a.m. hour this year would be a significant hardship on not only my client, but all other liquor establishments in Jersey City."

Inserra is a big backer of Mayor Steve Fulop. The mayor's campaign reports show Inserra Supermarkets gave his re-election bid $2,560, while its CEO, Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., gave $3,100 to Fulop and an additional $1,000 to Fulop's council slate.

Inserra Supermarkets also gave Coalition for Progress, a super PAC linked to Fulop's now-abandoned gubernatorial run, $20,000 while its owner, CEO, vice presidents and project manager gave an additional $15,000 combined.

Asked whether Inserra's support for the mayor holds any sway with the administration over this measure, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said, "The mayor doesn't have a strong opinion one way or another whether the council supports or rejects this ordinance, however, it does seem like a common sense, one-time change that benefits hundreds of business owners across the city and thousands of residents in Jersey City that do last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve."

The council earlier this year changed the laws on liquor sales to let Liberty National sell cocktails before noon at the Presidents Cup.

The council meets on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 280 Grove St.

Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... t_liquor_stores_on_c.html

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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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Liberty State Park group plans protest of marina plan

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State plans for marina in south side of Liberty State Park

By Terrence T. McDonaldtmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Friends of Liberty State Park is planning a protest next week to show opposition to a plan it says the state is mulling to add a marina to the south end of the park.

State officials have not confirmed there is a plan, but a source with knowledge of the matter told The Jersey Journal that the state is mulling a lease with Suntex Marina to open a private marina along the waterfront near the park's flag plaza. Suntext runs the marina on park's north end.

Friends of Liberty State Park is asking anyone in opposition to a second marina in the 1,200-acre park to meet at the south side picnic area, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., for a group protest photo on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.

Park advocates say a new marina would obstruct views, limit public access to the park and potentially threaten wildlife.

A spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, which runs the park, has said only that the public would have a say on any proposed changes to Liberty State Park.

Mayor Steve Fulop said he is "adamantly opposed" to the marina plan.

"We feel that Liberty State Park doesn't need another marina and the fact that these proposed changes were being done initially in secret speaks to the lack of integrity to the process," Fulop said in an email. "It is a bad plan and we will explore every option to fight it."

Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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SAVE the South Side of LIBERTY STATE PARK from a secret deal for a Massive “Millionaires’ Marina”

Email DEP Commissioner Bob Martin to strongly oppose (even in one sentence) this new south side marina and to demand public hearings.

commissioner@dep.nj.gov

( This idea came from the Friends of LSP
We just did this - you should too! )

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We deserve our park, protect the wildlife at Liberty State Park

Nov 22
A view of Liberty Park.

By Letters To The Editor
The Jersey Journal

Don't take parkland away

Dear Commissioner Martin,

I have lived in Jersey City for more than 20 years, and although I love many things about my city, the lack of green, open space for our communities is a point of serious concern. A growing city needs to balance development with access to public land, and this decision made by the state will severely impact our city and residents.

The outgoing governor and administration should not be allowed to lease our park away to the highest bidder without public hearings and a public comment period. The South Overlook Lawn is a haven for our residents, a place to picnic, play, bike, walk, fish and enjoy the view of the Hudson River and Lady Liberty. A commercial marina will significantly change the footprint of the park and our access and use of the southside lawn.

The residents of Jersey City, and the surrounding areas, deserve access to open land and public parks. Do not take that away without hearing us out first.

Meesha Diaz Haddad, Jersey City

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Protect Liberty State Park from development

The Hudson County Group of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club has passed a resolution to oppose the development of a marina on the south shore of Liberty State Park.


The Hudson County Group is concerned with environmental justice issues and feels that putting yet another marina for wealthy boat owners in Liberty State Park is a theft of the people's common land. These open green and free spaces should be made available for the poor, oppressed workers and immigrants who love and need this park as much as anyone else.

Building a marina on the south side of Liberty State Park also risks damage to the natural environment of the Cove area where various rare and endangered species have been seen, such as the Snowy Owl, the Norther Harrier and the Goshawk.

We call upon our state, county and city governments to do what they can to protect this area of Liberty State Park so that the people will have access to view wildlife and have an open view unobstructed by the toys of the wealthy.

Patricia Hilliard, Secretary of the Hudson County Group-NJ Sierra Club

Submit letters and Op-Eds to jjletters@jjournal.com.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... e_wildlife_at_lsp_le.html

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#NetNeutrality is NOT DEAD YET
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#NetNeutrality is NOT DEAD YET. Congress has stopped FCC votes before. Do NOT give up!

1) RETWEET this to help spread the word that we can still stop this.

2) CALL your lawmakers: http://battleforthenet.com

3) PROTEST at Verizon stores on Dec 7: http://VerizonProtests.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news ... ut-net-neutrality-n823436

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347927A1.pdf


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Article says it happened Friday late night or Saturday morning at Porto (135 Newark Ave) and Two Boots is right next door. If anyone is going by either and wants to ask one of them that could be interesting.

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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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Lenore Holz is pretty feisty...;)

Having said that I agree that we don't need a private marina on the south side. On the north side, the assholes that run the marina did not even fix the asphalt path that runs along their marina, it is full of ruts and cracks and not bikable. They don't care about the park. The park should jack up their rent. No to south marina!


I agree - did you email DEP Commissioner Bob Martin to strongly oppose this new south side marina and to demand public hearings.

SAVE the South Side of LIBERTY STATE PARK from a secret deal for a Massive “Millionaires’ Marina”

commissioner@dep.nj.gov

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SAVE the South Side of LIBERTY STATE PARK from a secret deal for a Massive “Millionaires’ Marina”

Email DEP Commissioner Bob Martin to strongly oppose (even in one sentence) this new south side marina and to demand public hearings.

commissioner@dep.nj.gov

( This idea came from the Friends of LSP
We just did this - you should too! )

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...I think they get a little carried away with the Rocky Horror Picture shows and stuff, but what this group does to raise money is the difference between what you see now and a totally abandoned graveyard...



Well said -- they have done great things to that place!

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Re: Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina on the south side of Liberty State Park
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Lenore Holz is pretty feisty...;)

Having said that I agree that we don't need a private marina on the south side. On the north side, the assholes that run the marina did not even fix the asphalt path that runs along their marina, it is full of ruts and cracks and not bikeable. They don't care about the park. The park should jack up their rent. No to south marina!


Friends of Liberty State Park have this up on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/friendsoflibe ... rk/posts/1296901323748387

https://www.facebook.com/friendsoflibertystatepark

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Nov 14
By Letters To The Editor
The Jersey Journal

LSP is the only park for the east side of Jersey City

I am an 18-year resident of downtown Jersey City. Liberty State Park is the only recreational park that the residents on the east side of Jersey City have. The park already has major developments in Liberty Marina on the North side and Liberty National golf course on the South side,

The South side is a major recreation and picnic area for residents of Greenville. Placing another marina there would greatly restrict those areas and the enjoyment of resident of all residents of Jersey City. In the warmer months, I bike to the park daily and ride along the waterside path to the south side. I enjoy the vistas and seeing people fishing, kiting, walking, running and biking in the park.

A new marina on the south side of the park would restrict the usable areas of the park. This is all we have. The park is also a magnet for visitors from the four corners of the globe. Another marina is not what we need, we need more open space as the city is building higher and getting more crowded.

The NJDEP needs to have a public hearing to hear the concerns of the local residents.

Frank Cadden, Jersey City

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New marina would be travesty

The proposed commercial marina at the south end of Liberty State Park would be a travesty. It would obstruct the priceless views of the harbor and would bring more traffic to the park.

I agree with the Friends of Liberty State Park that this private facility is counter to the purpose of a public park. In addition, it could severely affects the Caven Point Natural Area with its wildlife habitat.

I have urged the state's commissioner of Environmental Protection to reject this proposal and encourage others to do as well.

Bill Armbruster, Jersey City

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Just say 'no' to 'millionaires' marina at Liberty State Park

Hold public hearings on marina plan

To NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin,

The overwhelming majority of people living in New Jersey (and New York and everywhere) strongly oppose a new marina at Liberty State Park.

We demand public hearings and a public comment period. You work for the people, not the one percent, and the people want parks for peaceful places for picnics and play, not private spaces only for private development and profit. Parks for for people, not profit!

I am a long-time resident of Jersey City and I will continue to fight with Sam Pesin and the thousands of others who love this sacred park and appreciate ALL open, public, green spaces. We promise you this: we will not allow you or your degenerate crony capitalist cohort get away with it. We're watching you all, we are shining a bright light on you all, and we are holding you accountable for your despicable malfeasance.

To hell with your obscene millionaires' marina! To hell with any sick thought to privatize one square foot of our beautiful park!

Lenore Holz, Jersey City

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... rina_at_liberty_stat.html

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Is street sweeping in effect for tomorrow Election Day?
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Their twitter never says till the day of.

Is street sweeping in effect for tomorrow Election Day?

Thanks

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Fox is reporting it's a Passaic Home Depot - not Jersey City.


I can see why NJ.com is blocking comments...

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In the Home Depot parking lot in Passaic, a white Toyota Sienna with Florida plates was cordoned off by Passaic County sheriff department officers while an FBI officer with a sniffer dog was checking all the vehicles in the car park.

A white Toyota Sienna with Florida plates parked in the Home Depot parking lot in Passaic. (Photo by Allison Pries)
A white Toyota Sienna with Florida plates parked in the Home Depot parking lot in Passaic. (Photo by Allison Pries)

A Passaic County bomb squad vehicle also was at the scene.

Police at the Home Depot refused to comment and kept media away from the car. One officer said, "The scene is too fresh."

The Deputy Chief Deputy Chief Christopher Storzillo, a spokesman for the Passaic Police, said the department was involved in a "multi-jurisdictional investigation." However, he refused to answer any other questions about the investigation.

The Home Depot remained open amid the police presence. An assistant manager, who did not want to be identified, said the store had no comment about the investigation. "We don't know anything."

The chain's national office said it was working with the New York Police Department.

"This was a Home Depot rental truck and we're fully cooperating to assist authorities in their investigation. At this point you'll need to speak with them for any additional information," Home Depot Spokesman Matt Harrigan said Tuesday.

He referred all other questions, about the incident, including where and when the truck was rented, to law enforcement.

In order to rent a truck at Home Depot, drivers have to give a driver's license, insurance information and a credit card deposit, Harrigan said.

Photos from the scene in downtown Manhattan show the front end of the pick-up truck badly damaged, reportedly from crashing into a bus.


During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the NYPD said police went out and did extensive outreach to the truck rental business after ISIS said two years ago it was planning car attacks. "We visited over 140 truck rental locations in this area - the obvious ones, UHaul, Ryder, Home Depot, etc. - and talked about suspicious indicators. After the attacks in Germany, and after Nice, we repeated those messages two more times, either by telephone or email or going back to the same places. The industry has had a high level of awareness on this matter from the NYPD."

Home Depot offers flatbed pickup trucks for $50 dollars down and $19 for the first 75 minutes, according to its website.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017 ... ipov_arrest_police_s.html

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Re: Terrorist attack? Tribeca : 6 Dead, 9 Injured, truck used was Jersey City Home Depot truck
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jerseymom wrote:

Fox is reporting it's a Passaic Home Depot - not Jersey City.

Prayers to the victims and their families.


Could well be - that would be near were he lives.

https://goo.gl/maps/Fb5G4Yw2ecn

https://goo.gl/maps/jhqsyXWrPx82

Saipov is an Uzbek national and came to the U.S. in 2010, NBC News reported.

Police surrounded a mosque and surrounding garden apartments in Paterson Tuesday evening. Omar Khan, a 17-year-old who said he prays at the mosque five times a day, said he did not remember seeing Saipov.

A man who said he lived at 167 Genesse St. in Paterson, NJ claimed to be Saipov's neighbor. He said he had only seen Saipov at the local mosque a few times but remembers seeing him with his wife and two children around town. He said he often saw Saipov standing on the corner talking to friends, or taking his children out of the car.

The neighbord said Saipov drives a white van with Florida plates and has lived in Paterson for a few months.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017 ... _killer_sayfullo_sai.html

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Re: Terrorist attack? Tribeca : 6 Dead, 9 Injured, truck used was Jersey City Home Depot truck
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The man taken into custody by the New York Police Department after Tuesday's terror attack that killed at least eight is 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida, according to an ABC News report.

Police stopped Saipov in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania, just south of Carlisle, in March 2015 and he gave police a Paterson, New Jersey address, according to court records. He also was stopped in 2012 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, just east of Hershey, and also listed a Paterson address.

Saipov is an Uzbek national and came to the U.S. in 2010, NBC News reported.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017 ... _killer_sayfullo_sai.html

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Re: What happened to all the plumbing supply shops??????
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Can get most things that you can't find at Home Depot in a day or two from Amazon or eBay. ( Appliance parts too. )

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Re: Terrorist attack? Tribeca : 6 Dead, 9 Injured, truck used was Jersey City Home Depot truck
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He first hit a school bus - then after hitting all those on the bike path for 20 blocks - this 29 year old got out and yelled Allah is the greatest (allah 'akbar) - and then tried to commit suicide by Police using fake guns.

Sorry, but I will not be going to the Halloween parade in the village tonight.

Posted on: 10/31 18:01
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