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Re: Most of DTJC 2nd St. Closure next couple of days?
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The milling schedule for next week in the “GRID” Project is as follows:

Tuesday June 20 through Thursday June 22
First Street – Brunswick Street to Manila Street
Second Street – Brunswick Street to Manila Street

Wednesday June 21 through Friday June 23
Third Street – Brunswick Street to Manila Street
Fourth Street – Coles Street to Grove Street
Fifth Street – Brunswick Street to Grove Street

Thursday June 22, Friday June 23 and Monday June 26
Manila Ave – Fifth Street to First Street
Erie Street – Fifth Street to First Street
Jersey Ave – Fourth Street to Newark Avenue

Friday June 23, Monday June 26 and Tuesday June 27
Coles Street – Fifth Street to First Street
Monmouth Street – Fifth Street to First Street
Brunswick Street – Fifth Street to First Street
Newark Avenue – Fifth Street to First Street


Paving starts after.


Would welcome local reports of progress so I can see where we can tell our movers to park ;)

Posted on: 6/20 21:10
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Re: Most of DTJC 2nd St. Closure next couple of days?
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That's likely precisely what they are doing.

Posted on: 6/20 17:44
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Re: Most of DTJC 2nd St. Closure next couple of days?
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FYI, I got some intel from the PM running the project. We are moving and needed to know WTF the plan was for our moving truck.

They are starting at 1st and working up to 6th, focused on milling. Then I believe they will do Brunswick to Manila.

Then they will do paving, starting at 1st and repeating it.

Posted on: 6/20 15:06
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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Just an update to this...

Tonight my husband saw an 8-year old girl and her mom rip a flower from our friend's pot. We yelled at them but the mom could give two shits.

They were walking down 5th toward Coles from Monmouth. Mom was Asian with long brown hair, big dipshit sunglasses and a small dog. Girl had long brown hair as well. Mom pretty much looked like a vapid asshole on her cell who could care less.

Our friend had witnessed our pots being stolen back in May and confirmed this description matched who he saw. So if you happen to see them doing something similar, it's a habit.

Posted on: 6/8 18:08
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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hamhock wrote:
Back in the '90s in Hoboken, my friend had his flowering plants ripped out of their planters. He replanted with new ones, and sunk several razor blades into the dirt surrounding each one. A few days later, he found one plant partially dislodged, and a trail of blood drops down the sidewalk. No further vandalizing of his plants ever occurred.


OUCH!!!! Best idea I've gotten on this thread :)

Posted on: 5/16 19:35
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Re: Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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Yeah, 5th and Monmouth. I totally forgot about that thread. I guess in 6 years, she may still be around.

Posted on: 5/15 9:21
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Dear Person Stealing Tiny Flower Pots from Our Stoop...
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That my 5 year-old planted, I am sure there's a special place in hell for you, you fucking asshole. I hope the $3 you saved at Target for a 2-inch tall pot was worth it.

Posted on: 5/14 22:22
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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Images from HP/Village area

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Posted on: 5/5 21:49
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Re: Looking for reputable movers
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We ended up contacting HoneyMovers and Adam was great. It seems like the best option so far. We have someone coming tomorrow (at 6:45 a.m.!) to do an estimate from L and L. It's nice to know that there are a fair number of non-crap moving companies in the area. They're usually tough to come by. Thank you for the recommendations, all!


I plan on calling soon. Do you mind me asking when you're moving? I have never used movers before and wasn't sure how much time we should allow for reserving them. We are moving 6/29.

Posted on: 4/27 15:10
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Re: Looking for reputable movers
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Wanted to bump this for any other mover recommendations. We are moving in late June to Warren, NJ. Thanks!

Posted on: 4/24 16:03
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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I did. But they died of diphtheria.

Posted on: 4/17 17:46
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Re: Jury duty questions
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I did my 2 days in Feb. The juror management staff do a great job of communicating what to expect and keeping you updated. They acknowledge jury duty is not exactly loved by the public and show their appreciation. You can also leave for short breaks as long as you sign out.

I did get called near the end of the first day for a case. You then go into a courtroom and the rules are more severe: no cell phone, food, drinks, talking etc. I had gone from essentially working on my laptop to not being able to communicate with anyone (which sucked because I was right in the middle of buying/selling a house). You can ask to be excused and go into the hallway.

By the middle of the second day they had their jury and we were released. It was a smooth and, actually, interesting process.

Posted on: 3/23 19:14
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Re: Running to Hoboken: Snow Melting/Shoveling Status
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Awesome, thanks for letting me know.

Posted on: 3/20 8:10
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Running to Hoboken: Snow Melting/Shoveling Status
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I need to start training for the Newport 10K. I usually run down 6th, cut over by Battelo, go around the lighthouse and then head into Hoboken along the water. Can anyone give me a sense of whether those areas/sidewalks are pretty clear? Seems like a lot of melting had happened.

Thanks!

Posted on: 3/19 16:18
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Re: Potential Nor'Easter next week with snow
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That's a great summary view, thanks. Are you signed up to receive these types of alerts?

Posted on: 3/12 9:56
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Re: Capital One Eliminates People
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I literally just kicked off a project at work to do research to explore the "branch of the future" and what that means for customers/employees.

I know I personally go into a Bank of America branch only when I absolutely need to: money order, large withdrawal...maybe 1-2X a year. They have kiosks now that are starting to offer many of these services.

I welcome everyone's thoughts to add to my data :)

Posted on: 12/15 12:26
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Re: Extra Turkey? Items in Your Pantry? Think of St. Lucy's!
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Thanks for this reminder! I went to Key Food today and bought a ton of canned and packaged items. I then brought my daughter with me to drop it off at St. Lucy's. They were very kind and appreciative and we put it directly into the kitchen where 2 lovely volunteers happily took it. I'm sure it'll be put to good use.

Posted on: 2016/11/24 15:37
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Quote:

135jc wrote:
Let's get down to the real issue. Who is moving out? I heard a few like Amy Shumer and Leah Dunham call their threats jokes. What about some others?


Voluntarily or not?

Posted on: 2016/11/14 21:41
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Re: Trump Our New President
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JCMan8 wrote:
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fraulein wrote:
I thought this quote was interesting and believe this is the crux of what anti-Trump people are grappling with, including myself:

"The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally."

https://www.google.com/amp/www.theatla ... cle/501335/?client=safari

Many people are fearful (of being deported, families splitting up, losing healthcare) because they take his language and campaign promises literally. Then, because of the shock of his win, everyone had to quickly take him seriously. I think these feelings may temper as everyone begins to see that the "showman" Trump will be more even-keeled as he approaches the office (i.e., not completely repealing Obamacare).


If you haven't already, you should read this:

I’m a Muslim, a woman and an immigrant. I voted for Trump.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/gl ... igrant-i-voted-for-trump/



Thanks for sharing. It's been interesting to hear why so many people felt they needed to be secretive about voting for Trump and why the polls weren't representative of reality and this silent group. PBS Newshour had some great segments tonight from diverse voters for both candidates and from high schoolers. Mark Sheilds, Democrat, and David Brooks, Republican, reflected on the results and they both agreed that the worst thing anyone can do is assume that the extreme versions of either side represent the majority, because they don't.

Posted on: 2016/11/11 22:39
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Re: Trump Our New President
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I thought this quote was interesting and believe this is the crux of what anti-Trump people are grappling with, including myself:

"The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally."

https://www.google.com/amp/www.theatla ... cle/501335/?client=safari

Many people are fearful (of being deported, families splitting up, losing healthcare) because they take his language and campaign promises literally. Then, because of the shock of his win, everyone had to quickly take him seriously. I think these feelings may temper as everyone begins to see that the "showman" Trump will be more even-keeled as he approaches the office (i.e., not completely repealing Obamacare).

Posted on: 2016/11/11 20:52
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
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When the marriage equality legislature was in process, plenty of wedding-oriented businesses refused to serve gay couples. The argument was that they have the right to not serve people with whom they had differences. I see this as no different.


That's a good point. Remind me, what did "progressives" say about that issue? How did it turn out? Are they making the same arguments now?



Left didn't like it, and right won't like this. Everyone is a hypocrite.

Posted on: 2016/11/11 17:56
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Re: Trump Our New President
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When the marriage equality legislature was in process, plenty of wedding-oriented businesses refused to serve gay couples. At its core, this is no different.

Posted on: 2016/11/11 17:46
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
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fraulein wrote:
All of these crimes, including the people who lied, regardless of side, are wrong.

But even many staunch supporters of Trump said that they didn't always like what he said, but they liked that he was an outsider and not a politician. I can respect that. It's the subset of supporters, who I like to believe don't represent the majority of his followers, that now are latching onto the hateful aspects of his platform and taking it as carte blanche to do these awful things against others.

All I'm saying is that he needs to come out against this if he meant what he said about unifying the country.


Please provide proof of one act of physical harm that a Trump supporter inflicted on an innocent person.

Not social media accounts where there is no evidence apart from a self-serving post (and usually the "victim" didn't even go to the police). And not hateful words, because as bad as those are, they don't compare to beatings, two examples of which I posted.

In the absence of actual proof, there is nothing to denounce, apart from general statements that we must all come together.

Alternatively, I'd be fine if he denounced the wrongdoers on both sides (because there probably are some Trump supporters that did say hateful words to people). But I resent the implication posted here that minorities are being victimized by Trump supporters when there isn't actual evidence of that, and when we do have proof and video, the evidence tends to show the reverse.

Doesn't it seem odd to you that most Trump supporters live in rural areas yet these "hate crimes" allegedly are occurring in very liberal urban cities?



You're right. I don't have that video "proof." Perhaps I'm just as disgusted by words and attitudes as I am by actions....

Posted on: 2016/11/11 15:33
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Re: Trump Our New President
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All of these crimes, including the people who lied, regardless of side, are wrong.

But even many staunch supporters of Trump said that they didn't always like what he said, but they liked that he was an outsider and not a politician. I can respect that. It's the subset of supporters, who I like to believe don't represent the majority of his followers, that now are latching onto the hateful aspects of his platform and taking it as carte blanche to do these awful things against others.

All I'm saying is that he needs to come out against this if he meant what he said about unifying the country.

Posted on: 2016/11/11 15:14
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Posted on: 2016/11/11 14:35
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Apparently Trump asked Obama and Clinton to speak out against the protests. I want to see Trump speak out against these terrible hate crimes happening, especially in schools/colleges. He said he would try to unify. He should use that power now.

Posted on: 2016/11/11 14:13
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Posted on: 2016/11/11 7:54
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Re: Trump Our New President
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The wonderful oratory skill we have to look forward to:

"Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us."


Posted on: 2016/11/10 11:42
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Re: Trump Our New President
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iGreg wrote:
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MikeyTBC wrote:
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Sexiness of First Ladies aside, Michelle Obama seemed to be a figure that all Americans, regardless of party, respected. Her passion to decrease childhood obesity contributed to that respect. I wonder what Melania's mission will be...


Lots of people called Michelle horrible things. So let's not be so quick to say all Americans respected her.

Melania has said her platform will be fighting cyber bullying, unless that has changed already.



She is an inarticulate moron who during one televised speech said "Ya Know" about 25 times after ending each sentence.

I'm sure the English department @ Princeton quickly tightened up their affirmative action quotas after hearing that.





Damn, that's some hateful, racist shit right there...



Posted on: 2016/11/10 10:35
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Re: Trump Our New President
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Sexiness of First Ladies aside, Michelle Obama seemed to be a figure that all Americans, regardless of party, respected. Her passion to decrease childhood obesity contributed to that respect. I wonder what Melania's mission will be...

Posted on: 2016/11/9 19:09
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