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Jersey City parking enforcement officers say they have to issue a ticket every 30 minutes
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Nothing for me to add on this one, just read the story:

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/08/jers ... ket-every-30-minutes.html

Posted on: 8/24 2:06
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Re: Evict a tenant of illegal (not zoned) apartment
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Perhaps there is more to the story, but from what is written, a 21 year old throwing parties and having guests, hardly seems the worst tenant you could have.

Involving the city, or "lawyering Up" is the worse thing you could do, in my opinion, just speak to her and let her know that you need the apartment back at the end of her lease, giving her plenty of notice to find a new place.

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I didn't necessarily think that "lawyering up" is a good idea per se, but consulting with a landlord-tenant lawyer have them readily available should the need arise is probably a good idea. You don't want to find yourself knee deep in this sh__ and then waste your time finding a lawyer, making an appointment and signing a retainer. Best to get that done ahead of time, and to know what your options are as well. While a lawyer might give the very same advice being given here - i.e., pay the tenant off and have them move out - they'll make sure it's all done legally and properly. Some people here may feel that it's unnecessary but that's just my two cents.

Posted on: 7/20 3:00
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Re: Evict a tenant of illegal (not zoned) apartment
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Perhaps there is more to the story, but from what is written, a 21 year old throwing parties and having guests, hardly seems the worst tenant you could have.

Involving the city, or "lawyering Up" is the worse thing you could do, in my opinion, just speak to her and let her know that you need the apartment back at the end of her lease, giving her plenty of notice to find a new place.

Robin.


I didn't necessarily think that "lawyering up" is a good idea per se, but consulting with a landlord-tenant lawyer have them readily available should the need arise is probably a good idea. You don't want to find yourself knee deep in this sh__ and then waste your time finding a lawyer, making an appointment and signing a retainer. Best to get that done ahead of time, and to know what your options are as well. While a lawyer might give the very same advice being given here - i.e., pay the tenant off and have them move out - they'll make sure it's all done legally and properly. Some people here may feel that it's unnecessary but that's just my two cents.

Posted on: 7/20 2:58
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Re: Short Term rental enforcement
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Learned something today...

Check with the short term rental companies to see if your property is listed. I got a "love note" from Jersey City threatening me with $2k per day fines for an illegal short term rental.

I don't do short terms now, nor have I ever done short term rentals...

Turns out a previous tenant listed herself as the owner and was subletting a room for $79 a night. The tenant has been gone for almost 2 years, but the ad still shows up in searches.

I have been on the phone with FlipKey for the past hour trying to get this ad removed.


That's an interesting one, getting fines for listing a short term rental that doesn't exist.

So, the other question is, were you able to inform the city that that those listings on FlipKey, and who knows where else, are not your listings? I presume you actually didn't get fined yet, just warnings from the city.

Posted on: 7/14 4:35
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Re: Short Term rental enforcement
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
Learned something today...

Check with the short term rental companies to see if your property is listed. I got a "love note" from Jersey City threatening me with $2k per day fines for an illegal short term rental.

I don't do short terms now, nor have I ever done short term rentals...

Turns out a previous tenant listed herself as the owner and was subletting a room for $79 a night. The tenant has been gone for almost 2 years, but the ad still shows up in searches.

I have been on the phone with FlipKey for the past hour trying to get this ad removed.


That's an interesting one, getting fines for listing a short term rental that doesn't exist.

So, the other question is, were you able to inform the city that that those listings on FlipKey, and who knows where else, are not your listings? I presume you actually didn't get fined yet, just warnings from the city.

Posted on: 7/14 4:29
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Re: Evict a tenant of illegal (not zoned) apartment
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While it's not a great idea, there's many, many thousands of these illegal units in JC, many of them illegal only because of low density zoning rather than because they fail habitability or safety requirements. I have a hard time believing getting caught is that drastic. I've heard many stories of them passing inspection simply by removing the range. Poof!! It's no longer a separate apartment.


Getting caught with the illegal apartment is one thing. Evicting the problematic tenant... quite another, even if the unit was totally legal and far worse if the unit is illegal from the sounds of it. I'd be talking to a landlord-tenant lawyer now.

Posted on: 7/10 14:42
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Re: Grubhub drivers dupe restaurant out of hundreds, owner says
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Unbelievable. People really have no shame, profiting from this pandemic in some of the worst ways. This is right up there with the bogus GoFundMe fundraiser after Michael Yun's death.

I guess these restaurants need to just have their own delivery people or just say to hell with it.

Posted on: 4/12 17:39
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Re: Residential high-rise with school could replace 2 blocks in Downtown JC
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All fine and nice, but is the developer going to get some extortionate tax break again for building this? I'm really sick of all the tax breaks given to developers in parts of the city where developers would still make plenty of money without the tax breaks.

I'm sure a significant portion of the building will be exempt because of the school, which is perfectly fine but that should be the only real tax break, if you can call it that.

Posted on: 2/14 21:11
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Re: NJ family says they received used diapers in nightmare Amazon delivery
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You know, with all the delivered packages that get stolen in Jersey City, why couldn't this have been one of them? That would certainly be justice for all the a--holes who pull this shit (literally in this case).

Posted on: 1/13 3:51
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Re: JC teachers who made 99K or more in 2019
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Yvonne wrote:
My salary was private, it did not come from the public and did not affect anyone's taxes and it was not $99K. I just saw my former neighbor's house listed in today's paper under tax lien. Reval brought up his taxes and now he is in a hole for $30,000. $7,500 goes to the public school from his $30,000. But in the meanwhile, some people live in tax abated buildings and use the public schools and have no concern about losing their homes. The issue is the affordability of living in JC and paying taxes that steals people homes. The lien list has 37 pages of people in tax lien. Secaucus is 20 percent of JC population, had eleven names in lien which would be 55 people if the same size as JC. It is about the affordability of living in this city. So, nicky, spend $1.50 on the Jersey Journal and see the results of giving some teachers $99K plus. Public education is not free, it cost people money and homes.


Property taxes are a problem for some long-term residents but I don't see how teachers who make these salaries are at fault for peoples' homes getting tax liens on them. As for the people living in tax abated buildings, what is the issue there? Should the people in those buildings voluntarily pay extra property taxes. Tax abatements are not forever, eventually those buildings pay the same property taxes as any regular building. I do agree that the city is much too liberal with that, and don't understand the need for tax abatements in the waterfront area, but again, the people who live in those buildings are not to blame for other people suffering tax liens and other financial problems.

Posted on: 12/5 17:34
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Re: JC teachers who made 99K or more in 2019
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Most of the teachers on the list at the link had more than 30, 40 or even 50 years experience, which doesn't and shouldn't come cheap.

There were, however, numerous others on the list that had been working for New Jersey for far less, some less than 2 years, however, I really don't think they were just hired out of college at those salaries, no doubt they were teaching in another state before New Jersey, so it's kind of misleading in that sense. Here's the part of the link that shows the full list:

https://patch.com/new-jersey/pointplea ... who-make-99k-or-more-2019

What I don't get is exactly what Yvonne was seeking to accomplish here. Was she trying to say that these teachers earn too much and should have asked for a lower salary when they started the job? Human nature just doesn't work that way and never will.

Posted on: 12/5 0:11
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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What's that sad lady from the tv commercial gonna do now? Oh I know maybe rent out her apartment to long term tenants while she lives in her second apartment?


If you're talking about that woman named Sherry, she doesn't even have to do that. She can continue to do the same as she did before, as long as she lives in the same building. These regulations didn't mean a damn thing to her! I don't think these regulations meant a damn thing to anybody featured in AirBnB's infomercials/advertorials. At the end of the day, they were just paid spokespeople with whom we were supposed to feel sympathy for. The people that this referendum did affect - people who own the buildings, rent out rooms on AirBnB but don't live in the buildings - don't present much of a sob story.

Never had a problem with AirBnB but I do have a problem with lying.

Posted on: 2019/11/6 15:20
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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So the big vote is today, did you see many people at the polls?

Posted on: 2019/11/5 16:03
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Hey caj11

Found it… it was just on the Sunday morning CBS News 8:15 am so I did some more digging.

It is on their website https://www.keepourhomesjc.com/videos

Keep Our Homes Spot #4

Doing a tax look up with her last name the property is located 37-37A SHERMAN PLACE. She is the woman featured in the Keep Our Homes Spot #2 saying her house has been in the family for 3 generations. A nice brick 2 unit house so if she lives there she can short term rent that apartment 365 days a year to cover her taxes. Duh.


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The silly thing on the woman in spot #4 is that she has one unit rented out on AirBnB, and she lives on the same property. So, if I understand these proposed regulations correctly, they would have NO effect on her. They only affect people with four or more units at the same property being rented out. She shouldn't care about this at all.

Nothing but a paid spokesperson for AirBnB I guess. I don't even care about this one way or the other - I don't rent out any space on AirBnB, and AirBnB hasn't seemed to affect my neighborhood (I don't see strangers traipsing around with suitcases every Friday and Sunday, as is the common complaint). But if AirBnB is going to disseminate propaganda like this, they should be using people whose situation is truly affected by this, not some glorified sob story that essentially is a lie and can be easily verified with property records. Would make it all more convincing.

Also see this link:

https://jerseycityairbnb.com/the-problem-with-sherry-geoghan/

Not only do these proposed regulations not affect this woman or her property, the rising property taxes that supposedly hurt so many people in the last reval went DOWN for this woman!

Really, AirBnB?

(again, I don't have a problem with the AirBnB concept itself, I just have a problem with lying)

Posted on: 2019/10/28 6:02
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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neverleft wrote:
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Hey caj11

Found it… it was just on the Sunday morning CBS News 8:15 am so I did some more digging.

It is on their website https://www.keepourhomesjc.com/videos

Keep Our Homes Spot #4

Doing a tax look up with her last name the property is located 37-37A SHERMAN PLACE. She is the woman featured in the Keep Our Homes Spot #2 saying her house has been in the family for 3 generations. A nice brick 2 unit house so if she lives there she can short term rent that apartment 365 days a year to cover her taxes. Duh.


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Thanks, much appreciated. I will check it out.

Posted on: 2019/10/28 0:41
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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A new low for the vote NO crew. I was watching Good Day NY this morning when a breaking news like video comes on. It is set up a like local news station piece with a bottom banner. HOL-TV I think. The news caster voice says “JC is about to ban shot-term rentals”. The red headed woman who is in another commercial that says her family will probably lose their house that has been in the family for generations appears. This time she said she won’t be able to pay her taxes if she is not allowed to rent out an apartment. It ends with the news caster voice saying “back to you” as the GDNY comes back on. Sad. More deception and funny if the woman wanted to save her property why not rent the apartment out long-term with no worries about finding a short-term daily booking.

PS – I got my 8th can we count on you to vote NO call from Pennsylvania last night.


I don't suppose we can see that particular story online? I'd sure like to see it but couldn't find anything on the Fox 5 website. Sounds interesting.

Posted on: 2019/10/25 21:26
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Re: Skunks out of control in Lafayette!!! City Sides with Skunks!
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This is off on a tangent but related, since we're talking about wild animals... Did anyone ever hear raccoons mating in their back yard, or somewhere outside their home?

I did once, a few summers ago I think, in the middle of the night, it was so loud and intense it woke me up, since my bedroom faces my backyard, on the ground level and I can't say for sure the raccoons were actually mating but it sure looked and sounded like it as it had been described before. Let me tell you, it was one of those things so unique it stays permanently etched in your mind. Sounded like cats fighting, only 100 times louder with screams 100 times more intense. When they finished their business, both were covered in blood and then just wandered away. Not quite the way humans mate. I think it woke up some people in the surrounding homes too because I saw a few other lights on that night.

You just don't see stuff like this on the National Geographic Channel, or Nova. Mother Nature at her finest.

Posted on: 2019/9/12 18:04
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Re: 7 On Your Side helps keep New Jersey hot dog shop on a roll after check fraud
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I was thinking about this story, there's just so damn many holes in it.
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he deposited it by taking a photo of the altered check which the bank cashed.


Cashing is not remote depositing. AFAIK to do a remote deposit you need an account! They require at least several forms of ID to open a bank account, and then cashing a check requires funds equal to the check to be held till it clears. Also, if "he deposited it by taking a photo of the altered check" why bother altering the physical check, just photoshop it. The whole thing doesn't add up, but it could be the usual bad reportage.


Yeah, that is rather bizarre, seems like it would be a snap to catch the person that deposited the check, as no check cashing place would accept this check.

Posted on: 2019/9/9 19:45
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Re: 7 On Your Side helps keep New Jersey hot dog shop on a roll after check fraud
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Two questions on this one -

1) Is this the sort of thing that FDIC or any other type of insurance would cover?

2) Why didn't they just pay the insurance bill online? Nearly all insurance companies allow you to pay their bills online.

A shame this all happened in any case. I hope they catch the person that did it, and yet another reason I don't write paper checks anymore unless I absolutely have to.

Posted on: 2019/9/9 14:56
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Re: Anti-gentrification activist
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It's been a while since I've posted here or looked around much, particularly since the search function no longer seems to work. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything of Devyn Manibo's anti-gentrification "campaign" lately, did it ever gain any traction?

Her anti-gentrification website is gone and they seem to keep gentrifying Jersey City, so I guess it was a flop.

I never heard so much nonsense from one person, other than perhaps our current President, talking about all the hipsters "invading her neighborhood" as if it was hers to take, among other things. There were people on this thread claiming to know her or who had met her, was wondering if she realized how silly the whole thing was.

Posted on: 2019/8/8 19:49
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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I'm curious to see what happens as well. I bet after all your whining they get to keep the driveway. And all that will be accomplished is more tax money wasted


Fine then, I guess from your perspective that it's okay for anyone in the city wishing to set up an illegal driveway and add to the curb cuts in the neighborhood to do so.

Just like Herbert Hoover said "a chicken in every pot" one of the next candidates for mayor can say "a driveway for every townhouse", everyone else without a townhouse and parking space of their own be damned. Great way to get campaign contributions.

When someone, more specifically a neighbor breaks the law that potentially affects me and other in a neighborhood, exactly why am I supposed to mind my own business? Could you explain that one to me please?

Posted on: 2019/7/12 21:40
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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You are the ass. It's none of their business


nope, you're the asshole here, it's entirely the business of neighbors that live on that block to not have an asshole like yourself move in and take on street parking away via an illegal front driveway, there's a process involving getting approval if you hadn't heard


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Upvote as well. It's every resident of Jersey City's business if somebody illegally created a curb cut and took away a space for other people to park. Street parking is a hassle these days as it is, even without illegal curb cuts being created. Feel free to give out the location of this illegal driveway and curb cut so we can freely park in front of it. If you don't want to do that, at least keep us posted as to what happens. Good luck.

Posted on: 2019/7/12 15:51
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Re: Was the website down for a couple of days? (6/29/2019)
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Quote:

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JERSEY CITY LIST was offline for a few days; this may have been the longest outage in 15 years.

Thanks for all the support and thanks to Michael our IT guy who got jclist.com up and running again!


Nice job, I love this website too, but is the search function going to get fixed?

Posted on: 2019/7/1 16:22
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Re: We need this in JC to move panhandlers away...
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It's getting so bad here in Jersey city with all these panhandling people everywhere.
It started out with only 1 person many years ago which was Larry Adam's on 440 by Communipaw Ave & now everyday there's another 2 or 3 different people in and out of traffic. They are really causing traffic to backup cause people want to give them money & talk and at the same time not run them over.
Here, look at this link I came across yesterday...
Newark Ticketing Drivers Who Give Money To Panhandlers – CBS New York
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/2 ... ive-money-to-panhandlers/


If only the PATH police would do this to people who succumb to Teddy's scam.

Posted on: 2019/5/30 19:16
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Story about special needs students forced to leave prom early in Hillsborough
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If the facts in this story are correct, that is shameful. Still, the facts still sound a little vague and the story hastily written, maybe there is more to it. I also can't find anything about the story elsewhere. Here's the link:

https://patch.com/new-jersey/hillsboro ... dents-ejected-senior-prom

EDIT: This was brought up by some angry parents at the Hillsborough Board of Education meeting on May 20, you can see it at this link, at about 1 hour, ten minutes into the meeting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANPNO0X480&list=PL9A007B2537CEFF8E

Apparently this did happen.

Seem

Posted on: 2019/5/29 18:05
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Re: Jersey City council repeals chain store restrictions
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Jersey City council repeals chain store restrictions

Today 4:22 PM (05/09/2019)
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — The City Council repealed the city’s four-year-old chain store restrictions on Wednesday after city officials told them the rules would not withstand legal scrutiny.

The council voted 7-2 in favor of repeal, with council members Rolando Lavarro and Jermaine Robinson voting against. The two men said the restrictions have helped small businesses.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/05/jers ... n-store-restrictions.html


This was a dumb idea from the get-go and would have been very difficult for landlords to comply. Not that I particularly sympathize for large retail landlords but I think it is up to the customers in a free market to decide what stores go in the large commercial buildings. That 30% rule that didn't make a lot of sense to begin with would have stifled competition and furthermore, while I'm not exactly a fan of big box stores either, would our city leaders rather have empty space in a lot of buildings and fewer jobs? Many people identified this proposed restriction as a "solution in search of a problem" and as it happens, they were right.

Posted on: 2019/5/10 18:49
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Re: Post Office Blues....
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Here's a famous old thread you'll probably want to look at, if you haven't already:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewt ... 19&keywords=office+afraid

As far as phone numbers to the post office go, try 201-915-7139, it was a phone that was actually answered sometimes, although that was a few years ago.

Posted on: 2019/5/4 2:18
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Re: Jersey City council pay would nearly double under new plan
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Newark Council members receive around $100,000 per year.

Jersey City Council members receive around $35,000 per year.

Both serve populations of ~270K / 280K residents.

Jersey City residents deserve a strong full time Council that can focus on the business of the City and that get paid accordingly.


I agree with you completely, but does this increase in pay mean the council members with multiple public positions will resign from one of their other public positions? Will they truly put in more work into being a council member? Not saying they should put in twice as much time on twice as much of a salary, they were underpaid for their work, but I really despise the fact that people can hold multiple public positions in New Jersey, and part of the aim of this salary increase should put an end to it. Holding a separate private sector job or running a business is far less of an issue and common with locally elected officials around the country.

Posted on: 2019/5/2 16:56
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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This feels like deja vu. Wasn't there another thread about this a couple years, also with the subject line all in caps, of somebody complaining about the management at the same Starbucks? Too bad the search function of this website is still on the fritz.


I thought the EXACT same thing when I read the post.


Here's that other famous thread, from around three years ago - read for your amusement! Sounds like the exact same person, though the user name is different:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=36607

Seems like a member of higher society who is normally just too important to post on this board - except when they have issues with Starbucks.

Posted on: 2019/5/2 14:58
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Re: STARBUCKS ON GROVE
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This feels like deja vu. Wasn't there another thread about this a couple years, also with the subject line all in caps, of somebody complaining about the management at the same Starbucks? Too bad the search function of this website is still on the fritz.

Posted on: 2019/5/2 1:41
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