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Re: A Totally Awesome 80's Prom - April 11 Barrow Mansion
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This will be fabulous!! Tickets purchased by April 1 includes a free drink! This is a fundraiser for future free dance events which will be held in Van Vorst Park this Summer.


Two more days!

Future events: Disco in the Park, Fall Country and Western Dance in the Park, Salsa in the Park, Annual Great Gatsby Christmas Gala.

Posted on: 2015/4/9 12:12
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A Totally Awesome 80's Prom - April 11 Barrow Mansion
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-totally ... ckets-15935670018?aff=es2

April 11 7pm to 11pm

Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street

Wine and beer for purchase. Contests for best dressed, prom king, and queen. Great 80's music, dancing, and lite fare.

Posted on: 2015/4/1 0:08
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Re: Left Bank Burger Bar
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I had the Lamb burger with blue cheese and onions tonight. It was damn good. Also had a beer at the bar while waiting for my food to go. Danny, the owner, is a cool guy and has plans in the very near future for pitchers of beer and micro brews.

Guy next to me had a "Mac Daddy" burger which is a burger with fried mac n cheese and bacon. Big thumbs up.

Posted on: 2013/10/22 0:01
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Re: What do people in Jersey City do when their pet dies?
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A few years ago, I had to put my dog down because of illness and paid to have her cremated alone. I suppose it's something that is not easy to verify, but I'd like to think that I got what I paid for.

Dr. Hatch, Secaucus Animal Hospital, does home euthanasia and contracts cremation services.

Posted on: 2013/10/16 2:40
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Jazz legend to perform at Community Awareness Series' 36th anniversary celebration
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Lou Donaldson is an amazing musician.

By Vonecia Carswell/The Jersey Journal

The Jersey City Community Awareness Series (CAS) will mark a milestone on Oct. 19 with its 36th anniversary celebration featuring jazz legend Lou Donaldson at the Miller branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library.

The 86-year-old, who is deemed one of the greatest alto saxophonists of all time, has performed alongside jazz artists such as Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk.

He is excited to bring Donaldson's musical heartbeat to Jersey City. The jubilee will begin at 8 p.m. in the library's cultural arts center, 489 Bergen Ave.

Everyone is welcome to attend and adults are encouraged to accompany children.

For more information, call (201) 547-6907.

Posted on: 2013/10/15 14:30
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Re: Sires votes NO on funding for veterans
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On October 2nd, the House passed HJ Res. 72 to restore the funding for the veterans' benefits during the shutdown.

Sires voted NO.



I am a war veteran and support the "no" vote. It is not a clean bill and is an irresponsible act that cloaks the reality that 80 Tea Party radicals are holding the country hostage.

It is obvious that John Boehner and the House Republicans are hiding behind the legacy of the people who served our country with honor to avoid the political criticism of their government shutdown. They think that we're as dumb as their 19% who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters.

Like other scams that House Republicans have tried, the speaker’s use of a vet as a human shield operation is a disgrace. The Tea Party Republicans in their severely gerrymandered districts wrap themselves in the American flag while imposing their undemocratic world view on the rest of us. They undermine everything that defines freedom and governance. Thank you Fox News.

Posted on: 2013/10/3 13:21
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Re: NJCU inaugurates new president, followed by campus bash and free waterfront jazz concert
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Bumping this up...


"... waterfront free jazz concert from 6 to 8 p.m, 20 Sept.

The concert, at Exchange Place, will be the first in a series of free jazz concerts at the J. Owen Grundy Pier. It will feature trumpeter Jon Faddis and the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band."

Jon Faddis is worth the trip.



Posted on: 2013/9/20 21:51
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Re: NJCU inaugurates new president, followed by campus bash and free waterfront jazz concert
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"...Jon Faddis and the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band."

Jon Faddis is the real deal and one of the best horn players in the business. NJCU jazz band has always been top notch. Should be pretty awesome.



Posted on: 2013/9/19 14:01
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Re: Expanding city government - Will Jersey City's new Resident Response Center undercut City Council
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Wait a second, I want to make sure I am understanding this correctly.

We're criticizing the RRC for being too effective and actually handling all of the requests that are submitted in an orderly, systematic and accountable fashion? Why, just because it leaves the city council members with less to do?

Yeah, that's a terrible idea...

Get your heads out of your collective asses guys. I can't speak for all residents, but I wouldn't be making a leap by saying residents prefer results to bureaucratic garbage.

But again, I'm just one resident...


+1

RRC enhances city government and does render the city council as a purposeless entity. That council members "are expected to do more than just make a series of phone calls" is true, however, implying that a successful tenure in office may be defined by the number of phones calls to the RRC assumes that council member's ward supporters are uninformed.

It's about results and follow up. We've seen the difference between a "hands on" council member and one that is merely present at council meetings. The last election seemed to prove that.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 13:38
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Re: 2013 Jersey City Budget - What's next?
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... Sell city properties so we can start collecting taxes on them. Raise the parking lot tax. That's a start...


Maybe someone could give more details.

That was a reasonably successful approach from 20 years ago. Mayor Schundler bundled "$45 million in liens and sold them to a trust from First Boston Corp. He also erased a $40 million shortfall in the city's $290 million budget without raising tax rates, through improving an abysmally low tax-collection rate."

I vaguely remember controversy but taxes were stabilized for a spell and bills paid.

Posted on: 2013/7/5 13:59
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Can't get it to embed, but here is a cool old video of "The Village" area downtown 40 years ago:

http://youtu.be/Tx96c-3z0-4




Posted on: 2013/6/13 13:43
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Boggiano, the winner of Ward C election, wants to revive Journal Square

Anthony J. Machcinski/The Jersey Journal By Anthony J. Machcinski/The Jersey Journal

on June 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM, updated June 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM


Rich Boggiano took a sip of Johnnie Walker Blue Label from a clear, plastic glass while sitting on a bar stool in the corner of the Reflections bar on Newark Avenue.

Boggiano, who mentioned that he hadn't eaten all day, took a bite of a turkey wrap, let out a sigh and smiled.

While it was Boggiano's first bite of food for the day, it was also his first as Councilman-elect for Ward C in Jersey City.

"It's an amazing feeling," Boggiano said with a smile. "I want to give back (to Ward C) and help these people. I can't thank them enough."

Boggiano, a 69-year-old retired Jersey City police detective, defeated the incumbent council rep and Fulop ally Nidia Lopez in today's runoff election in the ward, which includes Journal Square. Boggiano received 1,686 votes to Lopez's 1,332 votes to win a seat on the Jersey City City Council.

Like much of the time on the campaign trail, Boggiano, an independent, was flanked by numerous family members and volunteers, who loudly chanted "Rich-ie, Rich-ie" when news of Boggiano's victory was announced.

"I'm beyond excited," said Boggiano's daughter Katrina.

"He's worked so hard for this. This is something he should have done 20 years ago," she said.

Boggiano's son Chris added, "He's been a councilman for the last 30 years, now its official."

Boggiano admits that the biggest task of his term on the council will be the revitalization of the Journal Square area.

"I want to see Journal Square get back to what it once was," Boggiano said tonight.

"I want to see new development and get quality stores (in the area). I want to make the Loew's the jewel of Journal Square."

While the tasks may be in Boggiano's ward, he understands that the task will not be easy.

"I want to talk to the other (council members) who are involved," Boggiano said. "I want to talk to (Mayor-elect Fulop) and express to him what I want and what I would like to see happen."

Most of all, while other parts of the city grow and prosper, Boggiano wants to make sure those who reside in his ward are not forgotten in city hall.

"I want to see Ward C get its fair share," Boggiano said.

Posted on: 2013/6/12 3:00
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Congratulations Richard. Your independent voice, genuine concern for your Ward and this great city, and leatherneck tenacity will serve this city well.

Semper Fi from an old Airmen and veteran of the most recent war.

Posted on: 2013/6/12 1:43
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Re: It's Greek To Me - OUT OF BUSINESS
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Do you think they will they serve Chee buggers and Pepsi?


... no Coke.

Posted on: 2013/6/10 23:32
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Re: U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg dies at 89
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RIP Senator Lautenberg and "hand salute" for your service in World War II.

Christie needs Democrats to win this election. One popular Republican among NJ Dems was Governor Tom Kean. He's an old-fashioned Northeast Republican and had a good relationship with NJ unions. As a place holder, Governor Kean is not a bat$hit crazy tea bagger nor is he a Senator Boxer, and Kean may satisfy "establishment" Republicans and centrist Democrats.

Another possibility is former governor, Christine Todd Whitman, who is a bit polarizing for some, but reasonably safe as a place holder.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 13:26
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Re: Why I Like Councilwoman Nidia Lopez
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Thank you JCCheerleader. I may disagree with you and still like Richard, but appreciate putting yourself out there in support of someone that you admire. Likewise, I hope that your neighbors and friends get involved in making Ward C prosper. At the end of the day, we all want the same thing: quality of life, an accountable city government, and good representation at the ward level.

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1. Councilwoman Lopez visited my block, met with my neighbors and me, and listened to all our concerns.

2. She got us a missing streetlight installed within only a couple of months (this after my neighbors had asked PSE&G to install one for years). She had overhanging tree branches that were blocking visibility trimmed.

3. She informed us of the monthly Police meeting which we were unfamiliar with. Our attendance there and making a personal appeal to the Police Captain for help with the narcotics problem got us a police car on our block every afternoon and evening during the drug dealers busiest selling time. The drug dealer moved on.

4. Councilwoman Lopez spoke with us at a subsequent meeting about getting a fire hydrant moved to allow for another parking space for us on the block and to put in more street trees and greenery. S

5. She has met with us several times to discuss The Apple Tree House, Journal Square's place in Jersey City's history, the Historic Speers Cemetery, getting more park space, and has made many introductions for us with multiple Jersey City Departments including Cultural Affairs.

6. She told us a few of the projects she is working with the community on: getting recognition for Bergen Square's place in New Jersey's history, the re-installation of the Peter Stuyvesant Statue that the Board of Ed took out without asking anyone's permission, improving the condition of the JS PATH station, and the renaming of the street corner at Vroom and Bergen Ave at the request of my neighbors who attend the large Coptic Church in the Square.

7. Additionally, Councilwoman Lopez has attended my block association meetings and offered practical advice and asked what she can do for us.

Posted on: 2013/5/31 13:58
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Re: Seeking space for a post-wedding reception
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Lowes Theater, Journal Square:

Address: 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone:(201) 798-6055

Went to a wedding and reception there. Stunning architecture, great photos, and caterers were on point. The ceremony actually took place on stage and was great. Easy set up for DJ and band.

Proceeds go to funding this amazing space.

Also, a lot of parking at garage behind theater. Location is just across the street from the PATH for easy travel.

Posted on: 2013/5/26 14:57
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Re: Fulop Supporters: Keep Your Signs Displayed!
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As long as Nidia's name is not on the sign, I'll take another. Vote for Richard Boggiano.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 22:48
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Re: Healy signs and “workers” every where this morning…..
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Residents at 297 Montgomery removed two unauthorized Healy signs today. This one covers Fulops sign.

[img width=200]Healy sign secured over Fulop sign Montgomery and Jersey.  Residents removed sign. photo HealyoverFulopSign.jpg[/img]

Posted on: 2013/5/14 23:27
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Good Luck Richard!

Mom and Sis voted for you this morning. Ward C cannot afford a meek, tainted, and ineffective council member for another four years.

Semper Fi

Posted on: 2013/5/14 14:59
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Re: Jersey City election 2013: where the race stands
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I think what many of the "interlopers" don't understand about what is going on in this city is that the regular person who is from JC dislikes what you are about. Many of you don't realize that many of you come off as trying to force your ideals on everyone because you know better, you are smarter etc. JC people don't go for that
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I was born in Margaret Hague, lived here my whole life, have relatives who work for the city and all of us are voting for Steve. To label, minimize, and attempt to separate "us" and "them" is exactly what's wrong with this city, its political culture, and tone. Personally, I like Jerry, but this election is about power for the sake of holding on to a tradition of patronage and privilege that should have died with Hague, Kenny, and Whalen. The sky will not immediately fall if Steve is elected because he will confront an entrenched Soviet-style bureaucracy thanks to years of cronyism and toleration by generations of residents.

Enough already. We're a better city than we were twenty years ago and a much better city than when I was growing up here and attending public school. You can blame "interlopers" but remember that Newport, the Mall, Portside, and the light rail were in the planning stages during Cucci and McCann. In fact, Rep. Guarini secured funds for the light rail about 25 years ago. The whole concept of the "Gold Coast" and influx of those pesky "interlopers" had the blessing of some of the most egregious abusers of our city government. I guess they never expected them to vote and demand better services.

Posted on: 2013/5/12 14:50
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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... retired city Police Officer Richard Boggiano might put pressure on Ward C City Councilwoman Nidia Lopez, who is running for her second term.

Lopez is running with Fulop. Boggiano, who is president of the Hilltop Neighborhood Association, is running on his own and is not affiliated with a mayoral candidate.


Ms. Lopez is hoping to ride the wave of Fulop's popularity. She remained as quiet as a church mouse until Healy mentioned that three Latinas may have "pulled off his towel" while he was drunk. All of sudden, she's Sojourner Truth and calls a press conference. I have yet to speak to one person in the ward who is voting for Ms. Lopez.

I admire anyone who puts himself out there under the scrutiny of the electorate and that includes Mr. Boggiano's opponents, but come on Ward C. This is your chance for real "full time" representation and action for a Ward with a ton of potential. Vote for Richard Boggiano.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 14:45
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Re: PolitickerNJ: How will Fulop perform on his home turf?
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In the first few weeks after Mayor Fulop is sworn in, the council should amend the city charter and ditch the ridiculous timing of our mayoral election.

It is an age-old practice to keep machine politicians in power. City workers have the day off and are usually organized enough to get out the "patronage" vote.

Likewise, all elections except for primaries and ballot initiatives obviously, should be in November. We may even save money after the change. BTW, I am not an interloper.

Posted on: 2013/4/30 1:48
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Re: 2600 Kennedy Blvd (The Hague), Journal Square
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First time poster and interested in Journal Square. Goal is to buy a property for investment.

Would be interested to hear your thoughts 2600 Kennedy Blvd. (Hague Condos).

How is this location? What do comparable apartments (2 BR/1 BA) rent for in the immediate area? What are vacancy rates like?

[note - also cross posted on city-data]


Charming building. Parking is absolutely awful. If you're getting a bargain, the property will be worth holding onto as the area slowly improves. Not sure about the rents in the area anymore. I lived on Garrison Avenue in a really nice building (about 5 blocks away). Rents were between 600 - 800 three years ago.

Posted on: 2013/4/9 23:30
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Re: Neighborhoods - where's it quiet, where's it not - chime in.
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Henry Street and the Island Section


Can you clarify where this is? THanks!


Above Harsimus Cemetery. If you drive up Newark Avenue (west) and make the half left turn onto Pavonia just beyond Waldo Avenue, make a left onto Chestnut (first light) and go two blocks to Henry Street. If you remain and Chestnut and continue, you will reach the Island section after going over the bridge over the railroad tracks. Streets on the Island Section are Trenton, Elizabeth, and Waldo. Waldo is split in two by a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks. The entire area is known to oldtimers as the Hilltop.

If you move into the area, the Journal Square PATH station is a 10 to 15 minute leisurely walk (west) up Magnolia Avenue.

Posted on: 2013/4/7 4:30
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Re: Orale Mexican Kitchen
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"Taco Machin: Roasted Bone Marrow topped with Crispy Pork Belly and shredded cabbage"

Holy Crap, are you kidding me? I'm There! This one is reason enough.


Had three of those tonight. Excellent. Tasty, savory, and with a little crunch and hot chipotle sauce.

Not the greatest Mojito, but that cucumber drink... forgot the name of it... was awesome. I think that I had one too many.

Posted on: 2013/4/6 4:30
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Re: Neighborhoods - where's it quiet, where's it not - chime in.
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Henry Street and the Island Section

Posted on: 2013/4/5 19:02
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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I was born and raised in Ward C, and my mother still lives a few blocks from Mr. Boggiano. I don't know him personally, but I do know what he's done for the ward over the years.

During my 30 plus years in the Ward, it was always considered one of the more desirable places to live in Jersey City during the downward spiral that other parts of the city suffered during hard economic times. While the Downtown section literally burned during the 1970's, Ward C maintained its decent neighborhoods and sense of community because of the robust Hilltop Neighborhood Association, no nonsense committee persons, and in large part because Richard Boggiano was at the forefront of our efforts. Whether there were representatives including students from Dickinson High School at a meeting to address concerns about vandalism and quality of life issues or hosting mayoral debates at St. Joseph's Church, it was Richard Boggiano working hard to have Ward C's concerns front and center.

The same cannot be said about his opponents who are good people, however, when there were concerns in the neighborhood over the years, the first question always was, "Did anyone contact Rich?" I believe that the qualities that make Steve Fulop a popular councilperson such as his quick response to citizen's concerns are in line with Mr. Boggiano's values. As a retired police officer who had no problem disagreeing with his own department's policies, I believe that his efforts and commitment to the Hilltop will be unmatched.

That Mr. Boggiano is not a candidate on a slate has its disadvantages as far as having the logistics and perhaps funding for a campaign, but because he is not beholden to a mayoral candidate, I think that he may be the independent voice of reason on the council.

Moreover, Mr. Boggiano is interested in the things that make Jersey City a unique place. He knows its in depth history and is genuinely concerned about its future.

I can't vote for you Rich and if you saw me on the street, you probably wouldn't recognize me, but I wish you luck and hope you finally represent the ward in city hall.

Semper Fi

Posted on: 2013/3/27 20:04
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Re: What's your favorite dive bar in Jersey City?
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Journal Square: Jack Millers Pub
5 Corners: Grapevine
Downtown: Golden Cicada
Heights: Corkscrew Tavern (not sure a dive)
Western slope Greenville: Mojo Lounge (not sure a dive)

If I had to choose one... Jack Miller's Pub (definitely a dive). Cheap booze, eclectic crowd, and an old school jukebox.

Posted on: 2013/1/19 6:20
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Re: Critter Cab
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sent you PM

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