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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Oh- thanks for the correction Mia!

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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Mia's invocation of Mocco is apt. That was some sort of give away to Peter Mocco in the waning hours of the Cucci administration. The City spent years litigating it- won it, only to have politics or something settle it, I think, for almost a give away a second time.

Mia is also directly on point with all the other taxes that NYC has (occupancy tax, portion of sales tax).

I could get a devloper in there tomorrow to devlope it.

Don't we have a hot shot new city planner from Harvard who should be able to structure this. Also, I suspect, the Liberty Harbor Plan itself would permit good commercial developemnet.

And yes, the appraisal will not be worth the paper it is written on.

Posted on: 3/22 13:11
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Newport (600 acres), all of Harsimus Cove, Colgate Redevlopment east of Hudson at the very least, all of Libery Harbor North and all devloment around the Morris Canal, all of LSP, all of the golf course, and all of Port Liberte are or were derelect and contaminated industrial sites built on fill. This 16 acres comes late to the game where there should be no question of its value.

Posted on: 3/22 13:06
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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The numbers are realistic.

A neighborhood that mixes medium and low rise like Liberty Harbor North (these 16 acres are part of Liberty Harbor Redevelopment Plan).

Well houses downtown are being sold for up to 3.5 million now. So can we say that the average row house downtown (average being noting special, 18 ft wide, four stories, brick, goes for 1.2).

Outside of downtown, average house goes for say 500K. So yea, I overestimated post reval bill which will probably range from 10k to 40k. I guess in suburban NJ (Montclaire etc) this counts for not being overtaxed. However, Jersey City really competes with NYC where these rates are outrageous. Residential tax rates in NY are minimal- NYC getting its revenue from commercial real estate and its income tax.

Please note that 44% of the city is already tax exempt. So yes- the City should not create any more untaxed land.

The City should also seek to get a payroll tax. Whitman changed the legislation to screw Schundler so that only Newark has the ability. This needs to be changed and JC needs to adopt it. If JC adopts a 1% payroll tax, that still leaves us very compeetitve since NYC's graduated rates start at 2.9 and go to 3.64. Also, Newark has a 2$ payroll tax.

Other things that need to be done is reduction of payroll, especially in the Fire Dept. and Police.

Posted on: 3/22 13:01
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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16 unimproved acres fronting on LSP would net at a minimum $80 million. Maximum maybe $160 million in current market. This is per my discussion with people involved currently in redevelopment. I briefly was a redevelopment lawyer before the insiders circled the wagon. Around 1998 or so, I was involved in a deal with Fisher Brothers who negotiated the sale of one acre in the Colgate Redevelopment zone for $11 million, a record at the time. I hear the going rate would be at least 20 million now for that area. Using the conservative market value of $80 million, if it were developed properly, it’s value would clearly be over one billion in ratables. The City should be looing to Battery Park City, Hudson Yards, etc for examples on how to do this. Again, using conservative figures, if the value of this 16 acre neighborhood was a billion, that would generate $20 million in property tax revenue yearly, or about 4% of the budget! 44% if Jersey City is already tax exempt. No more land should be allowed to be tax exempt! After the reval, the average homeowner will be paying $20k in annual property taxes. We will have moves like this to blame.Also, the LSC is a dysfunctional entity that does a very mediocre job so it is unlikely to perform well in this agreement
As always, cui bono?

Posted on: 3/22 11:32
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Is this give a way a done deal or can it be stopped?

Posted on: 3/20 8:58
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Doesn't the guy in charge of this failure of a museum which closes at 4 every day, make over 400k a year?!

Posted on: 3/18 15:51
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Re: Nor'Easter - March 14, 2017
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Well maybe you don't follow the weather. If you did, you would know that it is a science and there are protocols for making a forecast. NOAA computer guidance ensemble on late Sunday and early Monday showed the storm tracking 50 miles west. Now the narrative on the web site asserted that NOAA did not for some reason believe this. Yet, they posted for the first time, Blizzard warnings for northwest NJ and southern NY. This forecast was based on the new trajectory of the storm which would have the rain snow line right through NY city so that there would be no blizzard in NYC or Hudson County. ANd in fact, there was no blizzard. We got, instead, like eight inches of sleet. Tough stuff to shovel and tough stuff to take in the face. But it is an entirely different storm. Principally, it lacked 1. white out feature of blizzard which is very dangerous; 2. the drifting feature of a blizzard which is also dangerous. 3. the accumulation mark of a blizzard which is definitional. The civil authorities clearly overreacted- NOAA should have changed its forcast at noon on Monday. The blizzard warning should have been downgraded to a winter storm warning. NYC kids could have gone to school and the subways could have run, and it could have been legal to drive on the roads. Most things would have still been closed but it would not have been so hysterical. We're not DC for Pete's sake! So that is sort of fake news. Or at least NOAA not doing its job. I was actually kind of glad to hear it. I looked out at 3:00 am and saw that the snow was not sticking to the roads and wondered why when I opened NOAA it still said blizzard warning.

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NOAA Knew NYC Was Not Getting a Blizzard by Noon on Monday! Fake News?
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Before the first snow fell, U.S. meteorologists realized there was a good chance the late-winter storm wasn't going to produce giant snow totals in big Northeast cities as predicted.

But they didn't change their forecasts because they said they didn't want to confuse the public.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington held a conference call Monday afternoon about computer models that dramatically cut predicted snow amounts. They decided to keep the super snowy warnings.

"Out of extreme caution we decided to stick with higher amounts," Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Prediction Center in suburban Maryland, told The Associated Press. "I actually think in the overall scheme that the actions (by states and cities) taken in advance of the event were exceptional."

On Monday, the weather service predicted 18 to 24 inches of snow in New York City. By late Tuesday afternoon, Central Park was covered with a little more than 7 inches of snow with rain and sleet still falling. Other areas, including upstate New York and Connecticut, received more than a foot and a half of snow. Swaths of Pennsylvania were walloped by 20 to 30 inches of snow.

Carbin said a last-minute change downgrading snowfall totals might have given people the wrong message that the storm was no longer a threat. It still was, but real danger was from ice and sleet in places like New York City and Washington, he said.

Dramatically changing forecasts in what meteorologists call "the windshield wiper effect" only hurts the public, said Bob Henson, a meteorologist for the private Weather Underground.

Carbin stood by the decision.

"The nature of the beast is that there's always uncertainty in every forecast and we have to get better at describing that," Carbin said.

The right amount of precipitation fell, but it came down as rain and sleet because the rain-snow line moved inland, according to Carbin and private forecasters.

The rain-snow line is a 50 mile wide north-south swath where cold Arctic air from the north and west clashes with warm, moist air from the Atlantic. West of the snow line saw heavy snow while east had rain and sleet.

The snow line happens to center on New York City so it was a bigger deal than if the line had been over a rural area, said private meteorologist Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics .

Private forecast outfits said the National Weather Service did a good job forecasting a tough storm despite the beating the federal agency took on social media.

"Overall the range of the forecast was very solid. It ended up being on the low end," Henson said. "I understand why people can be frustrated when the expectation is the big storm."

University of Georgia meteorology professor Marshall Shepherd, host of the television show "Weather Geeks," said the public focused too much on worst-case scenarios.

"The perception of 'bust' is that it didn't materialize for New York in the manner expected. Much of the expected snow fell as sleet," Shepherd said in an email. "To me, ice is a far greater hazard. If a pitcher throws a strike down the center of the plate or just off the outside corner, it's still a strike. "

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Posted on: 3/15 9:27
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4 inches an hour!?
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Meanwhile...the threat for Blizzard conditions with 1 to 2 ft
of snow is high for the NYC metro...NE NJ...Lower Hudson Valley
and SW CT. Blizzard Warning has been issued for this area.
Coupled jet structure...approaching phased mid level shortwave
energy...and deep and strong frontogenetic forcing...interacting
with inflow of gulf/sub-tropical moisture points towards
intense snowfall rates late tonight and pivoting north through
early Tuesday afternoon. Fairly good operational model agreement
on 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches qpf...with locally up to 2 inches qpf.
Most of this falling in a 9 hr period! Snowfall rates of 2 to 4
inches per hour look likely in this area based on SPC SREF
strongly signaling potential for snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches
per hour and the 3km experimental NAM showing still showing
potential for snowfall rates of 3-5 inches per hour
. Intense
comma head banding may linger over the western portions of the
cwa into the afternoon.

Strong Winds: Based on westward shift and stronger low
pressure...have expanded blizzard warning one zone grouping N &
W. Models showing potential for 35-45kt winds at 950 HPA into
much of NE NJ...Lower Hud...and S CT Tue morning/afternoon. This
should translate into several hours of 35 to 40 mph gusts with
heavy snow in these areas. These strong winds with heavy snow
will likely make travel nearly impossible Tuesday morning in
these areas with several roads becoming impassable. Winds fields
strengthen up to 50-60 kt at 950 HPA for eastern LI and far SE
CT at the same time...where potential exists for high wind gusts
of 50-60 mph. Duration of blizzard conditions across southern
and eastern coastal areas is tricky depending on changeover
time...but even here a few hours of whiteout conditions and
dangerous travel likely for the Tue morning commute.

Heavy snow and strongest winds should begin to wind down from sw to
ne late Tue/Tue evening as low pressure pulls east of New England.
Snow showers and gusty NW winds could lingers through Wednesday as
the phased upper low moves through.

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Re: Potential Nor'Easter next week with snow
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NOAA's latest for Monday:

Attention then shifts to an energy laced polar jet with Pacific
energy dropping down the front side of the upper ridge across
western Canada and into the Northern Plains early next week,
amplifying the upper trough across the Great Lakes and eastern
Canada. The last 24 hours the global models have all come into
better agreement with significant cyclogenesis off the Mid
Atlantic coast during the Tuesday into Wednesday timeframe. In
addition, with a cold high in place to the north, any
precipitation would likely be in the form of snow. There are
though differences in the magnitude and timing of the upper
trough, with the models ejecting a series of lows off the Mid
Atlantic coast Sunday through Tuesday. The question will be
whether a more consolidated upper trough, and deeper surface
low is close enough to the coast to bring a significant
snowstorm to the region Tuesday into early Wednesday. Systems
thus far this year have been more progressive in nature due to
the fast flow and lack of blocking. For the time, have mentioned
snow in the forecast Monday night into early Tuesday. Its much
too early to be specific with the details, but clearly something
to be watched.

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Re: Potential Nor'Easter next week with snow
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I'm confused reading the date and time on these zippy maps. MDM, can you enlighten?

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Re: Potential Nor'Easter next week with snow
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Yea!

I think the models are not in agreement for Monday/Tuesday. The Euro is usually more accurate right. The temp contrasts at this time of year can generate very intense storms.

MDM- where do you get your great maps?

Posted on: 3/8 16:12
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Re: Brick Haus Gym
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I've always found Club Metro adequate. Nothing fancy like Club H. Locker rooms a bit cramped. But the price is right and the managment is responsive.

Posted on: 3/7 11:36
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Re: Five Finger Discount - Jersey City documentary on PBS
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So true about this being a big city with a village mentality. I grew up at the shore, but whenever we met someone from Jersey City my parents would start yapping and it would always turn out that we all knew the same people. I moved here right after college in '88 (with some breaks), and somehow even with the massive turnover and a new transient element, what big guy says, is true- for a big city which is an integral part to the City, everyone seems to know everyone here (for better or worse).

Posted on: 3/7 9:28
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Re: FM BAR AND RESTAURANT
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Good luck!

Posted on: 3/6 16:45
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Re: Brick Haus Gym
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Uh Uh- Club Metro is already crowded at peak times.

Posted on: 3/6 9:01
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Re: Christophobic Webmaster Strikes Again
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Non christians are perfect in every way!

Posted on: 3/3 10:47
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Re: Christophobic Webmaster Strikes Again
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Mea culpa, Webmaster!

Maybe this is a new policy or a policy that is inconsistently applied because I don't recall liturgical events or choir concerts that I have posted being taken down at all- let alone the next day. It would sometimes allow for a post hoc conversation on the same thread. I know you favor an aggressive editing style, e.g. you regularly combine threads that address an issue from very different, even opposite vantage points. Well it's your website and this is America so that's your prerogative.

Apologies again for impugning your motives.

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Christophobic Webmaster Strikes Again
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So I put up a post about an Ash Wednesday liturgy and include the music that will be sung (mostly Renaissance masters). Then I added an explanation of the history and meaning of the feast along with some literary tributes from metaphysical poets and spiritual writers. And guess what? It is stricken of course.

Posted on: 3/2 17:42
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Re: The Disaster that is Jersey City Recreation
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Forget about the water temperature at Pershing?! Never! And actually for the first time ever, it is consitently appropriate at about 83 degrees. Who cares if the showers have peeling paint- at least the pool can be used for its purpose now.

I don't know, I don't see a big slide in the Department. There are some things that are great- the youth hockey program. The age group swim team is in its early stage but shows promise. There are no doubt hacks but also good. Berry Lane Park is a big new asset for example.

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Re: MCNAIR ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED REGENERON SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH FINALIST
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I think both.

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Re: MCNAIR ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED REGENERON SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH FINALIST
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Harvard

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Re: MCNAIR ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED REGENERON SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH FINALIST
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I concurr with Alex- I 've had two sons who have benefited from Ms. Gupta's excellence.

I dunno, JC-Dweller, aren't the all caps just sort of a way of communicating the hectoring of an old time newsboy- read all about it?

Btw, I believe the young man is headed to

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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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The high property tax issue for JC is the reason that we should enact a payroll tax. Schundler tried to but Whitman, in order to elect McGreevy, had the law changed so that only Newark is a city of the "First Class" with ability to tax. A 1% payroll tax would not hurt Jersey City's comptetiveness with NYC is between 3.5 and 4% and would be the same as Newark's. Moreover, there is a 50% credit, I believe, so that a 1% payroll deduction ends up being only a .5% cost to the taxpayer. I have not heard anyone mention this tax in years.

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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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Sorry about the paragraphs! When I posted it refused to accept to then I cut and pasted onto Word and then recut and pasted it. It looked fine in Word but was a mess on the site. But if I edited it, I repeatedly got a message that I had timed out.

And, Whoelsecoulditbe, that is the exact time of snarky condescending quip that is evidence of what we're talking about. Would you make such anti Islamic statments? Or anti Jewish statements. Maybe- but probably not.

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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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The anti Christian animus (and ignorance) exhibited by Brewster et al is, I think, the type of "soft persecution" of Christianity that the study means. It is is a bit of a stretch in a way- Christians in America certainly are not being beheaded as in Islamic countries, or put in internment camps as in Marxist states (N. Korea, China, Cuba, Venezuela). But the Enlighten critique of Christianity in many forms is now a sort of base prejudice.
The sexual abuse scandal is particularly interesting. While a few of the cases occurred under the pre Vatican II Church where a few notorious pedophiles flew under the radar and, as pedophiles do, were outsmarted based on institutional weaknesses, the overwhelming number of victims occurred in the new Church of Vatican II which largely tries to ape the larger world and accept its values. Chastity, virginity, penance- were forgotten and our shared values of concern for the poor, downtrodden, forgotten etc became all rather than only a part of the religion. Half celibates left for marriage. A certain portion that remained holy orders started watching TV and there were no longer any regulations- they could dress like laymen, travel on vacations etc. The habits of monks were denigrated. Is it any wonder that religious began acting out sexually?
In the early 1970s, the Catholic Traditionalist press, e.g. The Remnant, was apoplectic that certain priests were predatory homosexuals seeking to seduce adolescent boys. Cardinals and bishops were implicated, e.g. Cardinal Bernadine, Bishop Hubbard, etc. Letter writing campaigns were organized. Press conferences were called. Nothing happened! Instead, the press lionized these churchman who were all arch liberals. That is why Spotlight, the movie, and the like, is such BS. Yes, the Times did a service bringing light to the victims- but it was after years of being complicit in the cover-up. Moreover, when people began to put 2 + 2 together so that they saw that this was a homosexual phenomenon, not a pedophile phenomenon, the NY Times et al, got very defensive and skittish.
This continues today. Pope Francis is an enable of predatory homosexual priests of the first order. These degenerate men are now in power all throughout the Church and are engaged in a Stalinist campaign to destroy anyone who tries to stop them.
Francis ' household is run by Monsignor Ricca a convicted predatory homosexual and patron of gigolos. The famous "who am I to judge" statement of the Pope was made when reporters asked how he could have such a man run his household. Think of it. Ricca controls everyone who comes and goes at the Casa Marta. He is also in charge of the Vatican Bank. Other high profile predatory homosexuals (or protectors of same) include Cardinals McCarrick, Daneels, Mahoney, Kasper, Marx. LOL, Cardinal Daneels is on video tape haranguing a young man for the temerity to bring criminal charges against his uncle who as bishop had sodomized him as a teenager! The MSM will not talk about this because all of these church men deny Christ and everything Christ means. They are the trojan horse that has destroyed the church.
Penultimately, just for context, Stalinism killed many times more people than were victims of any Christian persecution. http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/the-dea ... comparison-breakdown.html

A respected estimate of the vicitms of the Spanish Inquisition is 30,000. His work on The Spanish Inquisition is published by Yale University Press (Fourth Edition, 2014). Kamen’s research has led him to conclude: “We can in all probability accept the estimate, made on the basis of available documentation, that a maximum of three thousand persons may have suffered death during the entire history of the tribunal” (p. 253). Kamen’s estimates may be too low, but they represent the general perspective of contemporary scholar. On the other hand, Stalin is estimate to have had 20 million victims. http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/04/wor ... as-victims-of-stalin.html. Now the most recent stats I can find for Christians is 2013 1,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during the 12 months ending Oct. 31, 2013. https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/01/2935607/
Finally, on the sexual abuse of minors, it is all so curious. Our culture does all it can to destroy the innocence of children. The very idea of what psychologists used to call the latency period, or period after infantile sexual development and before adolescence is now ridiculed. Children, we are told, will decide their own sexual ethic and parameters among themselves. Along the way, they will be surrounded by hypersexualized models (Disney princesses) and play with dildos mandatged middle school sex ed. The age of consent is being lowered to 14!https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2 ... cia-hewitt-age-of-consent Our heads spin at homosexual sex scandal after scandal- from Sandusky (who actually was probably a true pedophile), to Canadian Youth Hockey, to pro football in England (soccer), to American Little League, etc.
Anyway, this is pissing into the wind because the antichristian have an incredible inability to admit their prejudice.
For anyone interested in more on the homosexual infiltration of the Catholic church consider Saint Damian's The Book of Gommorah, and, more recently, Randy Engel's Rites of Sodomy and Goodby Good Men by Michael Ros

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12th Night! Sung Mass by William Byrd at Journal Square Church tonight
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Epiphany High Mass at 7:00 PM
St. John the Baptist, 3026 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306.
Journal Square.

For the `12 day of Christmas, Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at 7:00 PM for the Solemnity of the Epiphany, tonight, Friday, January 6th.
The Mass setting is Byrd’s Mass for three voices. Propers will be sung from the Liber Usualis and traditional carols and motets will be sung.

Musicologist Brian Robbins explains:
The three unaccompanied masses Byrd composed during the 1590s are masterpieces of late Elizabethan polyphony. The Mass for Three Voices (1593-1594), like its companions for four and five voices, is a setting of the sections of the Ordinary: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. Byrd wrote the work for use by Catholics during a period when celebration of the mass was strictly forbidden. Still, Catholics (or recusants, as they were then known in England), continued to perform their central act of worship under cover of strict secrecy. Byrd's masses were therefore composed for practical use and conceived expressly for small-scale, furtive performances. After moving from London to Essex in 1593, Byrd himself may have been involved in such acts of worship at the nearby home of Sir John Petre, a notable member of the Catholic community and a friend and patron of the composer.
The Mass for Three Voices is the briefest of Byrd's three masses, almost certainly because the opportunities for passing thematic material from one voice to another are restricted by such a small number of parts. There is no evidence that Byrd had a particular vocal disposition in mind, and the mass works as well for soprano, alto, and tenor as it does for alto, tenor, and bass, or even tenor, baritone, and bass. Such flexibility is obviously logical, given the conditions under which the work was originally intended to be sung. In each of his masses, Byrd was careful not to make the vocal writing too complex; the scoring in the present work is mainly syllabic, with little complex melismatic writing. Still, within such apparent austerity, Byrd produces many wonderfully expressive moments, with key passages in the text highlighted to great effect.

This feast was kept in the East from the third century and its observance spread to the West towards the end of the fourth. The word Epiphany means manifestation, and just as at Christmas, it is the mystery of God appearing in visible form; only no longer does He show Himself to the Jews alone but “on this day" it is “to the Gentiles that God reveals His Son" (Collect). In a magnificent vision, Isaias beheld the Church as typified by Jerusalem, whither should flock kings and nations, the “multitude of the sea" and the “strength of the Gentiles,” coming from afar with countless caravans, singing the Lord’s praises and bringing Him frankincense and gold (Epistle). “The kings of the earth shall adore Him, all nations shall serve Him" (Offertory). In to-day’s gospel we see this prophecy fulfilled.

While at Christmas we extolled the union of our Lord’s divinity with His humanity, at the Epiphany we honour the mystic union of souls with Christ. “This day a star led the Wise Men to the manger; this day water was turned into wine at the marriage feast; this day Christ chose to be baptized by John in the Jordan for our salvation, alleluia." So we read in to-day’s liturgy which thus connects this feast with that of the Octave Day and of the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

At St. Peter’s, where are the relics of the Church’s first visible head, the liturgical celebration of the entry of the Gentiles into the Church takes place. “In the adoring Magi,” says St. Leo, “let us acknowledge the first-fruits of our own calling and faith; and let us commemorate with hearts full of joy the foundations of this our blessed hope. For from this moment we have begun to enter our heavenly patrimony.”

Ecce advenit Dominator Dominus: et regnum in manu ejus, et potestas et imperium. * Deus, judicium tuum Regi da: et justitiam tuam Filio Regis.
Behold the Lord the Ruler is come: and dominion, and power, and empire, are in his hand. * Give to the King thy judgment, O God, and to the King’s Son thy justice.
(Malachias 3:1 and Psalm 71:2 from the Introit of Mass)


Deus, qui hodierna die unigenitum tuum Gentibus, stella duce, revelasti: concede propitius, ut qui jam te ex fide cognovimus, usque ad contemplandam speciem tuam celsitudinis perducamur.
O God, who by the direction of a star, didst this day manifest thy only Son to the Gentiles: mercifully grant, that we, who now know thee by faith, may come at length to see the glory of thy Majesty.
(Collect)


Omnes de Saba, venient, aurum et thus deferentes, et laudem Domino annuntiantes. * Surge et illuminare, Jerusalem, quia gloria Domini super te orta est.
Alleluia, alleluia. Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente: et venimus cum muneribus adorare Dominum. Alleluia.
All shall come from Saba, bringing gold and frankincense, and publishing the praises of the Lord. Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
Alleluia, alleluia. We saw his star in the east, and are come, with our offerings, to adore the Lord. Alleluia.


Continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of King Herod, behold there came wise men from the East, to Jerusalem, saying: Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him. And Herod, hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests, and the scribes of the people, he enquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda: for it is written by the Prophet: And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod privately calling the Wise Men, learned diligently of them the time of the star, which appeared to them: and sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go, and diligently enquire after the Child: and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore him. Who, having heard the king, went their way. And behold the star, which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And entering into the house, they found the Child with Mary, his Mother, (here, all kneel,) and falling down, they adored him. And, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having received an answer in sleep, that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their own country.
(St Matthew 2:1-12)

The Catholic Encyclopaedia on the Epiphany: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05504c.htm

Dom Gueranger on the Epiphany: http://liturgialatina.org/lityear/christmas/epiphany.htm

Meditation from Bishop Challoner for the Epiphany: http://www.liturgialatina.org/challoner/jan1.htm#6

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Re: PERSHING FIELD POOL- WORLD'S LARGEST HOT TUB
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Home away from home


Yes, I don't really undersand it- that is the two extra hours early in the morning that no one knows about. And apparently the guy is never late. I remember years ago, we got the city to open it at 6 for Masters and he was late every other day.

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Re: PERSHING FIELD POOL- WORLD'S LARGEST HOT TUB
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Home away from home
Home away from home


As far as I know, the Masters Team has not gotten off the ground. However, the pool, if you can believe this, is open at 5:00 am every day and has been for years. It seems it was sort of informal at first because the mayor liked to swim at this time and now is official. It's very handy. Several of the refugees from Stevens' Masters are now there at 5:00 on the dot. That is too early for me.

Also, sometimes they have two or three lanes rented out to Scarlet Age Group team.



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