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Re: How one author got to the bottom of dark family musings about her great-grandmother
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The author will be doing a book signing 4pm tomorrow Sunday May 21st Downtown J.C. at Casa Colombo Center for the Arts 380 Monmouth St. http://www.casacolombo.org/


Thanks for the tip... the PBS special and her book were great. Sounds like a great read with a nice serving of puttanesca and glass of hearty red vino.

Posted on: 5/21 7:25
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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I spent the extra on the Kryptonite NY Lock. I believe it came with an theft insurance plan. Also go the seat/wheel locks.

I am shocked someone was able to cut through the lock in the photo. Even making that cut, still have to be pretty strong to slip it off the frame etc.

I have not had an issue, but you never get the thought out of your head about your bike disappearing.

Posted on: 5/17 14:46
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Re: JC Family Booted Off JetBlue Flight Over Carry-On Cake
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I was denied my lemon meringue pie coming back from Kentucky last week. I'm surprised they even got past the security check point.


Ignoring Trump and Sharpton (neither of whom I have even the least bit bit of respect for) I'm still salivating about that confiscated lemon meringue pie. My favorite


Along with the pie, I was wondering if JCGirl hit "The Derby"? I think not... with the payouts, she could have chartered a small plane for her pie :)

Posted on: 5/16 6:51
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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TwoBootsJC wrote:
Dear Friends.

Once again, untruths are running wild on JCList. So, for anyone interested in facts, here they are.

1. The food trucks at the farmers' market were illegal under Jersey City law. (Do the research.)


Sure. It's a poor law, though. Clearly, downtown JC is populated enough to support a restaurant row and a food truck market (like any thriving city).

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2. Over twenty Downtown restaurants signed a petition (not just Two Boots) demanding that the HDSID discontinue the "food court" it had created, illegally, to fill its own budget hole.


Please elaborate on how the food truck market filled the HDSID's budget hole.

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3. The HDSID was violating its duty to it own members -- us -- by running a competing business.


Alright, this is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. I'd say the HDSID's purpose is misguided if it's favoring certain local businesses over others. Especially when there's a market for both.

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4. The only reason the food truck "food court" could exist was the massive subsidy that it received in the form of below market rent using public space -- a subsidy that no brick and mortar restaurant receives.


Please elaborate.

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5. Two Boots has NEVER complained about any competitor that has to play by the same rules we do. We have New Jersey's largest pizzeria (and restaurant) right next to us. We welcomed them and welcome any other competitor, chain or otherwise, so long as they don't receive government support that we don't.


Restaurants and food trucks will never be able to play by the same rules as they have inherently different characteristics.

This is like a fish saying that a bird shouldn't eat it because it's not fair the fish doesn't have wings.

Restaurants and food trucks each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. If someone wants to sit down and relax for a meal (especially with more than one person), no food truck in the world will pull them away from a quality restaurant.

Alternatively, if you're in a rush or just want to eat something casually on the go, you don't have time for a restaurant. You're going for a food truck instead.

These business models are inherently different, they serve different purposes and they both can (and have) coexist in downtown JC.

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6. We fully support food trucks parking in legal locations.


Sure, because it currently reduces your competition.

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7. The farmers market is flourishing.


But the public has less food truck options due to your anti-competitive lobbying and that's not a good thing for downtown JC.

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8. There are more eating options than ever in the Downtown.


That's my point, food trucks did not need to be banned because there's enough demand due to downtown JC's population growth.

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Finally, probably none of you know this, but we came close to going out of business. During our first three years, we lost money. Now, thankfully, we are doing well, thanks to thousands of loyal customers and Jersey City's growth. But the point remains, that opening a restaurant is a very risky business. Sixty percent of all restaurants close their doors within three years. This is why people who invest hundreds of thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars in restaurants become emotional about unfair and illegal competition.

Lots of love,
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I can't speak about your situation as I am not involved in your business. All I can say is that downtown JC can clearly support both restaurant row and food trucks.




The brick and mortar restaurants operate under vastly different rules than a food truck and outside of liquor, slimmer profit margins. The city owes it to those restaurants /shops to accommodate them.

How many restaurants have moved into those derelict spaces and regenerated Newark Ave. Also how many have failed? The presence of food trucks add nothing to the community. If the Newark Ave. experiment fails leaving boarded up storefronts, they just unplug their generator and move to the next block.

And what about the servers dependent on traffic flow for tips? Despite the tips jars on the food trucks, every sandwich purchased from a food truck means less traffic on Newark Ave. and the other neighboring businesses on Columbus and Grove.

Food trucks are essentially a cash only business with much of their food prep being done probably at someone's uninspected house. I have no issue with them, but I am more sympathetic to the small business restaurant owners.


Posted on: 5/14 12:34
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Re: JC Family Booted Off JetBlue Flight Over Carry-On Cake
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Al's been going crazy seeing these big airline settlements and him not getting his piece of the pie.

Can't fault him... he needs to dough to payoff the multi-million $$$ tax liens that the Obama IRS let slide for eight years.



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buddyboy wrote:
This story held my interest up to where they said that reached out
to NAN. Al Sharpton has been cut off after the last administration
got replaced. I guess old Al needs some attention.

Posted on: 5/14 11:48
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Re: Alternatives to zipcar
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anyone else noticing the JC Zipcar fleet shrinking? and the cars they do have are mostly premium / expensive?

I used to be able to get a last-minute car on a weekday. no more.


The fleet is shrinking and there are mostly premium cars "living" in downtown JC. No cars at all in Journal Square anymore. I've been using zipcar far less recently than I had in the past, because I don't need a BMW for a trip to Trader Joe's. I tweeted zipcar about this before and their response is along the lines of "oh sry lol"


Funny thing is the Zip Car seems to have plenty of weekend cars in Battery Park Area. I was bounced from a DTJC car once to car in Battery Park. I called the dummies and they said the car was only 1.5 miles away. I told them it was in another state and I needed to go through tunnel/tolls to get it. Silence.

Posted on: 5/10 16:17
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Re: Alternatives to zipcar
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jklm wrote:
Electric vehicle sharing - called "Maven" over on First Street between Marin and Provost. There are only a few cars available, but with demand they would expand.

http://joingreenspot.com/car-sharing/




Thanks for this tip will check it out.

Posted on: 5/9 20:07
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Re: Alternatives to zipcar
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I tried Enterprise... ended with bad experience @ Montgomery Street Parking Garage. They were my backup service to Zip. I left car/keys in the parking spot (my typical Zip routine). About 36 hours later get a phone call/email from Enter saying the car keys were not in the car. I told them I left them there, but I checked house etc.

Then I walked back over to the garage with flashlight, had them open the car and went through it thinking keys fell down seat. I found nothing... now I am being told I will have to buy replacements keys blah blah blah...
As I stepped away from car looking outside under the car, I suddenly realized the car was not parked the way I left it. Someone moved it and parked it at an angle that was crossing two spaces.

I told the dopes on the phone/email what I had found.. I even sent pictures of the poorly parked car, telling them someone else (parking lot attendant???) had moved the car and parked it real crappy. After about 12 more hours, multiple emails/phone calls for update, and watching my credit card someone told me the keys were located in the Parking Office.

For the 3+ days of being told I was wrong, doing their job to locate the keys and the anxiety of paying a couple hundred $s for missing keys that were not my fault, there was no response back to my questions about what actually happened, not even a thank-you for helping. They just put me on ignore.

That treatment pissed me off more than the actual incident. I cancelled asap and I would not recommend them.

Posted on: 5/9 15:42
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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Very nice job on the Lutze Biergarten. It really is 4 minutes from Exchange. The concept was executed nicely. Looking forward to my return!

Posted on: 5/9 9:03
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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TheBigGuy wrote:
CHIRP... CHIRP... CHIRP...

does anyone have an opinion about what the costs will be when the litigation finally ends?


You're really overestimating the appeal of having a discourse that goes nowhere with you or JCman8 on a weekend.


LOL... thank you for taking your time to contribute another typical vapid comment to this discourse.

Posted on: 5/7 9:21
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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TheBigGuy wrote:
CHIRP... CHIRP... CHIRP...

does anyone have an opinion about what the costs will be when the litigation finally ends?


Kind of funny that all these people were bashing Yvonne, and then this accident happens and it looks like she was proven right.



Yes... it's only a matter of time before one of her critics blame the crash on her....... or Trump. That is a bad intersection with all the construction.

She can handle herself... I don't agree with some of her comments, but she has a right to say what she wants without enduring the nasty personal attacks.

It just struck me as funny reading this thread how it all went quiet... and there were no comments on the other 3 similar threads. I think we all can agree it was a terrible accident and wish the people injured a speedy recovery.

Posted on: 5/6 23:59
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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CHIRP... CHIRP... CHIRP...

does anyone have an opinion about what the costs will be when the litigation finally ends?

Posted on: 5/6 20:02
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Re: Man punched, robbed in Jersey City after night of drinking, cops say (Downtown)
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This is exactly why we can not have nice things in Jersey City!

Posted on: 5/5 19:07
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Re: Gender Diversity Welcomed Here
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Mao wrote:
Was unsure whether to post in arts and entertainment or crime and safety or what.


Post it under "OMG Yvonne is going to lose her s***"

Which is what you should be doing in a restroom anyway.


Except Mao did not say it was posted at a restroom... it was posted at city locker rooms? Gender Expression? This sounds like trouble.

Posted on: 5/4 17:57
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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CatDog wrote:
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TheBigGuy wrote:
Apparently you have never seen any international football matches between Netherlands and Germany. They are very distinct societies. But you are right about who arrived first.




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jc_dweller wrote:
I know this is irrelevant, but I can't get over the fact that they say JC was founded by the Germans. No, it was the Dutch. I know they're similar and all, but it's just not correct.....

As for their food, I'm withholding judgment. It's not the kind of place I'd go regardless, so far be it for me to trash them.


Agreed, they're distinct and I think they'd each be happy to give a litany of reasons. But I would still say similar. I think we agree on the point. ;)
There's a reason the Dutch are called Swamp Germans.


LOL... who calls the Dutch, "Swamp Germans"... The French??

Posted on: 5/4 17:48
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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Apparently you have never seen any international football matches between Netherlands and Germany. They are very distinct societies. But you are right about who arrived first.




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I know this is irrelevant, but I can't get over the fact that they say JC was founded by the Germans. No, it was the Dutch. I know they're similar and all, but it's just not correct.....

As for their food, I'm withholding judgment. It's not the kind of place I'd go regardless, so far be it for me to trash them.

Posted on: 5/3 12:57
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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Remember too, these same guys were also guests, along with Bill Clinton, flying to the DR on Jeffrey Epstein private Lolita Airways.

The underage girl thing was never fully investigated outside of Epstein pleading out to a 2 year sentence for sex trafficking.




Posted on: 4/29 15:17
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Re: In Marvel Comics, Ms. Marvel returns as Muslim teen living in Jersey City
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Comics, particularly Marvel have always been forerunners in the social change movement. This goes back to 60s and 70s when you had very diverse teams of "good guys".

Classic example is Nick Fury and the Howlin' Commandos. That team was ranged from the African American Gabriel blowing his trumpet to the good ol' southern boy named Reb. Also Irish, English French Japanese... whose characters were some what stereotypical, but united against Hitler an Tojo.

They created Luke Cage and the Falcon to appeal to new readers and energize the base. And the storylines were almost soap opera like. The problem today is they have jumped the shark turning Captain America (white male) into a Nazi Hydra Fascist, but worse, they forgot that their audience is teenage males. I do not think teenage girls are into comic books.

If the Marvel movies reflected anything in their print editions... they would be big time flops.

The primary audience for the Marvel Movies are those of us that grew-up on comic books... turn Cap' into a racist and you will see those movie audiences disappear too.

Posted on: 4/29 15:08
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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$15 seems a little steep... isn't there another ordinance saying that $15 is the minimum wage?

Sounds like the City is exploiting these people? Can't wait for the first civil case to be filed against JC demanding these cards be free?

I hope they attach an amendment making it illegal to reproduce these valuable cards. Seems to me that I could do the same thing with a little help from Staples and sell them for $4 card including photo.

And on Saturdays I would give family discounts, $1 per card plus a bag of popcorn.

Posted on: 4/29 9:14
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Re: Palisade Lumber shutting down in Mid to late May
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Or it might include a new grade school?

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I imagine the owner will sell it for one boatload of cash and the lot will become condos with commercial space on street level. The developer will say the commercial space is going to be a organic grocery store with a coffee shop/to go food. Just a guess.

Posted on: 4/24 10:54
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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Those directions are why I asked if the Tap Haus was gone, when they opened, they used the exact 4 minute walk / in Exchange Place wording. I thought new owners and/or a brand re-launch.

Ironically I checked the TH website and they have another property open in Hoboken that I think is where the crappy Tilted Kilt was by 9th St. Light Rail.

I do look forward to checking out The Lutze Biergarten.


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Sounds like a place I would check out and give a chance. They aren't at Exchange Place though like the article says.

"located at 15 Second St in Exchange Place"


Maybe I went to wrong link I couldn't find anything about another location in Hoboken. What is it called? Although I could be wrong but I didnt know another place opened in the old Tilted Quilt location, I thought it was still empty.



Here is TH.Com... Hoboken 800 Jackson which is parallel to light rail tracks. I assumed it was vacant Tilted Kilt, might be something new on that block.

http://www.taphausjc.com/




Posted on: 4/24 9:48
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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Those directions are why I asked if the Tap Haus was gone, when they opened, they used the exact 4 minute walk / in Exchange Place wording. I thought new owners and/or a brand re-launch.

Ironically I checked the TH website and they have another property open in Hoboken that I think is where the crappy Tilted Kilt was by 9th St. Light Rail.

I do look forward to checking out The Lutze Biergarten.


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Sounds like a place I would check out and give a chance. They aren't at Exchange Place though like the article says.

"located at 15 Second St in Exchange Place"

Posted on: 4/23 17:54
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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LOL I actually wished them Good Luck in my first post with some additional comments. I am wishing them Good Luck Again!

I look forward to trying any "new giant beer garden that promises to transform NJ's Dining scene."

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jcgirl wrote:
Jeez at least wait until it opens before you trash it

Posted on: 4/23 17:14
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Re: Jersey City Shooting Under Investigation (Journal Square)
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It must be a few years now.... did the JCPD ever solve the murder of the poor JFK store owner near Journal Square?

If they did, what were the results of the trial?

Posted on: 4/23 6:22
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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I especially like the senior marketing person quote...

"The biggest difference from other places is that you can be outside and have a backyard atmosphere,"

Apparently the marketing people did not find any rooftop bars / Jersey beach bars / outdoor live music restaurants / fine food venues / beer gardens / cafes in Jersey City that fit a "back yard experience"?

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By the way, that introduction page on their website sounds like a millennial progressive wet dream in the form of a mismatched collection of cliches and buzzwords. And, that last bit about the grand opening taking place on May 5 being particularly fitting because that day (cinco de mayo) is representative of JC's "vast culture and diversity"??

Posted on: 4/23 6:13
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Re: The Lutze Biergarten - Harborside
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This sounds like the TapHaus location? Hopefully new owners? The TapHaus was terrible with the exception of the fantastic views.

The food and service was horrible and it took a little bit of searching to locate since it was in a residential building. Definitely take another walk over.

Good Luck! Not enough waterfront options in JC, excluding The Surf Bar At end of Marin.



Posted on: 4/23 0:02
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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K-Lo2 wrote:
Scar on shoulder in smallpox vaccine. Polio was oral



Ahh... you are correct. Small pox has been eradicated. As I typed the note I was not completely sure it was polio. The specialist also commented on chicken pox.

Posted on: 4/18 10:51
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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MDM wrote:
Are you planning on home schooling or becoming a member of an anti-vaccine religion like Christian Science?

http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/docu ... _requirements-parents.pdf

http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/religious_exemption.pdf

If not, you are going to have an issue with the law when it comes to daycare, preschool, regular school, etc.

BTW: because immunity fades over time and the anti-vaccine movement, Rubella (measles), which is one of the most contagious diseases known to man is making a comeback. It is especially deadly for children.

Please re-think your anti-vaccine stance.




Just to followup on your post... I was a recent JC meeting and a Hudson County Health speaker said the polio vaccinations (scar on shoulder) we received as kids is no longer good. I had no idea about shelf life for that... but it makes sense thinking about redoing Tetanus shots. Polio has been eradicated so there need to get that shot anymore. Vaccinations played a key role in that demise.

Posted on: 4/18 8:54
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Re: A piece of old Jersey City that might interest you
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This looks like a very interesting music documentary... check out The Wrecking Crew on Netflix for a similar story about the session musicians of the 1960s that actually played on my of the popular pop songs of the time.

Posted on: 4/4 7:05
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Re: ICE agents arrest man in West New York following municipal court appearance
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And the problem is what???? Interesting this reporter had all the details of the ICE detainment but had no idea why the illegal alien was required to appear in court.

I guess it all starts with obeying the law?

Posted on: 4/1 6:33
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