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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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"Jim Behrle" is a russian bot. Putin clearly prefers the continuation of Boggiano rule. Make Hilltop Great Again !

Posted on: 11/16 12:05
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Re: Five Jersey City council members returning to council
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Second, I'm clearly biased, but the odds are super high he'll win his runoff race. Fulop won ~77% of the popular vote and his entire ticket gets to ride that wave, but his candidate in Ward C only got ~27% of the vote to my father's ~44%. Without Fulop and two other council candidates on the ballot in December it won't be very hard to get over 50%.


You'd better hope Hanussak can't figure out how to get the Nanwandi vote out - because I can't imagine there are any among Nanwandi's 876 votes that would swing to your dad.

Posted on: 11/8 15:24
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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40,695 Voted, but only 35,425 voted for a Mayoral candidate. [12.5% of those actually who came out to the polling places Voted for Neither Mayoral candidate.]


Wow - almost as many indifferent voters couldn't be bothered to register their protest and vote Matsikoudis as those who voted for him. Says more about Matsikoudis than it does Fulop.

Said another way - Fulop beat Matsikoudis AND the "didn't vote" by more than 2:1. That's a resounding win.

Posted on: 11/8 14:40
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Re: Couldn’t vote listed as “mail in”
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Yvonne wrote:
I was not going to leave the voting booth without casting my votes on the questions. The red lettering is hard to read.


Which is why the county goes to considerable lengths and expense to provide you with a sample ballot several days in advance, via mail - so you don't have to stand in there all day, taking up everyone else's time.

Posted on: 11/7 11:11
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Re: We The People Deserve the WIN
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Where was this published, Jeff?

Posted on: 11/7 10:24
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Re: He got it, he got it….Mayor Fulop has the endorsement we were all waiting for….
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Esther Winter has as much a chance getting on city council as she does tastefully pulling off a two-piece swimsuit.

Gadsden's odds aren't looking great either, but not quite Esther-in-a-bikini category...

Posted on: 11/4 14:15
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Re: The Tape from Politico,
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Terrence, people do not read.


You at least make people click to the source to get it - that way they get the traffic they deserve.

But there you go - situational ethics at its finest, practice by the champ.


Posted on: 10/30 8:58
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Re: Over/under on mayor's race
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Fulop is counting on people who is voting[ for governor to also vote for him. Many would stay home at a May municipal election because there is genuine disappointment in him.


Comrade never give up! Communicating in the English language not easy!


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Posted on: 10/29 18:32
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Re: Over/under on mayor's race
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light12v wrote:

Do You Think that Fulop still has those 14K+ votes ?
Many of his former supporters in 2013 were true believers in his policies while a *Reformer* councilman, but we have not seen nor heard from that guy since he was elected Mayor.


Well yeah, since he ended up with 20,981, I think he still has 14k+ votes. Matsikoudis is running a Washington Generals campaign - seems like Fulop (even with fatigue/disappointment) should be 2:1 at least. Some people will vote for Matsikoudis as a protest, but he doesn't seem to have any meaningful, passionate constituency. The real limiter on Fulop's ability to run up impressive numbers won't be Matsikoudis as much as it will be turnout, I'd think.

Posted on: 10/28 17:03
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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You know my fantasy is to turn Summit into an exclusive Bus Rapid Transit Lane between Journal Square and Port Authority. It would be dirt cheap compared to light rail. Combine that with loosened zoning, and the Heights would take off like rocket. But it will never happen because......... PARKING!!!


That's brilliant! Bus is such an overlooked, underutilized and insanely cheap (relative to rail) and versatile option. Also much more easily adaptable to changing needs in the future.

Posted on: 10/13 21:41
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Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
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So here's the funny part, Ms. Congeniality - I never said one way or the other how I feel about the topic. You also don't know whether I've signed the petition or not. I'll go back to what I said earlier:

"Knowing how to motivate people instead of preaching to them from a position of assumed moral superiority is the key."

Name calling doesn't help, either.

Posted on: 10/12 14:43
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Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
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HeightsNative wrote:

By the way, if you knew anything about statistics, a sample size of roughly 400 is adequate on a population of 250k with a confidence level of 95%. 300+ is pretty good to me.

Either way, did you sign the petition? if not, you should just STFU then.


And if you knew anything about how statistics are used, you never would have said that. Sample size applies to polling. You aren't taking a poll - you are collecting signatures. Is your poll that you asked 270,000 people if they would sign your self-serving petition and only 300 did?

I like your approach to building consensus though - very inclusive: Sign our petition or eff you! That might have at least something to do with why 269,700 people haven't signed...




Posted on: 10/12 14:28
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Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
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Because again, you're more concerned with watering your lawn while your house is on fire. And you all complain of corruption, but stand by idly when tasks with fighting.

Morons. Complete morons. The lot of you.


Breathe. Exhale. Go to your happy place. My only point was saying "300 signatures" isn't really saying much.

As is often the case with Civic JC and the like - there's a lot of noise but not much effective action. Knowing how to motivate people instead of preaching to them from a position of assumed moral superiority is the key. How to motivate people around here is the million dollar question, though.... Apathy rules here.

Posted on: 10/12 13:10
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Re: This N.J. city wants you to 'adopt' a catch basin and keep it clean
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Maybe we could each adopt an MUA employee and if we feed them, treat them kindly and give them fabulous gifts they could keep the storm basins clean. Just a thought.

Posted on: 10/12 12:33
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Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
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HeightsNative wrote:

The petition has 300 signatures.


300 people in a city with a population approaching 300,000 isn't saying a whole lot. Hell, you could probably even find 300 people who think it would be a good idea if Donald Trump was President...

Posted on: 10/12 12:30
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Re: New York Times: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?
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... the People's Republic of Maplewood


You'd probably be more comfortable there than you'd think:

Maplewood seeks to replace top cop over controversial arrests

"Authorities recently released video and audio clips of the incident, which appears to show officers kicking and punching one of the four arrested."

"Citizens also said the officers wrongfully used pepper spray to subdue the crowd."

Posted on: 10/11 10:47
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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I updated my brother... looks like he will be okay in Sarasota. The expanding eye wall will put him in Cat 1 or lower winds, which he should be able to ride out no problem.


My parents are in Venice and we finally convinced them to leave last night. Modest deviations in course (much less than what has happened with the westward shift over the past 24-36 hours) could put the west coast at huge risk and even if Irma stays to the east there are likely to be widespread power outages - and who wants to deal with that?

Posted on: 9/8 12:58
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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TheBigGuy wrote:

And the democrats kept Frank Lautenberg on life support long enough to hold the other senate seat for Booker...


Huh?

Posted on: 9/7 13:15
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Richie is a top Lad.

Need some more like him who have a backbone.


Like his brother?

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Posted on: 8/30 13:26
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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Once you fall on your head on concrete, all bets are off. Yes, Mikey - people ride much faster than the pace of a walk. I honest to god had someone ride by me on a small motorcycle a few weeks ago. On a sidewalk. And not one of the motorized bicycles that you see everywhere now (I see those on the sidewalk on Grand, frequently). Here are three bike/pedestrian fatalities that happened on sidewalks and another very serious accident:

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/B ... -collision-378529325.html

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2009/ ... k_crash_with_cyclist.html

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/t ... pedestrian/article593648/

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article2622804.html

Posted on: 7/11 15:13
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Re: Illegal parking on Newark, the message is anything goes in JC!!
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If you throw in a plan to lock up adults riding bikes on sidewalks, I'd vote for you for mayor.

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Me too. The car culture in JC is "anything goes" because they know there's simply no enforcement. Use a turn lane to skip all that traffic going straight? No problem. Right on red forcing the oncoming car to screech it's brakes? No problem. Ignoring stop signs? You know the answer.

And those are all the moving violations that you need actual expensive cops for. Parking flunkies are cheap by comparison, they "should" be able to shower the city with cash, but this being JC, somehow the JCPA struggles, with spotty enforcement that only reinforces the sense of lawlessness.

I could easily solve the whole illegal parking thing in JC. Give a parking flunky a smartphone and train them to photograph the car in a way leaving no doubt of the location and that they're stopped. Pic are instantly transmitted to an office worker who verifies the legitimacy of the infraction using geotagging and timestamp, and boom, out goes a ticket like the red light cams did. Too close to corner, in the lane at Newark, in a bike lane, double parked? Done.

Even better, how about an app for citizens to take the pics. Big brotherish? Sure. But we need relief from the inconsiderate pricks.

Posted on: 7/8 21:50
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Monroe wrote:
Anyone who has watched the documentary on the Loew's Wonder Theaters, seen what they did to the Brooklyn theater, and been to the JC Loew's wouldn't be saying that the JC renovation will cost far less than the Brooklyn reno. To get to Brooklyn level of detail will require a complete interior gut, and I'm sure the costs have gone up for this type of restoration since the Brooklyn Loew's was completed several years ago.


You've seen a TV show? AND you've been to the JC Loew's? Christ, you should have just said so - I would have appreciated the level of your expertise and never doubted you.

Posted on: 7/2 13:07
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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Yeah - because I'm sure because they are both called "Loews" they have the exact same problem and need the exact same amount and type of work. Brilliant.

Posted on: 6/29 13:44
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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I'm talking about the Jersey City Loews - there have been studies that by the city and an independent firm that put the range between $20 million and $30 million to fully renovate the JC Loews. The cost of the Brooklyn renovation is irrelevant.

Posted on: 6/29 10:40
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Re: For anyone interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit
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You know, I agree with you most of the time, but not on this. From 1979 I've lived in Pittsburgh, Oakland, NYC and JC for a total of 37 years, and never once have been in situation where I wished I had a gun in my pocket.


Same. (LA, Houston, NYC and JC for me.) We should make mental health services available to people who are so fearful they need to have a gun strapped them to make it through their day.

Posted on: 6/29 10:39
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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I don't know why you keep wildly speculating on the cost of renovation (you've said "$75 million" and "almost $100 million") when there have been actual studies, made public, by people who actually know what they are talking about, that range between $20 million and $30 million.

Posted on: 6/29 10:06
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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The city should pay to restore the Loew's and/or utilize legitimate and equitable public/private partnerships. But the first dollar should not go into that place until the day after the lease is up and the FOL are no longer the beneficiaries.

Posted on: 6/28 19:11
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Re: Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews Jersey City Landmark Theatre
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As opposed to low-price schlock that virtually no one attends? I'll take the restoration. And you are being overly simplistic assigning an one-price-fits-all to things - some shows would be expensive, others (particularly community run events) would be much less so. You claim to be a free markets guy - what could be better than that?

The city never really understood what it was doing nor what it was up against. As a result, we'll be stuck in this nowhere for years to come - not enough money to properly restore and renovate (so no ability to book big acts and earn your way out of the hole) and people running the thing who believe it's their own little playhouse, either clueless or indifferent to what the broader public (i.e. taxpayers, who are subsidizing their clubhouse) want.

Sigh. Jersey City. It could be something. But it isn't.

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Monroe wrote:

Having been to the Loew's Wonder Theater in Brooklyn, which did have a (almost $100 million restoration) if this was done in JSQ you'd be looking at ticket prices that only downtown people could afford.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01 ... lyn-photos_n_2536835.html

Posted on: 6/27 17:17
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Re: Grove Street Path - Evacuated by Police with Guns Drawn
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Hamparkvet wrote:
Fox News is the culmination of scared chicken-sh*ts getting ahold of a TV network. They preach fear to fearful people. I see my own right wing friends on Facebook constantly posting news stories about something happening thousands of miles away and glomming on it and drumming up FEAR, FEAR, FEAR. Fox News has created a generation of people who think they are stalwart but are actually fearful ninnies. Many of them are gun and "Law and Order" nuts yet know nothing. It's no accident that out of approximately 33,000 gun deaths a year, 2/3 are self-inflicted. The fear and neurosis catches up with them and they are not equipped to act like adults and get help. How many of the right wing rubes on this site would have just gone in guns blazing on this innocent kid on the PATH train?


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Strange how people equate guns with strength. They are really emblems of fear. People who are so scared of the world they can't walk through it without something that can kill off anything they perceive as a threat. That is the ultimate snowflake.

Posted on: 6/12 10:47
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Re: another fulop protected slum burns down
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He's also a disgruntled police or fireman who either thought he was going to get something from the new regime and didn't or was a Healy guy and paid the price for it.

Posted on: 4/25 13:12
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