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Re: Paco & Taco... what's the story with these people?
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She was only 28??? Although in 20/20 hindsight, her passing was inevitable; I am still really saddened by the news and kinda hope this is only a bad belated April Fools Day joke.

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Did she really pass away? How do you know this? What were the circumstances? It was only a week or two ago that I walked by them on Newark Ave. and she was screaming obscenities at him in Spanglish.


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Why do you think something is wrong with me for asking details? I'm curious to know what happened. Those two are such a fixture downtown.

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Did she really pass away? How do you know this? What were the circumstances? It was only a week or two ago that I walked by them on Newark Ave. and she was screaming obscenities at him in Spanglish.


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In all my years in JC (almost 9 already!) I never got to see this pair in action. Incredibly, I see Teddy often, as well as the always impeccable pimp. From everything that has been said in this thread, and others, I think of them as a sad, tragic pair. It's a shame that people who are in obvious need of help often go without it because of all the regulations and bureaucracy in place.

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Did she really pass away? How do you know this? What were the circumstances? It was only a week or two ago that I walked by them on Newark Ave. and she was screaming obscenities at him in Spanglish.

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The lady.

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Was Paco the man or the lady?

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There is help. The problem is they need to seek it and want it.

Any local emergency room can assist them in finding a free program. Hogar Crea is long term, local, residential and free:

http://alcoholism.about.com/od/tx_nj/qt/nj220.htm

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I don't know why they are in the situation they are in and maybe it's all their fault but I know for sure that no one wants to be homeless and looked down upon.

homeless shelters, soup kitchens, churches which shelter the homeless are all temporary solutions. There needs to be a program in place to give these people hope and support that they can and will change. A jobs program that not only trains the homeless but gives them hope.

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Ok, have to laugh that there is a thread devoted to Taco and his plus one. I have called the fuzz on this duo MANY times, and never to any avail. I was even told once by a cop who was standing about 50 ft away as they were hurling empty bottles at each other (and into oncoming traffic), that it was all ok because they only seem to exhibit violence towards each other and their hands were tied because of the over crowding of jails due to 'real criminals'. I live on newark ave above a business and they used to ring all the buzzers and 'break in' to hang out in the hallway for warmth. When the police finally showed up about 2 hrs later, got the same story. Nothing they could do because they had left about 5 minutes earlier, even though everyone in the building saw them, knew they didn't live there and wouldn't . More of the fine work of the JCPD.

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Drive them upstate and drop them off on a farm.

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I agree they are a nuisance and an eye sore.
Has anyone actually done anything about them or asked the police if there is any action we can take or that city hall can take?


Like some sort of solution? A final solution?

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I agree they are a nuisance and an eye sore.
Has anyone actually done anything about them or asked the police if there is any action we can take or that city hall can take?

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They live on Jersey Ave, and Wayne, above the old school pharmacy. I think the bruises are from her falling which I've witness a few times when I lived in DM. Sometimes when she tries to pee in between cars she falls over, the last time she fell she split her head open.. ouch!!!

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That guy can be a little unsettling. I don't usually mind him as long as he doesn't get started TOO early in the morning. However, the time he got a hold of a vuvuzela, THAT was a bit much...

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[quote] On a related note, does anyone know what the deal is with the older white guy that walks around Jersey near the C-Town screaming his head off angrily having arguments with himself?.

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I just walked home from the PATH and they were walking down the middle of Columbus Ave. Not crossing Columbus but down the middle of the road pushing their BJ's cart yelling at cars. Cars were stopping in the middle of the road honking their horns at them.

Unreal, I got to start videotaping them.
I see them pulling this shit all the time. Most recently on Marin.


On a related note, does anyone know what the deal is with the older white guy that walks around Jersey near the C-Town screaming his head off angrily having arguments with himself? He kinda terrifies me. At least Paco and his girl only hurt themselves. I'm worried one day this guy's gonna come screaming into my face and attack me.

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It's too bad Snooki is pregnant. She would otherwsie be hanging out with them a ton, I'm sure.

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That is the greatest picture ever ha!

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I saw them yelling near 24/7 deli the other day. He was sitting on a bench and she was screaming at him then pushed her cart off the sidewalk into traffic and walked away.
Classic.

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Did anyone witness Taco's shenanigans on Newark last night. It involved blood, cops, and nudity. Like clockwork, once the weather gets nice, the sightings increase.

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I just walked home from the PATH and they were walking down the middle of Columbus Ave. Not crossing Columbus but down the middle of the road pushing their BJ's cart yelling at cars. Cars were stopping in the middle of the road honking their horns at them.

Unreal, I got to start videotaping them.

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I hear that for the going rate of about three-fiddy, you can sample a taste of that taco, if you know what I'm sayin'

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Just noticed them today for the first time. Made eye contact and she said "hey baby - how are you". Guess if they are not hurting anyone they should be left alone. Then again, if they were getting drunk in my neck of the woods, I'd be concerned. Then again, Newak avenue is still a mess anyway.

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Mentally unstable people are treated at area hospitals. The Medical Center is downtown . However, I have no knowledge who is seeking treatment. As far as social services, speak the to the County. Traditionally, the county has offered treatment for unstable people. The facility is in Secaucus.

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That whole area/parking lot by Palace Drugs is a mess. What was once 2or 3, maybe 4 people is now growing into a whole large group. An ambulance shows up there at least daily. Police walk/drive right by. Meanwhile "no loitering" signs are everywhere. I wouldn't be very happy if I were the owner of Box.


What brings these kind of people to this area? Is it St. Lucy's Shelter over at 619 Grove Street by the Holland Tunnel?

Until a few years ago -- many were living on the corner at Grove and Newark in front of that old employment center -- but now they seem to have been pushed west on Newark into the Palace Drugs area.

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24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round shelter facility for single women and men ...Clients are offered a 45-day stay.


I see them on most mornings driving to work. Several homeless people including Paco and his girlfriend sleep on the loading dock on First Street between Provost and Warren and across the from the J. Leo Cooke Warehouse condos.

Paco was kicked out of his home years ago. He used to be sober and employed not long ago when he lived with his mom. He is cordial and friendly when sober and thankful if you give him a cup of coffee or a few cigs. I have never seen him panhandling, and he never asked me for anything. He just says, "hello."

I hope that I am wrong, but these two seem beyond any meaningful help.

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I really do not understand why this is a big deal. What's wrong with crackheads and a little fist fight every once in a while?

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