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Re: FISHERMEN VERSUS OUTDOOR WEDDING PARTIES ON PIER
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FISHERMEN VERSUS WEDDING GUESTS


The first thing we should do is ban fishing on that pier, and every pier in town. The fisherman leave them so rancid that no one else can enjoy them.

Second thing, move that awful stabbed-in-the-back statue at Exchange Place. I'd vote for someone for mayor if his or her only campaign promise was to move that statue.

Posted on: 2007/8/24 2:19
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Re: Village Idiot Gun Shop announces special sale
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Chalk up another one for a "responsible" gun owner.


Now we have another illegal gun on the streets because of our legal gun shop. We need to find a way to shut this guy down. He's a nut. His last episode is barely out of the papers -- the one where he could have gone around a double-parked car, but instead chose to shoot his gun into the air -- and now we get this.

This crime happened because he left a gun case unlocked. That's criminal stupidity. How do we petition to get his gun dealer's license revoked?

Posted on: 2007/6/13 2:31
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Re: Cunningham vs. Manzo
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With a late intro. to run against Cunningham for the 31st District, will the fair haired Nephew of Mayor Doria lend a helping hand to Manzo for any just cause ?
Will either canidate support the cause for a Container Port to be built in the Peninsula at the Ol' M.O.T.B.Y in Bayonne and overturn the illegally placed "Restrictive Covenant" that J. Doria and his creation the "B.L.R.A." created to appease the Condo developers and scrap an economic engine to be built and ease the taxpayers pockets ?


I love a first-time poster with an agenda as much as anyone, but it fails if I don't know what the poster is ranting about. I blame too many initials and a wicked run-on sentence for making this indecipherable. The fact that it's about Bayonne means that I probably wouldn't care regardless.

Amack, try the GetNJ forums. I bet they'll love your insider tone-of-voice.

Posted on: 2007/3/30 15:12
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Re: State of the City Address - Mayor Healy
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I was browsing Healy's official bio, because I wanted to find out how long before his term is over, and I found this gem:

"Prior to his tenure as Mayor of Jersey City, Jerramiah Healy has had a lustrous career of public service..."

I guess there are no proofreaders in City Hall. Obviously, the writer meant to write "an illustrious." Now, instead of a distinguished career, Healy has had a shiny career.

BTW, his term doesn't end until 2009. It's seems like it's been so long already.

Posted on: 2007/2/22 7:08
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Re: We Will Remember! Pay to play voted down
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I can't help but think this outcome wasn't entirely unforeseen by Councilman Fulop. And that the objective wasn't as much to pass the proposed ordinance, but to martyr himself and deposit the PR from this into the campaign bank. He's smart enough to know that introducing the ordinance as confrontationally and combatively as he did was going to doom its chances of passing among his fellow councilpersons.

So, in the end, he gets to be the hero/martyr for going out on a "limb" and raising the people's cause which he knew wouldn't pass, (and getting plenty of PR for it), yet he still gets to accept campaign contributions from developers for his future political battles.

He'll be putting his money where his mouth is if he refuses to accept political campaign contributions from developers on principle, despite the failure of this ordinance. Then i'll give him some credit.

Well played, Councilman. Well played. You'll fit in here juuuuust fine.


Jeez, give Fulop a little credit. Maybe he didn't think it would pass, but he made those other council members answer for themselves publicly. I think that's worth it, if nothing else.

Posted on: 2007/1/25 3:05
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Re: Fulop: Vega and Lipski rake in developer $$$
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I am very concerned that he'll bring the development that JC has experienced so far to a grinding halt.

He'll need to convince me that he's not anti-development if he wants my vote.


I'm just not sure what you're referring to. Fulop is driving the revitalization of Newark Avenue almost singlehandedly. I've seen him at neighborhood meetings where the neighbors are strongly against local development, but he's for it. I think he understands how important development is to downtown Jersey City. Just because he's against developer contributions doesn't mean he's against development. I haven't followed every issue, and maybe he's voted against some projects you're for, but in general I think he's absolutely for sensible development.

Posted on: 2007/1/24 16:21
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Re: Fulop: Vega and Lipski rake in developer $$$
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It makes me crazy that Fulop is the only one who sees these contributions as a problem. Lipski, showing himself to be a scoundrel, responds with personal attacks against Fulop, saying that he's grandstanding and that he wants to hurt less well-off candidates, instead of addressing the issue itself.

Meanwhile, our awful mayor hates the idea because he knows Fulop will be his chief competition in the next election. It's in his best interest to block anything Fulop tries to do, so that Fulop doesn't have a record of successes to point to when he's campaigning.

I'm really longing for the day when I can say "Mayor Fulop." Albany finally got Spitzer to shake the graft out. Can't we have some intelligent reform, too?

Posted on: 2007/1/24 16:04
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Re: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Cool by Now -- New York Magazine (REPOST)
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Love the glamorous picture on the Web page article. We're cool, but the best they could show is a grungy, people-less corner.

This article should help fill up all those condos. Come on over, people with money. JC has its vacancy sign lit.

Posted on: 2006/12/4 15:42
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Re: Steven Fulop - Newark Avenue Update
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I know someone who hates PostNet with a passion because of rotten service. So, I'm not sure that's a business that's really earned the right to survive the megastores the way Borinquen or Subia's has.


I hate PostNet with a passion, too. I ship things several times a week for business, but I won't set foot in there because of the guy who runs it. I'll drive to Staples first.

Someone let me know if PostNet ever gets news owners.

Posted on: 2006/11/21 5:57
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Re: Steven Fulop - Newark Avenue Update
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Thanks for keeping us informed. Seriously, I think it looks like a great plan so far.

Posted on: 2006/11/15 18:09
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Re: Steven Fulop - Newark Avenue Update
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Love the concept drawings, and the fact that they're almost identical to the pictures except for the addition of trees. I agree, trees would be a good idea.

Also, Borinquen hardware is on notice. See ya.

Posted on: 2006/11/15 17:45
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Re: Councilman Steve Fulop Marathon Results
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Excellent job, Mr. Councilman. I knew you'd beat 4 hours. Big congratulations!

Posted on: 2006/11/5 23:06
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Re: Fight over closed area of Washington Stree, now includes claims of racism by Paulus Hook Associa
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I don't know if the bollards are racist, but they're certainly elitist. I'd like to see them ripped up immediately.

...then I'd like them placed on *my* street, because it would be so much quieter and safer around here without all those nasty cars. If your street has too many cars (or non-residents) on it, ask your councilman to get you some bollards, too.

Posted on: 2006/10/27 20:24
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Re: Councilman Steve Fulop runs 26m race for nonprofit: the Hudson County Child Abuse Prevention Cen
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I have no idea how Steve Fulop does it. He has his regular job, nightly city council or neighborhood meetings, grad school at Columbia, and now hours of daily training at Synergy. I admire him, but boy does he make me feel lazy.

Posted on: 2006/10/26 14:10
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Re: Whole Foods sought for Downtown
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I don't see anything wrong with Ethan Crane criticizing Newport's design and layout (or lack thereof). It's his opinion and mine too, and I'm sure plenty of others. Should we just be thankful that the developer gods blessed us with those buildings? Just because it's no longer rats and filth doesn't mean it's great. It's okay to criticize and express our opinion on it. I wonder why people get so offended by that here.

And isn't Newport filled with "renter losers"?

I remember a thread here a while back titled "God Bless the Lefraks." Pathetic.


Thanks for the support, Rory. The real point of my post, though, was to point out that icricket is likely a shill for the LeFraks and related developers, and that icricket's posts should be held suspect. It just bothers me to see developers using such weasel tactics to influence opinion.

icricket's response has been to call me paranoid. I'm not going to beat this to death, but it's hardly paranoid to think developers would do a thing like that, and icricket has been cheerleading on this board for a long time. icricket's suggestion that s/he is too multicultural for me is almost as bizarre as her/his suggestion that the LeFraks single-handedly started the revitalization of Jersey City. Anyone who was around back then, and I was, could see that a waterfront building boom was inevitable. It would have happened even without Schundler wrapping the area up in tax abatements and giving it to the LeFraks. And we'd all be better off without those ugly green and white skyscrapers.

Posted on: 2006/10/19 19:06
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Re: Whole Foods sought for Downtown
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actually newport is so-o self contained - that we don't want much traffic on our 2-3 'round the square blocks - you'll have to come by path. i actually like it much better then ph and hoboken combined (naturally, since this is where i live). once we have a park up north, things will be very nice (not to mention a gourmet grocer and korean style deli to open soon). it's easy to critisize. trump built HIS buildings flush with street, so did athena and even new east of mandalay dev will be like that, on a tiny, collapsing into the water, plot... last i heard goldman is sticking another hi-rise in ...so lets not get stuck on newport...plenty of other devs are doing much worse. all developers are greedy...
my take - liberty north will be very suburban style and QUITE more isolated too. not to MY liking, but i am sure many people will be attracted to it. i just love the future 3 curved towers in the sky - that's a dream...for the whole metro area. THEY will be getting whole foods.... - i'm green with envy. still better, then driving to montclair or edgewater.


I admit it, I slammed Pavonia-Newport partly because I knew I'd get a quick response from icricket. Remember, icricket is absolutely not tied to the Pavonia-Newport developers. We've been over that before and gosh darn, it's not true.

It makes you think, though: what if developers would actually stoop so low as to try to influence public opinion through friendly neighborhood message boards? *shudder*

icricket, could you tell us again how beautiful that curved skyscraper that's replacing Pep Boys is going to be?

Posted on: 2006/10/19 3:14
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Re: Whole Foods sought for Downtown
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I was just looking at the pics online of Liberty Harbor North and I can't believe how gorgeous it's going to be. This is a real planned community, designed to be a comfy, livable place. Love the big walking street that runs diagonally through it. I like my house, but it's all making me jealous.

As a contrast to good planning, look at the mess that is Pavonia-Newport. Instead of creating a lovely new neighborhood along the water, the LaFraks just plopped down skyscrapers anywhere they'd fit. It's so ugly and so poorly designed. You can't even park your car legally while you run into Starbucks. Big thanks to the departed Schundler administration for selling premium land to developers who had no interest in creating a real community. It's such an opportunity wasted, it makes me wanna cry.

Posted on: 2006/10/18 22:36
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Re: Mayor Jerramiah Healy railed against President Bush's plans to privatize Social Security
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Bush's plan for privatization has been politically dead for a year now. Why a whole speaking tour to fight it? What a bunch of empty bluster. How about a tour to fight Bush's war? You know, something that's going on right now.

And Niceguyeddie, social security isn't really in jeopardy. Like WMDs in Iraq, the threat was greatly exaggerated. Or invented, you could say.

Posted on: 2006/8/23 20:09
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Re: Heights: Home Invasion at Gunpoint -- Three sleeping roommates woken by two gunmen
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Both men were described as 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, in their early 20s, with scruffy facial hair - one skinny and one of medium build.


It drives me crazy when the Journal leaves out the race of people. Okay everybody, look out for some scruffy 5'8" and 5'10" guys. That should be enough, right?

It's bizarre. They must think it's offensive to give descriptions of criminals who are on the loose. I think it's offensive not to.

Posted on: 2006/8/15 14:16
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Re: Ideas for Jersey City T-shirts
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Check out this one...

My Way or the Pulaski... T-shirts


Okay, okay, we get the idea: you're not really soliciting ideas for shirts here, you're just promoting the ones you make. Got it. Understood. We've had a fun time tossing around slogans nonetheless.

Posted on: 2006/6/24 4:41
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Re: Ideas for Jersey City T-shirts
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Jersey City: It's Really Not that Bad

Posted on: 2006/6/14 0:33
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Re: Wireless Internet - Steven Fulop
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Great idea. If you could pull this off, it would get a lot of great press for the city and emphasize Jersey City's rebirth. I'm totally for it.

Posted on: 2006/5/19 15:37
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Re: **CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS IN JERSEY CITY ***
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That reminds me that Ralph Cirella, Howard's stylist and frequent caller, was a member at Synergy Gym as of about a year ago on Newark Ave. Don't know if he still goes there but I know that the Stern Show has mentioned him living in Jersey City a few times.


Yes, Ralph still works out there. I see him often. He has great dedication and barely rests between exercises.

Years ago I saw Queen Latifah in the Shop Rite. I'm told she has family in the area.

Posted on: 2006/4/18 13:49
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Re: How much impact will "The" Golf Course have?
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Wow, was that original post embarrassing. I'm surprised Sebe didn't post the phone number of "very nice and knowledgeable woman Gloria with Liberty Realty LLC."

Posted on: 2006/3/14 5:13
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Re: IMPORTANT FEEDBACK PLEASE ON PARKING - STEVEN FULOP
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I support the proposed changes. Thanks for keeping us involved, councilman.

Posted on: 2006/2/22 18:54
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Re: Stop 171 Units On Brunswick!! New Date- 2/16/06 at 6:00 pm
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The only way we, as a community, can stop our area of Jersey City from becoming another Hoboken is to stand up together against these outlandish developments.


Well said. If you'd like JC to become another Hoboken?full of successful businesses, attractive restaurants, and friendly professionals who care about their neighborhood?then support sensible development.

Posted on: 2006/2/16 0:04
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Re: The Guardian Angels are Coming
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I'm kind of alarmed by how quickly people are jumping on the GA bandwagon. From what I've read, they're often badly trained and too often harrass young people who simply fit a certain demographic. In other words, they're bullies who believe they have right on their side. If they and their really ugly hats want to come, I guess there's no stopping them, but we need to watch the watchmen, you know?

Posted on: 2006/2/11 19:19
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Re: Should Downtown Jersey City Secede?
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JC is so big and varied, I've often thought it would be great to break off and give ourselves a highfalutin name like Pavonia. But it's probably politically impossible. Plus, I checked and there already is a Pavonia, NJ.

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But it would be funny to see all the snobs get snubbed by the even greater snobs.


Maybe we should be careful with all the class warefare stuff. Yes, new residents are moving and and, for the most part, they have higher incomes than the people leaving. But don't call someone a snob just because he has an iPod.

Posted on: 2006/2/9 17:25
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Re: Local Veterinarian
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I used the First Street place once in an emergency, but was quite unhappy with the quality of service, cleanliness, and high price.

My usual place is the Animal Hospital on West Side Ave and I'm thrilled with them. I've used them for years with only great results.
http://www.jerseycityvet.com/

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