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Re: Jersey Journal endorses Steven Fulop for mayor of Jersey City
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Who is Fulops team? When you are attempting to take over a major city, which Jersey City clearly is in terms of NJ. Who are the people that he has picked to run the city's departments. Doesn't the public have the right to know?


Hats off to you, byebyesteve. Of all the Healy trolls who have staggered/wobbled their way onto JCList, you are the first to be upfront about your agenda. Clearly, by asking who will run the city's departments, you are concerned about your job. (Plus you used "we" when talking up Healy's "accomplishments" in another thread.)

I'm sure if you are a hard-working person who is qualified for his job and not just some slob who was given his job because he served drinks to the mayor at his favorite bar then you will have nothing to worry about.

Posted on: 2013/5/12 14:32
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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jcmiles wrote: It clearly shows Fulop's emotions and ego cripple his thinking. Look at it this way. If Fulop was a manager at a private sector company and he chose someone for a position just because they were the only one that asked him nicely for it, he would have been fired immediately.
Ego? You are going to bring up ego? The Levin ego has left him (Levin) blind to what everyone else sees. The angry man running the Hillary Clinton 2008 "it's my turn" entitled campaign, lecturing everyone on what he knows best and no one else can possibly know? That guy? The next question he asks of someone will be his first.

Posted on: 2013/5/3 19:22
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Levin is funny - he insists on all the credit for pay to play in a "I invented it sort of way." There really is nothing original in what he proposes (or any of the candidates, for that matter.) It's not about inventing ideas, it's about getting things done - which Fulop has done and Candice does. There is a pretty big disconnect between many of the accomplishments Levin claims, such as:

Claim: "Worked with city officials to create more than 30 miles of bicycle lanes, which will be installed throughout Jersey City in the summer of 2013."

Reality: after four years, four blocks of bike lanes exist in the city - although I did see (as part of Healy's Spendapalooza leading up to the election) some bike lane action yesterday so who knows? Maybe we will end up with a full mile by May 14.

Claim: Led the effort to have Jersey City adopt thenPay to Play ordinances, the toughest ethics reforms in NJ.

Reality: was part of a group of many people who tried valiantly but ultimately it was Fulop who got it done.

Posted on: 2013/5/3 11:56
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Re: Healy on campaigns: 'they're all ugly'
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WeBe/Phoney/Billy Mats- please keep believing what you are "hearing". It's obviously very personal for you - you must spend at least six hours a day posting innuendo about Steve being gay and lies about any number of things on NJ.com and other places. We may not be political "pro's" like you (desperate to hold on to your job because the market for you after May 15 if Fulop wins is buggy whip-like), but seems like you need to rethink your gameplan. You post madeup sh!t like a ten year old and you expect people to believe it??

The mayor conceded downtown about fifteen minutes after high tide during the hurricane and hasn't been seen on the streets of Ward e since.

Posted on: 2013/4/28 13:06
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Re: Healy on campaigns: 'they're all ugly'
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Posted on: 2013/4/28 2:47
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Re: Jersey City mayor, teachers union warn of layoffs if opposition wins
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Idiot, yes. Teacher, no. He's just a six-figure goon whose job is to spread fear. A friend of mine on the JCEA told me that Fulop didn't even get invited to interview with their panel to try to get their endorsement.

Sounds like another gorilla who is afraid of a merit-based world.

Posted on: 2013/4/15 0:08
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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81905 wrote:
InsideStraight,

This isn't rocket science! With Dan on Healy's ticket he will get votes simply because a lot of voters will vote the entire Healy slate.


Downtown? Not likely. Levin is going to end up getting precious little from Chuckles the Mayor, be it money or coattails. If he (Levin) were running at-large, I'd buy it. Fact of the matter is that if anyone is providing coattails, it's Levin. However, so many people - the True Believers - are turned off by the suddenly transactional nature of his "calculation" that i wouldn't bet against Fletch (6'5", 6'9" with the afro) beating him out for second....

Posted on: 2013/3/24 2:34
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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MightyOz,

There are a number of suitable political sayings I could throw in here to try and make sense of Dan's decision but "politics makes odd bedfellows" seems the most appropriate.

Surely you realize Dan has little crony capital in this town. Sure, he has some friends in parts of DT but without Healy, his backers and access to campaign funds he is dead in the water.

It's comical that a lot of these posters think Dan has lost his moral compass in being on Healy's ticket. This is not some new form of political maneuvering. It happens all time in cities all over this nation. Many who don't know the landscape immediately react like you and think the person has lost their minds.

Look, these guys are grown-ups and like Republicans and Democrats crossing the isle to work on an issue or bill together that is all that Dan is doing. In a sense he is sacrificing some initial fallout to get a spot at the party. Once he's got that seat he will distant himself from the toxicity that is Mayor Healy.


That would all make sense except:

1. He's crossing the aisle to bed down with the guy he made his name bashing for the last several years and, even worse (for him)

2. If he's successful - and his efforts to get Healy re-elected are successful too - he will be impotent. Even more than he is now. Levin only exists (politically) because there is a Healy in the first place. Healy has spent the last nine years demonstrating that he has zero interest in any of the things Dan is supposed to be about. Daniel the Dragonslayer is going to change all that? Who isn't being real?

Posted on: 2013/3/23 20:10
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Re: Political Mail becomes Metaphor for campaign
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All illegal, but you have to have the stamina and money (because they will just use city hall lawyers) to bring a case like this about.


City hall lawyers don't have time for that - they are too busy running Healy's campaign.

Posted on: 2013/3/18 12:00
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Re: Extreme Right Winger On Healy Ticket
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Fletch4JC wrote:
Go to Jersey Journal and search for me. You will see... back in 2009 I was looking out for Jersey City TAXPAYERS when Mayor Healy and the city council did a sneaky, little notice tax increase at a 5 pm meeting when they knew few would be able to show up. I was there, and I spoke up for YOU THE PEOPLE.

And in 2010... did it again. My CUT SPENDING NOW sign put me on the front cover. They hit with a whopping 25% tax increase. Again I was out there VERY CONCERNED.


Two whole times! And a sign, even! Look at you!

Yvonne Balcer stands up and bitches about taxes five times a council meeting. I guess she should be the pope or something then.

Posted on: 2013/3/14 22:43
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Re: Candice Osborne and Dan Levin discuss race for Ward E Video
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PlainSlice wrote:

(and we can be sure that JTaylor is a "he")


Bet you a slice at your favorite spot you are wrong, PlainSlice. I'm pretty sure JT is a "she". And if I'm right, and she is who I think she is - serious case of the pot calling the kettle black in terms of "charmingly goofy."

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But there was one clear difference. When asked "do downtown residents get good value for their taxes?" Candice Osborne answered NO, and Dan gave a long, rambling yes.


Couldn't agree with you more on this one though. Watching Levin dutifully revise history (both his and the city's) so as not to upset Healy's lap was embarrassing to watch, regardless of who you support.

I find the whole Levin approach interesting - they come out swinging at Osbourne: "she's not qualified to run. I am the only one who has blah blah blah blah." If that's true - why does he bother bashing her every chance he gets? If he was really qualified and she was as unqualified as he'd like people to believe, then he'd leave her alone and be magnanimous, right? People would ride down the bike lane to nowhere and smile, thinking of all the many Levin accomplishments and Osbourne wouldn't have a chance...

Clearly she's qualified - with the significant advantage of having people skills and the ability to both speak AND listen...

Posted on: 2013/3/11 4:03
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Re: Dan Levin joins Healy ticket as ward E Council candidate
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JCRealist wrote:
What does Dan say about this "No pay to play" fund raiser debacle?


On Facebook, on a page called "Political Insider", someone named Daniel Levin who looks a lot like the former frame shop owner Daniel Levin from Jersey City, NJ said this yesterday in a thread about that very fundraiser and PAC:

"look up a pac, better jc inc., not a lot of money, but everything is wrong with it."

Someone else compared it to another situation and questioned a previous post. That same guy, Daniel Levin then said:

" its all wrong."

Oddly (or not, depending on how you view the world) that thread had 40-something posts in it last night. It has since been deleted back to four, the deletes include the exchange referenced above.

Posted on: 2013/3/2 23:48
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Re: Healy violating fundraising laws
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fedup07302 wrote:
I am reading this as i look at the Dan Levin Banner up top.
Come on Dan have you no Shame,is this the crowd you really want to be with.Your like a hostage with Stockholm syndrome.
Can you really stand on the stage with Healy while your signature work gets pissed on?
It must be a rough time in the Levin household.


Was wondering the same thing, FU. After the events of this week, one must ask: Is Dan still Dan?

Posted on: 2013/3/1 15:07
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Probably seems that way to you, JT since your guy was kinda MIA during the post Sandy period - other than posting stuff online. Like it or not, Candice, along with the other founders of JC Sandy Relief, were recognized by a lot of outside organizations for the outstanding work they did.

So, really - it's kind of tacky of you to take exception to the selfless work she and others did to help people in true need.

Posted on: 2013/2/27 3:11
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Re: Jersey City election 2013: Lautenberg endorses Healy
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Makes sense: One do-nothing politician at the end of his career endorsing another do-nothing politician at the end of his career. Good riddance to both.

Posted on: 2013/2/26 15:10
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Re: BOE emails - no there there?
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Absolutely. Dr. Epps should agree to waive the provision in his separation agreement that is preventing the full release of the emails and the desperate Healy/Levin charade can end.

Posted on: 2013/2/20 3:56
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Re: We seek a unified Jersey City, not a divided one
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I'm pretty sure "crazyforjc" claims a Grand st. address with his buddy Dom for employment purposes but actually lives down in Monmouth County.

Posted on: 2013/2/18 3:19
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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One advantage Dan is enjoying is access to funding sources he wouldn't previously have had. Examples include $7,800 from Bayonne Mayor and HCDO chairman Mark Smith as well as $7,800 from Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell.

Posted on: 2013/2/9 13:41
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Re: Jersey City election 2013: where the race stands
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InsideStraight wrote:
Without question, Jerry Walker is fielding the sharpest dressing team.


+1. Say what you will about Waterman, his hat collection is unsurpassed.

Posted on: 2013/2/4 18:22
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Re: Jerry Walker house-hunting in Jersey City, sparking speculation of mayoral run
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heights wrote:
What would be interesting is if Healy wins in a landslide victory.


"Interesting" in the way that syphilis is "interesting"?

Posted on: 2013/1/17 22:21
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Funny you'd feel the need to convince people you haven't changed, Dan. If you felt so strongly about those three things, why on earth would you run with someone who:

1. Let boards and commissions rot for years - allowing, for instance, the Enviornmental Commission to remain dormant for close to five years by failing to appoint ANYONE to the empty spots on the commission. In addition, very few (far less than 10%) of the people appointed by Healy to boards and commissions come from outside the ranks of city or county employees, or relatives thereof.

2. Resisted the formation of an ethics code for years.

3. Employees business administrators who consistently produce budgets anywhere between seven and ten months late. Who the hell cares what a budget looks like in Baltimore when ours is approved after 3/4 of the money is spent every year.

What you are advocating for is all good - and not original. Many people who have looked at the city budget for years have suggested similar/the same things. That you think teaming with the guy who is 100% opposed to the things you profess to stand for is so odd it defies reasonable explanation. That he will run his campaign and strategize almost entirely without your input is just sad. You shoulda been a contender, Dan. Happy New Year.

Posted on: 2013/1/2 1:56
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Re: Dan Levin in talks to run with Healy
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Uh - Candice was there. You know where she wasn't though? Running down Grove street holding hands with the mayor singing musicals.

Posted on: 2012/10/11 3:25
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Re: Sterling Waterman for BOE VP - vote is Tuesday
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I don't know - Sterling has accomplished a lot over the past couple years. A post he put up on one of the parent Yahoo groups:

After initially deciding that I would not respond to your email, I too felt compelled to do so.
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> And I too am disappointed. Disappointed that you can sit in the comfort of your home, attend a board meeting or two a year and now become a foremost expert on what makes a good and sound board member. Oh, and all the while casting aspersions and passing? judgements.
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> For the record, you misstated my reasons for voting against the contract, though, it's neither here nor there at this time.
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> Allow me to state some of what you missed by not attending the majority of board and committee meetings and obviously, not talking to parents:
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> 1. It was? I who demanded that Librarians be rehired after a couple of years of children in all schools not enjoying basic library instruction
> 2. It was? I who Felicia Noth called and ultimately received, over a year ago, for an additional PreK classroom in # 5 school as well as help make general repairs in specific areas.
> 3. It was I who helped # 16 schools get air conditioners for above temp classrooms
> 4. It was I who helped #12? (one of our struggling schools) get additional help in the form of an assistant principal
> 5. It was I who helped #15 (another struggling school) fix their auditorium, make? specific facility repairs? and get better lunchroom equipment
> 6. It was I who was on the committee and ultimately as a board member get new recess (though still not enough) for our schools
> 7. It was I who pushed for and got an Alternative School, after years of none along with Vocational Technical instruction.
> 8. It was I who took over Athletics, increased the budget by 400k and is in the process of bringing our district into the 21sr century (with the help of parents) while getting youngers in lower grades involved.
> 9. It was I? who took up an interest in the Jersey City Arts Program, brought their plight to the attention of Cathy Coyle and others? and ultimately increased their budget by an additional 200k.
> 10. It was I who asked to increase the number of security guards in our schools by reducing amount of money we pay into shared services with the City.
> 11. It is I that insisted that we bring back the football program at our largest HS (Dickenson)
> 12. It is I that took an interest in two of our most ill reported high schools (Snyder and Lincoln) and have worked with everyone to help turn them around. (And they have made significant progress)
> 13.It was I who brought this district its first ever public budget meetings as well as help curtail spending as the former chair of Finance.
> 14. It was I who was called by the parent council leader of Liberty to get the school repainted and have general repairs done.
> 15. It was I who have fielded hundreds of phone calls from parents with varying issues and concerns
> 16. It is I? who? is recognized in the mall and streets? by childen as I have visited every school, multiple times, and not just for a function.
> 17. It was I who got this district back the ability to vote on Personnel items
> 18. It was I who trumpeted the successful Achieve 3000 program, for other schools after spending hours with the vendor and schools that had it first.
> 19 It was I who help create the new "lead teacher" program with my constant complaining of subsitute teachers in my son's school and many others I have visited.
> 20. It was I who lobbied for good teachers to remain in specific schools? as well as certain programs
> 21. It was I who met with the former superintendent and the entire curriculum dept for them to explain just how common core the 2nd to 5th? Gr? curriculum they were bringing in would be and how it would coincide with future versions.
> 22. It is I who meets and works with all parent council leaders for the betterment of their own schools
> 23. It was I who exposed the civil service issues we had in the district
> 24. And it was I who initiated the Audit
> 25. It is I who spends countless hours of my own time learning and doing the deeds of a board member, not relying on someone else's interpretation.
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> I could go on and on. My point is this.
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> I was doing my due diligence as a board member (but mostly as a parent)? regardless of who is in the top seat and I most certainly will continue.
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> I understand that it's easy for some to forget the whole picture which is why some need reminding. There should never be one issue that someone is judged.
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> I stated something for the record above. Further for the record, I will certainly work with Dr Lyles to make her transition and then her reign successful.
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> I won't, however, bend over for anyone. I will continue to hold everyone accountable, even myself.
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> Sterling


Holy crap!! How many times can you say "I" Waterman??? Hell - I guess we don't need the other eight board members, The WaterMan can handle it all. There's a youtube clip floating around where Sterling gives his big sermon on the mount at a BOE meeting - something about "having gotten more than 7,000 votes, so I have a lot of constituents." Newsflash - we are all your constituents, Sterling. Whether we voted for you or not.

Posted on: 2012/9/10 1:36
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Re: Dan Levin in talks to run with Healy
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I guess everyone has their price. Levin will be able to say he ran his usual 99 cent "grass roots" campaign while enjoying all of the spending done on his behalf by the people he's spent the past half-dozen years railing against. I'm sure there he will have a great, common sense explanation, why he takes a county job in a few months as well. Hey - we all have to look out for ourselves.

Kind of like that one week sensation, Esther Wintner. Screaming and yelling at the administration with choreographed histrionics and catchy slogans just a year or so ago. Give her a position on the library board and she purrs like a kitty for Healy now. Predictable. Some people just need a little attention.

Posted on: 2012/8/24 20:57
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Re: Dan Levin in talks to run with Healy
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JTaylor wrote:
Dan Levin is an honest good government advocate, who if elected will bring reform, transparency, and accountability to the Jersey City Council. The anonymous personal attacks directed at Dan in this thread are really a disgrace, and reflect poorly on Ms Osborne and her supporters.


What the hell does Levin's hypocrisy have to do with Ms. Osborne. She didn't tell Levin to toss all of his principles aside and sell his soul to the devil. Levin is an adult and responsible for his own (poor) decisions, no? Somehow Levin decides to get in bed with scum and he's a victim? Ridiculous.

Posted on: 2012/8/24 0:17
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Re: Dan Levin in talks to run with Healy
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Maybe by running with Healy, Levin hurts Fulop, maybe he doesn't. Maybe Fulop's council candidate in E gets hurt but Fulop is helped. Maybe none of the above. Who knows for sure? But this is undeniable: Dan Levin wants to endorse an administration that has been synonymous with corruption amd bribery in order to get elected and yet has has always gone to great lengths to say he is not a politician out for himself? How does that work?

Look at Dan's entire track record of comments. This is such an abrupt departure from everything he has ever said publicly. He has consistently called out the politically expedient and quid pro quo arrangements - how is this really any different? I am just curious how endorsing someone synonmous with bribery because it helps him personally can be viewed in a tactical vacuum and not as an indication of character? Imagine the picture of the people he's endorsing - Healy, Brennan, Sottolano, potentially Lipski, potentially Epps... He may believe the ends justify the means, but for my money I can't imagine the majority of the true Levinites are going to be able to stomach that.

For contrast: Here's a Levin posting from late last October. Maybe it was just "test messaging" for the 2013 run? Figuring out how to "tweak" the message - or abandon it altogether?

Levin for Council - Vote - November 8, 2011

October 25, 2011

Message from Dan

Corruption, double dipping, patronage and cronyism are interfering with the city's ability to thrive and move forward. Fleeing residents has led to the dismal 3% population growth reflected in the decennial 2010 Census despite a development boom of historic proportions.

It is time to end the "who you know" culture of Jersey City government and instead govern by "right and wrong" and rule of law.

I am running for Jersey City Council At-Large in the November 8th special election with a simple mission: to improve the decisions made by our city. I will bring a clear, common sense vision and sound management approach to help solve our problems and build on our opportunities. The needs of the residents will be central to my considerations and actions.

With your support, we can -
Ban campaign contributions in city offices
Implement a strict government ethics code
Implement community based policing.
Eliminate semi-autonomous agencies for substantial cost savings and improved accountability
Bring planning tools to the budget process
Create a multi-year financial plan supported by a Municipal Budget Commission
Subject Tax Abatement agreements to rigorous review by a budget commission
Implement a functional Shade Tree Commission
Implement bike lanes
Fix the Journal Square Taxi stand to provide residents with the service they deserve
Fix the entertainment ordinance allowing bars and restaurants to offer live entertainment
Provide improved notification to property owners subject to redevelopment plans
Have stronger tools to encourage interim use for large vacant lots
Development of a public market

Let us speak with one voice for a safer, more vibrant city, for stable taxes and sensible spending, for sound solutions.

- Dan Levin

Posted on: 2012/8/18 14:29
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Re: Dan Levin in talks to run with Healy
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Dan - thanks for addressing the issue, but isn't your "positioning" the absolute height of hypocrisy? Of course politics involves expediency and ideals sometimes get sacrificed... but this??? You would endorse, campaign with and appear on literature with double dippers, abatement junkies, tax doublers (taxes up over 90% since Healy took office), nepotists, patrons and (potentially) Lipski (all of the above and then some - don't stand next to him in the team picture.....)??? Agreeing to serve on a board in a particular administration is a far different thing than choosing to run for office with them. There often is no alternate route to participate for the average citizen if s/he turns down a board seat. You certainly could choose to run with others or alone - it's not an all or nothing proposition for you, but perhaps selling out for the seat justifies all that in your mind. Leon Yost presents himself as a historic preservationist to get a position on the planning board. You present yourself as the ultimate reformer, holding elected officials to the highest possible standards in order to.... sign up with the worst of them? Would Mayor Healy have you on his slate? What do you think? He took Guy Catrillo last time - pretty low bar to clear. Your words may be technically accurate "I have not met or talked yet with Mayor Healy about his 2013 campaign" but it's fair to say you've had these conversations with his lieutenant(s), no? So, Dan - I ask you: What would this guy say about all this?

Posted on: 2012/8/15 20:20
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Dan Levin joins Healy ticket as ward E Council candidate
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Rumor has it Dan Levin has been in discussions regarding a Healy/Levin marriage with Dan running for the Ward E council seat on the Healy ticket.

I asked my friend who told me about it three times if this could possibly be true - couldn't be the Healy whose administration was gutted by the Dwek bribery scandal, the Healy who saw three of his first four deputy mayors arrested, the Healy who fought mightily against pay to play reforms - so near and dear to Dan's heart. Not the Healy who fights against transparency and good government in all shapes and sizes - the things Dan espouses on his website.

A Healy/Levin marriage is in the dogs sleeping with cats category. Is Dan that desperate to get elected that he'd lay down with Jerry? I would have thought Dan would sooner not run than consider partnering with the man who is the embodiment of everything Dan proclaims to loathe.

Dan?

Posted on: 2012/8/15 14:59

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Re: Another accident at Grove and Grand
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While just a block and a half away, at that very moment, stood three cops staring into the hole on Marin going under the light rail tracks. Hard to imagine how a car going 25 mph (the speed limit) could knock down a light pole on a sidewalk.

Posted on: 2012/7/25 22:09
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Re: Why do you live in Jersey City?
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Shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. Sentenced to fifteen years in JC.

Posted on: 2012/4/12 21:51
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