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Re: Goya is awarded $80M tax credit in attempt to entice company to move to Jersey City
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Quote:

Stringer wrote:
NJ Attorney General: Goya tax deal okay
State backs Jersey City?s abatement to famous food brand

by E. Assata Wright
Reporter staff writer - Apr 21, 2013




Goya will not contribute tax support to the local school system.






And I think it was something like 9 net new jobs. Big tax breaks, no contributions to the school system, and 9 jobs.

I don't object to Jersey City trying to encourage jobs and development. But, this was not the great deal that it was advertised to be. The city has got to do a better job in cutting these deals.

One would hope that Goya would 'volunteer' to fund some school projects and be a good neighbor. We shall see.

But, this is a pretty good job by Hudson Reporter on shedding light on this situation.






Posted on: 2013/4/28 20:04
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Re: BOE emails - no there there?
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Quote:

Stringer wrote:
You?ve got mail
Hundreds of Fulop-school board messages released; what was learned?

by E. Assata Wright - Reporter staff writer
Apr 28, 2013


... no smoking gun e-mail was uncovered in which Fulop directed board members to give contracts to his friends....






That was a lot of ink to get to the real point. While there were smoke screens and distractions, the point is that Steve never did anything unethical. Healy owns that landscape all by himself.

The emails show that:

* Fulop worked hard to get rid of the ineffective school's superintendent -- Charles Epps, who was a disaster for Jersey City. This is what the meeting with Cerf was all about -- showing that Jersey City was taking responsibility for fixing the schools, and advocating for the return of local control of the schools. Steve accomplished the first part -- ridding us of Epps in the schools (although Healy is trying to re-introduce "the disaster" by putting Epps on his ticket).

* Although Steve was vindicated, Healy is sticking the Board of Ed (hence taxpayers) with the bill for this fishing expedition

* Steve is hands-on in trying to fix the schools. Healy thinks everything is fine.




Posted on: 2013/4/28 17:40
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Re: JC hotels to host Super Bowl participants
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Maybe the Jets will be in the Super Bowl now that they have Geno Smith.


(OK, this is not a serious post).

Posted on: 2013/4/27 20:19
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Re: Grace Community Services Annual Wine Tasting
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Quote:

jackp wrote:


To Benefit Grace Seniors and Feeding the Hungry.



For Tickets:

Central Avenue Liquors 201-792-1500 210 Central Ave
Grace Van Vorst Community Service 201-659-2211 39 Erie Street

On Line:http://www.gracevanvorst.org

(On Home Page, click on Wine Tasting)




This is especially important this year as the seniors lost some of their funding, so this event will basically be it.





Posted on: 2013/4/27 20:13
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Debate 2013 - VIDEO
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at 18:59 of the tape....


HEALY: I am impressed by the upkeep of the schools.


Does that include the contamination and lead in the drinking water?

Posted on: 2013/4/27 17:00
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Debate 2013 - VIDEO
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AWESOME !!! Thanks for posting.

Posted on: 2013/4/27 16:52
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Re: Grace Community Services Annual Wine Tasting
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Quote:

jackp wrote:
Central Avenue Liquors & Grace Van Vorst Community Services

Invite You To The Seventh Annual Wine Tasting


Friday, May 10th 7:00pm ? 9:00pm

$25 in Advance $35 at the Door

At

Grace Church Van Vorst

39 Erie Street at 2nd Street

(Enter on 2nd Street)







Bump.

Posted on: 2013/4/27 16:48
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Re: Healy on campaigns: 'they're all ugly'
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Quote:

WeBelongHere wrote:
You people don't know what you're talking about. At last night's debate, even though the Ward F audience and the NAACP moderators were hostile to him, the Mayor was strong and forceful and did a great job.



Yeah, he sure did a great job-- if by this you mean turning beat red, getting angry, trying to upstage the other speakers, and losing the audience in the process.


Posted on: 2013/4/27 16:45
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Re: Taqueria
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Quote:

SRhia wrote:
Wow, the more I read this thread, the more I like this place, and the more I want to stay and get to know my neighbors.

I guess this is one of the reasons why JC will be JC.

Sad... And people complain about the attitude from Taqueira. personally, I think some of the stuff written here is above and beyond what Taqueira dishes out (and I don't mean their tacos).


I don't think it is so much that people love/hate Taqueria. They just love to dish smack on this thread.

Posted on: 2013/4/27 16:42
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Re: DEBATE SCHEDULE: Mayoral & Ward Races
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It is too bad that there was no press coverage for the Mayoral Debate at the Bethune Center -- NAACP on Tuesday night. It was a doosy. (I am looking forward to seeing the video of this).

Hopefully we can get press coverage for the rest of the debates.


Posted on: 2013/4/27 15:04
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Re: Steven Fulop for Mayor - MAY 14, 2013 JERSEY CITY ELECTION
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If you are interested in the upcoming election and have considered volunteering for Steven Fulop, now would be a good time to jump in.

As you may know, historically, getting citizens to turnout and vote in Jersey City has been, er, challenging. Voter turnout will likely be the decisive factor in this election.

So, you can make a difference. Please consider doing something to help in this effort, no matter how small. But, the top thing you can do is to speak with your neighbors and encourage them to show up (or vote by mail) for this election.


Posted on: 2013/4/27 15:01
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Re: 2013 Jersey City Pet Owner's Day Clinics **SAVE THE DATE**
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Are cats supposed to be registered?

Posted on: 2013/4/27 14:55
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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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Quote:

neverleft wrote:
I look at the below video and read the court documents and can?t for the life of me figure out why they didn?t at least try and go after Healy.

?To watch the full FBI video, visit http://bit.ly/DwekVideo

To read the counts and charges against Deputy Mayor and Healy Campaign Tresasuer, Leona Beldini, please visit: http://bit.ly/JCcorruption

?

Healy thanked Dwek for the $10K at the end of the tape and Dwek also told him he was going to give $10K more. I guess they needed to get Healy actually stuffing the money into his pockets to nail him????


Yeah, I think that's about right -- if he actually accepted cash on tape directly they probably would have arrested him.

But, since they didn't have that, there is also another theory that Healy cut some sort of deal (to avoid trial) and ratted out the others.


Posted on: 2013/4/26 20:52
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Re: Fulop (as Mayor) will stop the reval?
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Just more crap from the Healy administration.

People will lose their homes. Contract was given to a Healy friend (who somehow got a waiver -- shocker). If taxes double even in one neighborhood then property values will go down and will have a ripple effect throughout the city.

Not good.

Posted on: 2013/4/26 20:47
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Re:Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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Sure, Steve Fulop is the "doctor" who can operate and heal the mess that Healy has made.

Healy is unhappy that Steve is using Healy's own words against him, but sometimes you have take your medicine, even if you don't like it (doctor's orders). And, the "FALSE" label simply means that the statement "Obama doesn't think Healy is corrupt" is false.

The Obama team probably made Healy "doctor" his video offerings, because they now realize the pile of mess they stepped in and now do not want to be associated with Bid Rig.

But, Jerry Healy need not worry. It looks like the operation will be successful and the doctor will be able to offer the soon-to-be ex-mayor weeks of bed rest very soon.




Quote:

kdodh wrote:
I don't get this ad. Can someone explain it to me?


Posted on: 2013/4/26 18:50
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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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For more on Steven Fulop's many accomplishments, let me refer you to the website: http://stevenfulop.com/


For more information on Healy participating in taking bribes, I refer you PolitickerNJ. Please note: JC Official Number 4 = Healy.

http://www.politickernj.com/matt-frie ... amiah-healy-jc-official-4


...PolitickerNJ.com has confirmed that "JC Official 4" is Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, the Hudson County Democratic Chairman.





...The money was paid to the JC Official 4 campaign through $10,000 in tickets to a fundraiser, according to the complaint. Beldini is quoted telling Dwek that "[w]hat we're trying to do is put money into different funds so we can, when we need it, funnel it back into [JC Official 4's election fund]. Which everybody does."




..."Beldini responded that she could say ?one thing' about JC Official 4--JC Official 4 ?remembered' JC Official 4's "friends," and JC Official 4's word was ?gold,'" read to the complaint.

[Aha! So that is what the "gold" reference means.]


"JC Official 4" later showed up to the meeting, where according to the complaint he was told by Cheatam Dwek wanted to be "on top" of the "pile," and that he had given $10,000, planned to give $10,000 after that day's meeting and again after the election.

"JC Official 4 responded, among other things, that hopefully "we" could work "together" and that this would be "mutually beneficial," read the complaint.

After the meeting, outside of the luncheonette, Shaw allegedly told Dwek that everybody was "happy as hell" with the arrangement and accepted $10,000 in cash.









Posted on: 2013/4/24 21:20
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Re: Fulop for Mayor TV commercials
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Quote:

cheezsnak wrote:
With Healy at least you know what you're geeting...


Well put. With Healy we indeed know what we are 'geeting'

-- someone who is an embarrassment, a poor judge of character (see all the people he appointed who turned out to be corrupt), and someone who has maintained a dirty city full of potholes.

We have someone who stacks city government with friends and family, uses the Jersey City Incinerator Authority as a patronage mill, and continually lies to citizens.

Thanks for pointing this out.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 14:53
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Re: Blood trail on Ogden btw Cuneo/Wood?
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Quote:

CatDog wrote:
I heard it was Steve Fulop, getting rid of his political enemies one by one. The evidence is in the BoE emails. President Obama was the hitman, and he had Moonshine the ghost horse drag the body through the streets.



I meant to post that I thought that this was pretty funny, in a political satire sort of way. Heck, political satire is found in the Bible.

But, of course, people are going to get all twisted in knots over this. But, I say "bravo" CatDog.


Posted on: 2013/4/23 18:33
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Re: Grace Community Services Annual Wine Tasting
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They do a great job with the event and it is a terrific cause. I hope people show up in droves. Also, the scotch tastings are awesome (and worth the price of admission). I note that you can pre-buy the tickets and save $ 10.

Posted on: 2013/4/23 15:39
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Re: RIP: Richie Havens, Woodstock Legend
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I saw Richie Haven at a street fair in Hoboken. He was playing free, right on the street. A good crowd surrounded him as he sang "All Along The Watchtower." I am glad I had the opportunity to hear him and I am thankful for all he gave.

Posted on: 2013/4/23 13:29
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Re: Healy orders Fulop campaign to stop running ads featuring Dwek
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Posted on: 2013/4/23 2:26
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Re: Dan is still Dan
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Quote:

Frank_M wrote:

... I could be wrong, but I don?t really believe (nor do I want to believe) that a gentleman like Steven thinks baiting an elderly woman to commit a felony?and then trying her on the basis of only that one crime?represented justice in the first place.


Whoa, that is a pretty generous interpretation of the events. I watched the tapes too and I got the impression that this was not a one-time crime. Beldini herself admitted that "everybody does it" on tape. Also, in the sworn testimony it was clear that Healy knew what was going on. He was just smart enough not to get caught (on tape) actually receiving a fat cash envelope (that's what he had Beldini, Cheatem and Jack Shaw for. Unfortunately, as you recall, it was too much for Jack and he committed suicide).

I think a much fairer interpretation is that this was rampant during the Healy administration but that they got 'caught' that one time, and that it happened numerous times. I mean, c'mon, let's use a little common sense please.


Posted on: 2013/4/18 18:01
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Re: Steven Fulop for Mayor - MAY 14, 2013 JERSEY CITY ELECTION
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STEVEN FULOP SHINES AT DEBATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

In the debate, sponsored by PolitickerNJ and held at St. Peters University, Fulop was prepared and showed his strong understanding of the challenges facing Jersey City. He reiterated the need to get police out from behind desks and back on the street, the need to consolidate services and save money, and the need to make sure development happens city-wide ? not just downtown.

By contrast, the Mayor had a rough night. Healy started out with a slip (by getting the name of the school wrong) and ended on a slip (saying that Moody?s had downgraded Jersey City?s bond rating. But, it was ok. Fulop corrected him. The mayor thanked him and they shook hands, as the crowd applauded).

In between the Mayor managed to say that ?according to Comcast [cable TV] crime stats are down.? He meant to say ?COMPSTAT? (the computer statistics program that tracks crime). But, he was wrong either way. Only the category of ?murder? was down for a six-month period last year. Many other categories are up (like robbery), and sadly, murder is trending up again this year. The mayor failed to mention this.

He also misstated the facts about school vouchers, saying that he doesn?t support them. Of course, Healy did in fact support the Opportunity Scholarship Act -- in writing, which is paid in the form of, you guessed it, vouchers.

While Healy lost the crowd on a number of points ? homelessness, development, and crime, Fulop appeared composed and in control, even as Healy tried to mis-characterize Fulop?s record. When Healy tried to criticize Fulop for missing a school board election vote in 2003, Steve pointed out that at the time he was serving with the Marines in Iraq. Fulop then pointed out that Healy missed voting in the most recent school board election in 2012. Healy lamely claimed that he was ?out of town.?

Fulop defended his work on the city council and described how for much of his tenure he was outvoted by the Healy team. He also pointed out that after a lengthy process, the toughest pay-to-play laws in New Jersey were passed by the council, only to be vetoed by the Mayor.

On Wednesday night, Steven Fulop demonstrated why he is the clear choice in the upcoming mayoral election (May 14).




Posted on: 2013/4/18 16:42
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Re: Jersey City election 2013: where the race stands
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Quote:

tommyc_37 wrote:
Quick Q - if I voted in the November Presidential election, am I registered to vote for Mayor next month?


Yep, all set. You should be getting a sample ballot in the mail.

Posted on: 2013/4/9 21:00
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Re: OPEN JERSEY AVENUE TO LIBERTY STATE PARK!!
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You may call it "over dramatic," but I call it a difference in style. Basically, some believe "less is more" and others believe "more is more."

This translates in all manner of differences. Some people like modest simple houses, some like McMansions.

Some like their parks with tree's and bike lanes, others prefer parking lots, restaurants, monuments, and are willing to suffer a bit more car traffic.

But, it probably matters little what we discuss here. Development (including over-development) usually wins.

Posted on: 2013/4/8 21:37
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Re: More Traffic for Downtown
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Quote:


Mouse wrote:
I think those advocating the road extension are missing an important factor: quality of life.

Open space is being removed from Liberty State Park (LSP). Where we once had a "Great Lawn" now sits a marina. We have had the addition of a golf course. There is development impinging on LSP from all sides.


Quote:

jmiz wrote:

The marina is in the water, the great lawn is on land? How did the marina affect the lawn, aside from the western-most end where boats are stored? Is your problem with the restaurant on the Great Lawn, which helps draw thousands of people each year to the park?

There was once a marina in the Morris Canal at the foot of Marin after the canal's closure and prior to the area becoming a State park. A great lawn there was not. So if anything, the marina is a restoration to how things once were, much like the CRRNJ Terminal.

Maybe you didn't read the thread, but Liberty State Park is not what's in question here. In fact, the proposed road is just outside of the park's boundaries, which is why the city is proposing the construction of the road and not the State DOT.




Yes, the land where we once had a "great lawn" is now a dry dock, offices, machinery and restaurant. A once glorious bit of urban parkland got plowed under ("they paved paradise and put up a parking lot"). This all got developed -- not for people but for commercial interests.

The lawn was once used for open air concerts, or simply lounging and provided a nice respite amidst the noise and chaos.

This is now long gone and it is now a struggle for every patch of earth, tree, and quiet.

And, while the footbridge is not technically within the boundaries of LSP, it is the gateway and the start of the urban 'oasis.' The idea of putting a highway right through here is just disturbing. But, hey, at this point we might as well give up and just make the whole of Liberty State Park one big parking lot.






Posted on: 2013/4/8 17:41
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Re: Steven Fulop for Mayor - MAY 14, 2013 JERSEY CITY ELECTION
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Nice endorsement


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_election_2013_team.html


Jersey City mayoral candidate City Councilman Steve Fulop won the endorsement of the Teamsters Local 469 today, his campaign announced.

The local, which represents more than 3,500 members statewide, cited Fulop?s support for ?working families? in a statement from the Downtown councilman?s campaign.

?Steven Fulop has been a tireless advocate for the working families in Jersey City,? said Fredrick Potter, president of Local 469 and director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Port Division. ?Steven is the kind of Democrat our labor union is proud to support.?

Fulop said he was gratified by the nod from the Teamsters.

?The Teamsters are the heart and soul of the Democratic party,? he said. ?As councilman I have stood up for the working families of Jersey City and as mayor, I will continue to be an advocate for issues that are important to the hard working men and women of our city.?

Fulop is challenging incumbent Mayor Jerramiah Healy for the mayoralty on May 14.

Posted on: 2013/4/7 0:58
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Re: Bayonne woman robbed outside light rail station in JC; 1 charged
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Strange story -- the NJ Transit Police caught all three men, but only charged one (the one with the gun)?

There is something missing here. It would be refreshing if the Jersey Journal performed some follow up on this (but then again, I really never see follow up of this nature).

But, this is yet another story of criminal genius. They rob the woman and then jump on a train where they are trapped and can be easily caught.


Posted on: 2013/4/4 17:54
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Re: Steve Fulop candidate for Jersey City Mayor announces anti-crime plan
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Quote:

Dahood wrote:
Completely agree with you.

Quote:
Why doesn't either Fulop or Healy have the balls to say it like it is? Most of the policing has to start at home. Why are kids 13 or 15 out at 1AM? They aren't on the way to school unless juvie is their starter school. Without parenting no amount of cops will will able to ensure these little ones are not roaming the streets looking for trouble.


OK, so what exactly would you have the mayor do? Do you think if the mayor scolds parents that this will have any noticeable effect? What exactly can a mayor do to influence parents to be responsible in their child rearing?

You seem to have this figured out ("keep the kids home and not wandering the streets"), which I think everyone would agree with. But, how exactly how would this be implemented? Truant officers?


Posted on: 2013/4/4 16:21
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Good Friday, some time ago, Edwin Booth saves Robert Todd Lincoln in Jersey City?
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OK, found this "Good Friday" story. No way of knowing if it is true, but it is quite a tale. It really reeks of an "urban legend" type of story. But it would be great if true.

Maybe this should be posted under the "PATH" thread, since it involves train tracks? Anyways, here it is, courtesy of Examiner.com

......

Edwin Booth, a Shakespearean actor, was at a train station in 1862 or 1863 (historians do not know the exact date) in Jersey City, NJ when a man fell off the platform and onto the tracks. The man was in a helpless position having fallen into an open space along the tracks. Booth quickly sprang into action, jumping down onto the tracks, seizing the man by the coat collar and pulling him to safety. In that situation, the man who was rescued actually recognized his rescuer, calling him by name and thanking him. He later indicated that the man had indeed saved him from potential dangerous injury.

What makes the Civil War story much more interesting is not so much the event itself, but the participants. The rescuer was none other than the brother of the more famous Shakespearean actor John Wilkes Booth. And in fact it was on Good Friday, 1865, when his brother shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford?s Theater.

The person rescued that day was a Harvard College student who was on holiday, traveling from New York to Washington, DC. He was being accompanied on the trip by his friend John T. Ford, who ironically also owned Ford?s Theater. The student who was rescued by Edwin Booth was Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln?s son.

How about that!



http://www.examiner.com/article/today ... ilar-to-a-civil-war-story

Posted on: 2013/3/29 19:55
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