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Re: Lincoln High student stabbed, 7 arrests in a moving brawl / Riot after at Booker T. Housing Comp
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16-17 year old young men
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31 year old mother

That mother was very young when she had her child and sounds like an excellent role model for her kid as well! WTF.



Are these numbers right? 14yr old having a baby? Is this JC or Somalia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalized_abortion_and_crime_effect


ummm, what cave have you been living in? Teens and pre-teens having babies comes as a shock to you?

Posted on: 2007/4/27 15:32
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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You really need to learn the definition of "relatively." I am not racist, and I made no claims of how dirty or filthy Little India is relative to other areas in Jersey City. I am sure there are other areas in JC that are more filthy; however, we are not discussing those areas. And given Little India's proximity to the American Can Building, comments regarding such area are in fact......relative!


since you've got your Merriam-Webster out, momoo, here's a word you might have wanted to use that would make your last sentence make some sense:

rel?e?vant (rěl'ə-vənt)
adj. Having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand.

Relative to the American Can Company building, Little India is no more or less clean, but it is certainly more safe, more interesting, and less isolated. I don't recall worm ever suggesting Little India couldn't use improvement, just as about all of Newark Avenue could use improving, including downtown.

Is Little India the cleanest section of the city? Nope. Is it "disgusting"? If you find Indian food, culture, and people disgusting, then I'd venture to guess you'd be prompted to say it was.

Posted on: 2007/4/25 20:21
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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I am still waiting on some sort of comparison with the Beacon??? Which is the better investment?


wow, you're demanding, aren't you?

maybe people aren't falling all over themselves to answer the prissy demands of somebody ignorant and bigoted enough to post this:

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Funny, no one wants to discuss my comment regarding how disgusting and foul Little India really is. It really is absolutely disgusting.

Posted on: 2007/4/23 0:58
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Re: McCANN 'NURSED' TO A WIN - Credits absentee votes from senior nursing homes
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It was pretty depressing to receive in the Saturday, April 21 mail, a color tri-fold direct mail piece for Lopez's JCBOE candidacy. Wonder how much money went down the tube for that move...

Posted on: 2007/4/22 16:08
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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With its five towers, tall smokestacks and stone Deco details, the brick structure is part of a historic industrial district established by the city.


Anybody know what the skinny on this historic district is? Paging JPHurst!

Posted on: 2007/4/22 13:24
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Re: Who's running for school board -- 11 candidates vie for three seats on JC Board of Education
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Just to point out, with a rough population estimate of 250,000 (i know i'm off, but if anything i'm underestimating i think), the voter turnout for the school board elections is less than 4%. Unless McCann pulls a ridiculous number of absentees out of his hat (which he's the master of).

As much as the idea of democratically electing our school board sounds all warm and fuzzy, with so much at stake and this embarassingly low turnout, the system simply does not work.

While the 4% of the population that elects these three can try to hold them accountable for their actions three years from now, this accountability is a paper tiger. It is accountability that the other elected officials in this city, namely the Mayor and the City Council, are more than happy to not have on their shoulders.

It's a crappy system. Meh.

Posted on: 2007/4/18 4:25
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Re: Who's running for school board -- 11 candidates vie for three seats on JC Board of Education
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I was voter number five at 4.20pm (420!) in my district. I voted for two of the candidates, and wrote Althea in as my third vote.

Posted on: 2007/4/17 21:23
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Re: Van Vorst Park---Dog Run
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Where I emailed Steve Fuller when he first got elected but didn't take office yet and he came to our second vote and pledged his support to to the out come of the community vote.



For which ward is "Steve Fuller" the councilperson? And when was Mr. Fuller elected?

I think there's an entire plane in hell for people who fail to follow through on things, for whatever reasons, and then go back and seek to take all the credit for the hard work and diligence of others.

Posted on: 2007/4/16 2:15
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Re: Mayor Healy Says we don't need more open space
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There are two formulas that T&M Associates, who prepared the Recreation Master Plan, used to determine how much open space is needed in Jersey City. The city falls well short under both standards.

Under the Balanced Land Use Standard, the city would develop 3% of its developable land as open space. County and State open space is not included in this formula. Under this standard, Jersey City would need 356 acres of open space. It currently has 143.

Under the Core System Standard (used by the National Recreation and Park Association), municipalities should have 10.5 acres of open space for every 1000 people. Under this formula, Jersey City would need 2,521 acres of open space. Including county and state parkland, it currently has 1,524.

We need more parks, and the city is turning down opportunities to acquire them.


These are the numbers I asked for in my original post in this thread.

Thanks for providing them.

I still don't understand why state and county green space is not included in the formula (you can easily imagine a small city where a great majority of area within city limits is occupied by a state park - would they still demand more municipal parks?)


Formula one doesn't include county and state park acreage. Formula two does.

Posted on: 2007/4/15 21:17
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Re: Who's running for school board -- 11 candidates vie for three seats on JC Board of Education
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I heard a rumor that Mia Scanga is promoting Gerald McCann for BOE (i call this a rumor because i cannot watch this program on the web because there is no audio). I find this interesting, as on the Talking Politics website listing convicted politicians of Hudson County he is not to be found.

Was he never convicted or had pled guilty in the past for any of the crimes he has committed?

I thought he was a convicted felon?

Is the Jersey Journal lying or was he accidentally left from the Talking Politics website?


IIRC, he was convicted, and did time for it (though he may have taken a plea deal). He was definitely incarcerated.

Posted on: 2007/4/15 19:35
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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your comments are just typical of somebody with no class
no wonder why you still on the ghetto.
I can tell you belong there

my biggest concern on moving from downtown to jsq or the heights to have to deal with people like you



and before you talk about grammar you may take a look at your own
realise is spell realize

just for the record Mr ghetto


POST OF THE YEAR!


Posted on: 2007/4/15 0:19
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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I am not competing with anybody I have consider myself saint pauls complex, I have visited it as well as the canco lofts and many buildings in jc
so far, base on my preferences the beacon and canco are some of the best developments in the jsq area
nothing like saint pauls which has a lack of style and character
but hey.... I understand that not everybody has the same level of taste

so my apology to you, and your circumstances
Mr nondowntown if i offended you in any way


i'm half-inclined to cut you some slack and chalk your posts up to a language barrier or a learning disability, and you don't realise how much you sound like you're trying to promote Canco by insulting one of its neighbors. it doesn't seem to make sense that in the Beacon thread, you seem to be making specifically negative remarks, yet you praise it in this thread.

so either you're having a hard time expressing yourself, i'm completely misunderstanding what you're trying to say, or you're simply the winner of the "worst JCList shill ever" contest.

but good luck with your real estate venture. keep doing that homework.

Posted on: 2007/4/14 23:32
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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so is "olive" a:

a.) Canco buyer
b.) Canco employee
c.) somebody related to a or b?
d.)none of the avobe

I guess d

I'm just very familiar with he jc market
I'm looking to buy something I have done my homework



sure, olive. your objectivity is palpable.

and from your original post, i would guess you didn't get around to doing any of your English or grammar homework.

i hope Canco does well, despite folks in sales, marketing, or simply biased buyers misconception that referring negatively to competitors does anything other than reveal your own insecurity or lack of faith in your own product/purchase.

Posted on: 2007/4/14 23:01
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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these condos are very different from saint paul's
this is a factory being converted into condos there is a history behind this building saint pauls is just a huge apt complex with not style, kind of a private projects

you have to decide if you can sacrify the view for 14' high celing and 11" windows
this is a real industrial living

I am also sure that these condos wil appreciate much faster than saint pauls
wich actualy are coming down in price

about JSQ these area is under development and is just a matter of time to see new stores opening
the same that happened in downtown jc


so is "olive" a:

a.) Canco buyer
b.) Canco employee
c.) somebody related to a or b?

Posted on: 2007/4/14 22:38
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Re: American Can/ Canco Lofts
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all journal sq is is little india, thats my point!!

I said it before and I have to repeat that, if not for the Arabs' stores, it will feel like country-side, with Duane Reade closing at 7 on Sunday.


ummm, when did Indians become Arabs?

Posted on: 2007/4/13 21:52
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Re: McGinley Square: Council to weigh courthouse condos abatement deal
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Of course you insinuated it. It's all over your "It's embarassing to suggest a property in McGinley Square in 2007 not receive an abatement at all (clearly directed at my original "Here's a thought" comment), while they're still being handed out like Halloween candy on the "gold coast" (note the lack of a period between the two clauses, suggesting a continuing thought, i.e., my support or at least acquiescence for Downtown abatements, with no supporting evidence).

I agree with you about the value of abatements when legitimately needed. My point, perhaps not well stated, is that, 20+ years after the building boom began in Newport, this city is well past the point of needing 'artificial' incentives (i.e., tax abatements) to lure development. At this point, and in my opinion, there is more than enough commercial and residential development everywhere in JC (aided of course by said abatements) that we can and should quit abatements cold-turkey. Any litigation that may arise can be fought--and likely won--if the administration would only grow a spine. What the city should be doing is providing 'real' incentives for development such as improving the schools, roads, mass transit options, sewer system and city services, which would draw in new residents while improving the quality of life for existing ones. (Whether the revenue from PILOTs helps or hinders us from doing this is a whole other debate.)

Re: the West Side, everyone I know considers Kennedy Blvd. the eastern border of the West Side. If you grew up near the park but east of Kennedy, then you didn't live on the West Side (but at the time, this was a good thing).

Finally, I'll "manage to see past the occasional typo and misspelling" after you do.


two and a half hours and this is the best you come up with?

i think your proposal for cold-turkey abatement abandonment would have a negligible effect on downtown (where you live), and a catastrophic effect on the West Side and other parts of the city still in need of incentives (where I live). it's all well and good to think you can will dramatic improvements to city infrastructure and schools into being, and i applaud your idealism. But blind idealism doesn't pave roads or pay teachers better.

I also think you underestimate the legitimacy of the equal-protection arguments in store once the ladder is pulled up behind downtown.

as for the "West Side" claim, ask my ever-so-lovely councilwoman Mary Spinello, or her predecessor Mary Donnelly, what her Ward as a whole is commonly called. And considering how many stretches of the West Side go no further west than West Side Avenue, it seems rather gerrymanderous to confine a significant portion of a neighborhood to one block wide. But hey, what do I know, I spent my whole life here, as did my parents before me.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 3:58
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Re: McGinley Square: Council to weigh courthouse condos abatement deal
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So my suggestion is "embarassing," (sic) is it?

For the record, I am, at this time (because I'm sure you'll search my previous posts for evidence to the contrary), against tax abatements in any and all parts of JC, due to the unchecked and rapacious development allowed by this and previous administrations. To insinuate that I don't have a problem with, or even support abatements Downtown just because I don't mention it in my post, might be a better example of a knee-jerk reaction.


not everybody who peruses this here website is blessed with the good fortune of having read all of your posts on the subject, and lacking that greater context, the inference could be drawn.

however, if you reread my post carefully and manage to see past the occasional typo and misspelling, you'll see that i never insinuated you were pro-downtown-abatement. i recognize that the abatment-as-of-right problem needs to stop, but political solutions, nevermind any practical solutions, do not take place in a vacuum. in terms of mapping out a practical solution to the problem, to think that it is a problem that can be solved by divorcing it from a greater context of genuine but relative "need" and abandoned cold-turkey is infantile, and will mire the city in countless and costly subsequent litigation.

in terms of abatements, i am pro-abatement when the developer can demonstrate a legitimate need for one, in areas of the city still in need of incentive for development. as scary as the word "development" is to some people (most of whom are more than happy to reap the benefits said development has bestowed upon their own neighborhoods, while condemning it out of the other side of their mouths), it would be a nightmare for all development to come to a grinding halt.

we can agree that the development/abatement-as-of-right issue needs a solution, but i can't go so far as to say all development is bad, and all abatements are unwarranted. i think there are plenty of problems with our prison system, but i'm not dumb enough to suggest that until we fix it, no newly convicted criminals should be sent to prison.

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PS - Neither this development or McGinley Square is considered the West Side, brother.


guess everybody i grew up with must have been referring to the greater district in which they live incorrectly. and when i tell people i live in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, south of McGinley Square, on the West Side, I've been telling them lies.

tell me exactly which "Side" would you consider it. the east side?

Posted on: 2007/4/11 23:26
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Re: McGinley Square: Council to weigh courthouse condos abatement deal
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So the developer went from demanding a mega-super-sweetheart tax abatement deal (25 years, 12 percent gross annual revenues), negotiated down to a super-sweetheart deal (20 years, 15 percent) and would now agree to the regular sweetheart deal (20 years, 16 percent)? Is our Council finally growing some cojones?

Here's a thought: with the recently completed Bergen Avenue streetscape improvements, continued development around McGinley Square and the nearby Beacon, and a prime location a 10-minute walk from Journal Square and a half-block away from St. Peter's College, maybe this proposed development doesn't need an abatement at all. Call me crazy...


Since when did the Council curtail its trigger-happiness to sign an abtement deal on "need"? It's embarassing to suggest a property in McGinley Square in 2007 not receive an abatement at all, while they're still being handed out like Halloween candy on the "gold coast." I know the abatement-as-of-right knee-jerk has to stop someplace, but it'd be poetic for it to be a property on the West Side that is the first abatement refused.

Posted on: 2007/4/11 22:07
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Re: tax abatements in downtown jersey city
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ask sonia and janet over at the NWA website. they engage in some stunningly deep discourse about all of the relevant, pressing issues on the minds of JC residents.

Posted on: 2007/4/10 15:29
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Re: Bribe-taker is rehired whistleblower dumped on
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why the secrecy about the bribe-taking rehired housing inspector's identity?

Posted on: 2007/4/3 17:10
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Re: Heights: Teen gangs suspected in 2 assaults -- at least 10 youths involved
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Apparently The Guardian Angels don't "do" neighborhoods at such altitudes. It gives them nosebleeds. Otherwise, I'm sure they'd have been there.

Posted on: 2007/4/2 22:09
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Re: Van Vorst Park---Dog Run
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Hello, I live right on the park. The dog park is right outside my window.

I've lived here for 4 years,




You really should have looked into a neighborhood before settling there. The talk of a dog run has been going on for some time now.


There's "talk" of a lot of things happening in a lot of neighborhoods. I think it's a bit disingenuous to suggest that any resident who moved in four years ago is on constructive notice that a dog park will be installed outside their window, and it's their problem if they don't like it.

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If the dog run is closed at 10pm, the whole park should be closed, that's the law right?


Absolutely not. If the problem with after-hours dog-run use persists, the city has sufficient discretion to close off the dog run without closing off the rest of the park. Just as the city is able to keep the restrooms in public parks locked at off-hours, without padlocking the park.

Don't know if i'm just reading too much into the tone of this post, but i have a stinking suspicion that 'ThirdRail' and his/her pooch make use of the VVP dog run after hours...

Posted on: 2007/3/30 1:51
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Re: Van Vorst Park---Dog Run
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I was in the dog park the other day, at around 7pm, and there was a small dog yapping it's head off. Someone from across the street started screaming "SHUT UP" and it dawned on me then and there how annoying it must be to live across the street.

Mr X, you and your neighbors certainly didn't ask for this. It's got to be excruciating. I have a feeling that people just aren't aware of how loud it can be, especially at night.

The dog park is meant to close at 10, so if people are still there with their dogs, they need to leave. Go ahead, call the cops. The law is the law and someone's got to enforce it. You certainly don't have to make excuses for calling plus I'm not sure what other legal recourse you have. And maybe they can pick up some of the thugs who are lurking in the park then too. Kill two birds with one stone.

Speaking of kiliing....maybe not so much with the bb guns and the rat poison. I know you are kidding, but still.

In the meantime, I'll be sure to be more courteous and I will make sure my dog owner friends are too. Let's get it solved before the warm weather open-window season starts. You and the rest of Montgomery Street don't deserve to deal with this.


this infuriates me - dog ownership is not a right it is a privilege and a luxury, and dog-owners (i am one) need to be respectful of people - keep your dog on a six foot leash, clean up after them when they crap in public, and respect rules about the dog park. There is absolutely no reason that a dog should be allowed to bark its head off, regardless of the hour of the day or night.

then again, we are now in the era where parents feel entitled to allow thier children to be loud and disruptive and throw tantrums in public, because disciplining Kai and Turner might damage their fragile self-esteem...

Posted on: 2007/3/29 2:35
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Re: So much for all of you folks who predicted a JC/NYC RE Crash
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Foreclosures Force Suburbs to Fight Blight

In suburbs like this one, officials are installing alarms, fixing broken windows and mowing lawns at the vacant houses in hopes of preventing a snowball effect, in which surrounding property values suffer and worried neighbors move away. ...

the unusual prevalence of vacant houses...

Outside Atlanta, Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties have mounted antiforeclosure campaigns while several towns south of Chicago are forcing titleholders to fix up empty houses, or repay the government for doing it.


Seriously: I typed the stuff about "lenders may maintain a lot of the houses they get back poorly" and thought, "Well, maybe Nondowntown will be right when he rips me a new one, because maybe that's an exaggerated fear."

Then, hear in The New York Times, we see that "foreclosure blight" isn't a theoretical risk of a real estate crash. It's already a serious social problem.


Notice I didn't "rip you a new one" when you said that, alb, because in fact, as the article points out, the fear is very real. Mortgage companies, believe it or not, don't like to foreclose. They'd much rather collect money and say see you later. They're not happy about having to manage properties, and all too often "foreclosure blight" becomes a very real problem.

Believe it or not, I don't have a personal vendetta against you, alb. I only "rip you a new one" when you say idiotic things. I've said it before that I agree with you sometimes, and I have no problem with admitting that (as somebody said regarding Minnie at last night's meeting, "a broken clock is still right twice a day").

Posted on: 2007/3/23 16:29
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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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P.S. - As soon as Janet asks for and obtains permission from everybody she photographed at the meeting, myself included, maybe then Sonia can even begin to contemplate whether she has any legal recourse over a member of the community videotaping a public meeting.

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Re: Hamilton Park Renovation - Meeting Dates
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In typical Sonia Maldonado fashion, in the safety and security of her lonely lair, she completely distorts what happened tonight, because her and her ally were resoundingly defeated:

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"Sonia
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Plans for Hamilton Park Renovation

There was a meeting this evening for everyone in Jersey City who wanted to see the new maps showing three different concepts for the Hamilton Park renovation. The main problem with the maps, however, is that they failed to provide an explanation key, identifying all the squares, circles, octagons, rectangles, dots, and stars reflected on the maps. So for the uninformed viewer it wasn't possible to understand everything in front of them. The lack of clarity made the presentation seem unprofessional, and deceptive.

In addition, some of the attendees in the crowd were rude, crass, and impolite to people addressing the speakers. It was obvious the presenters were unable to control a rowdy audience. Especially, in bad taste, was the loud heckling against Janet this evening, and not allowing her to finish her sentences.

NWA meetings are so much better organized, and people treat each other with much more civility.

I met several people from Janet's organization this evening, all of whom treated her with the courtesy she deserves as a human being, but many of her adversaries behaved like gutter rats, heckling her and belittling her during the meeting, which resulted in a circus atmosphere, and the inability of the group to have an unbiased, democratic meeting.

Janet has given years of her life trying to help improve Hamilton Park, including creating the gardens that were eventually destroyed by Steve Fulop. Well, in Newport we have plenty of water, sunshine, and good earth. Moreover, I am confident Janet has the ability to create a lovely garden here, so the NWA will ask Lefrak to provide her a little space for a community garden. Hamilton Park's loss will be Newport's gain.

In conclusion, we understand Dan Falcon took video footage of us without our consent. He has yet to contact us to negotiate for how much we are willing to sell our images, and a few laughs at our expense."

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Newsflash, Sonia: tonight's meeting was democracy in action. An entire room of people, not "some" as you claim, had the final word on exactly how they feel about what Janet Allen has done and how she has behaved. It was not a small group of people calling for her to end the circus she herself created. It was the ENTIRE room. Janet attempted to sabotage an event because it was about THE PARK, and about THE COMMUNITY, and NOT ABOUT HER. And she suffered the social and political embarassment of being booed off the floor when she refused to end her entirely unproductive disruption.

Take note: nobody in that room was opposed to an irrigation system. They were opposed to somebody manipulating a process in which they and their families have a great deal at stake, all for the sake of some irrational political agenda that nobody aside from Sonia Maldonado and Janet Allen give a rat's ass about. They were opposed to somebody behaving as if she was entitled to speak more than any other person there. They were opposed to somebody shamelessly looking to turn this historic park, that has been a center of activity and recreation for downtown jersey city since long be for she dropped her carpet-bag down, into a museum, or an ethnically-cleansed, gated-community, or another elitist gramercy park.

And the people spoke out. And their voices were heard. Loud and clear. And finally, YES FINALLY, Janet sat down. Because the "nays" had it. THAT is democracy. You will never understand how it works.

And nobody in that room, except for Janet Allen and Sonia, would waste anybody's time with asinine questions such as "so is the dog park going to be green? because it's green on the drawing."

The truth is, the meeting was a success, despite Janet's minor, inconsequential disruption, because the people who truly care about their community, their neighbors, their city, and their park, had the courage to stand up and speak out about what was important to them. They had the strength and the resolve to tell those bullies-in-victims'-clothing Sonia Maldonado and Janet Allen that they will not be manipulated. And they had the decency to listen, really listen, to their neighbors and fellow citizens who came out because they care about their community, and not just about themselves.

Lots of completely valid concerns were raised, various points of view were represented (parents, dog-owners, educators, new residents, old residents, black, white, brown, etc), a number of constructive ideas were offered, and the team overseeing the renovation was given a lot of direction on how to incorporate the input into the final proposals which will be voted on, democratically, in April.

The meeting tonight made me proud to call Jersey City home, proud to have been born here and grown up here and to have recently bought a home here. It wasn't prim and proper and neatly tied up with a bow - it's still Jersey City after all. But the vast majority of people there seemed to understand that this is an important moment for Hamilton Park, far more important than any one ego or political vendetta.

It's a shame I felt the need to even dignify somebody like Sonia in arriving at some of the things I've said here, but I believe it's important for people to understand that if we as a community aren't careful, people with agendas and axes to grind can far too easily manipulate a situation for some sort of sick personal motive or petty gratification. I'm proud that the people in attendance tonight cared enough and were smart enough to not let that happen.

Congraulations to the HPNA, Councilman Fulop, Schoor Palma, and everyone involved in the process of seeing this project to where it is now, and please keep up the good work, for there is obviously still much to be done to see it through.

Posted on: 2007/3/23 5:40
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Re: Do you as a citizen and resident of Jersey City feel represented by your elected officials?
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janegeorge wrote: 1. Sorry I've let you down. If I was ashamed of what I did and didn't know, I'd Wikipedia myself death. Of course my spelling sucks too, so I'd have to google "Wikipedia", so as not to embarrass myself that way as well! 2. I am glad that you agree. 3. Thanks very much Binky, for that bit of direction. 4. Frankly, I'm proud to say that I don't think all that well using irratating acronyms (well I know I use them too, REM and RADAR and SOHO and NOHO and WALDO and AIDS and UNICEF). Really it's their cousins that I hate, the NJDOT and HCNA and HPNA and NFL and NBC and GM and FAA and FDA and FCC and AFLCIO and the worst of them all, the WMD. 4. You are correct in thinking that I will never text message. 5. PILOT works, but honestly, I've never made the connection to, payment in lieu of taxes and the abatements. 6. Now I'm gonna have to go hide my head in the sand (or dirt) for 9 days, until I'm clean again.

Posted on: 2007/3/23 3:40
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Re: Do you as a citizen and resident of Jersey City feel represented by your elected officials?
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janegeorge, i'm all for "vote the bums out" but it's difficult to take your post in this thread seriously as a credible assessment of the JC political landscape when less than 4 hours ago, you had to ask for an explanation of what a PILOT is. (See here)

Posted on: 2007/3/22 16:08
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Re: Yun to Mayor on page 7 of Jersey Journal...
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Jangie wrote:
It certainly doesn't look like the mayor is placing this event high in his priorities, for whatever reason...

I'm a bit confused here... Not being involved in any of the JC politics, is there anything that says that the mayor *has* to attend this sort of rally? I could advertise all I wanted that Mayor Healy was coming over to my house for dinner, try inviting him, and be angry that he didn't show up. Is that reasonable? It doesn't make sense to me at all... if you plan to have certain people at your event, you have to invite them and confirm their attendance well in advance of associating their name with the event, or at least I would think so. I don't understand how the assumption is that without any answer to the negative or positive, that the mayor would come.


According to Yun's letter:

"At the suggestion of your scheduler, the meeting was postponed to March 7th for your convenience. Your scheduler accepted this invitation on your behalf and confirmed it by email.

February 12, 2007 - In addition to the email, a confirmation letter via certified mail (#7005 0390 0002 9278 5474) was delivered to your office confirming, yet again, your attendance to the rally on Wed. March 7th."

Try reading all the pretty words.

Posted on: 2007/3/15 16:54
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Re: Lincoln Park home plan is altered, but not enough for neighbors
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Home away from home
Home away from home


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Ross_Ewage wrote:
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NONdowntown wrote:

THEY DID NOT RETURN CALLS FOR COMMENT.

Yet in paragraph one, the JJ paints them out to be a father and son in need of a home? PUH-LEEZE, LaToya! They never even returned a call to the JJ to tell them the greatest developer lie ever told ("we're building it to maybe live in.")



I don't understand the emphasis on their not calling the JJ. Hell, I wouldn't give that rag the chance to misquote me. Besides, they already changed their design once to try and satisfy their neighbors - they don't owe anybody an explanation.


The issue is with "that rag" the JJ opening their article with this paragraph, entirely on speculation (since they did not speak to the developers):

"To a father/son development team, the two-family house going up at 91 Gifford Ave. in Jersey City represents a good investment and a home where they might someday live."

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Sure, the system is broken but these guys didn't break it. It would be different if they tried to do the work unpermitted in the dead of night.


Agreed. But the city being asleep at the wheel and refusing to enforce its own building standards does not make it any less callous for a developer (or the historic home-owner who sold off the plot) to drop a ground-floor-garage pink-brick monstrosity in the middle of that block.

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I'm more troubled by this quote:

"You have neighbors who invested in properties and have been stewards of the block for 50 years," Burke said. "Then a newcomer comes along and the city blesses them . And that's where the problem lies.

The dreaded "newcomers" with them funny soundin' names. They don't belong here.


Nice try, but it's one thing to racist-bait with anonymous jclist posters expressing their white-fright about the pathmark on grand. It's another thing entirely to ascribe to a named person a subtext that isn't there. The fact is that Gifford Avenue consists of an ethnically diverse group of homeowners, as does the majority of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Those who have been conscientious stewards of this neighborhood and that block in particular hail from varied ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. And one thing a majority of these homeowners have in common is the desire to preserve the beauty of their neighborhood, and consequently, the value of their property, as is their right.

There are plenty of far "funn[ier] soundin' names" than Margaritonda in our neighborhood, and there have been for decades. The Margaritondas have no more or less of a "right" to make money than their neighbors. And their desire to put up the cheapest possible structure they can in the space will result in a windfall for them, thanks to the work of their neighbors, whose property values will suffer for it.

The city is to blame for making the zoning process the joke that it is, but the "they told us we could do it" excuse is hollow and insincere, and no amount of baseless Jersey Journal hackery can make those guys into victims.

Posted on: 2007/3/10 2:25
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