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Education / Jersey City Global Charter School Openings
« on: 05-13-2013, 12:12pm »
Jersey City Global Charter School still has some openings left for the 2013-2014 school year! The school is based on the MicroSociety system and looks really promising! It will be located at the St. Anne's Church building on Kennedy Blvd. in the Heights. For more information check out their website!

He's not unopposed anymore. Sean Connors is running on Fulop's ticket.

Website Related & Suggestions / Re: Upgrade of WiredJC
« on: 02-27-2013, 09:41pm »
This is great! Thanks!  ^-^

The West Side / Re: West Side Survey
« on: 06-14-2012, 01:38pm »
I did it, but I wish they'd do this for Central Ave and the Heights.

If anyone knows anything about Amanda's whereabouts please contact JCPD. She is a sweet person and my neighborhood is extremely concerned for her safety.

Jersey City police say they are concerned for the safety of a Jersey City mother who has gone missing, and say her husband has been very uncooperative, making the investigation difficult.

"Her husband has refused to speak to us outside the presence of an attorney," Police Chief Tom Comey said today of the husband of Randy Lehrer, 32, of Charles Street, who was last seen in public leaving her job at Tommy's Restaurant on Central Avenue at 2 p.m. Friday.

"We will continue to pursue this investigation until we either locate her or find she is no longer with us," Comey said at the 11:30 a.m. press conference where he noted that the missing woman has a 10-month-old child and also goes by the first name "Amanda."
"We are very concerned," he said.

Comey said there is no sign of foul play but police have confirmed that the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office's Homicide Squad assisted in the search of the family's home. Comey said Lehrer has not missed a day of work in three years, except around the time she gave birth.

The chief said the New Jersey State Police have joined the search and he asked anyone with information on Lehrer's whereabouts to contact the police.
Lehrer is 5 feet 2-inches-tall, weighs 145 pounds, has brown hear and brown eyes and is of fair complexion. She has a tattoo on her right shoulder reading, "Laugh Now Cry Later," police said.

Police did not release Lehrer's husband's name.

Comey said his lack of cooperation has made it necessary for police to use court orders and subpoenas to get information. The chief said the police department is working on getting access to Lehrer's cell phone, but the task has been complicated.
The search for Lehrer has included interviews from California to Canada, where Lehrer was born, Comey said, adding that Lehrer's relationship with her husband has been described as volatile. The husband reported her missing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and said she left after an argument.

Comey said people interviewed told police that Lehrer would never leave her baby behind. The child is now being cared for by the girl's paternal grandfather.
Anyone with information on Lehrer's whereabouts is asked to call the police tip line at (201) 547-JAIL. Police have also asked Lehrer to contact them is she is OK.

As a side note, the husbands name has been reported in other news sources: Steve Acuna. Also, the husband told her employer that she was traveling to Canada on Sunday to visit her sick mother which was not true.

General / Please help ArtWorks get a Pepsi Refresh grant!
« on: 07-11-2011, 04:15pm »
Hello! I am a resident of the Heights and I work for a small non-profit in Englewood that provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programming and materials. We are in the running for a Pepsi Refresh Everything grant worth $25,000 but we are slipping.

If anyone out there is a Pepsi drinker and you are not using the special power vote codes I could really use them. The power vote codes are located on the caps of 2 liter and 20 oz bottles as well as on the inside of 12 and 24 packs of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Pepsi Max.

I will be looking for bottles in recycling this week to try and find some power votes, and I thought maybe some people may want to help me out by just emailing the codes to me. My email address is

For more information on ArtWorks, please visit

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Thanks for posting the update MCA! You rock!

Education / Republican proposal to cut preschool by half
« on: 02-17-2011, 11:24am »
I am surprised no one has posted this yet. I hope that other parents are able to attend the rally tonight.

Jersey City schools plan rally Thursday to oppose Republican senators' plan to reduce preschool from full-day to half-day by cutting funding in half
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Officials in the Jersey City public schools are urging teachers and parents to attend a rally Thursday in support of full-day preschool, which may be threatened by a new proposal from state Senate Republicans.

The Republicans are considering a plan that would shift money from full-day preschools in urban districts to suburban schools that have lost state funding in recent years.

 Though the proposal is still in the discussion stage, according to Adam Bauer, spokesman for state Sen. Tom Kean Jr., it is already getting a thumbs down from educators across the state.

Stephanie Carfagno, a preschool teacher at Kidz Inn Day Care and Learning Center in Jersey City, said preschools in urban districts provide working parents with a place to send their children every day, and they also instill socialization skills the students will need in kindergarten and beyond.

"If they went straight from home to kindergarten, it would be a nightmare," said Carfagno.

Preschool is not mandated in most New Jersey school districts, but the state Supreme Court ordered the state to fund full-day preschool in the 31 Abbott districts, which include Jersey City, Harrison, Hoboken and Union City.

The proposal would reportedly slice preschool funding in half, reducing full-day to half-day, then distributing the $300 million saved to suburban and rural schools.

Bauer stressed that the Republican proposal is "very early in the process" and is not attached to specific legislation yet.

"It is part of a broader discussion to try and make the way we distribute school funding in the state fair and equitable," he said.

The rally is set for Thursday at 5 p.m. in front of School 11, 886 Bergen Ave.

I totally agree with your ending statements, but I just want you to remember that the areas you are talking about never saw a plow. Most of the streets were dug out by the residents with shovels so it would be pretty unjust to give people tickets there.

Driving on West Side Ave Yesterday (12/30) @ 6PM I noticed a LOT of cars parked in metered spaces that had not been moved since the blizzard began.
Non of them had any tickets. All of them were taking up commercial spaces that should be used for shoppers. THis is wrong. Spare me the "where are they gonna park", More important is, "where are shoppers supposed to park" they are the ones that pay sales tax and support this place.

I really feel like we are living in a disorganized 3rd world city. The only things municipal Managers and administrators care about is their political machine.

For starters, Healy should go. After that we should demand a heck of a lot more accountability at all management levels. That includes Union's as well.

Whoa! Tell us how you really feel!  :-*

Our Garbage pick up is usually Sunday and Wednesday. I put it out Monday like I was told on that shitty cityofjerseycity home page and they actually came and took it.. AMAZING!!! I put it out last night and nothing, I guess the entire week is moved a day over. Whatever, I'm just glad the dirty bitch family who lived above us is gone, dirty pig fuckers.

Still no plows in the Heights. Piss poor response! PuddinPop is right. Where exactly are people supposed to move their cars to when they haven't plowed the side streets? Great work Healy, add it to list of wonderful things you've done for this city.

By the way...where's the statement from the city's leaders? It's been over 24 hours since the storm ended and there are virtual crickets on the official JC homepage as well as the mayor's page. The lack of communication is disgraceful!

This would be great if the site you posted gave any information on the city's current efforts. I understand that people need to know if they still have to go to court or not, but how about the rest of us - the majority of the residents. Also, if you are going to direct people to a website it should be updated. The last post was yesterday at 1:45. Not very helpful, sorry.

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