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Calendar / Woodsy et al.'s trip to the Biergarten
« on: 04-08-2017, 08:07am »
Hi All,

It's been a long winter and we decided it was time for us to return from the hinterlands and try to get out and meet old friends :boggiano: .  So we figured we would come back to JC for a visit.  And since the only way to get you people out is to ensure that :pint: s are readily available and since the Zeppelin Hall is the only place that is reasonably tolerant of :bebe: s we figured this was the best place to set this up.  We'd love to see everyone but we understand that this is pretty short notice.  We'll get there Sunday around 1 pm and will stay for a few hours (or until the kids break shit and get us kicked out).  Hope to see you all!

For Sale / FREE Pot
« on: 05-01-2015, 10:00am »
:dronabinol: Actually lots of FREE pots.  You want pots, come and get them.  Just in time for spring planting.  Some even come with FREE topsoil (or I can dump it out if you prefer). :dronabinol:

Crime & Safety / Have you ever urinated in public?
« on: 07-29-2013, 01:04pm »
Considering that it has become local news (see below) I figured we needed a poll.

Hoboken copes with public urination problem

Morristown Municipal Judge Gary Troxel made headlines in April when he castigated more than 20 people in his courtroom who were charged with urinating in public.

The problem is so pervasive, Troxel said, it’s making parts of the Morris County municipality reek.

“On some streets, when it rains in Morristown, they smell like urine,” he said.
 This is not a problem just in Morristown.

In Hoboken, where thousands of revelers descend each weekend on the bars and restaurants that crowd the downtown, dozens of people each year are cited for violating city ordinance 145-22: public urination.

In spring and summer of 2012, city court records show that at least 64 individuals were caught voiding their bladders on the streets and sidewalks, with most of the citations issued south of Third Street. Thirteen were given at the Hoboken Terminal, six at the corner of First and Court streets, and four outside City Hall.

About three-quarters of the citations resulted in guilty pleas. All but 11 were handed out between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. About eight were given to women.

Fines ranged from $250 to $1,000.

Crime & Safety / Downed Tree Limbs
« on: 10-31-2011, 10:06am »
Does anyone know what to do with downed tree limbs that fall on private property or sidewalks?  We have a few branches that fell on the Mrs.'s car, not huge but too big to simply put into leaf/garbage bags.  If we put them out with the trash will they be picked up?  Do I have to put them out on "yard waste" days?  Do they have to be broken down into small pieces?

Crime & Safety / Don't mess with Froto
« on: 08-01-2011, 09:27am »
Autopsy of man shot by police officer in Jersey City consistent with 'face-to-face' shooting, prosecutor says
By Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal The Jersey Journal

Autopsy results confirm that the 28-year-old Jersey City man shot by a police officer early Saturday died from multiple gunshot wounds that are consistent with a face-to-face shooting, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said this morning.

Deron Kitrell, 28, of Wade Street, died after being shot four times by Police Officer Louis Mecka during a foot chase in which Kitrell allegedly pointed his 9mm gun at the officer, DeFazio said.

Doctors at Jersey City Medical Center pronounced Kitrell, dead at 2:25 a.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Newark determined that Kitrell was shot in the torso and hip, DeFazio said.

The incident began at 1:54 a.m. when Mecka and his K-9 partner Froto responded to a call of shots fired at 543-547 MLK Dr., DeFazio said. When Mecka arrived in his marked patrol car he saw a crowd of people and several vehicles in the area, the prosecutor said.

Mecka also saw that Kitrell was armed with what appeared to be a gun, DeFazio said.

Mecka got out the cruiser with the police dog and ordered Kitrell to stay where he was, but Kitrell ran and Mecka and Froto ran after him, DeFazio said.

After a short pursuit, Kitrell turned around in the area of 110 Monticello Ave and pointed a gun at the Mecka and the police dog and Mecka shot him four times, DeFazio said.

"(Mecka) didn't fire until he was confronted face-to-face with the gunman," DeFazio said. "(Kitrell) was pointing the weapon in the direction of the K-9 and the officer and it was at that time (Kitrell) was shot."

DeFazio said Kitrell was holding a 9mm gun with an extended 32-shot magazine that resembled a "small machine gun" that was strapped round his neck with a boot lace or similar cord. The gun, which was empty, had been discharged earlier, DeFazio said.

Preliminarily, it clearly looks like justifiable deadly force on part of police officer, DeFazio said.

Investigators found numerous 9mm shell casings at the scene of the original call on MLK Drive indicating shots had been fired., DeFazio said. Investigators did not find any sign of damage to surrounding property or indications that somebody was shot.

"At this time, we have no indication that anybody else was hurt," DeFazio said. It appears the bullets were from Kitrell's gun but investigators are awaiting ballistics results for confirmation, he said.

According to the Department of Corrections, Kitrell was convicted of two weapons offenses and a drug charge in 2003, serving time in state prison from June 2003 until March 2005.

Jersey City Police and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Squad is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information about these incidents should call the HCPO Homicide Squad at (201) 915-1345.

Restaurants & Bars / Big Easy Restaurant
« on: 12-03-2010, 03:43pm »
Big Easy Restaurant
640 Communipaw Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
map it

Apparently they have facebook page too.

Jersey City and Newark among most expensive cities to run a business

New Jersey has never been a bargain for businesses, but a new study ranks two of the state’s cities — Jersey City and Newark — among the 10 most expensive places in the nation to run a company.

The pair joins other such pricey towns as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco, according to the 16th annual Cost of Doing Business Survey by Claremont McKenna College in California.

In nearly all of the top 10 cities, a mid-size retailer must pay more than $10,000 a year just for business license fees, the report said.

The study looked at 413 cities across the nation and examined their licensing fees and property, utilities and sales taxes.

Being expensive isn’t a good distinction, especially during a time when struggling businesses might be thinking about relocating, said Brad Jensen, a researcher at the Rose Institute, which conducted the study.

"States that have low taxes usually have a competitive advantage over other states," Jensen said. "Obviously, there are a lot of factors to consider when moving your business to another state, but in this economy, it could be the thing that tips you over."

Neither Jersey City nor Newark is new to the list, and both have placed in the top 10 for several years running, Jensen said. To be fair, they are also the only New Jersey towns included in the study, which focuses more closely on California.

The study found Jersey City has the highest property tax rate of all cities, at 6 percent, and a retail licensing fee of $40,000. Newark has a property tax of just a little over 1 percent, and a licensing fee of $2,300 — but it also charges a 1 percent payroll tax.

That’s compared to one of the best-performing cities, Austin, Texas, which boasts a low property tax rate and doesn’t levy any business taxes or fees. In fact, Texas is home to five of the 10 least-expensive cities in the nation, the report showed.

"Texas is a state that gets it," Jensen said. "They understand that if you want to provide government services, you have to balance how much you charge in fees and taxes, otherwise you’ll end up strangling the golden goose."

The 20 least-expensive cities are all located west of the Mississippi River, with the majority of them in states that don’t have a personal or corporate income tax. Overall, Texas, Washington and Oregon appear to be the strongest performers.

Leslie Kwoh: (973) 392-4147 or

A Small Green Space
Emma Lam
88 Jewett Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(917) 414-2993

Calendar / Harrison Avenue Block Association Meeting
« on: 10-22-2009, 09:21am »


575 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
(West Side Avenue, ˝ block south of Communipaw, next to Pizzeria, Wooden Building)

6:30 PM

7:15 PM – 8 PM



Sports, Recreation & Hobbies / Darkroom in JC?
« on: 06-17-2009, 08:51am »
Is there a publically accessible darkroom in JC?  If so, what are the rates?

Education / Happy 200th Birthday Lincoln & Darwin
« on: 02-12-2009, 08:26am »

Home Improvement / Insulation
« on: 01-15-2009, 09:00am »
Well now that the new heating system is installed we're on to the next home project, blown insulation.  I got a recommendation for Acorn Home Improvements from a NON-member and was wondering whether anyone else had any experience with this company.  Also I would love to have additional recommendations and hear about your experiences in insulating your home (i.e. what did they have to do, how messy was it, how much good did it do to your heating bill, etc.).


Services Available / Camera Repair
« on: 01-12-2009, 11:41am »
We have a point and shoot Casio Exilim digital camera that we've had for a few years now (so outside of waranty).  After working fine on our trip it now refuses to turn on or be recognized by the computer.  I'm wondering if anyone knows of a place that repairs digital cameras and, if so, whether it would even be worth it to do so (considering how cheap they are to buy now).

Medical / Dermatologist?
« on: 01-08-2009, 09:51am »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a dermatologist, preferably in JC?

Government & Politics / Lipski's Golden Shower
« on: 11-09-2008, 10:20am »
I always felt like we were getting pissed on by our city government but I didn't mean it literally.  I guess we're just Jersey City, we can't have nice politicians:

Jersey City Councilman Steven Lipski is No. 1 threat at Washington club

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 12:06 AM

Jersey City Councilman Steven Lipski
A drunken Jersey City councilman was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington nightclub, police and club sources said Saturday.

Councilman Steven Lipski was caught relieving himself onto several revelers at the 9:30 Club during a concert by a Grateful Dead tribute band Friday night, club sources said.

"He was very drunk," the source said, noting that it wasn't the first time Lipski had caused a ruckus at the popular concert venue.

"We've dealt with this man before," the source added. "He's never peed on anybody, but he gets really belligerent and drunk."

Lipski, 44, was hauled out of the club about 9:50 p.m. after staffers spotted him in the act on the concert hall's second-floor balcony and called the cops.

The crass councilman, who is serving his second term in office since getting elected in 2001, was charged with simple assault, police said.

Attempts to reach Lipski were unsuccessful Saturday night. His aide, Irina Zaki, said the councilman was in Washington Friday night, but she had no knowledge of his arrest.

The lurid incident marks the second time in recent years that a Jersey City pol was caught with his pants down.

Photos showing Jerramiah Healy, still a councilman at the time, naked and passed out on his front stoop were widely circulated in 2004 days before he was elected mayor.

Wanted / WANTED: Old T-mobile phone until April
« on: 09-26-2008, 11:01am »
So my t-mobile phone died this past week and considering that their service sucks I refuse to extend my contract to get a new phone.  However, if I cancel my contract they're going to charge me $200.  So I'm hoping that someone has an old t-mobile phone that you no longer use that I could borrow for the next six months.  All I would need to do is put my SIM card in it and it will connect up to my account so it wouldn't cost you anything. 

Home Improvement / Tree Trimming
« on: 09-03-2008, 01:40pm »
Does anyone have a tree trimming service that they would recommend?

The West Side / Westside Neighborhood Association Meeting
« on: 04-09-2008, 08:36am »
Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium of Temple Beth-El (2419 Kennedy Blvd. between Harrison and Bentley Avenues)

ISSUES to be discussed include:
HONEYWELL DEVELOPMENT (this is especially important as there has been talk of moving the Incinerator Authority and Municipal Utilities Authority from its curruent location along 440 into Ward B)

Special Guests:  Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith, Elected Officials, West District Police, NID, Parking.

Restaurants & Bars / Taqueria
« on: 03-17-2008, 01:13pm »

236 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 333-3220

Map it.

Calendar / 2008 Jersey City Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« on: 03-06-2008, 05:59pm »
Sunday,  March 9th, 2008

The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park and will march up Kennedy Boulevard to Journal Sqaure.

2008 Jersey City Saint Patrick's Day Parade Honorees
        Grand Marshall - Honorable Jerramiah Healy
        Irishman of the Year - Cammy O'Callaghan
        Irishwoman of the Year - Geralyn Tooman
        Honorary Irishman of the year - Sheriff Juan Perez
        Honorary Irishwoman of the year - Sandra Cunningham
        Irish Fire Fighter of the Year - Chief William Sinnott
        Irish Police Officer of the Year - Captain Mark Hussey

Restaurants & Bars / Sava Polish Deli - CLOSED
« on: 02-19-2008, 08:35am »
Sava Polish Deli
346 Grove St.
Jersey City

Map it!

Polish Restaurant and deli, serving tasty homestyle Polish food and made to order pierogis.  They also carry a good selection of fresh and smoked Polish sausages and meats as well as a variety of other Polish foods.

Apparently the owner ran a similar restaurant on Newark Ave. near the courthouse for 20 years prior to opening Sava.

Government & Politics / NJ Presidential Primary
« on: 02-05-2008, 08:39am »
Just for today. 

Crime & Safety / Thank You JCPD!
« on: 01-25-2008, 08:08am »
Last night at about 1:40 am a car alarm started going off across the street from our house.  It continued unabated for about 10 minutes and, as it showed no signs of stopping anytime soon, I called the police nonemergency number (there was no signs of anyone trying to break into the car) to report the problem.  I was pleasantly surprised when after only about a 10 minute wait, throughout which the blaring alarm made sleep impossible, the police arrived and within seconds had stopped the alarm.  It didn't look like they even had to mess with the car at all.  Maybe they had some type of remote thing which deactivated the alarm. 

I know it wasn't an emergency but the boys in blue arrived in short order, fixed the problem expeditiously and restored peace and quiet to the neighborhood.  So for a job well done, I say to the JCPD a most heartfelt "thank you", and for granting me an blissful uninterrupted slumber for the rest of the night, a most resounding "HUZZAH"!

Europa Meat & Provisions Inc

(201) 435-2221

527 Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302-2720
Map it.

Polish Deli featuring meats, baked goods and groceries.

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