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Government & Politics / Tell Me Who To Vote For
« on: 11-05-2017, 09:47am »
All these races, all these names, what's a clueless voter to do? Tell me what to do or better yet, give me money. I got the guberrace covered. I'm voting for the guy who wants to open up neighborhood pot stores but other than that, I'm willing to do whatever you say in exchange for gifts or cash.

Disease fatal to dogs on rise in North Jersey, report says

March 27, 2017 at 11:13 PM

PARAMUS-- Veterinarians say they have seen a marked increase in cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease carried by squirrels and rats, News 4 New York reported.

"We've probably had five or six cases of leptospirosis over the course of the winter," vet Tara Fetzer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners told the station, a "much higher" number of cases than normal.

The disease is transmitted by urine, which dogs may lap up from puddles while out for a walk. The illness is also potentially fatal to humans.

Experts believe cases are on the increase due to the mild winter, which has resulted in dogs spending more time outside.

Symptoms in dogs include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite and either an increase in urination or difficulty urinating. The disease can also pass from one dog to another.



General / Psychic in JC
« on: 03-06-2016, 03:17am »
Hi - does anyone know where I can find a good psychic in DTJC?

Gluttony at Table #1: The Restaurant That Wouldn't Die <-- link

The grim, outrageous, clinical details of a well-known Manhattan restaurant's rise, fall, and protracted and ludicrous death throes. From Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential: "For some time, I’ve been on the receiving end of a series of long, tortured e-mails, first person dispatches from the front lines of restaurant hell. For almost a year, “Employee X,” a NYC restaurant version of Deep Throat regaled me regularly with the grim, outrageous, clinical details of a well-known Manhattan restaurant’s rise, fall and protracted and ludicrous death throes. Employee X, clinging to his job at the nerve center of a wildly dysfunctional beast of a restaurant kept me – and a discrete group of appreciative aficionados – constantly informed of every cough and gurgle – every terrifying injustice, humiliation, dashed hope, and bizzarro initiative. It is a story painfully familiar to too many of us who have toiled in the vineyards of restaurateurs from Hell. Employee X had to live it. We readers are now the beneficiaries. Gluttony at Table #1 is a samizdat Kitchen Confidential written in real time, from a narrator with a more omniscient view. Part journal, part personal journey, part freak show, it’s a lurid, sensational look into the very deepest, darkest corner of restaurant rectum for which we should all be grateful. This is a story which makes Rocco and Chowderhead’s battle of the publicists look like a schoolyard catfight. Welcome to the all-too-real world of Gluttony at Table #1: The Restaurant That Wouldn’t Die."

General / Ben Franklin, True Facts and Trivia
« on: 10-30-2013, 04:37pm »
He was a true visionary, a man ahead of his time, a bon vivant, a ladies man as well as a man's man. He invented the Franklin Stove, the Post Office and electricity. In fact, there is almost nothing he did not invent.

I will start with a few facts

Ben Franklin invented the cheese steak and originally called it The Franklin Steak. He was known to have the biggest junk in the Continental Congress. He invented Cheerios, originally known as Franklin Rings. He invented the first transistor which ran on coal and was as big as a house, he called it Frank's Sister. He also invented the horse driven can opener and the steam driven spatula. That's all I know about Ben Franklin, what do YOU know about Ben Franklin? Post it here.

Crime & Safety / Punched in Hoboken
« on: 10-24-2013, 09:33am »
Every day someone gets punched in Hoboken. Were you punched in Hoboken? Do you know someone who was punched in Hoboken? Have you ever punched someone in Hoboken? Have you read a newspaper article about a punching in Hoboken? Please post your "Punched in Hoboken" anecdotes and articles here. Note: if your punching post involves a taxi cab, as they often do, please cross post it in "Law & Order Taxi", thanks.

Crime & Safety / Law & Order Taxi
« on: 09-25-2013, 07:33am »
The never ending saga of cabbie crime. Post it here.

Cabbies brawl over road rage incident at Hoboken taxi stand
By Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal
on September 24, 2013 at 6:36 PM,

HOBOKEN – Two feuding taxi drivers duked it out at the Hoboken taxi stand after a road rage incident in Hoboken Monday evening, police reports said.

Police were notified that the incident at One Hudson Place, at 7 p.m. Monday, when two taxi drivers, both of Jersey City, with cuts around their mouths, walked into police headquarters to reports the fight, reports said.

Both cabbies accused each other of cutting in front of one another, and said that the argument started at Seventh and Grove Street, reports said.

The two men continued to argue at a traffic light at Observer Highway and Washington Street, where they agreed to settle the matter at the taxi stand, police said.

They started to brawling until they were separated by witnesses, reports said.

Both men decided to report  the incident with police. They were treated by the Hoboken Voluntary Ambulance Corp. for cuts to the face but refused further medical attention.

Gay bowling league in Jersey City celebrating 23rd year
By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal
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on August 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM

If you’ve ever wondered why Hudson-Bayonne Lanes seems a little gay on Tuesday nights – gay in the old-fashioned way, and gay in the modern way – wonder no longer.

Gay and lesbian bowlers from Hudson County and elsewhere meet up there weekly from September through May as part of the Garden State Gay Bowling Organization, which is celebrating its 23rd year in Jersey City.

link to article and pics

Rob Lahoda, 48, the group’s president, said GSGBO was the first gay bowling league in New Jersey when it was founded in 1991. More than two decades later, they have anywhere from 75 to 100 bowlers in up to 30 teams.

Most of the league bowlers are men, but Lahoda is trying to change that.

“We’re fighting to get more women in,” he said last Tuesday at the group’s first meet-and-greet and practice session of this season. “It’s a struggle.”

Six women joined the league last year, said Lahoda, formerly of Jersey City and now a Morristown resident. Two of them are girlfriends Colleen Stoll and Olga Calderon, who live on Wayne Street in Jersey City.

Sipping a beer while Calderon bowled a strike – to chants of “Olga, Olga” from the league – Stoll said she would never have guessed that one day bowling would be her idea of a good time. But their friends needed partners on their team, she said.

“They said, ‘Clear your schedules, bitches, you’re bowling with us,’” said Stoll, 38.

One year later, she said, and the couple can’t even begin to count the number of friends they’ve made at Hudson-Bayonne Lanes.

In case you’re wondering, Stoll’s high score is 177 and her handicap is 100.

“I’ve very erratic. I don’t know what I’m doing,” said Stoll, a photo editor at US Weekly.

There are a handful of straight bowlers in the league. Stoll said they're not hazed.

Acceptance of the gay community has risen immeasurably since 1991. It would still be five years until President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which allowed states the refuse to recognize gay marriage. That bill was gutted in June by the U.S. Supreme Court.

But even massive change in favor of the gay-rights movement doesn’t mean there isn’t still a place for gay bowling leagues, according to Lahoda (high score 256).

“Even with the changes, it’s still good to be part of a group,” he said.

Lahoda notes that he met his partner of 14 years while bowling in White Plains, N.Y.

“That’s what you don’t get at a straight league,” he said.

GSGBO meets again on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. at Hudson-Bayonne Lanes, 1 Garfield Ave. New bowlers are encouraged to attend. The league’s first official game is Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Jersey City's business administrator abruptly retires; will receive lifetime benefits from city
By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal
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on August 05, 2013

Jersey City’s business administrator abruptly retired at the end of last month, leaving a vacancy in one of the city’s most vital positions.

John “Jack” Kelly, who was hired in May 2010 and earned a $134,605 salary, retired as of Aug. 1. Kelly has been a public employee for almost 33 years, and is expected to make a roughly $94,000 annual pension, according to state Treasury spokesman Bill Quinn.

An ally of former Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Kelly became chummy with Mayor Steve Fulop after Healy lost the May 14 mayoral contest, even visiting Fulop’s victory party that night after Healy conceded defeat. Kelly was expected to stay on as business administrator for at least a few months.

Before the May election, Fulop and Kelly had a publicly contentious relationship, often trading barbs at City Council meetings. In August 2010, Fulop tried to have Kelly removed because Kelly remained a finance director for the City of Orange Township even as he helmed Jersey City’s budget office (Kelly no longer works for Orange).

"Directors serve at the pleasure of the mayor," said city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill when asked why Kelly and the city parted ways. "While we appreciate the work Jack Kelly has done for the city, the timing of his departure made sense for both the Mayor and Jack.”

Kelly, who also made $26,000 as a part-time tax assessor for Caldwell, is retiring with lifetime health benefits courtesy of city taxpayers. Though the council in 2010 banned non-unionized employees from receiving lifetime benefits for anyone who didn’t work for the city for more than 25 years, Kelly was awarded lifetime benefits back in 2010.

Morrill noted today that Fulop voted against Kelly’s appointment at the time.

Assistant Business Administrator Robert Kakoleski will serve as acting business administrator until Kelly’s successor is appointed.

Website Related & Suggestions / Useless Search Engine
« on: 07-20-2013, 11:31am »
According to Senior Member Binky, and I wholeheartedly agree, the search feature on this site makes it near impossible to search for a particular thread. There should be a "search titles only" option.

General / The Eyes of Saint Joseph
« on: 07-10-2013, 06:10pm »
You might enjoy this video by Bob Leach, it runs about 1/2 hr.

General / Canadian Pig Count
« on: 03-16-2013, 08:35am »
For those of us not so interested in petroleum statistics.

Canadian Pig Count

Man knocked out with shovel, then stripped, robbed and videotaped; 1 charged: cops
 By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
on January 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM, updated January 29, 2013 at 7:43 AM
A Jersey City man knocked out a man with a shovel, stripped him naked, handcuffed him and videotaped him while robbing him, authorities said.

The video was then uploaded on, authorities said.

Darnell "Measha" Logan, 26, of the 300 block of Ocean Avenue, is charged with kidnapping, robbery, aggravated sexual contact and weapons offenses, the criminal complaint says. He made his first court appearance today.

Officers responding to Logan's address at 7:42 a.m. on Nov. 18 found the 29-year-old Jersey City victim's upper body covered in blood and there was severe swelling to his face and ears, a police report says.

The victim said he was attacked by someone he knows in the building named Measha, the report says. Police found a bloody shovel on the sidewalk and a trail of blood leading to a pool of blood in the building's vestibule and then up to Logan's second-floor apartment, the report says.

The criminal complaint charges Logan with hitting the victim in the head with a shovel, rendering him unconscious. Logan and two others then dragged the victim into the building and into Logan's apartment, the complaint says.

While the victim remained unconscious, Logan removed the victim's clothes and videotaped him "lying in a motionless state on a bed disrobed while handcuffed," the complaint says. Logan then took $600 and a cell phone "while videotaping the proceeds," the complaint says.

The detective that filed the complaint wrote "I also viewed the footage taken by the actor and placed on a social networking site (Facebook). The actor admits to all the crimes listed above."

The investigation led to Logan's arrest on Ocean Avenue on Friday, only after he told police he is a woman and his name is Jennifer, a report says. The officers said they knew him from a previous arrest and took him into custody, the report says.

Appearing today in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny, Logan's bail was set at $250,000 cash or bond, officials said.

Darnell Logan appears at Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

News / Buttocks News and Information Thread
« on: 10-25-2012, 05:59pm »
This is the place to come for buttocks related news, buttocks info, buttocks how-to and DIY tips, buttocks crime, popular buttocks culture and buttocks science.


Jersey City man fights cops after he allegedly grabs woman's buttocks, police say
Ken Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal By Ken Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal
on October 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM

grab26.JPG Gary Emmanuel, 33, of Jersey City, put up a fight with cops after he allegedly grabbed a woman's buttocks, according to police. Google Maps

A 33-year-old Jersey City man put up a fight with cops after he allegedly grabbed a woman's buttocks, police reports said.

Gary Emmanuel, of Gifford Avenue, was arrested 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on Bergen Avenue near Belmont Avenue and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on police officers, resisting arrest, obstruction of a governmental function, and criminal sexual contact, police reports said.

A 41-year-old woman who told officers that Emmanuel was riding a bicycle when he pedaled by and grabbed her buttocks, reports said.

When she pushed him away, the woman told cops Emmanuel circled around and shouted "I'll do it again," reports said.

The woman called 911, and when cops showed up she pointed him out, reports said.

As officers approached him, he "became irate, indignant, and belligerent" and yelled "Why don't you take your badge and gun off and go around the corner ... F--- outta here," reports said.

When the cops went to cuff him, Emmanuel kicked, punched and shoved three officers, according to reports.

The officers were treated at Christ Hospital for minor injuries, including cuts, abrasions, and bruises on hands and a knee, police reports said.

After he was arrested, Emmanuel continued to "scream, holler, and yell" and threatened to defecate in the cell, reports said.

Downtown / Harsimus Cemetary Zombie Festa Foiled?
« on: 08-18-2012, 09:46am »
Rumor has it that the local authorities raided a Satan worshiping picnic at Harsimus Cemetary. Tables laden with sacrificial food were overturned, stemware goblets of blood were smashed and spilled. Stakes were driven into napping bloodsucker ghouls. This is what I heard, anybody got further deets?

Government & Politics / Dan Levin Joining Team Healy?
« on: 08-16-2012, 10:49am »
Anybody heard anything about this? I seem to remember posting a letter from Dan in which he addresses this question but I can't seem to find it now.

Real Estate / Can anyone recommend a good realtor?
« on: 08-15-2012, 02:36pm »
I don't need one. I'm not moving, selling or buying. I don't even want the name of the realtor. I'm simply asking if anyone can recommend one. A 'yes or no' answer will suffice.

General / Cinco de Mayo
« on: 05-03-2012, 04:56pm »
I noticed there was no Cinco de Mayo thread, now there is. I think it's important.

Government & Politics / ELECTION DAY SHENANIGANS
« on: 04-18-2012, 11:18am »
When I went to vote in the school board election at my usual polling place yesterday, I found that the table for my district was moved 30' west of its usual spot! When I approached the table the woman was READING A BOOK and did not notice me for a full 10 seconds! Although she spoke to me in english, she looked somewhat foreign and I suspect she could speak in some strange foreign language if she chose to. Up to their old tricks again, some things never change.

Wanted / FREE 2.1 Amplified Speaker System
« on: 11-02-2011, 11:59am »
Free to highest bidder - 2.1 , 3 piece computer speaker system. 35W subwoofer 10W side speakers. Perfect for knock around ipod amp or computer, TV or even small PA system. Inputs - RCA + 1/8" + Mic (front and back), headphone output, volume, bass and balance controls (balance must be set off center for true balance), standard 2 prong power cord (not wall wart). Subwoofer measures 14"X7". It goes pretty loud with decent fidelity and it's FREE! PM me.

Crime & Safety / Fried Chicken Crime Thread
« on: 10-28-2011, 05:06pm »
The pattern is becoming quite evident, I see it time and time again. It is not guns, drugs or poverty that is the cause of the majority of street crime in Jersey City. It is fried chicken! One way or another, fried chicken always seems to figure in the story. I find it necessary to begin a thread to track this trend in the hope that law enforcement officials will take notice. We need your help. Please post chicken related crime items here.
*note: posts need not be strictly fried chicken related. Baked, grilled, roasted even Chinese food from the chicken menu qualify. It's all the same, it is the root of all evil.

Making delivery near midnight, man robbed of $80 and fried chicken
Published: Friday, October 28, 2011, 2:00 PM     
Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal

A fried chicken delivery man was robbed of $80 and a late-night food order by a gunman on Harrison Avenue yesterday, officials said.

At 11:44 p.m. the delivery man was walking toward a residence just west of Kennedy Boulevard when the gunman approached him and told him to "get on the ground," reports said.

The masked robber told the 34-year-old to hand over his money and fried chicken and then ran away heading east on Harrison and then through the Walgreens parking lot, reports said.

The robber was described as standing 5-foot-11, thin build, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red sleeves and gray or blue sweat pants, reports said.

*note: a cursory google of Mr. Baezner reveals that he is not your typical Westside crackhead street looney but a highly placed  Wall St. executive  looney

Naked Jersey City man arrested for attacking man with meat cleaver
Published: Monday, October 03, 2011, 3:01 AM
Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal By Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal

A naked, meat cleaver-wielding man was arrested Friday morning after he streaked by a police officer while chasing another man, police said.

Dirk A Baezner, 45, of Kensington Avenue in Jersey City, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and unlawful possession of a weapon, police reports said.

A police officer on patrol on Bergen Avenue at 10:54 a.m. said he saw Baezner, who was clad only in eyeglasses, run after another man with the shiny cleaver, a type of knife used to hack apart chickens and steaks.

The officer caught up with the men at Fairview Avenue, where he saw Baezner on top of the victim trying to cut him with the cleaver, reports said.

The victim struggled to hold Baezner's arms to prevent getting cut, reports said.

The officer tackled and disarmed Baezner who was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment for minor scrapes and a mental evaluation, reports said.

The 60-year-old victim received numerous cuts and bruises to his hand and body and also was taken to the hospital, reports said.

Police reports did not say what prompted the attack.

On Friday or Saturday 9/23-24/11, There appeared an article about a lease of land to Joseph Panepinto by the JC Parking Authority. By Monday 9/26/11, the article mysteriously disappeared. I cannot post the exact text (because it's gone) but from memory, it went like this.

In 1977, the JCPA leased a half city block on Central Ave. to developer Joseph Panepinto for $16,000 per YEAR for 25 years with a promise of no rent increase ever. This land is occupied by Burger King, Papa John's Pizza, Lucille Roberts and a few other businesses. In 2000, the lease was renewed by the JCPA at the same terms.

Like I said, the article was pulled from the website. It's a pretty sweet deal. I, and I'm sure lots of other people, have lots of questions about this deal, especially the renewal in 2000. Questions like, who, if anyone, is paying taxes on the land? how much monthly rent is collected from those businesses?.....

News / Court Rules - Moobs OK, Boobs Not
« on: 09-15-2011, 10:52am »
Beachgoer's claim she's got as much right to go topless as a man is rejected by Jersey appeals court, saying state must safeguard public's moral sensibilities
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 9:45 AM
The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk

When Phoenix Feeley visited New Jersey's famous beaches in 2008, she packed all the usual stuff for a hot day in the sun, except one: a shirt.

Her bare breasts caught the attention of Spring Lake police, and she was arrested after she refused to cover up. She argued women should be able to go shirtless in public like men.

But a state appeals court ruled yesterday that women must wear their tops or face the consequences.

"I'm disappointed," said Feeley, 31, a New York City artist. "It seems like there's such a headache over it, but not to be able to reveal my chest when a man can reveal his, it doesn't make any sense to me. Therefore I just do it naturally and I pay the consequences later."

The right to bare it all -- or at least part of it all -- is a matter of equality, she said.

But the court ruled women have no constitutional right to leave their shirts at home. In fact, cloaking their breasts is a matter of grave public concern, the judges said.

"Restrictions on the exposure of the female breast are supported by the important governmental interest in safeguarding the public's moral sensibilities," the two-judge panel wrote.

An attorney for Spring Lake did not return a call seeking comment on the decision.
Feeley was twice arrested three years ago while sunbathing at the beach in Spring Lake. Police said she refused to put on a shirt, and was given one after being booked at the station. She left that shirt at the door when she was released, and was again detained later in the day.

Feeley was charged with violating the borough ordinance prohibiting public nudity. She protested, arguing that exposing her breasts was not nudity, and appealed her case. A somber Feeley said yesterday she planned to ask the state Supreme Court to take up the issue.

"In America, the land of the free and where equality reigns free, a woman can't take off her shirt but a man can," she said. "In another country, a woman can't take a scarf off her face without getting stoned to death. What's so different about the two?"

Feeley is no stranger to top-free controversy. In 2005, she was arrested in New York City for walking down a street without a shirt. She sued the city, pointing to a ruling by New York State's highest court saying women can go topless in public. The city later paid her $29,000 to settle the suit.

But New Jersey legal precedent cuts a different way. In its ruling, the court relied on a 2001 case -- State of New Jersey v. Arlene Vogt -- in rejecting Feeley's argument.

Nudity is allowed at only one place in New Jersey, Gunnison Beach, part of the Gateway National Park at Sandy Hook. The beach, with a tradition of skinny dipping dating to 1974, is controlled by the National Park Service.

STUPID STUPID STUPID. Observing a moment of silence by blowing an emergency alert siren when we have been on a terror alert for the past week for a possible attack that would take place on 9/11. And...and NOT TELLING ANYBODY IN ADVANCE.  I heard this civil defense warning siren. I stopped what I was doing and turned on the police scanner to see what the emergency was. No chatter, nothing. I decided to throw caution to the wind and NOT grab my survival bag and head out on Rte. 80 to Pennsylvania. Besides I was busy.  I will ignore the siren in future.

Published: Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:10 AM
By The Jersey Journal

Sirens blared and the countywide emergency notification sounded at 1 p.m. yesterday as Jersey City firefighters and others participated in the national “Moment of Remembrance” to honor the victims of 9/11.

First responders in Guttenberg, Kearny, Harrison, Secaucus, and West New York, also participated in the Moment of Remembrance.

At the Engine 15/Ladder 9 firehouse on Sip Avenue in Jersey City the tribute lasted one loud minute.

Jersey City Battalion Chief Timothy Foy said the moment was significant for the firehouse to show their support for the families of the victims of 9/11 and mark the 10th anniversary of the event.

“They (firefighters) just wanted to show a presence and show that we are here” for the families of the victims, Foy said.

Firefighter Keith Popailo, 32, the driver of Ladder Truck 9, activated the truck’s lights and siren, and blew the horn, for the tribute. “It meant a lot,” Popailo said about his participation in the event.

Jersey City resident Alexander Medina, 52, took photos on his cellphone of the blaring fire trucks.

“It was nice,” he said. “I really appreciate that.”

Medina, a resident of Garrison Avenue, said he was in Downtown Jersey City 10 years ago, and watched the second plane crash into the South Tower.

“There’s a lot of people suffering today,” Medina said. “It’s sad.”

But not everyone thought the blaring of sirens was a great idea.

“The idea of setting civil defense sirens off at 1 p.m. had people starting to evac buildings and was one of the stupidest ideas I ever heard of,” jetsob72 posted on The Jersey Journal’s website at

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