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I still find it funny that they are spending $1.2m on rebranding, including the $5k prize for the crowdsourced logo and tagline. How is the other $1,195,000 being spent?

From what I've heard from someone that I know who looked into having their agency possibly bid on the professional side of the re-branding, that's where the rest of the money is going. To pay an agency and for the actual "printing" and marketing costs. So, really not a lot of money at all for any agency to bother even pitching, hence why this person's didn't.

Restaurants & Bars / Re: White Star
« on: 02-17-2014, 05:26pm »
So what's going on at White Star II: Electric Boogaloo? All the windows were papered over today.

News / Re: Jersey City and the 2014 Super Bowl
« on: 02-06-2014, 10:09am »

I believe you mean "Christie simply hates North Jersey."

If you consider the ARC Tunnel fiasco, the NJ Transit train floodapocalypse, and GWB Bridgegate, one could think that Christie simply hates commuters.

He's toast.


 GWB lane closures delayed EMS response to 4 calls in Fort Lee
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Record

FORT LEE – Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations – including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious – due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, according to the head of the borough’s EMS department.

The woman later died, borough records show.

In at least two of those instances, response time doubled, noted EMS coordinator Paul Favia, who documented those cases in a Sept. 10 letter to Mayor Mark Sokolich, which The Record obtained.

On Sept. 9, the first day of the traffic paralysis, EMS crews took seven to nine minutes to arrive at the scene of a vehicle accident where four people were injured, when the response time should have been less than four minutes, he wrote.

It also took EMS seven minutes to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died of cardiac arrest at a hospital. Although he did not say her death was directly caused by the delays, Favia noted that “paramedics were delayed due to heavy traffic on Fort Lee Road and had to meet the ambulance en-route to the hospital instead of on the scene.”

Emergency responders also were late in getting to a third medical emergency that first morning of the lane closures. It took Favia nearly an hour to arrive at a building where a person was experiencing chest pains “due to standstill traffic on Route 46 East. The Mutual Aid ambulance coming from Palisades Park and paramedics coming out of Leonia were also delayed due to the excessive traffic,” he wrote.

Delays in emergency response times continued the next morning when a call that should have taken three or four minutes to respond to took seven, Favia wrote. In that instance, a man was experiencing chest pains.

News / Re: Waste management is out?
« on: 01-03-2014, 01:38pm »
I give the new hauler a C+. Last night, they picked up our garbage and paper recycling but left the bottles & cans. Thanks, Fulop!

How much snow was on the cans by the time they came by? Curious cause they took both paper and bottles here.


“I’m usually talking about the health of our bridges and roads, but the health of our people is every bit as important as anything else we’re doing in government today,” Foxx said.

Anything about the fact that our bridges and roads are on life support around here?

Shopping / Re: WORD Bookstore
« on: 12-19-2013, 10:36am »
Anyone notice if they have bags of Stumptown coffee beans for sale?

The cafe isn't open yet, so not as of now, but they may once that's all set up.

Shopping / Re: WORD Bookstore
« on: 12-18-2013, 08:22pm »
So, they also have a frequent buyer program there apparently, buy $100 of books and get a $5 coupon.

I, uh, just got my first coupon. Stupid birthday of the baby jesus ambushbug.

Guess we shouldn't be surprised, but it seems like United Water's website is down too.

Dining / Re: Chinese Food Delivery
« on: 12-17-2013, 10:28am »
Never Big Chef. Never.

Dining / Re: Chinese Food Delivery
« on: 12-16-2013, 06:03pm »
Gotta agree on the Precious.

Shopping / Re: WORD Bookstore
« on: 12-16-2013, 06:02pm »
Went by on Saturday and it was super busy even with the snow. Gotta say I was pleasantly surprised by how well appointed it was, I'm looking forward to seeing it all done.

Dining / Re: Someplace . . . Romantic
« on: 12-15-2013, 01:42am »
I'll second Thirty Acres and add Light Horse.

Green roofs would be better...
Last year's flooding had nothing to do with rainfall, how would green roofs make a legitimate difference in reducing flooding?

It's true, we can only do one thing at a time.

Restaurants & Bars / Re: Wings To Go / Grand Pizza
« on: 12-09-2013, 10:52am »
Makes sense. Thanks!

Restaurants & Bars / Re: Wings To Go / Grand Pizza
« on: 12-07-2013, 11:45pm »
So wait. What happened to Wing to Go then? Were both places just owned by the same people? Does WtG not exist anymore? How legally does this work?


So many questions for two really unremarkable pizza places.

General / Re: WiredJC Home Brew Thread
« on: 12-04-2013, 11:47am »
Did you know you can buy ready made beer in stores now? They put it in bottles and cans for you. No anxious waiting, no muss no fuss.

I’ve never made my own cassoulet, but I suppose it might involve buying ingredients and supplies from two different continents in five different stores, wasting most of a Saturday, trashing the kitchen, stinking up the house, annoying my wife, and then finally coming to the realization that professionals make it better.  At least that’s what I remember from homebrewing.
Joking aside, homebrewing is not difficult and most people who really love beer would enjoy the hell out of the process.  The fundamentals are simple, it doesn’t require elaborate or expensive equipment, and it teaches more about beer in a few months than years of drinking commercial products. I haven’t made beer in over fifteen years, but everything I learned is still relevant today.

And for people who intend to stick with the hobby, and don’t mind spending a bit more on a dedicated fridge and CO2 system: KEG IT.  Cleaning, sanitizing, filling, and capping bottles isn’t really one of the fun parts.

Dude, make your own cassoulet. Totally worth it.

Parents & Families / Re: Did you get a Flu Shot?
« on: 11-13-2013, 11:25am »

Blame Jenny McCarthy.

I've Got Whooping Cough. Thanks a Lot, Jenny McCarthy.
BY JULIA IOFFE @juliaioffe

At this writing, I have been coughing for 72 days. Not on and off coughing, but continuously, every day and every night, for two and a half months. And not just coughing, but whooping: doubled over, body clenched, sucking violently for air, my face reddening and my eyes watering. Sometimes, I cough so hard, I vomit. Other times, I pee myself. Both of these symptoms have become blessedly less frequent, and I have yet to break a rib coughing—also a common side effect. Nor do I still have the fatigue that felled me, often, at my desk and made me sleep for 16 hours a night on the weekends. Now I rarely choke on things like water, though it turns out laughing, which I do a lot of, is an easy trigger for a violent, paralyzing cough that doctors refer to not as a cough, but a paroxysm.

Read the whole thing over at The New Republic.

Education / Re: What's the deal with charter schools?
« on: 11-06-2013, 10:27am »
BTW, folks seem to always talk about charter schools in opposition to traditional public schools, but the simple fact is a lot of charters in Jersey City face the same types of problems that traditional public schools face. [That's a link to a great recent JCI article on JCPS.]

And yet, still not allowed to unionize.

Restaurants & Bars / Re: Liberty Prime Steakhouse
« on: 10-14-2013, 12:35am »
I wonder what a steak house would look like if it were really run for women, by women.

Like a restaurant?

Restaurants & Bars / Re: Liberty Prime Steakhouse
« on: 10-11-2013, 11:12am »
"Aw, I know you poor ladies can't handle a whole steak like a man, so how about a Mini-Skirt steak. Haha, get it? Mini Skirt, cause all you ladies think about is fashion."


Downtown / Re: Ideas for the neighborhood
« on: 06-20-2013, 11:00am »
Nevermind that Maloney's is what, two blocks from the PATH? No need to walk up (or back down) that hill. I just wish they were open outside of business hours, don't have time to buy groceries before 5pm. But then again I'm willing to trek into Union Square to buy my meat, so whatever.

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