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In all my 15 years of living here, boom boxes have been as much of a problem as me getting pregnant have. I would gladly listen to some old jams blasting from a boom box on some sexy dudes shoulder rather than babies crying, drunk white dudes piss hitting the concrete, bitches complaining they missed their period and their parents are cutting them off financially, complaints about dogs not being allowed in restaurants, motorcycles, why so many motorcycles why lord why. I am all on board though for a rule against animals fucking and procreating in my backyard, that would be awesome, also banning women with blunt cut bangs, that is so annoying and uneasy on the eyes. Also whistling, that shit NEEDS to be punishable by death. Thank you so much Curtis for chiming in, I know you and Lisa live here and want to make JC yours, oh that's right she left your sorry ass years ago and you don't live here. Banning berets' should be a given, unless you bought it at a second hand store.

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Curtis Sliwa slams Jersey City council 'putzes' and 'hipsters' for lifting boom box ban
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on May 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM, updated May 13, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Curtis Sliwa is attacking Jersey City council members as "schmucks" and "putzes" for the city's new noise law.

On Sliwa's WABC radio show yesterday, the founder of the Guardian Angels went on an extended rant against Jersey City and its "hipster" mayor and City Council members for adopting a new law Wednesday that targets noise.

The measure replaces an older noise ordinance that included a ban on boom boxes not found in the new law. Eliminating the boom box ban, Sliwa said yesterday on his radio show, spells doom for peace and quiet in Jersey City.

"They know nothing about the horrible times that used to exist with the boom boxes blasting at unbelievable levels," he said, calling council members "schmucks," "putzes" and "hipsters."

In an age where listening to music has becoming a more personal activity an iPod and earbuds versus a boom box it may seem silly to worry about blaring boom boxes affecting the quality of life. No so, Sliwa said.

"This is going to cause the economy to suddenly say there's a demand for boom boxes," he said. "I'm wondering what's going to happen when all of a sudden a posse comes through Exchange Place and they decide to crank up their boom boxes."

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Councilman Rich Boggiano pushed for the new law. Boggiano said he didn't listen to Sliwa's show yesterday and doesn't care for his comments.

"Give me his number, I'll tell him he's a moron," the councilman said. The members of the City Council, Boggiano said, are "all typical Jersey City, New York City people."

"Nobody's a hipster," he said. Read more

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Jersey City council gives final OK to new law targeting noise
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Jersey City council gives final OK to new law targeting noise
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on May 11, 2016 at 8:46 PM, updated May 11, 2016 at 10:24 PM

JERSEY CITY Music lovers, rejoice! The decades-old Jersey City law banning the use of boom boxes in public will soon be history.

The City Council tonight unanimously approved a new noise ordinance that replaces the city's current law, which bans outright any use of boom boxes in public.

If you do still have an operational boom box, you won't be able to blast it too loudly: the new law requires anyone playing music outside to make sure that new Drake single is not "plainly audible" from a distance of 50 feet during the day (25 feet after 10 p.m.).

The new noise law was championed by Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano, who said today that most noise complaints from residents target construction noise and bars and nightclubs playing music.

"It's annoying," he said. "We want to protect citizens."

READ THE NEW NOISE LAW

Boggiano said when the law was first introduced that it was largely aimed at construction noise. The revised ordinance adopted tonight does not change the permitted start time of construction, which remains at 7 a.m. on weekdays (9 a.m. on weekends and holidays).

City officials said tonight that the current noise law is unenforceable because it was not approved by state environmental officials, while the ordinance adopted tonight is a model ordinance the state has approved for municipalities statewide. Read more

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You live in a city... blah blah blah.  Get used to it.

Rich is the king of unnecessary honking.
"god hates you. you will all go to yuppie hell. in yuppie hell there is no starbucks or hole foods or sushi bar. in yuppie hell you will work 16 hours a day in a bodega. in yuppie hell your car will not start when the sweeper is coming down the street. in yuppie hell your doorman will terrorize you and have sex with your wife or husband...when you are at work....in the bodega. in yuppie hell you will go to the laundromat and lose your last quarter in a broken washing machine. in yuppie hell you will buy all your food and clothing at the 99 cent store. in yuppie hell there are no cell phones, you will use a pay phone. a filthy pay phone".      -   Cat_Man Dude

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No honking, yelping or squawking: Jersey City councilman wants cap on noise
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on February 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM, updated February 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM

A Jersey City councilman wants you to cut out that racket!

Rich Boggiano, who represents Ward C on the City Council, has proposed a new law that he hopes will bring more peace and quiet to city neighborhoods. The measure, up for final adoption at tomorrow's council meeting, would implement decibel caps on noise coming from residential and commercial properties.

The measure (Ord. 16.027) would also ban certain activities during evening and overnight hours. Use of power tools, for example, would be prohibited between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., and unnecessary car honking would be a no-no. Violators could be hit with fines of up to $3,000.

"It's getting to be out of hand," Boggiano said, referencing noise from the construction of the tower going up in Journal Square. "It's about time we started worrying about the neighborhood and people who live here in Jersey City."

The measure up for approval tomorrow would replace an older noise control law already on the books, adding some provisions and removing others.

Maximum decibel levels for residential properties as measured from the property line would be capped between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. at 65 decibels, which is softer than a vacuum cleaner, and between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. at 50 decibels, which is comparative to normal conversation inside a home.

All construction work would be limited to between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays (current law permits start at 7 a.m.), and banned on weekends and federal holidays without approval from construction code officials who have reviewed a noise mitigation plan. Snowblowers would require a muffler or sound reduction device. You would only be able to honk your car horn "as a warning in situations of imminent danger."

Also: "vocalizing (howling, yelping, barking, squawking, etc.) for five (5) straight minutes without interruption" by any animal would be forbidden, as would ice cream trucks playing jingles unless the trucks are moving. Read more

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