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    March 2, 2009 Going Places - Ken Valenti ...

    March 2, 2009

    Going Places - Ken Valenti

    Rail car plant keeps city on a roll

    YONKERS -

    I can take a hint.
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    newarkdevil's message seems to defy comprehension...

    newarkdevil's message seems to defy comprehension but not the links he provided and I thank him.

    There's a lot of bad stuff -- it's obvious some pretty unsavory characters are moving in to take...
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    This whole idea seems so totally wrong on so many...

    This whole idea seems so totally wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to begin.

    THE idea came to Christopher Stone as he watched waiters scraping barely touched food off diners' plates...
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    January 30, 2009 Yonkers waterfront...

    January 30, 2009


    Yonkers waterfront developer pulls out

    Len Maniace
    The Journal News
    YONKERS - The leading developer involved in the city's waterfront revival effort - a proposal for...
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    January 29, 2009 Laid-off police returning...

    January 29, 2009


    Laid-off police returning to jobs in Yonkers

    Len Maniace
    The Journal News
    YONKERS - Eleven city police officers laid off at the end of last year are headed back to work...
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    Newark Bears players? They wouldn't have been...

    Newark Bears players?

    They wouldn't have been able to afford the rent anyway.

    At least according to an interview I once read in the Star-Ledger with a Bears' player (a catcher). He said due...
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    No we're not. But my belief is it's a largely a...

    No we're not. But my belief is it's a largely a market decision, depending on what each team feels is their targeted market. Take the four major league teams currently playing in New Jersey.

    The...
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    Not to go off-topic, but what parts of --...

    Not to go off-topic, but what parts of -- Pennsylvania, I guess -- are you now including in Metro NY??

    Btw, also off-topic per subject line but on-topic per discussion-

    Some people at work...
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    You're obviously a true believer, hence the...

    You're obviously a true believer, hence the screen name, right? -newarkdevil1.
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    Okay so you know what I'm talking about. Btw, on...

    Okay so you know what I'm talking about. Btw, on my first encounter I was carrying takeout from Curry-In-A-Hurry on Lexington, I was concerned about what might happen if Mr. Rat caught a whiff of my...
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    What the hell? I don't recall feelng exhilarated...

    What the hell? I don't recall feelng exhilarated in a subway station since I was 25 and we used to hide behind a column and sneak a joint. :cool:

    Seriously though, is the the 28th St station...
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    I don't want to sound like Dr. Joyce Brothers...

    I don't want to sound like Dr. Joyce Brothers but...

    It's natural to have feelings of envy and resentment against a far larger neighbor, one that seems to have an importance and stature that...
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    No one mentioned... ....the Yankees have a...

    No one mentioned...

    ....the Yankees have a huge fan base in northern New Jersey and a lot of the players live there too...

    ...South Jersey is Phillies/Eagles/Sixers/Flyers territory.

    You...
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    That's quite an interesting series of articles. I...

    That's quite an interesting series of articles. I followed the political news in that era -- not very long ago, actually -- and while I knew there was some corruption under Mayor Sharpe James I had...
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    January 7, 2009 Unions weigh unpaid shift to...

    January 7, 2009

    Unions weigh unpaid shift to restore job or rank to 12 Yonkers firefighters

    Len Maniace
    The Journal News
    YONKERS - The city's firefighters and officers would work one shift...
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    I would love to know the political history behind...

    I would love to know the political history behind this law. 1966? That was back in the Mayor Hugh Addonizio era when Newark was like South Africa when the Afrikaners were still running things.
    ...
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    Pretty bad? We're talking about the...

    Pretty bad? We're talking about the Trenton-Camden Light Rail train, right?

    I think you've been unlucky then because I've ridden a dozen times or more in late afternoon and early evening and,...
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    I think the reality behind these numbers is, they...

    I think the reality behind these numbers is, they really only apply if you're a gang member or involved in the drug trade. Also true in Irvington and Camden.

    One accomplishment that gets lost...
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    Firefighter saves family days before layoff ...

    Firefighter saves family days before layoff



    By Leslie Korngold
    The Journal News
    December 31, 2008

    A firefighter slated to be laid off Friday is working to the bitter end - he...
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    December 31, 2008 Yonkers fire company...

    December 31, 2008


    Yonkers fire company won't close, Pagano won't retire

    Len Maniace
    The Journal News
    YONKERS - City officials announced a plan yesterday to avoid the elimination of one...
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    Volunteers pitch in to keep Yonkers PAL going ...

    Volunteers pitch in to keep Yonkers PAL going


    In the cavernous hall of a former armory, young men loped up and down basketball courts, while in an adjacent room another group scarfed down...
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    Celebration in Yonkers draws hundreds ...

    Celebration in Yonkers draws hundreds


    Kwanzaa, the annual holiday that celebrates traditional African values of family, community responsibility and self-improvement, was in full display...
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    Does this strike anyone else as an odd incident?...

    Does this strike anyone else as an odd incident? Like some central fact is missing?

    Maybe only because the news story is not very clear. But my immediate reaction is to wonder if this was a...
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    From the news archives

    Below is a news article from about ten weeks ago. It relates to a previous article and message. I thought it was an interesting look at Newark politics – some of you may not agree (that’s fine with...
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    Yonkers officials unveil housing to replace...

    Yonkers officials unveil housing to replace Mulford Gardens



    December 16, 2008
    By Ernie Garcia The Journal News
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