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(Newsday)   Congratulations Newark, NJ on making it 30 consecutive days without killing someone. Only 10 more and Camden will have to stop that pesky "1963" chant   (newsday.com) divider line 206
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2008-02-15 03:02:39 PM  
Yay! Something Newark can finally be proud of!
 
2008-02-15 03:02:39 PM  
Philly broke the record for longest run for a new year before its first
 
2008-02-15 03:02:45 PM  
Well.. now that they're saying "10 more days".... then you KNOW someone is gunna go out and fark it up for everyone.

stupid.
 
2008-02-15 03:02:58 PM  
go fark yourself, new jersey

new jersey sucks.

/yes, even the nice parts.
//you're all pricks.
 
2008-02-15 03:03:10 PM  
I'll have to change that...
 
2008-02-15 03:03:30 PM  
protectyourlimbs: Philly broke the record for longest run for a new year before its first

But I think there were two today...
 
2008-02-15 03:03:40 PM  
Sure, that they know of
 
2008-02-15 03:04:59 PM  
mynameistim: go fark yourself, new jersey

new jersey sucks.

/yes, even the nice parts.
//you're all pricks.


Considering this is coming from a Masshole, I see no credibility in the post.
 
2008-02-15 03:05:04 PM  
Something like that happens generally it's a good idea to keep your mouth shut. They've jinxed it now. Morons.
 
2008-02-15 03:06:40 PM  
theriverrat: mynameistim: go fark yourself, new jersey

new jersey sucks.

/yes, even the nice parts.
//you're all pricks.

Considering this is coming from a Masshole, I see no credibility in the post.


New Jersey does indeed suck. As does Philly. Both shiatholes in IMHO.
 
2008-02-15 03:07:52 PM  
SlackersNation: Yay! Something Newark can finally be proud of!

Something you can finally br proud of, what are you talking about, Newark has ummm.... errr... Well its... no, but its got plenty of.... errr, Ah, Its really close to New York City... See you can be proud of that...

/ Former New Yorker
// Dirty Jerzy sux
 
2008-02-15 03:08:40 PM  
mynameistim: go fark yourself, new jersey

new jersey sucks.

/yes, even the nice parts.
//you're all pricks.


still angry about the Giants.............eh
Jersey does suck
 
2008-02-15 03:09:07 PM  
theriverrat: mynameistim: go fark yourself, new jersey

new jersey sucks.

/yes, even the nice parts.
//you're all pricks.

Considering this is coming from a Masshole, I see no credibility in the post.


Having lived in both NJ and MA I can say that they both pretty much suck in different ways. I prefer MA personally though.
 
2008-02-15 03:09:12 PM  
camden is hell on earth, as bad as any third world city.

avg of 54 murders a year, 75,000 people...
 
2008-02-15 03:09:22 PM  
www.bennygohome.com
www.bennygohome.com
 
2008-02-15 03:09:26 PM  
Hoboken, NJ is nice

/ducks
 
2008-02-15 03:09:30 PM  
AquariumFish: Something like that happens generally it's a good idea to keep your mouth shut. They've jinxed it now. Morons.

Knock on wood?
 
2008-02-15 03:09:58 PM  
I've been curious. I wonder if the new mayor/leadership is helping any. I know their new (in 06) mayor is quite friendly with Barack Obama (and the similarities are striking). I'm not from the area, but I was through a few months back, and have to admit that Broad Street looked more vibrant than I've seen it in 25 years of passing through annually. The theory is the old-guard mayor was super corrupt, so it was hard to get a new business started while paying the mayor's office enough to get protection.
 
2008-02-15 03:10:10 PM  
Oooh, so close (new window) A block and a half over and he would have broken the streak with his tripple murder.

I say partial credit though for reporting it to the newark cops.
 
2008-02-15 03:10:39 PM  
Goodfellow: camden is hell on earth, as bad as any third world city.

avg of 54 murders a year, 75,000 people...


but they have a pretty sweet aquarium....

so, they got that goin for them
 
2008-02-15 03:11:13 PM  
I'll never forgive you for Bon Jovi.
 
2008-02-15 03:11:15 PM  
Goodfellow: camden is hell on earth, as bad as any third world city.

avg of 54 murders a year, 75,000 people...


Camden has one biatching aquarium! or so i hear. Isn't there a Campbell's Soup Factory too?
 
2008-02-15 03:11:22 PM  
Lawnchair: I've been curious. I wonder if the new mayor/leadership is helping any. I know their new (in 06) mayor is quite friendly with Barack Obama (and the similarities are striking). I'm not from the area, but I was through a few months back, and have to admit that Broad Street looked more vibrant than I've seen it in 25 years of passing through annually. The theory is the old-guard mayor was super corrupt, so it was hard to get a new business started while paying the mayor's office enough to get protection.

Actually the new mayor is doing some good things for Newark. Granted, my dog would have done a far better job than Sharpe James did in all his years, but its a start. Its a shame that Newark is what it is when it has so much going for it. (great location, transit, etc)
 
2008-02-15 03:11:28 PM  
Jebdiahbob: Goodfellow: camden is hell on earth, as bad as any third world city.

avg of 54 murders a year, 75,000 people...

but they have a pretty sweet aquarium....

so, they got that goin for them


airports not too shabby if you like delays.
 
2008-02-15 03:12:29 PM  
FarkedOver:
Camden has one biatching aquarium! or so i hear. Isn't there a Campbell's Soup Factory too?


I actually just went there this summer for the first time. Went to see the Battleship NJ, which is right next to the aquarium (by far the best military tour I have ever been on) and wandered over. Awesome place.
 
2008-02-15 03:13:14 PM  
I am in Newark right now.

I can fix this.
 
2008-02-15 03:13:53 PM  
The guidos are too busy working on their sunless tans during the winter months to have time to kill anybody.
 
2008-02-15 03:14:21 PM  
tonygotskilz: SlackersNation: Yay! Something Newark can finally be proud of!

Something you can finally br proud of, what are you talking about, Newark has ummm.... errr... Well its... no, but its got plenty of.... errr, Ah, Its really close to New York City... See you can be proud of that...

/ Former New Yorker
// Dirty Jerzy sux


It is the "smelliest" town in America.. That HAS to count for somethi... Ok maybe not.
 
2008-02-15 03:14:33 PM  
Hey! Newark NJ is home to Seton Hall Law and Rutgers Law, two huge contributors of the plethora of New Jersey attorneys!

That's a good thing, right??

/product of SHU
 
2008-02-15 03:16:41 PM  
Iraq War Creates Ammo Shortage

Link
 
2008-02-15 03:18:08 PM  
That's only because they haven't been in my basement in the last 30 days.
 
2008-02-15 03:18:09 PM  
LineNoise: Went to see the Battleship NJ, which is right next to the aquarium (by far the best military tour I have ever been on) and wandered over. Awesome place.

I was there on the Delaware when they brought her up......great ship.
 
2008-02-15 03:18:10 PM  
Jebdiahbob

AMEN BROTHA!!!!
 
2008-02-15 03:19:32 PM  
On strike....
www.archives.gov
 
2008-02-15 03:19:49 PM  
I work at the aquarium in Camden, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2008-02-15 03:20:21 PM  
Oakland had 10 killings in a weekend 2 weeks ago.

People want more police. But they don't want these police to brutalize anybody. Even gangbangers. Who are doing all the killing.

It's a Catch-22.
 
2008-02-15 03:21:10 PM  
greyspace: Oakland had 10 killings in a weekend 2 weeks ago.

People want more police. But they don't want these police to brutalize anybody. Even gangbangers. Who are doing all the killing.

It's a Catch-22.


Police have to beat people to be effective? Low standards FTW!
 
2008-02-15 03:22:13 PM  
Newark is nowhere near the festering craphole it was in the 70s. They've made great strides in the last 15 years. Renovating Seton Hall Law, adding the Newark Bears stadium, the Performing Arts Center and the Rock have made that area of Newark into an actual alternative for people who hate going to New York. Yes, there are people who would rather not schlep into New York.

It's not a place I'd take my kids on vacation for a week or anything, but I don't fear for my life walking down the street anymore.
 
2008-02-15 03:24:11 PM  
I'm from Camden, so I'm getting a drive-by out of these replies.
 
2008-02-15 03:24:27 PM  
Thank you Prudential Center!!!
 
2008-02-15 03:25:07 PM  
Vide Infra: I am in Newark right now.

Broad St?

mynameistim: go fark yourself, new jersey Boston

new jersey Boston sucks.

/yes, even the nice parts.
//you're all pricks.


/fixed that for you
//Too bad you can't see the Vince Lombardi trophy in MA and need to come to NJ to see it
 
2008-02-15 03:25:59 PM  
No joke, there are so few murders, relatively, that the Star Ledger had an article on how the police are making a lot of progress going back to old cases and solving previously unsolved crimes.

Amazing what happens when you elect a mayor who actually wants to govern for reasons other than his own personal finances.
 
2008-02-15 03:26:22 PM  
damageddude...no New Jersey does suck for the most part.
 
2008-02-15 03:26:45 PM  
Jersey sucks.

But then again, I live on Long Island - so I shouldn't throw stones.
 
2008-02-15 03:27:20 PM  
I live in Philly, I see the suck factor of Jersey and Philly pretty much every day.
 
2008-02-15 03:27:25 PM  
Silver1973: Newark is nowhere near the festering craphole it was in the 70s. They've made great strides in the last 15 years. Renovating Seton Hall Law, adding the Newark Bears stadium, the Performing Arts Center and the Rock have made that area of Newark into an actual alternative for people who hate going to New York. Yes, there are people who would rather not schlep into New York.

It's not a place I'd take my kids on vacation for a week or anything, but I don't fear for my life walking down the street anymore.


Also the new park they are building in front of the Rock should help get more people from the train station.
 
2008-02-15 03:27:29 PM  
I have to say... 99.99999% of NJ criticism comes from people who have never been here.
 
2008-02-15 03:28:34 PM  
Vide Infra: I have to say... 99.99999% of NJ criticism comes from people who have never been here.

I guess I am in that very small percetile.
 
2008-02-15 03:28:35 PM  
All you Jersey0haters are just jealous considering we spawn such geniuses as:

Bruce Spingsteen
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
Savron Glover
Frank Siantra
Lauryn Hill
Joe Piscopo
... wait.

Um, On behalf of the state of New Jersey I would like to formally state that as punishment for our crimes against humanity, all of NJ should be removed from the continent and sunk deep in the Cayman Trench next to Florida and Arkansas.
 
2008-02-15 03:29:07 PM  
Windowdoggy: No joke, there are so few murders, relatively, that the Star Ledger had an article on how the police are making a lot of progress going back to old cases and solving previously unsolved crimes.

Amazing what happens when you elect a mayor who actually wants to govern for reasons other than his own personal finances.


Too bad our governor turned out to be a clueless putz. I had hope for him.
 
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