Poll: Do you support the North Jersey casino plan introduced by…

first_imgBayonneCommunityHobokenJersey CityNorth Bergen/GuttenbergSecaucusUnion CityWest HudsonWest New York Poll: Do you support the North Jersey casino plan introduced by Prieto or Sweeney? Bayonne With the battle underway between North and South Jersey over the future of North Jersey casinos, whose plan do you support: the one introduced by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) or the plan of his counterpart Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney (D-3)? Little Petey..2&2 Crime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU4z_xpHsGQ January 5, 2016 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm Do you support the North Jersey casino plan introduced by Prieto or Sweeney?Prieto’s planSweeney’s planThis is the first I’ve heard about this issueI’ve been following the issue but still undecidedMakes no difference to me; boths plans are equally good or badVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comDo you support the North Jersey casino plan introduced by Prieto or Sweeney?As far as the casino bills go, Prieto believes it’s unfair to have Atlantic City casino operators get both North Jersey casino licenses.Sweeney’s camp argues this provision is necessary since “a new operator could cannibalize existing New Jersey properties, thus hurting the overall revenues generated from the casinos.”Also when speaking to Hudson County View, Prieto called the 2017 governor’s race dynamic between Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop rhetoric and “an illusion” to distract from the facts of the casino issue.One day after our interview with Prieto, Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Paterson Mayor Joey Torres all voiced their support for Prieto’s casino plan.“As the deadline for legislative action looms in Trenton, it is important that we voice support for Speaker Prieto’s casino legislation, which best addresses the needs of North Jersey. Senate President Sweeney’s bill takes half of the money raised by potential North Jersey casinos and sends it to one South Jersey municipality, while the other 564 municipalities in New Jersey split the remaining revenue. Under the Sweeney bill, North Jersey municipalities endure the infrastructure and public safety burdens that casinos invite but the revenue is disproportionately given to Sweeney’s South Jersey constituents, saddling northern municipalities with additional burdens and less resources to address those burdens. Senate President Sweeney’s proposal is wrong for North Jersey.” Facebook Twitter By John Heinis – January 5, 2016 11:20 am 3 Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say TAGSnorth jersey casinossteve sweeneysteven fulopvincent prieto SHARE January 21, 2016 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm Phil Little 3 COMMENTS Previous articleNew Guttenberg Councilman Wayne Zitt sworn in by state Senator Nick SaccoNext articleAfter Zimmer majority Hoboken council sworn in, Giattino, Mello named pres, VP John Heinis Little Petey..2&2 January 5, 2016 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction 7-Out take the Line and Pay the Don’ts….. New Shooterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU4z_xpHsGQ Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter News Dilution WILL kill AC, make it so weak that it will look like a ghost town or Detroit!How dare we do that? Besides, all those PA and NY casinos are a long drive anyway. People will still drive or bus to AC, a true gaming destination, not some joint out in the ‘burbs! Comments are closed.last_img read more

The Surprising Boost You Get From Strangers

first_imgSometimes a stranger—not a friend or a loved one—can significantly improve our day. A pleasant encounter with someone we don’t know, even a nonverbal one, can soothe us when no one else is around. It may get us out of our own head—a proven mood booster—and help broaden our perspective. “People feel more connected when they talk to strangers, like they are part of something bigger,” says Gillian Sandstrom, a psychologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex, in Colchester, England, who studies interactions between strangers. “Sure, my name is Sue,” the woman replied, smiling warmly. “What brings you to Boston?” I started to explain that I was on a business trip. Then the plane lurched violently, and I blurted out: “I might need to hold your hand, too.” We hadn’t spoken much during the flight, other than the usual pleasantries. But my seatmate seemed friendly. And I suddenly felt desperate for a human connection. We were five minutes into the worst turbulence I’d ever experienced—approaching Boston’s Logan International Airport in a severe winter storm—when I turned to the woman next to me and said: “Hey, would you mind chatting with me for a few minutes? I’m really nervous.” And yet most people resist talking to strangers, she says. They fret about the mechanics of the conversation—how to start, maintain or stop it. They think they will blather on and disclose too much—or not talk enough. They worry they will bore the other person. Sue took my hand in both of hers, patted it, and held on tight. In research studies, Dr. Sandstrom has shown that people’s moods improve after they have a conversation with a Starbucks barista or a volunteer at the Tate Modern art museum in London. She’s also found that people are happier on days when they have more interactions with acquaintances they don’t know well and that students enjoy class more when they interact with their classmates. They’re typically wrong. Dr. Sandstrom’s research shows people underestimate how much another person will like them when they talk for the first time. And in a study in which she asked participants to talk to at least one stranger a day for five days, 99% said they found at least one of the conversations pleasantly surprising, 82% said they learned something from one of the strangers, 43% exchanged contact information, and 40% had communicated with one of the strangers again, an indication they might be making friends. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journallast_img read more

Ryan Grant Fails Physical and Gets Contract Voided

first_imgAfter being reported that the Baltimore Ravens where going to sign former Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant to a $29 million four year contract has failed a physical. His contract has been voided as a result.The Ravens do have a backup plan as they expect Micheal Crabtree to meet with the Ravens tomorrow.Please follow and like us:last_img

Weapons and drugs on board

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Cops target toy thieves

first_imgPakenham police are appealing for public information in regards to a recent theft. At approximately 1.45pm on Wednesday 7 August,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img