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What a slap in the face this is  to all NJ residents

http://politics.nexcess.net/pressrelease/2...m_quigle_1.html

Why not take NJ into consideration?

We sure as Hell do not need a Stadium nor do we need the new condominiums that are being built...This Stadium is going to reek havoc on this town as far as traffic goes, and We most certainly do not need The NY REDBULLS . WHAT WE DO NEED IS SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SO WE CAN GET THE SENIORS OUT OF THE GARDENS AND KINGSLAND COURTS AND PUT THEM IN A QUITE SAFE COMMUNITY OF THEIR OWN,,I DO BELIEVE THEY DESERVE THAT MUCH.....AS FOR THIS STADIUM CREATING JOBS FOR HARRISONIANS <<<YEA RITE I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT >>MAYBE FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE POLITICIANS...ISN<t That were all the jobs go....Let's SQUASH the STadium....WE DON'T NEED IT.....

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We sure as Hell do not need a Stadium  nor do we need the new condominiums that are being built...This Stadium is going to reek havoc on this town as far as traffic goes, and We most certainly do not need The NY REDBULLS .  WHAT WE DO NEED  IS SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SO WE CAN GET THE SENIORS OUT OF THE GARDENS AND KINGSLAND COURTS AND PUT THEM IN A QUITE SAFE COMMUNITY OF THEIR OWN,,I DO BELIEVE THEY DESERVE THAT MUCH.....AS FOR THIS STADIUM CREATING JOBS FOR HARRISONIANS <<<YEA RITE I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT >>MAYBE FOR THE FAMILIES AND  FRIENDS OF THE POLITICIANS...ISN<t That were all the jobs go....Let's SQUASH the STadium....WE DON'T NEED IT.....

You are so right!!!!!The Seniors do need a safe place to live and a Senior Comminuty of their own would be perfect. It such a shame that they have to live in the Garden and KC with all the scum. They can't even sit outside and feel safe. If they do they have to see people on drugs, kids with no supervision, people yelling and fighting with each other, and people drinking right out in the open. Over the summer I went to a birthday party for a friends daughter who lives in the Gardens and I couldn't believe how many young children and I mean young like 2 and 3 years old that were in that playgound without a parent or any supervision at all. I was told that this is normal and the kids always play out there alone. I couldn't believe it. Poor Seniors who have to see that. Hey Harrison get the Seniors some decent housing.

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send the seniors south , a lot of retirement villages down there, we are in transformation from a run down, low rent, poor quality residents in this town. all they can do is complain about what everyone else has got. everyone wants something but don't want to make sacrifices or eccept changes that will create better living conditions and a better quality life for the future residents in town. that seems to be the reason everyone leaves town because it is run down and is stuck in a time warp and does not not want to grow into something better than is what we have now . i for one don't want to see harrison become a retirement village, there is no way to generate taxes to provide the services we all demand for the town, and it will not attrack any serious businesses or other productive enities to open businessses in a cemetary. progress is the future way to go, or we just let it all pass us by and wonder why the town goes under .

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You are so out of touch with what is happening. We all want to see Harrison become a better town. We just want to be a part of the decission making. We want to add our imput and we have a right to do that. You sound so angry and fustrated, and are totally not seeing the point others are making on this site. No one is trying to take over anything, we are the tax payers of Harrison and have every right to know in what direction this re-development is going and if in the end Harrison will become a better town for it. Don't be so critical, learn to respect what other's have to say weather you agree or disagree.

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Date: 1994/01/12 Wednesday Page: Section: NEWS Edition: FINAL Size: 0 words

HARRISON BOARD REJECTS 'INCOMPLETE' MALL PLAN

TOWANDA UNDERDUE

The plan for a $25 million shopping mall on Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison was blocked following the planning board's unanimous rejection of an ''incomplete'' application. At its Monday night meeting, the board denied the application by G. Heller Enterprises of Engelwood Cliffs after members complained they had not received an independent traffic study and the revisions to the original mall proposal. Heller Enterprises is expected to submit a complete application soon, said board attorney John Pinho. If it arrives in time, the proposal will be discussed at the Feb. 14 meeting, he added.

''There definitely will be plenty of notice in the newspapers before the new application is heard,'' Harrison Engineer Joseph Cundari told an audience of some 20 people Monday night. After the application is submitted, the developer will have to explain any changes to the original proposal at a public hearing, Cundari said. When the mall was discussed at the Nov. 22 meeting, some 50 residents voiced fears about increased traffic on Rodgers Boulevard and possible increases in crime, noise and air pollution. The concerns were repeated Monday night. In addition to enduring traffic generated by the mall, residents would be affected by traffic entering and exiting a proposed Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) maintenance yard that will be constructed on Cape May Street, said resident Thomas Powell. ''About 125 Public Service vehicles would be involved,'' he contended. ''There is going to be too much traffic coming in and out of town.'' Gene Heller, president of G. Heller Enterprises, has said the 250,000- square-foot mall would be located on a warehouse site at 1000 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. If the project is approved, the road would be widened, eliminating some on-street parking on both it and Middlesex Street, he has said. A parking garage would be constructed with meters to compensate for the lost street parking, he said. In addition, some 1,300 parking spaces would be available in front of the mall for shoppers, he said. The mall would be anchored by a Bradlees store and would attract a maximum of 2,500 shoppers per day, Heller said. The project would generate 600 jobs and $300,000 in tax ratables, he added.

URL: <a href="/texis/search/story.html?table=sl1994&id=312518e016e">HARRISON BOARD REJECTS 'INCOMPLETE' MALL PLAN</a>

Redevlopment Board

Douglas Da Rocha

Anthony Comprelli

James Fife

Peter B. Higgins III

Rodrigo Marques

Raymond J. McDonough

Thomas Powell

Executive Director

Gregory Kowalski, Esq.

How can Thomas Powell a board member of the Harrison Redevelopment think that a 20,000 seat stadium will have less traffic?

Thomas, I know you read this site. Can you give me your opinion. Please.

Michael Fernández

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send the seniors south , a lot of retirement villages down there, we are in transformation  from a run down, low rent, poor quality residents in this town.  all they can do is complain about what everyone else has got.    everyone wants something but don't want to make sacrifices or eccept changes that will create better living conditions and a better quality life for the future residents in town.  that seems to be the reason everyone leaves town because it is run down and is stuck in a time warp and does not not want to grow into something better than is what we have now .  i for one don't want to see harrison become a retirement village, there is no way to generate taxes to provide the services we all demand for the town, and it will not attrack any serious businesses or other productive enities to open businessses  in a cemetary.    progress is the future way to go, or we just let it all pass us by and wonder why the town goes under .

Thats your solution is to send the seniors south. Shame on you. Most of these people have lived in Harrison their entire lives. They are tax payers, probably longer than you've been alive. Now they are only getting social security and can't pay the taxes in Harrison on what they are getting. So you say "send them south".....You should be ashamed of yourself. By the way, how long have you lived in Harrison? Did you go to Harrison High because your spelling and grammer is horrible. Maybe instead of kicking out the seniors some of them can teach you how to spell. Get some well educated people in town and maybe it will change.

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send the seniors south , a lot of retirement villages down there, we are in transformation  from a run down, low rent, poor quality residents in this town.  all they can do is complain about what everyone else has got.    everyone wants something but don't want to make sacrifices or eccept changes that will create better living conditions and a better quality life for the future residents in town.  that seems to be the reason everyone leaves town because it is run down and is stuck in a time warp and does not not want to grow into something better than is what we have now .  i for one don't want to see harrison become a retirement village, there is no way to generate taxes to provide the services we all demand for the town, and it will not attrack any serious businesses or other productive enities to open businessses  in a cemetary.    progress is the future way to go, or we just let it all pass us by and wonder why the town goes under .

You are obviously a real loser, You are going to be a Senior Citizen some day....These people have worked their asses off all their lives and deserve to have their own housing away from all these disrespectful kids of today, They deserve to have some peace and quite.....Someone needs to start thinking of them for a change, You should go south and take Your family with You.....LOSER

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sorry to disagree with you but i am a senior also and provided for my own future, i am tired of all you bleeding heart ideologist, spending my money. life is tuff and we all have to make dicissions, but don't make me responsible for any one else but myself. thats why this country is in the state its in because no one want to take responslibiltyand every one is looking for a free ride.

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Thats your solution is to send the seniors south. Shame on you. Most of these people have lived in Harrison their entire lives. They are tax payers, probably longer than you've been alive. Now they are only getting social security and can't pay the taxes in Harrison on what they are getting. So you say "send them south".....You should be ashamed of yourself. By the way, how long have you lived in Harrison? Did you go to Harrison High because your spelling and grammer is horrible. Maybe instead of kicking out the seniors some of them can teach you how to spell. Get some well educated people in town and maybe it will change.

It would be nice if the town or a private developer would build one of those houses for people 55 AND OVER, like they are building all over south Jersey where you need a car to get around. A lot of seniors can't drive anymore and need to live near public transportation.

Lower to middle class housing with assistant living options for people 55 and over with incomes up to $50,000 should be built in Harrison. Kearny's senior housing is 'only' for the "very low" income with a limit of $18,000 per person and $21,000 a couple and the rooms are 'very small; nothing like the pictures advertised for the over 55 adult apartments in south Jersey.

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you are a bunch of socialists, no low rent districts, we don't want to be another third would development country do we? you want to give away the cow and you would be the first one in line complaining there is no milk. you want utopia on someone elses dime as long as it not yours . no sainthoods will be given out today , your foolishness is showing , fools.

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What Quigley and Prieto should be concerned about is not the change in name but whether the deal struck by our McDumb mayor and his assistants corrupt and racist is whether this deal makes any financial sense.

40 million (to start) to buy and clean up a contaminated site. (the price may go up above 40 million if there is more contamination).

We get what? A dollar a car in the county garage. 1500 spaces *$1.00= 1500 per day. Deduct the loss of parking on South Rodgers Blvd. = nothing

What did the MetroStars get? The Stadium, Naming Rights to the Stadium. What happened the MetroStars sold that valuable right for a millions of dollars. Red Bull is not interested in Harrison, Soccer or New Jersey. They are interested in publicity for their name "Red Bull"

The only logical answer to why the Mayor allowed the above to happen is that he is corrupt. The deal makes absolutely no financial sense to the town.

The town would be better off if it took 40 million dollars and built an office building and rented it out. It would spur other developers to built office buildings near the Path station. The owners of the Guyon Complex would probably give the town the land (in lieu of cleaning up the contamination) in return for putting their family name on the office tower. May God save us from this corruption.

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What Quigley and Prieto should be concerned about is not the change in name but whether the deal struck by our McDumb mayor and his assistants corrupt and racist is whether this deal makes any financial sense.

40 million (to start) to buy and clean up a contaminated site.  (the price may go up above 40 million if there is more contamination).

We get what? A dollar a car in the county garage. 1500 spaces *$1.00= 1500 per day.  Deduct the loss of parking on South Rodgers Blvd. = nothing

What did the MetroStars get? The Stadium, Naming Rights to the Stadium.  What happened the MetroStars sold that valuable right for a millions of dollars.  Red Bull is not interested in Harrison, Soccer or New Jersey.  They are interested in publicity for their name "Red Bull"

The only logical answer to why the Mayor allowed the above to happen is that he is corrupt.  The deal makes absolutely no financial sense to the town.

The town would be better off if it took 40 million dollars and built an office building and rented it out.  It would spur other developers to built office buildings near the Path station.  The owners of the Guyon Complex would probably give the town the land (in lieu of cleaning up the contamination) in return for putting their family name on the office tower.  May God save us from this corruption.

Maybe they were the only ones willing to do anything with this dilapidated town. I agree that an office building would be a good idea, there is still more development to come, hopefully some new business will come to town with job opportunities for the people. These are big decisions and the mayor will be the one deciding so instead of attacking him maybe the residents can come together and discuss the matter like adults. Not like this, not on this forum. The PAC is a good idea too, but unfortunately the founder's father in law has left a bad taste in many peoples mouth and because of that many people will not take him seriously. If I were the mayor and I read half of the stuff on this website I would ruin the town out of spite. Everyone complains that they're not being handed enough, or they're not being heard, yet everytime elections come around the same people are voted in. This website is an embarassment to the town, initially I thought it was funny but now its just sad. Remember you get more bees with honey! :lol:

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Johnston expects Red Bull to fire him Friday

Posted 4/20/2006 12:28 PM ET

By Jane Havsy, (Parsippany, N.J.) Daily Record

Red Bull New York head coach Mo Johnston is likely to be fired on Friday. Reached at Giants Stadium before practice on Thursday, Johnston said, "We'll know our fate tomorrow, which I don't think is going to be in our favor."

Johnston has a 1 p.m. meeting scheduled with Marc deGrandpre, a Red Bulls executive based at the company's northeast headquarters in Hoboken, N.J. DeGrandpre is returning from a trip to Austria to meet company owner Dietrich Mateschitz.

But the signs are already ominous. Johnston said he "had a deal in place to bring a player in and let a player go (on Wednesday) and the deal was pulled from the table."

Red Bull, the Austrian company behind the popular caffeine-loaded beverage, has changed nearly everything since purchasing the Major League Soccer team formerly known as the MetroStars from Anschutz Entertainment Group on March 8. They made similar moves after taking over an Austrian soccer team, SV Wustenrot Salzburg, even erasing that squad's history.

Red Bulls president and general manager Alexi Lalas departed for the same position with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday. Lalas had fired then-coach Bob Bradley with three games left in the 2005 regular season, elevating Johnston from assistant to head coach. Under Johnston's leadership, the MetroStars drew their first game and won the next two, clinching a playoff spot. The MetroStars won the first leg of their playoff series against New England before being eliminated in the second leg.

The Red Bulls have opened this season with three straight draws.

Lalas said he had "complete confidence in Mo, but... (had) no indication whether they're going to give him the opportunity or not."

Just three days later, Johnston said, "It doesn't look good here. ... I'm fine. I'm not worried about it. I'm trying to do my job right now."

Johnston played 15 years in Europe, including prominent stops at Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers as well as an appearance in the 1990 World Cup with Scotland. He then moved to MLS in its first season and played six seasons with the Kansas City Wizards.

Contributing: USA TODAY staff report.

:lol:THIS WHOLE LEAGUE IS A JOKE :blink:

A GREAT WAY TO SPEND YOUR COUNTY'S TAX MONEY ;)

:P:D:lol::lol:

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:lol:SAME DAY :blink:

Red Bull insists Johnston will stay as coach

Updated 4/20/2006 5:10 PM ET

From staff reports

Mo Johnston sounded like a man on his way out the door Thursday morning. But later in the day, Red Bull New York insisted that the coach would keep his job.

The team said Marc De Grandpre, a Red Bull marketing executive, would take part of the job vacated by former president and general manager Alexi Lalas earlier this week. De Grandpre will be managing director of the club, focusing on the off-field business aspects of the club. Red Bull also will name a "director of soccer operations," who will oversee the coaches and players.

"Mo Johnston will stay in place as the head coach and will report to De Grandpre, until the Director of Soccer Operations is named, at which point Johnston will report to the Director of Soccer Operations," the club announced.

Johnston sounded a different tune earlier in the day. Reached at Giants Stadium before practice on Thursday morning, Johnston said, "We'll know our fate tomorrow, which I don't think is going to be in our favor." He also said he "had a deal in place to bring a player in and let a player go (on Wednesday) and the deal was pulled from the table."

Red Bull, the Austrian company behind the popular caffeine-loaded beverage, has changed nearly everything since purchasing the Major League Soccer team formerly known as the MetroStars from Anschutz Entertainment Group on March 8. They made similar moves after taking over an Austrian soccer team, SV Wustenrot Salzburg, even erasing that squad's history.

Red Bulls president and general manager Alexi Lalas departed for the same position with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday. Lalas had fired then-coach Bob Bradley with three games left in the 2005 regular season, elevating Johnston from assistant to head coach. Under Johnston's leadership, the MetroStars drew their first game and won the next two, clinching a playoff spot. The MetroStars won the first leg of their playoff series against New England before being eliminated in the second leg.

The Red Bulls have opened this season with three straight draws.

Lalas said he had "complete confidence in Mo, but... (had) no indication whether they're going to give him the opportunity or not."

Just three days later, Johnston said, "It doesn't look good here. ... I'm fine. I'm not worried about it. I'm trying to do my job right now."

Johnston played 15 years in Europe, including prominent stops at Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers as well as an appearance in the 1990 World Cup with Scotland. He then moved to MLS in its first season and played six seasons with the Kansas City Wizards.

Contributing: Jane Havsy, Parsippany (N.J.) Daily Record

WHAT MANAGMENT ?? AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ?? BRILLIANT!!

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Read what Ernesto Motta of the Metrostars/Redbulls has to say about the Harrison stadium:

"EM: Right now, I am the only original member from the MetroStars organization remaining with the team. I have gone through different administrations and strategies of marketing to different audiences. These leagues are played on the weekends and people work hard, it is hard for people to get here. We need to focus on people from Queens , Flushing , and Bronx . The mass transit form New York City to Harrison will make it possible for people to get to the stadium. The path train to Harrison will take only twelve minutes. We have some days where we have some good sized groups from these adult leagues. It is a long process going into a new stadium"

Just what Harrison needs an influx of people from Queens, Flushing and the Bronx. Great, start raising taxes now to pay for Redbull security. Maybe the Mayor can negotitate some free Redbull drinks to keep our officers awake and they can work straight 24 hr shifts. Someone at the County or at the State level please stop this madness.

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send the seniors south , a lot of retirement villages down there, we are in transformation  from a run down, low rent, poor quality residents in this town.  all they can do is complain about what everyone else has got.    everyone wants something but don't want to make sacrifices or eccept changes that will create better living conditions and a better quality life for the future residents in town.  that seems to be the reason everyone leaves town because it is run down and is stuck in a time warp and does not not want to grow into something better than is what we have now .  i for one don't want to see harrison become a retirement village, there is no way to generate taxes to provide the services we all demand for the town, and it will not attrack any serious businesses or other productive enities to open businessses  in a cemetary.    progress is the future way to go, or we just let it all pass us by and wonder why the town goes under .

You definitely went to school on the small yellow bus. "Send them south" With what money you idiot? They are in the gardens for a reason, they are on fixed incomes (if they are lucky). The poster said build them a community, not turn the town into a senior community. You are living in a dream (or drug induced) world if you think Harrison will ever become anything than what it is now. Sad to say, but true. Oh, there will be changes, overcrowding, traffic nightmares, pollution, more crime...

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:P    SAME DAY  B)

Red Bull insists Johnston will stay as coach

Updated 4/20/2006 5:10 PM ET

From staff reports

Mo Johnston sounded like a man on his way out the door Thursday morning. But later in the day, Red Bull New York insisted that the coach would keep his job.

The team said Marc De Grandpre, a Red Bull marketing executive, would take part of the job vacated by former president and general manager Alexi Lalas earlier this week. De Grandpre will be managing director of the club, focusing on the off-field business aspects of the club. Red Bull also will name a "director of soccer operations," who will oversee the coaches and players.

"Mo Johnston will stay in place as the head coach and will report to De Grandpre, until the Director of Soccer Operations is named, at which point Johnston will report to the Director of Soccer Operations," the club announced.

Johnston sounded a different tune earlier in the day. Reached at Giants Stadium before practice on Thursday morning, Johnston said, "We'll know our fate tomorrow, which I don't think is going to be in our favor." He also said he "had a deal in place to bring a player in and let a player go (on Wednesday) and the deal was pulled from the table."

Red Bull, the Austrian company behind the popular caffeine-loaded beverage, has changed nearly everything since purchasing the Major League Soccer team formerly known as the MetroStars from Anschutz Entertainment Group on March 8. They made similar moves after taking over an Austrian soccer team, SV Wustenrot Salzburg, even erasing that squad's history.

Red Bulls president and general manager Alexi Lalas departed for the same position with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday. Lalas had fired then-coach Bob Bradley with three games left in the 2005 regular season, elevating Johnston from assistant to head coach. Under Johnston's leadership, the MetroStars drew their first game and won the next two, clinching a playoff spot. The MetroStars won the first leg of their playoff series against New England before being eliminated in the second leg.

The Red Bulls have opened this season with three straight draws.

Lalas said he had "complete confidence in Mo, but... (had) no indication whether they're going to give him the opportunity or not."

Just three days later, Johnston said, "It doesn't look good here. ... I'm fine. I'm not worried about it. I'm trying to do my job right now."

Johnston played 15 years in Europe, including prominent stops at Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers as well as an appearance in the 1990 World Cup with Scotland. He then moved to MLS in its first season and played six seasons with the Kansas City Wizards.

Contributing: Jane Havsy, Parsippany (N.J.) Daily Record

WHAT MANAGMENT ??  AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ??  BRILLIANT!!

If I wanted to read the paper them I would do that.

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