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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
In a ceremony early this morning, Steven Fulop was sworn in as the newest mayor of Jersey City. He discusses his platform and the issues facing his community.
Another "Democrat" that sounds like a Republican. He won't say he's going to support Buono because he's a afraid of Christie.
Like all politicians, he hates answering questions and tries to make you feel foolish for asking one as if his God-in-his-own-mind status should be enough for you. Every answer to Brian has begun with "Well look....."
the fact that he blithely endorses charter schools that have in general shown no significant advantages over traditional schools, and are a radical move away from universal education shows that he either 1. is already in the pocket of the big money behind the edu "reform" movement or 2. doesn't think through his positions.
Born in and live in JC and we are so tired of hearing about industry.What about the filthy streets in the heights, the illegal overcrowded living arrangements and crime which have all increased in the formerly excellent neighborhoods, now become ugly in the face of the focus on the waterfront.Quality of life has plummeted. THere is not even a tree commission and the bare streets become uglier & uglier. Our taxes DO NOT go down with this industry. We are tired of neglect and over taxation, and a nonresponsive gov't.Focus ON THE PEOPLE, Mayor.
Push him Brian. WHY is he an advocate for privatizing schools with charter schools? Does this position not need to be explained?
The mayor (to be) talks about capital investments, but I have not heard him use the term investment in human capital. Training, education, daycare, etc are all investments in human beings that will pay off dividends in the future.
Re this man's military service, I'm sick of people touting unquestioning "patriotism", unquestioning obedience to authority or "commanding officers", unquestioning participation in wars, as some kind of moral or intellectual superiority. What that tells me about him is that he lacks facility for adult critical thinking. It's time to start phasing out participation in wars from the annals of higher human activity.
Are there any plans to "hurricane-proof" transportation from JC to NYC? I lived there during Sandy and don't plan on moving back after that experience, unfortunately.
He is suspect, becasue he worked at Goldman Sachs. They seem to have a plan to have people in office all over the country. Very weird. There are alot of former Goldman people in office.
Mayor Fulop, I always hear JC always on the verge as the next happening hood, what are your thoughts on transportation to accommodate that new wave or population? Streetcars, lightRail etc ...
When you say Goldman Sachs, was that other word you used "traitor" or "trader"? That's the scary part, he's from Goldman Sachs. Well let's hope "they're" not all the same who are from Goldman Sachs! The marine part saves him in my view. We'll see.
It's about time for him to get on your show! We are very excited about his election and know of many families like our own, who now decided to stay in Jersey City and not to move to the burbs.
We are excited, thrilled and optimistic about our new Mayor, and ready to help him make this city the best it can be!
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