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 April 12, 2010 5:08 AM

It's a beautiful day today.  The birds are singing outside my window.  Think I'm gonna take a hike at Cheesequake State Park.  It's so peaceful there.

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 April 09, 2010 1:52 PM

Unfortunately, I think we are stuck with Gov. Christie.  But I still love New Jersey.

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anonymous  April 09, 2010 12:31 PM

HEY! WHO YOU CALLING LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS WISE GUY?!! lol

If you do figure out how to recall Christie I'm on board!

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 April 08, 2010 7:51 PM

Hi, welcome

Can we recall our governor?

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 April 08, 2010 7:37 PM

Hello to all:  I  am from Middlesex County.  I lived in Momouth County for 5 years and moved back home (haha) to Middlesex County.  I am now living on the same street that I grew up on, I grew up in the first house on the street, now I live in the last house.  Go figure, I love this town. I have lived in Jersey all my life.  Love this state.

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 May 16, 2007 5:51 AM

Hello all, I'm from union county and new to C2. I still have not figured this site out. I am surprised this group is not more active seeing that us jersians are usually loud and obnoxious.

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 May 14, 2007 6:53 AM

Hello Natalie,
Thanks for the welcome and putting yet another smile on my face.  It feels good here - it's just like coming home. 

Hugs,
Bev
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 May 14, 2007 6:50 AM

Hi Bev, sorry for the delay in welcoming you.... I agree with Jane, "once a New Jersean, Always a New Jersean." You should always feel welcomed in your old home (or at least in an online group representing it). Thanks for joining the group.

~natalie~

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Thanks so much! May 13, 2007 7:37 AM

Hi Jane,
Thanks so much for the wonderful welcome.  If you could see how I'm sitting here smiling thanks to all the wonderful memories you just woke up for me!

And, yes - Metuchen is a wonderful place.  I always loved the Country Fair in the Autumn.  It was so much fun to wander around and dig through the books the library was selling off, check out various and sundry crafts, and see what different community groups were up to.   There were lots of charities that you could offer your support to, petitions to sign, and with election day right around the corner, plenty of political activity, which some people were annoyed by, but I never saw it interfere with anything going on at the fair at all.  Of course, so much of that may have changed in the time that I've been away.

Ah....a nice brisk Autumn day in Metuchen.  Fond memories.

I'm way overdue for a visit back, so I'll have to keep an eye on what's going on to see when I'll try to arrange that.

Thanks again
Bev, the smiling homesick Jersey Girl.  lol
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 May 12, 2007 8:17 AM

Hi Bev,  Welcome.  Once a Jerseyan, always a Jerseyan.  I live in Hope, up in Warren County -- yes, Land of Make Believe is still here and still family-owned. 

I edit two weekly newspapers in Sussex County. My office is in Sparta where the traffic is starting to look as bad as in your old stomping grounds. And Wild West City is still here and still family-owned.

I have a couple of friends who used to work for the H-N-T before it was bought by the chain.

I belong to the NJPro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and our board meets in Metuchen, so I'm somewhat familiar with the Edison area.  Metuchen is such a great town -- booming, always people walking on the streets, nice restaurants and a great used book store.

I would love to travel, certainly to the UK, but I'm a true Jersey Girl.  Hope to hear from you again. Jane

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 May 10, 2007 11:45 PM

Hi,
I am very happy to be a member of this group.  If you look at my profile, you will see that I live in the UK, but take a look at my hometown and you will see Edison, NJ.  I lived there most of my life, but also lived in South Plainfield, Perth Amboy and a few other places before moving here 7 years ago.

I'm still homesick.

So, I thought this would be a wonderful way for me to maintain a tie.  I still read the Home News Tribune on line, but well, more personal contact would be wonderful.

I look forward to getting to know people here (and kinda wonder if there isn't someone here who might not already know me!    )

Cheers!  (had to sound like I live in the UK.  lol)
Bev
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 June 02, 2006 8:07 PM

Hey Steph,

You might like the 3% sales tax we now have in Salem county.   Try looking to the other end of Salem county . You might like it better.

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 June 02, 2006 6:18 AM

Awesome, Natalie!!!  The KIDS group is pretty dead, but the FG group is usually fairly active.   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 02, 2006 5:51 AM

 Jim. Welcome! I totally just joined your Kids In The Hall and Family Guy groups by the way  [ send green star]
 
 June 01, 2006 1:31 PM

  Life-long NJ resident...I was born in Flemington, and I've lived within a half hour of it my whole life!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 May 16, 2006 8:34 AM

Stefne. Thanks for joining. I saw you post about new jersey in another group and that is how I knew to invite you. Please check out all of the current threads and participate whenever you'd like  [ send green star]
 
 May 16, 2006 8:26 AM

hi all,

i, too, have spent my life here. born in philly, i have lived in cherry hill all my life. i now rent the house i grew up in!

i like NJ, but hate the sprawl. one reason my DH and i are thinking of moving, at least away from cherry hill. we have looked at land in salem county - all the way down by the delaware memorial bridge. tons of open space, but it is starting to get developments built there to.

thanx for inviting me,

stef

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 May 10, 2006 10:22 AM

Hi Danielle. Thanks for joining my group. See you later (atleast by Geoff's Party this Saturday). Love you

~natalie~

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and another thing May 10, 2006 10:17 AM

My head does NOT look like that.

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HI May 10, 2006 10:17 AM

Hello everyone.  I like the idea of this group.  I am a lifelong resident of new jersey, born and raised.  I know a lot of people, and I mean A LOT, who just can't wait to get out of here. But, I kinda like it here.  We are one of the most diverse states in the whole country, and I think that that puts us New Jerseyans at a cultural advantage.

Um, I am a college student.  I am going to school for teaching.  I love children and learning.  I am kind of a big geek, or dork.  I only have dial up modem, so I probably won't sign on here too often cause it takes too long, but I will check in to say hi every now and then.  SO, HI. 

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 March 27, 2006 8:19 AM

How does everyone like our new governor?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello! Thanks for the invite! March 25, 2006 6:07 AM

I've been a lifelong NJ resident.  Born in Englewood, Bergen County, and lived in Bergen County (Northvale, Washington Twp., Hillsdale and Westwood) until 1982 when I moved down here to Mercer County (Ewing, Lawrenceville, West Trenton, and Trenton).  I am a paralegal in Trenton, and also a student at Rutgers New Brunswick (Philosophy major, Mathematics minor).

I am active mostly through my church - Unitarian Universalist.  I am the facilitator of the Sustainability Circle which promotes sustainable living (environmental, justice, financial, etc.) though education of the congregation and the community at large; co-chair of the Green Sanctuary Committee which is seeking accredidation from the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) for taking action within the church and community that promotes "green" such as environmental, spiritual, justice, financial, etc.; and co-facilitator of the Earth-Based Spirituality Circle which celebrates the changing of the seasons throughout the year at the quarters and cross-quarters.

I also drive a hybrid vehicle, am mostly vegetarian, belong to an organic CSA, avoid as much as possible pre-packaged foods, am a member of ANJEE (Alliance of NJ Environmental Educators), and the Sierra Club.

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Introductions March 24, 2006 5:58 PM

Hi everyone! Of course it's a word, but I think it's spelled New Jerseyans -- then again, I went to college in NYC -- ok admit it, how many of you bailed on the state for higher education???? But I came back.  I live in Hope Township, Warren County -- yes, Land of Make Believe is still here -- my best friends, they pay a lot of taxes.  We still have farms, not losing them as fast as Hunterdon, but. . . not many dairies, though. I plugged in to the Frapper map, too.  Not many from up this way, God's Country, we call it. But, I like nearly all  of NJ -- I wouldn't park my car in Paterson, but. . .

I work for a Public Relations firm in Hackettstown, home of M&M/Mars -- they call themselves MasterFoods now, but we know better. I am also a freelance writer and do quite a bit for New Jersey Farmer, so I know about Newfield and Malaga and Franklinville down South.

Glad to be here.

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Hello March 23, 2006 10:56 AM

My name is Amy.  I live in Central Jersey, in Avenel.  That is in Woodbridge Township.  I have lived in Woodbridge all of my life (except 3 years). 

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 March 15, 2006 3:07 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the invite Toni. My name is Donna, and I am from South Jersey in Salem county, right at the very end, so I am closer to Cumberland and Gloucester county in Newfield.

This is a farming township here, and we try to keep it that way. We have an 80 acre farm across the street that is going to stay there for at least another 15 years. I shop in Vineland and Millville, but drive all the way to Deptford for Petsmart.

I was born in Philly, but we moved to Jersey when I was 6. We came to Maple shade, then Clayton, and I lived in Glassboro, Pitman, Malaga, Franklinville, Blackwood terrace, and Runnemede, and Camden for 2 months. LOL Got out of there fast.

I try to keep a low profile if I can due to my cats. I don't need anyone dropping anymore off here. I did go out to protest Willians horseman supplies about 15 years ago with a couple of animal rights groups, as they were buying cats for labs. They did finally get out of there, but I don't know about out of the business.

I also protested the Franklin Township showdeo many years ago because of calf roping. We had the Channel 3 news there for that one, and they never did it again. I was suppose to be out yard saling that day, and wouldn't you know they had my face right up on the TV screen for my husband to see. I told him I was going to some yard sales.

Well, now I am quiet and hiding out.

Nice to meet everyone.

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 March 02, 2006 7:20 AM

    30 MEMBERS!!!  [ send green star]
 
 February 28, 2006 6:22 AM

 Robert,

That is a shame about the Farms near your house Farms are so important! To tear them apart for over-priced, stuffy condos is just wrong!!!!! Anyway, welcome and thanks for joining We look forward to hearing from you often.

                       ~natalie~

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 February 28, 2006 5:58 AM

I am from Flemington. I have live in Hunterdon County most of my life and the changes I have seen are many. When I was a kid there where many small farms. Not any more we have condos large houses all over. The farms are gone and much of the rolling hills are coverd with home now.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 26, 2006 5:31 PM

Would anyone else like to introduce themselves? We have 28 members now    [ send green star]
 
 February 24, 2006 5:16 AM

No problem Moe I am happy to be your "Frapper friend" I know, this group has grown very quickly!!!! I am happy and I hope that everyone will participate to you Moe, as well as evryone else !!!!!!!!!

       ~natalie~

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Moe Here February 23, 2006 10:32 PM

Hi!
Moe here,

New Jerseans (Is that a word?)
I am in South Jersey. A town named Moorestown in Burlingtion County. (No, not Morristown. Morristown is in the north, Moorestown is in the south.) Those of us who have lived in Moorestown for several generations are called Moorestownians. (Pronounced Mores-'tone-ians) If we can call ourselved that silly name I don't see why those from NJ cannot call themselves New Jerseans.

Teacher Pattern
I don't know if you could include me in the teacher pattern. You may judge for yourself. I was in charge of all of the computers at a private school. Often the teachers would call me to walk around their room to help the children when they were working on the computers. I also give private computer lessons to adults.

On the Map
I have already stuck my pin on the Activists of New Jersey! Frapper map.Not only that but I have already gotten my first friend from this group in Frapper. (Thanks Natalie) The last time I checked there were 6 pins in the map, including one guy!

This group is growing
It looks as though there are 26 members now. On Tuesday there were only 17. That is a increase of 9 in one day.


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 February 23, 2006 8:12 AM

Kathleen, that is sooo cool! I really think we should do the map thing What a great suggestion I have never seen that documentary but it sounds interesting.

                    ~natalie~

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 February 23, 2006 8:03 AM

Have either of you, Natalie or Francine, or anyone for that matter, seen Contested Territories?  It's a movie produced by Carolyn McGrath (2002) examining both sides of sprawl and growth in New Jersey -- I think she films in the windsor/princeton area.

<<An expressive and thought-provoking documentary portraying the filmmaker's divided feelings over sprawl, focusing on a development that is to be built in her hometown near Princeton, NJ. While she understands the need for affordable housing, she also feels open space preservation is a necessity. Additionally, the proposed development is very emotional for the filmmaker, because the area in question is a place where she often retreats to find solitude and to simply hike. >>

the other thing I was thinking -- was that it would be interesting to map out where everyone's from -- something along the lines of http://www.frappr.com perhaps.

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Francine... February 21, 2006 4:22 PM

I feel the same way. Where we live, the acres and acres of woods my husband used to play in and explore as a child have been destroyed for huge houses on tiny lots. It really is terrible

        ~natalie~

P.S. &, wow, 20 members now

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 February 21, 2006 3:39 PM

Hello Everyone ,I am from south Jersey and for the passed 25 yrs ,I watched them destroy the Garden state from orchards to big developments and it's sicking....I use to take long walks and watch the wild life come out of the orchards and now all you see is a lot of dead animals which the developers destroyed their habitats.....We need good leadership!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 21, 2006 9:44 AM

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Hi February 21, 2006 7:26 AM

Hi,

    Tracey invited me to the group.   I'm a South Jersey Girl from the sticks.  I grew up in Maurice River Twp, and my ancestral roots are there also.  I now have been living in Millville for 18 years, married with two children.

                       Deb

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 February 21, 2006 5:40 AM

17 members Is everyone else going to introduce themselves?

               ~natalie~

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 February 20, 2006 12:45 PM

Tracy, I am also from south Jersey. To answer your post in the other thread, please feel free to start a discussion about what ever issue you'd like! I, too, am concerned with the construction and over-development that is going on in our state Thanks for joining

          ~natalie~ 

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 February 20, 2006 11:48 AM

Hello everyone! My name is Tracy, and it is so nice to be amongst fellow New Jersey activists!  I've lived in south jersey all my life...Millville when I was little, and then in Vineland for the greater majority of my years.  I am an online activist, mostly for animal and environmental causes, but I will help any other worthy cause pretty much.  I would love to invite some of my fellow New Jersey friends to this group!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 20, 2006 10:32 AM

Thanks so much for joining Mia( don't worry about your post, it was fine, personal ads are usually cheesier than that

 ~natalie~

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HI! February 20, 2006 10:14 AM

(This may almost sound like a personal ad, but...)  Hi, I'm Mia...been a resident of many towns/cities/etc. here in Jersey currently in Point Pleasant! Hey, I was antsy when I was :cough: younger.  I also am a resident of Texas-oh, the sticks, baby....the sticks!!!I am so glad to have been invited to a site like this-what a great idea, isn't it?!? I'll take part as much as I can-I have to fight to get on my own computer!!!  Take care, y'all and talk with u soon!!  I have some friends I need to drag this way...

~PEACE~

~*Mia*~

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 February 19, 2006 7:04 PM

Toni,

  I am so glad that all you enthusiastic "Jerseans" are joining the group!

You support some great organizations Toni  Keep up the great work and I look forward to maybe working with you on something in the near future! 

   ~natalie~

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Make that 8! February 19, 2006 6:57 PM

Hi ladies! Thanks for the invite Rebecca

I'm a home grown Jersey girl. Born at Ft. Monmouth army base, and a former resident of: Keansburg, Union Beach, Hazlet, Caldwell, Red Bank, Eatontown, East Keansburg (aka North Middletown), and Belford. Currently living outside Ft. Dix in south Jersey.

The majority of my financial donations go the the United Way and Planned Parenthood NJ. I am also a sucker for...umm...I mean supporter of pretty much every Girl Scout troop, high school athletic team, school band, etc. that sells items for fundraisers. I can never seem to turn the kids down.

I'm noticing a pattern with this group - NJ teacher activists. I'm a teacher also - undergrad psych classes at the local community college.

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wooooohooooo.... February 19, 2006 11:54 AM

Seven members so far  [ send green star]
 
 February 19, 2006 5:30 AM

Hi Kathleen  [ send green star]
 
 February 18, 2006 7:57 PM

Kathleen, one of the science teachers at the elementary school where I work just took a position at another school last week. She worked with the 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
I work at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Orange. It is an urban school.

http://www.orange.k12.nj.us


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 February 18, 2006 7:42 PM

Sorry -- didn't get a chance to respond yet!

I'm Kathleen, Rebecca's friend ( Rebecca!).  I lived in Jersey for four years while attending Cook/Rutgers.  For the moment, I'm living in New York, but that will probably change again sometime in the future as I consider myself much more Jersey than anywhere else knowing the politics and issues better.  I'll be a certified science teacher in a few months and looking for a job somewhere in north Jersey preferably teaching middle school science.

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So..... February 18, 2006 2:52 PM

Who are they other two members we have so far?  [ send green star]
 
 February 18, 2006 5:12 AM

Hi Denise Sounds like an awesome trip!!!!  [ send green star]
 
Hey, hey, hey!!! February 17, 2006 9:27 PM

My name is Denise & I'm from Fords.  I'm supports all sorts of causes, as long as they are peaceful & non-violent.  I think that Greenpeace is my favorite organization, since they cover almost every topic.  Check out my sharebook to read about the trip I won in October (I was on the Arctic Sunrise for the Clean Energy Tour of the east coast of the U...arrrrrr!

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 February 17, 2006 7:44 PM

I live in West Orange, Essex County. Same county as Newark.

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 February 17, 2006 7:37 PM

Wow Rebecca that's great I am so excited. What part of Jersey are you living in?

 

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 February 17, 2006 7:21 PM

Hi Natalie! my friend Kathleen wrote to me recently that someone should start a group like this. I invited her. I just moved to NJ in August from California to be with someone I met and fell in love with on Care2. I invited him too.

Thanks for starting this group!
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I will go first.... February 17, 2006 7:17 PM

My name is natalie and I reside in Atlantic County In Southern New Jersey. I am a college student married with one beautiful child. I hope to make this group successful and meet fellow NJ activists to work with to make our world a better place

      ~natalie~

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Hello Fellow New Jerseans (is that a word)? February 17, 2006 7:14 PM

                        

Hello,

  If you have joined this group,  please introduce yourself. What is your name? Where are you from? Is there anything else you'd like people to know about you?

    ~natalie~

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