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Old 10-03-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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LOL<puzzled look> you mean he was kiddin?
come on. mine was typed with the same amount of sarcasim.
Well then welcome to our "You better not bash Jersey" threads....if anything they are entertaining

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Do Not Move To New Jersey!!!
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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[quote=njkate;1642657]Well then welcome to our "You better not bash Jersey" threads....if anything they are entertaining

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Do Not Move To New Jersey!!![/

Thanks for the welcome!
sometimes you just need a good laugh.
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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They are building to many stores and restaurants all over the country so I'm not knocking JERSEY for that, its eveywhere.
One point I will say though is that the Khovarion homes on Tennent Road in Manalapan were supposed to be part of protected space and some politician pushed them though. Good Luck as they are built on Wetlands, could sink.You could barely drive up that road now.

Diane

Last edited by Diane Giam; 10-03-2007 at 02:50 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Well then welcome to our "You better not bash Jersey" threads....if anything they are entertaining

check this out

Do Not Move To New Jersey!!![/

Thanks for the welcome!
sometimes you just need a good laugh.
there is also a good thread on Jersey food
http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...-me-north.html

C'mon & join us if you're a wee bit homesick..we understand
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The Garden State
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Truthfully, I don't think we have enough Dunkin Donuts in NJ. I know Howell has only 3 D&Ds in a 2 mile radius.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Truthfully, I don't think we have enough Dunkin Donuts in NJ. I know Howell has only 3 D&Ds in a 2 mile radius.
I tell you when I was up in the Boston Area visiting the FIL..small town outside of Boston, there was at least 5 of them
They must be headquartered up there..good grief 5 of them in like a 10 mile radius
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The Garden State
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Oh yeah...Mass has a ton of D&D's which is good for someone who loves their coffee.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Are there no Howard Stern fans here? Quivers, Norris, Florentine...
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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Truthfully, I don't think we have enough Dunkin Donuts in NJ. I know Howell has only 3 D&Ds in a 2 mile radius.
Newton can beat that. We have a Dunkin Donuts on Route 206 just north of the town. Another one opened up inside the Walmart down the road. A recent newspaper article mentioned that the town approved some type of development near the Home Depot for Kohls, Wachovia and, guess what, a Dunkin Donuts. Just what we need, 3 of them within a couple hundred yards. I'm surprised that a town of 8,000 people has managed to get by this long with only 3 supermarkets, 7 banks, 10 car dealerships, 2 hardware chains, 8 pizzarias, 4 pharmacies (2 of them Rite Aid) and just about anything else you would find in the yellow pages (except a bookstore for some reason).

The OP made a good point about the skylands region. Developers up here are fuming that the lake at Swartswood state park has not been drained yet to make room for 500 mansions to be crammed into lots the size of a baseball diamond. If they ever fly in an airplane and see an aerial view, it's a constant reminder that there are still trees to be eliminated in favor of that next diner that will get NJ into the record books.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:04 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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The OP made a good point about the skylands region. Developers up here are fuming that the lake at Swartswood state park has not been drained yet to make room for 500 mansions to be crammed into lots the size of a baseball diamond. If they ever fly in an airplane and see an aerial view, it's a constant reminder that there are still trees to be eliminated in favor of that next diner that will get NJ into the record books.
I'm glad you saw the grain of seriousness in my post as well. It's funny-in another post I was accused of being some PC-bleeding-heart because I advocated for redeveloping our cities. I'll freely admit that my desire to preserve the natural beauty and wild lands of this state trumps my desire to make the cities a nice place to live, but they go hand in hand. My fiancee grew up in Hampton, just outside of Newton, and her parents can't believe how much the area has changed since they first settled there close to 30 years ago.

Likewise, I grew up in Hamilton in a rural area where when my father was a kid, they used to go down the hill behind the house (my parents' home sits next to my grandparents' home in what used to be their horse paddock) and pattern their shotguns. If you did that much firing now the police would be knocking on the door. These days if my father sees a groundhog near the garden he either has to trap it or use a .22 to dispatch it for fear of violating the firearms discharge ordinance imposed upon us by yuppies who can't bear the thought of animals being killed.

So, apvman and John, I'm no bleeding heart, I'm a person who loves rural and wild New Jersey and wants to keep yuppies from developing anymore of it!
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