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Old 02-01-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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Blue = North Jersey
Yellow = Central Jersey
Red = South Jersey

If you had to split the state in two, I guess you could include central jersey as part of north jersey to make it more even.

Arguably, Union County (Elizabeth, Westfield, Clark, Rahway, Summit, Scotch Plains, etc.) could be considered part of North Jersey. Having been born in Summit and growing up for most of my childhood in Bridgewater (Somerset) I've always considered that to be Central Jersey, the 78 corridor.

Also, Monmouth county (Freehold, Long Branch, Neptune, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, etc.) could be considered part of central jersey, i have it as south jersey though. A good percentage of Monmouth residents commute to the city via the Parkway. On some demographic charts, it is considered part of the New York Metropolitan area.

And as for Mercer County (Trenton, Princeton, West Windsor, Robbinsville, etc.) that's really up for grabs. you can get to Princeton fairly easy from the Somerville/Bridgewater area via 206. it could be considered Central Jersey.

I am interested to know people's different views on the debated areas. This is not your ordinary thread, but I must say, I find it very intereting.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Funnny how...

the friends in the "North" ie: Bloomfield call me "South" Jersey.... snicker...
If you took the paper map of NJ and folded it in half, I live directly on that half mark crease.
They believe anyone out of 973 is a Southern NJ'er. They think Great Adventure is "way down there". I would love to take them for a tour of the real Pine barrens. And leave them there.....j/k
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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those are the two worst counties in Jersey.
Yes, they are. Please, please tell everyone you know they're not worth moving to. EVERYONE.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Eh, I'd do the North/Central/South split this way:


And if we're dividing the state in TWO, I'd put North and Central together, South on its own.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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Eh, I'd do the North/Central/South split this way:


And if we're dividing the state in TWO, I'd put North and Central together, South on its own.
very nicely done. you put Union in the north and Mercer and Monmouth in central, just as how i mentioned that those three counties could be debatable of where you put them in either North, Central, or South Jersey.

has anyone ever considered the East/West division of New Jersey? maybe i should get a picture of that on here, if i can find one. the East/West divide splits right thru my home county here, Morris County.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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split by zip codes ....northern 07--- / southern 08--- .....case closed !!


You'd have an 'exclave' of 07s in Monmouth County as Northern NJ, surrounded by Southern NJ in your scenario!
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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There's nothing wrong with Warren and Sussex counties...
They're really beautiful. Not much by way of jobs there, but look to be great places to live.

And no, Somerset County should not be southern NJ - UNLESS we are going to have lower property taxes, then by all means....
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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This is what they call a softball question. I would draw a circle around trenton, make Trenton it's own state, and viola, NJ's problems are all magically solved! Maybe if all the people in NJ would vote this way, we could solve our problems together.

Here's what it would look like.


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Old 02-02-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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This is what they call a softball question. I would draw a circle around trenton, make Trenton it's own state, and viola, NJ's problems are all magically solved! Maybe if all the people in NJ would vote this way, we could solve our problems together.

Here's what it would look like.

a viola is a string instrument, closely related to the violin

"voila" is an expression. its French and its usually said when satisfaction is reached. i think thats what you meant
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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a viola is a string instrument, closely related to the violin

"voila" is an expression. its French and its usually said when satisfaction is reached. i think thats what you meant
and "its" is a possessive pronoun. "it's" is a contraction for "it is". For instance, "it's French and it's usually said when satisfaction is reached. i think that's what you meant".

we careful when you decide to go down that road.
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