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Let’s say that you live in a neighborhood that is serviced by public transportation – say, a bus service. Let’s say that bus takes you to the doctor’s office and pharmacy, connects you to fresh vegetable and fruit vendors, and lets you visit your family in the neighboring town. It connects you to major transportation hubs where you can get to work in Manhattan in less than an hour. It lets you take your kids and grandkids, maybe even your visiting relatives, to Liberty State Park.
Now imagine finding out that the bus service was halted. Not suspended. Not a schedule change to save a bit of money. It just quit running. There you are, waiting for work or trying to get to the doctor, looking down the street like a moron looking for the bus that never comes.
Now imagine calling your City Councilman only to find out that a football game was more important.
A note from the Jersey Journal:
The Jersey City Housing Authority is considering entering into a deal with Citgo, the oil company owned by the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Citgo recently announced it would sell heating oil at low cost to U.S. cities for use by low-income residents. Several cities — including Philadelphia and Boston — are taking advantage of it.
But several conservative groups are calling on Americans to boycott Citgo products because of Chavez, a socialist and outspoken critic of the Bush administration.