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#1 thelastonealive

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

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My mother works as a dispatcher in Newark and texted me around midnight this morning to make sure it wasn't myself/my brother/friends.  Really sad.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

Oh boy..that's really sad.

 

That being said, my Dad and I have almost been hit by a car a couple times walking back to Penn Station.  Really have to pay attention

 

Edit: This was apparently 5 or 6 blocks away from the Rock..why would you ever park that far away from the arena?  Is it a common thing to park that far away?


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

My condolences to the family.

 

I have to say that yesterday I had issues crossing streets along Mulberry.  It seems people just do not want to stop for pedestrians and I have been noticing it getting worse and worse in the past year.  I hope the Newark PD steps up and really go after these kind of drivers before and after games.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

It looks farther than it is.  The lot I usually use is on the same cross street, though on Mulberry instead of across McCarter Highway.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Oh boy..that's really sad.

That being said, my Dad and I have almost been hit by a car a couple times walking back to Penn Station. Really have to pay attention

Edit: This was apparently 5 or 6 blocks away from the Rock..why would you ever park that far away from the arena? Is it a common thing to park that far away?


It's free parking and pretty damn close.. I've been parking on the street for 5 years by Hobby's and only recently had my car broken into.. Still saved more by not paying for parking when you factor how much I would have spent over the years

Terrible tragedy.. Just serves as a reminder to always be careful, especially by McCarter.. You never even know if someone is just going to blow through red lights down there
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

It looks farther than it is.  The lot I usually use is on the same cross street, though on Mulberry instead of across McCarter Highway.

 

 

I park in that same lot too.  It is really more like 4 big blocks and parking is only $15.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

This is tragic.     

 

I'll reserve judgement on fault as I've seen people guilty on both sides near the arena....  blowing through the lights by drivers....  and pedestrians ignoring the lights and just walking expecting people to stop because they are leaving the Devils game.

 

But still, such a tragic event :(


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

McCarter can be dangerous. Definetly take your time analzying the traffic before crossing. Sad story.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

About a block from where I park and I cross near there to go eat. It is dangerous out there...gotta keep your head up at all times.

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

It's free parking and pretty damn close.. I've been parking on the street for 5 years by Hobby's and only recently had my car broken into.. Still saved more by not paying for parking when you factor how much I would have spent over the years

Terrible tragedy.. Just serves as a reminder to always be careful, especially by McCarter.. You never even know if someone is just going to blow through red lights down there

 

 

I've parked even further than that on free streets and taken the light rail into the game. $2 worth of light rail tix<$20 to park. Right after the game is definitely a bad time to be crossing 21 or Broad anywhere but at a well lit intersection with a crosswalk. That being said, I don't recall any other similar incidents in the time since they opened the arena. There was the father & son who got beat up near the Pru a few months ago for their cell phones and cash and right around the arena opening there was the guy who got stabbed at Broad & Market in broad daylight. I have to say that the Newark PD has done a good job at securing the area around the arena.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I start substitute teaching in the victim's school next week, my condolances to the family and friends.

 

Also, is it just me and my close friends or are the Newark Police doing an atrocious job with vehicle control pre & post games? [i.e Forgetting to block streets, allowing gridlock ESPECIALLY on Mulbury during the pregame rush. It's been a disaster this year.]


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

What a shame... my prayers to his family and friends. Just awful.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Terrible news.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

I start substitute teaching in the victim's school next week, my condolances to the family and friends.

 

Also, is it just me and my close friends or are the Newark Police doing an atrocious job with vehicle control pre & post games? [i.e Forgetting to block streets, allowing gridlock ESPECIALLY on Mulbury during the pregame rush. It's been a disaster this year.]

They're not forgetting to block streets. Remember how Booker said they would decrease the NPD presence around the arena this year by not blocking off all the streets they used to? I'm pretty sure he even said they'd stop closing mulberry, but that never happened and I don't think anyone expected it to. He said it had absolutely nothing to do with him getting his panties in a bunch about the arbitration with Jeff VBK.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

That is terrible, terrible news.  My heart and prayers go out to his family.  


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Oh boy..that's really sad.

That being said, my Dad and I have almost been hit by a car a couple times walking back to Penn Station. Really have to pay attention


Edit: This was apparently 5 or 6 blocks away from the Rock..why would you ever park that far away from the arena? Is it a common thing to park that far away?


Yeah, I usually park near Lafayette street school in the ironbound, it's free parking and it helps that I used to live in the ironbound so I know which streets are good/bad... Sad story

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

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Very sad, thoughts go out to the family and friends.

 

Like anyone else on this forum, I've definitely seen some close calls while walking from the train station to arena and vice versa. It was easier the first few years of the arena but when they cut back on the police directing traffic things got a lot dicier.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

There are a ton of ghetto reckless drivers zipping around those streets completely ignoring red light...add to that plenty of pedestrians attempt to run across crosswalks when they shouldn't (I'm not saying this kid did, but many do) and you have a potentiall dangerous situation.


They should generally close all streets around the arena before and after the games. Just too much pedestrian traffic.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Awful. RIP


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

What a tragic event :( condolences to the family


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