Your neighbors’ resolutions

Residents tell their goals for 2017

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“To work harder in school.” – Aaron Romo, 15, West New York
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“I wanna join the Navy.” – Taygz, 22, Union City
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“My New Year’s resolution is to get my driver’s license. I have had my permit for a year and I have just been slacking and haven’t done it yet. I lived in cities before where a never needed one and now I’ve got a newborn baby and she will need me to be able to take her places like the doctor’s office. I just have to go do it.” – Luques Curtis, Weehawken
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“My resolution is to not make one. Everyday is a chance to do better, if you're lucky enough to get another day.” – Gina Malia, Toms River, a visitor to Jersey City
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“My resolution is to be more patient and kind to my fellow people and animals” – Patty Mulligan from Bayonne, shopping in Jersey City
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“For 2017, I’d like to get out and walk every day for at least an hour a day. And take pictures of whatever catches my eye while discovering things that can’t be seen from a car rolling by.” – Anthony Buccino, Nutley, wandering around in Jersey City
  7 / 13 
“Same thing as everyone else. Lose weight, get a new job.” – Gerald Timoldi, Bayonne, 20
  8 / 13 
“No, I don’t have anything. I don’t think about it. I just want my daughter to finish college. I mean she’s going to finish college. Ohio State. She’ll be done in May no matter what, but that’s my wish. I hope everything goes well. I don’t want a picture, but you can take one of my dog.” – Eva Staromiejska, Bayonne, 54
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“I don’t have a New Year’s resolution yet. Last year it was to be more healthy.” (Did you stick to it?) “No. I’ll re-up this year.” – Gabrielle Trimblett, 15, Bayonne “Same, it didn’t work” [of being more healthy]. “My resolution is also to be more healthy.” – Christyn Trimblett, 15, Bayonne
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“Mine is to just be a better friend. Talk more, truly understand my friends.” – Rebekka Stripling, 23, North Bergen
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“My New Year’s resolution is to go basic and try and get up 30 minutes or 45 minutes earlier everyday just so I don’t have to rush in the mornings. I find I do that a lot. People come up with these big resolutions but sometimes you just need to do the small stuff.” – Adam Persak, Hoboken (and his dog Sammy)
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“This is hard. I haven’t thought about it yet really. Maybe be more present in the moment? I am a super planner. I think if I’m more present it will help me relax more and not rush my youth away. I sometimes feel like that.” –Jordyn Burns, Hoboken
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“I think they are all health-related this year, like lose 20 pounds and eat better and go to the gym. I already belong to a gym but I don’t go as much as I would like. I know all the right foods to eat. It’s just a matter of actually doing so. I think part of it is to get on a regular schedule.” – Peter Sarlo, Hoboken (and his dog Lacey)
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  1 / 13 
“To work harder in school.” – Aaron Romo, 15, West New York
  2 / 13 
“I wanna join the Navy.” – Taygz, 22, Union City
  3 / 13 
“My New Year’s resolution is to get my driver’s license. I have had my permit for a year and I have just been slacking and haven’t done it yet. I lived in cities before where a never needed one and now I’ve got a newborn baby and she will need me to be able to take her places like the doctor’s office. I just have to go do it.” – Luques Curtis, Weehawken
  4 / 13 
“My resolution is to not make one. Everyday is a chance to do better, if you're lucky enough to get another day.” – Gina Malia, Toms River, a visitor to Jersey City
  5 / 13 
“My resolution is to be more patient and kind to my fellow people and animals” – Patty Mulligan from Bayonne, shopping in Jersey City
  6 / 13 
“For 2017, I’d like to get out and walk every day for at least an hour a day. And take pictures of whatever catches my eye while discovering things that can’t be seen from a car rolling by.” – Anthony Buccino, Nutley, wandering around in Jersey City
  7 / 13 
“Same thing as everyone else. Lose weight, get a new job.” – Gerald Timoldi, Bayonne, 20
  8 / 13 
“No, I don’t have anything. I don’t think about it. I just want my daughter to finish college. I mean she’s going to finish college. Ohio State. She’ll be done in May no matter what, but that’s my wish. I hope everything goes well. I don’t want a picture, but you can take one of my dog.” – Eva Staromiejska, Bayonne, 54
  9 / 13 
“I don’t have a New Year’s resolution yet. Last year it was to be more healthy.” (Did you stick to it?) “No. I’ll re-up this year.” – Gabrielle Trimblett, 15, Bayonne “Same, it didn’t work” [of being more healthy]. “My resolution is also to be more healthy.” – Christyn Trimblett, 15, Bayonne
  10 / 13 
“Mine is to just be a better friend. Talk more, truly understand my friends.” – Rebekka Stripling, 23, North Bergen
  11 / 13 
“My New Year’s resolution is to go basic and try and get up 30 minutes or 45 minutes earlier everyday just so I don’t have to rush in the mornings. I find I do that a lot. People come up with these big resolutions but sometimes you just need to do the small stuff.” – Adam Persak, Hoboken (and his dog Sammy)
  12 / 13 
“This is hard. I haven’t thought about it yet really. Maybe be more present in the moment? I am a super planner. I think if I’m more present it will help me relax more and not rush my youth away. I sometimes feel like that.” –Jordyn Burns, Hoboken
  13 / 13 
“I think they are all health-related this year, like lose 20 pounds and eat better and go to the gym. I already belong to a gym but I don’t go as much as I would like. I know all the right foods to eat. It’s just a matter of actually doing so. I think part of it is to get on a regular schedule.” – Peter Sarlo, Hoboken (and his dog Lacey)

The new year is an opportunity to rethink your habits, so residents of our towns (and their dogs) stopped to chat with us last week about their goals for 2017.