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Re: Did DPW neglect to brine the roads pre snowfall?
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With just a quarter inch of snow the roads were as slippery as dog snot. I don't recall seeing any brine trucks overnight or this morning spraying the roads with brine. JC had this issue last winter with the salt trucks getting very late on the roads.


A real mess today! Driving up the Newark Avenue hill I got a first row seat to a bunch of cars slipping all over. Too many people around here driving as aggressively as usual, but without much traction. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a bunch of accidents or near misses.

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Did DPW neglect to brine the roads pre snowfall?
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With just a quarter inch of snow the roads were as slippery as dog snot. I don't recall seeing any brine trucks overnight or this morning spraying the roads with brine. JC had this issue last winter with the salt trucks getting very late on the roads.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:48
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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We need a new slate that will defund the school board and keep taxes low.


I am all for lower taxes and lean governments, but defunding the school board may not be a very practical or viable approach. We need to provide a public education (it is a "greater good" action that merits public funding) and that requires money. But, we should demand greater accountability from the BOE, and responsible stewardship of public funds. Currently, Jersey City has one of the most bloated/costly school budgets as evidenced by the per-pupil cost. Add to that stat that we also have one of the worst achievement/graduation rates, and you really have to start asking some questions.

BOE apologists bristle at the notion of citizens demanding better results and more accountability, but they seem to forget that their job and mission, by its very nature, implies accountability to the city residents.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:52
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North River Sing Community Chorus
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Jersey City's own community chorus, North River Sing, is presenting our fifth anniversary concert Sunday, January 26, 4pm, at St. Matthew's Church, 83 Wayne Street (next door to the Barrow Mansion).
We invite you to join us at a reception with goodies and beverages after the performance.
Free (suggested donation is $15).
The Gershwins! Sondheim! Rodgers and Hammerstein! More! We'd love to have you come enjoy this music with us.
Also - we'll be having our auditions for next season on January 27 and February 1.
Please check our website for more information: NorthRiverSing.org

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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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It's a basic necessity to have proper rules and this is kind of off track compared to other cities

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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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We need a new slate that will defund the school board and keep taxes low.

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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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https://hudsoncountyview.com/judge-den ... y-school-funding-lawsuit/

While JCBOE may have succeeded in getting a judge to reject the state's request for a dismissal, the BOE is likely to lose the case.

I suspect that the BOE's final, last gasp argument as the trial runs through will be "if you allow the proposed cuts to stand, we will have to raise taxes too much, which will lead to an exodus, which will destroy real estate value, which will ensure the schools don't have enough people or money." Translation: we created this problem but, if you make us fix it, it will be too painful. Reminds me of the old story/joke about the man being tried for killing both his parents that asks the judge for leniency because he is an orphan. BTW - this would not be all that different than the argument put forth by the city administration in trying to sue to stop the revaluation, or the one put forth by DTJC residents protesting against the fairer tax rates that came about after the reval.

"The issue is not whether the state is providing sufficient funding, the issue is a legal question of whether the state is supposed to continue to subsidize their failure to raise their local fair share at the expense of all the other districts in the state [emphasis mine], who are either meeting their local fair share or are going over it."

For anyone paying attention, and willing to do some rational thinking, the writing has been on the wall for quite some time. All those DT owners that think/feel a local real estate tax of 1.48% is an imposition, should be terrified. Once the state proposed cuts are fully phased in, the school taxes will have to be almost tripled, pushing our local real estate taxes closer to 2.5%.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events In and Around Jersey City
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We will never forget Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words and actions, or his impact as an activist, working to give a voice to all. There are some great Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events happening In and Around Jersey City that we have compiled for you to celebrate the day.

https://jcfamilies.com/martin-luther-k ... n-and-around-jersey-city/

Posted on: 1/16 20:22
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Re: Green Jersey City
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ahh.. ok. The video preview looked like what is shown when video has been deleted. It plays when you click it though.

Posted on: 1/16 17:10
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Re: Green Jersey City
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Looks like the video was deleted.

It is still there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wBZmmcA8A8

Posted on: 1/16 17:00
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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Then who is buying up all of this real estate? I realize the real estate market in NYC and some areas of NNJ have cooled in part. But that's in part because the numbers had reached super, super stratospheric heights. Still, even with the dip, prices are high and people are still buying expensive real estate. In Asbury Park at least 20 units in the Ocean Club sold for anywhere from $1mm to $5mm. Properties in JC are still moving as are properties in the several million mark in NYC. It seems to me there's plenty of money floating around.


A lot (most?) of the high end real estate in NYC/Manhattan is being snapped up by foreigners who don't have to pay state taxes on income. As the real estate market in NYC has remained hot for so long, people have been pushed out into other areas, such as the ones you point out in your message. In many ways, Jersey City, and much of NJ, has benefitted from the overly-hot NYC real estate market, as people leave NY and relocate here.

The problem with foreigners snapping up real estate (which is also a problem locally in JC, btw) is that it can artificially inflate a local market but those buying properties don't contribute to state coffers much, if at all. They are not subject to state income taxes, and property taxes are super low in NYC.


Bingo! If there is one thing about the high property taxes in New Jersey, all of these foreign buyers of luxury real estate are contributing fairly local coffers. One example is 99 Hudson. It recieved no abatement and will generate millions for the city, county and school board but will not consume much in the city of city services. How many school-aged children living in 99 Hudson will goto JC public schools? Slim to none.

Posted on: 1/16 14:13
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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Then who is buying up all of this real estate? I realize the real estate market in NYC and some areas of NNJ have cooled in part. But that's in part because the numbers had reached super, super stratospheric heights. Still, even with the dip, prices are high and people are still buying expensive real estate. In Asbury Park at least 20 units in the Ocean Club sold for anywhere from $1mm to $5mm. Properties in JC are still moving as are properties in the several million mark in NYC. It seems to me there's plenty of money floating around.


A lot (most?) of the high end real estate in NYC/Manhattan is being snapped up by foreigners who don't have to pay state taxes on income. As the real estate market in NYC has remained hot for so long, people have been pushed out into other areas, such as the ones you point out in your message. In many ways, Jersey City, and much of NJ, has benefitted from the overly-hot NYC real estate market, as people leave NY and relocate here.

The problem with foreigners snapping up real estate (which is also a problem locally in JC, btw) is that it can artificially inflate a local market but those buying properties don't contribute to state coffers much, if at all. They are not subject to state income taxes, and property taxes are super low in NYC.

Posted on: 1/16 1:51
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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Unless most of those millionaires were renters, someone (other than Dixon Leasing in one city) is buying all of that real estate. Odds are most of them are millionaires too. What don't I get?


It is well known that a lot of the high-end, costly NYC real estate (particularly Manhattan, and Brooklyn to some extent) is being snapped up by foreigners. Those people are buying properties but they are not contributing state taxes (since they are not residents) which is why real estate is not a very good indicator as to whether or not millionaires are leaving.

Posted on: 1/16 1:47
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Re: Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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If I understood what happens in Trenton, I'd bottle it and sell it.

Posted on: 1/15 19:46
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Re: Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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Someone please educate me: If the state senate passes something by a wide margin (in this case, 21-13), how can the assembly just shit-can it, with no stated reason?

LSP Protection Act dies after stalling in Assembly

Bill Derailed by Assembly Speaker

Posted on: 1/15 18:22
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Re: Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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The Governor said he would sign the bill. The Senate approved; Assembly Speaker Coughlin quashed the bill on Monday.

Posted on: 1/15 18:16
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Re: Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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I was there, big turnout. Somehow the Democrat Gov and Legislature escaped criticism over their non action on this.

Posted on: 1/15 14:49
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Winter & After school Classes for kids in Jersey City
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Winter is officially here and there are a ton of fun and educational winter & after school classes for kids in Jersey City that can help them stay busy this season. From arts to coding and even swimming, we have compiled this list for you to find the perfect fit for your child. These winter & after school Classes for kids in Jersey City are the perfect solution for working parents.

https://jcfamilies.com/winter-after-sc ... -for-kids-in-jersey-city/

Posted on: 1/14 19:48
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Re: New restaurant Danforth and Rt 440 plus other observations ….
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Burger King is closed down for good on 440!


Someone on the nj com Hudson Mall gnat problem story thread said the BK is being replaced by a Joliebee restaurant.

Posted on: 1/14 19:36
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Walter Parks & Rob Curto Perform at Cathedral Arts Live Jan. 17
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LEGENDARY DUO WALTER PARKS & ROB CURTO PERFORM REELS, SPIRITUALS, AND SWAMP BLUES ON JANUARY 17, 2020

Cathedral Arts Live is delighted to once again host the incomparable Walter Parks, performing with accordion ace Rob Curto on January 17, 2020 at 7 pm. BCB Bank is proud to sponsor this special night of live music at Grace Church Van Vorst.

Storyteller, singer-songwriter and finger-picking guitarist Walter Parks, a Florida native now living in Jersey City, enchants audiences with his creative mix of swamp blues, folk and jazz delivered sometimes in an ambient style and sometimes in a gritty-rootsy style. www.walterparks.com

Rob Curto is an accordionist, composer, arranger, and keyboardist based in New York and Philadelphia. He is a founding member of the band Matuto which was chosen to represent the United States State Department overseas as part of the American Music Abroad program in 2013 and 2015. He has released 4 CDs as a bandleader and is a prolific composer and arranger. www.robcurto.com

The duo's collaboration marks Parks’ third appearance at Cathedral Arts Live. He previously delighted audiences with a solo performance, a reimagining of traditional spirituals with Jersey City singer Vivian Sessoms, and a reunion with Stephanie Winters, his former bandmate from The Nudes.

“Along the path of a serious artistic career, certain situations, places and/or people eventually take us to a crossroads,” said Parks. “In working with Richie Havens for ten years I arrived at this juncture – I could take the route of being good, or go beyond, rising to my fullest potential and embracing, or at least striving for, the excellence that I knew was in me. The latter is a scary choice but satisfying beyond measure if one can deliver the excellence one is capable of. A new sense of pride and confidence empowers wherein raw accomplishment motivates far more than does the ego. Grace Van Vorst Church is such a crossroads, where one is naturally inspired to do one's best work instead of settling for less, for to do so would be boringly evident by contrast amidst such glorious sonic and visual beauty, having been created long ago by fellow artisans rising to their own occasions.”

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Hot food and cold beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit www.cathedralartslive.org to purchase tickets.

Cathedral Arts Live at Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Now in its fifth season, Cathedral Arts Live aims to create a transcendent musical experience and strengthen our community by welcoming and celebrating a diverse group of artists, performers, and audiences in our beautiful space.

Cathedral Arts Live 2019-2020 Season

FEBRUARY 28, 2020
An adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock ‘n roll Upstate creates a ‘harmonic maelstrom’ of original sound. The night opens with soaring vocals and intimate harmonies from the all-female a cappella quartet Cabaret Sauvignon.

MARCH 27, 2020
VickiKristinaBarcelona is a power trio of musical veterans, Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi, and Terry Radigan, who rearrange songs of Tom Waits with inventive 3-part harmonies and virtuoso instrumentation. Apollo Sonders a four-piece ensemble playing a heartfelt mixture of soul, modern R&B, and indie pop-rock will kick off the performance.

APRIL 17, 2020
NYC musical collective ShoutHouse presents ‘off the rails’ complex grooves, poetic hip-hop, high-octane vocals, and instrumental solos for a cutting-edge concert experience.

This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on The Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by The Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and The Board of Chosen Freeholders. We also thank our Sponsor BCB bank for their generous support.

For additional information contact cathedralartslive@gmail.com

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Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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Posted on: 1/14 18:31
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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Unless most of those millionaires were renters, someone (other than Dixon Leasing in one city) is buying all of that real estate. Odds are most of them are millionaires too. What don't I get?

Posted on: 1/14 18:16
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Re: Green Jersey City
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Looks like the video was deleted.

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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1) looking at just population numbers would not explain away the loss of 5700 millionaires. Those individuals probably did leave the area however there could also have been an influx of new residents exceeding 5700 that moved to the area. What we don't know if those new residents (which exceed 5700 because overall population increase) are or are not millionaires.
2) those "millionaires" leaving the area are most likely baby boomers that are now retiring and moving to warmer areas (e.g. FL or NC). This has been happening for years and will continue to happen. Let's admit, a million is not what it used to be. These retirees can have a million in assets easily taking into consideration their home and 401k. So, I think there is nothing new here to see except that people moving away just have hit the millionaire mark. I'm sure you could have made the same argument 30 years ago using the $500k threshold.

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Then who is buying up all of this real estate? I realize the real estate market in NYC and some areas of NNJ have cooled in part. But that's in part because the numbers had reached super, super stratospheric heights. Still, even with the dip, prices are high and people are still buying expensive real estate. In Asbury Park at least 20 units in the Ocean Club sold for anywhere from $1mm to $5mm. Properties in JC are still moving as are properties in the several million mark in NYC. It seems to me there's plenty of money floating around.

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I love reviving this thread every year, as annual data comes out that clearly repudiates the narrative pushed by Dolomiti and other so-called progressives who think you can continue to raise taxes on people year after year and that people will continue to take it.

From the thread below, the idea that taxes can spur people to leave NY/NJ was dismissed as a myth. Too bad the data does not fit that characterization.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-florid ... he-tax-relief-11578501325

https://nypost.com/2019/12/30/new-york ... -an-alarming-rate-report/

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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My presumption is that people are leaving the rural parts of the state for which jobs and the weather (for upstate NY) are much bigger factors then taxes. In the urban areas across the country (NYC, SF, etc) I see housing prices as more of a problem then taxes or other factors, but I doubt cities and towns will allow for sufficient density to meet demand.


This makes sense, but there will be a day of reckoning. Jersey City is the one part of the NYC metro area allowing adequate supply to be built. There is probably going to be tens of thousands of people every year looking to escape the high rents and NYC resident income tax for a more affordable (compared to NYC) option in Jersey City.

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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Where in NY has been losing population? Googling "nyc population" shows an increase from 8.194M in 2010 to 8.623M in 2017. I am seeing Bloomberg show 8.2M in 2011 and 8.398 in 2018. Both numbers show an increase in population which is in contrast to NY State overall (which Google shows going from 19.58M to 19.54M).

The NY Post article (I do not have a wsj subscription) does not say where the loss is happening from, but it is unlikely from NYC, based on the above numbers. Judging by what friends of mine have been paying to purchase housing in the NYC suburbs, I doubt it is there either.

My presumption is that people are leaving the rural parts of the state for which jobs and the weather (for upstate NY) are much bigger factors then taxes. In the urban areas across the country (NYC, SF, etc) I see housing prices as more of a problem then taxes or other factors, but I doubt cities and towns will allow for sufficient density to meet demand.

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Green Jersey City
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Video on students green project, recycling, climate change, and birds at Caven Point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wBZmmcA8A8

Posted on: 1/13 21:04
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Re: NJ family says they received used diapers in nightmare Amazon delivery
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The child has a compromised immune system, hence the need to disinfect.

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Re: New Jersey-New York area lost 5,700 millionaires in 2018
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I love reviving this thread every year, as annual data comes out that clearly repudiates the narrative pushed by Dolomiti and other so-called progressives who think you can continue to raise taxes on people year after year and that people will continue to take it.

From the thread below, the idea that taxes can spur people to leave NY/NJ was dismissed as a myth. Too bad the data does not fit that characterization.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-florid ... he-tax-relief-11578501325

https://nypost.com/2019/12/30/new-york ... -an-alarming-rate-report/

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