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Turkey Day Tips
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Thanksgiving is Thursday!! Here are some quick Turkey day tips to help you enjoy the day.

https://jcfamilies.com/turkey-day-tips/

Posted on: 11/23 19:45
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Re: Street and sidewalk condition
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Get Brook Hansson on the job!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvTksxjXkzQ

Robin.

Posted on: 11/23 19:17
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Thanksgiving Ideas For 2020
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We know Thanksgiving is going to be different this year but here are some ideas to enjoy this holiday with your loved ones!

https://jcfamilies.com/thanksgiving-ideas-for-2020/

Posted on: 11/23 17:32
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Re: Street and sidewalk condition
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I actually feel sorry for you, nicky, you spend your life just hating me while I could not care less about what you think or do with your life.

Posted on: 11/23 15:02
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Re: Street and sidewalk condition
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
That is a sign that tenants and not homeowners live in the area. Homeowners do clean up the sidewalk.


So lazy homeowners don’t exist? Another lie by Yvonne to once again disparage renters. Maybe there would be more homeowners if people like her didn’t oppose every single proposed condo development.

She is simply angry because she assumes renters increased her taxes by voting for the Art Trust Fund. She is also angry she’ll soon have marijuana dispensaries on her block and over the loss of parking for additional restaurant space.

Posted on: 11/23 1:54
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Re: Street and sidewalk condition
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So then, the landlords (or owners) don't take any interest in the property's surrounding either?

The filth just accumulates and no one makes an effort to remove it?

Posted on: 11/22 19:00
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Re: Street and sidewalk condition
#7
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That is a sign that tenants and not homeowners live in the area. Homeowners do clean up the sidewalk.

Posted on: 11/22 18:38
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Re: Berry Lane Skate Park
#8
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Why Cities Are Finally Showing Skateboarders Some Respect, New York Times, Nov. 17. 2020.

Quote:
The first time Xavier Harris, 21, visited the new skate park in Jersey City, N.J., it was July, and the course was still being built. So he scaled a temporary fence to get inside. The second time, Mr. Harris, who started skateboarding when he was 9, crawled under a chain-link fence.

Just after it officially opened in August, he rode his skateboard through the open gate, rolled down a ramp, maintained his momentum and finished by bounding over a blue recycling can.

“I just want to flow around,” said Mr. Harris, a garbage collector from East Orange, N.J.

From New Jersey across the Hudson River to New York, skateboarders are now enjoying many more places to flow at a time when outdoor space has become more coveted with the coronavirus resurging. ...

“If you’re really going to be a world-class city and you’re going to invest in recreation, you need to think beyond traditional sports,” Steven Fulop, Jersey City’s mayor, said. “Thus, we’ve invested in our first skate park and we’re probably going to be doing more.”...

In New Jersey, the debut of Jersey City’s inaugural skate park was the culmination of years of struggle by local skateboarders, who had grown accustomed to working on their boards on the steps of a post office or in abandoned lots.

One of the more popular spots was nicknamed the “Junk Spot,” a remote area next to the New Jersey Turnpike. But as Jersey City has gentrified, developers have claimed many of these lots, squeezing out skateboarders.

The skaters tried to create their own dedicated space, but funding was a challenge. City officials eventually took up their cause, and with the help of private grants the skate park project, which took seven years and nearly $900,000 to complete, took shape at the end of an industrial block not far from the Liberty State Park.

Posted on: 11/22 13:51
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Street and sidewalk condition
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I don't really know where the blame lays, but in walking through a variety of downtown neighborhoods yesterday evening the general slovenliness of streets and sidewalks was very noticeable.
All of these expensive properties: aren't people who live in them upset enough to pick up a broom each day and do a little cleaning up of the front of their homes? I understand that it's a thankless task when the people responsible for the trash have irresponsible ways, but in giving up altogether in resignation a filthy environment persists. Filth invites unhealthy living conditions; something we need to think more about in these times.

Posted on: 11/21 14:35
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Re: exterior wall insulation
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Not sure if NJ offers rebate for insulation but post-2008 financial crisis the Obama administration did - great way to get a country out of a recession.

Posted on: 11/21 1:07
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Thanksgiving’s 5 Best Vegan Side Dishes
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The main part of your Thanksgiving feast is great and all, but it’s nothing without some amazing side dishes! We’ve created a list of some of the most delicious vegan substitutions for your family's favorite Thanksgiving Day side dishes. Grab your knife and fork and dig in!

https://jcfamilies.com/thanksgivings-5-best-vegan-side-dishes/

Posted on: 11/19 20:20
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exterior wall insulation
#12
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any recommendations for exterior wall insulation. also, does nj offer rebates for home insulation.

Posted on: 11/19 18:24
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Re: Affordable Housing rents are being increased during the pandemic.
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I believe about 29.7% on JC residents are homeowners. Just this year, Hudson County raised tax rates yet again for JC homeowners. To make matters worse, the citizens of JC also just voted an Art tax that will hit ONLY homeowners. Yes, that is 2 increases during the pandemic on the homeowners. So, don't feel special or singled out because we're all getting hit.

Posted on: 11/19 17:44
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1 BR Share Available in Gorgeous 2 BR Penthouse Loft Apartment
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Sadly, my roommate of 3 years is moving down South I have been in this apartment for 10 years.
• About the room and apartment:
1 furnished or unfurnished bedroom available January 1 in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath loft-style penthouse apartment. The room for rent is 11x12 and can easily fit a full or queen bed. There is a great armoire in the room if you want/need it. It can stay or go. There’s also a desk. You will have a gorgeous east facing view of downtown Jersey City and parts of Manhattan (we can see One World Trade!). The apartment has central AC and heat, dishwasher, and laundry in the building. Lots of light floods the entire apartment. There is also a wonderful wrap-around terrace with stunning views.
• About finances:
The current rent share is $1060. We would equally split utilities, such as electricity/gas and cable/wifi. We would also equally split the buying household products and incidentals, like toilet paper etc. Since the landlord requires that all tenants be on the lease, we would need to add your name. Also, the building does not allow pets.
• About the area:
The location of the apartment is in the historic downtown area of Jersey City, nearest the Grove Street PATH station. Easy and super quick access to Manhattan, and the H-B Light Rail is also nearby. This area of Jersey City is rather artsy-fartsy and boasts many cool restaurants, bars, and cultural events. We are a 10-minute walk to the Newport Mall as well as Liberty State Park.
• About me:
I am a 50 year old gay male, and I work in higher education. I have a few hobbies and interests. I run A LOT. NYC Marathoner. I enjoy working out and reading. I also enjoy having small dinner parties with friends back when we could do that sort of thing. When we could, I also used enjoy happy hours in the city with friends.
• About you:
You should be LGBT-friendly, affable, and of good character. You should be gainfully employed, and lead a decent life. While we do not need to be bff’s, we should be friendly and enjoy each other’s company. I would rather us not be two ships passing in the night. I would also prefer non-smokers, but that’s not set in stone. If all works out, I am looking for something long-term.
While I am not a huge partier, we should be able to have social gatherings of our friends at the apartment from time to time, post-pandemic.

Posted on: 11/18 21:11
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Last Chance To Get Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Kit
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Enjoy all the fun of decorating Thanksgiving cookies without any of the prep work! Delivered right to your door, order your cookie decorating kits now before they sell out.

https://jcfamilies.com/event/thanksgiv ... me-cookie-decorating-kit/

Posted on: 11/17 19:47
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Special Thanksgiving Menus In and Around Jersey City
#16
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Whether you want to head to a restaurant or order a yummy pre-made meal, we have a blog of all the menus in JC.

https://jcfamilies.com/special-thanksg ... n-and-around-jersey-city/

Posted on: 11/17 18:15
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RESOLUTION APPROVED MOVING FORWARD LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER HIGH SCHOOL
#17
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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Liberty Science Center (LSC) and Hudson County to announce an agreement by the Hudson County Board of Education of the Hudson County Schools of Technology to establish a unique public-private partnership for the creation of the new proposed Liberty Science High School, located within the new cutting-edge SciTech Scity. The planned 30-acre innovation campus, a “mini city of the future”, will be a revolutionary technological hub for students, innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientists working together to create a community for learning and innovation.


http://riverviewobserver.net/2020/11/ ... ience-center-high-school/

Posted on: 11/16 23:38
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Re: Affordable Housing rents are being increased during the pandemic.
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Why is tenants afford special consideration when taxpayers got hit with a 20 percent increase? What tenants do not pay is always pass on to the small homeowner. Taxes are services which makes no distinction between homeowner and tenant. This month on the 20th, the city will publish a list of homeowners who are behind in their tax bill. Those properties will be sold December 9th in a tax lien sale. Hoboken tax bill was for 2019, but JC is for calendar 2020.

Posted on: 11/16 1:17
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Re: Parking Ticket for Motorcycle Without Permit
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Old thread about same topic here on JC list:

http://jclist.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=152601

Posted on: 11/15 14:01
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Re: Parking Ticket for Motorcycle Without Permit
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I'm glad you're fighting it. Tell the judge that you received conflicting answers regarding permit requirement before/after receiving the ticket.
And where do they expect you to mount said permit?? The adhesive is on the printed side for mounting on the INSIDE of the back window of your car. Unless you have a windscreen on a front fairing I don't see any way to mount it and have it be visible. It makes no sense to me...

Posted on: 11/15 13:09
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Affordable Housing rents are being increased during the pandemic.
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Below is an open letter I sent to the JC City Council yesterday regarding Affordable Housing rents still being increased during the pandemic. Please share my story in hopes that they step in to put a freeze on rents for all affected.
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Dear Jersey City Council Members,

The raising of rents on our affordable homes during a pandemic is unjust and unconscionable.

I felt lucky to move into my Brookfield Properties owned and managed apartment in Jersey City, my hometown, after 'winning' the affordable housing lottery in 2018. I earned just enough to qualify for it based on the 2018 income requirements which ranged from $30,660 to $48,200. At the time, I was offered my one-bedroom apartment for $1092 per month after fees, which is the flat rate no matter where you fell in the income range.

Less than three years later, I count myself lucky to be earning the same income after returning to work from a three month furlough while many others find themselves in worse situations. However, I am made to feel like I must still catch up in order to fit into a program supposedly designed with the vision of making living in Jersey City affordable to its long-time citizens.

The uncertainty of income due to unemployment given growing infection rates are weighing heavily on a lot of families' minds. I'm sure those in affordable homes share my anguish and frustration that I did when I received a notice that my affordable rent is projected to be increased for the fourth time in three years, from the original $1092, to $1195, to $1320, and now projected to $1370 per month - a 20.2% increase.

Brookfield Properties coldly cited affordable housing guidelines when I pleaded against the untimely and aggressive rent increase. Meanwhile, their website advertises three free months of rent on available market rate apartments.

Moderate income affordable housing rental rates are based on a percentage of the median income in the county. This year, the qualifying income range for my affordable home has ballooned to include incomes of $41,250 to over $60,000 per year, surpassing my income, yet I am facing a rent increase that now accounts for over half my take-home pay every month. Mind you, the rent remains the same for the person earning $41,250 as it is for someone earning $60,000. It also breaks my heart to think that if I were searching for affordable housing to continue living in Jersey City with my current income today, I wouldn't qualify. This is a problem that will get worse as Downtown Jersey City's average income increases over time while the other wards lag behind.

The pandemic has affected everyone in more ways than one, but a Fed study has shown that nearly 40% of households earning under $40,000 per year have faced job loss this year. Why is the portion of the population most susceptible to job loss and income interruption subject to rent increases in a program meant to benefit them?

To help our vulnerable neighbors struggling to pay rent on affordable homes, I propose you act quickly to put a freeze on affordable rents until the pandemic is over and people have a chance to get back on their feet. Additionally, I encourage you to explore a sliding scale of rents based on qualifying incomes so those on the bottom end can still have an opportunity to save so they can break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. And since there are likely others like myself who have fallen behind the income requirements, I ask you to explore a rent stabilization to limit egregious increases in the future.

To avoid a home search and a move - a stressful and costly experience even outside a pandemic - I have no choice but to accept this increase and give an entire paycheck to my landlord every month. I'm afraid I'm delaying the inevitable move I'll be forced to make if I receive a notice next year telling me that I can no longer afford my affordable home.

As it stands, do you think affordable housing is affordable? I ask you to please strongly consider placing a freeze on affordable rents until this historic pandemic is over.

Posted on: 11/14 19:33
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Re: Parking Ticket for Motorcycle Without Permit
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Yeah, stinks. I paid $15 for a parking permit right afterward. JCPA staff there said, yes, permits are needed for motorcycles. Annoying. But, now that he's ticketed me once, I assume he'd just keep ticketing me if I didn't get a permit. I plan to fight it in any case.

Posted on: 11/14 19:15
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Re: Parking Ticket for Motorcycle Without Permit
#23
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Wow, that sucks. I've been riding my old mopeds around JC for decades and it was always my understanding that no permit was required. I park it off the street overnight but when I'm out I park it on the street or even on the edge of the sidewalk. I've even had cops walk by as I'm locking it to a parking meter on the sidewalk and they've just said "nice bike"! I'd fight that ticket, for sure. Pls let us know how you make out-

Posted on: 11/14 15:08
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Parking Ticket for Motorcycle Without Permit
#24
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Anybody getting hit with tickets for "parking without a valid permit" on a motorcycle? I've been parking mine on the street year-round for 9 years without a single incident. (Years ago, I was told JCPA didn't require permits for motorcycles.) But a PEO decided otherwise today. Good fun. Also, $110.

Posted on: 11/13 21:02
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Recommendation for seasonal snow removal services?
#25
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Not too shy to talk


Hi all, does anyone have a recommendation for seasonal snow removal services for a small residential building in downtown JC? Thanks!

Posted on: 11/13 14:20
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Re: my 4th quarter property tax went up 20% anyone know why?
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I took a screen shot of Anne Villers on facebook who commented that if someone cannot afford to pay the art tax in JC then they should leave the city. I commented that I actually know many people who are afraid of additional taxes and some were forced to sell. These art people want their affordable housing and they also want others to pay for their art tax.

Posted on: 11/10 20:43
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Workshop For Parents: Picky Eating
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Are you dealing with a picky eater? You're certainly not alone, which is why myself we want to bring you this workshop.
?
You will leave with: ?
???? tips to deal with picky eaters?
???? do’s and don’ts for working with your child?
???? a new perspective on your child’s eating habits.?
?
Join us for this virtual workshop on November 17th from 10:30 am-11:30 am.?
?
Please Register:https://jcfamilies.com/event/picky-eat ... alho-lmhc-sarah-bren-phd/

Posted on: 11/10 19:36
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FREE WORKSHOP!
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Free Workshop For Parents. Attention Families! Free workshop on November 13th!

Anne-Sophie Gueguen, Founder and Head of School of The French American Academy will answer questions about striving for the highest educational standards with a bilingual, comprehensive curriculum in a safe, creative, and multicultural environment.

Please Register if you would like to attend the workshop. Once registered, we will send you a link to the workshop and the password.

https://jcfamilies.com/event/virtual-w ... -an-international-school/

Posted on: 11/9 16:47
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Re: my 4th quarter property tax went up 20% anyone know why?
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Quote:

dr_nick_riviera wrote:
Quote:

JC_Man wrote:
Q: My 4th quarter property tax went up 20% anyone know why?

A: Because Biden was elected President.


Enjoy your new Arts Trust Fund tax as well, which I gleefully voted for (and I say that as a homeowner).

It's too bad Yvonne once again failed to mobilize her NIMBY army to stop it. What a lovely bitch slap to all the conservative morons on this forum, hahaha. Enjoy the next 4 years, snowflakes.


And idiots like you are why no one has civil discussions anymore. Between your obsession with Yvonne and generally unintelligible drivel, it’s no wonder Trump got elected 4 years ago in the first place. Go away already. No one here likes you.

Posted on: 11/8 12:16
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Re: my 4th quarter property tax went up 20% anyone know why?
#30
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Quote:

JC_Man wrote:
Q: My 4th quarter property tax went up 20% anyone know why?

A: Because Biden was elected President.


Enjoy your new Arts Trust Fund tax as well, which I gleefully voted for (and I say that as a homeowner).

It's too bad Yvonne once again failed to mobilize her NIMBY army to stop it. What a lovely bitch slap to all the conservative morons on this forum, hahaha. Enjoy the next 4 years, snowflakes.

Posted on: 11/8 5:46
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