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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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Generic response "it's a city, etc..etc...etc.. there's noise in a city..etc..etc".. hit snooze button.

1. Exchange Place is very lightly trafficked, easy to close a dead end street.

2. Newark Avenue could have widened the sidewalks, converted to one lane, and put an ordinance on the number of bars in a zoned area. Thus reducing the Beale / Bourbon Street effect.

3. Columbus and Grand SHOULD have center barriers for safety reasons, it's a no brainer, yet, radio silence.

4. After 9 PM, this Newark Restaurant Row turns into a nightmare for residents who have lived in the general proximity for years. How about we close your block and open up bars?

5. Proposal to close MLK and Central, just the same as prior to closing Newark Avenue, prop up and create new eating and drinking establishments / businesses and make it a car free zone.

6. More parks = better quality of life.

I am not against the idea, but it needs to be smarter, with a plan and purpose and zoned better. From what I see, Newark Avenue has been closed for 2 years....still has crumbling sidewalks, cheesy planters, a street painted green. Wow. Fabulous.

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Re: NJ Tax Law change today
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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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People complains about the drinking on Newark Av and the rowdy atmosphere. I have friends who live there. You add the toxic mix of ladies with no tops and you will have problems. You can deny human nature all you want but problems will arise, it will not be just Newark Avenue, it will be festivals where beer is served during the hot summer months. JC do not need this problem.

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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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What does any of that have to do with the ban on toplessness and sex toys? Yvonne you're usually full of BS but this one is even more surpising. jcneighbor is right, you and Boggiano seem to be stuck in some timewarp from 40 years ago.


Also that link you just posted has this in huge letters right down at the bottom:
Sexual violence has fallen by half in the last 20 years.
https://www.rainn.org/statistics/scope-problem

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The rate of sexual assault and rape has fallen 63% since 1993, from a rate of 4.3 assaults per 1,000 people in 1993, to 1.6 per 1000 in 2015.1

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Re: Putting in a vapor barrier or slab in basement?
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Maybe a slab with french drains around?

Subscribed, for similar reasons. Not our basement thankfully, but a garage/shed building we have has a similar issue with a slab in place, it does have room for drainage but the link to outside drains have perished, so it puddles a bit.

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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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jcneighbor wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
I still remember Times Square before the clean up of sex shops and Go-Go clubs. Men would exit those sex shops touching their crotch areas and eyeing females walking on the sidewalks. Progress? I don't think so.


And what does Times Square in the 70s/80s have to do with JC in 2018? Nothing...


"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.". George Santayana. The human race has not changed. In fact according to the FBI stats, rapes are increasing. It is one in five for females.
Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, the majority being females. https://www.rainn.org/statistics

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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thor800 wrote:
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bodhipooh wrote:
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thor800 wrote:
The timing couldn't have been worse - most properties were reassessed at the height of the market


This argument shows a lack of understanding about the revaluation and property taxes. Whether it had been at the height of the market, or bottom, it doesn't matter. If the market had been lower, then the property tax rate would have been higher.

The city needed collect X amount of money.

X = (total value of market) * (tax rate)

If (total value of market) is lower, then (tax rate) has to go up, as X is constant in a revaluation.

The only thing that would make a difference is how different areas stack or compare against each other. The almost four year delay in the reval actually helped DTJC, as that period saw an accelerated increase in valuation in areas outside of DTJC, which translated into properties outside of DTJC getting relative higher levies than they would have 5 years ago.

In any case, the timing matters little. The reval was overdue, and DTJC was in for a HUGE increase regardless of when the reval had been completed. Those who claim the timing was terrible because it is a high market don't understand the issue clearly.



No I completely understand the market - DTJC assessed at the highest values ever with no regard for corresponding drop in market value after taxes double and no guidance moving forward.

Yes it was way overdue and definitely not fair for residents in other words to overpay for years, but also not fair to saddle downtown with absurdly high taxes with no clear plan to reassess more regularly in the future.


They're not "absurdly high taxes"; they're exactly the taxes one should pay for a residence in a particular market. Also, at a rate of 1.62% is still one of the lowest tax RATES in the entire state. Try paying 2.3% or whatever the state average is, on these valuations, then I'd say whoa. But again, there are options: reverse mortgages, the senior freeze, etc.

Posted on: Today 12:13
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Re: Jersey City Fire prevention Division violations
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This “Windowless basement” violation is a complete, total racket, and has been for 30 years. I’ve left you a lengthy pm with additional details.

Many smaller, less than 5 stories, older (pre-1977) residential building with windowless basements less than 3,000 sq ft DO NOT requite either suppression or central monitoring. The reason is because they met the requirements of past Code editions in effect at the time that did not mandate these features (BOCA 1984 and 1987, sections 1718 and 1020, respectively). Those older, pre-1977 buildings had to be updated when the UFC came into effect in the mid and late 1980's. They used the BOCA code as the basis for what came to be known as the "retro-fit" requirements. Anything newly built or rehabbed after 1977 must have met the code requirement in effect at the time. You couldn't get a CO or a green card if the building didn't.

The general approach is that if a building or installation met the Code requirement in effect at the time the work was performed, then no updates are necessary just because a new version of the Code comes in effect. Often shorthanded as "pre-existing condition."

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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brewster wrote:
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Saradove wrote:
Parkman, I'm with you. I have an 82 year old friend who, with his wife, bought a home in 1968, raised their kids & became a beloved neighbor to many. The house never had a major updating, it was their home with no thought to it becoming a goldmine. He doesn't want to sell ... it's his home, his neighborhood. A home is an emotional thing, sentimental, not always a money-maker as some see it. I realize that this doesn't mesh with today's reality but I just wanted to throw in my two cents.


And he can't part with some of his unexpected millions via reverse mortgage to pay his taxes because....?


...or apply for a NJ Senior Freeze on their tax?


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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Saradove wrote:
Parkman, I'm with you. I have an 82 year old friend who, with his wife, bought a home in 1968, raised their kids & became a beloved neighbor to many. The house never had a major updating, it was their home with no thought to it becoming a goldmine. He doesn't want to sell ... it's his home, his neighborhood. A home is an emotional thing, sentimental, not always a money-maker as some see it. I realize that this doesn't mesh with today's reality but I just wanted to throw in my two cents.


And he can't part with some of his unexpected millions via reverse mortgage to pay his taxes because....?

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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bodhipooh wrote:
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thor800 wrote:
The timing couldn't have been worse - most properties were reassessed at the height of the market


This argument shows a lack of understanding about the revaluation and property taxes. Whether it had been at the height of the market, or bottom, it doesn't matter. If the market had been lower, then the property tax rate would have been higher.

The city needed collect X amount of money.

X = (total value of market) * (tax rate)

If (total value of market) is lower, then (tax rate) has to go up, as X is constant in a revaluation.

The only thing that would make a difference is how different areas stack or compare against each other. The almost four year delay in the reval actually helped DTJC, as that period saw an accelerated increase in valuation in areas outside of DTJC, which translated into properties outside of DTJC getting relative higher levies than they would have 5 years ago.

In any case, the timing matters little. The reval was overdue, and DTJC was in for a HUGE increase regardless of when the reval had been completed. Those who claim the timing was terrible because it is a high market don't understand the issue clearly.



No I completely understand the market - DTJC assessed at the highest values ever with no regard for corresponding drop in market value after taxes double and no guidance moving forward.

Yes it was way overdue and definitely not fair for residents in other words to overpay for years, but also not fair to saddle downtown with absurdly high taxes with no clear plan to reassess more regularly in the future.

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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
I still remember Times Square before the clean up of sex shops and Go-Go clubs. Men would exit those sex shops touching their crotch areas and eyeing females walking on the sidewalks. Progress? I don't think so.


And what does Times Square in the 70s/80s have to do with JC in 2018? Nothing...

Posted on: Today 11:45
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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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It sounds as if the OP has a couple of issues ongoing here - the ex-felon tenant, the new landlord, a gentrifying neighborhood that he is a long-time resident of, etc.

For all - tenants, you do have rights - the right to habitability being a key right that you can defend and protect. And an ex-felon has a right to habitability, too, dear neighbors.

In fact, the felon may be partially protected by these HUD guidelines (not a law - guidelines) which were advised in 2016.

And like Caj brought up, the landlord had no responsibility to let anyone know a felon was moving in - he owns the property - he can basically do as he pleases within the framework of applicable law.

Anyone who is renting needs to be informed. This is a great place to start:

Tenants Rights in NJ

Also, if your landlord is using said felon to create an environment where you "have" to move, well, that's pretty shady, but not unheard of. See more here and a good article here.

Finally, the city has an office for tenant/landlord resources here.

Good luck, Monmouth. I hope this gets worked out for you, but do keep a cool head about you.


Posted on: Today 11:32
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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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Perhaps the one thing nobody has mentioned here is that even though the guy is a convicted felon, he is not a sex offender, so Megan's Law doesn't apply and there was no obligation to inform the building tenants ahead of time, nor any issues with the guy living within a certain distance of children.

If the guy is truly causing problems in the building and the landlord is not doing anything about it, you can always call the police.

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Parkman, I'm with you. I have an 82 year old friend who, with his wife, bought a home in 1968, raised their kids & became a beloved neighbor to many. The house never had a major updating, it was their home with no thought to it becoming a goldmine. He doesn't want to sell ... it's his home, his neighborhood. A home is an emotional thing, sentimental, not always a money-maker as some see it. I realize that this doesn't mesh with today's reality but I just wanted to throw in my two cents.

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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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bodhipooh wrote:
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iGreg wrote:
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neverleft wrote:
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Jersey City pitches $180M plan to buy 100-acre riverfront site

Updated 5:29 PM; Posted 3:33 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com

The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City is considering whether to buy the 100-acre Bayfront site on the Hackensack River waterfront, a potentially $180 million plan that Mayor Steve Fulop told council members would be an "aggressive" albeit expensive way to ensure a large amount of affordable housing on the city's west side.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... e.html#incart_river_index



"The city would act as the master developer, potentially divvying the land up among multiple developers."

#notoriety



What could possibly go wrong with the city acting as the master developer?

Serious question: isn't 105 MM for 100 acres a little too much? Or, is that the going rate for crap land located in the middle of nowhere? I truly don't have the slightest clue regarding valuation for this type of lot in such a location.
i'm all for affordable housing but $180 million, even $100 million sounds like a lot of money. people are priced out of markets all the time, why can't these people who are being hurt by gentrification move to kearny or paterson or bayonne or the bronx?

Posted on: Today 10:40
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Re: Jersey City LIVE Falcon Camera - 101 Hudson Street
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Very cool update on "Junior" - the little eyas that was born in the JC nest:

https://exit63.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/junior-goes-to-sedge/

What a great story!

Posted on: Today 10:24
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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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I still remember Times Square before the clean up of sex shops and Go-Go clubs. Men would exit those sex shops touching their crotch areas and eyeing females walking on the sidewalks. Progress? I don't think so.

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Re: Fleet Week - Parade of Ships Begins at 10am Today
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From Notify NYC:

Notification issued 05-22-2018 at 12:00 PM.
There will be a fireworks display over the Hudson River off Pier 90 in Manhattan tomorrow, 5/23, at approximately 10:15 PM.

Notification issued 05-23-2018 at 9:00 AM.
On 05-24-2018, at 8:45 AM, six U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 jets will be conducting a flyover in the vicinity of Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens. The aircraft is expected to over the Hudson River, north to the Tappan Zee Bridge and then to LaGuardia Airport.

Posted on: Today 9:35
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Fleet Week - Parade of Ships Begins at 10am Today
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Event: Parade of Ships
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: NY Harbor

The Parade of Ships officially kicks off 2018 Fleet Week New York. The ships will be able to be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge. Event is free to the public to view.

Schedule of Events

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

thor800 wrote:
The timing couldn't have been worse - most properties were reassessed at the height of the market


This argument shows a lack of understanding about the revaluation and property taxes. Whether it had been at the height of the market, or bottom, it doesn't matter. If the market had been lower, then the property tax rate would have been higher.

The city needed collect X amount of money.

X = (total value of market) * (tax rate)

If (total value of market) is lower, then (tax rate) has to go up, as X is constant in a revaluation.

The only thing that would make a difference is how different areas stack or compare against each other. The almost four year delay in the reval actually helped DTJC, as that period saw an accelerated increase in valuation in areas outside of DTJC, which translated into properties outside of DTJC getting relative higher levies than they would have 5 years ago.

In any case, the timing matters little. The reval was overdue, and DTJC was in for a HUGE increase regardless of when the reval had been completed. Those who claim the timing was terrible because it is a high market don't understand the issue clearly.


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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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Quote:

Stringer wrote:

Council members uneasy about lifting topless ban on women

JERSEY CITY — An attempt to rewrite the city's 1980s-era obscenity law received a somewhat chilly reception by members of the City Council at its Monday caucus, with council members expressing specific concern over the plan to lift the ban on women appearing topless in public.

The measure, which deals specifically with sex toys, female breasts and body parts in intimate areas, led to an unusually uncomfortable and occasionally giggly conversation among council members. Ward D Councilman Michael Yun was unwilling to utter the word "breasts," referencing them as "those things" instead.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... omen_greeted_with_un.html



You would think we are living in a time warp from 100 years ago. Also, Boggiano reveals himself as being completely out of touch with these comments:

'... Rich Boggiano has said the new law would lead Jersey City to "become the Times Square of New Jersey."...'

'Boggiano said, "I was born and raised in New York City. I live here now. New York City went to hell."'

Has he actually been in NYC at all since the 90's??

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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Quote:

iGreg wrote:
Quote:

neverleft wrote:
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Jersey City pitches $180M plan to buy 100-acre riverfront site

Updated 5:29 PM; Posted 3:33 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com

The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City is considering whether to buy the 100-acre Bayfront site on the Hackensack River waterfront, a potentially $180 million plan that Mayor Steve Fulop told council members would be an "aggressive" albeit expensive way to ensure a large amount of affordable housing on the city's west side.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... e.html#incart_river_index



"The city would act as the master developer, potentially divvying the land up among multiple developers."

#notoriety



What could possibly go wrong with the city acting as the master developer?

Serious question: isn't 105 MM for 100 acres a little too much? Or, is that the going rate for crap land located in the middle of nowhere? I truly don't have the slightest clue regarding valuation for this type of lot in such a location.

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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delaying 1 or 2 quarters wont really do much.

The timing couldn't have been worse - most properties were reassessed at the height of the market and nothing is in place to compensate for the corresponding drop in market value.


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Re: JC Topless ban, sex toy restrictions may be history
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Council members uneasy about lifting topless ban on women

JERSEY CITY — An attempt to rewrite the city's 1980s-era obscenity law received a somewhat chilly reception by members of the City Council at its Monday caucus, with council members expressing specific concern over the plan to lift the ban on women appearing topless in public.

The measure, which deals specifically with sex toys, female breasts and body parts in intimate areas, led to an unusually uncomfortable and occasionally giggly conversation among council members. Ward D Councilman Michael Yun was unwilling to utter the word "breasts," referencing them as "those things" instead.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... omen_greeted_with_un.html


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Re: Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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In Jersey City, It’s Kushner vs. Kushner in a Race to Develop

By Charles V. Bagli - May 21, 2018

JERSEY CITY — The decade-long blood feud between the Kushner brothers, Charles and Murray, has already put one brother in jail.

Now, the men, who haven’t spoken in 15 years, are rivals in the development of Journal Square in Jersey City, the site of one failed project after another for the past three decades.

Their ability to get along — or not — could affect this important corner of a rapidly changing city of 264,000 people.

Journal Square is less a neighborhood than a maze of streets occupied by a bus depot and a PATH station, dowdy retail, a community college, low-income housing and a restored landmark theater converted into a Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/ ... l-square-development.html


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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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A snitch. Haha. When the asshole moved in he started treating everybody in the building like shit. We started off by letting the Landlord know that he was doing all kinds of crap but the landlord didn’t do anything about it. If posting flyers around the neighborhood is grounds for harassment fine then I won’t do it. Thank you for the advice that’s all I was looking for. If you knew all the bullshit we had all been through those of us that have stayed and those who were already forced out by the landlord who tried all kinds of scare tactics building was purchased last August and all kinds of other shit to get rid of half of the tenants you would Understand why am so angry .None of the 4 of 9 remaining tenants are going anywhere. Two of the four of us have lived here for 35 years. Feel free to send me a private message but why did all of the tenants in the building that you used to live in leave as opposed to fighting the harassment that you were getting from your landlord and the crazy felon tenant? We would’ve never known that this person was a criminal a felon a total piece of shit had they not acted in such a shitty way to all of us. Slade to whomever said live and let live you want this kind of shit living in the same building that you and your family live in? Bullshit! We have people with children living in this building children under the age of 10. In the three short years I’ve lived in this building the rentals in the section of the Heights have gone up three times. For the same exact size apartment in the same quality and everything else. And there’s no way I nor anyone else who’s been living here as long as I have a longer can afford to move. And as soon as I found out who the person was last night I put the Landlord on notice and so did the other tenants that have been living here. I also sent the landlord copies of everything I found that I posted on here plus everything else I found about the person online this morning in a certified letter. The landlord and the super of this building knew the tenant they moved him from some shit hole that they also own over an ocean and Grant Avenue. They told one of the other tenants here where I live that he was such a nice man, nice man my ass.

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Jersey City Fire prevention Division violations
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PLEASE has anyone received ORDER TO PAY PENALTY AND ABATE VIOLATIONS by Fire Prevention Division?

I have bought a three family house in 2015 and the building has a Green Card, passed all the city and state inspection. I do not live in the building and have not checked for the mail in the last month. Today when I checked my mail, I was summoned with this thick envelope citing every kind of violations, from Smoke Detectors to Windowless Basement-Code Compliant Fire Suppression System Required? Has anyone gone through a similar experience? Did you appeal? What was the outcome?? Any experience is greatly experienced because I do not have the slightest clue why all of a sudden Jersey City is targeting homeowners with special inspection.


Posted on: Yesterday 21:17
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Quote:

neverleft wrote:
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Jersey City pitches $180M plan to buy 100-acre riverfront site

Updated 5:29 PM; Posted 3:33 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com

The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City is considering whether to buy the 100-acre Bayfront site on the Hackensack River waterfront, a potentially $180 million plan that Mayor Steve Fulop told council members would be an "aggressive" albeit expensive way to ensure a large amount of affordable housing on the city's west side.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... e.html#incart_river_index



"The city would act as the master developer, potentially divvying the land up among multiple developers."

#notoriety


Posted on: Yesterday 21:17
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Re: KMART JC (its blue light will soon be dark forever ) …..
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The END is near, the END is near…..

70% off all fine jewelry, 25 to 30% off all fashion clothing, and 25% all summer toys.

The sandwich board people were out on 440 this week. (no cool spinners)

A cashier told me the last day is July 29th.

The place was packed on Saturday ironically they had many cashiers open so lines were moving along nicely. Maybe if they had more than the usual one cashier opened in the past they would have had more sales.

Posted on: Yesterday 21:01
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