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Re: Payroll & politics: Jersey City hiring top Democrats who could boost Fulop
#26
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Home away from home


Between your mangling of grammar and the extreme narrowness of your thinking, it still amazes me you were a teacher. Sure, there probably are some examples of condos under abatement who have a relatively better deal than a handful of other condos that aren't. A lot of that has to do with timing - if you bought in a decent (or better) market your purchase price is going to be higher (on a per s.f. basis) and, thus, your abatement is going to be higher. The opposite is true as well.

People don't give up their abatement just because the economics of paying traditional taxes might be better. They keep the abatement because of the certainty that they won't be exposed to future tax increases, including - should the day ever come that a mayor with a spine and compassion ever comes along - a reval.

Posted on: Yesterday 12:11
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Re: France Proposes to Ban Food Waste in Grocery Stores
#27
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bodhipooh wrote:
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JadedJC wrote:
Very ironic proposal in a country where asking a restaurant for a doggie bag is frowned upon.


More or less along the same vein, I once came across a supremely ironic line that really captures the dichotomy of this here in the US:

In the US we are fighting a war on both hunger and obesity.

PS - And, to make the topic more "local", consider this: the South Bronx is widely considered to have some of the most severe hunger-related problems, as well as one of the highest rates of obesity in the US.


I wonder if we are wrong in using the word hunger, and should be using a phrase like 'lack of heathful foods' or 'alternatives to cheap carbs' (which aren't cheap, because I think a pound of chips is a lot more expensive than a pound of fruit).

Coincidentally, a very old JdS friend is visiting from France. We decided that I wouldn't suggest solutions to France's social problems and he wouldn't suggest solutions to ours. Now we have nothing to talk about - LOL

Posted on: Yesterday 12:00
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#28
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JadedJC wrote:
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brewster wrote:
Are all the fireworks at Liberty I, and under NYC permits? I though some were at JC waterfront hotels or at LSP. I can't believe that some were actually listed for 11:30. I can imagine every kid in Paulus Hook must have awakened.


Good question. I thought last night's fireworks were launched from Governor's Island or possibly Red Hook, but it was a bit hard to tell from the angle at my window. I was a surprised at the late hour - the only other time I can remember fireworks going off at midnight is New Year's. Anyway, as a night owl, it didn't awaken me, but I remember thinking people with small kids or who have to work in the morning are just gonna love this.



"Notify-NYC: Notification issued 5/23/15 at 12:00 PM. There will be a fireworks display off Ellis Island tomorrow, Sunday, May 24, at 10:30 PM."

I was wondering why they started an hour and an half late. We normally can't see the fireworks from the PAD but last night they were in full view. The definitely were not launching from the normal place.



Posted on: Yesterday 11:28
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Re: Two dogs were stolen and sold in Jersey City, owner says
#29
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


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psyop wrote:
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iGreg wrote:
So how did the other one taste?


Not a troll huh?


Is stalking men online your thing?


Posted on: Yesterday 11:28
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Re: Ticket for street cleaning, but NO signs on the block (Duncan Avenue)
#30
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Home away from home


The legal principle that "ignorance of the law is not an excuse" is predicated on the idea that the law(s) in question are "properly published and distributed". As such, a street with parking restrictions needs to be properly labeled as such, or a good-faith effort must be made to state and announce those restrictions. If the OP is correct in that no signs were posted, he/she should be able to plead her case successfully. I have gotten out of a parking ticket for the same reasons/justifications. It was a different jurisdiction (Washington, DC) and I was able to do so online (they have a very fair, and efficient, online court system that allows minor violations to be argued via electronic submissions) and the outcome was favorable (ticket was dismissed because signs were not posted on the block on which I was parked, specifying the hours of parking restrictions, which I was able to prove by submitting pictures of the block and my parked car).

Posted on: Yesterday 11:12
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#31
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Home away from home


The noise from the boom echo was very loud downtown, as well. I am sure I wouldn't have been annoyed if I had not just gone to bed. I normally enjoy fireworks quite a bit, but midnight is no time for them.

I wonder what the reaction would be in Lower Manhattan if the prevailing winds ensured firework noise wafted over their way, instead of ours. I am pretty certain the city would not be so keen on approving late night shows!

Posted on: Yesterday 11:05
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Re: Noise Complaint, worth it to call in?
#32
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Does the city take any initiative about cars blasting their music? A patrol car stationed at the stop sign at 1st and Erie could probably issue enough tickets to reduce taxes. I would also love to see the insurance companies and the loan companies advised that these cars are a public nuisance.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:57
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Re: Anybody know what happened to the plaque at Hamilton Park?
#33
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Home away from home


Jesse's way?

Robin.

Posted on: Yesterday 9:59
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#34
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Newbie


This was ridiculous. We live in Liberty Towers facing the bay and my wife had just put our 3 month old to sleep. She ran out to check on him and sat with him while they went off. I groggily got out of bed and muttered some expletives. They went on for 10 minutes but it felt like an eternity.

We're already annoyed by the bass thumping from the Governors Island Beach Club concerts on Sunday nights in the summer. I thought last night was going to be quiet given no concert scheduled. I guess I was wrong.

Posted on: Yesterday 9:04
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#35
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Home away from home


Quote:

brewster wrote:
Are all the fireworks at Liberty I, and under NYC permits? I though some were at JC waterfront hotels or at LSP. I can't believe that some were actually listed for 11:30. I can imagine every kid in Paulus Hook must have awakened.


Good question. I thought last night's fireworks were launched from Governor's Island or possibly Red Hook, but it was a bit hard to tell from the angle at my window. I was a surprised at the late hour - the only other time I can remember fireworks going off at midnight is New Year's. Anyway, as a night owl, it didn't awaken me, but I remember thinking people with small kids or who have to work in the morning are just gonna love this.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:49
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this time of night?
#36
Home away from home
Home away from home


haha baby boomers! hilarious.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:40
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Re: Payroll & politics: Jersey City hiring top Democrats who could boost Fulop
#37
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Quote:

T-Bird wrote:
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Walters wrote:
Folks who live in $1,000,000.00 homes in Essex , Bergen , Union or even Monmouth Co's would be thrilled to pay $16,000 in taxes annually . Their tax bills in many cases are closer to double that amout . BTW , T-Bird where in my OP do I state that PILOTS are NOT a form of revenue ?


The last sentence of my post wasn't intended for you - it was to Yvonne who plays this same stupid game over and over and over, pretending that somehow people paying PILOTs are getting over. Yes, the schools get shortchanged, but that's an allocation problem, not a payment problem.

No one is talking about Essex an Bergen counties. People paying PILOTs are typically paying more per year than traditional taxpaying homeowners downtown. That's what my comment was addressing.


Amazingly, the candidates of the 31st District attacked abatements as the root of the budget problem. And you are wrong, people paying pilots are getting a good deal. Just compare the taxes at Canco (abated) compared to Brunswick or other condos in the area. Besides using your logic, if an abated property is paying more taxes then have the abatement cancelled. That can be done. After the 1988 reval, some abatements were cancelled by the city council because taxes dropped in the area.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:38

Edited by Yvonne on 2015/5/25 8:54:33
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Re: Jersey City Construction Board of Appeals
#38
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The zoning and planning board minutes are posted up on the cityofjerseycity.com website, but I have never seen them for the construction board.

http://cityofjerseycity.com/agenda.aspx

Robin.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:33
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this time of night?
#39
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Home away from home


More fireworks hehe

Posted on: Yesterday 1:15
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#40
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Home away from home


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marcusaj wrote:
I think it must've been this, VERY delayed...?

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The following is a list of legal fireworks displays that have been issued permits by the Fire Department:

Sunday, May 24, 10:30 PM

Liberty Island Safety Zone

Sponsor: Karen - Swank Productions Pritzker


http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/206/fireworks-displays


Are all the fireworks at Liberty I, and under NYC permits? I though some were at JC waterfront hotels or at LSP. I can't believe that some were actually listed for 11:30. I can imagine every kid in Paulus Hook must have awakened.

Posted on: Yesterday 0:39
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#41
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Home away from home


WTF? Midnight fireworks? Some people have to work Monday!

http://www.swankproductions.com/contact.html

212-643-3211 ask for karen





Posted on: Yesterday 0:32
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#42
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Home away from home


it woke me up too! I'm close to the damn fireworks!

Posted on: Yesterday 0:22
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#43
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Newbie


I think it must've been this, VERY delayed...?

Quote:
The following is a list of legal fireworks displays that have been issued permits by the Fire Department:

Sunday, May 24, 10:30 PM

Liberty Island Safety Zone

Sponsor: Karen - Swank Productions Pritzker


http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/206/fireworks-displays

Posted on: Yesterday 0:18
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Re: Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this this of night?
#44
Home away from home
Home away from home


Brewster - I totally agree! Just shook me right out of bed, complaining like a beast. And then my daughter accused me of wanting to kill fun, so I grumbled my way back to bed (and checked on JCList for some odd reason).

Now I feel better. Good night. Err, good morning. Sleep well, whatever.

Posted on: Yesterday 0:17
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Re: Woman Robbed at Gunpoint - Montgomery & West Side - 5/19 - 11:30pm
#45
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What does your white cop argument have to do with this woman being robbed?

Get some new material. Yes, some white police officers are getting a bad rap. Yes, it sucks!

Now this particular case is about a defensive woman being robbed at gun point.

Okay, so we will deem the robber black. NOW WHAT? Can you crack the case now Sherlock?

Does this black man have a tattoo, scar, or have a friend? What direction did he run in? SPC has a parking lot right there. Did their cameras catch anything? Did the Fiesta Grill catch anything? There is a billiard hall on the block? Is it possible the robber was a regular there?

Now that we know he is black - Do you have the rest of the pieces? I'm sure your Columbo skills will put the victim at ease. You can build an entire profile from a few sentences and a race? Are you going to go out and make a citizen arrest?


Posted on: Yesterday 0:15
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Is that midnight fireworks on now really permitted for this time of night?
#46
Home away from home
Home away from home


I can't believe JC issued a fireworks permit for midnight. If so, heads should roll. I think these private party fireworks permits should be publicly posted on the city website. Then at the very least people can go see them if they have to be hearing them anyway. But not at midnight.

Posted on: Yesterday 0:13

Edited by brewster on 2015/5/25 0:42:20
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Re: 15yr Old Shot in Face - Jersey City
#47
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Newbie


The glass from the taxi window shattering hit the 15 year old. Thank God he is okay.

Posted on: 5/24 23:49
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Re: Ticket for street cleaning, but NO signs on the block (Duncan Avenue)
#48
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Just can't stay away


It doesn't matter if there are not signs on that block. You're still responsible for knowing. Ignorantia juris non excusat.

Posted on: 5/24 23:32
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Re: Payroll & politics: Jersey City hiring top Democrats who could boost Fulop
#49
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DanL wrote:
wow this faded quickly ... it was front page in the Star Ledger and not a peep here or anywhere else, I guess we really do not deserve anything better.



I think that about sums it up, Dan. Even in a "high turnout" election, 70% of the people still don't show up to vote. It really is in the water here.

Yes - Fulop is selling off anything that isn't nailed down in order to make future friends, but he's just emulating a model that has worked elsewhere many times over. Wait until the sea wall project gets momentum, the political goody bag will be so big that it will seem like Santa Claus is running city hall.

Posted on: 5/24 23:02
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Re: Payroll & politics: Jersey City hiring top Democrats who could boost Fulop
#50
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Home away from home


Quote:

Walters wrote:
Folks who live in $1,000,000.00 homes in Essex , Bergen , Union or even Monmouth Co's would be thrilled to pay $16,000 in taxes annually . Their tax bills in many cases are closer to double that amout . BTW , T-Bird where in my OP do I state that PILOTS are NOT a form of revenue ?


The last sentence of my post wasn't intended for you - it was to Yvonne who plays this same stupid game over and over and over, pretending that somehow people paying PILOTs are getting over. Yes, the schools get shortchanged, but that's an allocation problem, not a payment problem.

No one is talking about Essex an Bergen counties. People paying PILOTs are typically paying more per year than traditional taxpaying homeowners downtown. That's what my comment was addressing.

Posted on: 5/24 22:55
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Jersey City Construction Board of Appeals
#51
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Newbie


The New Jersey Administrative Code contains the provisions copied below regarding Construction Boards of Appeal. Does anyone know or have any experience with where to find the Public Notices of the meetings and the offices of the Jersey City Construction Board of Appeal for inspection of the decisions? I'd like to find out a bit more about this board.

N.J.A.C. § 5:23A-1.5 Board meetings
   (a) 2. Public notice of all scheduled and special meetings shall be given, and meetings shall be open to the public, as required by the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.). Additionally, copies of all notices of meetings shall be provided by each board to the Office of Regulatory Affairs.

And,
N.J.A.C. § 5:23A-2.3 Board decisions
   (a) 3. Copies of all board decisions shall be deemed to be public records and shall be available for public inspection at the offices of both the board and of any local enforcing agency or other governmental agency that is a party to a case.

Posted on: 5/24 22:51
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Re: B.I.T.E. Jersey City - LD-31 NJ Assembly Candidate Forum (Lincoln High School - 5-22-2015)
#52
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Here is the complete version of the debate with Earl Morgan, one hour and 18 minutes, don't forget to watch the "fight Alston and Chiaravalloti" around 38 minutes.
https://vimeo.com/128750641

Posted on: 5/24 22:19
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Re: Ticket for street cleaning, but NO signs on the block (Duncan Avenue)
#53
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Quite a regular


Jerseymom, thanks for your great and helpful post. I managed to reach the Municipal Court in the morning time by phone. They actually picked up the phone! I was asked if I want to go to court, to which I replied that I do. She forwarded my paperwork (asked me ticket info) towards that. She told me that I will be mailed a court date in three to four weeks. The date on my ticket is not an actual date for court, it is just the pay by date. While I wait for the court date, it is possible that I receive a late fee. She told me to bring it to court, and the late fee will be forgiven as long as I show up to court. Now, I am just waiting to see what my court date will be.
Thanks again!!

Posted on: 5/24 21:37
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Anybody know what happened to the plaque at Hamilton Park?
#54
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


The one by the entrance on the west side entrance seems to have violently torn off!

Posted on: 5/24 21:29
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Re: Uber to EWR Early Mornings?
#55
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


I take an Uber every Tuesday morning at 5 AM. Usually a few cars floating around but there was that one time when there was only one car and it took a long time (and had to pay surge price). Really was sweating it!

Anybody want to carpool with me this Tuesday at 5/515?

Posted on: 5/24 21:26
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