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Re: Thoughts on manditory parenting classes/parent licenses
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I completely agree, if you need a license to drive, cpr certficiation, first aid certification, etc then there should be something to see if one is suitable to be a fit parent.



How would you enforce that? Forced adoptions, sterilizations, and abortions?

Posted on: 2010/9/26 14:33
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Re: Storm Sewer Odors
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Combined Storm water and sewage. Everything runs through the same pipe. Which makes for hellish sewer backup during torrential downpour for some of us.

Posted on: 2010/9/24 13:28
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Re: Time to buy?
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About five years ago everyone was saying buy, buy, buy and look what happened. Now everyone is saying that prices will continue down and not to buy - what does that tell you?


Keep an eye on the rental income value vs. the sale price. When I bought my first house back in 1997, property was cheap, mortgage rates were rather high (8%+), and rents were higher than today (especially after adjusting for inflation). It was a great time to buy.

We aren't there yet. Rents are stagnant or falling. There are a lot of people renting out properties where the rent income does not cover expenses, let alone capital improvements. You can go about a max 5 years with new construction before you start to have to put money back into the property. Unless there is a big uptick in the economy, we will be having a lot of people walking away from their properties.

Posted on: 2010/9/22 23:00
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Re: Time to buy?
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my $0.02:

I think prices are going to drop even more. There is a tremendous volume of zombie inventory: Houses foreclosed on by mortgage company or the foreclosure put on indefinite hold.

I suspect there is a lot of hope that there will be some sort of bailout (i.e. the unspent stimulus money being spent to pay down the principal of underwater mortgages).

If the elections go well for the tea party crowd, any hope of that happening would be dashed. Then I expect a flood of foreclosures, short sales, and outright abandonments to hit the market.

Posted on: 2010/9/22 20:57
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Re: Mayor Healy says he's looking for 'best qualified' to replace disgraced councilman
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Healy & Co. already have a replacement picked. Any rhetoric from Healy is him just blowing smoke.

Posted on: 2010/9/22 12:26
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Re: Hudson would see rollbacks in services under Christie proposals to end sharing of taxes from UEZs
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The State is broke and the suburbs are also tapped out. The urban areas can no longer depend on the State to tax the suburbs and bail them out fiscally. Those days are gone. Even if you were to replace Christie with a hard core leftist.. there is simply no way to raise taxes without shrinking the tax base even more.

Its going to be the 19th to early 20th century all over again: Cities will have to pay their own bills with tax revenue generated within their own borders.

Jersey City property taxes cover LESS than 15% of the per pupil school costs. That is one heavy shoe that will be dropping in the near future. The really big cuts are going to be state aid to urban school districts.

Posted on: 2010/9/22 12:25
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Re: Water Quality in Jersey City?
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Posted on: 2010/9/20 17:37
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Re: Volunteers needed for Jersey City Recall
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Anyone in Ward D (Jersey City Heights) want to sign on as a recall committee person? We need two more to rid the city of Gaughan.

Posted on: 2010/9/14 20:32
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Re: Muni Code for Range Hoods
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Building Performance Institute (BPI) requires ranges have a hood that ventilates to the exterior. Has to do with indoor air pollution / air quality.

If I remember correctly, JC requires a Fire Department inspection, or a special permit to install a range hood. My memory maybe a bit faulty though on this.

Posted on: 2010/9/13 18:07
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Re: Downtown: Woman robbed outside her (second street) home
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so, if you had your way, this woman would have been carrying a gun. and now the thief would have her purse...and the gun it was holding.

super plan.


Purses don't make the best CCW holsters. Its best to keep a firearm on your person. One option here:

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Posted on: 2010/9/10 4:09
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Re: Downtown: Woman robbed outside her (second street) home
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It would be nice for NJ to join 40 other states in becoming a "shall issue" (or no permit required) for concealed carry. The perps would be a little more hesitant if their intended targets could fight back.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 19:56
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Re: 3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills - question
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Eleanor_A wrote:
Please forgive my stupid question, but this is THE tax raise they told us about, right? Are they going to raise our taxes again in the near future?

I can only hope that the door-to-door assessment will lower my taxes somewhat. Looking at my mortgage statement, my principal and interest combined are dwarfed by my taxes!!


Given the fact the city is $80mil in the hole and is doing nothing concrete to fill that gap.. yeah.. we are going to get hit with another tax increase.

At some point, the city will raise taxes to the point where people will just stop paying them. At that point, the tax delinquent list printed in the Jersey Journal will be thicker than the rest of the paper.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 15:09
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Re: PSE&G Supply Energy Question
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PSE&G actually split itself up into a number of different companies. The part you pay on your bill is still a regulated utility, with pricing approved by the BPU.

PSE&G divided up its generation with its fossil plants under one company and its nukes under another (Excelon tried to buy the nukes a few years back).

When you chose a supplier, you are choosing what generator / reseller you buy power from. PSE&G.. the regulated portion, still delivers it.

You also pay fees to upgrade the PJM grid. These fees went up a lot a little over a year ago. At least this money is going to infrastructure, hopefully preventing future blackouts. The PJM grid covers New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.


The rates really started to rise back in late 2007. That is when Corzine signed a bill that put NJ deep into the Global Warming scam. From NJBIA:

In a move that could lead to higher electricity prices, Governor Jon Corzine on July 6 signed A-3301 (Stender, Vainieri-Huttle)/ S-2114 (Buono, T. Kean) to severely cut New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions. The new law requires the State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent between now and 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. The law does not detail how these reductions will be achieved. Instead, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will list sources of emissions and set up a reporting and monitoring system by January 2009, and by next June will recommend regulations and legislation to implement the 20 percent reduction. By June 30, 2010, DEP will recommend regulations and laws to achieve the 2050 goal. NJBIA was able to convince lawmakers to eliminate provisions for fees to be imposed on businesses that were in an earlier version of the bill.

All that money paid to people with solar panels in the form of energy credits is paid for by you, the ratepayer.

Posted on: 2010/8/31 19:26
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Re: PSE&G Supply Energy Question
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For anyone keeping track, over the last 2 years PSE&G has raised its rates for delivery + service by approximately 50%, from $.12 to $.18 per Kwhr.

I have often wondered whether that blah-blah on every bill about alternate providers was just boilerplate to LOOK like there was some competition. I guess that's exactly what it it IS.


Those rates are set by the BPU. The reason for the rate increase was to fund solar, wind, and other projects. Money is collected through the Society Benefits Charge (on commercial meters) and increased rates through the delivery charges. NJ requires the utilities to produce or purchase a certain percentage of power from wind, biomass, and solar. Since the amount of power produced from these sources is tiny, the amount bid for the energy credits (every megawatt-hour of power generated equals one credit) has hit upwards of $600 per credit. This money is then paid to the owner of the solar panels, wind turbine, etc. You the rate payer are paying for those credits. This is why you are now paying $0.18 per kWh.

The majority of power produced in NJ (which is part of the PJM grid) is nuclear (over 50%) followed by coal. The costs of nuclear have dropped significantly over the past decade while coal has been price stable compared to natural gas or oil. The increase in your bill is largely due to government mandates and not due to the increase in the cost of fuel.

Posted on: 2010/8/30 19:53
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Re: 3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills - question
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teacher wrote:
gotta be anarchy, new regime, Fulop is good, but I think,
a more conservative candidate would be better.
Starve the pension Beast, save the simple museum, library and reduce taxes.


The towns that have gotten out of their pension obligations have done so by basically firing the entire police and fire departments. Those services where then contracted out. Either via a privately run fire department and / or by contracting out the police protection with a neighboring town or country sheriff's department.

Posted on: 2010/8/28 12:38
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Re: Gov. Christie Fires Schools Chief, Bret Schundler
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NJ should be running away from any Federal bailout money as fast as possible. This cash is designed to ultimately prop up the education union as it delay the day of reckoning when school budgets will have to be cut drastically. There will be strings attached to the cash that will make it harder for NJ to get its fiscal house in order.

At some point, the Fed money WILL run out: Either by severe budget cuts or through inflation (the Fed can't monetize the debt without consequences). The sooner NJ learns to live within its means, the better off this State will be.

Posted on: 2010/8/28 12:37
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Re: What to do about over sized garbage in downtown JC?
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How do you get rid of old paint cans?


Latex paint (if dry) goes into regular trash.
Oil base paints are collected several times a year by JCIA.

Posted on: 2010/8/23 16:31
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Re: What is with Downtown Jersey City's war on trees?
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Could it be due to Long Horn beetle infestation? Back in 2003 - 2003, they were found in trees in Newport. The only way to fight the beetle is to cut down and destroy the infected trees.


http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/scie ... -beetle-awareness-program

Posted on: 2010/8/20 14:28
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Re: 3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills - question
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gordonh wrote:
When we got reassessed, the tax office claimed it was because the previous owner had pulled a permit for some work. Nothing big; new floors put over the old ones. No addition, no big renovation. So we were really surprised when we got reassessed two years after that permit was issued..


I can shed some light on that. The Building Department got raided by the police (exact details of what they are looking for.. I can't say). The records collected were in such disarray that a forensic auditor was assigned to work though everything.

The building department failed to collect payments for abated properties. They also failed to properly report completed projects to the tax department.

You got this two years after the date probably because the tax department is still playing catch-up.

Posted on: 2010/8/17 15:10
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Re: 3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills - question
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fraulein wrote:
. So they should have had a heads up about the re-assessed value and subsequent tax implications? (I'm a recent homeowner and trying to understand the logistics myself).


Whenever I got re-assessed, I received a certified letter stating such which included a bill since the assessment is back billed to the beginning of the fiscal year.

Posted on: 2010/8/17 13:00
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Re: Wind Turbines Are Coming to New York, and Not Just Offshore
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great! More financial white elephant that have the added bonus of killing lots of birds. Windmills are even worse than solar when it comes to delivering reliable, affordable source of energy.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 17:57
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Re: 3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills - question
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coop wrote:
I just called the tax office and was told that a reassessment of my property had kicked in this quarter. This has increased my assessment threefold and therefore my taxes reflect that increase. And the appeal season for this assessment is not until January so I can't do anything, except pay the bill, until then.


Been there, done that. People in the downtown (1 to 4 family buildings and condos) should not be surprised if their assessments go up 100% to even 200%. I figured this when I went through the County Board of Appeals. A former tenant of mine pulled comps (real estate agent) and in the process of building my appeal, I realized the downtowner's are going to get hosed during the next reassessment.

The reason is that on 1 to 4 family homes (residential.. not commercial properties) the tax is based on comparable resale values and square footage. With the huge runup in sale prices during the housing bubble, people in the downtown are now a big, fat, juicy tax target.


Welcome to tax hell everyone! I ended up a here a few years ago. BTW: my appeal was partially successful (got the 200k in tax assessed value increase reduced by about 81k). Still, I am paying over $20k a year now on my 4 family.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 17:55
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Re: 3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills - question
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You got me... I pulled out my bill that arrived on Saturday. Everything ads up correctly on the one bills I pulled. Sounds like you might need to take a trip to city hall and ask them.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 14:00
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Re: Anyone Get A Phone Survey About The Sheriff's Race?
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Was it a "Push Poll"? I used to get those years back when I lived in Hoboken.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 12:06
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Re: Volunteers needed for Jersey City Recall
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Papers are still in the process of being filed. After which, the current office holders have to respond in writing.

Then signatures can be collected.

Posted on: 2010/8/4 21:46
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Re: Dumpster emptying at 2:30am?!?!?
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that's around the time my dumpster gets picked up on Tuesday morning. Pickups are overnight because there is no traffic making it easier to move large trucks through the city. This is part of the reason that J.C. moved to overnight trash collection a few years ago.


Don't worry.. you will get used to it after a while...

Posted on: 2010/7/27 22:08
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Re: New York Times: Possible Second Life for Stalled Xanadu Project?
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Dear god why was this abomination built in the 1st place? Does NJ really need another mall?

Posted on: 2010/7/25 16:55
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Re: Will PSE&G Solar Panels be Placed in Front of your Historic Home? They are coming soon to JC!
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Well, believe it or not the technology is here, it works, and is being perfected by inventors all over the world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDeXTXYFKAY&feature=related


This is a scam recycled from the late 80's (in fact, given the VHS quality of the video and clothes worn.. it looks like that vid was made around then).

There is no magical free energy. Never has been, never will be.

Posted on: 2010/7/25 16:51
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Re: Will PSE&G Solar Panels be Placed in Front of your Historic Home? They are coming soon to JC!
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Dude... put down the bong and take the tinfoil off your head. The 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics are not going to be bypassed. There is no such thing as a free lunch or free energy.

Posted on: 2010/7/24 3:52
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Re: Will PSE&G Solar Panels be Placed in Front of your Historic Home? They are coming soon to JC!
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So you are against solar. You are against natural gas. How about you turn off your computer and stop using so much electricity.


Well.. NJ does get a little over 50% of its power from nuclear. But don't plan on anymore nuke plants being built in NJ anytime soon.

Though Toshiba did come up with a pretty cool min nuclear reactor for powering small towns and large facilities. I think they are going to install one in Alaska soon.

Posted on: 2010/7/23 21:05
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