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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Just received my letter, my taxes went from $6,100.00 to $4,500.00. We Greenvillians have been overpaying for too long.

Posted on: 3/22 8:31
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Re: tax reval result on a Google Map
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Greenville is doing better than you think.. we are actually trying to slow down the gentrification. No one wants to live in swamp of peeps from the midwest. No Thanks!

Posted on: 3/19 22:09
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Re: New web series promises drama - and laughs - with queer women of color in Greenville
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I always found Greenville to be very gay friendly. We nicknamed it Gayville.

Posted on: 3/6 16:17
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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I love seeing the people on NextDoor who call it a "Middle Class Gentrification".
Natives like myself have been speaking of the gentrification of Jersey City for a decade now. Many poor Jersey City families have had to move out because they could not afford it anymore. Most were POC but poor is poor and knows no racial boundaries. My family was originally from DT, and now most don't even live in JC anymore. Anytime I raised these concerns online or in a group setting, I was always told variations of "oh well, the city is more safe now and theres more places to eat so the gentrification was a good thing". Twitter (usually on Fulops tweets), NextDoor, Reddit it was always the same story. Now that the bill has come for those who benefited, we're seeing protests and media coverage. People in this thread and other places have been making the argument that "Old lady Sally has lived here her whole life, why should she have to sell her house". I made similar arguments for years. But in my case "Old Lady Sally" was "My Puerto Rican Aunt", and my argument fell on deaf ears.

Because of this, I'm finding it very hard to feel sympathy for the DT owners. The NIMBYS of DT have demanded so much from their politicians. Bike lanes, revamped parks, additional policing, festival after festival, road work. It has always seemed like a major portion of the city's expenditures have been centered Downtown. And the rest of the city has footed the bill. Not anymore.


Amen

Posted on: 2/27 12:54
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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The assessment company predicts that the biggest impacts will be felt downtown, while residents elsewhere in the city – in particular the Greenville and the southernmost part of the city – will actually see sharp declines.

Greenville, the West Side and The Heights, including areas such as County Village and Society Hill, may see decreases when the final numbers are released.

Community activists have long complained that residents in poorer neighborhoods have been paying too much in taxes, artificially subsidizing lower taxes for residences downtown.

Although the numbers throughout the city have yet to be fully released, Councilman Michael Yun predicts that Jersey City Heights – which was hit hard in the last revaluation in 1988 – will not be as negatively impacted as downtown was.

“The Heights are still an attractive place to move,” he said, suggesting that a trend that started well before the revaluation of residents moving from downtown to The Heights might increase as the results of the revaluation push people out downtown.

The problem is that downtown residents may not be able to sell their properties as easily as they might have before the revaluation.

In some cases, pending sales of properties were held up in order to see what the new taxes would be.

“This is bad news for everybody,” said one local real estate agent. “People looking to buy here don’t look at neighborhood by neighborhood, they’re thinking Jersey City, and this revaluation is saying Jersey City is too expensive.”

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Bad news for downtown Residents stunned when reval results mean more taxes

Posted on: 2/18 12:12
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Most seniors in general have more money than most of us especially those living multi million dollar homes. I am against tax freezes and all the other nonsense.

Posted on: 2/14 14:20
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette, Fulop said last night, have been "subsidizing Downtown or another part of the city for 30 years."

Enough said, and enough is enough!!!!

Posted on: 2/14 7:56
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Gay Bars
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Royal just opened up @ 100 York cool space and not as small as pint. Awesome happy hour $4 for mixed drinks.

Also coming soon Six26 Lounge & Rooftop

Posted on: 2/13 12:07
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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By: ARTHUR CHI'EN
POSTED: FEB 12 2018 09:53PM EST

VIDEO POSTED: FEB 12 2018 10:42PM EST

UPDATED: FEB 13 2018 08:10AM EST

NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY.COM) - Municipal officials in Jersey City, New Jersey, haven't taken a look at property values in 30 years. It means some have been paying more in taxes than they should and others have been paying less. And trying to fix the problem has created another mess.

Dolores Renner, a resident of 74 years, is so afraid for her future that she was speechless. She learned that her taxes



are doubling to more than $20,000 a year. She said she can't pay that much and now worries

watch video here

Posted on: 2/13 11:18
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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blah, blah, blah you all knew it was coming. I left downtown because I knew I would not be able to afford the new tax hike. I expect my taxes here to go down, I will no longer be subsidizing taxes for the millionaires club. Move to Texas if you want cheap taxes.

Posted on: 2/7 9:33
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Jersey City puts end to police officers working off-duty jobs
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JERSEY CITY -
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has pledged to put an end to city police officers working off-duty jobs in the wake of a corruption scandal within the department for doing just that.

Fulop made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday. He says that the median income for a Jersey City police officer is about $100,000. He says that some officers were able to make double or triple that amount by working off-duty jobs.

Fulop says that his issue is that corrupt police officers have been defrauding the city by filling out and submitting time sheets for off-duty work that they never actually did.

“We don’t think that the stain that this program has put on the reputation of the city is something that should continue,” Fulop says. “We’re going to eliminate it.”

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/374 ... ers-working-off-duty-jobs

Posted on: 2/3 10:40
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Congrats

Posted on: 2/1 15:42
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Sleek, Modern 136 Summit Avenue
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By Heather Dean BenningtonResized Image


On January 18, GRID Real Estate LLC announced that ground was broken for a new building at 136 Summit Avenue in the Bergen Hill neighborhood of Jersey City. The nine-story building will be comprised of 99 residential units, 75 interior parking spaces, and 2,240 sq. ft. of retail space. The former Fairmount Hospital building and adjacent parking lot currently occupy the site and will be demolished in order to accommodate the new construction.

https://jerseydigs.com/136-summit-aven ... -bergen-hill-jersey-city/

Posted on: 1/24 8:46
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Re: In search of a studio or 1 bedroom
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Try Newark or Kearny you wont find anything in JC for the price point you are looking for unless its a share. Good Luck!

Posted on: 1/20 16:19
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Mortal Again: Christie Blocked at VIP Entrance to Newark Airport
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Meet Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor and current nobody at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The two-term Republican, who left office on Jan. 16, was blocked from a VIP entrance he had used for eight years, and directed to stand in Transportation Security Administration screening lines at Terminal B like anyone else, according to a person familiar with the incident.

The order came from police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, according to the person, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about security matters. The Port Authority also operates the George Washington Bridge, the target of a plot by Christie aides and allies to tie up traffic for political punishment in 2013.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/article ... ntrance-to-newark-airport

Posted on: 1/18 17:22
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Posted on: 1/17 14:56
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Murphy Signs Order Combating Gender Inequality
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By PHIL GREGORY

Just hours after being inaugurated, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed his first executive order. It promotes equal pay for women.

Murphy says the order prohibits any effort by a state agency to ask a job applicant about their wage history.

“Here and now we begin the process of bulldozing the roadblocks that have kept women from being paid fairly, that have kept many women of color from fulfilling their dreams of entering the middle class and that have allowed our wage gap to persist.”

Female lawmakers who attended the signing ceremony praised Murphy’s action.


Senator Sandra Cunningham says the executive order shows the state will treat women with dignity and respect.

“We have to be a state in which we are judged not by the color of our skin, not by our gender, but by our qualifications. And this says that is what we are going to do.”

Assemblywoman Joann Downey is thrilled Murphy made the executive order his first official action.

“We’ve been crawling, especially when it comes to women’s rights and to making sure that we have pay equity. But now with a Governor like Phil Murphy we are going to fly.”

Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt hopes lawmakers can work with Murphy on additional pay equity issues. She favors allowing women to recover back pay for inequitable salaries.

“We need women to be paid for what they’ve worked whether or not it was yesterday, or whether or not it was five years ago. So it’s vitally important that we continue this particular effort.”

Former Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have allowed a worker who was paid an inequitable salary to recover back pay for an unlimited number of years. He said it should be limited to going back two years as required by federal law.

Posted on: 1/17 13:10
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Whiskey Fest coming back to Jersey City on Feb. 2
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Whiskey lovers, ready your glasses. Jersey City Whiskey Fest is making a return Feb. 2 to the Harborside 3 Atrium.

General admission is $60, with $15 "designated driver" tickets available. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is $5.

Unlimited samples of over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits will be available for tasting, including Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian and craft-distilled whiskies. High-end rum, cognac, and other luxury spirits will also be available for sampling.


In addition to music and food available for purchase, master distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts will be in attendance.

Go: Harborside 3 Atrium, Jersey City (entrance on Christopher Columbus Drive - Hudson River Waterfront walkway next to PATH station); jcwhiskeyfest.com

Posted on: 1/12 8:54
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Clerk gets doused in hot coffee, foils robbery anyway
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JERSEY CITY -
Police say a gas station clerk in Jersey City trapped a woman in his store after she dumped a pot of hot coffee on him and swiped money from the register.

Authorities say 42-year-old Alicia Harris has been charged with robbery and receiving stolen property in the Wednesday incident at the Exxon Station near 14th Street and Marin Boulevard.

A Port Authority police spokesman says the clerk was able to keep Harris inside the store by jamming the door shut with his foot. Police say she still had the coffee pot in her hand when officers arrived but was arrested without a struggle and found to have more than $360 in her pants.

Officials say that Harris was also wanted on a $2,000 warrant also out of Jersey City.

It wasn't immediately clear if she has hired a defense attorney. Authorities say she's being held in the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

Posted on: 1/12 8:29
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Re: Dentist Recommendation
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Paul Lustiger - Paulus Hook.


I 2nd that... I been using these guys for a while and like the service

Posted on: 1/10 21:28
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Jersey City Staple Rita & Joe's {Closing This Month}
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Posted in Eats on January 08, 2018

Bookmark this article: http://haveanight.com/lifestyle/88423 ... a-joes-closing-this-month


As originally reported by Jersey City Eats, Jersey City staple Rita & Joe's is set to close at the end of this month. Rita & Joe's storied 32-year history includes scenes from The Sopranos being filmed there, as well as landing a top 5 spot on Eater's list of 10 Old-Fashioned Italian-American Restaurants in New York and Jersey City. The spot, located at 142 Broadway, was opened in 1985 by husband and wife Rita and Giuseppe "Joe" Pane, but recently has been run by their daughter-in-law Isabel. You can read the full statement from Isabel below:

http://haveanight.com/assets/images/u ... ritajoesclosingnotice.jpg

Posted on: 1/10 21:25
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Liberty State Park to begin accepting picnic table reservations Monday
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By The Jersey Journal
JERSEY CITY -- While a legal battle has erupted over a proposed marina plan, Liberty State Park is accepting applications to reserve picnic tables and pavilions for spring.

The applications -- there is a fee for the pavilion, but not for open air picnics -- will open Monday.

Advocates for the park have been fighting against a plan that would allow a Texas-based company to add a second marina that would stretch about a mile long on the southern end of the park. The marina would be privately operated and the proposed lease with the state would allow the company to open a restaurant.

Jersey City filed a lawsuit to halt the controversial plan, alleging the state illegally enter into agreement with the company that would operate the marina. A judge ordered a temporary hold and a hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16.

Some of the picnic spaces available for reservation are along the waterfront where the marina would be added. State officials say the plans would not affect any reservations this spring.

The applications can be found online.

Posted on: 1/9 9:37
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DT Gas Station Shooting
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY - A man was shot multiple times at a Downtown gas station on Tuesday night, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at the Sunoco gas station at Grand and Center streets at about 9:30 p.m., city spokeswoman Kim Scalcione said. The victim was seriously injured, but has since been upgraded to stable condition, she said.

Photos from the scene show police focusing their investigation around the gas attendant booth in the center of the station. Multiple sources say the shooting is likely connected to the New Year's Day killing of 23-year-old Taiwon Robinson.

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

Posted on: 1/3 18:19
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Re: Man shot dead on Brunswick St in Downtown 1/1/18
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- The new year got off to a violent start in Jersey City, with one man killed and another injured in shootings during the first hours of 2018.

Four shootings were reported between 2 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, city spokeswoman Kimberly Scalcione said.

The first shooting occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on Washington Boulevard near Newport Mall and no injuries were reported.

A few hours later, a 44-year-old man was shot three times in the abdomen near Martin Luther King Drive and Virginia Avenue. The victim was allegedly involved in a bar fight with someone he did not know before he was shot, Scalcione said.

At about 6:30 a.m., 23-year-old Taiwon Robinson was shot in the head near Montgomery and Brunswick streets. He was brought to the hospital where he died, authorities previously announced.

In the final shooting of the day, a resident walked into the West District to report a car had been damaged near Martin Luther King Drive and Warner Avenue. Police recovered shell casings from the intersection, Scalcione said.

Photos of the scene show at least 13 shell casings were located. Last month, a 28-year-old was fatally shot in the same spot where the shell casings were recovered.

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Jersey City school teachers say they can’t afford to live in city..
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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Teachers in Jersey City could be on the verge of a strike after a year of work without a new contract.

Hundreds of teachers showed up at a Thursday school board meeting. They're frustrated and want their voices heard.

Payments for rising health insurance premiums have come out of their pockets at a time when salaries have been going down. Some teachers make less today than they did 10 years ago, Jersey City teacher Kristen Zadroga-Hart said.

"No teacher comes in to the profession thinking they’re going to get rich. We come in to make a difference in our community and our children’s lives," Zadroga-Hart said. "That being said, we need to have a livable wage. We can’t afford to live in Jersey City anymore."
http://pix11.com/2017/12/21/jersey-ci ... -up-over-contract-issues/

Posted on: 12/22 8:50
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Body found in wooded area of (Downtown) Jersey City,
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By Ron Zeitlinger
The Jersey Journal

A body has been found in a wooded area of Downtown Jersey City this afternoon, according to police radio transmissions.

Jersey City police and firefighters have responded to the area behind Jewel Electric, at 455 Third St.

The body is a male and appears to have been there for some time, said Joe Shine, a freelance photographer for The Jersey Journal, who is at the scene.

Jersey Journal

Posted on: 12/22 7:22
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Calling the sweeping tax overhaul approved by Congress yesterday "hurtful to working families," Jersey City today said it will allow residents to prepay their entire 2018 estimated tax bills this year if they want to try to take advantage of a deduction the bill has curtailed.

Property taxes are now entirely deductible, but starting next year taxpayers will only be able to deduct up to $10,000. Residents in high-tax states like New Jersey have been flooding local tax collectors with calls asking to prepay their taxes this year so they can attempt to deduct them when they file their 2017 tax returns in April.

Jersey City had initially said it would cap prepayments of next year's bill to two quarters -- a limit other New Jersey municipalities have -- but Mayor Steve Fulop, a Democrat, said he decided today to allow residents to pay all four quarters this year.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _to_prepay_2018_taxe.html

Posted on: 12/22 7:01
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Re: Lawsuit alleges ex-employee endured sexual assault, harassment at N.J. eatery (WB)
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I can't remember ever seeing a woman behind the counter at the downtown branch. I wonder why.


They are all working at the Bergen Ave, Danforth Ave, Sip Ave, Central Ave, and Bayonne location. The downtown location is not only lacking female employees Its also lacking a full menu which is available at all other locations, The downtown location has a cat, I wonder why? LOL perhaps its female.

Posted on: 12/22 6:47
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Man stabbed, robbed on walk home from DTJC bar
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY - A Union City man was stabbed and robbed by a group of men after leaving a Downtown bar early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The robbery occurred at about 2:30 a.m. near Newark Avenue and Seventh Street. The victim did not report the incident to police until he arrived at a Secaucus hospital for treatment several hours later, according to a police report on the incident

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Posted on: 12/20 14:44
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Re: Ex-federal inmate opens cafe in Jersey City
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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man who served 30 years in prison for selling drugs before being granted clemency is opening his own restaurant in New Jersey.

Candido Ortiz was 27 years old, high on life but breaking the law, driving luxury cars like Porsches and Corvettes while selling. But then it all came crashing down.

While in prison, he graduated from high school and trained to be a chef. He received every culinary certificate he could get and cooked for the entire prison. He became the head cook, managing 20 cooks and preparing meals for as many as 2,500 inmates each day.

ABC NEWS

Posted on: 12/20 8:32
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