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Re: Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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That's the space that held the art exhibit a couple years ago, across from Pacific Flea? Wasn't it supposed to be a multi-user space, with modular areas for start ups and small food concerns? In any case, this is a great use for the space.

Posted on: 6/12 16:54
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Comrades, finally Trump turns world right side up! Trump good buddies with dear leader Kim and also put that fking a-hole Canadian Trudeau in his Place. Trump knows who our real friends are unlike democrat liberal progressive Barak HUSSAIN Obama!

President Donald Trump is still angry at Justin Trudeau for a perceived slight during a speech by the Canadian prime minister following the G-7 meeting.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/t ... ney/ar-AAyxq5G?li=BBnb7Kz


Trudeau is a chump, another long list of 'progressive' rich white dynastic kids who personify empty suits. Wait'll the ginger Kennedy kid is up at bat for the Dems, vast fortune and all.

In any case, the predatory Canadian tariffs will soon stop unfairly treating producers in the USA-after all, fair is fair.

Posted on: 6/12 16:52
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Re: Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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Where on Pacific?

Posted on: 6/12 14:34
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Fox News! Drink!!

Posted on: 6/12 13:00
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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When rabid anti-Trump Jeff Bezos' paper, WaPo, lists Trump as the big winner in Singapore, you know the left is melting down over this success.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/th ... on&utm_term=.c860f03b4baf

Posted on: 6/12 10:40
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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The difference is the concessions, Obama gave Iran the freaking farm, and look what they've done since the so-called accord-amped up terrorism all through the Mideast. Quite the accomplishment! Trump stands up the NKorean leader, and they end their war with the south, start tearing down their nuke sites, stop missile testing, hand back 3 American's held in prison, all without giving up a thing. MAGA for sure.

Posted on: 6/12 10:09
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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Obama makes peace with banana republic dictator in Cuba, the left gets a universal thrill up their legs.

Trump brokers peace between the Korea's, and now gets NKorea to agree to denuke the Korean peninsula! and the left is melting down. Go figure.

Posted on: 6/12 9:51
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Interesting story on what percentage of your income funds your local schools. 5% is the state average, JC comes in at 2.9%. By comparison, Millburn is 5.9% (and it has the highest median income in the state, so that's a big number).

Mendham Township and Boro are 7.3 and 7.0%.

Just another example of how undertaxed JC is.

http://www.nj.com/data/2018/06/school ... up.html#incart_most-read_

Compare Jersey City with Bayonne.

JC family income is $60,703-2.9%
Bayonne income is $54,872-7.8%

Posted on: 6/11 13:12
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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As it was, the no-name Menendez primary opponent scored almost 40% of the vote, and won in 6 NJ counties. Ouch!

Posted on: 6/8 13:38
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Re: Earl Morgan, Jersey Journal columnist, dies at 75
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Agree or disagree, he was always a great read. RIP, a life well lived. Your family is rightly proud.

Posted on: 6/6 0:09
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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But that's what JC has been doing, more so under Fulop but also by previous administrations by giving out PILOTS for parcels that don't deserve them. It deprived the JCBOE of money (which was made up by suburban taxpayers), and let the JC mayors keep the tax rate low as well as fund populist programs. PILOTS for a project on Ocean Avenue, I'm down with that. PILOT on the Hudson, not so much.

Posted on: 6/5 22:38
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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And do you think that the districts clamoring for more funding are free of corruption, graft, and waste?

As I've noted before, this school board was told there was a $75 million gap. They closed it with no layoffs.

Some of it was cutting unnecessary expenses. Some of it involved sacrifices. Some of it involved taking bold steps in the face of vocal opposition (like saving $13 million by pulling out of the State School Employees health fund).

I am confident other districts could undertake similar measures and recognize spending.

We all talk about corruption in Jersey City. Let's not pretend other districts are free of it. East Newark's Micro-District just hired a superintendent under investigation, for goodness sake. "He's a good fit" said the board. Well ok then!


East Newark isn't a Abbott school system, doesn't contribute 200 million less than its local fair share like JC taxpayers, and isn't trying to put its hands in the pockets of other NJ taxpayers like JC is. So yeah, given JC's historic, epic, and continuing tradition of graft and corruption should be a part of this conversation.

Posted on: 6/5 20:06
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Does anyone think the level of corruption and graft at the JC BOE is any lower than at any other municipal department in JC? Recreation, JCIA, the Parking Authority, the PD come to mind.

Posted on: 6/5 19:05
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Kids that attend McNair probably have opportunities to go to private schools outside of the district, and McNair's prestige keeps them in the public school system.


Sure "probably", ehemm - no fallacy there - of course not.

How about kids at Liberty or Infinity High Schools in Jersey City? Why weren't they listed? (hint: they perform pretty well for an urban high school)

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Because Liberty isn't a traditional high school, but a joint venture with Hudson County Community College-with an enrollment of around 200 students. Infinity is also a magnet school with an admission exam, and also partners with HCCC.

Posted on: 6/5 15:25
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Because it's a magnet school. Its graduation rate is 100%, and that 100% rate is what keeps the overall JC graduation rate at 75%, almost 20% under the state average.
Individually
Dickinson 78%
Ferris 75%
Lincoln 69%
Snyder 51%

JC (well, NJ taxpayers mostly) spends just shy of 20% more per student than the state average.

Posted on: 6/5 12:37
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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I think what we all should agree on is that the basic theme of Abbott, to throw more money and resources to these school districts, has been an almost complete and utter failure.

Jersey City high schools are among the worst in the state, despite much higher than state average spending. Same with virtually every other Abbott district.

This resource (I'm using Ferris HS) gives you all the information you need to confirm that. Despite spending $4,000 more per student than the state average, and having a student teacher ratio of 10/1 vs the state average of 12/1, Ferris graduates less than 60% of its students-far below the state average of 94%.

https://www.publicschoolreview.com/jam ... erris-high-school-profile

Posted on: 6/5 12:10
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Murphy wants to raise taxes $1.4 billion, and it's not enough for hero69??

Maybe look into ways to cut spending, we sure don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
if there was so much fat to be cut, why didn't Christie cut it? are you saying Christie was a failure?


Christie couldn't even cut his own fat. How was he expected to cut the fat from others. As has been mentioned, he did slow the rate of growth, which was out of control when first elected.


He cut the rate increase in half, over 8 years vs the 4 of Corzine. It would've looked even better had Corzine had a second term to keep upping the number. A person with a $10,000 tax bill would have seen it grow to $13,791 under 8 years of Corzine vs $11,716 under 8 years of Christie.

Posted on: 6/5 11:34
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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JPHurst choosing Maplewood/South Orange as an example is pretty interesting. He must not know that the combined HS (grammar and middle aren't combined) was created in 1894, which was before Maplewood and South Orange ever became separate towns! And oh, btw, the percentage of minority students at Columbia High School is actually 55%, which is above the state average for high schools. Not exactly a segregated high school. And they've suffered from spending cuts-with a flat school population they've had to shed 5% of teachers in the last 5 years, and because of that the student/teacher ratio has risen to 13/1, above the state average of 12/1. They spend about $17,800 per student vs the state average of $20,570-with a graduation rate that has risen from 87 to 90% over the last five years, despite funding issues and less teachers.

To sum up, trying to make M/SO schools as being exclusionary and segregated vis a vis the nearby Orange HS is kinda silly-besides, Irvington HS is actually closer to Columbia than Orange.

And a few quick points on Orange HS.

Its student/teacher ratio is much better than Columbia, at 10/1.
It spends a ton more money per student, at $24,350!
The graduation rate is an abysmal 74%, 20% below the state average.
Unlike Columbia HS losing teachers over the last five years, Orange has gained 8% more-both schools student population have remained flat.

Posted on: 6/5 10:48
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Murphy wants to raise taxes $1.4 billion, and it's not enough for hero69??

Maybe look into ways to cut spending, we sure don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
if there was so much fat to be cut, why didn't Christie cut it? are you saying Christie was a failure?


Christie's biggest accomplishment was dramatically slowing the rate of increase of municipal taxes compared to Corzine (and other previous Governors).
Cutting spending with a 'tax and spend' Democratic Legislature was not really going to happen.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pol ... perty-taxes-20171025.html

Posted on: 6/5 8:19
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Hudson County at its corrupt best. JC municipal workers and JC residents working in JC will skate on the 1% payroll tax.

That's going to piss off the bi-partisan bloc now pissed off about school money distribution.

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

Posted on: 6/4 21:20
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Easy peasy. Let JC tax its residents to support such computer literacy programs as Princeton and Millburn do. Not only do Princeton and Millburn pay almost 90% of their own school costs, they do so at a far cheaper cost per student than JC, Asbury Park, East Orange/Orange, Camden, and similar schools. Just having JC taxpayers paying their fair share would free up a couple HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS a year to pay for such programs. Why do JC taxpayers refuse to support their own children, that's the question you should answer.

Posted on: 6/4 20:58
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Regarding school district administrative costs, that may be explained in large part due to the salary cap for school district superintendents enacted by Governor Christie.

The school superintendent is the highest paid employee in the school distict. All other administrators, from the school business administrator, assistant superintendent, principals, etc. cascade off/scale down off the compensation of its school superintendent.

Since larger school districts have a higher salary cap for its school superintendent, the same becomes true for its contractually negotitated (noncollectively) administrative staff.

The admin costs you list adhere to that principal. That principal also applies to the private sector, in particular for publicly traded companies. CEO salaries were once upon a time reasonably close to the average worker at the firm. It did not rapidly escalate until they were required to publicly disclose in their SEC filings.

The same is true with school superintendents or if you are a sports fan, athletes, which closley watch what the going rate is for compensation in their field. It is a race to the top. That brought in the salary cap by Christie. School super's salaries (contracts) are publicly disclosed in the board of ed meetimg notes.



I'll research it later, but between when I was in high school and my kids were in high school I'd say there was 2-3X the number of non-teaching admin staff (in the same HS). This weighs much more financially than the salary of, say, a superintendent.

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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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To mayor Wilhelm, diversity trumps excellence, even if it dumbs education down. In a perverse way, Wilhelm screws children of color by vehemently opposing charter schools, but then wants to champion them by lowering admission standards to elite schools. Go figure.

Posted on: 6/4 20:14
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Murphy wants to raise taxes $1.4 billion, and it's not enough for hero69??

Maybe look into ways to cut spending, we sure don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.

Posted on: 6/4 14:56
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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why isn't nj actively thinking about increasing gas, cigarette and alcohol taxes. What about revenue from legalized marijuana.

so far, i have been UNDERWHELMED by Sweeney...the guys seems to be lacking although he is a vast improvement over that last clown.


You do know Murphy, not Sweeney, is the Governor, right?

Posted on: 6/4 14:03
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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To JPHurst's point, Steve Sweeney recently expressed such sentiment and that school district consolidation is necessary.

For instance, New Jersey has over 600 school district, which is more than it has municipalities at a count of 535.


I agree, and you could extend this to county government too. Another problem is that aid NEVER gets reduced to cities that have shrinking enrollment-and JC will have less students enrolled this year than 10 years ago. Sweeney will piss off the NJEA with any consolidation proposals, but they hate him already so he probably doesn't give a rats ass.

Posted on: 6/4 13:07
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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JC's local fair share number is actually artificially low, because PILOT properties don't count towards the tax base-if they were, JC's local fair share would be 75 million higher.

Posted on: 6/4 12:43
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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I guess those vaunted NJ suburban schools failed you. Again, the subject is Sweeney.

Go over to the Abbot thread and rub yourself blind.


Virtually identical legislation was proposed earlier in May by Sandra Cunningham and Brian Stack, Sweeney then got on board. 200 million in local fair share is the number JC can afford to pay and doesn't want to is the issue.

Posted on: 6/4 12:18
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Yes and the subject is that JC is likely to lose suburban tax school funding, and rather than raise it's low tax rate to do so it wants to have it funded by others-again.

The state has already determined that JC underpays its 'local fair share' by 200 million dollars a year, but Fulop and Hudson County legislators (and now Sweeney, too) are doing everything they can to avoid JC paying its fair share.

Posted on: 6/4 11:57
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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The thread is about JC looking for more ways to avoid self funding it own school children's education.

Posted on: 6/4 11:22
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