Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
44 user(s) are online (28 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 0
Guests: 44

more...


Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (bodhipooh)




Re: Christmas trees 2018
#61
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

JC_Man wrote:
Quote:

neverleft wrote:
.
The $39.99 Christmas tree pop up is stocked by the rt 440 Lowes in the Mavis Discount Tire parking lot.


I hope they survive 'til Christmas.


Every year we shop for our tree there, and each one has lasted us ~6 weeks (and, fared very well) until early/mid January, when we finally dispose of it.

Posted on: 2018/11/25 8:05
Top


Re: Jersey City bursting at seams with population surge
#62
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

MDM wrote:
In the section of town known as the Gold Coast, there are plenty of luxury high rises but not enough classrooms.


Is there any data publicly available of how many residents of these abated high rises actually send their kids to the JC public schools?


I don't think you will find any thoroughly reliable information or stats on this, just anecdotal information put forth by some people to try and advance and buttress their points.

From my observations from living in the area is that there is definitely a sizable amount of couples with babies or toddlers but very few with school-age kids. In my own building there is only ONE apartment with a school-age kid (that's one apartment out of ~110) and I do think the kid attends a public school. Going by anecdotal information, which seems to jive with what one can observe, it seems like a good amount of the Newport apartments are roommate setups with 3 or 4 people sharing small spaces. The private daycares and preK private schools in our neighborhood (PAD) are seemingly very busy. Overall, I don't see or believe there are many young families living in these so called luxury high rises with school-age kids attending the JCPS system.

Posted on: 2018/11/19 8:44
Top


Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
#63
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

brewster wrote:
This is why Yvonne is numerically illiterate. She has no idea how to compare apples to apples. She simply throws stuff at people like a monkey throwing it's shit, hoping to get a reaction. There's actually data out there, we're not best, below average, but far from the worst.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01 ... nces-116-US-Cities-Ranked


Not to mention that her entire premise is a false equivalency. Numbers in a vacuum have little to no meaning.

Just because we make up 35% of the population of the county, it does not mean that our city budget should be the same proportion when compared to the county. For starters, the city provides a number of services not provided by the county, and it carries other responsibilities different from those of the county. As a result, the city's budget is actually higher than that of the county. So, when looking at debt loads and outstanding payables, the city having a debt equal to that of the county is actually good news. That's because the ratio of debt to budget looks favorable for the city when compared to the county.

But, of course, Yvonne is ignorant about numbers, and she prefers to lie or obfuscate by presenting only half of the story.

Posted on: 2018/11/14 21:43
Top


Re: New Amazon HQ
#64
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

dr_nick_riviera wrote:
Quote:

Dolomiti wrote:
Well, it's official.

Long Island City
Arlington VA
plus 5000 jobs in Nashville

I don't expect this will have a big impact on JC, though it is plausible that some people who will be priced out of LIC/Queens could move to affordable parts of JC.


Depending on where exactly in LIC they go, the WTC PATH has a direct connection to the E and R lines, which go right to the Queensboro Plaza area. I think the region as a whole will benefit, including Downtown JC, as not every one of those 25k employees is going to want to live in Queens.


Mostly true, about many people not wanting to live in Queens, but both Astoria and LIC have seen incredible growth over the past few years. They can probably attract a large chunk of the people getting hired by Amazon. The JC to Queens commute is not great, with both the PATH *and* the E/R trains getting very crowded.

Posted on: 2018/11/13 11:28
Top


Re: New Amazon HQ
#65
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

jerseymom wrote:
"...Long Island City will share the new Amazon headquarters with Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac from Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon began looking in September 2017 for a site for a second headquarters."

Source


Well, until the official announcement is made (possibly later today) nothing is a sure thing.

One of the Amazon VPs in charge of the process lost his shit over Crystal City officials leaking information to the press (certain details made it clear the leaks were coming from government officials involved in the talks) and there is/was a chance they could have changed the specifics of the actual location within Arlington.

Posted on: 2018/11/13 9:25
Top


Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
#66
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

hero69 wrote:
Quote:

Annod wrote:
PATH introducing cellphone service to underground stations

Updated 6:45 PM; Posted 6:45 PM

By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal

Underground PATH stations are officially joining the 21st century.

The Port Authority announced Tuesday that cellphone service is being added to nine underground PATH stations, with connectivity from major carriers phased in over the course of the rest of the year and into early 2019.

As of Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service is available at underground PATH stations in New York, while cell service from both providers will expand to New Jersey's PATH stations in the next three weeks. Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers will see system-wide cellular service in both New York and New Jersey's underground PATH stations early next year.

Cellular connectivity will be available on platforms and throughout underground stations.

"We want to upgrade service to the traveling public at all our facilities," Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a statement. "Access to cell coverage is an important expectation of PATH customers."

PATH follows in the footsteps of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which finished adding cellphone service to all of its subway stations in January 2017.

The PATH stations in New York with the new cellular coverage are: 33rd, 23rd, 14th, Ninth, and Christopher streets. The World Trade Center PATH station has had cellular coverage since it opened in 2016.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_river_index


this is awesome news! I was wondering why I started getting a signal at the 14th street station last week. now I know.


I am not at all excited by the prospect of cell service availability within trains or stations. People are rude enough as it is, so imagine the additional annoyance of people loudly speaking into their phones, as they flaunt the many other rules about music, food, etc. Even NJ Transit and Metro North were forced to add "quiet cars" to their trains because of this issue. Alas, that's a non-starter for the PATH considering the current overcrowding issues.

Posted on: 2018/11/8 8:48
Top


Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
#67
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

llee wrote:
From my observations, a buyer who purchased after early 2015 a dtjc condo built in the 2000's will very likely see an immediate benefit after opting out.


Any condo owner who purchased in the last 10-15 years should be checking their tax bills and doing the math. My feeling, based on looking at the data in the year or two before the reval was finalized, there is a very good chance that most abatements are overpaying now that the official tax rate is a lowly 1.488% (which is over 30% lower than the previous estimated tax rate.)

Incredibly, or sadly, I think most homeowners will continue to pay under the current abatement contracts because of inertia, apathy, or ignorance.

Posted on: 2018/11/5 9:40
Top


Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
#68
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
A building downtown asked the city government to get rid of their tax abatement which was negotiated years ago, the city would not do that because they wanted to keep all the money. I forgot which building, there was 4 or 5 years left on the tax abatement.


Wait... so, are you now willing to admit that buildings and residents with abatements are not getting a free ride!?!? Because, why would ANYONE choose to leave a "free ride" abatement and go pay more money??

Posted on: 2018/11/2 16:45
Top


Re: NYC Marathon
#69
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

soupydumplings wrote:
There’s an official TCS NYC Marathon app. I’ve used it before when I went to go watch a few friends run. You can track anyone running the race on the app. It’s pretty accurate +/- a few minutes. The app also has the map of the course.

You can’t get into Central Park unless you have a pass. Best place to catch someone is around mile 18 (1st Ave and about 96th) and around mile 23 (5th Ave and about 96th st). This way if you miss them at mile 18, you’ll have a second chance. Trains will be packed heading uptown so give yourself some extra time.


This is 100% on point: the 1st Av / 96th St and 5th Av / 96th St locations are prime spots for catching runners. Just make sure to agree to a location ahead of time so your runner knows where to look for you, as it can be stressful and maddening otherwise. Also, as soupydumplings mentioned, the app is invaluable. Just make sure to have your phone fully charged, as it is a common complaint that it drains the battery.

Also, just to clarify, Central Park is not entirely closed. Only the route areas. Everything North of 90th St is open and that is how you will want to cross to the west side if you are planning to meet up after the race. For details on Central Park closures, see here: http://www.centralparknyc.org/events/ ... dual-events/marathon.html.

Also, it seems like this year they have taken feedback into account and corrals are not closing as early as in other years. The updated information for timelines can be found at this link: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/sites/d ... 0Start%20Times_100918.pdf

The key thing to remember for race day is that corrals are closing at 25 minutes, or less, from start time. That's much more sensible than in previous years. See below, or refer to the link right above.

Corrals open 8:50 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Corrals close 9:25 a.m. 9:55 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:45 a.m
Wave Start 9:50 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Good luck to everyone participating!

Posted on: 2018/11/1 9:12
Top


Re: jsq parking ~ magnolia
#70
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

dmark526 wrote:
Admitting to insurance fraud on a public forum....Priceless!


Quote:

familybrother wrote:
Magnolia enforcement is coming down hard. My car's registration is under my mom's name. We co-signed, but she has title. If she passes it to me, insurance goes up. While I figure out by how much, are there any nice neighbors willing to let me pay for a spot? May be temporary or long-term, up to you. I have the 30-day temporary but it's about to expire, and the lots around me have a waitlist. Any help is appreciated, thanks!


I had the same reaction: this is truly nothing less than insurance fraud, and someone trying to game the system. Heck, I don't even know how he/she was able to get a 30-day temp permit with the car being registered in someone else's name, as the Parking Authority is usually super strict about matching the applicant's license, registration, and address.

Posted on: 2018/10/31 15:17
Top


Re: NYC Marathon
#71
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

jsqfunk wrote:
Let me make sure I got this (this thread has been super helpful for first timer runners)
1. Take uber or lyft
2. Make sure the driver takes the Bayonne bridge
3. Get dropped off at McClean and Lili Pond
4. If your wave starts at 10:40, leave Jersey City around 8:30 am



That all sounds about right. If you are in the 10:40 wave, your corral will likely close around 9:45 (plus or minus 5 minutes, but play it safe and plan on it to close the official full hour early at 9:40) and once they close it, they WILL NOT let you in, and this is something for which they are super strict. But, do not freak out if you miss your corral: you can always join a later corral without any hassle. Your stated time corresponds to the 3rd wave, so you would still have the 4th (and last) wave as a fail-safe option.

If you leave JC at 8:30, you'll make it to the drop off area of McClean and Lily Pond between 9 and 9:15, which is plenty of time to clear security and walk to your corral stress free.

Posted on: 2018/10/30 8:59
Top


Re: NYC Marathon
#72
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

soupydumplings wrote:
Thanks everyone for the tips.

Leaning towards taking an Uber/Lyft to the starting line, which brings up another question. Site says you must get dropped off by 6:45 am. Is this just another exaggerated NYRR time? I’m going to assume it is. I’m in the first wave, so if I could plan to get there around 8-830 as advised, that’d be ideal.


What they mean by clearing SIE is the area leading to/from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The Bayonne Bridge remains open throughout the day and it is the way you will want to head into SI. You want to be dropped off on McClean Avenue, over by Lily Pond Ave. There is a back entrance there that is a LOT BETTER than the main entrance used by most runners / participants. This is the designated area for law enforcement, volunteers, but also runners.

This is a Google Maps link to show you where to get dropped off.
https://goo.gl/maps/pd2BHU7SXCJ2

And, this is the route I follow every year:
https://goo.gl/maps/bH9mTaTTE7u

You will notice that the linked routed above gets off at the exit for Clove Rd. Normally, they make you get off there, or the one after. Don't worry, there is very little traffic in the morning, and you will notice other people doing the same thing and following pretty much the same route. But, definitely head for the intersection of McClean and Lily Pond. There is very little people using that entrance, so clearing security is a matter of seconds and you will be stress free.

It really is the best way to get there.

Posted on: 2018/10/29 18:22
Top


Re: window replacement - historic district
#73
Home away from home
Home away from home


I know this is an unpopular opinion to hold, but this entire thread reads (to me) like a cautionary tale against purchasing a home in one of the designated historic districts. There is something about having to get approval from a capricious person or committee for an innocuous choice that just doesn't sit well with me, and I suspect the same is true for a lot of people.

That's not to say that historic districts are not valuable and can be a good idea, but the anecdotes shared in here in the past are somewhat sobering and cause for pause.

Posted on: 2018/10/29 14:07
Top


Re: NYC Marathon
#74
Home away from home
Home away from home


A close friend from Queens had the same experience: she chose the SI ferry, instead of getting a ride to the start line, and by the time she made it to Fort Wadsworth, she was frazzled, tired, and all around drained. The SI ferry / shuttle option was a shitshow (apparently, the shuttle portion is super chaotic and you end up standing in line for a long time) and she was required/forced to be there so early, that she ended up spending upwards of two hours in the Start Village doing nothing but shivering while waiting in low temperatures. NYRR is excellent at putting on races, but the Marathon start (and, to some extent, the finish area) is a clusterf*ck that can mar the experience for many people.

I would offer the OP a ride, but we already have a full car for Sunday morning. I would suggest posting on NextDoor.com, as someone there may be driving and have room, or maybe looking for the same. Also, check with the local meetup group "JC Runners".


Quote:

jsh278 wrote:
I second this advice. The WORST thing you can do on race day is take the ferry to the start village. I made that mistake one year and ended up expelling so much energy navigating to the ferry, then being herded with thousands of other runners from the ferry to buses, standing in line, standing on the bus. It took way too much time and energy. If you're running 26.2 miles that day, do yourself a favor, and take a cab. Or get a hotel room near the start line and spend the night. Whatever you do, don't take the ferry. You'll end up feeling depleted before you even start the race.

Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
Quote:

ladybert wrote:
I would recommend switching to the SI ferry option if you can.


This is bad advice, for two reasons:
- transportation selection is already closed, and has been for quite some time, and
- travel time via SI ferry (plus the shuttle from the SI terminal to the drop off point at Fort Wadsworth) is 90 minutes (minimum) and very chaotic, while the Metlife bus option is an hour, or less.

My advice, from having done this six times already, is to drive to the start line. That requires someone dropping you off, or riding an Uber or Lyft. If you leave JC by 7:45, you will be at the drop off point between 8:15 and 8:30. First wave takes off at 9:50, so those corrals will close around 9, so you would have at least 30 minutes to walk through the start village until you find your corral, assuming you are in the first wave. If you have a later wave, then adjust accordingly. If you are planning to do a bag drop (you really shouldn’t!) then allow additional time for that, as the village is chaotic and the bag drop area is far from the corrals. Also, another tip, don’t waste time standing in line to use the porta-potties. There are a ton of them inside the corrals and then some more on the way to the start line. A ton of first timers make that mistake and end up missing their assigned time as the corrals close so early.


https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-yo ... ansportation-to-the-start

Posted on: 2018/10/29 13:03
Top


Re: NYC Marathon
#75
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

ladybert wrote:
I would recommend switching to the SI ferry option if you can.


This is bad advice, for two reasons:
- transportation selection is already closed, and has been for quite some time, and
- travel time via SI ferry (plus the shuttle from the SI terminal to the drop off point at Fort Wadsworth) is 90 minutes (minimum) and very chaotic, while the Metlife bus option is an hour, or less.

My advice, from having done this six times already, is to drive to the start line. That requires someone dropping you off, or riding an Uber or Lyft. If you leave JC by 7:45, you will be at the drop off point between 8:15 and 8:30. First wave takes off at 9:50, so those corrals will close around 9, so you would have at least 30 minutes to walk through the start village until you find your corral, assuming you are in the first wave. If you have a later wave, then adjust accordingly. If you are planning to do a bag drop (you really shouldn’t!) then allow additional time for that, as the village is chaotic and the bag drop area is far from the corrals. Also, another tip, don’t waste time standing in line to use the porta-potties. There are a ton of them inside the corrals and then some more on the way to the start line. A ton of first timers make that mistake and end up missing their assigned time as the corrals close so early.


https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-yo ... ansportation-to-the-start

Posted on: 2018/10/28 23:44
Top


Re: NYC Marathon
#76
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

soupydumplings wrote:
Is anyone else in the downtown area running the nyc marathon on Nov. 4? If so, how are you getting to Staten Island?

I have the shuttle option from MetLife and was going to take a lyft/uber there. If anyone would like to join in the lyft/uber, I wouldn't mind covering it.

Or if you have a means to get to Staten Island and wouldn't mind accommodating one more person, I can reimburse for the ride and what not.

Thanks!


Why ride an Uber/Lyft to MetLife Stadium when it would take you just a tad longer to take the same car to the start line? Specially considering that the shuttles require you to arrive at an ungodly, super early hour. Depending on which wave you are running, your best bet is to arrive at SI 90 minutes before your assigned start time. The corrals for each start time usually close an hour early (last year they actually shrank this time lead to about 45 or 50 minutes) so keep that in mind. Clearing security is a breeze, but walking from the security checkpoint to the actual staging areas is a good 10 or 15 minute walk. Good luck!

Posted on: 2018/10/25 14:44
Top


Re: Hudson Authorities Charge Jersey City Man for Beating Hoboken Man to Death (1st and Marin)
#77
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

135jc wrote:
Espada, Four prior convictions. At least one for assault as recent as 2013. Why was he still on the street?


You can thank all the left-leaning, liberal policies that advocate for leniency and forgiveness for criminal behavior. Someone like this guy, who has clearly shown anti-social behavior and tendencies, should not be allowed to roam free among the population at large. He should be put away, for a long time.

Having said that, the corner of 1st and Marin has gotten increasingly worse for the past few years. Friday and Saturday evenings are particularly bad. As a neighbor and regular patron of O'Hara's, I wish they would do a better job of NOT courting certain clientele, and not keep serving people to the point they leave their place obviously intoxicated. We have had SO MANY problems with people leaving there completely wasted and then driving away. Every Friday and Saturday evening is a veritable shitshow on our street: people leave drunk at closing time, litter all over the street, leave glasses or bottles thrown all over the place, pee on the street or in between cars, and often get into arguments and fights. It was only a matter of time before things escalated to this.

Posted on: 2018/10/24 12:04
Top


Re: Hudson Authorities Charge Jersey City Man for Beating Hoboken Man to Death (1st and Marin)
#78
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

JC_Man wrote:
Jersey City is a sanctuary city so Mr. Espada will be OK - maybe King Steve and Spartacus Booker will contribute to his legal defense fund - oh wait, the tax payers will pick up the tab for that.


Dude, what does the city's "sanctuary" policy have to do with some lowlife acting like a savage animal? There is NOTHING in the article to suggest he is an immigrant, or that he is here illegally. Your post is SO way off base.

Posted on: 2018/10/24 11:59
Top


Re: Jersey CIty School Policy - Vacation
#79
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

r_pinkowitz wrote:
Family vacations are so important and learning doesn't just happen in a classroom. Most teachers get that.


This statement might be more aspirational than reality. Certainly when it comes to the district and their regulations.

If a child accrues five days of unexcused absences in a given marking period (as in the case of the example by the OP) that student could face serious consequences.

From the JC BOE:
Students in grades K-8 who accrue (18) days of unexcused absences in one school year and students in grades 9- 12 who are absent 18 school days from a full year course (5 to 20 credits); 9 school days from a semester course (5 credits); or 5 school days from a marking period course (2.5 credits) may be considered ineligible for promotion to the next grade and for participation in extracurricular activities/athletics and/or magnet programs.

Posted on: 2018/10/21 12:35
Top


Re: Anyone have an electric fireplace?
#80
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

I_heart_JC wrote:
Quote:

hero69 wrote:
How much cheaper is gas to run than say electric fireplace a 1,000 square foot apartment? Is 240 electricity more extensive rextensive rgab 110?

How much does one save by putting plastic over the windows?


plastic over windows is a game changer, especially in old buildings. do it. buy extra-strong tape, as the stuff that comes with the window plastic is lousy. you might have to spot-fix your paint, come springtime. seal n' peel removable clear caulk adds another layer of draft protection.

we also lay down extra area rugs (as we're over a chilly storefront, with zero insulation between our wood floors and their tin ceilings.)

since the heat in our place is uneven, we keep the thermostat set to 63, and use oil-filled electric radiators where needed. our winter PSEG bill is always lower than our summer one.



Plastic over windows is a game changer, even in new construction. It's simple thermodynamics and materials science: in general, metal (as most materials) contracts when exposed to cold temperatures, which is why even windows in new construction will experience some draft. After moving into a brand new unit four years ago, I sealed all the windows with plastic and the difference was quite remarkable. I did use the tape that came with the plastic film and it held for the entire season. The trick is to do the application carefully from the beginning, keeping the plastic film very taut around the frame, and to resist the urge to peel and readjust the film.

It is a bit of a hassle, and it takes time and patience. I wish I had done it last year, but inertia took over. I am holding out hope for a milder winter this year, but if it things play out as they did last year, I will do it again. The cost and efforts are worth the savings.

Posted on: 2018/10/19 11:14
Top


Re: Notice of violation & Order to correct - JCFD
#81
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

LoraJ wrote:
Has anyone else had an inspection saying you need a knoxbox? And you have to pay $25 to get the order form for one?

Also with our inspection, they say that if we do not correct our violations we will be fined $5000 a day per violation. WTF??



The threat of a 5K/day fine seems outrageous.
Also, this is old, but some food for thought: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sec ... ked-idUSBRE92004T20130301

Posted on: 2018/10/2 13:09
Top


Re: Jersey City Transforms Parking Spots into Parklets
#82
Home away from home
Home away from home


It's really sad that even something as benign as *temporary* "parklets" can devolve into this nonsense.

The thread on NextDoor about this subject is so demoralizing... simply put, a bunch of old timers lamenting the "good old days" of surface street lots, and being able to drive somewhere and park right in front. Our city will never progress or evolve into a world class city as long as we have so many people holding on to antiquated ideas.

Posted on: 2018/9/28 9:38
Top


Re: Grand Sichuan on Grove St Closed?
#83
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

paulushooker wrote:
Anyone know if they closed for good?


The signs on the windows say (or, said) that they would re-open late September. I haven't walked past their location in a week, but I seem to recall it was September 28, or something like that.

Posted on: 2018/9/27 19:24
Top


Re: Newport Half Marathon Newbie
#84
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Frinjc wrote:
Agreed...! Last year the entire New York harbor was in the fog when we got in. This year a friend of mine had a heat stroke at mile 10 because of the humidity.


It’s sad that your friend suffered a heatstroke during the race. They can be very dangerous and can have lasting effects, if not treated immediately and efficiently.

Having said that, heatstrokes are 100% preventable with proper planning and conditioning. In order to suffer a heatstroke, one must be dehydrated, or overexerted, or both. Proper training is key, as well as awareness on race day to execute based on preparedness and current weather conditions.

I sincerely hope your friend is OK.

Posted on: 2018/9/18 7:05
Top


Re: Newport Half Marathon Newbie
#85
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

135jc wrote:
I am all for having these events. However i am currently stuck on Grand Street in gridlock now for 45 min. It is ridiculous that these runners cant be held at intersections to allow traffic to pass. All they need to do is pause runners on jersey ave and allow cars through.


It's only September, but this HAS TO BE a contender for dumbest, most pretentious post of the year.

When have you seen ANY race (not an event! a race...) that stops its participants to allow for traffic to go through!? That's definitely not how races work. Even Philadelphia, which just held a half marathon this weekend, essentially shuts down its city center, as well as the entire west side of the city up Kelly Dr and then back down on MLK Drive for about 4 hours. It's just how it works.

Posted on: 2018/9/17 10:53
Top


Re: Light rail stop- 9th and Congress
#86
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

dmark526 wrote:
Of course, anyone should be aware of their surroundings. Jerseymom has been making negative comments about the heights for years. You'll always see her posting crimes up here but never in her neighborhood and giving people advice on the area when she no longer lives up here.

Some people just have issues.



Quote:

esp123 wrote:
Appreciate the info, JerseyMom.

I didn't take it as though you were cautioning against bogeymen, rather responding directly to my question as to whether to the stop was isolated at night.

Especially as a woman, nothing out of the ordinary with doing research as to whether or not a stop is isolated or not late at night...that's something I'd wanna know about wherever a stop was, whether in Heights, downtown JC, upper Eastside...


This is a little over the top. JerseyMom has always been one of the most courteous and helpful people around here. Her posts are usually very helpful or very much on point. A difference of opinion does not make one a person with issues.

Posted on: 2018/9/11 18:04
Top


Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
#87
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

SRhia wrote:
Sounds like property taxes will go up again?


This is 100% a certainty. Even if the city council adopts the state-approved 1% payroll tax for local businesses, that move will only generate enough revenue to cover half of the shortfall. The JC BOE is staring at a fiscal deficit: they will either start to address corruption or glaring inefficiencies, or they can continue to try and "address" the deficit by cutting more programs.

But, there is only so much fat you can trim before you have to get serious about the problem.

My guess is that we will soon see a school tax increase that brings the total property tax levy to about 1.85%. Local pols will blame the state (Lavarro already did that!) and will try to shift all blame to others. In the end, the local BOE has grown accustomed to having someone else pay for our local schools and is ill equipped to actually fund itself.

Posted on: 2018/9/11 18:01
Top


Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
#88
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

DanL wrote:
Jersey City is only 80th on this list - Here's the median salary in every N.J. district


To be accurate, the median teacher salary for JC ranked 79th. Now, to be even more accurate, how about providing a full picture explaining that value and its relation to the rest of the data?

The JC PS teachers median salary is in the top 12% of the state (79th, out of 657 districts.) Or, put another way, JC public school teachers earn more than 88% of the teachers in NJ.

Your use of "only" implies that our teachers are not well paid. The data disagrees with your contention.

Posted on: 2018/9/11 11:37
Top


Re: Compact Front Loading Washing machines
#89
Home away from home
Home away from home


Just as a follow up to my previous post: we have the washer and dryer from the Bosch Ascenta line. Reviews online are not that great, but most of the ones in Amazon seem to be based on an incorrect understanding of how these machines work, so keep that in mind.

In my experience, the machines work VERY WELL. Ventless is great in an apartment and to keep things tidy within small spaces. Since we don't have a water bill, I can't comment on their water efficiency, but online comments indicate they are very efficient in that regard. In terms of electricity, they use very little.

Posted on: 2018/9/6 19:18
Top


Re: Our Lady of Czestochowa Downtown Sex Abuse...
#90
Home away from home
Home away from home


Quote:

Yvonne wrote:
Here is an article of men, priests caught in a lewd act, one of the men came here from Columbia. If you remember, gay men in Columbia were thrown out of seminaries there but came to the US becasue we are "liberals."


Listen, you dolt: someone already corrected you on this, but you just keep doing it. It is NOT Columbia. It is COLOMBIA. In English and the native Spanish it is written the same way. Why are you so dense and stubborn about this stuff?? It reminds me of your arguing with people over your incorrect use of "WW 11" instead of the correct "WW II" in which you kept insisting "11" was the same as "2".

It is truly almost impossible to believe (and, really, sad and demoralizing!) that you were a teacher. I feel bad for all those children that were subjected to you as a teacher.

Posted on: 2018/9/5 11:46
Top



TopTop
« 1 2 (3) 4 5 6 ... 119 »






Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017