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Re: Earthquake?
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Looks like it is from the Ramapo fault

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Posted on: 4/5 14:44
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Re: Earthquake?
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Now listed at USGS as a 4.7

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=39.63954,-76.79169&extent=41.39535,-72.39716

Posted on: 4/5 14:40
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Re: Earthquake?
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4.8 quake 5 km deep (very shallow) centered near Lebanon, NJ.

Ramapo fault line?

Posted on: 4/5 14:38
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Earthquake?
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A few moments ago there was shaking.. Lasted about 30 seconds....

Posted on: 4/5 14:26
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McGreevey running for mayor
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Campaign literature showed up in my mailbox on Saturday.

This guy is the Herpes of the political world. No matter how much you want him gone he keeps coming back.

Posted on: 2023/10/1 13:16
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Re: Gold bars, cash-filled closets and a posh Benz: 7 bombshells in Sen. Menendez indictment
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He was saved by a hung jury the last time the Senator got indicted.

Posted on: 2023/9/25 20:48
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A bit smokey outside
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If you want to check a air quality station near you...
https://aqicn.org/map/northamerica/

Posted on: 2023/6/7 17:44
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Re: JC property assessment appeal and cross-appeal?
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There are a number of attorneys that handle appeals and are only paid if you win the appeal. Might be worth talking to one. The advice I got was that the 1st level of appeal (county) normally doesn't go well.

I went through the tax appeal stage at the county level more than fifteen years ago. I had a (are) victory (my assessment was lowered) but spent a lot of time gathering comps to back up my argument. It helped that I had a tenant who was a realtor who had access to the MLS system that got me all the comps I needed.

Posted on: 2023/4/19 22:30
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Re: Mayor Fulop not running.....
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Getting himself in order to run for Governor?

Posted on: 2023/1/5 17:40
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Re: Property Taxes
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JCBORN wrote:
It sounds like rents will need to increase as well.


I told my tenants increases are coming January 1st. I have a general policy of not raising rents until a current tenant moves out. These big increases is forcing me to not adhere to that policy.

Posted on: 2022/11/3 15:45
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Where do you advertise rentals?
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It has been a long time since I have had to list a rental. Since then I left Facebook, where I used to advertise.

What are good sites to post ads on these days? Craigslist is kind of dead.

Posted on: 2022/11/3 15:44
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Re: Hackers contacted this site to inform us we were hacked
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I get similar emails every now and then stating my laptop is hacked and demanding Bitcoin. They usually end up in my spam folder.

Always the same email but with a different Bitcoin # reference.

Posted on: 2022/10/2 14:36
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Re: Winter home energy price shocks coming
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Here it comes...



State regulators on Wednesday approved double-digit rate increases for four gas providers serving millions of customers in the state, with prices expected to rise by hundreds of dollars on an annualized basis for some people.

PSEG, which serves 1.9 million people across the state, was granted a nearly 25% increase, which would amount to a $256.38 a year hike to the "typical" residential bill, according to the state Board of Public Utilities. BPU commissioners also approved a 15.8%, $258.72 annual increase for New Jersey Natural Gas and its 568,000 ratepayers.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news ... es-pseg-njng/66934128007/

Posted on: 2022/9/12 15:55
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Re: Winter home energy price shocks coming
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I have a property in New England that I am worrying a bit about. The New England power grid with coal and nuclear being phased out is almost completely dependent on natural gas. The pipeline capacity was never expanded to provide enough gas to keep the lights on during cold periods. Blackouts were only avoided by switching over to no. fuel oil (power plants are generally dual fuel) and getting emergency imports of liquefied natural gas from Russia.

Fuel oil stocks are dangerously low due to shipping so much of it to Europe. Russia? Well.. not sure if that LNG shipment will be arriving this season, given the current political situation.

I am looking into a backup generator and one of these to heat the place:





Never thought I would see a manufactured energy crisis like we had back when I was a kid. Odd / Even day policies coming back regulating when you can get gas for your car?

Posted on: 2022/9/6 18:55
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Re: Winter home energy price shocks coming
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at least we won't be as bad as what is happening in the UK

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Posted on: 2022/9/1 19:07
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Winter home energy price shocks coming
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FYI:

Natural gas prices are up over 250% compared to last year. By some forecasts will be up 400%+ by mid-winter. Since NJ has been replacing coal and nuclear with natural gas, the price increases will raise electric rates dramatically as well.

If you have a commercial meter and haven't locked in a rate, you will see the cost increases soon. Residential meters, the increases will be phased in over time.


Last year gas supply rates were running at $0.30 to $0.45 per therm.

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https://seekingalpha.com/news/3873898- ... -prices-near-record-highs

Posted on: 2022/8/24 13:04
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Re: Do not vaccinate your children!
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Interesting data coming out of the UK comparing vaccinated rates with hospitalization rates.



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https://twitter.com/lchf_matt/status/1549974053766606850


Potential reasons for this in part is covered by MedCram. The virus spike protein has mutated significantly from the spike protein generated by the mRNA jabs. Possibly to the point of providing negative efficacy.




Posted on: 2022/7/22 15:22
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So what is with these recent radiological / nuclear attack PSAs?
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Posted on: 2022/7/15 19:05
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Re: Proposed School Budget Nears One Billion and Portends Big Tax Hike
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Just got 2022 Q3 tax bill. It is a whopping 33.3% increase from 2021 Q3! This is not acceptable!



$1,300+ per qtr for the one property I am not selling (I live in it). Going to give tenants notice that there is going to be a significant rent increase coming.

Posted on: 2022/6/22 2:15
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Re: Historic Preservation Commission Saves St. Peter’s Buildings from Wrecking Ball
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If you remember, The Apple Tree house was at one time in horrendous shape. I remember that pigeons were living in it beacuse there were hole in the roof. That has since been totally restored.



So who is going to pay for this rehab?

Posted on: 2022/6/12 22:13
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Re: Historic Preservation Commission Saves St. Peter’s Buildings from Wrecking Ball
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From what I read earlier about the building, it is a wreck. So is it going to now sit vacant and deteriorate for years?

Posted on: 2022/6/10 13:39
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Re: Where to buy plants in 2022 for spring / summer garden planting?
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Bought a bunch from Novick Hardware on Central Ave in the Heights. $2.50 each, if you buy 8 or more.

Posted on: 2022/5/31 13:23
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Re: Where to buy plants in 2022 for spring / summer garden planting?
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We went to Richfield Farms in Clifton last weekend...nice place with good selection of organic seedlings.


This was my second stop during my day of plant hunting. Good selection and relatively sane prices.

Posted on: 2022/5/30 14:14
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Re: PSE&G Supply Energy Question
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FYI for anyone looking to lock in a rate before kicking on your A/C this summer.

https://www.njenergyratings.com/ has a rate of $0.0123 kWh fixed for 3 months, which is a bit below what PSE&G is charging.

I haven't found a better rate yet.

If you have a commercial / house meter, take a look at your current rate. Commercial meters aren't as regulated and are subject to variable rate increases faster than residential meters.

For my house meter, the PSE&G rate is now 120% above my fixed rate (which expires soon).

Post here if you can find a natural gas rate under $0.50 per therm. I am seeing fixed rates well over $1 per therm. We are going back to the gas shortage prices back in the earl 00s!

Posted on: 2022/5/13 15:03
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Where to buy plants in 2022 for spring / summer garden planting?
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My go to shop on JFK Blvd. is long gone and it looks like the place on Rt. 440 closed shop. Where do you buy plants these days. The big box stores are a bit pricey when it comes to something like a tomato plant.

Posted on: 2022/5/11 19:21
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Re: Proposed School Budget Nears One Billion and Portends Big Tax Hike
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Has JC school enrollment gone up or down since 2020?

News report:

Enrollment in New Jersey schools drops from 2020-2021 school year by 41,000


https://rumble.com/v109u8z-enrollment- ... school-year-by-41000.html

The report mentions suburban schools. Curious if the same trend is in the urban ones as well.

Posted on: 2022/4/10 15:20
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Re: Jersey City Has Fastest Cellular Service in the U.S.
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The only thing "fast" about Verizon's 5G upgrade around here is how quickly it drops calls..

Posted on: 2022/3/21 13:56
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Re: Do not vaccinate your children!
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In my and my wife's circle of contacts I know of over 10 deaths that happened generally within 2 weeks (most within 72 hours) of either the 2nd jab (Pfizer or Moderna) or the booster. The two most common causes was either "died in his/her sleep" or heart failure. Ages range from early 20s to early 70s. Most were in their 40s and 50s.

The last two were the husband of my wife's friend. Was double jabbed, then got COVID, recovered, then got the booster. Days later dropped dead from blood clots in the heart and the brain. Mid 40s, healthy, no prior or family history of cardiac issues.

My sister-in-law has heart and neurological damage. Her doctor finally admitted it is due to the vaccine (Pfizer). She can barely make it up a flight of stairs now and is undergoing all sorts of tests, including a D-Dimer, and is wearing a heart monitor. The chronic migraine headaches are no fun either for her. The kicker is because the clot shots are NOT FDA approved, she can't even apply for vaccine injury compensation. Her only recourse is the CIC, which is reserved for emergency use authorized treatments.

Those who apply for the CIC are not entitled to counsel. They have no right of appeal. There are no pain and suffering damages, substantial limits exist on actual economic damages, and a one-year (from the date of vaccination) statute of limitations applies by which a claim must be filed. The program has paid out less than 50 claims since it was formed. VAERS database recording for COVID vaccines over (as of 1/28/2022) 747,000 adverse reactions that includes 11,667 life-threatening events, 51,713 hospitalization, 10,527 deaths, and 12,235 permanent disabilities.

The lawsuits and political fallout over the coming decades is going to dwarf tobacco and asbestos combined.

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So I got a terrible email today advising that the college age son of a very good friend had a heart attack


Posted on: 2022/3/15 12:53
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Solid waste charge is major $$$
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My latest water bill is a bit shocking due to the solid waste charge...


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Posted on: 2022/3/8 21:50
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Re: Ice-Storm commith 2/4 thru early 2/5???
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Models showing JC to be on the edge of an ice storm this Friday-Saturday, with heavier amounts north and west.

Note: Pink areas are ice:

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Posted on: 2022/2/23 16:50
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