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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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TheBigGuy wrote:
We need a local issue draw out the mid-term election voters in November.


Might be a special election! There's a late August deadline to get the language of a referendum on November's ballot and the council isn't getting presented with this until mid-September.

Posted on: 8/14 15:53
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Yvonne wrote:
The petitions should have been checked by a third party independent of city government.


The petitions and voter info is all public info so you can check them.

Posted on: 7/23 22:53
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Re: Kushner, Unfiltered - The Real Deal
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Yvonne wrote:
This information on his personal life did not bother Fulop when he gave the tax abatements in 2013 along with $10 million in redevelopment bonds.


That's not the same Kushner. The KRE Group Kushners are Murray and Jonathan. Murray is Charles' brother. They are estranged.

Posted on: 7/6 12:53
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Re: New racetrack idea pitched for in and around Liberty State Park
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Frinjc wrote:
Out of curiosity where is the map of the proposed track?


On the south end, around where the Daily News building is

Posted on: 6/23 17:40
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Re: JC Council Proposes to Limit Public Speaking at Public Hearings
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Yvonne wrote:
"Balcer said the council should reduce the number of public hearings it has at each meeting rather than limit how much time each speaker has to comment." That statement is incorrect, I said the council should limit the number of items on the agenda. In the past you would have 6 second reading ordinances, now it is 16. The council president control what ordinances are on the agenda, not the public.


I edited that, though in the email you sent me you noted how many more second reading ordinances there are now (just like you did in the above message).

Posted on: 6/22 18:44
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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Ralph_Abutts wrote:
Or better yet you could just spend a minute to look it up online and see that Junior is CURRENTLY the County Clerk.


Santos is *a* clerk for the freeholders, not the county clerk. That's the job Yvonne was referring to.

Posted on: 6/14 12:54
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Re: Jersey Journal Behind Pay Wall Now
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jerseymom wrote:
When you go to NJ.com and click on Menu - you will see a new menu drop-down. Instead of offering to connect you to the news by county, you are now offered a connection to the specific newspaper. I clicked on Jersey Journal and was brought to a website - http://www.jjoffers.com/ - which offered me a monthly digital subscription to the JJ for $19.95 per month. Thanks, Terrence, for the link. I hope that doesn't cut a reader off after viewing a certain number of articles.


That does appear to be a new change but from my understanding it's a way to encourage subscriptions, not a prelude to a paywall.

Posted on: 6/6 16:46
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Re: Jersey Journal Behind Pay Wall Now
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jerseymom wrote:
Shame to log on to NJ.com to find that the Jersey Journal online went behind a subscription pay wall today. I enjoyed reading the local coverage. Most online newspapers have gone this way, I suppose.


Bookmark nj.com/hudson. All free. No paywall.

Posted on: 6/6 13:29
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Monroe wrote:
Is this a 1% tax on JC business employees, or a 1% tax on payroll paid by the companies?


The tax is on the business, not the worker.

The first version of it says it "shall not apply to the remuneration paid by employers to employees who are residents of the municipality." Newark has allowed for exemptions for businesses that employ 50% Newark residents.

I spoke with Sweeney's office on Friday and they indicated it's not finalized who if anyone would be exempt from the JC tax.

Posted on: 6/3 19:45
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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CatDog wrote:
Yvonne, you know the MUA is autonomous and not under the control of the Mayor's Office right? Fulop doesn't set the rates that the MUA pays. These rate increases were started by the MUA before Fulop even became mayor.


She's referring to this story -- when the MUA board decided to sharply increase the annual fee it gives to the city.

At the meeting where this happened, the MUA chair voted no and the deal failed. After he took a phone call, he changed his vote and the deal passed.


Posted on: 4/12 20:54
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Re: Stalker
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jklm wrote:
isn't it Healy's term as mayor? Was it actually Fulop's nomination from Ward E??.


Mayors usually stay out of Women of Action awards. Each council person nominates two or three women. The press release from that year lists Espana as one of Fulop's choices.

Posted on: 4/3 23:32
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Re: Stalker
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jklm wrote:
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_to_honor_27_at_14t.html

Not listed as one of the nominees - looks like the NJ.com didn't research its own story.


Stephanie Espana? She's on there.

Tonight’s honorees are Pamela Gardner, Esther Wintner, Vidya Gangadin, Cynthia T. Harris, Diana Nunez, Patricia Greene Alston, Robin Pinkowitz, Lycel Villanueva, Betty Martin, Rossana Villaflor, Elizabeth Deegan, Diane Sears, Phoebe Sottolano, Lauren “Luca” Cusolito, Akisia Grigsby, Andrea Koenig-Feldman, Rosalie Laureano, Dorcey Yaskell Winant, Irene Borngraeber, Olga Maccaronio, Patricia Roda, Stephanie España, Evette Gaetan, Jacqueline Powell-Wicks, Dainty A. R. Mcintyre, Brenda Pettiford and Denise Ridley.

Posted on: 4/3 16:20
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Re: N.J. city shuts down burlesque show, citing obscenity laws
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Frinjc wrote:
Based on the below has it been confirmed whether the letter to FM is a fake? Could it be from someone in the building or living nearby?


City confirmed to me that it's real.

Posted on: 3/30 18:54
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Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
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iGreg wrote:
Approx what is a tenured JC teacher earning?
with summers off and pension plan....


From the state Dept. of Ed:

Median Teacher Salary (2016-17): $74,660

Posted on: 3/16 1:17
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Re: How long to get reval results?
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jcgurl wrote:
Can anyone shed any light on how they got the results of their reval and how long after the inspection it took to be notified? I've checked Appraisal Systems online database but my home isn't listed yet. Their website says that all notices will be mailed at the same time (In November?!). What's the real story?


Original date was November. Company told me last week everyone should have new assessments by mid-March.

Posted on: 2/28 17:41
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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SOS wrote:
At the HCA meeting with Fulop and Solomon on Monday the 12th, it was mentioned that all value letters will be sent by February 19.

Perhaps Terrance McDonald can confirm this date?


Company told me the Feb. date referred to Downtown properties. All properties should get their letters by mid-March, they said.

Posted on: 2/15 16:54
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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hero69 wrote:
just curious, when is the next reval ? or is it down annually using some type of algorithim.


The city has been working on 30-year delays between revals, so who knows? The mayor said today they are looking to do a reassessment next year -- I think they legally have to wait for 12 months at least because they need a year's worth of sales to use as comps.

The state generally requires revals when the ratio of true to assessed value dips below 85% -- that was in about 2001 and the state did not act until 2016.

Posted on: 2/14 14:49
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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hero69 wrote:
also, does any one have some chart, figures indicating overall overall under/over valuation for different sections of the city?


The city released neighborhood estimates late last year

Posted on: 2/9 19:48
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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brewster wrote:
Terrence, While I do understand how difficult the news game is today with low budgets & staffing (FIL was a paper publisher & journalism school prof), the fact is the JJ was very late to this game.


You're right, we were and I was. I wasn't arguing that point.

Posted on: 2/9 13:04
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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bodhipooh wrote:
So, the JJ being misinformed or ignorant is just par for the course, apparently.


Good afternoon! We haven't actually published any interviews yet with people talking about their new assessments, so we don't have any stories with people expressing outrage about them. But we have written stories for years that reference JC's unequal taxation. It's come up in our coverage of the reval breach-of-contract trial, Jersey City Together's launch in 2016 where the mayor was put on the spot over how the delay has hurt property owners outside the Downtown, when the state came in and forced the reval, etc. The impact of the reval on neighborhoods where homeowners will see decreases will be a part of our reval coverage as those property owners get their new assessments.

Posted on: 2/9 12:38
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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I wonder why they didn't post the 10 properties with the biggest tax cuts. Hmmmmm.


That's next. Right now the properties with the biggest tax cuts are actually all Downtown too.

Posted on: 2/7 23:24
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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iGreg wrote:
272 Barrow St., a 2,808-square-foot rowhouse
Current assessment: $210,000

New assessment: $2,538,900

Current taxes: $16,380

New taxes: $41,130



#Ouch!




It's for sale -- go get it!


Posted on: 2/7 12:22
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pre-paying 2018 taxes
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I'd love to hear from anyone thinking of pre-paying their estimated 2018 tax bill for a story I'm writing. I'm at 201-273-0492 or tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Thanks!

Terrence

Posted on: 12/21 15:35
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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T-Bird wrote:
100,000 is not too high - if memory serves (and there hasn't been a voter roll cleanup in the past couple of years) the number of registered voters is around 130,000.


Yep, 136,720, as of today.

Posted on: 2017/11/8 14:03
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Re: Are Symes and Solomon winning in Ward E
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brewster wrote:
Wait, I'm confused. I thought the move to Nov ended runoffs.


No, the runoff has to be eliminated separately. Fulop admin chose not to try.

Posted on: 2017/11/7 23:16
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Re: The Tape from Politico,
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Yvonne wrote:
For those who do not want to read the article...


not cool, Yvonne!

Posted on: 2017/10/30 8:34
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Re: Mayor Fulop for Mayor (again) - Tuesday November 7th, 2017
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Dolomiti wrote:
Has someone put out a guide to JC candidates?


We'll have extensive coverage of each race, starting with Ward A. I believe that's scheduled to begin Thursday.

Posted on: 2017/10/23 11:43
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Re: Jersey City Mayor Seeks to Limit Chain Stores Downtown
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Annod wrote:
I saw a sign at Trump Bay Street that says that a CVS Pharmacy is coming.

Trump Bay Street
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Jersey City, NJ 07302


FYI that block is outside the area where chain stores are restricted. It is one block outside the zone.

Posted on: 2017/9/13 21:53
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Re: Jersey City taps Downtown woman to be city planner
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light12v wrote:
Do you know where one can view her CV?


here

Posted on: 2017/8/3 22:15
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Re: Funding reduction for JC schools.
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Posted on: 2017/7/26 20:46
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