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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
65 Bay St
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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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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brewster wrote:
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terrencemcd wrote:
Not sure how amazing it is but yes, I used the word assessment instead of value. I corrected that this morning.



My apologies.

Posted on: 2017/7/21 14:30
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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brewster wrote:
2- It's amazing after all this time covering the issue Mr McDonald still doesn't understand the difference between an assessment and Fair Market Value. The assessment would NOT be raised to $800,000 if the case had been won. It would have been raised to $189,280, the $800k times the ratio, 23.66, divided by 100. The ratio is the % of FMV the assessment represents, and is adjusted yearly.


Not sure how amazing it is but yes, I used the word assessment instead of value. I corrected that this morning.

Posted on: 2017/7/21 13:50
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Re: Former dominatrix fights to keep job as sheriff's officer
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Yvonne wrote:
They have that dominatrix personality.

Posted on: 2017/6/19 14:59
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Re: How Jared Kushner and others gerrymander to sell visas to foreigners — at a steep discount
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Monroe wrote:
Where the eff was PBS during the Obama administration on this subject?


If you Google "EB5 PBS Obama" at least seven Obama-era stories come up.

Posted on: 2017/6/18 11:48
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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biggoron wrote:
The Tax year starts in April right? So maybe even the next tax year will be on the current assessments.


Tax year starts in January. The reval company said it expects to send new assessments ~Thanksgiving, then there will be an appeal process. Homeowners are probably not going to see the effect until the second two quarters of 2018.

Posted on: 2017/5/16 21:38
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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caj11 wrote:
How many stores have to be part of the chain before the city considers them to be big, bad, evil and corporate?


10 or more locations within 300 miles of Jersey City.


Posted on: 2017/5/7 15:21
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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inthehookjc wrote:
How about a grocery store???? We need one another one desperately!


They carved out an exemption specifically for grocery stores, FYI.

Posted on: 2017/5/5 15:03
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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ecoindie wrote:
I just looked up the Dixon Advisory on opensecrets.org under donors...

Money to SuperPAC/Outside Group DIXON ADVISORY
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07303 05-28-2016 $100,000.00 Coalition For Progress
Money to SuperPAC/Outside Group DIXON ADVISORY
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07303 08-27-2015 $200,000.00 Coalition For Progress


Coalition For Progress is Fulop Super Pac...


Dixon gave more to that PAC than anyone but the CarePoint guy

Fulop and super PAC -- how are they connected?

Posted on: 2017/4/20 8:11
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Re: Jersey City parents anxious over school rezoning plan - Heights
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earthling wrote:


judging from your twitter activity, blame trump. some 80% of your official posts are jabs at him.


what about my unofficial posts

Posted on: 2017/4/16 19:09
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