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Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
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The kids were not just "walking and cheering". They were made to wear posters and shout out loud. Lot of people saw that on Washingotn and Grand intersection and outside Cornelia Bradford.

Just because the kids were with their parents doesnt give anyone a pass. There are parents who beat their kids as well - just because they are the parents, does it make it right? As far as using the logic of "learning from real life experience", well c'mon, you are telling that to justify pulling 4-5 years old? How many of you decided to sit in front of the kids, and told them about both the sides and then asked them "hey, so what do you think Which side is strong?"

And the teacher's union or whoever leads these protests should have said NO to including kids in these protests. Being teachers, they should have known better.


I'd say it is quite a jump to go from kids walking around their school to parents beating their kids. No need to sensationalize a situation here.

For the record, it is teachers themselves who are organizing these protests. Therefore, it is their decision to do whatever they feel like doing. Sorry if you don't agree, but I am not quite sure what gives you the authority to make statements like "being teachers, they should have known better." Known better what? What does being a teacher have to do with it? You clearly do not agree with the protests, and that is completely within your rights as a citizen to have those opinions. In the same way, teachers have the same rights and can do as they please, "knowing better" having absolutely nothing at all to do with anything.


I clearly said that "..irrespective of the merits of the case". No where I mentioned if I support the protests or not. You definitely need to go back to a school and learn reading again.

Wrong is wrong. Getting 3 years old kids to shout and hanging a protest banner from their neck, just to gather sympathy, is WRONG.

Posted on: 2/20 22:05
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Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
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The kids were not just "walking and cheering". They were made to wear posters and shout out loud. Lot of people saw that on Washingotn and Grand intersection and outside Cornelia Bradford.

Just because the kids were with their parents doesnt give anyone a pass. There are parents who beat their kids as well - just because they are the parents, does it make it right? As far as using the logic of "learning from real life experience", well c'mon, you are telling that to justify pulling 4-5 years old? How many of you decided to sit in front of the kids, and told them about both the sides and then asked them "hey, so what do you think Which side is strong?"

And the teacher's union or whoever leads these protests should have said NO to including kids in these protests. Being teachers, they should have known better.

Posted on: 2/16 19:30
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Re: the teacher demonstrations
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it was sickening to see small kids being used in the demonstration in front of Cornelia Bradford... irrespective of merits of the case

Posted on: 2/15 23:25
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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are you nuts?

Posted on: 2/15 23:23
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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As for the AMT part of my post, the point that was lost in you is that this is not about AMT in 2018, but AMT for this year! If you try to take an additional deduction for 2017 by prepaying the 2018 property taxes, you will not see ANY benefit at all if you are going to get hit by AMT in 2017. If you can afford to prepay 10+ K in property taxes this year, you are likely making enough money to have to pay AMT. In that case, prepaying is entirely a waste. Particularly if you prepay the taxes by taking out money from money market or savings accounts.


...golden words! Pay attention to this dear fellas!

Posted on: 12/26 22:59
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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http://taxplancalculator.com/

Nice tax tool.. gives comparison of what you might be paying now vs. in future

Posted on: 12/26 12:26
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Nice to see all these Jersey City folk looking into how they can exploit a tax loophole for their own personal gain.


Nice to see some financial illiterates up here who can never be wise with their money... When City Mayor is saying this can be done ad they have increased the cap to 2X, it ain't a loophole

Posted on: 12/21 23:04
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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thanks. I wasnt aware of it and the best I could see where the assessment records but not how to pay.

My taxes typically go through my mortgage company. Would I need to instruct NOT to pay because I'll pre-pay or since they will not see any amount outstanding, if if it is billed, they woudln't pay it? Trying to see how to best do it + avoid having to do rounds of City Hall. Currently, it is throwing out an error -

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Posted on: 12/21 21:04
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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can we prepay online? and how ?

Posted on: 12/21 20:47
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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This thread is about reval not tax abatement. Thanks for pushing your agenda!

Posted on: 2017/7/19 7:08
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Re: Appliance repairman?
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it sounds quite dubious when your first post on this forum is a recommendation..

Posted on: 2017/7/18 12:36
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Re: Can I withdraw after seller accepts my offer
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To be more clear - The buyer mentions how much he/she plans to finance and signs on it, before it is accepted by the seller so you can't just arbitarily later increase that number.

However, in case you DO NOT get financing from the bank for the amount that you mentioned in the offer letter, signed and accepted, usually there is a contingency language around it for you to refuse the transaction. Check the offer letter.

Posted on: 2017/7/18 11:17
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Re: Can I withdraw after seller accepts my offer
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The first thing an attorney does in the 3 day period is make the offer null and void, which doesn't mean that the offer is cancelled but that now there is no timeline for buyers and sellers to align on any outstanding issues. It can be done within 2 days or 20 days . You get the idea.

Once that process is over, you are stuck unless you find something in inspection and do not align with the seller on who should pay.

Posted on: 2017/7/18 2:29
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Re: Water Leak Sensors for Under Sinks/Water Heaters
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I use samsung smartthings , and they work great to provide a notification about the leak. It can be used with IFTTT app to send an email, sms or phonecall in case something happens.

However, in the heater, we have a sensor with actuator to really cut off the water supply. Obviously more expensive and not remotely monitored.

Posted on: 2017/6/13 13:56
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Depends on rates, if you assume your buyer is borrowing and has a fixed monthly nut in mind. $12k more in tax means $1k less in borrowing power. At 4.5% on a 30 yr, $1000 gets you $200k. So assuming the buyer has the extra downpayment, they're budget is $200k less than it was pre-reval.

Yvonne, prove what you're saying, otherwise it's more lies. Tax liens are sold at auction and the residual after taxes and loans are paid is returned to the owner.


Quite correct. So assuming $24K taxes at 1.9% taxes, the property would be at $1.26M. $200K reduction (because of increase in tax from 12 --> 24K) would be around 16% reduction in the property price or the new price would be $1.06M with new taxes around $20K @1.9%.

Quite circular. By the way, because of reduction of taxes from $24K to $20K gives you $4K to renovate the place!

So yeah, 15% decline assumption is around correct + $4K in your hand.

Posted on: 2017/5/23 22:01
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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wtf is wrong with people who feel reval is a suffering? Who here can't understand the difference between % and $$? Please enroll in a 5th-grade class.

1. As an individual, an avg DTJC resident who has been sitting on his/her property since last reval was getting away with paying lower than the fair share of taxes in light of their increasing property value even after paying the same rate (%).

2. As a neighborhood, DTJC was paying a higher share (in $$$) of state because there are a lot more residents with higher value now and also driven by recent transactions at current market value + not to forget new construction that has come up in the last 30 years on both rental and condo side (Yes, even after the abatement, $ amount becomes substantial for e.g. 1% of $1000 > 2% of $400)

What is common in the above two statements? Those who are in DTJC and have been sitting on their property since last reval are the ones who are REALLY GETTING AWAY WITH IT so far.

So they should STFU, pay up and everyone then starts from the same line. Simple.

If the taxes are too high, probably your home is too expensive for you to live in. Then, just sell it, monetize the gain and buy a place where you can pay the taxes.



Posted on: 2017/5/23 10:29
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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How would PILOT? My bldg. has tax abatement and even the recently sold apts (and hence the reflected current market price) are paying around 1%-1.2% in taxes instead ~2%. Would this reval impact such properties as well?

Posted on: 2017/5/17 21:59
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Re: Anyone know of a peditrician who is anti-vaccine or vaccine neutral in JC?
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/0 ... get-vulnerable-community/


Measles outbreak rages after anti-vaccine groups target vulnerable community



Minnesota is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the 1990s following a targeted and intense effort by anti-vaccine groups there to spread the false belief that vaccinations cause autism.

As of Thursday, health officials reported 41 confirmed cases, nearly all unvaccinated children from a Somali immigrant community in Hennepin County. The community has for years been a target of anti-vaccine groups, aided by Andrew Wakefield, a fraudulent former physician.

In the early 2000s, the large Somali immigrant population had high vaccination rates. But in 2008, fear that their children were suffering from higher rates of autism swept through the community. Though research later concluded that autism rates were not unusually high in the community, anti-vaccination activists pounced on the panic. The activists held community meetings and invited Wakefield to visit with scared families. Vaccination rates dropped from 92 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2014.

Wakefield, a former British doctor who now lives in Texas, is considered the founder of the modern anti-vaccination movement. In 2010, around the time he was visiting the Somali community, he was stripped of his British medical license for falsifying a 1998 study. The study fraudulently alleged that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine caused autism. Wakefield was paid to produce the study to aid a money-making legal scheme, which ultimately failed. The study was retracted, and Wakefield was also found guilty of dozens of other counts of professional misconduct, including abusing autistic children.

Despite the shocking misconduct and retraction, the harmful belief that life-saving vaccines cause autism lives on.

In a presentation Sunday night to the Somali community, anti-vaccine activist Mark Blaxill played up the threat of autism while glossing over the real risk of measles, The Washington Post reports. “When you hear people from the state public health department saying there is no risk, that [vaccines] are safe, this is the sort of thing that should cause you to be skeptical” Blaxill said.

Health experts in the community have looked on with shock and horror. During some meetings, they were barred from attending.

“It’s remarkable to come in and talk to a population that’s vulnerable and marginalized and who doesn’t necessarily have the capacity for advocacy for themselves, and to take advantage of that,” Siman Nuurali, a Somali American clinician who coordinates the care of medically complex patients at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, told the Post. “It’s abhorrent.”

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that generally causes fever, cough, a runny nose, and a rash. About a third of cases develop complications, including diarrhea, blindness, inflammation of the brain, and pneumonia. In rare instances, it can be fatal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children get a dose of MMR vaccine between 12 and 15 months, then again between ages 4 and 6. The vaccine is very safe and effective, with two doses being 97 percent effective at preventing infection.

Posted on: 2017/5/6 14:55
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Electrical Heater inspection mandatory?
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I installed an electrical heater from 1800 heaters and got a letter from them yesterday that it needs to be inspected and asked me to get it done, and then contact them in case of any issues.

I know vent cleaning etc are required but is the inspection for electrical heater also required periodically?

Posted on: 2017/5/2 10:46
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Re: Landlord Charge for AC Unit Installation
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Also, legally the AC unit becomes the property of the landlord as "chattel" (attachment to a property) unless they are trade fixture (doesnt seem in your case) or you have specific permission from the landlord that you still can take it when you leave the unit. This doesnt need to be written in any lease.

I would strongly suggest that you take landlord's permission. If this goes to court, you may not only use this AC unit, there will be ground for eviction AND you may loose security deposit if there is any damage to the new windows (setting aside the liability issue, which in itself is a big thing).

If it goes to consumer court, don't rely on the lease as "capture all". This should be of more concern to you as Landlord has now specifically asked you to refrain from doing the installation on your own.


Posted on: 2017/5/2 10:41
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Re: 2017 Jersey City Development Maps
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thnx

Posted on: 2017/4/17 15:08
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Re: Before/After kitchen by Basic Builders!!!
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at least try harder...

Posted on: 2017/4/13 23:07
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Re: $512K payout for top Jersey City cop renews call for reform
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It's unbelievable that anyone ever thought it would be a good idea to allow people to cash out days from 30 years ago at current salary rates. It's a giant retroactive raise.


why? $100 today ain't worth $100 30 years back?

Posted on: 2017/4/13 17:20
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Re: Gulls Cove 2
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A few years back the developer tried to convert phase 2 to rentals. But he needed the residents to vote for such a change. We weren't having it.

There was a lot of concern that Phase 2 would remain unbuilt for a prolonged period of time and we would be in a situation where the developer controlled the board for that period. However, phase 2 is being built. Completion date has been put off a couple of times, but the work is being done, and the units are being purchased.

Point being, in the not so distant future, we will have a majority resident board that we should have had years ago. We will have to carefully look at the books and the structure as the building as a matter of due diligence. But overall, it seems like a good building in a good location. I can't represent that there is not some structural defect or financial shenanigans that will make living here untenable, but so far so good.

You can PM or call me if you like.


Did the builder change the construction plan or building materials after realizing that it is not going to be a rental? The reason I am asking this is because quality of a rental is far inferior to than that of a condo building (thin walls, applicances, etc )

Posted on: 2017/4/7 20:09
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Re: Gulls Cove Light rail side
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Funny, no one answered OP's question. There's another post few lines down about the noise level on 18 Park coming from the same light rail station. Gulls Cove is a condo so may be better soundproofing, eh?

Just to pile up, use White Noise app on ios/android.

Posted on: 2017/4/6 15:49
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Re: 18 Park?
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One BD apt floor plan is awesome. For 2 BRs I would go somewhere else (check out Liberty @ Windsor, etc). The ones in 18 Park are quite small.

Posted on: 2017/3/31 15:06
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


If you are talking about your line (18), the one on 11th floor (1118) went for $655K (or ~$840 psf) last month, and it included parking. Your listing price looks like a good place to start with, and see the best that you can get from there. Your floor should anyways be above $640K (based on Nov'16 sale, 780 sq ft, 917, no parking)

Posted on: 2017/3/29 23:52
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Re: Door recommendation for open Den area
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MDM wrote:
My wife picked those sliding barn doors for the master bedroom (currently being worked on). They look pretty slick, but some are kind of pricey.


Please let us know how they turn out inside a condo with a pic! I'll probably spend some time looking for a nice barn door.

Posted on: 2017/3/29 23:18
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Holy cow! I read the comments below on $869 psf aint crazy. And I am not even mad. If this goes through that means ~ 20% appreciation in not even one year! May the force be with you.

On pictures, I found that increasing the brightness and exposure usually make them look like much more professional and better-looking pictures. Happy clicking!

Posted on: 2017/3/29 23:15
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Re: 260+ in JC to Lose Jobs when Amazon's Quidsi's Closes in June
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what about my diapers.com gift cards?

Posted on: 2017/3/29 23:10
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