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Re: Kites, parachutes, Coast Guard demos: Liberty State Park is place to be
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We were biking through the park when the ambulance and emergency vehicles were wailing through-how very sad. RIP and thanks for your service.

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Prieto losing House Speaker role?
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It looks like a palace revolt, as central and south NJ Democrats in the statehouse want to replace Prieto after the elections this fall. Beyond the logical assumption that Hudson County will lose some juice in Trenton, the likelier impact will be a reduction in adjustment aid for JC schools. A major driver of this coup is Prieto's refusal to allow education dollar reform and fairness for cities that are severely under aided.

And in true Hudson County fashion Prieto chops a loyal supporter who crossed the line.

http://observer.com/2017/05/coughlin- ... -for-nj-assembly-speaker/

http://observer.com/2017/05/prieto-sa ... witter&utm_medium=social+

Posted on: 5/26 12:45
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Re: What do the Kushners own in Jersey City?
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Because we know Slate would offer a fair and balanced piece on anything within a mile of our POTUS . . .

Posted on: 5/26 12:35
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Re: How the jobless rate in poor Jersey City areas helped the Kushners
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C'mon, the Kushners just availed themselves of the program that began in the 1990's. It's been around for almost 30 years, and now is 'controversial'?? Marriott hotels built a 500 million dollar hotel in DC using the same 'poor jobless rate' qualification.

Interestingly, it was the Tea Party that opposed the granting of 'poor jobless rate' approvals! Chuck the Weeper Schumer is a huuuuuge fan of the EB5 program.

Posted on: 5/25 12:28
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Re: What do the Kushners own in Jersey City?
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135jc wrote:
A better question is why Fulop's playing politics and costing Jersey City a competitive bid on developing it's Hackensack waterfront.


An even better question is why Fulop hid the fact that Kushner wanted to make that project for 8,100 ultra Orthodox Jewish families from Brooklyn until after Kushner pulled out?

http://hamodia.com/2017/05/10/kushner ... -development-jersey-city/

Posted on: 5/25 9:38
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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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Now if President Trump had put that program in place-that'd be a story! But it's been an ongoing program for years, with great benefits for construction jobs that may not have existed if funding for buildings wasn't there. Another mouseburger story, and calling it 'controversial' while it's been in existence since 1990-and Obama didn't seem to mind it.

Posted on: 5/24 21:51
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Re: What do the Kushners own in Jersey City?
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Jared has a tiny fractional share in a trailer park in Union, in the shadow of Route 78 East.

Posted on: 5/23 23:13
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Re: Support and Survival of the Arts in Jersey City
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How much of an increase in municipal taxes are the pro-arts funding people willing to accept to achieve this goal?

Posted on: 5/20 17:01
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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http://njeducationaid.blogspot.com/20 ... esource-districts-in.html

This puts funding in a better perspective, and after the reval we'll see what the numbers are for JC.

But yes, I'd love to see better performance from JC students, since they spend OPM (other peoples money) to the tune of 20% over the state average per student, and graduate at more than 15% worse than the state average.

Posted on: 5/20 7:01
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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They do, silly. That's why Millburn's taxes are the highest in the state. Of course, Millburn spends about 20% less per student than JC, doesn't have free PreK, and is usually rated one of the best general admission public high schools in the country. On top of the Abbott funding it also pays a lot of the freight supporting Essex County. So if it offends you that it does that and pays less than 2% you're nuts.


What offend me is the whining that your taxes are too high when your rate is low to average. And you want to whine about the actual dollars, rather than the rate, because million dollar houses pay more. Boo hoo hoo. People with million dollar incomes pay more too, and don't get back more in services. That's just the way the system works, but I'm sure you hate paying your income tax too.


Let's hear you cry when the Adjustment Aid goes away . . . and JC has to pay it's fair share rather than the 17% of its school costs it currently does. Taxation without representation-sound familiar? That's what taxpayers across NJ are saying, as the Abbott's spend money like drunken sailors with terrible results. First the reval (for those complaining about the county taxes going up, wait till the reval is done), the Legislature is determined to repair Adjustment Aid-the changes are ahead.

Posted on: 5/19 17:45
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Millburn pays the highest real estate taxes in NJ, with the exception of a town in South Jersey with 6 houses. Highest percentage? No. Highest dollar? Yup.


People with million dollar homes being asked to support education in less wealthy communities by paying the same tax percentage as everyone else? OUTRAGEOUS!!



They do, silly. That's why Millburn's taxes are the highest in the state. Of course, Millburn spends about 20% less per student than JC, doesn't have free PreK, and is usually rated one of the best general admission public high schools in the country. On top of the Abbott funding it also pays a lot of the freight supporting Essex County. So if it offends you that it does that and pays less than 2% you're nuts.

Posted on: 5/19 17:29
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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153 billion in sales, I'm sure their lawyers made one phone call to Fulop and said 'er, no, we're opening where we want to'.

Posted on: 5/19 16:46
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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I know in Millburn the taxes are high (even with some nice ratables, like the billion dollar Mall at Short Hills, pays almost 90% of its school costs through taxes.


As I say to Yvonne every time, define what you mean by "high". High relative to other North Jersey towns? It's not, it's average to low, go to the page of all the town rates in the state and compare. Too high for your taste or sense of fairness? Whatever.


Millburn pays the highest real estate taxes in NJ, with the exception of a town in South Jersey with 6 houses. Highest percentage? No. Highest dollar? Yup.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/201 ... operty_taxes_from_lo.html

Getting back almost nothing for schools (to support Abbott's like JC/Hoboken/Newark) causes a lot of this, as more than half the Millburn budget is for its schools. I think now it's over 22K for the average home.

Posted on: 5/19 15:51
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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City/township real estate taxes aren't wealth taxes, they are used to pay for the service and needs of your towns. If one town is lower it may be that they don't provide much, or that the level of waste and corruption is low.

Posted on: 5/19 15:41
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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As a DTJC homeowner, I don't have an issue with paying my fair of taxes, but for me, there is a clear line between fair and ridiculous. When I bought 10 years ago, I had accepted that my taxes would be eventually raised to $24K-$25K, but now that I'm hearing that it would be more like mid-$30K then that's when it gets into absurdness. I've done some comp in other parts of NJ (e.g., Chatham, Milburn, Tenafly, etc.) and their taxes on a property similar in value don't even come close. Mind you, these municipalities have the best school systems in the state.


Had many of those suburban towns you mention been getting even a whiff of fair school funding their taxes would be better. I know in Millburn the taxes are high (even with some nice ratables, like the billion dollar Mall at Short Hills, pays almost 90% of its school costs through taxes.

Posted on: 5/19 14:03
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Everyone says people should pay their 'fair share', until they're the ones who need to pay their fair share.

Posted on: 5/19 6:46
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Re: Fulop ties to Kushner?
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So Fulop will reap some props from the anti-Trump people, balanced out by Kushner now is free to build without union labor, low income housing requirements, and other concessions he'd have to make. It might save him money overall.

Posted on: 5/18 9:03
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Re: Support and Survival of the Arts in Jersey City
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http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _airbnb_other_short-.html

The measure would expand Jersey City's 6 percent hotel tax, which currently generates approximately $7 million annually.


My understanding is that JC keeps half the 6% with the other 3% going to the county-so are we talking $3.5 million or 200K?

Posted on: 5/17 23:02
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Re: Support and Survival of the Arts in Jersey City
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You think Fulop is going to hand over 100% of the hotel tax to an independent person to spend as an arts advocate? What exactly are you guys smoking to think that would ever happen?

Posted on: 5/17 22:15
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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lol-SOS, you do know that the GWB was never shut down, don't you? You may want to think the whole thing through a little better.

Posted on: 5/16 16:47
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Re: JC Family Booted Off JetBlue Flight Over Carry-On Cake
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Quote:

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Children get 'triggered'. I get amused.


Then explain your meltdown over some chalk? I will start prefacing my posts with a trigger warning so you don't have to venture outside your safe space.


fake news, lol

Posted on: 5/16 16:21
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Re: JC Family Booted Off JetBlue Flight Over Carry-On Cake
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Children get 'triggered'. I get amused.

Posted on: 5/15 19:36
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Re: !!8th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour is June 4!!
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I'm in!

Posted on: 5/14 17:21
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Re: JC Family Booted Off JetBlue Flight Over Carry-On Cake
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Racist, anti-Semite Sharpton won't be getting any more White House visits anytime soon-and is not letting someone bring a cake on a plane racist anyway? Did a white family get to keep their cake onboard?

Posted on: 5/14 12:38
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Re: Greenville Greeters VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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I didn't ride in last years delugefest, but the previous year I was impressed by the Greenville support-by far the best of all the wards we biked through!

Posted on: 5/13 10:47
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Re: Citing chain store ban, Jersey City aims to block new CVS
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Ditto.

Posted on: 5/12 18:27
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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The House has a Rooskie investigation, the Senate does, and the FBI will continue its own investigation. Firing Comey doesn't change any of that-keep in mind, though-with all the leaks out of Justice we haven't heard a single piece of evidence to support the 'collusion' meme so loved by the Democrats. Isn't that amazing, not a single thing. Even the FISA wiretap was based on the former British spook who was getting paid to come up with opposition intel-and gave us the 'hooker peeing on the bed' story, lol.

Posted on: 5/10 16:20
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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I may have to bike downtown today to see the billowing clouds of chalk dust, after our President took Chuckie Schumer's October suggestion and got rid of Comey. Wait, Chuckie was for it before he was against it??


Posted on: 5/10 10:27
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4th murder in 11 days
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Posted on: 5/9 18:10
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Re: chalk messages around downtown.
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Being amused by seeing snowflakes think they're promoting change and resistance by chalking a message is crying and whining?


I'm not promoting chalk messages. But if they bother you enough to create a new thread about it, you need to put your big boy pants on.


Except a) I didn't start the thread, and b) I'm not bothered, I'm amused. It's like watching a 2 year old throw himself on the floor in the supermarket and cry that he can't get some new cereal he saw on tv.


Can't everyone see how hard he doesn't care by his comments on this thread?!


My first post on this thread was #53-after you'd posted many times . . . as I said, I'm not offended, I'm amused. Every chalk scratching is another snowflake acting out for all of us to see. It's hilarious!

Posted on: 5/9 16:44
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