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Re: JC v Hudson County (debt)
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Or one can let someone else do the heavy lifting, and refer to their bond rating...moody's, s&p...jc's rating is good.

Posted on: 11/15 6:23
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Re: JCBOE - who are you voting for and why?
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JPHurst, I'm not sure how you recollect facts about taxes and the fictional/mysterious reserve fund. JCPS has consistently had a 2% local school tax increase, every year, for years. One year, in recent memory, it was more than a 2% increase unbeknownst to then school business administrator that to do so requires a public referendum.

Posted on: 11/2 14:11
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Re: Light rail stop- 9th and Congress
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Brewster's post is spot on correct.

Posted on: 9/12 6:31
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Re: 2018 Property Tax payments: 3rd & 4th Quarter information
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The tax bills were mailed out last Friday.

Posted on: 9/12 6:29
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Re: I've seen pre-construction sales but this is ridiculous! 323 7th St
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No perfect predictor comments are very true. It's greed that gets folks into trouble. Many old timer Wall Streeters live by this pithy maxim, "Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered".

Posted on: 8/20 15:08
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Re: Tax payment
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3rd quarter taxes are normally due by August 10th. However, the county tax board was late certifying the tax rate for all Hudson County municipalities.

Since they are late, then by state law, you have 25 days to pay your 3rd quarter taxes from the date the Jersey City Tax Collector mails out the tax bills.

::: Payment deadline counts as when the tax collector actually receives payment, & NOT the date it was mailed or postmarked ::::

The city website does not indicate when they mailed out the bills. However, it does show the county tax (board) administrator approving the rate on July 25, 2018. I would gather the mailing has already occurred as you can find 8/2018 tax bill amounts at: http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com

As for escrow and physical bills - the mortgage company get the actual property tax bill. The tax collector sends the bill to them directly. The mortgaged homeowner gets an "advice copy" of the tax bill.

Posted on: 8/17 14:43
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Re: I've seen pre-construction sales but this is ridiculous! 323 7th St
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True, but the thread is about 323 7th St which is downtown.

One should not be purchasing property for a short time horizon without having a stomach for risk. That is real estate investments are generally long investments as it takes time to recoup closing/transaction costs, among other reasons. I'm sure your not-downtown 2004 purchase's market value is well above what you paid.


Posted on: 8/15 14:06
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Re: I've seen pre-construction sales but this is ridiculous! 323 7th St
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I think predicting a "crash" is a bit strong. Even at the last RE bubble, folks in downtown took a big hit, but not nearly as bad as others regionally or nationally, ie not much in the way of foreclosures, and the local market rebounded quite well. As much as folks may lament here, those who are purchasing RE are taking a big risk, but are also being rewarded quite well.

Posted on: 8/15 9:55
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Re: Lottery open for affordable units in Jersey City apartment building
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The way to make housing affordable for all is not to build more 3 or 4 family units, and instead more highrises in a 14 sqr mile area with limited land constrained/surrounded by water. Basic economic/market forces of increasing supply (significantly) , coupled with the right incentives to build highrises, will address the problem.

Posted on: 7/25 11:56
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Re: Public Transportation - Bayonne Pool -> downtown jersey city
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Yes, that is about right. I'd approximate about a mile walk. Bith stops are fine. I'd get off of 22nd st; 8th is fine, too. The southern end of Bayonne is quieter/less congested and quite safe - so it will make for a nice leisurely walk.

Posted on: 7/3 17:57
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Re: Public Transportation - Bayonne Pool -> downtown jersey city
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I've used the light rail in the past walking with kids. They enjoy the light rail. Other than driving, that is the only public transit i've used for such.

Posted on: 7/1 11:48
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Re: JC Council Proposes to Limit Public Speaking at Public Hearings
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FWIW: the Jersey City Board of Education limits public speakers to 5 minutes.

Posted on: 6/25 16:21
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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Like your comment about the County Clerk (http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org), you are clearly confused. I doubt that the city clerk stated such as the UFB is codified in law and thre will be one produced for 2018 for all municipalities. see here:
http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/programs/mc_budgets.html

Posted on: 6/14 10:05
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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Or better yet you could just spend a minute to look it up online and see that Junior is CURRENTLY the County Clerk.

Posted on: 6/14 9:57
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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The Hudson County Clerk is Junior M, Fulop's Ward E councilman predecessor.

The reporting is by DAVID WILDSTEIN, really?!?

(but not the bridgegate one, i had to check)

Posted on: 6/14 7:03
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/resources/fiscal_rpts.shtml

It is referred to as a "User Friendly Budget". Jersey City's is likely unavailable as of now because it has not adopted its 2018 budget. When it does and submits its document to the state, you can find it at the above link, look for it in the pull down list- not only for Jersey City, but all other municipalities, including Union City for 2018 and prior years. When I last checked a few weeks ago, many or all of the 2018 UFBs were not yet posted at the state website.

Posted on: 6/11 20:12
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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You provided a link citing numbers and rankings by which you state jcps janitors are the highest paid in the country.

I am telling you those figures include other expenses in addition to their salaries. The stats you cite are misleading. I already alluded to as to why that is so.

To that end you are wrong with your repeated assertion, but hey don't let the facts get in the way of your tirade or being open to learning something new.

Posted on: 6/6 15:01
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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brewster wrote:
Bullshit. That's not what the link nor the cut and paste I posted from the state site says. Call the the state document wrong if you like, but don't say I'm misleading anyone or failing to understand.


I worked with the State Board of Education and the Jersey City Public School district and specifically on this matter.

You can go to the source, the NJ School Report Card Database and look up _the source_ of this information, as in the link you provided, for starters - but you are just too lazy or full of yourself to do so - much like your unwillingness to comprehend the information provided. Likewise, you can do the same - look at the school (capital) budget as I indicated earlier.

Or better yet, bring it to the board of education's attention at the next monthly board meeting. I will guarantee you that someone from the board, whether it be a board member, the school BA, the facilities director (O'Reilly) will address what you incorrectly pontificate.

One can lead a horse to water, but cannot force them to drink. If you care to ignore the facts, so be it. But when you spread misinformation - and someone knowledgeable enough on the subject matter calls you out on it - own up to it.

Posted on: 6/6 10:41
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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You ask a question. Answers are provided and you summarily ignore them.

You should attend a BoE meeting and ask such questions publicly at the the boe meeting.

Before you do, I will respond one more time for YOUR benefit. You state incorrectly that our janitors are the highest paid in the state and country.

One can access salary data crom the school district's open doc website and see that is defintely not the case. The link you provided is for total maintenace costs, which include other expenses than salry and benefits. Your comments are ignorant and misleading.

The school district pays most of its "capital expenditures" out of its operating budget. With that, that inflates maintenance costs as reported by the state boe website. The JCPS schools are costly to maintain because of their age. That's it in a nutshell. It's really nothing scandolous. Sorry.

As for the low median household income for JC, that only reinforces the argument for Abbott district funding.


Posted on: 6/5 19:02
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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brewster wrote:
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That "100|101" means we spend more than 99 of 101 large NJ districts on operations salaries, which of course means we spend more than almost anyone in the country.


Ok, and... you do realize that NJ has the 2nd highest or so median household income in the country, too, with Northern NJ towing the South in that statistic.

Posted on: 6/5 14:37
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Kids that attend McNair probably have opportunities to go to private schools outside of the district, and McNair's prestige keeps them in the public school system.


Sure "probably", ehemm - no fallacy there - of course not.

How about kids at Liberty or Infinity High Schools in Jersey City? Why weren't they listed? (hint: they perform pretty well for an urban high school)

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Posted on: 6/5 14:32
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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brewster wrote:
To me the fact that we spend at the top for maintenance salaries...


Because the school district's buildings are much older than nearly all other school districts. Start counting how many of its schools are over a century in age - you may run out of fingers doing so. Also, look at the school district's capital budget - that will raise an eyebrow.

Posted on: 6/5 13:54
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Monroe wrote:
Because it's a magnet school. Its graduation rate is 100%, and that 100% rate is what keeps the overall JC graduation rate at 75%, almost 20% under the state average.
Individually
Dickinson 78%
Ferris 75%
Lincoln 69%
Snyder 51%


It's a magnet school for students that reside in Jersey City, only. If the student is not attending McNair, then they are attending one of the other high schools you listed. Innumeracy personified.

Posted on: 6/5 13:50
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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"Jersey City high schools are among the worst in the state..." and then you cherry-pick using Ferris High School. How convenient. Why not include McNair?

Posted on: 6/5 12:20
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Gov Christie decreased the municipal appropriations budget cap to 2.5%. and a 2% tax levy cap. There are similar limits for county government and the amount of outstanding debt.

There's some limited exceptions/wiggle-room to the spending/tax cap for COLA and cap banking up to 3 years.

Before Christie, IIRC, it was McGreevy @ 4%, then 7% prior, etc. with the caps were first enacted in 1977.


Posted on: 6/5 12:15
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Monroe wrote:
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I'll research it later, but between when I was in high school and my kids were in high school I'd say there was 2-3X the number of non-teaching admin staff (in the same HS). This weighs much more financially than the salary of, say, a superintendent.


That's not necessary. However, understanding what was originally written is.

The point is, a higher superintendent's salary favors higher salaries for those "non-teaching admin staff" within the same school district. Capiche?

Posted on: 6/5 12:03
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Correct all around, except, Brown vs. Board of Education was decided in 1954. (Sorry. That date was drilled into on me for the high school state regent's exam).

Posted on: 6/5 11:58
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Regarding school district administrative costs, that may be explained in large part due to the salary cap for school district superintendents enacted by Governor Christie.

The school superintendent is the highest paid employee in the school distict. All other administrators, from the school business administrator, assistant superintendent, principals, etc. cascade off/scale down off the compensation of its school superintendent.

Since larger school districts have a higher salary cap for its school superintendent, the same becomes true for its contractually negotitated (noncollectively) administrative staff.

The admin costs you list adhere to that principal. That principal also applies to the private sector, in particular for publicly traded companies. CEO salaries were once upon a time reasonably close to the average worker at the firm. It did not rapidly escalate until they were required to publicly disclose in their SEC filings.

The same is true with school superintendents or if you are a sports fan, athletes, which closley watch what the going rate is for compensation in their field. It is a race to the top. That brought in the salary cap by Christie. School super's salaries (contracts) are publicly disclosed in the board of ed meetimg notes.


Posted on: 6/4 20:16
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Re: Pulaski Skyway to close for 2 years after Super Bowl:
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This evening I drove on the north side of the bridge, which was closed due to work, while the south side remained open to traffic for months on end. The south side was closed today, presumably for final touch up work.

The point > I think the bridge will be completely open in both directions real soon.

Posted on: 6/4 19:43
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Red Bank School District
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As an example, Red Bank may be content with its current configuration and yes have a strong home-rule attitude. However, they persistently raise the issue about how they are underfunded with state aid.

To JPHurst's point, it's not "arrant" (arrogant?) nonsense. The state can provide a big financial incentive to consolidate. Do it or no aid for your town.

The state provides financial incentives for municipalities to cut costs by doing shared (joint) service agreements use the state's Regional Efficiency Aid Program.

Red Bank is already well aware of the benefits of consolidation and cost sharing as it contains a REGIONAL high school.

Sure the school funding formula is front n center now, as you correctly pointed out. At some point there will be a tipping point with the NJ home rule mentality due to high taxes in NJ. As bad as it is for municipalities, it is much worse for local public education.

Posted on: 6/4 15:28
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