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Re: Give Mayor Fulop the hat trick with wins in Wards A, B, and C on Dec 5th, 2017
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Amen, independents for every ward.


I do believe Fulop is doing a great job, and I would like to see continued city building with the support of council. But there are instances where the slate has been... problematic.

For example... SciTech city. It's an excellent project. But it was unconscionable that council just pushed this through because it was a mayoral priority rather than doing further due dilligence. They should've ordered an appriasal so it's clear the value of the land that was being transfered. I don't care if the appraisal came back at 100m or $200 million. It's still an excellent project. But the lack of that step without challanging the mayor on the value of the city-owned land is something an independet council would never do.

What I don't like are independents who just like playing the role of spolier or obstructionst just to say they are opposed to the Mayor. I really like Yun from when I use to live in the Heights but I feel like he did that sometimes. Boggiano too. Sure Rich is great to call on if the garbage collectors miss a bag, but he misses big picture items. I feel like Mayor Fulop has been taking a bigger role in the much needed revitalization of Journal Square than Rich, who seems almost indifferent if the planned redevelopments happen or not.

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Re: Ribbon Cutting for Lenox New Residential Building in Jersey City
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Eight people stuffed into a 2 bedroom unit?


This exactly-- there needs to be more non-luxury housing built or this will happen! It's the only way people can survive these days. Two to bedroom with living room converted into another bedroom.

Posted on: 11/14 15:28
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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He's already back. If there's more nonsense just send him packing again.

I did get a few laughs from his posts personally.

You other paid operatives (you know who you are) could learn a thing or two from him anyway.

Posted on: 11/14 11:38
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Welcome back! (It's hard to stay away from this place.)

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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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The return of Jim Behrle:
http://jclist.com/modules/profile/userinfo.php?uid=21886

Robin.


He severed his time. I say let him back in if he cuts out the nonsense.

Posted on: 11/13 21:45
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Re: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza - Jersey City
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The more, the merrier.

Welcome to JC! I'm hoping you open up next to Two Boots an give them some more competition!

Posted on: 11/9 11:20
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Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
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I guess The Healy Clone was banking on those 2013 Healy voters. Nice city wide beat down by Mayor Fulop.

HC Clerk from the ward map:

……………………Fulop…………………………...…Matsikoudis

Ward A……….5036…..74%....................1722…..25%
Ward B……….4092…..79%....................1079…..21%
Ward C……….3906…..79%....................1056…..23%
Ward D……….3948…..77%....................1187…..23%
Ward E……….6092…..83%....................1243…..17%
Ward F……….4388…..73%....................1623…..27%

May 15, 2013 JJ:

……………………Fulop…………………….…...…Healy

Ward A……….3621…….........................3487……..
Ward B……….2873…….........................2227……..
Ward C……….2772…….........................2310……..
Ward D……….3302…….........................2229……..
Ward E……….5061…….........................1258……..
Ward F……….3064…….........................3014……..

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I'm happy to see no one was falling for that office of affordable housing and rent freeze bullshit by Matsikoudis. The only way to increase affordable housing is to build more affordable housing.

Posted on: 11/8 19:49
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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Except that the the development most likely wouldn't be affordable. Why would any developer want to rent for affordable rates unless thats the only way they could get a tax break - which has been the opposite case in JC



Why don't automakers only sell high end autos? Wouldn't they make more money if they forced everyone to by vehicles $50k+ in price?

The price of the apartment isn't what matters.. its the profit margin. If you can make $$$ renting 2 bedrooms in the $1,000 to $1,500 range, somebody is going to do it. The big developers go after the high end waterfront market. However, there are only so many people to fill those apartments.

Maintaining a profit margin means keeping units occupied. The nice thing about the lower / mid end market is that there is lots of demand. The tenants into living in an expensive tower on the waterfront generally aren't looking at renting out a unit in a 6 family apartment building in the Heights.

The problem is, people like myself and Brewster are barred by the R-1 zoning to provide apartments in that range. Because of the low density, you have to rent out the two apartments in a Bayonne Box at a really high rate to cover the taxes and mortgage.. It is really hard to make money on a two family. 4+ units is a lot easier due to the economies of scale (more units on a single lot.. cost per unit goes down).


Thank you MDM!!

I always get really frustrated when I hear people complain about the lack of affordable housing but then also protest new development or a zoning change that would encourage more units to be built.

FHA will finance as a single-family mortgage up to four units. If we were building more 3 and 4 unit buildings instead of the Bayonne Boxes, it would provide twice as many homes for families, at lower costs as you stated, and also serve as a retirement nest egg for a homeowner that can live in one of the units while getting a nice rental stream from the others.

Allowing 3 or 4 units in more parts of the city is the only way things will be kept affordable.

JFK, Summit, Central, Palisades could all probably see more intensification then they have now, but the Yvonnes of the city don't care about affordable housing than others - only self interests like the availability of parking.

Posted on: 11/8 19:44
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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We are facing a Symes/Solomon runoff. I think at this time each candidate needs to clarify some of their platforms. I have one major question for each.

1. Symes
A major component of Symes' platform is the empowerment of community groups in the development approval process. State statute (NJSA 45:55) does not grant community groups this power. (NYC does, which admittedly confuses people.)
Jersey City is well aware that this is not permitted, and in fact in the one or two areas of town which suggest this is required (e.g. morris canal) both the City and community groups have acknowledged that they're "getting away with it" until a developer sues. How, then, does Symes intend to use her position to change a state law? Much of her platform has been on this, and I feel that she's making a promise to community groups that she simply has zero control over.

2. Solomon
Solomon has had significant NIMBY undertones throughout his campaign. Notably, as it related to a project on the West Side (which obviously isn't even in Ward E), suggesting that neighbors should have a greater say in how a property is developed. (Relates to Symes, above.) This even hinted at having a choice as to who would move in next door (in this case there was talk of marketing a development to the jewish community which did face some resistance). How does he reconcile this with his claims of being welcoming to all and "progressive"? To what extent is a community entitled to impinge on the as-right development of private property? (Hint: the law already answered that.)


To correct myself above, though nobody pointed out the error, the section of law referred to in my Symes comment is NJSA 40:55 (not 45:55). Got crazy on the "5s". Just wanted to correct that in case anyone felt so inclined to look it up.


Thanks! I did look it up, and I though you we're pulling our legs at first with the 555 - it doesn't exist. lol

Posted on: 11/8 19:34
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Re: Symes / Solomon runoff
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There's law and then there's process. Community groups sometimes can provide good feedback, even without veto power.


Or they can be like Yvonne and common sense ideas get shitted for no rational reason.

I think we'll have a better city if the community feedback is received from all residents of an area, and not just the loudest mouths like Yvonne that are retired and have nothing else better to do than to show up at every meeting. Greater use of the internet to inform the public about development to solicit comments, suggestions, concerns, and ideas should be used.

I noticed GRID real estate is attempting to do something like that with https://www.808pavonia.com/ and http://www.baldwinplacejc.com/ but there really isn't a venue to express opinions and suggestions other than contacting council or the developer directly. People are desiring to be more involved, and the internet could be one way to facilitate that.

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Re: Five Jersey City council members returning to council
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I appreciate this response. Thank you.

Posted on: 11/8 14:35
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Re: Five Jersey City council members returning to council
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A part of me hopes Boggiano gets voted off. He's not bad, but I'm just sick and tired of negativity and constantly badmouthing everything without showing any initiative getting things done.

Instead of challenging the mayor on every issue. Work with the mayor on getting the job done on issues important in Journal Square.

Posted on: 11/7 23:58
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Re: Hudson County Live Election Results Are Here
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everything is at 0

Posted on: 11/7 20:25
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Re: Hudson County Live Election Results Are Here
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Thank you!

Posted on: 11/7 20:24
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Re: Couldn’t vote listed as “mail in”
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i was unable to vote this morning because I was listed as “mail in” on the registry at the poll. I left defeated. Anyone know what I can do to correct this today and subsequently vote? The fine volunteers at ps #25 were unable to give me anything more than “go to city hall” (they were very nice about it just lacked a go to person who could provide concrete answers). I have a feeling it may be a bit more complex than simply going to city hall. Any good info appreciated.


Maybe someone mailed in your ballot for you?

Posted on: 11/7 11:30
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Re: B.I.T.E. and Fulop
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I left the last mayoral forum at B.I.T.E. Fulop said he could not stay pass 8:00 PM due to a family commitment. Fulop said there is email correspondence between him and B.I.T.E. explaining this. After he left, Tinia Bland of B.I.T.E. said she check the emails and nothing was said on this subject. So, Fulop lied.


Here we go again, Yvonne. No one cares.

Posted on: 11/3 21:07
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Here's the deal...

Boggiano loves Jersey City but I struggle sometime to point at initiatives and accomplishments in his first term. I don't want someone who's mostly know for voting no at council and complaining about the mayor. I want someone that will make Journal Square better. Someone with vision. Don't just wait for things to happen. Make them happen Boggiano, and take credit for it.

Get the long promised supermarket to Journal Square, along with other amenities that will improve the neighborhood, then you'll have my vote.

I've seen definite improvement in that area. Keep building on that.


Posted on: 11/3 21:03
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Re: Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in Every Ward
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Getting back to the charging station issue, if people are so concerned about the city subsidizing something that only rich people own, couldn't these charging stations have credit card readers on them, so people actually pay to use them? The city could charge enough for both the operation of them and to recover the cost of installing them. Or does someone with more insight on this topic want to tell me that is not realistic?


I would be 100% supportive of that as long as it covers the true cost. Cost of land, construction, operations and maintenance, overnight parking benefit, etc... And of course the electricity.

I don't trust the city to run this out directly but they could enter into a franchise agreement with a for-profit company.

Posted on: 11/3 15:49
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Re: Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in Every Ward
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Tesla crashing and burning today with proposed ends of subsidies. lol

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/ ... are_price_drop_tax_break/

"The proposed House tax bill calls for an immediate repeal of the $7,500-per-vehicle credit: something that would have an immediate knock-on impact for Tesla given that it only produces electric cars.

Its share price fell more than seven per cent to about $296 apiece from Wednesday's $321. The draft law emerged as the Elon-Musk-led automaker announced its worst-ever quarter, recording a $671m loss and admitting it had not met its production target for its new Model 3 car, producing just 220 of them against its 1,500 target."

Posted on: 11/3 11:50
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Re: Fair current value for a home with low taxes.
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... but the frightening totality is still being ignored.

https://www.newjerseyalmanac.com/opinion.html


Spot on MDM. Well, with the minor exception that I haven’t ignored it…. I am ready to go the instant some Government official tells me I have to “pay up” so they can still get their pension. NJ is at the bottom of the heap when it comes to funding future pension obligations. I personally don’t see it moving from dead last, and if it does, it won't be with any help from me since I had no part in making the mess. http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research- ... -pension-funding-gap-2015.

The taxes on the house I sold will go from around $14,000 to between $36,000 - $42,000 depending on the final assessed value and rate. $3,000 a month taxes (maybe more) for the privilege of living in JC…? No thanks! And that’s before any school funding changes, and any increases in income taxes – thanks Gov. Murphy.

Then, add in the mess PATH has become. Even after the new carriages and signals, NJTPA says PATH reaches capacity by the "mid 2020's". Me? I think it’s already there, and the mid 2020's claim is a straight up lie. Come to JC, "Make it Yours." Too bad you can’t get to work, or home again without big delays, notwithstanding punitive property taxes.

Where does all that money go? Whatever, I know I’ve reached my limit. I’m definitely not shelling out $36,000 to $42,000 each and every year to fund these crooks.


There's also the news out today regarding tax reform.

Only the interest on the first $500,000 in mortgage financing will be tax deductible. The deduction on state income taxes and property taxes will be capped at $10,000. The AMT is also planned for repeal. It's going to be a hell of a lot cheaper to live in a state with low property taxes and no income taxes. I can see New Jersey and New York City taking big hits.

Posted on: 11/2 21:44
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Re: Unsecured Vacant Blighted Buildings
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If Amazon, Home Depot, or some other random website doesn't sell it cheaper than a stinky plumbing Central, you don't need it.

Posted on: 11/2 13:53
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Re: Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in Every Ward
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Nothing without the billions in government subsidies

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11 ... -3-delivery-stock-tumbles


The whole finance model is a pyramid scheme... with taxpayers assuming all the risk. That is why Musk is all in with running Puerto Rico power grid on batteries.

As long as Musk can keep finding investors (see China move), he is solvent. No legitimate energy company is going to "bid" on the restoration job without Fed guarantees. Musk knows that some piece will got to "green" energy companies.

BTW Take a close look at your 401K Mutual Funds... just noticed I had one with my money on Tesla stock as part of the portfolio. Dumped it quick.




I could not agree more. Thank you.

Posted on: 11/2 13:34
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Re: Fair current value for a home with low taxes.
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I also see some other issues that could make things even worse. The state shovels over $450 million each year to the JCBOE! If NJ is looking to fill a pension hole, well there’s money to be had for the taking. Changes to school funding support from the state to the JCBOE will have a major impact on property taxes.


I believe that's the biggest threat facing JC right now. It gets harder to justify this payment as JC becomes wealthier and its ratable base is soaring while they're other communities that are under aided and in dire conditions. Not to mention general state budget problems including the underfunded pension liability.

Murphy is probably less likely to cut the $450 million than Guadagno, but something has got to be done because it's getting ridiculous that we're so heavily subsidized by the state.




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Re: Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in Every Ward
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Nothing without the billions in government subsidies

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11 ... -3-delivery-stock-tumbles

Posted on: 11/1 21:01
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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The appraiser came in to look at my condo he spent all of 2 minutes looking at the entire place. Can they really take an accurate assessment in that time?


Condition A,B or C?
Room and bathroom count?
Done.
NEXT!

You summed it up perfectly, I thought they were supposed to asses the hvac, condition of the bathrooms and kitchens and any renovations according to the letter I received. I guess those things matter less now.


More important for single-family home than condo. But honestly no need to inspect every home in the city.

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Re: Dirty Trick by City Hall
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Yesterday, the police officers came in mass to complain about their contract. I did attend the meeting and decided to collect some video since I knew some of the speakers. The camera was placed on the council members until the 7th speaker who was not a police officer, the public only hears audio. Luckily, a person spoke on this subject way down on the speaker's list- both video and video.


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Re: Uncle Momo's - food handling
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cool story bro

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Re: Make Jersey City Great Again
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Looks like Teddy from the Bergen-Lafayette coalition to feed the homeless.

Robin.


:D :D :D

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Re: Article: Dense zoning is the solution to housing costs
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Good article.

Jersey will never be tax fair.

Tax abated properties also add more revenue to the city in the form of pilot payments. It's the county and school board that get shafted by the under assessment of land and by abatements.

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Re: 73-year-old on way to buy dinner was fatally struck in front of home
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RIP. Tons of auto deaths recently it seems.

Posted on: 10/21 3:56
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