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Re: Article: Dense zoning is the solution to housing costs
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Hmmm because all of those other things are easier to produce?


Exactly. Zoning makes it harder to produce new housing, especially bad zoning which will see the destruction of a 3+ flat replaced by a 2-unit Bayonne Box.

Something must change.

Posted on: 6/20 14:01
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Repeating the point Brewster has made repeatedly: Change the zoning so that 6+ unit buildings that are being torn down are not replaced with a 2 family and you will pretty much take care of the lack of affordable housing issue.


Are you listening, Fulop?

Posted on: 6/18 12:47
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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well, i hope the objective of this potential purchase is to make a decent rturn on tax payer money with providing affordable housing as a secondary goal.


What could go wrong...

Seriously, affordable housing is expensive. $100 million for the lot plus remaining remediation plus infrastructure for another $70 million or so plus $200,000 for each affordable unit, with the city wanting at least a couple thousand. Then throw in interest and other fees.

That's well over half a billion that will need to be subsidized by the market rate condos/rentals!

Posted on: 6/18 9:48
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Re: JC cop appears in 'The Daily Show' immigration segment
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By Caitlin Mota
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Officers from the Jersey City Police Department made an appearance on Thursday night's episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to talk about how cops police immigrant communities.

The segment focused on how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is using local enforcement officers to crack down on undocumented immigrants through its 287(g) program.

Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. first meets with Fred Harran, the public safety director of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and a supporter of 287(g) because it puts undocumented immigrants "in jail" or "ships them out of (the United States)" if ICE decides to deport. Police departments that participate have access to federal immigration databases.

"It saves me sometimes hours of police time waiting around for ICE to get back to us," he said.

Wood then heads to Jersey City, a designated sanctuary city where police are barred from honoring immigration detainer requests and federal immigration authorities cannot enter city buildings without a warrant. There, he meets Public Safety Director Jim Shea who says undocumented immigrants are more often victims of crime than criminals themselves.

"Our goal when we assure people that we will not check their immigration status is a safer city for everybody, officers need witnesses, officers need victims to cooperate," Shea said.

Hudson County, though, had worked with federal authorities and 287(g) for years before ending the controversial partnership with ICE in March. The county jail was one of four in New Jersey to participate, which was scrutinized by residents and immigration advocates alike.

Officer Alberto Vasquez then brings Wood on a drive through the Greenville and West Side neighborhoods of the city. "Vasquez wasted the day making friends and being nice to citizens, not deporting people," Wood says facetiously.

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So much misinformation about sanctuary cities. The left does a horrible job explaining its to protect victims of crimes to come forward without fear of deportation. But as left as I am, if someone is picked up and convicted of a violent crime, send them packing.

Posted on: 6/15 17:49
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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It's this kinda crap that makes me want to vote Republican.

Democratic machine political bosses suck


Wouldn't the.cushy union contracts be enough for you to change your vote. Nj.com just ran an article about longshoreman making 400k plus at port of Newark. Many of them getting paid for being on the clock 24/7


No. If you can make more than $400,000 a year, more power to you. The politicians can steal a lot more for less work.

Posted on: 6/14 18:30
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Re: Kearny Mayor says Mayor Fulop Shoved Cop
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It's this kinda crap that makes me want to vote Republican.

Democratic machine political bosses suck

Posted on: 6/14 8:26
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Re: Jersey Journal Behind Pay Wall Now
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Shame to log on to NJ.com to find that the Jersey Journal online went behind a subscription pay wall today. I enjoyed reading the local coverage. Most online newspapers have gone this way, I suppose.


No real loss. Sorry Terrance.

Posted on: 6/6 13:09
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Murphy wants to raise taxes $1.4 billion, and it's not enough for hero69??

Maybe look into ways to cut spending, we sure don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
if there was so much fat to be cut, why didn't Christie cut it? are you saying Christie was a failure?


Christie couldn't even cut his own fat. How was he expected to cut the fat from others. As has been mentioned, he did slow the rate of growth, which was out of control when first elected.

Posted on: 6/5 10:48
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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I nominate myself to buy a round of drinks for Stateaidguy and Monroe, for bringing facts and rationality to the discussion.


I second that nomination, for stateaidguy anyway.

Posted on: 6/5 10:44
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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I'm getting the hell out. I don't like payroll taxes on principle. It hits small businesses the most. Screw That!

I'm gloating because we've been warned for years and did nothing.

Posted on: 6/3 13:37
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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JCBOE is pushing for a payroll tax? Can we vote these bums out?

Posted on: 6/3 10:10
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Higher taxes are coming, even if 110% of Jersey City kids were on free lunch.

Posted on: 6/3 10:09
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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HeightsNative wrote:
And now I read the post reval rate may be closer to 1.4%. Hahaha the party and free ride is most certainly over!!


And the party is over.





http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... oser_under_sweeney_s.html

Posted on: 6/2 11:45
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Re: Will Jersey City and Hoboken ever lose Abbott District Status?
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Well, it's finally happened. It's the end. The massive state aid to Jersey City is proposed to end under Democratic Governor Sweeney. Sayonara, assholes.




Posted on: 6/2 11:30
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Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Wow

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... oser_under_sweeney_s.html

Loss of state aid, but to be replaced by a payroll or city income tax for only jersey city businesses.

This is the worst idea ever.

Posted on: 6/2 11:21
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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The subsidy better be in zoning only.

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180524 ... -development-site-for-50m

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Meridian Investment Sales recently listed the Avenir mixed-use development site in Jersey City for $50 million.

Located in the city’s Marion neighborhood, the site contains 659,000 buildable square feet, with the property slated for 486 apartments across eight stories along with 25,000 square feet of commercial space. Senior Executive Managing Director David Schechtman and Managing Directors Lipa Lieberman and Abie Kassin are representing the seller in the transaction.

The 3.35 site has been approved by the Jersey City Planning Board and is eligible for a 20-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes.


$50 million for 3.35 acres... no way Honeywell lands gets anywhere near that per acre but that must be the city's goal if they get into this business or the project has a high risk of failing.

Posted on: 5/24 12:45
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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LoL. I would love to see a judge rule for the Ward E homeowners and then get slapped on appeal.

Posted on: 5/6 5:38
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Re: New Jersey hospital bills patient $5,751 for ice pack and bandage
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New Jersey hospital bills patient $5,751 for ice pack and bandage

Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | May 03, 2018

Jessica Pell went to the emergency room at Hoboken (N.J.) University Medical Center in October 2016 after she fainted and hit her head on a table, cutting her ear. She received an ice pack and a bandage in the ER, for which the hospital billed her $5,751, according to Vox.

Ms. Pell didn't receive a diagnosis in the ER, and she left the hospital when she learned the plastic surgeon available to see her was not in her insurance network.

"I decided to decline treatment because I can't really afford any surprise bills right now," she told Vox. "The bill I'd probably incur would not be worth saving my ear, which was sad but a choice I had to make."

Ms. Pell was shocked when she received a bill for $5,751 from the hospital.

"It's for the ice pack and the bandage," Ms. Pell told Vox. "That is the only tangible thing they could bill me for."

Ms. Pell's insurance plan paid $862 toward the bill, which left her with a balance of $4,989.

Hoboken University Medical Center, part of Jersey City, N.J.-based CarePoint Health, declined to comment to Vox about the bill but said it was reaching out to Ms. Pell "to work on a settlement/resolution to her satisfaction." Ms. Pell told Vox the hospital reversed the entire balance after Vox began asking questions about the hospital's fees, according to the report.

Ms. Pell's bill is one of many submitted to Vox's ER database project.

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/ ... ice-pack-and-bandage.html



Before even clicking the link I knew it would be these crooks. I honestly go to NYC over NJ hospitals for an emergency situation after having a similar personal experience.

Posted on: 5/3 18:48
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Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
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What does this $70m shortfall say about JC being capable of running it's school system? Didn't they just recently get out from under NJ state control?


Exactly. Fire the trustees and return to state control. Screw home rule.

Posted on: 4/24 21:51
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Re: Bill would require more affordable housing in Downtown Jersey City
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Rescind the abatement, and change the R-1 zoning in the whole city to allow builders to create affordable housing all over. It would not cost much more for a developer to build 12 units on a double lot instead of 2 "Bayonne boxes" with 4 huge and expensive homes. This is how free markets work. Don't let NIMBYs control the future of this city!


This is the answer but no one has the balls to do it.

Posted on: 4/24 21:44
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Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
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Great. So how much will taxes go up on downtown rate payers?


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This contract doesn't directly increase anyone's taxes. Only the JCBOE's decision to raise the tax levy can do that, and even if the JCBOE raised the tax levy it wouldn't automatically raise your own taxes because the the constant growth of the JC tax base will have a countervailing pressure. JC's school taxes per household have actually been falling relative to inflation for a few years and even in absolute terms in some years.

If you expect this to lead to tax increases, then downtown's tax increase will be the same as everyone else's.



I was being a little facetious with my post. My real question is how will JCBOE close the $71 million shortfall and pay for the salary raise if not by raising the property tax rate, which of course would effect all JC landowners. If they can do it through "efficiencies" that suggests there may have been a lot of waste before.

I hear you on the growth of the ratable base, so I guess it is possible.

Posted on: 4/24 18:03
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Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
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Great. So how much will taxes go up on downtown rate payers?


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Posted on: 4/24 2:59
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Re: The real deal or another Xanadu ?
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Easily another Xanadu. Retail is slowly dying thanks to Amazon. The residential component will help, but who wants to live in such high density housing so far away from NYC?

I'm not opposed to this at all. Best of luck North American properties developing this boondoggle even with excessive state and local subsidizes. I'm also just shocked this thing doesn't become Xanadu II. (Or would that be III?)

Posted on: 4/23 13:19
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Re: Direct phone number if your trash pickup got missed?
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Possible it wasn't missed and your forgot to pay the "fee." Lol

Posted on: 4/19 19:37
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Re: Group wants new highway leading to Jersey City Waterfront
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Fine. If the political masters have decided this is a done deal, I hope NJ Turnpike Authority spends billions building it and has to raise tolls on the entire state. I also hope LeFrak profits by putting up tons of new buildings along the new road and it quickly eats up all the additional capacity and then some.

As I don't drive and believe in growing the ratable base, especially in that no man's land part of town, maybe this isn't such a bad idea after all.


Posted on: 4/15 14:58
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Re: Group wants new highway leading to Jersey City Waterfront
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Money will prevail over this BS. It will be impossible to build because of the costs involved.

Posted on: 4/14 16:39
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Re: Logistics of 2 Family Home in the Heights
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Tried doing a search to see what information I could get on this topic, but I mostly just found complaints/suggestions regarding the aesthetics of the "bayonne box."

I was hoping to get people's experiences (good and bad) with the 2 family homes that seem to be ubiquitous in the heights. Seems like there's very little single family home inventory and the little inventory there seem to need a buyer that have the time/patience/resources for significant improvements (for what I'm looking for).

But, given they're all over the place, I guess the 2 family is really quite the norm and many people deal with them.

Specifically, I was wondering:

(1) tandem parking - how much of a pain is it sharing a tandem spot with a second family? Most of what I've seen have a driveway and a garage, but "deeded" parking. Seems to me that having a tandem spot severely limits the convenience of having a parking spot (but I guess better than the alternative if street parking is as scarce as I've read).

(2) 2 unit HoA. I may just be a pessimist, but do people generally have no issues having a 50/50 stake in the condo association? Does anything get done if, god forbid, theres a dispute? Or, worse yet, if the 2nd family and you are antagonistic?

(3) if the second family ends up leaving or renting - is it tough to get a lender if you want to sell (owner/occupant ratio)?

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Two family is preferred since you can live in one unit and have a renter pay for the taxes and other maintenance in the other. If you have a car, simply don't include the parking space as part of the lease and you'll find a tenant that doesn't own a car or is willing to do street parking.

I don't know anything about a 2 unit HOA. Good luck with that one. But being the owner of a 2 unit home is a much different thing.

Posted on: 4/9 10:29
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Re: Hudson County sues makers of opioids, alleging negligence and fraud
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Mexico and China are producing fentanyl which is the most powerful of all the opioids. So what does the county do? It breaks its agreement with ICE and immigrants can go back into the community where some continue to peddle this drug. http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/27/chi ... in-nightmare-super-drugs/


Yup, it's definitely immigrants behind the opioid crisis.

Posted on: 4/7 22:36
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Re: Kind of makes you wonder about the taxes you pay.
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What amazes me is that in a number of these suburban towns homeowners are living pretty nice lives in individual homes and payimg taxes in the same amount in some cases as people in JC who are crammed into condos and living with some horrible quality of life situations. For what?-proximity to NYC? It's outrageous.
Doesn't make sense.


That's not entirely accurate. The new estimated rate in JC is 1.62%, which is one of the lowest in the state. The rest of the state pays between 2.5-3% (I forget the exact average number, but it's well above 2%, so don't quote me)

Even post reval, JC is getting quite a deal on the backs of the rest of the state.


Why do people continually point to tax rates as a measuring stick? Obviously an area with high property values will have a lower tax rate. An area with a high tax rate will lower property values. See how that works? You are also citing a tax rate while property values are at an all time high in Jc. The other cities you compare the rate to have also not just had a reval meaning their tax rate will be inflated since it would not be based on it's current market value. The point is taxes in JC are no great bargain.


Where in NJ are taxes a bargain? Ward E isn't the only part of the city either when we're talking about valustion. There are plenty of properties in this city under half a million.

Posted on: 3/31 18:48
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Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
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So, a quick pass at the numbers JC school costs shows we simply pay staff more than almost anyone, #98 of 103 peer districts. One must assume from years of caving in on contract negotiations. How does a union making more than almost anyone else in the whole country keep pleading poverty?

But almost as interesting is what comes as the last priority, extracurriculars, at 8|103. Surely someone has studies connections between extracurriculars and education outcomes?? Students more engaged in participation in any school activity surely engage more in the classroom.


To be fair, It's the highest cost of living in the state so teachers should be compensated more. But I'm still trying to figure out where the other money is going. $23k a student. Ok. 40 or 50 percent of that is for teachers salaries and fringe benefits. Another percentage to operate and maintain the old schools. What about the rest? Administration seemed really high, but not the highest. Extra curricular seemed really low.

Open up a voucher system and see if the private sector can do any better with 23k.

Posted on: 3/31 14:37
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