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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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I called the state and finally the Friendly Budget was introduced. The tax abated properties does not show the current reval, hopefully that will happen next year. But it does show that $80 million is not being collected this year due to tax abatements.

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Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
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Today was the final vote on the budget, it is now $1.488 as the rate.

Posted on: 7/18 22:01
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5-minute time limit did not pass, again
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The 5-minute limit on ordinances was defeated again. Voting no was Boggiano, Yun, Rivera, and Robinson. Voting yes is Ridley, Prinz-Arez, Solomon, and Rolando. Watterman abstained because she said you cannot use 5 minutes on the budget. When I checked the time of the council meetings from January to April the average meeting was 3 hours, the shortage was 45 minutes and the longest was 4 hours. May and June were exceptionally long because the Polish community from New York and all over New Jersey came to complain about the removal of the statue. Here is the irony, the caucus meetings where the public does not speak is actually longer than most council meetings. Monday caucus meeting was scheduled to start at 10:00 am but actually went to 3:30 PM. That is a 5 and one half hours time frame.

Posted on: 7/18 19:54
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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The resolution was pulled, it was not voted on.

Posted on: 7/18 16:00
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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I find it interesting that people that like to use foul languge and/or use personal attacks have no problem drinking water that will be open to more contamination. Filth enjoys filth.

Posted on: 7/18 6:59
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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And people will be taking their dogs on the trails, sorry, we have a reservoir for open space in JC for recreation. I want clean water even before it is clean by filters.

Posted on: 7/17 22:34
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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Who said they are just hikers? I have been to parks where people made a mess and that garbage goes into the stream. I want my water clean.

Posted on: 7/17 20:46
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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I still don't want the water I drink and the water mothers give their children contaminated by human activities. Many homeless eat from the garbage bins, they live so it is probably not bad, but I doubt anyone here would do the same.

Posted on: 7/17 18:36
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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Only a person with the makeup of JSleeze approves of drinking water that has been contaminated by human contact. Somethings should be separated in life, people should not wander in rooms where surgeries are being preformed and they should be away from public drinking water.

Posted on: 7/17 17:14
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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We have Liberty State Park, Braddock Park, and Lincoln Park which have trails. This will benefit people from outside JC and the more contact with people the more exposure to human waste.

Posted on: 7/17 13:18
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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This is what Councilman Boggiano said: NY as I said has strict rules and the res. Should be secured properly. Jersey should follow NY. And keep the res. Safe and pure. As I said yesterday,what a shame we sold the and years ago around the res. Instead of keeping it from development. This city really screwed up in selling land. Meanwhile NY. Is buying up land around feeder streams and protecting their drinking water.

Posted on: 7/17 9:32
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Re: Boonton Reservoir
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The Boonton Reservoir is fenced off and should remain that way. I don't want access to terrorist or just to people who walks their dogs and decides their dog should be in the reservoir. We do have Reservoir 3 in JC for recreational purposes. Besides this would not benefit JC in any way since Boonton is not closeby.

Posted on: 7/16 19:19
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Boonton Reservoir
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Resolution 18-653 is a licensed agreement with JC and Open Space Institute for Jersey City Reservoir in Boonton. There will be trails in the reservoir, meaning the reservoir will be open to the public, the more it is open to the public the greater risks of contamination. It is the water we drink. It is on the agenda for Wednesday.

Posted on: 7/16 17:12
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I created a video on JC history when the city did not recognize its history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmI-9_YMixI&t=14s

Posted on: 7/13 20:31
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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History and creating historical district designation are different. I was the leading person in the 1970s asking to make Van Vorst Park a historical designation and I regret it. Homeowners who lived there for a long time, lost their homes. People come before homes, plain and simple. But that is separate from protecting JC's history. For the record, I pushed for historical designation, along with my husband, aided with the late Joe Duffy and the late J. Owen Grundy. We did this because Colgate was not a good neighbor, they would buy properties for the sole purpose of knocking them down. They just destroyed brownstones for no reason. It is the reason, Paulus Hook has newer housing than other parts of downtown, Colgate destroyed history.

Posted on: 7/12 11:38
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Actually, when I canvass for signature, the public already knows the issue. For those who don't I show them the ordinance which is attached. As I mentioned before, there is a difference between renaming a street that has historical significance history in JC and a statue that did not replace an American monument. In 2010, JC did not mark the 350 anniversary of the founding of this city. I think that is wrong. Here is another example, Councilman Boggiano, as an activist before he won his office, try to get a piece of land has a historic site for a park. Historic battles took place there. Instead, the city turned the property over to a private developer. So, yes, Councilman Boggiano is correct and there are other sites in JC that has historic significant. Another example, the city wants to turn over the Apple Tree House to EDC, but for years, it was promise as a cultural site. I could go on to the lost history in this city but it is lost to many people here because the city does not value its own history.

Posted on: 7/11 21:22
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Your comments Frank M are truly out of context, I have been attending council meetings since the 1970s, in the time period, I have seen the city rename streets which had significant importance to Jersey City. An example is Henderson Street which became Marin Blvd. Henderson were actually two brothers that had an award winning factory in Paulus Hook, one of them was also a mayor of JC. Newer streets should have been named for ethnic groups. Looking at Newport, you have silly names that refer to garages. I have been all over JC getting signatures. The easier group to sign these petitions were African Americans. Many are war veterans and are appalled that any war memorial would be move. In JC, many people died in both the First and Second World Wars from JC, in fact there was a plaque somewhere near Mercer called "Old Glory" due to the number of JC people who died in war. They are buried in Europe and there are memorials attributed to them in Europe. Do we want those memorials remove for a land grab? I think not. Actually, the lost of that memorial on Mercer Street is the reason I said, we should honor American history, but that does not translate into approving in a land grab where Katyn sits on.

Posted on: 7/11 17:02
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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The amendment to the budget was today, I did not see anyone from JC list there only regular people who attend council meetings. The Friendly Budget was not available even though, State Senator Stack contacted the Department of Community Affairs which stated all towns should have the Friendly Budget. Stack responds to his constituents. I asked for the ratable base and tax rate, no answer, but Councilman Yun informed me that the ratable base is now $34 billion and the tax rate for the three budget is $1.42 or $14.20.

Posted on: 7/10 19:46
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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So you cannot answer my question, bodhipooh. Your defense it making personal attacks. Figures, a typical liberal who just screams.

Posted on: 7/10 17:22
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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Brewster, when is the last time you spoke to the county on taxes? I do this every year, when the numbers change. I know what I am talking about and that bothers you.

Posted on: 7/10 15:16
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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bodhipooh, bodhipooh, bodhipooh, Collecting more money still put JC in the hole compared to towns that do not give out tax abatements. Before reval, the ratable base was 6 billion, about $2.4 to $2.8 billion is missing know as tax abatements. If they were added the ratable base would be nearly $9 billion and the tax rate would probably drop down to $55.00 per thousand instead of the $78.00 per thousand. I am rounding off. Prior to 1990, the city could not give tax abatements unless it was affordable. It is the reason Dixon Mills, the first 4 buildings in Newport and Society Hills were built without tax abatements. Newport later got added affordable housing and put adds in New York Post for NY renters. That happened when Cucci was mayor. If you want to protect the taxpayers, do development but stop the tax abatements. I will give Mayor/State Senator Stack credit, he will not do tax abatements. The only abatements in Union City exist prior to his becoming mayor. He does not believe in them for the same reason, I have stated.

Posted on: 7/10 12:40
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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My information comes from the county they list what is a ratable and what is not a ratable, excluding churches, schools or public property. Only ratables can stabilize the tax rate. It is the reason Hoboken did not have our problems because they do not give out tax abatements like we do. The higher the ratable base the lower the tax rate for everyone. Our ratable base goes up and down depending on which tax abatement has expired and whether new ones are added. But between 1/4 to 1/3 properties are not classified as ratables. Before the reval, that figure was $2.4 to $2.8 billion.

Posted on: 7/9 21:47
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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If property is tax abated, it does not help, that is a contract and the city spends that money as fast as it receives. If it is not tax abatement then it is a ratable, which stabilizes the tax base and the county, schools will get their fair share.

Posted on: 7/9 18:47
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Re: Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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I have been speaking against tax abatement since the beginning of any administration. I don't mind 5 year tax abatements because of the short length but anything longer is pure corruption. For the record, I spoke against this tax abatement, it is in the record.

Posted on: 7/8 11:43
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Re: Kushner in New Jersey unraveling
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I find it amazing how liberals tout themselves as tolerant until you have a different point of view. Then the hate and bullying comes out. It is bullying plain and simple.

Posted on: 7/7 17:49
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Re: Kushner, Unfiltered - The Real Deal
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Quote:

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Yvonne wrote:
This information on his personal life did not bother Fulop when he gave the tax abatements in 2013 along with $10 million in redevelopment bonds.


That's not the same Kushner. The KRE Group Kushners are Murray and Jonathan. Murray is Charles' brother. They are estranged.


This has been pointed out to Yvonne on multiple occasions. But, as usual, she ignores any facts that stand in the way of her narrative. Her actual answer to someone pointing out to her that these were two different people (and, who are estranged from each other) was "well, I don't believe they are estranged because they are brothers". She is legit ignoring established facts to push her false narrative. I have said it before, people like Yvonne are an embarrassment and a danger to society and democracy. Her wanton lies are truly deplorable.


The one thing you can count on from JClist and some of its bloggers, is the fact, they trash someone who posts a different point of view, believing they are defenders of truth but are are nothing but bullies.

Posted on: 7/7 7:15
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Frank M, you do not go around insulting an ethnic group in Jersey City regardless of the group. Neither do you curse the Speak of the House in Poland. Fulop is an adult, it is time he grows up.

Posted on: 7/6 13:56
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Re: Kushner, Unfiltered - The Real Deal
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This information on his personal life did not bother Fulop when he gave the tax abatements in 2013 along with $10 million in redevelopment bonds. It bothers Fulop now but the true victims will be Jersey City taxpayers when Kushner wins his lawsuit.

Posted on: 7/6 12:32
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Kushner, Unfiltered - The Real Deal
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Kushner talks about Fulop in this magazine story. He call Fulop just another a**hole politican.
https://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/kushner-unfiltered/

Posted on: 7/5 20:17
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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I collected petitions because I caught Mayor Fulop's message on the radio. Fulop blamed the Polish government for being with the Nazi Germany. That is an absolute lie, Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany in 1939, yet the mayor of JC decided to attack an ethnic group. Fulop also called the speak of the house in Poland an anti-Semite. I have disagree with many mayors on policies but none except Fulop attack an ethnic group, what a shame. On top of that, this monument was actually the effort of the late Councilman Jamie Vazquez. The Councilman listened to this Hamilton Park community who wanted this statue. So, it is also a tribute to him as well.

Posted on: 7/4 11:18
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