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Re: Sleep Success + Potty Training Workshop for Parents in Jersey City
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While I have already raised my children I can pass on some advice. Do not try potty training until your child can go the night without an accident. Once they are able to do that, it takes less than a week. When? They were ready at age 2.

Posted on: 6/21 1:20
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Re: HC’s 2019 budget means taxes are going up in most of the 12 towns
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Posted on: 6/14 21:06
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Re: HC’s 2019 budget means taxes are going up in most of the 12 towns
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Posted on: 6/14 21:06
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Re: HC’s 2019 budget means taxes are going up in most of the 12 towns
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The year after Hoboken had its revaluation, many of the local citizens went to the freeholders' meeting. I happen to be there for another reason. I heard those Hoboken citizens complain that the are now paying more taxes to the county than to the City of Hoboken. After they finished talking, freeholder Bill O' Dea started to cut the budget. So now that Jersey City ratable base climbed from $6 billion to $34 billion, I am guessing a higher county tax bill.

Posted on: 6/14 14:45
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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As I said before, the gay agenda will be baptizing people as gay people. Here is Lincoln but others will follow. https://allthatsinteresting.com/was-abraham-lincoln-gay

Posted on: 6/7 20:06
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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I saw a list once of people gays said historically are gay, including in that list was Abraham Lincoln. Well, in the 1800s, there were no motels and hotels so when people travel, it was common for innkeepers to place men in the same room as other men. I read many 18th and 19th century stories of travelers. Most people actually had rooms available above taverns. So anyone who traveled across this country and rented a room shared the same room and bed with another traveler. Now gays are saying all of these people are gay. Actually, many families in the 18th and 19th centuries had a family bed because they could not afford anything else. But history will be rewritten to accommodate the gay agenda.

Posted on: 6/7 15:54
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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If wonder if the curriculum will have the fact that the late Harvey Milk used "run away" teenage boys as lovers. You know, preying on the weak and vulnerable.

Posted on: 6/7 14:26
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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What is silent from this conversation is the tax liens that happens every year. This past December 6,700 properties were in tax lien. Did all lose their property? No, about 2/3 were able to come up with the money. But these people are struggling because they are paying the taxes for others. Compare our taxes liens to Secaucus which does not promote affordable housing. That town had 13 tax liens, but I will grant it is a smaller town, if it had the same population as JC, that would be 200 people in lien. So where is the affordable housing for the small homeowner? What isn't that part of the conversation? It is not because someone must pay the tab.

Posted on: 6/6 16:04
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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Several years ago, there was a Jersey Journal article on the loss of taxes not collected from abatements, then the loss was $80 million a year. So, what will be the loss with new affordable housing? The public should be told. The public is told what ingredients go into a can of soup or the fabrics of our clothes, so why hide the information on the cost of affordable housing?

Posted on: 6/5 23:02
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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Vacant land requires few services but people do require services: more police, more fire stations, roads, schools, parks and more public employees to handle services. Then there is the infrastructure for water and sewerage. Actually, in the Mount Laurel decision, there was a cost analysis of what new construction will cost that town. Then the township back in the 1980s had a cost of $35,000 for every new resident. That figure will probably be triple today. For JC, the immediate concerns is education. How do we pay for more schools and teachers with influx of families especially in Bayfront which expects 10,000 more residents. By the way, Bayfront will cost JC homeowners a bond of $170 million and that does not include the interest over the next 20 years.

Posted on: 6/5 2:17
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Re: Spotlight On: Affordable housing
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How can you have affordable housing when taxpayers paid $909 million to the county, school, and city governments in 2018? The way affordable housing is done is by passing off low income housing taxes onto the general tax paying homeowner who does not have a tax abatement. But that makes housing more expensive for that group of property owners. It is the equivalent of having a restaurant and charging one group a lower price, then inflate the price for another group to cover the group who had the reduced meal. Down the road, someone will pay the tab.

Posted on: 6/5 1:13
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Re: IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING (The Heights)
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Those are partisan numbers, there are people in JC that has 2 or more cars. There are few if any buses and light rail covers a fraction of this city. In fact, there were more buses in the 1960s and 1970s than there are today.

Posted on: 6/1 11:52
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Re: IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING (The Heights)
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Every meeting I have taped, disagree with you bike lane, they want parking. It is the reason why hundreds of people came out to speak against 107 New York Avenue.

Posted on: 5/31 15:09
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Re: "Jersey City mayor would build more housing for gentrifiers, call it ‘affordable’"
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In 2018, taxpayers forked over $909 million to the city, school and county. The only way to have affordable housing is the push the responsibility of taxes from one group on to another group. The other way is to cut spending, but that is not going to happened. The city should be honest and tell taxpayers what it would cost residents on their next tax bill what affordable housing will cost them. Nothing is free, someone will pay the expense.

Posted on: 5/23 15:51
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New Jersey Transit
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New Jersey Transit speaks before the Riverview Neighborhood on bus service in the Heights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdabphu_DY

Posted on: 5/21 13:00
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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These bikes are common in NYC and they are also silent. The operators do not follow road signs which makes them dangerous. Their silence makes them more dangerous because they appear out of nowhere.


Lol, as opposed to the non motorized bikes which are so loud.


You have no clue they are coming especially if you are crossing the street and are going opposite of traffic.

Posted on: 5/18 2:05
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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These bikes are common in NYC and they are also silent. The operators do not follow road signs which makes them dangerous. Their silence makes them more dangerous because they appear out of nowhere.

Posted on: 5/17 20:23
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Re: Gentrification coming way too fast in Jersey City neighborhood | Opinion
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Of course, nicky is so obsessed with me that no matter what he writes, I am in his head. Get a life nicky, life is short. Also, clean up your language.

Posted on: 5/15 20:03
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Re: Jersey City council repeals chain store restrictions
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I actually prefer to shop at chains stores because they have policies not found in independent businesses. I complained about a product I usually buy at Trader Joe today and the store gave me credit. The product was no up to their usual standard. Of course, I do have exceptions, such as old time businesses.

Posted on: 5/11 2:07
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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When LeFrak was negotiating with JC, it had strong rent control laws. LeFrak refused to build high rises unless JC changed the laws and it did. New construction has a 99 year free period from rent control so basically, no rent control. That change happened sometime in the 1980s. It is the reason why so many older buildings became condos. In the 1970s many older building in downtown and Journal Square were rent controlled, basically, they are now all condos.

Posted on: 5/9 14:52
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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I just read the ordinance purpose, the return will drop from 6% to 2.5% above the maximum passbook. More building will become condos.

Posted on: 5/8 20:12
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Re: Anyone planning to appeal 2018 property tax increases?
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Here is a suggestion, just go to Hudson County Tax court and sit in the audience to see how the process works. When you do file an appeal, sent a letter to the County Executive and request a commissioner. I have attended these hearing with neighbors and was shocked to see no commissioners there. First, you are paying $150 for nothing if there is no commissioner there, if you are only appearing before the city and you can do that for free without going to tax court. Secondly, you make out better before a commissioner because the city and the reval firm is not going to say they made a mistake.

On a recent trip with a neighbor, they have change the routine, the city and you will try to negotiate a deal and if that fails, they trial begins before the commissioner. Do not feel you must accept what the city offers.

Posted on: 5/8 13:21
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Police overtime, up 74%
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Posted on: 5/6 23:27
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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A Town Hall meeting on Airbnb hosted by Councilman Yun and Councilman Boggiano.
https://youtu.be/pvHzpgG9bOk

Posted on: 5/5 2:04
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Assemblyman Raj Mukherji is interviewed by Councilman Michael Yun
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This interview is on school funding, the art tax, and bus service.
https://youtu.be/KEu25m0rTfs

Posted on: 5/3 14:44
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I remember the 1985 ordinance and I went to the Hudson County Tax Board and heard a commissioner tell the city and Duda that JC cannot pass a tax increase on to tenants. The landlord receives the increase and his only solution is the tax court. I also still remember then Councilman O'Dea said, he had problems with this ordinance but he voted for it anyway. JC then had a larger rent controlled population than today. Many of those buildings owned by small homeowners became condos after the change in the rent-control ordinance. I also remember the 'public fights' between Bob Sacks of St. Johns apt and this tenant who became Councilman Buddy Brooks, ironically, Brooks died shorty after that ordinance and the city council renamed part of a street in St. Johns after him. Bob Sacks eventually started an organization for property owners and went after Mayor Bret Schundler's spending in JC. Actually, the rent control ordinance should be renamed 'I will get even Bob Sacks ordinance.'

Posted on: 4/27 19:27
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The rent control ordinance was redone in 1985. The late Councilman Buddy Brooks lived in St. Johns apts. He always had a beef with Bob Sacks, the guy who ran the place. When Brooks won his Ward C seat, he had the ordinance changed protecting tenants. Landlords cannot pass on a tax increase to tenants. When taxes go up, they, the owners, go to tax court to win an appeal and we the public float bonds to repay them. I was a tax court with a friend recently because she did not understand the process. Before she was called, I watched the tax board reduced an assessments on a rent control building by one million, the commissioner said, other Hudson County towns allow tax pass alongs but not JC so the owner is entitled to a reduction. I have no problem with rent control but if you vote and want services especially school services, then you should pay the taxes. It is the reason why small landlords decided to sell their buildings and they are now condos. By the way, new construction is exempt from JC rent control laws.

Posted on: 4/26 17:33
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I have no opinion on this, nicky. One thing is for sure, if I am missing, skip my husband, go straight to nicky. He has the serious problem.

Posted on: 4/25 23:52
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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It means more people will be riding the PATH which is ridiculous.


no, that's not at all what it means. Remember the ferries? but I guess if you want more cars on the road and fewer people taking public transportation...


I have been riding the PATH since the 1960s, I am not asking for a seat, just a little space between people. My suggestion, during, flu season, try to avoid the PATH because someone is sick and you are breathing the same air.

Posted on: 4/22 19:58
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Re: Commuter gondola plan gets off ground....
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It means more people will be riding the PATH which is ridiculous.

Posted on: 4/22 18:54
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