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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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What hyprocrites, people say no censorship but there is censorship with the ban on chain stores downtown. Why is one fine but not the other?


To point out the obvious, one (art) is protected by the first amendment. The other (stores) is not.


Funny, how liberals ignore the First Amendment on other matters like the florists and bakers who do not want to cater a same sex wedding. Religion falls under the First Amendment before speech , assembly, etc. Returning to the subject, it is still mediocre art.
The law isn't stopping you from being a Catholic. It's just stopping you from treating other people like subhumans. Your arguments are identical to the ones made against interracial marriage, desegregation, and abolition, fyi.

Your concern trolling about the Constitution would make a lot more sense if you had the vaguest understanding of how it works, and if you weren't constantly harping on about nonsense like tiger murals scaring awful drivers.


The law requires people to call Jesus a liar on marriage. Jesus said, "A man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife and the two will be one flesh." Religion does not stop when you leave your house of worship. Granted this is another topic. The Supreme Court also said Dred Scott was not a citizen. So why is the Supreme Court right now?


The Bible, in 1 Timothy 2:12, also says, "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet."

I don't see you being quiet here, so please stop cherry picking your verses.


I think the fat slob just needs a shiny new distraction. Hey Yvonne, there's a parking lot being torn up in Downtown. Maybe you should rush there to go save it! Don't let the tiger mural scare you on your way over though.

Posted on: 5/10 21:23
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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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Art by committee is worse than no art at all - it becomes boring, sanitized nonsense that forces the artist to water down their original vision. Nothing extraordinary gets created by a committee.

This is such a stupid idea and I have a hard time believing a legitimate artist would ever propose this. This means someone like Yvonne, who is offended by everything, will get veto power over someone else's artistic vision. The only murals she'll allow are ones that glorify either the church or parking lots.

Posted on: 5/6 10:12
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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My old neighborhood in Hoboken went under water. Have the check if the heaviest rain came during high tide.


Sewage started backing up into my unit on Bright St., thankfully it receded soon after it started.

MDM, can you see what the current water table levels were at? I've been through torrential rainstorms before and this has never happened. I wonder if the ground already had limited ability to absorb more water because it's been raining so much the last few weeks.

Posted on: 5/5 14:58
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Re: Tell Trader Joe's to come to Jersey City!
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Probably because there's a lack of adequate retail space that can accommodate such a large store, at least in Downtown JC. You can thank our wonderful neighborhood associations for doing everything they could to limit retail over the years.


True that. But TJ's is actually pretty small as far as these things go.


True, but that puts it in the range of 10-15k square feet as opposed to 25-30 like most supermarkets. There still aren't that many spaces that fit the bill.

I think the new building going up at Grand and Jersey across from Brownstone Diner is slated to have enough retail and is in a prime enough spot to handle a Trader Joe's. I remember rumors that they were trying to attract some high end grocer there. Of course there are the new high rises too, but I think putting something closer to the waterfront makes it difficult to reach for most people in the Grove St. area that don't have a car.

Posted on: 5/2 21:40
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Re: Tell Trader Joe's to come to Jersey City!
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I've said this before but I just don't understand why JC cannot get a decent grocery store. Whole Foods/TJ's, etc, etc, etc are a dime a dozen in other parts of the country.

Why with all the new development here is this so hard!?


Probably because there's a lack of adequate retail space that can accommodate such a large store, at least in Downtown JC. You can thank our wonderful neighborhood associations for doing everything they could to limit retail over the years.

Posted on: 5/2 19:30
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Tax abatements has nothing whatsoever to do with this. The problem is that JC hasn't done a reval since 1988, which results in massive imbalances.


You left out that Yvonne, with her hysterical drum beating about property taxes and horror stories of 88, is directly responsible for this delay by making the politicians terrified of doing it. And she cashed out of DT for 100 times her taxes.


How ironic, this bigoted woman that can barely string together a sentence never paid her fair share and who did enormous damage to the VVP area while she was president of the NA, was content to let everyone else cover her. Painful increases for Downtown now because her lies and propaganda wouldn't allow for it to be done in the past, low taxes and a seven figure payout for her. Meanwhile the rest of us get to pay more and she collects her windfall while telling us how great never used parking lots are.

Posted on: 4/27 17:54
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Re: Man Fatally Struck by Light Rail in JC
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You're so terrible at critical thinking but also so vocal that it's actually kind of fascinating. Are you actually Donald Trump?


Critical thinking? You have narrow streets with lite rail cars on them. There are reported accidents every year. This is not Philadelphia that has wide streets and transit trains and cars share the same space comfortably. It is also compounded by the facts development is happening without parking so more cars cruise the streets looking for available parking. Where is the traffice study done by the city? There hasn't been one since the 1980s. Development is also under a redevelopment plans which eliminates the need for a traffic study. Cities with greater population size has less accidents with cars, people and lite rail.


Then maybe we should bring street cars back to Columbus and Montgomery streets then? Oh wait, something that might improve quality of life and people might find useful can't happen in Yvonne's vision of Jersey City, no siree. The only use of tax dollars should be used to subsidize churches and parking lots while we have a city full of abandoned strip malls and medical offices. Obviously, Jersey City was at its best in 1985.

Posted on: 4/23 12:07
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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I checked and it is Rebecca Symes herself, general counsel for Dixon Properties, who is also president of the Harsimus Cove Neighborhood Association.

http://harsimuscove.org/board-of-directors

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How on earth did someone like that become president of a neighborhood (NIMBY) association? This is someone these groups usually want to publicly tar and feather.

Posted on: 4/17 19:06
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Re: Candice Osborne running, Not running, running, Not running,
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I really don't understand the hate for her on this forum. If you want to see a truly awful (former) city council member, look at Diane Coleman (and she didn't have a second job, so she had the time to do better). I've interacted with both and nothing but positive interaction with Candice.

At the end of the day, it's a part-time gig that does not pay anywhere close enough to make ends meet and people are going to have to go look elsewhere for income.

A lot of the criticism sounds like it's coming from neighborhood association types that can't get their every NIMBY wish magically fulfilled, like putting a stop to all development everywhere and magic unlimited street parking. Not to mention a few (VNA in particular) are actually fairly corrupt organizations with a good amount of self-dealing by their boards with their own agendas and are probably seeking to put out an early narrative in hopes of electing someone with views closer to theirs.

Posted on: 4/15 18:08
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Re: Candice Osborne running, Not running, running, Not running,
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It also doesn't help when she proposes legislation that's intended to benefit people in her ward and certain people feel the need to astroturf and call it racist.

Posted on: 4/11 17:38
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Re: Candice Osborne running, Not running, running, Not running,
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It's a simple Question. There are many qualified people wanting to jump into the race but are all in limbo not knowing what our missing in action councilwoman is doing

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Missing in action? She does have a full-time job on top of being on the council. And she's been extremely responsive and helpful toward any concerns I've brought up to her.

Posted on: 4/11 15:24
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Re: Woman filmed as he undress in JC Penny at Newport
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The fat slob will be disappointed when it's revealed this was a man, in actual men's clothing. Isn't there a parking lot she should be trying to save?

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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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I just heard that the Catholic branch of the Boys Scout will only admit boys based on their birth certificates, thank God for common sense.


Well, the fat slob either needs to rant on nonsense like this or she can focus on her stupid parking lot crusade. She can't change national trends, we're the ones that have to live with parking lots.

Posted on: 2/8 16:33
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Re: Glue Vandalism On Locks
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Sounds like a drunk guy from the Latin Lounge. I heard the place is closing down soon thankfully....that bar has been a nightmare in this city for decades!


So a random drunk dude just happens to be carrying around superglue in case he feels like screwing with some homeowners in his drunken haze? Oh, he must also not be white and has to be connected to one of the few non-white bars in the neighborhood.

Very nice veiled racism. You must be on the VNA board.


LOL @ this ridiculous outrage. Yes, lets pretend that a place everyone knows is the source of problems isn't because saying that it is is RACIST!

Also, what is the VNA board?


Yes, let's just assume the perpetrator is some hooligan from a bar we happen to not like, with absolutely no evidence to back this up. Yes, assuming this is a person of color is already suspect. Of course if this person is hispanic, they must have been getting wasted at that hispanic themed bar I don't like!

And usually bar complaints are related to noise. I've never heard someone stumbling out of a bar and supergluing people's locks shut. That remark from 'tinydancer' is just your usual NIMBY garbage and trying to blame an establishment you don't like on every ill in neighborhood.

Posted on: 2/7 20:17
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Re: Glue Vandalism On Locks
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Sounds like a drunk guy from the Latin Lounge. I heard the place is closing down soon thankfully....that bar has been a nightmare in this city for decades!


So a random drunk dude just happens to be carrying around superglue in case he feels like screwing with some homeowners in his drunken haze? Oh, he must also not be white and has to be connected to one of the few non-white bars in the neighborhood.

Very nice veiled racism. You must be on the VNA board.

Posted on: 2/7 13:23
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Re: Mega development proposed for land near Liberty State Park
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I fully expect lots of neighborhood residents to come out against this project, some (most?) solely based on the lack of 1:1 parking. And, there will likely be opposition from the VVP people who oppose anything that in their view could bring more traffic to JC, as they seem to think those streets around the park are for their exclusive use and enjoyment.


This doesn't fall under any of their territories - are they even in a position to rally the city to block this?

It blows my mind that those people would rather we have a polluted minefield than something useful that will lower all our tax burdens, but hey, I'm not a NIMBY.

Posted on: 1/31 13:34
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Re: Roberto Clemente Field Just Sold?
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Getting back to the initial purpose of this thread, please take the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association's survey regarding the proposed redevelopment plan for Roberto Clemente Park, which includes 30 and 40 story buildings that would likely displace the main fire station on Marin and cast long shadows on the historic district and park, without promising sorely needed greenspace and public amenities:

http://hpnajc.org/News/4548492

And while some commenters here are in favor of reopening 7th Street to Marin Blvd, I'm strongly opposed, as this would drive significant Tunnel traffic from other areas through a quiet part of downtown without any benefit to our local community.


Does anybody really trust the HPNA to truthfully report the results of this survey? Neighborhood associations have lied in the past and used underhanded tactics in the past to achieve the desired outcome of their board members. For example, the VNA's recent attempt to change zoning behind its members backs and without real community input.

I'd like to see some independent person or someone not on the HPNA board to be able to verify the survey results and attest to their accuracy. I can almost guarantee they'll fudge the results to push for the absolute smallest thing that they can (and probably push to keep 7th St closed)

Posted on: 1/30 15:14
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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99 Ranch Market had a job fair in November. Any ETA on opening?


I walked by the location and popped in an open door to ask the foreman for the construction inside. He said they're definitely targeting the spring and it absolutely will not go into the summer. I'm hearing from other places they're targeting March.

Posted on: 1/26 11:03
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Re: Likelihood of Fulop Getting Reelected
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There have been a lot of high profile departures during his tenure and nothing has really changed in regards to the police or building departments, two major issues blocking Jersey City's progress as a (ahem) "world class city". JC Make It Yours and bankrolling Chicpea are just embarrassing. The parking authority dissolution has been a mild disaster. RCC is a propaganda tool. Who even knows how the JCMUA/JCIA is going. I'll take Chico as a barometer on that.

On the other hand, we have Healy's lawyer and a guy who I mostly know from this timeless article:

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

who seems like an ok guy with the kind of funny, mostly harmless flaws we all have, and that's about all I can say about him. Is this the best we can get? (I ask that with all of the irony in the world during a Trump administration)


I've heard Raj Mukherji being floated, though I'm not sure he's going to actually run. He seems like the only name I've heard thus far with a head on his shoulders. All of the other names I've heard (Boggiano, Healy's shill lawyer, Yun) will probably just have me hold my nose and vote Fulop.

Posted on: 1/23 23:19
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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That property we're discussing shows how ridiculous a disparity there is between comps and cap rates. Ignoramuses like Yvonne have complained about this before, that houses are valued more than commercial, and now it's going to be on steroids.


I suspect there will be many investment properties that are technically residential (4 units or less) that might become cash flow negative after the reval. I wonder if we will have a flood of buildings for sale hitting the market say about six months after the reval take effect?


I do think a positive, unintended consequence will be that it will finally get the owners of a lot of vacant lots that dot Downtown to stop waiting around for a super lucrative offer and finally sell. I also think a lot of the slumlords will find their properties too expensive to carry and may force out some of the remaining riff raff.

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Re: Likelihood of Fulop Getting Reelected
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Any statisticians or Vegas odd makers here ?

My guess is, he'll be re-elected.

Does anyone bother to run polls in JC?


This is my instinct too. Incumbency is a powerful thing and despite some fumbles, people I've spoken to still see him as far superior to the mayor he replaced and all the ones that came before him. The population Downtown has increased by a lot and the additional turnout of having it in November will help him out too.

How does it work, does someone need to get at least 50% to outright win and not trigger a runoff? I feel he'll at least get plurality and then outright win if there's a runoff.

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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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How did you arrive at the total tax levy of $448.7 million?

See page 2 http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/uploa ... tion/CY2016_USF_Intro.pdf

Another tidbit from that doc, the properties that Yvonne is always howling about getting a free ride paid $129m in 2015 PILOTS, vs $212m they would have paid in tax. But compared to the legacy properties paying 50% or less of their market based tax, these developments at 60% are actually paying a higher rate than Yvonne did for her fabulous brownstone on VVP!


In addition to her lies about the reval, multi-millionaire Yvonne doesn't feel she should have to pay for parking and spends all her waking hours forcing parking lots on Downtown where they are not wanted or needed.

Posted on: 1/11 23:44
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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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I think the fat slob should stick to her parking lot crusade. I bet if a GLBT group pitched in to build a parking lot, she'd become their best friends. Life must be so tough for the multi-millionaire "oppressed", white Catholic.

Posted on: 1/10 11:19
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Re: Amazon US Post office delivery issues
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Has anybody had issues with just regular letters not getting delivered? I've had several important pieces of mail (wedding invitations, bills, etc.) either get lost and not show up entirely or be returned "Return to Sender", even though my address was correct and clearly printed out.

Posted on: 12/20 23:06
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Re: Battle against the "Bayonne Box" in The Heights
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You should take a look at Slack for something like this - more real-time communication and it's an app everybody can download on their phone/desktop and have running in the background. It'd be perfect for organizing something like this. Much lower barrier for entry vs. having to register a yahoo email and there wouldn't be a super slow turnaround between everybody. Plus, their forum software sucks.

https://slack.com/

Posted on: 2016/11/28 10:52
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Re: Jersey City school board election November 8, 2016
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Here's an easy way to settle this - who is Yvonne voting for? Vote the opposite. Easy.

Posted on: 2016/10/29 19:17
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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just because you're an idiot who can neither do basic math nor apparently read a ballot does not mean that applies to the rest of us


Shame on your mother for not raising you with manners.


Shame on your for wasting taxpayer money with your ridiculous lawsuit to make this (election date issue) show up on the ballot, yet again. For all the griping you're doing about this increase, how much money did you force the city to waste on your stupid lawsuit?

Shame on you for knowingly using incorrect math and lying or just being an idiot by unknowingly using incorrect math to mislead people on the real cost of this to further your agenda.

Tell us, when these both pass with overwhelming margins are you going to respect the will of the people this time or are you going to go the way of your preferred candidate Donald Trump and waste more city money by contesting these in court?

Posted on: 2016/10/25 22:59
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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I really think her ulterior motive with the election date bs, in addition to whatever reasoning she uses it against Fulop, the depressed May turnout would better favor her preferred candidates.

More than likely, less younger and working professionals, mostly living in Downtown, will vote in a separate election. That favors the NIMBY/Yvonne/Neighborhood Association candidates.

Posted on: 2016/10/19 11:33
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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How do a condo owner pass along this tax? The math is correct. Twenty cents per thousand is $2,000 more in taxes if the revaluation is $1 million. Take one million and times it by .20, the answer is $2,000. The question is asked in hundreds, but we use thousands since it has been a long time since homes were assessed by hundreds.


It's called raising the rent on your tenant the next time their lease comes up for renewal to cover the cost if you so choose, if you own your unit and rent it out. Why is this a difficult concept for you?

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:28
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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Both are looking like they'll pass. Deplorable Yvonne's opposition is thankfully a kiss of death for her own cause (I'll vote yes for both). Please tell us who you'll support for next mayor so we can vote opposite and that person can win in a landslide.


I guess you are not a property owner. What we have in JC are those people who live in tax abated homes and are not affected by rising taxes and those who are affected by rising taxes. If you are a person living downtown in a row house, you will be paying $2,000 more in taxes after the reval. I heard some homes sold for more than $2 milion, they will pay $4,000 more in taxes.


Funny how some people are willing to pay a little extra for nice things (parks), huh Yvonne? You should try it some time.


It also proves how out of touch she is with the real economy. Of course if an owner's taxes rise, they'll pass the cost onto their renters if it's large enough. Renters don't get a free ride as she seems to think.

She also seems to have pulled her tax increase numbers out of thin air, which isn't surprising. It figures that a woman who can barely spell or construct a logical thought could also do math.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:07
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