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Re: 5 Best Beaches near Jersey City
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I prefer Riis Park and Manhattan Beach. The shore is a bore. Have fun !


Why stop there, unless you’re poor, lol. I prefer Cabo, Barbados and Ibiza. Have fun!

Posted on: 5/24 12:31
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Re: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Permitting Operation of Low Speed E-Bikes and Motorized Scooters
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Melodramatic much?

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elsquid wrote:
All these solutions have problems.

The cars they help replace have FAR worse problems, like, you know, relentless violent death and dismemberment, lung cancer and asthma deaths from air pollution, deaths from heart disease and other diseases of sedentary lifestyles, accelerated climate change, massive public (taxpayer) subsidy for precious driving and parking space on public land ...

And they’re not even here yet. BUT BY ALL MEANS, LET’S BITTERLY COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM! That seems sound.

Your city is on fire. Stop obsessing about whether fire extinguishers could be marginally safer, and use them, immediately, to PUT OUT THE DAMN FIRE.

Posted on: 5/19 11:34
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Re: Gentrification coming way too fast in Jersey City neighborhood | Opinion
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Yvonne wrote:
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.


Seriously. This guy Nick has real stalker issues.

Posted on: 5/15 20:27
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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How much of a net effect do we feel this will have on housing prices downtown? I know that sounds obvious, but reval shocks are settling in now, and more supply is coming online. Will this be the counterbalance? too late for buyers to get in on the dip?

Posted on: 5/3 14:43
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Re: Possible relief on the way?
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brewster, you're arguing with a lawyer, and a shill of the city at that. The rest of us agree with you.

Posted on: 5/2 20:31
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Re: Jersey City Councilperson Reports Rent-Control Crisis Downtown
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Somebody is planting the seeds for a futuere mayoral run...LOLz. So silly.

Posted on: 4/30 20:17
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Re: Overheard at Word
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Ah yes, the moral relativist argument. Otherwise knows as the race to the bottom. The kind of response that comes from true dopes.

The difference is that you’re defending one and supporting the other. Rather than being consistent and supporting both or chiding both. Ya dope.

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Metropolitan Diary of last Friday afternoon....

While browsing early afternoon in Word, I heard this exchange between a customer (he did make a purchase) and the manager (? perhaps, older guy):

Customer: It would be good if you had more titles -- not just liberal and left -- more of a range.

Manager: This is what we have. Gotta a problem ; tough! (he went from zero to 60 pretty quick)

Customer: I'm just saying. There are a lot of people in this town. The selection is pretty slim.

Manager: Well you can shop elsewhere you creep!

That's verbatim....and it continued a little bit. The customer just paid for his hard cover (I think the place is often too $) and left.

We should all think about the echo chambers we occupy -- well, I do -- and this bothered me alot. Being the only bookstore in town gives Word a certain confidence I guess but I'll think more about just using NYC I think.


Well, it is the right of the bookstore, or any store for that matter, to stock the product it desires. If the customer was not satisfied, shop somewhere else?

At least the manager didn't refuse to service the customer, say like a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Or a county court clerk who refused to issue a marriage licence to a gay couple. Nor did the manager refuse to sell a customer a product in stock, like some pharmacists who refuse to sell Plan B or other contraceptives even though it's already on the shelf.

Please tell me how Word is so bad.

Posted on: 2/26 23:01
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Re: For six years, Jersey City schools chief was at center of conflict
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Monroe wrote:
Add in ESL, lunch, IEP’s, and I’m sure the average illegal kids costs well over $25,000/per student per year. Let’s say two kids-are their parents paying $50,000 a year in taxes?

Hell no.


No one, citizen or not, who actually sends their kids to public schools pays taxes that come close to the education cost of their kids. We as a society decided education was a thing we needed to do with taxes from everyone, even those with no children.


Yes, something we as a society agreed to provide for our own CITIZENS. Big difference.

Posted on: 2/20 10:38
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Re: Tax Lien
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hero69 wrote:
if the homeowner can no longer afford his/her home which is a sad situation, then the homeowner/s should sell and rent. or aybe buy someplace more affordable.


Bingo!! How does this concept elude so many people? I'm born and raised in JC, but I don't have a special right to live here just because I was here before many others.

Posted on: 12/1 15:33
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Re: Abbondanza
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richieveal wrote:
Not crazy about the atmosphere, only have been there twice. The first time I wasn't that impressed, the second time was much better but my go to place was always Presto's. Now since they are gone I do like the new place but am open to trying Abbondanza again.


I would never admit that publicly again. Prestos?? Talk about jarred sauce and microwaved garbage. Wow.

Posted on: 2018/10/19 1:49
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Re: Abbondanza
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Agree on the food but they need to dim the 100 watt lights a little bit. I get it, the clients are mostly old folks who can't see. But man, it really detracts from the ambiance.

Posted on: 2018/10/18 15:27
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Re: These are your top 10 downtowns in N.J. Vote for the best.
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::eyeroll::

Posted on: 2018/10/18 11:45
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Re: Menendez ahead by a wee bit!
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Sigh...another confirmed dope

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dmark526 wrote:
I will hold my nose and vote for Menendez for one reason. If there is an impeachment trial in the senate, the Dems would have to control the senate to have any chance of getting to the 67 votes required for removal from office. If anyone other then that whacko were in the WH, I would be voting for Hugin.


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Wow. So you guys would rather vote for a confirmed pedophile and corrupt asswipe in menendez, than a reasonably good GOP moderate candidate simply because he's a Republican. And spare me, I'm not a republican. And I rarely vote for them. But this is beyond the pale.

My bad. You all are the same dopes who gave Booker a seat at the table too. My bad. I forgot who I was dealing with.

So going forward, you tits have no right to complain about anything that goes awry in this state.

Posted on: 2018/10/4 21:19
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Re: Menendez ahead by a wee bit!
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SOS wrote:
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Wow. So you guys would rather vote for a confirmed pedophile and corrupt asswipe in menendez, than a reasonably good GOP moderate candidate simply because he's a Republican. And spare me, I'm not a republican. And I rarely vote for them. But this is beyond the pale.

My bad. You all are the same dopes who gave Booker a seat at the table too. My bad. I forgot who I was dealing with.

So going forward, you tits have no right to complain about anything that goes awry in this state.


I'm not a huge fan of Menendez, but those accusations have been thoroughly discredited by legitimate news organizations. Not worth arguing with people that don't care about the truth.


LOL ok to be fair let's wipe the pedophile stuff off the list. That's still leaves a loooooooong list of corruption remaining that, were that the GOP candidate, would be dead on arrival. Again, no one on the left can complain about the state of NJ with such idiotic decisions.

Posted on: 2018/10/4 18:06
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Re: Menendez ahead by a wee bit!
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And since you're all so eager to vote for "he who bangs underage prostitutes", you all have no credibility to ever mention anything regarding me too, or pussy grabbing etc.

Posted on: 2018/10/4 12:04
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Re: Menendez ahead by a wee bit!
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Wow. So you guys would rather vote for a confirmed pedophile and corrupt asswipe in menendez, than a reasonably good GOP moderate candidate simply because he's a Republican. And spare me, I'm not a republican. And I rarely vote for them. But this is beyond the pale.

My bad. You all are the same dopes who gave Booker a seat at the table too. My bad. I forgot who I was dealing with.

So going forward, you tits have no right to complain about anything that goes awry in this state.

Posted on: 2018/10/4 12:02
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Re: Constant High Pitch Whine/Drone DTJC
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The way your title describes it, I might have to assume it's Steve Fulop complaining about not getting credit for something he's tangentially connected to?

Posted on: 2018/7/25 18:03
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Bodhi you're right and I apologize. I misread the quotes and attributed your comment to someone else and mistakenly called you a shill. You're far from it. The points I made still stand, but again, apologies on the vitriol.

Posted on: 2018/7/23 2:57
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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bodhipooh wrote:
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brewster wrote:

If you want to prove your case show the 2 numbers that you never do:

Current total PILOT revenue
Total revenue from Abated property if it were ratable.

The DIFFERENCE between these is the number that would would affect the rate, and you avoid this like the plague, because it doesn't fit your narrative.


“Last year Jersey City's PILOT program took in $127,800,476 from tax-abated properties. If all these properties were taxed conventionally, the total would be $211,967,791.”

Looks to be about $84,167,315 less to me. The numbers are from Terrence T. McDonald.
https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... _force_jersey_city_t.html

Here’s what “Stateaidguy” said about it some time ago:
http://njeducationaid.blogspot.com/20 ... atements-hurt-jersey.html

Obviously, some projects would have been built with a delay, some perhaps not at all, without tax expenditure support from the City. Yes, it’s taxpayer money being spent to encourage development. However, exactly how much needed to be spent to encourage exactly how much development can never be conclusively, definitively established. We don’t, and can never, know what would have happened in the absence of this expenditure. You’ll all be arguing about it till kingdom come….

The developer shills and Fulop lackeys who frequent this Board would have it that minimal or no re-development would have occurred, so there would be minimal PILOT revenue. Instead JC would still be a bunch of derelict buildings and vacant lots, located 5 minutes train ride from one the world’s greatest, economically vibrant cities. Seems highly implausible to me….

That said, in my view, it’s well past time to turn off the expenditure of taxpayer funds to these private developers in JC. Let these private companies make their development decisions on the basis of the underlying economics and marekt forces, rather than on the basis of how much tax expenditure subsidy they can extract out of JC (and NJ) taxpayers.


Perfect example of presenting facts without understanding them. The figures quoted from the stateaidguy page are correct, but they dont represent what you think they do. What he is saying is that the abated properties are paying a total of 127.8 million in PILOTs, and JC gets to keep 121.4 MM (95% of the the PILOTs) but with regular taxation the city would only get 104 MM (49% of the theoretical 212 MM the properties would pay in regular taxes).

So, the difference is a deficit of 17 MM for the city. That is why the city is more than happy to keep giving out abatements: they collect MORE money, at the expense of the county and the state.

It should also be pointed out that be 212 MM figure quoted by stateaidguy is now completely irrelevant and incorrect now that the tax rate has been calculated to be 1.488. At the time of that article, the property tax rate was about 2.1% once equalization was factored in. In other words, those abated properties would only generate 71% of the assumed/calculated tax. Or, in other words, those abated properties would pay $150 MM. Or, to put it another way, abated properties are paying ~85% of regular taxes, and the city is keeping almost all of it.

So, if you go with the 150 MM figure, the city would get 73.5 MM (49% of 150 MM) and compare that to the 121 MM generated through PILOTs (see above explanation) and you are staring at a 48 MM deficit for the city.



Yes and the part YOU and Fulop's shills keep distracting from is that under the PILOT scenario, ZERO of it goes to the schools. This was the greatest scam going as long as the state agreed to keep picking up the bulk of the school budget.

But again, at an avg property tax rate of 2.4%, the state woke up, and is pulling back educational funding to JC, which it should have done long ago.

This long term abuse of abatements, coupled with the delayed reval, is a huge financial powder keg waiting to blow. Steve got lucky the state allowed him to impose a business tax. That's a bandaid to a hatchet wound.

Posted on: 2018/7/22 18:29
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Unless the state plans to take over prosecuting everyone in JC there's not much they can do about it. Prosecutors have a lot of discretion over how they charge people.
this one reason why i'm frustrated with murphy. how the heck can he talk about legalizing recreational use of marijuana, yet put up obtsacles when fulop wants to decriminalize it


Because there is a process and it takes time. Cities can't just do what JC did

Posted on: 2018/7/21 10:11
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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JCGuys wrote:
Yvonne, do you acknowledge the existence of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) payments?

If so, do you acknowledge that most tax abated properties still send PILOT payments to the city?


Yes but they send ZERO TO THE SCHOOLS. That's the whole point to the argument against PILOTS to the extent JC uses them.

It allows steve to keep funding his PR happy pet projects and assumes state aid doesn't change. Clearly that's not the case going forward.

Posted on: 2018/7/21 10:08
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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New Jersey A.G. to Jersey City: no, you can't decriminalize pot
Updated 2:26 PM; Posted 1:39 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com

The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City spent one day riding high on its new policy decriminalizing marijuana before state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told the city's new chief prosecutor on Friday that the policy is void because it violates state criminal laws.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... nt_decriminalize_pot.html


Hahahahahaha, your boy got smacked!

Posted on: 2018/7/20 19:59
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Final rate is 1.488.


Oh man; once the rest of the state gets a whiff of that rate...


THIS. That's an incredibly low rate, which will only embolden state legislators and other municipalities to lobby for reduced financial support for JC. It's just not possible to claim poverty and inability to support the local schools when you are levying what is likely the lowest property tax rate in the entire state.


And, last I checked, the avg rate in NJ is 2.4%. This party is surely over.

Posted on: 2018/7/20 13:25
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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K-Lo2 wrote:
Final rate is 1.488.


Oh man; once the rest of the state gets a whiff of that rate...

Posted on: 2018/7/20 12:57
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Re: 'What is this, Russia?' Jersey City property owners fight developer
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Yvonne wrote:
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.


You have NO IDEA what you are talking about, but that has already been established! Ratable or abatement, it is still money to the city. Whatever money the city gets from an abatement, it represents actual "income" which means the city needs to raise less money via regular taxation.

And, of course, there is that little pesky fact you choose to ignore: the abatement payments actually add more money to the city coffers than if the property in question was paying regular taxes. Why don't we talk about that??


Bodhi, you know I am a fan, and it pains me to say this, but Yvonne's point is very valid. Yes, abatements add to the city's coffers, but at the expense of the schools. It works as long as the state never realizes they're overfunding the district and the state aid continues unchanged, or increases.

Right before our very eyes, we're seeing the house of cards situation unfold. The state now recognizes it sends way too much money to Jersey (those paying property taxes post reval will have one of the lowest property tax rates in the state), and are pulling the funding. If you had less abatements, the city would be better prepared to absorb the tax increase that will result from the state pulling the aid. Instead, they're going to levy a corporate tax. And when that option runs out, guess who pays? The rateable portion of the city. Fulop will stop at nothing to keep from raising municipal taxes to fund the schools, because he has a streak to protect, but that day WILL come. And it's going to be ugly.

Abataments definitely have their place. I'm not anti abatement. But, abatements in JC help any sitting mayor fund pet projects that win votes. When abused, you create a massive fiscal issue, just like the 30 year delayed tax reval.

Posted on: 2018/7/10 13:01
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Re: 4th of July in JC @ Exchange Place - Featuring Snoop Dog
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July 3rd: "This rapper guy is gonna get people shot! Oh, the humanity!"

July 5th: "He started late! Oh, the humanity!"

Gotta love JCL sometimes.


Why would anybody think a rap concert would start on time @ 8:30? I am sure the producers knew that... an hour late is being very accomodating to a rap audience on a hot night.

I saw Lavarro twitter live.. it wasn't a video of the longest soundcheck ever but it was pretty apparent he was late. Jersey City should be thankful he even showed up.


Because it's that difficult to comunicate with the crowd, and give updates?

Posted on: 2018/7/5 19:10
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Re: What Will Be Closed in HC if the State Shuts Down
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Funny how nobody is mentioning how this "deal" is going to screw the Jersey City school system. Thanks Murphy.


Correction: This deal is going to finally force JC to pay for it's own schools. Post after post from Steve (and his sycophants) bragging about JC's successes and growths, it's almost like he was daring the state to do this. Well, they did. And, now we will. Party's over.

Posted on: 2018/7/3 0:39
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Re: These 28 N.J. towns are booming with families earning $200K or more
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It doesn't help JC when these dopes and the mayor are bragging about it, all the while nailing their own financial coffin.

Posted on: 2018/7/1 16:42
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Re: These 28 N.J. towns are booming with families earning $200K or more
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jerseymom wrote:
N.J. Budget: 5 Things you Need to Know

5. School funding will be revamped.

Murphy said he will sign a bill to overhaul the state's school funding formula. Money will be shifted over seven years from districts considered overfunded under the school funding formula to underfunded districts.

No district will gain or lose more than $3.5 million next year.

More about funding overhaul

"...Jersey City, which stands to lose the most funding, is getting a special reprieve from the state. Under a separate bill, the city could levy a 1 percent payroll tax, with the school district as the sole recipient."


$3.5mm is just for the first year for JC. Then that number goes up exponentially over the next 6 years. So steve has one year of grace period to figure it out. Tax hikes on homeowners is inevitable.


Posted on: 2018/7/1 14:31
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Re: These 28 N.J. towns are booming with families earning $200K or more
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Yes!! Thank you for posting, dude. This is helping some of us get the state legislature to reduce education state aid to places like JC and make JC pay for its own schools. Keep them coming!


Right I wrote the piece for nj.com. Still staking me after 2 years...how creepy of you.


So now I can't comment on articles posted just because they're from you? I didn't curse or call you names. Get a life buddy.

Either way, I do thank you for posting this. I'm always afraid I'm going to miss an article and not get the ammunition I need. I genuinely thank you.

Posted on: 2018/7/1 14:26
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