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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Fully concur. There is nothing wrong with calling the city to check whether someone's action was legal. It is not snitching, just awareness on both sides. A friend of mine has been very effective using this approach. #TruthAnd(hopefully) (re)conciliation.

Posted on: Yesterday 0:29
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Re: Was the website down for a couple of days? (6/29/2019)
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Same issue here, I initially thought my router was frying but found out it was just jclist.

Posted on: 6/29 12:25
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Re: Window washers spray nesting peregrine falcons off JC building
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It is possible Brewster. If people are unaware of the rules then they can do uneducated things like that. I would like to know if these workers/washing company are new and if McCali communicated the information on the falcons to them too. There seems to have been a breach of communication somewhere... I hope they find the other falcon youngster, hopefully he could glide as well and took refuge somewhere where his/her parent can reach him/her. Sad story!

Posted on: 6/20 23:06
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Pinocchio: Dixon Leasing renovated Fulop's Ogden home for free.
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Shall we give a proper funeral to that thread now? Or shall we all go congregate on Fakebook?

Posted on: 6/18 23:45
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The proposed regulation differentiate between smaller owner-occupied buildings and larger non-owner unoccupied ones. I wonder what criteria they used to restrict to 3-family or below. Certainly it seems to be unfair to owner occupied 4 family buildings that already face state inspection schedules and regulations. One the topic of the licensing fee, are the proposed $500 and $300 renewal fees going to replace the ~6% tax that prevailed before? Imho it would be much simpler to have a fixed day city fee added to the rent. I have seen this working in Italy and I thought it was an appropriate way to remind folks that there are folks taking care of the city - and they should behave appropriately.

Posted on: 4/26 10:59
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Re: Top 5 Scenic Places To See Cherry Blossoms Near Jersey City
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Was it in full bloom there? The cherry trees are just starting by HP...

Posted on: 4/18 22:16
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Re: First female head of PATH system says she will improve rider experience
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Planning to head to NYC this WE and thinking Citibike+ferry. Is the ferry at Paulus Hook still working or has it been replaced by the new ferry just north of the exchange place Path station? I can't stand the idea of crowds for the latter, it looks insane.

Posted on: 4/16 23:27
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Re: Jersey City to become First in the State to Require Illuminated, Identifiable Signage for all Ridesh
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Uber and Lyft already provide the license plate # so it is the responsibility of the person who order a ride to check she/he got into the right car.

Posted on: 4/5 23:42
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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I get it for the incremental levy for schools with the caveat that if property values drop, e.g. in a recession, we may end up in the 2-3% NJ range sooner than later with a lot of people appealing their assessment/taxes and the city/school/county counteracting accordingly every year.
As for this year, the city is proposing a 2% property tax hike to balance its budget while the BOE is proposing a 10% tax for the school portion. If the county proceeds in between, am I misguided in projecting that the average homeowner should expect a 3-4% hike?

Posted on: 3/30 21:09
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Re: Liquor Store on Jersey Ave and 8th Street
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The last time I went inside was probably 3 years ago and Walt was not there. He has had mobility issues for a while. I hope he is doing OK wherever he is... An era is closing. It has been closing for quite some time. Not sure Walt will enjoy the windfall - for long.

Posted on: 3/16 17:35
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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Payroll tax upheld. The judge also upheld the non-resident clause though he could only link it to general use of city resources, not to the schools - and that tax is specifically going to the schools, not to the city general budget. I read part of the ruling and this is the only debatable argument I could find, the rest seems on firm legal footing based on what the state has carved.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/03/judg ... ax-is-constitutional.html

Posted on: 3/16 11:01
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Re: Notice of violation & Order to correct - JCFD
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Ordinance 14.117 below.

- Section (5) (a) explicitly excludes the JCFD from enforcing Uniform Fire Code on one and 2-units owner occupied buildings.
- Section 3-88-2 and 3-88-4 details the Uniform Fire Code registration and fees. It is not clear whether these fees applies to all buildings. The beginning of 3-88-2 seems to have a disclaimer for buildings pursuant to the Uniform Fire Code - which could exclude one and 2-units owner occupied buildings.

At this point, it is my understanding that section (5)(a) supersedes section 3-88-2 and -4 and therefore that the letter received by legal_alien does not applies to his/her building.
Or mine for that matter.

http://jerseycity.hosted.civiclive.co ... d%20%20No%20%2014-117.pdf

Posted on: 3/10 23:43
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Re: Notice of violation & Order to correct - JCFD
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Does ordinance 14.117 call for city inspection of buildings with 3 units? With 2 units? of single family homes? Is there a mandate to inspect every x number of years? And, most importantly, is the inspection mandatory or only when there is probable cause? This is honestly the first time I hear about this and I have been in HP more than 10 years.

Posted on: 3/10 20:55
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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The latest on the likelihood for the tax to be upheld and the likelihood for all residents to be subject to it.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/03/judg ... sey-city-payroll-tax.html

Posted on: 3/9 11:52
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Re: PSE&G Supply Energy Question
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Loll, thanks for the "pitch" Brewster! I have several in my basement and the recurring letter is only about one of them. I will keep your advice...

Posted on: 3/4 10:27
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Gas meters replacement
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Hello everyone, I got a letter from PSEG about replacing my (old) gas meters. Mine are >10 years old. Can anyone comment about the experience and what was the result on their gas bill? - especially the old timers here. Not sure how these meters are accurately regulated..

Posted on: 3/3 23:52
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Re: NJ Transit Bus 126 Line - Hamilton Park Stop
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I have seen quite a few people taking the 7:25 over the years, including a friend of mine I have not heard talk negatively about it - at least that bus. It seems rather nice to get the first seats. I envy it in some ways, the "reverse" commute conditions have changed quite a bit since the buildup in Noho West.

Posted on: 3/3 23:17
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Re: Any changes in what is considered "real property taxes " by IRS?
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I sort of agree with the "tangential argument", the differentiation for itemized vs standard has mostly moved to the mortgage interest now. That being said, someone who pays say 7K in NJ income tax, 7K in mortgage interest and 7K in property taxes should target itemizing (17K total vs 12K standard) including capturing the maximum amount of allowable property taxes up to the SALT 10K limit. To that aim, comparing indeed the 1098s over the years should be helpful. If PILOT taxes are not in the property taxes box, maybe there is a way to capture the full PILOT amount in a different section of the return - that would be a nice turn of events right? PILOTs please chime in...

Posted on: 1/27 17:16
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Re: Garbage everywhere
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That's one factor. I would say though, that I do not generally see people dropping things in the street every day in front of people property - for them to swipe. On the other end, I have found a direct link between the garbage collection nights and the number of items flying in the street the day after. I see this over and over and over again. The items stay on the sidewalks, end up at the curb and are accumulating over times. I suspect it would not take long to build the evidence.
These items end up blocking our sewers. I think the City (and possibly Suez through threat of legal action) should make sure garbage collection is done appropriately, if necessary through adjustment in schedule or a revised contract - so it is addressed fairly on both sides. That's my personal opinion.

Posted on: 1/9 0:36
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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So the oculus cost $4B including the mall and the transportation hall. Is the Port Authority getting any concession/rental income related to the commercial activity?

Posted on: 1/3 10:32
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Re: Sweeney proposes slapping payroll tax on Jersey City businesses to fund schools
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I daresay the idea of taxing marijuana sales partly for our children future is a delightful proposition. Sin to Science!

Posted on: 2018/11/22 1:07
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Re: Recycling Ticket/Court Appearance
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Is this trend recent? I have seen a number of violations over the years and this is the first time I see this theme flaring up with so many people and this appearance rule. Is the city doing this suddenly to fill their coffer? Taxpayers want to know..

Posted on: 2018/11/9 22:14
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Re: JCBOE - who are you voting for and why?
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I am inclined to 4,5,6 as well although I like Mussab and Natalia.
I may end up splitting my vote as in the last election where I selected ALL winners, just saying..

Posted on: 2018/11/6 0:17
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Re: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Expansion
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I have to say, I went to Pontevedra about 10 years ago in a trip from Madrid to A Corunia and Santiago de Compostela - I also visited albarino vineyards but that another story.. I thought that Pontevedra was heaven on earth..., already. At 5-6 PM everybody started getting out in the streets and the place just fired up, people were having such a good time. The area of Las Rias Baixas also is spectacular, the closest I have found to a Mandelbrot algorithm. But I digress, the pedestrian part was the most used and safe.

Posted on: 2018/9/20 23:43
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Re: Newport Half Marathon Newbie
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Agreed...! Last year the entire New York harbor was in the fog when we got in. This year a friend of mine had a heat stroke at mile 10 because of the humidity.

Posted on: 2018/9/18 10:15
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Re: Newport Half Marathon Newbie
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This is a RACE. By definition people are running on a course without obstacle during a specific time slot and aiming at their best time based on their abilities. You are lucking I did not do this race again this year, because if your car had been in front of me, or someone tried to pause me, I would not have been very kind.

That being said, my mom had the same reaction when we were stuck in Boston by the half, so I guess it is a misconception. I will let you PAUSE on that.

Posted on: 2018/9/17 21:51
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Re: These 28 N.J. towns are booming with families earning $200K or more
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So they spread this burden on everyone to compensate for the loss, landlords and renters alike. Once could argue that tenants who have school children should indeed contribute to funding, hence the broader base. A lot of the school funding will still come from landlords.

The JC council will still have to vote on this if I am not misguided. The main concern I have is what will happen to that 1% once the rule is established..., so yeah, Steve better figure it out and prove that he can still PILOT things effectively - pun intended. The building boom cash cow is not going to last forever.

Posted on: 2018/7/1 15:52
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Re: Jersey City Council to introduce $587 million budget with zero tax increase
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Any news on when the budget will be voted and the tax quarterly bills sent?

Posted on: 2018/6/29 0:21
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Re: New racetrack idea pitched for in and around Liberty State Park
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Did not know that, thanks.

Posted on: 2018/6/23 17:55
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Re: New racetrack idea pitched for in and around Liberty State Park
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That proposal should and will not go anywhere. Out of curiosity where is the map of the proposed track? To me the only acceptable thing coming out of the recent proposals was to have a sailing school in one of the south marina. A small one restricted to say 20 small boats, and 20 parking spots and using a small facility that could be part of the building down by the flags.

Posted on: 2018/6/23 15:54
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