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Re: Should inmates be allowed to vote?
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i don't necessarily see why inmates should be disenfranchised

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Re: Whitlock Cordage Interrupted?
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By Corey W. McDonald cmcdonald@jjournal.com
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JERSEY CITY -- City officials broke ground on a new affordable housing project that will include more than 200 units designated for low- and moderate-income residents.

On Friday, Mayor Steve Fulop and representatives from RPM Development Group broke ground at the Whitlock Cordage site, a six-and-a-half-acre site which includes five buildings under renovation along with 29 newly reconstructed buildings.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ound_on_affordable_h.html
any news on this?

Posted on: 4/4 20:44
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Re: Plumber?
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was just wondering....what's the latest with PEX? are people still shifting from copper to pex for water supply? seems so much easier to install than copper but i still don't trust it? what about bpa? can pex be used for hot water radiators. awhile ago, a licensed plumber wanted to use pex for my radiators and i refused.

Posted on: 4/4 20:27
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Re: Recommendations- Dumpster Rental
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$650 is ungodly expensive for a 20 yard C&D. I've got an account but pay about $350. It's more for concrete.


It would have been under $400 if I wasn't mixing asbestos tile, ceramic tile, concrete, wood, etc. all in one container.
aren't you required to hire a specialist to remove asbestos tile. doesn't it need to be discarded separately?

Posted on: 4/3 16:02
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Re: First female head of PATH system says she will improve rider experience
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she can start by getting the countdown clocks working at christopher street station and by bringing back dedicated jsq-33rd street weekend service Quote:

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All talk. Sounds like the same BS PATH has been putting out for years. How about running more trains during non rush hour times and weekends? 20 minute intervals between trains on the weekends while WTC is shutdown? Who's bright idea is this one? I see people being left behind in Hoboken because there is absolutely no room on the train. PATHetic.

Posted on: 4/2 17:22
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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I wonder if Cuomo will pull it off going back in?
An awful lot of the leeching political class are counting on big number jobs for family and friends.


He won't. How could he without even more incentives? In the end NYC will just give the grant away to a less deserving company so there will be no savings either.

Cuomo pretty much admitted that it's not an attempt to actually lure back Amazon. He's trying to tell other big corporations that the State is still willing to play ball.

That said, I don't see how Amazon is "more deserving" than any other company.
amazon cuomo should just shut it! aoc, desantis and others have said that they would welcome amazon in LIC as long as it followed procedures instead of seeking to circumvent them. most major, less egotistical corporations woud welcome community input.

btw, france is going to start taxing internet giants
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fra ... ax-internet-idUSKCN1QK0ET


Posted on: 3/6 1:03
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Re: Internet Connectivity only - what are my options?
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Here we go again, FIOS jumped my price from $40 to $55, so I'm going to be a new Xfinity customer again for $35. But I left them last time in part because they would no longer service my Docsis 2.0 modem, so I need a new one. Anybody have wisdom on this? I know some of you are pros. How much should I spend? I have wifi routers, so I don't really need more of that.
i'm hoping that internet connectivity rates fall mucho when t-mobile brings out 5g.

Posted on: 3/5 21:18
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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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for anyone considering kondo-sizing or pursuing a minimalist lifestyle, these planned induction cooktops look fab. who needs a big ass stove anymore.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90313508/w ... ves-and-why-you-might-too

Posted on: 3/4 14:50
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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I wonder if its time to ban plastic eating utensils. i'm about to toss a bag full that Chinese delivery keeps bringing despite my requests that I don't need plastic ware

Posted on: 3/1 13:51
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Re: Judge OKs site plan for controversial 'micro-unit' project in Jersey City
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i wonder if co-living buildings will be coming to jc anytime soon...it seems to be gaining momentum.

https://sf.curbed.com/2019/2/27/182432 ... s-starcity-housing-crisis

Posted on: 3/1 2:40
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Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
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any new news on this topic? would be great to see a JC high line.

Posted on: 2/26 21:24
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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i didn't know california had a state-wide ban on plastic bags! wow! I would have thought Cali would have returned to the dark ages!



https://www.latimes.com/opinion/editor ... rsary-20171118-story.html

Posted on: 2/25 0:26
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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Jeez, this looked like it was gonna be so easy.
Not so, according to this article:
https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/02/n ... ow-hard-that-will-be.html
I'll believe it when I smell it! J could use marijuana tax proceeds to shore up its pension obligations, capital improvements at nj transit...

Posted on: 2/25 0:23
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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other than jaywalking and at intersections with lights, pedestrans have the right of way. how hard is that to understand. the moment a person puts their foot onto the street, cars NEED t stop.

Okay...
I personally prefer to apply and common sense and mindfulness to every situation whether as a driver or a pedestrian. However some people l do seem to think that they will be fine as long they apply their simple rules and formulas and declarations. They must the same people that decide to keep walking enter the intersection when a car going 15 miles an hour is only about 30 feet away.

For what it's worth, I am the driver that stop a good 10 15 feet away if I spot a pedestrian waiting to cross the street .
of course sense needs to apply, but drivers need to be prepared to STOP the moment they see someone at an uncontrolled intersection about to cross. In other cities, such as LA, they do this for the most part. why can't they do that in JC?

Posted on: 2/24 22:56
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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I am not sure how far this , 'the pedestrian can do absolutely no wrong attitude ' the city has adopted since the Fulop administration will take us. There has zero effort to encourage pedestrians to drop unsafe habits like jay walking, standing a good yard or so onto the road while waiting to cross the street.
nope. this lady was not jay walking. she was trying to cross in the striped zone and these cars just would not stop for a slow walking person. pedestrians always have right of way at a non-controlled intersection!


This is a SERIOUS problem in JC. I see it happen all over DTJC, almost daily. I have had many close calls with other cars almost rear ending me when I have stopped for pedestrians. I have seen cars get annoyed and drive around someone yielding to pedestrians, and then narrowly miss them. Pedestrians do need to do their part: don’t stand at the corner if you don’t intend to cross (weirdly, this happens often) and DO assert your right of way when you approach a crosswalk.

Overall, there needs to be more education around this issue. Collectively, we definitely lag behind other countries when it comes to pedestrians, cyclists, and cars, sharing space.


I think there's a lot right on both sides of this issue. However another real problem here is that a minority of people feel the law doesn't apply to them. That they have the right to cross the street where they really shouldn't be, or they have the right to drive around a car stopped for pedestrians, or drive around a school bus with its lights flashing, or speed through high pedestrian traffic areas.

Unfortunately the only way to deal with that is far comprehensive enforcement, or something as simple as speed bumps.
other than jaywalking and at intersections with lights, pedestrans have the right of way. how hard is that to understand. the moment a person puts their foot onto the street, cars NEED t stop.

Posted on: 2/24 12:41
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Dude, there is no capital in some hidden account being handed over. The REAP and ICAP funds were refundable tax credits that Amazon would have been given.

OK then. It's a $500 million grant (not a tax cut) plus $1.2 billion in tax cuts not connected to the number of jobs, plus $1.2 billion linked to job cuts. Happy now?

We should note that tax cuts are not actually a free lunch. That is only the case if it is evident that there is no other way those tax revenues would be generated, which is definitely not the case -- unless you believe that HQ 2.5 would have imported most or all of its 25,000 of its hires from out of state, and that the lot will lie fallow for decades now that Amazon has decided not to build there.

We should also note that the claims about "$27.5 billion in tax revenues!!!" are, well... exaggerated. Where did the claim originate, by the way? In two economic impact statements, one released to the public (NY State) and one not (NYC).

Roughly speaking, half is NYC tax revenues, half is NY State tax revenues. It's over a 24 year period -- and the headline number does not account for inflation. The authors of the NY State report, however, did use 2019 dollars, and said NY State would get around $9 billion before the impact of tax cuts. So, right off the bat we can cut it to approximately $20 billion.

One big problem is that those statements were based on Amazon only opening only one additional headquarters, with a staff of 40,000. Instead, Amazon chose to open two HQs, and hire 25,000 employees in NYC. So, unless Amazon plans to hire 15,000 employees more than it originally planned, we can further cut the total to roughly $12 billion.

Aaaand.... That figure doesn't include the incentives. Again, about $1.7 billion is not linked to the number of jobs. We'll reduce the job-linked tax credits to $720m. So, now we are down to about $9 billion.

Guess what? Amazon says it's going to add 5000 employees to NYC anyway, with no tax breaks. Almost none of the expected income is corporate taxes (surprise!), it's income and sales taxes on employees. That means Amazon's additional workforce will still pay another $1.25 billion in taxes. So, now we are down to $7.75 billion. Over 24 years.

Let's shave off another chunk, shall we? The reality is that Amazon wasn't going to put HQ2.5 in Oneonta, meaning they weren't going to import 25,000 new employees to NY (city and/or state); in fact, a big reason why they wanted to open another HQ in NYC is because the techie employees they want are already here and/or were already planning to move to NYC. And they weren't $150k/yr jobs for high school grads; Amazon wants highly educated employees, the kind that have no problem finding work in NYC today. So, what are we down to now? Maybe $4 billion in additional tax revenues over 24 years, based on $2 billion in subsidies? Somehow, Amazon fleeing because it didn't want to tolerate unions doesn't seem like such a huge loss.

Ultimately, it seems pretty clear that Amazon needs NYC far, far more than NYC needs Amazon.

I will say there is no guarantee that those funds will be used for future job development. However, it's clear that lots of people just grabbed a big number and ran with it, without bothering to even think about it.
maybe amazo cuomo, De Blasio, and Amazon should have sought greater community input. I said it before when I heard that Amazon's HQ2 was becoming HQ0 and I'll say it again. BYE FELICIA!

Posted on: 2/23 23:19
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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I am not sure how far this , 'the pedestrian can do absolutely no wrong attitude ' the city has adopted since the Fulop administration will take us. There has zero effort to encourage pedestrians to drop unsafe habits like jay walking, standing a good yard or so onto the road while waiting to cross the street.
nope. this lady was not jay walking. she was trying to cross in the striped zone and these cars just would not stop for a slow walking person. pedestrians always have right of way at a non-controlled intersection!

Posted on: 2/23 22:33
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Re: JC plans to install 80+ speed bumps in 2019.
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Good. Te City needs to install stop signs or speed bumps at most intersections where there is no light. yesterday, i watched in horror as several cars failed to yield to an 80 year old woman trying to cross the street. absolutely, ridiculous.

Posted on: 2/23 18:55
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Re: Jitney Bus
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Does anyone know how early the Central Ave and or Palisade Ave jitneys to midtown NYC begin?

http://www.jerseyjitneys.info/?page_id=9

Posted on: 2/21 16:14
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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as if AOC sank this all by herself! People just mad because she won't support crony capitalism.

Posted on: 2/21 3:43
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Wow. Amazing like many here she still doesnt get it.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/20/alexandr ... t-understand-amazon-deal/
i think she gets it: i just think many don't like what she got. amazon deal is toast. i'm not losing any sleep over the loss of a helipad.

Posted on: 2/21 3:02
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Re: Ellipse Lease Takeover
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someone should snatch this up. i hear concessions are falling as demand picks up.

Posted on: 2/20 22:33
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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The loss of amazon. Let me chew on that.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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De Blasio doesn't seem able to decide who to blame, but in typical coward style, he is pointing fingers and engaging in a musical chairs game of finger pointing and assigning blame: he is blaming Amazon, but also pointing the finger at AOC over her lack of understanding of the agreed incentive deal. Of course, in typical far left fashion, AOC is now asking (demanding?) that the 3 billions from the Amazon deal be spent in hiring teachers and putting people to work. Except that there never was 3 billion of cash sitting around and being handed over to Amazon... it was just tax credits, and only after certain thresholds were reached.
all around mess...poor communications/community outreach by everyone including amazon. i personally still think ~$3 billion in incentives is weigh too much. why not $500 million? why not $10 billion?

Posted on: 2/18 9:46
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now, de blasio is changing his tune and slamming amazon...lol...he's almost as bad as trump. how can he slam amazon when he and cuomo and others were enablers?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20 ... w-york-mayor-slams-amazon

Posted on: 2/18 1:43
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Here are the current jobs that Amazon Advertising is currently hiring for in NYC. These aren't desirable jobs?

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/business_ca ... t=10&sort=relevant&cities[]=New%20York%2C%20New%20York%2C%20USA&distanceType=Mi&radius=24km&latitude=&longitude=&loc_group_id=&loc_query=&base_query=&city=&country=®ion=&county=&query_options=&


$3 billion in tax cuts for $30 billion in revenue. You do the math.
what cuomo, de blasio, amazon and so many others should have paid more attention to local concerns. maybe many residents of LIC don't want their neighborhood gentrifying on steroids, maybe amazon is aggessively anti-union. there are so many other cosiderations between dollars and cents

Posted on: 2/18 0:20
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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maybe there should be a charge of $0.05 per plastic bag.

Posted on: 2/17 17:27
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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If people read Amazon's statement they would see the part where Amazon says they already have 5,000 workers in NYC and they will add more. NYC is going to get the tax revenue from these workers and not have to give the world's richest man any incentives.


A good portion of those existing jobs are not the type of high paying jobs that would have come from having HQ2 here. The cumulative loss in salaries is almost 4 BILLION annually. And the loss for NYS and NYC will be about 300 million annually in personal income tax revenue that will not be realized, plus additional labor taxes not paid by the employees.

The state (and the city) bent over backwards because the the projected revenue from those 25K jobs would have paid for those incentives over time, and then some.
oh well, other parts of the country could use jobs too. all is not lost and nyc wil be just fine. i view this as an opportunity for amazon to spread some love.

Posted on: 2/16 23:37
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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obama, brexit, trump, 5-star, scott walker and foxconn, gilets jaunes, amazon h20

Posted on: 2/16 12:24
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