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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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It's the same as if Tommy Bertolli were to claim he represents the little home owners of JC and is against developers. Is anybody fucking home?


Bertoli - there's a name that doesn't get discussed enough...

Posted on: 10/18 16:20
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Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
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JCGuys wrote: Candidate Fulop and Mayor Fulop have been very different people.


Sadly, that's true. However, it's less an indictment of Steve than it is of our system. You can say the same thing about Obama, Christie, W, winners of middle school student council elections... it's not all outright deceit - a lot of it can be chalked up to naivete that goes with not having done the job you are campaigning for.

That said - I hear the message: Release the tapes. Transparency. Makes sense - transparency is almost always the right answer - but....

As a sentient being, I ask myself - why is this happening now? I think: Dominick Pandolfo is involved - close friend of Bill Matsikoudis, Healy's one-time chief of staff. Huh. Pandolofo has the tape, which means Matsikoudis has the tape, which means that some good number of the people pounding the table for "transparency" have also heard the tape. This is the same group that went running around last election trying to peddle the Bob Lehrer story to anyone who would listen - ultimately, they couldn't get traction because there just wasn't much to the story.

So - here's what I'll bet you, HeightsNative: you've heard the tape. Matsikoudis has heard the tape. CivicJC has heard the tape. The reason you are pounding the table for "transparency" is because, a) you know Fulop won't release it because - why negotiate with terrorists?, and b) there's nothing of substance that is damning on the tape.

You'll try to make political hay out of this for another couple of weeks, the story will fade and then - somewhere in the week before the election, the tape will "get out" - probably heavily edited in a way that leaves a question as to what may or may not have been said.

My two cents.

Posted on: 10/13 17:40
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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JCvoter wrote:
I do not think Grillo is Fulop's pick, I think it's just who he has somehow ended up with and if he got to choose it would be Symes.


To be clear, not making a choice IS a choice... He could have chosen Symes.


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I like Hudnut, switching sides is not a problem for me.


The ward leader/switching sides narrative is overplayed. Jacob was never really influential within the Fulop camp; he wanted more power but didn't really do anything to warrant it. He left in a huff when things weren't handed to him.

Posted on: 10/10 17:17
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Re: 14th St closed for now due to fire
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T-Bird wrote:
From JerseyMom's article:

PATH and NJ Transit officials said additional trains and buses will be added to encourage drivers to use mass transit instead
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Beginning Monday morning, extra PATH trains will be added on the Newark to World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street, and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines between 7 and 10 a.m.
The added services should be able to accommodate up to 14,500 additional passengers.

WTF? They can just add trains that will accommodate 14,500 more passengers??? WHY HASN'T THIS BEEN DONE PREVIOUSLY???


Just to put the number in perspective, they are talking about adding less than two trains per line per hour, or about 5 additional trains for each line. It's not a HUGE bump in capacity. Most likely, they are expanding the usual rush hour frequency to include an extra train in the early morning, and two or three more after the usual wind down around 9:30 AM.


Right. We should do nothing until we have the perfect solution. Got it.

Posted on: 10/2 11:26
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Re: 14th St closed for now due to fire
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From JerseyMom's article:

PATH and NJ Transit officials said additional trains and buses will be added to encourage drivers to use mass transit instead
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Beginning Monday morning, extra PATH trains will be added on the Newark to World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street, and Hoboken to 33rd Street lines between 7 and 10 a.m.
The added services should be able to accommodate up to 14,500 additional passengers.

WTF? They can just add trains that will accommodate 14,500 more passengers??? WHY HASN'T THIS BEEN DONE PREVIOUSLY???

Posted on: 10/1 17:55
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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RichBoggiano wrote:
10 things Trump should see when he visits Jersey City

#2 Lady Liberty

Trump has no doubt been to the Statue of Liberty before, but if he takes a trip again, this time with Jersey City Councilman Rich Boggiano, he may be convinced that Liberty Island is in New Jersey, not New York. Boggiano has long championed the notion that the statue is in Jersey City -- the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 refused to weigh in -- so maybe Boggiano can convince Trump to get the federal government to endorse the idea.

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


Trump + Boggiano = Perfect together. Two peas in a pod, spending all of their time yapping about things that make no difference in the average person's life - ranting about things like what state the Statue of Liberty is in or standing for the national anthem.

Time to move to Florida, Rich.

Posted on: 10/1 17:48
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Re: Grove Street Path Elevator
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Is it just me or doesn't it seem as though they could have located it better? Maybe as part of the Jetsons entrance on the NE corner of Marin and Columbus, where it wouldn't have been nearly as obstructive? What they've done is put a hulking box that takes up half of a very busy sidewalk, a big chunk of the main entrance/ticketing area and the platform below.

It almost - almost - feels like a petulant response to being forced to have to put in an elevator....

Posted on: 6/27 10:57
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Re: Come to City Hall this upcoming Wednesday to promote electric vehicle charging in JC #EVinJC
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There is a big difference between in-home charging and public charging stations. Public stations can now fully charge a car's battery in 30 minutes (goes to my earlier comment about how quickly things are changing.) The limiting factor is the car's charging acceptance rate, but manufacturer's are moving toward a universal standard. And most people stop more than every 300 miles on a long trip; you can top up as you go.

My solar comment was about residential, not on cars (although the Prius idea is very interesting. I didn't realize it was coming so soon - I would have waited a year. I just bought a new Prius... ) The idea is that you are creating a closed loop system between the solar panels, the powerwall storage and the storage/intake of the car battery.

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I agree mostly with your assessment. Two areas I differ are long trips and solar.

30 minutes is not nearly enough time for a charge in the scenario you describe. It is more like hours. Battery tech innovation has slowed down quite a bit...that is the limiter.

Solar...Toyota announced yesterday that they will include it in their Prius model as soon as next year. It is a very modest, but nice improvement. They state a 10% reduction/savings in fuel usage for the car.

Other considerations...can our aging electrical infrastructure handle the extra load of evs? Also, the heavy metals used in batteries are not very enviromentally friendly.

I think autonomous, ride sharing is a bigger deal than ev. That will have a more positive impact for people's wallet, time, and the environment.

Posted on: 6/24 17:47
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Re: Come to City Hall this upcoming Wednesday to promote electric vehicle charging in JC #EVinJC
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35% of all greenhouse gas emissions tie back to transportation fuels.

EVs are advancing at a rate that is almost untrackable. Every major auto manufacturer has plans to roll out between three and five models over the next five years; prices have begun to come down and with scale will come down significantly. Range on better EVs is approaching 300 miles - within striking distance of most SUVs (Daimler has a prototype that goes 310 miles that it will debut in October at the Paris motor show.)

Frankly though, range limitation is a silly notion, when you think about it. 20th century thinking. Who drives 300 miles in one day? Not many people - and when you do (a long trip, usually) you can plan in a 30 minute stop for a meal while you charge. Otherwise, you drive your 10, 20, 50 or so miles during the day and plug in when you get home in the evening. The average car sits idle 94% of the time. Where the future is actually headed is your EV will become an additional storage battery to the Powerwall for your solar panels (this is why Elon Musk bought Solar City.) When you are not driving and your car is plugged in at home, the car will be able to serve as a source of power for your home at night (and your home's power needs are greatly reduced.) You still draw from the grid at times, but it materially reduces your usage.

As with most new technologies, adoption is slow in the beginning and lulls people into extrapolating that low rate out indefinitely makes sense. There is almost always an inflection point where a technology breakthrough occurs or costs drop and people flock to it. EVs won't be an exception. What will likely drive it is very recent policy shifts in China and India that will lead to much greater market penetration and, likely, exports of much cheaper EVs which will drive competition elsewhere. Just like the Japanese did in the 70s with small, fuel-efficient cars.

Posted on: 6/23 16:57
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Re: Gulls Cove 2
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The rental idea was short-lived and happened several years before construction actually began.

Posted on: 4/7 21:33
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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"Express" trains only work if there is another track or mechanism that allows them to bypass slower trains ahead of them. PATH doesn't have such an option.

Posted on: 4/6 14:42
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Re: Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10% to Future Tax Abatement Payments to JC Public schoo
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hero69 wrote:
perhaps tax refunds/rebates should be tied to school attendance, performance.


Do you mean individual refunds and rebates (abatements?) or those tied to a project?

Posted on: 4/6 14:29
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Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
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Dolomiti wrote:
[quote]So you're going to add 20 minutes to your commute, just to get a seat?

Is that what people are fretting about -- not getting a seat in the mornings? Seriously?

Guess you've never taken the path during rush hour.

I take it every work day, and on weekends as well. During rush hour.


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You can't get IN the train.

Total nonsense. Even for Newport riders.

It can get a little crowded, but it is extremely rare that the train is so jammed you can't get on. When that does happen, there's usually a half-empty train right behind it.

You want crowded? Try the 4/5/6 during rush hour.


You actually do live in a parallel universe (parallel tracks, technically) - Newport is not on the line that has the most severe crowding, by a longshot. The Newark-WTC line is the one that frequently has situations where you can't get on the train - had to let two go this morning at 9:10.

Posted on: 4/3 16:19
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Re: 18 Park?
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I'd avoid the north side of the building (along the light rail tracks.) The bell dinging and horn blowing of the light rail starts around 5am and is constant at times. As more buildings go (and have gone) up, the noise is trapped and amplified.

Posted on: 4/3 12:32
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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jcguy05 wrote:

The idea is you sell it with about 3-5 years of tax abatement left to pass the unit to the next clueless person - game of musical chairs. Because when the abatement expires, you can expect at least a 30% tax hike.


Not exactly - the abatement resets to the sale price. So, while this condo initially sold for somewhere in the $425k range with a PILOT of around $7k, if it sells at the ask the PILOT will go to north of $11k.

Posted on: 3/29 15:58
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Two GC Phase 1 units sold at over $900 per sf in the fall - you're price is definitely in line with the market.

Free bit of unsolicited advice - spend a little $ on a professional real estate photographer. You'll recoup it and a lot more in your selling price. Your pictures aren't bad, but things like the window glare, the kind of dark feel and little details like the robe on the back of the bathroom door will be resolved. At a minimum, retake your exterior shot on a sunny day. We just listed our unit and the sunny harbor in our listing looks 1,000x better.

Posted on: 3/29 13:04
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Re: Recos: Delicious Restaurants in Downtown JC for Groups?
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Second floor of Satis probably is ideal for the size you are talking. Great food.

Posted on: 3/29 12:54
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Ralph_Abutts wrote:
And if you truly understand a reval, you would know "overpayers" do not exceed "underpayers".


In all likelihood, that is an incorrect statement. In dollar terms, true. But the reallocation of the tax burden is not a one to one exercise. It is an almost certainty that the number of overpayers is far greater than the underpayers, but that each of the underpayers has been underpaying by a much greater amount than what each of the overpayers have overpaid. Just think about the value of the homes that are most prominently underpaying relative to the areas that get pointed to most frequently as overpayers. One $2 million underpaying house covers a lot of overpaying houses in Greenville, for instance.

Posted on: 2/17 11:49
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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How would a phase-in work, though? To Brewster's point - the only way you can not delay fully raising the taxes of those due an increase is by delaying lowering the taxes of those due a cut, unless there is either something else to fill the gap like state aid or the city goes without a chunk of revenue. Neither seems likely.

Posted on: 2/16 5:54
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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Lol indeed!

a. you are responding to me with obama and iraq - I didn't say anything remotely related to that. Lol! But fine - since you've presented another whack-a-lie opportunity, I'll play. Lol!

b. the action the obama administration took was tied to real, honest to goodness intelligence (that even Kellyanne Clampett acknowledges) - not some hysterical "bad things happen in these countries" wide net bullshit. Lol!

c. the action obama took didn't block iraqis - it slowed the flow due to - wait for it - increased vetting. Lol! But obama was the worst - people were flooding over our borders and beheading babies in the streets, sharia-ing our women and putting hijabs on our statues, not staying in Trump hotels... Lol!

Defending the indefensible has to get tiring after a while, no? Lol.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fa ... 1/?utm_term=.b0b79bcb9dcb

Posted on: 2/10 15:19
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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To be followed by Newark, JC, etc. putting payroll taxes in place so that those bedroom communities stop having it both ways (at least for those who work in NJ.)

I seriously doubt you would like the way your country would look like if secessionist movements take root. But you are welcome to it. The great part is you can make border security impossibly difficult - no one will want to go there.

Posted on: 2/10 13:44
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Re: Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants
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Monroe wrote:
So these local 'legislators' want to have the rest of the taxpayers in the state make up the difference if their 'sanctuary' policies end up with loss of Federal dollars?

Why not have Hudson County residents make up the difference, lol?

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


Or do what California has threatened to do and withhold federal tax dollars in an amount equal to the lost funding. Not sure JC has a big enough public workforce to achieve that, so it may have to wait until next January when we have a governor again.

Posted on: 2/10 13:03
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Re: Up to 3" of Snow likely 2/8 (Wed night into Thursday)
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T-Bird, the National Weather Service posts totals from NJ locations. Hoboken is closest to JC that I see.

Here's the link:
http://forecast.weather.gov/product.p ... &issuedby=OKX&product=PNS

Scroll down and you'll see NJ, and a bunch of other places and observations.


Thanks!

Posted on: 2/9 21:20
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Re: Up to 3" of Snow likely 2/8 (Wed night into Thursday)
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What is a good site to get total snowfall amounts by location? There are a million places to get forecasts but it seems very few of them bother to say what actually happened.

Posted on: 2/9 12:06
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Re: Fulop state-of-the-city speech-a-thon kicks off Tuesday
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Nothing like getting the city to pay for your campaign events.

Posted on: 2/2 13:44
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Re: Developement on Marin
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Of course there are hardly any emails between them. Fulop prefers texting and Bertoli is old school. Talk in person or on the phone.

Posted on: 1/27 9:55
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Re: St Peter's Prep Condos
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Yvonne wrote:
After all, if a college which receives state funding gets 30 years, why can't a private school which receives no funding from taxpayers not have this deal?


Because Prep doesn't own the development - Fields Development Group (Rob and Jim Caulfield out of Hoboken) does. They built the Madox across the street, too. Prep swapped parcels with Fields and Fields provided space in the building for the athletic center as part of the deal.

Posted on: 1/18 10:03
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Re: Power out Downtown
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Back on. Thanks everyone.

Posted on: 1/9 21:00
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Power out Downtown
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We lost our power about five minutes ago - in Gull's Cove. The building is out. Anyone else?

Posted on: 1/9 20:20
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Re: Something wrong with paying for new developments we can't afford | Morgan
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WhoElseCouldIBe wrote:

Just because it's about money and classism doesn't mean it's about race.


As a general rule, I'd agree. In Jersey City, because of the cancer that is machine politics and who inherently populates that machine, money/classism/race are synonymous.

Posted on: 1/6 10:40
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