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Re: New Private High School to Open Next Fall in Newport
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I’ll go a step further.

Parents who send their kids to private school or home school should get a credit from the school board.

It costs upwards of $22,000 a year to educate a single student in Jersey City public schools with not much to show for it. Give parents 1/4 of that - $5,500 a year. It would save tax payer money as the other $16,500 won’t be needed.

On another note, I would love to see the state implement policies to starve out these provincial school board fiefdoms systems and go to countywide school boards.

All these boards in each municipality reeks of racism.

Posted on: 6/12 1:21
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Although I think Yvonne is full of it most days, your statement below is truthful. Can anyone refute?

Posted on: 2/16 16:03
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Re: Tulsi Gabbard- Hawaiian, Hindu and the last Good Democrat
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A link to a news article or some context would be helpful.

Posted on: 1/28 3:21
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Re: Daddy make me the Mayor!!!
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DOJ should have retired his case after the mistrial.

Fulop has nothing to worry about here. I can?t see the Yvonne types throwing their support behind Jr.

Posted on: 1/17 4:41
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Re: Affordable Housing rents are being increased during the pandemic.
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Good discussion! Far too often when we talk about keeping housing affordable, renters dominate the conversation. It?s good to see the prospective of homeowners in this too. We?re all in this together when we talking about housing affordability.

I can?t think of a quicker way to turn an honest landlord into a slumlord than with government-imposed rent control. Where has it ever worked?

Mortgage, property taxes, and maintenance has to be paid. If a landlord can?t charge the fair market rent, maintenance will be the first costs cut leading to a decline in quality of life of not just the renters but the hole neighborhood.

Let landlords charge what they want, but ensure there is an ample supply of true, natural affordable housing being built throughout the city. Legalize 2nd and third dwelling units in the R1 district!

Posted on: 12/28 23:08
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Re: Councilman Rich Boggiano joins Team Fulop
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?I?ve never met another public official who is as tenacious a defender of his neighborhood and what makes it special than Rich Boggiano, and I?m excited to have him officially join our team and strengthen our ticket heading into next year?s election,? Fulop said. ?By working together instead of opposing each other, Rich and I can do much more to move Ward C forward, like making major improvements to Pershing Field, partnering with the County of Hudson to build a new Journal Square park, and working with neighborhood advocates to build a world-class performing arts space at the landmark Loews Theater. I?m glad that we were both able to put the past behind us and move forward together.?

Awesome!!! This is what the people want to see. You other pols take note.

Posted on: 12/21 22:18
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Re: Councilman Rich Boggiano joins Team Fulop
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I disagree with Boggiano on many issues, but he does deeply care about Jersey City. I'm happy to see he's joined Fulop's slate and hopefully his leadership will see continued improvements in the Journal Square area and surrounding community.

On a side matter, I had high admiration for Lavarro and would have supported him as a future mayor, but he's gone renegade as of late. Hope he too sees the light rather than just complain.

Posted on: 12/21 22:16
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Best Indian Food in the United States - Newark Ave, Jersey City!!
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Posted on: 2020/9/17 18:04
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Re: Who is running to replace Yun in Ward D?
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I'm in favor of defunding the municipal subsidy of free parking.

Posted on: 2020/9/13 21:19
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Re: Did You Know These Movies Were Filmed in Hudson County -Jersey City
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The list consists of two locations.

Loew's Theater for Joker and 1970s Liberty State Park for Godfather.

Posted on: 2020/7/30 20:47
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Re: Beer Gardens in Jersey City
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JCFam just like to spam his site.

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Posted on: 2020/7/30 20:43
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Re: Holy cow, warrant for council member issued
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This happens every few years. Anyone remember Chico's DUI?

Posted on: 2020/7/21 13:06
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Re: Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology
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Quote:

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No property tax or other local tax levy from those places go to Jersey City.

The funding comes from the state, which raises it primarily through the income tax.

And most state taxes are paid based on where the income is generated, not where the earner resides. Again, the resident of, say, Maplewood, says "why are my taxes going to Jersey City?" But if that resident is working in New York City, their taxes aren't going to Jersey City, because they're not paying income tax to the state at all (maybe some on passive investment income).

If they are paying to New Jersey, it's because they work or run their business, or collect their rents, in New Jersey. Now maybe our Maplewood resident does this all in Maplewood. But they may also earn it in Hoboken, or Trenton, or Jersey City, depending on where they work and do business, collect their rents, etc.

Similarly, a NY or PA resident (or any other out of state resident)that works in NJ pays income taxes that go to NJ. So do they have a right to complain that their money is going to schools in New Jersey?


I would love to see the numbers on where the income taxes are generated. Which countries generate the most income taxes per capita?

Essentially your premise is that suburban areas do not subsidize Jersey City schools since siginficant income taxes generated in Jersey City is collected by the state and distributed back to the school boards. With JCBOE hisotircally getting one of the largest slices of the pie.

Yet, it still seems unfair to some communities that pay high property taxes to fund their schools and generage tons of economic opportunity that rdsult in high property taxes. Surely out of the hundreds of municipalities in New Jersey that are some out there getting a raw deal.

Here is a concept, why not have the state fund 100% of school costs through an increase in the income and/or sales tax and remove it completly from property taxes. The quality of a child's education should not depend on the property values within their zip code.

Posted on: 2020/7/17 22:45
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Re: Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology
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This is broader data but it demonstrates where the wealth is generated. Cities.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-cit ... -biggest-economies-2017-9


If wealth is generated in Jersey City, how come the suburban and rural parts of the state subsidize Jersey City schools? It's like reverse Robinhood. Steal from the poor to give to the rich!

Posted on: 2020/7/17 20:46
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Re: Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology
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Taxes are designed to reallocate resources from rich areas to poor, that is one of their main purposes!

To highlight this redistribution and say it indicates a problem, is backwards, that is what taxes do!


Robin.


Jersey City and Hoboken are the rich areas. Trenton, Camden are the poorer areas.

Check the census data.

Posted on: 2020/7/17 0:21
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Re: Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology
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Not just sales tax but income tax from jobs in the city.


The State of New Jersey does not collect any income taxes on Jersey City residents that work in New York. New York State collects the income tax since the income was generated in New York...

Posted on: 2020/7/17 0:18
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Re: 2020 Jersey City Budget
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Thank you.

Posted on: 2020/7/14 23:28
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Re: Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology
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JC school taxes are incredibly low.


And they will go sky high.

Posted on: 2020/7/14 14:40
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Re: Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology
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Will this cost JC taxpayers more money? I?m sure the residents outside downtown don?t care about Fulop?s virtue signaling if it costs them more money to accomplish this.


Of course it costs more money. Just remember paying for this while school taxes go sky high.

Posted on: 2020/7/14 13:13
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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JC taxpayers pay such a tiny percentage of educating their own children that these posts are hilarious.


I'll give a little bit of credit to Murphy for finally trying to correct that, but JCBOE also needs to cut its budget!

$736 million to educate 29,255 students, for over $25,100 per student. The JCBOE gets $136,504,704 from property taxes and $30,692,633 from the awful payroll tax that should be unconstitutional. JC taxpayers contribute 22.7% to the school budget.

The average school district pays what? $15,000 per student and 40-50% from local sources.

JC Taxpayers pay enough. Cut the budget!

Posted on: 2020/7/4 22:00
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Re: ‘Massive’ $120M budget shortfall is subject of special Jersey City BOE meeting
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Old link but interesting read none the less.

https://civicparent.org/2018/03/16/upd ... ped-by-project-type-ward/

Confirms that Jersey City received $20 million in PILOTs than it would under normal taxation, at the expense of the school board that got screwed over due to the abatements.

I personally believe the JCBOE is an gluttonous whale of waste. So any underfunding to force budget cuts is welcomed by me.

Posted on: 2020/7/4 16:32
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Re: Beaches Open near Jersey City!
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And have a loved one die of the virus!

Posted on: 2020/6/25 19:50
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Re: Jersey City Moves Forward with Largest Mixed-Income Housing Development in Tri-State Region
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I'm impressed. 16 acres of the 100 total aces are being developed. The city gets $26 million for developing the 16 acres, or about $1,625,000 an acre. The city paid about $1 million an acre for the land plus site improvements and bond interest. The city will also see several hundred units in bona-fide affordable housing.

Looks like the numbers may work out on this one after all. I was highly skeptical.

From the developers point of view, it works out to paying Jersey City about $14,600 per unit. That's very attractive though some of the units will be rent resticted.

Could you imagine how much a developer spends in land and zoning approvals to build a single unit? Probably upwards of $70,000 in this part of the city. I'm surprised the city didn't ask for more.

Posted on: 2020/6/3 0:35
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Re: Where
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It really is a slipper slope with you Yvonne. It looks like to me that the user friendly budget for 2019 is missing it should have been posted, especially after you alerted the city to it being missing. It's not a state law however that the city must post its debt per capita. Lol

Posted on: 2020/6/1 1:19
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Re: NJ.com removing comments from site on Thursday
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He makes a very valid point about media and liberalism, one I've been making to my more conservative friends for quite a while now. Journalism as a career tends to attract liberals. I'm making a very generalized statement, and yes there are some very good conservative journalists. But all in all, most Journalists get into the business to help enlighten the world, to change the world for what they perceive is a better way. These are people who do lean liberal. But, and hear this very carefully, most good journalists realize their only real stock in trade is their reputation for fairness and honesty. They work very hard to report the news as they see it, verifying facts, double or triple sourcing what they put on the air or in print. I don't know the standards at NJ.com, but I know the standards where I work. I'm proud of the work the journalists I support do. And I know they do all they can to present a fair and balanced reporting of the day's news.



Not impressed. F that guy and bring back the comments. Ban all opinion pieces and just report the news.

Posted on: 2020/5/30 0:33
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Re: JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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JC taxpayers pay such a tiny percentage of the school budget it shouldn?t be much. And JC residents will still be umdertaxed by NJ standards, by the tax assessment per $100,000 of home value.


Exactly. We still contribute far less than other areas in New Jersey.

Posted on: 2020/5/13 20:10
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Re: JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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Yvonne wrote:
First, there are 55,000 other taxpayers in JC besides [me]


Agreed, that there are other taxpayers than just you. I suspect most working residents of Jersey City pay some form of tax. On the issue of education property taxes, I agree that 55,000 property owners paying property taxes sounds about right.

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but apparently, it went down from the proposed 47% to 39%, so we have something to be happy about.


I didn't know that. Wow. Why can't JCBOE cut the budget. Why must it always be tax increases? Let's be honest, school funding to JCBOE could double and the student achievement would probably be unchanged.


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Secondly, no one living in a tax abatement building will see an increase


Agreed. Not until the abatement runs out at least.

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nor someone living in rent control since their increase are based on the rent leveling board of one to four percent.


Agreed.

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So this is an unfair tax increase since it only affects one group of citizens in JC.


Partially agreed. Before the reval, poor areas of Jersey City subsidized the wealthier areas. Before the change in school funding formula, suburban areas of New Jersey subsidized Jersey City schools. It could be said now that Jersey City residents are finally paying their fair share for the schools.

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Then you have the fact the Councilman Solomon froze rents including 2 to 4 families, excluding owner occupied during this 39% increase. The frozen rents stops in August but I am sure Solomon will want an extension.


Agreed.

Posted on: 2020/5/13 20:09
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Re: JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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Some help all the building and business increase of the last 20 yrs has done to help keep taxes down.


Yes, I'm sure that years of school over subsidization by the state, forcing Murphy to finally reconfigure the Abbott District formula to force Jersey City to pay its fair share in taxes going forward had nothing to do with the increase. It's development fault.

Maybe if we were still a ghetto like the 1980s, Murphy would have been justified in keeping the previous formula in place.

All this is pre-COVID so tax increases should be getting even more wild down the road.

Increase in funding does not equal a better education. I also shake my head when I see parents cheer for it. They've been bamboozled! I think Camden spends $100,000 per student head and no one would say they have the results to show for it. How other states can provide a quality education for a fraction of that but it remains a challenge in New Jersey, I will never know. I really wish they just consolidated all 600+ schools boards into one for each county. That might help control administrative costs. Until then, it's up up and away in taxes.

Posted on: 2020/5/13 14:59
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JCBOE hikes school taxes by 39 percent. Paging Yvonne.
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https://hudsoncountyview.com/jersey-ci ... -39-school-tax-levy-hike/

"The Jersey City Board of Education made an unexpected, expedited move to pass a $736 million budget for the 2020-2021 scholastic year that will come with a roughly $53 million tax levy hike, a sizable increase for a district trying to make up for years of state cutbacks."

How much will YOUR taxes go up?

Posted on: 2020/5/13 3:18
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Re: The Pandemic's effect on the Jersey City and overall Urban Real Estate Market
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I am declaring commercial real estate as dead, dead, dead for the next few years. Just in time for the payroll tax that was suppose to fund Jersey City schools.

I'm willing to bet that many large companies will forgo costly office space leases and instead invest in work from home technologies to track their employees.

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The above image is from https://www.squarefoot.com/ny/new-york/manhattan/office-space and provides information on the amount to lease a sqft of office space in Manhattan. It's going to be cheaper to relocate to the burbs or a no income tax state and fly in staff for necessary meetings rather than pay the office space rates.

Time will prove me right or wrong.

Posted on: 2020/5/7 19:46
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