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Berkeley Lifer July 20, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Suck it up Snerd!!!
Sue July 21, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Lifer, millions of your tax dollars have been wasted, diverted or withheld by Christie. Maybe ifRead Morehe can deceive the Republican voters in Iowa, we'll get rid of him earlier. He's not in NJ much, but he and his staff still manage to hurt the state. The only house he cares about is at 1600 Penna. Ave.
Berkeley Lifer July 16, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Democrats are good as raising taxes = )
Chief Wahoo July 16, 2014 at 06:14 PM
Retirement will be a myth in less than 4 years
Martin July 17, 2014 at 06:23 AM
There's no Soc. Sec. tax above $100,000 or so. The little people pay, but the 1% collect, too. Read MoreJus t raise that outdated income limit and it'll be solvent forever. OH, WAIT, that would be a millionaires' tax, and the Party of No is against it.
Gemini July 08, 2014 at 02:41 PM
I put a request in writing and even had the so called exemption in writing from officials. But just Read Morefound out that since I am now building a house with a second floor, making improvements, increasing the square footage, I am not exempt. I am being taxed on the new building value, minus the old and in addition taxed on the land. This COAH tax is meant for new development, not for fixing up what a disaster took away. It feels wrong since I am not adding a new family to the home. But somehow our town found a way to keep money coming in from those who have already lost too much. I am paying it just so I can finally get my building permits. I had to get a variance - and hired a lawyer for that-even though the house is to be on the same foot print.. the non-finished second floor is what they said makes it no longer grandfathered. It took almost a year to get zoning approved. I am running out of energy to fight this.. Maybe other homeowners who already paid this COAH tax, will also be able to put in a complaint and we can get some money later. I doubt it though.
Not playing at attorney, here, but, if you increased the value as a ratable by increasing it'sRead Moresize, then you are responsible for the difference - so you should ONLY be assessed the difference. Exempt on the original footprint and square footage, but unlikely you will win on enhancements/improvements. Sorry if that is disappointing news. I always advocate paying ONLY what you owe, and not one penny more. COAH began with a noble purpose, but there are still loopholes for developers while individual homeowners are still getting it in the neck. The execution of COAH legislation is certain evidence that it was designed "by committee". I would be lying to say it was on our "front burner", but COAH reform is on our radar...it's hard, when there is so much that needs 'fixing', to triage what to do first. We are focusing on corruption, on our children and their education, and on individual rights. COAH is a State-level issue, but it certainly is something we are both familiar with and paying attention too - (Right, Kent Pipes?). Between that and all of the recent environmental issues, it's tough to prioritize - it's ALL important. I am very lucky to have a great team behind our efforts - with experts in each field. Get in touch - When I come down to Berkeley this month, I'll buy the coffee. upholdtheconstitution@hotmail.com
More than awake, Chief - watch what's coming on "Bonds" - I think you will like it ;)
Marina June 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM
TOM MACARTHUR ALL THE WAY. Informed and intelligent people don't fall for phonies like YOU. HowRead Morema ny times does the voters have to tell you NO before you get it? Did you drop your convicted criminal brother from your team to help your chances or is he hiding in the background? Save your money...stop wasting our time.
Berkeley Lifer June 28, 2014 at 09:29 PM
I am voting for Weedman = )
Robert Edward says to tell you "Thank you"...and "your welcome" from me for how Read Morehe is being put back on the ballot. ( I might have something to do with that ;) )
A. B. July 02, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Where are the updates to this, OC resident?
Berkeley Lifer July 02, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Maybe OC resident got buried in that same pile? = )
OC resident July 05, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Not at all. As previously stated in the pm, the investigator made it very clear NOT to continueRead Morepos ting anymore details as it will hinder their investigation. The state already has acknowledged this situation and they have what they need. There is no reason to further post here, mission accomplished. I am sure when it is "breaking news" you will see it first on tv.
Robert Costello June 26, 2014 at 02:00 AM
Gov't needs income to function. If the wealthy paid taxes at the same rate as productive citizens, Read Morewe would not have a budget crisis.
Trouble is, as Orwell put it, "Some pigs are more equal than others".
Berkeley Lifer June 28, 2014 at 03:03 PM
IRS.... VA..... BENGHAZI.... OPEN BORDERS illegal's welcome.... FAST & FURIOUS... NSA.... IRAQRead Moren ow IMPLODING... USA HATED "NO RESPECT".... 5 TERRORIST TRADED FOR A DESERTER.. PLAYING THE RACE CARD... DESTROYING THE MIDDLE CLASS... DESTROYING RELIGION SAME SEX MARRIAGE OK MILLIONS UN-EMPLOYED HOUSING MKT. 200 MILL ON EBT CARDS TO BUY VOTES..
grace June 28, 2014 at 05:02 PM
thats it i am gonna start drinking again! thanks @ berkeleylifer
Spooner June 29, 2014 at 12:50 AM
...I'm going to join you!
Mattie June 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Yes, and he also claimed the reason Sandy Funds took so long to start disbursing was becauseRead More"t he feds took an exceptionally long time to start releasing the funds to NJ... the longest it's ever taken in ANY disaster of this sort...." Then just a minute later he added "...it took a full 90 DAYS (!) before they released the first funds to NJ...". Well that 90 days happened more than 17 months ago now, and people are STILL homeless, living in damaged homes and/or have walked away from ruined homes they could not afford to fix or pay for while living elsewhere.... Always lies to blame things on someone/something else.
Brandy the Dog June 23, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Sniffle sniffle!
Marina June 28, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Boo Hoo HOOOOOOOOOOO.
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Martin June 20, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Follow the money... to the political campaign contributors! Belleville, New Brunswick and theRead MoreSawmi ll quickly got Sandy recovery aid. Tens of thousands of houses are still waiting. The only house Christie cares about is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Heywood June 20, 2014 at 08:23 AM
Move to Sloop Creek Rd and fear the storms no more.
Judys 15 June 20, 2014 at 10:29 AM
There's other things to fear on Sloop Creek Road. NY also received more federal housing aid thanRead MoreNJ , even though we caught the epicenter of the storm. http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/06/18/why-did-new-jersey-get-only-half-as-much-sandy-aid-as-new-york/?utm_content=buffer52382&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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