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Year in Review 2008 – from NJPoliticker.com

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Here is the annual Newsletter from NJPoliticker.com that goes over the Political scene in New Jersey for 2008.

NJPoliticker.Com Year In Review 2008

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Written by reformerusg

December 31, 2008 at 6:15 PM

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Hoboken Revolt to Plan Massive Demonstration on January 13 to Stop the Board of Ed Giveaway

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The organization Hoboken Revolt is trying to organize a protest for the January 13th Board of Ed meeting. Read below:

Massive Demonstration on January 13 to Stop the Board of Ed Giveaway
Posted by Incognito Smith

“We should be organizing a massive demonstration inside and outside of the Board of Ed next meeting of January 13 and make sure that the media is informed. We must stop this giveaway to teachers that are already making more than enough for their mediocre performance.

There is no way that the property tax payers of this city can afford to give one dollar more to any employee of the municipal gov or the Board of Ed or the County. We were just hit with a 47% tax increase and now they are demanding more? This will definitely put the last nail to the coffin and bankrupt this city.

The Hoboken public schools teachers and administrators (most from out of town) are some of the highest paid in the state already. The NJ average is 53k while the Hoboken teachers are averaging 83K. The Hoboken school district has notoriously performed amongst the worst in the state. Instead of a raise they should be forced to give back 25% of the total they now make which is more than enough and they would still have a decent salary and a job which many Americans don’t have today. They are lucky to have a job with the best benefits like unlimited carryover sick bank, full health insurance, personal days, etc.; in the private sector half of them would not last. They need to face the reality that the city and the country are in financial trouble.

More details about the demonstration will soon follow.”

Written by reformerusg

December 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM

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Photo Montage – NY Water Way

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I took thse photos on a cold clear and crisp day while riding on NY Water Way’s Hoboken South Ferry to Pier 11 . Nothing like 35 degrees to wake you up in the morning!

Written by reformerusg

December 31, 2008 at 12:59 PM

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Parody- Propostion 8 the Musical

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The website FunnyorDie.com has a video parody entitled Prop 8 – The Musical where Jack Black plays Jesus and lectures the Mormon’s and Conservatives on their self- righteousness. This video is funny in my opinion but as they say opinions vary:

Written by reformerusg

December 31, 2008 at 12:30 PM

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Year in Review – Subprime Mortgage Meltdown Funny Slideshow

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Check out this SlideShare presentation that was circulated afer the subprime meltdown. It is very to the point and quite funny in how it describes the chain of events. As it turns out, the subprime mess was just the start and led to the near collapse of the debt markets and the recession we are now in. Hoboken as we know has been hit very hard in terms of job loss, property values and business failures. Hopefully a little laugh is a bit of salvation:

Subprime mortgage meltdown

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Written by reformerusg

December 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM

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Dow Jones Indices up Today

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It is always best to keep the long term perspective but the DOW Jones Industrials did recover today by over 2%.

Chart Courtesy of Yahoo! Finance

Written by reformerusg

December 30, 2008 at 9:59 PM

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Metro Housing Prices: October Case Shiller Home Price Index vs. Year Ago

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Check out this SlideShare Presentation on the Schiller Home Price Index which shows October 2008 housing prices in steep decline versus prior year 2007. 14 of the Metro areas tracked are showing price declines greater than 10% vs. last year same month:

Question:How much has Hoboken Real Estate dropped since last October?
I think at least 10% but it could be higher. Any Real Estate People in the know out there?

Written by reformerusg

December 30, 2008 at 8:00 PM

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