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Old 09-01-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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Except that bigger is NEVER better. Bigger school districts does not provide a better education for students. There is less accountability. That is why New Jersey schools and those in the northeast are so highly regarded. Same goes for police and fire protection. Or zoning and development decisions. Do you really want those decisions made in some city faraway? I doubt it. Jay
Even with consolidation, NJ is still rich and small enough that these issues won't really matter. Instead, we keep competing with each other instead of working at a regional level to help make us more competitive.
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:24 AM
 
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NJ needs more clean energy initiatives, and hemp farms to repair the polluted soils.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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NJ needs more clean energy initiatives, and hemp farms to repair the polluted soils.
I agree. NJ also needs better public transportation, and not just for getting in NJ. Rush hour roads are congested and deadly.

One of the major problems in NJ is NYC and Philadelphia to some extent. The highest paid state residents work in NYS, use some of the state services but largely do not pay state taxes. NJ needs more high paying employers who would offer challenging career opportunities.

NJ has two great/good universities that have strong STEM/high tech departments, Princeton and Rutgers. They are relatively close to each other and could've supported a high tech area. Perhaps in semi conductors... Instead, they are located in Central NJ, congested, boring suburbia with practically no public transportation. This is not an area that would attract potential employees or employers.

NJIT is of course also an excellent high tech school. Unfortunatele, it is in Newark, not a very popular area as well...

I think to his credit, Murphy recognizes the need to help and encourage the development of high tech economy in NJ:

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/...economy-in-nj/

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/vide...ation-economy/
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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I agree. NJ also needs better public transportation, and not just for getting in NJ. Rush hour roads are congested and deadly.

One of the major problems in NJ is NYC and Philadelphia to some extent. The highest paid state residents work in NYS, use some of the state services but largely do not pay state taxes. NJ needs more high paying employers who would offer challenging career opportunities.

NJ has two great/good universities that have strong STEM/high tech departments, Princeton and Rutgers. They are relatively close to each other and could've supported a high tech area. Perhaps in semi conductors... Instead, they are located in Central NJ, congested, boring suburbia with practically no public transportation. This is not an area that would attract potential employees or employers.

NJIT is of course also an excellent high tech school. Unfortunatele, it is in Newark, not a very popular area as well...

I think to his credit, Murphy recognizes the need to help and encourage the development of high tech economy in NJ:

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/...economy-in-nj/

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/vide...ation-economy/
This is where Newark has to receive a lot of investment from the state. It's the only city that could/should handle this burden. Jersey City is already too NYC-facing. Trenton is too isolated for now. Newark, though, has all the NJT trains, NJT buses, light rail, PATH, and Amtrak for commuting purposes. It already has a very very solid urban footprint.

I do believe that Atlantic City deserves some really strong investment away from the entertainment sector. It's really the only major urban footprint with beachfront properties in the Mid-Atlantic. It has a rail terminal, an airport, and large areas that can be urbanized very easily. I can't think of anywhere else similar. I know there have been new businesses opening there like a research hospital or something?

If AC and Newark were properly invested in, NJ could rely more heavily on itself. And, if we could turn Camden into the Hoboken of South Jersey.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Hope you're doing well my friend. As I've been told to my face by people who know, the illegal activities go down the line from "X" percentage of the State Police/local politcians/gangs/other entities together = A LOT of illegal BS goes on "behind our backs" funded by the NJ taxpayer. Corruption at its "finest".
LOL, yes. I remember some years ago being horrified by the idea that a Hudson County political group was merrily OK-ing blowing up a chunk of the Palisades so that a new strip mall with a Starbucks could be built. I never heard any more about the story because the FBI walked in, arrested 40-something people in the Hudson County government and took their computer files.

But, I also knew that their replacements would just be the next set of corrupt hacks who probably tipped off the FBI in the first place so that they could get in and do their own political machinations.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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I agree. NJ also needs better public transportation, and not just for getting in NJ. Rush hour roads are congested and deadly.

One of the major problems in NJ is NYC and Philadelphia to some extent. The highest paid state residents work in NYS, use some of the state services but largely do not pay state taxes. NJ needs more high paying employers who would offer challenging career opportunities.

NJ has two great/good universities that have strong STEM/high tech departments, Princeton and Rutgers. They are relatively close to each other and could've supported a high tech area. Perhaps in semi conductors... Instead, they are located in Central NJ, congested, boring suburbia with practically no public transportation. This is not an area that would attract potential employees or employers.

NJIT is of course also an excellent high tech school. Unfortunatele, it is in Newark, not a very popular area as well...

I think to his credit, Murphy recognizes the need to help and encourage the development of high tech economy in NJ:

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/...economy-in-nj/

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/vide...ation-economy/
Most likely you're right. I hate to say it, but if you live in NJ and work in NY, you should be paying state taxes to both states. I've never worked in NJ, always worked and lived in NY so I don't know what that's like.
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