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Essex County Property Tax Comparisons

ESSEX COUNTY TAX CHART
Below is a chart of the average tax load paid by several county towns and the percentage of that tax that goes to the municipality’s school system.

The percentage of the state budget spent on education has grown from about 33 percent to about 38 percent during Gov. Chris Christie’s term.

The Governor’s property tax cap may have helped reduce the annual increase in New Jersey’s property taxes, but unfortunately taxes are still rising faster than the rate of inflation.

The link at bottom shows more Essex county towns and gives a bit more background.

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link to more info on NJ tax burdens

Bathroom Tile Art in Montclair

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HGTV fans (and anyone else too) Come to the Montclair Art Museum to see how Noah Klersfeld transforms mundane bathroom floor tiles into spectacles of lights, patterns, rhythms, and colors. Videos are played on monitors and synchronized.  On exhibit from From February to May.

There are so many other interesting exhibits at the museum too!

https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/exhibition/new-directions-noah-klersfeld

 

 

 

Reduce your energy bill

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Its cold and you want to keep your heating bills at a sane level without freezing.

The state of New Jersey is offering a program that allows homeowners to receive rebates up to $4,000 and interest free financing up to $10,000 for energy upgrades to a residential property – Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES)

see link for more details

http://www.essexcommunityenergy.org/

 

Historic Holiday House tour of Essex County

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There will be 16 historic buildings open to the public on December 5th and 6th.  Amazing buildings include Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, the Glenmont (Edison) in West Orange and Kip’s Castle in Verona.  For the full schedule check out the link.

http://villagegreennj.com/calendar-events/essex-county-hosts-historic-holiday-house-tour-dec-5-6/

 

 

 

 

Casinos in North Jersey

Ceasars casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Ceasars casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three NJ state assmebly members have introduced legislation to try and build casions in their North Jersey counties – Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), and Raj Mukkerji (D-Hudson).  Voters will be given the right to amend the state Constitution with a referendum to allow the casinos to be built.

Atlantic City  gambling revenues have decreased by BILLIONS of dollars due to competition from NY and PA and 4 of its 12 casinos closed.

The Meadowlands is a possible site.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/lawmakers_now_want_3_casinos_in_northern_nj.html

 

 

 

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

branch-brook-cherry-blossoms-1 Get yourself over to Belleville’s Branch Brook Park to catch the Cherry Blossoms before they’re gone!! http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/branch-brook-park/calendar/2015-essex-county-cherry-blossom-festival

Matters Magazine features 151 Irving Av., the home of First Lady Frances Cleveland

 

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The home of a first lady is always intriguing. The folks at Matters Magazine thought so also and did a multi-page spread.  It includes a lot more detail about Frances Cleveland (wife of Grover)

here’s the link to Matters Magazine’s feature.

http://digital.turn-page.com/i/477358-home-garden-2015

 

here’s the link tot listing for sale

http://emailrpt.gsmls.com/public/show_public_report_rpt.do?report=clientfull&Id=101058325_501982


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