Street cleaning SHAM!

Hoboken Street Cleaning SHAM continues… no improvements

Many residents are really getting angry at the complete ineptitude and “excuses” from the city of Hoboken. Like we’ve already pointed out – the city is NOT cleaning the streets (at least not all of them).

Some residents have also reported multiple sightings of RATS boldly walking amongst the garbage in broad daylight. Many have emailed the city with no response (I guess the PR dopes at city hall are too busy crafting “good news” announcements to look for themselves).

Here’s a couple reader-submitted shots from this week – including one from 4pm today. Look at that massive mound of outright garbage on the streets. Not just twigs and pebbles.

“Hello, Hoboken Environmental Services. How can I pull the wool over your eyes today?”

Hoboken Street Cleaning SHAM FAIL

Hoboken money machine: Street Cleaning SHAM

3/10/2014 Update:

No one is awake. The fact that there aren’t pitchforks and torches at City Hall means you’re all doomed. Throughout the winter, the city has had NO problem ticketing, towing residents and visitors for violations like “street cleaning,” yet no city work was done (other than the grueling effort put in to issue said tickets).

Then you have situations like this – where residents actually moved ALL the cars (clear and free) – and NO ONE CAME TO CLEAN THE STREETS!

I thought Hoboken was all “eco-conscious,” meanwhile look at all the fossil fuel that was burned moving these cars for NO GOOD REASON.

People should send bills into city hall (attn: D. Zimmer) to get compensated for gas, wear and tear on their cars, as well as lost time. I think a fair rebate is $2,000 per person, since that’s the same amount as the completely unconstitutional fine each bozo gets for sipping warm beer out of a plastic cup on St. Paddy’s Day.

Hoboken street cleaning sham NOT happening

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8 Responses

  1. ntableman says:

    I have been stunned that this has been happening, tell me who and how to complain to and I’ll do what I can. The streets are disgusting and clearly have not been cleaned in a very long time (at least uptown).

    • Mr.Chaos says:

      This is because the Parking Utility Director is probably too busy planning on how he can get the Westfield PD in Hoboken more often [quote comment=”222715″]I have been stunned that this has been happening, tell me who and how to complain to and I’ll do what I can. The streets are disgusting and clearly have not been cleaned in a very long time (at least uptown).[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        MrChaos, can you say “patronage”? The new parking director set out letter that we better renew our tags on line by x date or we will be towed. Because of “errors” in their new and improved sytems the renewals became staggered. But it did not behove the Director to learn how the permits were handled before sending this letter out throughout the town. Neither did he correct himself and send out a letter retracting his statement. Instead I had to spend my time going in person to figure out what the story was since I did not want to again fight an illegal tow.

        So what did the Director of Parking get for this large scale uncorrected mishap? Yep, a fat juicy raise!!From whom? Our honest, new and improved reelected government. ❗ [quote comment=”222754″]This is because the Parking Utility Director is probably too busy planning on how he can get the Westfield PD in Hoboken more often[/quote]

  2. Flashpt6 says:

    Who can I call about this? I saw the exact same thing happen today on 2nd street. Happy to write tickets and didn’t clean a single thing off the filthy streets. Robbery!

  3. animal_lover says:

    ntableman, can you take you brief note and send it about – your state officials, departments of health and community affairs, letter to editor. This is a real debacle – month and months of filth building up. I saw a rat last week. I know I know I can hear it now – rats are inevitable. I think not! I hope this issue spreads like fire as I don’t want a colony of rats uptown.

  4. animal_lover says:

    check out the City’s FB page. Even knowing their spin, I am shocked to see them posting the miracles of the $600 garbage can! 😈

    Really twisted. It is like dare us to provide Essential Services!! We have technology and administrators. And when that does not work we have lawyers. And when we loose in court we’ll hire more lawyers and appeal! 😳

    At this point I am even pissed at all the folks who fail to hold the City accountable and permit the incompetence and thievery.

    • briank says:

      In addition to not cleaning the streets, the city also removed garbage cans from all four corners of busy downtown intersections including Washington and Newark, 1st, and 2nd that I saw. At each intersection only one new solar powered compactor can was installed. (I am not going to draw conclusions on the efficiency of these cans- they are expensive and can break down, but you would be surprised to see the cost of people to remove trash every day- salary, insurance, and after just 25 years pension and free health care for the worker and family for life adds up!)
      Why remove perfectly good garbage cans? If you want to keep the street clean, you new to make it as easy as possible for people to dispose of their trash. This is a huge step back- if you are not going to install new compactor cans at those corners, put back the regular cans ASAP. [quote comment=”222748″]check out the City’s FB page. Even knowing their spin, I am shocked to see them posting the miracles of the $600 garbage can! Really twisted. It is like dare us to provide Essential Services!! We have technology and administrators. And when that does not work we have lawyers. And when we loose in court we’ll hire more lawyers and appeal! At this point I am even pissed at all the folks who fail to hold the City accountable and permit the incompetence and thievery.[/quote]

  5. animal_lover says:

    Some years back when we had an infestation of mice from overflowing cans and overgrown 4 ft shrubs, the city instead of providing regular service “removed” the problem The took the corner cans away! Yes it takes the most simplistic of reasoning that if you want to keep a clean town the City needs to provide cans.

    This is not a City administration though. The don’t provide Essential Services. The Mayor and Administration operate more like an advertising agency/PR firm. Numerous press releases that are patently false, regular surveys, always looking for “new and improved” products.

    If the City were a property owner, the City of Hoboken would be fined everyday for the filth on the streets. Instead, the City generates millions in revenue through ticketing, for the purpose of street cleaning.

    Try to fight a ticket and the judge will warn that the fact that the City did not clean or sweep is no defense. Furthermore, the Court will try to shake you down for the tow by “bargaining” to dismiss the ticket if you pay the tow. And out the other side of the judges mouth, he says that the Court has nothing to do with the tow.

    The way I see it, if the people of this town do nothing – 300 cars towed to remote locations in one day and no snow removal – then they are complicit with the administration. All the letters to editors and comments on forums will do zip. It will only give more material for spin rebuttals.

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