Playgrounds hazardous to kids!

Toxic Hoboken playgrounds hazardous – don’t you think?

Here we go again in hoboken njWe’ve talked about garbage pile ups as of late – as well as other nonsensical “gubb’mint” charades like 190,000% over-the-top “protection” from street troubles along Willow Ave., but what else is happening in the lovely top-rated “walking city” of Hoboken?

Massive Garbage Piles – and lovely germ-free kiddies! (what?)

Apparently – the kid parks in town, such as the playground (often referred to as the “splash ground” on Madison Street – also referred to as “Salmonella poisoning HQ” (or equivalent) have issues as well.

Some parents sent in their absolute disgust that city garbage cans – were actually FILLED TO THE BRIM with (wait – try to guess….) yes – actual garbage! How nutty is that?

Well there is a problem here. The container size to consumption ratio is way off. Stuff was piling up rapidly in just HALF a day feeding the overly-hyperactive kids processed junk food by their intensely-distracted parents. Does food need to accompany you every step of the way? I don’t EVER remember bringing food to a park where I played. We ate at home. If we wanted to bring food, that was called, oh let me see if I can remember… oh yeah: A picnic. We ate outside during a PICNIC. And those were “special” times, not every day.

But I digress.

Where are the parks employees? Clean this shit up! If it accumulates 2, 3, 4x a day? Come back FOUR times a day. Adapt to your workload, people!

playgrounds hazardous in Hoboken NJ

(Property should ask themselves: Are we getting what we pay for?)

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17 Comments on "Playgrounds hazardous to kids!"

Sphynx
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Sphynx

In what are called food deserts, places were there is a lack of affordable healthy food.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

And those places don’t have to be a far distance when there is discrimination that marginalizes the people to remain in a certain area.[quote comment=”223786″]In what are called food deserts, places were there is a lack of affordable healthy food.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Only in Hoboken can the rfuse from a program that supports round the year nutrition for the low income become about overeating.

You don’t need a study to show the difference in availability of nutritional food resources by neighborhood. Just try shopping outside your own stomping grounds and particularly try the markets that are in poor neighborhoods.

Sphynx
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Sphynx

I don’t know the details, just what I saw.

Some organization was providing free lunch to underprivileged children near the splash park of Church Square Park. They had brown cardboard boxes like that. I saw them as they were getting set up. I was not their when they cleared out.

I was raised with a carry-in, carry-out mentality.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

That was lunch provided through a grant through the department of Agriculture to the low income kids of Hoboken. They are supposed to distribute the lunches and take the garbage away with them. A complaint was made to Leo Pelligrino the Director of the Dept of Health but he did nothing (as usual).[quote comment=”223745″]I don’t know the details, just what I saw.Some organization was providing free lunch to underprivileged children near the splash park of Church Square Park. They had brown cardboard boxes like that. I saw them as they were getting set up. I was not their when they cleared out.I was raised with a carry-in, carry-out mentality.[/quote]

beyondee7
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beyondee7

The lunches are actually made available to ALL KIDS in the park (during the summer); they do it in other Hoboken parks as well. If it’s intended for low incoming only, they don’t check at all. It seems unnecessary. [quote comment=”223747″]That was lunch provided through a grant through the department of Agriculture to the low income kids of Hoboken. They are supposed to distribute the lunches and take the garbage away with them. A complaint was made to Leo Pelligrino the Director of the Dept of Health but he did nothing (as usual).[/quote]

Chow
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Chow

Another handout, god bless the left. In return the fat counselors should be forced to clean up. Boxed lunches? No wonder these kids are so fat.[quote comment=”223747″]That was lunch provided through a grant through the department of Agriculture to the low income kids of Hoboken. They are supposed to distribute the lunches and take the garbage away with them. A complaint was made to Leo Pelligrino the Director of the Dept of Health but he did nothing (as usual).[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

IS IT apples or oranges? lunch program has been situation norm in schools and during the summer for years…Park employees should be on the watch to clean up the trash.as for todays kids being obese,consider the fact that parents rich or poor give smart phones and such as well as vidiio games to the darlings..thus they become couch potatos ..that is one reason todays children are tubs…just saying..[quote comment=”223749″]Another handout, god bless the left. In return the fat counselors should be forced to clean up. Boxed lunches? No wonder these kids are so fat.[/quote]

Chow
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Chow

My kids have smart phones and run 5k races…the kids in the hood tend to be the tubby ones…that is why Bloomberg wanted to ban supper sized soda.[quote comment=”223762″]IS IT apples or oranges? lunch program has been situation norm in schools and during the summer for years…Park employees should be on the watch to clean up the trash.as for todays kids being obese,consider the fact that parents rich or poor give smart phones and such as well as vidiio games to the darlings..thus they become couch potatos ..that is one reason todays children are tubs…just saying..[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

that reply seems to have racist over tones.. the over all stats apply to all of todays middle school kids and high school kids..nation wide..As kids we went out to play all day ..its not about supper sized soda more than junk food as well as 60 .00 play station 1 games that keep most kids in the house all day…btw how did bloomberg factor into this discussion? Its not about soda more than the parents who themselves must learn to push themselves from the table..just saying..[quote comment=”223767″]My kids have smart phones and run 5k races…the kids in the hood tend to be the tubby ones…that is why Bloomberg wanted to ban supper sized soda.[/quote]

briank
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briank

The comment is off the mark, but only slightly. Obesity rare are directly linked to socioeconomic status, so poor whites have the same issues as poor minorities.
That said, it is distressing to see the lack of education regarding proper diet (tho come on- we all know frozen pizzas and fast food make you fat), the lack of excercise, etc. What’s even more infuriating is seeing a kid from a poor urban area who is fat bit wearing $125 basketball sneakers. As a runner, I get so annoyed by the excuses pointing to being poor for being fat- it only costs $50 for a pair of decent running shoes. You don’t need a manicured field- just a sidewalk. Put down the Big Mac, put down the video game, an go for a freaking run. [quote comment=”223770″]that reply seems to have racist over tones.. the over all stats apply to all of todays middle school kids and high school kids..nation wide..As kids we went out to play all day ..its not about supper sized soda more than junk food as well as 60 .00 play station 1 games that keep most kids in the house all day…btw how did bloomberg factor into this discussion? Its not about soda more than the parents who themselves must learn to push themselves from the table..just saying..[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim
agree with mr briank..this topic was a survey that many pre teens are a bit over weight.. rich poor middle class..many parents spoil their kids with these hi tech phones that even my grandchildren run rings around me.. these phones and sites have proven to be a danger to young kids unbeknown to their parents ..same as internet..nut jobs who interact with innocent kids…5 hours of lego games is too much for me..guess im pencil and paper generation..one comment i like mr briank is 125.00 and more for sneakers. I recieve a pair of new balance sneakers on special occasions from sons and it serves the purpose..As a kid the sneaker was p f flyers tought we could run faster 5.00 funny [quote comment=”223771″]The comment is off the mark, but only slightly. Obesity rare are directly linked to socioeconomic status, so poor whites have the same issues as poor minorities. That said, it is distressing to see the lack of education regarding proper diet (tho come on- we all know frozen pizzas and fast food make you fat), the lack of excercise, etc. What’s even more infuriating is seeing a kid from a poor urban area who is fat bit wearing $125 basketball sneakers. As a runner, I get so annoyed by the excuses pointing to being poor for being fat- it only costs $50 for a pair of decent running shoes. You don’t need a manicured field- just a sidewalk. Put down the Big Mac, put down the video… Read more »
HansBrix
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HansBrix

I m sure there’s a study out there somewhere that will blame minority fatness on …racism.

Well whaddayahknow…there is:

thewestwire.com/rutgers-university-...y-rates-among-minorities-to-racism/

Cant be fast food places accepting EBT. Cant be documented differences individuals disease and morbidity rates. “Microaggressions” is your answer. QED.[quote comment=”223771″]The comment is off the mark, but only slightly. Obesity rare are directly linked to socioeconomic status, so poor whites have the same issues as poor minorities. That said, it is distressing to see the lack of education regarding proper diet (tho come on- we all know frozen pizzas and fast food make you fat), the lack of excercise, etc. What’s even more infuriating is seeing a kid from a poor urban area who is fat bit wearing $125 basketball sneakers. As a runner, I get so annoyed by the excuses pointing to being poor for being fat- it only costs $50 for a pair of decent running shoes. You don’t need a manicured field- just a sidewalk. Put down the Big Mac, put down the video game, an go for a freaking run.[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

mr hans i didnt mean to imply that the poster was racist..I ment to say dont nail it down too one group. So many poverty stricken famlies cannot even feed their own kids..on meger wages…or govt assistance..So many wealthy families love their kids and give them everything,out of what they feel is love…Watch the ads on tv…sugar fulled cereal..and processed food…Sign of the times…no argument here.. just an opnion that means nothing btw hans i agree wit you.[quote comment=”223773″]I m sure there’s a study out there somewhere that will blame minority fatness on …racism.Well whaddayahknow…there is:Cant be fast food places accepting EBT. Cant be documented differences individuals disease and morbidity rates. “Microaggressions” is your answer. QED.[/quote]

briank
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briank

Hoboken Health Dept?
They are too busy harassing dog owners to see if they have a dog license on the dog (not at home but on that actual dog collar that your dog happens to be wearing that day). Additionally, they are too busy having that same full time employee scream at and physically intimidate women about how they walk their dogs to the dog park in Church Square. And call the cops if the dog pees in the bushes (as opposed to the middle of the sidewalk where people actually walk).
Check the old comments on here. The Health Dept is great. Always serving the public well. [quote comment=”223747″]That was lunch provided through a grant through the department of Agriculture to the low income kids of Hoboken. They are supposed to distribute the lunches and take the garbage away with them. A complaint was made to Leo Pelligrino the Director of the Dept of Health but he did nothing (as usual).[/quote]

jonsie
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jonsie

These garbage overflows, if taken individually are not a big deal. But in Hoboken I am seeing similar scenes much more frequently. Why has pickup slacked off?

animal_lover
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animal_lover

In the infinite wisdom of Ms. Zimmer she laid off many of the Public Works employees. She expects the techy garbage cans to do most all the work.[quote comment=”223734″]These garbage overflows, if taken individually are not a big deal. But in Hoboken I am seeing similar scenes much more frequently. Why has pickup slacked off?[/quote]

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