1203 Washington – Dragging

3/12/2008:

One resident and Hoboken411 reader is a bit upset at the lack of clean-up progress at 1203 Washington Street, the site of the deadly fire on January 29, 2008.

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Painful reminder

“Hi 411,

I have to say that a month after the 1203 fire, not only is it awful that people are still not back in their apartments, but I am really bothered that the area was not cleaned up. Having known the victim, Seth Dembowitz (who’s being honored tonight at the NJ Nets game), it pains me to walk past the building on a daily basis and see the burned out windows and broken glass on the 4th and 5th floors.

For as long as I stay in Hoboken that building will always be the place where Seth died, never again just another brick building. Shouldn’t the windows have been boarded up or covered with plastic by now? And the broken glass that still litters the grass and sidewalk in front of the building? As I walked past yesterday a couple was walking their dog there and I realized that dogs, and certainly children, could get hurt from the shards of glass.

Whose responsibility is it to clean up? Hoboken’s or Applieds? The fire was a tragedy to so many people, who lost their homes, possessions, and their friend/relative. Keeping the building the way it is right now only keeps that painful day even more fresh in our memories. I’m sure others are as botherd by the sight of the building as I am. What do you (and the 411 readers) think?”

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13 Comments on "1203 Washington – Dragging"

danzig
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[quote comment=”73275″]you can’t make most of these whiny bastards on this board happy. haven’t you learned that?[/quote]
Why are you so bitter? Here we are on the virtual eve of your wedding day and yet you continue to maintain an unbridled bitterness toward everyone. Why is that?
Where in Morristown are you getting married?

nyrangersfan19
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nyrangersfan19

[quote comment=”73275″][quote comment=”73017″]wasnt every one here bitching about the poor tenants over McSwiggans losing there homes. Now it looks like they may be back in there new apts in like 6 months. Isnt that a good thing. Maybe thats the reason for quick permits because the town wants to see these people back in their homes and got permits done ASAP for that reason and not because its Al Reeza’s inner circle.[/quote]

you can’t make most of these whiny bastards on this board happy. haven’t you learned that?[/quote]

Oh Hey Potatochip, glad to see you are allowed back again!

potatochip
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[quote comment=”73017″]wasnt every one here bitching about the poor tenants over McSwiggans losing there homes. Now it looks like they may be back in there new apts in like 6 months. Isnt that a good thing. Maybe thats the reason for quick permits because the town wants to see these people back in their homes and got permits done ASAP for that reason and not because its Al Reeza’s inner circle.[/quote]

you can’t make most of these whiny bastards on this board happy. haven’t you learned that?

manolo
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manolo

[quote comment=”73061″]Does anyone know what caused the fire? I haven’t been able to find any information confirming what actually happened that night…[/quote]

I am wondering the same thing…..

runriverrun
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runriverrun

Does anyone know what caused the fire? I haven’t been able to find any information confirming what actually happened that night…

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