No excuse for snow ineptitude

In reverse: No excuse for mishandling Hoboken snow cleanup

They say that practice and repetition (experience) improves people. The more you do something, the better you get at it. But it appears that the $100 million dollars in property tax money residents give to city hall actually impairs their productivity.

There really is no excuse. No major blizzards. No power outages. Just typical “nuisances” that winter regularly brings. What is wrong with this so-called “administration” if they can’t even administer proper snow cleanup? And the majority of people in town have all but lost faith in these clowns – saying things like:

“Let’s wait until April for it to melt itself,” says Hoboken resident cpepe13 who snapped this pile of toxic snow in front of a bus stop, no less.

no excuse world class snow cleanup in hoboken NJ

In Hoboken’s case – you do NOT get what you pay for, that’s for sure!

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10 Comments on "No excuse for snow ineptitude"

briank
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briank

Way to respond not with facts but with personal insult. I won’t hazard a guess as your crotchedy old status, but thanks anyway for proving my point that you have not been in every corner of hudson country as I have to make an informed observation about snow removal. Go back to your QVC broadcast.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Delay and zero action are popular Zimmer strategies that leaves the City wide open to large liabilities. I have pictures from sidewalks throughout Hoboken as well as dozens of comments from folks distressed and disgusted unable to get around. Confirmed with Hudson County Mayors their actions – Zimmer is unwilling or unable to make the proper calls even when put on notice by her public safety and health officers. #ZimmerFAIL

briank
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briank

Yes there are piles of snow- one or two likes per block but the rest of the block is cleared. Maybe some of the intrepid commenters should drive around the rat of Hudson county like I do for my my job on a daily basis. As I tried to park on Kennedy and 92nd today in Borth Bergen, neither side of the street were cleared of snow- there was a foot of packed down snow/ice all over. And this is the main north/south artery though Hudson County. Get out a bit hefore you hitch and complain. When I moved to Hoboken 9 years ago and went through a couple big blizzards, it took more than a month to get the city to put up temp no parking signs and get a front end loader out to clear snow. At least now they are mostly (there have been days when people move their cars and neither a plow nor street cleane come though the last few winters) clearing parking lanes on street cleaning days. As for the new potential ordnance about increasing fines for people who don’t move their cars- I say do it. Screw those prookie too lazy to dig out their car, not allowing the street to be cleared.

showme789
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showme789
Ok, Briank, but you need to wake up from whatever coma you’re in. In my neighborhood, cars have been moved and nothing has been cleaned. This town is a disgrace and anyone with a bit of common sense can see it. I too drive around often, and no place looks as bad as Hoboken. You may be trying to justify your decision to move here by denying the condition of the city, but if you do that, do it while you’re looking in the mirror because nobody else is buying your nonsense.[quote comment=”224365″]Yes there are piles of snow- one or two likes per block but the rest of the block is cleared. Maybe some of the intrepid commenters should drive around the rat of Hudson county like I do for my my job on a daily basis. As I tried to park on Kennedy and 92nd today in Borth Bergen, neither side of the street were cleared of snow- there was a foot of packed down snow/ice all over. And this is the main north/south artery though Hudson County. Get out a bit hefore you hitch and complain. When I moved to Hoboken 9 years ago and went through a couple big blizzards, it took more than a month to get the city to put up temp no parking signs and get a front end loader out to clear snow. At least now they are mostly (there have been days when people move their cars and neither a plow nor… Read more »
briank
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briank
Ummmm no. Unless you are a Fed Ex driver you don’t drive around and see as many streets in Hidson county as I do in my sales job. So nice try. People would be having an anyeurism if Washington St. looked like what many parts of JFK from Bayonne all the way through to North Bergen looks like right now. The side streets are even worse. As for the photo in the story- yes the front end loader pushed the small piles of snow lining every block and pushed it into one or two big piles per block, clearing the rest of the block. Yes I actually live on Garden St so again nice try. I don’t have to justify anything for living in Hoboken. The people on here who constantly say the sky is falling in Hoboken should simply look at how the town has grown, attracted new residents, and despite ups and downs continues to become more valuable over the last 15 years especially. If you move out because it’s apparently such a terrible place, there is someone else who will move in. No loss [quote comment=”224378″]Ok, Briank, but you need to wake up from whatever coma you’re in. In my neighborhood, cars have been moved and nothing has been cleaned. This town is a disgrace and anyone with a bit of common sense can see it. I too drive around often, and no place looks as bad as Hoboken. You may be trying to justify your decision… Read more »
showme789
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showme789

Briank, you’re probably right. I’m the words of P T Barnum, there’s a sucker born every minute…and eventually they’ll move to Hoboken![quote comment=”224382″]Ummmm no. Unless you are a Fed Ex driver you don’t drive around and see as many streets in Hidson county as I do in my sales job. So nice try. People would be having an anyeurism if Washington St. looked like what many parts of JFK from Bayonne all the way through to North Bergen looks like right now. The side streets are even worse. As for the photo in the story- yes the front end loader pushed the small piles of snow lining every block and pushed it into one or two big piles per block, clearing the rest of the block. Yes I actually live on Garden St so again nice try. I don’t have to justify anything for living in Hoboken. The people on here who constantly say the sky is falling in Hoboken should simply look at how the town has grown, attracted new residents, and despite ups and downs continues to become more valuable over the last 15 years especially. If you move out because it’s apparently such a terrible place, there is someone else who will move in. No loss[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Makes sense, in sales you have to believe in your own BS. [quote comment=”224382″]Ummmm no. Unless you are a Fed Ex driver you don’t drive around and see as many streets in Hidson county as I do in my sales job. So nice try. People would be having an anyeurism if Washington St. looked like what many parts of JFK from Bayonne all the way through to North Bergen looks like right now. The side streets are even worse. As for the photo in the story- yes the front end loader pushed the small piles of snow lining every block and pushed it into one or two big piles per block, clearing the rest of the block. Yes I actually live on Garden St so again nice try. I don’t have to justify anything for living in Hoboken. The people on here who constantly say the sky is falling in Hoboken should simply look at how the town has grown, attracted new residents, and despite ups and downs continues to become more valuable over the last 15 years especially. If you move out because it’s apparently such a terrible place, there is someone else who will move in. No loss[/quote]

SuperG
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SuperG

Briank…it might be time for a trip to the optometrist for you. I just drove up Garden from 14th and there are huge mountains of ice everywhere…[quote comment=”224365″]Yes there are piles of snow- one or two likes per block but the rest of the block is cleared. Maybe some of the intrepid commenters should drive around the rat of Hudson county like I do for my my job on a daily basis. As I tried to park on Kennedy and 92nd today in Borth Bergen, neither side of the street were cleared of snow- there was a foot of packed down snow/ice all over. And this is the main north/south artery though Hudson County. Get out a bit hefore you hitch and complain. When I moved to Hoboken 9 years ago and went through a couple big blizzards, it took more than a month to get the city to put up temp no parking signs and get a front end loader out to clear snow. At least now they are mostly (there have been days when people move their cars and neither a plow nor street cleane come though the last few winters) clearing parking lanes on street cleaning days. As for the new potential ordnance about increasing fines for people who don’t move their cars- I say do it. Screw those prookie too lazy to dig out their car, not allowing the street to be cleared.[/quote]

SuperG
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SuperG

The plows coming through the streets today are a joke…they cannot touch the ice. They should be spreading salt to melt the ice then come back once the salt has taken effect. Typical Hoboken nonsense pretending to do something constructive with being or caring about being effective!!!

BTW-Those solar compactors are a joke as well. I saw someone open one up they other day and clearly there wan no compaction being done…

animal_lover
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animal_lover

We, by law, have Health and Safety Officers that are compelled in their role, yet they seem to be strapped in the reporting relationship to Mayor Zimmer. I don’t expect every locally appointed Director or City employee to be able to be a whistle blower in their job. I do expect, however, that NJ residents be protected from Public Safety and Health gross negligence in local government. Tonight, Feb. 10, Zimmer is holding a State of the Muni event. No doubt, the Mayor will be claiming victory in her failures tonight. It is up to residents to speak up unison in a public way, otherwise you have to accept the lies she tells the media on a regular basis.

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