Reader Mail: Homeless playground uptown

4/4/2008:

One uptown Hoboken411 reader is concerned with the abandoned lot between 12th / 13th and Clinton / Grand Streets.

She says if you see any out-of-place activity around this area to phone the police.

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Nagging homeless problems

“FYI – i’ve seen lots of drunk homeless guys breaking into the gated lot between 12 & 13 on Clinton/Grand. They use the vacant building on the lot…no wonder why there is garbage, broken bottles, cans, etc littering the area. Also, we have seen our fair share of vandalism of cars and buildings in the area and i am sure this part of the reason. if anyone sees this call the police — these guys are trespassing and it’s dangerous to local residents and their property. maybe if the police get enough complaints they’ll actually do something about it!”

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10 Comments on "Reader Mail: Homeless playground uptown"


homeworld
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8 years 5 months ago

I saw one of them walking around in there on my way home from work today.

TrumpT3
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TrumpT3
8 years 5 months ago

Well you are aaaaalmost right, HobokenNJ, because you SHOULD go to the fundraiser to get the homeless into the local shelter (instead of out on the street) which has programs for job training, substance abuse treatment, and reintegration into the community.

In fact, it got 82 people into subsidized housing instead of out on the street, according to a recent local newspaper article, and leading productive lives once again. And if you ever become mentally ill or disabled, it may even help you.

hobokenj
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hobokenj
8 years 5 months ago

Make sure you go to the fundraiser at Bistro to keep the homeless in town……..

ron mexico
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ron mexico
8 years 5 months ago

They really should put down some purple padding for the gents….

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo
8 years 5 months ago

Not sure if this is the lot, but one of the lots in the area is waiting for clearance from the EPA so that further building can happen.

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