Still floods in Hoboken

4/20/2009:

Reports over the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel indicate that the “usual suspects” of flooding areas in town are acting up once again.

So far, the area near Shoprite at 9th and Madison – as well as 3rd-4th on Jackson are starting become impassable to vehicular traffic. Cops called these in – the city is apparently out of, or “Can’t locate” the wooden barricades – and are using cones instead.

Wasn’t flooding a big hot button topic? Seems status quo to me.

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davidcdavid64
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davidcdavid64

I find the flooding thing to be interesting. It looks like a an effort to draw attention to an issue that is a non issue. To those who says she did nothing, perhaps they should post what what she should have done. If the people in her ward or reading this are dumb enough to actually think a single council person could do anything about the issue they should have their right to vote taken away. Folks, can’t you come up with a real issue.

I am going to vote indy. All three of the “big” players are clearly full of sh…. Then at the run off we will see. It is a choice between three two faced liars who are leading the pack. Each has their person who posts on 411 attempting to stir trouble, or make an issue out of nothing. If you want to go after Zimmer hammer away about the deposition. That to me would be something that could sway my vote, the same way the CT vote prevents me from voting mason. Maybe cammaro is the right choice. at least I won’t be frustrated when he fails to do anything. The other two won’t either. It is the same old thing times three wrapping themselves in a different coat.

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”150519″][quote comment=”150502″]Isn’t it more important that they have the brain capacity to change their minds when the facts change?
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AMEN!! You are making sense to me for sure![/quote]

one of the most frustrating things to me over the past decade was many politicians being criticized when they change their minds. some had certain philosophies as senators that they didn’t carry into presidential campaigns – well – maybe that’s because instead of representing people from 1 state you’re campaigning to represent people from 50 of them? same thing with councilpersons vs mayor – you’re looking to represent different views. you want to bring what you have the table, but you still want to pledge to represent what your constituents want.

things change, facts, change, etc. etc. people that don’t change their minds and stick with their old decisions when facts change are the real idiots in my mind. but eh, to each their own.

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”150502″]Isn’t it more important that they have the brain capacity to change their minds when the facts change?
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AMEN!! You are making sense to me for sure!

bradykp
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bradykp

matt – yes, you’re correct about Obama. Bobby Jindal made the same promise on Meet the Press a few weeks. I believe Hilary Clinton made the promise also. I bet thousands of politicians across this country over the past 5 years have made that same exact promise.

Some of them are just completely full of crap. Some might honestly believe they need to pursue other offices to accomplish more things. Maybe they leave their constituents in the dark, maybe they’re trying to do more for them. People are free to form their opinions.

I’m so sick and tired of people that criticize politicians for evaluating the present and making decisions based on the present. Who gives a rats ass what they said 2 years ago, 4 years ago, 5 years ago? Isn’t it more important that they have the brain capacity to change their minds when the facts change?

As for the sewers, I’d say cleaning out the sewers to help the flow of water and personally reducing her contribution to the sewer water runoff, as well as promoting these ideas to others – did quite a bit in the southwest. I know the corner of Newark and Jefferson hasn’t flooded in a long time and it used to always flood.

There are obviously some difficulties in getting that issue completely resolved in such a short time. But she certainly did not do “nothing”.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”150312″][quote comment=”150160″]Zimmer stopped talking about flooding downtown once she started trying to get people uptown to vote for her for Mayor. Now her focus is the Northwest, when it should be the Southwest. The truth is Dawn never cared about flooding, which doesn’t effect her four story townhouse. She had to be talked into using flooding as an issue against Campos by her first campaign team. It was all a ruse to get elected, just like when Dawn swore to people in the fourth ward that if elected she would not run for Mayor. Dawn is a pawn, nothing more, nothing less.[/quote] lots of people say they won’t run for other office if elected to one office. the truth is, circumstances change. Dawn explained to me that she feels like she cannot get things she wants accomplished done as a council person, so she is running for mayor. To me, that sounds fairly true. As for not caring about flooding, she does care. At her “townhouse” as you stated, she has rain barrels that she uses to capture rain water and use the water to water plants. She also suggested other residents do this, if they have the capability of doing it. not only does it reduce the amount of water we put into the sewer system from rain, it also reduces the amount of water we put in due to running the faucet and pouring it on our plants outside. so don’t claim she doesn’t care about flooding,… Read more »
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