Sinatra Dr. still closed; supplies needed

8/11/2009 Update:

Hoboken 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason sent out another note early this morning. She left out Rita’s Ice – who graciously donated a box of refreshing Italian Ices to the cause yesterday as well.

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We need more refreshments!

“I hope you are enjoying your summer and finding ways to keep cool in this heat wave. First and foremost I would like to again extend my thanks to the many rescue workers who are continuing to aid in the relief efforts after Saturday’s tragic plane and helicopter crash. Also, I would like to extend a big thank you to all the residents who have donated water, Gatorade, ice, and other supplies to the rescue workers.

Yesterday’s donations were warmly received and greatly appreciated. With the weather in the 90s today, emergency workers have expressed that even more supplies would be appreciated.

I ask that you please consider donating more water, Gatorade, and/or ice. The Red Cross will be on hand to accept and distribute the supplies, which can be made at the entrance to Frank Sinatra Drive between 11th and 12th Streets.

Last but not least I would also like to thank Jhoan Gonzalez at the Turning Point restaurant for assisting me in supplying lunch and water to more than 60 rescue workers. Also much thanks and appreciation to Liz Mackay and her team at Starbucks, Gerald Lynch of Kings for the donuts and juice, and Tony Santommuro with Mr. Softy who has offered to assist in serving ice cream on these hot days.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me by email at info@masoncitycouncil.org

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you,

Second Ward Councilwoman, Beth Mason

See yesterday’s update after the jump…

8/10/2009:

Thanks workers – calls for fluid donations

“I would like to inform you that Frank Sinatra Drive is currently closed from 4th – 12th streets while rescue workers continue to aid in the recovery effort of Saturday’s plane and helicopter crash. Recovery workers are currently trying to pull the plane out of the Hudson, as well as recover the bodies of the last two crash victims.

I want to thank the rescue workers for all of their hard work and efforts. Currently there are six recovery boats and numerous divers in the river working to secure the plane. These workers could use donations of water, Gatorade, and/or ice. On Sunday alone, rescue workers went through 20 cases of water. I ask that you please consider donating these supplies. You can drop off your donations at the rescue station located at the entrance to Frank Sinatra Drive between 11th and 12th Streets.

In addition, I would also like to thank Benny Tudino’s for assisting me in supplying lunch and water to the workers yesterday. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me by email at info@masoncitycouncil.org

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26 Comments on "Sinatra Dr. still closed; supplies needed"

justaview
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justaview

Still closed this morning from 11th street entrance

escaped68
Member

The red cross and the salvation army had step vans that were used to bring food and drinks to the crash area does anybody know if these agencies still do this??

elainetyger
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elainetyger

The Red Cross was there on Saturday. I didn’t see where there truck was, but when I asked their volunteers who had drifted down to Pier A, they only had bottled water available and possibly some stale Fig Newtons from the last outing, but they weren’t sure.

In response to escaped68 who said:
The red cross and the salvation army had step vans that were used to bring food and drinks to the crash area does anybody know if these agencies still do this??

TACOMA
Member
TACOMA

The red cross were there today.

In response to escaped68 who said:
The red cross and the salvation army had step vans that were used to bring food and drinks to the crash area does anybody know if these agencies still do this??

elainetyger
Member
elainetyger

I don’t know about the paid services, but Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps members do not get any meal allowance. Typically at fundraisers such as the car wash, they will take some of the day’s collections to buy, say, hamburgers to barbecue for everyone who showed up, but we all buy our own meals during our regular shifts.

The main problem at a scene like the waterfront is that whether or not you are physically working or you just have to stand around in case a worker needs medical attention, you can’t leave to get a meal once you are stationed there. I was at Sinatra Park all afternoon Saturday; the JCFD Gong Club was there for the first 3 hours giving out bottled water and sports drinks, but there was nothing to eat until somebody ordered pizza — I’m not sure who paid for it. After the gong club left, I traded some of the pizza to another agency for some bottles of water.

Some of us were joking that some of the fire trucks should leave and be replaced by a Mr. Softee and a hot dog cart!

syracuse12
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syracuse12

Any idea why Frank Sinatra Drive is still closed? All that’s parked there are news vans. Seems pretty silly to block off a main thoroughfare with plenty of parking spots so a bunch of news vans can park there.

TACOMA
Member
TACOMA

The F.B.I were still doing grid searches around the area of the tire as of this afternoon. There were a team of evidence collectors combing through the brush on Sinatra drive.

In response to syracuse12 who said:
Any idea why Frank Sinatra Drive is still closed? All that’s parked there are news vans. Seems pretty silly to block off a main thoroughfare with plenty of parking spots so a bunch of news vans can park there.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Castle Point Watcher..Your lovely..If you live in that area you can afford a few cases of Poland Spring for the recovery personal as well as Pd FD CG FBI SP..A few boxes of Dunken Donuts as well.
He silly that loose airship tire could have just as well hit your house..Your alive and nine people are dead..Atta way to think.

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