11th and Hudson a bad intersection?

12/18/2009:

Wow, priorities change in a jiffy!

If you were one of the few people that gave two craps about the Hoboken City Council meeting earlier this week – you might have noticed an interesting speaker.
Hoboken resident Richard Pasquarelli holds a traffic signal protest at City Hall

Almost exactly one year ago today, Hoboken resident Mr. Richard Pasquarelli was essentially the lead spokesperson for a group of citizens who stormed city hall with signs and megaphones demanding that taxes get cut, and properties get re-valued in order to reduce the “unfair” disparity that currently exists between property taxpayers.

Now that the myriad of elections are over, and a “new” adminstration is in place – with no substantial tax cuts or property revals in sight – Pasquarelli has curiously changed his mission objective!

Revolt against BAD stop lights!

Well, at this week’s Council Meeting, Pasquarelli took the time to stay late into the night to speak about the 5-way intersection at 11th and Hudson Street / Sinatra Drive. Furious about how short the green light was.
11th and Hudson Streets Hoboken NJ Intersection Richard Pasquarelli City Council Tax Revolt Property Revaluation

In fairness, I’ve been stuck at this light a couple times, but not enough to motivate me to go to city hall – maybe he’s just getting his fix of city politics any way possible. I’d imagine a banana peel on the sidewalk will be the next item on the agenda. Also, I’ve spoken to Richard, and it seems that (from my perspective) that he was “all politicked out” and essentially threw in the towel regarding the taxes and revaluation. However, it seemed a bit against the grain that he gave up on that, but had the energy to gripe about a traffic signal.

Whatever. Do you have issues with the 11th Street traffic light?

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25 Comments on "11th and Hudson a bad intersection?"


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mooshu
6 years 1 month ago

Oh, good God. It’s that guy.

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mooshu
6 years 1 month ago

Well, to be fair, I get what those street lights are trying to tell us, but I can see how they can be a bit confusing. Do we have a sign there that reads “delayed green/red” or something?

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jman01
6 years 1 month ago

This Revolt group is a major disappointment. A year ago Pasquarelli was screaming outside City Hall making demands on the administration. Then he went inside and screamed at the council and demanded to know why the Mayor wasn’t there to talk about the tax hike. Revolt doesn’t make any demands on Zimmer, in fact, now that the Zimmer regime is there, Revolt looks the other way as Zimmer supporters, some of which have paid a huge chunk of change, get the jobs and appointments over more qualified applicants. Revolt looks the other way now that Zimmer is mum on the… Read more »

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mooshu
6 years 1 month ago

Hey, I can’t stand these angry, whiny, little-girl “revolt” groups either. I was just stating my opinion about the street lights. In response to jman01 who said: This Revolt group is a major disappointment. A year ago Pasquarelli was screaming outside City Hall making demands on the administration. Then he went inside and screamed at the council and demanded to know why the Mayor wasn’t there to talk about the tax hike. Revolt doesn’t make any demands on Zimmer, in fact, now that the Zimmer regime is there, Revolt looks the other way as Zimmer supporters, some of which have… Read more »

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jman01
6 years 1 month ago

I know. I accidentally posted as a Reply to your comment. My mistake.

In response to mooshu who said:
Hey, I can’t stand these angry, whiny, little-girl “revolt” groups either. I was just stating my opinion about the street lights.

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truth1
6 years 1 month ago

Citizens Against Mismanagement is what we all should be. DeGennaro and Tremitiedi had buttons distributed with the objective to get citizens involved, keep informed and try to get positive action from our governing body and administration. They attend most council meetings and continue to keep informed and speak out on the issues. REVOLT has similar objectives but have taken a different strategy.

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jman01
6 years 1 month ago

Unless DeGennaro & Tremitiedi start a class action lawsuit against the city’s mismanagement, nothing will happen. The council and the mayor just nod their heads and tell you what you want to hear, but nothing changes, not even with Dawn Roberts in office. Unfortunately, the citizens have to take stronger action, more of their own money and personal time. Wearing buttons, and speaking out at council meetings doesn’t have the same effect as a legal force. In response to truth1 who said: Citizens Against Mismanagement is what we all should be. DeGennaro and Tremitiedi had buttons distributed with the objective… Read more »

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truth1
6 years 1 month ago

People power is the ballot box! The people have spoken. It is too early to judge the new mayor and her majority on the city council. There is the variable of the state fiscal control monitor. To be fair, we have to give them some time. Get to know the issues, contact them frequently and time will tell where Hoboken is going. In response to jman01 who said: Unless DeGennaro & Tremitiedi start a class action lawsuit against the city’s mismanagement, nothing will happen. The council and the mayor just nod their heads and tell you what you want to… Read more »

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jman01
6 years 1 month ago

Not true – Zimmer and gang can be judged as soon as they break promises which they already did. Can’t blame it all on Tripodi, Zimmer has been lying to voters about the important issues for almost three years now. She’s racked up a whole list of broken promises from both her council races and her mayoral campaign. In response to truth1 who said: People power is the ballot box! The people have spoken. It is too early to judge the new mayor and her majority on the city council. There is the variable of the state fiscal control monitor.… Read more »

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animal_lover
6 years 1 month ago

Truth, regarding promises, I refer you to the quote ” he who is slowest in making promises is most faithful in performance”. Jean Jacques Rousseau Regarding, their minds are already made up, council does not represent the community at large. And yes we need a better way to get out the vote ad there been single other candidate selected that would have been the deciding vote as non-zimmer votes were the majority. In response to jman01 who said: Not true – Zimmer and gang can be judged as soon as they break promises which they already did. Can’t blame it… Read more »

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mooshu
6 years 1 month ago

I like the sound of “Citizens Against Mismanagement” better.

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xyzpdq
6 years 1 month ago

This intersection is awful by design. Sinatra Drive used to be a riverfront railroad. It wasn’t meant to carry vehicular traffic through the 11th and Hudson intersection. Before Maxwell House was demolished there was talk of redirecting Sinatra to align directly into 11th street at the light. It made more sense to have a 4-way intersection. Instead (thanks to the city’s capitulation to a real estate developer’s whims) we have the 5-way Mr. Pasquarelli is complaining about. As for Hoboken Revolt, I agree they’re a disappointment. For a while I gave them the benefit of the doubt and dismissed people… Read more »

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upyurs
6 years 1 month ago

I have been saying this for sometime. I was a follower of the Revolt group and really though they were about lowering taxes. Instead it appears they are about Ms Zimmer getting elected. When you think back how they were there and organized the Revolt web, you wonder. Eric, this guy, Tony, Toni, the Doctor, Donna and Bo what a shame. As for the light at 11th and Hudson, that is a county road, so go to their meeting Richard. However, I do remember Ms Mason, while watching the council on line, stating something about the No Turn On Red… Read more »

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