Hoboken Week in Review: 6/27/2010

6/27/2010:

Patriotism should be an everyday event

While walking around Hoboken yesterday, it was nice to hear chants of “USA” at the various bars in town when the United States tied the World Cup game with Ghana. Despite the heartbreaking loss, and exit from the Tournament, we can ride the wave of patriotism until this upcoming Sunday, when the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular graces the Hudson River once again on July 4th.

But do we need a soccer tournament or exploding shells to love our country? No. Appreciating our country’s history, our constitutional rights, and the God we believe in shouldn’t require spectacles filled with fanfare and promotion. But come the dog days of summer, most people will be back to their grind until the next momentary jump on the bandwagon.

So what were some of the most noteworthy posts for the week ending Sunday, June 27, 2010?

Politics

  • The Muni Garage – tick tockWill the Hoboken Municipal Garage have a new home before August 13th?
  • Common SenseHPD offers a list of helpful reminders to keep your home and belongings out of the hands of cat burglars.
  • Pedaling placesThe city is putting a strong effort in to try and tell you how you should get from place A to B. 200 more bike parking spaces installed throughout town. Hey, I always use a tree or street sign without a problem – so I doubt these parking spots will help increase biking in town.
  • So SpecialHoboken411 called it – more “special” city council meetings coming up. See video of what took place this past week.

Crime and Incidents

  • Con Man DexterFolks that take advantage of our youth get more attention than others – “Dr. Dexter Davis,” who duped Hoboken H.S. kids gets busted in another city with his raffle ticket scam.
  • Strangers CapitalizeAn unsuspecting Hoboken female invited two men into her home for drinks, only to pass out and find her 52″ flat panel TV missing the next morning. Whoops!
  • More Drunks hit carsDWI and Hoboken parked cars do not mix well.
  • Uninvited GuestA Jeep SUV jumps the curb and crashes into pediatric office uptown.
  • AbusedA supposedly abandoned car at Monroe Center is target practice for rock-wielding punks with little time to do anything productive for society.

Business

Other Hoboken Updates

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

– Will Rogers

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Bullbreed333
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Bullbreed333

I don’t want to live anywhere else, but…
Is nationalism really a true expression of one’s love for their country? Isn’t the American way one of expression through hard work, and helping others?

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