Hoboken Week in Review: 1/2/2011


The most noteworthy posts for the week ending Sunday, January 2, 2011:

Politics and City Happenings

  • Big Hoboken BlizzardThe biggest stories of the week – and all of 2010, was the massive blizzard that swept into town – and how the Mayor failed to keep the city in order. See a cheat sheet of related blizzard stories, photos and videos here.
  • Bad idea for Christmas TreesOne Hoboken dog expert says converting old Xmas trees into mulch for a dog park is a terrible idea.
  • Holiday Fair FAILThis year’s Holiday Craft Fair moved to a desolate part of Hoboken – with dismal results. Who can you thank for that brilliant decision?
  • Pay Up!While taxes haven’t been reduced – now the city wants even more of your money to let kids play sports – which has been free for 60 years.

Crime and Incidents

  • Uptick in VandalismNefarious activity taking place in areas of Hoboken previously left untouched.
  • GPS Brain BlockIt’s common sense to remove all traces of GPS units from your car – and Hoboken Police remind you once again.
  • TWITTERMany local crimes and incidents are reported *as they happen* here at Hoboken411 – but you need to follow that Twitter link to be tuned in for all of them!
  • Live Action!Tune in to Hoboken411’s live police and fire action channel any time of the day to find out what those sirens are for!

Business & Events

Other Hoboken Updates

  • Two NEW Hoboken411 FeaturesLocal artist Ricardo Roig contributes the new Hobroken cartoon feature – and relatively new resident and writer Lara Kaplan Hanson has a Love Affair with Hoboken.
  • RARE!First time in hundreds of years – a Lunar Eclipse on the same day as the Winter Solstice. A great photo that includes Hoboken.

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world – to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”

– Ayn Rand

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