Quality of life priorities mixed up in Hoboken?

Don’t forget to be quiet this weekend!

Here’s a friendly reminder – Hoboken City Hall wants YOU to drink and spend time with your friends at the bars very quietly!

(One thing they forgot was now all the residents in the area need blackout shades from the constant police overhead lights blinding the neighborhood. Oh well!)

Crime going up in Hoboken; City cares more about “noise”

10/21/2011:

It’s clear that violent crime & robberies are going up in Hoboken.

Take last weekend for instance. During just one night, we had two sexual assaults, DWI arrests, domestic violence, attempted carjackings by cracked-out lunatics, armed robberies, burglaries and more.

Meanwhile, Mayor Dawn Zimmer seems to be ignoring these disturbing trends (including the increase of disgusting graffiti), and listening only to a small group of “concerned citizens” (read: Kool-Aid cronies), and their big achievement is a lighted message sign that proclaims First Street a “Quiet Zone” and to “Please be courteous to your neighbors.”

The sign you see below (near the Village Pourhouse) – plus new DEDICATED foot patrols by cops (i.e., reduced coverage where the real crimes are taking place) – just to make sure that out-of-towners who get drunk in Hoboken realize that “Oh boy, we’re in a quiet zone! Shhh!”

We’d be lucky if they can even read the dang sign.

Hoboken’s solution? Hire cheap rural labor with no urban experience

Last week, Zimmer-appointed $100k+ salaried “Public Safety Director” Jon Tooke placed a classified ad in a Lehigh Valley newspaper seeking Class II special police officers to come work in Hoboken for UP TO (emphasized) $18 an hour. (Note that Zimmer’s own police audit indicated a Public Safety Director was not needed).

The ad said “Candidates will be exposed to many aspect of law enforcement duties.”

It’s most likely that hiring Hoboken “rent-a-cops” could turn out to be a disaster of epic proportions.

Instead of hiring the much needed LOCAL police officers who live and WANT to serve Hoboken, our city geniuses are going to cheap everything out and hire guys from Eastern Pennsylvania – who have never worked in an urban area?

Does that make sense?

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15 Comments on "Quality of life priorities mixed up in Hoboken?"

quequen
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quequen

I live at the corner of Hudson and Fourth and level of noise is ridiculous. Between the drunk idiots and the cop sirens I don’t have any option that sleeping with earplugs.
Is getting worse and worse and nobody is doing anything about it. The combination of sport bars and shitty restaurants makes Hoboken an idiots magnet on the weekends.
We need DUI checkpoints. Cops should obey the law and use the sirens just when required. No honking should be enforced.
Looks quite easy isn’t ?

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

come up town on Washington St when the morons are heading north to get out of town after 2am..I believe a noise ordenence resolution was voted in by the council. You also have the rice burners setting off car alarms on purpose in the early hours..No respect for the church..This is what it is..enjoy.[quote comment=”212093″]I live at the corner of Hudson and Fourth and level of noise is ridiculous. Between the drunk idiots and the cop sirens I don’t have any option that sleeping with earplugs.Is getting worse and worse and nobody is doing anything about it. The combination of sport bars and shitty restaurants makes Hoboken an idiots magnet on the weekends.We need DUI checkpoints. Cops should obey the law and use the sirens just when required. No honking should be enforced.Looks quite easy isn’t ?[/quote]

Stella
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Stella

Noise from the garbage trucks at night is regrettable but garbage collection during the day in this city would be totally impracticable. The noise from the bars is something different. Yes, there always have been bars along First Street but no the problems of noise, garbage, etc have never been like it is today. The same goes for the bar area along the river.
A police presence is necessary in these areas and employing cheaper manpower from out of town should do two things. One it releases regulars cops to attend to crimes elsewhere in town as it happens and will also alleviate the problem where when they do come out to a bar in response to calls about noise, etc. the regular Hoboken cops do not even write up the complaints! They just have a few words with the bouncers and do nothing.
The bar owners should be made to pay for this police presence and also to pay for the streets to be cleaned up after closing time. After all they do not pay for their garbage and recycling collections as bars everywhere else do.
Personally, I think this sign is pointless and did not know that the City had put it there, thought that the Village Pourhouse had stuck it there as they are one of the worst offenders in that area.

mtjh13
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mtjh13
This town needs to realize that we are paying very high taxes to have our quality of life reduced. Places like the Pourhouse do not belong in a residential area and everyone is to blame from the zoning department that allows a capacity of 200+ to the police department who have shown that they a) do not care to enforce the law and b) have proven that they are not qualified to protect us without outside help who have been asked to come in including the sheriffs department but they are to embarrassed to let them in. Ultimately ruining our quality of life. Tavern owners need to realize that it is a privilege to operate in Hoboken and they should form their own security, garbage clean up etc out of their own pocket to keep our city clean and safe. Fights, loud noise, destroyed property are a direct result of the booze these establishments serve and they have zero responsibility. Make them accountable!![quote comment=”211699″]Noise from the garbage trucks at night is regrettable but garbage collection during the day in this city would be totally impracticable. The noise from the bars is something different. Yes, there always have been bars along First Street but no the problems of noise, garbage, etc have never been like it is today. The same goes for the bar area along the river. A police presence is necessary in these areas and employing cheaper manpower from out of town should do two things. One it releases… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
13 where the hell did you get that figure re 200 pd officers…lmaorotf. You need to realize that everyone pays taxes.your not alone..You came here this is what it is..where ever you migrated from how did they dispose garbage? it is what it is and has been for years.. Rent a cop for 18.00 then turn in your weapon ,go home and your not covered with benifits off duty..Did they do that in Jersey City? What a clusterf##k situation it has become..Capt Falco Lord give you the strength..[quote comment=”211704″]This town needs to realize that we are paying very high taxes to have our quality of life reduced. Places like the Pourhouse do not belong in a residential area and everyone is to blame from the zoning department that allows a capacity of 200+ to the police department who have shown that they a) do not care to enforce the law and b) have proven that they are not qualified to protect us without outside help who have been asked to come in including the sheriffs department but they are to embarrassed to let them in. Ultimately ruining our quality of life. Tavern owners need to realize that it is a privilege to operate in Hoboken and they should form their own security, garbage clean up etc out of their own pocket to keep our city clean and safe. Fights, loud noise, destroyed property are a direct result of the booze these establishments serve and they have zero responsibility. Make them… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

new thread in regard to hadicap pkg..If one can walk talk carry bags from shoprite or where ever else, its a miracle.. A heart problem does not constitute a handicap spot.just two doctors and a political connection do. If these people can function as much as others not handicaped,then they can move their cars for sweepers..Handicap means hip replacement,loss of limbs,etc..About 10 years ago not sure if it was a handicaped driver but while paying a visit to hoboken he suffered a seisure and hiit the thaland restuearent next to carlos bakery.Jumped the curb and took the head off of a patron sitting outside having dinner..Hit a pole and that hit the visitor..Maybe this guy was never sick prior..The crux of the matter is handicaps tags are handed out like candy..Assigned spots are just as bogus except for a few leget people..If one is to sick to drive ,they in fact should not endanger others.. 🙄 [quote comment=”211706″]13 where the hell did you get that figure re 200 pd officers…lmaorotf. You need to realize that everyone pays taxes.your not alone..You came here this is what it is..where ever you migrated from how did they dispose garbage? it is what it is and has been for years.. Rent a cop for 18.00 then turn in your weapon ,go home and your not covered with benifits off duty..Did they do that in Jersey City? What a clusterf##k situation it has become..Capt Falco Lord give you the strength..[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
stella better idea.not to disturb your sleep just throw the trash out your window..dpw pick up bottles and cardboard at night ..An outsiource company picks up garbage.So far they have not divised a way to put mufflers on the compactors to lower the noise decibles.. 🙂 [quote comment=”211699″]Noise from the garbage trucks at night is regrettable but garbage collection during the day in this city would be totally impracticable. The noise from the bars is something different. Yes, there always have been bars along First Street but no the problems of noise, garbage, etc have never been like it is today. The same goes for the bar area along the river.A police presence is necessary in these areas and employing cheaper manpower from out of town should do two things. One it releases regulars cops to attend to crimes elsewhere in town as it happens and will also alleviate the problem where when they do come out to a bar in response to calls about noise, etc. the regular Hoboken cops do not even write up the complaints! They just have a few words with the bouncers and do nothing.The bar owners should be made to pay for this police presence and also to pay for the streets to be cleaned up after closing time. After all they do not pay for their garbage and recycling collections as bars everywhere else do.Personally, I think this sign is pointless and did not know that the City had put it there, thought… Read more »
sonyam
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sonyam

We live in city. Cities are noisy. We need to get used to it.

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

That has to be one of the funniest and absurd, I mean typical, occurrence I have seen in a while from the Hobroken Political machine called “City Hall”. Talk about an eye sore! I can hear it now, the locals will be complaining about the lights blinking from the sign & how it is keeping them up…….Wow, that would deter me if I had been out all night drinking. Jokeboken, Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

escaped68
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I have had a few buckets of water dumped on me by some of thse charming old ladies.

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