Hoboken Week in Review – 7/15/2007

water-main-break-hoboken-jersey-city-july-14-2007.jpgWho says weekends are uneventful in Hoboken during the summer?

We were bone dry for six hours yesterday, City Hall took some action on a dangerous intersection, pedestrians still getting whacked, Hoboken smells bad in certain parts, and controversy still lingers in the Fourth Ward. What else was covered last week?

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News, items of importance:

  • Wa-Wa! – In the big news story, an absent minded contractor leaves 10’s of thousands of area residents dehydrated and pungent.
  • No More – A local Hoboken businessman tragically takes his own life.
  • Awful Art – A punk shows off his terrible graffiti skills on neighborhood properties.

Town Government:

  • Neigborhood Disparity – One reader questions loitering near the Housing Projects, and selective enforcement. Many readers get upset with this topic.
  • Action! – After 411 reported yet another incident at a dangerous intersection right next to City Hall, something is done about it.
  • Parking Parking – An age-old issue gets drummed up, and debate ensues. “You live in a city, get used to it!”
  • Fourth Ward resurrected? – About two weeks left till the court case Mr. Campos filed is heard.


  • Washed Out – The Jubilee Center Car Wash fundraiser is cut short. Will wait till next week to get filthy vehicle hosed off.

New, Updated or Coming Soon:

  • Uptown 14th & Willow – The Rite-Aid expanding and condos planned for the lot adjacent to it. Environmental scrubbing included at no charge.
  • MetroTel – Payphones and internet kiosks making a comeback. I wonder how this site looks on those fruity devices?
  • At the “Y” – Local YMCA offering summer trial memberships.
  • Threads for tots – A hip new clothing store for kids expects to make a splash by Labor Day.
  • Porno Moose is Loose – Emack & Bolio’s completes it’s makeover and transition from Mola Coffee.

Leaving Town, screwed, or mucked up:


  • Have Mercy on me – A Hoboken411 reader submits his quick afternoon lunch review for the popular Mercy Grill restaurant downtown.
  • Get out – I swing by a Irish pub/restaurant in Jersey City after driving past it for the past few years without ever stepping foot inside.

Reader Mail Bag:

  • Sublet – A reader wonders about municipal parking and whether you can re-rent the spots.

Fun, Games, Miscellaneous Stuff:

  • Award – Hoboken resident Mary Beth Asher gets recognized.
  • Ewwww! – Poll to determine the smelliest place in Hoboken.

Notable incidents, crimes, fires:

Recent Town Incidents:

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