Post Sandy: Praise for politicians

Which Hoboken official is keeping you in touch after Sandy?

One Hoboken411 reader has some kind words for 4th Ward Councilman Tim Occhipinti, who has been sending constituents updates before, during and after Hurricane Sandy:

“I am not sure if you receive these or not but I think some praise should go to Tim Occhipinti for this. He is the only elected official I know of who is going above and beyond to get information to people. In my opinion, he represents what we should expect from our elected officials and the city of Hoboken is lucky to have him.”

OCCHIPINTI UPDATE FOR FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd

Power is sporadically begun to turn on in the city of Hoboken. Unfortunately I do not have exact locations at this time.

Here is what I do know:

  • Monroe Street from Observer Highway to 1st Street.
  • 700 1st Street
  • Madison Street from Observer Highway to 1st Street.

THE A&P Food Market ON 6th and CLINTON IS OPEN. If you are coming back to town today please consider bringing a donation of items to help your fellow Hobokenites today.

The city is still in need of non perishable food, bottled water, baby formula, diapers, generators, and containers of gasoline. Supplies can be delivered to Hoboken High School at 8th and Clinton. Also BREAD many families looking for BREAD.

Bring garbage and debris directly to the curb.

Many restaurants are serving food in some capacity along Washington Street.

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6 Comments on "Post Sandy: Praise for politicians"


Member
HansBrix
2 years 9 months ago

NJ law says the following on this matter…

46:8-50. Notification to tenants if property is in flood zone
     1.     Every landlord shall notify each of the landlord’s tenants upon the event that the rental property which is the subject of a lease has been determined to be located in a flood zone or area. Each new tenant shall be notified prior to the time that occupancy of the rental unit is assumed. For the purposes of this section, “landlord” means any person who rents or leases, for a term of at least one month, commercial space or residential dwelling units other than dwelling units in a premises containing not more than two such units, or in an owner-occupied premises of not more than three dwelling units, or in hotels, motels, or other guest houses serving transient or seasonal guests.

Does Hoboken qualify as a “flood zone or area”? It obviously should. In Hoboken a lessee should be required to sign an acknowedement of the PROBABILITY of flood and economic loss.

Then again a renter of a basement or “garden level” unit should have enough common sense to know that unwanted water will eventually be part of the equation.

Member
joey maxim
2 years 9 months ago

hans your on the money with your ..analogy..The key is for hundreds of years hoboken
has been below sea level and people delt with it…Dont agree with one aspect of your
research…The basis of fault lies with the real estate people who may advise owners of
crime areas aka safe areas but do they in fact advise the west siders of the tides and
other disasters? Greed is ugly…Hoboken was is a flood zone since the dutch ad germans
first settled here..What a price to pay for a view of the nyc skyline and access to the
other side of the river..Funny how civilized people become animals when push comes to
shove as seen at gas stations..pulling guns at each other in certain cities..again i agree
but landlords nor the mayor are not moses..When one has a week to get the fk out and
refuse then stupid is as stupid does..stay well and stay dry. if you view photos of the
blizzard of 88 in hoboken,no cells no phone booths or radios ,they over came and so will
the people of hoboken.
be well hans[quote comment=”217882″]NJ law says the following on this matter…46:8-50. Notification to tenants if property is in flood zone      1.     Every landlord shall notify each of the landlord’s tenants upon the event that the rental property which is the subject of a lease has been determined to be located in a flood zone or area. Each new tenant shall be notified prior to the time that occupancy of the rental unit is assumed. For the purposes of this section, “landlord” means any person who rents or leases, for a term of at least one month, commercial space or residential dwelling units other than dwelling units in a premises containing not more than two such units, or in an owner-occupied premises of not more than three dwelling units, or in hotels, motels, or other guest houses serving transient or seasonal guests.Does Hoboken qualify as a “flood zone or area”? It obviously should. In Hoboken a lessee should be required to sign an acknowedement of the PROBABILITY of flood and economic loss.Then again a renter of a basement or “garden level” unit should have enough common sense to know that unwanted water will eventually be part of the equation.[/quote]

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elky17
2 years 9 months ago

A legal question—This has been very difficult for all. Where is the accountabilty of landlords who never legally disclosed that flooding had indeed occured previously?
I’ve talked to 6 people now that were basically lied to and lost everything and their landlord says tough luck and no i don’t pay flood insurance. when they obviously do and unfortunately the tenants did not have renter’s insurance…but don’t add insult to injury and blatantly lie to these poor souls.

Member
elky17
2 years 9 months ago

This has been very difficult for all. Where is the accountabilty of landlords who never legally disclosed that flooding had indeed occured previously?
I’ve talked to 6 people now that were basically lied to and lost everything and their landlord says tough luck and no i don’t pay flood insurance. when they obviously do and unfortunately the tenants did not have renter’s insurance…but don’t add insult to injury and blatantly lie to these poor souls.

Member
joey maxim
2 years 9 months ago

elky 17 – unless these landlords are named moses there is no way they can stop the surge that hit hoboken..If they are uncaring and just plain dont care to help tennents they are
pie holes..Keep in mind the greedy real estate people should be obligated to advise the
prospective home owners of the flood dangers on the west side of hoboken that has been
situation norm for hundreds of years being below sea level..In staten island people are
dumpster diving for food.Mean while obama is in nevada instead of setting up a command post with Christie to work out the logistics of the situation at hand..understood theres a election this week ,but sometimes we plan and God blocks..Hoboken got hit bad and i hope the waters reciede and power comes on for all..we take much for granted untill we
don’t have it..blessings to all.

[quote comment=”217858″]This has been very difficult for all. Where is the accountabilty of landlords who never legally disclosed that flooding had indeed occured previously? I’ve talked to 6 people now that were basically lied to and lost everything and their landlord says tough luck and no i don’t pay flood insurance. when they obviously do and unfortunately the tenants did not have renter’s insurance…but don’t add insult to injury and blatantly lie to these poor souls.[/quote]