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.

Follow Tim Occhipinti on Facebook for more updates

6 Responses

  1. hoboken411 says:

    Latest update from Councilman Occhipinti

    HERE IS AN UPDATE FOR SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd

    ***POINT OF DISTRIBUTION CENTER***
    Obtain food and other essentials at 6 locations in the city open 10 am to 4 pm Daily.
    – 1st and Jackson
    – 220 Adams St
    – 5th and Park
    – 9th and Jefferson
    – Fox Hill at 13th and Willow

    Food trucks serving free food:
    Church Square Park.
    3rd and Washington St
    Elks Lodge at 10th and Washington serving food

    ***POWER***
    All 3 power substations are being worked on 24/7 simultaneously by PSE&G and FEMA. At this time no additional power will come on-line sporadically until the substations are fixed.

    ***ATTENTION HOME GENERATORS***
    Free gas and diesel is being distributed today by FUEL RELIEF, they are setup on Observer Highway near Bloomfield Street.
    You have to bring your own 5 GALLON GAS CAN!
    5 GALLON LIMIT PER PERSON

    ***ATTENTION CITY PARKS CONTAMINATED***

    PLEASE STAY OUT OF ALL CITY PARKS AND DOG RUNS DUE TO CONTAMINATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

    ***MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR HOBOKEN***

    FLASHLIGHTS & BATTERIES, BABY FORMULA, BABY FOOD, BABY & ADULT DIAPERS, BLANKETS, TOILETRIES.
    DELIVER TO HOBOKEN HIGH SCHOOL
    800 CLINTON STREET
    HOBOKEN NJ 07030

    ***MEDICAL***
    HUMC is open (7 am – 7 pm) urgent care only.

    ******GARBAGE PICKUP***

    PLEASE SEPARATE FOOD, DEBRIS, AND APPLIANCES INTO SEPARATE PILES ALONG THE CURB AS BEST YOU CAN. NO ELECTRONICS.

    THE CITY IS BRINGING IN ADDITIONAL COMPANIES TO PICK UP.

    IF YOU KNOW OF A COMPANY WILLING TO DONATE THEIR SERVICES PLEASE EMAIL ME AS THEY ARE HIGHLY NEEDED.

    ***Free ice is available at PSE&G at Washington St and Observer Highway***

    ***STATE WIDE GAS RESTRICTIONS BEGIN AT NOON SATURDAY***

    If the last digit of your license plate is odd then you get gas on odd days like today November 3rd. Even on even days like tomorrow November 4th.

    If you do not have a digit in your license plate you are considered an ODD DAY.

    ***ELECTIONS AS SCHEDULED AT REGULAR POLLING LOCATIONS ON TUESDAY**

    Early voting is open to public at the County Board of Elections located at
    357 Cornelison Ave
    Jersey City, NJ

    OPEN DAILY FROM NOW UNTIL TUESDAY 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM

    Best,
    Tim

  2. elky17 says:

    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.

    • joey maxim says:

      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]

  3. elky17 says:

    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.

  4. HansBrix says:

    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.

    • joey maxim says:

      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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