Who has power in Hoboken?

Hoboken power coming back very slowly

While other towns are getting their power back, Hoboken is mostly still stuck in the dark ages. Below is a map that shows where the lights are on. Hopefully more spots are restored – and quickly. The consensus from countless residents (and especially seniors) – is that the Zimmer administration has done a pretty poor job with Hurricane Sandy – despite the scale of the event. I’ve even received emails from people across the country who saw our Mayor on TV and felt bad for us (her lack of composure, begging, apparent instability, etc.) In the most dire of times, people need leaders – not whiners.

Hang in there everyone!

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69 Comments on "Who has power in Hoboken?"


Chow
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Chow
3 years 8 months ago

Dear Councilman Russo – I live right across the street from you and did not see you outside once. Were you in Hoboken during this storm? What efforts did you take to make sure your constituents were safe?

Answer – None. People at Church Towers had better smarten up and realize that this guy is a clown – time to move on come next election!

animal_lover
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animal_lover
3 years 8 months ago

NANCY right you are. I surveyed damages night and day. No Mayor. I did see Mason out lending a hand. The two of you who said help is everywhere you must not have ventured out to three and four foot deep combo sewer/water/oil spill. Even when the national guard came it wasn’t easy to locate them and I did not see any methodical plan for getting those stuck in condos out. Post disaster, when a person or community is in need direct services need to be provided.

Chow
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Chow
3 years 8 months ago

your post is untrue. Really, what did Mason do? Did she threaten legal action or attempt to block a vote.

Everyone was in the same boat, I did not get my power back until Monday and was flooded. However, we prepared – had food, batteries, water and a leash to walk my dog.

Can’t please all the people all of the time. [quote comment=”218017″]NANCY right you are. I surveyed damages night and day. No Mayor. I did see Mason out lending a hand. The two of you who said help is everywhere you must not have ventured out to three and four foot deep combo sewer/water/oil spill. Even when the national guard came it wasn’t easy to locate them and I did not see any methodical plan for getting those stuck in condos out. Post disaster, when a person or community is in need direct services need to be provided.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover
3 years 8 months ago

CHOW, an ill-informed – nevertheless staunch proponent of what you believe/want to believe is “TRUTH”. [quote comment=”218018″]your post is untrue. Really, what did Mason do? Did she threaten legal action or attempt to block a vote.Everyone was in the same boat, I did not get my power back until Monday and was flooded. However, we prepared – had food, batteries, water and a leash to walk my dog.Can’t please all the people all of the time.[/quote]

Chow
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Chow
3 years 8 months ago

animal_lover – the area of the projects is generally a non-tax paying segment of the community. It only makes sense to help the taxpaying areas first … I was without power for a week, have young children and was trapped on my block, but was able to survive without ANOTHER government handout like Hazel wants and you endorse. Did you go out and volunteer? [quote comment=”218019″]CHOW, an ill-informed – nevertheless staunch proponent of what you believe/want to believe is “TRUTH”.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob
3 years 8 months ago

YOU, are one screwed up, self-centered individual. If I were YOU, I would pack up and move somewhere where your needs would be tended to first. To hell with the needy, poor, or those who cannot pay taxes. They can be cold, starve or be stranded til your self-serving need be met. YOU, are the perfect example of an asshole.[quote comment=”218049″]animal_lover – the area of the projects is generally a non-tax paying segment of the community. It only makes sense to help the taxpaying areas first … I was without power for a week, have young children and was trapped on my block, but was able to survive without ANOTHER government handout like Hazel wants and you endorse. Did you go out and volunteer?[/quote]

Chow
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Chow
3 years 8 months ago

I have seen your posts regularly on this site and your handle should be Whiner because that is all you do. YES, my family as taxpaying, hardworking group should come first. D-bags like your self believe that we need to keep giving more and more entitlements to this group.

You probably live in a rent controlled apartment and work for the state. Maybe you should just say thank you to me for paying your salary!

MAYBE YOU SHOULD BLAME CARMELO GARCIA!!!

[quote comment=”218062″]YOU, are one screwed up, self-centered individual. If I were YOU, I would pack up and move somewhere where your needs would be tended to first. To hell with the needy, poor, or those who cannot pay taxes. They can be cold, starve or be stranded til your self-serving need be met. YOU, are the perfect example of an asshole.[/quote]

homeworld
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3 years 8 months ago

Rent Controlled apartments in Hoboken are not subsidized by tax payers, and are not given out based on income level. You can be a Wall Street executive and live in a rent control apartment. That’s what is so ridiculous about the system. They are subsidized by the property owner. [quote comment=”218068″]I have seen your posts regularly on this site and your handle should be Whiner because that is all you do. YES, my family as taxpaying, hardworking group should come first. D-bags like your self believe that we need to keep giving more and more entitlements to this group.You probably live in a rent controlled apartment and work for the state. Maybe you should just say thank you to me for paying your salary!MAYBE YOU SHOULD BLAME CARMELO GARCIA!!![/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob
3 years 8 months ago

LMAO. Seems to me that YOU’RE the one doing all the bitching and whinning here (count your postings). And you’re crystal ball as to where I work, live, and who pays my salary are wrong assumptions too. Guess you’re not the “know-it-all” you think you are. And besides all the bullshit in your reply, it doesn’t change the fact that your’re an asshole.[quote comment=”218068″]I have seen your posts regularly on this site and your handle should be Whiner because that is all you do. YES, my family as taxpaying, hardworking group should come first. D-bags like your self believe that we need to keep giving more and more entitlements to this group.You probably live in a rent controlled apartment and work for the state. Maybe you should just say thank you to me for paying your salary!MAYBE YOU SHOULD BLAME CARMELO GARCIA!!![/quote]

Chow
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Chow
3 years 8 months ago

Name calling – so juvenile. I guess your class off people understands you better that I do.

How do you feel about Carmelo Garcia’s response to the events in the projects? There was no photo op so he was probably home watching TV.[quote comment=”218088″]LMAO. Seems to me that YOU’RE the one doing all the bitching and whinning here (count your postings). And you’re crystal ball as to where I work, live, and who pays my salary are wrong assumptions too. Guess you’re not the “know-it-all” you think you are. And besides all the bullshit in your reply, it doesn’t change the fact that your’re an asshole.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob
3 years 8 months ago

There’s not a damned thing you understand. This isn’t about Carmelo Garcia or any of my postings either. It’s about an asshole like you who thinks they can section off this town and then determine who’s entitled to what, and when they can receive it during a crisis. It’s jerks like you who divide this city and it’s my duty to make you aware that ALL in this town will be treated equally, and NOT just idiots like you who seem to feel their shit don’t stink. Guess Russo living across the street from you and NOT attending to you personally gives you all the reasons to know he doesn’t consider you “special” either, and I commend it for it.[quote comment=”218098″]Name calling – so juvenile. I guess your class off people understands you better that I do.How do you feel about Carmelo Garcia’s response to the events in the projects? There was no photo op so he was probably home watching TV.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover
3 years 8 months ago

CHOW- More of your sensible, opinionated and judgemental “truths”. Give yourself a big pat on tbe back for not evacuating. Try to reread my post w/o a prior opinion – and then respond. Better yet, understand the role and functioning that government, nonprofits and taxes ACTUALLY play not how you imagine them to be. Did you vote , donate blood, make a contribution to the red cross or yor church… take in a stranded evacuee? Enough w your self righteousness and have a little gratitude rather than attempt to knock others.[quote comment=”218049″]animal_lover – the area of the projects is generally a non-tax paying segment of the community. It only makes sense to help the taxpaying areas first … I was without power for a week, have young children and was trapped on my block, but was able to survive without ANOTHER government handout like Hazel wants and you endorse. Did you go out and volunteer?[/quote]

willow
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willow
3 years 8 months ago

Regardless of how you prepared there is plenty of help being offered. Tons of clothes, bedding, water, food all for free. There were FEMA people roaming the streets looking to see if people needed help. I question if you just stayed in your apt and didn’t communicate with any one. I am doubting your actual status since you are on the boards here complaining instead of making things happen.

It also absolutely infuriates me if you let a pet expire due to the storm. That is absolutely insane. Again there were more then enough people willing to help. It sounds like you have issues besides hurricane Sandy. You might want to seek medical attention.

hazzle
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hazzle
3 years 8 months ago

people in the hoboken housing authority live there for a reason…reason being we all have low income…..after what we had to endure with no food for the 1st 3 days of sandy and no heat some of us had animals we had nowhere to move which had passed away…I myself being one of those residents our animals are like our children…..what are we supposed to do now that some of us had to pay to stay elsewhere to stay for those 8 days and many of us who don’t get food stamps how are we to fill our refrigerators and freezers we have no feed for the month

Chow
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Chow
3 years 8 months ago
No food – are you telling me that the entire development decided to avoid stocking up and purchasing non-perishable food and water as recommended? If so, that is your own fault because the food stamps that you refer to allow you to purchase the food and water. If you need food stamps and public assistance you do not have disposable income, how is it that you can afford a pet? If you had to pay to stay elsewhere, just like many of us did, you do what we had to do – you pay for it out of your own pocket. You make no mention of property damage or destruction, only the fact that you had to pay money out of your own pocket. THAT IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS. [quote comment=”217989″]people in the hoboken housing authority live there for a reason…reason being we all have low income…..after what we had to endure with no food for the 1st 3 days of sandy and no heat some of us had animals we had nowhere to move which had passed away…I myself being one of those residents our animals are like our children…..what are we supposed to do now that some… Read more »
joey maxim
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joey maxim
3 years 8 months ago

hazzle know if a applied tennent that pays high rent ,without power for a week. i hope
you feel better and keep the faith..In staten island people were dumpster dumping. Its
strange how a civilized people can become animals in the blink of an eye..[quote comment=”217989″]people in the hoboken housing authority live there for a reason…reason being we all have low income…..after what we had to endure with no food for the 1st 3 days of sandy and no heat some of us had animals we had nowhere to move which had passed away…I myself being one of those residents our animals are like our children…..what are we supposed to do now that some of us had to pay to stay elsewhere to stay for those 8 days and many of us who don’t get food stamps how are we to fill our refrigerators and freezers we have no feed for the month[/quote]

sanvarlan
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sanvarlan
3 years 8 months ago

Yay, thanks Hoboken 411!! You really helped me get through this serious ordeal. I mean you kept me in the know about EVERYTHING. I was surprised that I was able to tell people about things that were going on that they had no idea about and they were curious how I knew so much. You better believe I told them where I got my info from.

You were a great friend when all was dark and now I’m a dedicated Hoboken411-phile. 😀

I’m kind of new to the Hoboken community, but I will continue to come back here so I can know how I can help and participate as an officially proud Hobokenite. Also the power is back up at 108 14th Street, including the traffic lights on the corner of Washington and 14th street as well as the Madison across the street.

Thanks again 🙂

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