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?"


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oldhobo
2 years 10 months ago

I went to volunteer today and waited about an hour and a half to find out that the only job was to distribute updated information to residents across town. Now, I am sure everyone was working hard. But it was disorganized and chaotic with little leadership and clarity. It appeared very impromptu.
The main organizer kept apologizing about all the changes going on but never had anything for anyone to do, she just kept running upstairs to “central command.” She blamed the “unnecessary driving around town that is prohibiting the FEMA trucks to enter.” Umm…a police escort couldn’t solve that problem?
Then the Mayor came down to speak and she answered questions. Questions and answers that were really irrelevant.

Poor problem solving, poor time management and organization. Also, poor use of resources including people, paper, goods. (people were distributing updates across town to buildings and residents) I doubt that those papers reached the ends of Hoboken. Are there designated “common areas” in each ward? Does every building need an update posted? How about just post on street corners? How about a notice on that update when the next update will be?
Also, only one distribution center in town for water, ice, food. (the city is only one sq. mile and people don’t have anything better to do so they can walk. But water, ice is heavy for many people.)

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Kikirud
2 years 10 months ago

Thank you to those who are posting on the site! It is a great help to know what is happening. We are out in the suburbs…does anyone know if there is power on Jefferson Street between first & Newark? We want to go home!!![quote comment=”217836″]I went to volunteer today and waited about an hour and a half to find out that the only job was to distribute updated information to residents across town. Now, I am sure everyone was working hard. But it was disorganized and chaotic with little leadership and clarity. It appeared very impromptu. The main organizer kept apologizing about all the changes going on but never had anything for anyone to do, she just kept running upstairs to “central command.” She blamed the “unnecessary driving around town that is prohibiting the FEMA trucks to enter.” Umm…a police escort couldn’t solve that problem? Then the Mayor came down to speak and she answered questions. Questions and answers that were really irrelevant.Poor problem solving, poor time management and organization. Also, poor use of resources including people, paper, goods. (people were distributing updates across town to buildings and residents) I doubt that those papers reached the ends of Hoboken. Are there designated “common areas” in each ward? Does every building need an update posted? How about just post on street corners? How about a notice on that update when the next update will be? Also, only one distribution center in town for water, ice, food. (the city is only one sq. mile and people don’t have anything better to do so they can walk. But water, ice is heavy for many people.)[/quote]

Member
2 years 10 months ago

Zimmer is twisting wires and cutting down trees as fast as she can I suppose.

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jakobkraft
2 years 10 months ago

Have to agree with the sentiment in this post — since Zimmer took office at least property taxes have stabilized, have even gone down (if very slightly). Very important if you’re a homeowner and not part of the 1%. She can be as jittery and (seemingly) harebrained as she wants, as long as I can continue to afford my condo comfortably.[quote comment=”217837″]Zimmer is twisting wires and cutting down trees as fast as she can I suppose.[/quote]
[quote comment=”217837″]Zimmer is twisting wires and cutting down trees as fast as she can I suppose.[/quote]

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joey maxim
2 years 10 months ago

jakocraft.in regard to tax..wait till we get hit with the new evalution? If your on the west
side your property value is nill down the road..as long as you and yours are safe but dont
get silly..thank the real estate morons for luring suppose intelligent people to the promised
land..good luck .btw bless you and yours during the crissis.[quote comment=”217899″]Have to agree with the sentiment in this post — since Zimmer took office at least property taxes have stabilized, have even gone down (if very slightly). Very important if you’re a homeowner and not part of the 1%. She can be as jittery and (seemingly) harebrained as she wants, as long as I can continue to afford my condo comfortably.[/quote]

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jakobkraft
2 years 10 months ago

Fortunately, I guess, the wife really wanted something as close to the river as possible. !4th and Bloomfied sufficed and we love our unit, though admittedly we could have gotten a little more for our $$ if we headed more into the western area. But you’re right, in any case, each evaluation has me on pins and needles. Thankfully, 2013 is looking pretty good, again just slightly less, at least first two quarters. We’ll see how the latter part of the year goes. Best wishes to you and yours as well![quote comment=”217900″]jakocraft.in regard to tax..wait till we get hit with the new evalution? If your on the west side your property value is nill down the road..as long as you and yours are safe but dont get silly..thank the real estate morons for luring suppose intelligent people to the promised land..good luck .btw bless you and yours during the crissis.[/quote]

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Riggleman
2 years 10 months ago

Zimmer is a FAIL. I hear her power is up and running on Madison. Why were the cops not driving around late night patrolling the town in the dark to keep it safe from burglary….thanks for the oil spill in town was a good time!!! Bring back the swindler mayor who got busted dawn who always looks surprised has to go!!!!!!!

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durple
2 years 10 months ago

Care to share some of these letters that you have gotten from across the country?