Hoboken Board of Ed meeting – 5/14

Hoboken Board of Ed meeting (and sidewalk biking offenders!)

For those of you who might not know – the Hoboken school system takes up over a third of your quarterly property tax bill (and growing). And with just over 2,000 students (less than 5% of the city population), you probably want to know how they’re wasting spending your money – especially when Hoboken consistently ranks near the bottom in the state. Head over to the Wallace School (11th & Clinton) tonight at 7pm to see all the Hoboken Board of Ed action.

Another reason you might want to attend – is to give Hoboken Board of Ed “President” Leon Gold a piece of your mind. Here we have a so-called “leader” of this educational organization, yet he is known to set very bad examples for children. Besides his well-known bad temper, he also frequently ignores city laws by riding his bicycle on the sidewalks. He’s not the only one, as many other “city officials” have been spotted doing the very same thing, including our Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

How he is qualified in this role of “authority” is beyond me. Any complaints? Contact Superintendent of Schools Mark Toback at mark.toback@hoboken.k12.nj.us to share your thoughts about his antics.

Hoboken Board of Ed president Leon Gold rides bike on sidewalk

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16 Comments on "Hoboken Board of Ed meeting – 5/14"


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2 years 8 months ago

It’s not illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk. This has come up on this site many times over the years. You should know that by now. From the City Code: § 190-50: Bicycle Rules and Regulations J. Riding on sidewalks. (1) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk at a speed greater than the walking speed of pedestrians. (2) Persons riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian. (3) Persons riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall keep as close… Read more »

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hoboken martello
2 years 8 months ago

you are correct ajm, however in my 33 years in hoboken I have seen at most a handful of sidewalk bikers who were actually traveling at the walking speed of pedestrians. It is quite difficult to even keep a bike upright at such a slow speed, and if you are only going as fast as people are walking what the hell is the point of riding the bike. A law that is broken all over the city I’d say dozens of times a day, much like the bikers who pay zero mind to stop signs or any other traffic laws… Read more »

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animal_lover
1 year 5 months ago

The City code an Ordinance violates the Federal Laws therefore it is null. BTW this is but one of the Ms. Zimmer created ordinance that violates State or federal laws. Good job with the pic. I spent over an hour during peak travel hours biking the roads of Hoboken and conservatively speaking I can easily attest to at least 75% of the riders breaking the law. I first noted the offense by type and then had to stop that process after I got past twenty. My first half block I literally almost ran into two bikers. One was riding against… Read more »

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spiffy
2 years 8 months ago

Then why the hell do we need bike lanes then?

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HobNJ
2 years 8 months ago

I didn’t realize the bike laws until now. Thanks AJM. While reading through them, I have never seen any sidewalk bike riders adhere to those rules so in essence they are pretty useless and nonsensical.

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joey maxim
2 years 8 months ago

welcome to bancock.laos,south east asia..so much fun.lmaorotf

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keenobserver
2 years 8 months ago

Leon has bigger problems than this. He’s under investigation for getting his apartment painted at a discount after helping the guy–a pal of his from his coffee shop hangout–get the contract for painting Demarest. Hard to tell whether his school board career will end in handcuffs but it certainly would be fitting for this intolerant and obnoxious loudmouth who harasses people on the street and consistently votes to hurt the schools and raise taxes. And this is someone who considers himself a reformer.

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