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Truth in Graffiti?

Hoboken truth in graffiti?

What do you think of this simple (and fairly harmless) graffiti “tag” near the Metro Stop building in Hoboken?

It reads: “This town does not define you.”

While I’m an independent thinker – and know that nothing defines me but me – I can understand where the writer of this graffiti is coming from.

Many people are in fact “defined” by their locales. They need to “fit in” to have comfort. I mean, have you seen how many overweight women are carrying yoga mats around with them? Holy shit!

The main reason I like what this person wrote on the fence – is that it may hopefully inspire some people to think a bit deeper. It’s not about things, stuff or “statuses.” Your life is short. You should be doing things that are more important than narcissistic endeavors that pad your Fakebook timeline. What about reading a book? Or staying home and doing “nothing” on a Friday night without apologies?

Hoboken may only define those narcissists I rank on about!

This town does not define you hoboken nj graffiti

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Big Bad Bomb Squad

Jeepers! The Big Bad Bomb Squad comes to Hoboken!

Much to the amusement of kids who live near Park Avenue and 7th Streets – the Jersey City Bomb Squad made an appearance today!

What’s the “error rate” with these calls for the big bad bomb squads anyway in America? Like 99.99999% of the time it’s NOT a bomb or improvised explosive?

And I wonder how much money is spent on these almost military-like vehicles? In total for the whole country? I bet it’s in the billions – and that money could have been used to feed some hungry people or lower quarterly ransom payments for property owners all over the map.

I bet if people didn’t watch action movies – none of this so-called “fear” would exist. Oh well.

Big Bad Bomb Squad from Jersey City comes to Hoboken

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Explosive vandalism

Explosive vandalism near Tilted Kilt in Hoboken

Did you hear about the totally stupid “incident” that took place last week outside the Tilted Kilt restaurant in Hoboken?

One or more “actors” set off some kind of firework or improvised incendiary device atop one of the tree planters.

While it doesn’t look all that bad, those things are sturdy! And whatever made it go “boom” was pretty powerful, since it took some serious chunks out of it.

Makes you wonder why more people aren’t against socialized transport (i.e., the light rail) – as it just allows people up to no good the “freedom” to cover more ground. And what is the average tenancy over at the Metro Stop?

Explosive Vandalism Hoboken NJ Tilted Kilt

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Hoboken Jumper

Hoboken jumper disrupts beautiful Saturday afternoon

Leave it up to a maniacal Hoboken jumper to throw a wrench into an otherwise beautiful Saturday afternoon. Now parents will have to explain to their kids “Why is that man on the roof talking to police?”

This is taking place on top of a residential building across the street from the church at 4th and Hudson Streets.

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More gun fun in Hoboken

Hoboken gun action again

man with gun hoboken nj 66 willowGoing on right now: Reports of a “man with a gun” at or near 66 Willow Avenue.

At this time, Hoboken Police along with Port Authority Police and New Jersey Transit Police are “involved” in the action.

Observer Highway is closed, and all cars are being forced to turn up Park Avenue.

Additionally, Newark Street is also blocked off.

All police officers on the scene are being instructed to wear their bullet proof vests.

Not sure exactly what “man with a gun” means, as it is in our constitution as a right – but perhaps this guy was a bit deranged and expressed some threatening words as to what his plans with the supposed firearm are. Maybe he’s talking about killing himself or others. Apparently some phone call was made to Hoboken police which prompted this response.

Guns making news in the cushy Mile Square as of late, as a guy was shot earlier this morning on 8th Street uptown.

(Note: Bullet-proof vests make great Christmas gifts, so start saving!)

Shooting

Armed robberies are nothing new – but a shooting?

Word on the street is that a young urban professional was robbed at gunpoint last night in the area of 8th & Madison Street (near Shoprite). The little details we received indicated they may have been shot in the leg.

Street robberies have happened countless times in Hoboken – with some kind of “weapon” being brandished. Which is why it’s always best to travel in groups, and to avoid seedier areas in the wee hours of the night.

But if this is true – what can one do to prevent situations like this outside of complete avoidance? (Or closing the light rail station after 9pm).

Should more ordinary citizens apply for conceal carry permits? My guess is that if more of the (responsible) population was armed (and the thugs knew it), then these types of incidents would never happen.

Hoboken Shooting Madison Street