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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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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!)


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

Political Graffiti

Hoboken lucky to have political graffiti to ponder

A week or two ago, we mentioned some profane (and total gibberish) graffiti gracing the streets of Hoboken. But some “vandalism” appears to have a political message attached too. Can you sort it out?

Ban Mitt Romney! {whoever he is}

This brilliant display of tagging (amongst the other scribblings like “cupcakes”) says “Ban Romney Now.”

Why would this person want to “ban” someone who doesn’t currently hold any political office at all? And never in NJ or Hudson County? Ban a free man? Send him packing? Obviously a product of indoctrination. Either that, or maybe they just hate Mitt Romney because of the color of his skin? Which would mean they probably hate and want to ban over 80% of Hoboken as well. Your guess as good as mine!

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Big, bad Fluoride

You can either believe fluoride is “safe,” based on what “four out of five dentists recommend,” or you can go a little deeper down the rabbit hole to learn the history of fluoride. Regardless of your position (or lack thereof), there are some people that wish to warn others about the apparent danger of fluoride, based on this sticker near Washington Street.

political graffiti hoboken NJ fluoride

If you ever got the urge to deface property like these guys – what would you write?

Hudson County man John Mercado arrested

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys

One more reason to consider home-schooling!

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys

On Friday, May 23rd, John Mercado (age 52) of Jersey City was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Contact, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Child Abuse for crimes committed against seven (then under-age) boys.

The preliminary investigation by the Hoboken and Jersey City Police Departments and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s SVU revealed that over the past THREE DECADES, Mercado had allegedly molested numerous boys while employed at several local schools (including Elysian Charter School), while he served as a youth athletic coach.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at (201)915-1234.

Bail was set for John Mercado at $300,000 cash or bond.

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys was once coach at Elysian Charter School Hoboken NJ

Man wanted for sexual assault

Woman sexually assaulted in Hoboken at 1st & Monroe

NBC reported tonight that Hoboken police are on the lookout for a man wanted for sexual assault this past weekend. The man, reported to be in his 30′s allegedly assaulted a woman in her hallway after returning home early Saturday morning.

Below is a police sketch of the alleged actor – and the Hudson County Prosecutors want anyone with information about this person to call the SVU at (201)915-1234.

(Just steps away from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s home too!)

Hoboken Sexual Assault 1st Monroe