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Miracle Parking Job

Hard to believe, but true: Miracle Parking Job in Hoboken

Wow, I did a double-take the other day when I noticed this pickup truck parked near the Hoboken High School. A true miracle parking job that’s for sure.

At first glance at this “legally” parked vehicle, I thought it had to be some kind of private business. But no! It was a Hoboken Board of Education vehicle. Not double parked, not parked on the red curb – but pretty much where cars are supposed to park.

While it’s crappy that a city vehicle took a space away from a resident who may have been able to use it – it is still astounding to witness this rare event (sort of like a blue moon).

Miracle Parking Job Hoboken NJ board of education

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Halloween DWI Checkpoint

Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Hoboken

Thinking of coming to Hoboken next Friday in your fruity costume? Plan on getting loaded and driving around? Well you might want to think that over – as cops will be on full patrol that night with a Halloween DWI Checkpoint.

Hoboken DWI Checkpoint Halloween Night October 31 November 1 2014

Hoboken Halloween DWI Police Checkpoint

“The Hoboken Police Department will be conducting a DWI checkpoint on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The location of the checkpoint will be on Observer Highway (Eastbound) at Willow Avenue. The approximate hours of operation will be from 12am to 4am.

The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement and injury due to DWI-related collisions. Through implementation of this, and similar events – the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city. Informational pamphlets will be handed out on-site.

The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned!

Homeless and Parks

Homeless at Hoboken Parks – how does that affect families?

Even though the Hoboken Police often send homeless people “on their way” out of local parks like Church Square Park pictured below, they most often come back immediately.

As we depicted last week – the homeless are practically overrunning every single park in Hoboken as of late.

At what point does it become a deterrent for families and their children? How should we handle the growing homeless problem in Hoboken anyway?

Homeless and families in Hoboken NJ parks

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Homeless Hilton in Hoboken

Park becomes Homeless Hilton in Hoboken

You know, the local administration spends an awful amount of time and effort bitching about “how long dog leashes are” – but they often fail to see much bigger problems. Like the Homeless Hilton we have going on at Pier C Park these days.

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 1

Homeless outnumber recreational users of Pier C Park

I swear, there had to be more homeless people altogether than people actually “recreationally” using the park!

Nothing to see here folks…

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 2

Hoboken Homeless soon to get own zip code?

At this rate – I think when the number of homeless reaches a certain level, they’ll qualify for Federal funding – as well as their own zip code an post office!

But nah, I’m sure it won’t get worse.

Homeless Hilton Hoboken NJ Pier C Park 3

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Dust bowl Hoboken

“Progress” comes with drawbacks: Dusty conditions!

Was walking through Church Square Park the other day – and boy, the road work taking place all over the city certainly comes with bag of unpleasantness. Besides the impact on parking and traffic – the work also affects ordinary pedestrians and park dwellers.

The dust they were kicking up was unavoidable – and everyone in the vicinity got either a mouthful of dust – or it ended up irritating your eyes. I can only wonder how toxic that dust was. Certainly wasn’t “certified organic.”

Can’t the wet the dirt down to avoid these conditions?

dusty church square park Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 10/15/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of October 15, 2014

Inspect Hoboken City Council meeting documents below – and click here at 7:00pm to watch live video stream.

  • Up again this week is the $5 million LOAN the city wants for MORE robotic parking pay stations! Circling the drain, I tell ya!
  • (Your) “Pocket Money”: $170k to spruce up a local fire house, $150k for a planner to draw pictures of trees on First Street, and $70k for a planner to make drawings of what “redevelopment” would look like in NW Hoboken.
  • And another quarter million bucks for lawyers. Maybe if the city was competent, we wouldn’t need ANY lawyers. But that, sadly, is not the case…

Hoboken City Council Meeting October 15 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for October 15, 2014

Enjoy!