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Perpetual snow clean fail in Hoboken

They used to be good at cleaning snow in Hoboken. Now? FAIL!

Here’s a little photo essay that summarizes what winter in Hoboken has been like for the past five or so years: A giant snow fail!

I remember when Roberts was in office – it didn’t matter how much snow we had. They cleaned that shit up like ASAP. Trucks would HAUL the snow away within days.

Now? Multiple “street cleaning” weeks go by. And yet difficult icy snow conditions remain – even months later! Some streets never get “treatment” at all!

Let’s see some examples…

Empty Streets – No cleanup

Residents did their “fair share” and moved their cars. Where was the city? How come previous administrations did it better?

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Cleanup at Hoboken Gas Works

Hoboken Gas Works site “clean” – how can you be sure?

Close to a year and a half after PSE&G started this “cleanup” at the Hoboken Gas Works site near 13th & Clinton Streets – they seem to be “done” cleaning up whatever toxic mess was there.

You’d expect that if a public utility corporation would go through the hoops to appear that they did indeed clean it up – that the job was done to a satisfactory level of completion. But how can the public be sure? I know there are “tests” and reports – but can they be trusted? Do they get three or more independent companies to do the testing to ensure legitimacy?

One might never know, and it’d be great if all doubt can be removed (last thing you’d want to hear is that the ground underneath whatever building is built is still toxic 20 years down the road). Do they offer guarantees?

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Crossing the street

Too dumb? Crossing the street now requires instructions!

Man, have you seen some of the crosswalks in Hoboken? They now have multiple step “instruction manuals” for crossing the street! As if clear symbols and decades of experience is not enough? They need to give you a “refresher” prior to engaging in that simple task?

I just wonder what led to this in today’s day and age.

  1. Legal bullshit. Justifying gobs of lawyers working for cities now? Plus the litigious nature of every idiot that gets hit by a car? Are they just “covering their bases?”
  2. Or are people just plain stupid these days, that they actually NEED an explanation for everything?

While I’m inclined to say “both,” my money is on the lawyers.

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Mismanaged Parking in Hoboken

Mismanaged Parking (and lack thereof) in Hoboken, NJ

We get it. In regards to the antiquated “infrastructure” that lays beneath our roads and sidewalks – there comes a time in which cars should be removed in order to facilitate necessary work. Such as water mains, gas lines, and sewerage outlets. It’s a way of life in the city.

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But the crime syndicate known as the Hoboken Parking Utility is just so bad at managing parking arrangements in town – it’s sickening.

Like the photo above – entire blocks were restricted for parking. Signs plastering every vertical surface. HPU robbing residents ticketing and towing cars to make way for…. (drum roll)

Work that did NOT happen. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Not one minute of work took place, and was not going to for the rest of the day.

What should be happening is continual updates between the city and whomever is doing the work (PSE&G, United Water, etc.) If at 11am, it is determined that NO work will be done – the city should REMOVE those restrictions (and the signs) to allow residents to park again, and for local businesses to benefit from the nearby parking spaces. Even half a day of “recovered” parking is GOLD.

But will they ever strive to improve? Nah, because they already received money for the permits – as well as for the summonses issued. Why in God’s name would they want to make your life easier? Ha!

Here’s an HPU guy killing rain forests one “no parking” sign at a time. Give him a promotion!

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 2/20/2015

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – February 20, 2015

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Here at 14th & Washington are two vehicles that are clearly parked illegally.

One is a Hoboken “environmental services” SUV, doing what – no one knows.

The other is a Budweiser minivan, probably ensuring that the local bars are fully stocked with fresh beer.

Who got the ticket? The Budweiser van. How frickin’ criminal is that?

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 2/18/2015

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – February 18, 2015

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Today’s entry depicts a daily occurrence in Hoboken. An HPU “money van” illegally parked adjacent to City Hall. If you parked there because you wanted to down a few shots at Marty O’Brien’s before heading to work – you’d get ticketed, booted or towed!

Proof again that parking “rules” are not for “safety,” but PURELY for money for Don Zimmer’s psychiatric appointments and meds coffers.

The “mayor” herself recently bragged admitted that all these new parking thefts taxes fines fees are imposed to generate revenue. Which is why they “look the other way” when an obvious “safety” violation has taken place by “one of her own.”

Too bad people are overly fixated on fakebook to “starve the beast.” You know you all have the power to do so – but will never, ever do it until you allow all of your money to be siphoned away from you.

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