City cleans snow


Snow cleanup: Necessary or too little too late?

Crews were out in Hoboken today on certain areas of Washington Street, scooping, dumping and hauling away some of the snow left over from this week’s moderate snow storm (and remnants from the December 2010 Blizzard).

Hoboken cleans up Washington Street Snow on January 13 2011 - City cleans snow

Hoboken411 spoke to residents and business owners uptown and received a mixed response to the whole situation.

“The city doesn’t have their act together,” said one merchant. “Mixed signals. They told everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday to keep cars off Washington Street, but never came to clean it up. But I’m glad they’re finally getting to it.”

While another business owner who has been in Hoboken much longer than the Mayor and her six figure friends at City Hall said “The last time I remember the city cleaning the Avenue was when Russo was Mayor, but he did it right. The cars were moved, the streets cleared, and they put the cars right back in the spots. No tickets or fines.

Uptown resident Sheila took a different approach. “I have a minimalist view. Let the snow melt on it’s own. We become stronger when we learn how to adapt to situations, rather than expecting someone to take care of us. Saves taxpayer dollars too.” Deliveryman Craig, who doesn’t live in Hoboken was amused. “It snows every winter. Why no one has this system down pat is sad, but funny. How much practice do you need?”

Either way – I hope it doesn’t snow anymore this winter. I’m ready for shorts weather. Oh, wait a minute…

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:23 pm

Where do you see anyone mention a job well done?

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:34 pm

spif comeon what job well done..situation norm in regard to a snowfall,,not a blizzard just a snow storm…When the hpu summons vehicles snowed in at meters It’s coming from some where..shame on them..[quote comment=”202077″]Where do you see anyone mention a job well done?[/quote]

Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:16 pm

So in the matter of about 3 weeks we went from complaining that the city did too poorly of a job with snow removal to they did too well of a job?

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