Hoboken Week in Review – 7/8/2007

hoboken firehouse 8th clinton temporally closed 2 sm - Hoboken Week in Review - 7/8/2007Summer is here in full force this coming week, and only time will tell if this list will be peppered next week with nutty incidents that coincide with delirium-inducing heat.

Vehicular incidents surging despite the slow holiday week. What else was covered?

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News, items of importance:

  • Burn – Homeless folks set fire to the old PATH service station.
  • Brooklyn in the House – The last update about the pool that was supposed to be in Hoboken.

Town Government:

  • They Swear – Six City Council members sworn in for four years. Will it be the same six two months from now?
  • Blind – City Hall was unknowingly promoting the sale of fireworks, which are illegal in New Jersey.
  • No dogs for you – Why did the proposed dog run get nixed at 9th St.?
  • Campos – “Decides” to leave his WNY job.


  • Pupie-fied Party – Local developer and town celebrity throws his annual birthday bash by the river.
  • Workout or get fat – Schedule of free Monday fitness classes at Pier A this summer.

New, Updated or Coming Soon:

  • Taking Summer off – Local dive bar Rogo’s renovates while people go to the beach.
  • Ever so close – Helmer’s nudges closer to re-opening. Residents should flock once the doors are unlocked.
  • Woof or Growl? – Added a local dog walker to the directory. Mixed responses ensue.
  • Suspended – A First Street bar is shut down for two weeks.
  • Temporal Lobe – Was probably suffering as these Hoboken Fire Department signs were prepared.
  • 4.5 Million – Not Maxwell’s, but this corner building at 11th and Washington is for sale.

Leaving Town, screwed, or mucked up:

  • Nothing this week


  • Specials – Not a review, but a list of weekly drink specials at a place 411 has been frequenting often.

Reader Mail Bag:

  • Trash – A reader gets upset at the garbage left behind at the political headquarters of a Council candidate.
  • For rent – Is there such a thing as a good deal in Hoboken? Or is it the luck of the draw?

Fun, Games, Miscellaneous Stuff:

  • Boom – A list of where to celebrate the 4th of July in the area. What did you do?

Notable incidents, crimes, fires:

  • Bad morning to ya! – A couple residents wake up to find their vehicles not quite the way they left them.
  • Struck – Like bowling pins, pedestrians are becoming targets, even when five months pregnant.
  • Fruity – A watermelon is the only victim in this close call at an intersection.
  • Yelp! – This intersection victim had four legs, not two.

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Brown tap water!!!! Water Main Break????