Crunch, smash, scrape!

If parking isn’t the number one problem in Hoboken, I don’t know what is. Are you paying attention Hoboken City Government?

Build some more garages already! What are we going to do when the population reaches 100,000? Sink? I may move into a boat and live at the Shipyard Marina.

Anyway, a reader sent these photos in of a V-dub Jetta getting it’s front left side smashed by what is thought to have been a ShopRite tractor.

Here are some pics of a Jetta that got sideswiped at 9th and Madison on the southeast corner of Shop Rite. Happened today between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. Must have gotten whacked by one of the large trucks that are often in the area. Not even a note left by whoever did it. People should really avoid parking along 9th on this block, those semi-trucks are always having trouble making it around that turn. Keep up the good work.”

jetta damaged in hoboken by shoprite august 2 2007 2 - Crunch, smash, scrape!
jetta damaged in hoboken by shoprite august 2 2007 - Crunch, smash, scrape!

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Monday, August 6, 2007 12:07 pm

Jess – email the site owner at

He may be able to provide more information from the person who sent in the snapshots.

I can tell since that shopright has been there they have had a few smashed cars like this on that street.. the pull out of the loading dock and make the left on to first to get back on Madison(I guess) to head north and out of town.

Monday, August 6, 2007 9:49 am

Hi all, this is my car above!!! I have a question how someone knows this happened betweem 2:30-3 p.m. on Thursday? Did someone see something? Any information is appreciated. I thought it happened later at like 11 p.m. but maybe I didn’t notice my care when I got home that evening. I was also shocked at how much the HPD could have cared less – they didn’t even come to the car and gave me my own accident report to fill out! WHAT?!?!? We all pay a lot of money to live in this town and that’s bullshit.

Saturday, August 4, 2007 12:25 am

I am sure glad that is not my car. I feel bad for the owner that has to deal with it. I wish the Hoboken cops like the ones described above would feel that way.

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Friday, August 3, 2007 12:07 pm

i have consistantly heard negative comments from policemen regarding the residents of hoboken for +10yrs. i don’t think the majority of the officers differentiate between the man on the street and city hall. they have plenty of complaints about city hall, as do most of the community, but seems their moral is low and it reflects on their opinion of the community they service. perhaps a DUI conviction of Campos will help? the problem may be that the favoritism that has been charged by a number of officers in lawsuits is true, and that the leadership has been there way too long? bad moral = bad relations with the community. i blame the mayor.

Friday, August 3, 2007 8:24 am

By the way, there is no lighting around the perimeter at night. I reached out to the former councilman there a few months ago, via a link on this site(not sure, was it Cricco?)telling him the mess that these three blocks are. Of course, nothing got done. Shocker.

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