Thursday, January 27, 2011

City: Snow emergency route clearance rules remain in effect

City of Hoboken announces:


Residents are reminded that they should not be parked along snow emergency routes. Ticketing and towing operations will continue in order to clear these streets. This is necessary in order to continue to clear City streets of snow and to ensure the safe passage of emergency vehicles.

Although enforcement of street cleaning regulations is suspended for Thursday, January 27, plows will be clearing open parking lanes where possible.

Enforcement of alternate side parking and street cleaning regulations will resume on Friday so that plows can begin the process of clearing parking lanes of snow.

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Sign of the Times: Team Mason shoveling it

Team Mason, a group of three pictured here in yellow windbreakers are out shoveling it for votes today.  A reader submitted this photo with the backstory "Alex from Tenneessee," an uncle to one of the kids is the collector of the fee for their labor.  Alex then pays the young lads who shovel for residents at no charge - at least that's the understanding the kids have on remuneration.

Will we see the mysterious Alex appearing on Beth Mason's ELEC?  Only time will tell.

Three hired shovelers are pictured out and about shoveling for free while promoting Beth Mason for re-election

Committee for a Green Hoboken announces...

Welcome to the QLC & CGH Newsletter.
Interested in going green? Or saving some green? Either way, the Quality of Life Coalition’s Committee for a Green Hoboken welcomes you to our new monthly newsletter. QLC’s CGH is a group of local volunteers working on projects that will help our neighbors, local businesses and the city of Hoboken reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable community.

Each month, we’ll update you on upcoming events where you can learn more about sustainability, or meet fellow Hobokenites interested in exchanging ideas about going green. We’ll keep you informed about what the city and local businesses are doing to reduce CO2 output, and ways you can reduce your own carbon footprint. Your input and involvement are welcome, just email us at, or visit our website,


Topic: Recycling
Date:February 8th (Tuesday),
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30 pm
Where: 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Moderator: Tom Chartier, Chartier Redevelopment Group
Panelists:  Jeff Marangi, Eagle Recycling
                    Jason Scott, The Taco Truck
                    Jason Tecza, Committee for a Green Hoboken

The panel will discuss the how-to's of recycling, from plastics and electronics to composting and construction & demolition waste.  The panel will also discuss future plans for increased recycling in Hoboken and Hudson County, followed by Q&A discussion with the audience.

 Topic: Going Green Increases Property Value
Where: 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Date: March 8th (Tuesday),
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Moderator: Tom Chartier, Chartier Redevelopment Group
Panelists:  Daniel Gans, Hoboken Brownstone Company
                    Jesse Halliburton, Halliburton Homes

Learn how various sustainability measures can improve the value of new and existing homes, followed by Q&A discussion with the audience


 Eagle Recycling Facility
Where: 4711 Dell Ave, North Bergen, NJ
Date: February 11th (Friday),
Time: 3pm to 4pm

Join us for this unique opportunity to see a single streamrecycling center in operation!  The plant accepts plastic, paper, cardboard, metals, glass, concrete, wood, asphalt, etc. and is capable of recycling over 90% of the waste received!
Please RSVP to for this FREE event.
Garden Street Lofts
Where: 1425 Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Date: March 11th (Friday)
Time: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Come tour Hoboken's first LEED Certified condominium building and learn first hand the benefits of building green as well as the ups and downs!
Please RSVP to for this FREE event.

Our first Green Drinks of 2011 will be a fundraiser in NYC for a charity that helps provide clean drinking water within Ethiopia.

Where: TenJune26 Little W 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
Date: February 25th (Friday)
Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm

For tickets:
To donate:

2nd ward resident complains about Beth Mason's lack of transparency at Rent Control meeting

Here's something many 2nd ward residents are familiar with: Beth Mason not responding to constituent email.  Da Horsey knows this very well from personal experience.  Beth Mason has people on the payroll to manage every utterance she makes on any topic under the sun, but oddly can't seem to have her staff master basic constituent response to the Hoboken community.

Of her numerous grievous sins, this probably falls low on the list.  Her passive ones do far less damage than the active ones she performs in her alliance with Mike Russo and the "Association," he assumed control from his infamous father.

Here's the video clip of the constituent's complaint in this short clip.  Listen to Beth Mason's interruption and how she steers it away from her failure to the speaker's impressions of the proposed rent control ordinance.

That is what we call politrickery in action.

Video courtesy the Hoboken Journal

New Fire Engine to debut in Hoboken

City of Hoboken announces:


Mayor Dawn Zimmer will join Fire Chief Richard Blohm at 3 pm on Friday, January 28th in front of City Hall to accept delivery of the City’s newest fire engine.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect us, so I’m glad that we are able to provide them with the best equipment utilizing the latest technology possible so they can do their jobs effectively and keep us safe,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “This new Engine will improve our response capability and modernize our fleet by replacing one of our oldest vehicles purchased in 1987.”

After Chief Blohm provides Mayor Zimmer with a tour of the Engine, it will remain parked in front of City Hall until 5 pm so that residents, especially parents and their children can view the vehicle. Fire fighters will be on hand to distribute Hoboken Fire Department challenge coins, fire helmets, coloring books, rulers, pencils, and key chains.

The new fire apparatus, a Spartan Metrostar manufactured by Crimson, is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute and can transport five seated firefighters along with a reservoir tank carrying 500 gallons of water for a quick fire attack. The vehicle, which meets or exceeds the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association, also has a variety of equipment including several ladders and more than 2,000 feet of fire hose along with the various fire nozzles and adaptors necessary to extinguish a fire.

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HPU to aid senior buildings in permit renewals

City of Hoboken announces:


To better meet the needs of Hoboken’s senior community, the Hoboken Parking Utility announced today that it will begin scheduling customer service visits at senior buildings and the Multi-Service Center during permit renewal season to assist senior residents with renewing their annual parking permits. HPU will schedule a date and time for each senior facility that expresses interest in a Customer Service Representative visiting the building and conducting the permit renewal process which involves reviewing residency and age requirements as stated in the City Code. Flyers will be posted prior to the appointment to inform residents of the permit requirements.

After each visit, the HPU will process the permits in office and hand deliver the approved permits to an authorized representative at the respective building within 1 to 2 days.

This new program, developed in collaboration with Fifth Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham, was designed to improve convenience and address the limited mobility challenges faced by our senior community.

“Councilman Cunningham expressed concerns to me that we needed an easier way to renew senior permits, particularly those that live farther from City Hall,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

“I'm happy to say that this solution is a considerable improvement for seniors and demonstrates the effectiveness and creativity of a strong and collaborative Council-Mayor relationship,” added Councilman Cunningham.

The program will begin with a visit to Fox Hill (311 13th Street) on Friday, January 28th at 10 am.

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