Wednesday, November 7, 2012

City on trash removal, power & gas restoration, parking, council meeting bumped

City of Hoboken announces:


Tonight’s City Council Meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm due to the weather. 

The City has been running 8 to 10 extra garbage trucks every day in addition to the 3 regular trucks in order to deal with the overwhelming quantities of trash. Bobcats and other heavy equipment are being added to deal with the large amounts of trash. At the moment, residents are asked to postpone placing any more trash outside until the impending storm has passed. Further, they are asked delay throwing out bulk items if possible until crews are able to catch up with trash removal. All streets have had trash pickup, however large amounts of garbage continue to be placed on the curb immediately following each pickup as sidewalk space becomes available. If an area requires additional service, please submit a “trash” request via

If you are gutting your apartment, please apply for a container permit:

Residents are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way: the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. 

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice. Please follow the normal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. No hazardous waste (including paint). No electronics. 

If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push remaining debris to the right-of-way for collection on subsequent passes. 

Due to the impending storm, the mobile truck providing the phone lines for the Utility Help Line will be relocated and will no longer be operational. If you are without power and/or gas, your home or business may not be able to accept the service, and until it is certified as safe, PSE&G will not restore service. If you still do not have power, or if PSE&G has red tagged your home and shut off gas, please follow this process after calling PSE&G at 800-436-7734 (red tagging does not necessarily mean that new equipment is required, however the equipment must be inspected): 

1. Call a licensed electrician (power) or plumber (gas) – below is a list of contractors that have worked with our office that you may want to consider contacting if you do not have a contractor. 

2. After they complete an inspection and make any necessary repairs, they will let our construction office know (201-420-2066), who will then let PSE&G know to restore power or gas. The contractors on the list are all familiar with the process and our construction office. Due to the emergency nature of the situation, we have cut the red tape and paperwork typically involved in this process to make sure power and gas can be restored as quickly as possible. 

The contractors have been instructed to immediately inform our Construction Code Office once you have been cleared to receive service. Once our construction office receives word that your home has been inspected and is safe, they immediately contact PSE&G to instruct them to restore service. 

NOTE: We are providing this partial list only to facilitate connecting residents as quickly as possible to services needed to restore gas and electricity. This partial list of contractors is not affiliated, endorsed, or approved by the City in any way, nor does the City make any representation or warranties, express or otherwise, in connection with the quality of the services any of them may provide. Residents may use any state licensed plumber or electrician. Licensed contractors who wish to be added to this public list may contact the Construction Office at 201-420-2066. 

Plumbing Contractors 
A&C Plumbing – 201-262-8887 
A&D Plumbing -201-832-7499 
A&J Plumbing – 201-222-9634 
Luongo Plumbing – 201-420-8721or cell 201-390-2686 
Dependable Plmg – 201-863-0770 or 201-481-5069 
Gene Turnois Plmg & htg – 201-653-1847 
AK Plumbing & Heating – 201-261-0264 
A NAS Plmg & htg – 908-355-0150 
AGA Plumbing & heating – 201-943-1772 
AJ Plumbing – 201-222-9634 
JL Plumbing - 201-222-7900 
Quality Plumbing – 201-662-1600 
S&B Plumbing – 201792-1184 
Ed Plumbing – 201-988-5787 
Sal Trippi – 201-206-9256 
Joe M & G – 201-481-4106 
Howard Cook- 201-653-0219 
Aladin P&H – 973-344-2911 
Gamarello Plubmbing – 551-221-0952 or 201-653-6702 
Viggiani Plumbing – 201- 232-0482 
Dependable Plumbing & Heating – 201-481-5069 
Guarini- 201-315-7693 or 201-207-9923 
Steve Purdy – 201-240-6311 
Bruce Zabransky – 201-296-0633 
P & L Plumbing – 732-417-0099 or 732-803-3001 
George Feurtado – 201-882-5278 

Electrical Contractors 
Cirillo Electric – 201-807-1235 
Pegasus Electric – 201-867-7105 or 201-874-7512 
Hoboken Electric – 201-659-0291 
North Hudson - 201-954-7475 or 201-832-7522 
Jerry Keller – 973-775-2590 
Positive Flow Electric – 201-954-1174 
ANJ Electric -201-388-0588 
Beacon Electric – 201-659-4204 cell 201-410-3515 
DiBrita Electric – 732-706-5946 or 201-207-7362 
Apex Electric -973-296-5508 
Premium Electric -201-217-3232 or 732-742-5254 
San Tec – 201-230-2677 or 201-866-3224 
Ralph Arias – 201-403-5555 
AJD – 908-309-4144 
Mauro Caputi – 201-9369092 
Joe Cusati – 201-838-7229 
Joe Cunningham – 914-482-0911 
D’Anna Electric – 201-866-8334 
Delgado Electric- 201-303-0038 
Hill Electric – 201-522-3064 
Haddad Electric – 201-376-5809 
JMG 201-852-5545 
R. Johnson 201-320-0611 
Tony Catanio – 973-344-7708 cell 908-400-6260 
Constantinos parademas -973-882-5568 cell 973-979-4647 
Mike Malfetone – 201-978-2041 
Millennium 201-424-2364 
Monroe electric 201-792-0765 
MV Electric – 201-481-7419 
Mancini Electric – 201-446-3951 
Morgan Kite & key 201-705-2416 
Power Electric 973-390-3174 

Construction Contractors
Marty Anderson & Associates, Inc. - 201-798-0507
Red Construction – 908-868-5840 
Birchtree Construction – 201-600-5409 
Anthony Sacci – 201-424-3611 
PC Construction – 201-532-3553 
Zeeshan – 201-304-4162 
Artisan Design Group – 201-889-6667 
R. Jenny Construction – 212-518-7633 
Sabia Construction – 201-832-9629 
A M Construction – 201-697-7719 
B & M Construction – 201-656-8977 
Jaime Restoration – 201-993-9572 
Jetco – 201-798-3178 
MH Construction – 201-376-5339 
7diamond construction – 201-546-6694 
Platinum Construction- 201-662-9310 
A&A Construction – 201-973-467-4342 
222 Contractors – 201-465-9811 

George Weiner – 973-222-8745 
Dennis Devino – 201-988-4907 
Rob Feinstein – 201-294-7278 
Jim McNeight – 201-246-7515 
Frank Minivini – 201-386-0637 
Peter Johnson –201-659-7400 
Dean Marchetto – 201-795-1505 
John Nastasi – 201-653-2577 
Tom McGinty – 201-420-1328 

All parking regulations are suspended through the end of Monday, November 12 (11:59pm). Parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00am. 

Garage B (2nd St. between River St. and Hudson St) & D (215 Hudson St) are open to the general public – normal rates apply ($5/day through Friday for residential permits only). All residential permit cars must be moved out of the garage by Friday, November 9th at 6pm. The Midtown Garage (HUMC) is closed until further notice except for monthly and hospital employees. 

If your car was damaged in the flood 
All damaged cars must be towed by Monday, November 12. 

If you rent a car 
You cannot transfer your residential sticker or license plates to a rental car. You must apply for a temporary permit. 

If you buy a new car 
You cannot switch the permit unless the new vehicle is registered with the Parking Utility. 

If you buy a new car with temporary plates 
You must apply for a temporary permit. You cannot switch your permit to a temporary plate. 

Buying a car is expensive, owning a car in Hoboken is a burden. If you don’t drive to work, it’s probably cheaper to use Hoboken Corner Cars (car-sharing) instead of owning a car. Information and sign-up link can be found here:

All permits and changes can be made through or at the HPU office in the basement of City Hall.
For full details, view this message on the web.