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Parked Cars Slowing Snow Clearing Process, City Says

Street cleaning enforcement remains suspended citywide until further notice.

Street cleaning enforcement has been suspended citywide until further notice.

Crews have had difficulty navigating around vehicles parked during cleaning hours, but the city will not be issuing tickets for street cleaning, according to a Nixle alert released Tuesday afternoon.

"Unfortunately, because many vehicles remain parked during street cleaning hours, there is insufficient space on most streets to maneuver the payloader needed to clear ice from parking lanes," the alert said.

Crews plan to continue clearing open parking spaces, catch basins and corners ahead of another storm that is expected to produce heavy rain on Friday.
melina white February 18, 2014 at 06:52 PM
Baloney. The City did not do their job in clearing the snow after each storm so now it is ice and due to the administrations negligence many cars are frozen solid in a block of ice despite the fact that the vehicle owners have kept on top of clearing the snow.
I am Spartacus February 19, 2014 at 03:43 PM
So how is your car frozen in a block of ice if you dug out your parking spot and your car? Just makes no sense. If you shoveled your car out when it snowed and then again after the plows cleared the roads then you wouldn't have a car frozen in a block of ice.
Rapheal February 19, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Agreed Spartacus. I posted this in a different thread: Perhaps if you park on the street you should shovel your car out within hours of the storm. That way it doesn't turn into the ice capades every single time it snows. I would even suggest that you brush your car off during the storm. I park in an outdoor parking lot. I brush my car off during the storms and shovel it out at least once or twice if we get more than a couple of inches. I never get blocked in and my space is ice free. Others should do likewise, even when parked on the street. For those who wonder where they should put the snow: On the curb side of the car. Pile it high and don't block the sidewalk or the street.
melina white February 19, 2014 at 05:22 PM
with snow not plowed it becomes compacted and frozen over night despite daily moves and dig out. See the many examples on Hoboken FB page. Black snow is treacherous.
Campaign news February 20, 2014 at 06:04 AM
Melina, between your posting on FB, 411 and here, do you have time for anything else? Apparently not enough time to see that cars are packed in ice all over the county.
melina white February 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Does not absolve the duties of the city.
melina white February 20, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Campaign, to you point other cities have paid substantial judgements for failure to provide essential serves of removing snow in cross walks. I suppose you support the multimillion dollar lawsuits Hoboken continues to loose and the continuous exposures and liability this City creates. Thank goodness for tech because the city does not respond nor the council person charged with Public Safety. I sincerely wish there were more that held the City accountable and more that voted. Snuffing out info is only good for the few and a necessary component of any real Banana Republic!
Rapheal February 20, 2014 at 04:20 PM
In the past year, Hoboken lost one lawsuit that was over a million dollars (Angel Alicea). They are currently appealing that verdict as it doesn't make sense. What "lawsuits" are you referring to? The rest of your post is utter garbage. Do you actually believe what you're writing? I'm sure you could, at any time, attend the mayor's office hours and air your grievances.
melina white February 22, 2014 at 04:43 PM
You could and you could write and have BS sunshine blown up your ass. They have a duty and they are negligent in that duty. At least other Mayors admit they can do better. What is worse we all suffer from the lawsuits for their negligence so I am appointing you as speaker to the Mayor and her cronies.
melina white February 22, 2014 at 04:45 PM
And you better believe the Mayor and Public Safety folks were left voice mails and letters. Still nother by excuses through Mr. Melli. Can not even communicate tip the thaw. Pathetic! Recall please! Better yet save us the $$$ you have flagrantly wasted and resign.
Campaign news February 22, 2014 at 05:34 PM
@raph, Melina loves her anger too much to risk losing it by talking to someone.
Rapheal February 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Melina what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
melina white February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Mainstreamer I see!
melina white February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Raphael, You may want to familiar yourself with the Federal ADA Laws and the general duties of local NJ government before posting. Also don't you know Zimmer looses on appeal and that settlement especially is often the most "rational" approach? It only cost the City more and more while essential services (snow removal, pot holes, garbage pickup) are ignored. Fact check also and what ever you do don't consider City spin a fact check. I do know that the average person it is hard to educate themselves on all of this but the facts are there and if you have an above average IQ you should be more than capable of understanding but you MUST have an open mind first.
Rapheal February 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM
melina: federal ADA law has to do with americans with disabilities. Are we to believe that Angel Alicea had a disability that led him to lie about meeting with Solomen Dwek when asked? Zimmer can't "loose" on appeal. She can lose on appeal, but loose is the incorrect word to use. I know that settling is a rational approach if you want everyone to sue because they know they can't lose, they can only settle. So no, I don't think settling is the right thing to do. Essential services that you listed are a separate line item in the budget than lawsuit payouts. So you don't need to fret your pretty little head, the money is there to remove snow. Maybe if you move your car off the street the snow can be removed. I am not reading the city's spin. I'm using my head. My brain tells me that Mayor Zimmer is doing a much better job than the previous 3 mayors combined. Two of them went to jail. The one who didn't either was amazingly stupid or just didn't care about the outcome of his decisions. Only David knows the answer to that.
melina white February 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Raphael you can't seem to focus on a single point so I am leaving this board. I am sure an ADA office or NJ legislative office can help you understand the responsibilities for cross walk cleaning. Stay safe and be patient as I don't believe this board is helping you.
Rapheal February 24, 2014 at 01:13 PM
melina, you brought up lawsuits so I responded. You brought up ADA, so I responded. I did not know you were bringing up ADA in reference to the snow at the crosswalks, we had moved beyond that topic or so I thought. So here we are, with the sun having cleared the crosswalks over the weekend and you still being all cloudy and gray.

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