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November 11, 2012

City of Hoboken – Partial Parking enforcement Tuesday November 13th – Full Enforcement Monday November 19th

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 5:50 PM

The latest on parking enforcement from the City of Hoboken in the wake of Hurricane Sandy….



We understand that Hurricane Sandy resulted in significant loss to Hoboken residents, including the loss of many vehicles. For this reason, enforcement of permit parking regulations and alternate side parking for street cleaning will remain suspended until Monday, November 19th at 12:01am.
Beginning on Tuesday, November 13, 12:01am, partial parking enforcement will resume:

  • Metered parking will be enforced east of Bloomfield Street.
  • All other non-permit and non-street cleaning parking enforcement is in effect (parking too close to a crosswalk, stop sign, fire hyrdrant, in a bus stop, driveway, car-sharing space, handicapped space, Temporary No Parking signs, parking on sidewalk, etc).

Full parking enforcement, including permit and street cleaning rules will resume on Monday, November 19th, 12:01 am.

For public safety reasons, we ask for your cooperation in the removal of damaged vehicles as soon as possible. If you do not have insurance for the removal of your vehicle, you may be subject to the expense incurred to remove it.

Any car parked on the street without plates will be considered abandoned and subject to towing at owners expense.

Residents with a new vehicle or rental vehicle can apply for a parking permit at the Parking Utility in the ground floor of City Hall or online at www.hobokennj.org/hpuonline.

New Towing Procedures
As a result of contracting law requirements and to provide redundancy and additional resources in cases of major storms, the City has transitioned to a rotating towing system as of November 1, 2012 that uses four towing contractors: Mile Square Towing in Hoboken, Logan Towing and Truchan Towing in Jersey City, and Johns Main Towing in North Bergen. Vehicles will be towed by each of the four contractors on a rotating business to their respective locations.

The new procedures for retrieving a towed vehicle have been significantly simplified, eliminate multiple back and forth trips between the tow yard and Police Department, and uses a single point of payment. By providing a driver’s license, the registration and insurance information can be retrieved without the need for additional back and forth trips as was previously necessary.

If you believe your vehicle has been towed, first call the Parking Utility at 201-653-1919 or the Police Department at 201-420-2100 to determine if your vehicle has been towed and to which location.

For those taking a Hoboken taxi to a tow yard, the City is now offsetting the full cost of the fare, so long as a receipt is provided by the taxi driver. The taxi fare must be paid to the taxi driver, after which a receipt should be requested. The receipt must indicate the date, time, cost, taxi number and driver name. The City will then deduct the fare amount from the towing fee after a receipt has been provided to the tow yard contractor. Regular taxi fares to the four towing companies are: Mile Square Towing: $5, John’s Main Auto Body: $17, Logan Towing: $21, Truchan Brothers: $23.

Mile Square Towing
1520 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 217-3133

Johns Main Towing
1445 Union Turnpike
North Bergen, N.J. 07047

Logan Towing
45 Lewis Ave.
Jersey City, N.J. 07506

Truchan Towing
626-630 Communipaw Ave
Jersey City, N.J. 07304

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July 19, 2011

Laws of Nature: NJ Transit Bus being towed

Filed under: NJ Transit,Washington Street — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 6:30 AM

Last night around 7pm  on Washington Street, TheBoken spotted this NJ Transit bus being towed. The law of entropy basically asserts that everything breaks down or goes from order to disorder. That is a nice philosophy to know unless you were this bus when it broke down in the searing heat. It looks like one of the older models buses. Recently some of the fleet used on Washington Street does comprise more of the newer buses. Hopefully they break down less but eventually there is no getting around mother nature.

NJ Bus being towed

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January 30, 2011

Is Your Ride Parked on 4th and Adams? Not For Long…

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News — Tags: — TheBoken @ 12:39 PM

Find that sweet once in a lifetime parking spot on 4th and Adams by the Gaslight? Your car is being towed if you are parked there right now, put some pants on and get out there!

Hoboken Towing

A major snow cleanup is going on right now on 4th and Adams.

Hoboken Snow Removal

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January 26, 2011

Ice/Snow Storm Update 7:30pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,snow,Weather — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 7:30 PM

The second storm of the day is just beginning here in Hoboken, NJ.  Right now Hoboken has sleet coming down on top of today’s snow fall.  With temperatures dropping by the hour expect everything to freeze over.  Snow is due to arrive later on this evening which will cause rough driving and walking conditions in the mile square.  For more information on parking rules read the information below from the city of Hoboken.  Stay Safe!

no parking

Residents are reminded not to park along emergency snow routes. As soon as streets are snow-covered, cars along these routes may be ticketed and towed. Tickets are currently being issued. A state of emergency does not need to be declared for towing to occur. A list and map of emergency snow routes is available on the City website: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/emergency-snow-routes/. In addition, no parking signs have been placed along the north side of 9th Street. If necessary, the Chief of Police may declare a snow emergency and tow cars along this street as well. Residents who believe they have been towed should call Mile Square Towing at (201) 217-3133.

Enforcement of alternate side parking regulations will be suspended during and for 24 hours after the end of the storm.

Residents can monitor the City website, http://www.hobokennj.org or sign up to receive free email or text updates from the City via Nixle by visiting http://local.nixle.com/city-of-hoboken.

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