FEEDING FRENZY: Dumped donations post-Hurricane Sandy get picked over in Hoboken
Nov 12, 2012 | 5570 views | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print

HOBOKEN -- Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Fox News and the police have sped to Observer Highway in Hoboken, where someone dumped a pile of donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, and people were on the scene picking them over as of 2 p.m.

Mile-square Hoboken was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, and many people needed food and supplies after the storm passed. When donations of certain products exceeded demand, some supplies are also being given to the town's homeless shelter, which has long needed them. Others have been sent to other needy cities.

But somehow, a giant pile of goods was left on Observer Highway this morning, resulting in a feeding frenzy (pictured). Two people called the Reporter offices to say that the stash was being picked over. Our reporter said that as of 1:50 p.m., the police and Fox News had showed up.

Meanwhile, various local groups and businesses are holding benefits for local victims in Jersey City, Hoboken, and elsewhere as New Jersey digs out of the destruction left in Sandy's wake.

Keep watching hudsonreporter.com for updates on these stories.

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November 15, 2012
I can't believe your response. it doesn't bother you at all that people in Cape May went to the trouble of donating clothes, maybe going out and buyig stuff because they heard Hoboken was in trouble, and it got dumped on the sidewalk. We are in tough times and I bet there are people some where who could have used it. You have no questions about this? No, the big problem for you is that this shameful situation was REPORTED. I went and read the coverage and maybe it will get things changed so this does not happen next time. What do you find inaccurate with the other coerage? Do you care at all that this happened. I don't know the politics of this and I don't care, but you should care that this happened and demand answers. Where are your questions? You must be bought and paid for by someone to be more worried that this was reported then what happened. It is good that these news organizations don't get cowed by politics and people who are trying to cover up for their bosses. on any level what happened was WRONG and poorly dealt with. you should at least ask for some answers or be glad someone else is willing to do it.
November 13, 2012
The corresponding write-up in 411 is hilariously piss-yellow journalism. Look for "Treated Like Savages!" What a dunce. You sure can pickem, Beth.