Residents in one Hoboken neighborhood want the violence to stop
Some residents in one Hoboken neighborhood want the violence to stop and are criticizing measures to make the area safer.
Three people were shot in Hoboken's public housing projects in July. In response to the shootings the city has put more police in the neighborhood, including a parked mobile unit. But some residents feel that the city should do more.
Santiago Nunez, who's lived in the neighborhood for seven years, and has two teenagers, says more activities would make the place safer. He would like to see the park behind the housing office open for recreation.
In addition, Hoboken's mayor acknowledged that mismanagement of the housing waiting list added to neighborhood tensions. He says a large amount of out-of-town residents were placed in housing ahead of Hoboken residents. He promises that won't happen anymore.