Councilman Ruben Ramos: “PSEG Work Paused After Trees Removed on Jackson St.”

Official release:

Dear friends,

Just like many residents in the neighborhood, I’m very disturbed and alarmed that PSE&G has cut down approximately a dozen seemingly healthy, mature trees located primarily along the 100 block of Jackson Street.  Although initially approved by the city, I am grateful that after being alerted to this, the administration has changed course and has paused all work on Madison and Jackson until a new plan is agreed that will minimize destruction to the trees. 
In a city like Hoboken trees and green space are essential for our quality of life. I’m appreciative of the efforts of everyone committed to making sure this situation is made right and that these trees are replaced with new ones that are of a similar quality to the trees cut down. Accordingly, PSEG will be replacing trees they remove on a 3:1 ratio. 
As part of this project, work had been underway by PSE&G to pull wires on Jackson Street between First and Seventh and set up new poles.  This work has been paused as well and when it returns, be aware each block will be closed to traffic, one at a time, as the crews move along the road.
You can find out more about this project here including the city’s recent action to pause the work until a better solution can be identified.  I will be working with my Council colleagues to address the policies that led to this unfortunate situation and make sure something like this will not happen again.
Thank you for your advocacy and patience during this projects.  Please share this with everyone you think might be interested in or affected by this information.  And don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time to discuss this or any matter that is important to you. 
Ruben Ramos
Hoboken City Council, 4th Ward
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