POLL: How Are You Celebrating Hoboken LepreCon?

The day formerly known as "parade day" is coming up on Saturday. What are you doing?

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A new initiative—"LepreCon," a variation on New York City's "SantaCon"—has been started and thousands of people have notified on multiple Facebook events that they're coming to Hoboken on Saturday. 

Just like last year, the police department will likely be working over time on Saturday, to keep all the visitors and house parties in check. All the officers will be on call on that day. 

Among the drunken, criminal activity from last year were two sexual assaults, one of which allegedly After that happened, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced she would not allow the parade to happen on a Saturday anymore. 

With the influx of thousands of out-of-towners to Hoboken's bars and house parties, we're asking you how you plan on spending Saturday. Let us know in poll and the comments! 

Hobbs March 02, 2012 at 10:46 PM
The helecopter will be in use over Hoboken tomorrow. Should we send the bill to Jamie Darraha and let her pay for it ot of her pot o' gold ? As far as government by hysteria, any one who has seen Catellano, Mason Rosso and Occhipinti throw thetr now expected hysterial fits for the City Council cameras they know that is something the rest of us struggle to contain..
CaptJackd March 02, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Yes, sometimes they take a horse and carriage over the bridge to Eddie Rockets.
Jabberwock March 03, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Hobbs: Where did you read/hear that the mayor ordered this helicopter? ....Ineffective "save/topic switch" by the way. While you might not agree with me...entirely... (that the circling helicopter is ridiculous/over-the-top/hysteric) - I get a feeling that, were we to sit down at a bar and discuss this one away from the blogs and w/o the handles, you might quietly admit that yeah, this move is a little "much."
Hobbs March 03, 2012 at 01:29 AM
HATE411 LOL :-)
Hobbs March 03, 2012 at 01:44 AM
What better way to see if there are roof top parties going on that could become a problem ?
xtreme March 03, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Who's footing the bill for helicopter? Hoboken or the state?
Jabberwock March 03, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Did 411 do a helicopter story? Hadn't even been to that site in years until the recent fire. Have to say, 411 did scoop ALL other blogs with coverage of the recent terrible fire at least a couple of hours before every other local site. Friend called and said Monica's is on fire, go to 411, sure enough... Now, I'll answer your question, but I sure hope you will finally answer mine which was: Where did you read/hear that there would be helicopter(s) patrolling tomorrow? My answer: Do you seriously thing Hoboken should become a pseudo police state in order to monitor parties that "could become a problem?" (your words) How low will they be hoovering? What about the noise level? Won't it be loud enough tomorrow without the noise of helicopters (if it's plural) like we are in some war zone (we're not.) I think there is a better way to deal with unruly parties than helicopters unnecessarily, intrusively and noisily hoovering around. If there are parties that are getting out of control, neighboring citizens will hear them and can report them, we don't need this type of surveillance in Hoboken. No, this is really over the top, no way to convince me on this one.
xtreme March 03, 2012 at 04:22 AM
I agree it's s bit much. They're treating it like a tailgate party at The Meadowlands. It's a waste
Jabberwock March 03, 2012 at 04:26 AM
oh wait, I get it...Hobbs was saying he read it on 411. It's probably NOT true. (At least, I hope not.)
Boink March 03, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Red - ignorance and intolerance? France, Italy and Spain are the booziest countries in Europe. "But Journey, you are forgetting that in all of Europe, the Irish do rank up there near the top of who tends to drink the most. Everyone may be able to get drunk but it seems that it is the Irish who tend to get drunk the most."
Hobbs March 03, 2012 at 05:29 AM
I agree Perry Klaussen and his site have serious credability issues. I think however your characterzation is equally over the top.
Mister Whipple March 03, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Jabberwock I agree that 411 runs stories that no other blogs in town produce, however I feel that most of it is extremely one sided and nasty. For example, you may be familiar with an ongoing series that site periodically updates under the banner "Deconstructing Michael Lenz." What is your opinion on these articles?
Redrider765 March 03, 2012 at 01:10 PM
You shouldn't be talking about who is Ignorant all that much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_alcohol_consumption If you sort by recorded alcohol consumption, you will notice Ireland comes in at #4. They come in at something like #14 if you use total consumption behind a bunch of eastern European countries. Thank the World Health Organization for the data you ignorant sop.
ThisMeansWar March 03, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I don't know if 411 had pics of the fire up a few minutes before anyone else. I do recall some douche on here complaining that msv had them up too quickly. Be that as it may, 411 did not post school closings last year or the planned outage of the 911 system. Why? Because chaos for the city is good for Beth. So the last thing the want to do is to be a resource for public information. They just want to cry about not being consulted. They'll be gone one day. You can practice missing them now.
Redrider765 March 03, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Hard to miss a site you don't bother to go to. That is what 411 is to most of us, a site that is completely ignored.
Jabberwock March 03, 2012 at 02:21 PM
M. Whipple: There was a time when 411 was a great site, lots of discourse & opinions, fast coverage etc. At some point that changed, posters got banned, stories became extremely biased. I recall the deconstructing Lenz, it was full of hatred, lies & poison. I no longer read it. With that said, I also see MSV as slanted/biased towards the Zimmer administration, but, at least the horse tries to correct info when wrong & doesn't seem to ban anyone. Still, it appears most opposing viewpoints are posted under the handle "guest" & my feeling is that anyone not rabidly pro-zimmer got weary when trying to start an open discourse & ending up being slammed for being Lane Bajardi (to some extent that happens here & I've also been accused of being Lane for simply suggesting that Zimmer has done things that I disagree with) GA's site is kinda fun she doesn't cover as much, just what is of interest to her & shows some creativity in her articles. I do read both of those sites with some regularity, but don't bother posting. All in all, we can get articles on all manner of things in Hoboken very quickly when you add online pubs NJ.com & H.R., but the political climate is too toxic with one side wanting to destroy zimmer at all costs & willing to let the city be collateral damage of that hatred & the other side refusing to see some errors that harm the community & a mayor that no longer 'hears' opinions not in complete agreement with her own (or those of her inner circle.)
Mister Whipple March 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Well I agree that H411 used to be a good go-to place for the latest news but then took a nasty turn that I never really understood. I thought the Deconstructing Lenz stuff was really unfair and it turned me off to the site, but I also heard quite a few people saying there was at least some truth to that stuff, so who knows. To your point, I guess, there's this extreme and there's that extreme and the truth usually lies somewhere inbetween.
ThisMeansWar March 03, 2012 at 03:54 PM
A community coalesced around 411. But Beth, Lane & Kim flat out destroyed it. That community still exists. But 411 for all intents and purposes is dead. Try finding anything like it in Jersey City or elsewhere in Hudson. The internet community, warts and all, keeps these bastards honest. Scratch that - it keeps them more honest than they planned to be. That could have been 411's legacy. Just as Beth could have been a hero of reform. But everything had to be about Beth. The egos in reform are too varied and too large to be subsumed under one person. The secret of Zimmer's success is that she gets that and doesn't insist on the cult of personality that Mason does. She (and Lane & Kim) ruined 411. Now they are all just despised clowns. Hard to believe how far they have all fallen in so little time.
Boink March 03, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Red - Gold, Silver or Bronze? Since when is #4 in the top? Your ignorant, biased stereotype is still showing. If you have been to Ireland recently you would also know the Pub business is way down along with overall alcohol consumption.
ThisMeansWar March 03, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Good head fake, boink. Look at one comment and post on another. You only made it to 11:01, with the bars opening @ 11. Yikes.
Boink March 03, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Over the years I have seen the same things posted about Hoboken Patch, NJ.com the Hoboken Reporter and other bloggers and web sites that have come and gone. The truth is no website or newspaper is completely objective and the truth lies somewhere between the lines. 411's legacy will be that he proved someone can earn a living blogging about Hoboken while being attacked by all sides with agendas.
Boink March 03, 2012 at 04:24 PM
War your a teetotaler? You do know alcohol is not the only addictive drink in town. When you gurgle the Kool-Aid before you even have breakfast well then you have a real problem and should seek help. I hear they have meetings every day in the basement of the Lutheran Church on 8th and Hudson.
Grafix Avenger March 03, 2012 at 04:26 PM
GA's got the Leper-con Weather Forecast, hour-by-hour. Happy drinking, everyone. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/03/leper-con-weather-forecast.html
Mason411con March 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Hoboken411's legacy will be as a fascist cult of personality supporter for Beth Mason. The website survived for a time by threatening the local businesses for ads and being underwritten by Mason money. Pumping out hate and pathological lies about Hoboken officials, city workers and residents the whole way in service to Beth Mason. After more than a million spent, she isn't and will never be Mayor. She'll be lucky if she stays out of jail.
ThisMeansWar March 03, 2012 at 06:12 PM
You're the idiot who posted on the wrong thread. Go check out the AA meeting yourself.
ThisMeansWar March 03, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Patch didn't create a community. NJ.com didn't create one. 411 actually did. And then to suit the paranoid needs of Beth Mason, as orchestrated by Lane Bajardi & Kim Cardinal, 411 pissed all over that community. It has moved on and he's stuck trying to sell a low-carb diet to a handful of retirees. Some legacy.
Rory Chadwick March 03, 2012 at 06:36 PM
rtrux March 03, 2012 at 06:44 PM
h411 was fine when it stuck to new store/restaurant openings and closings, etc. when it decided to become a site with political commentary (aka, when perry sold out to mason and lane/kim started spewing their hate), readers started drifting away. the non-stop negativity and inside baseball (hate to break it to perry/lane/kim but the average citizen has no idea who mike lenz is, never mind care coverage of his every move) made readers feel dirty and who needs that? they never came back, and now perry's circling the drain by his own doing. i'd feel bad for the guy if he (and those he let write for him) didn't take such glee in the personal destruction of others.
p1ywood March 03, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Here's hoping Batman and Robin don't have to deal with too many Jokers today.
Rory Chadwick March 03, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Batman and Robin party appearances available today, $50 for 30 minutes. 100% proceeds go to displaced fire victims. To book us 201-589-9832. Checks only accepted.


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