Hoboken's St. Patrick's Day Parade Cancelled

The parade committee announced this in a letter on its website.

The 26th annual Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled. 

The parade committee announced its decision in a letter on Friday morning, putting the responsibility for the decision in the city's hands. 

"The City of Hoboken’s inability to protect our spectators, bands and participants led us to this heartbreaking decision," the letter stated. 

For the past several years, the annual parade has been happening in a shadow of , with bars opening early in the morning and house parties getting out of control, leading to multiple arrests every year. Every year, the entire police corps is on duty, leading to high overtime costs for the city. 

Before the parade starts around noon on the first—almost always sunny—Saturday in March, the committee

When, the mayor decided she would only allow . Traditionally, the parade has been held on the first Saturday in March, the first of the state. 

But for the committee, which celebrates its Irish heritage and honors members of its community on St. Patrick's Day, marching on a weekday was not-negotiable.

"There are many opinions on this topic and many who will be surprised by our decision. We chose not to go to court and not to continue to negotiate over the heavy-handedness of one person," the letter stated. "The idea of marching in a parade, in the dark, on a week night, is as insulting as it is unreasonable."

Hoboken Answer January 18, 2012 at 03:26 AM
It's incorrect to say Bet has been silent. She has issued zero press releases on this and can't seem to have her army of paid political consultants in multiple companies can't get one press release out. Zero. She was reported to have made this inane comment: Councilwoman Beth Mason said she's "disappointed that community can't seem to have cultural, diverse events that benefit the community overall and be able to have the proper law enforcement to make sure people are safe during events." So the Bajardaye clan should not speak for Beth Mason when she has plenty of resources available but in this case says something so mealy mouthed it's completely worthless much as her sitting on the City Council where she does nothing. If the Bajardaye's are so sure the mayor is responsible for "killing the parade" why don't they have write up a release and have Beth send it out saying she will bring the parade back to the first Saturday in March for Hoboken? We're still waiting.
nice try January 18, 2012 at 03:27 AM
CuriousGal/HobokenQ: It is the parade committee killed the parade. The committee canceled the parade not Mayor Zimmer. Where was the willingness of the parade committee to consider any change? In fact they stated in their letter that any suggestion of a change of day was an insult and evidence of religious and ethnic intolerance. Is that a position of compromise or willingness to negotiate? The parade committee killed the parade by canceling it and walked away. When the committee canceled the parade they opened the door for the possibility of a new celebration of Hoboken's Irish heritage.
prosbus January 18, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Try explaining to reasonable people that the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee killed the parade. Let us know how that works out for you.
Grafix Avenger January 18, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Jeez, don't you 2 skunks ever sleep? Is spewing venom online a substitute for.. um.. other 'activities'? And you're so SINCERE about it, too... like anyone actually listens to you 2 losers. Why don't you hack into someone's email account... or read 'borrowed' email like you did to Zimmer's? The blogosphere is laughing at Mason's latest dopey stunt: hiring a videographer to tape Dawn's deposition, then showing it to the Hoboken Reporter, then letting that cretin at Hoboken411 post it- watermarked with his logo. That's like someone branding himself with the name of a venereal disease. Have any of your stunts ever worked? None that i can think of. They've all backfired. Because of you 2 misanthropes Mason couldn't get elected dogcatcher and H411 traffic is in the toilet. Alexa.com kicked him off because of his low ranking and he hides his stats on that other one he uses. Because you 2 losers drove a once-great site into a ditch then lit it on fire. Mr and Mrs Melanoma...the 2 most untalented political ops ever in the history of mankind. Take a bow! http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/01/up-to-her-old-tricks.html
prosbus January 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I guess they could increase readership if they use Holocaust imagery on H411-- "The irony is he brought me a whole new audience," she said. "It's amazing. He doubled my traffic overnight." -Nancy Pincus http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2010/11/hoboken_blogger_apologizes_for.html
prosbus January 18, 2012 at 03:57 AM
"Mr and Mrs Melanoma"???-- you are a sick individual. Seriously, you need help.
nice try January 18, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Reasonable people can read the parade committee's letter where they state that they are canceling the parade. I assume that's why the parade committee took out the full page ad in the Hoboken Reporter this week so everyone would know it was the parade committee's decision to cancel the parade. Reasonable people are tired of the mayhem that happens before, during and after the parade. Reasonable people will wonder why the parade committee preferred to kill the parade rather than consider a change to a day that does not involve a drink-athon that begins at dawn.
pied piper January 18, 2012 at 04:06 AM
The general public, in Hoboken, will probably believe: "The Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade Committee announced last week that they have canceled the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for this year,citing “the city of Hoboken’s inability to protect our spectators, bands and participants.” Read more: Hudson Reporter - 2012 Hoboken St Pat’s Parade canceled Most people don't read much more than a line or two. They don't have political people "whispering" in their ear and they have witnessed the parade for years.
Lane Dastardly January 18, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Curiousgal, do they let you in Mason's house or does she meet you at the door with the envelope
Grafix Avenger January 18, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Bwaa- Haw Haw!!!! The "he" is YOU, Mr. Melanoma. Your NJDC stunt was a total BOMB. It got no traction, and Mason RAN from it... maybe because of the letter I sent to the entire 38 NJDC Board of Directors and the 2 Senate sponsors... Mason was humiliated. I know that for a fact. She ran from that strategy cause it backfired big time. Like everything else you touch, turns to dreck. You may keep posting your Nazi links, only you care. I actually think posting those links turns you on, actually stimulates you sexually, like a substitute for... um... 'activities' that your life is lacking. tsk tsk. So was the videographer at Zimmer's deposition your brilliant idea? What a jealous loser Mason is. The entire Hoboken blogosphere's laughing at her- and you, and Mrs. Melanoma. Read all about it on GA, everyone! Mason's so bitterly jealous and miserable, she sent a videographer to tape Zimmer's deposition then let Ray Smith of the Hoboken Reporter watch it! Then she gave it to Perry the Pornographer to watermark with his venereal logo! You 3 are so stupid, you didn't think anyone would figure that out? http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/01/up-to-her-old-tricks.htmlhttp:
Lane Dastardly January 18, 2012 at 04:15 AM
hey prosbus, maybe Bet Ma-sin can get yo health care so you can talk to someone about denial that the parade committee cancelled the parade.
Hoboken Answer January 18, 2012 at 04:17 AM
No they sabotage Hoboken at every opportunity for political gain. Trying to shut the hospital was their biggest gambit and it blew up in their face. Hospital saved, Old Guard despised and Beth Mason roundly booed in a City Council meeting by the public fed up with it all.
wiskeytango January 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Tirads and self-grandizing? Wen I make up werds everione laghts. Just because I didnt go to a big fansy community college like you. O well its nice not to be the biggest drunk on patch anymore. See you under the brigde lane. No coors go yanks.
prosbus January 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Grafix Avenger (Nancy Pincus)- your tirades and self aggrandizing aside ---the facts indicate very clearly you were requested and complied in writing an apology letter to the regional director for the New Jersey Anti-Defamation League. (thanks wiskeytango)
rtrux January 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM
lane's lame attempt at damage control, too late for that now, little buddy. your full-on bigotry is forever preserved on the internet for all to see. not that it really matters, since you're basically only playing to an audience of about a half-dozen of your co-horts. so what is it, an approval seeking thing? they can't all be paying you. or hopes of a job in a future administration? believe me, they are on record as saying they have no need for you if the day ever comes. and hopefully you won't be in the big house (and i don't mean the one of hudson st) for tax evasion and probably more when that fateful day rolls around. but in the meantime, as ernie anastos once said, "keep f&*^%ing that chicken."
Grafix Avenger January 18, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Yeah, so what? And there's shame in that? To the contrary, it takes humility, a word you need to find in your pop-up picture dictionary. Since you are a crazed nitwit, I welcome folks to read the letter prosbus refers to like the porno magazine he's got hidden under the mattress: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2010/11/gas-letter-to-etzion-neuer.html Now, back to you... what a stupid idea, sending a videographer to Zimmer's deposition then peddling it to the local media... and, interesting that some of the lawyer's line of questioning sounds very familiar.... So what's the relationship between Campbell's lawyer Catherine Elston and Beth Mason? GA will find out. Did the lawyer invite Mason to bring her videographer, or did Mason ask for permission first? How much does that kind of service cost? Fascinating how much focus seemed to be on the mayors 2 aides that had their emails pilfered and that Beth Mason sponsored a Resolution many believe was in order to lend cover for her reading the illegally-obtained email. Did she ever get them from the FBI? The FBI said she could have copies, but they'd be WATERMARKED. Know what that means? Think hard.
cassandra January 18, 2012 at 03:22 PM
idiots all!
CuriousGal January 18, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Nancy Pincus wants thanks and hand shakes for having to write a letter of apology for her Nazi/Holocaust depictions of an elected council person. Sorry Nancy--- I'll hold my thanks and appreciation and instead join the chorus who would like to see you removed from your appointed position on the Zoning Board. Personally, I would LOVE to see you run for an elected position----
CuriousGal January 18, 2012 at 09:20 PM
HobokenOwl- There is no lying going on--- just the documented truth about this appointed person to the Hoboken Zoning Board--- http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2010/11/hoboken_blogger_apologizes_for.html "Nancy Pincus wants thanks and hand shakes for having to write a letter of apology for her Nazi/Holocaust depictions of an elected council person. "
Redrider765 January 18, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Someone is upset that Nancy is calling attention to the fact that curiouslyobtusegal's boss is sending out videographers to depositions, potentially suggesting questions that should be asked during the deposition and making a general nuisance of herself again. Keep up the good work Nancy!
Grafix Avenger January 18, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Curious Gal, let's see if you have the guts to answer a direct question. Do you deny that 'prosubs' is Lane Bajardi?
Hoboken Answer January 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Why do these Bajardaye people avoid the discussion on Beth Mason's videographer taking a video of a former city employee's legal case of the mayor? Didn't that just land up on Hooken411? How did it get there? Did Beth Mason just drop that off to Hoboken411? Lots of questions that need answers. Let's hear some from Beth Mason's political operatives on this comments thread.
Redrider765 January 18, 2012 at 10:04 PM
None of them want to admit they are on Mason's payroll.
BruceD January 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Agreed, rtrux. There really is no more to say to the douche canoe occupants, Lame and the shrew shrew of their lair, CG. They are stuck with the exposure of Lame as an anti semitic fool, just like Bet is stuck with GA exposing her resume as a pack of lies. Lame, should just STFU and worry that his rantings here will not lead to his firing from the only job that does not pay for his friendship, his soothing cooing and billowing of the time and and weather at 1010WINS. The fitting for his orange jumpsuit is just around the corner and he should be banking as much cheddar as he can to tide the shrew over while he is away on federal vacay.
BruceD January 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Kibnd of late for that worry - seems to me, the City attorneys woudl be perfectly within their rights to start nosing around into who what when where and why of the videographer's appearance. I have always understood that only certified court reporters representing a party in interest to the case could videotape any proceeding as there is concern that the tape would, in the wrong hands, be compromised or edited, which is a big no no. Edit a tape? Beth? Lame? Perryish the thought!
Grafix Avenger January 18, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Thanks, Red. There IS something there, and the escalation from the Melanomas proves it. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/01/connecting-dots.html A "chorus" in Hoboken wants to know these answers... Has Mason ever communicated with the plaintiff's attorney, Catherine Elston, on this case? (either directly or through a 3rd party) Has Mason ever offered her any information- even emails- for use by the plaintiff's attorney AGAINST THE CITY? Has there been ANY coordination of ANY kind between Mason and Elston, either directly or through intermediaries? And if the City's Attorney objected to the presence of Mason's camera, why didn't the plaintiff's attorney? (Boy, GA is a Curious Gal about that one!) Finally, can you deny that prosbus IS Lane Bajardi?
Grafix Avenger January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I had a quick chat with my legal department, the highly-paid and worth-every-penny, Not-Stempler. He was very surprised by the judge's ruling. I'm hoping he has time to write me a little something. Please do have a look- I share your concerns and raise you one: this could be coordination on behalf of an elected official (Mason) to assist the plaintiff who is SUING THE CITY. At a minimum, she has taken court video with her own funds and turned it over to a partisan anti-Administration web site, Hoboken411. Further, the video was manipulated- Klaussen watermarked it with his logo. Which leads one to wonder how else the tape may have been modified. I suspect one portion a source told me about was EDITED from Klaussen's tape, but will hold off on that until the court transcript is issued. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/01/connecting-dots.html
Lane Dastardly January 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM
NIce staff there Beth. maybe a little on the irrational side though We knew we could count on you to help support those who can not help themselves. by theway not the most ingenious plan for taking down Zimmer
pied piper January 19, 2012 at 02:11 AM
You have to wonder, who is paying Ms. Elston?
rtrux January 19, 2012 at 02:28 AM
do you think lane and the misses get paid per post or on an hourly basis. i guess they could also be on a flat-fee monthly retainer for a target number of hours (or posts) per month. and do they bill separately for out-of-pocket expenses, and do they add a standard 17.25% mark-up, or is it billed at cost? and do you think ricky negotiated the contract himself, even though contract law isn't his specialty?


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