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Zero Tolerance In Effect on Saturday for LepreCon

The city has also announced it will be issuing fines up to $2,000.

The city will be handing out $2,000 fines to anyone in violation of the Zero Tolerance policy on Saturday. 

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Hoboken for the second LepreCon pub crawl, in lieu of the traditional St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The city will be enforcing the same policy as last year, Spokesman Juan Melli said.

Members of the Hoboken Police Department, the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps and transit police have met to discuss their policy for the day. All of Hoboken's police officers will be out in the streets on Saturday.

Big signs have been placed all over town, announcing the zero tolerance policy.

MadisonMonroe March 01, 2013 at 08:02 PM
The Mayor over-reacted two years ago and refused to allow the parade to go ahead on its usual day, the first Saturday in March. Call me a cockeyed optimist, but I always saw the good in the parade. It brought families together for a fun, free event. Scouts and vets got a chance to put on their uniforms and march down the main drag. Groups such as the museum and school play and dog walkers got the opportunity to promote themselves. Politicians of all stripes mingled together without the rancor of meeting nights and maybe some kids got to take their photos with the governor or senator. And who doesn't get a thrill when the bagpipes passed by playing the Garyowen or the high school band drummers gave it their all?. Yet the Mayor's sycophants would have us believe that it was wall-to-wall vomit and urine, and orgies at every intersection. At one in the afternoon? It's a shame that the city so easily gave up on this classic Hoboken event (in prime time down the main street). I applaud Tim Occhipinti for spearheading the effort to bring it back.
Steve Sternberg March 01, 2013 at 11:18 PM
See my Patch blog. http://hoboken.patch.com/blog_posts/making-lepre-con-pay-off
demosthenes March 02, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I seriously doubt anyone is calling you a cockeyed optimist though if your asking people to call you things I'm sure many will oblige with more appropriate descriptions.
Andy Williamson March 02, 2013 at 04:30 PM
A) Good riddance to the parade, go to NYC St Paddy's parade if you're so desparate to go to a parade. B) Forbid bars frm opening before 6pm on Leprecon day...let the bar owners cry/complain...what are they gonna do ?...move ??!!...good luck w/that...they make $$ hand over fist in this town...they aint hurtin for $$, believe me. C) Arrest anybody hosting a house party that exceeds apt/condo occupancy limits....Problem Solved
The Anti-Hero March 05, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Hoboken is an awful, corrupt hole of a place anyway.

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