Thursday, April 4, 2013
The number is roughly the same as last year.
The city spent $101,000 on overtime for the police department on Leprecon about a month ago, said Business Administrator Quentin Wiest on Wednesday night. Last year, the city spent a little less than $100,000 on the event. In total, the pay cycle saw $120,000 in police overtime, Wiest said. At the Parking Utility, about $7,500 was spent on overtime and another $2,500 was spent on civilian personnel, Wiest said. This year, 18 people were arrested on Leprecon, but overall the number of summonses and tickets was down since 2012 and 2011.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A total of 84 city ordinances were issued on Saturday, according to the city.
The amount of city summonses written on LepreCon was down this year, according to the city of Hoboken. Whereas last year the city issued 92 summonses, this year there were 82 reported violations, according to numbers provided by City Spokesman Juan Melli. Of those tickets, the majority went to disorderly house parties. Twenty house parties were cited for being too loud or disorderly. Last year, 22 summonses were issued for disorderly house parties. Hoboken police wrote up five people for drinking in public — last year there were 19 — and nine for an open container, down from last year's 16. Seventeen people were fined for urinating in public this year. Two men were seen urinating against City Hall on Saturday afternoon. This number is up …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Thousands of visitors flocked to Hoboken on Saturday for the second annual LepreCon event.
Crowded bars, house parties and a lot of people in green: LepreCon returned on Saturday. Take a look at these pictures of some of the bars in downtown Hoboken on Saturday afternoon.
The second annual event was held on Saturday. This was the second year without a parade on the first Saturday in March.
UPDATED 6:30 p.m. — As of Saturday evening, Hoboken police had arrested seven people, 25 calls were received to the Hoboken Ambulance Corps and multiple house parties were broken up on the second annual LepreCon pub crawl, police said. The first two people were arrested early in the morning police said. One was charged with sexual assault — the incident happened early in the morning — and another was charged with theft. Last year, 18 people were arrested on LepreCon. The year before, parade day saw 34 arrests in Hoboken. The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps received around 25 calls as of early evening. Last year a total of 64 calls came in, according to HVAC personnel. Friday night, however, saw more calls than usual. The majority of the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's visit to a local bar highlights one of Hoboken's biggest challenges post-Sandy.
While towns along the Jersey Shore have several months to get ready for their high tourist season, Hoboken has only six weeks before St. Patrick's Day. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno believes it could give a much-needed boost to businesses in the Mile Square City. On a visit to Zack's Oak Bar and Restaurant on Willow Ave. Thursday afternoon, Guadagno spoke with bar co-owner Sheila Nisler and Mayor Dawn Zimmer about the challenges facing small businesses post-Sandy. Guadagno suggested the mobs of green-clad bar hoppers that descend on Hoboken the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day should do their part responsibly. "They should put away their drinking caps and go shopping and eating," she said, only half in jest. When asked what she thought of the…
Monday, April 2, 2012
The parking utility wrote 838 tickets and spent $6,453.10 in overtime on March 3.
The Hoboken Parking Utility made more money and wrote more tickets on LepreCon on March 3 than during last year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, according to city documents. On March 3, 838 tickets were written—almost 200 more than in 2011—and 98 cars got boots. The revenue of the boots is $9,800 and the tickets come down to a total of $37,774. Visitors also spent $33,861 by parking in the city's garages on that day. All together, the Parking Utility made $74,981.90 during LepreCon. Most of the tickets were written for not refilling meters (387 tickets) and parking within 25 feet of a crosswalk (217 tickets). One person received a ticket for parking on a sidewalk. Last year's revenue was $60,189.66, according to Parking Director Ian Sacs…
Monday, March 26, 2012
The total overtime cost for police and fire on LepreCon has exceeded $100,000.
The city spent $8,670.11 on overtime to the Hoboken Fire Department during Hoboken's celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 3, according to city documents. The city spent close to $100,000 in police overtime on LepreCon, the celebration that took place in lieu of the annual parade. In total, Hoboken spent roughly $108,000 on public safety on March 3. This is not the first year that cost on the St. Patrick's Day Parade exceeded $100,000.
Monday, March 19, 2012
All officers were on duty on March 3, during Hoboken's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
The city spent $98,771.25 on police, emergency management and traffic cops on LepreCon, according to city documents. The total number includes $95,897.85 in police overtime cost—the entire corps was on call that day—as well as $1,428.96 for emergency management and $1,444.44 for traffic cops. Eighteen people were arrested on LepreCon, the St. Patrick's Day party that took place on March 3 in lieu of parade day celebrations, a significant drop from last year's numbers. LepreCon's total cost is still unclear, because the amount of overtime to the fire and other city departments was not yet available. The cost seem to be in the same range as the parade days of the last couple of years, which exceeded $100,000.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Hundreds showed up on Wednesday between 4 and 10 p.m. at Frank Sinatra Park.
While it lacked the pomp and ceremony of the usual parade or the intoxicated frolic of the new Leprecon, the city of Hoboken's first ever Irish Cultural Festival entertained hundreds of people, including many young children, at Sinatra Park on Wednesday night. Chris Halleron, a longtime Hoboken resident and an Irish American, helped organize the festival. Halleron said he hoped the festival will become a companion to the city's annual St. Patrick's parade, which this year was canceled after the committee that has organized it opposed Mayor Dawn Zimmer's proposal to move the march to a weekday. Zimmer said that a rise in excessive partying in recent years on parade day has come to endanger public safety. The committee countered that moving…