Thursday, February 7, 2013
The question was raised on Wednesday night. What do you think?
For the second year in a row, the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day parade will not be held. The parade was was cancelled by the parade committee in 2011, after the city wanted to move the event to a weekday in wake of sexual assaults and multiple arrests. There has been no discussion to hold the parade on a Saturday, said Business Administrator Quentin Wiest on Wednesday. LepreCon, a bar crawl instead of the parade, has been scheduled for March 2. "We did away with the only family oriented part of the day," said councilman Michael Russo. Just like last year, the city is planning to hold an Irish Festival in March to celebrate the holiday. We want to hear from you. Would you like the parade back on a Saturday or are you happy with the way things …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Mayor Dawn Zimmer and public safety officials held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hoboken Police Department arrested 34 people during the St. Patrick's Day Parade this year—nine more than in 2010—Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced on Tuesday afternoon. She also said that because of the unruly drinking and two alleged sexual assault cases over the weekend, the parade will be held on a Wednesday next year. The city issued 296 summonses, the mayor also announced. The city wrote 115 summonses for open containers (down from last year's 154), 32 summonses for drinking publicly (down from last year's 77) and 40 for unruly houseparties (down from last year's 51). The number of summonses issued for public urination went up from 41 last year to 59 this year, Zimmer said. "Despite our best efforts," Zimmer said, the drinking after …
Monday, March 7, 2011
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Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallow heights of Troy... So begins The Odyssey. About Town had one of its own on Hoboken's St. Patrick's Day. We journeyed downtown at 8 a.m., first stopping at A&P to buy a notebook, then crossed Church Square Park on the way to McDonald's for sausage biscuits. Then we went to Dunkin Donuts for bagels and coffee. We got stuck behind a picky woman who surely emptied a bottle of White Rain to stiffen the stringy hair she's styled since 1991. We walked down Washington Street where by 9 a.m. we saw long lines at 1 Republik and Black Bear. We talked to a souvenir vendor from Pennsylvania. She sold hats and shirts, and also an …
Thousands descend on Hoboken every year to wear crazy green outfits and get really, really drunk.
There are many differing opinions on Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration (and ensuing city-wide party). Some think it’s immature, some think it’s crazy, some think it’s an embarrassment. But, to bar-goers and party-hoppers, it is a day to let loose and get more than a little silly. That’s all great, until you check out something like Hoboken 411’s list of police calls throughout the day (and some more on Hoboken Patch’s Twitter feed). Maybe it is all a bit much? Lines for the bars started forming around 8 a.m. (they opened their doors at 9 a.m.), but it wasn’t until after the parade that the party really started. Police broke up more than a few raucous house parties, and many arrests were made for street fights, so it wasn’t quite a …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
From families to fraternity brothers, everybody gathered for Saturday afternoon's parade.
The sound of bag pipes filled the air on Saturday afternoon as Hoboken's politicians, community members and local officials marched down Washington Street in celebration of the 25th annual Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade. "This is the best parade in Hudson County," said County Executive Thomas DeGise, who said he comes to town every year for the celebrations. Jersey City Mayor Jerramaiah Healy (wearing a tuxedo) and Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner also attended the parade. This year's Grand Marshal, Bill Noonan, lead the parade and was closely followed by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Police Chief Anthony Falco. Behind them was Honorary Grand Marshal Cake Boss Buddy Valastro in a shiny race car. "I always make this parade," said Congressman …
As early as 9 a.m. visitors started drinking and partying for the 25th annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Yelling, dancing and the thumping of music. Ah, the sound of the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade. As the paraders got ready to march down Washington Street, the Mile Square's bars filled up as the day progressed. Attached some photos form freelancer Emily Tan, who captured the morning crowd in downtown Hoboken.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Hoboken Police is telling the more than 30,000 expected visitors: behave yourself.
The Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade is all about fun and a good time. But, if you break the rules—we're talking public drunkenness, public urination or other forms of disturbance—you will be slapped with a fine that can be as high as $2,000. The city is expecting roughly 30,000 visitors to come to Hoboken on Saturday. Just like last year, the City of Hoboken is implementing a "Zero Tolerance" rule. On top of the fine, the city will also issue community service. More than 75 people worked for the city after last year's St. Patrick's Day Parade. One girl, Mayor Dawn Zimmer said, is still completing her 180 hours of community service. There will be 200 police officers patrolling the streets at any given time, said Police Captain Ed Garcia…
Shop windows, the line on the street and the Hoboken Business Center.
Just like the Empire State Building changes colors for special occasions, so does the Hoboken Business Center. On Thursday night, this year's Grand Marshal Bill Noonan pulled the switch and turned the building green in celebration of the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade which will take place on Saturday. This year's honorees enjoyed Irish coffees and Irish soda bread in the lobby of the building, while a bagpiper stood outside. Former Freeholder Maurice Fitzgibbons was there, as was Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla, Assemblyman Ruben Ramos and Hudson County Freeholder—and honorary Irishman of the year—Anthony Romano.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on March 5.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dear Residents and Visitors of Hoboken, On Saturday, March 5, 2011, the City of Hoboken will be hosting the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is very popular and draws tens of thousands of people to our city. At times, some of our residents and guests become disorderly and unruly making it a difficult day for our residents who do not celebrate the day. In order to keep our city under control and create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone, I will have most of my officers working on that day, out on our streets, on patrol. My officers will be strictly enforcing all criminal and motor vehicle laws as well as all city ordinance violations. The following are four violations where there will be a zero tolerance policy in …