St. Patty’s Day incident blotter
It seems as if the word got out (or people are too poor to afford obnoxious drinking offenses)!
This year, about 200 drinking-related tickets were issued, much to the city’s dissatisfaction. Earning less than $350,000 dollars than last year, I bet city officials are more nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs since there’s less moolah to skim off of.
New city payroll member (and “Public Safety Director”) Bill Bergin said that less than half the tickets were issued this year over last. He thinks it’s because “word got out.” Hmmm, I wonder how that happened?
Almost a third of the readers participating in the poll last week called the right amount when asked to predict the number of summonses issued this year. Way to go! Unfortunately, the other two thirds were way off one way or another.
Is the reason why less people were ticketed because of word of mouth, or because less patrons visited Hoboken this year?
To me, it certainly seemed less crowded across the board. Maybe people are saving up for other things.. you know, like rent and food.. but you never know!
There were still plenty of incidents, ranging from multiple bar “over-occupancy” limits, to even rumors of the Hoboken Police handing out a “physical beating” to some drunk party-goers. We’ll see what turns up about that later!
Read the rest after the jump…
Will it be nutty, or more subdued than previous years?
St. Patrick’s Day in Hoboken
Before Hoboken411 started the streaming Live Hoboken Police and Fire channel, the only way you’d find out about the myriad of happenings in town was either the weekly paper, word of mouth or personally witnessing an incident.
Thankfully, this radio broadcast gives you yet another form of entertainment to choose from during the most frenetic day of the year in Hoboken.
This entry will be for noteworthy calls overheard on Saturday. You hear something interesting? Post it here.
New for 2008: Since I have a limited amount of spots available, the live scanner will be “invite only” this St. Patrick’s Day.
You can request a spot by:
- Sending me an email (CLICK HERE or put “Hoboken411 Scanner Access Request” in the subject)
- Providing your 411 username and
- IP address you’ll be accessing the stream from. You can get your address from this website: myipaddress.com
Tonight I’ll load the settings and you’ll be ready to go in the morning. Server will be reset back to all-access the following day.
Enjoy the mayhem!