Hoboken’s “National Night Out”

8/4/2009:

You can call it an educational street fair

I’m sure most of you would agree – that Hoboken has seven “nights out” a week, as the mile square is very popular for it’s bars and restaurants. And for the most part, crime levels are not bad for such a densely populated city.

But that doesn’t mean that Hoboken didn’t participate in this year’s National Night Out program!

The National Night Out, which is billed as a “unique crime and drug prevention event,” is being held in the Hoboken Housing Authority (Harrison St. between 2nd and 4th) from 5-9pm tonight. Be advised that street will be closed from 4-10pm.

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Police toy showcase!

In addition to food and drink (burgers, dogs, popcorn, soda) and a movie screening (Wall-E), Hoboken Police and other entities will be showing off the cool tools they use in their everyday jobs.

What can you see?

  • U.S. Customs: Will show you how they bust criminals with massive x-ray machines used to look into vehicles.
  • Hoboken Fire Department: Whips out the “Jaws of Life” that extract you from your wreck when you’ve had too much to drink.
  • Hoboken Police: Brings the cute pooches from the K-9 division, and would most likely be the ones chasing you once the cops get winded. Plus a helicopter flyover (doesn’t happen too much here, hey, we’re not L.A.!)
  • Others will be there as well, including celebrity soccer play Alex Dufty from the NY Red Bulls, po-po’s from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and many other organizations that frown down on criminal and nefarious activities.

So if you have any wants or warrants – it’s highly recommended that you STAY AWAY from this event!!!

You can contact HPD’s James Marnell, who organized the event at jmarnell@aol.com for more information.

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8 Comments on "Hoboken’s “National Night Out”"

bmoc04
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bmoc04

Just curious…does anyone know how many people actually live in the Hoboken Housing Authority controlled projects? I tried looking it up online but couldn’t find it anywhere.

rocklobster
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rocklobster

They have a “street fair” over there at least once a week. Any excuse to play “Macarena” and songs of that ilk at ear-bleeding volume for hours at a time.

truth1
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truth1

In past years, this was held at multiple locations. Additionally, our police SWAT team gave a nice performance of their skills.

escaped68
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hoboken does not have a swat team, they rely on the Port Authority emergency services unit

In response to truth1 who said:
In past years, this was held at multiple locations. Additionally, our police SWAT team gave a nice performance of their skills.

Colin
Member

How so? Did they drive to a Hooters and start drinking while the waitresses played with their weapons and then they claimed it was “official business”?

We should be a comedy team! I mean if you lob up a softball like that I have an obligation to come hit it.

In response to truth1 who said:
In past years, this was held at multiple locations. Additionally, our police SWAT team gave a nice performance of their skills.

potatochip
Member

I just heard them drumming up attention for this on 92.3 on my way home from the beach.

Personally and I’m sure like most, I found the location interesting.

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

Given the location, is this some sort of ill conceived “show of force” by the Police to the projects with hot dogs?

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