Hoboken Week in Review: 3/6/2011

3/6/2011:

Miss the St. Patty’s Parade “Fun?”

If you want to catch up on what you missed yesterday – check out the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Police Blotter

So much mayhem – it makes you wonder if it’s a “tradition” that is really necessary in this town…

Read on for what else happened last week…

Some of the most noteworthy posts for the week ending Sunday, March 6, 2011:

Politics and City Happenings

  • HUMC Shenanigans continue…What’s going on at the Hospital? What are they hiding? You voted for this nonsense?
  • Hoboken Property Tax AppealsYou have less than one month to get your ducks in a row to have a chance at significantly reducing your property tax burden.
  • ShockingEven with high property taxes – the city can’t even keep simple things like light poles in order and dogs get zapped.

Crime and Incidents

Business & Events

Other Hoboken Updates

  • New FeatureWhen ordinary Hoboken Photographs don’t cut it – you turn them into beautiful works of art instead: Hoboken Digital Art.
  • KardashianKim Kardashian will be making regular appearances in the Mile Square.

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else.”

– Frederic Bastiat

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18 Comments on "Hoboken Week in Review: 3/6/2011"

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan
“As a Hoboken resident, I am tired of the stuff we law abiding citizens have to deal with every year during the parade. We all live a lot of money to live here, some of us have little children…” I also pay good money to live here, and I’m tired of my parks being taken over by playgrounds, with trees ripped out and fake turf put down. I’m also tired of having to move out of the way of double strollers while walking down MY street that I pay tax money to walk down. I didn’t participate in anything on Saturday except watching the parade (we stood at 9th and Washington). There were drunk kids on the sidewalk, but there were little kids in the crowd. There were old people around, families, and a certain degree of the drunken crowd. So what though? If you’ve got kids it’s a good time to teach them responsibility. Just say “well, these drunk people don’t have enough respect for themselves. Little Jimmy/Tommy/Eddie, when you grow up you’ll see some people like that and it’s up to you to be a better person”. Why shield your kids from something they’re bound to see some day? If you let them find out themselves when they’re 15 or 16 it might turn out a lot worse. Just be a responsible parent. If you see people smoking while walking around do you run home and shield your kids from it? If you live in a city and… Read more »
macncheese
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macncheese

it’s not the parade it’s opening the bars at 9am. The food establishments also make money here. Uptown pizza was charging $28 for a pie and had all their prices on their boards blacked out so you couldn’t see the real prices. Ripping off the drunks is not classy. Close for the evening if you don’t want to deal with them.
It’s one day out of the year. It gets very crazy and then it’s over. They are not going to stop the parade. It has nothing to do with the parade. Open the bars later to give the locals time to get stuff done. Why was anyone held up in their apts? I doubt the parks and the dog runs were crowded with drunks.

HoneyDew
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HoneyDew

And I’ll never order from Uptown again. Thanks for this info.[quote comment=”204027″]it’s not the parade it’s opening the bars at 9am. The food establishments also make money here. Uptown pizza was charging $28 for a pie and had all their prices on their boards blacked out so you couldn’t see the real prices. Ripping off the drunks is not classy. Close for the evening if you don’t want to deal with them.
It’s one day out of the year. It gets very crazy and then it’s over. They are not going to stop the parade. It has nothing to do with the parade. Open the bars later to give the locals time to get stuff done. Why was anyone held up in their apts? I doubt the parks and the dog runs were crowded with drunks.[/quote]

homeworld
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Benny’s charged something like $5 a slice, too. Are you going to never order from them again?

Almost every Washington Street and downtown bar was charging $20-$60 covers. Will you never go to any of them ever again, either?[quote comment=”204080″]And I’ll never order from Uptown again. Thanks for this info.

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HoneyDew
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HoneyDew

I stopped ordering from Benny’s after their safe got stolen. Something smelled funny to me.

I get the covers at bars. So many people want to get in, it can act as a deterrant. Plus I go to house parties.

Pizza places upping prices is fine within reason. More than doubling is not ok.[quote comment=”204093″]Benny’s charged something like $5 a slice, too. Are you going to never order from them again?Almost every Washington Street and downtown bar was charging $20-$60 covers. Will you never go to any of them ever again, either?

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cmboken
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cmboken

I thought this year was much more tame. The rape incident is terrible, but unfortunately that does happen. I hope she will be all right. No confirm on the DOA. Hoboken411 any word? This is a fun day in the city and as a parent with two kids I had no problem going down to watch the parade. Many of these drunks you complain about had no problem moving and being polite in front of my kids. Yes, there always is someone who drinks too much, but is that not common in Hoboken? Instead of complaining so much about being hostage in your apt., maybe it is time you move out of Hoboken to the suburbs where you can have your peace. NYC parade is ten times larger, do you think they are ever going to stop that. You all are redic and need to RELAX.

freewheelin
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B.S. New York’s parade is way better controlled than Hoboken’s. You don’t see people rampaging through the Manhattan streets for a dozen hours after the parade damaging property and harassing residents. Besides, Manhattan is just a wee bit larger than Hoboken so any craziness is spread out, not confined to one square mile. Stop making excuses for this annual display of mayhem! And I’m sorry, but I don’t think that I should have to move to the suburbs just because I want my city to have some respect for those of us who pay taxes and choose to raise our families here. This thing is out of control and you know it![quote comment=”203991″]I thought this year was much more tame. The rape incident is terrible, but unfortunately that does happen. I hope she will be all right. No confirm on the DOA. Hoboken411 any word? This is a fun day in the city and as a parent with two kids I had no problem going down to watch the parade. Many of these drunks you complain about had no problem moving and being polite in front of my kids. Yes, there always is someone who drinks too much, but is that not common in Hoboken? Instead of complaining so much about being hostage in your apt., maybe it is time you move out of Hoboken to the suburbs where you can have your peace. NYC parade is ten times larger, do you think they are ever going to stop that.… Read more »
cmboken
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cmboken
You obviously have never been in the city for the parade. Maybe Hoboken411 should expand to NYC just for that day and see what comes across the scanners. It is one day and as a taxpayer I think the city does a great job with it. Listen up Freebird, it is time to set sail. You have now become your parents… 😉 You have to admit the city has done a great job getting the word out about no tolerance. Also, I bet Carl’s hot dogs feels much different as it is his biggest money making day along with many other businesses in Hoboken. I applaud this event and hope it continues to grow as we had over 30,000 people this year! I guess a lot of people disagree with stopping the mayhem and as a taxpayer I am one of them.[quote comment=”204007″]B.S. New York’s parade is way better controlled than Hoboken’s. You don’t see people rampaging through the Manhattan streets for a dozen hours after the parade damaging property and harassing residents. Besides, Manhattan is just a wee bit larger than Hoboken so any craziness is spread out, not confined to one square mile. Stop making excuses for this annual display of mayhem! And I’m sorry, but I don’t think that I should have to move to the suburbs just because I want my city to have some respect for those of us who pay taxes and choose to raise our families here. This thing is out of control… Read more »
debra
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debra

I’ve type two responses to join a group to stop the parade madness and both have not been posted. To make is short this time, I’ve been living here for 58 years and I am tired of being held hostage in my apartment, not be able to take a nice walk up to watch the parade without bumping into a rude drunk. I’m with you in forming a group. Let’s have Hoboken411 get us all together.

Antinucci
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Antinucci

I’m in, let’s get the ball rolling right away. Let’s not wait till last minute.

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