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City prepares for St. Pat’s invasion

City of Hoboken Announces St Patrick’s Day Information Resources For Residents And Visitors
City of Hoboken, March 1, 2010- In anticipation of the tens of thousands of visitors expected to converge on Hoboken for the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 6th, the City of Hoboken is taking steps to inform residents and visitors about what to expect.
A special page on the City’s website was launched containing important information including a map of Port-O-John locations, advice for those traveling from out of town, and law enforcement-related information.
This year the City doubled maximum fines to $2,000 plus community service for certain violations including consumption of alcohol and urinating in public. To raise awareness of these new fines and the zero tolerance enforcement policy, the City created a Facebook page titled “I’d rather be down the shore than cleaning up Hoboken.”

“We have taken the necessary safeguards, which you can review on the City’s website, to benefit the vast majority of celebrants who are planning to honor the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture,” Mayor Zimmer said. “I hope you will join me next Saturday on Washington Street for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.”

Please visit the City’s St. Patrick’s Day information page (http://www.hobokennj.org/stpatricksday) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Id-rather-be-down-the-shore-than-cleaning-up-Hoboken/364467771056) for additional information.
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