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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR ZIMMER ON ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE


The City of Hoboken confirms that there were two allegations of sexual assault reported over the weekend: one on Friday, March 4th, and another on Saturday, March 5th. These matters have been referred to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office for investigation, and the City will continue its communication with the Prosecutor’s office to monitor developments in these cases.

“These allegations are extremely serious,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “My Administration will fully review all of the activities that occurred on Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day so we can properly evaluate all of the facts and make fully informed decisions going forward.”

Over the last two years, the City has worked to dramatically increase Police presence in an effort to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.

“I want to assure the public that my Administration is in the process of conducting a complete review of this year’s event and will be making recommendations to the City Council as to how to move forward next year,” added Mayor Zimmer.

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Talking Ed Note: Of two reported sexual assaults, Hoboken Patch reports the first case on Friday night will not be pursued by the woman who reported the incident although medical attention followed.  The other case with a 23 year old female was reported occurring Saturday afternoon.

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