During the months of February and March, Officer Daniel Simone III spent some time with the 4th through 6th graders at Wallace speaking on the topic of bullying. They participated in an essay contest regarding bullying and its effects on children. Two winners were chosen from each grade level and were rewarded with a pizza party with Officer Simone. Pictured from left to right are: Officer Daniel Simone III, Alanis Cangley (6th), Lyanni Nieves (6th), Arianna Santiago (5th), Bottom row: Gage Lucken (4th), Tyler Pistilli (5th), Sean Mannillo (4th).
Dear Residents and Visitors of Hoboken,
The first Saturday of March has traditionally marked the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day season in Hoboken, and we are preparing for thousands of people to visit our beautiful city.
In past years, some of our residents and guests become disorderly and unruly making it a difficult and unpleasant day for our residents. There has been excessive damage to private property and even attacks on public safety officials. In order to keep our city under control and create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone, I will have all of my officers working on that day, out on our streets, on patrol. We will also have assistance from multiple outside agencies, including the County Sheriff’s office.
My officers will be strictly enforcing all criminal and motor vehicle laws as well as all city ordinance violations. The Fire Department will be conducting occupancy inspections throughout the city to ensure that homes and businesses do not become dangerously overcrowded. Residents may report any concerns to the Police Department at 201-420-2100.
The following are among the more common violations where there will be a zero tolerance policy in effect for the day:
1) City Ordinance 145-23 A/B (Consumption of Alcohol/Open Container in Public)- Any person seen possessing an open container of alcohol in public faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.
2) City Ordinance 145-22 (Urinating in Public)- Any person observed urinating on public streets, sidewalks or in parks faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.
3) City Ordinance 145-18 (Disorderly House)- House parties have become our largest problem. In past years, most of the calls we responded to were for disorderly house parties. This year, when a party is deemed to be unreasonably reckless, disorderly and unsafe, the renter or owner of the apartment or house will be charged with violating this ordinance. Along with the issuing of the summons, the Hoboken Police Department will shut the party down and clear out the apartment or house if it is determined that a hazardous or reckless condition exists. The maximum penalties for this violation is a fine of up to $2000 and the possibility of having to perform Community Service.
4) New Jersey State Statute 2C: 33-2a (Disorderly Conduct, Improper Behavior)- A Person is guilty of disorderly conduct if “with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he, 1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or 2) Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.” This offense carries maximum penalties of a 30 day prison term and a fine not to exceed $500.
I ask all the residents and guests of our city to please be considerate to everyone on this day, and to inform all family and friends to act respectfully and remain orderly. Once again, we want this to be an enjoyable, but more importantly, safe day. The Hoboken Police Department will do everything within their powers to keep it as such. Finally, Do Not Drink and Drive. You may injure yourself or others, and if caught, you will be arrested.
Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr.
The 2nd annual “Fill The Bus” Toy Drive, hosted by the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments
was extremely successful. With the help of the generous Hoboken community, about 120
children will be able to have a new toy this Christmas. The toys were donated to many places
including the Tomorrow’s Children Fund, The Hoboken University Medical Center, Children of
Essex County Inmates, Bears for Hugs in Little Ferry, and Stevens Institute of Technology. We
couldn’t have done this without the help of the Hoboken Motorcycle Club, The Hoboken Special
Needs Parent Group, and the Wallace School Peer Leadership Program. We would also like to
thank the toy drop off locations at Baby Gap (222 Washington St), Servpro of Hoboken and
Union City (51 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City), The World of Wonder Day Care (133 Harrison
St) and Work it Out (603 Willow Avenue). We would also like to give a special thank you to Mrs.
Durando from The Wallace School, Dena Russell from the Hoboken Special Needs Parent
Group, Captain Nick Goldsack from the Hoboken Fire Department, Hoboken A&P Manager
John Bincoletto, and Ms. Malenda from Hoboken High School. Without them, this wouldn’t
have been possible. Lastly, thanks to everyone who donated toys to give to the children in need
and to the members of the Hoboken Police and Fire department for donating their time. It was
much appreciated. “We like to do things like this to be an integral part of this community,” Sgt.
Melissa Gigante. Written by: Rachel Feinstein, Hoboken HS Media Literacy and Journalism
Police headquarters will be undergoing a renovation project to upgrade security and remodel offices on the first floor.
A trailer with an access ramp for wheelchairs has been placed next to police headquarters at 106 Hudson St., where the front police desk will be located for the public while the renovation work moves ahead.
July 4th 2013
Once again on the Fourth of July, the Macy’s Annual Fireworks Display will be held along the Hudson River. The City of Hoboken will be a prime viewing destination. As in years past, a high priority will be heightened security. This event is enjoyed by many residents and non-residents alike. However, with the recent tragic events including the Boston Marathon Bombing, security will be enhanced. There will be numerous checkpoints staffed by law enforcement personnel along the entire waterfront area. Any person(s) entering these designated checkpoints will be prohibited from entering with the following items:
-Grills, BBQ materials etc.
-Other items not in the interest of public safety
-Factory sealed beverages, in clear plastic bag, will be permitted, excluding alcohol
ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE CHECKPOINT AREAS
The following areas along the waterfront will be the designated checkpoint areas:
- 1st and Sinatra Drive (Pier A)
- 2nd and Sinatra Drive (Pier A)
- 3rd and Sinatra Drive
- 4th and River Street
- 11th and Sinatra Drive (Boathouse)
- 12th and Shipyard Lane
- 14th and Shipyard Lane
The following streets will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles between 8am am midnight:
- 1st to 15th Sinatra Drive (beginning at 8am and ending TBA)
- Hudson Place and River Street to 4th and River Street
- 5th Street at Castle Point Terrace
- Hudson Place East bound
Additionally, NO PARKING will be permitted on the following street between 8am and midnight on July 4th, 2013:
- Sinatra Drive from 1st Street to 15th Street
- 4th Street from River Street to Clinton Street (South side)
- Willow Avenue from 4th Street to 11th Street (West side of Street)
- Hudson Place (by PATH)
- Newark Street from Hudson Street to Sinatra Drive
- Clinton Street from 7th to 8th Streets
- Hudson Street from 14th to Observer Highway (West side of Street)
The FISHING PIER located at approximately 9th and Sinatra Drive will be open for disabled guests. Each is allowed to be accompanied by two additional quests.
Residents and non-residents are advised and strongly recommended to use public transportation throughout the day. There will be heavy traffic periods and limited parking availability.
There will be message boards set up at the following locations:
- 1st and Willow Avenue
- Hudson Place (PATH)
- Observer Highway (near the Firehouse)
The Hoboken Police Department will be conducting a D.W.I. checkpoint on Saturday February 23, 2013. The location of the checkpoint will be on Willow Avenue (southbound) at 16th Street. The approximate hours of operation will be from 12:00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m.
The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement/injury due to D.W.I.-related collisions. Through implementation of this, and similar events, the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city. Informational pamphlets will be handed out on site.
The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand
with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public.
For more information contact the Hoboken Police Traffic Bureau at (201) 420-5109.