HOBOKEN – Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced Tuesday afternoon that Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on a Wednesday next year, rather than Saturday. The move came after the city endured criticism for the amount of drunkenness during Saturday’s parade, which served as a focal point for young people from around the Tri-State area to come in and drink at the city’s bars and at numerous house parties. The bars were allowed to open at 9 a.m. just for that day.
Two rapes were reported to police this past weekend, enhancing the criticism.
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