The Hoboken Police Department issued six house party violations over the weekend and Mayor Ravi Bhalla says that the city will recommend their municipal prosecutor give them each the maximum fine of $1,000.
“Over the weekend, the Hoboken Police Department has continued to enforce city ordinances and regulations to help keep our residents safe. Unfortunately, certain individuals in our community are still disregarding the health and safety of our community by hosting house parties,” Bhalla said in a Nixle alert last night.
“The Hoboken Police Department is no longer giving warnings for these house parties that are violating city ordinances, and gave out six violations for ‘disorderly house’ that include up to a $1,000 fine. The city will recommend to the municipal prosecutor that the maximum fine be given in these situations given the current public health crisis.”
Earlier this month, the Hoboken City Council approved a measure allowing their PD to issue these sanctions, which was delayed by a few days after a special meeting was unable to convene due to a lack of quorum.
Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said on MSNBC this morning that he is decreasing the capacity limit on indoor gathering from 25 people down to 10, which could potentially open the door for these fines to be issued more frequently in the Mile Square City.