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1st Ward Noise Complaints Prompt Hoboken Mayor To Hold Community Hearing

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – In some ways, Hoboken is a victim of its own success.

A thriving nightlife means healthy businesses and a robust tax base but there’s a price to be paid and it’s measure in decibels.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports: Hoboken Residents Have Had Enough

Due to noise complaints in the First Ward, Mayor Dawn Zimmer will host a community meeting Wednesday night to listen to concerns about bars and restaurants.

She’s guaranteed to get an earful from residents who say noisy and rowdy drunks are disturbing the peace on a nightly basis.

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Michael Hoey said it’s like Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street every weekend outside his apartment at First Street and Park Avenue.

“I live in a building with a lot of young kids and they can’t sleep through the night and it’s not fair for all the money we pay for taxes in this town,” Hoey said. “All the neighbors are woken up by loud noise, drunk people yelling at the top of their lungs.”

Noise in Hoboken has been a chronic problem. For police, last call is typically their busiest time.

A move by the City Council to roll back closing time to 1 a.m. in 1994 during the World Cup failed. They learned then it is a delicate matter trying to balance the needs of businesses and quality of life.

Tonight’s meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the basement floor conference room of City Hall.

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