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Hoboken parade canceled for second straight year

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Bar owners in Hoboken, New Jersey struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy won't be getting a boost around St. Patrick's Day. The Mile Square city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade-- canceled last year-- has been canceled, again.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer wanted the parade held during a weekday to cut back on out-of-control revelers, but the St. Patrick's Day Parade committee said no.

Before it was canceled last year, the parade was held on the first Saturday of March for 25 years. The day typically began with bars and restaurants opening as early as 8 a.m.

Critics say the parade is not the problem but the people who start drinking early in the day. 

Last year, with the parade canceled, revelers took part in the Lepre-Con pub crawl.

This year, people dressed in green are expected to head to the dozens of bars in town on Sat., March 2, the day the parade would have been held. 

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