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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Healy Announces new curfews for Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Jersey City is now enforcing a curfew on some businesses. Stores in designated areas -- except for pharmacies and bars -- must now be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Violators could face fines of up to $1,250 and the possibility of up to 90 days in jail.
The measure, which took effect Saturday night, is part of an effort to curb violent crime at nighttime gathering spots. It was formally passed last fall and supersedes a curfew law passed in 1987 that had been enforced sporadically.
Businesses in a 135-block area are affected by the curfew, NewsChannel 4 reported.
The curfew is not popular with store owners who fear it will hurt their profits.

Posted by developer at 8:22 PM
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