City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of East Orange 3-25-1968 by Ord. No. 20-1968 as Ch. 23, Secs. 23:1-14, 23:1-14.1 and 23:1-14.2, of the 1968 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 127.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 190.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 198.

§ 173-1 Definitions.

[Amended 12-14-1970 by Ord. No. 68-1970]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
LOITERING
Remaining idle in essentially one location, and includes the concepts of spending time idly, loafing or walking about aimlessly, and also includes the colloquial expression "hanging around."
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access, including any street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. Such term shall also include the front or the vicinity of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, and public grounds, areas and parks, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating § 173-2 or 173-3 or, in the case of a minor, not owned by or under the control of his parent or guardian.

§ 173-2 Certain types of loitering prohibited.

[Amended 12-14-1970 by Ord. No. 68-1970]
No person shall loiter in a public place in such manner as to:
A. 
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
B. 
Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person.
C. 
Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
D. 
Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in any public place. This subsection shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to whom or in whose hearing they are made.

§ 173-3 Police officers to exercise discretion.

[Amended 12-14-1970 by Ord. No. 68-1970]
Whenever any police officer shall, in the exercise of reasonable judgment, decide that the presence of any person in any public place is causing or is likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in § 173-2, he may, if he deems it necessary for the preservation of the public peace and safety, order that person to leave that place. Any person who shall refuse to leave after being ordered to do so by a police officer shall be guilty of a violation of this section.

§ 173-4 Violations and penalties.

[Added 11-10-1980 by Ord. No. 15-1980]
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.