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Police in Paterson use 'knock-and-talk' approach to arrest suspect with $27k in drugs

PATERSON - Authorities say a suspected drug dealer invited detectives who came knocking at his door on Tuesday to come inside his home to look around - a search that allegedly resulted in the seizure of more than $27,000 in cocaine, marijuana and pills. Law enforcement officials call the strategy a

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:58:05

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

In Paterson, a cautious embrace of a lull in gun deaths

As Paterson closes in on 100 days without a fatal shooting, Stephen Cotton, a lifelong city resident, reflects on what this lowering of violence means, and what it does not. Marko Georgiev/NorthJersey.com For Stephen Cotton, the break in violence is welcome, but he isn't letting his guard down. Ste

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 09:00:01

How much snow did North Jersey get Wednesday?

The forecast called for upwards of a foot of snow in parts of North Jersey Wednesday. Whether it hits those projections remains to be seen. As of 6 p.m. here's how much snow some parts of the region got as the snow continues to fall: Westwood: 5.1 inches Elmwood Park: 5 inches Ridgewood: 4.8 inches

DAILY RECORD - 2018-03-21 22:17:55

NJ nor'easter: What to know for Wednesday's storm

If you hit the road after a snowstorm only to find your car shaking at higher speeds, you may not need a mechanic. Car guru John Paul offers an explanation. Wochit Once again a substantial snowstorm is gracing North Jersey with its presence Wednesday. Here's what to know about the latest nor'easter

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 08:53:51

Newark Gets $103K Rebate From PVSC (Here's Why)

NEWARK, NJ - Newark was among several New Jersey towns that received thousands of dollars in rebates from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission's Municipal Rebate Incentive Program. According to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), here's why Newark got its $103,741 payday:"All constructi

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

NJ electric companies reporting minor power outages during nor'easter

Updates from the NorthJersey.com newsroom on the fourth snow storm expected to New Jersey in March. (Orig. broadcast live on Facebook: March 20, 2018). NorthJersey.com Fewer than 80 power outages have been reported across North Jersey on Wednesday, officials said, just weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 14:07:53

Pothole problem? Here's who to call in NJ to report a pothole, pothole damage

Bad news: Winter's low temperatures wreak havoc on our roads. But there's good news; it's pothole repair season. There are likely few New Jersey drivers who haven't felt their heart sink, followed by a wave of frustration as they hit an unseen pothole on a highway- bang! Not only can potholes give

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 19:10:31

NJ's next nor'easter: What you need to know

As average temperatures rise across the planet, the frozen Arctic is heating up faster than anywhere else. With that warmth comes a surprising twist. NorthJersey.com What could less lovingly be referred to as the "sorry it's not really spring yet" storm is expected to dump more snow across New Jers

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 10:46:27

Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th


Winter Storm Watch is Issued for First Day of Spring

HACKENSACK, NJ - A winter storm watch has been issued just in time for the first day of spring. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS.) Total snow accumulations of 5 to 11 inches, with locally higher amounts a

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 19:19:00

Paterson man accuses city police of brutality in federal lawsuit

PATERSON - A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. The resident, Mohamed Khalil, who works as an assistant at the Paterson Museum, sa

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:39:05

Paterson teens get a new youth center

PATERSON - A city-based nonprofit organization opened a $1.9 million youth center this week in a building near John F. Kennedy High School, with programs focused on education rather than recreation. A computer lab, music production studio and study hall are part of the New Jersey Community Developme

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:01:03

Single mom booted from NYCHA home for missing one court date

Robert Miller A single working mom to two, first-generation college students is about to lose her longtime public housing apartment for missing a single hearing date after she fell behind on rent. Alba Rosa, a home health aide, has lived at the King Towers Houses on Lenox Avenue in Harlem for 12 yea

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-21 00:05:57

Paramus School District To Get Big State Aid Boost This Year

PARAMUS, NJ - The school district is set to receive a big boost in state aid. The district is scheduled to get more than $2.5 million in state aid, a 15 percent increase from last year. Governor Phil Murphy's administration this week released the proposed state aid numbers for every school district

PATCH - 2018-03-20 14:59:58

Pair busted with 15 pounds of marijuana brownies, cops say

JERSEY CITY -- Police say it wasn't a Betty Crocker recipe being used at the home of a Jersey City man who, along with another man, was charged with having 15 pounds of marijuana-laced brownies. Corey D. Herring, 27, of Cator Avenue, and Michael M. Simeus, 24, of Bidwell Avenue, were arrested Satur

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 19:45:00

NY man admits to fatally striking woman in North Bergen hit-and-run

JERSEY CITY - A New York man has admitted to a hit-and-run that left a woman sitting at a North Bergen bus stop dead. Olvy Torres, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death for the Sept. 26 wreck that killed 59-year-old Luisa Valdez. The victim was at a bus stop w


Paterson DPW director Manuel Ojeda returned to work after assault conviction

PATERSON - After being convicted of assault, the director of Paterson's public works department returned to work last year without facing further disciplinary action from city government, according to municipal officials. The director, Manuel Ojeda, was arrested on an indictable offense of aggravate


Paterson police charge four in series of armed robberies

Paterson police charged four people, an adult and three juveniles, in a series of 2017 robberies in the city, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday. Three of the robberies occurred from Dec. 21 to 28, with another during the summer of 2017. Justin Z. Robinson, 19, of Paterson, was cha


Paterson Residents Take A Stand Against Mayor's Decision To Remove Benches Outside City Hall

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - The next time you visit Paterson's City Hall, you might notice something is missing. The city made the decision to remove the benches outside the Market Street building. The mayor said the decision was a "safety precaution." "Recently we have experienced an increase of