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Paterson cops employ 'walk-and-park' strategy on problem stretch of Broadway near library
PATERSON – Heroin addicts nodding off after a fix, vagrants drinking alcohol from containers in plastic bags, ragged prostitutes wandering the sidewalks in search of customers – those are the people who dominate the scene along Broadway near Paterson’s main library.
Wayne man charged in hit-and-run involving Paterson boy on bike
The suspect, Joseph Zinhobl, was charged with two third-degree crimes – leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald in a joint press release.
Homeless man beaten with bat in Paterson street robbery, police say
The victim was near the corner of Broadway and Summer Street at about 10 a.m. when the attack took place, according to Sgt. Anthony Lay. The suspect confronted the victim with the bat, demanded money and began striking him, police said.
Fair Lawn Adds Former Paterson Officer to Police Force
FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough added 16-year veteran police officer Miguel Cruz to its force last evening as his family and fellow officers from Paterson attended the swearing-in ceremony in support.Cruz, 37, came from the Paterson Police Department where he was a K-9 officer, a member of its Emergency
Heavy rains cause more flooding, damage in NJ; states of emergency declared in NJ, NY
LITTLE FALLS, N. J. — Governors Phil Murphy and Andrew Cuomo have declared states of emergency for multiple counties after heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage throughout the two states.Residents in affected counties such as Little Falls in New Jersey have a long way to go before the cl
Silk City Platters Opens in Heart of Paterson’s Downtown
PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's newest downtown restaurant is open for business! Surrounded by local officials including Congressman Bill Pascrell, Mayor Andre Sayegh, and City Council President Maritza Davila, and with well over 100 hungry guests looking on, owner Azi Alam cut the ribbon to Silk City Plat
Paterson Board of Education will pay $600K to settle contract dispute with custodial service
The company, Temco Building Maintenance Inc. of East Rutherford, sued Paterson Public Schools in 2017, alleging the district owed $771,885 for unpaid bills, $415,000 for equipment that was not returned and $160,000 for routine maintenance supplies.
Serial Bank Robber Admits Holding Up Fort Lee, Hasbrouck Heights Branches, Targeting Englewood
A serial bank robber from the Bronx admitted Wednesday that he held up banks in Fort Lee and Hasbrouck Heights and was planning to hit another in Englewood when federal agents captured him.Eddy Cruz, 42, also admitted during a plea hearing in U.S. District Court in Trenton that he robbed a PNC Bank
Dam of floating cars made flash flood worse, N.J. mayor says
The flash flood thatdamaged homes and businesses in North Jerseyon Saturday was made worse when more than 40 cars from a dealership floated into a bridge and formed a dam that diverted flood waters to local streets, according to the mayor of one of the hard hit towns.Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmar
NJCDC Junior YouthBuild Workers 'Building a Better Paterson'
PATERSON, NJ-For the past five weeks 35 local teenagers have been hard at work cleaning streets and playgrounds throughout the Great Falls neighborhood, planting a community garden at the Great Falls Youth Center on Front Street, and, according to Mayor Andre Sayegh, ‘building a better Paterson.”Say
Top 12 NJ Arts Events of the Week: Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival, Kenny Chesney, more - NJArts.net
Davy Knowles headlines the Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival.A roundup of arts events taking place around the state, through Aug. 19.MUSIC•Thirtysomething British blues-rock phenom Davy Knowles headlines the eighth annualMorristown Jazz and Blues Festival, a free, outdoor event taking place Aug. 18
Crime, controversy, and an FBI probe. 'Fed up' residents say mayor's got to go.
The city clerk confirmed Tuesday that she had certified a notice of intent to recall the mayor and approved the petition language last week. Clerk Joyce Lanier said the recall committee must collect signatures for 25 percent of all voters registered for the last general election, or about 4,051 sign
Paterson police arrest four in Hamilton Avenue drug raid
Betty C. Fullard, 56; Bernard W. Moore, 37; Richard A. Peters, known on the street as “Dick,” 47, all of Paterson. And Jake R. Otterstedd, 19, of Park Ridge were arrested on drug charges, authorities said.
Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake
The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 9...
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 9 through 27 at West Orange High School, was considered a success by instructors, students and parents alike. “I was beyond pleased with Engineering Explorations,” parent Tracey…
8 things to do in North Jersey this week
The Kootz Band will celebrate rock and roll and perform on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Rosen Performing Arts Center at Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive in Wayne. The band will highlight the music of the Beatles, Bee Gees, Stones, Animals, Credence Clearwater, Byrds and the Turtles. $16. For more information, v
Hackensack submarine USS Ling apparently flooded intentionally, memorial plaques stolen
HACKENSACK — The USS Ling, submarine museum mired in muck in the Hackensack River, was flooded sometime in the past three days and four memorial plaques embedded in the ground on the riverbank near the vessel were pried out and stolen.
Mom charged with leaving 3-week-old in car as she shopped
Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, of Little Falls, was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of abuse and neglect, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic
Gov. Murphy has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic to allow state resources to deploy to communities heavily impacted by this weekend's devastating flooding.
Black girls from Paterson told they aren't welcome at Jersey Shore gift shop
Four Paterson girls, ages 12 and 13, were kicked out of the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop on Friday during a camp field trip, despite having a chaperone with them.Danielle Parhizkaran, NorthJersey