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Paterson: Officials set 2021 target opening for new school at Don Bosco Tech site

PATERSON - A new four-story middle school with capacity for 1,000 students will be built at the former Don Bosco Tech site on Union Avenue by 2021, officials announced this week. Paterson's acting Superintendent Eileen Shafer said those details had been hammered out during a meeting she and her staf

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 09:04:09

Paterson to hold public sales of school district buildings

PATERSON - The Board of Education is looking to take in at least $5.4 million by selling its former headquarters in downtown Paterson along with two other buildings. The headquarters on Church Street and the old School 5 building on Totowa Avenue have been vacant for about a decade. City education o

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 15:25:25

Paterson raid turns up 7K bags of heroin, cops say

PATERSON-- Three men face several charges for their involvement in the drug trade near Park Avenue and E. 18th Street, Police Director Jerry Speziale said in a statement. The police department's narcotics division launched an investigation which led to a raid at 217 Park Ave. Police found 7,600 glas

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 21:35:42

Paterson man receives tickets after car lands off Route 80 in Totowa

A 24-year-old Paterson man received several summons by Totowa and state police Wednesday after he was found the night before wondering the streets when his car plowed over a guardrail, authorities said. Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle said authorities received a 911 call of a disturbance on Rivervi

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 21:55:05

Paterson Council rejects $1 million Green Acres plan for Great Falls 'gateway'

PATERSON - The City Council on Tuesday night voted down the mayor's plan to use $1 million in state Green Acres money to acquire 11 blighted properties to create a "gateway" to the national park at the Great Falls. Opponents said the mayor and his staff had not fully explained what the city would do

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 21:53:49

Suspects captured in Paterson robbery

PATERSON - Police arrested two city men Monday night on charges that they robbed an Elwood Park resident who was riding his bicycle on his way to a Chinese restaurant in Paterson's 3rd Ward, authorities said. The victim called police saying the two suspects knocked him to the ground near the corner

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-19 16:15:47

For Paterson school district, the denial continues | Editorial

The administrative gag line known as Paterson Eastside High School had a chance to do the right thing last week by applying appropriate, proportional disciplines to a few of the characters who brought shame to the school and its vaunted basketball programs. And once again, it air-balled a layup. App

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Newark man arrested for armed robbery, 2 others sought

NEWARK-- A 21-year-old city man was arrested Wednesday for his alleged part in an armed robbery Sept. 11, police said. Assamad F. Banks (Newark police) Assamad F. Banks was one of three men who allegedly robbed the woman at gunpoint shortly before midnight Sept. 11 in the 900 block of Frelinghuysen

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 00:59:17

Things to do in North Jersey this week

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Have some free time midweek? From stand-up comedy and documentary films to a military history exhibit and a family campout, we've got you covered.Chris Tucker at the Wellmont Theater Chris Tucker, who is known best known for starring in the "Rush Hour" film se

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 10:07:01

PILOT incentive for affordable housing questioned

ROSELAND - Using a barrage of email and text-message notifications, members of the governing body invited residents to its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 to hear details on a proposed Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILOT) program. This incentive might allow Roseland to meet its obligation for additional affor

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:15:00

Greenville group puts emphasis on serving youth | Opinion

In a recent membership meeting the Greenville Neighborhood Alliance focused on how each community can impact the youth in a positive way. GNA Founder Sandra Lovely spoke to the block association presidents from Wards A and F about different ways to engage young people and keep them inspired and info

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 21:24:13

Payroll clerk admits stealing $920K from trucking company

NEWARK -A Clifton woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in a scheme to steal more than $900,000 from a trucking company where she worked as a payroll clerk, authorities said. Lisa Popewiny, 55, admitted to a charge of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of at least $250,

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 12:18:23

6 uplifting stories to raise your spirits on the International Day of Peace

Thursday, Sept. 21 is the International Day of Peace. It is a day dedicated to peace education and the absence of war and violence, and coincides with the annual week-long General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly. This year's theme is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-21 17:30:04

$338 Million Powerball Winner Arrested in Sexual Assault of Girl: Prosecutors

The New Jersey father of five who famously won a $338 million Powerball jackpot in 2013 has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for years while he lived in Passaic, prosecutors say. Pedro Quezada, who now lives in Wayne, allegedly sexually assaulted the girl from the time she

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-21 16:49:47

Did insurance mismanagement lead to death of this former Newark cop?

NEWARK -- A retired police officer has died -- and his widow says his death came as he waited weeks with no medication for new insurance and prescription cards that never came, intensifying ongoing turmoil over the city's switch to a new health care system. "I'm not God, but if he was taking his med

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 11:30:00

North Jersey to avoid effects of Hurricane Jose

More on a Fort Lee shooting, a ride on a B-17 and Happy Hobbit Day - all in "5 things to know in New Jersey on Thursday." John C. Ensslin Hurricane Jose may not hit North Jersey, if at all, but the rest of the state may not be as fortunate the next few days. With the first day of fall officially co

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 13:17:08

McDonald's to offer delivery service to 6 counties in New Jersey

Uber and McDonald's are teaming up to make sure people in six New Jersey counties can enjoy their burgers and fries anytime, anywhere. UberEATS is now expanding its delivery service to select McDonald's restaurants in Middlesex, Bergen, Union, Somerset, Passaic and Essex counties. People can place t

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-21 20:43:10

Author Harlan Coben thinks his characters have 'Jersey wise-ass sensibility'

There's no rest for author Harlan Coben, but he doesn't seem to mind. For years, he's been churning out one page-turner after another, to the delight of mystery and suspense fans around the world. He'll be discussing his latest novel, "Don't Let Go" (Dutton/Penguin Random House) on Sept. 25 at the

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 09:47:02

Polish president visits N.J. town after giving speech at UN

WALLINGTON -- A horde of people clamored to catch a glimpse of Polish President Andrzej Duda, who came to New Jersey Wednesday evening, while in the country for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. As Duda pulled into town, young children were held up by their parents to get a be

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 12:13:14

Person injured while exploring underground tunnels in Clifton

One person was rescued after becoming injured while exploring a series of underground tunnels in Clifton, New Jersey. The victim was pulled from the tunnel, off Paulison Avenue, just before 1 a.m. Friday. The person was exploring the series of tunnels and sewers known locally as the "Gates of Hell."

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-22 09:20:50