The city’s governing body approved the purchase of 31 flood prone properties along the Passaic River in the Northside with $2.1 million in disaster recovery funds.
After widespread condemnation from the city’s African-American community and her fellow candidates for using the n-word at a community forum, 1st Ward candidate Alveria Spencer announced Saturday afternoon she is pulling out of the November special election.
September 28, 2015, at a First Ward Candidate Forum, I used an inappropriate and hurtful word and comment during a public speech. I would like to submit my sincere and heartfelt apology to all the participants inclusive of the residents, organizations and other candidates.
Responding to reports of shots fired on North Main and Jefferson Streets early Sunday morning, city police officers chased a silver minivan that was fleeing the area which resulted in the arrest of two individuals and the recovery of two loaded firearms, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Five people – among them two cousins – were arrested in a late Friday morning drug bust on Grimes Place that yielded 730 glassines of heroin, said police director Jerry Speziale.
A 46-year-old city woman was arrested early Friday afternoon for allegedly shooting a 38-year-old woman on 18th Avenue and East 33rd Street on September 20th, 2015, said police director Jerry Speziale.