City Politics


Earned sick time ordinance to be voted on during special meeting

The city council is scheduled to vote on an earned sick time ordinance being pushed by a progressive outfit during its special meeting on September 9th. The ordinance, denounced by business, seeks to compel private sector businesses in the city to provide one-hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked.


MUA dissolution and $35 million borrowing plan ordinances postponed

After the state’s local finance board delayed issuing a decision on dissolving the Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) and requested more time to review the city’s $35 million borrowing plan to reconstruct primary roads in the city, the city council last week postponed both ordinances to a mid-September meeting.

Police News


City man with long rap sheet appeals sentence; judges deny

Appellate court judges last week denied an appeal filed by a city man who was sentenced to eight years in prison for allegedly dealing drugs out of a home where his fiancée and her three children were staying, according to court records.


Undocumented drug dealer with cocaine and $8,000 cash nabbed

A city man was arrested by authorities on Thursday after detectives found him in possession of a large amount of cocaine, several oxycodone pills, marijuana, and $8,100 in cash following a two-week investigation, according to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office.


20-year-old shot on Hamilton Avenue

A Haledon man was wounded during the evening hours of Tuesday at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Carroll Street, according to the Paterson Police Department.