The pastor running a church out of an Atlantic Street garage has decided against seeking municipal approval to legitimize the controversial house of worship that neighbors have complained has caused traffic problems and late-night noise, according to his attorney.
The city is moving ahead with auction to sell off 46 government-owned properties despite opposition from half-dozen residents. Some community residents criticized the administration and the governing body for failing to give locals first dibs on the properties.
Prominent developer Charles Florio is offering more than a dozen rent-free apartments to police officers willing to live in the city’s roughest neighborhoods. He is starting with 15 apartments, he said.
The off-duty Passaic County sheriff’s officer, who witnessed a shooting on Belmont Avenue and began chasing the suspect through a backyard ultimately ending with a discharge of his service weapon, has been cleared by a grand jury, according to a public statement released last month by Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes.
A city man has been arrested and accused of committing two armed robberies on East 22nd Street and Crosby Avenue, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities said in the second armed robbery the suspect fired a handgun at the victim.
The busy Paterson emergency medical service is getting four new ambulances for $800,000, according to municipal officials. Funds to cover the purchase are coming from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
The city’s school district registered a remarkable — 87.79-percent – high school graduation rate in the 2016-17 school year, according to data released by the New Jersey Department of Education on Friday.
The school board selected Eileen Shafer to lead the city’s school district on Wednesday night. She was selected from a list of three final candidates. Her appointment was met by sustained cheers and applause from dozens of parents and community leaders at the district headquarters.
The three finalists — Devon Horton, Richard O’Malley, and Eileen Shafer — in the city’s search to find a schools superintendent made their case for the district’s top job at a community forum on Tuesday night.
The blighted lot on the corner of Fair and Straight Streets is expected to be transformed into a four-story housing complex for market-rate tenants in the next year, according to prominent developer Charles Florio.
A store in the city sold a winning $1 million lottery ticket, New Jersey Lottery officials said on Monday morning.
The Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce has given its ‘Faith in Paterson’ award to local flatbread manufacturer Kontos Foods for creating jobs and contributing to the economic development of the Silk City.
The Ghosts traveled to Wayne Hills for the Passaic County Tournament quarterfinal showdown on Saturday, but returned home empty handed. Despite a valiant effort, the Eastside High School varsity basketball squad fell to Wayne Hills.
The John F. Kennedy varsity basketball team pulled out a scintillating victory over their visiting rival the Passaic Indians on Saturday afternoon.
The year was 1988. The setting was Monmouth University. Thousands of fans packed the university’s basketball arena. The foe was the formidable, perennial state powerhouse Lancers of St. John Vianney High School. The noise was absolutely deafening.