During its biennial election on Monday, the city’s local chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) re-elected pastor Kenneth Clayton. The longtime community leader, who also heads the St. Luke’s Baptist Church on Carroll Street, defeated civil rights activist Russell Graddy, owner of Mr. G’s Restaurant on East 18th Street.
In order to keep the machinery of city government functioning, the city council on Tuesday evening approved another temporary budget. The $39.91 million temporary budget runs from December through January.
The Paterson Community Health Center received two federal grants totaling $1,419,823 to further assist low-income city residents by providing primary healthcare services, Congressman Bill Pascrell announced Tuesday morning.
A city man was arrested after detectives raided a Grand Street auto mechanic shop on Monday afternoon finding the business was dismantling stolen vehicles, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Two New York men transporting $3,500 worth of marijuana were brought into police custody during the evening hours of Monday, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Seven people accused of operating two heroin mills out of apartments on Spring Street and East 18th Street have been indicted, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Monday’s indictment stems from a March 29 investigation led by the New Jersey State Police which saw the arrest of four city men and two out-of-towners.