Education officials are contemplating raising $5 million in revenue through local taxation to close a $25.77 million budget shortfall in the school district’s 2015-16 budget. An increase in local taxes would be the first in more than a decade for the school board.
City officials are proposing to create about a dozen commercial loading zones on and near Main Street inside the downtown business district.
Council members approved all seven of mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ department directors whose names were before them on Tuesday evening. The seven directors were approved after council members added a provision to the approving resolutions that would freeze the salaries of each of the appointees for a four-year period.
A city woman who is suspected to have accessed an unnamed victim’s bank account and transferred $20,000 to her own accounts was arrested Wednesday on West Broadway after a three-month investigation, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Just three days after a 24-year-old city man was wounded on Belmont Avenue and North 7th Street, city police have arrested two men charging one with attempted murder on Tuesday afternoon.
City police arrested two people in connection with a February 26th, 2015 shooting on East 19th Street between Park and 17th Avenues.