The city council approved mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration’s second temporary budget on Tuesday night and told the administration to make spending reductions early in the budget year.
Court hears testimony from man who recorded Khalique saying it’s ‘no problem’ to live in one town and vote in another
The Clifton man who recorded a phone conversation with councilman Shahin Khalique in which the councilman told him it’s “no problem” to live elsewhere and vote in Paterson testified at the 2nd Ward election fraud trial on Tuesday morning.
The city council gave preliminary approval on a measure to increase the off-duty police administrative fee by $5 to generate $441,130 in new revenue, according to municipal documents.
Detectives recovered two semi-automatic handguns believed to be “community firearms” from an abandoned residence on Mill Street close to Slater Street on Tuesday night, according to police.
Six people were displaced and one person was injured as a result of a house fire on East 16th Street on Thursday afternoon, said deputy fire chief Frank Calamita.
A 19-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting late Wednesday night on North Main and Stout Streets, according to police.
After more than a decade of delays and waits, the city opened its newest elementary school, the Hani Awadallah School, on Thursday morning.
The number of students reading 50 or more books in the city’s school district dropped by 523 students this year compared to the previous as the Paterson Public Schools reduced the number of librarians, according to education advocates.
The city’s newest charter school opened at the Boris Kroll Mill Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony and five dozen kindergarteners marking the occasion with a memorable song that received resounding applause on Wednesday morning.