City officials approved a five-year tax abatement for a large apartment building with 12 residential and four commercial units on Tuesday evening.
The city council on Tuesday evening voted 7-2 to approve mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ $252.6 million fiscal year 2015 budget that increases property tax on an average home assessed at $350,000 by $329 from the previous fiscal year.
The city council’s public safety committee has brought a new resolution before the governing body seeking a two-year study of crime data from the 15 designated trouble spots before adding or removing areas from the business curfew that forces establishments to close at midnight.
A short quality of life sweep in the city’s 2nd and 5th wards on Tuesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of four buyers, three suspected drug dealers, and the recovery of a handgun, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
A city man was wounded by gunfire during the evening hours of Tuesday as he sat on the porch of his East 19th Street home, according to the Paterson Police Department.
A heroin distribution facility on 20th Avenue was dismantled by detectives leading to the arrest of two suspected drug dealers on Wednesday, according to the Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.