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Paterson moves ahead with auction to sell 46 city-owned properties

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.

Police News


Sheriff’s officer cleared in Paterson police-involved shooting

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.


Paterson man arrested in armed robbery, shooting on Crosby Avenue

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.


Paterson buying four new ambulances for $800,000

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.


Acting superintendent Eileen Shafer.

Eileen Shafer appointed Paterson schools superintendent

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.




Paterson’s Eastside falls short against Wayne Hills

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.


Paterson honors JFK girls basketball state champs of 1988

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.