School board member Flavio Rivera secured several key endorsements on Thursday night in his bid for an at-large city council seat during a campaign kick-off fundraiser attended by close allies and political supporters.
Former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’s request for early release from state prison has been denied, according to the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts.
The members of the Paterson police union will take a mandatory vote on Friday while picking up their pays checks to select a candidate for mayor.
A city man was wounded in a shooting on Carroll Street on Thursday afternoon, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Nine city men were formally charged in a 131-count indictment for allegedly committing a series of burglaries and car thefts in Passaic, Morris, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties, authorities said on Thursday afternoon.
The city is free from liability in a 2010 fire on East 31st Street that claimed the lives of four people, ruled the New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Fewer students are chronically absent in the city’s schools this year, according to a new report presented to the school board on Wednesday night. There was a 43-percent reduction in the number of students chronically absent in the district.
The school board increased the district’s contract with Ultimate Education Solutions, a politically connected consulting firm, by $15,000 on Wednesday night. This boosts the firm’s total contract for the 2017-18 school year to $40,000.
The New Jersey School Ethics Commission has issued reprimands against two members of the John P. Holland Charter School board of trustees for failing to timely undergo mandatory training, according to state records.
The Paterson Parking Authority has installed more than a hundred “smart” parking meters that accept credit cards throughout the downtown Paterson business district. Tony Perez, executive director for the Paterson Parking Authority, said his agency has been testing the new meters for the past four months.
The blighted lot on the corner of Fair and Straight Streets is expected to be transformed into a four-story housing complex for market-rate tenants in the next year, according to prominent developer Charles Florio.
A store in the city sold a winning $1 million lottery ticket, New Jersey Lottery officials said on Monday morning.
The John F. Kennedy High School Knights defeated the Bulldogs of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in the boys’ basketball county quarterfinals on Saturday. Knights will battle the Patriots of Wayne Hills for the Passaic County championship.
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.
The John F. Kennedy varsity basketball team pulled out a scintillating victory over their visiting rival the Passaic Indians on Saturday afternoon.