The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has given its education award to city resident Talena Lachelle Queen for starting a free book exchange program targeted at young people in public parks.
The ordinance to designate a violent segment of Union Avenue as a high crime zone to force businesses to close at midnight will not be up for a vote before the City Council on Tuesday night.
A convicted criminal who served three separate stints in prison, most recent ended in May, was arrested twice in under a month for allegedly dealing drugs at the proposed hotspot zone on Union Avenue, according to police.
The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners revoked Anthony Enrico, Jr.’s medical license for allegedly overprescribing opioids. His license was previously suspended.
The section of Union Avenue that was the site of a double shooting last week is described as a “breeding ground for criminal activity” in a statistical report issued by police to justify the expansion of the business curfew to the area.
The city is moving to resurface two dozen roadways over the next five months, announced mayor Andre Sayegh on Wednesday afternoon.
A $6 million mixed-use development, featuring two retail spaces and 40 apartments, has been approved for the corner of Carroll Street and Godwin Avenue.