Alex Cruz, president of the Paterson police union, does not meet the one-year residency requirement to run for the city’s highest office, according to Passaic County election records.
Councilman Michael Jackson received five summonses, including for driving while suspended, in late January, according to Passaic County Sheriff’s Office documents. He dared sheriff’s officers to ticket him when one of them questioned his driving.
The group that has held the midnight ceremony at Westside Park for the past years to commemorate International Mother Language Day has been denied municipal permission for this year’s observance.
The pastor running a church out of an Atlantic Street garage has decided against seeking municipal approval to legitimize the controversial house of worship that neighbors have complained has caused traffic problems and late-night noise, according to his attorney.
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.
Prominent developer Charles Florio is offering more than a dozen rent-free apartments to police officers willing to live in the city’s roughest neighborhoods. He is starting with 15 apartments, he said.
The section of Main Street between Grand and Slater Streets could soon be known as “Eva’s Village Way” in recognition of the work of New Jersey’s largest anti-poverty organization.