The city has received a $47,390 grant from the federal government for a public education initiative to prevent fires.
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.
Prominent developer Charles Florio is willing to offer two buildings in the crime-ridden 1st and 4th Wards for police to set-up substations.
The city ranked fourth place in the list of municipalities with the highest number of ‘crime guns,’ a weapon unlawfully possessed or used, seized in April, according to data released by governor Phil Murphy’s administration this week.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) slapped the operator of an unlicensed radio station with a $25,000 penalty for continually operating the pirate station despite repeatedly being warned it was “illegal.”
The early warning system rolled out at the Paterson Police Department four years ago flagged the two police officers — Jonathan Bustios and Eudy Ramos – charged by the FBI with violating citizens’ basic rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres swore in 29 new officers on Monday morning boosting the number of police officers in the city to well-above 400 for the first time in a while. After six months of police academy, the newly minted officers will be deployed on patrol of city streets, said police director Jerry Speziale.