In an effort to provide better security for his tenants in a neighborhood beset by drugs and violence, a prominent local developer has hired a team of two armed retired Newark police officers to patrol the vicinity of his properties.
The firefighters and police officers who evacuated South Paterson residents minutes before a gas explosion leveled three homes and left several others damaged were recognized by a grateful city on Tuesday night for their valor and swift action that saved lives.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office is deploying extra patrols to increase law enforcement visibility and ensure safe trick-or-treating for children and families, announced Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Fire chief Michael Postorino suffered another legal setback late last month in his personal injury lawsuit against Passaic County government for its alleged failure to plug a pothole on Grand Street that resulted in the chief suffering a knee injury as he was leaving a fire scene.
The Silk City has been ranked as one of the safest cities in New Jersey for drivers because it has the fewest speeding related deaths compared to other municipalities, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data analyzed by ConsumerAffairs, a national consumer advocacy group.
The city has set an overtime budget of $2 million for the police department for fiscal year 2016 despite having spent $2.6 million in fiscal year 2015.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and police director Jerry Speziale announced the creation of a Public Safety Camp which will allow more than five dozen city young people between the ages of 7-14 to go to Camp Hope in West Milford for a week.