The housing market in Paterson is the sixth least affordable in the United States, according to a new study released by New York City-based personal finance firm SmartAsset. The situation is far worse in neighboring Passaic City which ranks first place as the least affordable housing market in the country.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration received some criticism from council members for agreeing to spend $37,860 to build sidewalks for the city’s new dog park on River Street.
The city council unanimously enacted a new ordinance to force liquor stores to stop selling package goods – including beer and wine – after 10 p.m. The measure was heavily lobbied for by local young people and anti-drug advocates.
A man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with reckless manslaughter for delivering a punch that killed an Elizabeth man inside a Park Avenue bar, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Eleven people were displaced from their home and a cigar shop was shuttered following a fire at a two-story mixed-use building on West Broadway.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres delivered the final state of the city address for his third nonconsecutive term on Tuesday afternoon. His speech was devoid of any major new initiatives or big plans for the city, a marked departure from his previous addresses.
Months after driving out drug dealers and addicts from his Auburn Street apartment complex by deploying a pair of armed security guards, prominent city developer Charles Florio is pursuing similar strategies at his other properties.