The police arrested a man from Bloomfield for allegedly defacing a downtown Paterson plaque that honored a fallen firefighter, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Twenty-eight people were displaced from their homes on Ellison Street on Thursday afternoon due to a second-alarm blaze that damaged two houses.
A former U.S. Postal Service mail handler admitted to stealing 16 packages containing marijuana by diverting them to Paterson addresses, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
A resident of the Freedom Village housing complex has filed a lawsuit against the Paterson Housing Authority that seeks $15 million in damages, according to documents filed in federal court on Wednesday.
Prominent developer Charles Florio has extended his five-day deadline for a $8 million deal to close on the Paterson Armory and the Leader Dye site for another week. Municipal officials are strongly considering his $3 million offer for the Paterson Armory.
The city council gave preliminary approval to designate the violent Main-Weiss intersection, location of three non-fatal shootings in 2018, as a high crime zone to force businesses to close at midnight.
The city council narrowly voted to accept a $30,000 donation to improve eight ballfields from the controversial “One Paterson” civic organization connected to mayor Andre Sayegh.