Fewer students are chronically absent in the city’s schools this year, according to a new report presented to the school board on Wednesday night. There was a 43-percent reduction in the number of students chronically absent in the district.
Nine city men were formally charged in a 131-count indictment for allegedly committing a series of burglaries and car thefts in Passaic, Morris, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties, authorities said on Thursday afternoon.
The members of the Paterson police union will take a mandatory vote on Friday while picking up their pays checks to select a candidate for mayor.
The school board increased the district’s contract with Ultimate Education Solutions, a politically connected consulting firm, by $15,000 on Wednesday night. This boosts the firm’s total contract for the 2017-18 school year to $40,000.
The city is free from liability in a 2010 fire on East 31st Street that claimed the lives of four people, ruled the New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday.
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.