Mayor Andre Sayegh swore in eight new police officers on Monday morning, first class since the sentencing of two of six police officers ensnared in a federal corruption investigation.
An appetizer made up of corn, beans, and squash – three staples of the Lenape people – and a submarine sandwich, named after John Philip Holland’s underwater craft – both representing flavors of the Great Falls — were prepared and served at the Eva’s Village on Tuesday.
Dozens of people joined a mile-long march on Saturday morning as the city reels from a spate of shootings that left nine shot, one fatally, over a three-day span, calling for an end to gun violence.
A pair of city men were injured in a shooting on East 26th Street and 10th Avenue, an area used by the Bloods street gang set ‘So Icy Boys’ for criminal activities, on Friday afternoon, boosting the number of people shot in Paterson to eight in two days.
Detectives arrested 57 people in a prostitution crackdown in the area of Van Houten Street and East 18th Street on Thursday, according to police director Jerry Speziale. Police also targeted the area of Market and East 26th Street.
The city may have to return $731,000 worth of demolition equipment after federal officials determined the purchase is not eligible for Community Development Block Grant Program funding.
The City Council approved mayor Andre Sayegh’s $285 million budget that contains a 2-percent property tax increase.