Five cities in New Jersey, including Paterson, are launching Opioid Response Teams to tackle opioid addiction and overdose deaths.
After a pair of fatalities rocked the city, Paterson police took no chances over the past weekend by saturating the streets with officers.
Municipal officials gave preliminary approval to a $10 million borrowing plan for sewer repairs, park and field improvements, modernization of construction permitting, road resurfacing, and equipment for public works.
After removing salary increases for his cabinet members, mayor Andre Sayegh secured approval of his fiscal 2020 introduced budget.
Mayor Andre Sayegh launched an initiative called “Knock the Lead Out” on Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about lead poisoning and halt childhood exposure to the toxic metal.
Former municipal law director Khalifah Shabazz, who left mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration two months ago, is getting a $75,000 contract to do legal work for the Paterson Public Schools, according to public records.
Municipal officials held a candlelight vigil at City Hall on Tuesday night for the 13-year-old boy and the 43-year-old woman killed over the weekend.