Hundreds of people chanted the name of George Floyd in front of the historic Danforth Memorial Library in Paterson on Tuesday afternoon.
Former councilman Alex Mendez remained on top after a manual recounting of the ballots in the 3rd Ward race on Monday.
Municipal officials have agreed to borrow $25 million by issuing tax anticipation notes to address shortfalls triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman, who lost by eight votes in the 2nd Ward race this month, filed for a recount on Wednesday.
Running coronavirus testing sites for residents has been a struggle for mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration. Over the past two weeks, the city has changed two companies that were running the four test sites. A third company recently took over operations of the four sites, officials revealed on Tuesday night.
Councilman Shahin Khalique secured re-election on Tuesday night and held a celebration at his packed campaign headquarters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A person has died in a house fire on 17th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
A city man was wounded in a shooting on North Main Street early Monday afternoon, making him the 16th person shot in Paterson over a violent eight-day span.
A city man was killed in a shooting on 15th Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
A pair of city men were arrested in a motor vehicle stop on Rosa Parks Boulevard late Saturday morning, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
A city man was injured in a shooting on Summer Street early Sunday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. The victim, 18-year-old, arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound. Police believe the victim was struck by gunfire on Summer Street between Hamilton Avenue and Broadway at…
The police arrested three people and seized two handguns after the suspects crashed their stolen vehicle on East 16th Street late Saturday night, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
The city’s school district may lose $16.4 million in state education funding because of the fiscal crisis produced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Paterson school officials ordered custodians, maintenance workers to report to work amid pandemic. Three tested positive for coronavirus, lawyer says.
After Paterson school officials ordered maintenance and custodial workers to report to work to allegedly perform non-essential duties in late April, three of them tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Forty-seven teachers have been sent layoff notices this month, school officials said this week. Layoff of non-tenured teachers are spread across 43 elementary and high schools in Paterson.
School board members have approved a measure to increase the district’s general counsel Robert Murray’s $265,000 contract by $29,500.
After years of non-stop increase, Paterson high school graduation rate has been declining over the past two academic years.
The school board approved a $618.55 million budget on Thursday evening that raises school taxes by 15 percent.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased by 17 to 6,386 on Tuesday afternoon, according to municipal government data.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased by 23 to 6,369 on Monday afternoon, according to municipal government data.
Latisha Williams and her two children were screened for the new coronavirus at the School 28 playground more than two weeks ago. She is still waiting for the three test results.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased by 18 to 6,346 on Sunday afternoon, according to municipal government data.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased by 34 to 6,328 on Saturday afternoon, according to municipal government data.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased by 48 to 6,294 on Friday afternoon, according to municipal government data.
State Covid-19 rules prohibit open-casket funerals. Paterson funeral home held one for deceased former councilman.
New Jersey health officials published rules that prohibit open-casket funerals because of the coronavirus pandemic. But that didn’t stop a Paterson funeral home from hosting an open-casket ceremony for a deceased former councilman earlier in the month.
A Bergen County man has been charged for allegedly violating Covid-19 emergency orders by opening his South Paterson jewelry shop, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
A city man has been charged for allegedly opening his pool hall in violation of emergency orders put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, according to authorities.
A pair of brothers known for bringing home gold from national and international jiu-jitsu competitions did it again. Jason Dixon and Jalen Mitchell returned to Paterson with gold and bronze medals from the Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, biggest martial arts competition in the world for kids, held in Long Beach, Calf. last Sunday.
Frandy Cuevas played for the Eastside High School baseball team for a year. His coach immediately recognized greatness.
12-year-old Jalen Mitchell defeated his opponent to win gold in the boys Teen 1 orange belt featherweight category at the Pan Kids IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in California.