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Paterson police issued 226 summonses for quality of life issues, including fireworks, over three-day span

By Jayed Rahman
Published: June 30, 2020

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Police issued 226 summonses for quality of life violations — including loud music, fireworks, groups blocking passageway – over the weekend, said public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Speziale said police issued the summonses on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He said police responded to 258 assignments and conducted checks on 15 hotspots.

“This weekend was very active,” said mayor Andre Sayegh referring to fireworks. “People just don’t understand. You cannot light fireworks in the middle the street and put people in harm’s way. They will be ticketed.”

Sayegh, Speziale, and police chief Ibrahim “Mike” Baycora were out on Saturday and Sunday. Sayegh said he saw two people with fireworks. He will serve as the complainant and have both ticketed, he said.

Speziale said police had success seizing fireworks on Sunday.

Sayegh said fireworks have become a problem throughout the country. He had restored the quality of life detail last week to crackdown on loud music and fireworks after receiving complaints from residents.

Speziale said the crackdown will continue.

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