Most polling places in Paterson will remain the same except two locations which have been changed
The Paterson School District will be closed for students on: Monday November 5th, 2012. On Tuesday the district will be closed for the presidential election.
Patersonians in need of warm dinner and lunch are asked to visit East Side High School, where hot meals will be provided; in 2 branches of Paterson Public Library individuals will be able to charge their phones or other chargeable device while remaining warm inside a heated library room with books.
Families across Paterson have lost power — including your correspondent –; Public Electric Service & Gas (PSE&G) says well over 40 thousand have lost power in Passaic County. We have received outage information from about 30 Patersonians from various parts of the city.
The Red Cross operated storm shelter located at the International High School on Grand Street was empty when we visited with only one person who sought and found shelter at the place.
Early Monday morning residential garbage was picked up, but that will not be the case on Tuesday: the City will not pick up any garbage left near the curb until Thursday
Mayor Jeffery Jones and Council President Anthony Davis declared a state of emergency for Paterson. On a channel 77 announcement which is only available on Cablevision and is also uploaded onto Youtube, the mayor said, “the winds, rains, and potential floodings are a grave concern,” stressing similar points as governor Governor Chris Christie.