Municipal officials launched a part-time special police program with fanfare in 2015 with the aim of reducing the burden on the short-staffed police force.
Strong winds associated with tropical storm Isaias downed trees and caused power outages in Paterson on Tuesday afternoon.
As crime surges in the streets of Paterson, senior citizens say they are afraid to step out of their homes.
A police unit has been put together to specifically enforce governor Phil Murphy’s so-called “stay at home” order that urges New Jersey residents to practice social distancing and forces closure of nonessential businesses, announced mayor Andre Sayegh on Thursday.
Passaic County sheriff Richard Berdnik has suspended foreclosure sales and enforcement of evictions due to the new coronavirus.
Ibrahim ‘Mike’ Baycora was sworn in as police chief on Tuesday afternoon, making him the first Turkish-American and Muslim police chief in the history of Paterson.
The American Red Cross has picked Paterson as New Jersey’s signature city in its Sound the Alarm campaign, a nationwide effort to improve home fire safety throughout the Untied States by installing 100,000 free smoke alarms in a two-week period in spring 2020.