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- Correction (4/15/2017): A previous version of this report — Paterson police officer fires at suspect with gun on Fulton Place – erroneously used Fulton Place and Fulton Street interchangeably. The shooting occurred on Fulton Place not Fulton Street.
- Correction (4/22/2017): A previous version of this report – 1 killed, 2 wounded in separate overnight Paterson shootings — stated the deceased victim’s age was 29. His age was 19.
- Correction (June 1st, 2017): A previous version of this report — Paterson schools superintendent Donnie Evans announces retirement — erroneously stated Evans lived in the Riverside section when in fact he resides in the Eastside neighborhood.
- Correction (June 6th, 2017): A previous version of this report – School 26 in Paterson gets a new playground – erroneously stated the district contributed $1,100 when in fact it contributed $11,000 for site prep.
- Correction (6/9/2017): A previous version of this report — Passaic County Tech parents protest Paterson district’s busing cuts — misattributed a quote to a parent — Cathleen Hames — when the utterance was made by another parent — Kathy Muhammad.
- Correction (July 10th, 2017): A previous version of this report – After forming exploratory committee, ex-Paterson public safety director Glenn Brown announces run for mayor — erroneously stated the announcement was at the Masonic Lodge on Broadway when in fact it was at the Elks Lodge on Ellison Street.
- Correction (Aug. 2, 2017): A previous version of this report – Aspiring chefs of Eva’s Village Culinary School show off cooking skills — erroneously stated the school has a 95-percent placement rate when in fact the placement rate is 92-percent.
- Correction (Aug. 20, 2017): A previous version of this report — Advocacy group opposes new charter schools in Paterson — erroneously stated the school board approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charter schools. The city council passed such a resolution, the school board did not.
- Correction (Aug. 22, 2017): A previous version of this report – New York chemical manufacturer gets $4.78 million state tax breaks for Paterson relocation – erroneously stated the firm would finish renovating the Paterson facility by Feb. 1, 2017 when in fact it will finish on Feb. 1, 2018.
- Correction (Aug. 29, 2017): A previous version of this report – Halls of fame will help keep Great Falls visitors in Paterson, say advocates — misspelled the last name of Michelle Vargas. This has been corrected.
- Correction (Sept. 9, 2017): A previous version of this story — Search committee formed for Paterson’s next schools superintendent — misspelled the last name of the union rep. on the committee. Her last name is Alburg.
- Correction (Sept. 20, 2017): A previous version of this report –Paterson council votes down plan to acquire Ryle Avenue properties for new Great Falls entrance – erroneously stated the vote was 5-3 when in fact it was 5-2.
- Correction (Oct. 6, 2017): A previous version of this report — Paterson’s new dog park named after longtime animal control officer John DeCando — erroneously stated the animal control officer’s last name was “DeCondo” when in fact it is “DeCando.”
- Correction (Nov. 19, 2017): A previous version of this report – School board member Mimms kicks off campaign for at-large Paterson council seat — misidentified the gospel song as that of William Murphy’s “Already Getting Better” when in fact it was Hezekiah Walker’s “Better.”
- Correction (Jan. 9, 2018): A previous version of this report — Paterson getting $15 million mixed-use development on Park Avenue — erroneously stated the building location would be East 16th Street, when in fact, it’s 16th Avenue.
- Correction (Jan. 18, 2018): This report — Family gets $2 million in Paterson girl’s wrongful death case — was revised and re-reported. This report erroneously stated the school board had yet to vote on the settlement. It also erroneously stated the settlement was $1.4 million when, in fact, it was $2 million.
- Correction: A previous version of this report — Paterson high school graduation rate soars to 88-percent — erroneously stated the graduation rate covered 2017-18 school year, when in fact, the rate is for 2016-17 academic year.
- Correction (Mar. 3, 2018): A previous version of this report — Paterson’s Kennedy defeated in boys’ basketball state semifinals — erroneously stated the coach for Hackensack was Gordon Whiting when in fact it is Aaron Taylor.
- Correction: A previous version of this report — Six running for Paterson mayor — erroneously attributed a remark to Alex Cruz that was made by Michael Johnson. Johnson, who worked as the emcee of Cruz’s kickoff event, called other candidates in the race “clowns.”
- A previous version of this report – Paterson gets $426 million in state education aid — erroneously stated Paterson received the largest dollar increase. Newark received the largest increase.
- This report — City Hall plaque incorrectly states William Paterson was New Jersey’s first governor — erroneously stated William Paterson was the third governor. He was the second.
- A previous version of this report — Mayor-elect Sayegh invites his colleagues on City Council to join transition team — erroneously stated Morris has been on the council for 14 years. In fact, he was sworn in for the first time in 2002 and has been on the council for 16 years.
- A previous version of this report — Al Abdelaziz appointed to Paterson’s 6th Ward council seat — erroneously stated Davis was appointed to the 1st Ward seat. He was not. He won in a special election.
- A previous version of this report – 4 people shot — 2 fatally — in Paterson — erroneously stated the time of the incident. It has been corrected to 11:18 p.m.
- A previous version of this report – Paterson’s School 28 designated National Blue Ribbon School – stated there were 20 blue ribbon schools in NJ in 2018. There are 18.
- A previous version of this report — Paterson’s new personnel director was approved for 6-percent longevity pay increase, documents — erroneously stated the 2016 letter was from East Orange payroll supervisor Andrea Lebron, when in fact, the letter was sent to her by Ralph-Rawls seeking a pay adjustment. Same letter was used to justify Ralph-Rawls’ failed longevity pay request in Paterson.
- Correction (Dec. 22, 2018): A previous version of this report — Paterson public works employee accuses supervisor of sexual harassment — erroneously stated Maher was suspended for six month, when in fact, Kennedy was suspended in alleged retaliation.
- A previous version of this report — ‘I took too many e-pills,’ Paterson man told ambulance dispatcher before his death — erroneously stated Sayegh met Lowery at Margarita’s Deli. In fact, he met him at the American Fried Chicken on Broadway on the last Saturday of 2018.
- A previous version of this report – Paterson council confirms six of Sayegh’s department heads — erroneously made mention of a 2004 salary ordinance. There’s a 2015 ordinance that sets the salaries for high ranking officials.
- A previous version of this report — Sayegh raises gay pride flag over Paterson City Hall, faces criticism from religious leaders — erroneously stated Davila’s brother had passed away. This error was corrected.
- A previous version of this story — Paterson mayor declares state of emergency, orders closure of businesses by 6 p.m. — erroneously stated court sessions were suspended until Apr. 27. Court sessions are suspended from Mar. 16 through Mar. 27, 2020.
- A previous version of this story — Frustration in Paterson over lack of police response to quality of life problems — erroneously stated Sayegh told the resident to call 911 on Friday, when she visited him. Report has been revised to remove the error.
- A previous version of this report – 20 new officers hired to rebuild ranks of Paterson police force — erroneously stated there were three women sworn in, when in fact, there were four.
- A previous version of this report — Paterson council grants preliminary approval to 30-year tax abatement for housing part of Hinchliffe Stadium project — erroneously stated it was a 35-year tax abatement when in fact it’s a 30-year tax abatement.
- A previous version of this report — 14-year-old wounded in shooting arrives at Paterson hospital — erroneously stated the victim was shot on Monday. Authorities are still trying to determine date and time of incident.
- A previous version of this report — Paterson: McKoy-Mendez trial slated for summer — erroneously stated the two men were battling for the 5th Ward seat. In fact, they are fighting over the 3rd Ward seat.
- A previous version of this report – Paterson mayor Sayegh prevails in keeping sewer utility – erroneously stated the mayor did not prevail. When in fact, he was successful in keeping his sewer reforms.