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The city has instituted an overtime freeze to cut back on non-essential overtime spending, according to documents it submitted to the state. "No staff member is to work overtime without prior approval from their department head. Effective immediately, overtime hours are to be limited to esse
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The city council approved a resolution expressing its support for a state law change that would expand driving privileges to unauthorized immigrants. Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, who has called for expanding driving rights to those who immigrated to the United States illegally, presented the res
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Three people were wounded in two separate shootings early Saturday morning in the city, according to police. A 22-year-old Haledon man was wounded in the lower leg at about 2:50 a.m. on 12th Avenue near East 23rd Street, according to police. A second shooting on 10th Avenue and East 24th Stre
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#NJ #Paterson #News Paterson revokes Wild Bull bar’s liquor license
The city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board revoked Wild Bull bar’s liquor license on Wednesday evening due to a large number of violations. The Buffalo Avenue bar was cited on March 27th, 2015 for allowing its business to become a “nuisance,” sold alcohol to underage individuals, a
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#NJ #Paterson #News Paterson man caught in Pennsylvania with over 65,000 packets of heroin gets 26-year prison sentence
A city man arrested in Pennsylvania with 65,013 packets of heroin in a car trunk was sentenced to a 26-year prison sentence on Tuesday morning, according to Monroe County District Attorney's Office. Ronald A. Carter, 38-year-old, was sentenced to 312 months or 26 years in prison for heroin p
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#NJ #Paterson #News Two Paterson police officers promoted - Veteran police officers Karen Rayfield and Tamiko White were promoted to the rank of sergeant on Tuesday, announced mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration. “Your promotion has elevated both of you not only in the eyes of your colleagues, but also in the eyes of the citizens of Paterson, and in the hearts of your families...
Veteran police officers Karen Rayfield and Tamiko White were promoted to the rank of sergeant on Tuesday, announced mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration. "Your promotion has elevated both of you not only in the eyes of your colleagues, but also in the eyes of the citizens of Pater
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176 police departments across New Jersey received $2.5 million in funding to purchase body-worn cameras for their officers, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Elizabeth, Jersey City, and Edison received the most funding for body cameras because they made requests that were m
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Three men and one woman were wounded in two early Sunday morning shootings in the city, according to police. A 20-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman, and a 22-year old man were shot while sitting inside a car outside a residence on Chadwick Street at about 2:45 a.m., according to police. Police
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#NJ #Paterson #News Sheriff: Paterson drug dealer and Wayne buyer arrested
An alleged city drug dealer was arrested on Union Avenue after he sold suspected heroin to a Wayne man Wednesday afternoon, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Ronald Delmo, 57, of Paterson; and Elvis Romero, 42, of Wayne, were arrested in the Hillcrest section at around 4 p.m. o
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#NJ #Paterson #News Mayor Torres’ move to reduce and replace recreation fund source gets no support in council
The city council refused to support mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ new move to reduce the budget line item that funds recreation to $0 and substitute it with the $3 million in anticipated revenue the recreation tax will bring into city coffers if it is approved by voters on November 3rd, 2015. T
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#NJ #Paterson #News Majority of 1st Ward city council candidates have not filed 29-day pre-election campaign report
A majority of the four candidates running in the 1st Ward special election have yet to file their 29-day pre-election campaign finance report, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). Candidates Veronica Ovalles, Michael Jackson, Bernard Jones have yet to file their
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#NJ #Paterson #News City council adopts measures to deter utility companies from tearing roads
The city council adopted measures on Tuesday evening to deter utility companies from improperly resurfacing roads after they have been ripped open for underground repairs. The first measure requires utility companies to post security deposits or surety bonds in case they default on performance.
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