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Three Paterson Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

July 20, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - Three Paterson residents were arrested Wednesday and charged with various drug offenses after the Paterson Police Department's Narcotics Division conducted an investigation in the area of 150 E. 25th Street.

Jonathan Mejia, age 29, Camilo Mejia, 25, and Vanessa Gonzalez, 35, were arrested. Police seized 13 bags containing more than 2 pounds of marijuana, two bags filled with ...

Paterson Man Arrested on Two Counts of Attempted Murder for June 14 Shootings

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder relating to shootings that occurred in the city a month ago.

Jaronn Stokes, 30, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of attempted murder and several weapons offenses in connection with the shooting in the late afternoon hours of June 14 of two victims who sustained non-fatal gunshot ...

Paterson Man Charged with Heroin Possession

PATERSON, NJ - A 23-year-old Paterson resident has been arrested and charged with heroin possession, police announced on Wednesday.

Ricardo Murdock, a resident of Broadway in the city, was arrested Tuesday night after he was found with 2,312 glassines of heroin.

According to a release from the Paterson Police Department, narcotics detectives conducted a drug investigation in the area of 324 ...

ZAC Foundation Returns to Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic

July 25, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - National water-safety organization The ZAC Foundarion has selected the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic bgcppnj.org to host its ZAC Camp for a second year through its grant program.

Since it began, ZAC Camps have taught more than 10,000 children and families the importance of water safety.

The Paterson ZAC Camp – named in memory of 6-year-old Zachary Archer ...

Paterson Man Admits to Defrauding Local Trucking Company of $900,000

July 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - A Paterson man admitted his role Monday in a scheme to defraud a Clifton-based trucking company out of more than $900,000, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.   

Angel D. Vidal, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark federal court to Count 1 of an indictment charging him with wire fraud.

According to ...

Paterson Man Charged with Heroin Possession

PATERSON, NJ - A 23-year-old Paterson resident has been arrested and charged with heroin possession, police announced on Wednesday.

Ricardo Murdock, a resident of Broadway in the city, was arrested Tuesday night after he was found with 2,312 glassines of heroin.

According to a release from the Paterson Police Department, narcotics detectives conducted a drug investigation in the area of 324 ...

Paterson Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder for 2013 Beating

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for the beating death of a man in an abandoned Governor Street factory four years ago.

Carl Jones has been charged with first-degree murder, as well as burglary and theft offenses, following the death on Aug. 29, 2013 of Timothy Linnartz.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Jones and Linnartz both ...

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July 19, 2017

Open Letter to the Mayor of Mahwah, William Laforet:

Re: Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

The town is requiring permits and asking for fees of a land that belongs to the tribe.  Mahwah town has also issued sizable code violations to the tribal members. The code violations issued are improper and unjustified.  The camp activities have caused no harm to the private community.  ...

Gun Buy Back Program to be Held in 3 NJ Cities July 28-29

July 17, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A two-day gun buy back event will take place in three New Jersey cities on July 28 and 29 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm as a part of the New Jersey Statewide Gun Amnesty Program.

The three events will take place in:

Camden, at the Antioch Baptist Church at 700 Ferry Avenue
Newark, at the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church, 88 Lyons Avenue
Trenton, at the Friendship Baptist ...

L.E.A.D. ON THE STREET Launched To Help Law Enforcement Combat Opioid Drug Abuse, Bullying, Violence

July 13, 2017

New Jersey law enforcement will now have another tool available to help them combat the opioid drug epidemic, bullying, and violence. L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) launched its ON THE STREET training program, a new and innovative one-day certification program to give law enforcement the evidence-based information they need to bring “best practices” back to their agencies to ...

Acceptance: It’s Easier Than You Think

July 18, 2017

America is divided. Our nation, which was once built on the foundation of unity, has now isolated neighbors from each other and turned brother against brother. In times like these, how can people of different beliefs and different backgrounds possibly remain unified under threats of terror and nuclear warfare? How can we possibly attain world peace when we are at the brink of war amongst each ...