PATERSON, NJ – The City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a plan to put a four-way stop sign at the intersection of 11th Avenue and E.26th Street in the 4th Ward.

The council originally had indicted it would wait until September to make a decision on the stop sign. But in a bow to the wishes of 4th Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton, the council approved the installation of the sign at its August 21 meeting.

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Councilman William McKoy, who had been the primary critic of the plan, said he was willing to back the stop sign as long as the city got the type that comes with flashing red lights to catch drivers' attention.