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Arrests Made In Connection to Shooting Death of Paterson Man Found in Car

May 21, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Two Paterson men were arrested between May 12 and May 17 in connection to the homicide which occurred on May 3 in the area of Fair and Auburn Streets in the City of Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

According to a statement, on May 3 at approximately 9:16 p.m. members of the Paterson Police Department ...

Newark Man Arrested in January Shooting, Robbery on Paterson Street

PATERSON, NJ - A 30-year-old Newark man has been arrested in relation to a shooting that took place January 8, 2021, in the area of Putnam Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

Terrell Johson is charged with Attempted Murder, Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, and Possession of ...

Man Found Guilty Of 2014 Crime Spree That Included Arson In Paterson

PATERSON, NJ — A Bronx, NY man was convicted on federal charges related to a crime spree in June 2014 during which he allegedly set fire to his business partner’s used car dealership in Paterson.

Besides torching the dealership, 41-year-old Luis Figueroa was also convicted of kidnapping, criminal sexual abuse and possession of a firearm, assaulting an employee of the United States, ...

Paterson Man was Part of Catalytic Converter Theft Ring, U.S. Attorney Charges

NEWARK, NJ – A 27-year-old Paterson man was among four suspects charged Thursday in connection with their roles in a scheme to steal catalytic converters from vehicles in New Jersey and transport the stolen goods to New York, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Juan Jose Flores Nolasco, as well as Carlos Gonzalez Sabino, 27, and Marcos Rivas Cruz, 21, both of the Bronx, New ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Makes Push for Resolution Supporting Federal Antilynching Legislation

TRENTON, NJ  – Paterson Assemblyman Benji Wimberly has joined two of his colleagues to introduce Assembly Resolution 137 in support of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, signed by President Biden on March 29.

A statement reflected that anti-lynching legislation was first introduced in 1900 by North Carolina Congressman George H. White in the wake of the Wilmington massacre that ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

Operation Helping Hand Results In 82 Arrests, Offers Treatment For Those Suffering From Opioid Addiction

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently concluded Operation Helping Hand, consisting of eight one-day street operations which took place between February and April 2022, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced.

A total of 82 individuals, residents of Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties in New Jersey, Rockland ...

Out of Business. Paterson 'Chop Shop' Closed Down, Acting AG Platkin Says

PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged.

In a statement Platkin announced that the indictment is the result of a joint ...

Clifton Man Had, Shared Child Pornography Sheriff Berdnik Says After Arrest

CLIFTON, NJ - A 25-year-old Clifton man was arrested on Thursday and charged with several crimes related to the possession and distribution of child pornography.

According to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Internet Crime Against Children Task Force, received information about the suspect distributing several videos and ...

State Police and Partners Arrest 17 Fugitives, Including Individuals Wanted for Violent Crimes in Passaic County

PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a two-day cooperative mobile deployment that led to the arrest of 17 fugitives in Passaic County last month. Of the 17 arrested, five were identified as street gang members. This deployment is part of a comprehensive initiative to reduce violent crime statewide, officials said. 

The targets for the operation were ...

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Train for a Job in the Cannabis Industry

Train for a job in the booming cannabis industry.  A live, online training course starts June 1 through Passaic County Community College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development department. 

The medical and adult use cannabis industry is growing fast, and well-trained individuals are needed to fill jobs of all types and levels. This course will prepare you for an ...

Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

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The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun.

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun, an annual event that is well-supported by local civic groups including many Divine 9 organizations.   

Participants in the event enjoyed a night of fellowship, fun and music, attendees said.  

As part ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Signs with Guardian Research Network® to Help Change How Healthcare is Delivered

May 17, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Guardian Research Network Inc. (GRN) announced that Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and a clinical affiliate of Rutgers University Medical School, has joined its nationwide healthcare system research network. As not-for-profits, both entities come together to bring healthcare innovation to local communities and enhance patient diversity in ...

New Poll: Majority of New Jersey Voters and Parents Support Public Charter Schools by a 2:1 Margin

HAMILTON, NJ – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% indicated opposition), while parents surveyed have an even higher level of support (56% support and only 24% ...