Investigation By Paterson Police Disrupts Drug Sales Operation

July 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ -An investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division that spanned over two months led to three arrests on Friday.

According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale, the investigation focused on illegal drug sales occurring from the apartment building located at 61-69 Park Avenue. 

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on Friday Paterson police ...

Paterson Fire Department Recruitment Effort ‘About Education and Building Trust’

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that their goal was to bring the application process to join the ranks of the Paterson Fire Department to “every ward and every resident,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott addressed members of the city council on Tuesday to increase awareness of the Department’s aggressive recruitment efforts. 

Eligible residents have until August 31 to complete ...

Arrest Made in Shooting that led to Commercial Curfew Disucssion

PATERSON, NJ- Just hours before the Paterson City Council is set to consider a commercial curfew for the area Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that an arrest has been made in a shooting that took place on April 23 in the area of Main and Weiss Street.

According to a statement, Daniel A. Maldonado, 33, Paterson, is due to appear in ...

Paterson Resident Takes Reins of Firefighters Union

PATERSON, NJ- The union representing the 340 rank and file members of the Paterson Fire Department has a new president following the swearing in of Kyle Hughes on Monday.

Hughes, an eight year veteran of the Department, and a long time Paterson resident, told TAPinto Paterson that while his number one commitment is keeping the residents of Paterson safe, his new role involves ...

New Paterson Police Officers Plan to Serve with ‘Hard Work, Integrity, and Consistency’

PATERSON, NJ- It’s not every day that the songs of Bob Dylan and Billy Ocean are invoked within the Paterson City Council Chambers, but that’s exactly what happened on Monday as city leaders, and the recruit’s families, welcomed 12 new officers to the Paterson Police Department.

Referring to a renewed focus on public safety in order to move Paterson forward, Police ...

Two Arrested Following Drugs Related Investigation

PATERSON, NJ - Two Paterson men face drugs-related charges after, acting on an anonymous tip from a “concerned citizen”, Paterson Police Detectives conducted an investigation into illegal activity in the area of Park Avenue and 18th Street.

According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale, the area is well known for prior drug investigations and arrests, and on ...

Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

Louis Venezia to Be Sworn in as Bloomfield Fire Chief at Promotional Ceremony Tuesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Current Deputy Fire Chief Louis Venezia will be sworn in to fill the position of Fire Chief at a ceremony Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Bloomfield Council Chambers at 1 Municipal Plaza.

During the ceremony, several other Bloomfield Fire Department personnel will be sworn in to new positions. Thomas Wilson will formally move to the position of Fire ...

Two Men Arrested, Two Handguns Recovered During Expansive Operation

PATERSON, NJ- Two Paterson men were arrested, and three handguns were recovered on Saturday in a special operation Police Director Jerry Speziale called “indicative of the dedication by the men and women of the department in making a safer Paterson.”

According to a statement by Speziale, while participating in the extensive operation that led to the issuance of 434 tickets, 17 ...

Investigation Underway into Robbery and Shooting of Paterson Man Following Taxi Ride

PATERSON, NJ- An investigation is ongoing into an incident which left a a 23-year-old Paterson man shot and robbed by two men he shared a cab with on Sunday.

According to a statement by  Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of 8th Avenue between East 17th and 18th Street at ...

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