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20-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Late Night Shooting In Paterson

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ —  A 20-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot late Sunday night in Paterson, according to authorities.

Around 11:15 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the area of Jefferson Street and North 2nd Street, where they found a Paterson man who had suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim ...

Clifton Woman Shot in Paterson Early Sunday

PATERSON, NJ - An 18-year-old Clifton woman was shot while in the area of Belle Avenue and Hopper Street in Paterson in the early hours of Sunday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

The incident, which drew a police response on a report of shots fired, took place at approximately 3:43 a.m. The victim, who sustained a non-fatal ...

Paterson Police Shut Down 'Million Dollar' Drug Operation

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police have shut down what Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale referred to as a “million dollar operation.” 

In a statement Speziale described that as a result of the “long term investigation” during which detectives were able to identify a narcotics network operated by two individuals in two locations, 85 Mill Street and 157 Oliver ...

Rep. Pascrell Signals Support for Federal Firefighters

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in favor of the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (H.R. 2499) on Wednesday, his office announced.

The measure, which would ensure that federal firefighters receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters, is sponsored by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and ...

Red Cross Selects Paterson As Signature City For 2022 'Sound The Alarm' Events

PATERSON, NJ – The American Red Cross, together with Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Fire Department, announced on Thursday that the City of Paterson has been selected as New Jersey’s signature city as part of a national Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative to install 50,000 free smoke alarms in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country in May.

Sound the Alarm is part of ...

15-Year-Old North Haledon Female Dead, Four Paterson Men Injured in Wednesday Shooting

PATERSON, NJ – A 15-year-old North Haledon girl was shot and killed on Essex Street on Wednesday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. Four Paterson men, aged between 21 and 32, were also injured in the incident.

According to a statement, at about 10:20 p.m. police officers were dispatched to the area of Madison Street and ...

Thursday Shooting Sends Paterson Man to Hospital

PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Paterson Police Department arriving in the area of Ellison Street and Van Houten Street on a report of shots fired immediately found a potential crime scene and a 28-year-old man with multiple non-fatal gunshot wounds Thursday,  Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

The victim was immediately ...

Paterson Man Arrested In Connection to March 20 Shooting

PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man was arrested on Wednesday in relation to a shooting investigation that took place on March 20 in the area of Beech Street and Essex Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

According to a statement, on March 20, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Ward Street and ...

Wednesday Night Shooting Under Investigation, Officials Say

PATERSON, NJ - A 36-year-old Paterson man that arrived at Saint Joseph’s  University Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound Wednesday was struck by a bullet while in the area of West Broadway and White Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

The incident, the law enforcement officials said, was reported at ...

Paterson Man Pronounced Dead After Being Shot Near Auburn Street

PATERSON, NJ – A 25-year-old Paterson man was shot while inside his vehicle in the areay of Auburn Street and Fair Street on Wednesday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.

According to a statement, at around 9:17 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the area on a report that a man had been shot. Upon their arrival, ...

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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 ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh’s Leadership Integrity Matters for Continuing Progress of Paterson

May 6, 2022

Dear Editor

When choosing a mayor, citizens are essentially hiring a person they believe is best fit for the duties and responsibilities of the office. We have seen the ineffectiveness of this hiring process at times when voters don’t have enough information or are uninterested or simply ready for a new officeholder. Considering the mayor’s office is like the CEO position of a ...

Scenes from the 2022 Passaic County Art in the Park Festival Held in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

May 7, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park last weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show their talents and sell their wares.

Art in the Park was held from 11 to 7 on Saturday, April 30, ...

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

May 11, 2022

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% ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Receives Endorsement From Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter

PATERSON, NJ - Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter has announced her endorsement of Mayor Andre Sayegh for re-election. Representing the 35th Legislative District comprising Passaic and Bergen Counties, Sumter has served in the New Jersey State Assembly as Deputy Speaker and Majority Conference Leader as well as Chair of the N.J. Legislative Black Caucus. 

"Assemblywoman Sumter has ...