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BREAKING: Firefighters Continue to Knock Back Flames at Madison Ave. and 21st Ave. Residents Advised to Avoid Area

January 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott has advised individuals to avoid the area of Madison Avenue and 21st Avenue as firefighters continue to fight back a fire that has engulfed multiple structures, including at least five homes.

One firefighter has sustained minor injuries, McDermott reported.

All ramps from Route 80 have been closed.

In a Facebook Live video McDermott told ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Swears in Six Police Recruits

PATERSON, NJ -  Six Paterson residents are about to embark on the toughest six months of their lives, according to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale.

The four women and two men were joined by family and friends as they stood before police brass and Mayor Andre Sayegh to take their oath to join the ranks of the Paterson Police Department. The six will enter the police academy on ...

Overnight Shooting Leaves One Injured

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson police found a crime scene but no victim after responding to the area of North Main Street on a report of shots fired in the early hours of Sunday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald the call came in at approximately 1:24 a.m.

A short time later, the report reads, members of the Paterson Police Department ...

Pre-Dawn Shooting Leaves Two Injured

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is underway into a pre-dawn shooting inside a business on East Railway Avenue on Sunday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area on a report of a shooting announce at approximately 5:21 a.m.

A short time later, the report reads, police were ...

Paterson Police Officer Recovers Last Gun Off Streets of 2018, First of 2019

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson police officer is being credited with starting 2019 the same way he ended 2018, by making Paterson safer.

According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, Emergency Response Team Officer M. Bashir made arrests on consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday, leading to the seizure of the last weapon of 2018 and the first one of 2019.

“It’s not surprising ...

Paterson Sees Sharp Drop in Murders in 2018, Shootings Also Continue Downward Trend

PATERSON, NJ - From community watch meetings to business grand openings, presiding over swearing ins of new police officers to speaking from church pulpits, “a safer city is a stronger city” might have been one of Mayor Andre Sayegh’s most oft-uttered mantras of 2018.

And indeed, if increased investment in Paterson will follow tumbling crime statistics, the city is set for a ...

Paterson Police Officers Arrest One, Take Loaded Weapon Off the Streets

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Police officers on overnight patrol in the area of Curtis Place and Van Houten Street made an arrest and took a gun off the streets in the early hours of Saturday.

According to a report by Police Director Jerry Speziale, Officers Brian Culmone and Gerard Speziale were in their police vehicle at approximately 2:51 a.m. when they noticed the suspect, later identified as ...

Woodland Park Man Shot Early Saturday

PATERSON, NJ- A 36-year-old Woodland Park man was shot in the early morning hours of Saturday. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Summer Street and Broadway at approximately 4:03 a.m. on a report of shots fired. 

While they were unable to ...

Bloomfield Man Shot Wednesday in Area of Fair Street

PATERSON, NJ- A 24-year-old Bloomfield man was shot in Paterson on Wednesday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department reported to the area of Fair Street at approximately 10:17 p.m. on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival police located the victim who was immediately transported to Saint ...

Man, 23, Killed in Wednesday Shooting

PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement officials have confirmed that a Paterson man was shot and killed on Wednesday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of 16th Avenue at approximately 7:15 p.m. on the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival officers located Lexander Torres, 23, ...

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