Passaic County News

February 23, 2021

HALEDON, NJ - A report was received by the Haledon Police Department of a "customer dispute involving a handgun" taking place at the Metro PCS Store, found at 428 Haledon Avenue, on 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 20.  Haledon Police Sergeant George Kelly with Police Officers April Latona and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Efforts to revitalize the historic Hinchliffe Stadium got a major boost Wednesday with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)’s approval of an Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program tax credit. Vacant for decades, the redevelopment will include a museum ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department arrested three individuals, two of them teenagers, following a break-in at the Best Buy store on Andrews Drive. At the height of the blizzard on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., police received a call for a commercial burglar alarm activation at Best Buy.

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PATERSON, NJ - An early morning fire sent members of the Paterson Fire Department to an E. 30th Street home at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday, according to sources on the scene. While the fire was mostly contained to the second floor in the rear with some extension to the attic the house ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy further solidified his support for New Jersey’s third largest city with a visit to the historic Hinchliffe Stadium Tuesday accompanied by a pronouncement that it will have a “second act.” Despite a heavy schedule that included a previous stop in Newark where ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholder issue a Code Blue alert for all of Passaic County effective 6 p.m. Dec. 14. According to the National Weather Service, the overnight temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit across the county.  In addition ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will continue to offer free mobile testing to all Passaic County residents throughout November, including with four testing dates being hosted in partnership with Montclair State University at the university’s campus. “We’ve seen an ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A much anticipated $1.25 million makeover to Paterson’s Lou Costello Park, including  the construction of the city’s first ever playground with autistic children in mind, is set to break ground, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Wednesday. The project, funded through Community ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event.  Organizers of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After learning more about New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, Asia Rollins decided to apply for a job at Rise Paterson, a dispensary that opened last December in the city. Now, on the cusp of one year on the job, Rollins is on the way up at one of the fastest growing companies in ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Owners Linda and Michael Passaro have been running local eatery Primo Amore on Diamond Bridge Avenue for the last three and a half years. Having both come from families in the hospitality and restaurant industry, their dream of opening up their own family restaurant was realized ...

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PATERSON, NJ - When Labor Day hit earlier this week the realization set in for countless New Jerseyians that not only was summer over, but it also passed without them ever getting to the beach. Such is the reality in a COVID-19 environment. However, now, thanks to the vision of developer Levi ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday a cement truck lost its brakes while traveling down Fairview Avenue in Hawthorne.  According to sources, the vehicle careened about forty or fifty feet before striking a sign, taking out a large tree, crossing Goffle Hill Road, and entering the driveway of 448 Goffle Hill ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – With the deadline for the 2020 decennial census being moved up by a month, to September 30th, the Passaic County Complete Count Committee is redoubling its efforts, and working with community partners to ensure a complete count of Passaic County residents, officials have said. On ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After the U.S. Census Bureau announced plans to end its count a month earlier than expected, local and county officials are making a push to ensure the area’s hard-to-reach groups are represented. The count will now end on Sept. 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – More than $7.5 million is heading to Passaic County for infrastructure improvements at the local level, county officials announced Tuesday. The funding from the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) will be used to create improvement projects in 2021 that will maintain roads, ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The annual Passaic County Fair held each year at Garret Mountain Reservation has officially been canceled amid continuous COVID-19 concerns. The Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. announced the cancelation citing public health and safety.   “While this decision was not ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A proposal to bring a three-piece project, including a world-class visitor center, 24,000 sf community center, and 270 car parking garage to the area surrounding the Paterson Great Falls took a big step forward Tuesday. In the final meeting of the current Paterson City Council, ...

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Passaic Valley Water Commission crew is repairing a possible water main break at the corner of Spring Street and Elliot Street in Passaic. Customers in the area may experience discolored water, poor pressure, or possibly no water while repairs are made. Traffic detours are expected.   

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Taken every 10 years, the U.S. Census is a count of every resident of the country, regardless of citizenship or legal status.  Census results are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. The distribution of more than $675 ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara has announced a series of steps taken by her colleagues to help keep the community safe and limit the further spread of COVID-19, coronavirus. Included in these is giving County Administrator Anthony DeNova emergency powers ...

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