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Passaic County News

September 17, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — During this past week’s Passaic County Commissioner meeting, a resolution was passed unanimously that would “welcome, harbor and relocate” eligible Afghan refugees to Passaic County. The resolution comes in the wake of the arrival of nearly 9,000 Afghan refugees who are currently ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 39-year-old Paterson man has been arrested in connection with a pair of shooting incidents that left a 22-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds and a Paterson Police officer forced to fire back at the supect. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Jabor ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and other county officials gathered outside of Passaic County Community College’s Public Safety Academy Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.  During ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — At the height of last night's storm at approximately 9 p.m. Woodland Park Police received a call of a woman trapped in a vehicle from flash floodwaters in the area of 227 Lackawanna Ave. While EMS, fire and police officials were working to get to the location, dispatch ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The year-and-a-half-long rent moratorium is ending. The moratorium existed due to the economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns. These protections kept most renters in their homes, even if they were unable to pay rent. Now that chantes. As of September, the moratorium will ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Andre Sayegh wasn’t even Mayor of Paterson yet when he began urging his fellow residents to be counted in Census 2020. Countless times on the campaign trail he’d espouse the importance of getting an accurate count, or at least one that brought Paterson’s population to over 150,000 ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - With the last day of the 2021 Passaic County Fair on Sunday, organizers of the annual event are celebrating the success of the first three days of this year’s get together. The fair, open Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Garret Mountain Reservation, offers a series ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - To prevent a post-pandemic housing crisis, Passaic County is working to provide relief to tenants that missed rental payments while ensuring landlords get paid for their lost incomes. On May 17, Passaic County started receiving applications for the Emergency Rental ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - A 26-year-old Moonachie man was arrested in connection with the June 13 early morning fatal hit-and-run on Rt. 3 East near Clifton Commons in Clifton NJ.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, the investigation of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A proposal to provide “proven, on-demand treatment to those struggling with opioid addiction,” has the City of Paterson in the running for one of 15 one million dollar prizes as well as “robust multi-year technical assistance to implement and scale their ideas.” The announcement ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - A dark, violent message last Tuesday morning seemingly came out of the blue. A somewhat routine day at Clifton’s Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) was immediately transformed into a horrific experience of nightmare proportions.   At approximately 11:50 a.m., PACC staff ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The 29-year-old Clifton man who pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats against Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim “Mike” Baycora will spend the next three years on probation, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced. The sentence against Stefan Keco who was initially ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to get your kids hooked — on fishing, not drugs. That is the theme of the sixth annual Youth Fishing Challenge across New Jersey. Each site is sponsored by a local municipal division or an environmental or community group, such as a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Complaints of open air drug sales and use in the area of Barbour Park were the driving force behind a police action that led to 11 arrests Monday. According to Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, members of the Paterson Police Department narcotics division set up a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY - A hit-and-run crash led to the death of a Clifton man and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi are looking for your help. According to Valdes, it was just past midnight on Sunday, April 25 when 35-year-old Dharmesh Patel of Clifton was ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An all-star lineup of government officials and athletes took the field at Hinchliffe Stadium last week to announce that the long awaited renovation of the historic space will be underway in the coming weeks. Leading off for the home team was former Paterson Business Administrator ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park. “We’re actively seeking ...

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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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