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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson’s Mayor Torres looks to take next step in vacant property initiativePATERSON — After the city reaped $1.2 million in an auction involving abandoned
Paterson’s Mayor Torres looks to take next step in vacant property initiative
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 10 hours ago
PATERSON — After the city reaped $1.2 million in an auction involving abandoned properties last week, Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres said his staff is ready to move on to the next – and more ambitious - phase of his neighborhood stabilization program. The... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson faces seven percent tax increase in 2016 budgetPATERSON – City property owners may be getting a tax increase of more than seve
Paterson faces seven percent tax increase in 2016 budget
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 14 hours ago
PATERSON – City property owners may be getting a tax increase of more than seven percent no matter how successful municipal officials are in making additional budget cuts over the next several weeks. That’s because state officials say they will base... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Convicted Paterson mayor, Martin Barnes, to get stained-glass tribute at City HallPATERSON – Martin Barnes, the former mayor who left office in disgrace in 2002
Convicted Paterson mayor, Martin Barnes, to get stained-glass tribute at City Hall
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
PATERSON – Martin Barnes, the former mayor who left office in disgrace in 2002 while under indictment in a corruption scandal, will be getting the hallowed tribute of a stained-glass window honoring him at Paterson’s City Hall, officials... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson auctions off liens on 71 vacant properties for $1.2MPATERSON – The city picked up almost $1.2 million in extra revenue on Thursday
Paterson auctions off liens on 71 vacant properties for $1.2M
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 4 days ago
PATERSON – The city picked up almost $1.2 million in extra revenue on Thursday morning through a ground-breaking auction of tax liens on 71 abandoned properties. Under a state law enacted last year, the winning bidders can begin foreclosure... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Officials say Paterson’s Art Factory has reopened after fixing fire safety issuesPATERSON – The city fire department has lifted its shut-down order against the
Officials say Paterson’s Art Factory has reopened after fixing fire safety issues
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 6 days ago
PATERSON – The city fire department has lifted its shut-down order against the Art Factory on Spruce Street and some tenants have resumed operating their businesses at the arts-oriented commercial complex, Paterson officials said on Tuesday. But... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson mayor offers special planning meetings on Great Falls apartment buildingsPATERSON – Facing opposition over the impending construction of 156 apartments
Paterson mayor offers special planning meetings on Great Falls apartment buildings
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 7 days ago
PATERSON – Facing opposition over the impending construction of 156 apartments on a ridge overlooking the Great Falls national park, Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres has agreed to conduct a three-day planning session to review the project. Critics say the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson’s Great Falls park gets $4.3M for ‘Great Lawn’ near industrial ruinsPATERSON — The Great Falls will be getting a “Great Lawn” for concerts, festiva
Paterson’s Great Falls park gets $4.3M for ‘Great Lawn’ near industrial ruins
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 7 days ago
PATERSON — The Great Falls will be getting a “Great Lawn” for concerts, festivals, and other public events, a $4.3 million project that would represent the largest single investment to-date in Paterson’s new national park, officials said. The... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Rutgers study to help Paterson with new initiative for start-up food businessesPATERSON – In an effort to convert a 6th Ward warehouse into a center for assis
Rutgers study to help Paterson with new initiative for start-up food businesses
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 11 days ago
PATERSON – In an effort to convert a 6th Ward warehouse into a center for assisting start-up food businesses, the city has awarded a $70,000 consulting contract to a Rutgers-based group. Paterson already has allocated more than $2 million for the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
State Sen. Cardinale targets Paterson’s contract with its police chiefPATERSON — A state senator from Bergen County on Thursday condemned Paterson’s
State Sen. Cardinale targets Paterson’s contract with its police chief
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 11 days ago
PATERSON — A state senator from Bergen County on Thursday condemned Paterson’s new contract with its police chief as an abuse of taxpayers’ money, saying it highlighted the need for state reform of pension and public employment laws. Sen. Gerald... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson firefighters rescue two teens who fell through ice into Passaic RiverPATERSON – City firefighters rushed into the freezing waters of the Passaic Riv
Paterson firefighters rescue two teens who fell through ice into Passaic River
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 13 days ago
PATERSON – City firefighters rushed into the freezing waters of the Passaic River Tuesday afternoon to rescue two teenagers who plunged through the ice and were screaming for help as they desperately fought off currents that seemed to be pulling them... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Design changes proposed for Great Falls apartment complex fail to satisfy criticsPATERSON – The developer of a controversial 156-unit apartment complex proposed
Design changes proposed for Great Falls apartment complex fail to satisfy critics
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 13 days ago
PATERSON – The developer of a controversial 156-unit apartment complex proposed for a ridge overlooking the national park has revised the buildings’ design to try to make them look more compatible with Paterson’s historic district. Despite the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson mayor’s fund-raising hits $334K markPATERSON — Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres continued to build his campaign war chest d
Paterson mayor’s fund-raising hits $334K mark
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 14 days ago
PATERSON — Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres continued to build his campaign war chest during the last three months of 2015, generating another $59,417 in contributions, according to public records Torres’ latest quarterly campaign finance report, which was... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson Fire Department adds 30 new recruitsThirty new firefighters joined the Paterson fire department on Monday, Jan. 25,
Paterson Fire Department adds 30 new recruits
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 14 days ago
Thirty new firefighters joined the Paterson fire department on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. PATERSON — Thirty new firefighters joined the Paterson fire department on Monday after a graduation ceremony marked the completion of their training. Another 19... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Pascrell calls for compromise on proposed housing at national park in PatersonPATERSON – Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. on Monday urged city and federal officials to
Pascrell calls for compromise on proposed housing at national park in Paterson
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 14 days ago
PATERSON – Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. on Monday urged city and federal officials to reach a compromise in their dispute over the construction of a new apartment complex near the Great Falls national park. “I’m very concerned about whether it would... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson mayor denies request to stop construction of apartment buildings near Great FallsPaterson Mayor Joey Torres on Friday denied a request by the National Park Serv
Paterson mayor denies request to stop construction of apartment buildings near Great Falls
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 17 days ago
Paterson Mayor Joey Torres on Friday denied a request by the National Park Service to stop construction of the Vista condominium project overlooking the Great Falls, choosing to move forward with development of high-density housing that many fear... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson has dozens of developers interested in special tax lien auctionPATERSON — More than 40 developers and investors attended City Hall meetings on
Paterson has dozens of developers interested in special tax lien auction
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
PATERSON — More than 40 developers and investors attended City Hall meetings on Thursday regarding Paterson’s upcoming special tax lien sale for 90 abandoned and vacant properties. The auction will be conducted under a state law adopted last year,... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
U.S. Supreme Court divided on former Paterson police officer's First Amendment caseWASHINGTON — A case of minor-league political payback sparked by a fight over c
U.S. Supreme Court divided on former Paterson police officer's First Amendment case
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 20 days ago
WASHINGTON — A case of minor-league political payback sparked by a fight over campaign lawn signs in Paterson has morphed into one of the biggest legal battles over free speech in the nation, drawing more than an hour of arguments before the U.S.... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
U.S. Supreme Court hears former Paterson police officer's First Amendment caseWASHINGTON — A case of minor-league political payback sparked by a fight over c
U.S. Supreme Court hears former Paterson police officer's First Amendment case
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 20 days ago
WASHINGTON — A case of minor-league political payback sparked by a fight over campaign lawn signs in Paterson has morphed into one of the biggest legal battles over free speech in the United States, drawing more than an hour of arguments at the U.S.... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson invites developers to meeting on impending tax lien sale for abandoned sitesPATERSON — In their ongoing effort to revitalize abandoned homes, Paterson offi
Paterson invites developers to meeting on impending tax lien sale for abandoned sites
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 20 days ago
PATERSON — In their ongoing effort to revitalize abandoned homes, Paterson officials and their consultants will host developers at City Hall on Thursday to preview parcels available at the special tax lien sale scheduled for Feb. 4. The number of... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Former Paterson cop to plead his case today at US Supreme CourtA legal battle between the city of Paterson and a former police officer who cla
Former Paterson cop to plead his case today at US Supreme Court
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 20 days ago
A legal battle between the city of Paterson and a former police officer who claims he was demoted as political payback is scheduled for oral argument today at the U.S. Supreme Court. The dispute began in 2006, when Mayor Joey Torres was running for... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
King's legacy remembered throughout North JerseyRacial disparity in the nation’s criminal justice system was among the themes a
King's legacy remembered throughout North Jersey
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 21 days ago
Racial disparity in the nation’s criminal justice system was among the themes addressed Monday at gatherings honoring the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elected officials, community leaders and residents from North Jersey... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Plans for apartment buildings near Paterson's Great Falls come under firePATERSON – The impending construction of 156 apartments on a cliff overlooking
Plans for apartment buildings near Paterson's Great Falls come under fire
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 25 days ago
PATERSON – The impending construction of 156 apartments on a cliff overlooking Paterson is coming under criticism from local historic preservation advocates, a state environmental group and the superintendent for the city’s new national park. The... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Officials: Paterson laying off one employee in health and human servicesPATERSON — All employees in the city’s Department of Health and Human Service r
Officials: Paterson laying off one employee in health and human services
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 27 days ago
PATERSON — All employees in the city’s Department of Health and Human Service received layoff notices on Monday, but officials say they expect to terminate just one worker. The layoff stems from the city’s loss of a $49,111 state grant, according to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Kelly: Jerry Speziale's new beat covers two statesKenney, who also teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New Yor
Kelly: Jerry Speziale's new beat covers two states
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 30 days ago
Kenney, who also teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, said Speziale’s two-city policing arrangement was a “bad decision on both police departments’ part” that would be magnified if major crimes were to occur... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Interim chief to serve Hazleton until springJerry Speziale will serve as Hazleton’s interim police chief through early Apri
Interim chief to serve Hazleton until spring
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted a month ago
Jerry Speziale will serve as Hazleton’s interim police chief through early April as Mayor Jeff Cusat searches for a permanent police chief. Speziale said Thursday that he’s confident he can balance the responsibilities of implementing new policing... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
New Jersey police director also works in PennsylvaniaPATERSON, N.J. (AP) - The police director of a northern New Jersey city says he
New Jersey police director also works in Pennsylvania
WTRF Wheeling / Posted a month ago
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - The police director of a northern New Jersey city says he is limiting his term as interim police chief of a Pennsylvania town nearly 100 miles away. Jerry Speziale (SPEE'-zee-al) has faced questions for his plan to serve as a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Interim chief taking months off of NJ jobJerry Speziale will serve as Hazleton’s interim police chief through early Apri
Interim chief taking months off of NJ job
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted a month ago
Jerry Speziale will serve as Hazleton’s interim police chief through early April as Mayor Jeff Cusat searches for a permanent police chief. Speziale said Thursday that he’s confident he can balance the responsibilities of implementing new policing... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson mayor says ‘think big’ for final plans on Great Falls national parkPATERSON – Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres urged his colleagues on a federal advisory
Paterson mayor says ‘think big’ for final plans on Great Falls national park
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 1 months ago
PATERSON – Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres urged his colleagues on a federal advisory commission to “shoot for the stars” as they finalize plans for the development of the national park at the Great Falls. “Our job is to ensure that we put Paterson on the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson’s Peruvians want section of Market Street named after homelandPATERSON — A group of residents and business owners is urging the City Council
Paterson’s Peruvians want section of Market Street named after homeland
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 1 months ago
PATERSON — A group of residents and business owners is urging the City Council to rename a stretch of Market Street “Peru Boulevard.” Frustrated by what they called the city’s lack of action on the issue, some of the leaders of the “Peru Boulevard”... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson’s Speziale says he will take Hazleton, Pa., police job for max of 120 daysPATERSON — Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday that he would s
Paterson’s Speziale says he will take Hazleton, Pa., police job for max of 120 days
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 1 months ago
PATERSON — Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday that he would serve as interim chief in Hazleton, Pa. for a maximum of 120 days while the new mayor in that city looks for someone to take the job permanently. Speziale had come under... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson’s Peruvians want section of Market Street named after their home countryPATERSON — A group of residents and business owners is urging the City Council
Paterson’s Peruvians want section of Market Street named after their home country
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 1 months ago
PATERSON — A group of residents and business owners is urging the City Council to rename a stretch of Market Street “Peru Bofficioulevard.” Frustrated by what they called the city’s lack of action on the issue, some of the leaders of the “Peru... Read more
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