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ATLANTIC CITY is more than a collection of casinos on a boardwalk. Governor Christie has the right idea to ask the Legislature to add the ailing city to the group covered by the state's largest economic development incentive programs.
The Passaic Valley Water Commission plans to hold a second public meeting Monday night to explain its plan to drain three reservoirs on Garret Mountain, and for the first time, elected officials are expected to attend. The New Jersey Community Development Corp., a non-profit that has been leading the opposition to the project, is hosting the meeting.
Second-graders at St. Anne's School in Fair Lawn. The Newark Archdiocese in July announced its Lighting the Way plan, in which it assumes control of financial and personnel matters over schools in the hopes of keeping more of them open.
Responding to a prosecutor's plea to send a message against gun violence, a judge on Friday sentenced a Paterson man to 25 years in prison for a triple shooting in which a city man was killed and two others were wounded. Stanley Walker got into an argument with his girlfriend's former boyfriend, and instead of avoiding a confrontation, he initiated a gunfight, opening fire in a crowded street, said Jason Statuto, a Passaic County assistant prosecutor.
PATERSON - A convicted sex offender was arrested and charged Friday with selling drugs from his Paterson home while out on parole, the Passaic County Sheriff said. Sheriff's narcotics detectives raided the Main Street residence of 46-year-old Wilfredo Lopez and discovered heroin, a black "Phantom" pellet handgun and more than $7,100, according to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik.
Detectives from the Paterson Ceasefire Unit and Passaic County Prosecutor's Office arrested a 16-year-old boy in an Aug. 26 shooting, authorities said Friday. PATERSON - A 16-year-old Paterson boy was being held Friday on charges he shot a man in the back late last month, city police said.
A Paterson man has been arrested and charged with robbery after he tried to grab and steal a gold necklace from a Clifton resident's neck as she did her laundry in a Crooks Avenue business. Zakaria Barki, 24, was apprehended on Getty Avenue, Paterson, with the help of Paterson police officers, said Clifton Police Department spokesman detective Sgt.
Governor Christie has told lawmakers that he wants a bill updating economic development incentive programs changed to help struggling Atlantic City. The measure, which easily passed both houses of the Legislature in June, called for a series of changes to the sweeping overhaul of state tax incentive programs Christie signed into law in 2013.
The city's state-appointed schools superintendent Donnie Evans has received a $10,750 bonus on top of his $215,000 salary for the 2012-13 academic year, according to public documents. Evans' bonus stemmed from the district's improved graduation rate as well as the superintendent's success in implementing most aspects of his plan for transforming city schools, according to New Jersey education department spokesman Richard Vespucci.
For a project called 565 New Jersey, radio reporter and voiceover specialist Bernie Wagenblast, a resident of Cranford, is collecting sound "postcards" from each of the 565 municipalities in the state of New Jersey, starting with a recording taken right here in Westfield - a snippet from the Westfield Community Band's concert in Mindowaskin Park on July 4, 2013. To hear that recording, click here.
Authorities have arrested a 43-year-old city man and charged him with attempted murder in connection with a shooting last week in the 4th Ward, police said. The suspect, Vinnie Morgan, was apprehended by Passaic County sheriff's officers on Sunday when he reported for work as part of a labor program for low-level criminal offenders, police said.
After more than three decades in Paterson, Accurate Box Co. is considering leaving for Orange County in New York, New Jersey officials said, as they awarded a $40 million tax break to stop the company from leaving and encourage its expansion in the city.
The Borough Council moved its regular meeting up by one hour and blew through business in record time last night so it could represent the municipality in Paterson, where the Passaic Valley Water Commission hosted a forum on its plan to drain the reservoirs at Garret Mountain. Although the public information session, attended by about 50 people last night, was organized by the commission ostensibly to discuss alternatives to the first phase of the $135 million project - draining the Stanley M. Levine Reservoir in Paterson and replacing it with concrete tanks - the phases of the project that involve draining two reservoirs in Woodland Park, were called into question by some in attendance.
Seven years after it began developing plans to drain its three reservoirs on Garret Mountain, the Passaic Valley Water Commission yielded to pressure and held a meeting Wednesday night to explain the project to residents who fear it will destroy the landscape and send water rates soaring. About 50 residents came to the International High School on Grand Street, across the street from the historic Stanley M. Levine Reservoir, which is scheduled to be drained in 2015 as Phase I of the project.
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Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 02:17 pm
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