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An anonymous phone call to police in Johnstown, Pa., resulted in the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with a murder in Paterson earlier this month, authorities said Tuesday. Raymond Torres was shot on Sept.
Fairleigh Dickinson University will share in a $1.3 million federal grant to study the problem of sexual assault on college campuses nationwide, it was announced Tuesday. FDU Psychology Professor Robert Prentky will be a lead investigator on the three-year pilot program that will include sites at UCLA, and the universities of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, said Provost Chris Capuano.
School officials at the Dale Avenue School in Paterson released a 3-year-old pre-K student to a total stranger last Monday. The parents of the girl are considering filing a lawsuit for negligence.
Records show that the number of confirmed bullying incidents in city public schools increased by more than double during the second half of the 2013-14 academic year, rising from 83 to 187. But education officials see that jump as a good thing, the result they say of improved training and reporting systems implemented as part of the district's effort to comply with the statewide anti-bullying law.
Four city schools have been named bronze award winners in the "Let's Move Active Schools" program spurred by First Lady Michelle Obama's fitness initiative. The winners were School 5, School 8, and two academies at Eastside - the School of Government and Public Administration and the School of Information Technology.
Investors from Mexico are considering a multi-million-dollar project that would create up to 50 new housing units in Paterson's historic district, according to the city's economic development director, Ruben Gomez. Gomez said he made the connection with the investors during Gov. Chris Christie's trip to Mexico earlier this month.
Police were called to Moya's Bar and Liquors at 442 10th Ave. at 3:33 p.m., Rodriquez said in a news release. They found Antoine Garris, 27, of E. 26th St., on the floor.
Grass-roots opposition to the Passaic Valley Water Commission's Garret Mountain reservoir project found its political voice on Monday night, as the mayors from Paterson and Woodland Park vowed to intensify the fight to stop the controversial $135 million project from going forward. Paterson Mayor Joey Torres told citizens that jammed a meeting at the Paterson Museum that he'll ask the City Council to introduce a resolution tonight to oppose the project.
A Hawthorne couple has been frantically searching for their beloved dog, handing out fliers and offering a reward after she ran away following an accident on Presidential Boulevard over the weekend. Several callers seeking the reward hung up after the couple asked for cell phone photos of the dog, a Labrador retriever mix named Bella that they adopted a year ago from a rescue shelter.
A Paterson couple pleaded not guilty Monday to animal cruelty charges for allegedly running what authorities said was one of the largest dog-fighting operations in New Jersey. Caurie Swinger and Ashley Bryant are charged with keeping dogs in cages in a Paterson home and using the animals for fighting.
Paterson residents Caurie Swinger, 21, and his girlfriend Ashley Bryant, 32, were indicted last month on nearly two dozen counts of animal cruelty as well as other, unrelated charges following a drug raid at Swinger's Van Blarcom Street home in April. Investigators allegedly discovered 18 dogs crammed into cages and the bodies of four pit bulls placed in plastic bags.
Authorities are looking for a 21-year-old Temple Street resident whom they have charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting last month outside a take-out chicken restaurant in the 5th Ward. The suspect, Riondo Jackson, also has been accused of weapons offenses, said Lt.
William Rollins was sitting on the porch of his River Street house when a stranger pulled up in a car. The vegetable garden in Rollins' front yard had caught the woman's eye and she stopped to suggest he enter a horticultural contest sponsored by the Clifton-based City Green nonprofit organization.
HIGHLAND PARK - Christine Beck snapped this photo of presidential candidate John Fitzgerald Kennedy waving from his convertible as it cruised past the Highland Park Barber Shop on Sept. 15, 1960.
Emergency personnel at the scene of an apparent train suicide in Park Ridge in August, one of a spate of such incidents in North Jersey. The deaths occurred near train stations, and they were not accidents.
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