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  • Investigators swarm terror suspect’s hometown

    11/01/2017 7:01:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 1, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Investigators descended overnight on the New Jersey neighborhood of the terrorist who went on a rampage in a rental truck along a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people and injuring 11 others. Cops surrounded a block in Paterson, the hometown of Sayfullo Saipov, 29, an Uzbek immigrant who was shot by a cop when he jumped out of the truck brandishing fake but realistic-looking pistols and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” Authorities in Passaic County also cordoned off an area that includes a mosque, some storefronts and several other residences, as well as a parking lot at...
  • Trump's military school roommate: Our goal was 'to lead America'

    11/23/2016 8:20:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09.13.15 | Brent Johnson
    Anyone seeking to understand the psyche of Donald Trump might want to visit a nearly century-old packaging company just off Route 19 in Paterson. There sits Levine Industries, an operation owned by three generations of the same family — most recently by Ted Levine, a 68-year-old businessman who has a few similarities to the billionaire real estate mogul who is now the front runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He doesn't look like Trump. But his personality? "We are going to have the best product that ever existed," Levine exclaimed Friday while discussing an innovative alternative to the hazardous...
  • Paterson man wearing ankle bracelet for probation caught with 1,841 bags of heroin

    03/03/2016 4:54:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    northjersey ^ | 03.02.16 | JOE MALINCONICO
    A man who lives across the street from a prominent drug treatment program was arrested Tuesday night on charges involving almost 1,900 packets of heroin, according to authorities. The suspect, 24-year-old Lirse Jones, was wearing an ankle bracelet because he is on probation stemming from a previous drug conviction, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Narcotics detectives spotted Jones pacing back and forth near the corner of Straight Street and 20th Avenue while on his cell phone, the sheriff said. Shortly after that, a man driving a black Range Rover pulled up to the curb and made an exchange...
  • NJ TEEN INVOLVED IN 'KNOCKOUT GAME' FACEBOOK VIDEO TURNS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE

    02/10/2016 4:50:04 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2016 | 6ABC.COM
    PATERSON, N.J. (WPVI) -- A teenager accused of throwing a vicious punch on a Paterson street corner as part of a "Knockout Game" attack made his first court appearance Wednesday, one day after turning himself in to police. The suspect, 18-year-old Kristian Gonzalez, pleaded not guilty. He surrendered around noontime Tuesday and is due back in juvenile court on February 25. His attorney asked for isolation because both he and his client have received a number of threats. The incident occurred in December on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Van Houten Street, but the brutal violence had people living in the...
  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Video shows NJ student slamming teacher to floor for allegedly taking phone away

    01/24/2015 7:48:15 PM PST · by EinNYC · 54 replies
    PIX11.com ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015 | ANDREA CAVALLIER
    PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — A ninth grader at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, N.J. was arrested Friday after police say he attacked his teacher and slammed him to the floor in the classroom. All because of a cell phone. The attack, captured on video, shows the teen slamming the 62-year-old teacher to the floor in front of other students in an effort to get his cell phone back on Thursday. David Cozart, principal of operations at JFK, said the incident began when the teacher confiscated the phone from the student. The 23-second video shows the 16-year-old with his...
  • Paterson, NJ Student Slams Teacher on the Floor for taking his phone away

    01/23/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 21, 2015
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  • Paterson hosts Native American festival, focused on Great Falls

    11/28/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | Minjae Park
    Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photographer Kodi Tarrant, 6, of Shinnecock, N.Y., waiting his turn Sunday as other dancers of Silver Cloud present their traditional dance at The Paterson Museum. The Sand Hill Band of the Lenape and Cherokee Indians, The Paterson Museum, and the National Park Service presented a festival of culture of the indigenous community of Paterson. PATERSON — Long before Alexander Hamilton identified the Great Falls as the site of the country’s first planned industrial city, and textile mills harnessing the water power multiplied, thrived, withered and crumbled, the Leni-Lenape Indians fished and hunted in the once densely...
  • Amid flags and cheers, Paterson celebrates Palestinian-Americans

    09/17/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    the record ^ | HANNAN ADELY | May 19, 2013
    PATERSON — The raising of a flag at City Hall on Sunday was like any of the dozen or so similar events held in the city each year in a nod to its diversity.   Except it wasn’t.  That’s because the flag raised — for the first time in Paterson, and possibly at any city hall in the United States — was Palestinian. Symbols or assertions of Palestinian statehood are fraught with political sensitivities, and Khader Abuassab, the event’s organizer, said he received harassing phone calls before Sunday’s event. But no problems were on display Sunday when the flag was...
  • Veteran thrown out of Subway restaurant because of service dog

    09/13/2014 2:38:18 PM PDT · by walford · 102 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | September 09, 2014 | Sarah Wallace
    PATERSON, NJ -- A disabled veteran was thrown out of a fast food restaurant because of his service dog. The incident itself is troubling enough, but you won't believe what happened after the Eyewitness News investigators arrived at the restaurant to demand answers. It's one of the most bizarre exchanges Eyewitness News has ever had on a story. Federal law is very clear: Dogs are recognized as service animals and all businesses open to the public, including restaurants, must allow them in. But a U.S. Army veteran says a Subway restaurant in Paterson, New Jersey, blatantly ignored the law, and...
  • Jersey City, Newark and Paterson mayors launch partnership to fight crime

    07/28/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 28, 2014
    The mayors of Jersey City, Newark and Paterson announced a major initiative to fight crime and strengthen communities by sharing intelligence, police officers and purchasing agreements.
  • The Lion Hunter of Zion (an Irish man)

    07/12/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    In his youth, King David proved his heroism by slaying a lion. He went on to put his life on the line for the Jewish People and become a hero for all Israel. Three thousand years later, another lion-hearted lion-slayer also put his life on the line for the Jewish People and became a hero for all Israel. He wasn’t even Jewish, but he was one of the greatest friends and supporters that the Jewish People ever had - and his experiences with lions assisted in numerous ways.Colonel John Patterson was an Irish soldier and engineer assigned to Kenya by...
  • Paterson Cops Accused of Beating, Robbing Two Men in Gang-Like Activity

    07/01/2013 9:30:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 9 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    It’s not for nothing police are sometimes called the largest gang in America. A federal civil rights lawsuit accuses Paterson, NJ police officers of arresting, beating, and robbing (apparently in that order) two men after a confrontation between the two and an off-duty cop at a local sports bar. From the Star-Ledger: A group of Paterson police officers repeatedly punched and kicked a handcuffed, nearly unconscious suspect during a 2011 arrest, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court last week. Captured on a surveillance video, the beating goes on for more than three minutes. The video shows...
  • Court upholds firing of Paterson teacher who called students 'future criminals'

    01/11/2013 3:51:39 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Court upholds firing of Paterson teacher who called students 'future criminals' Dan Ivers/NJ.com By Dan Ivers/NJ.com on January 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM, updated January 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM PATERSON — A state appeals court has upheld the firing of a former Paterson first-grade teacher who called her students "future criminals" on her personal Facebook page. Jennifer O'Brien, an Elmwood Park resident who began working for Paterson schools in 1998, claimed in her appeal that her comments were protected by the First Amendment, and that her right to express her opinion "was outweighed by the district's interest in the...
  • Vitter wants answers on Brazil drilling loan; Paul wanted answers too

    03/22/2011 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Crush · 31 replies
    The US Report ^ | 22 March 2011 | Kay Day
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wants answers from the US taxpayer supported Export-Import bank about a $2 billion loan to Brazil for offshore drilling. Vitter’s home state is suffering under a moratorium imposed by President Barack Obama. Vitter said Louisianians “are frustrated” and he wants to know “why permitting domestically is nearly stalled…” Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had questions about ExIM—nine years ago when he asked Congress to reject the reauthorization of ExIm for “economic, constitutional and moral reasons.” Vitter sent a letter to Fred Hochberg, Ex-Im president, on March 17. Vitter asked Hochberg to identify all US companies that have...
  • Paterson NJ woman says she was not held against her will; (Locked in room for years)

    08/14/2012 5:09:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    The Record ^ | August 14, 2012 | RICHARD COWEN, NICK CLUNN AND JOHN PETRICK
    With tears steaming down her face, a Paterson woman who police say was kept by her boyfriend in a padlocked bedroom for the better part of two years showed up in court Tuesday and defended her alleged captor as a “loving, good man.” “I want this all to stop!” a sobbing Nancy Rodriguez told reporters in the hallway of Superior Court in Paterson, moments before her boyfriend, Michael Mendez, was led before a judge to answer charges of kidnapping, criminal restraint and drug distribution. Rodriguez disputed the state’s contention that Mendez, a reputed drug dealer and member of the Latin...
  • Paterson Aides Said to Have Sought Race-Based Changes to Security Detail in ’08

    08/04/2012 3:20:32 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 7/31/12
    ALBANY — Aides to New York’s first African-American governor wanted a police entourage that looked more like their boss, so they made an unusual request to the State Police: Replace at least 10 white troopers assigned to protect Gov. David A. Paterson with black or Latino officers. The request prompted an extraordinary battle between the Paterson administration and leaders of the State Police shortly after Mr. Paterson, a Democrat, took office in 2008, according to court testimony, e-mails and interviews. Preston L. Felton, at the time the acting superintendent of the State Police and the first African-American to lead the...
  • Passaic County takes in 282 weapons in Paterson gun buyback

    05/16/2012 9:52:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 15 May 2012 | Zach Patberg
    The Passaic County Sheriff’s office spent more than $20,000 buying back 282 guns from residents in Paterson in an effort to rid the city’s most dangerous streets of firearms, officials said Tuesday. The funds came out of money seized during drug arrests, but the $20,000 amount covers only the cost of buying weapons, and doesn’t include staff hours to run the program. “These weapons could have caused significant loss of life and, of course, help perpetuate the cycle of gun violence plaguing our streets,” Sheriff Richard Berdnik said at a press conference before a table covered with 64 working firearms....
  • 1836 Colt Revolver Sets World Record Price For A Single Firearm ($977,500)

    10/07/2011 9:06:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Heritage Auctions ^ | 20 Sept 2011 | unattributed
    FULL TITLE: 1836 Colt Revolver Sets World Record Price For A Single Firearm, Bringing $977,500 At Greg Martin Auctions/Heritage Auctions In Dallas DALLAS, TX – An exceptional, rare and fine ivory-gripped Texas, or Holster Model No. 5, Paterson Revolver from the Al Cali Collection realized $977,500 as part of Greg Martin Auctions/Heritage Auctions Sept. 18 Signature® Arms & Armor Auction in Dallas, setting a world record price realized for a single Firearm sold at auction. All prices include 15 % Buyer’s premium. It was purchased by an unidentified West Coast collector, who auction house officials will only identify as a...