Mayor Jeffrey Jones

Debris on a road in Upper Saddle River, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Paterson Lawmakers Censure Mayor Over Hurricane Irene Overtime Pay

Mayor Jeffrey Jones refused to testify on Oct. 12 after the council wouldn’t delay its hearing to give him more time respond to a request for payroll record, calling the proceeding “a kangaroo court.”

10/27/2011

Paterson Police cruiser

Crime-Filled Paterson, N.J. Staring At 100-Plus Police Layoffs

Budget problems may result in fewer police patrolling the streets of one of the Garden State’s most violent cities. A third of the officers are scheduled to be laid off, fueling fears that cuts will mean a rise in crime.

02/28/2011