Paterson business curfew narrowly approved by City Council; measure is an attempt to reduce loitering

Community leaders in Paterson have approved an ordinance

Community leaders in Paterson have approved an ordinance that will force some businesses to adhere to a curfew in an effort to cut down on crime. (August 19, 2014 10:26 PM)

Community leaders in Paterson have approved an ordinance that will force some businesses to adhere to a curfew in an effort to cut down on crime.

The measure was passed by the City Council on a narrow 5-4 vote. Some on the council say stores and restaurants are staying open all hours and creating opportunities for crime.

Wayne Elliott owns a business on 10th Avenue, which is close to...

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