Paterson leaders look to impose curfew for businesses in high-crime areas

A curfew would mean businesses would have to

A curfew would mean businesses would have to close at 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

PATERSON - Paterson leaders are considering once again to place a curfew on businesses in high-crime areas as the city continues to be plagued by violent crime.

Under the proposed ordinance, businesses would have to close at midnight Friday and Saturdays and at 11 p.m. the rest of the week. It would only apply to businesses in areas police designate as hot spots for crime.

The curfew is under review following the shooting death of 12-year-old Genesis Rincon, who was struck by a stray bullet July 4th weekend.

City leaders will discuss the issue further Tuesday, July 22.

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