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Posted May. 21, 2019
Milling operations are scheduled for Brook Avenue in Passaic from Main Avenue to River Road on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Paving operations are scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2019. 
Posted May. 17, 2019
Paving operations are scheduled for Paterson Hamburg Turnpike in West Milford from the Pequannock River to Route 23 on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Posted May. 09, 2019
Milling Operations will be conducted on Union Avenue on Friday, May 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Milling Operations will be conducted on Union Avenue and West Broadway on Friday, May 10 Through Saturday, May 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Posted May. 01, 2019

Filming for an upcoming motion picture will take place in Downtown Paterson for the next several days. 

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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term