Dominican parade getting $17,000 refund from Paterson after violence shortened festival

After violence cut short the festival that’s tied to the annual Dominican parade, the city is looking to refund $17,325, according to a measure before the city council. The festival organized by the Desfile Dominicano De New Jersey was scheduled to go on from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but had to be shut down at 6 p.m.

“Roughly 33% of the festival’s allotted time was not conducted,” reads the resolution. A 33-percent refund from the $34,650 the nonprofit organization paid the city to put on the parade and festival amounts to …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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