Paterson, NJ is the birthplace of athletes Marcel Shipp, Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter and Larry Doby. It was also the birthplace of former Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University) basketball player Bob Delaney. Delaney, an NBA ref since 1987, was previously a member of the NJ State Police, who like fellow Patersonian Joe "Donnie Brasco" Pistone, went undercover to infiltrate the mob.
He tells his story in the book Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob. I happened to pick it up recently, and am having a hard time tearing myself away from it. I even got past the fact that Bill Walton wrote the intro.
That is all. (Oh yeah, check it out).