Paterson News

May 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by local and health officials last week to announce the creation of a “fitness zone” at Pennington Park. The event, held under sunny skies and weather perfect for exercise, also served as the official release of Paterson’s “2021 Parks & Open Space ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts has been approved for a $15,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Paterson Music Project's Saturday Community Music Program. The grant, according to a statement, will enable Paterson students in grades 4-12 from across the ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  A 23-year-old Paterson man was being treated for a gunshot wound Sunday after being struck by a bullet in the area Matlock Street and Temple Street Sunday afternoon, law enforcement officials say. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced appointments to the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission last week. The Commission, which was established under legislation signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020, will build upon the Administration’s efforts to promote interconnectivity between ...

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As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party. Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve: Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have ...

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TRENTON, NJ— For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools are making grief counselors and student assistance coordinators available in-person to any students that feel they may need the support in response to the Saturday stabbing that left a 7-year-old boy dead and his 17-year-old brother injured. The boys’ mother, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Natural Vanilla Flavor have been recalled due to the potential of an undeclared soy allergen, announced Arizona Nutritional Supplements. The containers of the protein powder were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder, the company ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Following an incident that Mayor Andre Sayegh called an alarming act of domestic violence, the 46-year-old mother of the 7-year-old stabbed and killed Saturday has been charged with the boy’s murder, law enforcement authorities announced. Iris Tolentino was taken into custody and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 7-year-old Paterson child is dead after being stabbed inside a home at 96 North 6th Street Saturday. A 17-year-old boy was also stabbed but has since been treated and released from St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Investigations are underway into incidents that left two men with gunshot wounds in the early hours of Saturday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora have announced. According to the law enforcement duo, members of the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The long derelict Leader Dye site located in the City’s Third Ward will be sold to the highest bidder at the conclusion of a two-day online auction. According to Max Spann, the real estate and auction company approved by the Paterson City Council to handle the sale, bids will be ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Members of the Paterson Police Department issued summonses to two men, arresting one, after responding to complaints of riders illegally operating off-road vehicles. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, officers first responded to Eastside Park at approximately 9:20 ...

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NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A pair of student athletes were recently honored at John F. Kennedy High School for excellence both on the soccer field and in the classroom.  Senior varsity players Naomi Cabello and Jesus Martinez were granted scholarships to continue playing soccer at the collegiate level. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Legislation introduced by Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) that would make it an illegal to send a mailing soliciting business while appearing to be endorsed by the state government without a disclosure letter was passed by a Senate committee Thursday.   The effort, a statement ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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PATERSON, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Dr. Wayne Dyer, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, is thrilled that U.S. Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, is the keynote speaker at the Pillar College commencement on May 15. The ceremony which starts at 11 a.m. will be live-streamed and people can tune in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Residents at one of Paterson senior citizen building are raking themselves into better spirits, literally and figuratively, through an art project they are calling “Kindness Rocks.” By painting positive affirmations such as “You are enough”, “You are Perfect Just the Way You Are”, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Passaic County, the price at the pump has ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- City of Paterson officials will mark the end of Ramdan by bringing the mobile vaccination unit, launched last week, to the heart of Paterson’s Muslim community.  On Thursday, recognized as Eid al-Fitr, the mobile unit will be located at the South Paterson Library, 930 Main ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Just weeks after the application period expired for Paterson’s guaranteed income pilot program, Mayor André Sayegh has confirmed that the initiative gained a $50,000 gift from a prominent local real estate investor. Florio Management—a construction firm responsible for multiple ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The unmistakable smell of charred wood still hung in the air outside of the building at the corner of Union Avenue and Berkshire Avenue Thursday morning. The marks left by the flames that destroyed much of the building just days earlier and broken windows were visible to all. For ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Efforts by Paterson officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, to defend against the further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey’s third largest city will continue this week as health officials take doses of the one shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine out into the community. The vaccine on ...

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PASSAIC, NJ — The Passaic County Central Labor Council, representing 23,000 union members in Passaic County, issued the following statement announcing its endorsement of Hector Lora, the incumbent Mayor of the City of Passaic.  “We are proud to support Hector Lora in his campaign to continue to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Hudson County’s premier DNA and Paternity Testing service is coming to Paterson to serve residents in need of these services, for immigration, court mandated, or other reasons, in a safe, convenient and affordable way.  Starting on Saturday, May 15, Hudson Testing will be on ...

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