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TAPinto Paterson Video: Sayegh Cuts Ribbon on Mexico Bar & Grill

September 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- On the same day that Paterson hosted its first ever ceremonial raising of the Mexican flag, city officials led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, officially cut the ribbon on Mexico Bar & Grill located at 246 McBride Avenue.

Already developing a reputation for its authentic Mexican cooking, as well as margaritas, festive decor, and friendly staff,  the restaurant and bar is open ...

Hawthorne High School's New Principal Shares His Vision

September 19, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Bill Cunningham is the new principal of Hawthorne High School and brings with him a wealth of instructional experience.  The 39-year-old family man is a graduate of St. Peter's Prep, attended the University of New Haven, and graduated from New Jersey City University.  It was there he earned his bachelors in history and political science, then continued to get his ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ - Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and ...

Rutgers Raises Record Amount of Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Judge Rules Ballot Designed by Passaic County Clerk Illegal

September 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office Was orders to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse voters by distancing candidates from their party lines.

A special election in New ...

Jazzy Vegetarian Reveals The Secret Of Pumpkin Spice

September 11, 2018

Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind that spaghetti sauce does not contain any spaghetti and cake frosting does not contain any ...

Ronald Fava Addresses Hawthorne 9/11 Remembrance, Honors Zisa Family

September 12, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The garage of the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps was selected to house the annual 9/11 Memorial Service due to the threat of rain.  Fortunately, the weather held and the service began at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was exactly seventeen years since the combined al-Qaeda terrorist attacks claimed the lives of thousands in coordinated operations which struck the Pentagon and ...

Hawthorne To Hold 9/11 Memorial Service Tuesday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne will hold a candlelight memorial for those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  As with so many communities, Hawthorne lost a resident, Salvatore J. Zisa, who is remembered with a memorial plaque in town.

The memorial will be held in the ambulance bays at the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps building which is ...

Green Team Hosts Green Fair at Louis Bay Library

September 17, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hot and sunny, the Green Fair enjoyed better weather than previously when rain forced a rescheduling of the Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team's annual event with the Farmer's Market.  The Green Fair, which featured music from Men of Horses, brought together a number of organizations and entities which relate to the natural aspects of Hawthorne.

The ...

Passaic County Freeholders Awarded $76,917.79 to Reduce Litter

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Efforts to reduce litter through Passaic County got a boost with the award of $76,917.79 by the NJ Clean Communities Council.

According to a statement by Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara, the funds will be used for litter cleanup efforts, educational programs, and enforcement of anti-littering laws.

“Of all the programs and grants for environmental cleanup, this ...

Prospect Park to be Sprayed for Mosquito Control Thursday Evening

September 12, 2018

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Area residents who have been plagued with mosquito bites can take some comfort knowing that the Passaic County Mosquito Control Division will be spraying on Thursday, September 13.  From 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., the division will be using an adulticide which is described as DUET™ Dual-Action Adulticide (EPA Reg. #1021-1795-8329) (active ...

Plant Easy Care Daffodils Now for Added Spring Beauty

September 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the corner, now is the ...

Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Seeks Public Assistance in Paterson Shooting Case

September 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald have appealed to the public in a statement for assistance in finding Qualil Moore, also known as "Kupz", a man charged with relation to a shooting incident near Park Avenue and East 22nd in Paterson on June 22, 2018.

"Mr. Moore is a 25 year old male from Paterson.  He is ...

Alarm at Premio Sausage Facility Brings First Responders

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The lights and sirens of the Hawthorne police and fire department filled the westernmost end of Utter Avenue Thursday at approximately 7:00 p.m.  Emergency personnel were responding to an alarm at the Premio Sausage facility. 

According to a source, an official at the site reported that an alarm was set off due to a broken sprinkler pipe.  There were no reports ...

Driver Careens Off Route 208 into Goffle Brook in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - As the Borough of Hawthorne was holding its 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those lost in the terrorist attack as well as pay respects to emergency workers, lights and sirens sounded as those very same fire and police swung into action.  On Tuesday evening at approximately 7:00 p.m., Hawthorne and neighboring police and fire fighters responded to a car which had lost control ...

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Passaic County to Host 3rd Annual "Paws in the Park" in Hawthorne

September 19, 2018

Event will highlight pet rescues and the Passaic County Sheriff’s K-9 Division and Mounted Patrol

Paterson, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the third annual “Paws in the Park” on Saturday, October 6th, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, with a rain ...

Hawthorne Police Blotter - Sept. 17, 2018

September 17, 2018

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case: 18-24652

Date:  9/11 /18 @ 10:31 am

Incident Title: shoplifting / drug paraphernalia

Suspect information: Manuel Recasen 35y/o male from Paterson NJ

Vehicle information:

Description of incident: ...

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Maplewood NJ Chamber Executive Director On Building A Community of Small Businesses

September 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - "A membership in the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce is a gift that a small business can give to itself," said the Executive Director of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce, Lorraine Labonne-Storch.

The Maplewood Chamber brings business owners together into a supportive community, she said. "You have like-minded individuals with common purpose getting together, ...