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Passaic County News

June 27, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - When Tony Vancheri puts his mind to something he usually gets it done. He’s a man to whom many titles apply: deputy mayor, friend, father, grandfather, to name just a few. On Saturday, once again, it was his status as a veteran that took center stage as the access road leading to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The sound of freedom rung out in Paterson's newest national park on Saturday as dozens of local leaders and residents gathered at the Huntoon & Van Resnalier site to commemorate Juneteenth.  Earlier this year the Huntoon-Van Rensalier Site was added to the National Parks ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented a humanitarian award to Mark Dinglasan, the CEO of CUMAC, for his service to the Paterson community. Through CUMAC, Dinglasan and his team fight hunger and its root causes through a holistic, trauma-informed approach that provides groceries ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The City of Paterson will utilize $609,000 awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Transportation Electrification Grant to offset the cost of the purchase of two electric ambulances, under a measure being considered by the Paterson City Council.  The ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Mayor Andre Sayegh, joined by Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer and Ivernis Santigao, mother of the late Robert Cuadra, hosted a walk out to show support and solidarity to families and friends who have lost a loved ...

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WAYNE, NJ – June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and while Wayne Township flew the Pride Flag at Town Hall last year, COVID concerns pushed back any ceremony. This year, local dignitaries flocked to Wayne and gathered under threatening clouds to mark the occasion of the raising of the Pride Flag. Following ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Pride Month was inaugurated in the borough of Hawthorne with the raising of the rainbow flag by the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Building Wednesday evening.  In the midst of a gentle drizzle, Mayor John Lane and Hawthorne Pride Alliance Chairman Mike Stracco raised the rainbow flag ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – An unusual sight in Hawthorne appeared on Memorial Day during the town’s parade.  Less than a block away from the marchers turning off Diamond Bridge onto Lafayette Avenue, the flag of the Confederacy fluttered in the summer sunshine at The Bike Pad, located next to the Hawthorne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Relay for Life is a student-led fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that has become an annual tradition and the biggest charity event of the year for Wayne Township. This year’s Relay for Life started well but had a huge burst of activity leading up to the big event last week and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Not far from the oft-flooded Packanack Brook, the new Winding Way Park was chosen for the site of the town’s first rain garden. Under a blazing sun, about two dozen volunteers arrived to join Rutgers Master Gardeners and the Town Parks and Recreation Department to help improve the flood ...

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PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson. Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged. In a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park this past weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show ...

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PATERSON, NJ –  Paterson’s Huntoon-Van Rensalier Underground Railroad Site has been added to the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, according to a press conference held Wednesday. “As Jim Richardson will tell you, the Underground Railroad site here in the city ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School recently received a grant from the Passaic County Film Commission. The funds will go toward its filmmaking program.  According to Councilman Al Kahwaty, who co-chairs the commission along with West Milford's Bob Nicholson, the grant was started to ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, 21, identified the alleged Brooklyn subway shooter, Frank James, 62, while working on a security camera system in New York City, he wasted no time in alerting the NYPD.  The police had been investigating the mass shooting, which wounded many with ...

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This Wayne History Article Commemorating Wayne's 175th Birthday is Brought to You By Academy Orthopedics. This month marks the beginning of Wayne 175th- a yearlong campaign to commemorate the township’s 175th birthday hosted by the Township of Wayne and the Wayne Museum! We are so excited to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Board of Education called for a special meeting last Thursday night to discuss a needed change to the schools’ employee health benefits plan. At stake was a surprising $8.5 million increase in premiums for the upcoming year.  “Last year was a historically bad year regarding the ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – After an almost two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eva’s Village reopened its Community Kitchen for sit-down meal service inside its facility on Monday. During the pandemic, the Community Kitchen continued to feed the hungry by providing “to-go” meals to those who lined ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For those who have been complaining of the slow light at the Alps Road intersection at Hamburg Turnpike, you’re about to have a lot more to complain about. Passaic County is beginning the long-awaited construction that will add two jughandles at that intersection beginning on Monday, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, with the Key to the City.  Mulhall, who has served in Ireland's foreign service for more than 44 years, visited Paterson along with Consul General Helena Nolan as part of an effort ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik swore in 38 Sheriff’s Officers on Thursday. The new officers are currently correctional police officers who are being reclassified because of the recent Passaic County Jail reorganization. This will allow the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office to ...

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WAYNE, NJ - As the sun began to set over Wayne Township, a crowd numbering near 200 began to gather at the Veteran's Memorial, just off of Valley Road in front of Town Hall. They had come for the raising of the Ukrainian Flag and to show unity and solidarity with the beleaguered people of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As most of Hawthorne watched the war between Russia and Ukraine unfold, a few Hawthorne families followed the events with a more personal and keen interest. The Hawthorne families are directly from the affected countries of Ukraine and Russia and others still have friends and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Mayors Wellness Campaign has announced eight 2021 “Healthy Town” winners that are addressing food insecurity, supporting COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and organizing programs to promote physical and mental health throughout their communities. The Mayors Wellness Campaign ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Former mayor of Paterson, Joey Torres was charged on Friday with criminal contempt for launching a new mayoral campaign in violation of a court order stemming from his 2017 conviction for conspiracy to commit official misconduct, Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh delivered his annual State of the City Address Wednesday spotlighting the various projects and accomplishments led by his administration during his term in office. “In this crisis, we’ve had challenges that we’ve never seen before,” Sayegh said. “But I believe ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – On Tuesday, February 22nd, the Passaic County Board of Commissioners introduced a balanced and responsible 2022 budget that includes a zero percent property taxes increase while still providing investments in infrastructure, parks, and historic sites. This is the fourth consecutive ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson woman was found dead in the area of James Street and Ryerson Avenue on Friday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to a statement, at approximately 7:56 a.m. members of the Paterson Police Department ...

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NEW JERSEY - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., who represents Hawthorne and New Jersey's 9th Congressional District, issued a statement Thursday, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The congressman gave his support for the sanctions being rolled out of the White House in concert with European ...

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