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Passaic County News

March 3, 2022

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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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and other city officials welcomed GroMex to Paterson on Monday as company leaders unveiled their plans for a $6 million food distribution facility on 18th Avenue and East 30th Street, the former site of Pathmark. GroMex recently gained approval from Paterson’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Clifton man was shot and killed on Market Street on Monday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. At approximately 4:26 p.m., officials said, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 999 Market ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh is set to host an unveiling of plans for the construction of a $6 million food distribution center at a 7-acre site in Paterson today.  Earlier this month the Paterson Planning Board approved GroMex's application for the project that will be situated at 18th ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson City Council President Maritza Davila is looking over her shoulder more carefully on Friday, one day after her car was stolen from in front her home in broad daylight. In a conversation with TAPinto Paterson, Davila reflected that just before 1:00 p.m. Thursday she heard ...

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NORTH HALEDON, NJ – A North Haledon man was arrested on Thursday after law enforcement officials say an investigation showed him responsible for distributing several images of child sexual abuse, Sheriff Richard Berdnik announced. Detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Internet ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House hosted an opening reception on February 17 for three local artists. “Tonight is an opening reception for our new artists who are joining the art center team,” said Kelly Ruffel, director of Passaic County Department of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Clifton doctor faces up to 20 years in prison after being charged with multiple counts of illegally prescribing medicines to his patients, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. According to Sellinger, Evangelos Megariotis, 68, an orthopedic surgeon who owned and operated ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Immigrants are continuing to play a growing, and more critical role, in Passaic County's labor force, business creation, and STEM innovation, according to new research by the New American Immigration Council (NAIC). According to New Americans in Passaic County, a report ...

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HALEDON, NJ - The Haledon Police Department is asking the public for assistance with an ongoing investigation regarding a missing man.  Haledon Police Captain George Guzman said that the department's Investigative and Special Services Bureau is trying to locate Felix DeJesus, 41, of Haledon, who ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A section of Ratzer Road near Black Oak Ridge Road has closed entirely and will remain so for the next six weeks in order to replace a roadway bridge near 194 Ratzer Road, which is the Chabad Center of Passaic County. If you use Ratzer Road on a regular basis to reach Route 23, or ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Eva’s Village put on their “Big Blue” spirit as Giants legend and Paterson native Victor Cruz volunteered at the community kitchen on Friday. The event was a continuation of a longtime charitable partnership Eva’s Village enjoys with the New York Giants and included Cruz leading ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a collaborative effort between St. Joseph’s Health, Passaic County, the New Jersey Police, the New Jersey Department of Health and the National Guard, a new COVID-19 Vaccination Mega Site has opened in the Preakness Shopping Center in Wayne. This vaccine site will be administering ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey introduced the Community of Caring: The Paterson Doula Cooperative. First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with other health officials, discussed the importance of the Cooperative and doulas. Doulas are ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano reported the Township’s COVID situation to the Town Council during Wednesday night’s meeting. December was a record month for Wayne with over 2,100 new positive cases of COVID reported and January doesn’t look much different. In the first 18 days of 2022, there were ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been established to help the parents of Robert Jose Cuadra buy a gravestone “as beautiful as him.” Cuadra was gunned down in the area of Godwin Avenue at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a statement from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office announced ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to ban Cannabis use in public places,  at their Tuesday meeting. “I have gotten complaints of individuals smoking in areas like the park, and they’re with their children and the amount of smell that is around their families,” Council ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Fire Companies #1, 2 and 5 were dispatched at 9:15 a.m. on Monday morning for an overturned truck on the corner of Route 23 and New Street. What they found was a fuel tanker truck completely upside down with diesel fuel actively leaking onto the roadway and into drainage pipes that flow ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and other local officials, as well as more than a dozen youth volunteers, joined the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to host an outdoor Drive-Through Food ...

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NORTH HALEDON, NJ - Last week the Garden State Model Railroad Club wrapped up its annual Model Railroad Show, held in the lower levels of 575 High Mountain Road in North Haledon.  For those who missed out, the club members said that another showing is being considered for late March, when their ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For more than twelve hours in frigid temperatures and extremely difficult circumstances, volunteers from Wayne’s Fire Company #1 joined firefighters from dozens of other towns to help quell an enormous inferno at a huge warehouse owned by the Qualco Chlorine Manufacturing plant in ...

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PATERSON, NJ – When the Paterson Public Schools faced a bus shortage threatening the ability of students to get to school, two teachers at the Paterson Adult Continuing Education Academy took the wheel.  On Wednesday, Superintendent of Paterson Public Schools Eileen Shafer recognized Michael ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Health Officer Dr. Paul Persaud announced on Thursday that Paterson has achieved a 100% vaccination rate among adults age 18 and older. The statistic, as counted by the State of New Jersey, is based on the 2010 census count of 146,199 of adults age ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and Tom Schulze of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association used Alexander Hamilton's birthday Tuesday to announce that the Great Falls National Historical Park was selected as one of five recipients of the 2021 Great Places in New ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Just days after being sworn in to a new three-year term to the Passaic County Board of Commissioners, John W. Bartlett has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). “I am honored that my fellow Board members have ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and first responders on Wednesday to unveil plans to establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Paterson. The federally funded center will help the Paterson Police Department prevent and combat gun violence in Paterson ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - In a meeting held virtually due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, Passaic County Commissioners Cassandra Sandi Lazzara and John W. Bartlett were sworn in for new three-year terms, while newcomer Nicolino Gallo took the oath for the first time on Thursday. County Clerk ...

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