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Passaic County News

December 24, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and the Passaic County Commission on the Status of Women distributed over 300 toys and over 650 children's and adults hats, gloves, scarves and socks to families in need as part of their Angel Tree Toy Drive and Winter Clothing Drive ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - For the first time in recent history, the Little Falls Police Department (LFPD) has a new Deputy Chief of Police. Bryan Prall was sworn in by Mayor James Damiano at the Township Council meeting on Dec. 20. Two additional officers, Lt. Robert Prall and Sgt. Jon Cespedes, were ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Officials from the Counties of Bergen and Passaic have reached terms on a new agreement which will send inmates that would have previously been housed at Passaic County Jail in Paterson to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack. The deal builds upon a temporary measure adopted by ...

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TOTOWA NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida now have until January 5 to apply for assistance.  Homeowners and renters have three ways they can apply for federal ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne police arrested a man suspected of a bias crime in Wayne, where he tore down the Pride Flag hanging in front of Grace United Presbyterian Church on Sunday October 31. Detective Jason Clemente, who was in charge of the investigation, canvassed the area and was able to obtain ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. announced earlier this week that the National Park Service (NPS) will provide $775,000 to restore the Raceway SUM Gatehouse and Upper Raceway Park at the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. Monday’s announcement coincided with the tenth ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Monday marked the tenth anniversary of the Paterson Great Falls becoming a national historic park. In 2011, then Interior Secretary Ken Salazer signed the agreement that made the historic park the 379th unit of the National Park System. While the Great Falls celebrated its tenth ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh and Fire Chief Brian McDermott announced Thursday that the City of Paterson is going green by purchasing 35 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. The vehicles are intended for local travel by city employees in divisions and departments such as  Community Improvement, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Commissioners hosted a medal ceremony to honor veterans for their distinguished service to the United States military last week.  The awarding of medals, Wilfredo Rodrigues, Veteran Services Officer, goes back in history to French military ...

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WAYNE, NJ - As of 1:26 a.m., an hour-and-a-half into Wednesday, the Passaic County election results website showed 93% of districts reporting and Republicans holding leads across the board. This County has recently been a deep shade of democrat blue because that political party currently holds all ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Town Council voted during the last council meeting to participate in the settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit that was brought against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Garden State Initiative (GSI), in conjunction with the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association and the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey, hosted a roundtable discussion with veteran law enforcement leader Commissioner Bill Bratton on Thursday. “This event is part of GSI’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Demolition of the Ward Street Garage in Paterson's downtown is underway.  The demolition is the beginning of the site’s permanent transformation into a mixed-used parking structure that will usher in a new era of transit-oriented development and investment, officials said. The new ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A social media post featuring several pictures of Wayne teachers in and around George Washington Middle School holding signs promoting three Wayne Board of Education candidates was questioned because of a possible violation of school policy. School Policy #3233 states, “The Board ...

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PATERSON, NJ - It seems Mayor Andre Sayegh isn’t the only city official committed to distributing vaccinations. On Saturday, just two days after Sayegh celebrated Paterson reaching a 90 percent vaccination rate in the fight against COVID-19, John DeCando, the city’s longtime animal control ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A 44-year-old Clifton resident was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (PCPO) after a report of sexual assault of a minor.  On September 8, 2021, the PCPO received a report from the Division of Child Protection and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Town Hall is lit purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the week of Oct. 11.  Mayor James Damiano and council members, in cooperation with the Little Falls Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, ask to please reach out to anyone who might need help. The ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The town council introduced Ordinance 40 during Wednesday night’s meeting. Should this pass after its second reading during the next meeting, it will pave the way for the township to capture 15%-20% of any and all new multi-residential units (with five or more units) as affordable ...

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WAYNE, NJ — In what Chris Vergano said was a moment of celebration, he was told by his doctor that his multiple myeloma was in remission. He announced it publicly in his return to the Wayne town council meeting on Wednesday night. It was his first council meeting he had attended since May when he ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Restaurant Week is back! From Monday, October 11th through Sunday, October 17th more than 15 local restaurants and dining venues offering a variety of cuisines are presenting a catalog of limited-time, prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. “Restaurant week ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While not quite the birthplace of America, it did serve as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution, and, on Wednesday, Paterson’s Great Falls provided the backdrop for the next chapter in 25 new citizens American Dream. With the Stars and Stripes perched high atop one of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The 10th Annual Restaurant Week known as the "Taste of Hawthorne" has begun.  The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce announced the event, which runs from Saturday, October 9, through Saturday, October 16, as a way to experience some of the best culinary specials Hawthorne has to offer ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Thursday night’s school board meeting was held at the Wayne Hills High School auditorium, and it was, once again, a loud, impassioned event with several parents very upset about “pornographic” books that are in some of the school’s libraries, as well as several other issues. The ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — Paterson First Ward Councilman Mike Jackson was joined by a group of area community members at the September 28 meeting of the Passaic County Commissioners to express their anger over the recent promotion of Capt. Edward Akins to Chief at the Passaic County Sheriff’s ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and other county officials gathered outside of Passaic County Community College’s Public Safety Academy Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Members of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance, Mayor Richard Goldberg, and Passaic County Commissioner (formerly "Freeholder") Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara gathered at Celtic Corner on Lafayette Avenue Tuesday evening to unveil the redesigned HPA logo, the work of graphic designer Ted ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal eviction moratorium unless or until the Congress passes a law on the matter, Passaic County Commissioner John Bartlett warned, millions of American renters that are still struggling financially due to the pandemic are ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Surrogate Bernice Toledo is being called on to resign from her position after she was charged for allegedly falsifying a judgment she filed in order to make an improper appointment of an estate administrator. Toledo, who was first elected to the position in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the water roaring behind them, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Orlando Cruz, Director of the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District, announced that the Great Falls Festival is coming back Labor Day Weekend.  Cruz, who also serves as the chairman of the three-day event, ...

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