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Former Candidate Seeks Appointment to Soon to Be Vacated Council Seat

May 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Less than a week after votes were counted declaring Andre Sayegh the victor in an, at times, contentious election, at least one person is making his interest known in the 6th Ward Council seat that will become vacant with Sayegh’s ascension to Paterson’s highest office on July 1.

In a letter to Mayor Jane Williams-Warren and the current members of the ...

Tuesday is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the June 5 2018 Primary Election

PATERSON, NJ - Residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote in the June 5, 2018 primary is Tuesday May 15. 

Other important dates in the 2018 election cycle are: 

May 15 – Primary – Voter Registration Deadline

May 29 – Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

June 5 – Primary Election

October 6 – General ...

Winning in a Landslide Sayegh Repeats Vow to Fight for 'One Paterson'

PATERSON, NJ- Throughout his campaign for mayor Councilman Andre Sayegh vowed to deliver the sort of leadership he has to the Sixth Ward to “all six wards,” a tagline that perhaps was a premonition of the electoral domination his third bid for the city’s highest elected office would enjoy.

Sayegh swept all six wards, besting his nearest opponent, Councilman Alex Mendez, by a ...

For One Paterson Student Family Values Paves Way to Future. Intashan Chowdhury Intends to Use College Education to Help Make Paterson 'Thrive'

May 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Intashan Chowdhury's shares a family story of immigration, assimilation, and educational success, one that is repeated time and again throughout Paterson's diverse neighborhoods.

A lifelong resident of Paterson's 2nd Ward, Chowdhury told TAPinto Paterson of how his family, led by his father who fled "an oppressive government" in Bangladesh over 30 years ago, ...

Paterson Students Recognized for Scholarship Success.

PATERSON, NJ- For the 128 college-bound seniors from high schools across Paterson that were recognized prior to Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting the scholarships they received are an important financial boost to their ability to attend a four-year university. For Superintendent Eileen Shafer, the award of scholarships of more than $10,000 each shows that Paterson “students are ...

Two-time Valedictorian Continues to Strive for Excellence

PATERSON, NJ- Being valedictorian of his graduating class has been a twice-in-a-lifetime experience for Alex Medina Sosa. Recently, the Paterson resident learned he has been named a valedictorian of PCCC’s Class of 2018.  Six years ago, Alex was valedictorian at his high school graduation in Peru.

“I’m really excited and a little nervous,” said Alex, anticipating ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

May 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Leads 'Mothers Day Build.' Paterson Habitat for Humanity Continues Bringing Home Ownership to Local Residents

PATERSON, NJ- The strength and leadership of women was on full display Friday as more than 50, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, helped rebuild a home that, thanks to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will provide another local family with the opportunity to become homeowners.

The “Mother’s Day Build,” co-hosted by Paterson Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes, ...

Paterson Community Schools Corps Offers Members Opportunity to Make a Difference While Earning Valuable Benefits

PATERSON, NJ- Providing academic support, decreasing at-risk behavior, and strengthening families and the community are just a few of the responsibilities of Americorps members. 

Launched in 1992 under the formal name of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to "connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities ...

Sayegh Asks Mayor to Refrain from Giving Raises or Promotions During Transition

May 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh has sent a second letter to Mayor Jane Warren-Williams requesting information related to issues he’ll inherit when he assumes the city’s top position on July 1.

In a letter dated May 16, Sayegh asked for a summary of each Collective Bargaining Agreement the City of Paterson has with the various labor unions representing municipal employees.

Paterson's Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly Help Bring Paid Sick Leave to New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – New legislation signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday that requires employers to provide earned sick leave to workers in New Jersey was shepherded through the General Assembly with the assistance of Paterson’s Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly.

According to a statement released by the Assembly Majority Office, an estimated 1.1 million New Jerseyans ...

Totowa Man Arrested in Stabbing that Left Paterson Resident Dead

May 20, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - One man is dead following a stabbing at the QuickChek, 79 Union Boulevard in Totowa, early on May 20.

Damien Edwards, 33, of Totowa, was arrested in relation to the homicide, according to Camelia Valdes, Passaic County prosecutor, and Robert Coyle, Totowa Police chief.

Edwards has been charged with first degree murder; possession of a weapon for an ...

Body Found in Abandoned Totowa Home Identified as Paterson Man

PATERSON, NJ- A body found in a vacant Totowa home on Tuesday has been identified as Luis Rodriguez, 22, Paterson.

According to a statement released by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle, the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark made the positive identification on Friday.

The investigation began when members of the Totowa ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

Tour of Somerville Weekend: Quarter-Mile Sprints Add High-Speed Dynamic

May 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The grand daddy of ‘em  all, the 75-year-old Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race, anchors a weekend of world class cycling in Bound Brook and downtown Somerville May 24-28, with a new event added Sunday night to draw more spectators downtown.

Spectators this year will see an additional day of racing beginning with the Bound Brook Criterium on ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

HS Softball: Paterson Charter Falls To Hasbrouck Heights. Faces Rematch in First Round of State Playoffs

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS,  NJ -  Julia Campen doubled in two runs and Olivia Marinelli threw a one-hitter as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Paterson Charter, 4-0, Monday afternoon in a preview of their state playoff game that will take place on Wednesday. 

The Lady Aviators jumped out in the first as Alexa Marinelli singled in Autumn Thorpe to give the Aviators an early 1-0 lead.

New City Kids Empowering Paterson Youth

May 7, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- It was a special night of entertainment and self-enlightenment, all geared to inspire those in attendance, when the interns for the New City Kids after school program in Paterson performed a special production called “Legacy” to a capacity crowd on Sunday, April 29.  The show focused on hope, battling adversity, self-healing and steps young people can take to ...

Average Gas Price in NJ Approaches $3 a Gallon according to AAA May 14 Survey

May 15, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The May 14 AAA Northeast survey of gasoline prices in New Jersey show that the average price of a gallon of regular gas is approaching $3 a gallon ahead of the peak summer driving season.

Today's average price at the pump in across the state is $2.94 today - that's  five cents higher than last week ($2.89). Today price is also  23 cents ...

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

May 15, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new location in Totowa, near Fairfield. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

May 18, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Leads 'Mothers Day Build.' Paterson Habitat for Humanity Continues Bringing Home Ownership to Local Residents

PATERSON, NJ- The strength and leadership of women was on full display Friday as more than 50, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, helped rebuild a home that, thanks to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will provide another local family with the opportunity to become homeowners.

The “Mother’s Day Build,” co-hosted by Paterson Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes, ...

Paterson Community Schools Corps Offers Members Opportunity to Make a Difference While Earning Valuable Benefits

PATERSON, NJ- Providing academic support, decreasing at-risk behavior, and strengthening families and the community are just a few of the responsibilities of Americorps members. 

Launched in 1992 under the formal name of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to "connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities ...

How One Non-Profit is Helping Paterson Eat Healthy

May 7, 2018

When was the last time you were able to get fresh fruits or vegetable in the City of Paterson at a good cost? City Green, a non-profit organization has made it its duty to be a local provider of fresh organic food since 2004, and has partnered with schools, churches, community organizations, and  Paterson residents to identify potential garden locations and transform them into thriving, ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Seventh police precinct to open this summer in the North Ward

NEWARK, NJ–A seventh seventh police precinct located at the Newark Schools Stadium is expected to open this summer.

Initially slated to be a mini-police station, the project grew in scope and eventually resulted in adding the seventh fully functioning police precinct.

“When School Stadium was designed, we included a community center that we hoped we could use as ...

Councilman Shahin Khalique Welcomes Over 800 to Community Iftar

May 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Though perhaps not possible to prove, the assertion by local activist Al Abdelaziz that Paterson’s Muslim population is the most thriving and organized in New Jersey wasn’t made completely devoid of evidence on Saturday.

Joined by several elected officials including Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh, Councilwoman-Elect Lilisa Mimms, and Board of Education Commissioner Joel ...

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‘We Must Not Be Enemies’

May 9, 2018

Dear Editor

I want to take opportunity to congratulate Mayor Elect Andre Sayegh on his awesome election night victory and for running a campaign to unite all Patersonians. His message of “One Paterson” resonated with the electorate. I believe that Paterson's best days are ahead. He will govern the city the same way he campaigned, always putting Paterson and ...

Adopt A Pet

May 20, 2018

This little cutie is the last “good” reminder of a bitter winter. The family, mom included, were rescued during a nasty blizzard. They adapted quickly to being safe inside and are now ready to find their new homes and their new families. Hailey is quite the player and is all about kitten energy. Born in late February of 2018, this beautiful grey and white girl enjoys wrestling with ...

Five Former Salesmen For Morris County Clinical Lab Sentenced For Bribing Doctors In $100 Million Test Referral Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Five individuals were sentenced today for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Doug Hurley, 38, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Kevin Kerekes, 52, of ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Passaic County CASA Recognizes Volunteer Child Advocates at Annual Event

May 11, 2018

WAYNE, NJ- More than 50 staff members, volunteers, and board members from Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the impact of CASA volunteers at the organization's Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 28, 2018, at Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne. This annual event recognizes Passaic County CASA volunteer advocates and the difference they make in the lives of ...

PayPal CEO says Rutgers grads need to "Help Repair the World"

May 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, called on the Class of 2018 to take a stand for social justice as they graduate during a time of unprecedented technological and social change.

He talked about the decision at PayPal to rescind plans to build a global operations center in North Carolina following legislation many considered discriminatory against the ...

Murphy Signs Legislation Championed by Paterson Senator Nellie Pou to Give DREAMers In-state Financial Aid

NEWARK, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by Paterson's Senator Nellie Pou (D-35) allowing students to apply for state financial aid assistance, joining nine other states nationally to make both tuition and financial aid available to DREAMers, was signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Phil Murphy.

The DREAM Act was a bill created by Congress to allow undocumented immigrants ...

Brownie Troop Donates Cookies to Paterson Military Food Pantry. Joint Effort by Great Falls Rotary and Passaic County Board of Realtors Continues to Thrive

May 19, 2018

Today was such a momentous day in the life of a Rotarian/Realtor and the perfect example of community service and partnerships.

Roger Fields, a fellow realtor and current President of the VFW post in Butler and his wife Joan, when approached by Brownie Troop 96521 Butler-Bloomingdale Service Unit regarding the donation of Girl Scouts cookies immediately provided them with my contact ...