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Candidates Debate Future of Paterson’s Schools

October 15, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Five of the nine candidates running for seats on the Paterson Board of Education appeared before voters in a debate on Thursday. The event, hosted by the Paterson NAACP, was held at St. Luke’s Baptist Church. 

Given just three minutes to make an opening statement, participating candidates shared their experience and their thoughts on the future of Paterson’s ...

Phil Murphy: I Will Have Paterson's Back

PATERSON, NJ- With Election Day just four weeks away the heat was turned up on Phil Murphy’s campaign for Governor tonight in Paterson, in more ways than one.

Nearly 100 people packed the pizza shop turned campaign headquarters on Market Street, hearing from a number of party leaders and elected officials on the importance of the upcoming election.

John Givens, chairman of the ...

Paterson Democratic Club Holds Voter Education Seminar

PATERSON, NJ – With campaign posters affixed to telephone poles across the city it’s hard to imagine that even the least politically active, or aware, passerby doesn’t know that Election Day is fast approaching.

Do they, however, understand what’s at stake, and what impact their vote, or lack thereof, can have on their community?

That was the question Bennie Cook, ...

Program Gives Paterson Students Chance to Explore Careers

October 16, 2017

PATERSON,NJ- Students from Paterson’s HARP Academy of Health Science got an up close look at what it’s like to work in the medical field with visits to the Morristown Medical Center (MMC) and the NJ Sharing Network (NJSN) as part of the Student Success Business Tour Program on Wednesday.

Founded by Mitch Morrison, the Student Success Business Program has been delivering free ...

Candidates Debate Future of Paterson’s Schools

PATERSON, NJ- Five of the nine candidates running for seats on the Paterson Board of Education appeared before voters in a debate on Thursday. The event, hosted by the Paterson NAACP, was held at St. Luke’s Baptist Church. 

Given just three minutes to make an opening statement, participating candidates shared their experience and their thoughts on the future of Paterson’s ...

Paterson's Arts and Science Charter School Cuts Ribbon

PATERSON, NJ- The Wildcats roared in Paterson on Wednesday. After moving facilities four times in six years, and increasing enrollment to nearly 700 students, the ribbon was officially cut on the former warehouse turned Paterson Arts and Science Charter School in front of several hundred students, staff, and guests.

Recalling leaky roofs, a growing student body, and red tape they have ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Honors Paterson's Senator Nellie Pou

October 16, 2017

TRENTON, NJ– Paterson Senator Nellie Pou was among four legislators to receive a Legislator of the Year award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce at an event held Thursday in Pennington. The annual award is given to lawmakers based on their voting records, bill sponsorships and committee votes. 

According to a press release, Pou, who also serves on the Bipartisan New Jersey ...

City Dog Park To Be Named After Longtime Animal Control Officer

PATERSON, NJ – Citing a career that has spanned more than forty years with the City of Paterson, the city council approved a resolution earlier this month to rename the River Street City Dog Park the John DeCando Dog Park.

Starting as a housing inspector in 1975, DeCando was promoted to the role of chief animal control officer in 1976, a position he continues to hold. In this role, ...

Congressman Pascrell Meets With Veterans

PATERSON, NJ- The list of veteran related accomplishments provided by the office of Congressman Bill Pascrell only tells part of the story. What really sets him apart from other lawmakers, according to Anthony “Tony” Vancheri, a Paterson resident, veteran of the Vietnam War, and president of the Paterson Veterans Council, is that he cares.

When asked about Pascrell’s ...

Paterson Man Arrested In Connection With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

October 18, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man found shot earlier this month was subsequently arrested by the Paterson Police after an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office concluded the wounds were self-inflicted.

According to a report released today, Dinnick Mahoney, 23, has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun and Certain Person Not ...

Paterson Police Report Luring Incidents

PATERSON, NJ- According to Acting Superintendent Eileen Shafer, and information obtained by TAPinto Paterson, there have been three attempted luring incidents in the city since August. Two of these incidents reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Montgomery Street and Straight Street and one occurred on 11th Avenue and E. 24th Street. 

The most recent of these incidents happened on Monday ...

Paterson Police Arrest Two. Confiscate Drugs, Guns and Cash

PATERSON, NJ- a monthlong investigation by the Narcotics Division of the Paterson Police Department resulted in the arrest of one Paterson resident, as well as the confiscation of a large amount of illegal drugs, two guns, 82 hollow point bullets, and more than $100,000 in cash, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The investigation focused on three locations, 163 Beech Street and 957 E.

1st Annual Oktoberfest and International Food Festival

October 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks are hosting the 1st Annual Oktoberfest and International Food Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 3pm to 10pm at the Garret Mountain Reservation Boat House, located at 8 Mountain Avenue in Woodland Park. 

Enjoy the food and heritage of Germany, as well as food from the various ...

Paterson Music Project 5K Fundraising Walk at Garret Mountain Sunday, October 22

PATERSON, NJ - Learning an instrument and performing in public can empower and inspire children to build stronger communities. At least that’s the theory behind the Paterson Music Project, a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts.

Now serving 300 elementary school students in five Paterson schools, the program offers children low-tuition musical training and the ability ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Honors Paterson's Senator Nellie Pou

October 16, 2017

TRENTON, NJ– Paterson Senator Nellie Pou was among four legislators to receive a Legislator of the Year award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce at an event held Thursday in Pennington. The annual award is given to lawmakers based on their voting records, bill sponsorships and committee votes. 

According to a press release, Pou, who also serves on the Bipartisan New Jersey ...

Mayim Bialik’s Cream Of Carrot Soup Recipe (hint: it’s dairy free)

October 14, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Carrots have always been a favorite of mine. Crunched raw, roasted, pickled, on salads and in soups, these orange bits of magic are low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with nutrition. In Mayim’s Vegan Table, Mayim Bialik shares her recipe for Cream of Carrot Soup. Bialik is vegan, meaning there are no animal products in her diet. 

This recipe is easy to ...

1st Annual Oktoberfest and International Food Festival

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks are hosting the 1st Annual Oktoberfest and International Food Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 3pm to 10pm at the Garret Mountain Reservation Boat House, located at 8 Mountain Avenue in Woodland Park. 

Enjoy the food and heritage of Germany, as well as food from the various ...

Paterson Mother Asks Community For Help

October 17, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Ashley wants to ride too, and this Friday, the Paterson community can help. 

When Tremaine Watkins gave birth at nineteen years old to a five pound baby, she knew that there would be challenges ahead. At just a month old, her daughter Ashley Jefferson suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. 

Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that affects ...

Program Gives Paterson Students Chance to Explore Careers

PATERSON,NJ- Students from Paterson’s HARP Academy of Health Science got an up close look at what it’s like to work in the medical field with visits to the Morristown Medical Center (MMC) and the NJ Sharing Network (NJSN) as part of the Student Success Business Tour Program on Wednesday.

Founded by Mitch Morrison, the Student Success Business Program has been delivering free ...

Paterson Woman Transforming City Parks Through Reading

PATERSON, NJ - Vision, leadership, perseverance, collaboration. These are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about the necessary ingredients to building a stronger community. Thanks to one Paterson native, these traits have also helped lead to cleaner parks throughout the city, and increased access to books for local residents.

Born in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen moved to ...

City Dog Park To Be Named After Longtime Animal Control Officer

October 13, 2017

PATERSON, NJ – Citing a career that has spanned more than forty years with the City of Paterson, the city council approved a resolution earlier this month to rename the River Street City Dog Park the John DeCando Dog Park.

Starting as a housing inspector in 1975, DeCando was promoted to the role of chief animal control officer in 1976, a position he continues to hold. In this role, ...

Diocese of Paterson Celebrates Red Mass

October 10, 2017

PATERSON, NJ – The pipes and drums, five clangs of the bell, and calling out of the memorial roll call gave today’s 10 a.m. mass at St. Gerard Majella’s R.C. Church a decidedly different tone than a typical Sunday morning worship service.

More than 150 firefighters, family, students and local residents joined together this morning to celebrate the Diocese of ...

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Campaign Urges Paterson Drivers and Pedestrians to be 'Street Smart'

October 19, 2017

PATERSON, NJ – Drivers and pedestrians travelling in the vicinity of the Passaic County Administrative Complex and Court House will notice an increase in law enforcement officers addressing speeding and distracted driving and walking in the coming month.

The Street Smart NJ Campaign kicked off on Wednesday  with participating organizations, including the Passaic County Board of ...

Musical Program will honor Rev. Elizabeth Campbell for 16th Pastoral Anniversary at Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church

October 14, 2017

Musical Program will honor Rev. Elizabeth Campbell for 16th Pastoral Anniversary at Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church -- Sunday October 15 at 3 p.m.

Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church will host a Musical Celebration of Worship and Praise to in honor of the 16th Pastoral Anniversary of church pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Jackson Campbell. The celebration begins at 3 p.m., on Sunday, October 15 at 27 Monroe ...