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Viva La Republica Dominicana!

February 25, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- In a city of more than 50 nationalities it is commonplace to attend a Sunday morning breakfast and hear the national anthem of nations from across the globe. That scene repeated itself again on Sunday as a large representation of Paterson’s Dominican community turned out to a breakfast to celebrate the island nation’s independence, as well as the contributions ...

SPOILER ALERT: Paterson Children Attend Afternoon Screening of Black Panther

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 100 Paterson students and their families traveled to Wakanada on Monday, courtesy of Paterson City Council candidate, teacher, and local activist Zellie Thomas.

For those unfamiliar with the world of Marvel Comics, Wakanda is the fictional technologically advanced, yet isolated, African nation that gave birth to comic superhero Black Panther, and rise to the blockbuster ...

TAPinto Paterson Video: McKoy Submits 1522 Petitions Collected Through ‘Real Conversations’

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that his campaign focused on speaking with voters “individually and personally” instead of “manufacturing” signatures, Councilman Bill McKoy submitted 1522 petitions to the City Clerk’s office on Friday. “There are more coming in,” he said.

While McKoy is one of 13 candidates currently running for Mayor of Paterson, he is confident ...

TAPinto Paterson Series: Black History Month. Dr. Frank Napier Jr. Taught Paterson Many Lessons

February 24, 2018

In honor of Black History Month Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and TEAM HOPE are recognizing African Americans that have made an impact in the community and beyond.

TAPinto Paterson is proud to bring these stories to our readers. 

 

If you’re from Paterson, you’ve likely heard of Dr. Frank Napier Jr. He was, after all, the Superintendent of Schools for 15 years, has a ...

Paterson Students Show Off Talents at Black History Month Celebration

PATERSON, NJ- Students from all across Paterson’s schools took to the stage at the JFK Educational Complex on Wednesday, performing in the District’s 8th annual Black History Month celebration.

Audience members were treated to well-rehearsed and confidently executed performances in a number of genres including jazz, drama, dance, poetry, song, and researched presentations.

Just ...

‘Paterson Partners With Puerto Rico’ Raising Over $12,000 for Hurricane Ravaged School

PATERSON, NJ - More than 250 people braved the snow to raise funds for "Paterson Partners with Puerto Rico Support-A-School Fundraiser" Saturday at St. Gerard's Church. The night of food, music, and dancing raised more the $12,000 to support one of the many schools devastated when Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017.

Paterson Public Schools teamed up ...

SOLD! City Hosts Information Session on Upcoming Auction

February 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Approximately 25 individuals attended the first of two information sessions scheduled by Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company on Wednesday in preparation for the city’s public auction of 46 properties.

The second information session will be held on Wednesday, February 28 in City Council Chambers from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with the auction scheduled for Thursday, March 15, ...

TAPinto Paterson Video: Demolition of Old Factory Site to Make Way for New Development

PATERSON, NJ- Perhaps symbolic of the hunger for new development and opportunity in Paterson, an oversized excavator stretched its jaws wide on Wednesday to tear down one of the remaining structures on the Leader Dye site situated on Madison Avenue.

While demolition is slated to be completed in approximately four weeks, and will culminate in the probable implosion of the nearly 150-foot ...

Paterson Senator Nellie Pou Issues Statement on Governor Murphy's Efforts to Help Puerto Rico

TRENTON – On Monday Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order to create the Commission on Puerto Rico Relief to continue support efforts he pledged to provide to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Following the signing, and just days before Paterson Partners with Puerto Rico is to hold a large fundraising event to help support one of the ...

Passaic County Sheriff's Officers Make Two Arrests, Seize $22,000 Worth of Cocaine

February 24, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- A month-long investigation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Narcotics, led to the arrest of two Paterson men and the confiscation of 1.4 pounds of cocaine from a residence located at 86 Murray Street on Thursday.

According to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, the investigation was launched based on information regarding potential narcotic activity ...

Paterson Man Shot Multiple Times Thursday Afternoon

PATERSON, NJ- A 26-year-old Paterson man was shot multiple times Thursday afternoon.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Carroll Street at approximately 4:16 p.m. Upon arrival they found a possible crime scene but were unable to locate the victim.

A short time ...

First Hand Account: Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

JFK Boys Fall to Wayne Hills, Look Forward to State Tournament

February 24, 2018

WAYNE – Holding an eight-point lead with the ball with under two minutes to play in regulation, it appeared the Paterson Kennedy boys basketball team was zeroing in on its first Passaic County title in seven years.

But a stunning, 8-0 spurt by second seeded Wayne Hills forced overtime, and the Patriots held off the Knights in overtime to score their first county title.

Wayne Hills ...

Paterson Students Show Off Talents at Black History Month Celebration

February 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Students from all across Paterson’s schools took to the stage at the JFK Educational Complex on Wednesday, performing in the District’s 8th annual Black History Month celebration.

Audience members were treated to well-rehearsed and confidently executed performances in a number of genres including jazz, drama, dance, poetry, song, and researched presentations.

Just ...

SPOILER ALERT: Paterson Children Attend Afternoon Screening of Black Panther

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 100 Paterson students and their families traveled to Wakanada on Monday, courtesy of Paterson City Council candidate, teacher, and local activist Zellie Thomas.

For those unfamiliar with the world of Marvel Comics, Wakanda is the fictional technologically advanced, yet isolated, African nation that gave birth to comic superhero Black Panther, and rise to the blockbuster ...

Paterson's Poet Laureate

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...

Paterson Entrepreneurs Show that Business and Family can Mix

February 25, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With a location that’s “bigger and nicer” cousins Wendy Delgado and Nayrobi Vargas officially cut the ribbon at Las Primas Multi Services’ new office at 61 Park Avenue on Sunday. The space, Vargas said, will allow the local entrepreneurs to "help more people."

Surrounded by family and friends, Delgado and Vargas looked every bit the part of proud ...

SOLD! Paterson Set to Auction 46 Properties

PATERSON, NJ- A plan to infuse $2 million into Paterson’s budget moved forward on Tuesday with the City Council approving an auction of 46 city-owned properties. The final vote came after lengthy discussions between residents and council members about the importance of promoting home ownership as a means of building stronger communities.

First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson was the lone ...

Sunday Dinner on Broadway: 'That's How a Village Operates'

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With plates containing roasted chicken, mixed vegetables, and potatoes, along with a serving of hot soup and a fresh fruit cup, it’s easy to imagine that the Sunday meal was being served in the comfort and warmth of one of Paterson’s many restaurants.

However the setting was quite different, and TAPinto Paterson was proud to be on hand to not only witness the amazing ...

Viva La Republica Dominicana!

February 25, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- In a city of more than 50 nationalities it is commonplace to attend a Sunday morning breakfast and hear the national anthem of nations from across the globe. That scene repeated itself again on Sunday as a large representation of Paterson’s Dominican community turned out to a breakfast to celebrate the island nation’s independence, as well as the contributions ...

Ramsey Girl Scouts Volunteer to Help Students at Oasis

PATERSON, NJ – Wearing hues of brown, green, and blue, young women across the country regularly gather with friends and recite a promise: “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.” The 6th grade troop of the Ramsey Girl Scouts chose to live out part of this promise by helping children in Paterson at the ...

‘Paterson Partners With Puerto Rico’ Raising Over $12,000 for Hurricane Ravaged School

PATERSON, NJ - More than 250 people braved the snow to raise funds for "Paterson Partners with Puerto Rico Support-A-School Fundraiser" Saturday at St. Gerard's Church. The night of food, music, and dancing raised more the $12,000 to support one of the many schools devastated when Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017.

Paterson Public Schools teamed up ...

Congressman Pascrell Leads Efforts to Restore Law Enforcement Funding

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- When the federal government failed to disburse funds to local law enforcement agencies that had been awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne JAG) and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program Grants in 2017, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 09) led his colleagues in signing a letter to President Trump outlining the importance of the ...

SOLD! City Hosts Information Session on Upcoming Auction

February 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Approximately 25 individuals attended the first of two information sessions scheduled by Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company on Wednesday in preparation for the city’s public auction of 46 properties.

The second information session will be held on Wednesday, February 28 in City Council Chambers from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with the auction scheduled for Thursday, March 15, ...

TAPinto Paterson Video: Demolition of Old Factory Site to Make Way for New Development

PATERSON, NJ- Perhaps symbolic of the hunger for new development and opportunity in Paterson, an oversized excavator stretched its jaws wide on Wednesday to tear down one of the remaining structures on the Leader Dye site situated on Madison Avenue.

While demolition is slated to be completed in approximately four weeks, and will culminate in the probable implosion of the nearly 150-foot ...

SOLD! Paterson Set to Auction 46 Properties

PATERSON, NJ- A plan to infuse $2 million into Paterson’s budget moved forward on Tuesday with the City Council approving an auction of 46 city-owned properties. The final vote came after lengthy discussions between residents and council members about the importance of promoting home ownership as a means of building stronger communities.

First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson was the lone ...

Event Tells Story of 'Freedom and Victory'

February 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 200 residents and community leaders turned out to JFK High School Tuesday evening to recognize Mother Language Day, established by the United Nations that promotes cultural diversity by encouraging people to use their “mother” or native language while learning and speaking others as well.

For the Bangladeshi community, estimated to be approximately 16,000 ...

Street Named After Paterson Non-Profit

PATERSON, NJ- In a show of unanimity, the Paterson City Council acted to name a section of street after local nonprofit Eva’s Village, in honor of the anti-poverty organization’s contributions to the city, at their Tuesday meeting.

The area of Main Street between Grand and Slater Streets will now also be known as “Eva’s Village Way” in commemoration of the ...

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City Council Candidate to Voters: Let Your Voice Be Heard

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

It is very important for the citizens of Paterson to participate in local city-wide elections because elected officials can help determine the economic, educational and social well-being of entire communities. For example, two very important tasks of city council members include making laws and allocating money.

Elected officials are the gatekeepers for millions of dollars in ...

Dreams for Service Dog for Autistic Montville Resident Become Reality

February 22, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Faith Stanley, a Towaco resident and a single mother of four boys, sought help for her youngest son, Joey, who is almost three years old and diagnosed with autism. Amazingly enough, Faith found the help she needed!

Due to the generosity and help of so many people, Faith has managed to reach her goal of raising ...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Cancellation of House Votes

February 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC- On Friday Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-9) released the following statement regarding the cancellation of votes in the House of Representatives this week:

“The late Reverend Billy Graham was an inspiration to many Americans. As a result of his contributions to our nation, Speaker Ryan announced he will be brought to the U.S. Capitol to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...