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Active Community Volunteer Nelly Celi Kicks Off Campaign for Paterson City Council

December 13, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 100 friends, family and supporters of Nelly Celi filled the downstairs room at Hamilton & Ward Friday evening as the nearly lifelong resident, and active community volunteer, officially kicked off her campaign for one of three At-Large seats on the Paterson City Council.

The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Celi, who works as an outreach coordinator ...

Paterson Alliance and ‘Think Pre-K’ Help Expand Early Childhood Education

December 11, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- An effort to increase Pre-K enrollment among three and four year old Paterson children is working, according to a report by the Paterson Alliance.

The “Think Pre-K” campaign, initiated by the Paterson Alliance, and funded by the Nickelson Foundation, set a goal of increasing enrollment by 100 more registrations on October 15, 2017 than on the same date a ...

Paterson Education Association President Speaks Out on Alleged Assault

Paterson, NJ- Last month Paterson Education Association President John McEntee told TAPinto Paterson that he had “a good feeling” about the year coming, and that despite a budget shortfall and ongoing budget negotiations there was reason to be optimistic about efforts to provide the city’s students a top class education, a goal both he and Acting Superintended Eileen Shafer ...

Paterson Schools To Hold Budget Forums

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Public Schools are to hold two community forums to discuss the ongoing process of formulating the 2018/2019 School Budget.

These forums will be held at JFK Education Complex on Wednesday, December 13 and Eastside High School Campus on Thursday, December 14. Both sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m and end by 7:30 p.m.

In a video released online Acting Superintendent ...

Paterson City Council to Consider Use of $1 Million in Grant Dollars

December 13, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Twelve dilapidated, underdeveloped and otherwise underutilized properties on Ryle Avenue will make way for open green space under a plan presented to the City Council earlier this month. Altered from a similar previous plan, this one will be considered and subject to public discussion at the City Council’s December 19 meeting.

Under the plan described by Paterson’s ...

Three New Projects Construction Projects Receive Approval

PATERSON, NJ- While the debate can continue whether it was passion for building a better stronger community or short tempers brought on by the late hour, the final outcomes of the Paterson Planning Board’s meeting on Wednesday are certain. By the time Chairwoman Dr. Lillisa Mimms brought the gavel down to close a more than four hour meeting, approvals, with slight modifications, had been ...

Laborers Union Cite Safety Concerns in Protesting Improvements to Passaic County Building

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Administration Building may have a rodent problem, at least if you consider a 15 foot inflatable rat greeting passersby a problem.

The rodent has been on display most mornings over the past several weeks courtesy of LiUNA Local 78, whose members are trained and employed in the field of asbestos remediation and removal, in protest of the hiring of West Caldwell ...

One Dead in Paterson Shooting

December 11, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson neighborhood was rocked by gunfire Monday evening leaving one man dead.

Members of the Paterson Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at 327 12th Avenue at approximately 8:40 p.m. Upon arrival they found a male victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this ...

Police Seek Info On Vehicle Identified in Hit And Run In Totowa That Killed Paterson Woman

TOTOWA, NJ - Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver who struck and killed a woman on Union Boulevard in Totowa on Monday, Dec. 4. 

A joint release from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and the Totowa Police Department identified the car sought in connection with the accident is a small white SUV, possible a Nissan Murano. 

The ...

BREAKING- Information Sought in Possible Abduction

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in their investigation into a possible abduction in the city Tuesday night.

According to an alert issued by both agencies, Shanaya Coley, 24, Paterson, was injured and possibly abducted in her own vehicle, a 2013 Nissan Altima, with New Jersey license plate ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

December 11, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from teams that ...

Tiny Ballerinas Steal the Show at InnerFaith Honors Awards Breakfast

December 3, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- When seven-year old Tatiana joined several of her friends in a ballet performance at Saturday’s InnerFaith Honors Awards breakfast she had a look of confidence that only comes from hours of dedicated practice and training. Following her performance, when asked what it was she liked best about the classes she takes at Paterson’s InnerFaith Performing Arts Center (IPAC), ...

Tree Lighting Marks Start of Holiday Season in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- Market Street was transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday for Paterson’s annual Christmas Tree lighting event. 

Festivities included floats hosted by several local organizations, opportunities to send letters to the North Pole, a visit from and pictures with Santa, performances from local youth, a trackless train ride and more.

The opportunity to ...

Paterson's Alliance for Sustainable Communities Hosts Business Expo

December 10, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Earlier this month Paterson entrepreneur Lakeia Johnson reopened her Boss Lady Boutique at 69 Main Street. On Sunday she took her show, and products, on the road as one of more than thirty local business owners to participate in the Alliance for Sustainable Communities’ (ASC) business expo.

Calling the event at the Masonic Temple “awesome” and a ...

Shop Local Today at Masonic Temple

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s historic Masonic Temple has been turned into a vibrant shopping center in an effort to promote black owned businesses in the city.

The event, hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) runs until 4:00 p.m. today and includes more than 30 vendors featuring opportunities for customers to purchase men’s and women’s clothing, ...

Boss Lady Boutique Open for Business

PATERSON, NJ- “Keeping the faith, staying consistent, a lot of hard work.” These are the attributes that Paterson small business owner Lakeia Johnson hopes will help make her venture, Boss Lady Boutique, a success in their new location.

Excitement, and the line on the red carpet, grew as anxious customers waited for the locally born and raised entrepreneur to lift the gate and ...

Stop & Shop recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion 4 oz

December 7, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion 4 oz due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop&Shop stores.

UPC:003360000020
Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT ...

Cookie-Palooza: Butter Pecan Cookies

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that reminded me of my Grandma who passed away just a month shy of her 98th birthday.  ...

Sen. Girgenti Civic League Donates 555 Pounds of Food to CUMAC

December 12, 2017

Hawthorne, NJ – The Senator John A. Girgenti Civic League met for its annual food drive to benefit CUMAC, a Paterson-based non-profit which caters to the needy community with food distribution, disaster relief aid, and a thrift store.

Senator Girgenti introduced CUMAC trustee Mel Hioki who spoke about the mission and scope of CUMAC and thanked those attending the Civic League for their ...

Paterson's Dr. Lilisa Mimms To Single Mothers: I Love Your Life

PATERSON, NJ- Stories of sacrifice, hardship and struggle made way for tales of unconditional love of children as twenty single mothers were honored Friday night at the Paterson Museum during a special event hosted by Dr. Lilisa Mimms.

Mimms, a single mother of four, and a grandmother of two, who has also announced her intention to run for an At-Large seat on the Paterson City Council, invited ...

Paterson Firefighters Go Boots in Hand

PATERSON, NJ- Drivers traveling around Paterson on Saturday may have noticed firefighters in various intersections, boots in hand.

This all was part of Paterson FMBA’s annual fundraising effort to purchase and donate toys to local children in need. 

Among those who led today’s effort were the 25 new recruits that just joined the Paterson Fire Department last ...

St. Joseph’s Health Gets In Holiday Spirit

December 12, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Hospital administrators, medical staff, young patients, families, community leaders and local residents joined together at St Joseph’s Health on Tuesday to enjoy the good cheer of the holidays and light the Christmas tree standing tall outside the Hospital’s main entrance.

Following the lighting of the tree, which was switched on by St. Joseph’s Health CEO ...

Paterson Residents Have Chance to Steer Campaign on Healthy Eating

PATERSON, NJ- The Public Good Projects (PGP), a public health nonprofit organization that envisions a world where health is personal, and health information respects the needs and realities of the people it serves, is seeking the assistance of Paterson residents to develop a mass media campaign about healthy eating.

By completing this short survey residents will help steer the content of ...

Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old Bernards Infant

December 1, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County ...

Paterson Police Arrest Three in 'Sustained Pattern of Armed Robberies'

PATERSON, NJ - Three Paterson men have been arrested following an investigation by the Paterson Police Major Crimes Division into a “sustained pattern of armed robberies” last month.

According to a statement released by Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the men were located in different parts of the city and arrested, with a weapon also being recovered.

The ...

Paterson's Dr. Lilisa Mimms To Single Mothers: I Love Your Life

December 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Stories of sacrifice, hardship and struggle made way for tales of unconditional love of children as twenty single mothers were honored Friday night at the Paterson Museum during a special event hosted by Dr. Lilisa Mimms.

Mimms, a single mother of four, and a grandmother of two, who has also announced her intention to run for an At-Large seat on the Paterson City Council, invited ...

Paterson Firefighters Host Nuns for Annual Dinner

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson Fire Department hosted more than 70 nuns and clergy for a special Christmas dinner on Tuesday.

The annual event which has taken place for more than twenty years was held at the Paterson Fire Headquarters on McBride Avenue.

“Firefighters use mealtime as a means of fellowship,” stated Captain Mike Trommelen. “We share a commitment to the ...

Tiny Ballerinas Steal the Show at InnerFaith Honors Awards Breakfast

PATERSON, NJ- When seven-year old Tatiana joined several of her friends in a ballet performance at Saturday’s InnerFaith Honors Awards breakfast she had a look of confidence that only comes from hours of dedicated practice and training. Following her performance, when asked what it was she liked best about the classes she takes at Paterson’s InnerFaith Performing Arts Center (IPAC), ...

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Laborers Union Cite Safety Concerns in Protesting Improvements to Passaic County Building

December 4, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Administration Building may have a rodent problem, at least if you consider a 15 foot inflatable rat greeting passersby a problem.

The rodent has been on display most mornings over the past several weeks courtesy of LiUNA Local 78, whose members are trained and employed in the field of asbestos remediation and removal, in protest of the hiring of West Caldwell ...

Managing Stress This Holiday Season

December 9, 2017

Caring Contact hotline listeners are available to help with problems big and small this holiday season

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s the hap-happiest season of all.” 

Words to a classic holiday song. Yes, the holidays are here – a joyful time of year reconnecting with family and friends, creating memories and enjoying music, food ...