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Hundreds Turn Out to Support Sayegh’s Efforts to Build ‘One Paterson’

January 9, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- If one were to judge by the temperature in the Brownstone’s Grand Ballroom Monday night 6th Ward Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Andre Sayegh, was pulling out all the stops to get his supporters warmed up for the work that will go into the race between now and May 8.

It was however the words of support from several speakers, as well as audience members, that really ...

City Education Activist Corey L. Teague Submits Letter to Fill Vacant BOE Position

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- “City Education Activist” Corey L. Teague who said in a letter to the editor to TAPinto Paterson earlier this month that he believes he is “needed on the school board if for no other reason than to advocate on behalf of special needs students,” has submitted a letter to Acting Superintendent Eileen Shafer requesting that he be considered to fill the vacant ...

Paterson’s Dr. Christopher Irving Resigns from Board of Education to Serve in Adminstration of Governor Phil Murphy

PATERSON, NJ- Just over 24 hours after taking the oath of office New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has added a Paterson voice to his Administration.

Dr. Christopher Irving, a member of the Paterson Board of Education for nearly eight years, has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Education. His role, Irving told TAPinto Paterson, is still evolving but might include helping to ...

Paterson Youth Council Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognizes Youth for Community Involvement

PATERSON, NJ- Voices, spirits and visions of a stronger Paterson, built by its younger residents, were lifted up on Monday as the Paterson Youth Council (PYC) held their 12th annual Youth Recognition Awards in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The teachings, if not the words, of King were evident throughout the event as speakers reminded those in attendance that it was through ...

Paterson Student Joins Congressman Pascrell and Senator Menendez in Fight for Children’s Health Insurance

January 12, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stopped by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on Friday to tell a room full of medical professionals, medical staff and reporters about their fight in Washington, D.C. to restore funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

It was however, 18-year-old Paterson resident Ziaira ...

Paterson Councilman Luis Velez Asks Residents to do Their Parts to Keep City Clean

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson residents can do their part to help keep the city clean simply by following the guidelines contained in the Municipal Code related to the proper way to prepare trash and other household waste for pickup. This, according to 5th Ward Councilman, and Chairman of the body’s Public Works Committee, Luis Velez.

According to the Ordinance, “all garbage, refuse or ...

Freeholders Best and Ahkter Moving Passaic County Forward Through Paterson in 2018

PATERSON, NJ- While “Blizzard 2018” may have prevented the pomp and circumstance of a public swearing in for recently re-elected Passaic County Freeholders Assad Akhter and T.J. Best, their work hasn’t slowed. The two, along with running mate Bruce James, were overwhelming victors in November’s election to serve on the seven member board.

Acknowledging that they serve ...

Passaic County Sheriff's Officers Recover More Than Three Pounds of Marijuana

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics recovered marijuana with an estimated value of over $6,000 through three separate searches on Wednesday.

According to a report by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, the initial search took place after surveillance was established in the area of Wayne Street and Jane Street in response to several ...

Paterson Man Arrested After Seeking Treatment for Gunshot Wound

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man faces up to five years in jail after seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound on Saturday.

According to a report by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Paterson Police were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at approximately 11:48 p.m. where they subsequently charged Jacques Mills, 29, with Hindering Apprehension or ...

Investigation by Paterson Police Leads to Three Arrests, Confisication of Guns and Narcotics

PATERSON, NJ- An investigation started in December by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau led a raid of 958 Madison Avenue on Friday night yielding three arrests and the confiscation of 21 grams of cocaine, 3 handguns, and ammunition.

According to a statement by Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale the three arrested, Daniel Villa, aka “Flaco”, Eugenio ...

Wimberly Honors Three Paterson Sporting Legends

January 8, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Three Paterson sporting legends were honored on Wednesday by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) for their athletic prowess, leadership and service to the community. The men, Ronald Lathan, Stanley McDowell Sr., and Sammie Williams, considered to be friends and teammates, were all inducted into the USA Softball of New Jersey Softball Hall of Fame in October.

Known as “Sweet ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes 907,522 Visitors in 2017

January 7, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo finished 2017 with an all-time record attendance of 907,522, marking the first time that attendance has eclipsed the 900,000 mark. It was also the 13th-consecutive year that a new annual attendance record was established.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was proud to announce the many improvements recently made to the ...

Paterson's Art Factory Approved For Major Renovation, Addition of Trolley System to Transport Visitors

PATERSON, NJ- The Art Factory on Spruce Street has been approved for a major renovation following a unanimous decision by the City Planning Board on Tuesday.

Currently a venue for co-working artists, studio space, and light industrial work, the expansion would revamp the space into a center for the arts in Paterson.

The plan is to open up the space to every day public use through the ...

Newark makes the short list for Amazon's next HQ2

January 18, 2018

Newark, NJ--Newark has been named as one of 20 finalists to host Amazon’s next headquarters in North America.

Amazon announced the short-listed cities on Thursday.

Other cities that made the cut include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, ...

Business Where Paterson Man Was Gunned Down To Remain Shut Permanently Following Decison By Owner Not To Seek License Renewal

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Billiards will close its doors permanently following a homicide that occurred in December of last year. The operator of the pool hall, Sung Soo Kim, says he decided not to renew the license after speaking to the family of the victim, lifelong Paterson resident Darnell Horne, 34. 

“I asked the mother how she felt, and she was strongly against me opening. I took ...

Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara Teams With Local Non-Profit to Help Homeless

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara partnered with Paterson based non-profit Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA) to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King by distributing blankets and hot food donated by Al Basha Restaurant to homeless residents in Passaic on Tuesday.

GERA Founder and Director Sikandar Khan said that the organization was established to ...

St. Joseph's Health Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Honoring 'Ordinary People That Make Extraordinary Impacts'

PATERSON, NJ- Hospital staff, community leaders, elected officials, friends and family gathered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center on Monday for their 3rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Community Service Awards.

The event was, according to Renee Miller, Co-Chair, African American Affinity Group, an opportunity to “pay tribute to Dr. King by honoring ordinary people ...

Public Asked to Help Twelve Dogs Rescued From Abandoned Home

PATERSON, NJ- The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is caring for 12 dogs found in an empty home in the city on Tuesday.

According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page the dogs were “the most seriously matted and neglected” they had ever seen.

All 12 of the dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, and some are unable to walk due to the sever ...

Paterson Student Joins Congressman Pascrell and Senator Menendez in Fight for Children’s Health Insurance

January 12, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stopped by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on Friday to tell a room full of medical professionals, medical staff and reporters about their fight in Washington, D.C. to restore funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

It was however, 18-year-old Paterson resident Ziaira ...

Paterson Children Receive Free Dental Screening

PATERSON, NJ- 120 Paterson children at the Eastside Head Start welcomed a special visitor on Thursday, and got a very special lesson on dental hygiene and the importance of cleaning their teeth regularly.

Dr. Robert Grunstein, DMD, the founder of Smile Central Dental in Paterson, told TAPinto Paterson that he has been visiting the city’s children in their classrooms for 14 years ...

Freeholder Assad Akhter Applauds Appointment of Dr. Shereef Elnahal as New Jersey Commissioner of Health

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Assad Akhter, who sat down exclusively with TAPinto Paterson last week to discuss how he believes the County of Passaic and City of Paterson can work more closely together in 2018,  released a statement in support of the appointment of Dr. Shereef Elnahal to the position of Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, the first ...

Business Where Paterson Man Was Gunned Down To Remain Shut Permanently Following Decison By Owner Not To Seek License Renewal

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Billiards will close its doors permanently following a homicide that occurred in December of last year. The operator of the pool hall, Sung Soo Kim, says he decided not to renew the license after speaking to the family of the victim, lifelong Paterson resident Darnell Horne, 34. 

“I asked the mother how she felt, and she was strongly against me opening. I took ...

Mayor Domenick Stampone Praises Law Enforcement for Quick Arrest of Paterson Man in Haledon Shooting

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man faces decades in prison following his Friday arrest on charges connected to a shooting that occurred in Haledon on Wednesday.

According to a report by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Michael Mitchell, 40, allegedly inflicted several gunshot wounds on his victim in the domestic related shooting. The victim, who continues to receive treatment ...

Paterson Community Leaders Come Together to Celebrate Three Kings Day

January 6, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- While Christmas may already seem like a distant memory, the holiday season was on full display in Paterson today as nearly 100 children and their parents filled a storefront on 21st Avenue on Saturday to celebrate Three Kings Day.

The event, sponsored by Desfile Dominicano De New Jersey, the organization behind Paterson’s annual Dominican Parade and Festival, according to ...

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Paterson Resident Says Let Inauguration of Governor Murphy be an Example for Paterson

January 16, 2018

Dear Editor, 

Today I witnessed the awesome, solemn and peaceful transfer of power from Governor Chris Christie to Governor Phil Murphy thanks to the generous invitation of Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly.

Indeed, this was my first State of New Jersey Governor's inauguration. It was a thrill and an honor to be in attendance.  These are the days that you can truly say that you ...

Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara Teams With Local Non-Profit to Help Homeless

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara partnered with Paterson based non-profit Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA) to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King by distributing blankets and hot food donated by Al Basha Restaurant to homeless residents in Passaic on Tuesday.

GERA Founder and Director Sikandar Khan said that the organization was established to ...

Paterson’s Dr. Christopher Irving Resigns from Board of Education to Serve in Adminstration of Governor Phil Murphy

January 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Just over 24 hours after taking the oath of office New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has added a Paterson voice to his Administration.

Dr. Christopher Irving, a member of the Paterson Board of Education for nearly eight years, has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Education. His role, Irving told TAPinto Paterson, is still evolving but might include helping to ...

Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

January 17, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...

Drink Your Way to a Healthier 2018

January 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again, just 13 days in and you’ve probably already broken that New Year’s Resolution.  “New Year, New Me” has already gone out the window! This will be the year where we actually start going to the gym regularly and eating healthier.  Not so fast!. However, it’s not too late to get back on track, and while fitness and a healthy ...