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‘Little Free Library’ Opens in Baer Park

April 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- While its size may pale in comparison to the one that stands majestically on Broadway, the opportunities for residents to read and expand their minds are just as great at Paterson’s newest “library” that was officially opened on Saturday.

This one, located right in Baer Park, is part of a greater effort by Paterson’s poet laureate, Talena Lachelle Queen, ...

How One Rosa Parks Graduate is Letting Her Inner Faith Shine

PATERSON, NJ- A proud graduate of Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, Class of 1991, Rahsona Elder is a loving mother of three balancing family, work and service, while helping to deliver high quality arts programming to Paterson children. In fact, it is her work ethic and passion for family that led her to become the founder of InnerFaith Performing Arts Center ...

NJCDC Takes Paterson Teens to Harvard, Yale, and MIT

PATERSON, NJ- Over the course of two days of their spring break--Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4--41 students from three different NJCDC programs traveled up to New England for an Ivy League tour. Throughout the trip, students from the Paterson Youth Council, Great Falls Teen Center, and 21st Century Compete for Life programs visited Harvard ...

Redevelopment of Riverside Terrace Moving Forward

April 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to replace Paterson’s aging Riverside Terrace housing complex took another step forward on Monday with the Planning Board voting unanimously in support of minor changes to the original plan as well as variances related to parking and building construction.

Led by Israel Roizman, Principal of Harris Townhomes Associates, several professionals including an architect, ...

Video: Wimberly Continues to Speak Out for Local School Funding

PATERSON, NJ- While administrators, local leaders, and education activists widely welcomed Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed  $20 million increase in funding for Paterson’s schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, the announcement came as a reminder that it came after eight years of “flat funding” under Governor Chris Christie leaving them $250 million in the ...

City Council Passes Budget Amid Turbulent Political Climate

PATERSON, NJ- The city council voted to adopt a $223 million budget on Tuesday thanks to a last minute plea from Mayor Jane Williams-Warren. The resolution passed by a margin of 5-4, but was originally set to fail until two council members changed their votes.

The city’s budget will include a 2.6% increase in the municipal tax levy, which was the major source of conflict among council ...

Update- Fallen Officer Identified. ‘A Sad Day for Paterson’ as Police Officer Loses Life in Car Accident

April 22, 2018

UPDATE- Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the Paterson Police Department.

 

PATERSON, NJ- On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson” a city police officer lost his life on Sunday after being involved in a ...

Early Morning Fire Rips Through Two Paterson Homes

PATERSON- A fire ripped through two Paterson homes in the early hours of Saturday. According to reports the fire started at 42 Hopper Street and grew into a 3rd alarm blaze overtaking two dwellings.

Firefighters fought back the blaze for over two hours before bringing it under control.

There were no reported injuries.

Paterson Man Injured in Overnight Shooting

PATERSON, NJ- An overnight shooting left a 25-year old Paterson male with non life threatening gunshot wounds on Saturday.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald , members of the Paterson Police Department responded to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at approximately 2:35 a.m. after being advised that the ...

HS Softball: Paterson Charter Shut Out by Hasbrouck Heights

April 19, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Julia Campen homered and doubled, and Olivia Marinelli struck out 15 as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Paterson Charter in NJIC Meadowlands softball action Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Victoria Vizzachero also homered for the Aviators off of Paterson Charter pitcher Maxibel Garcia, who held the Lady Aviators offense to just five hits, and struck out 14..  

Campen ...

HS Baseball: Paterson Charter Bested by Hasbrouck Heights

 

PATERSON, NJ -  Two big innings allowed Hasbrouck Heights to overcome a 3-1 deficit and defeat Paterson Charter, 11-3, in NJIC Meadowlands Division baseball on Wednesday afternoon.   

Paterson Charter scored three early runs off Hasbrouck Heights starting pitcher Mario Gomez, taking a 3-1 in the bottom of the second on Troy Medlock stole home and Norberto ...

How One Rosa Parks Graduate is Letting Her Inner Faith Shine

April 16, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- A proud graduate of Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, Class of 1991, Rahsona Elder is a loving mother of three balancing family, work and service, while helping to deliver high quality arts programming to Paterson children. In fact, it is her work ethic and passion for family that led her to become the founder of InnerFaith Performing Arts Center ...

Student Choreographed Dance Performance Communicates Self Empowerment

PATERSON, NJ- It was a night filled with excitement, rhythm, and grace. Just before spring break, the dance students of Rosa Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts choreographed and performed a special show titled, “I Can. I Will. I Am.”  Dancers invested seven months into the production, dating back to September, to deliver a memorable performance in front of a capacity ...

Free Fitness Training at Planet Fitness Paterson

April 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- As home of the Judgement Free Zone®, we want all of our Planet Fitness members to have a comfortable, non-intimidating environment to work out in. We cater to occasional and first-time gym goers, which is why we are proud to offer free fitness instruction to all of our members at no additional charge through our PE@PF program. Our certified trainers will show you around the gym ...

Passaic Valley Unico Helps Restock Shelves of Military Assistance Pantry

April 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Great Falls Rotary Club and Passaic County Board of Realtors were joined at the Military Assistance Pantry on Ward Street on Saturday by members Passaic Valley Unico to restock the shelves full of food and other goods for collection and use by area veterans.

According to a report by Rotary Club member Debby Flower, Chuck Russo of Passaic Valley Unico read media ...

Gateway to Paterson Gets a Makeover

PATERSON, NJ- While Juan Carlos Williams Community Plaza may be one of the city’s smallest parks, its location at the bottom of the Route 19 exit makes it  a focal point for vehicles entering the city every day. Now, thanks to the hard work of more than 75 volunteers, the gateway is cleaner, greener and brighter.

On Saturday, in celebration of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), New ...

‘Little Free Library’ Opens in Baer Park

PATERSON, NJ- While its size may pale in comparison to the one that stands majestically on Broadway, the opportunities for residents to read and expand their minds are just as great at Paterson’s newest “library” that was officially opened on Saturday.

This one, located right in Baer Park, is part of a greater effort by Paterson’s poet laureate, Talena Lachelle Queen, ...

Lead Paint In Your Home? Get Free Testing Today. Your Health Matters

April 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- How does exposure to lead affect our children? Not many give it a second thought. Why would they? Lead-based paint is no longer used in homes. But, it was in the past, when environmental and health regulations failed to exist, or were lax at best.

What you may not realize is that even if you’ve completed a fresh paint job in ...

Free Fitness Training at Planet Fitness Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- As home of the Judgement Free Zone®, we want all of our Planet Fitness members to have a comfortable, non-intimidating environment to work out in. We cater to occasional and first-time gym goers, which is why we are proud to offer free fitness instruction to all of our members at no additional charge through our PE@PF program. Our certified trainers will show you around the gym ...

Lead Paint In Your Home? Get Free Testing Today. Your Health Matters

April 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- How does exposure to lead affect our children? Not many give it a second thought. Why would they? Lead-based paint is no longer used in homes. But, it was in the past, when environmental and health regulations failed to exist, or were lax at best.

What you may not realize is that even if you’ve completed a fresh paint job in ...

Alleged Actions of Arrested Paterson Police Officer ‘Do not Reflect the Work of the Paterson Police Department to Make Our Community Stronger’

April 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson Police Officer facing up to 40 years in prison was due in federal court on Friday following his arrest earlier in the day on charges related to the possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.

According to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, Ruben McAusland, 26, was arrested for allegedly dealing heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and ...

Shooting Victim Faces Domestic Violence Charges

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound late Saturday now faces several domestic violence related charges.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald members of the Paterson Police Department responded to Doremus Street at approximately 12:02 a.m. on Sunday following a reported shooting. Once on the scene, the ...

Passaic County Prosecutor to Conduct “Thorough Review” of Cases Involving Alleged Crooked Cops

PATERSON, NJ- Just two days after two Paterson police officers were arrested on charges related to alleged illegal activity in the course of their official duty, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office announced that they will conduct “a thorough review” of any cases handled by their office in which either of the accused officers “signed complaints, handled evidence, ...

Redevelopment of Riverside Terrace Moving Forward

April 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to replace Paterson’s aging Riverside Terrace housing complex took another step forward on Monday with the Planning Board voting unanimously in support of minor changes to the original plan as well as variances related to parking and building construction.

Led by Israel Roizman, Principal of Harris Townhomes Associates, several professionals including an architect, ...

Eva’s Village Honors Volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month

April 18, 2018

Paterson, NJ, On Sunday, April 8, Eva’s Village turned the tables on more than 120 volunteers, who came to Eva’s Community Kitchen not to serve others, but to partake in a festive meal honoring their dedication and service. Students at Eva’s Culinary School prepared the meal including hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, carving stations with roast turkey, lamb and ham, side ...

How One Rosa Parks Graduate is Letting Her Inner Faith Shine

PATERSON, NJ- A proud graduate of Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, Class of 1991, Rahsona Elder is a loving mother of three balancing family, work and service, while helping to deliver high quality arts programming to Paterson children. In fact, it is her work ethic and passion for family that led her to become the founder of InnerFaith Performing Arts Center ...

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TAPinto Paterson Reader Shares Concerns About Absentee Ballots

April 21, 2018

Dear editor:

I am writing this letter to express a grave concern I have regarding the influx of absentee ballots. To my understanding, absentee ballots were designed to be used by those who are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day. Such as people in the armed services or those who are away on vacation. 

This year’s municipal election will be one for the history books.

Assembly's Longest Serving Member Dead at 79

April 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Assembly members, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, are mourning the loss of their colleague, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) who died on Thursday.

Green, 79, was the longest serving member of the Assembly, and considered to be a champion of affordable housing. Green stepped down as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Organization on January 24 to ...

Paterson Mayor Candidate Andre Sayegh Names Vaughn L. McKoy, a Paterson Native, as Campaign Counsel

April 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Andre Sayegh, the sixth ward councilman who is seeking to be Paterson’s next mayor in the city’s elections next month, has named Paterson native Vaughn L. McKoy, JD, MBA as his campaign counsel.

McKoy, a former state and federal prosecutor as well as a lawyer in private practice, will volunteer and serve as a key adviser to the campaign. Sayegh said he felt extremely ...