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SPOILER ALERT: Paterson Children Attend Afternoon Screening of Black Panther

February 19, 2018

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 Shares Election Coverage Guidelines

On May 8 Paterson voters will have the chance to go to the polls and cast their ballot for the candidates they believe are best suited to serve as Mayor of the City of Paterson, and to fill three At-Large seats on the City Council.

As a hyperlocal media outlet it is not up to us to share our opinions or to attempt to sway the voters in any way, our efforts will simply be towards providing ...

Secretary of State Visits School 21, Encourages Students to ‘Work Hard With Integrity’

February 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Growing up in the Bronx, the “proud” daughter of a bus driver and a railroad clerk, Tahesha Way learned early in life that in order to accomplish her goals she’d have to “work hard with integrity” and always “take pride” in where she came from.

So that’s what she did.

And, based on her resume, both academic and professional, ...

Superintendent Eileen Shafer's 'Long Journey' Comes to an End

Paterson, NJ- A process that started on July 29, 2017, included a 13-member search committee, a national search firm, and six public forums as well as an additional candidates forum, led the Paterson Schools right back to Superintendent Eileen Shafer.

With a no dissenting votes, Shafer was officially able to shed the “acting” portion of her title, completing what she called a ...

Superintendent Candidates Make Pitch to Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Leaders

PATERSON, NJ- With the Board of Education expected to make what Commissioner Nakima Redmon called “the most major decision that has been made in Paterson in a long time” on Wednesday, more than 100 parents, students, educators, union members, community leaders and others turned out to JFK Educational Complex Tuesday evening to hear from the three final candidates to fill the position ...

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

February 15, 2018

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 ...

Congressman Pascrell Leads Efforts to Restore Law Enforcement Funding

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 ...

Paterson Senator Nellie Pou Issues Statement on Relief for Puerto Rico

TRENTON, NJ- While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denies that it ever intended to end food and water assistance to Puerto Rico on January 31, despite the fact that parts of island are still without running waters and electricity more than four months after Hurricane Maria hit, Paterson’s Senator Nellie Pou is continuing to speak out on the need for additional ...

Boarded Up Building Damaged in Early Morning Blaze

February 16, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- An investigation by both the Paterson Fire Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office  is underway into a pre-dawn fire that damaged two buildings on 12th Avenue early Friday.

After receiving several calls reporting the fire, members of the Paterson Fire Department were dispatched to 37 12th Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m. With heavy flames visible ...

Arrest Made in Two Armed Robberies

PATERSON, NJ- The investigative work of the Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a local man in connection with two armed robberies that took place on Monday.

According to a report released by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald and Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Timothy Simmons, ...

Passaic County Sheriff's Officer Recovers Loaded Weapon, Narcotics, After Short Pursuit

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man has been charged with several offenses following a short vehicle and foot pursuit in the early hours of Thursday.

According to a statement by Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers Patrick Holt attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Clarence Chambers, 27, at approximately 4:00 a.m.

Chambers, the report read, failed to stop as directed ...

SPOILER ALERT: Paterson Children Attend Afternoon Screening of Black Panther

February 19, 2018

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.” ...

Are you Holding the Winning Ticket?

PATERSON, NJ- One New Jersey Lottery player in Paterson is $1 million richer following a draw on Friday, February 9.

According to a statement released by the New Jersey Lottery, the player purchased his or her ticket at Millennium Express, Inc. on 21st Street and matched all five winning numbers.

The winning numbers were 28,34,41,46, and 47. 

SOLD! Paterson Set to Auction 46 Properties

February 14, 2018

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 ...

Food Pantry for Military Veterans Set to Open in Paterson. Pascrell: It’s the Least We Can Do

February 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- “Service Above Self.” 

It’s that noble mission that keeps members of Rotary Clubs all over the globe involved in making important impacts in their local community. And, in Paterson, it’s no different.

On Monday, that motto came to life again when members of then Great Falls Rotary Club and the Passaic County Board of Realtors,  flanked by ...

TAPinto Paterson Series: Black History Month. James Henderson’s Supersized Impact on Paterson

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.

James Henderson owned and operated McDonald’s stores in Paterson for 20 years, during which time he built a reputation as a hard-working and charitable ...

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 ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Other not to Suffer in Silence

February 7, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told in this publication.

Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street which led to the eventual total ...

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 ...

Arrest Made in 2017 Shooting Incident

PATERSON, NJ- A 48-year old Paterson man faces up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison following his arrest in relation to a shooting that took place on April 13, 2017.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Keith Hill was arrested on February 8, 2018 and charged with multiple offenses including Attempted ...

SOLD! Paterson Set to Auction 46 Properties

February 14, 2018

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 ...

Street Named After Paterson Non-Profit

February 14, 2018

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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With Shafer the Lines of Communication are Always Open

February 15, 2018

Dear Editor:

I find myself in a juxtaposition right now.

On the one hand, I did question the process. On the other hand, I am fully supportive of Ms. Shafer.

I want to go on record as saying that I am completely confident in her leadership. I’ll briefly explain my reason.

When I served on the school board I was able to always reach Ms. Shafer. The lines of communication were ...

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Introduces 2018 Budget

February 15, 2018

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On February 13, 2018, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the 2018 budget with conservative revenue projections, improved reserve levels, and significant investment in infrastructure improvements. The 2018 budget reflects fiscally sound financial policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, ...

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 ...