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Mayoral Forum Focuses on Economic Development

April 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Candidates for Paterson Mayor continued offering more details on their plans for the future of Paterson at a candidate forum hosted by the NJ Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), and sponsored by Eva’s Village, Oasis, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Paul’s CDC on Wednesday. The forum, held at the Great Falls Youth Center, was specifically focused on economic ...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Shares Secret of Newark’s Success in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- With new construction dotting its neighborhoods, control of the schools back in local hands, and a spot on the list of finalists to land Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, Newark is a city on the rise.

It is with the state’s largest city’s upward trajectory in mind, and contemplation of their own city’s future, that several prominent Paterson leaders ...

Mayoral Candidates Square-off at Debate. Rodriguez Misses Event to Accept Endorsement of Fetty Wap

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s mayoral candidates battled it out in another debate on Sunday night, this time at the Alexander Hamilton Community Center. While the event’s co-hosts, the  Eastside Neighborhood Association and Paterson Branch of the NAACP won near unanimous reviews for the well run format, the tensions and competition of the race became more apparent in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paterson Man Injured in Overnight Shooting

April 14, 2018

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 ...

Man Shoots Self, Gets Arrested

A Paterson man involved in a Monday shooting has been arrested and charged with several gun related crimes, which left the individual with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s ...

Memorial to Fallen Paterson Firefighter Defaced

PATERSON, NJ- When a 1991 fire destroyed the old Meyers Brothers Department Store on Main Street and claimed the life of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia, the city joined together in mourning.

The loss of Nicosia, Deputy Chief Kevin Hancock recalled to TAPinto Paterson recently, was a reminder of the “dangers firefighters face on a daily basis." His fallen colleague, then only one ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

April 7, 2018

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

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 ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

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 ...

Shooting Victim Faces Domestic Violence Charges

April 15, 2018

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, ...

Charges Dropped for Two Men After Nearly 25 Years in Prison

PATERSON, NJ- After 24 years in prison two Paterson men will remain free following a decision by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes not to retry their case.

While clarifying that the decision is in no way a declaration of their innocence Valdes announced on Friday that the Office has moved to dismiss the matters of State v. Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee. 

According to the ...

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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Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Seeks Input on State Budget

April 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

As one of only 12 members on the New Jersey General Assembly’s Budget Committee, I am in the unique position to question New Jersey’s commissioners, those charged with leading our state's various departments, on the specifics of the FY 19 budget that Governor Murphy has proposed. As you may know, this budget must be passed by June 30, 2018.

From education to ...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Shares Secret of Newark’s Success in Paterson

April 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With new construction dotting its neighborhoods, control of the schools back in local hands, and a spot on the list of finalists to land Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, Newark is a city on the rise.

It is with the state’s largest city’s upward trajectory in mind, and contemplation of their own city’s future, that several prominent Paterson leaders ...

Paterson Music Project Joins New Jersey’s Newest Youth Ensemble to Perform Bernstein Classic

April 18, 2018

“Somewhere…there’s a place for us.”  So goes one of the most beautiful songs Leonard Bernstein ever wrote—part of the legendary musical West Side Story.

On Sunday, April 22nd, children of a unique New Jersey music education alliance will perform the song on the stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to open a New Jersey Symphony Orchestra ...

Organizations Team Up to Make Prom Dreams Come True

April 5, 2018

On March 29 the Paterson Great Falls Rotary ClubTAPinto hosted their annual prom dress giveaway. This year they joined with several other groups, making the event bigger than ever. TAPinto Paterson reader, and Great Falls Rotary Club Director, Debra Flower shared this piece abut how the event started, what it’s become, and where it’s going.

Paterson Great Falls Rotary Club ...