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Former Candidate Seeks Appointment to Soon to Be Vacated Council Seat

May 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Less than a week after votes were counted declaring Andre Sayegh the victor in an, at times, contentious election, at least one person is making his interest known in the 6th Ward Council seat that will become vacant with Sayegh’s ascension to Paterson’s highest office on July 1.

In a letter to Mayor Jane Williams-Warren and the current members of the ...

Tuesday is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the June 5 2018 Primary Election

PATERSON, NJ - Residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote in the June 5, 2018 primary is Tuesday May 15. 

Other important dates in the 2018 election cycle are: 

May 15 – Primary – Voter Registration Deadline

May 29 – Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

June 5 – Primary Election

October 6 – General ...

Who Let the Dogs Out? Passaic County K-9 Unit Wows Children and Seniors

May 24, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 ...

From Buckets to Beethoven, More than 200 Paterson Students Show Off Musical Skills

PATERSON, NJ- The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members.

With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 15, School 26, and the Norman S. Weir Elementary School playing, the Paterson Music ...

School Officials Raise Awarness of Suicide Themed Show. Commissioner Emanual Capers Calls it 'Teaching Opportunity'

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that watching the series may cause young people and teenagers to perceive that “suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option to coping with difficult circumstances,” Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer sent a letter to parents on May 15 to make them aware of the recent release of the second season of “Thirteen Reasons Why” by ...

Proposal to Impose Sewer Connection Fees Presented to Council. Plan Would be an 'Infusion into the Budget'

May 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With just weeks to go in her term Mayor Jane Williams Warren appeared before the Paterson City Council on Tuesday to ask for their support for a proposal to bring millions of dollars of new revenue into the city.

Joined by members of her Administration, as well as Douglas Triplett of O’Connor Davies, the accounting and auditing firm hired under the direction of the New ...

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver Testimony on Proposal to Divert Affordable Housing Funds

PATERSON, NJ- TAPinto Paterson earlier reported on the response of local community leaders and activists on a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to divert $46 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) which they wrote in a letter signed by representatives of over 100 groups statewide is “legally dedicated to the creation of affordable homes for lower income ...

Local Advocates Join Statewide Call for Restoration of Affordable Housing Funds

PATERSON, NJ- The leaders of several local organizations including Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Saint Paul’s Community Development Corporation, the Paterson Housing Authority, and the City of Paterson’s Neighborhood Assistance Office lent their signatures to a letter urging Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature to preserve a fund dedicated to creation of affordable ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Leads 'Mothers Day Build.' Paterson Habitat for Humanity Continues Bringing Home Ownership to Local Residents

PATERSON, NJ- The strength and leadership of women was on full display Friday as more than 50, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, helped rebuild a home that, thanks to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will provide another local family with the opportunity to become homeowners.

The “Mother’s Day Build,” co-hosted by Paterson Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes, ...

Paterson Community Schools Corps Offers Members Opportunity to Make a Difference While Earning Valuable Benefits

PATERSON, NJ- Providing academic support, decreasing at-risk behavior, and strengthening families and the community are just a few of the responsibilities of Americorps members. 

Launched in 1992 under the formal name of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to "connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities ...

Proposal to Impose Sewer Connection Fees Presented to Council. Plan Would be an 'Infusion into the Budget'

May 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With just weeks to go in her term Mayor Jane Williams Warren appeared before the Paterson City Council on Tuesday to ask for their support for a proposal to bring millions of dollars of new revenue into the city.

Joined by members of her Administration, as well as Douglas Triplett of O’Connor Davies, the accounting and auditing firm hired under the direction of the New ...

Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh has 'Very Encouraging' Meeting with Governor Phil Murphy

PATERSON, NJ- “Relationships matter” then candidate Andre Sayegh would say repeatedly on the campaign trail in his effort to gain the support of voters in his bid for mayor. Now the Mayor-Elect following an overwhelming victory on May 8, Sayegh is putting those relationships to work.

On Monday Sayegh had what he called a “very encouraging” meeting with Governor Phil ...

Sayegh Requests Information on all City Employees

PATERSON, NJ- When Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh is sworn in on July 1 he will immediately oversee more than 1,700 municipal employees, a number that swells to over 2,100 when temporary summer workers are added in.

On Monday, less than a week after Sayegh asked current Mayor Jane Williams-Warren to refrain from giving any raises or promotions that weren’t contractually obligated, he submitted ...

Who Let the Dogs Out? Passaic County K-9 Unit Wows Children and Seniors

May 24, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Paterson Police Department Makes Promotions

PATERSON, NJ- 14 members of the Paterson Police Department were promoted in front of family, friends, and their fellow officers on Wednesday at a ceremony held in City Council Chambers.

The promotions, presided over by Mayor Jane Williams-Warren, are as follows:

 

Deputy Chief of Police

Lourdes Phelan

 

Captain

Englebardt ...

HS Softball: Paterson Charter Falls to Hasbrouck Heights in NJSIAA Playoffs

May 22, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior Victoria Vizzachero’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie, as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Paterson Charter 3-0 in the opening round of the NJSIAA Girls Softball Tournament on Monday afternoon at Hitchcock Field in Hasbrouck Heights.  

Autumn Thorpe tripled with one out in the bottom of the fifth to get the rally ...

Tour of Somerville Weekend: Quarter-Mile Sprints Add High-Speed Dynamic

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The grand daddy of ‘em  all, the 75-year-old Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race, anchors a weekend of world class cycling in Bound Brook and downtown Somerville May 24-28, with a new event added Sunday night to draw more spectators downtown.

Spectators this year will see an additional day of racing beginning with the Bound Brook Criterium on ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

From Buckets to Beethoven, More than 200 Paterson Students Show Off Musical Skills

May 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members.

With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School 1, School 15, School 26, and the Norman S. Weir Elementary School playing, the Paterson Music ...

Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

May 23, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Average Gas Price in NJ Approaches $3 a Gallon according to AAA May 14 Survey

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The May 14 AAA Northeast survey of gasoline prices in New Jersey show that the average price of a gallon of regular gas is approaching $3 a gallon ahead of the peak summer driving season.

Today's average price at the pump in across the state is $2.94 today - that's  five cents higher than last week ($2.89). Today price is also  23 cents ...

Kick Off Grilling Season With Food Safety Tips

May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented ...

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new location in Totowa, near Fairfield. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

May 18, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Leads 'Mothers Day Build.' Paterson Habitat for Humanity Continues Bringing Home Ownership to Local Residents

PATERSON, NJ- The strength and leadership of women was on full display Friday as more than 50, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, helped rebuild a home that, thanks to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will provide another local family with the opportunity to become homeowners.

The “Mother’s Day Build,” co-hosted by Paterson Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes, ...

Paterson Community Schools Corps Offers Members Opportunity to Make a Difference While Earning Valuable Benefits

PATERSON, NJ- Providing academic support, decreasing at-risk behavior, and strengthening families and the community are just a few of the responsibilities of Americorps members. 

Launched in 1992 under the formal name of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to "connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities ...

School Officials Raise Awarness of Suicide Themed Show. Commissioner Emanual Capers Calls it 'Teaching Opportunity'

May 21, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that watching the series may cause young people and teenagers to perceive that “suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option to coping with difficult circumstances,” Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer sent a letter to parents on May 15 to make them aware of the recent release of the second season of “Thirteen Reasons Why” by ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Seventh police precinct to open this summer in the North Ward

NEWARK, NJ–A seventh seventh police precinct located at the Newark Schools Stadium is expected to open this summer.

Initially slated to be a mini-police station, the project grew in scope and eventually resulted in adding the seventh fully functioning police precinct.

“When School Stadium was designed, we included a community center that we hoped we could use as ...

67-unit six-story ‘mid-rise’ apartment building proposed in New Brunswick

May 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A development company affiliated with two apartment complexes near Neilson Street is now seeking approval for a 67-unit, six-story apartment building for a vacant lot on the street that would cover the entire lot and would exceed the four-story limit permitted in the zone.

The Community Builders, a Boston-based company doing building as Stirlingside Urban Renewal LLC, is ...

Local Advocates Join Statewide Call for Restoration of Affordable Housing Funds

PATERSON, NJ- The leaders of several local organizations including Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Saint Paul’s Community Development Corporation, the Paterson Housing Authority, and the City of Paterson’s Neighborhood Assistance Office lent their signatures to a letter urging Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature to preserve a fund dedicated to creation of affordable ...

Councilman Shahin Khalique Welcomes Over 800 to Community Iftar

May 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Though perhaps not possible to prove, the assertion by local activist Al Abdelaziz that Paterson’s Muslim population is the most thriving and organized in New Jersey wasn’t made completely devoid of evidence on Saturday.

Joined by several elected officials including Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh, Councilwoman-Elect Lilisa Mimms, and Board of Education Commissioner Joel ...

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Free Archery Classes

May 24, 2018

Archery is one of the world's oldest sports, and you can enjoy free classes hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Rutgers 4-H Cooperative Extension of Passaic County. From 2pm-4pm on June 2nd, June 16th, July 7th, and July 21st, people of all ages are welcome to take free archery classes at the Great Meadow in Garret Mountain Reservation, located at 8 Mountain Ave ...

Free Yoga and Fitness Classes

You don't need a gym membership to get fit and exercise. Passaic County is making an effort to make our citizens healthier and happier by sponsoring free fitness training and yoga classes on our park system.

Goffle Brook Park features an outdoor fitness circuit available to anyone. Get classes from trained professionals on how to use our equipment, and use those lessons all year ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Who Let the Dogs Out? Passaic County K-9 Unit Wows Children and Seniors

May 24, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver Testimony on Proposal to Divert Affordable Housing Funds

PATERSON, NJ- TAPinto Paterson earlier reported on the response of local community leaders and activists on a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to divert $46 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) which they wrote in a letter signed by representatives of over 100 groups statewide is “legally dedicated to the creation of affordable homes for lower income ...

The Elections are Over, Now it's Time to Collaborate!

May 21, 2018

For much of the past six months Paterson’s focus has been on the races for mayor and council, and rightly so. The elected officials that serve the nearly 150,000 residents of our city have an enormous responsibility, their actions dictating not just success of our community, but the way our City is perceived.

The election is now behind us, and we congratulate all who took part in the ...