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After Failed Vote, What's Next for the Paterson BOE Elections

February 20, 2017

PATERSON, N.J.- After a failed 4-4-1 vote by the Paterson Council on Tuesday regarding a memorandum to move Paterson's Board of Education Election from November to April, many residents are wondering, “what’s next?”.

The move to change the election came from last fall’s race where many residents were complaining that political parties were getting involved and ...

Despite Public Support Paterson Council Votes 4-4-1 to Return School Board Elections to April

PATERSON, N.J. - Despite a crowd that came last night to voice support for taking politics out of the school board elections, the symbolic measure was shot down by a vote of 4-4-1, Councilwoman Ruby Cotton and Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres did not attend the meeting or vote.

Council President Bill McKoy who was in favor of moving the elections back said "at least we ...

Public Barred as Kennedy Beats Eastside 63-60, As Investigation Continues

PATERSON, N.J. - Kennedy High School took on Eastside yesterday in a cross town rivalry game as Eastside looked to rebound after losing both its head and assistant coach last week after being suspended from by the district. 

Tuesday the district announced earlier in the day that the game that evening between Kennedy and Eastside would not be open to the public. After a weekend of ...

After Failed Vote, What's Next for the Paterson BOE Elections

February 20, 2017

PATERSON, N.J.- After a failed 4-4-1 vote by the Paterson Council on Tuesday regarding a memorandum to move Paterson's Board of Education Election from November to April, many residents are wondering, “what’s next?”.

The move to change the election came from last fall’s race where many residents were complaining that political parties were getting involved and ...

Despite Objection from Councilman Jackson and Residents, Downtown SID Gets Approved

PATERSON, N.J.- On Tuesday night, the Paterson Council voted 7-1-1 to approve RES. #17:066 the budget for the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District.

Councilman Michael Jackson gave a presentation that the Council should not approved the budget because funds were being mismanaged and were not spent correctly. He pointed out that the Director of the Downtown Paterson SID was getting ...

Developer and City Try to Improve Auburn Street, Abandoned Buildings

PATERSON, N.J. - After two teens were shot, one murdered, two weeks ago at a seemingly abandoned building on Auburn Street a neighboring developer Charles Florio and the city are trying to improve the conditions of the block.

Earlier in the week neighbors paid witness to police entering the building as city employees boarded up the building. Several people were seen leaving the ...

Developer and City Try to Improve Auburn Street, Abandoned Buildings

February 17, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - After two teens were shot, one murdered, two weeks ago at a seemingly abandoned building on Auburn Street a neighboring developer Charles Florio and the city are trying to improve the conditions of the block.

Earlier in the week neighbors paid witness to police entering the building as city employees boarded up the building. Several people were seen leaving the ...

Passaic Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of Paterson Resident

PATERSON, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Wednesday that Juan Cruz-Pena, 32 of Passaic to a combined term of 23 years in New Jersey State Prison for the Kidnapping, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and Aggravated Assault of (name withheld), 36 of Paterson.

Cruz-Pena acted with a codefendant who is is currently a fugitive with an outstanding ...

Police: Second Luring Incident Reported in Montclair in Less Than Two Weeks

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 10-year-old male reported an attempted luring incident to Montclair Police officials on Thursday, February 9. This is the second luring report within less than two weeks.

According to police officials, at approximately 5:00p.m. on Thursday, the 10-year-old male was walking on Harrison Avenue when he was approached by a male operating an older style, dark color ...

Public Barred as Kennedy Beats Eastside 63-60, As Investigation Continues

February 15, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Kennedy High School took on Eastside yesterday in a cross town rivalry game as Eastside looked to rebound after losing both its head and assistant coach last week after being suspended from by the district. 

Tuesday the district announced earlier in the day that the game that evening between Kennedy and Eastside would not be open to the public. After a weekend of ...

Gelotti Montclair Offering $2 Ice Cream and Gelato Feb 19

February 11, 2017

MONTCLAIR, N.J - To mark our one year Anniversary and send us off into our second season, Gelotti of Montclair will be offering $2 junior and small size cups or ice cream, gelato, or italian ice all day on February 19th! This celebration will take play every year on Feb 19th and will be called "Montclair Day" in hour of the anniversary of Gelotti coming to Montclair.

Gelotti Ice ...

What is a Sanctuary City and How Does it Affect Your Neighborhood

February 8, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - This past week saw a slew of New Jersey mayors and elected officials sign orders upholding their sanctuary status, which has been met with a mixture of both optimism and skepticism. TAPinto Paterson takes a closer look of what "sanctuary city" actually means. 

What is a "sanctuary city"?

Sanctuary cities or counties, are areas where the ...

Reflexology Explored with 'A Tranquil Journey'

February 10, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Reflexology is an art and science creating wellness.  Reflexology is used to relieve tension and treat illness, that is based on the theory that there are stress points in your hands, feet, and head, that are connected to other parts of your body.

A Tranquil Journey in Little Falls is a reflexology office inside of the wellness center 'Health on Main'.

Reflexology Explored with 'A Tranquil Journey'

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Reflexology is a system of massages that are used to relieve tension and treat illness, that is based on the theory that there are stress points in your hands, feet, and head, that are connected to other parts of your body.

A Tranquil Journey in Little Falls is a reflexology office inside of the wellness center 'Health on Main'. According to their site reflexology ...

Passaic Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of Paterson Resident

February 16, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Wednesday that Juan Cruz-Pena, 32 of Passaic to a combined term of 23 years in New Jersey State Prison for the Kidnapping, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and Aggravated Assault of (name withheld), 36 of Paterson.

Cruz-Pena acted with a codefendant who is is currently a fugitive with an outstanding ...

Police: Second Luring Incident Reported in Montclair in Less Than Two Weeks

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 10-year-old male reported an attempted luring incident to Montclair Police officials on Thursday, February 9. This is the second luring report within less than two weeks.

According to police officials, at approximately 5:00p.m. on Thursday, the 10-year-old male was walking on Harrison Avenue when he was approached by a male operating an older style, dark color ...

Paterson Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Plainfield Child Sex Assaults

PATERSON. N.J. - A Paterson man has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 in Plainfield for a period spanning two years, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Javier Lopez, 29, of Paterson must serve at least 85 percent of a 19-year sentence for counts of first-degree aggravated assault and first-degree ...

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Only One Vote of approval will select New Jersey’s next Governor

February 21, 2017

In the era of Trump, not much attention is being paid to the NJ Gubernatorial race right now, but for those who understand what happened last November with the Presidential election, where thousands of New Jersians who rarely voted and democrats who were tired of back-room deals and politics as usual, came out and voted for Donald Trump. This should give New Jersey residents some pause when ...

Passaic Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of Paterson Resident

February 16, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Wednesday that Juan Cruz-Pena, 32 of Passaic to a combined term of 23 years in New Jersey State Prison for the Kidnapping, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and Aggravated Assault of (name withheld), 36 of Paterson.

Cruz-Pena acted with a codefendant who is is currently a fugitive with an outstanding ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

February 21, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...