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Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly: New NJSIAA Transfer Rule Will Have 'Adverse Impact'

January 14, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (Yes – 27, No – 7, Abstain – 0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day sit-out ...

Construction of New School on Site of the Old Don Bosco High Delayed

PATERSON, N.J. - Paterson education officials and advocates are left wondering when the site of the old Don Bosco High School will be vacated by the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School to pave way for demolition.

John McEntee Jr., president of the Paterson Education Association, said, “The Paterson Education Association is hopeful that a quick resolution to this ...

Paterson Education Association President Asks State Board to Remove Superintendent

PATERSON, N.J.- John McEntee Jr., president of the Paterson Education Association (PEA), called for the removal of state appointed superintendent Donald Evans.

Wednesday NorthJersey.com and other New Jersey media outlets ran stories based on Evans testimony to the state board, saying that Paterson was a "high performing" district, and that "graduation rates continue to ...

Assembly Approves Bills To Rescue Kids, Animals In Vehicles

January 13, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. - Good Samaritans in New Jersey who come across distressed animals or people in parked vehicles soon may no longer have to concern themselves with legal repercussions for stepping in to provide aid.

There are 23 states, including the Garden State, with laws that regulate leaving an animal in a parked vehicle. Rules in 24 states make it illegal to leave a child unattended in a ...

Police Release Sketch After Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 17, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

Possible Abduction Reported in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A possible abduction has been reported in Montclair near Claremont Ave & Park St. sometime around 6p.m. According to breaking news reports, officials are reporting a 16 year old abducted from the location by a small black sedan.

No further info at this time. Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes ...

Paterson Man Dead After Shooting on Broadway

PATERSON, N.J.-Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale announce the shooting death of Dennis Pride, age 30 years old, of Paterson, New Jersey.

Pride was shot in front of a notorious food establishment that has been known to be the site of drug trafficking arrests, violence, and a nuisance for neighbors. Residents took to social media ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly: New NJSIAA Transfer Rule Will Have 'Adverse Impact'

January 14, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (Yes – 27, No – 7, Abstain – 0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day sit-out ...

Possible Abduction Reported in Montclair

January 17, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A possible abduction has been reported in Montclair near Claremont Ave & Park St. sometime around 6p.m. According to breaking news reports, officials are reporting a 16 year old abducted from the location by a small black sedan.

No further info at this time. Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes ...

BREAKING: Multiple Shot on 10th Avenue, Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. - As confirmed by the Paterson police department, multiple people were shot earlier this evening on 10th Avenue in Paterson.

Two victims were alive and transported to the hospital. The shooting took place in front he corner of East 28th Street in front of a local grocery store.

Details to be updated as available. 

TAPinto: One of the Last Media Watchdogs in NJ

January 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - CEO of TAPinto.net Michael Shapiro made The NY Times this week in an article that named TAPinto as one of the last media watchdogs left in NJ after the downsize of print media.

TAPintoPaterson.net is an online newspaper serving the City of Paterson. TAPintoPaterson.net is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally ...

Naloxone Deployed Three Times Last Week in Passaic County as Governor Signs Anti-Drug Bill

January 11, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 9 signed legislation that would designate one night in November of each year as a "Night of Conversation" about drug and alcohol addiction.

Tuesday Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced in separate press releases that police officers deployed the "anti-opiate" Naloxone three times last ...

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Hanged Black Puppet at ALJ in Clark Greets Visiting Plainfield Team, Social Media Reports Claim

January 9, 2017

CLARK, NJ – The picture shows a black puppet, hanging by a string looped around its neck and hand, a basketball attached to one end.  This puppet is reportedly what greeted players from the Plainfield High School girls basketball team when they arrived at the Arthur L. Johnson High School for a Saturday morning game, according to posts on Plainfield community Facebook ...

Green Acres Preserves Tract Next to Great Falls Park, Saving it from Development

January 11, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - The Green Acres Program has purchased an 8.5 acre tract of land adjacent to the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. The site, which was once proposed for a housing development, is on a ridge 100 feet above the Passaic River. The DEP has expressed desire for an expanded trail system, historic interpretation and other park amenities on this land. The property was ...