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Races For Paterson Mayor and Council Officially Get Underway

December 15, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Petitions for candidates seeking to run for Mayor or Council-At-Large in Paterson’s 2018 elections are now available in the City Clerk’s Office.

Among the first candidates to arrive to pick up their petitions on Friday were Councilman Andre Sayegh who will be running for Mayor and Dr. Lilisa Mimms, Justin Rucker and Fatima Bell who have announced their intentions to ...

Active Community Volunteer Nelly Celi Kicks Off Campaign for Paterson City Council

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 100 friends, family and supporters of Nelly Celi filled the downstairs room at Hamilton & Ward Friday evening as the nearly lifelong resident, and active community volunteer, officially kicked off her campaign for one of three At-Large seats on the Paterson City Council.

The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Celi, who works as an outreach coordinator ...

Students Of Paterson Music Project Treated To Special Performance

December 14, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- More than 50 participants and families of the Paterson Music Project (PMP) were treated to a performance by the People of Earth, a music ensemble that blends music typically found in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and beyond, at the Community Charter School of Paterson’s (CCSP) Winter Festival.

“Saturday’s performance was an incredible opportunity for the PMP ...

Paterson Alliance and ‘Think Pre-K’ Help Expand Early Childhood Education

PATERSON, NJ- An effort to increase Pre-K enrollment among three and four year old Paterson children is working, according to a report by the Paterson Alliance.

The “Think Pre-K” campaign, initiated by the Paterson Alliance, and funded by The Nicholson Foundation, set a goal of increasing enrollment by 100 more registrations on October 15, 2017 than on the same date a ...

Paterson Education Association President Speaks Out on Alleged Assault

Paterson, NJ- Last month Paterson Education Association President John McEntee told TAPinto Paterson that he had “a good feeling” about the year coming, and that despite a budget shortfall and ongoing budget negotiations there was reason to be optimistic about efforts to provide the city’s students a top class education, a goal both he and Acting Superintended Eileen Shafer ...

Councilman Shahin Khalique Leads Celebration of Bangladeshi Community and Culture

December 17, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s City Council Chambers was transformed into a sea of vibrant green and red on Saturday as a capacity crowd filled the rows to celebrate the positive impact the Bangladeshi community has made on the increasingly diverse city.

Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique, usually one of the more subdued members of the city council, led the festivities held on the ...

Paterson City Council to Consider Use of $1 Million in Grant Dollars

PATERSON, NJ- Twelve dilapidated, underdeveloped and otherwise underutilized properties on Ryle Avenue will make way for open green space under a plan presented to the City Council earlier this month. Altered from a similar previous plan, this one will be considered and subject to public discussion at the City Council’s December 19 meeting.

Under the plan described by Paterson’s ...

Three New Projects Construction Projects Receive Approval

PATERSON, NJ- While the debate can continue whether it was passion for building a better stronger community or short tempers brought on by the late hour, the final outcomes of the Paterson Planning Board’s meeting on Wednesday are certain. By the time Chairwoman Dr. Lillisa Mimms brought the gavel down to close a more than four hour meeting, approvals, with slight modifications, had been ...

Nutley Police Expand Search for Missing Teen to Paterson

December 18, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is expanding the search for a missing 16 year old to include the Paterson area. 

Haley Lever, a 16 year old Nutley was reported missing by her father on Sunday morning. She was last seen at 10:00 p.m. Saturday night before bed.

It is believed she left on her own will. Police have reported that she is familiar with Montclair ...

Bronze Heat and Bronze Shields Host Holiday Toy Drive and Celebration

PATERSON, NJ – The law enforcement and firefighting communities came out in force Wednesday night to celebrate the first Christmas party and toy drive hosted jointly by the city’s Bronze Shields and Bronze Heat organization.

The event, according to Paterson Fire Captain Alton Dickson, President of the Bronze Heat, was an extension of their efforts to support the community they ...

Public’s Assistance Sought In Murder Investigation

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a murder that rocked a Paterson neighborhood earlier this week.

On Monday, Paterson police responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 8:40 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene located at 327 12th Avenue officers located 37-year-old Keyantay ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

December 11, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from teams that ...

Councilman Shahin Khalique Leads Celebration of Bangladeshi Community and Culture

December 17, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s City Council Chambers was transformed into a sea of vibrant green and red on Saturday as a capacity crowd filled the rows to celebrate the positive impact the Bangladeshi community has made on the increasingly diverse city.

Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique, usually one of the more subdued members of the city council, led the festivities held on the ...

Paterson Activist Launches Film Festival To Highlight Mental Health in Passaic County

PATERSON, NJ - The painful tragic death of a relative and a difficult divorce in short succession would challenge even the strongest individual, and Paterson resident Sharrieff Bugg was no different.

Yet, despite what he refers to as a “stigma” and the lack of available resources in urban areas, Bugg did reach out for help, and through extensive counseling was able to beat back his ...

Students Of Paterson Music Project Treated To Special Performance

PATERSON, NJ- More than 50 participants and families of the Paterson Music Project (PMP) were treated to a performance by the People of Earth, a music ensemble that blends music typically found in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and beyond, at the Community Charter School of Paterson’s (CCSP) Winter Festival.

“Saturday’s performance was an incredible opportunity for the PMP ...

Paterson's Alliance for Sustainable Communities Hosts Business Expo

December 10, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Earlier this month Paterson entrepreneur Lakeia Johnson reopened her Boss Lady Boutique at 69 Main Street. On Sunday she took her show, and products, on the road as one of more than thirty local business owners to participate in the Alliance for Sustainable Communities’ (ASC) business expo.

Calling the event at the Masonic Temple “awesome” and a ...

Shop Local Today at Masonic Temple

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s historic Masonic Temple has been turned into a vibrant shopping center in an effort to promote black owned businesses in the city.

The event, hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) runs until 4:00 p.m. today and includes more than 30 vendors featuring opportunities for customers to purchase men’s and women’s clothing, ...

Stop & Shop recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion 4 oz

December 7, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion 4 oz due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop&Shop stores.

UPC:003360000020
Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT ...

Friends of Bill McKoy Foundation Hosts 14th Annual ‘Toys for Kids’ Event

December 16, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- It was once again a family occasion as The Friends of Bill McKoy Foundation held its 14th Annual Toys for Kids & Community Aid Dinner Thursday at the Brownstone.

Throughout the evening Councilman Bill McKoy worked the overflow crowd person by person, while his wife Brenda, and children, Tiffany and Matthew, took turns greeting guests and extending good wishes as the overflow ...

Bronze Heat and Bronze Shields Host Holiday Toy Drive and Celebration

PATERSON, NJ – The law enforcement and firefighting communities came out in force Wednesday night to celebrate the first Christmas party and toy drive hosted jointly by the city’s Bronze Shields and Bronze Heat organization.

The event, according to Paterson Fire Captain Alton Dickson, President of the Bronze Heat, was an extension of their efforts to support the community they ...

Sen. Girgenti Civic League Donates 555 Pounds of Food to CUMAC

Hawthorne, NJ – The Senator John A. Girgenti Civic League met for its annual food drive to benefit CUMAC, a Paterson-based non-profit which caters to the needy community with food distribution, disaster relief aid, and a thrift store.

Senator Girgenti introduced CUMAC trustee Mel Hioki who spoke about the mission and scope of CUMAC and thanked those attending the Civic League for their ...

Paterson Activist Launches Film Festival To Highlight Mental Health in Passaic County

December 14, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - The painful tragic death of a relative and a difficult divorce in short succession would challenge even the strongest individual, and Paterson resident Sharrieff Bugg was no different.

Yet, despite what he refers to as a “stigma” and the lack of available resources in urban areas, Bugg did reach out for help, and through extensive counseling was able to beat back his ...

St. Joseph’s Health Gets In Holiday Spirit

PATERSON, NJ- Hospital administrators, medical staff, young patients, families, community leaders and local residents joined together at St Joseph’s Health on Tuesday to enjoy the good cheer of the holidays and light the Christmas tree standing tall outside the Hospital’s main entrance.

Following the lighting of the tree, which was switched on by St. Joseph’s Health CEO ...

Paterson's Dr. Lilisa Mimms To Single Mothers: I Love Your Life

December 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Stories of sacrifice, hardship and struggle made way for tales of unconditional love of children as twenty single mothers were honored Friday night at the Paterson Museum during a special event hosted by Dr. Lilisa Mimms.

Mimms, a single mother of four, and a grandmother of two, who has also announced her intention to run for an At-Large seat on the Paterson City Council, invited ...

Paterson Firefighters Host Nuns for Annual Dinner

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson Fire Department hosted more than 70 nuns and clergy for a special Christmas dinner on Tuesday.

The annual event which has taken place for more than twenty years was held at the Paterson Fire Headquarters on McBride Avenue.

“Firefighters use mealtime as a means of fellowship,” stated Captain Mike Trommelen. “We share a commitment to the ...

Tiny Ballerinas Steal the Show at InnerFaith Honors Awards Breakfast

PATERSON, NJ- When seven-year old Tatiana joined several of her friends in a ballet performance at Saturday’s InnerFaith Honors Awards breakfast she had a look of confidence that only comes from hours of dedicated practice and training. Following her performance, when asked what it was she liked best about the classes she takes at Paterson’s InnerFaith Performing Arts Center (IPAC), ...

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Paterson Teachers' Union Ready To Stand Strong

December 16, 2017

Dear Editor,

I was disappointed to read in the news media for the first time that the newly hired Paterson Public Schools Business Administrator, Mr. Richard Matthews, has been holding meetings with private insurance representatives to look into the prospect of saving 93 million dollars by switching to a self-insurance program. Since this article was published, I have made it abundantly clear ...

Laborers Union Cite Safety Concerns in Protesting Improvements to Passaic County Building

December 4, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Administration Building may have a rodent problem, at least if you consider a 15 foot inflatable rat greeting passersby a problem.

The rodent has been on display most mornings over the past several weeks courtesy of LiUNA Local 78, whose members are trained and employed in the field of asbestos remediation and removal, in protest of the hiring of West Caldwell ...

Advocates Needed For Passaic County Children in Foster Care

December 14, 2017

WAYNE, NJ - Almost 600 children from all across Passaic County are currently in foster care. Unfortunately, many of these children do not have an advocate to look out for their best interests.

Passaic County CASA for Children is seeking compassionate, dedicated volunteers to take on that role as volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs.

CASAs are trained and committed adults ...