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Almost a Thousand Teachers, Staff, Elected Officials, and Education Advocates Protest in Support of Paterson Union President

March 28, 2017

PATERSON, N.J.- Almost one thousand teachers, staff, elected officials, parents, and education advocated attended a protest in front of the Paterson School District Monday, in support of Paterson Education Association President John McEntee Jr.

Speakers at the protest included Senator Raymond Lesniak, Passaic County Freeholders Sandi Lazzara, Bruce James, Assad Ahkter, and education ...

Paterson Council Vote of No Confidence Fails as Residents in Attendance Proclaim "I Believe in Torres"

March 28, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - The Paterson City Council vote of no confidence against Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres failed to pass during Tuesday night's council meeting. Last week council president William McKoy continued calls for a no confidence vote on Torres, while residents who attended called for him to resign.

 The Council mulled the decision for a few weeks since corruption charges ...

With Mayor Torres Facing Charges Council VP Alex Mendez Tells Supporters He Will Run for Mayor

PATERSON, N.J. - This weekend council vice-president Alex Mendez told supporters that he will be running for mayor of Paterson as reported by InsiderNJ.com.

Mendez was the largest vote getter in the 2014 elections and is supported by many members of the Democratic party state-wide. Torres used that same support after Mayor Barnes was indicted on corruption charges in 2002 to claim the office ...

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wisniewski Discusses Urban Housing Issues

NEWARK, N.J. - Democratic Assemblyman and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski campaigned in Newark to talk about the state's housing issues, believing that they should be tackled with a practical approach as part of a progressive agenda. 

"Affordable housing is a moral obligation. We have to address this gap in our humanity," said Wisniewski, of Middlesex ...

Member of Fetty Wap's Entourage Charged After Paterson Deli Shooting With Rapper Present

March 27, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Monday morning police announced charges against Raheem Morris for aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Morris is a member of hometown rap star (Willie Maxwell) Fetty Wap's  entourage and was identified by police as the actor who assaulted one of the victims with a fire arm inside of Montclair Deli on Montclair Avenue. The incident spilled ...

Police: Two Charged; 'Housewives' Star and Son Not in Possession of Vehicle At Time of Crimes

PATERSON, N.J. - The Passaic County Prosecutors office along with the Paterson Police Department announced Tuesday that Clarence Williams and Gerry Thomas and were charged in connection to the murder of two victims found in 'Housewives' star's White Audi.

Both suspects were charged with two counts of Felony Murder, one count of Conspiracy to Commit Felony ...

Victims Found in 'Housewives' Star's Burning Audi Identified

PATERSON, N.J. - The Passaic County Prosecutors office along with the Paterson Police Department announced Monday that the two deceased victims found in a burning Audi have been positively identified as Aaron Anderson, age 27, and Antonio Vega Jr., age 25, both of Paterson, New Jersey.
At 2:00 a.m. March 17 police and fire officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of ...

Pictures Surface of Fetty Wap's Chain Confirming Robbery Claims in Sunday Paterson Shooting

March 27, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Pictures have surfaced Sunday and Monday on social media, of people posing for pictures wearing Fetty Wap's signature "1738" chain confirming reports that the rapper was robbed as part of an altercation which left one member of the rapper's entourage with assault charges.

Monday morning police announced charges against Raheem Morris for ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 18, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Paterson Council Vote of No Confidence Fails as Residents in Attendance Proclaim "I Believe in Torres"

March 28, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - The Paterson City Council vote of no confidence against Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres failed to pass during Tuesday night's council meeting. Last week council president William McKoy continued calls for a no confidence vote on Torres, while residents who attended called for him to resign.

 The Council mulled the decision for a few weeks since corruption charges ...

With Mayor Torres Facing Charges Council VP Alex Mendez Tells Supporters He Will Run for Mayor

PATERSON, N.J. - This weekend council vice-president Alex Mendez told supporters that he will be running for mayor of Paterson as reported by InsiderNJ.com.

Mendez was the largest vote getter in the 2014 elections and is supported by many members of the Democratic party state-wide. Torres used that same support after Mayor Barnes was indicted on corruption charges in 2002 to claim the office ...

Photo of the Day: Gubernatorial Candidate Steven Rogers on the Campaign Trail

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers  the campaign trail along the Jersey Shore.

Rogers told TAPinto Nutley "The voters are telling me that they don't care who the County Committee endorses. They are supporting us."   

TAPinto.net first broke the story of Rogers' plan to run for statewide office in November 2016. TAPinto Nutley ...

TD Bank Charitable Foundations Donates Food, Diapers, Hygiene Products and Over $5,000 to Oasis in Paterson

March 28, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - On Friday the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, The TD Charitable Foundation, donated bags of food, diapers, hygienic products, and a check for over $5,000 to Oasis in Paterson. 

Oasis A Haven for Women and Children, aims to fight poverty in its community by offering resources and social services to women and their children. Oasis creates and offers ...

Two Students Taken Into Custody After Posting 'Sandy Hook-Like' Attack Plans Online

March 29, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Paterson police announced Wednesday that two Eastside High School students were taken into custody Tuesday amid an investigation into violent threats made online against their former Elementary School.

The threats were investigated after a concerned party brought the information to teachers and eventually the principal of the New Roberto Clemente School, Hector Montes. Montes ...

Pictures Surface of Fetty Wap's Chain Confirming Robbery Claims in Sunday Paterson Shooting

PATERSON, N.J. - Pictures have surfaced Sunday and Monday on social media, of people posing for pictures wearing Fetty Wap's signature "1738" chain confirming reports that the rapper was robbed as part of an altercation which left one member of the rapper's entourage with assault charges.

Monday morning police announced charges against Raheem Morris for ...

Victims Found in 'Housewives' Star's Burning Audi Identified

PATERSON, N.J. - The Passaic County Prosecutors office along with the Paterson Police Department announced Monday that the two deceased victims found in a burning Audi have been positively identified as Aaron Anderson, age 27, and Antonio Vega Jr., age 25, both of Paterson, New Jersey.
At 2:00 a.m. March 17 police and fire officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of ...

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Paterson Education Association Offended by Superintendent Comments to Out of State Publication

March 24, 2017

To the Paterson Community:

The Union happened to stumble upon an article from Rhode Island Monthly which discusses Donnie Evans.  http://www.rimonthly.com/core/pagetools.php?pageid=4269&url=%2FRhode-Island-Monthly%2FMay-2007%2FSchool-Daze%2F&mode=print

It has come to the Paterson Education Association's (P.E.A.) attention that while Superintendent in Providence Rhode ...

Photo of the Day: Gubernatorial Candidate Steven Rogers on the Campaign Trail

March 18, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers  the campaign trail along the Jersey Shore.

Rogers told TAPinto Nutley "The voters are telling me that they don't care who the County Committee endorses. They are supporting us."   

TAPinto.net first broke the story of Rogers' plan to run for statewide office in November 2016. TAPinto Nutley ...