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City Activist Pulls Out of Mayor’s Race

January 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that she is “still going to do what I do to help this city,” long time city activist Valerie Freeman told TAPinto Paterson that she has, after “praying on it” and discussing it with her family, decided to end her bid for Mayor because she believes the effort would only “separate votes.”

Though her campaign may be over, Freeman is, ...

Paterson Teacher, Entrepreneur, and Activist Zellie Thomas Joins Race for City Council

PATERSON, NJ- Lifelong Paterson resident, third grade math teacher at School Number 16, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders of the local Black Lives Matter movement, Zellie Thomas, is the latest candidate to announce his candidacy for one of the three At-Large seats on the Paterson City Council up for grabs in this May’s election. Thomas, according to the City Clerk’s Office, is the ...

Hundreds Turn Out to Support Sayegh’s Efforts to Build ‘One Paterson’

PATERSON, NJ- If one were to judge by the temperature in the Brownstone’s Grand Ballroom Monday night 6th Ward Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Andre Sayegh, was pulling out all the stops to get his supporters warmed up for the work that will go into the race between now and May 8.

It was however the words of support from several speakers, as well as audience members, that really ...

24 Reasons Paterson’s Future is Bright

January 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With military precision and discipline 24 young men and women entered the ballroom at La Nieves in near perfect formation on Saturday while proud parents, elected officials, and their volunteer instructors looked on.

The event, hosted by the Paterson Police Athletic League, marked the 35th annual Junior Police Academy graduation, a program Agostino Feola, the ...

Special Meetings for Paterson City Council and Board of Education Tonight

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson City Council will convene at City Hall at 6:30 tonight to once again consider a resolution to authorize spending for portions of January, and February 2018. The resolution, which requires six votes for passage, failed to be approved at the body’s meeting on January 16, when, it garnered the support of only five Council members.

The spending in ...

Paterson Mayor Jane Williams-Warren Visits Head Start Classrooms

PATERSON, NJ- It’s never too early for a child to start learning, and in Paterson, thanks to Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA), nearly 750 children aged from three months to five years old are getting a top class educational foundation in “safe, happy, and healthy” learning environments.

TAPinto Paterson was welcomed in to the organization’s Eastside facility ...

No Government Shutdown for Paterson

January 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- After nearly two hours of, at times contentious, discussion, the Paterson City Council voted unanimously to approve an emergency measure to keep the local government running through February. Requiring six votes to pass, the measure failed at a meeting earlier this month, necessitating the special meeting, and, with Council Members Davilla, Mendez, and Morris absent, the support of ...

Special Meetings for Paterson City Council and Board of Education Tonight

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson City Council will convene at City Hall at 6:30 tonight to once again consider a resolution to authorize spending for portions of January, and February 2018. The resolution, which requires six votes for passage, failed to be approved at the body’s meeting on January 16, when, it garnered the support of only five Council members.

The spending in ...

Paterson Student Joins Congressman Pascrell and Senator Menendez in Fight for Children’s Health Insurance

PATERSON, NJ- Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stopped by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on Friday to tell a room full of medical professionals, medical staff and reporters about their fight in Washington, D.C. to restore funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

It was however, 18-year-old Paterson resident Ziaira ...

Paterson Fire Department Puts Down Flames

January 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Close to twenty residents were left without homes as a fire ripped through their apartments on Alosi Place Monday evening.

According to reports, while the Paterson Fire Department was confronted with heavy flames and smoke upon arrival, they were able to make quick work of the fire, getting it under control in less than an hour.

There were no injuries reported as a result of ...

Passaic County Sheriff's Officers Recover More Than Three Pounds of Marijuana

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics recovered marijuana with an estimated value of over $6,000 through three separate searches on Wednesday.

According to a report by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, the initial search took place after surveillance was established in the area of Wayne Street and Jane Street in response to several ...

Paterson Man Arrested After Seeking Treatment for Gunshot Wound

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man faces up to five years in jail after seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound on Saturday.

According to a report by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Paterson Police were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at approximately 11:48 p.m. where they subsequently charged Jacques Mills, 29, with Hindering Apprehension or ...

Don't Let the Weather Fool You- Eight Tips for Driving in the Snow

January 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- While the forecast for the coming days predicts a welcome respite from the cold and snow we’ve experienced through much of January, winter is far from over.

It’s with this in mind that longtime Paterson business-owner Mario Tommolillo of Classic Auto Body shared the following tips for driving in the snow from AAA with TAPinto readers.

“Driving safely always ...

Newark makes the short list for Amazon's next HQ2

Newark, NJ--Newark has been named as one of 20 finalists to host Amazon’s next headquarters in North America.

Amazon announced the short-listed cities on Thursday.

Other cities that made the cut include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, ...

Business Where Paterson Man Was Gunned Down To Remain Shut Permanently Following Decison By Owner Not To Seek License Renewal

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Billiards will close its doors permanently following a homicide that occurred in December of last year. The operator of the pool hall, Sung Soo Kim, says he decided not to renew the license after speaking to the family of the victim, lifelong Paterson resident Darnell Horne, 34. 

“I asked the mother how she felt, and she was strongly against me opening. I took ...

Members of Paterson Great Falls Rotary Club Spend Sunday Putting 'Service Above Self'

January 21, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Several members of the Paterson Great Falls Rotary Club put their organization’s mission of “service above self” to the test on Sunday by teaming up with the New Destiny Family Success Center to host a Winter Festival for local children and families.

The event, according to President Heru Keonte, is an extension of similar efforts in previous years and a ...

Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara Teams With Local Non-Profit to Help Homeless

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara partnered with Paterson based non-profit Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA) to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King by distributing blankets and hot food donated by Al Basha Restaurant to homeless residents in Passaic on Tuesday.

GERA Founder and Director Sikandar Khan said that the organization was established to ...

St. Joseph's Health Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Honoring 'Ordinary People That Make Extraordinary Impacts'

PATERSON, NJ- Hospital staff, community leaders, elected officials, friends and family gathered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center on Monday for their 3rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Community Service Awards.

The event was, according to Renee Miller, Co-Chair, African American Affinity Group, an opportunity to “pay tribute to Dr. King by honoring ordinary people ...

Paterson Student Joins Congressman Pascrell and Senator Menendez in Fight for Children’s Health Insurance

January 12, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stopped by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on Friday to tell a room full of medical professionals, medical staff and reporters about their fight in Washington, D.C. to restore funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

It was however, 18-year-old Paterson resident Ziaira ...

Paterson Children Receive Free Dental Screening

PATERSON, NJ- 120 Paterson children at the Eastside Head Start welcomed a special visitor on Thursday, and got a very special lesson on dental hygiene and the importance of cleaning their teeth regularly.

Dr. Robert Grunstein, DMD, the founder of Smile Central Dental in Paterson, told TAPinto Paterson that he has been visiting the city’s children in their classrooms for 14 years ...

Freeholder Assad Akhter Applauds Appointment of Dr. Shereef Elnahal as New Jersey Commissioner of Health

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Assad Akhter, who sat down exclusively with TAPinto Paterson last week to discuss how he believes the County of Passaic and City of Paterson can work more closely together in 2018,  released a statement in support of the appointment of Dr. Shereef Elnahal to the position of Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, the first ...

24 Reasons Paterson’s Future is Bright

January 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With military precision and discipline 24 young men and women entered the ballroom at La Nieves in near perfect formation on Saturday while proud parents, elected officials, and their volunteer instructors looked on.

The event, hosted by the Paterson Police Athletic League, marked the 35th annual Junior Police Academy graduation, a program Agostino Feola, the ...

Acting Chief Troy Oswald has a Plan for the Paterson Police Department

PATERSON, NJ- Less than 24 hours before the City of Paterson swore in 28 new police recruits to bring the ranks of the Paterson Police Department to over 400, TAPinto Paterson sat down with Acting Police Chief Troy Oswald at the Frank X. Graves, Jr. Public Safety Complex to discuss his vision for a safer Paterson.

Oswald, who has served with the Paterson Police Department for 25 years is in ...

Business Where Paterson Man Was Gunned Down To Remain Shut Permanently Following Decison By Owner Not To Seek License Renewal

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Billiards will close its doors permanently following a homicide that occurred in December of last year. The operator of the pool hall, Sung Soo Kim, says he decided not to renew the license after speaking to the family of the victim, lifelong Paterson resident Darnell Horne, 34. 

“I asked the mother how she felt, and she was strongly against me opening. I took ...

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Paterson Resident Says Let Inauguration of Governor Murphy be an Example for Paterson

January 16, 2018

Dear Editor, 

Today I witnessed the awesome, solemn and peaceful transfer of power from Governor Chris Christie to Governor Phil Murphy thanks to the generous invitation of Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly.

Indeed, this was my first State of New Jersey Governor's inauguration. It was a thrill and an honor to be in attendance.  These are the days that you can truly say that you ...

Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara Teams With Local Non-Profit to Help Homeless

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara partnered with Paterson based non-profit Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA) to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King by distributing blankets and hot food donated by Al Basha Restaurant to homeless residents in Passaic on Tuesday.

GERA Founder and Director Sikandar Khan said that the organization was established to ...

Paterson’s Dr. Christopher Irving Resigns from Board of Education to Serve in Adminstration of Governor Phil Murphy

January 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Just over 24 hours after taking the oath of office New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has added a Paterson voice to his Administration.

Dr. Christopher Irving, a member of the Paterson Board of Education for nearly eight years, has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Education. His role, Irving told TAPinto Paterson, is still evolving but might include helping to ...

Passaic County Awarded $6.2 Million for Safety Improvements in Paterson, Clifton

January 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County will receive $6.2 million in federal grants to make safety improvements along Market Street in the City of Paterson, and Allwood Road and Clifton Road in the City of Clifton, which will include traffic signal upgrades and shorter crossing distances for pedestrians.

The improvements will be completed as part of two separate projects:

Pedestrian countdown ...

Drink Your Way to a Healthier 2018

January 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again, just 13 days in and you’ve probably already broken that New Year’s Resolution.  “New Year, New Me” has already gone out the window! This will be the year where we actually start going to the gym regularly and eating healthier.  Not so fast!. However, it’s not too late to get back on track, and while fitness and a healthy ...