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Shhh, Paterson City Council Considering Change to Noise Complaint Law

December 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council is expected to vote to amend a law regarding noise complaints and the distribution of tickets at their next Regular meeting. 

According to the resolution, numerous individuals and commercial establishments throughout the City of Paterson create quality of life issues by making excessive noise. Currently, the law makes it almost ...

Paterson City Council Discusses Moving BOE Elections to April...Again

PATERSON, NJ – After the same resolution failed last January, the Paterson City Council will once again consider moving  elections for the Paterson Board of Education back to April. The move, according to the resolution, would also make the annual school budget subject to voter approval. 

Under current law, voters in school districts whose elections are held ...

Women's Basketball: Passaic County College Routs Bergen, 83-44

PATERSON, NJ - Paige Neal scored 21 points to lead Passaic County College to an 83-44 women's basketball victory over Bergen County College on Tuesday.

Neal also collected 12 rebounds and five steals and passed for six assists. 

Yasminah White finished with 17 points and seven assists for Passaic, and Joniah Coleman also handed out seven assists. 

Jasmine Pierce poured in ...

Men's Basketball: Passaic County College Defeats Bergen, 87-65

PATERSON, NJ -  Devinir Garvey and Joseph Mazzola each scored 17 points to lead Passaic County College to an 87-65 men's basketball victory over Bergen County College Tuesday night.

Mazzola came off the bench to provide Passaic with an offensive lift, hitting six of his 10 shots, including four of five from 3-point range.

Garvey grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds and also blocked ...

International High School Senior Receives Scholarship to Brown University

December 6, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - International High School (IHS) senior Johan Beltre Baez has been accepted to Brown University on a full scholarship, Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer announced on Tuesday. The scholarship is provided by the Questbridge Scholarship Program, a nonprofit organization that provides higher education opportunities to high-achieving students from ...

Paterson Special Needs Students Receive IDs

PATERSON, NJ – Special needs students at Public School No. 2 had their photos taken for new identification cards (ID) that were issued by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. The new IDs will provide information to law enforcement officials in the event the students are missing or involved in an emergency. 

“School 2 has a very high population of children with ...

Shhh, Paterson City Council Considering Change to Noise Complaint Law

December 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council is expected to vote to amend a law regarding noise complaints and the distribution of tickets at their next Regular meeting. 

According to the resolution, numerous individuals and commercial establishments throughout the City of Paterson create quality of life issues by making excessive noise. Currently, the law makes it almost ...

Paterson City Council Discusses Moving BOE Elections to April...Again

PATERSON, NJ – After the same resolution failed last January, the Paterson City Council will once again consider moving  elections for the Paterson Board of Education back to April. The move, according to the resolution, would also make the annual school budget subject to voter approval. 

Under current law, voters in school districts whose elections are held ...

Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Seeking Volunteers

December 1, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - Eastside Park will once again be turned into a Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Light Show. The drive-thru days will be from Thursday, December 15 to Sunday, December 18 starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. 

Currently, Light Show organizers are seeking volunteers to help make the event magical. Those interested can click here to see what positions are open to ...

Paterson Celebrates Small Business Saturday with Tree Lighting

PATERSON, NJ –Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by Orlando Cruz, President of the Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce;  members of the Paterson City Council; and residents of the City of Paterson in celebrating Small Business Saturday and the beginning of the holiday season at Paterson’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday,. 

Community members were invited to shop and ...

Paterson's Operation Black Wall Street Announces Contest Winners

December 7, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Winners of Paterson's Black Wall Street contest held on November 26 have been announced. Two Eastside High School sophomores were awarded mentorship for a minimum of at least one year to help grow their business as well as cash prizes. 

Operation Black Wall Street is a mentoring program that strives to positively impact the youth of Paterson. The contest ...

St. Joseph's Health Offers Unique Baby Doll Therapy Program for Patients with Alzheimer's disease

December 1, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month just wrapped up, St. Joseph’s Health is drawing attention to a unique form of therapy that utilizes baby dolls to help treat patients with the disease. Registered Nurse and Clinical Education Specialist, Maureen Mulligan, recognized the need for treatment options for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia that did ...

Paterson Raises Awareness for Alzheimer's with Walk to the Falls

PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, along with Peter Oneglia from the Act Now Foundation and members of the Paterson community, walked from Paterson City Hall to the Great Falls National Historical Park to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. 

Alzheimer’s disease is among the top 10 causes of death in America that can’t be prevented, cured, or ...

Paterson Police Department Receives State Grant for Drive Sober Holiday Campaign

December 5, 2022

PATERSON, NJ -- The Paterson Police Department is one of 98 police agencies across New Jersey to receive a grant to conduct enhanced patrols and high-visibility sobriety checkpoints during the month of December.

Paterson police will receive $12,500 of the more than $600,000 in grants awarded by New Jersey's Division of Highway Traffic Safety (the ...

Paterson Man Arrested in Connection With December 1 Carjacking and Kidnapping

PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man has been arrested in relation to a carjacking that took place in the city on December 1, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Acting Paterson Police Chief Bert Ribeiro and Bloomfield Police Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio announced. 

According to a statement, at around 10:00 p.m. on the day of the incident members of the ...

Two Paterson Men Appeared in Court on Armed Robbery Charges

December 6, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – Two Paterson men arrested in connection with three armed robberies committed in August 2022 made their initial appearances in Newark federal court on Monday, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced. 

According to a statement, on the evening of August 22, Carlos Diaz, 30 and Edward Porter, 30, robbed a Passaic bodega of several thousand dollars while menacing ...

18-Year-Old Paterson Man Arrested in Connection To November 15 Shooting Investigation

PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man was arrested on Monday in relation to a shooting that place on November 15 in the area of Franklin Street and Mercer Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Acting Paterson Police Chief Bert Ribeiro announced. 

According to a statement, at about 12:08 p.m. on November 15, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the ...

Christmas Came Early: Paterson Native Donates $5M to Hinchliffe Revitalization Efforts

December 5, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – A $5 million gift to Montclair State University will be used to spur the creation of a museum and learning center at the historic Hinchliffe Stadium. 

Highlighting Negro League Baseball and the Stadium’s legacy as a cultural touchstone, the space will serve as an educational and community hub for the City of Paterson and Montclair State University and faculty, ...

Local Philanthropist Donates a Quarter Million to a Paramus Hospital Foundation

PARAMUS, NJ – Robert Brown took Giving Tuesday to heart this week.

The Bergen New Bridge Foundation trustee gave $250,000 to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center on Tuesday, November 29, a worldwide day to encourage people to donate their time and money to good causes.

“The Foundation greatly appreciates Rob’s donation which is helping to kick off a major ...

Humble Beginnings to Turn Northside Library into Community Center

November 25, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Akbar McEntyre from Humble Beginnings, Inc. announced that the organization will redevelop Paterson’s Northside Library into a community center. 

Humble Beginnings Inc., a New Jersey non-profit corporation, hopes to use the building for charitable and educational uses including substance use and mental health counseling, ...

Word Seed Inc. Presents Power of Words Poetry Workshop Featuring Paterson's Cat Doty

December 1, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Word Seed Inc. and the Paterson Museum will be holding a very special poetry program featuring Paterson’s own Cat Doty, an accomplished poet, teacher and author of several books on December 3 at 5:00 p.m. 

The program will begin with a free poetry workshop presented by Doty. Following the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to share their newly ...

It's Time to Try this Colonial Baked Apple Charlotte Recipe

December 3, 2022

It is not surprising that the Macculloch-Miller family has several charlotte recipes in the family’s 19th century handwritten cookbook.  Charlottes were a popular 19th century dessert, served either hot or cold.  The earliest known English recipe for charlotte can be found in Maria Rundell’s (1745-1828) New System of Domestic Cookery published in 1808.

Restaurant Week: TAPinto Paterson Gets a Taste of Turkey at Toros

PATERSON, NJ – Turkey is known for an abundance and diversity of foods and flavors because of its rich flora, fauna and regional differentiation. Turkish cuisine is considered to be the crossroads between the Far East and Mediterranean which translates to a robust selection of dishes that combine grilled meats, seafood, dairy, vegetables, and grains at its very core. 

For ...

Women's Basketball: Passaic County College Routs Bergen, 83-44

December 7, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - Paige Neal scored 21 points to lead Passaic County College to an 83-44 women's basketball victory over Bergen County College on Tuesday.

Neal also collected 12 rebounds and five steals and passed for six assists. 

Yasminah White finished with 17 points and seven assists for Passaic, and Joniah Coleman also handed out seven assists. 

Jasmine Pierce poured in ...

Men's Basketball: Passaic County College Defeats Bergen, 87-65

PATERSON, NJ -  Devinir Garvey and Joseph Mazzola each scored 17 points to lead Passaic County College to an 87-65 men's basketball victory over Bergen County College Tuesday night.

Mazzola came off the bench to provide Passaic with an offensive lift, hitting six of his 10 shots, including four of five from 3-point range.

Garvey grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds and also blocked ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

Sweet Winter Recipes for a Healthy Family Holiday

The holidays mean many things—gifts, spending time with loved ones, carols, and, of course, baked goods. In fact, one of American children’s most cherished traditions is leaving out baked goods for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in thanks for the gifts they’ll receive the next morning.

But, just because it’s baking doesn’t mean the treats can’t be lighter on ...

8 of the Best Soups to Freeze Ahead

Busy weeknights often mean quick dinners for the family. Unfortunately, many frozen meals and fast-food options aren’t very nutritious. Set yourself up for success by making and freezing healthy soups ahead of time. You’ll be thankful for having something easy to reheat on those busy nights.

How to Freeze

No matter your soup recipe, there are a few guidelines for freezing. For a ...

School of Business & Information Sciences Captures Power of Radio

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University’s School of Business & Information Sciences (SOBIS) is building momentum across the region for a new podcast series entitled, Elevating Education. SOBIS Assistant Professor, Dr. Joy de los Reyes, is host of this innovative podcast produced by RadioFelician under the direction of radio station manager, Ed Robinson.

Launched in March 2022, ...

Have You Seen Veronica? Police Searching for Woman Missing Since October

December 3, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities in one Middlesex County town are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Veronica McLean is a 22-year-old black female who is 5’04” tall and weighs 130 lbs, according to police.

According to a press release, McLean had been living at Community Options, a group home in South Brunswick. After signing herself out and giving up ...

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Thu, December 08
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Sun, December 11
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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Earns 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

December 7, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was named a Top Hospital and Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group because of achievements in patient safety and quality. This is the second year in a row the Medical Center has been recognized with the top rating.

Bergen New Bridge is one of only 115 hospitals nationwide to be recognized as a Leapfrog Top Hospital with ...

PACE Classes at Pillar College Provide In-Demand Career Training

NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College recently launched PACE, the Pillar Academy of Continuing Education, to offer in-demand certificate programs and individual courses with flexible schedules to individuals who want to improve their skill sets. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that in the last 30 years the number of certificates awarded nationally has grown by 800%. This trend coincides with ...

St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health: 20th Anniversary of Acute Rehabilitation Unit & One-Year Anniversary of Rehabilitation Partnership

WAYNE, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their clinical affiliation this month. The affiliation brought the expertise of the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute to serve residents of North Jersey at the St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center campus. 

In addition, St.