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Eastside High School Boys Volleyball Heading to State Tournament Play

May 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – Eastside High School’s boys volleyball team are heading to the upcoming NJSIAA tournament as the sixth ranked team in North Jersey Section 1. This represents the first team from Eastside High School will participate in the tournament which starts on Tuesday with a home game against West Essex on Tuesday.

The match will tip off at 4:15.

Superintendent ...

Paterson Officials Advise Drivers of Traffic, Parking, Adjustments and Disruptions For Filming Starting Monday

PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh has advised drivers of numerous parking closures and a few street closures as part of filming for the movie “Newark” and the television show “The Plot Against America” from Monday, May 20, until Thursday, May 23.

Residents and visitors visiting this areas are asked to plan to park in any of the lots managed by the Paterson Parking ...

Schools Officials Step Up Security Following ‘Unfounded Report of a Hack of Email Servers’

PATERSON, NJ – While continuing to call claims in a Paterson Times report that their email system had been hacked “unfounded” Paterson Public Schools information technology (IT) officials announced Thursday that all email passwords for the district’s employees have been changed as a “precautionary measure.”

Reiterating that officials want school employees to ...

Tragic Death of New Jersey College Student Spurs Legislative Action for Safer Ride Sharing Services

TRENTON, NJ - In a moving and somber hearing on Thursday, state lawmakers listened to the testimony of grieving parents, community officials, and industry representatives on the need to implement safeguards for those using ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.  

With his wife Marci at his side, Seymour Josephson held back tears as he spoke about the tragic murder of their daughter ...

Paterson Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Continues Efforts to Transform Lives Through Home Ownership

May 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - More than 50 women exchanged their heels for work boots, traded briefcases for tool belts, and left the confines of the office or courtrooms they expertly practice their craft in for a construction site as they descended on the city’s Fourth Ward Friday as part of Paterson Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build.

Together, the lawyers and legal professionals of ...

Owner of Center City Mall Proposes Downtown Sports and Entertainment Arena to Revitalize Paterson's Downtown

PATERSON, NJ - “There is a great deal of potential in the First Ward,” Councilman Michael Jackson told a crowd of approximately 25 that gathered at his invitation at his Downtown restaurant in January. “We are on the cusp of breaking it wide open, of getting shovels in the ground and going vertical.”

With Paterson officials working overtime to vet potential projects ...

Electric Vehicles Mean Good Jobs, Cleaner Air, Healthier Children Mean Stronger Paterson According to Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith Say

PATERSON, NJ - More than 60 elected officials, members of the clergy, and local residents enjoyed bright sunshine as they viewed and learned the benefits of the more than one dozen electric cars, as well as a hybrid vehicle that runs on both gasoline and a battery, on display in the parking lot Paterson’s historic Calvary Baptist Church Wednesday.  

The event, hosted by GreenFaith, ...

Great Falls Neighborhood Summit Shows Change is Coming to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - An otherwise dreary morning brightened considerably as the New Jersey Community Development Corporation held their annual Great Falls Neighborhood Summit on Saturday.

The event, which welcomed more than 50 residents from the area, including several students, would highlight, Bob Guarasci, NJCDC’s Founder said, “the exciting things happening in Paterson and in this ...

Paterson Alliance Honors 24 for Going 'Extra Mile'

May 11, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - While nearly 300 guests packed into the Brownstone for lunch on Friday it was 24 very special individuals that were recognized for going the "extra mile" on behalf of Paterson.

The annual luncheon hosted by the Paterson Alliance, a coalition of local nonprofits that together "share the hope that one day Paterson is once again thriving," offered as close to ...

Committed to Advocating for Children, Passaic County CASA Celebrates Opening of New Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ - Child advocates, elected officials, and others gathered Saturday to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Passaic County CASA’s new headquarters in Wayne. The significantly larger space, according to a statement, will allow the organization to train a greater number of volunteers in order to meet its ambitious goal of providing an advocate for every child in the county foster care ...

Paterson Officials Advise Drivers of Traffic, Parking, Adjustments and Disruptions For Filming Starting Monday

May 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh has advised drivers of numerous parking closures and a few street closures as part of filming for the movie “Newark” and the television show “The Plot Against America” from Monday, May 20, until Thursday, May 23.

Residents and visitors visiting this areas are asked to plan to park in any of the lots managed by the Paterson Parking ...

Sayegh Administration Expresses Confidence in Great Falls Flashboard Reinstallation Plan

PATERSON, NJ - Despite the concerns raised in a letter sent to Mayor Andre Sayegh by the mayors of Little Falls, Totowa, Wayne and Woodland Park expressing their opposition to the reinstallation of flashboards at the top of the Great Falls, Adminstration officials have expressed their confidence that in their new design the devices, used to help generate electricity from the moving ...

Candidates Sought to Help Paterson Become '21st Century City'

PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson is utilizing a three-year grant in collaboration with Passaic County Community College (PCCC) to hire a chief innovation officer (CIO). The successful applicant, according to a job description promoted heavily online, will “lead the Innovation Team in its mission to define and respond to complex urban challenges, deploy resources to meet those challenges, ...

Eastside High School Boys Volleyball Heading to State Tournament Play

May 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – Eastside High School’s boys volleyball team are heading to the upcoming NJSIAA tournament as the sixth ranked team in North Jersey Section 1. This represents the first team from Eastside High School will participate in the tournament which starts on Tuesday with a home game against West Essex on Tuesday.

The match will tip off at 4:15.

Superintendent ...

Hard Work on the Field and off Earns JFK's Jeremiah Jones Academic Scholarship, Chance to Continue Football Career

PATERSON, NJ – John F Kennedy High School’s Jeremiah Jones has proven that putting in equal amounts of hard work on the football field and in the classroom pays off.

On Thursday, with his grandfather and coaches close by, the standout defensive tackle signed a letter of intent and scholarship agreement to attend Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. When Jones reports to ...

Eastside High School Honors 1981 State Champion Softball Team

PATERSON, NJ - Wanda Grier, Janine “Hutch” Winfrey, Louella ‘Flash’ Johnson, and Sharon Robinson stood side by side with their head coach Anna Adams still looking like they could take grounders and shag fly balls like they did nearly 40 years ago.  

The quartet and their mentor, all members of the 1981 state championship softball team from Eastside High School, ...

Art Auction to Help Renovate Gallery Space at Paterson Library

May 14, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - The Friends of the Arts @ Paterson Library are set to host a fine art auction on Thursday, May 30.

The event, held in conjunction with Integrity Lodge #51, will take place at the Masonic Temple’s new renovated Lodge Ballroom at 224 Broadway from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the charity event will be used to help with the costs of renovating new art gallery space ...

At Sopranos prequel night film shoot, 1967 Newark riot burns again

NEWARK, NJ - Several Paterson firefighters joined soldiers, state troopers, and police officers charging through the streets of downtown Newark late Thursday night into reenacted combat, on to a fiery film set that sought to recreate the dramatic events of the 1967 riot.

Actors crouched behind crashed, burning cop cars while they shot wildly into buildings. 

The death rattle of ...

Paterson Museum Celebration of 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad to Continue Saturday

PATERSON, NJ - The newly created Paterson Museum Foundation kicked off two days of festivities in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on Friday.  

In honor of the part that the City of Paterson played in the historical event, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and former Mayor Pat Kramer took turns pounding in a golden stake in front of ...

With Opening of Wasiyki Restaurant Chefs Marco Rivero and Juana Rivas Mark Milestone for Culinary School at Eva's Village

May 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - With family, friends, and Mayor Andre Sayegh at their side, and several members of the local and statewide media looking on, Paterson’s newest business owners celebrated the opening of their restaurant on Thursday.

The ribbon cutting ceremony proved to be as much a proud moment for husband and wife team Marco Rivero amd Juana Rivas, the Wasiyki Restaurant owners, as it was ...

Targum Editors: "This Is Not The End Of The Targum"

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Editors were tapping on keyboards inside The Daily Targum's newsroom on Neilson Street Tuesday night, stopping only to wander over to a table at the front of the room and grab a slice of the pizza that had just arrived.

There was a hint of garlic in the air, but no hint they were ready to write the paper's obituary.

The managing editor of ...

Schools Officials Step Up Security Following ‘Unfounded Report of a Hack of Email Servers’

May 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – While continuing to call claims in a Paterson Times report that their email system had been hacked “unfounded” Paterson Public Schools information technology (IT) officials announced Thursday that all email passwords for the district’s employees have been changed as a “precautionary measure.”

Reiterating that officials want school employees to ...

No Hack of Emails Paterson Schools Chief Says

PATERSON, NJ – Despite a report from the Paterson Times to the contrary, Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer has moved to alleviate concerns that the district’s email was breached, potentially putting employee’s personal information at risk.

“At this point, the district’s IT officials do not believe that the email server has been compromised,” ...

Paterson Task Force Partners with Food Rescue Group to Bring Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Residents

May 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents in need now have additional access to free fresh fruits and vegetables each week thanks to a partnership between Table to Table and the Paterson Task Force.

Through funding awarded by Impact 100 Garden State, the community based, not-for-profit food rescue organization Table to Table has been delivering the healthy food to the Task Force at 36 Circle Avenue ...

Girls More Vulnerable to Bullying than Boys, Rutgers Researcher Finds

CAMDEN, NJ — Girls are more often bullied than boys according to research led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing scholar.

“Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and suicide attempts,” said Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing‒Camden. “We wanted to look ...

Man Who Boarded Jitney in Paterson, Threatened Passenger, Arrested in Hackensack

May 16, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – A 51-year-old Hackensack man has been arrested in connection with a bias crime that reportedly occurred on a jitney bus as it traveled along Route 4 last week in Paramus.

On Wednesday, Paramus police charged Victor Colon with bias intimidation, terroristic threats, and aggravated assault with a weapon after identifying him as the suspect in the May 2 incident, Paramus ...

Paterson Police Shutter Pill Mill. Loaded Gun, 3922 Oxycodone Pills, More than $30,000 Recovered

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police shut down what Public Safety Director termed a “pill mill” on Friday.

According to Speziale, the action at 339 Main Street took place at approximately 7:50 p.m. and led to the arrests four men, as well as the confiscation of seven grams of crack cocaine, 346 grams of marijuana, 184 Zanax pills, 1219 grams of promethazine, and 3922 Oxycodone ...

Man Boards Jitney in Paterson, Threatens Passenger, Authorities Say

May 15, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ –Authorities are seeking the public’s help identifying a man accused of threatening a fellow jitney bus passenger with a box cutter, calling him a terrorist and forcing him off the bus last week as it traveled along Route 4. 

The man sought in connection with the May 2 incident, which Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said is being investigated as a bias ...

Paterson Firefighters Battle Multiple Blazes Overnight

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters spent most of the overnight hours battling a blaze which eventually led to the partial collapse of a large building at 257 River Street.

The blaze in the three story building that contained residential and retail units was reported shortly after 1:00 a.m. and eventually led to a response by all firefighters, as well as a request for mutual aid from ...

Paterson Family asks for Help Locating Family Pet

May 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson family is asking the community to keep an eye out for their beloved 9-year-old dog Lyric.

According to Tracia McDonald the family pet was last seen on Tuesday on Dundee Avenue.

“We miss her and want her to come home,” McDonald said.

Anyone who sees Lyric, is said to be wearing a pink collar and bow should call 973-931-6060 or 862-216-3827.

19th Anniversary Blue Mass Honors Fallen Police Officers

May 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- The bells of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist rang out over a sea of blue on Tuesday as hundreds of police officers turned out for the Diocese of Paterson’s 19th annual Blue Mass.

Held to honor the lives of police officers lost in the line of duty, Tuesday’s service paid special tribute to Paterson Police Officer Tamby Yagan, 41, who was killed when his patrol ...

Vibrancy of South Paterson Displayed on Eve of Ramadan

PATERSON, NJ-  Likening the display to New York’s Rockefeller Center Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz led several city officials, business and religious leaders, and dozens of community members in a ceremonial lighting of a large fanous on Saturday. The decorative fanous is placed in the pocket park located at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Ave, right in the heart of one ...

Ice Cream Season Has Arrived and Falls Creamery is Open 7 Days A Week

May 10, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Ice Cream season is officially here and Falls Creamery located at 11 Paterson Avenue in Little Falls is open 7 days/week!

We have 28 flavors of the most delicious ice cream straight from Maine.  Come and enjoy your favorites like Toasted Coconut, Campfire S'mores and Peanut Butter Pie or try some of our new flavors like Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter Swirl and ...

Recall Alert: Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Strips Due to Foreign Matter

WASHINGTON, DC - Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips following six consumer complaints stating they suffered mouth injuries after consuming the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

A statement released by the FSIS said that they are concerned ...

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Passaic County One-Stop to Host ChildCare Careers Hiring Event

PATERSON - The Passaic County One-Stop will be hosting a hiring event for ChildCare Careers on Wenesday, June 5th between 10am and 1pm.

The event will take place at the One-Stop in Paterson featuring ChildCare Careers representatives available to speak with job seekers.

Jobs are available as Assistant Teachers, Lead Teachers, and in ECE Administration with salary ranging fromT ...

Passaic County One-Stop to Host Hiring Event for Express Employment Professionals Event

PATERSON, NJ  - The Passaic County One-Stop will host a hiring event for Express Employment Professionals on Tuesday, June 4th between 10am and 1pm.

The event will take place at the One-Stop in Paterson with representatives for Express in attendance. The company is seeking to hire for several positions including Packer, General Labor, Forklift Operator, Delivery Driver, and ...

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Sat, May 25, 1:00 PM

Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson

Silk City Arts Wheelchair Basketball Benefit Game

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Thu, May 30, 6:00 PM

Masonic Temple, Paterson

Art Auction Fundraiser

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Wed, June 19, 6:00 PM

Integrity Masonic Temple, Paterson

JFK Knights 2019 Beefsteak Dinner Senior Awards ...

Tragic Death of New Jersey College Student Spurs Legislative Action for Safer Ride Sharing Services

May 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - In a moving and somber hearing on Thursday, state lawmakers listened to the testimony of grieving parents, community officials, and industry representatives on the need to implement safeguards for those using ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.  

With his wife Marci at his side, Seymour Josephson held back tears as he spoke about the tragic murder of their daughter ...

Senate President Leaves Stage as Public Employees Jeer 'Path to Progress'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes.

Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" legislation in front of a pro-union audience at Douglass College's Trayes ...

'Path to Progress' Runs Right Over New Jersey's Teachers

May 12, 2019

This video, taken at an April 30 forum staged by Senate President Steve Sweeney, highlights the concerns of New Jersey public workers who are again having their pensions and health insurance put on the chopping block at the hands of the legislative leadership of this state.

In it Sweeney is asked “Why keep tapping into pensions? Has the government forgotten that it borrowed many millions ...

Passaic County SPCA Opens Pet Pantry For Those In Need

May 13, 2019

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCSPCA) has launched a Pet Pantry at its headquarters at 794 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne.

The pantry will be open twice a month to start - the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. and the second Monday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m.

The all-volunteer pantry will provide assistance to residents who face ...