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Wayne Man Indicted in Collision that Killed Paterson Resident

June 14, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A Wayne man involved in the fatal car crash on August 9 that claimed the life of Gustavo Marte 58, Paterson, has been indicted

According to a statement Asante Cugliari, 22, is charged with two counts of Death by Auto, Second Degree, and Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide, Third Degree. Cugliari faces up to 10 years in jail on the most serious ...

Paterson Police Union Wins Softball Tournament Honoring One of Their Own

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While COVID may have stopped the annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament last year, the event was back in full force Saturday morning and was a great success, raising the highest amount ever. 

Ten teams of North Jersey law enforcement officers battled it out for the title, which was won this year by the Paterson PBA. Other teams included Woodland ...

Police Seek Witnesses in Clifton Crash that Left Body on Busy Roadway

CLIFTON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday near 395 Route 3 East, in Clifton.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Clifton police officers responded to the area at approximately 8:13 a.m. in response to a report of a body in the ...

Paterson Launches Financial Empowerment Center

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson individuals and families with low and moderate incomes now have new advocates- in the form of trained FEC counselors- to help them manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products.

On Monday Mayor Andre Sayegh and the United Way of Passaic County announced the launch of the ...

With Emergency Action, Paterson Staves Off Shutdown and Funds Municipal Pay

June 9, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — Just a day after municipal employees received a memo from Mayor André Sayegh indicating their paychecks could arrive late, Paterson’s City Council authorized a $21 million appropriation to avoid a local government shutdown at an emergency meeting Tuesday evening.

The last-second action enables over 1,400 workers to collect their pay on schedule for the next ...

Paterson Player Wins $50,000 in Powerball Lottery

June 8, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - While a Florida Lottery ticketholder won the $285.6 million Powerball jackpot  from the Saturday, June 5, drawing, one Paterson player matched four out of five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. 

That winning ticket, lottery officials say, was sold at Joe’s Liquor Store, 328 11th Ave.

The winning numbers for the ...

START Pet of the Week: Meet Caroline

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Caroline is this week's Save The Animals Rescue Team's (START) Pet of the Week.

Caroline likes staring out the window and dislikes the warlock’s curse that transformed her into a black cat! Caroline thinks that some superstitious people do not like black cats.

Her foster mom reassures her every day that black cats are very sweet and very lovable, ...

Paterson's Fabian 8 Prepared for Blockbuster Summer

June 8, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Like many businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters have taken a hit by the vacancy of moviegoers. Fabian 8 Cinema in Paterson was among the many movie theaters that closed down due to Governor Murphy’s executive order. 

Tom Arnold, General Manager at Fabian 8 Cinema in Center City Mall, as well as the rest of his employees, were furloughed. 

“We ...

Students Begin Return to Paterson Public Schools Classrooms

June 9, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Despite continued concerns regarding the readiness of some of the buildings and classrooms levied by the Paterson Education Association (PEA), a group of Paterson Public Schools students returned to in-person learning for the first time since March 16, 2020 on Tuesday.

In a statement highlighting the completion of the first phase of the district’s reopening plan ...

The Family that Studies Together... Four Paterson Women Celebrate Academic Achievements

PATERSON, NJ - Despite the hardships 2020 and 2021 presented to the community, four local women followed in the footsteps of their ancestors and worked to give back to their city through educational achievements.

This year, women in the Taylor-Freeman family of Paterson graduated from various institutions of higher education.  Charisse Taylor, chief program officer of Girl Scouts of ...

New Jersey's Peruvian Community Keeps Close Eye on Hotly Contested Presidential Election

June 10, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - In one of the most historic, and nail-biting, Presidential elections in the nation’s history, Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo currently holds a .2% narrow lead against candidate Keiko Fujimori.

This past Sunday more than 20,000 Peruvian voters cast their votes at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Prior to election day, there was continued fierce ...

St. Joseph's Health Debuts daVinci Xi Robot at Wayne Hospital Campus

June 9, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - More than 100 hospital personnel including administrators, surgeons, doctors, and nurses, convened in the main lobby of St. Joseph's Wayne Medical Center to debut a new member of their team Wednesday. However, the star of the show was not any of the highly experienced medical professionals but rather a state of the art technological marvel- a robot.

Even the ...

No Masking Partisanship in Face Covering, Vaccine, Reopening Debate: Rutgers Poll

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Almost all New Jerseyans support (63% “strongly,” 24% “somewhat”) fully ...

Paterson Launches Financial Empowerment Center

June 14, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson individuals and families with low and moderate incomes now have new advocates- in the form of trained FEC counselors- to help them manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products.

On Monday Mayor Andre Sayegh and the United Way of Passaic County announced the launch of the ...

$820,000 to Make Area Around Paterson's Great Falls More Walkable

PATERSON, NJ - An $820,000 award from the NJ Department of Transportation will make the area around the Great Falls more walkable, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Thursday. It will also add to the aesthetic appeal of the area officials hope will continue to attract visitors as a means of spurring the much heralded renaissance of Paterson. 

“This is where Paterson was born,” ...

Paterson Police Union Wins Softball Tournament Honoring One of Their Own

June 14, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While COVID may have stopped the annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament last year, the event was back in full force Saturday morning and was a great success, raising the highest amount ever. 

Ten teams of North Jersey law enforcement officers battled it out for the title, which was won this year by the Paterson PBA. Other teams included Woodland ...

Three Struck by Bullets when Shooter Opens Fire from Moving Vehilce

PATERSON, NJ - Three Paterson residents between the ages of 24 and 30 were struck by gunfire while in the area of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Keen Street just before 5:00 p.m. Saturday. The victims, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said, arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center via private vehicles for treatment of non-fatal ...

Wayne Man Indicted in Collision that Killed Paterson Resident

June 14, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A Wayne man involved in the fatal car crash on August 9 that claimed the life of Gustavo Marte 58, Paterson, has been indicted

According to a statement Asante Cugliari, 22, is charged with two counts of Death by Auto, Second Degree, and Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide, Third Degree. Cugliari faces up to 10 years in jail on the most serious ...

Police Seek Witnesses in Clifton Crash that Left Body on Busy Roadway

CLIFTON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday near 395 Route 3 East, in Clifton.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Clifton police officers responded to the area at approximately 8:13 a.m. in response to a report of a body in the ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

June 11, 2021

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

Recall Alert: Beech-Nut Recalls Single Grain Rice Cereal

June 10, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

The product being recalled was distributed nationally, online and retail with the ...

Paterson's Sync Fitness Helping Athletes Be Best Selves Through Bodybuilding

May 31, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s Sync Fitness, a veteran owned training studio, is celebrating the achievements of four of their athletes that each earned high results over the weekend in the Organization of Competition Bodies (OCB) natural bodybuilding competition. The OCB competition, held in Atlantic City, was the first one to feature live stage performance and an audience since the COVID-19 ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission Continues to Knock the Lead Out

June 10, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ  – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is committed to removing lead service lines.

PVWC is New Jersey’s largest public drinking water provider, serving over 800,000 consumers in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties. PVWC is continuously checking for and removing lead service lines for its consumers, free of ...

Wimberly Bill Seeks to Give Previously Convicted 'Fair Chance' at Housing

June 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation spearheaded by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Paterson) and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City) to increase housing opportunities for previously convicted individuals was approved by the New Jersey General Assembly Thursday by a vote of 45-16-5.

The bill, named the “Fair Chance in Housing Act,” would restrict a housing provider from requiring a ...

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Tips for how you can take advantage of 0% interest and no payments  

If you have student loan debt, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief. Borrowers with federal student debt won’t have to make monthly payments and can expect 0% interest through September 2021.  

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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC, Classes Start June 14 and July 7

Summer is the perfect time and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is the perfect place to get started, get ahead, or catch up on your college education.

Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.  

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Opinion: Paterson Schools Threaten Students’, Staff Health

June 11, 2021

As 900 of Paterson’s 29,000 students came back to school buildings this week, they were greeted with dead rodents, cockroaches, standing water, mold, broken air conditioners, and filth. One student classroom even had a visit from a pigeon. Bathrooms were missing paper products, soap, and have disgusting toilets that were not cleaned since March of 2020. Many windows won’t open.

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Area Residents Get Tax Help Through Felician University Program

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Area residents including senior citizens, low-income residents, persons with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills had access to free tax assistance thanks to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again hosted by Felician University 

Felician, under the leadership of Professor Joseph Lizza has participated in the nation-wide ...

Paterson Public Schools Releases Public Service Message from U.S. Department of Agriculture on Summer Food Service Program

PATERSON, NJ  – Paterson Public Schools Food Services Department today released the following message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the 2021 Summer Food Service Program. 

The Paterson Board of Education will be participating in the 2021 Summer Food Service Program from July 6 to August 20, 2021. 

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal ...

Arizona State Dean Named Next President of Montclair State University

June 14, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced last week. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of the largest, best and most innovative in the nation, will start on August 2.

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Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

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June 10, 2021

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Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

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The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

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Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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