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Clifton Woman Shot Monday Afternoon

February 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A 19-year-old Clifton woman was shot on Monday, according to law enforcement.

In a statement Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that members of the Paterson Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Temple Street at at approximately 1:58 p.m. 

Once on scene police located the victim, who was immediately ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

Bangladeshi Culture and Art Exhibit Now on Display at Paterson Museum

PATERSON, NJ - Already widely praised for their contributions to business, education, and athletics in the city one segment of Paterson’s continually growing Bangladeshi population has set out to share their artistic side with their adopted community as well. 

On Sunday the Bangladeshi American Women’s Development Initiative (BAWDI) launched an exhibit featuring the culture ...

Kennedy Boys Headed to Passaic County Championship with Victory over Wayne Hills

PATERSON, NJ - John F. Kennedy High School avenged last year’s Passaic County Tournament loss to rival Wayne Hills with a 44-39 heart- stopping win over the visiting Patriots on Saturday.  

Freshman guard Jayquan Briggs scored nine points in the decisive fourth quarter to lead the Knights to the tournament final.

Paterson Head Coach Tommie Patterson opted to field a starting five ...

Is Light Rail Coming to Paterson?

February 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey Transit officials hosted a public meeting at Eastside High School Wednesday to provide insight and obtain community feedback on efforts underway to explore the restoration of passenger service between Hawthorne and Hackensack, ultimately connecting with the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.   

While any such project is many years away from seeing shovels hit ground, ...

Daylong Conference to 'Propel Paterson' Set for Friday

PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh and President Richard J. Helldobler of William Paterson University are set to host the daylong Propel Paterson Symposium to kick off a new partnership between the City of Paterson and William Paterson University designed to support Paterson’s revitalization through learning, research, and action.

Previous Story: New Partnership Seeks to 'Propel ...

Advocates Bring Calls for Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Public Transit to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh welcomed Jersey Renews, a broad based coalition of more than 60 labor, faith, community, and environmental organizations to Paterson City Hall on Monday offering advocates for cleaner public transit a platform in New Jersey’s third largest city.

Buttressed by statistics that show that 50% of greenhouse gas emissions entering the atmosphere in New Jersey ...

TAPinto Paterson Photos: Paterson Rotary Shares Valentine's Day Love with Local Seniors

February 14, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Rotary Club, the city’s oldest service organization, treated a group of Paterson senior citizens to fun and treats for Valentine's Day at the Riverside Vets on Thursday.

"We owe a debt of gratitude to our senior citizens for all they have given to our community and I'm happy to be with them today," Mayor Andre Sayegh told ...

M&T Bank, Anonymous Donor, Join to Give $25,000 to Give2Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - Give2Paterson, a campaign created and run by ten of the city’s top nonprofit organizations to garner financial support and awareness for various initiatives, got a $25,000 boost on February 1 thanks to matching donations from M&T Bank and an anonymous client.

While the joint campaign, which has run for four consecutive years, focuses outreach to coincide with Giving ...

Pascrell Accepts Legislator of the Year Award From Major County Sheriffs Association

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.’s support for law enforcement was recognized Wednesday as he was awarded the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Major County Sheriffs’ Association,  a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or parishes with populations of 500,000 or more.

Pascrell, who serves as ...

Stop Signs Coming to Dangerous Intersection

PATERSON, NJ - An intersection long synomous with vehicle crashes and dangerous conditions for pedestrians will be soon see the installation of stop signs at all four approaches.

Following a unaniomous vote by the Paterson City Council Tuesday vehicles approaching the intersection of 18th Avenue and East 24th Street from every direction will be required to come to a complete stop before ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Partnering with NJ SHARES to Provide Utility Assistance to Employees Impacted by Marcal Fire

PATERSON, NJ - Support for the more estimated 500 employees left without jobs following the fire that destroyed much of Marcal continues to poor in from elected officials and community leaders. On Tuesday Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly announced that he is partnering with with New Jersey SHARES (NJ SHARES) to host a Utility Assistance Day on Friday.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

Kennedy Boys Headed to Passaic County Championship with Victory over Wayne Hills

February 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - John F. Kennedy High School avenged last year’s Passaic County Tournament loss to rival Wayne Hills with a 44-39 heart- stopping win over the visiting Patriots on Saturday.  

Freshman guard Jayquan Briggs scored nine points in the decisive fourth quarter to lead the Knights to the tournament final.

Paterson Head Coach Tommie Patterson opted to field a starting five ...

Kennedy Girls Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to Wayne Valley in Passaic County Tournament Semi-Final

PATERSON, NJ - In a contest with a  nail-biting finish, the Lady Knights of John F. Kennedy High School bowed to Wayne Valley by a score of 49-46.  The outcome was in doubt until the very last moments as a parade to the free throw line by both squads added to already mounting tension.  

Kennedy Coach MarQuette Burgess opted to rotate six guards throughout the game to battle ...

Silk City Sharks to Hold Second Round of Tryouts Sunday

PATERSON, NJ - In their continued quest to win their league’s championship in 2019 Paterson's Silk City Sharks are holding a second round of tryouts on Sunday, February 17, and looking for the very best gridiron talent Paterson has to offer.

The tryout will be held indoors at 183 Grand Street, across from International High School, and begin at 12:30 ...

Bangladeshi Culture and Art Exhibit Now on Display at Paterson Museum

February 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Already widely praised for their contributions to business, education, and athletics in the city one segment of Paterson’s continually growing Bangladeshi population has set out to share their artistic side with their adopted community as well. 

On Sunday the Bangladeshi American Women’s Development Initiative (BAWDI) launched an exhibit featuring the culture ...

Paterson Student Musicians Perform with Renowned Duo Black Violin

PATERSON, NJ - Students musicians from the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) took the stage Thursday for a special performance with internationally renowned hip-hop duo Black Violin. The Valentine’s Day concert took place at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts at William Paterson University.

Known for their "hard-hitting beat with lush ...

Eastside Alum Set to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Lean on Me, Commemorate Work of Iconic Principal Joe Clark

PATERSON, NJ - For many, former Eastside High School principal Joe Clark is little more than the main character in the 1989 movie Lean on Me. Played by Morgan Freeman, Clark, in the movie, is seen as the bat and bullhorn wielding leader of an inner city school besieged by drugs and violence.

However, for thousands of students that attended Eastside during his tenure from 1982-1989, ...

Joint Senate Education Committees Hear About Barriers to Teacher Diversity

February 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Educators from across the state testified in front of the state Senate Education and Higher Education committees on the barriers that public schools face in recruiting and retaining a diverse teacher workforce.
 
“This issue is an issue that doesn’t solely impact the state of New Jersey, it's an issue that impacts the entire country,” said Sen.

With Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York Location for HQ2 is Newark Back in the Mix?

NEWARK, NJ - The retail giant Amazon picked other locations over Newark for its second headquarters, but now the Washington Post is reporting the company may be reconsidering its New York City decision.

Newark and 19 other locations were finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, which prompted officials in each location to offer sweet tax incentive packages to lure the company.

Investment By Governor Murphy Good For Paterson According to Child Care Champion

February 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – An announced increase in child care subsidy rates will have a direct, and positive, impact on Paterson families, according to Coleen Stevens Porcher, CEO  of 4CS of Passaic County.

Serving as the designated Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for Passaic County, the non-profit known for punching above its weight when it comes to services rendered compared to ...

Health Officials Seeking Source of 'Unusual Odor' at Paterson School

PATERSON, NJ - The detection of an “unusual odor” in a classroom at Paterson Public School 10 has led to the relocation of all students in the building to School 18.

In a robocall from Paterson Schools, parents and guardians were assured that all students are safe and that extra security has been sent to School 10 to assist with the safe passage to School 18 where lunch will be ...

Health Alert: Infants' Ibuprofen Recalled Due to High Concentrations

February 7, 2019

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Three lots of infants' ibuprofen concentrated oral suspension USP 50mg per 1.25ML have been recalled to due potential higher concentrations of ibuprofen, announced Tris Pharma Inc.

The recalled products have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, the company said in a press release. The product is used as a pain reliever/fever ...

Six Arrested Following 12th Avenue Raid, Drugs and Gun Taken off Streets

February 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation into alleged drug sales launched by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division earlier this month led to a raid at 160 12th Avenue on Friday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the joint effort also included the Emergency Response Team and K9 unit, netted six arrests, and led to the confiscation of 63 glassines envelopes of ...

Paterson Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges Against Child in Bergen County

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces sexual assault charges against a child following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo, the charges against Nathan Santana, 22, stem from an incident reported to Moonachie Police on October 10. While charges were filed on November 5 authorities were unable to locate the ...

Clifton Woman Shot Monday Afternoon

February 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A 19-year-old Clifton woman was shot on Monday, according to law enforcement.

In a statement Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that members of the Paterson Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Temple Street at at approximately 1:58 p.m. 

Once on scene police located the victim, who was immediately ...

Saturday Shooting Injures One

PATERSON, NJ - A 25-year-old Lyndhurst man was shot in Paterson on Saturday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Ellison and Prospect Street on a report of a shooting at approximately 7:55 p.m.

Upon arrival police located the injured victim who sustained a ...

Gunshot Victim Seeks Help Inside Local Business

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation has been launched into a Wednesday shooting in which a 20-year old victim sought help inside a local business before being transported by Paterson Fire Department EMS to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, the incident took place at approximately 7:05 p.m.

Sayegh to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award from DePaul Catholic

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh has been chosen as a distinguished alumnus from DePaul Catholic High School. Sayegh will be formally recongized at the school’s Spring Gala to be held at The Venetian in Garfield on Thursday, March 21.

Proceeds from the Gala will be dedicated to DePaul’s mission to foster the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social growth of its ...

Paterson School to Open Late Wednesday

PATERSON, NJ - Due to the inclement weather Paterson Public Schools will have a delayed opening on Wednesday. School staff are expected to report at 9:40 a.m. with students reporting at 9:45 a.m.

All other district staff should arrive as close to normal work hours as possible. 

Buses will arrive 90 minutes after normal pick-up times. 

Breakfast will be served at ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

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Passaic County One-Stop Youth Services Department Benefiting Young People Throughout Passaic County

PATERSON, NJ - The PCWDC Youth Services Department is an invaluable resource for our clients in Passaic County. The goal of our Youth Department is to establish meaningful work experience for individuals between the ages of 16-24 and put them on a career path that is best tailored to their needs. 

"We serve roughly 250 eligible young people per year," said Sikandar Khan, a youth ...

Are You an Older Worker Looking For a Job? Try the Passaic County One-Stop

PATERSON, NJ - Older workers that are looking for a new career are encouraged to visit the Passaic County One-Stop, where we have an Older Workers Program.

The One-Stop offers special services for these clients to help place them on a path to a job. This can include training/retraining opportunities and assistance locating the right employer for them. 

The workforce needs ...

Passaic County One-Stop to Host Crystal Springs Resort Hiring Event

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County One-Stop is hosting a Crystal Springs Resort hiring event on February 14th and 28th.

Crystal Resorts is hiring for the positions of Cook, Dishwasher and Housekeeper.

The resort will provide transportation leaving from the One-Stop if you are hired and will bring you back to the One-Stop at the end of the work day!

Salary is between $12-$15 per hour. If ...

Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union Donates 200 Pounds of Food to CUMAC

PATERSON, NJ - In an effort to restock the empty shelves at local food pantries, Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union and its affiliate Botwinick & Co LLC, collected food and items to be donated. Food was collected from the end of November until the end of January.

 

On January 28 representatives from both the credit union and the CPA firm gathered to donate to 200 pounds of food ...

Parkland: One Year Later

February 14, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Today marks the one year anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy. As we reflect on the past year and look towards the future, those of us fortunate enough to call Parkland home are awash in emotions. First and foremost, we continue to grieve as a community. Each significant milestone of the year reminds us more of who is missing than who is present. Parkland is not the same ...

Whoa Nellie!

February 18, 2019

Dear Editor,

Members of the Paterson Education Association and NJEA members around the State of New Jersey have been urging Senator Nellie Pou (LD 35) to publicly support Chapter 78 relief.  To date, over 4,000 emails have been sent to Senator Nellie Pou urging that she publicly endorse/sponsor legislation that will begin to solve the unfairness caused by unaffordable healthcare for all ...

Passaic County Freeholders Introduce 2019 Budget with No Increase to Tax Levy

February 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – While continuing to invest in improving the Passaic County Park System, funding vital programs protecting seniors, veterans, and Passaic County’s most vulnerable citizens; and investing in key infrastructure assets vital to economic development,the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the county's 2019 budget with no increase to the ...

Lakeland Bank Announces New Branch Opening in Clifton, NJ

February 15, 2019

Oak Ridge, N.J. – February 8, 2019 – Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of a new branch in Clifton, NJ located at 11 Ackerman Ave. The branch is expected to open on March 4, 2019 and Lakeland Bank will host a Grand Opening in early June to celebrate with the Clifton community and surrounding areas. The Clifton location marks the 51st branch office for ...

Lawyers, Accountants & Financial Leaders Gather for 2nd Year to Support Programs at Eva’s Village

PATERSON, NJ – Eva’s Village will host the 2 nd Annual Lawyers, Accountants and Financial Professionals
Benefit Dinner at 6 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park,
NJ. The dinner will honor Carolyn D’Anna, CPA of CohnReznick LLP; David Ritter, Esq. of Brach Eichler
LLC and Lex Zaharoff of HTG investment Advisors Inc. for their dedication ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 18, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...