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College Fair for Paterson High School Students Set for Saturday

November 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – 20 colleges and universities including Rutgers University, NJIT, Montclair State University and William Paterson University will be in Paterson on Saturday as part of a college fair hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), which is facilitated by New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC).

The college fair, offering Paterson high school students the ...

Congressman Bill Pascrell Announces $3.3M Award for Paterson Community Health Center

PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,336,144 to the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary health care to low-income residents.

"The Paterson Community Health Center provides vital healthcare services to those in our community who need it most. With this ...

Paterson Pet Owners Reminded to Shelter Their Pets in Freezing Temperatures

PATERSON, NJ - With temperatures expected to dip below freezing Wednesday into Thursday pet owners are reminded that extreme can be dangerous to pets.

According to New Jersey state law dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

Community Meetings with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Slated for Thursday

PATERSON, NJ  – Mayor Andre Sayegh will host New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal at two community meetings on Thursday, November 15 in Paterson.  

According to a statement from Sayegh’s office, Grewal will discuss ways his office is working to strengthen the relationship between community and law enforcement, especially in immigrant communities throughout New ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Assigns New Deputy Mayor Bennie Cook to Make Jobs IMPACT

November 12, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- An initiative that has already helped more than 200 individuals gain entry into various building trades unions in Jersey City, Newark, and Elizabeth is coming to Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced at a Monday press conference.

Saying that Paterson’s history runs parallel in many areas to the history labor movement, Sayegh, flanked by several members of the ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Leads Officials in Launching Next Phase of Great Falls National Park Development

PATERSON, NJ- In a Friday ceremony punctuated by moving song and poetry performances by four talented Paterson residents, Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of national, state, and county officials in announcing the launch of the next phase of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park improvements, the Quarry Lawn.

“This project ensures that the Paterson Great Falls National Historical ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Announces Expansion of 'Paterson is Picking Up' to Include Distribution of 300 Garbage Cans

PATERSON, NJ - Inspired by similar programs across the country, including the “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign which Mayor Andre Sayegh said led to a 70 percent reduction in litter, Paterson is taking another step to cleaner streets by installing a total of 300 garbage cans across the city by the end of 2019.

The initial distribution of 122 garbage cans in the Main and Market ...

Paterson Pays Tribute to Those Who Served in Military, Gets First Ever Deputy Mayor for Veterans Affairs

November 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Born in Belgium, Tony Vancheri grew up in Paterson, joining the US Army and serving in Vietnam as a medic before being sworn in as a United States citizen during a special ceremony while in Hawaii during a leave from the battlefront.

Today, as the nation paused to pay tribute to all of the men and women who have served the nation as members of the United States military, Vancheri ...

TAPinto Paterson Election Update: Paterson Children First Team Take Lead in BOE Races

November 6, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - With the education fate of nearly 30,000 students and control of an almost $600 million budget up for grabs, voters went to the polls in droves on Tuesday to elect five of the nine members of the Board of Education.

The members of the newly reconstituted board will officially take their seats in January and play an outsized role in the transition back to local control of ...

TAPinto Paterson Election Day Update: Abdelaziz Appears to Cruise to Victory in 6th Ward

PATERSON, NJ - According to unofficial results 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz has been re-elected to complete the term of his predecessor, Mayor Andre Sayegh.

Saying that he was “humbled and honored,” Abdelaziz, first appointed to the seat by his colleagues on the Paterson City Council, said the victory “belongs to every resident of our community, and to all who ...

TAPinto Paterson Election Day Update: Mayor Andre Sayegh Encouraged by Voter Turnout

PATERSON, NJ - Stressing that voters still had over an hour to get to the polls, Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson that he was “encouraged” by the strong voter turnout he had seen across the city on Tuesday.

“There appears to be momentum that carried over from May,” Sayegh said referring to the local election earlier this year that propelled him to ...

Paterson Alliance Celebrates 20 Years of Making a Difference

November 3, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Launched by local non-profit leaders that  “knew that they could accomplish more together than each individual organization could on their own,” the Paterson Alliance hosted its 20th anniversary gala on Friday.

The founders, according to Inge Spungen, Executive Director, “had the insight to gather and create a collaborative team that supports the needs of ...

TAPinto Paterson Shares Original Poetry: 'Our Veterans'

November 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ-  In efforts to make sure that the souls of veterans are nurtured The Historic Calvary Baptist Church has established the At Ease Military Ministry. On Saturday, the Ministry hosted a luncheon honoring veterans from across Paterson, including three who served in the Korean War.

One of the highlights of the program was the reading of a poem called “Our Veterans” ...

Center Built to Bring Art to Paterson Children Set to Celebrate 20 Years of Success

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s InnerFaith Performing Arts Center will celebrate 20 years of service to children in Paterson and across Passaic County with its annual Children’s Gala on Friday, December 7.

The event will be held at The Excelsior in Saddle Brook and will include performance by the Rosa Parks High School Dance Department as well as InnerFaith’s Tiny ...

College Fair for Paterson High School Students Set for Saturday

November 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – 20 colleges and universities including Rutgers University, NJIT, Montclair State University and William Paterson University will be in Paterson on Saturday as part of a college fair hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), which is facilitated by New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC).

The college fair, offering Paterson high school students the ...

Paterson's First Lady to Busy Parents: Let's Make Time Count

PATERSON, NJ- With multiple demands on their time, and the over-abundance of readily available distractions right at their fingertips, it’s easy for parents to lose focus of what’s really most important, being present for our children.

That was the message delivered by Paterson First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh at the 2018 Parent Conference hosted by the Paterson Public ...

Congressman Bill Pascrell Announces $3.3M Award for Paterson Community Health Center

November 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,336,144 to the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary health care to low-income residents.

"The Paterson Community Health Center provides vital healthcare services to those in our community who need it most. With this ...

Trading Fatigues for Scrubs. St. Joseph's Health Honors Veterans

PATERSON, NJ- Whether they served overseas or here in the US, belted out the forceful “Oorah” of the Marines or marched to the more upbeat “Anchors Aweigh” of the Navy, performed their duty on a ship or in the middle of the desert, each of the 35 men and women honored Friday by St. Joseph’s Health “served and protected freedom through service to ...

St. Joseph's Earns Top Grades for Patient Safety

PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s University Medical Center earned earned an “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a statement by the hospital read on Thursday.

The grade, Kevin J. Slavin, President & CEO of St.Joseph’s Health said, is a result of the hospital’s “ongoing efforts to ensure patient safety and achieve the highest ...

Paterson Firefighters Help Put Athlete Back on the Ice

November 13, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - Aaron Moses, 16, has a dream: to be the first NHL player with Autism. While it would be imaginable to think that those dreams were destroyed when fire swept through his family’s Clifton home last month, leaving nothing behind except for the burnt out shell of a house, for Aaron hope was not lost.

One might say, in fact, that his dream was reignited by the generosity of ...

Controversial Call Ends Silk City Sharks' Season Just Short of Championship

PATERSON, NJ- Expectations were high for the Silk City Sharks this season. “We’re trying to win a championship,” Coach Charles Mills told his team at a preseason practice. “No matter what position you play, you don’t have a job until you earn it.”

That goal stayed alive until the final seconds of the Elite Football Alliance championship matchup that pitted ...

JFK Knights Conclude Season with 5-4 Record

PATERSON, NJ- In postseason playoff competition last Friday, and a rematch of an earlier contest this year, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School’s varsity team stayed with Clifton in the first half but the Mustangs slowly pulled away in the third and fourth quarters.

Weather conditions at Clifton School Stadium, continual drizzle which transitioned into heavier rain, favored ...

Paterson Pet Owners Reminded to Shelter Their Pets in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - With temperatures expected to dip below freezing Wednesday into Thursday pet owners are reminded that extreme can be dangerous to pets.

According to New Jersey state law dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Dozens of “Notarios”, Including One from Paterson, for Fraudulently Offering Immigration Services

NEWARK, NJ - The Division of Consumer Affairs announced last week that they have issued Notices of Violation against 28 businesses that allegedly defrauded consumers by offering immigration services that they are not legally permitted to provide. Seven of those businesses were located in the City of Elizabeth. 

The Notices of Violation, which seek a total of $326,000 in civil penalties, ...

Routine Stop Leads to Drugs Arrest

PATERSON, NJ- A 20-year old Paterson whose vehicle allegedly contained a strong odor of burnt marijuana was arrested following a routine traffic stop by members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a statement by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Kwazier Murray was stopped at the intersection of Governor Street and Carroll Street. After smelling the marijuana, ...

Special Luncheon by At Ease Military Ministries Feeds Souls of Local Veterans

November 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ-  Paterson’s Marcenia Cofield may have retired from military service, but her service to the community, and her fellow veterans, has never ceased. That commitment was on full display on Saturday as Cofield, with her own army of volunteers and supporters, hosted a special luncheon for local veterans at the Historic Calvary Baptist Church.

While Cofield made it appear ...

Paterson Firefighter Beat Back Flames in Pre-Dawn Blaze

November 6, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- An early morning fire at 466 East 22nd Street was safely extinguished by members of the Paterson Fire Department on Tuesday, but not before it displaced 21 residents from their homes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to officials and others on the scene the fire was reported at approximately 5:00 a.m. 

With smoke showing from the first ...

Four Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled for Health Risk

November 7, 2018

Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is ...

Readers Reminded to Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

November 3, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend. 

TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with non-automated devices will have to manually change the time.

With the end of Daylight ...

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

While children anticipate the holidays with giddy delight, parents often feel an extra dose of stress. Shopping, meal planning and attending all those events and get-togethers can take its toll—on your time and your budget.

Before the shopping season starts in earnest, check out our holiday budgeting tips. These tips will help keep you from overspending, so you can enjoy the holidays ...

Even in Retirement this Paterson Police Officer Answered the Call

November 4, 2018

Dear Editor:

I don’t do this as often but I wanted to share an amazing experience I had to start my day.

Before I left my home to visit Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, I was waiting for my car to heat up in my parking spot when retired Paterson Police Officer Joe, 25 years of service, pulled up next to me and notice dmy bottom two brake lights were out.

He ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

November 14, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; networkwith ...

Wendy McGuire Named New CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Paterson and Passaic

PATERSON, NJ- Wendy McGuire, a seasoned and passionate nonprofit professional, was unanimously selected by the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic’s Board of Directors to serve as CEO of the vibrant organization, which serves more than 1,100 kids daily.

McGuire has worked at the Paterson and Passaic Club for almost five years as the Chief Development Officer and Deputy ...

Community Meetings with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Slated for Thursday

November 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ  – Mayor Andre Sayegh will host New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal at two community meetings on Thursday, November 15 in Paterson.  

According to a statement from Sayegh’s office, Grewal will discuss ways his office is working to strengthen the relationship between community and law enforcement, especially in immigrant communities throughout New ...

Paterson to Honor Veterans at Remembrance Ceremony

PATERSON, NJ- Longtime Paterson resident, and President of the Paterson Veteran’s Council, Tony Vancheri, will be sworn in as Deputy Mayor for Veterans Affairs on Sunday. 

According to a statement by Mayor Sayegh’s office, the appointment coincides with the city’s annual remembrance event in honor of Veterans Day.

The Sunday event will be held at Veterans Memorial ...

Is Snow on the Way? Find out Wednesday!

BAYONNE, NJ- Emmy-award winning weatherman Joe Cioffi will speak at Weather Night at the Bayonne Public Library on Wednesday. The event, art of the library’s program of educational and cultural events, was arranged by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be held in the gallery on the second floor and begin at 7:00 p.m.

Known for his “no frill, no hype, approach to ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of ‘Catnip Cocktail’

November 11, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession of eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of the product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that should be strictly used to sedate cats and not be consumed by humans.

TAPinto Paterson Series: In Their Own Words. Corey L Teague on the Future of Paterson Public Schools

November 5, 2018

TAPinto Paterson has invited all candidates for Board of Education to offer statements on several key issues related to the future of Paterson. These submissions will be run in their entirety and are not edited in any way.

Following is the final submission by Coery L Teague on the future of Paterson Public Schools:

 

In my opinion, the future of Paterson Public Schools depends on ...