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New All-Boys School Coming To Paterson September 2023

August 11, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Young Men’s High School, a new all-boys school that will open in September 2023, was approved by the Paterson Board of Education at their Wednesday Workshop meeting. According to the resolution, an all-boys high school will focus on specific learning styles of boys, and capitalize on boys’ natural curiosity and energy by incorporating movement and ...

Paterson Officials Tout New Online Portal in Fight Against Opioids

PATERSON, NJ – As the fight against the opioid epidemic continues in Paterson, local officials and stakeholders have consistently introduced tools to slow down, and eventually stop, the flow and use of the illegal narcotics in the city. These tools include the creation of the Opioid Response Team (ORT) which is comprised with a police officer, firefighter EMT and ...

Belleville Man Arrested In Connection To July 26 Paterson Shooting

PATERSON, NJ – A Belleville man was arrested on Tuesday in relation to a shooting that took place on July 26 in the area of East 28th Street and 7th Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. 

As previously reported, at about 2:00 p.m on the day of the incident, members of the Paterson Police Department responded ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New All-Boys School Coming To Paterson September 2023

August 11, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Young Men’s High School, a new all-boys school that will open in September 2023, was approved by the Paterson Board of Education at their Wednesday Workshop meeting. According to the resolution, an all-boys high school will focus on specific learning styles of boys, and capitalize on boys’ natural curiosity and energy by incorporating movement and ...

NJ Charter School Sends Students To Elite U.S. Universities And England's Oxford University For Summer School

RED BANK, NJ - More than 120 rising 9th-12th graders from College Achieve Public Charter School (CAPS)--a network of public charter schools serving predominantly low-income students of color in Paterson, Plainfield, North Plainfield, Neptune Township and Asbury Park –returned last week from summer school at some of the best universities in the nation as well as ...

Couple Celebrated for Saving Motorist's Life Following Paterson Crash

August 5, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale and Fire Chief Brian McDermott honored Anthony Marcum and Nakesha McPherson-Marcum, for their efforts to save the life of an injured motorist following a crash that took place on July 23.

The married couple was riding with their motorcycle club when one of their members was struck by a vehicle in the ...

Residents, City Officials Celebrate National Night Out

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson officials and residents joined together to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday with multiple block parties that featured music, food and games for children in all six wards. National Night Out is celebrated throughout the United States on the first Tuesday in August in order to increase awareness of local programs as well as allow residents to ...

Paterson Entrepreneurs Invited to August 20 Networking Event

August 9, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Talents to Business is presenting a Business Networking and Empowering Event on August 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Christopher Hope Center to discuss turning your talents into a business. 

The event was created by Tshon Wells, owner of Wells Cleaning, to help other people get the tools they need to start their very own business and become successful.

Paterson Officials Tout New Online Portal in Fight Against Opioids

August 11, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – As the fight against the opioid epidemic continues in Paterson, local officials and stakeholders have consistently introduced tools to slow down, and eventually stop, the flow and use of the illegal narcotics in the city. These tools include the creation of the Opioid Response Team (ORT) which is comprised with a police officer, firefighter EMT and ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Paterson Area Through 8 p.m. Tues. Aug. 9

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9.

The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime temperatures to reach the mid-90s. 

 A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and ...

Belleville Man Arrested In Connection To July 26 Paterson Shooting

August 10, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – A Belleville man was arrested on Tuesday in relation to a shooting that took place on July 26 in the area of East 28th Street and 7th Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. 

As previously reported, at about 2:00 p.m on the day of the incident, members of the Paterson Police Department responded ...

Saturday Operation Cracks Down on Illegal Dirt Bikes, Motorcycles, and ATVs on Paterson's Streets

PATERSON, NJ - An operation to rid Paterson’s streets of illegal motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATV’s led to confiscation of eight of the vehicles on Saturday, as well as the issuance of 25 motor vehicle summonses and one arrest. 

“The reckless operation of these gas powered motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs has plagued the residents of this City for years as they operate ...

Paterson Man Arrested Following Great Falls Sex Assault

August 9, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – An arrest has been made following a Thursday incident in which an armed Paterson man reportedly jumped from the bushes and sexually assaulted a man and woman at the Great Falls National Park. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora the victims, a woman and man, located a Paterson Police Officer in the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Leaders Rally in Newark to Demand More Funding

NEWARK, NJ — Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIP) across New Jersey that assist crime victims after they’re discharged from the hospital have helped save countless lives by providing crucial follow-up services.

Now, the lack of a long-term funding solution for these programs could put more people put at-risk without help from the state.

“Our goal is trying ...

Friends Launch Nelly's Nest In Honor of the Late Peruvian Community Leader

August 9, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On July 29, the friends of the late Nelly Celi.  announced the formation of Nelly’s Nest Inc., a not-for-profit organization created in honor of the longtime Paterson resident and education advocate that passed away suddenly in 2021. The announcement, made on the first death anniversary of the Peruvian community leader's death, was hosted at ...

The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. supported the Rev. Dr. Frank Napier 5K Walk Run

PATERSON, NJ - The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. supported the Rev. Dr. Frank Napier 5K Walk Run in Paterson on Saturday, July 30.

Dr. Napier became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in 1960. He was active in the community by coaching and serving as a district chairperson for the Passaic County Boy Scouts of America. He was also an active member of the ...

Meet The 2022 Candidates For Paterson Board Of Education

July 31, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Seven candidates, including three incumbents, are set to appear on the November ballot for three spots on the Paterson Board of Education.

TAPinto Paterson reached out to all seven to get their thoughts on the race.

The seven individuals are: Akkeem Dunham, Corey Teague, Della McCall, Vincent Arrington, Valerie Freeman, Emanuel Capers and Eddie ...

Officials Announce Joint Effort to Address Paterson Mosque Bias Attack

August 4, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and members of the Paterson City Council announced their joint efforts to ...

Ready to Start Career in Information Technology?

July 30, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - It should come as no surprise that technology is now an essential part of our everyday lives. One of the best things about technology is the variety of jobs created in the industry. The Information Technology (IT) field is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding one with plenty of growth opportunities, and the chance to build a life changing, well paying, and highly satisfying ...

Paterson's Jamaican Community Continues Celebration Sunday

August 6, 2022

PATERSON, NJ-  Eastside Park was a sea of black, gold and green as thousands descended on the lower field for the annual two-day Jamaica Day Festival on Saturday.

Former Paterson Councilman Bill McKoy once again reprised his role as the titular head of the Caribbean nation’s vibrant Diaspora, leading the festivities as attendees enjoyed the music, food, and fun that helped mark ...

City Green to Provide Free Senior Farmers Market Checks During “Senior Day” at the Lou Costello Park Veggie Mobile

August 4, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - Senior citizens in Paterson are invited to attend City Green’s “Senior Day” at the Veggie Mobile at Lou Costello Park on Tuesday, August 9th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

The Paterson Division of Senior Services will be at the Veggie Mobile registering adults aged 60 years and older for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Senior FMNP) checks. Seniors who apply ...

Syrian Refugees Open New Restaurant In Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined members of the Al-Khawald family to cut the ribbon on the newest restaurant in Paterson’s Palestine Way on Tuesday. The family of nine siblings fled to Jordan from Syria in 2012 and received visas to come to the United States in 2016.

“Today we’re here to celebrate the American Dream,” Sayegh said. “Ever since ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Fresh Summer Staple: 8 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to indulge, there are many other ways to enjoy this fruit. From refreshing ...

Light and Fresh Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Late summer is a magical time of year when life seems exponentially more exciting. Nothing elevates a summer outing like a light, refreshing dish, whether you’re partial to a good picnic, a delicious barbecue, or a trip to the beach, lake, or reservoir.

After all, summer has a unique airy, bouncy feel that leaves you and your companions more energized and excited for the coming ...

Tips For Getting Auto Loans Online For First-Time Car Buyers

It’s never too early to start thinking about buying a new vehicle. When you do, make sure you’re prepared with our tips and guidelines on everything from auto loan programs to vehicle searches. Our friendly loan professionals are experienced in vehicle lending and can guide you through many of your auto buying considerations.

Greater Alliance can help you find and finance your next ...

You Could Be Tuition Free This Fall at Passaic County Community College

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College (PCCC) has announced that all County residents who earn less than $80,000 per year may qualify to attend PCCC tuition-free, through the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and the PCCC Foundation. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, and see if you qualify for a CCOG grant ...

Felician Falcons Fly Together

RUTHERFORD, NJ - As part of a continued effort to support students in their personal and professional development, Felician University is providing mentoring opportunities thanks to a newly launched mentoring program entitled Felician Falcons Fly Together.

Felician engaged the software platform Mentor Collective to administer the program and provide an interactive, responsive, ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 3, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, August 16, 10:00 AM

Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...

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Sat, August 20, 1:00 PM

Christopher Hope Center, Paterson

Business Networking and Empowering Event

Passaic County To Hold Picnic To Celebrate The Passaic County Park System

July 29, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The County of Passaic and the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., in conjunction with the National Association of Olmsted Parks, will host a picnic at the Rocky Hollow Picnic Area at Garret Mountain Reservation on Sunday, July 31st. This year marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted — author, journalist, public official, urban ...

Area nonprofit receives $100,000 grant

August 9, 2022

Grant Kickoff for Three $100,000 Awards

Impact 100 Garden State provides high-impact grants to local nonprofits.

Impact 100 Garden State hosted its annual celebratory luncheon at the Morristown Club on July 28, with representatives of its Grant Administration committee and three area nonprofit organizations that were awarded each a $100,000 grant this past June:  Jewish Family ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...