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NJ Department of Education Announces Return of Troops to Teachers Program

November 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and promote the program.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to ...

Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer Notches 1,000th Win

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team defeated Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. 

Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, became the sixth women's head coach in NCAA history to join the elite 1,000 ...

Classic Recipe: TAPinto Reader's Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell shares her recipe for Rum Spike Cranberry Jelly.

Bloomfield's Best Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

Take 4 cinnamon sticks, 1.5 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, 1/2  a tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp. ground clove and put them in a stock pot.

Boil until the sugar melts and then boil on low for about 5 ...

Paterson Man Killed in Overnight Shooting

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is underway into the shooting death of a Paterson man overnight.

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 the intersection of East 28th Street and 10th Avenue at approximately 11:38 p.m. in response to a call of shots fired.

Upon their ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

NJ Department of Education Announces Return of Troops to Teachers Program

November 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and promote the program.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to ...

College Fair for Paterson High School Students Set for Saturday

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

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 ...

Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer Notches 1,000th Win

November 18, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team defeated Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. 

Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, became the sixth women's head coach in NCAA history to join the elite 1,000 ...

Watch the Video that Won JFK High School Soccer Team Training From New York City Football Club

PATERSON, NJ – Student athletes at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex scored a free soccer clinic with a video they created for a contest sponsored by Pepsi and the New York City Football Club.

The :45 second video which features many of Paterson’s iconic locales such as the Great Falls was created with the help of TV Production teacher and Head Soccer Coach Richard Solis and ...

Annual Thanksgiving Football Game to be Played Wednesday

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s annual Thanksgiving game will continue this season, though the game will be played the day before families sit down for their annual holiday feast.

According to a statement by Paterson Public Schools the Eastside High School Ghosts will take on the John F. Kennedy High School Knights Wednesday, November 21 at Bauerle Field. Kick-off will be at 6:00 p.m.

Two Arrested, Over $9000 Worth of Cocaine Seized

November 16, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- A surveillance operation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics yielded two arrests and the confiscation of cocaine with a street value of more than $9000.

According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, detectives were positioned in the area of East 27th Street and 10th Avenue on Wednesday when they allegedly observed Phillip Patilla, the driver of a Chevy ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 Man Killed in Overnight Shooting

November 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is underway into the shooting death of a Paterson man overnight.

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 the intersection of East 28th Street and 10th Avenue at approximately 11:38 p.m. in response to a call of shots fired.

Upon their ...

Paterson Firefighter Beat Back Flames in Pre-Dawn Blaze

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 ...

Classic Recipe: TAPinto Reader's Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

November 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell shares her recipe for Rum Spike Cranberry Jelly.

Bloomfield's Best Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

Take 4 cinnamon sticks, 1.5 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, 1/2  a tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp. ground clove and put them in a stock pot.

Boil until the sugar melts and then boil on low for about 5 ...

Four Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled for Health Risk

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 ...

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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 ...

Union Leader Offers Praise for Response Efforts

November 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed time from their families and their own personal safety so you could get home safely to your ...

Senator Cory Booker Supports Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Compromise Introduced Today in Senate

November 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced his support of the bipartisan criminal justice reform package introduced in the Senate today.

Other cosponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley (D-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Booker was instrumental in ...

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

TRENTON, NJ– New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy administration.

Johnson also announced the Department will be surveying mental ...

Storm Update: Paterson Public Schools to Remain Closed Friday

November 16, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools will remain closed on Friday.

Paterson Arts and Science Charter School will also be closed.

 

 

Winter Storm on its Way, Schools to Close Early, Forums with Attorney General Postponed

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson public schools will close early on Thursday due to the anticipated inclement weather. Forecasts are calling for between 1-3 inches of snow and strong winds causing potentially dangerous driving conditions. 

According to a telephone message, Paterson Public Schools officials, based on their tracking through the night, “expect the storm to hit Paterson ...

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 ...

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 ...