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On the Spot Admission, Financial Aid Assistance, More on Tap for Panther Day at PCCC

July 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County residents, including current and returning students, considering taking classes in the fall are invited to Panther Day on Thursday at Passaic County Community College's Paterson campus.

Panther Day will feature two sessions, one starting at 9:00 a.m. and the second starting at 3:00 p.m., and include on-the spot admissions, enrollment, and registration, as well ...

Sayegh Responds to Guilty Plea of Paterson Police Officer

PATERSON, NJ - Referring to it as "yet another frustrating and sad day for Paterson," Mayor Andre Sayegh spoke out on Tuesday following the guilty plea for former Paterson police officer Frank Toledo in federal court. 

"The behavior for which he pleaded guilty is racist and reprehensible and will not be tolerated by this Administration," Sayegh said, ...

Officer 'Not Worthy of Carrying the Shield' Pleads Guilty, Faces Decades Behind Bars

NEWARK, NJ – A Paterson police officer faces decades behind bars when he is sentenced on October 22 following his guilty plea in front U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark on Tuesday.

According to a statement from U.S. Attorney  Craig Carpenito, Frank Toledo, 30, admitted conspiring to violate the civil rights of individuals in Paterson, using unreasonable and ...

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Awards Scholarships to Two Paterson High School Graduates

PATERSON, NJ – Two recent Paterson high school graduates who both made a name for themselves both for their success at athletic and academic endeavors have been awarded scholarships from the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Avante Gilbert, last season’s top-scoring player on Kennedy High School’s boys basketball team, and Jayden Cornish, a Kennedy football player who made the All ...

Mayor Sayegh, Councilmembers McKoy and Mimms, Residents, Launch Effort to Reclaim Baer Park

July 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - What should be a place for local children to run, play, and laugh has become a haven for people drinking and smoking, especially at night, speakers, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, said Friday as city officials announced plans to renovate Baer Park.

“This is a victory for the Riverside neighborhood of Paterson.  We are taking back Baer Park,” Sayegh said of the space ...

With Renovated Cricket House as Backdrop Mayor Andre Sayegh Highlights Partnership with Passaic County

PATERSON, NJ - On the steps the newly renovated Cricket House at Eastside Park, Mayor Andre Sayegh thanked the Director of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, John Bartlett, for the work the county has done in improving the quality of life in Paterson thorough a myriad of initiatives.  The refurbished athletic facility is just one outcome of the cooperative between the two ...

On the Spot Admission, Financial Aid Assistance, More on Tap for Panther Day at PCCC

July 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County residents, including current and returning students, considering taking classes in the fall are invited to Panther Day on Thursday at Passaic County Community College's Paterson campus.

Panther Day will feature two sessions, one starting at 9:00 a.m. and the second starting at 3:00 p.m., and include on-the spot admissions, enrollment, and registration, as well ...

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Awards Scholarships to Two Paterson High School Graduates

PATERSON, NJ – Two recent Paterson high school graduates who both made a name for themselves both for their success at athletic and academic endeavors have been awarded scholarships from the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Avante Gilbert, last season’s top-scoring player on Kennedy High School’s boys basketball team, and Jayden Cornish, a Kennedy football player who made the All ...

Sayegh and McKoy Announce Plans to 'Stabilize' Vreeland Avenue Corridor

July 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson Department of Public Works crew finished trimming the grass at the pocket park located at the corner of Vreeland Avenue and 20th Street on Thursday just in time for Mayor Andre Sayegh to announce plans to revitalize the heavily trafficked corridor in the city’s Eastside neighborhood. 

“We are here today to announce the Neighborhood Preservation Plan ...

Volunteer Effort Underway to Transform Overgrown Lot into Peaceful Sanctuary in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PATERSON, NJ - Nearly eight months after announcing plans for the ambitious project in the heart of Paterson’s 4th Ward, city officials gathered with community groups, led by Paterson Habitat for Humanity, and several local residents Friday for the formal ground breaking ceremony of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.  

Located at the corner of Auburn and ...

Help Wanted! Workers Sought to Clean Paterson's Commercial Corridors

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) is once again hiring temporary, seasonal employees to help keep the commercial corridors throughout Paterson free of litter and waste.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and expect to work at least three days per week, including Saturdays. Shifts include 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Punching his Way to Gold: Paterson Boxer John Vallejo Sets Sights on Tokyo 2020

July 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A recent visit to Woodland Park’s Team Machine Deli found 20-year old John Vallejo busy helping his mother and sister prepare food, serve customers, and more. 

His dreams, however, go well beyond the family business. Vallejo, he said, has Olympic gold on his mind.

“Since I first started boxing, it’s always been a dream of mine to go to the ...

On Site Registration for Free Youth Football Camp with NFL Super Bowl Champ Rodney Hampton

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson children 14 and under will have a chance to fine tune their football skills, or at least get some exercise, with former New York Giants running back Rodney Hampton this week. 

The free two-day camp with the 1990 first round draft pick, and eventual Super Bowl champion, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at Bauerle Field from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 ...

Paterson Cares Launches New Shoe Drive

July 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Local non-profit Paterson Cares has launched an effort with the ambitious goal of collecting and distributing 2000 new pairs of shoes for local children in grades Kindergarten through high school as they enter the new school year in September.

Donated shoes can be dropped off at the Masonic Temple, 224 Broadway or LaNeves, 276 Belmont Ave., Haledon. 

Shoes will be ...

Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children Lifts Up Paterson’s Women and Children

PATERSON, NJ - Located in a three-story building at 59 Mill Street in Paterson, Oasis -- A Haven for Women and Children is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide array of services to the area’s neediest women and children.

Founded twenty-two years ago by two women who set out to provide meals to hungry women and children,
Oasis has emerged as a leading Paterson social service ...

On the Day of Nation's Birth Paterson Celebrates City's Founding with Flag Raising

July 7, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - The city’s celebration of Paterson Proud week continued on the 4th of July, a day traditionally reserved fireworks, barbecues, and celebration of our nation’s birth, with the first ever raising of the official flag of the City of Paterson.  

The week also included a food truck extravaganza at Vistas Park and fireworks display that attracted over 1,000 ...

Workers, Local Leaders, State Officials Welcome Increased Minimum Wage

July 2, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Local workers in a number of industries will see a bump in their next paychecks as the minimum wage in New Jersey officially increased to $10 Monday.

But that’s not enough, local, state and, federal leaders led by New Jersey's Commissioner of Labor, Robert Angelo-Asaro, said at a press conference at the Passaic County Workforce Investment Board to celebrate the ...

Paterson City Hall Goes Green as Farmer's Market Offers Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Every Tuesday

July 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - For the remainder of the summer Paerson residents need look no further than City Hall for access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. One of five locations Clifton based City Green, the non-profit urban farming and gardening organization working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming, has set up a seasonal farmer’s market, the ...

Are Grandparents Allowing the Kids To Have Too Much Screen Time?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren.

A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their ...

Sayegh Responds to Guilty Plea of Paterson Police Officer

July 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Referring to it as "yet another frustrating and sad day for Paterson," Mayor Andre Sayegh spoke out on Tuesday following the guilty plea for former Paterson police officer Frank Toledo in federal court. 

"The behavior for which he pleaded guilty is racist and reprehensible and will not be tolerated by this Administration," Sayegh said, ...

Officer 'Not Worthy of Carrying the Shield' Pleads Guilty, Faces Decades Behind Bars

NEWARK, NJ – A Paterson police officer faces decades behind bars when he is sentenced on October 22 following his guilty plea in front U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark on Tuesday.

According to a statement from U.S. Attorney  Craig Carpenito, Frank Toledo, 30, admitted conspiring to violate the civil rights of individuals in Paterson, using unreasonable and ...

Crime Suppression Efforts Yields Big Results

July 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A number of county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Department Homeland Security, provided support to the Paterson Police Department for an eight hour stretch Friday night into Saturday morning, according to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale.

The ...

16 Recruits Begin Journey to Join Paterson Police Department

PATERSON, NJ - Local officials joined with proud family members on Friday as 13 recruits began their journey to becoming Paterson police officers. The group, 16 men and three women, are now set to enter the Bergen County Police Academy for what Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale has told previous classes will be the hardest six months of their lives.

“Each of the recruits is ...

Four Hurt in Three Shootings over Four Days

PATERSON, NJ - The week after Independence Day has failed to give Paterson residents freedom from violence as authorities have announced that three shootings in four days have left four Paterson men recovering from gunshot wounds.

The first incident came to light on Sunday when two men, 26 and 19 years old, arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at approximately 7:00 p.m. for ...

What's Open And Closed On July 4?

July 3, 2019

NEW JERSEY - Independence Day is on a Thursday this year and July 4 is a federal holiday, meaning all banks, government offices, the stock exchange and the United States Postal Service are closed. The Jersey Shore is of course open and hopeful for a lot of visitors for the Fourth of July, but the neighborhood garbage won't be picked up.

Day camps get the day off as do schools that are open ...

OnePaterson Launches New Website

PATERSON, NJ – As an extension of its mission to enhance the quality of life for all who live, work and play in Paterson, OnePaterson has launched a new website that will serve as a platform for uplifting the historic city and sharing key developments in the area.

 “Since its days as the dominant American silk producer in the second half of the 19th century, Paterson has ...

Longtime Local Church Leader, and 'Icon', Bishop Liston Page, Sr. to be Honored with Street Naming

July 7, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A portion of 10th Avenue, between 23rd Street and 24th Street is set to be renamed in honor of longtime Paterson clergyman Bishop Liston Page, Sr. 

In a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Dr. Lilisa Mimms and Councilman Bill McKoy, and ratified by the entire Paterson City Council, Page, Sr., through the Highway Church of Christ which he expanded into New Jersey in 1973, ...

El Mexicano Set to Open Doors to Discuss Community Concerns

July 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - El Mexicano Restaurant will open their doors to the community on July 17 but margaritas and fajitas won’t be the only items on the menu. Instead, following an agreement made at the July 1 meeting of the Paterson City Council, the gathering will be an opportunity for the restaurant’s owners and residents in the surrounding community to discuss how the local business ...

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El Mexicano abrirá sus puertas para discutir las preocupaciones de la comunidad

PATERSON, NJ - El Restaurante Mexicano abrirá sus puertas a la comunidad el 17 de julio, pero las margaritas y fajitas no serán los únicos elementos en el menú. En su lugar, después de un acuerdo hecho en la reunión del 1 de julio en el Ayuntamiento de Paterson, la reunión será una oportunidad para que los propietarios del restaurante y ...

Trabajadores, Líderes Locales, Funcionarios Estatales Celebran el Aumento del Salario Mínimo

PATERSON, NJ - Los trabajadores locales en una serie de industrias verán un aumento en sus próximos cheques de pago ya que el salario mínimo en Nueva Jersey aumentó oficialmente a $10 este lunes.

Pero eso no es suficiente, los líderes estatales y federales dijeron en una conferencia de prensa en la Junta de Inversión de la Fuerza Laboral del Condado de ...

Opening a Bank Account for College Students

How to choose the best college checking accounts

If you’re a student headed off to college or a parent whose child will be leaving home for the next chapter in their life, you may be thinking about how to best manage money during the next four or more years. College-bound students have their own set of financial needs, so keep these tips in mind when opening a bank account for college ...

NJ PBA Says Kean University Has an Unsafe Campus; Kean Says Its One of the Safest in the Country

July 9, 2019

UNION, NJ – Members of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) and others attended a rally July 3 to protest the actions of Kean University Director of Public Safety, Mark Farsi, in advance of a hearing for charges against twenty-year veteran officer and PBA representative Alex Perez.

According to the PBA, Perez and three other Kean University police ...

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Linda's Law One Year After Newark Resident Died When Electricity Was Shut Off

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday that will require electric public utility companies to verify which residential customers use electrical life-sustaining equipment. 

The new law is named after Linda Daniels, a 68-year-old Newark grandmother who died after PSE&G disconnected her electricity and her oxygen tank lost power. Today marks one year since her ...

State Announces Healthy Home Initiative with St. Joseph’s Health & NJCDC

July 12, 2019

Growing evidence shows that healthy communities are a result of more than just quality medical care. In fact, many experts agree that other factors, like poverty and housing, can have a major impact on one's health.

To foster healthier communities in our state, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver visited Paterson on July 10th to announce an innovative state partnership program that will ...

On the Anniversary of a Tragedy, Remembering My Son

July 5, 2019

Dear Editor,

The story I am about to tell is both personal and tragic. I weighed my family's privacy against the hope that maybe one life can be saved.

This fourth of July morning will be one year since I found my 20 year old son, Eddie Kobilis face down on the rec room floor. He was gone — and in an instant my family’s life had changed forever. My first words were WHY? WHY? ...

Murphy Administration, St. Joseph's Health Announce First Affordable Rental Development Under Agency's Hospital Housing Partnership Program

July 10, 2019

PATERSON, NJ  – Today, the Murphy Administration and St. Joseph’s Health unveiled the first project under an innovative state partnership program to promote hospital investment in affordable and supportive housing in their communities, including homes for residents with special needs and experiencing high utilization of emergency services.

"New Jersey is leading the way ...

N.J. Hall of Fame and TAPinto Announce Media Partnership; Two Organizations to Benefit from Joint Promotion

In an effort to positively impact the daily lives of New Jerseyans, the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has formed a media partnership with TAPinto, a network of over 70 franchised online local news sites throughout the state.

The NJHOF’s mission of celebrating New Jersey, inspiring generations of state residents, and instilling a sense of pride in their state closely follows ...