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Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

January 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

St. Joseph’s Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Federal Workers

PATERSON, NJ - With the government shutdown now in its 33rd day, St. Joseph’s Health is doing its part of make sure that federal employees currently out of work, or working without pay, including approximately 6,700 in New Jersey, are able to continue to receive emergency medical care at both St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical ...

Tuesday Shooting Leaves Two Injured

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is continuing into an incident which left a34-year old Haledon man and a 68-year old Paterson man with non-fatal gunshot wounds on Tuesday.

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 East Main Street at approximately 4:56 p.m. on a report ...

Paterson Education Association Packs BOE Meeting, Renews Call for Health Insurance Fix

PATERSON, NJ - Hundreds of teachers and other education professionals from schools across the city stood in front of the Board of Education on Tuesday to deliver a message: Return to the state managed School Employees Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP).

Complete with signs and t-shirts that referred to the switch out of the previous plan to a self-insured plan as the “Paterson Public Schools ...

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Paterson Helps Residents Find Second Chance

January 21, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Renewing a driver’s license, obtaining a new birth certificate, or competing in a job search are all common tasks that can be complicated by red tape and bureaucracy on the best of days. Throw past transgressions that led to incarceration into the mix and it becomes understandable why so many ex-offenders end up jobless, hopeless, and in a recurring pattern of committing ...

Cleanup of Paterson’s Downtown Underway

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to clean up Paterson’s Downtown are “noticeable” Councilman Michael Jackson said at Tuesday’s City’s Council meeting in response to a brief presentation by Orlando Cruz.

Cruz was appointed to serve as District Manager of the Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) and began in the position on January 2.

In partnership ...

Homeless Count Set for January 23. Volunteers Sought to Spread Out Across County

January 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Volunteers from several organizations including St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), and Eva’s Village are set to take to the streets on Wednesday, January 23, to count homeless residents across Passaic County.

The annual statewide effort, this year known as NJCounts 2019, is coordinated by Monarch Housing ...

Census 2020 to Bring Jobs and Federal Dollars to Paterson

January 20, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - While the first person won’t be counted for well over a year, the City of Paterson’s efforts to make sure every resident is included in Census 2020 are well underway.

Lamenting the fact that previous census tallies, conducted every ten years, have provided what most believe is a less than accurate reflection of Paterson’s population, Mayor Andre Sayegh began ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Releases Statement on Reports of Meningitis Linked Death

PATERSON, NJ - Following reports that Jameek Lowery was suffering from spinal meningitis  prior to his death on Monday Mayor Andre Sayegh released the following statement regarding the preventative treatment he and others have undergone:

“As of 9:45am on Thursday, January 10, we are still awaiting an official report from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s ...

Kobir Tax & Multi Services Opens to ‘Help Paterson’

January 12, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s vibrant Union Avenue corridor welcomed a new business on Friday with the official opening of Kobir Tax & Multi Services.

Taking his many years of accounting experience, recognized community leader and entrepreneur Kobir Ahmed said that he hoped through the endeavor, previously run out of his home, he’ll be able to better service his clients and ...

Paterson Education Association Packs BOE Meeting, Renews Call for Health Insurance Fix

January 22, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Hundreds of teachers and other education professionals from schools across the city stood in front of the Board of Education on Tuesday to deliver a message: Return to the state managed School Employees Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP).

Complete with signs and t-shirts that referred to the switch out of the previous plan to a self-insured plan as the “Paterson Public Schools ...

On Day in Honor of Dr. King Paterson Youth Council Recognizes Service of Others

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson City Council President Maritza Davila was the youngest in her family, yet the first to go to college, her drive and commitment to education inspiring her three older brother to seek their own degrees.

Tino Rexach is a successful coach in the Paterson Old Timers Youth Baseball League. With over 23 years on the bench he has mentored hundreds of Paterson children, giving ...

St. Joseph’s Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Federal Workers

January 23, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - With the government shutdown now in its 33rd day, St. Joseph’s Health is doing its part of make sure that federal employees currently out of work, or working without pay, including approximately 6,700 in New Jersey, are able to continue to receive emergency medical care at both St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Tuesday Shooting Leaves Two Injured

January 22, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is continuing into an incident which left a34-year old Haledon man and a 68-year old Paterson man with non-fatal gunshot wounds on Tuesday.

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 East Main Street at approximately 4:56 p.m. on a report ...

Incident that Left One Man Shot Under Investigation

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is underway into an overnight incident that left a 21-year old Prospect Park man with a non-fatal gunshot wound.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Belmont Avenue at approximately 12:39 a.m on Sunday on a report of ...

TAPinto Paterson Photos - Thursday Fire Destroys Five Homes

PATERSON, NJ- A Thursday fire at Madison Avenue and 21st Avenue that left five families homeless could have been much worse, according to FMBA Local 2 President Kyle Hughes.

"There is no doubt that his was a devastating fire," Hughes said. "However," he continued pointing to the extraordinary efforts that prevented the fire's conitnued spread, "without ...

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 19, 2019

Qunicy, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen ...

Paterson’s Largest Landlord Commits to ‘Lead by Example’ to Keep Tenants Warm

January 22, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - While the current cold spell is expected to come to an end on Wednesday winter is by no means over, and one city landlord is taking extra steps to make sure his tenants have access to heat and running water throughout the season.

“As a landlord my job is to provide livable housing conditions to my tenants,” Charles Florio said in a statement to TAPinto Paterson.

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Mayor Andre Sayegh Provides Winter Storm Update

January 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - WHile forecasters have donwngraded predictions for this weekend’s winter storm, the city’s Department of Public Works is still expecting about four inches of snow and potential flooding later in the week.

In a Facebook video from the city’s emergency operations center broadcast live by Mayor Andre Sayegh at approximately 5:50 p.m., DPW Director Bill ...

Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain on the Way. Mayor Andre Sayegh Says Paterson 'Taking All Necessary Measures to be Prepared'

PATERSON, NJ - With Governor Phil Murphy declaring a state of emergency and asking New Jersey residents to prepare for a winter storm that will affect the area throughout the weekend, Mayor Andre Sayegh assured residents that Paterson is also “taking the necessary measures to be prepared.”

Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures are expected in the Paterson area for ...

Sprint Comes to Greater Alliance

You are invited to stop by our Branches on January 17th and 18th to talk with representatives from our local Sprint Stores in partnership with Love My Credit Union about how Greater Alliance members get amazing discount benefits when they switch to Sprint.

Stop by an learn about…

Sprint discounts for Greater Alliance Members
If switching to Sprint makes sense for ...

Murphy Shares State of the State

January 17, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of Assemblynan Benjie Wimberly, I had the distinct and high honor of attending Governor Phil Murphy's State of the State Address on Tuesday.

Attending events such as this becomes a who's who in Jersey politics. Everybody from former governors to the Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court were in attendance. Needless to say I star struck.

Wednesday marked the ...

Address Yourself: Working Together To Create Sustainable Homeownership

January 23, 2019

Low-middle income families and individuals are entering into a deeply challenging housing market. The path to homeownership has never seemed so daunting and financially complicated! It is no surprise, then, that many families choose to rent rather than slog their way through the mortgage process for an uncertain goal. The dream of one day owning a home seems to many an improbable ...

Press Statement from Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake Regarding Bill A3115

"It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences to the family of Jameek Lowery. As a mother of a son, I mourn with Jameek's mother and pray the family receives the answers they need, the fairness in justice they seek, the independent investigation they deserve, and peace that comes from God alone. Jameek Lowery's unfortunate untimely death is now a part of many others ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Declares Last Call for Illegal Hookah Bar

January 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- An illegal hookah bar that was the scene of a January 6 shooting was raided  at the direction of Mayor Andre Sayegh by the Paterson Police Department, with the assistance of the Paterson Fire Department, in the early hours of Saturday.

According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale, law enforcement and fire officials found several ignited hookahs in the Besan ...

Paterson Police Major Drug Operation Allegedly Led by Two in US Illegally

PATERSON, NJ- Two men living in the US illegally were arrested for their roles in a major drugs operation that was brought to an end on Friday by members of the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division.

According to a report by Police Director Jerry Speziale, the investigation began earlier this month when they received a report of possible illegal drug transactions taking place at 134 ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

January 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable ...