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Lawmakers Call for an End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals

January 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Legislation to prohibit the sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals was passed by the New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee on January 21.

The bill, S-1726, is sponsored by Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Nellie Pou (D-Bergen/Passaic) and would prohibit a person or manufacturer from selling any cosmetic—including but not limited ...

Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...

NJ Surpasses 500,000 Vaccine Doses Distributed: Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy took pride in announcing that New Jersey has distributed over a half-million doses of the COVID vaccine during his coronavirus press briefing on Friday.

The governor said that 500,222 doses have now been administered statewide – including 65,583 long-term care facility residents and staff. He added that just last Wednesday, the number was just ...

Inspired by Paterson's Dr. Gerald Glisson, Shawn McClain Elected President of Elizabeth Chapter of the NAACP

ELIZABETH, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a lot of change throughout the world. However, for newly elected President of the Elizabeth Chapter of the NAACP Shawn McClain, the pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, leading to a personal revelation to get even more involved in the community he loves.

“Many people during this pandemic have lost loved ones, from family ...

As Supplies Dwindle Sayegh Takes Plea for More Vaccines to the Top

January 21, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - 75-year-old Phil Baker and his friend Bobbie stood mere feet from entering the glass doors into the hallway that leads to the gymnasium of Paterson’s International High School. The septuagenarian displayed the ticket he had been given after arriving early in the morning to be administered a coronavirus inoculation. The number on the ticket that marked his place in line: ...

Sayegh Administration Touts Almost $12 Million in Grant Funding in 2020

PATERSON, NJ - A $95,000 grant awarded to the Paterson’s Division of Health and Human Service in 2019 to create a communicable disease outbreak strike team, and therefore strength the city’s capacity to investigate communicable diseases by funding new tech software and allowing for more staff to be available when responding to outbreaks in the region, was worth well more than the ...

Sayegh Administration, United Way Aim to get Paterson Back on Track Through Financial Empowerment of Residents

January 21, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by members of his administration and the United Way of Passaic County at a press conference Thursday to announce the forthcoming Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), aimed at serving Paterson residents who need guidance navigating the complexities of the contemporary fiscal landscape.

“Pre-pandemic we were planning to launch a Financial ...

Saving Business and Fighting Cancer: One Paterson Couple's True Underdog Story

PATERSON and HALEDON, NJ - Not too different from the city they call home, Paterson’s Damen and Lizzie VanGinneken are determined to make 2021 the year that embodies the spirit of the name of their Haledon bar.

On December 29, 2020, Underdog Bar and Grill in Haledon was selected as a recipient of the Barstool Fund. The grant was created by David Portnoy, the founder of the ...

Inspired by Paterson's Dr. Gerald Glisson, Shawn McClain Elected President of Elizabeth Chapter of the NAACP

January 23, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a lot of change throughout the world. However, for newly elected President of the Elizabeth Chapter of the NAACP Shawn McClain, the pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, leading to a personal revelation to get even more involved in the community he loves.

“Many people during this pandemic have lost loved ones, from family ...

Gov. Murphy Visits Paterson's CUMAC to Honor Dr. King Through Service

PATERSON, NJ - While a long line of area residents waited for the daily food distribution at Paterson’s Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) on Monday morning, the non-profit organization’s warehouse was abuzz with activity as a forklift hoisted pallets of non-perishable food that were soon to be loaded on trucks.   

Volunteers Brian and Kerry ...

'Veterans In the Classroom' Highlights Military Service of Paterson Public School Teachers

January 22, 2021

PATERSON, NJ  – A large group of district educators and administrators have more than just their love of teaching in common. They are also veterans of the United States military services and they are featured in a new video produced by the university that is aimed at attracting more veterans to public education. Many of the district’s teachers who appear in the video are William ...

iLearn Schools to Hold Virtual Open House

PATERSON, NJ -  “This school year may look a little different, but there's one thing that has not changed, and that's iLearn Schools’ commitment to providing a high-quality education to ensure your child succeeds in college, careers, and life,” an invitation to an virtual open house set to be hosted by the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School on Thursday, ...

New Jersey Healthcare Leaders Discuss COVID-19 and Hope for the Future at TAPinto Virtual Event

January 16, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening.

The first-ever TAPinto signature virtual event on Jan. 14 featured five health care experts, ...

Passaic County to Open Vaccination Mega Site In Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The County of Passaic will open its first COVID-19 vaccination mega distribution site in Woodland Park at the former Modell’s Sporting Goods store, 1710 Route 46 West. The site will open on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shots will be given by appointment only.

Through the generosity of Mandelbaum & Mandelbaum LLC., ...

Sen. Cory Booker Eulogizes U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Hero Cop Murdered After He 'Faced Down Terrorists'

January 20, 2021

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday to eulogize U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, calling him "the very definition of a hero" and "a Jersey guy through and through." 

Sicknick, a South River native, died from injuries he sustained on Jan. 6 while trying to protect the Capitol Building from an ...

NJEDA Loan Program Seeks to Transform 'Dangerous Eyesores'

January 11, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is poised to launch its Brownfields Loan Program, an initiative that will make low-interest loans of up to $5 million available for projects that seek to remediate and redevelop sites that have sat vacant or underutilized for years.

Projects aiming to transform dangerous eyesores – such as abandoned commercial ...

Three Incidents Lead to Three Guns off Paterson Streets, Speziale Reports

January 23, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - The work of Paterson police detectives led to the recovery of three guns and a large amount of ammunition in three separate incidents during the week. A total of four arrests, including one of a 15-year-old boy, came as a result of the investigations. 

In a statement, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale described that the first incident took place at ...

'Intensified' Efforts Lead to Drugs Arrests

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Police Narcotics Detectives have “intensified their efforts,” Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said Friday after an operation led to four arrests.

According to Speziale, detectives launched an investigation near the area of Beech Street and Oak Street in response to increased illegal drug activity in the area. 

At approximately 11:30 a.m., ...

Access to Care and Better Jobs Keys to Second Chance McGreevey, Expert Panelists Say

January 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under the leadership of former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) is spearheading a program to fight stigmas, oppression, and sexism by giving formerly incarcerated women access to the resources and opportunities that they deserve.

On Tuesday, NJRC launched The Women’s Project, a program designed to administer integrated health care ...

Paterson Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crime Against Children Task Force into videos files of child sexual abuse that were uploaded to an online cloud service led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Paterson man on Tuesday. 

According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, detectives identified Douglas Mauricio Rivera-Alvarenga as the person responsible ...

Glass and Hard Plastic in Nestle Pepperoni Hot Pockets Leads to Recall

January 17, 2021

Approximately 752,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni hot pockets from Nestle have been recalled,  the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have announced. According to the release, the product may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic."

The frozen product was produced from November 13, 2020 through November 16, ...

Don't Let Super Bowl Become Super Spreader Event, Legislator Urges Asking Murphy to Extend Closing Time for Bars

January 17, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - If Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne/Jersey City) has his way bars across New Jersey will be able to keep their buffalo wings hot and beers cold a little bit longer on Super Bowl Sunday.

In a letter to Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judy Persichilli, the veteran legislator thanks the duo for their leadership throughout the ...

HS Football: State Championship Proposal Passed By NJSIAA Membership

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - New Jersey may soon crown a statewide high school football champion.

In an overwhelming vote of 318 to 12, with six schools abstaining, the NJSIAA Constitution to remove a prohibition of naming state-wide champions in the sport. The NJSIAA is the body that oversees high school sports in the state. 

 It is expected now that a measure will be put forward by ...

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Give us the Vaccine and We Will Finish the Job: Sayegh Says in Plea for More Doses

January 22, 2021

“Give us the tools and we will finish the job” - Winston Churchill

The aforementioned quote was the iconic British Prime Minister’s plea to the Americans before they entered World War II. As a new American President enters the White House, in Paterson we would like to paraphrase that famous quote by stating, “Give us the vaccine and we will finish the ...

Professor Joseph A. Lizza Giving 30 Years of Accounting Experience to Felician University Students

RUTHERFORD, NJ - With Professor Joseph A. Lizza, MBA, CPA, CGMA at the head of the classroom, students at Felician University aren’t just learning how to balance books and prepare tax forms. Benefiting from his more than 30 years of experience in the industry, students in Lizza’s advanced accounting and business courses in the School of Business have also, since 2009, been getting ...

What to Know About Budgeting Apps

A new financial outlook for a new year

If you've wondered where your hard-earned money goes, you’re not alone. After all, it’s easy to spend money—monthly bills and weekly groceries are on a continuous cycle. And you can buy just about anything with the swipe of a credit card. For some people, their thirst for tracking finances has prompted them to download budgeting ...

Walking in Faith

Nearly every day of 2020, it seemed, was full of turmoil. We didn’t have time to recover from one thing before another thing had presented itself in our world; in our nation; in our communities; in our homes; in our hearts. Now, here we are just barely into the new year contemplating how to successfully tread through these unprecedented and unfamiliar waters.

No matter what happens, ...

Lawmakers Call for an End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals

January 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Legislation to prohibit the sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals was passed by the New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee on January 21.

The bill, S-1726, is sponsored by Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Nellie Pou (D-Bergen/Passaic) and would prohibit a person or manufacturer from selling any cosmetic—including but not limited ...

NJ Surpasses 500,000 Vaccine Doses Distributed: Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy took pride in announcing that New Jersey has distributed over a half-million doses of the COVID vaccine during his coronavirus press briefing on Friday.

The governor said that 500,222 doses have now been administered statewide – including 65,583 long-term care facility residents and staff. He added that just last Wednesday, the number was just ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

January 11, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Main Street between Mary Street and Barclay Street as well as on Market Street near Clark Street.

This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses ...