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$500K to Rehab Paterson Museum

September 26, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Museum and Library Executive Director Corey Fleming, and Museum Director Giacomo DeStefano announced that Paterson has been awarded $500,000 from the National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures grant for the Rogers Locomotive Works Erecting Shop building, home of the Paterson Museum. 

Of the $24.5 million in ...

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and all ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The draft legislation defines a nuisance motor vehicle as one "in which the operation of an internal sound system is plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet or more ...

'Family' Turns Out to Support Paterson Firefighter Injured in Crash

PATERSON, NJ - When Paterson Firefighter Jonathan Roman was involved in a motorcycle crash on his way to work Wednesday several of his fellow firefighters, including Fire Chief Brian McDermott, were immediately at his side.

On Saturday, as Roman was transferred from St. Joseph's University Medical Center to University Hospital in Newark where he will continue his recovery, his ...

NJCDC Holds Great Falls Youth Center Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 22, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) hosted the Great Falls Youth Center Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday. The Youth Center, located just next to John F. Kennedy High School, opened in March 2018 as a safe-space for Paterson high school students to go after school to do homework, spend time with friends, and participate in engaging youth ...

Restorative Practices Coming To All District Schools

PATERSON, NJ - The district is renewing its efforts in establishing Restorative Practices as an alternative to disciplining students.

“I have never been in support of out-of-school suspension. That gives students another opportunity to get in trouble because it’s not structured. Restorative practices will help us decrease the number of out-of-school suspensions, although we ...

New Ordinance To Create Policy For Speed Humps Approved By City Council

September 14, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In an effort to combat what they say is an inordinate number of motor vehicle accidents caused by excessive speeds on local streets within the City of Paterson, the City Council approved an ordinance creating a policy for speed humps and rumble strips within the City. 

The policy, officials say, will prevent significant amount of motor vehicle accidents ...

Paterson Raises Union Jack In Memory Of Queen Elizabeth II

September 19, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – As The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II took place on Monday at Westminster Abbey, across the pond Mayor Andre Sayegh raised the Union Jack, the de facto flag of the United Kingdom at City Hall. 

“She has demonstrated the staying in power for 70 years, shattering Queen Victoria’s record of the longest serving monarch in British history,” ...

Paterson Native Gerry Gemian Turns 100

MONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco’s Gerry Gemian turned 100 on Aug. 25 and he was celebrated by the Montville Township Committee, the state, and of course friends and family.

He was born in New London, CT and raised in Paterson, and was in the 27th and 81st Army Divisions in World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945 according to a proclamation from the township. He also served in the 1st, 2nd ...

City Council Approves Third Quarter Tax Bill Grace Period

September 15, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved a resolution setting the grace period for payment of third quarter tax bills of Calendar Year 2022 at their Tuesday meeting.

Property owners will now have 25 days after the bills are mailed to pay them. It is anticipated that the tax bills for the third quarter will be mailed to property owners on or about Monday, September ...

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

September 26, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and all ...

'Family' Turns Out to Support Paterson Firefighter Injured in Crash

September 24, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - When Paterson Firefighter Jonathan Roman was involved in a motorcycle crash on his way to work Wednesday several of his fellow firefighters, including Fire Chief Brian McDermott, were immediately at his side.

On Saturday, as Roman was transferred from St. Joseph's University Medical Center to University Hospital in Newark where he will continue his recovery, his ...

Afternoon Shooting Sends Paterson Man to Hospital Saturday

PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of 10th Avenue and East 23rd Street on a report of a shooting where they found a 58-year-old male Paterson  resident suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound Saturday afternoon, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police Chief Bert Ribeiro announced

The victim was immediately ...

Kevin McDuffie Appointed As Paterson Municipal Court Judge

September 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – J. Kevin McDuffie was appointed as a Paterson Municipal Court Judge for the balance of an unexpired term of Judge Xavier C. Rodriguez, on Tuesday. 

“Judge McDuffie has proven himself to be an honorable man with an even hand when it comes to administering justice,” Mayor Andre Sayegh said. “It is my honor to return him to the ...

Law Enforcement will Confiscate ATVs, Motorcycles, and Other Vehilces Illegally Operated on City Streets

PATERSON, NJ – Law enforcement officials will now confiscate, and possibly destroy, illegal ATVs, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles being operated on city streets. The new regulations, passed by the city council on Tuesday, comes in the midst of a crackdown on the operation of the vehicles which have cause multiple fatalities and injuries throughout the years. 

Under ...

Paterson Officials Announce Efforts to Provide Relief to Hurricane Fiona Victims

September 20, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – After Hurricane Fiona ripped through Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, causing many people to lose their homes and power, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Councilwoman-at-Large Maritza Davila and Fifth Ward Councilman Luis Velez announced that they are planning relief efforts for those who have been impacted by the damage in it wake. 

“Let us pray for Puerto ...

$500K to Rehab Paterson Museum

September 26, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Museum and Library Executive Director Corey Fleming, and Museum Director Giacomo DeStefano announced that Paterson has been awarded $500,000 from the National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures grant for the Rogers Locomotive Works Erecting Shop building, home of the Paterson Museum. 

Of the $24.5 million in ...

Humble Beginnings To Purchase Abandoned Northside Library Building

PATERSON, NJ – After four years of negotiations with the administration and Paterson City Council, Humble Beginnings Inc, has been approved to purchase the abandoned Northside Library building in the First Ward with the goal of converting it into a community center. 

"It was a struggle," Akbar McEntyre of Humble Beginnings Inc. told TAPinto Paterson. "The ...

Effort to Redevelop Mill Street Properties Advances

PATERSON, NJ – An effort to redevelop 20-21 Mill Street advanced when the Paterson City Council gave approval to a resolution designating Hamilton Square Renewal LLC as the site's developer last week.

According to the resolution, Hamilton Square Renewal LLC will acquire the property and undertake the design, development, financing, construction, and maintenance of two ...

Paterson Performing Arts Development Council Presents "Silk City Select" Art Exhibit

September 22, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - On Monday, the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council opened “Silk City Select,” a Walk-Bye Public Art Exhibit held at City Hall in downtown Paterson. This Walk-Bye community showcase is the first of its kind in Paterson, celebrating artistic diversity and featuring digital art that captures and commemorates the heritage of Paterson and the unique ...

City Council Honors Paterson Musician 'Mista B’

PATERSON, NJ – Bernard “Mista B” Hill was born in Greenville, South Carolina and relocated to Paterson as an infant where he attended the Paterson Public School system. Hill served in the U.S. Army in his early 20s and in the community over the course of his adult years. 

Since the age of five, Hill has been singing and performing for many events throughout the City ...

Paterson Schools Officials Share Concerns Regarding Jackals At Hinchliffe

September 20, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – With the New Jersey Jackals announcing their new home at Hinchliffe Stadium, some Paterson Board of Education officials are concerned about how the occupancy of the historic stadium by the independent league baseball team will impact use by local student athletes and their teams.

In an agreement that was passed by the City Council three years ago, the School ...

Play Ball: New Jersey Jackals Baseball Team to Play 2023 Season in Hinchliffe Stadium

PATERSON, NJ - The New Jersey Jackals, a member team of the Frontier League, a Professional Baseball League of 16 teams and Partner League of Major League Baseball (MLB), announced on Wednesday the team is relocating from Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, to its new, larger home at the landmark Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson. The Jackals will kick-off a 96-game season ...

Renaissance One School Of Humanities Wins City Green's Best School Garden Honors

September 14, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - The garden at Public School No. 1/Renaissance One School of the Humanities has been awarded the Best School Garden prize in City Green’s “Greenest Place In Paterson” garden contest. City Green, one of the district’s non-profit partners, has held the contest since 2010 to recognize the accomplishments of those who have worked to beautify Paterson through ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Pick Your Path at PCCC

PATERSON, NJ - Wherever you want to go in life, Passaic County Community College (PCCC) has a Career Pathway to help get you there.  Looking for a future as a teacher?  Medical professional?  Business tycoon?   Maybe you would love a career you’ve never even heard of yet.  PCCC can help you find out. 

PCCC offers over 90 ...

Healthy for Halloween: Best Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent fruit or vegetable. That refreshing, sweet taste is just as pristine no matter in what season you ...

Why You Should Consider Working Out in the Morning

Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals.

Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early workout.

Curb Your Cravings 

While there’s more research to be done, morning exercise ...

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University is pleased to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), which runs every year from September 15 through October 15. Felician will spotlight the contributions of both Hispanic and Latino individuals throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

SPOTLIGHT ON: POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, was born Jorge Mario ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

September 25, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The draft legislation defines a nuisance motor vehicle as one "in which the operation of an internal sound system is plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet or more ...

Menendez Leads Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

JERSEY CITY, NJ - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bipartisan group of 43 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for all of Puerto Rico’s municipalities in response to Hurricane Fiona. Just days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Fiona ...

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Thu, September 29, 2:00 PM

Ridgewood Board of Education, Ridgewood

Ridgewood Public Schools Paraprofessional Job Fair

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

Letter To The Editor: Schools Officials Must Stop Pointing The Finger And Take Responsibility For Resolving This Crisis

September 13, 2022

Dear Editor:

The Paterson Education Association (PEA) has been making no bones about the mass exodus of the staff here in Paterson. Though we believed we had made clear the reasons for its occurrence, we are compelled to reiterate them in the wake of the missive sent to parents by Superintendent Shafer late last week. 

As I stated, there is an ongoing and pervasive teacher ...

Passaic County Commissioners Cut Ribbon On The Gateway To The Great Falls

September 21, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, the Passaic County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Spruce Street Bridge Project. The newly finished project, considered by locals to be the Gateway to the Great Falls, included the rehabilitation of the bridge, upgrades at the intersection of Wayne and Totowa Ave, and improvements along Front ...

Bergen County's 9-11 Monument Drew a Crowd on Sunday, the 21st Remembrance

September 13, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center held its annual 9-11 Remembrance ceremony on Sunday, and even in the rain, which Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco described as "tears from above," the event drew a sizable crowd.

"What we remember can never be lost," said President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Deb Visconi. "From the ashes, rises ...