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TAPinto Paterson Photos - Thursday Fire Destroys Five Homes

January 20, 2019

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 ...

Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

PATERSON, NJ – A total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting on Sunday at approximately 11:41 p.m.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full moon.  Normally it ...

Census 2020 to Bring Jobs and Federal Dollars to Paterson

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 Provides Winter Storm Update

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 ...

Cleanup of Paterson’s Downtown Underway

January 15, 2019

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 ...

The Greatest Gift: Thanks to NJCDC Thomas Hagaman Was 'Home for the Holidays'

PATERSON, NJ - The holiday season is a special time of year for many: thoughts of snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen, and quality time with family and friends dance in our heads. But for Thomas Hagaman, this particular holiday season was special for one reason: it's when he got his first apartment of his own.

Only 21 years old, Thomas has been dealt a heavy hand. A few years ago, ...

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 ...

Public Portion of Tuesday City Council Meeting to be Televised Following Man's Death

PATERSON, NJ - As the investigation into the death of Jameek Lowery continues, Paterson City Council President Martiza Davila has announced that the public portion of Tuesday’s City Council Workshop will be televised.

The decision came in the wake, Davila told TAPinto Paterson, of numerous phone calls to her office and cell phone, as well as Facebook messages. “It’s the right ...

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's InnerFaith Performing Arts Center Welcomes New Chair

January 14, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - The InnerFaith Performing Arts Center has announced that Dr. Wrathell Gause will serve as Interim Chairman of the Board Directors for the Paterson based non-profit that seeks to empower children through creative and performing arts.

Gause, according to a statement by outgoing Chairwoman Lynda S. Smith, is a Paterson native, husband, and father of three, as well as “an ...

Applications Being Accepted for P-TECH Program at P.A.N.T.H.E.R. Academy

PATERSON, NJ - Applications for the program that Mayor Andre Sayegh described as “STEM on steroids” are now being accepted according to Paterson Public School officials.

Announced in November by Governor Phil Murphy and a cadre of state, local, and school officials, the Pathways in Technology and Early College High School (P-TECH) program at P.A.N.T.H.E.R. Academy offers early ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Paterson

January 19, 2019

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 ...

TAPinto Paterson Photos - Thursday Fire Destroys Five Homes

January 20, 2019

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 ...

BREAKING: Firefighters Continue to Knock Back Flames at Madison Ave. and 21st Ave. Residents Advised to Avoid Area

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott has advised individuals to avoid the area of Madison Avenue and 21st Avenue as firefighters continue to fight back a fire that has engulfed multiple structures, including at least five homes.

One firefighter has sustained minor injuries, McDermott reported.

All ramps from Route 80 have been closed.

In a Facebook Live video McDermott told ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Swears in Six Police Recruits

PATERSON, NJ -  Six Paterson residents are about to embark on the toughest six months of their lives, according to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale.

The four women and two men were joined by family and friends as they stood before police brass and Mayor Andre Sayegh to take their oath to join the ranks of the Paterson Police Department. The six will enter the police academy on ...

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

Press Statement from Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake Regarding Bill A3115

January 16, 2019

"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 ...

Passaic County Board of Realtors® Installs 2019 Leadership Team at Annual Membership Gala

Incoming PCBOR® President Debra Flower vowed to make 2019 a special year. On December 18, 2018, Flower was officially installed as Passaic County Board of Realtors® President. It was a special night for the organization as they introduced new members of the 2019 Leadership team, honored past leaders, and commemorated the Realtor® of the Year, Natalie Lentini. The Annual Gala was held ...

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 ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

January 16, 2019

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 ...

Governor Murphy to Deliver State of the State Address Tuesday

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address at the New Jersey Statehouse on Tuesday. The speech is expected to begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

The annual address delivered by New Jersey's top elected official is often used as an opportunity to highlight accomplishments from the previous 12 months and lay out a vision for the coming 12 months. According ...