Paterson News

September 25, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - NJCDC is seeking volunteers to aid in the construction of a playground at Westside Park on Thursday.   The event, said to be a partnership between the City of Paterson, PSE&G, and KaBoom will take place 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   “It’s a full day of volunteering, but ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh swore in seven members of the reestablished Environmental Commission at a City Hall ceremony on Monday. The members are Sandra Bosque, Rita Gernant, Joseph Fulmore, Sr., Audrey McDowell, Sebastian Mejia, Dawn Briggs-Moody, and Jaimi Rodriguez. “We are proud ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson Fire Department, in an effort spearheaded by their unions, FMBA Locals 2 and 202, are set to once again don commemorative t-shirts to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

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PATERSON, NJ- Six Paterson men face up to 30 years each in prison following their arrests for stealing checks from USPS mail collection boxes in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Essex, and Middlesex counties, and elsewhere. According to the complaint released by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, the men ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In few places is the scourge of the opioid epidemic more visible than in Paterson. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to drive from one end of the city to the other without seeing some evidence of the ugly prevalence of drug abuse. Despite the best work of law enforcement, the launch ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement is investigating a shooting that took place Sunday evening, leaving a 24-year-old man with a non-fatal gunshot wound. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, the incident took place at an ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Readers may have noticed an increase in bald heads across the City of Paterson, primarily among well known figures such as Councilman Luis Velez; Kevin Slavin, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health; and Passaic County Freeholder Assad Ahkter, recently.    And while under normal ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Always quick to shower praise on others who are contributing their service to the community, Councilwoman Lilisa Mimms hosted her 3rd annual Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, September 15. The recently rebranded event has actually be taking place for 17 years now, Mimms said, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A highlight reel worthy throw-throw-catch play midway through the third quarter of a Friday home game solidified the JFK Knights’ second win of the season over the visiting Highwaymen of Teaneck. The game, the Knights' first since last week’s emotionally charged clash with ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The new headquarters of 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz was at capacity Saturday in a show of support for the incumbent who was appointed to the seat vacated by Andre Sayegh when he was sworn in as mayor on July 1st. More to come on this story... Stay up to date on the upcoming ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Lyndhurst man has been arrested, and more than a kilo of heroin was confiscated, following an investigation into possible illegal drug activity outside of a strip club located in the area of 1st Ave and E. 19th Street. According to a statement by Paterson Police Director Jerry ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An 18-year-old Paterson male sustained sustained a non fatal gunshot wound in the early hours of Saturday. 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 Ellison ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A diverse group of nearly 50 community leaders descended on a Paterson restaurant Friday to support the reelection of Board of Education President Oshin Castillo as well as the four other candidates who will appear on the November 6 ballot as the Paterson Children First ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Already known for their willingness to rush headlong into emergency situations that most are running from, career firefighters in five North Jersey towns have announced that they will be giving their blood, literally, to help save others. The effort, sponsored by the New Jersey ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, whose district includes Elmwood Park and Garfield in Bergen County, have both called on Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to resign from his position.   On Thursday, reports ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to build “ecosytems of innovation” in Passaic County took a step forward on Wednesday with the announcement of $100,000 in planning funds from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). Joined by leaders from the government, academic, and business sectors on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Nearly three dozen members of his Transition Team delivered the culmination of their hundreds of hours of research and work to Mayor Andre Sayegh on Thursday. Presented in the form of an 87-page report, the completed work, according to Vaughn McKoy who led the effort as the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office Was orders to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh is set to release the findings of his Transition Team at a city hall press conference on Thursday. The report reflects the work of more than 100 volunteers that were appointed to the committee following Sayegh's victory on May 8, and included hundreds of hours of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s place in the poetry community was on full display Sunday as local residents Elizabeth Valverde and Damen Van Ginneken opened their home to nearly 50 guests in homage to the late Dr. William Carlos Williams whose own work, including the aptly titled “Paterson,” has been a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Launched just over a year ago, the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) has kept a laserlike focus on supporting small business owners throughout Paterson and giving local entrepreneurs opportunities to engage with the community. Set to host their 2nd annual vendor expo on ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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  The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, and pay ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With last week’s 17th commemoration of the September 11 terrorist attacks quickly becoming a memory, one Paterson business continues to maintain a reminder of the day when nearly 3,000 Americans went to work in the Twin Towers and never returned home. For Mario Tommolillo, long ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from ...

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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a sweltering storefront on Ellison Street Paterson’s Bill Pascrell gave his marching orders to a band of loyal Democratic Party activists with visions of changing the nation’s course in November’s election. “If we don’t vote they’ll have free reign,” he said referring to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Tamaj Lemmon, 21, will spend 74 years in New Jersey State Prison for first degree Murder and related weapons offenses in the 2017 death of Vishon Randolph, 18, of Paterson, and the shooting of Zimere Kellam, 21, and Tyshon Daniels, 19, all of Paterson. During the trial the jury ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “The message is clear,” city activist Victoria Oquendo told TAPinto Paterson on Saturday. When it comes to enjoying Barbour Park everyone is welcome she said, “you’re deviant behavior is not.” As children poured over books, ran across the grass, and climbed on and off recently ...

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