Paterson News

December 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - With their starched dress uniforms, bright white gloves, and polished shoes the Honor Guard made up of members of the Paterson Police Department and Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers stood in stark contrast to the gray, well-worn, floors of Dynasty Auto Body on Pennsylvania Avenue on ...

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POMPANO BEACH, FL - Mr. Leroy S. Fischer, a longtime resident of Paterson turned 100 on Friday. Born in North Hollow, North Carolina, the retired Passaic County Deputy Sheriff grew up between Wilson, NC and Downington, PA, before moving to New Jersey where he attended United School of Technology ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Not content to simply donate gifts to children that will spend Christmas separated from their parents and siblings, Paterson Firefighter Roshawn Davis, on behalf of the Bronze Heat, decided to do more to help given them all a special night. On Thursday, he and the organization that ...

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PATERSON, NJ- At 95 years old Vera Rosciano is a lifelong Paterson resident. It’s the city she was born in, raised her children with alongside her loving husband of more than 60 years, and still calls home. And while her daughter, also Vera, checks in on her every day it’s her large, and loud, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Despite opposition from Paterson City Council President Maritza Davila and Vice President Michael Jackson, a proposal to allow a third party to provide electricity to the city’s public buildings passed 5-3 on Tuesday. By joining the Passaic County Energy Cooperative the city has ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In an effort to encourage residents to shop local and eat local this holiday season Mayor Andre Sayegh announced that parking in all metered spots across the city will be free from Friday until Wednesday, January 2. "We take our local economy very seriously," Sayegh said in a video ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Just a week after the members of the Paterson Police Department made a contribution of $21,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Alex Cruz, President, PBA Local 1, the union the represents them, announced that their annual drive has yielded the collection and distribution of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Making good on her proposal to create a personnel committee City Council President Maritza Davila announced that Councilman Flavio Rivera will chair the four member panel tasked with acting as a “second set of eyes” on employment matters related to city employees. Among the issues ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Grinch's sneaky antics and attempts to steal away the Christmas spirit were easily overpowered by an outpouring of positive energy and love of more than nearly 100 local children and families that attended the annual St. Joseph's Health Community Christmas Tree Lighting on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A former teacher at John F. Kennedy High School has been sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison and lifetime parole supervision for his efforts to coerce students to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When TAPinto Paterson met 4th grade student Ali Beydoun in September he, along with his brother Mohamad, was both “nervous and excited” for his first day of school at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy. Less than halfway through the academic year, the young man was among dozens of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) companies are closer to being required to notify users ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 30-year old Paterson man found guilty of the possession and distribution of child pornography in September has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the sentence was handed down against Omar ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The first class of 12 new police officers brought on by Mayor Andre Sayegh began a new stage in their journey to make Paterson safer. The diverse group, brining the ranks up to 421 members, entered the Police Academy in July and told they were expected to serve with "hard work, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On what would have been his 46th birthday friends and family of Paterson native Kenny Lira gathered with city officials on Sunday to officially dedicate the Paterson Train Station in his honor. Lira, 27 at the time, lost his life when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center's Twin ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The multi-purpose room of the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson was transformed into a holiday marketplace Friday and Saturday creating an “opportunity to bring the joy of Christmas to children and families all over Paterson.” The event, organized by volunteers from the Bergen ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Augusto Gil believes that Paterson has a bright future, and he wants to be part of it. On Saturday, flanked by store empoloyees and several city officials, including Mayor Andre Sayegh and Counciwoman Martiza Davila, the entrepreneur celebrated the official opening of his store, El ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that small businesses will find it difficult to grow if they don’t have a firm handle on and understanding of their finances, local entrepreneur Luisa Nunez told TAPinto Paterson that she brought her expertise back to Paterson in the form of Premier Financial Group because she ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The already vibrant intersection of Montgomery Street and Summer Street in the city’s Fourth Ward welcomed a new business on Saturday. Already populated by Jay’s Soft Touch Car Wash and Jay’s Laundromat owned by Jeff Robinson, a lifelong Paterson resident and a veteran of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.” In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Ezekiel Suarez has done it again, winning his Thursday semi-final bout in three rounds by unanimous decision over Kamauri Rainey from Cincinnati, Ohio. This comes after his victory in the quarterfinals of the USA Boxing intermediate division national tournament in Salt Lake ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For the second weekend in a row members of the Paterson Fire Department will be out in intersections across the city on Saturday collecting donations as part of their annual boot drive. Funds raised through the effort are used to purchase and donate toys to both local children in need ...

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PATERSON, NJ- City officials and health advocates gathered on the steps of Paterson’s Department of Health on Thursday to announce aggressive new and innovative strategies to reduce the infant mortality rate, specifically among African Americans, in the city. According to officials from the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Efforts to reduce the backlog of speech therapy services for local public school students remains a top priority, according to Paterson Public Schools officials.   In a statement following Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting Superintendent Eileen Shafer said that while over ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump is the only thing standing in the way of a Patersonian receiving the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Under legislation spearheaded by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., and passed Thursday by the House of Representatives, baseball legend Larry Doby, a ...

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TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer funding. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An early morning raid of an residence on Camden Street led to the arrest of a Paterson man and the confiscation of a large amount of illegal narcotics. According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale the arrest of Nicco Lago, 28, at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday stemmed ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Ezekiel Suarez emerged from his first match in the USA Boxing  intermediate division national tournament in Salt Lake City tournament quarterfinals victorious. "The fight went as expected," says his father and coach Oscar, who added that Ezekiel boxed well and was technically ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Passaic man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a former girlfriend early Wednesday in Paterson. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, the investigation into the incident that occurred at 79 Mercer ...

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