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City Firefighters Win Valor Awards


PATERSON, NJ – Fifteen Paterson firefighters were among the honorees at the Passaic County 200 Club’s awards dinner on Tuesday night at The Brownstone.

Three groups of city firefighters won the Unit Citation for Valor for rescues performed during last summer’s historic floods.

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Honored for the rescue of a man who was clinging to the Temple Street Bridge were Capt. Howard Anderson, Capt. Scott Parking, Capt. Frank Liscio and Firefighters Adrian Evans, Steven Higgins, Erik Diaz, Arthur Woods, Joseph Garret, Thomas Dyk, Christopher Tiritilli, and Robert Santore.

Honored for the rescue of a man caught on a razor-topped chain link fence engulfed in the river were Capt. Ernest Filippelli and Firefighters Scott Wilson, Jason Macones and Giocchino Panico.

Honored for the rescue of a man submerged while caught in a chain link fence were Capt. Parkin and Firefighters Dyk, Diaz, Higgins.

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TAPinto Paterson Reader Shares Concerns About Absentee Ballots

April 21, 2018

Dear editor:

I am writing this letter to express a grave concern I have regarding the influx of absentee ballots. To my understanding, absentee ballots were designed to be used by those who are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day. Such as people in the armed services or those who are away on vacation. 

This year’s municipal election will be one for the history books.

Assembly's Longest Serving Member Dead at 79

April 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Assembly members, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, are mourning the loss of their colleague, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) who died on Thursday.

Green, 79, was the longest serving member of the Assembly, and considered to be a champion of affordable housing. Green stepped down as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Organization on January 24 to ...

Pascrell Statement on the Passing of Paterson Police Officer Tamby Yagan

April 24, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- “Today Paterson is in mourning. Officer Tamby Yagan of the Paterson Police Force made the ultimate sacrifice for our city when he was tragically killed while in the line of duty.

“A native of Prospect Park, Officer Yagan was a volunteer in the Prospect Park Fire Department for six years before joining Paterson’s Finest through a COPS hiring grant. Officer Yagan ...