Paterson Top Stories

November 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson public schools will close early on Thursday due to the anticipated inclement weather. Forecasts are calling for between 1-3 inches of snow and strong winds causing potentially dangerous driving conditions.  According to a telephone message, Paterson Public Schools ...

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PATERSON, NJ – 20 colleges and universities including Rutgers University, NJIT, Montclair State University and William Paterson University will be in Paterson on Saturday as part of a college fair hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), which is facilitated by New Jersey Community Development ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,336,144 to the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary health care to low-income residents. "The Paterson Community Health Center provides ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With temperatures expected to dip below freezing Wednesday into Thursday pet owners are reminded that extreme can be dangerous to pets. According to New Jersey state law dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Mayor Andre Sayegh will host New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal at two community meetings on Thursday, November 15 in Paterson.   According to a statement from Sayegh’s office, Grewal will discuss ways his office is working to strengthen the relationship between community ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Aaron Moses, 16, has a dream: to be the first NHL player with Autism. While it would be imaginable to think that those dreams were destroyed when fire swept through his family’s Clifton home last month, leaving nothing behind except for the burnt out shell of a house, for Aaron hope was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An initiative that has already helped more than 200 individuals gain entry into various building trades unions in Jersey City, Newark, and Elizabeth is coming to Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced at a Monday press conference. Saying that Paterson’s history runs parallel in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Born in Belgium, Tony Vancheri grew up in Paterson, joining the US Army and serving in Vietnam as a medic before being sworn in as a United States citizen during a special ceremony while in Hawaii during a leave from the battlefront. Today, as the nation paused to pay tribute to ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Paterson’s Marcenia Cofield may have retired from military service, but her service to the community, and her fellow veterans, has never ceased. That commitment was on full display on Saturday as Cofield, with her own army of volunteers and supporters, hosted a special luncheon for ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  In efforts to make sure that the souls of veterans are nurtured The Historic Calvary Baptist Church has established the At Ease Military Ministry. On Saturday, the Ministry hosted a luncheon honoring veterans from across Paterson, including three who served in the Korean War. One ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Whether they served overseas or here in the US, belted out the forceful “Oorah” of the Marines or marched to the more upbeat “Anchors Aweigh” of the Navy, performed their duty on a ship or in the middle of the desert, each of the 35 men and women honored Friday by St. Joseph’s Health ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Longtime Paterson resident, and President of the Paterson Veteran’s Council, Tony Vancheri, will be sworn in as Deputy Mayor for Veterans Affairs on Sunday.  According to a statement by Mayor Sayegh’s office, the appointment coincides with the city’s annual remembrance event in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Six alleged drug dealers and dozens of their suspected customers were arrested in a two part operation that led to a total of 84 arrests and the seizure of 259 vials of crack cocaine, two bags of crack, and 930 glassines of heroin. According to a press release by Paterson Police ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In postseason playoff competition last Friday, and a rematch of an earlier contest this year, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School’s varsity team stayed with Clifton in the first half but the Mustangs slowly pulled away in the third and fourth quarters. Weather conditions at ...

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PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s University Medical Center earned earned an “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a statement by the hospital read on Thursday. The grade, Kevin J. Slavin, President & CEO of St.Joseph’s Health said, is a result of the hospital’s “ongoing efforts to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Passaic man allegedly carrying 350 glassines of heroin with the intent to sell them was arrested by members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday. According to statement by Passaic County Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s InnerFaith Performing Arts Center will celebrate 20 years of service to children in Paterson and across Passaic County with its annual Children’s Gala on Friday, December 7. The event will be held at The Excelsior in Saddle Brook and will include performance by the Rosa ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the education fate of nearly 30,000 students and control of an almost $600 million budget up for grabs, voters went to the polls in droves on Tuesday to elect five of the nine members of the Board of Education. The members of the newly reconstituted board will officially take ...

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PATERSON, NJ - According to unofficial results 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz has been re-elected to complete the term of his predecessor, Mayor Andre Sayegh. Saying that he was “humbled and honored,” Abdelaziz, first appointed to the seat by his colleagues on the Paterson City Council, said ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Stressing that voters still had over an hour to get to the polls, Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson that he was “encouraged” by the strong voter turnout he had seen across the city on Tuesday. “There appears to be momentum that carried over from May,” Sayegh said referring ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the clock ticking down on Election Day 2018 campaign workers across Paterson got a boost on Tuesday with a visit from New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. Murphy wasn’t just in Paterson for the photo op, she told TAPinto Paterson, instead she was on the campaign trail to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Despite the steady rain both candidates in the lone city council race on today’s ballot said activity has been brisk at voting sites across the 6th Ward. Courting voters just before they entered the polling place at the Southside Branch Library Al Abdelaziz, appointed by his ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An early morning fire at 466 East 22nd Street was safely extinguished by members of the Paterson Fire Department on Tuesday, but not before it displaced 21 residents from their homes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. According to officials and others on the scene ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In the semi-final round of the Elite Football Alliance League playoffs, Paterson’s amateur football team, the Silk City Sharks, took full advantage of their home field nod by registering a 34-8 blowout against the Long Island Mercenaries.  The contest marked the third time the teams ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Emmy-award winning weatherman Joe Cioffi will speak at Weather Night at the Bayonne Public Library on Wednesday. The event, art of the library’s program of educational and cultural events, was arranged by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be held in the gallery on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Police Officer Jose Urena faces up to ten years in jail following his conviction of charges that stemmed from the hit-and-run death of JaQuill Fields, a 23-year old Paterson man. The jury announced reached the guilty verdict on Monday following a trial that started on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A four-month investigation spanning two counties and led by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office netted six arrests and the shutdown of a major heroin distribution network. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the investigation began in July ...

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PATERSON, NJ- According to a Sunday robocall all Paterson public schools will be closed on Tuesday, to allow “all Paterson voters have free and unfettered access to their polling places.” The decision, according to the message, was made in consultation school officials, the Paterson Education ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With multiple demands on their time, and the over-abundance of readily available distractions right at their fingertips, it’s easy for parents to lose focus of what’s really most important, being present for our children. That was the message delivered by Paterson First Lady ...

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