Paterson Top Stories

May 14, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A pair of student athletes were recently honored at John F. Kennedy High School for excellence both on the soccer field and in the classroom.  Senior varsity players Naomi Cabello and Jesus Martinez were granted scholarships to continue playing soccer at the collegiate level. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Legislation introduced by Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) that would make it an illegal to send a mailing soliciting business while appearing to be endorsed by the state government without a disclosure letter was passed by a Senate committee Thursday.   The effort, a statement ...

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PATERSON, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Dr. Wayne Dyer, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, is thrilled that U.S. Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, is the keynote speaker at the Pillar College commencement on May 15. The ceremony which starts at 11 a.m. will be live-streamed and people can tune in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Residents at one of Paterson senior citizen building are raking themselves into better spirits, literally and figuratively, through an art project they are calling “Kindness Rocks.” By painting positive affirmations such as “You are enough”, “You are Perfect Just the Way You Are”, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Passaic County, the price at the pump has ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- City of Paterson officials will mark the end of Ramdan by bringing the mobile vaccination unit, launched last week, to the heart of Paterson’s Muslim community.  On Thursday, recognized as Eid al-Fitr, the mobile unit will be located at the South Paterson Library, 930 Main ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Just weeks after the application period expired for Paterson’s guaranteed income pilot program, Mayor André Sayegh has confirmed that the initiative gained a $50,000 gift from a prominent local real estate investor. Florio Management—a construction firm responsible for multiple ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The unmistakable smell of charred wood still hung in the air outside of the building at the corner of Union Avenue and Berkshire Avenue Thursday morning. The marks left by the flames that destroyed much of the building just days earlier and broken windows were visible to all. For ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Efforts by Paterson officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, to defend against the further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey’s third largest city will continue this week as health officials take doses of the one shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine out into the community. The vaccine on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Hudson County’s premier DNA and Paternity Testing service is coming to Paterson to serve residents in need of these services, for immigration, court mandated, or other reasons, in a safe, convenient and affordable way.  Starting on Saturday, May 15, Hudson Testing will be on ...

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PATERSON, NJ — In an effort to salvage the municipal sewer utility and maintain Paterson’s eligibility for millions of dollars in state funding, the City Council received options for reconfiguring the system from a third-party water use expert at a meeting Tuesday evening. Andy Kricun of ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Registration is now open for the district’s Summer Enrichment Programs for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade, Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer today announced Friday. “Whether a student is in need of academic remediation or wants to build on their ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Two members of the Paterson Police Department evacuated 10 individuals from a home that home at risk from a fire at the home next door overnight, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Spencer announced. The incident started at approximately 3:01 a.m. Following their evacuation ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Five Paterson men, between the ages of 22 and 27, arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Thursday seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to the law ...

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PATERSON, NJ - John McEntee, President of the Paterson Education Association, the union that represents more than 3,000 education professionals inside Paterson's public schools, said the union was blindsided by the Paterson Board of Education’s decision to send teachers back to classrooms on June ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – With “layers of protection” in place, Paterson Public Schools teachers, and at least some students, will be returning to the classroom this academic year. According to a resolution proposed by Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, and approved Wednesday by the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 41-year-old Paterson man was arrested Tuesday and charged with one county of Witness Tampering, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes has announced. According to Valdes the charges against Ramon Cabrera stem from an extensive investigation conducted by the Passaic County ...

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PATERSON, NJ - If you see something is wrong, and only say something as opposed to trying to do something about it, you’re part of the problem. This was the message from Osner Charles when asked his motivation for helping to lead a group of nearly 50 volunteers, mostly from Phi Beta Sigma Inc.

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PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday. As previously reported, Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson man was arrested Monday in connection to the homicide that took place on outside 225 Summer Street on April 25 According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, Kamar Isom, is charged with Murder, Possession ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer released a statement Monday in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the death of Eastside High School Principal of Operations Dr. Gerald E. Glisson. “Today marks one full year since we lost our dear friend and dedicated colleague ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Paterson woman is among four suspects that have been arrested and charged in connection with 16 residential burglaries that occurred in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Passaic, and Union Counties from October 2020 through March 2021.  Kay Brown, 23, has been charged with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After battling a large pre-dawn fire in which two residents had to be roused from their sleep by firefighters to escape the flames, the Paterson Fire Department was back out in force at about 5:00 p.m. to knock back a blaze at 85 Temple Street, just over a block away from the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters pulled two sleeping occupants from a burning home early Sunday morning. According to a statement, the fire started at 81 Berkshire Ave,  a 2 1/2 wood frame house and extended to two attached units through the floors. Members of the Paterson Fire Department ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Newark man became Paterson’s second murder victim of the day when he was shot in the area of Totowa Avenue and Redwood Avenue on Saturday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 44-year-old Paterson man sustained a non-fatal gunshot graze wound while inside a home in the area of Redwood Avenue and Totowa Avenue Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials say. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A gunshot victim that was dropped off at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson by individuals in a private vehicle early Saturday is dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora have announced. According to a statement, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The takedown of 22 suspects in a major drug operation on Thursday was just one more example of the large scale effort Mayor Andre Sayegh said Paterson residents, too many of whom are “living in fear,” will continue to see making their city safer. At a press conference Friday ...

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