Paterson Top Stories

May 31, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Police Department’s COVID Compliance Units have “ratcheted up their efforts and have made a major arrest,” Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Sunday. “Their vigilance prevented another shooting from taking place last night and I commend them for their swift ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson teen congregating as part of a large group in violation of coronavirus order was arrested after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. The Glock .40 semi-automatic weapon was reported stolen out of North Carolina. According to Paterson Public Safety ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Four males were apprehended by members of the Paterson Police Department’s COVID-19 Enforcement Unit after they were allegedly observed transacting illegal narcotics. One of the suspects, a juvenile, was armed at the time of the arrest.  According to Public Safety Director ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An activation of the city’s gunshot detection system sent members of the Paterson Police Department to the area of North 11th and Clinton Street on Thursday, and led to the recovery of one handgun, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced. According to Speziale, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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PATERSON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are investigating a shooting in the early hours of Saturday that left four men with non-fatal injuries. The incident brings the total number of gunshot victims to 12 in the past week, including the shooting death of a man outside of St. Joseph’s Hospital ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, joining Governor Phil Murphy at his daily press briefing Friday, introduced the launch of a temporary rental assistance program. The $100 million program, Murphy said, will be funded mainly through the federal CARES Act. “We know that many of our ...

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WAYNE, NJ – All Passaic County residents can now sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be self-administered at home.  This is the first at-home testing model being conducted by any local or county government in the State of New Jersey. The Passaic County Board of Chosen ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on the victim's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy used part of his daily press briefing Friday to “give a huge shout out” to administrators, educators, staff, and volunteers for the Paterson Public Schools for their efforts to “help provide for the greater needs of their students and families,” since ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Community testing for COVID-19 will be expanded in Paterson and Passaic County in the coming weeks under a partnership with St. Joseph’s Health and multiple other organizations and agencies, hospital officials announced Friday. “Access to testing remains critical to continue ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The union that represents the more than 3,000 education professionals within Paterson’s public schools has announced the awarding of scholarships to two students through the The Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) Philanthropic Fund. Given annually to students that exhibit ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Soon to be Passaic County Community College (PCCC) graduate Marie Febrillet has been named a recipient of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, PCCC President Dr. Steven Rose announced. Graduating with a 3.8 GPA and an associate’s degree in Liberal ...

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PATERSON, NJ – College Achieve Paterson is expanding and becoming a K-9 school for the 2020-21 school year. This September, the public charter school will launch its ninth-grade academy bringing their overall enrollment to about 1000 students.  Dr. Gemar Mills, the school’s Co-Founder and Chief ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools’ graduation seniors will have the opportunity to participate in two graduation ceremonies under a plan that will be put forward to the Board of Education Eileen Shafer said Thursday. The announcement came during a press conference called by Mayor Andre ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH). The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three ...

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PATERSON, NJ – International High School senior Abbey-Gale Brooks, a student in the School’s prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program has been accepted at the University of Pittsburgh, Paterson Public Schools officials have announced. Brooks, who was named to the first all-Passaic ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Citing the vast number of uncounted ballots, “a considerable number of additional irregularities” that are reported to have occurred during the election, and the belief that federal and state authorities are already conducting their own investigations into the Paterson municipal ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 20-year-old Paterson man is dead after being shot just outside of St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on Wednesday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to a call ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - An investigation is underway into the discovery of the body of a Paterson teenager who was found deceased in the Passaic River in Elmwood Park on Sunday, law enforcement officials have announced.  According to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, members of the Elmwood Park ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On the field Paterson sports legend helped lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Off the field, Cruz has continued to show that teamwork pays off and, on Tuesday, announced that along with Altice USA and Acer donated 100 Chromebooks to the Paterson Public Schools District. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 27-year-old Paterson man who was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 21 in Passaic has died from his injuries, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announced Tuesday. According to reports, Emmanueal Perdomo was a pedestrian ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation into a Tuesday shooting in which three men were struck by gunfire is ongoing, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora. In a report the law enforcement officials described that members of the Paterson ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A campaign is underway to let Paterson first responders and other essential workers know that their efforts to defend the community against COVID-19 are appreciated. On Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced that lawn signs designed to express gratitude to the men and women, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department are investigating a shooting Sunday that left two teenagers, and a 31-year-old Paterson woman with non-fatal wounds Sunday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While many communities have been forced to scale back or forego entirely their annul Memorial Day celebrations, one local veteran, as though reacting to reveille, was up early Monday to make sure that Paterson’s military heroes still received the honor they deserve. Tony ...

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