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August 11, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Young Men’s High School, a new all-boys school that will open in September 2023, was approved by the Paterson Board of Education at their Wednesday Workshop meeting. According to the resolution, an all-boys high school will focus on specific learning styles of boys, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – As the fight against the opioid epidemic continues in Paterson, local officials and stakeholders have consistently introduced tools to slow down, and eventually stop, the flow and use of the illegal narcotics in the city. These tools include the creation of the Opioid Response Team ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Belleville man was arrested on Tuesday in relation to a shooting that took place on July 26 in the area of East 28th Street and 7th Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.  As previously reported, at about 2:00 p.m on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – An arrest has been made following a Thursday incident in which an armed Paterson man reportedly jumped from the bushes and sexually assaulted a man and woman at the Great Falls National Park.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Talents to Business is presenting a Business Networking and Empowering Event on August 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Christopher Hope Center to discuss turning your talents into a business.  The event was created by Tshon Wells, owner of Wells Cleaning, to help other ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On July 29, the friends of the late Nelly Celi.  announced the formation of Nelly’s Nest Inc., a not-for-profit organization created in honor of the longtime Paterson resident and education advocate that passed away suddenly in 2021. The announcement, made on the first death ...

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RED BANK, NJ - More than 120 rising 9th-12th graders from College Achieve Public Charter School (CAPS)--a network of public charter schools serving predominantly low-income students of color in Paterson, Plainfield, North Plainfield, Neptune Township and Asbury Park –returned last week from summer ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – With the retirement of Superintendent Eileen Shafer slated for the end of this coming academic year, the search for a new leader of the nearly 30,000 student school district is underway. District officials and Board of Education Commissioners are seeking the input of parents and ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An operation to rid Paterson’s streets of illegal motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATV’s led to confiscation of eight of the vehicles on Saturday, as well as the issuance of 25 motor vehicle summonses and one arrest.  “The reckless operation of these gas powered motorcycles, dirt ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Eastside Park was a sea of black, gold and green as thousands descended on the lower field for the annual two-day Jamaica Day Festival on Saturday. Former Paterson Councilman Bill McKoy once again reprised his role as the titular head of the Caribbean nation’s vibrant Diaspora, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced on Thursday Mark Dinglasan as Director of the Office of the Food Security Advocate. In September 2021, Governor Murphy reaffirmed his commitment to ending hunger in New Jersey by signing a comprehensive legislation package aimed at combating food ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale and Fire Chief Brian McDermott honored Anthony Marcum and Nakesha McPherson-Marcum, for their efforts to save the life of an injured motorist following a crash that took place on July 23. The married couple was ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A 46-year-old Paterson woman was found suffering from a non-fatal gunshot wound on Wednesday at around 11:04 p.m. after a report of shots fired in the area of Godwin Avenue and Carroll Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Worshippers in a Paterson mosque came under attack Monday evening when two individuals reportedly entered and began throwing rocks during a prayer service.  The incident, which is being investigated by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, took place at approximately 8:44 p.m.

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NEWARK, NJ — Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIP) across New Jersey that assist crime victims after they’re discharged from the hospital have helped save countless lives by providing crucial follow-up services. Now, the lack of a long-term funding solution for these programs ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Senior citizens in Paterson are invited to attend City Green’s “Senior Day” at the Veggie Mobile at Lou Costello Park on Tuesday, August 9th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The Paterson Division of Senior Services will be at the Veggie Mobile registering adults aged 60 years and older ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Monday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m., NJCDC and Paterson Public Schools will host the 8th Annual College Sendoff—this year over Zoom. Every year since 2015, the College Sendoff has honored graduating Paterson high school students who are matriculating to four-year colleges and awarded ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A Paterson man was arrested on Wednesday for distributing videos that depicted children ranging in age from about eight to 13-years-old being sexually abused. According to Sheriff Richard Berdnik Detectives were able to identify Nekia Mouzone, 25, as responsible for sending ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug.

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson officials and residents joined together to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday with multiple block parties that featured music, food and games for children in all six wards. National Night Out is celebrated throughout the United States on the first Tuesday in August in ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Passaic County is among the 17 counties in New Jersey that will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). According to the latest forecasts, conditions may become “dangerously hot” while the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A 29-year-old male was found by Paterson police officers with multiple gunshot wounds in the area of 237 Park Avenue on Monday at around 9:00 p.m., Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.  According to a statement, the male, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined members of the Al-Khawald family to cut the ribbon on the newest restaurant in Paterson’s Palestine Way on Tuesday. The family of nine siblings fled to Jordan from Syria in 2012 and received visas to come to the United States in 2016. “Today we’re here to ...

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PATERSON, NJ –Through the Community College Opportunity Grant, qualifying Paterson residents may attend PCCC tuition-free in the fall and spring semesters. The grant will cover tuition and fees not already covered by the student’s financial aid.  “This is an incredible opportunity for Paterson,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Seven candidates, including three incumbents, are set to appear on the November ballot for three spots on the Paterson Board of Education. TAPinto Paterson reached out to all seven to get their thoughts on the race. The seven individuals are: Akkeem Dunham, Corey Teague, Della ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. supported the Rev. Dr. Frank Napier 5K Walk Run in Paterson on Saturday, July 30. Dr. Napier became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in 1960. He was active in the community by coaching and serving as a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 25-year-old Paterson man was reported to be in critical condition after arriving at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound during the early hours of Sunday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson ...

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