Paterson Top Stories

January 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to clean up Paterson’s Downtown are “noticeable” Councilman Michael Jackson said at Tuesday’s City’s Council meeting in response to a brief presentation by Orlando Cruz. Cruz was appointed to serve as District Manager of the Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address at the New Jersey Statehouse on Tuesday. The speech is expected to begin at 2:00 p.m.   The annual address delivered by New Jersey's top elected official is often used as an opportunity to highlight ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that they have met with members of Jameek Lowery’s family and that they will work with other in the community to “ensure that the truth is discovered” in relation to the circumstances related to his death on January 7, the Paterson and Passaic Branches of the NAACP have asked ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  Six Paterson residents are about to embark on the toughest six months of their lives, according to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale. The four women and two men were joined by family and friends as they stood before police brass and Mayor Andre Sayegh to take their oath to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department.  According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The InnerFaith Performing Arts Center has announced that Dr. Wrathell Gause will serve as Interim Chairman of the Board Directors for the Paterson based non-profit that seeks to empower children through creative and performing arts. Gause, according to a statement by outgoing ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Local activist Zellie Thomas is due in Paterson Municipal Court on Monday at 8:45 a.m. to answer to charges arising from his arrest Friday following a rally to call attention to the investigation into the death of Jameek Lowery. Lowery, a 27-year-old father of three, died on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Volunteers from several organizations including St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), and Eva’s Village are set to take to the streets on Wednesday, January 23, to count homeless residents across Passaic County. The annual ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In the early hours of Saturday, January 5, a bizarre series of events started that would culminate in the death of a 27-year-old city man; lead to daily protests by activists that have included tense standoffs between them and police, as well as at least two arrests; and once again ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s vibrant Union Avenue corridor welcomed a new business on Friday with the official opening of Kobir Tax & Multi Services. Taking his many years of accounting experience, recognized community leader and entrepreneur Kobir Ahmed said that he hoped through the endeavor, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Local activist Zellie Thomas was one of two protestors arrested Friday after a more than 90 minute demonstration at Paterson City Hall. The protest, the third in four nights, attracted about 50 individuals representing “a cross section of grassroots organizations” Corey Teague, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With temperatures expected to plummet overnight a Code Blue Alert has been issued according to Mayor Andre Sayegh. If you are in need of a warm place to stay, or know someone who is, call 973-389-5951.  

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces a life behind bars for repeatedly sexually assaulting a young child over the course of two years. The suspect, according to the report, filmed one of the incidents. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, following an investigation by the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey could soon be legalized, and while Camden Mayor Frank Moran doesn’t care if residents decide to toke up or not, he does care if its sold in his city. In an interview with TAPinto Camden on Tuesday, Moran said that he is not in favor of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With reports continuing to circulate that Jameek Lowery, the 27-year-old father of three that died on Monday following an unusual set of circumstances and interactions both on social media and with police, was suffering from spinal meningitis, public health authorities are ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Following reports that Jameek Lowery was suffering from spinal meningitis  prior to his death on Monday Mayor Andre Sayegh released the following statement regarding the preventative treatment he and others have undergone: “As of 9:45am on Thursday, January 10, we are still ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A fortified drug packaging and distribution operation faced an abrupt closure at the hands of the Paterson Police Narcotics Division on Monday. According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, the investigation into the activities taking place in the rear apartment of 32 ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Reports that Jameek Lowery, the 27-year-old father of three who passed away at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center on Monday after an unusual set of circumstances beginning with a 911 call at approximately 2:47 a.m. on Saturday was suffering from spinal meningitis has caused law ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Church leaders from Paterson and beyond gathered with the family of Jameek Lowery on the steps of Paterson City Hall Wednesday to continue their calls for “justice” for the 27-year old father of three who died in the early hours of Monday at Saint Joseph’s University Medical ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As hundreds gathered in front of Paterson City Hall on Tuesday to call for justice for Jameek Lowery Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Mayor Andre Sayegh released statements laying out the timeline of events that they say culminated in the death of the 27-year old ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Applications for the program that Mayor Andre Sayegh described as “STEM on steroids” are now being accepted according to Paterson Public School officials. Announced in November by Governor Phil Murphy and a cadre of state, local, and school officials, the Pathways in Technology ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As the investigation into the death of Jameek Lowery continues, Paterson City Council President Martiza Davila has announced that the public portion of Tuesday’s City Council Workshop will be televised. The decision came in the wake, Davila told TAPinto Paterson, of numerous phone ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Starting in the 2019 academic year students in Paterson’s “Choice” high schools will have the opportunity to participate in a “challenging program” that will allow them to develop research, collaboration, and communication skills to help them achieve success in college and in their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Calling the conduct allegedly occurring inside the establishment “unacceptable,” Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale announced that a Friday operation yielded two arrests, the confiscation of a large quantity of illegal narcotics, and ten administrative charges against a local bar ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Aiming to start 2019 on a high note when it comes to instilling a love of reading in Paterson’s children, First Lady Farhanna Sayegh was at Paterson School 2 on Friday as part of her #PatersonReads initiative launched in October. Invited  by Principal Felisa Van Liew and the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fraudulently cashed checks mailed from the Radburn Post Office in Fair Lawn in November have led investigators to several individuals who are said to have assisted unknown parties who paid them to cash the checks. On Dec. 19, Michelle Rivera, 18, Paterson, admitted to police she ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The holiday season is a special time of year for many: thoughts of snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen, and quality time with family and friends dance in our heads. But for Thomas Hagaman, this particular holiday season was special for one reason: it's when he got his first ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the recent swearing ins of a record number of women in the United States Congress, as well as last week’s  soft launch of local non-profit SheCaucus, the focus, it seems, when it comes to women’s empowerment both nationally and locally, is on political engagement. Artist Dani ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A stolen NYPD scooter was recovered in Paterson on Friday. Paterson Police, Director Jerry Speziale announced, were notified that someone was driving the vehicle at approximately 11:26 a.m. and soon responded, stopping the vehicle in front of 96 Trenton Ave. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Board of Education kicked off its 2019 session at their reorganization meeting Thursday by welcoming back three incumbent members, Manny Martinez, Nakima Redmon and Oshin Castillo, as well as newcomers Robinson Rondon and Eddy Olivares. Rondon and Olivares were ...

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