Paterson Top Stories

September 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to build “ecosytems of innovation” in Passaic County took a step forward on Wednesday with the announcement of $100,000 in planning funds from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). Joined by leaders from the government, academic, and business sectors on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Nearly three dozen members of his Transition Team delivered the culmination of their hundreds of hours of research and work to Mayor Andre Sayegh on Thursday. Presented in the form of an 87-page report, the completed work, according to Vaughn McKoy who led the effort as the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office Was orders to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh is set to release the findings of his Transition Team at a city hall press conference on Thursday. The report reflects the work of more than 100 volunteers that were appointed to the committee following Sayegh's victory on May 8, and included hundreds of hours of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s place in the poetry community was on full display Sunday as local residents Elizabeth Valverde and Damen Van Ginneken opened their home to nearly 50 guests in homage to the late Dr. William Carlos Williams whose own work, including the aptly titled “Paterson,” has been a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Launched just over a year ago, the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) has kept a laserlike focus on supporting small business owners throughout Paterson and giving local entrepreneurs opportunities to engage with the community. Set to host their 2nd annual vendor expo on ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With last week’s 17th commemoration of the September 11 terrorist attacks quickly becoming a memory, one Paterson business continues to maintain a reminder of the day when nearly 3,000 Americans went to work in the Twin Towers and never returned home. For Mario Tommolillo, long ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from ...

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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a sweltering storefront on Ellison Street Paterson’s Bill Pascrell gave his marching orders to a band of loyal Democratic Party activists with visions of changing the nation’s course in November’s election. “If we don’t vote they’ll have free reign,” he said referring to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “The message is clear,” city activist Victoria Oquendo told TAPinto Paterson on Saturday. When it comes to enjoying Barbour Park everyone is welcome she said, “you’re deviant behavior is not.” As children poured over books, ran across the grass, and climbed on and off recently ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On the same day that Paterson hosted its first ever ceremonial raising of the Mexican flag, city officials led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, officially cut the ribbon on Mexico Bar & Grill located at 246 McBride Avenue. Already developing a reputation for its authentic Mexican ...

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CLIFTON, NJ- In an emotionally charged game postponed by a day due to inappropriate exchanges on social media between members of both teams, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy and Clifton High School battled in a nail biting, down to the wire contest on Saturday in Clifton.   The epic confrontation was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement officials have requested the public’s help in locating Qualil Moore, aka Kupz, who has been identified and charged in relation to a June 22 shooting in Paterson. During the incident, which took place in the area of Park Avenue and East 22nd, the victim was shot ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A high school football game scheduled for Friday between the JFK Knights and the Clifton Mustangs has been postponed after players on both teams engaged in unbecoming social media conduct. According to a statement by Paterson State District Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer on ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Efforts to reduce litter through Passaic County got a boost with the award of $76,917.79 by the NJ Clean Communities Council. According to a statement by Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara, the funds will be used for litter cleanup efforts, educational programs, and enforcement of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey State Senator Nellie Pou released the following statement in response to comments by President Donald Trump disputing the results of a study conducted by George Washington University which found 3,000 individuals lost their lives in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Making good on his promise to utilize relationships he has developed with stakeholders and decision makers well beyond the city’s border, Mayor Andre Sayegh recently welcomed Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), to Paterson.  A state agency ...

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PATERSON, NJ- What Paterson’s Nicaraguan community may lack in size and organization it more than made up for in pride and enthusiasm as they raised their homeland’s flag in front of City Hall on Wednesday. Declared Nicaraguan week by Mayor Andre Sayegh, the blue and white striped flag of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- 48 Pre-K students at Public School Number 1 will be relocated following the discovery of black mold in three of the four trailers that house their classrooms. According to a statement released by Paterson Public Schools, workers found the mold on Wednesday as they were working on ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Paterson man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges related to his distribution of “thousands” of pills containing heroin. According to a statement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Juan Vidal, 33, manufactured pills ...

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PATERSON – Players with the Eastside High School and John F. Kennedy High School football teams got a surprise visit from several New York Giants, including Paterson’s own Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz, as well as a generous donation from the New York Giant's Foundation, on Tuesday, September ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 21 years ago Bill Rodriguez, a lifelong Paterson resident, took a job as a “can man” during the administration of Mayor Marty Barnes. After steadily rising through the ranks, Rodriguez is now serving as the city’s Department of Public Works. For 17 other city residents, members of ...

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Totowa, NJ- Just miles from where Paterson remembered one of its own sons lost in the terrorist attacks of 9-11, dozens of city firefighters and police officers joined together to honor the memory of the first of what would ultimately be nearly 3,000 recorded deaths in the collapse of the Twin ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A before school incident in which three female students walking to School Number 12 on Tuesday were approached by a man driving a white van is under investigation by the Paterson Police Department. According to an automated telephone message delivered by Paterson Public Schools, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Nearly 3000 lives were lost when the iconic Twin Towers came crashing to the ground as a result of the terrorist attack the gripped our nation on September 11, 2001. One of those victims, Kenneth Patrick Lira, was extra special, according to Mayor Andre Sayegh because “he was one of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In a non-conference match, Paterson’s Silk City Sharks’ football squad fell short to the New Jersey Hawkeyes by a score of 36-12.  Despite taking a 12-0 lead over the visitors from Newark, the fish fell prey to several big plays in suffering their first loss of the season.   From ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Following their grand opening on Monday local foodies seeking to get their fill of Louisiana cooking need look no further Boiling Seafood. Already a successful restaurant owner, local resident Peter Liu decided to export a nearly identical menu from his Seafood Village in Wayne to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Two city men face drugs related charges following an operation by narcotics detectives from the Paterson Police Department after they were witnessed conducting a suspected narcotics transaction on Saturday. According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale, the detectives, ...

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