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October 31, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ- Republican Passaic County Clerk candidate Ron Fava has denied doctoring a photo of his opponent Daniel Ireland-Imhof to make her appear darker in campaign literature. “It's just a photo-- not darkened. Her fliers and posters have her picture on them,” Fava said. “Sorry to see the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly issued the following statement decrying the alleged doctoring of a photo in a political mailer to make the skin of Danielle Ireland-Imhof, the Democratic candidate for Passaic County Clerk, appear darker: “It’s despicable. We’ve all seen attack ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The background noise of guests enjoying their dinners and engaging in side conversations didn’t dampen the enthusiasm with which each of seven honorees espoused the theme of  an event hosted by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly on Monday. From Paterson’s First Lady who accepted an award ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Fifteen schools and some neighboring preschool centers are operating under a shelter in place mode after Paterson Public Schools officials were alerted this morning to threats against Eastside High School and the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex.  Superintendent Eileen F.

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PATERSON, NJ- Continuing to celebrate its recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School, Superintendent Eileen Shafer welcomed award winning author Joe Brown to Public School 28 on Tuesday. Held in the school’s library, the event was an opportunity for more than 50 fourth and fifth graders to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 25-year-old Paterson man was shot and killed in the early hours of Tuesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald police responded to a call of shots fired at 700 East 28th Street at approximately 1:08 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- OSHA investigators are investigating the death of a 56-year old Woodland Park man in a construction accident at 138 Michigan Avenue in Paterson on Tuesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, police ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An afternoon shooting left a 19-year-old Paterson man injured on Monday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members Paterson Police Department responded to the area of East 15th Street at approximately 3:18 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Paterson Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter renewed her call for an increased minimum wage for workers that rely on tips for their pay.  Calling them a "vulnerable population," Sumter said at a Monday press conference at the New Jersey State House that of tipped workers 63.1 percent are ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly will gather friends and supporters at a special event on Monday to honor several elected officials and community leaders. Called an “Evening of Hope” the $100 per head dinner at the iconic Brownstone will benefit the Paterson Action Campaign, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will receive a $2 million grant to open a Gun Violence Research Center, school administrators and state officials announced Wednesday in a presentation that included shooting survivor former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An investigation is continuing into the shooting of a 28-year old Paterson man on Saturday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police  Department responded to the corner of 10th ...

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PATERSON, NJ- They may have come for the music, dance, and fashion, but the more than 500 Paterson youth that attended the 20th annual Teen Summit on Saturday left with something far more valuable than the selfies and social media posts with well known performers such as Hood Celebrity, DJ Lil Man, ...

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LYNDHURST, NJ- In a postgame speech to his players, all of whom had taken a knee, JFK’s Head Coach Ron Jackson voiced a simple request. “Will every senior stand up?” the seasoned mentor ask. In a moving moment of victory and pride, each and every one did so. “You are going to go out ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the walls underneath and around the PATCO overpass at the corner of Mt. Vernon Street and Mt. Ephraim Avenue were covered with graffiti. By just a little after noon, the spray paint was nearly all gone. Soon, that could be the case for the entire City of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 14-year old was among three gunshot victims to arrive at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds on Friday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Fire Department responded to an alarm at Passaic Color and Chemical Company at 28-36 Paterson Street in the early hours of Friday. According to witnesses on the scene, flames and smoke were visible on all three floors of the building as crews arrived at approximately ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Inspiring teenagers to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning is no easy task, but for 70 Paterson female students, the 4th Annual Teen Empowerment and Enrichment Network (TEEN) Summit at Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children, proved worthy of setting the alarm. The TEEN ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The fundraising effort in support of breast cancer awareness by the Paterson Fire Department and Paterson FMBA Local 2 got a boost on Wednesday with a visit by Pink Heals Bergen County. The group’s arrival in a pink fire truck that was once owned by the Paterson Fire Department was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement will host the 2018 Parents Conference on Saturday, November 3, at Passaic County College. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh, who has taken a lead ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The JFK Knights are looking to bounce back from last week’s last minute loss as they face Bergen Tech at Hackensack on Thursday. In what could only be described as a final flurry of unexpected plays and a roller coaster of emotions, JFK dropped a 21-18 decision to Ridgewood on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Fed up with prostitutes and johns using their backyards for activities that should be reserved for bedrooms, tired of their neighborhood doubling as an open air drug market, and frustrated by having to fear for their safety simply walking to the corner market, more than 50 residents, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Going into their week seven clash against Passaic Valley the Eastside Mighty Ghost were high spirited, and looking forward to the game. Their enthusiasm, however, was quickly challenged as the Hornets scored on a long pass to their full back out of the backfield early in the first ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Recalling the disappointment that he and other active Democrats felt following election defeats in 2016, Mayor Andre Sayegh was buttressed by eight of the nine members of the Paterson City Council at an event on Tuesday to endorse the Row B Democrats in the upcoming election. 6th ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  The Paterson Police Department’s Community Policing Division and the Paterson Housing Authority are set to host the 20th anniversary anti-violence teen summit on Saturday. The event, which is free for Paterson youth from 12 to 19 years old will be held at JKF High School from 10:00 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man wanted in connection with a June 22 shooting was arrested in in the area of Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Tuesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald a joint investigation by their departments as ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that any effort to diversify the Paterson Fire Department that ended at simply getting registrants to sign up for the upcoming firefighter’s exam would have been “transparently fake,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott announced a series of test preparation classes will be held at ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Paterson couple Damen Van Ginneken and his partner Elizabeth Estella Valverde heard the news that a family with longtime ties to Paterson had lost all of their belongings in a tragic house fire, they sprung into action, and are asking anyone who wants to help to join their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A prostitution sting netted 39 arrests on Friday. According to a statement by Police Director Jerry Speziale the Narcotics/Vice Divison targeted both prostitutes and their customers in numerous “problem locations” throughout the city. “This operation was a result of the many ...

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