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December 22, 2017

NEW YORK, NY- The National Weather Service is currently predicting that there is 60% chance of snow for Christmas. According to early Friday morning projections, Northern NJ will see rain later today and into Saturday, Sunday will be clear during the day with snow likely after 9 p.m.  At this ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man has been arrested in the December 1 murder of Dontrelle Horne, also of Paterson. The shooting death took place at Paterson Billiards, 283 Market Street. The investigation revealed that Hodgson and the victim became involved in a verbal altercation which led to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An affordable housing development project expected to take up to five years to complete had that timetable cut in half thanks to two city council resolutions passed on Tuesday. The much maligned housing project site at Riverside Terrace was approved for demolition and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Less than a week after petitions to get on the May ballot were made available, 24 candidates have signaled their intent to run for office According to the City Clerk’s office those candidates are: Mayor: Andre Sayegh Pedro Rodriguez Jeffrey Jones Valerie Freeman Michael ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Even a rush hour snowfall, almost perfectly timed to disrupt what was a highly anticipated event, couldn’t keep nearly 250 friends and supporters away from the Masonic Temple Friday to celebrate the official campaign kick-off of Bernard Jones Jr. Jones, a recently appointed ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Paterson man faces decades in jail, and a half a million dollar fine, after pleading guilty to robbing two area banks earlier this year. According to the Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick, James M. Chestnut, 62, admitted to robbing a TD Bank in Paterson on June 30, 2017, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just weeks after distributing more than 400 Thanksgiving turkeys across the city, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and Paterson Team Hope welcomed Paterson residents to Eastside High School on Tuesday for their annual “Holiday Dinner for the Needy.” More than 800 attended the event, now ...

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CLIFTON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders joined with members of the Dutch Hill Residents Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution to break ground on the restoration and rehabilitation fo the historic Westervelt-Vanderhoef House in Clifton on Monday. The house, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The cafeteria of the Paterson Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) bustled with anticipation and excitement on Monday as each of their more than 500 students received early Christmas gifts at the hands of Jennifer Olawski. Olawski, a physical education teacher at the school, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department reports that the missing 16 year old has been found. A Montclair teen was also found Sunday. Both teens are reported to be unharmed and in good health. Nutley Police were looking for 16 year old Haley Lever after being reported missing on Sunday. Police ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA reports that the price of a gallon of gasoline continues to drop in New Jersey. The evidence-based survey of gas prices across the state show the average price of a gallon of gas is $2.49. Today's price is two cent's less than a week ago ($2.51) and 11 cents less than a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Eighth graders at Paterson’s New Roberto Clement School got the chance to hear from 11 professionals in a variety of fields on Friday as part of the Student Success Business Program. Founded by Mitch Morrison, the Student Success Business Program has been delivering free student ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is expanding the search for a missing 16 year old to include the Paterson area.  Haley Lever, a 16 year old Nutley was reported missing by her father on Sunday morning. She was last seen at 10:00 p.m. Saturday night before bed. It is believed she left ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s City Council Chambers was transformed into a sea of vibrant green and red on Saturday as a capacity crowd filled the rows to celebrate the positive impact the Bangladeshi community has made on the increasingly diverse city. Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique, usually ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was once again a family occasion as The Friends of Bill McKoy Foundation held its 14th Annual Toys for Kids & Community Aid Dinner Thursday at the Brownstone. Throughout the evening Councilman Bill McKoy worked the overflow crowd person by person, while his wife Brenda, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The law enforcement and firefighting communities came out in force Wednesday night to celebrate the first Christmas party and toy drive hosted jointly by the city’s Bronze Shields and Bronze Heat organization. The event, according to Paterson Fire Captain Alton Dickson, President ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Petitions for candidates seeking to run for Mayor or Council-At-Large in Paterson’s 2018 elections are now available in the City Clerk’s Office. Among the first candidates to arrive to pick up their petitions on Friday were Councilman Andre Sayegh who will be running for Mayor and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The painful tragic death of a relative and a difficult divorce in short succession would challenge even the strongest individual, and Paterson resident Sharrieff Bugg was no different. Yet, despite what he refers to as a “stigma” and the lack of available resources in urban areas, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a murder that rocked a Paterson neighborhood earlier this week. On Monday, Paterson police responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 8:40 p.m. Upon ...

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PATERSON, NJ- More than 50 participants and families of the Paterson Music Project (PMP) were treated to a performance by the People of Earth, a music ensemble that blends music typically found in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and beyond, at the Community Charter School of Paterson’s (CCSP) Winter ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 100 friends, family and supporters of Nelly Celi filled the downstairs room at Hamilton & Ward Friday evening as the nearly lifelong resident, and active community volunteer, officially kicked off her campaign for one of three At-Large seats on the Paterson City ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Twelve dilapidated, underdeveloped and otherwise underutilized properties on Ryle Avenue will make way for open green space under a plan presented to the City Council earlier this month. Altered from a similar previous plan, this one will be considered and subject to public discussion ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Hospital administrators, medical staff, young patients, families, community leaders and local residents joined together at St Joseph’s Health on Tuesday to enjoy the good cheer of the holidays and light the Christmas tree standing tall outside the Hospital’s main ...

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Hawthorne, NJ – The Senator John A. Girgenti Civic League met for its annual food drive to benefit CUMAC, a Paterson-based non-profit which caters to the needy community with food distribution, disaster relief aid, and a thrift store. Senator Girgenti introduced CUMAC trustee Mel Hioki who spoke ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids.  The athletes tested ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson neighborhood was rocked by gunfire Monday evening leaving one man dead. Members of the Paterson Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at 327 12th Avenue at approximately 8:40 p.m. Upon arrival they found a male victim who was pronounced dead at the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An effort to increase Pre-K enrollment among three and four year old Paterson children is working, according to a report by the Paterson Alliance. The “Think Pre-K” campaign, initiated by the Paterson Alliance, and funded by The Nicholson Foundation, set a goal of increasing ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Earlier this month Paterson entrepreneur Lakeia Johnson reopened her Boss Lady Boutique at 69 Main Street. On Sunday she took her show, and products, on the road as one of more than thirty local business owners to participate in the Alliance for Sustainable Communities’ (ASC) business ...

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Paterson, NJ- Last month Paterson Education Association President John McEntee told TAPinto Paterson that he had “a good feeling” about the year coming, and that despite a budget shortfall and ongoing budget negotiations there was reason to be optimistic about efforts to provide the city’s students ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s historic Masonic Temple has been turned into a vibrant shopping center in an effort to promote black owned businesses in the city. The event, hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) runs until 4:00 p.m. today and includes more than 30 vendors featuring ...

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