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May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing. Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden. “There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —This city has little in common with Ithaca, New York. Yet that scenic upstate New York college town is the latest community looking to duplicate many of Camden’s police reforms as the framework for overhauling its police department. It intends to dismantle its police force, partner ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release. Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said. The product being recalled ...

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PATERSON, NJ — In an effort to salvage the municipal sewer utility and maintain Paterson’s eligibility for millions of dollars in state funding, the City Council received options for reconfiguring the system from a third-party water use expert at a meeting Tuesday evening. Andy Kricun of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Gurudwara hosted an outdoor prayer vigil Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost and those wounded in the FedEx Indianapolis shooting. The vigil was well-placed on the eve of National Prayer Day which was commemorated on Thursday, May . Several speakers from area ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Foundation delighted in its first major gift donation of $100,000 from foundation trustee Robert Brown in support of expanding services and enhancing the facilities at the Medical Center. "This is important to me as a dad," Brown said at the ceremonial ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Registration is now open for the district’s Summer Enrichment Programs for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade, Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer today announced Friday. “Whether a student is in need of academic remediation or wants to build on their ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Two members of the Paterson Police Department evacuated 10 individuals from a home that home at risk from a fire at the home next door overnight, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Spencer announced. The incident started at approximately 3:01 a.m. Following their evacuation ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Five Paterson men, between the ages of 22 and 27, arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Thursday seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to the law ...

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NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May. The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership ...

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PATERSON, NJ - John McEntee, President of the Paterson Education Association, the union that represents more than 3,000 education professionals inside Paterson's public schools, said the union was blindsided by the Paterson Board of Education’s decision to send teachers back to classrooms on June ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – With “layers of protection” in place, Paterson Public Schools teachers, and at least some students, will be returning to the classroom this academic year. According to a resolution proposed by Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, and approved Wednesday by the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 41-year-old Paterson man was arrested Tuesday and charged with one county of Witness Tampering, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes has announced. According to Valdes the charges against Ramon Cabrera stem from an extensive investigation conducted by the Passaic County ...

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PATERSON, NJ - If you see something is wrong, and only say something as opposed to trying to do something about it, you’re part of the problem. This was the message from Osner Charles when asked his motivation for helping to lead a group of nearly 50 volunteers, mostly from Phi Beta Sigma Inc.

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PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday. As previously reported, Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson man was arrested Monday in connection to the homicide that took place on outside 225 Summer Street on April 25 According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, Kamar Isom, is charged with Murder, Possession ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer released a statement Monday in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the death of Eastside High School Principal of Operations Dr. Gerald E. Glisson. “Today marks one full year since we lost our dear friend and dedicated colleague ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Paterson woman is among four suspects that have been arrested and charged in connection with 16 residential burglaries that occurred in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Passaic, and Union Counties from October 2020 through March 2021.  Kay Brown, 23, has been charged with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After battling a large pre-dawn fire in which two residents had to be roused from their sleep by firefighters to escape the flames, the Paterson Fire Department was back out in force at about 5:00 p.m. to knock back a blaze at 85 Temple Street, just over a block away from the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters pulled two sleeping occupants from a burning home early Sunday morning. According to a statement, the fire started at 81 Berkshire Ave,  a 2 1/2 wood frame house and extended to two attached units through the floors. Members of the Paterson Fire Department ...

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NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut. You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Newark man became Paterson’s second murder victim of the day when he was shot in the area of Totowa Avenue and Redwood Avenue on Saturday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 44-year-old Paterson man sustained a non-fatal gunshot graze wound while inside a home in the area of Redwood Avenue and Totowa Avenue Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials say. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A gunshot victim that was dropped off at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson by individuals in a private vehicle early Saturday is dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora have announced. According to a statement, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The takedown of 22 suspects in a major drug operation on Thursday was just one more example of the large scale effort Mayor Andre Sayegh said Paterson residents, too many of whom are “living in fear,” will continue to see making their city safer. At a press conference Friday ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) presented their Law Day 2021 poetry night event Thursday with more than 100 students, educators and community leaders participating.  In opening remarks CCSP CEO Curtis Palmore offered his gratitude to those attending the celebration ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College has ranked in the top 50 for Best Colleges in New Jersey when compared to 150 institutions of higher learning by Intelligent.com. The ranking highlighted Pillar College, Best for their LEAD (Life-Enhancing Accelerated Degree) program, with an overall rank of #31. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  Applications for Paterson’s Guaranteed Income pilot program will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday. “This global pandemic has ushered in a greater realization of the wealth gap that exists in the United States,” Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson. “Paterson has always been a city ...

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