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Over a month ago, in the wake of the national COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in New Jersey closed their doors. This 'new normal' for students in school districts here in New Jersey may more than likely keep students out of school for the remainder of the year.  For students to better cope with remote learning, teachers and leaders at the Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) are doing what they can to keep their students actively engaged with the school community. “During this crisis, our entire staff is playing ...

Destination: Financial Freedom

How to protect yourself from online fraud As if we didn’t have enough to think about during this uncertain time, now, some people are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to create scams, hoping we act upon our fears surrounding the coronavirus. Whether you’re already aware of these online scams, curious to know what is true or false, or hearing about scams for the first time, Greater Alliance wants to help protect you. Read on to learn more about how to protect yourself from online fraud, including keeping your personal ...

En Espanol

PATERSON, NJ - Hablemos sobre la inseguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19 Como resultado del COVID-19, más y más personas en todo el país, y en Paterson, tienen hambre. Los estudios muestran que la tasa de inseguridad alimentaria aumenta cuando la economía nacional o local es inestable, como durante la pandemia actual. De hecho, en el último mes, muchos patersonianos fueron despedidos, sus ganancias se redujeron drásticamente o no pudieron trabajar debido a una enfermedad. Las ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission

CLIFTON, NJ -  As part of the Routes 3 and 46 project, an NJDOT contractor will be performing a 12-inch main replacement on Valley Road between Robin Hood Road and St. Philips Drive. This work is scheduled to start today, May 28, 2020 and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. There will be no road closures during this period. Customers should note that there may be some unavoidable water discoloration and low pressure at any time during the flushing period. Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) ...

Paterson Counts

Even at 10-years-old Paterson's Isabella Vilchez knows how important it is for her family to be counted in Census 2020. "When you respond to the census you help your community get its fair share in federal funds," Isabella said, adding that this is important for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. Click here to get counted today.

PCCC Update

If you have been feeling uncertain these days, here is something you can be sure of:  There will be a future, with new challenges and opportunities, and Passaic County Community College is here NOW to help you prepare for that future. We’re here with over 70 outstanding  degree and certificate programs in today’s most in-demand job fields. We’re here with academic and career advisors who provide personalized attention, because they want to see you succeed. We’re here with one of the most affordable tuition ...

Previewing the Big Game

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in their industries. Before noon, we were able to meet Lil Nas X, Katie Couric, MC Hammer and Tiki Barber. These interactions made us even that more ...

Public Notices

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be conducted remotely from 90 Delaware Ave., Paterson, NJ, with members of the public and the Board of Education participating by teleconference. Members of the public may watch the meeting live online by clcking here.   Members of the public who want to participate in the public comment portion should register in advance by emailing public@paterson.k12.nj.us by no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 2020, ...

Strong Families, Healthy Children

As New Jersey works to contain the effects of COVID-19, here is something easy you can do to help—fill out #2020Census. April 1, 2020 was Census Day, and this is a quick and easy way to help your community. Census data is used to forecast future transportation and health care needs, as well as strengthen public safety plans for emergencies and natural disasters. #FillitOut online TODAY: https://my2020census.gov/ If you have any questions, about the census, what it looks like, what to expect, or how to fill it out online, please ...

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The Felician Way

Improvement and growth are often born of adversity. When trouble strikes good people step up to fill a void, answer a question, or satisfy a need.  That was the idea behind Felician University’s first virtual Alumni Networking event held Thursday May 7th. Approximately 40 attendees tuned in to the online presentation Business Opportunities in Troubled Times that featured a keynote address by Professor Michael Omansky of the School of Business, and was moderated by Felician Alumni Eric Moore, a Director in the Clearance and ...

The Phoenix Times

PATERSON, NJ - College Achieve Paterson Charter School has selected Ms. Porsha Haynes, 5th Grade Math Teacher, as the school’s nominee for the Department of Education’s Educator of the Year award. Ms. Haynes has had a tremendous impact on student achievement and school culture. Anyone who steps foot inside her classroom will experience the magic and excitement of teaching and learning. Her instruction embodies student engagement, impeccable classroom environment, and rigor in which anyone would find inspiration. Ms.

The World of Cha Ching

As the world around us continues to morph into more and more of an unknown territory, entrepreneurs may be questioning their position in the market as a business owner- a creator. Now, more than ever, entrepreneurs will have to grasp onto the new digital world of business and marketing- or accept failure. In this time of quarantine, there are some essential actions that entrepreneurs can take to push their businesses ahead during crisis. Everyone knows that small business is the heartbeat of our country. Small business not only provide ...

Word Seed

Today my friend, who happens to be a sixty-eight  year old Jewish man with a refurbished heart, sent me an email letting me know what he intends to leave for me (to continue our work together) if anything should happen to him.  As you have witnessed by my silence lately, I have not been writing. In part, due to mourning. In part, due to having a busy schedule, but not really. In part, because I haven’t known which words to use in these, to be frank, difficult times since 2020 made herself known. Not long after the New ...

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Isabella Has Been Counted, Have You?

Even at 10-years-old Paterson's Isabella Vilchez knows how important it is for her family to be counted in Census 2020.

"When you respond to the census you help your community get its fair share in federal funds," Isabella said, adding that this is important for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.

Click here to get counted today.

Felician University Holds First Virtual Alumni Networking Event

Improvement and growth are often born of adversity. When trouble strikes good people step up to fill a void, answer a question, or satisfy a need. 

That was the idea behind Felician University’s first virtual Alumni Networking event held Thursday May 7th. Approximately 40 attendees tuned in to the online presentation Business Opportunities in Troubled Times that featured a keynote ...

Felician University Celebrates 57th Class of Graduating Nurses

RUTHERFORD, NJ - While they’ll have to wait until September for their official “pinning” ceremony, a new crop of graduates representing the 57th graduating class of Felician University’s School of Nursing filled seven different screens May 12 as they took part in an online ceremony launching their nursing careers.

Since its inception more than half a century ago ...

Valley Road Clifton Water Main Replacement

CLIFTON, NJ -  As part of the Routes 3 and 46 project, an NJDOT contractor will be performing a 12-inch main replacement on Valley Road between Robin Hood Road and St. Philips Drive.

This work is scheduled to start today, May 28, 2020 and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. There will be no road closures during this period.

Customers should note that there may ...

It Is Time to End Racially Influenced Policing Once and for All!

June 2, 2020

The Bronze Shields of Passaic County is a Minority Law Enforcement Association whose purpose is to promote unity among African American Law Enforcement Professionals within Passaic County (NJ) and to provide community- based solutions to policing issues which have a direct impact on the African American, Latino and other minority communities.

We’ve been successful in our mission to ...

Civility in Politics

I'm often reminded of the era in history when Congressman Tip O'Neill was Speaker of the House and Ronald Reagan was president. O'Neill was once perturbed by something Reagan had said about him and the Speaker called to protest. Reagan shrugged it off and said, “Oh, that was politics, after six in the evening we’re friends.” Actually, Reagan would later speak at a ...

Superintendent Eileen Shafer Making Things Happen During Difficult Time, BOE Commissioner Says

May 27, 2020

Dear Readers:

Disclaimer: this letter expresses my personal thoughts and opinions. I am not speaking for the Board but as a resident who happens to be a member of the Paterson board of Education. 

We have been living in some of the most uncertain of times. Difficulties have almost been insurmountable at times. I want to say that given all we have been through, our superintendent ...

Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing For Passaic County Residents

May 30, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – All Passaic County residents can now sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be self-administered at home.  This is the first at-home testing model being conducted by any local or county government in the State of New Jersey.

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is partnering with Vault Medical Services of New Jersey and the Rutgers Clinical ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, joining Governor Phil Murphy at his daily press briefing Friday, introduced the launch of a temporary rental assistance program. The $100 million program, Murphy said, will be funded mainly through the federal CARES Act.

“We know that many of our residents are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, due to ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order ...