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Greater Alliance Spreading 'Hopes and Dreams' This Holiday Season

PATERSON, NJ- With Christmas on their minds and the spirit of generosity in their hearts, the Greater Federal Alliance Credit Union, through their Hopes and Dreams Foundation, has been busy in recent days supporting non-profits throughout Paterson.

Just days after Greater Alliance elves Ana Suarez and Antonnetti Tartaglione made a special delivery of gift cards and warm clothing for guests at ...

How to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

The extended weekend that ushers in the holiday shopping season—the days between Black Friday and Cyber Monday—can put you at great risk. Shopping scams abound. A phishing scheme or a bogus bargain can quickly turn your mood from merry to Grinch.

While you try to snag the best after-Thanksgiving deals, be aware of these online selling scams that can end up costing you a lot of ...

Reader Wishes TAPinto Paterson Audience Happy Holidays

December 13, 2018

Dear Readers: 

I want to take this time to wish you all a very blessed holiday season. Whether it’s  Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or just a small family traditional gathering, I hope it is filled with warmth, love and peace. I think it’s safe to say that we all have had quite a tumultuous year.

We have lost loved ones, friends along the way but we mustn’t ...

Latino Legislators Call For End of Jones Act, Cannabis Decriminalization, Gun Safety in Landmark Resolutions

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC / SAN DIEGO, CA – The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) took bold stances on issues that affect the Latino community, and for the first time waded into the gun safety issue, calling for universal background checks and other important gun reform measures in one of a series of resolutions approved by the group at its 16th Annual Summit, which was held in San ...

Wimberly Re-Elected Assembly Co-Chair of Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity in NJ

TRENTON, NJ – Seeking ways to develop legislative actions and find solutions that address unemployment in New Jersey, Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) was re-elected Tuesday as co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity, a legislative panel formed in 2014 to study equality in relation to New Jersey’s economy and ...

Longtime Paterson Resident, Labor Leader, Community Servant Turns 100

December 14, 2018

POMPANO BEACH, FL - Mr. Leroy S. Fischer, a longtime resident of Paterson turned 100 on Friday.

Born in North Hollow, North Carolina, the retired Passaic County Deputy Sheriff grew up between Wilson, NC and Downington, PA, before moving to New Jersey where he attended United School of Technology in Newark to train Certified Radio and Television Repairman.

Fischer would go on to service in ...

Bill Protecting Internet Users from Identity Theft Advances

December 10, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches

The bill expands a list of breaches requiring notification ...

‘Newark Must Not Become Another Brooklyn,’ Baraka Says After Announcing Commission on Gentrification

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.”

In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, academia, businesses and nonprofits to make recommendations to the city on topics about land ...