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Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq. Makes History as First African American Woman to Serve as Passaic County Superintendent of Elections

September 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - State, county, and local officials gathered in Paterson Wednesday to celebrate the swearing in of Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq. as Passaic County Elections Superintendent in Paterson. 

Mack Pollock was appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, represented  at the event by Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver. 

Murphy, Oliver said, was "more than pleased" ...

Newark's Abandoned Coe Mansion To Be Turned into Apartments

September 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The dilapidated Coe Mansion in Newark's Central Ward may finally be reborn now that the Newark Planning Board granted final site plan approval for a redevelopment plan.

The plan calls for transforming the abandoned historic brick mansion at 698-700 Martin Luther King Blvd into a three-floor apartment building with 15 residential units. 

The Coe Mansion originally ...

Councilman Jackson Serves and Advocates for all Patersonians

September 13, 2019

Dear Editor, 

In a city rich with history and as diverse as Paterson, it is very important that we understand that hate speech has no place in this city. In the case of Councilman Michael Jackson, I firmly believe that the words he spoke were taken out of context. He uttered a phrase against his better judgement that was seen as Anti-Semitic, after which he acknowledged that ...

NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

TAPinto Launches Milestones: Wedding Announcements, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Reunions and More

September 13, 2019 has launched Milestones, a new section dedicated to publishing reader wedding announcements, bar/bat mitzvah announcements, graduations, reunions and more. 

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the ...

Passaic County Community College Announces Extended and Expanded Tuition-Free Grant Program for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College (PCCC) announces that the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG), which enables qualifying students to attend PCCC tuition free, has been extended for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Additionally, the household income limit to qualify has been increased to allow even more individuals this opportunity.

Now, prospective ...


Javier Fernandez Turns 50

September 13, 2019

Happy birthday Javier! 

Tracia McDonald and Naji Mitchell Celebrate Wedding

Longtime Paterson residents Tracia McDonald and Naji Mitchel were wed on Thursday, September 12.

Tracia is the owner of D.O.GGIES PET service while Naji is the owner of Sync Fitness and co-owner of Team Unity Jiu Jitsu.