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Where Can Paterson Residents Find Vaccine on Demand This Week?

May 9, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Efforts by Paterson officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, to defend against the further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey’s third largest city will continue this week as health officials take doses of the one shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine out into the community.

The vaccine on demand campaign, a compliment to the testing on demand program and aimed specifically at ...

Recycling Pickup Set to Resume Monday, April 19

PATERSON, NJ - After a one-week hiatus due to the impact of COVID-19 on workers, the City of Paterson will resume recycling pickup as regularly scheduled on Monday, April 19. 

Cardboard, leaves, and brush will be picked up this week while the next scheduled recycling pickup for aluminum, tin, glass, and plastics will be Monday, April 26. 

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Library Hotspot Lending Program Helps Keeps Paterson Families Connected

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Free Public Library’s hotspot lending program continues to help ensure that local families have access to critical online information at home, even if they don’t currently have internet access.

The Library’s Pilot program, initially launched in August, allows families to check out hotspots from library branches, expanding free internet access to ...

$50,000 Lottery Ticket Sold at Paterson Grocery

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson lottery player is $50,000 richer after four of the white balls, and the Powerball, on the ticket they purchased at Cepeda Grocery, 556 River Street, for Wednesday night's drawing matched those drawn.

The winning number for the drawing were 17, 18, 37, 44, and 54. The Red Power Ball number was 18.

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TAPinto Paterson Recognizes Women’s History Month: Ode to all of our ‘Sheroes’

PATERSON, NJ- March comes in like a lion in celebration of Women’s History Month! As we commemorate this momentous occasion, it is my esteemed privilege to respectfully honor women throughout history who have made innumerable sacrifices, contributions, and triumphs! 

2021 marks one hundred and one years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave many—though not ...

Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge to Close March 4 Until Further Notice for Long-Awaited Replacement

PATERSON, NJ  - The Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge over the Passaic River will be closed to traffic for replacement beginning on or about March 4 until further notice.

The new bridge will include sidewalk on the upstream side of the bridge, two full travel lanes, widening at the intersection of Route 20 to improve truck access, traffic signal improvements on Fair Lawn Avenue and localized ...

Paterson Veterans Honor Black Soldiers, Raise of African American Flag at Memorial to All Who Served

PATERSON, NJ - The service of African Americans from Paterson and Passaic County, was held at Veterans Park at Hayden Heights on Thursday. Regardless of where or in what capacity those soldiers served, it was said, all risked, and many gave, life and limbs to protect our nation’s freedom, life, and liberty.

“Why are we here?” Tony Vancheri, president of the Paterson’s ...

Snow Cancels Garbage, Recycling for Tuesday. COVID Testing and Vaccinations Cancelled

PATERSON, NJ - All City of Paterson offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 2, as a result of the snowstorm. Garbage and recycling pickups are also canceled with trash set to be picked up on the next regularly scheduled day and recycling pickup rescheduled for Saturday, February 6.

Mobile COVID-19 testing and the vaccinations site at International High School will also remain closed on ...

Paterson Public Schools Snow Update

PATERSON, NJ - The potential onslaught of snow won’t stop Paterson Public Schools from doling out learning to their students Monday, according to a phone message that went out to all staff and students late Sunday. The District will be closed and there will be no classes Tuesday.

While most employees will work remotely during regular work hours Monday custodial staff are expected to work ...

Winter Storm Update: Accumulations and High Target Areas Revised

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first flakes of the monster storm have arrived in south and central New Jersey. It will be very light to flurries for most of the day and early evening before exploding into blizzard conditions for the majority of New Jersey through Tuesday morning, forecasters say.

As noted previously, the storm will start as all snow everywhere, then will mix with sleet ...


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Types of Personal Loans and What You Need to Know Before You Apply

Personal loans are gaining popularity by the day. They’re the fastest-growing type of consumer debt. If you’ve never applied for a personal loan, you may have already asked yourself the question: What are personal loans used for?

We’ve all been in situations where we have found ourselves in need of money. When you have an unexpected expense, want to consolidate debt, or want ...

Ramapo @ PCCC Virtual Information Sessions May 12 and May 13

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is offering virtual information sessions about the Ramapo@PCCC program on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 pm and May 13 at 12 noon.  

Ramapo@PCCC is a unique initiative between PCCC and Ramapo College of New Jersey that enables students to save on the cost of a bachelor’s degree. The program is currently open to individuals who already have ...

How to Gain Skills for The Digital Workforce

May 14, 2021

Many of us are aware of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the workforce. The impact was global and changed jobs around the world. Many lost jobs. Some temporarily, and some never to return.

Another lasting effect of the pandemic was the acceleration of digital tools in the workforce. The rapid adoption of distance learning, online meetings and remote collaboration increased at a pace ...

Pou Effort Seeks to Crack Down on Using Mail to Defraud Customers

May 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation introduced by Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) that would make it an illegal to send a mailing soliciting business while appearing to be endorsed by the state government without a disclosure letter was passed by a Senate committee Thursday.  

The effort, a statement said, is to “stem the tide of misleading solicitation in mailings, and to prevent ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

PVWC kicks off Drinking Water Week highlighting tap water being “There When You Need It”

(Clifton, N.J. – May 2, 2021) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year. 

PVWC is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap ...

Letter to Editor: Paterson Public Schools Have Worked Hard to Ensure Safe Return to Classrooms

May 9, 2021

Dear Editor:

I wish to express my satisfaction with Paterson Public Schools in working to ensure the safety of our students and staff upon returning to our buildings for in-person instruction. 

I have a report and you can watch it here:

While we remain in a hybrid environment where our students will remain remote until further notice, I want to point out a few things ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

May 11, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Essex Street near Straight Street. 

This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, local police officers will ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...