Community Announcements

September 26, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - When local, county, and state dignitaries gathered for the annual Memorial Day remembrance event in May, Anthony Vancheri, President of the Paterson Veterans Council, predicted that by Veterans Day the city’s Veterans Park at Hayden Heights would be handicapped accessible. On ...

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PATERSON, NJ- What Paterson’s Nicaraguan community may lack in size and organization it more than made up for in pride and enthusiasm as they raised their homeland’s flag in front of City Hall on Wednesday. Declared Nicaraguan week by Mayor Andre Sayegh, the blue and white striped flag of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Nearly 3000 lives were lost when the iconic Twin Towers came crashing to the ground as a result of the terrorist attack the gripped our nation on September 11, 2001. One of those victims, Kenneth Patrick Lira, was extra special, according to Mayor Andre Sayegh because “he was one of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson resident Kenneth Patrick Lira reported to his job on the 107th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011 like he had so many times before. Hours later he would be one of nearly 3,000 lives lost following the terrorist attack which brought both ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While many years have passed since Ed Cotton helmed the city’s Department of Public Works, his efforts to improve Paterson, and make it cleaner, have never wavered. On Thursday, Cotton will once again put that commitment on display as he helps launch the “One Paterson” citywide ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Monday at 12 noon and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Fire Department is making one last push to recruit residents to take the New Jersey Firefighter Exam in order to have a chance to join the ranks of the Paterson Fire Department. The final recruitment drive will double as a community cookout on Friday, August 31 at ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Visitors will notice the red, white, blue flying proudly over city hall this week. However, while the 13 stripes and 50 stars of the U.S. flag still adorns one flag pole, the other flag bearing the same colors contains just one star and five stripes, waving in the wind for the local ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Making good on a campaign promise to be active and visible in all of Paterson neighborhoods Councilwoman-At-Large Dr. Lillisa Mimms has announced that she will be holding her first two community meetings since taking office in July. The meetings will be held as ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature ...

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PATERSON, NJ – City residents will have the chance to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday with 39 separate events being hosted by community groups and local leaders throughout the city. Now in its 35th year, National Night Out is, according to the National Association of Town Watch, “a ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Telling TAPinto Paterson that he has “always enjoyed town halls and conversing directly with the people of our community,” Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) has announced two opportunities for constituents throughout the Ninth District to listen and speak with him directly via ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just weeks after co-hosting an outdoor street party that attracted more than 1000 city residents to watch the Colombian national soccer team take on the English in the World Cup, 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz is again inviting residents to join him for a special community ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The latest National Weather Service (NWS) report has additional rain returning Friday evening and early Saturday in Northern New Jersey. Skies are expected to clear up later on Saturday and continue through Monday.  For the rest of Friday, the NWS says there is a 60% chance of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - "Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Recovery," an informative roundtable discussion, will be presented on July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eva's Village Community Kitchen, 393 Main St. Paterson. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The event is being sponsored by the ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among ...

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PATERSON, NJ - When it comes to reporting, TAPinto Paterson prides itself on delivering a different type of news. Whether they are government related or stories of residents making a difference, promoting a community event or showing off the true beauty of the city, celebrating local students or ...

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PATERSON, NJ- World Cup Fever is gripping Paterson! On Tuesday the entire Paterson community is invited to an outdoor watch party as Colombia takes on England in a knockout game to determine which team will advance to the tournaments quarterfinals. Hosted by Mayor Andre Sayegh, Board of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The public is invited to participate in the first annual Firefighter Kerry “Spider” Rivera Memorial Bike Ride on Saturday. The approximately three-mile ride in honor of the fallen firefighter will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Mary Ellen Kramer Park, pause at Paterson Fire Headquarters for ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Seeking to “empower members of the community with alternatives,” Paterson non-profit Humble Beginnings will host a drug and health awareness day and community cookout on Saturday. The event, to be held in the parking lot of the Masonic Temple on Broadway will run from 12:00 p.m. to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- If efforts to make Paterson safer, cleaner, and healthier are going to take going hold it won’t be because of the work of one person or organization. To increase home ownership opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and advance the economic standing of residents, resources, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Taking advantage of a format that allowed participants to drive the agenda more than 30 stakeholders moved toward creating an action plan to give Paterson youth the skills and tools they need to become leaders. With general agreement among the participants that kids are not afraid ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson resident, educator and poet, Elizabeth Valverde thinks it’s time for Paterson to “think BIG!” With a core belief that arts and community offerings must appeal to every age group, from children to adults, those in the Creative Paterson conversation created a list of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just over a month after voters went to the polls to elect a new mayor and three members of the city council, some community stakeholders spent part of their day Tuesday discussing ways to change the conversation about how the various sections of Paterson are recognized. “Ward had a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- At 28 years old Pruvi Pierre is ready to invest in the city she has called home all of her life by buying a home in Paterson. A student at William Paterson University she understands that home ownership is an important way to build personal wealth, and stronger communities, but, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Six hours, nearly 200 participants, and 38 attendee driven breakout sessions marked the first day of Creative Paterson’s “Call to Collaboration” on Monday. The first of the two-day event being held at Passaic County Community College (PCCC) helped sow the seeds of additional ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The time for Paterson’s change is now, and for the Paterson residents, among the nearly 200 stakeholders that also included a mix of community leaders, government officials and local non-profit leaders gathered in Passaic County College (PCCC) on Monday, it’s their “creative thinking” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Approximately 200 Paterson stakeholders including residents, business owners, educators, and community leaders are set to launch the two-day “Call to Collaboration” hosted by Creative Paterson, part of Creative New Jersey’s statewide series of community-based convening, aimed at ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, President Donald Trump said the island was "obliterated," and, while the initial death toll at the time was minimal, a more recent study conducted by Harvard University indicated that nearly 5,000 people lost their ...

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