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Reigstration Now Open for Paterson Public Schools Summer Enrichment Programs

May 7, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — Registration is now open for the district’s Summer Enrichment Programs for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade, Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer today announced Friday.

“Whether a student is in need of academic remediation or wants to build on their academic momentum with acceleration, the Summer Enrichment Programs will provide the ...

Teachers Union Chief Responds to Board of Education Decision to Reopen Classrooms

PATERSON, NJ - John McEntee, President of the Paterson Education Association, the union that represents more than 3,000 education professionals inside Paterson's public schools, said the union was blindsided by the Paterson Board of Education’s decision to send teachers back to classrooms on June 1, with some students returning on June 8.

“After meeting for four hours today in ...

June 1 Return for Paterson Public Schools Teachers, Board of Education Says

PATERSON, NJ  – With “layers of protection” in place, Paterson Public Schools teachers, and at least some students, will be returning to the classroom this academic year.

According to a resolution proposed by Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, and approved Wednesday by the Paterson Board of Education, teachers will return to school buildings on Tuesday, June ...

On One Year Anniversary of His Passing Shafer Honors Life of Dr. Gerald E Glisson

PATERSON, NJ  – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer released a statement Monday in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the death of Eastside High School Principal of Operations Dr. Gerald E. Glisson.

“Today marks one full year since we lost our dear friend and dedicated colleague Dr. Gerald E. Glisson, and it still feels like it was only yesterday that our hearts ...

Community Charter School of Paterson Celebrates Law Day 2021 with Poetry

PATERSON, NJ - The Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) presented their Law Day 2021 poetry night event Thursday with more than 100 students, educators and community leaders participating. 

In opening remarks CCSP CEO Curtis Palmore offered his gratitude to those attending the celebration of Law Day 2021.“Who is going to be that champion of Justice,” Palmore asked.

Pillar College Ranked in Top 50

NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College has ranked in the top 50 for Best Colleges in New Jersey when compared to 150 institutions of higher learning by Intelligent.com. The ranking highlighted Pillar College, Best for their LEAD (Life-Enhancing Accelerated Degree) program, with an overall rank of #31.

The LEAD program offers students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree ...

Paterson's UCEDA Institute Launches Mayoral Scholarship to Help Students Gain Path to Citizenship

PATERSON, NJ - In celebration of the United Nations English Language Day, Paterson’s UCEDA Institute granted three scholarships to city residents to assist them in mastering English as a second language. As a result, organizers said, recipients will be better empowered to gain employment and a clear pathway to citizenship.   

The annual global observance of the United ...

Pandemic Can't Stop Eastside High School Spanish Club from Helping Others

PATERSON, NJ  – They have their meetings virtually. They communicate primarily through text messages. And that has been all members of a Paterson high school Spanish Club have needed to have a positive impact on the world during the pandemic.  

In March, two district elementary schools received a total of 170 children’s books in time for Read Across America day. All ...

A New 'Ally' in Efforts to Improve Reading for Paterson Public Schools Students

PATERSON, NJ - A partnership between Paterson Public Schools and Princeton-based nonprofit Learning Ally will give local students additional access to a wide variety of books online. The effort, which comes on the heels of the District closing the “digital divide” and providing internet-ready devices in every student’s hands, according to a statement from ...

iLearn Schools to Hold Virtual Job Fair

PATERSON, NJ - iLearn Schools will hold a virtual job fair as it prepares to hire educators for the 2021-2022 school year. The April 29th event will welcome future teacher candidates and make appointments to interview with administrators.

“We encourage teachers to become part of the iLearn Schools family and make a profound difference in the lives of our students,” said Nihat ...

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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 ...

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What Resources Are Available To Struggling Veterans & Their Families In 2021?

It’s an unfortunate fact that many of our veterans returning from tour arrive at their doorstep with a suitcase full of struggles.

From mental health to financial concerns, a post-military life can be extremely challenging for many. While there are resources available for veterans to turn to, many former servicemen and women are not aware of them.

To help try and rectify this ...

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 ...

Union President Addresses Board Comments

May 7, 2021

As we wind down Staff Appreciation Week, the Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) would like to thank all of you who shared messages of support and expressions of thanks with us.  Given all that we have collectively been through these last 15 months, it serves as a reminder that there are people who understand and acknowledge just what it means to be an educator these ...

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 ...

Camden Police Reform Is a 'Model’ for Other Cities

May 8, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ —This city has little in common with Ithaca, New York.

Yet that scenic upstate New York college town is the latest community looking to duplicate many of Camden’s police reforms as the framework for overhauling its police department. It intends to dismantle its police force, partner with the county government, and retrain rehired and new officers to better interact with ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...