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Redmon, Akhtaruzzaman Call for Recounts in First and Second Ward Elections

May 28, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Citing the vast number of uncounted ballots, “a considerable number of additional irregularities” that are reported to have occurred during the election, and the belief that federal and state authorities are already conducting their own investigations into the Paterson municipal elections, Nakima Redmon and Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman have both filed for recounts in their ...

McKoy Calls for Recount in Paterson Third Ward Contest

PATERSON, NJ - Councilman William McKoy, the longest serving member of the Paterson’s legislative body, is seeking a recount after vote totals showed Alex Mendez, a former councilman and mayoral candidate, beating him out by 245 votes in the 3rd Ward contest.

Filed in Passaic County Superior Court on Friday, McKoy’s petition requests the Passaic County Clerk and Passaic County ...

Unofficial Results: Mendez Set for Return to Paterson City Council, Other Incumbents Keep Seats

PATERSON, NJ - According to unofficial results, former Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Alex Mendez will return to the Paterson City Council when the body reorganizes July 1.

While Mendez appears to have bested his nearest competitor Bill McKoy, the body’s longest serving member, by 245 votes, the incumbents in the other four contested Wards successfully fought off their challengers.

And the Winner Is... Results of Paterson Elections Expected Tuesday

PATERSON, NJ – The long-awaited outcome of Paterson’s vote-by-mail election could be known by Tuesday evening. That’s the deadline given to the Passaic County Board of Elections under a 7-day extension granted by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Joseph Portelli so workers had more time to finish its count.

In his order, Portelli said “considerable space constraints ...

Paterson Election Day Over, Or is It?

PATERSON, NJ - There were no Election Day celebrations for the 18 candidates that competed for seats on the Paterson City Council, and there won’t be until at least May 19, according to City Clerk Sonia Gordon who announced that a ballot count will not be completed until 8:00 p.m. one week after “polls” closed.

Social distancing measures caused Governor Murphy to declare ...

With Ballots for Paterson Council Seats Hitting Mailboxes, Every Day is Election Day

PATERSON, NJ – Just as Paterson City Council candidates were gearing up for the final stretch of campaigning in advance of the May 12 election, they were stopped in their tracks by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With New Jersey essentially shut down in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, candidates have been forced to rethink how to reach voters – safely. 

Instead of ...


NJDSC Launches “Don’t Be a Knucklehead” T-Shirt Sale to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

May 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Over the past few weeks, Governor Phil Murphy has introduced what has become the state’s new, unofficial motto to implore residents to follow social distancing orders: Don’t be a knucklehead. 

Now, the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is launching a campaign asking residents to choose their favorite “Don’t be a knucklehead” t-shirt design ...


Nursing a Blackeye

May 17, 2020

Dear Editor:

The recent reports of alleged voter fraud has put a black eye on the city of Paterson.

Granted, we are living in unprecedented times and circumstances because of COVID-19, however, it would have been prudent for Governor Phil Murphy to have postponed the May election given our past history of voter fraud when it comes to vote by mail.

A postponement to the month of June ...


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Even at 10-years-old Paterson's Isabella Vilchez knows how important it is for her family to be counted in Census 2020.

"When you respond to the census you help your community get its fair share in federal funds," Isabella said, adding that this is important for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.

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The Felician Way

Felician University Holds First Virtual Alumni Networking Event

Improvement and growth are often born of adversity. When trouble strikes good people step up to fill a void, answer a question, or satisfy a need. 

That was the idea behind Felician University’s first virtual Alumni Networking event held Thursday May 7th. Approximately 40 attendees tuned in to the online presentation Business Opportunities in Troubled Times that featured a keynote ...

Felician University Celebrates 57th Class of Graduating Nurses

RUTHERFORD, NJ - While they’ll have to wait until September for their official “pinning” ceremony, a new crop of graduates representing the 57th graduating class of Felician University’s School of Nursing filled seven different screens May 12 as they took part in an online ceremony launching their nursing careers.

Since its inception more than half a century ago ...

Valley Road Clifton Water Main Replacement

CLIFTON, NJ -  As part of the Routes 3 and 46 project, an NJDOT contractor will be performing a 12-inch main replacement on Valley Road between Robin Hood Road and St. Philips Drive.

This work is scheduled to start today, May 28, 2020 and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. There will be no road closures during this period.

Customers should note that there may ...

Civility in Politics

May 30, 2020

I'm often reminded of the era in history when Congressman Tip O'Neill was Speaker of the House and Ronald Reagan was president. O'Neill was once perturbed by something Reagan had said about him and the Speaker called to protest. Reagan shrugged it off and said, “Oh, that was politics, after six in the evening we’re friends.” Actually, Reagan would later speak at a ...

Sayegh a Unifier in Difficult Time


As we approach the birthday of one of the most iconic, consequential and relevant presidents in our nation's history, I am reminded of John F. Kennedy’s words that, “courage, not complacency is our need today. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead and lead vigorously.”

Through the period the pandemic has hit our city, the ...

Superintendent Eileen Shafer Making Things Happen During Difficult Time, BOE Commissioner Says

May 27, 2020

Dear Readers:

Disclaimer: this letter expresses my personal thoughts and opinions. I am not speaking for the Board but as a resident who happens to be a member of the Paterson board of Education. 

We have been living in some of the most uncertain of times. Difficulties have almost been insurmountable at times. I want to say that given all we have been through, our superintendent ...

Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing For Passaic County Residents

May 30, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – All Passaic County residents can now sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be self-administered at home.  This is the first at-home testing model being conducted by any local or county government in the State of New Jersey.

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is partnering with Vault Medical Services of New Jersey and the Rutgers Clinical ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, joining Governor Phil Murphy at his daily press briefing Friday, introduced the launch of a temporary rental assistance program. The $100 million program, Murphy said, will be funded mainly through the federal CARES Act.

“We know that many of our residents are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, due to ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order ...