Viva La Republica Dominicana!

February 25, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- In a city of more than 50 nationalities it is commonplace to attend a Sunday morning breakfast and hear the national anthem of nations from across the globe. That scene repeated itself again on Sunday as a large representation of Paterson’s Dominican community turned out to a breakfast to celebrate the island nation’s independence, as well as the contributions ...

SPOILER ALERT: Paterson Children Attend Afternoon Screening of Black Panther

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 100 Paterson students and their families traveled to Wakanada on Monday, courtesy of Paterson City Council candidate, teacher, and local activist Zellie Thomas.

For those unfamiliar with the world of Marvel Comics, Wakanda is the fictional technologically advanced, yet isolated, African nation that gave birth to comic superhero Black Panther, and rise to the blockbuster ...

TAPinto Paterson Video: McKoy Submits 1522 Petitions Collected Through ‘Real Conversations’

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that his campaign focused on speaking with voters “individually and personally” instead of “manufacturing” signatures, Councilman Bill McKoy submitted 1522 petitions to the City Clerk’s office on Friday. “There are more coming in,” he said.

While McKoy is one of 13 candidates currently running for Mayor of Paterson, he is confident ...

TAPinto Paterson Shares Election Coverage Guidelines

On May 8 Paterson voters will have the chance to go to the polls and cast their ballot for the candidates they believe are best suited to serve as Mayor of the City of Paterson, and to fill three At-Large seats on the City Council.

As a hyperlocal media outlet it is not up to us to share our opinions or to attempt to sway the voters in any way, our efforts will simply be towards providing ...

Who’s Driving the Bus?

PATERSON, NJ- Every day thousands of Paterson residents board New Jersey Transit buses headed to destinations around the city, Passaic County, or beyond. Rightly focused on getting to their intended destination, few think about who it is at the steering wheel making sure that the journey is a safe one.

On Monday, January 22, TAPinto Paterson was invited to attend a meeting of the Amalgamated ...

Assemblyman Jay Webber Announces His Run for Congress

MONTVILLE, NJ – In the wake of long-time Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announcing his plans to not run for re-election, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), who represents Montville Township, announced Feb. 3 his intention to run for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

“The 2018 elections present our great nation and Republican Party with an ...

Brown Withdraws from Race for Mayor

PATERSON, NJ- Former Paterson Public Safety Director Glenn Brown has ended his campaign for Mayor.

In a short statement sent to TAPinto Paterson Brown said:

“With much regret I am announcing my withdrawal from the race for the Mayoral seat in the great city of Paterson.

I have decided to step back from the race and support the best candidate whom I will not identify ...

Local Police Union President Enters Race for Paterson Mayor

PATERSON, NJ- The man responsible for bringing a voice to the more than 400 members of the Paterson Police Department is the latest entrant into the race to be the next Mayor of Paterson.

“Paterson has been home my entire life,” Alex Cruz, President, PBA Local 1, told TAPinto Paterson after picking up his petitions on Thursday. “I have worked on these streets for two decades ...

Former City Councilman Seeks Return

PATERSON, NJ- The already crowded field for three At-Large seats on the Paterson City Council grew on Monday with the announcement by Aslon Goow that he was entering the race.

Goow previously served for three terms as the Second Ward Councilman before eventually losing in a 2012 effort which led to a court’s nullification of his loss, and an eventual third place finish in a ...

Campaign Celebrates Diversity at Headquarters Ribbon Cutting

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 200 hundred supporters, volunteers, and well wishers gathered outside 451 21st Avenue on Sunday as 6th Ward Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Andre Sayegh, cut the ribbon on what will be his campaign’s home for the next 100 days. 

With a clear theme of embracing the city’s diversity, Sayegh welcomed several community leaders to the microphone including ...

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City Council Candidate to Voters: Let Your Voice Be Heard

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

It is very important for the citizens of Paterson to participate in local city-wide elections because elected officials can help determine the economic, educational and social well-being of entire communities. For example, two very important tasks of city council members include making laws and allocating money.

Elected officials are the gatekeepers for millions of dollars in ...