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All 17 Candidates for Paterson Board of Education Appear at Debate

October 4, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - All 17 candidates seeking election to the Paterson Board of Education in the November election appeared as a group for the first time on Thursday.

The debate, held at La Neve’s in Haledon, was organized by community activists Sharrieff Bugg and Willie Peterkin Sr. at the request of several residents, Peterkin said, to give voters “the opportunity to ask the ...

TAPinto Video: Abdelaziz Opens Camapign Headquarters

PATERSON, NJ- The new headquarters of 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz was at capacity Saturday in a show of support for the incumbent who was appointed to the seat vacated by Andre Sayegh when he was sworn in as mayor on July 1st.

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BOE President Oshin Castillo Touts Accomplishments of the Paterson Children First Team at Campaign Event

PATERSON, NJ- A diverse group of nearly 50 community leaders descended on a Paterson restaurant Friday to support the reelection of Board of Education President Oshin Castillo as well as the four other candidates who will appear on the November 6 ballot as the Paterson Children First Team.

Castillo, along with Board Vice President Nakima Redmon and Commissioner Manny Martinez, Jr. is seeking ...

Judge Rules Ballot Designed by Passaic County Clerk Illegal

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office Was orders to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse voters by distancing candidates from their party lines.

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Democrats Plan March to Victory at Paterson HQ Opening

PATERSON, NJ - In a sweltering storefront on Ellison Street Paterson’s Bill Pascrell gave his marching orders to a band of loyal Democratic Party activists with visions of changing the nation’s course in November’s election.

“If we don’t vote they’ll have free reign,” he said referring to the already Republican controlled White House, Senate, and House ...

Senator Pou Speaks Out Against President Trump's 'Lack of Empathy' and his Administration's 'Inept Response to the Hurricane Maria Tragedy'

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey State Senator Nellie Pou released the following statement in response to comments by President Donald Trump disputing the results of a study conducted by George Washington University which found 3,000 individuals lost their lives in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria:

"As Puerto Ricans continue to try to rebuild their homes without the help of the ...


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TAPinto Paterson Series: In Their Own Words. Nelly Celi on Abesenteeism

October 14, 2018

TAPinto Paterson has invited all candidates for Board of Education to offer statements on several key issues related to the future of Paterson. These submissions will be run in their entirety and are not edited in any way.

Following is a submission by Nelly Celi on reducing chronic absenteeism:

My experience at the Paterson Education Fund as the Program Manager brought to my attention the ...