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Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Taco Tuesday at School 21!

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents are invited to make a run for the border Tuesday, or at least to Public School #21, where Bro-Ritos Food Truck will be giving away free tacos, while supplies last, courtesy of Corridor IV Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Upsilon Chapter, Dr. Christopher Irving, and Paterson Team HOPE.

School #21 is located at 322 10th Avenue.

Bro-Ritos Taco Truck ...

Dunkin’ Donates DIY Donut Kits To Oasis- A Haven for Women & Children

PATERSON, NJ – Life just got a little bit sweeter for Paterson residents that have relied on Oasis- A Haven for Women & Children for support during the COVID-19 public health crisis. On Wednesday, Adam Goldman, who owns shops in Paterson and West Orange, delivered 100 “decorate your own” donut kits to the local non-profit.

Each kit came with four plain donuts, as well as ...

Today is Taco Tuesday!

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents are invited to make a run for the border Tuesday, or at least to Public School #13, where Bro-Ritos Food Truck will be giving away free tacos, while supplies last, courtesy of Corridor IV Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Upsilon Chapter, and Paterson Team HOPE.

School #13 is located at 690 E. 23rd Street.

Bro-Ritos Taco Truck will open at 3:00 ...

Fast Break Challenge by Paterson's Newest Eatery to Provide Meals to Local Families

PATERSON, NJ - When TAPinto Paterson interviewed business owner Shane Gerald about the opening of his new restaurant, Fast Break Cafe, back in April, he spoke about how important giving back to his community was to him. 

His goal, he said, was to make his “a community-based place” for those who live and work in the city, giving them an affordable option to delicious, ...


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Paterson Counts

Isabella Has Been Counted, Have You?

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.

Click here to get counted today.

The 2020 Rebellion

“Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.”

W.E.B. Du Bois wrote those lines in the Souls of Black Folk in 1907 and more than one ...

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 ...

It Is Time to End Racially Influenced Policing Once and for All!

June 2, 2020

The Bronze Shields of Passaic County is a Minority Law Enforcement Association whose purpose is to promote unity among African American Law Enforcement Professionals within Passaic County (NJ) and to provide community- based solutions to policing issues which have a direct impact on the African American, Latino and other minority communities.

We’ve been successful in our mission to ...

Civility in Politics

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 ...

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 ...