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Remembering Those That Gave All

May 25, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - While many communities have been forced to scale back or forego entirely their annul Memorial Day celebrations, one local veteran, as though reacting to reveille, was up early Monday to make
sure that Paterson’s military heroes still received the honor they deserve.

Tony Vancheri, Paterson’s Deputy Mayor for Veterans Affairs, has ably led the city’s annual ...

Passaic County Pandemic Partnership Set to Provide Meals and Essential Services to Nearly 210,000 County Residents

PATERSON, NJ - Signalling an expanded effort to share resources, coordinate strategy and planning, and establish a mutual aid network to provide homebound and at-risk populations with food and other essential needs, six Passaic County-based non-profits have joined together under the umbrella banner of the “Passaic County Pandemic Partnership” (PCPP).

According to a statement by the ...

NJCDC Makes Big Impact Through Chromebook, Gift Card Distribution

PATERSON, NJ - Friday, May 8, was a day to remember for 200 families who received Chromebooks and grocery gift cards from NJCDC! The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to those we serve, and through surveying neighborhood residents, we found their two biggest needs are food and access to technological devices.

Low-income families, such as those in our neighborhood, often have to cut back ...

Paterson's Julia Gonzalez Donates to Hospital that 'Serves Her City'

PATERSON, NJ - For Paterson’s Julia Gonzalez, donating 50 pizzas to the ICU unit at St. Joseph’s Health earlier this month just didn’t go far enough in showing her gratitude to the men and women working on the frontline to keep their city healthy. So, on Saturday, again with the help of Al Pomodoro Pizzeria on First Ave, she is repeating the generosity, this time to the ...

Pascrell Announce $419K in AmeriCorps Funding for NJCDC

PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey Development Corporation has received $419,418 in AmeriCorps funding, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced Tuesday. The funding will help place 20 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve with the NJCDC in Paterson.

Calling the AmeriCorps program “one of America’s best ideas,” Pascrell said that he was “thrilled that a ...

New Destiny Family Success Centers Provides Food to City Seniors

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s New Destiny Family Success Centers (NDFSC) is among the growing list of local nonprofits continuing to serve the local community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

Recently, staff and volunteers from the organization that serves as a centralized resource hub serving more than 1500 families in Passaic County each year joined with Joseph ...

Paterson Nonprofits Adapt, Carry On Through COVID-19 Crisis

PATERSON, NJ – Pandemic or no pandemic, local non-profit organizations say they are committed to doing whatever they can to continue helping a growing number of residents in need.

While life in New Jersey has grinded to a halt, many non-profits have vowed to continue their missions to help the underserved, even if it has meant temporarily suspending some programs to focus on just ...

Pilot Program to Connect Paterson Senior Citizens with Volunteers for Food Delivery Launched

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson officials have announced an innovative pilot program to connect local volunteers with their senior citizen neighbors that may be having difficulty keeping stocked with food during the coronavirus public health crisis.

“In the City of Paterson, we want to make sure our senior citizens are taken care of,” Mayor Andre Sayegh said, announcing the effort ...

NJCDC Helps Feed 100 Families-in-Need

PATERSON, NJ - More and more people throughout the country—and in Paterson—are hungry as a result of COVID-19. Studies show that the rate of food insecurity rises when the national or local economy is unstable—such as during the current pandemic.

Indeed, in the last month, many Patersonians have been laid off, had their earnings drastically reduced, or have been unable to ...

Fighting a Pandemic with The Volunteer Spirit: Profiles of True Heroes

WAYNE, NJ – Grim statistics dominate the headlines during a global health crisis but defeating a pandemic must begin in the hearts and minds of those who step up to the front-lines purposely and without anything to gain but to fulfill a basic-desire to help.

What makes someone put themselves at risk to help others? According to the Passaic County Public Health Supervisor Sandra ...


Passaic County Business Survey and Passaic County Non-Profit Survey

May 14, 2020

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Planning and Economic Development are conducting two surveys to better understand the needs of Passaic County businesses and non-profit organizations after the New Jersey stay-at-home Executive Order was executed in response to COVID-19 concerns.

We will be better positioned to develop new strategies to promote and foster ...


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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 Felician Way

Felician University Conducts Survey on Remote Learning

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced Felician University to move to remote learning and telework almost two months ago. 

In the best of all possible worlds, the computer skills of everyone working in the academic environment would be equal. In reality, there is a wide range, not only in technology skill, but in the comfort levels of users as well. Results of a survey identifying problems members ...

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 ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

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 ...