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Paterson Guaranteed Income 'Helped A Lot,' Resident tells TAPinto Paterson

May 9, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Throughout the year, TAPinto Paterson has been talking to individuals who were been chosen to receive guaranteed income. The guaranteed income program has allowed 110 random people receive $400 a month for 12 months.

As the last month approaches, one resident, who has asked to be anonymous, told TAPinto Paterson that once she stops receiving the income, she will ...

Paterson Recognizes Municipal Employees' Commitment with Premium Pay and Luncheon

PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh, Business Administrator Kathleen Long and Paterson City Council President Maritza Davila announced on Thursday that about 1,300 Paterson municipal employees will receive a second round of premium pay on April 22.

Employees who worked in person during the height of the pandemic from March 17, 2020, to February 1, 2021, may receive a maximum of $4,000 and ...

End of Guaranteed Income Will Be 'Big Blow,' Resident Says

PATERSON, NJ – With the guaranteed income initiative ending in June, many residents who have been chosen to receive the the monthly stipend, have expressed how helpful the program has been for the past couple of months.

For many Paterson residents who are receiving guaranteed income, the money has helped pay bills, for school, or has been saved for future use. For one resident, who asked ...

City Employees to Receive $2M More in 'Premium Pay'

PATERSON, NJ – Eligible municipal employees will share an additional $2 million in "premium pay" following the Paterson City Council's approval of a resolution on Tuesday authorizing a drawdown from the City of Paterson’s American Rescue Plan funds to supplement the $2 million previously authorized.

“The numbers were calculated depending on the amount ...

Guaranteed Income Has Made a Difference, Recipient Says

PATERSON, NJ – As the guaranteed income initiative pilot heads into its final months, residents who were randomly selected to participate in it have nothing but positive words to say about the program. The 110 randomly chosen applicants get $400 each month for one year.

One resident, who asked not to be identified, sat down with TAPinto Paterson to share her experience ...

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Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh’s Leadership Integrity Matters for Continuing Progress of Paterson

May 6, 2022

Dear Editor

When choosing a mayor, citizens are essentially hiring a person they believe is best fit for the duties and responsibilities of the office. We have seen the ineffectiveness of this hiring process at times when voters don’t have enough information or are uninterested or simply ready for a new officeholder. Considering the mayor’s office is like the CEO position of a ...

Scenes from the 2022 Passaic County Art in the Park Festival Held in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

May 7, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park last weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show their talents and sell their wares.

Art in the Park was held from 11 to 7 on Saturday, April 30, ...

New Poll: Majority of New Jersey Voters and Parents Support Public Charter Schools by a 2:1 Margin

May 11, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% indicated opposition), while parents surveyed have an even higher level of support (56% support and only 24% ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Receives Endorsement From Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter

PATERSON, NJ - Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter has announced her endorsement of Mayor Andre Sayegh for re-election. Representing the 35th Legislative District comprising Passaic and Bergen Counties, Sumter has served in the New Jersey State Assembly as Deputy Speaker and Majority Conference Leader as well as Chair of the N.J. Legislative Black Caucus. 

"Assemblywoman Sumter has ...