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Redevelopment of Riverside Terrace Moving Forward

April 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to replace Paterson’s aging Riverside Terrace housing complex took another step forward on Monday with the Planning Board voting unanimously in support of minor changes to the original plan as well as variances related to parking and building construction.

Led by Israel Roizman, Principal of Harris Townhomes Associates, several professionals including an architect, ...

Video: Wimberly Continues to Speak Out for Local School Funding

PATERSON, NJ- While administrators, local leaders, and education activists widely welcomed Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed  $20 million increase in funding for Paterson’s schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, the announcement came as a reminder that it came after eight years of “flat funding” under Governor Chris Christie leaving them $250 million in the ...

City Council Passes Budget Amid Turbulent Political Climate

PATERSON, NJ- The city council voted to adopt a $223 million budget on Tuesday thanks to a last minute plea from Mayor Jane Williams-Warren. The resolution passed by a margin of 5-4, but was originally set to fail until two council members changed their votes.

The city’s budget will include a 2.6% increase in the municipal tax levy, which was the major source of conflict among council ...

BREAKING: Wimberly Announces Murphy Budget Includes $20 Million in Additional Funding for Paterson Schools

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that a “new era where Paterson children matter,” has come to Trenton under Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) told TAPinto Paterson exclusively that Paterson’s schools are set to receive an additional $20 million in funding for the 2018-2019 school year.

“There is no other way to say it other than that Governor Christie robbed ...

Why Were Benches Removed From City Hall?

PATERSON, NJ- Calling it a “safety precaution,” Mayor Jane Williams-Warren ordered the removal of the benches in front of City Hall. The decision, she said in a statement on Tuesday, was based on her concern for the safety of the employees and public on a daily basis.

“Recently we have experienced an increase in people sleeping, using drugs which have resulted in ...

Wimberly and Sumter Call for Increased Funding for Black Colleges

TRENTON, NJ – Saying that the measure addresses inequities in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by increasing federal funding for them, Paterson’s representatives in the New Jersey General Assembly, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter, have urged both houses of Congress, as well as President Trump, to support The Land-Grant Opportunity Act, ...

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Pascrell Marks Tax Day by Demanding House Republicans Seek Trump’s Tax Returns

April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives today on the refusal of Congress to demand Donald Trump’s tax returns and its failure to hold the Trump administration accountable. A recording of Mr. Pascrell’s speech is available here.

 

 

A transcript of his speech appears below.

“Today ...