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Paterson Library Seeks Local Construction Firms for Northside Branch Expansion Project

March 21, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson is encouraging local construction companies to submit bids to undertake the expansion project of the Paterson Library Northside Branch.

Located in the Christopher Hope Building at 60 Temple Street, the project requires the ability to expand within the mixed use building owned by the Paterson Housing Authority. The building also contains a large gymnasium, ...

Emergency Work Avoids ‘Catastrophe’ on Route 20

PATERSON, NJ - While the cake and candles will come later, Mayor Andre Sayegh spent part of his birthday on the side of Route 20 Wednesday, celebrating the completion of a critical sewer repair project.

The “sliplining” of 400 feet of 96 inch diameter pipes “avoided a catastrophe,” Sayegh said, preventing further deterioration, and potential breakage of part of the ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Says Expungement of Records for Pot Related Crimes Good for Community

TRENTON, NJ  – While New Jersey legislators continue to push forward on legislation that will legalize the adult-use of marijuana, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Paterson) has expressed confidence in the positive impact that expunging the records of those that have been convicted previously of cannabis-related charges will have in urban communities.

“Convictions and ...

Irish Flag Waves over City Hall as Paterson Marks St. Patrick's Day

PATERSON, NJ-  When the Titantic left its final port of call, Cobh, Ireland, on April 11, 1912, one passenger who had made plans to be on the ill-fated journey was unable to make the passage due to a ticketing snafu.

Had Bess Kennedy been among the 123 passengers that did get on, she likely would have been with most of the others that got on that day, attempting to cross the Atlantic ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Leads City Officials in Groundbreaking for New Buckley Park Field

PATERSON, NJ - Just over two weeks after Paterson’s city council voted to approve a contract to install an artificial turf field at Paterson’s Buckley Park local officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, were on site to officially break ground on the $1.37 million project.

The new field, expected to be completed in four months, is designed to host multiple activities and sports ...

Community Celebrates Street Naming Honoring Homeland

PATERSON, NJ - Often celebrated for its contributions to the small business community, the high achievement of students in local schools, and even for their energy dedicated to local sports leagues, Paterson’s large Bangladeshi community secured their place in their adopted hometown’s history with a unanimous vote by the city council to designate the blocks of Union Avenue from ...

Paterson Officials Kick Off 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

PATERSON, NJ - With snow still on the ground and temperatures well below freezing, the last place anyone wanted to be on Thursday was in a park. The adverse weather conditions, however, didn’t stop city officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, from gathering in Lou Costello Park to announce Paterson’s entry into a national campaign to expand access to parks across the city.

According ...

Police Dispatchers Ask for Relief from 'Disgusting' Working Conditions

PATERSON, NJ- Representatives of Paterson’s police dispatchers attended the February 5 meeting of the Paterson City Council to voice grievances about working conditions in their work space they describe as “disgusting.” Dispatchers currently operate out of the Paterson Police Department Headquarters.

Photos provided to TAPinto Paterson by police dispatcher Tara Davis show ...

Business Leader Says Camden to be Free of Budget Subsidies in 10 Years

CAMDEN, NJ -  George E.  Norcross III addressed the recent criticisms of state tax incentives in a wide-ranging speech delivered to some of the city’s most influential players.

Norcross, who serves as chairman of Cooper Health System’s Board of Trustees and executive chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew, is widely regarded as one of the most powerful figures in ...

City Council Moves A Step Closer On Plan To Make Sewer Fees 'Equitable'

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson City Council voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a proposal that would revamp Paterson’s sewer utility, as well as impose a one-time $3 million levy based on sewer usage. Though a final vote is planned for Tuesday, March 12th, this week’s action was a crucial step in a plan that would begin charging Patersonians for sewer usage rather than the ...

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