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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson has announced that it has achieved What Works Cities Certification in recognition of its exceptional use of data to guide decision-making and improve residents’ lives. What Works Cities Certification - the national standard of excellence in data-driven city ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy is said to be feeling well and is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.   Murphy's spokesperson Mahen Gunaranta said that the governor took a rapid antigen test that came back positive for COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon "as part of a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – As the guaranteed income initiative nears the end of its one-year pilot program, Paterson residents and families who have been fortunate enough to have been chosen to receive it continues to share the advantages and benefits they have experienced with the money. When Mayor Andre ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A measure that would have directed $5.7 million received from federal COVID relief funds towards park improvement projects across Paterson was rejected by the Paterson City Council on Tuesday.  “Why are we not taking this money and doing something good with it?” Earnest Rucker, a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In order to better protect New Jersey taxpayers and consumers from being subjected to so-called “predatory tax refund anticipation practices,” as well as other commercial dealings deemed as abusive, the New Jersey State Senate passed bills that would update and strengthen the Consumer ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh delivered his annual State of the City Address Wednesday spotlighting the various projects and accomplishments led by his administration during his term in office. “In this crisis, we’ve had challenges that we’ve never seen before,” Sayegh said. “But I believe ...

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PATERSON, NJ – International Women’s Day has been observed since 1908 in the United States when 15,000 women marched in New York City to raise awareness of issues such as wages, working hours and voting rights. To mark this occasion, the Paterson City Council approved a resolution acknowledging ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an Ordinance providing for various park improvements by and in the City of Paterson, at their Regular meeting on Tuesday. The Ordinance will appropriate $5.7 million from grant proceeds received pursuant to the Federal American Rescue Plan to pay ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The efforts of  two Paterson legislators to identify gender and racial inequities in state representation has led to the signing of a law requiring the creation and maintenance of two searchable databases that contain the race and gender identity of every person appointed to a state ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While the Paterson Housing Authority will have a new look in terms of leadership for 2022, the mission, newly elected chair of the board Paula Alford said, will remain the same: To provide safe and affordable housing for all residents of the New Jersey’s third-largest ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Jaime Felix has been appointed to serve as a Commissioner to the Paterson Parking Authority. “So, my whole life I was on the street,” Felix told TAPinto Paterson. “This [the Parking Authority] is something new. When COVID hit, my wife told me that it was time to sell the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to ban Cannabis use in public places,  at their Tuesday meeting. “I have gotten complaints of individuals smoking in areas like the park, and they’re with their children and the amount of smell that is around their families,” Council ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved a resolution endorsing the “Blueprint for Peace” at their Regular meeting on Tuesday. Launced by The Peace Alliance, the Blueprint for Peace advocates for proactive healing-focused approaches that positively impact individual and societal ...

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PATERSON, NJ – An effort to return School Board elections to April, ostensibly so that the annual school budget would become subject to voter approval, failed to garner the five votes necessary for passage at Tuesday's meeting of the Paterson City Council. The final vote was 4-4.  “One of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson has been selected as just one of 15 cities globally, including only three in the U.S., to the list of winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge.  After competing with more than 600 applicants, Paterson will now receive $1 million to continue and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Ishiya Hayes has joined the Administration of Mayor Andre Sayegh as Director of Policy and Planning.  In this position, Sayegh said in a statement Monday, Hayes will support initiatives addressing economic and community impacts caused by the COVID19 pandemic, bail reform, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council is expected to further consider a resolution calling for moving board of education elections back to April. The discussion and potential action, will come at the January 11 meeting. The move, according to the resolution, would also make the annual school ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Dave Gilmore, Paterson's embattled Director of Community Improvement, continues to speak out about what he believes was an unfair and unpaid suspension based on sexual harassment charges that were leveled against him earlier this month. “My rights have been violated yet again,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson's number one fighter is taking on yet another battle. On Thursday, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) announced that he has tested positive for COVID19. Pascrell is, however, fully vaccinated and boostered, something he attributes his mild symptoms to. "I am ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh signed an Executive Order mandating that everyone while indoors at any facility owned or operated by the City of Paterson must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times. The aforementioned order aims to ensure the safety of individuals at ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The guaranteed income initiative, launched by Mayor Andre Sayegh in hopes of helping to alleviate the financial burden of some residents, is just over six months into a one-year program offering $400 a month to 110 participants.     Kymyrah Reid, a 27-year-old stay-at-home mom ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council has advanced an ordinance banning the use of cannabis in certain public places. This will amend and supplement the Paterson code entitled “Consumption in Public.” There is currently no law specifically banning the use of cannabis, whether smoked or otherwise ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council is expected to rename Wrigley Park to Wrigley Ames Park after former 4th Ward Councilwoman Vera Ames-Garnes who served from 1986-2012.  The renaming of the park will be sponsored by present Fourth Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton who asked the Council on ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Dacil Tilos has been named as Paterson's Public Information Officer. Tilos, a resident of the First Ward and Paterson native since 1992, previously served as the Senior Communications Relations Specialist. In her new role Tilos will be leading communications with the media and ...

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