Government

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Councilman Mike Jackson is taking his efforts to clean up the City’s First Ward to the streets, in a van. Speaking to TAPinto Paterson on Thursday Jackson said he has launched the Residence Assistance Program (RAP) to help “do the little extras” that make a big difference in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The days of having to visit Paterson City Hall as the only means to receive a receipt for payment of sewer and tax bills have come to an end. On Thursday, Mayor Andre Sayegh will announce the launch of online bill pay for local property tax bills. The second phase of the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.’s support for law enforcement was recognized Wednesday as he was awarded the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Major County Sheriffs’ Association,  a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An intersection long synomous with vehicle crashes and dangerous conditions for pedestrians will be soon see the installation of stop signs at all four approaches. Following a unaniomous vote by the Paterson City Council Tuesday vehicles approaching the intersection of 18th Avenue ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Support for the more estimated 500 employees left without jobs following the fire that destroyed much of Marcal continues to poor in from elected officials and community leaders. On Tuesday Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly announced that he is partnering with with New Jersey SHARES (NJ ...

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PATERSON, NJ - If Paterson’s renaissance is truly on the horizon, in order for Mayor Andre Sayegh’s vision of new construction throughout the city’s six wards to become a reality, investors and developers are going to need workers, and a lot of them. Indeed, growing the city’s workforce is a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Dozens of local officials, community leaders, and residents gathered in front of City Hall on Friday, February 1 to mark the start of Black History Month and celebrate the raising of the African American Flag.  Clad in winter coats, gloves, and scarves to battle subfreezing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  An effort championed by Senator Nellie Pou (D-35) to prohibit discrimination against cash-paying consumers is one step closer to becoming law. The bill, S-2785, which would prohibit end the practice of prohibiting the use of cash in the purchase of any good or service, was passed by ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh offered a plan to help plug the city's budget deficit by instituting a one-time sewer charge on the system's users to the Paterson City Council on Tuesday. While sending an extra bill to the system’s users, it also, by focusing on overall use of the system, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The days of having to visit Paterson City Hall as the only means to receive a receipt for payment of sewer and tax bills are soon coming to an end. According to a statement by Mayor Andre Sayegh in a video posted on Facebook, city officials are hopeful that a new system to pay ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh has announced that while from a financial perspective Paterson is “not out of the woods yet” his Administration has delayed implementation of furloughs, layoffs, and a payroll deferral plan. The announcement came first at a meeting with the city’s public ...

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WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Woodland Park received a special piece of equipment Thursday which will be utilized by the Borough and the Township of Little Falls to de-silt and de-snag local waterways. The grant funded purchase will allow the Department of Public Works from both ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Wednesday, January 16 a fire tore through two buildings at the corner of Madison Avenue and 21st Avenue. For hours the cars and pedestrians that usually fill the busy intersection known as the Colombian Corridor were replaced by emergency vehicles and firefighters working to put ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While the first person won’t be counted for well over a year, the City of Paterson’s efforts to make sure every resident is included in Census 2020 are well underway. Lamenting the fact that previous census tallies, conducted every ten years, have provided what most believe is a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Following reports that Jameek Lowery was suffering from spinal meningitis  prior to his death on Monday Mayor Andre Sayegh released the following statement regarding the preventative treatment he and others have undergone: “As of 9:45am on Thursday, January 10, we are still ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As the investigation into the death of Jameek Lowery continues, Paterson City Council President Martiza Davila has announced that the public portion of Tuesday’s City Council Workshop will be televised. The decision came in the wake, Davila told TAPinto Paterson, of numerous phone ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh and key members of his inner circle, including Business Administrator Vaughn McKoy and Chief of Staff Kathleen Long, were summoned to Trenton on Monday to meet with Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver and several officials of the Department of Community Affairs. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh is to hold a Wednesday press conference to announce the Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) approval of $30 million in Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) tax credits for the redevelopment of the Ward Street Garage site. Referring to it as a “true public ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The dark and gloomy weather outside was no match for the vibrancy of the Bangladeshi community that filled into Paterson’s City Council Chambers on Sunday in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of the nation’s Victory Day. Hosted by 2nd Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique, the event ...

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