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Paterson Man Charged with Witness Tampering in Sexual Abuse Case

May 5, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A 41-year-old Paterson man was arrested Tuesday and charged with one county of Witness Tampering, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes has announced.

According to Valdes the charges against Ramon Cabrera stem from an extensive investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit following the complaint of a child victim that they were ...

Clifton Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Paterson Police Chief

PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday.

As previously reported, Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate occasions on February 26, 2020, to threaten Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim “Mike” ...

Murder Charge for 21 Year Old Paterson Man in April 25 Shooting

PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson man was arrested Monday in connection to the homicide that took place on outside 225 Summer Street on April 25

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, Kamar Isom, is charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Certain Persons not to ...

Paterson Woman Among Four Charged in Multi County Burglary Ring

TRENTON, NJ - A Paterson woman is among four suspects that have been arrested and charged in connection with 16 residential burglaries that occurred in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Passaic, and Union Counties from October 2020 through March 2021. 

Kay Brown, 23, has been charged with Conspiracy, three counts of Burglary, and Theft.

According to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal the ...

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes Predicts 'Systematic Change' in Paterson Police Department

PATERSON, NJ - The takedown of 22 suspects in a major drug operation on Thursday was just one more example of the large scale effort Mayor Andre Sayegh said Paterson residents, too many of whom are “living in fear,” will continue to see making their city safer.

At a press conference Friday Sayegh went on to describe that the operation, which included federal, state, county, and ...

22 Face Federal Drug Charges Following Massive Sweep

NEWARK, NJ – Federal law enforcement officials have announced charges against 22 people believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base in Paterson. 

In separate statements Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig described that 12 of the suspects are members and associates of “Harlem World/12th Avenue” while the other 10 ...

Stealing Mail Could Land Former Paterson Resident in Jail for 30 Years

NEWARK, N.J. – Three Paterson residents, and one former resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and related crimes, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Tuesday.

According to Honig Miguel Ortiz, 22, Victor Emilio Mejia Adames, 21, and Tiffany Diaz Fermin, 24, all of Paterson, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. district Judge Kevin McNulty, to ...

Passaic County Prosecutor Takes Control of Internal Affairs at Paterson Police Department

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office (PCPO) has assumed responsibility for the internal affairs functions of the Paterson Police Department (PPD), Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Tuesday.

The action means that the PCPO will have full oversight over PPD’s Internal Affairs Division, which is ...

Federal Charges for Two Paterson Police Officers Accused in Unprovoked Attack

NEWARK, NJ – Two Paterson Police Officers are facing civil rights and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly assaulting a victim in Paterson and then lying about it, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Tuesday.

Paterson Police Officers Kevin Patino, 29, and Kendry Tineo-Restituyo, 28, are both charged by complaint with depriving a victim of his Constitutional right to ...

Operation Gives 'Helping Hand' to 13 Seeking to Break Cycle of Opioid Addiction

PATERSON, NJ - While a recent two-day operation spearheaded by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office led to the arrest of thirteen individuals on drugs related charges, the real story is that each accepted the opportunity to turn their lives around and help break the cycle of addiction by connecting each with vital treatment, recovery and support services.  

Calling it an ...

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What Resources Are Available To Struggling Veterans & Their Families In 2021?

It’s an unfortunate fact that many of our veterans returning from tour arrive at their doorstep with a suitcase full of struggles.

From mental health to financial concerns, a post-military life can be extremely challenging for many. While there are resources available for veterans to turn to, many former servicemen and women are not aware of them.

To help try and rectify this ...

Ramapo @ PCCC Virtual Information Sessions May 12 and May 13

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is offering virtual information sessions about the Ramapo@PCCC program on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 pm and May 13 at 12 noon.  

Ramapo@PCCC is a unique initiative between PCCC and Ramapo College of New Jersey that enables students to save on the cost of a bachelor’s degree. The program is currently open to individuals who already have ...

Union President Addresses Board Comments

May 7, 2021

As we wind down Staff Appreciation Week, the Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) would like to thank all of you who shared messages of support and expressions of thanks with us.  Given all that we have collectively been through these last 15 months, it serves as a reminder that there are people who understand and acknowledge just what it means to be an educator these ...

PVWC kicks off Drinking Water Week highlighting tap water being “There When You Need It”

(Clifton, N.J. – May 2, 2021) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year. 

PVWC is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap ...

Letter to Editor: Paterson Public Schools Have Worked Hard to Ensure Safe Return to Classrooms

May 9, 2021

Dear Editor:

I wish to express my satisfaction with Paterson Public Schools in working to ensure the safety of our students and staff upon returning to our buildings for in-person instruction. 

I have a report and you can watch it here:

While we remain in a hybrid environment where our students will remain remote until further notice, I want to point out a few things ...

Camden Police Reform Is a 'Model’ for Other Cities

May 8, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ —This city has little in common with Ithaca, New York.

Yet that scenic upstate New York college town is the latest community looking to duplicate many of Camden’s police reforms as the framework for overhauling its police department. It intends to dismantle its police force, partner with the county government, and retrain rehired and new officers to better interact with ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

May 11, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Essex Street near Straight Street. 

This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, local police officers will ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...