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Paterson Senator Nellie Pou Issues Statement on Relief for Puerto Rico

February 1, 2018

TRENTON, NJ- While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denies that it ever intended to end food and water assistance to Puerto Rico on January 31, despite the fact that parts of island are still without running waters and electricity more than four months after Hurricane Maria hit, Paterson’s Senator Nellie Pou is continuing to speak out on the need for additional ...

Two-Time Lottery Winner Shows He Has Their Number(s)

TRENTON, NJ- A retired teacher from Paterson Schools became a two-time lottery jackpot winner in September, it was announced by the New Jersey Lottery.

According to a press release issued on Thursday, Nicholas Fierro, Totowa, purchased a $4 Powerball ticket on Wednesday, September 6, at Union Food Stores in Totowa. The five numbers on his ticket matched those drawn, resulting in a prize ...

Paterson’s Dr. Christopher Irving Resigns from Board of Education to Serve in Adminstration of Governor Phil Murphy

PATERSON, NJ- Just over 24 hours after taking the oath of office New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has added a Paterson voice to his Administration.

Dr. Christopher Irving, a member of the Paterson Board of Education for nearly eight years, has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Education. His role, Irving told TAPinto Paterson, is still evolving but might include helping to ...

Giants Sign Former Bloomfield High School Star Kristjan Sokoli

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — With the NFL playoffs heating up, those teams not fortunate enough to make the postseason get a jumpstart on improving their roster for the following season. The New York Giants recently locked down Bloomfield High School graduate Kristjan Sokoli, signing him to its practice squad and giving him a futures contract.  

NFL teams use futures ...

Freeholder Assad Akhter Applauds Appointment of Dr. Shereef Elnahal as New Jersey Commissioner of Health

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Assad Akhter, who sat down exclusively with TAPinto Paterson last week to discuss how he believes the County of Passaic and City of Paterson can work more closely together in 2018,  released a statement in support of the appointment of Dr. Shereef Elnahal to the position of Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, the first ...

Former Governor Brendan Byrne Leaves Legacy of Service and Collaboration

Before he became New Jersey's governor, Brendan Byrne carved his career path in his native Essex County, as county prosecutor during a tumultuous era in Newark's history. 

Tested and tempered, he was ready for his time in Trenton. 

Byrne, who died Thursday, is fondly remembered by those who watched his life, and his legacy, spring to life as a young lawman who was once ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

Dave & Busters in Willowbrook Mall Announces Opening Date

WAYNE, NJ - Dave & Busters at Willowbrook Mall has announced that it will open on Feb. 16. The arcade/restaurant chain is currently hiring for all positions.

It will be the second Dave & Busters location to open in New Jersey. The Woodbridge location opened last month.

Dave & Busters, founded in 1982, has 103 locations across the country. The Wayne location will offer a ...

Sweet Gesture Honors Troops

MIDLAND PARK – Still munching on Halloween candy? Midland Park students decided to give up theirs for the troops.

Highland and Godwin Schools, led by the Highland School student council, participated in a charity that not only helps the troops fighting over seas, but also relieves parents and families of the aftermath of Halloween: what do we do with all that extra ...

Fighting Addiction-Prevention Links Receives National Grant to Support Recovery Services

ROSELLE, NJ - A national $600,000 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grant has been secured by Prevention Links to bolster its recovery support efforts. The grant comes through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

In 2016, President Barak Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. This is the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years ...

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