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Three Struck, Including Two Teenagers, by Gunfire Sunday Night

May 25, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department are investigating a shooting Sunday that left two teenagers, and a 31-year-old Paterson woman with non-fatal wounds Sunday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to ...

Law Enforcement Officials Identify Paterson Man Killed After Confrontation with Police

PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has identified Christopher Clark, 26, as the deceased in a police involved shooting that took place in Paterson in the early hours of Saturday.

According to the preliminary investigation, members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department responded in a marked patrol vehicle at approximately 1:10 a.m. after gunshots were ...

Police Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

PATERSON, NJ – An investigation has been launched by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office after a police-involved shooting left a man dead overnight, according to a statement. A report issued Saturday afternoon said that the incident took place on 16th Avenue at approximately 1:00 a.m.

The investigation comes as prescribed by a law enacted in 2019 that requires that the ...

Automatic Weapons Seized, 14 Arrests Made in Drug Raid

PATERSON, NJ - Three loaded weapons were taken off Paterson street Thursday as members of the Paterson Police Department disrupted a drug operation at 181 Marion Street.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, an investigation was launched earlier this month following numerous complaints from area residents who reported that buyers were coming to the location at all times of day ...

Downtown Memorial to Fallen Firefighter Stolen

PATERSON, NJ - A memorial erected on what is left of an iconic Paterson building to honor the life of hero Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia has been stolen, TAPinto Paterson has learned. 

Nicosia lost his life in a 1991 fire that destroyed the old Meyers Brothers Department Store on Main Street. Firefighter Nicosia’s is one of 30 line of duty deaths Paterson’s storied fire ...

Paterson Police Arrest 17-Year-Old with Loaded Gun

PATERSON, NJ - A 17-year-old Paterson male is being held in the Essex County Detention Center after being arrested and found to be in possession of a stolen 9 mm handgun Wednesday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, members of the city’s Ceasefire Unit were in the area of North 10th Street and Belmont Avenue at approximately 5:30 p.m. when they observed a large ...

Traffic Infraction Leads to Two Drugs Arrests

PATERSON, NJ - Two men were under arrest early Wednesday after a motor vehicle stop turned up what appeared to be phencyclidine (PCP).

According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, PCSO Officer Vincent Tedesco stopped the black Chevy Malibu in the area of Carroll Street and Governor Street after observing the driver commit motor vehicle infractions at approximately 2:00 a.m.

Upon approaching the ...

Paterson Man Arrested by NYPD Following Monday Shooting

PATERSON, NJ - A 33-year-old Paterson man is under arrest in New York following a shooting in the area of Carroll Street that sent the victim to a hospital in the Bronx for treatment of a non-fatal gunshot wound Monday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, David Polanco, 33, was identified as the shooter and has been charged with ...

5,000 Packets of Heroin Confiscated in Monday Drug Raid

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation into the trafficking of illegal narcotics at 634 E. 27th Street led to a Monday raid that turned up more than 5,000 glassines of heroin, a loaded handgun with hollow point bullets, and almost $5,000 in US currency.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale the investigation was launched following multiple complaints of the activity. 

On ...

Four Paterson Residents Killed in Route 3 Crash

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Four Paterson residents were among five people killed in a car crash on Route 3 West in Rutherford on Sunday, law enforcement officials have announced.

According to reports, the crash took place at approximately 10:43 p.m. when the car they were traveling in, a 2016 Nissan Rogue, ran into the rear of a front loader construction vehicle that was entering the roadway from the ...


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Felician University Conducts Survey on Remote Learning

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced Felician University to move to remote learning and telework almost two months ago. 

In the best of all possible worlds, the computer skills of everyone working in the academic environment would be equal. In reality, there is a wide range, not only in technology skill, but in the comfort levels of users as well. Results of a survey identifying problems members ...

Nursing a Blackeye

May 17, 2020

Dear Editor:

The recent reports of alleged voter fraud has put a black eye on the city of Paterson.

Granted, we are living in unprecedented times and circumstances because of COVID-19, however, it would have been prudent for Governor Phil Murphy to have postponed the May election given our past history of voter fraud when it comes to vote by mail.

A postponement to the month of June ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order ...