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Silk City Sharks’ Secret Weapon

July 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- What do the sports of soccer and football have in common?  Nothing, until several months ago.  

Jordan Sirano has excelled at soccer virtually his entire life. Playing the game since he was young, the 28-year old has competed not only in the United States but around the world, including taking the pitch in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and other exotic ...

Silk City Sharks: Not Just Football

PATERSON, NJ- Telling TAPinto Paterson that the Silk City Sharks are “not just football,” Mike Harris, vice president of the semi-professional team set to kick off their second season on Saturday, said that real goal of the club is to be “part of the renaissance” that so many believe has been spurred forward with the recent inauguration of Mayor Andre Sayegh.

In ...

‘Transformative Power’ of Art Brings Facelift to Fourth Ward Basketball Courts

PATERSON, NJ- For too long the basketball courts on 12th Avenue have suffered from neglect, finding their spot among the all to common list of places within the city’s neighborhoods that have become havens for drug use and other activities.

Thanks to the creativity, hard work, and most importantly, desire to do “something fantastic” by local artist and teacher Chris ...

Silk City Sharks Set to Kick Off New Season

PATERSON, NJ- There were plenty of things that were not at a recent preseason practice of Paterson’s semi-professional football team, the Silk City Sharks.  In stifling heat at Baurle Field there were no touchdowns, there were no field goals, there were no extra points.  Nor were there any celebratory salsa dances or post scoring, end zone antics. Marching bands, ...

Eight City Ballparks to get Facelift through Donation to One Paterson Foundation

PATERSON, NJ- Under partly cloudy skies, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh stood in front of home plate at Paterson’s Larry Doby Field on Thursday announcing planned improvements to eight city baseball and softball fields, while also paying homage to the the man whom many say was the greatest athlete ever to come out of the Silk City.

“50 years ago, today, Larry Doby crossed the color ...

TAPinto Photos: Paterson Comes Out for World Cup

PATERSON, NJ- For nearly three hours the crowd was more electric than the lightning streaks that darted across the sky above. When the thunder rolled the sea of yellow shouted over it. As the rain came down harder the throngs of Colombia soccer supporters grew.

At least 1,000 Colombian soccer fans gathered along 21st Ave to watch their nation’s beloved soccer ...

Community Invited to Watch World Cup Match

PATERSON, NJ- World Cup Fever is gripping Paterson!

On Tuesday the entire Paterson community is invited to an outdoor watch party as Colombia takes on England in a knockout game to determine which team will advance to the tournaments quarterfinals.

Hosted by Mayor Andre Sayegh, Board of Education Commissioner Manny Martinez, and community activists Al Abdelaziz and Javier Fernandez, the ...

Bike Skills Inspire Fashion to Generate Funds for Growing Sport

PATERSON, NJ- When Shondee Hansford brought the inaugural Wheelie Race and Stunts competition to Pennington Park in May he offered his hope that, with the right support, the competitors that are too regularly seen performing their amazing stunts on city streets would have a safe place to practice and ride in the not to distant future.

And while the event was held in partnership with the ...

Congressman Bill Pascrell Helps Lead Democrats to Victory, on the Diamond

WASHINGTON, DC- In electoral terms the victory that Congressman Bill Pascrell helped lead the Democrats to over the Republicans on Thursday would be considered a landslide. This however, was the 57th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game with the Democrats victorious by a score of 21-5.

Expressing his pride in the victory Pascrell, who earlier in the night had announced on Facebook that ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

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Pascrell, Renacci, Senators Celebrate House Approval of Congressional Gold Medal to Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby

July 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) hailed the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 1861, the Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act. The legislation awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the late baseball star, Larry Doby, who broke the American League’s color barrier in 1947.

“A proud ...