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Paterson's Poet Laureate

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Other not to Suffer in Silence

PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told on TAPinto.

Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street which led to the eventual total collapse ...

Rutgers Historians Collecting 2018 Women's March Signs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.

If you took part in yesterday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, you should consider donating your signs and protest memorabilia ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney at Magic Kingdom Gets His Wish

NEW YORK, NY — In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and Robert Leibowitz of Hamilton's story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings. 

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed,  laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees. Signs posted on the ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Montclair Attorney Pleads Guilty in Fraud Ring that Bilked Nearly $4 Million from Insurance Carriers

TRENTON – Mark Gertner, of Montclair, has pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal running and is awaiting sentencing in a medical fraud ring that bilked nearly $4 million from insurance carriers, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced Wednesday. He was named along with five other defendants.

A former North Jersey ...

Scouting Offers 137 Merit Badges; This New Jersey Boy Scout Has Earned 139

FLANDERS, NJ - Eagle Scout Shane J. Jones from New Jersey Troop 156 in Flanders, NJ has earned 139 Merit Badges, all 137 currently offered by the Boy Scouts of America plus two badges that have been “retired” by the organization.  Although a scout only needs 21 merit badges for the rank of Eagle, Shane wanted to accept the challenge of earning all the merit badges. 

Since ...

Bloomfield School Website Hacked by ISIS Sponsored Group

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--School Desk, the company that hosts the Bloomfield School District's websites was hacked in the early morning hours and all school content was replaced by a pro-ISIS video.   By 7 a.m. the original site was restored.  The following statement was posted on the District website;

Around 4 a.m., Monday, November 4, an unknown group hacked the web sites ...

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