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Passaic County News

October 2, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The City Council on Tuesday approved an Ordinance that will ban the use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, minibikes, snowmobiles, and more on public property, streets, and sidewalks within Paterson. The use of illegal vehicles on these properties will be subject to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Museum and Library Executive Director Corey Fleming, and Museum Director Giacomo DeStefano announced that Paterson has been awarded $500,000 from the National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures grant for the Rogers Locomotive Works Erecting ...

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WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its award-winning editor/publisher Jon, everyone calls me "Ferris,” Meredith is celebrating two milestones — one million pageviews and counting in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019. It’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, the Passaic County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Spruce Street Bridge Project. The newly finished project, considered by locals to be the Gateway to the Great Falls, included the rehabilitation of the bridge, upgrades ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Six members of the Paterson Fire Department jumped into action Wednesday night after a 53-year-old woman was struck by a jitney bus in the area of 195 McBride Ave. According to Fire Chief Brian McDermott, the incident took place at approximately 10:45 p.m. drawing the response of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh on Tuesday announced his intention to terminate Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim "Mike" Baycora for “failed leadership” within the Department. Sayegh claimed in February 2022, he told Baycora that it was time to go.  According to officials, when receiving the news, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Police Department released the names of the victims of the tragic Labor Day crash on Route 208.  The driver of a 2004 Toyota Camry, Carmen Traverso, 78, of Dover, did not survive a crash which took place between the highway exits of Grandview Avenue and Goffle ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Each year Paterson celebrates Labor Day weekend with a festival highlighting Paterson’s national treasure, the Great Falls National Historic Park. The festival will take place this year September 3 to September 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature performances, food trucks ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 72 teaching positions have been filled since June, reducing the district’s total vacancies by 30%, Paterson Public Schools officials announced earlier this week.  Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer delivered the information as she gave the School Readiness Report at this ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College (PCCC) invites everyone who wants to attend PCCC this Fall to SuperSaturday on August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Paterson, Wanaque, and Passaic campuses.   SuperSaturday offers a convenient day to apply for admission, register for Fall ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 31-year-old city woman was being transported to Paterson by two state employees Friday when she reportedly became “agitated” and assaulted the pair, before they were ultimately forced to exit the vehicle which the passenger then fled in with her seven-year-old child, law ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Commissioners were joined by officials from Paterson, Clifton, and Woodland Park and stakeholders to break ground on the Garret Mountain Phase II Improvements Project. The goal of this project is to provide new recreational amenities and improvements to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The County of Passaic and the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., in conjunction with the National Association of Olmsted Parks, will host a picnic at the Rocky Hollow Picnic Area at Garret Mountain Reservation on Sunday, July 31st. This year marks the 200th birthday of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh shared in greater details on Monday Paterson’s plans to expand the Great Falls National Historic Park with a $7.9 million Riverwalk.  The 2.5-acre expansion will allow visitors to stroll along the Passaic River among the ruins of a dye factory, silk mill, and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11 to 14 at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on August 11 at 7:30 p.m.  The Passaic County Fair ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that 14 Community Projects she submitted to the House Appropriations Committee were included as part of the FY2023 Appropriations Bill that was passed by the Committee and will be voted on later this year by the House of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik swore in 24 Corrections Officers who will now go through GAP training to become Sheriff Officers.  Soon, these officers will be on the streets of Passaic County, serving and protecting residents, a statement read. “I am delighted to swear ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based ...

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PATERSON, NJ - When Tony Vancheri puts his mind to something he usually gets it done. He’s a man to whom many titles apply: deputy mayor, friend, father, grandfather, to name just a few. On Saturday, once again, it was his status as a veteran that took center stage as the access road leading to ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A more than two decade career of a decorated member of the Passaic County Sheriff's Office officially came to an end on Tuesday. And, having served as a key member of the Sheriff's Mounted Unit since 2002, Baron, has been sent out pasture, literally. Baron, whom Sheriff ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Community College (PCCC) hosted their 50th commencement ceremony on Monday. Graduates from PCCC’s four campuses, Paterson, Passaic, Wanaque and Wayne, received their Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees or their professional certificates at the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – She stands just four inches over five foot tall and has a broad, welcoming smile that can put people at ease, a calming voice, conviction and a wealth of knowledge. Her staff is friendly, attentive and eager to assist those that come to her office in need of help. Yet, the recently ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Over 200 volunteers gathered in front of The New Roberto Clemente School on Saturday morning for the first of two days of community engagement aimed at saving lives from fires.  The distribution and installation of state-of-the-art smoke detectors were throughout 5th Ward ...

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PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson. Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson VICE/ABC/NARCOTICS UNIT conducted a raid at 264 Harrison Street beginning at about 11:00 p.m. on Friday, which also led to the third floor of the location, Public Safety Director Jerry Sepziale announced. The execution of the search warrants resulted in the recovery ...

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WAYNE, NJ - On Wednesday, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik hosted a promotional ceremony at the Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, with nine officers administered the oath of office for their new ranks before family members pinned them with a badge to display the promotion. “One ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – After an almost two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eva’s Village reopened its Community Kitchen for sit-down meal service inside its facility on Monday. During the pandemic, the Community Kitchen continued to feed the hungry by providing “to-go” meals for those who lined ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, with the Key to the City.  Mulhall, who has served in Ireland's foreign service for more than 44 years, visited Paterson along with Consul General Helena Nolan as part of an effort ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik swore in 38 new Sheriff’s Officers on Thursday, swelling his ranks allowing him to increase the number of officers deployed throughout the county. The new officers were correctional police officers who have been reclassified because of the ...

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