BREAKING: Paterson House Fire Claims Life – TAPinto.net

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New Jersey fire department makes history with 1st black battalion chief

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson firefighters are still on the scene of a house fire at 650 East 26th Street which, according to public safety officials, claimed the life of one resident. 

The fire broke out at approximately 6:30 p.m. and the wood frame structure was “fully engulfed” when fire crews arrived

BREAKING: Paterson House Fire Claims Life

PATERSON, NJ – More than a dozen Paterson firefighters stood shoulder to shoulder on Monday in an effort to save lives.

Paterson promotes 32 police officers, firefighters in unified ceremony

Unlike other times, however, this one was not the scene of a fire, car accident, or other emergency, it was a press conference outside of Paterson Fire Headquarters to announce their effort to increase organ and tissue donation among their members.

PATERSON, NJ – More than a dozen Paterson firefighters stood shoulder to shoulder on Monday in an …

TRENTON, NJ – A bill championed by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly to help give homeowners a fair chance to get back on track with their mortgage payments was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Monday.

Under the new law, known as the the Fair Foreclosure Act, lenders are required to to send homeowners a notice of intention to foreclose at least 30 days, but no more than 180 days in advance …

PATERSON, NJ – A 15-year old Paterson boy is being treated for non life threatening injuries, including head trauma, at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center after being hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Summer Street and Oak Street at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Vincent Gil, 24, Paterson, the reported driver that him with his black BMW, is said to have fled the scene leaving the …

PATERSON, NJ – “Both boxers and poets have something hot inside them to get out,” Elizabeth Valverde told TAPinto Paterson just outside of the ring at Patersons famed Ike and Randys Boxing Gym. “One set use uppercuts and the other words, or in Muhammad Alis case, both.” It was for this reason, the local poet said after the final bell Sunday, that the event she organized and hosted under the …

PATERSON, NJ – The quiet leadership of Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott was on full display Saturday as the firefighters he leads organized and hosted a massive Touch-A-Truck event for Austism Awarness at Paterson Fire Headquarters. 

Co-hosted by the Paterson Police Department, the event attracted more than 1,000 parents and children from across the city, offering them an opportunity to get …

PATERSON, NJ – Saying that the Paterson Police Department will continue their fight against  crime one bag, block, and gun at a time, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced the arrest of two men that also led to the recovery of two firearms.

According to Speziale, the arrests of Peter Campos, 21, and Edwin Betancur, 34, both of Paterson, took place on Friday at 115 Highland Street …

PATERSON, NJ – Saying that the Paterson Police Department will continue their fight against  crime …

PATERSON, NJ – No one would have thought twice if Willie Peterkin Sr. and Sharrieff Bugg chose to bask in the sunlight and simply watched the basketball being played on the courts at School 13 on Saturday. Instead, the two men, and longtime community activists, seemed to be already planning their next project.

PATERSON, NJ – No one would have thought twice if Willie Peterkin Sr. and Sharrieff Bugg chose to …

HACKENSACK, NJ – A 40-year-old Hackensack man faces life behind bars after being found guilty of assaulting two people and carjacking a vehicle in Paterson nearly three years ago.

On Friday, a jury returned the verdicts against Paul Myhand following just one hour of deliberation, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced in a press release. 

HACKENSACK, NJ – A 40-year-old Hackensack man faces life behind bars after being found guilty of …

NEWARK, N.J. – A Paterson man faces life in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking by a federal jury on Friday.

According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, the jury returned the verdict against Reinaldo Rodriguez, 30, after a four-day trial. The charges against him included conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute …

NEWARK, N.J. – A Paterson man faces life in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking by …

PATERSON, NJ -Members of the Passaic County Sheriffs Office (PCSO) on patrol in Paterson made three drugs related arrests on Thursday, according to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik.

The first incident, Berdnik said, came at approximately 9:40 a.m. when detectives from the PCSO Fugitive Squad were in the area of Hamilton Avenue and Auburn Street, well-know for the prevalence of drug trafficking.

Municipal officials promoted 32 police officers and firefighters in an unified ceremony at the Stony Road section firehouse on Tuesday afternoon.

18 police officers were promoted to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, and sergeant while 14 firefighters were promoted to the ranks of deputy chief, battalion chief, and captain.

You are superheroes to the people that you protect, serve, and save, said mayor Andre Sayegh making a reference to the Avengers: Endgame film to the hundreds of people, mostly family members of firefighters and police officers, in the firehouse. You are the justice league of Paterson.

The most popular superhero at the ceremony was Lamar Colclough, first African-American battalion chief in the citys history.

Fire chief Brian McDermott said Colclough broke the glass ceiling that had been in place for 144 years.

Sayegh was asked by a television news reporter what took so long to get an African-American battalion chief.

I just became mayor 10 months ago, replied the mayor. He also pointed out this is the first time both police and fire held a joint promotion ceremony.

Its a great thing, said Colclough (pictured) after being sworn-in by Sayegh. He credited his family and his fellow fire employees. Im very happy. Its not about me. Its about everybody here that worked hard to get where they are at right now.

Colclough said he is setting an example for his young children, who were at the ceremony, that hard work and dedication pays off.

Colclough was mobbed by dozens of people following the ceremony. Many hugged him and took selfies with him.

Both the fire chief and police chief, Troy Oswald, gave the promoted fire and police employees leadership advice.

You are all now your brothers keeper. You now have to protect the people that work with you. You now have to protect the community as a whole, said Oswald.

Oswald was seated next to eight-year-old police chief Delaney Kurdyla, a cancer survivor, who has captured the hearts of police.

The promotions are budget neutral, said public safety director Jerry Speziale. He said the promoted employees are filling positions vacated by retiring police and fire employees.

These are all replacements. People that went out, went out at top salaries. These people are coming in at bottom salaries, said Speziale. Theres no extra.


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