Server Outage

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Our data center in upstate New York is suffering from an outage forcing the Paterson Times website to experience intermittent connection problems.

The website has been up and down since 5 a.m.

Updates:
11 a.m.: Our website has been relocated to another server pending a resolution to the outage. Website back up.
10 p.m.: Our system has been restored and the outage resolved.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience.

Article loading problems

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Our main server is experiencing problems loading articles. We have technicians troubleshooting the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please bear with us.

Update (9:50 a.m.): Article loading problem has been fixed. Thank you for your patience.

- Paterson Times Team

Salaries of Paterson, NJ employees

Friday, August 3, 2018
Our public database showing salaries of Paterson, NJ government employees.

Paterson employee salaries (Aug. 2, 2018)
Paterson Parking Authority salaries (Dec. 4, 2018)
College Achieve Paterson Charter School Salaries (Oct. 29, 2018)

Critical maintenance [February 16, 2018]

Friday, February 16, 2018
Our platform is undergoing critical maintenance resulting in downtime.

Please bear with us as we work to restore the system.

We apologize for any inconveniences.

Salaries of Paterson, Passaic County, and Paterson Public Schools employees (2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017
Our reporters use a lot of databases to cross check information or even spot an abnormality in a set of data that results in a great news story.

One set of databases that we use on a regular basis are our salary databases of city, county, and school employees. 

We're making the 2017 salary databases public:
Paterson City employees salaries
Paterson Public School District employees salaries
Passaic County employees salaries

Website downtime; Internet attack mitigated (2/24/2017)

Saturday, February 25, 2017


You may have experienced slow loading time or errors while attempting to visit or read a story on the Paterson Times website. Our digital platform was under heavy denial of service attacks from 7 am to 9 pm on 2/24/2017.

Our technicians were able to trace the attacker to a computer in Belgium (178.237.36.10) that was likely used as a proxy to launch the attacks. Once the attacker had been identified a long list of attacking machines were blocked from the system which allowed for intermittent access to the website without full restoration of service.

Service was restored and the attack was mitigated at 9 p.m. and new safeguards have been put in place to block future attackers.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Downtime: June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016
Our technicians have mitigated a hacking/flood attack on our website server that resulted in Paterson Times being offline from 8:09 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.