Intermittent connection problems

Monday, November 9, 2015
You may have experienced intermittent connection problems when visiting the Paterson Times website in the past twenty-four hours.

Our Chicago data center has been experiencing internet connectivity issues which are being resolved.

Please bear with us as technicians work to address the connectivity problem.

We're restoring our orginal website

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We are currently restoring our original database and website. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please bear with us.

Update: Website has been restored.

Paterson Times offline

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Paterson Times has been down due to a complication with regular maintenance of our serves at our New York data center.

Please bear with us as technicians work around the clock to return the website back online.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

9 a.m. regular maintenance was started

9:20 a.m. the website began to experience intermittent connection problems

10 a.m. it became clear there was a complication during the maintenance work that resulted in a server panic

12 p.m. technicians began work to correct the issue that caused the kernel panic

9 p.m. the website remains offline with a lengthy file system consistency check is being performed.

Friday, July 10, 2015
5 a.m. a temporary version of Paterson Times has been deployed as the original website remains offline. This will allow our reporters to submit news for public dissemination. However, recently posted news stories will not be available for now until the original website is restored.

6 a.m. technicians continue to work to repair files that were corrupted during the botched maintenance at the data center.

Monday, July 13, 2015
1 p.m. our old website has been restored.
4 p.m.  plans are being crafted to invest in hardware to accommodate future growth while minimizing downtime.

Please check back for updates...

Paterson Times Team

Unexpected website downtime

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Our website was down for about three hours today. We apologize for the inconvenience. During that time, our tech from Williamsville, NY was installing new memory into the system, which resulted in an unexpected system error.

The downtime began at 3:34 a.m. and lasted until 8 a.m. We're all back online now 8 a.m. June 9, 2015.

Thank you for bearing with us.

Paterson Times wins second-place in NJ-SPJ best local news category

Monday, May 4, 2015
Our series of articles on Gaeta Recycling from the past year won second-place in the Best Local News category in the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists (NJ-SPJ).

Second place means we have no choice, but to worker harder for first place.

60-minute downtime

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Our server has been experiencing technical difficulties this morning resulting in a website downtime that lasted approximately 60 minutes.

Our apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused. We've restored access to the site!

Quickly share articles on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Having hard time finding where to click to share an informative piece with your friends? Look no further. We've installed a sharing function on the Paterson Times mobile website that will allow you to quickly click and share articles on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Here's what it looks like (Happy sharing!):

Mobile view of Paterson Times
story with floating share icons.

Salaries of Paterson, Passaic County, and Paterson Public Schools employees

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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 those databases public:

City employees salaries
Paterson Public Schools employees salaries
Passaic County employees salaries

We update our salary databases every year.

Open Graph Upgrade Completed

Friday, January 23, 2015
Access to the Paterson Times website was patchy for the past two hours because our techies were upgrading the platforms Open Graph code. Sorry about that. We're happy to announce the upgrade has been completed successfully.

Article shared on Facebook. See author name inside red box.
When you share our articles on social media sites like Facebook you will now see authors name listed underneath the articles.

It's not revolutionary or anything but pretty useful.

Paterson Times Now on Google News

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Image shows a Paterson Times story on Google News.
You can now search and locate our stories from Google News. Last week, the internet giant approved the inclusion of Paterson Times on its news service.