PATERSON, NJ - With today's temperatures expected to approach 100 and the region under excessive heat warnings, city officials have identified several "cooling centers'' for residents to seek relief.
Paterson's Cooling Center Hotline is 973-321-1277, then press 1, and then enter Ext. 2757.
Also, Paterson Public Schools has announced that because of the extreme heat it will dismiss students early today at 1:10 pm.
Here are the designated cooling centers:
The South Paterson Library is located at 930 Main Street and is open:               
Mondays -12-8pm 
Tuesdays through Thursday 9 - 5 pm 
Closed on Fridays 
Saturdays 9-5 pm
The telephone number is 973-357-3020
The Totowa Branch Library is located at 405 Union Avenue and is open:  
Mondays 12 -8 pm
Tuesdays through Thursdays 9-5pm
Closed on Fridays
Saturdays 9-5 pm. The telephone number is 973-321-1217
The Division of Senior Services - Riverside Vets is located at 165 5th Avenue and is open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The telephone number is 973-653-5932