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Local Activists Seeking to Reward High Performing Students Turn to Developer Charles Florio for Help
By STEVE LENOXJune 20, 2018
PATERSON, NJ- When local activists Klarissa Conyers, Valerie Freeman, and Demetrius Muhammad decided to reward 30 Paterson high school honor roll students for their academic success with a trip to the Poconos the funding they were promised had dried up.
Not to be deterred, the trio thought about others sources in the community and decided to turn to local developer, and emerging ...
By NEW JERSEY SENATE DEMOCRATSJune 19, 2018
TRENTON - A bill sponsored by Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Nellie Pou that would assist parents saving for their children's college tuition through a gross income tax deduction passed the Senate Higher Education Committee today.
"This bill will give parents another incentive to save for their children's higher education," said Senator Pou (D-Passaic/Bergen) ...
By STEVE LENOXJune 19, 2018
PATERSON, NJ- Just hours before gunfire broke out at an overnight arts festival in Trenton killing one and injuring 22 in the early hours of Sunday, Paterson clergy, law enforcement, and community leaders came together to celebrate their efforts, through CeaseFire Paterson to reduce violence in their city.
While other similar organizations have faded away across the state due to ...
By JALEEL PORCHAJune 19, 2018
PATERSON, NJ- Taking advantage of a format that allowed participants to drive the agenda more than 30 stakeholders moved toward creating an action plan to give Paterson youth the skills and tools they need to become leaders.
With general agreement among the participants that kids are not afraid to fall and get back up and should be motivated to explore the world, talk to people, and be ...
By VANESSA HUAITAJune 19, 2018
PATERSON, NJ- Paterson resident, educator and poet, Elizabeth Valverde thinks it’s time for Paterson to “think BIG!”
With a core belief that arts and community offerings must appeal to every age group, from children to adults, those in the Creative Paterson conversation created a list of activities and amenities that could appeal to all.
Following the suggestion of ...
By MILAGROS MARTINEZJune 19, 2018
PATERSON, NJ- Just over a month after voters went to the polls to elect a new mayor and three members of the city council, some community stakeholders spent part of their day Tuesday discussing ways to change the conversation about how the various sections of Paterson are recognized.
“Ward had a negative connotation,” Scott Pruiksma of The Life Christian Church said opening ...
By STEVE LENOXJune 19, 2018
PATERSON, NJ- At 28 years old Pruvi Pierre is ready to invest in the city she has called home all of her life by buying a home in Paterson. A student at William Paterson University she understands that home ownership is an important way to build personal wealth, and stronger communities, but, unfortunately for her and other young adults like her living locally, ...