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JFK Knights Standout Darien Davis Headed to Caldwell University

April 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ  – John F. Kennedy Football Knights’ Darien Davis is taking his football, and academic, career to the next level.

Davis, a senior at the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, who proved to be an able linebacker with an average of eight tackles per game last season, signed a letter of intent and ...

Calvary Baptist and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Team Up With Paterson Public Schools for Spring Break Lunch Program

PATERSON, NJ  ­– While they won’t be in their classrooms because of spring break, students in five Paterson public schools will still get a chance to enjoy a healths school lunch thanks to a partnership among the Calvary Baptist Church, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, the school district, and the Silk City Pearls.

The lunches will be served each day, Monday-Friday, April ...

Man Remains Hospitalized After Being Struck by Car Wednesday

PATERSON, NJ - Two pedestrians were struck while crossing the street on Wednesday, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald.

In a statement issued Thursday the law enforcement officials announced that the incident took place at approximately 4:42 p.m. when Edwin Gonzalez, 62, and Guillermo Gonzalez, 65, attempted to cross Church Street, ...

History and Tradition of Service Evident in New Paterson Fire Department Vehicles

PATERSON, NJ - Even the briefest conversation with Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott reveals the immense pride he has not just in being a career firefighter, but also for the Paterson Fire Department itself.

On Wednesday, that pride was on display again as he and several of his command staff, along with Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, welcomed the ...

For Graduates of NJBUILD a Second Chance and New Job Skills

April 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - In a ceremony filled with the pomp and circumstance the celebration deserved, nine graduates were honored by NJBUILD, a program run by the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), Friday for successfully completing six months of training in general construction.

Launched in Paterson less than three years ago, the NJRC is a non-profit organization that works with individuals ...

State Program Offers Lease Assistance for Paterson Businesses

TRENTON, NJ - Paterson businesses and non-profits are among those in 13 cities that can now apply for financial assistance through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) Small Business Lease Assistance Program.

According to a statement, the program, which reimburses 15 percent of annual lease payments for two years when they rent market-rate, first-floor office, ...

On Eve of Census 2020 Mayor Andre Sayegh Wants Paterson Children to Know they Count Also!

PATERSON, NJ - A Monday pep rally attended by over 300 5th graders from five different Paterson charter schools marked the one year date until the United Census Bureau begins its effort to count event man, woman, and child living in the United States.

Decorated with festive streamers and brightly colored balloons, as well as posters created by the attending students, the spacious second floor ...

Paterson Firefighters Selling T-Shirts for Autism Awareness Month

April 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson FMBA Locals 2 and 202, the unions that represent Paterson’s firefighters and fire officers, are again extending their efforts to serve the community beyond fighting fires.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the unions, with the support of Fire Chief Brian McDermott, have teamed up with the St. Joseph’s Foundation to sell commemorative T-shirts raising ...

Boys & Girls Club Strives to Make Every Paterson Child ‘Feel Like a Star’

PATERSON, NJ - An appreciation for good friends, teachers that help them learn, parents that love them, and, perhaps most importantly, an understanding of their own self worth, were all part of the positive affirmations “club kids” at the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic offered on Monday.

The activity helped kick off National Boys and Girls Club week in the city, part ...

Following Charges Velez Says Work Will 'Let Light Shine on the Truth'

April 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - An ongoing marital dispute between Councilman Luis Velez and his wife, Evelyn Sanchez, took another turn on Tuesday when Velez left the Paterson City Council meeting early, detained by the Paterson Police Department for an alleged violation of a temporary restraining order filed against him.

According to multiple sources familiar with the situation Velez allegedly attempted to ...

Councilman Bill McKoy, Council Colleagues, to Seek Update on Lowery Investigation

PATERSON, NJ - 93 days after his death, the family, friends, and, in many ways the city he called home, of Jameek Lowery still don’t have the answers as to what took the young man’s life.

In the early hours of Saturday, January 5, a bizarre series of events started that would culminate in the death of a 27-year-old city man; lead to daily protests by activists that have ...

Photos of Tragic Accident that Took Life of 12-Year-Old Sparks Social Media Outrage in Fair Lawn

April 15, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Social media erupted in outgrage after an area news photographer posted photos of a tragic accident in which a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by what appears to be a Bergen County Sheriff's vehicle on Route 208 near Fair Lawn Avenue.

According to several media reports, the young man was struck while walking with his brother and friends. The photo shows the ...

NJ First Lady Praises Husband, Bashes Trump For Climate Initiatives

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey's First Lady praised her husband's efforts to combat climate change, saying that Phil Murphy is trying to "push back" against the Trump Administration's initiatives.

Tammy Murphy made the comments as the keynote speaker at the 23rd New Jersey Land Conservation Rally, a sort of comic con for similarly ecologically minded advocates who filled ...

JFK Knights Standout Darien Davis Headed to Caldwell University

April 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ  – John F. Kennedy Football Knights’ Darien Davis is taking his football, and academic, career to the next level.

Davis, a senior at the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, who proved to be an able linebacker with an average of eight tackles per game last season, signed a letter of intent and ...

Open Mic Poetry at Paterson Public Library Thursday

April 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- The final open mic in honor of National Poetry Month will be held on Thursday at the Paterson Public Library. Set to begin at 6:00 p.m., the series which has included two other open mic nights, according to Talena Lachelle Queen, who also serves as the city’s poet laureate, is a prelude to monthly open mic poetry nights which will take place the third Thursday ...

Open Mic Poetry at Paterson Public Library Thursday

PATERSON, NJ- Weekly open mics in honor of National Poetry Month continues on Thursday at the Paterson Public Library. Set to begin at 6:00 p.m., the series, according to Talena Lachelle Queen, who also serves as the city’s poet laureate, is a prelude to monthly open mic poetry nights which will take place the third Thursday of every month.

This week’s feature poet, Queen said, is ...

Calvary Baptist and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Team Up With Paterson Public Schools for Spring Break Lunch Program

April 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ  ­– While they won’t be in their classrooms because of spring break, students in five Paterson public schools will still get a chance to enjoy a healths school lunch thanks to a partnership among the Calvary Baptist Church, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, the school district, and the Silk City Pearls.

The lunches will be served each day, Monday-Friday, April ...

Amazon Grants $1.35 Million to Paterson Public Schools for Computer Science Education

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools’ efforts to prepare students for 21st century careers got a boost on Thursday with the announcement of a $1.35 million grant from Amazon.

Provided through the technology giant’s Future Engineer (AFE)-Edhesive grant program, the grant will allow 15 of the District’s high school academies to have access to Edhesive’s online ...

‘Significant Fraud Arrest’ by Passaic County Sheriff’s Office

April 17, 2019

A 29-year-old Paterson man arrested Tuesday by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad had faces several additional charges, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik reported Wednesday.

According to a statement Jean C. Santana was already wanted on several active Superior Court warrants for possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, receiving stolen property, and ...

In Major Bust Paterson Police Net 8900 Glassines of Heroin

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation by the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division led to a major drug bust on Wednesday, according to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale.

In a statement Speziale said that 8,900 glassines of heroin and $4,117 was confiscated when detectives conducted the raid at 10th Avenue and East 29th Street.

Arrested were:

Don Gonzalez, 29, Paterson

Shachell ...

Man Remains Hospitalized After Being Struck by Car Wednesday

April 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Two pedestrians were struck while crossing the street on Wednesday, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald.

In a statement issued Thursday the law enforcement officials announced that the incident took place at approximately 4:42 p.m. when Edwin Gonzalez, 62, and Guillermo Gonzalez, 65, attempted to cross Church Street, ...

History and Tradition of Service Evident in New Paterson Fire Department Vehicles

PATERSON, NJ - Even the briefest conversation with Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott reveals the immense pride he has not just in being a career firefighter, but also for the Paterson Fire Department itself.

On Wednesday, that pride was on display again as he and several of his command staff, along with Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, welcomed the ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Swears in Eight to Paterson Police Department

PATERSON, NJ - Nine-year old Jaiden sat in the front row of Paterson’s City Council Chambers on Monday, never losing the smile on his face, listening intently as elected and law enforcement officials, union leaders, and clergy took turns at the microphone to speak about the virtues of serving as a police officer.

His eyes remained fixed on one woman, sitting just feet away from the boy, ...

City of Paterson Easter Egg Hunt to be Held Indoors Saturday

April 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Due to the anticipated inclement weather the City of Paterson's 2019 Easter Egghunt will now be held indoors at the John F Kennedy High School.

The free event is scheduled for Saturday and will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Traffic Diversions After Truck Collides with Traffic Light

PATERSON, NJ - Traffic is being diverted off Broadway between Memorial Drive and Straight Street after a large truck collided with a traffic light, removing it from its fixture and carrying it approximately 50 yards.

Paterson police and DPW workers are on the scene.

Paterson Set to March, and Pray, to End Violence

April 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Clergy, community leaders, elected officials, and residents are set to march through Paterson’s First and Fourth Wards on Saturday calling for an end to the violence that has plagued the city.

The 13th Annual Prayer March for Peace, organized by the Paterson CeaseFire Group, will step off at Cobb Park at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to the Paterson Public Library on ...

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Want to be more energy-efficient? Ask your electric meter

With uncertainty about energy costs and increasing concern about climate change, it’s no wonder that energy efficiency is gaining more attention. But even with new and better energy efficiency tools available today, truly customized ways to save energy and money are hard to come by. This could all change with the help of a long-underused piece of equipment in your own home: ...

Not Your Grandfather’s Electric Meter

Behold the humble electric meter. Until recently, it has traditionally had one principal purpose: record your power use so your local utility can send you an accurate bill. But the meter’s role is changing, and you and the town you live in could gain some important benefits.

The changing role of the electric meter is coming through what’s known in the utility world as ...

Passaic County One-Stop to Host Collagen Matrix Hiring Event

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County One-Stop will be hosting a hiring event for Collagen Matrix on Tuesday, April 30th between 10am and 1pm. 

Collagen Matrix is hiring for the positions of Manufacturing Assistant, Manufacturing Technician, Senior Manufacturing Technician. 

The salary for the positions ranges from $14-$22 per hour and includes healthcare benefits.

Passaic County One-Stop Seeks Youth For Paid Summer Program

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County One-Stop is seeking youth between the ages of 16-24 to work during our eight week summer program. 

Youth between the ages of 16-24 and are not currently attending school, are encouraged to call the One-Stop to find out if you qualify!

The salary is $10.50 per hour for 25 hours per week. The program will begin on June 3rd and will run through most ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, April 20, 10:00 AM

Meet at 281 Union Ave, Paterson

Community Cleanup Hosted by Councilman Shahin ...

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Mon, April 22, 9:00 AM

Oasis Community Center, Paterson

Free Prom Dress and Accessories Event

Education Giving Back

Rosa L. Parks High School Students Engage Top State Leaders

March 26, 2019

PATERSON. NJ - In a final testament to Black History Month, Assemblyman Benjie E Wimberly (D35) hosted a a Q&A panel with three of New Jersey’s leading women at Rosa Parks High School. The panelists: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Secretary of State Tashea Way and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis.

With the three prominent African American women sitting on ...

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver Tells Rosa Parks Students to 'Jump Out and Pursue Whatever you Want'

PATERSON, NJ - Black History Month is a cultural phenomenon that is celebrated by people all over the world. For Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, it means a time to come together and reflect on how far we’ve come. This year, three very important women of color spared their time to answer questions and share advice with students in a panel discussion, with Assemblyman Benjie ...

Latinas in STEM Holds Conference in Paterson

April 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Latinas hold only 2% of STEM jobs. To help Latinas interested in STEM careers push through the barriers that face them, the Latinas in STEM Foundation was founded in 2013 by Latina MIT alumnae who sought to formalize the work they were already doing in their respective communities.

According to the organization, "We all know first-hand that there are barriers to entry for ...

Local Activist: When it Comes to Testing 'We Have to Do Better.

April 15, 2019

Dear Editor:

I wish to speak quite frankly about PARCC substitute (NJSLA). For starters, a 6-day test where actual teaching in the classroom is at a screeching halt is beyond ridiculous. 

To take away the teachers ability to teach for an entire week is insulting to their training and passion for teaching. 

During this time, students are confined to the classroom and confined to ...

Statewide Housing and Community Development Association Celebrates 30 Years Serving NJ

April 19, 2019

 

MONROE TOWNSHIP – The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) and 300 supporters celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a luncheon on Wednesday, with community developers, housing advocates, service providers, elected officials, and corporate partners.  Since 1989, the organization has served NJ’s community development sector, providing ...

NJ Sharing Network Kicks Off #SAVENJLIVES For National Donate Life Month in April

Restaurants across New Jersey join in to build awareness
for organ and tissue donation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, will relaunch its #SaveNJLives initiative throughout the month of April, National Donate Life Month, to promote organ and tissue ...