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December 1 is now 'Rosa L. Parks Day' in Paterson

December 1, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer, Mayor Andre Sayegh and local community leaders proclaimed December 1 as “Rosa L. Parks Day” at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts on Wednesday. The entire student body of the school was present at the outdoor ceremony that commemorated Rosa Parks’ 1955 act of civil disobedience during which she ...

Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' DUI Prevention Campaign Set to Get Underway

NEW JERSEY – Don't enjoy too much holiday cheer in a glass and get behind the wheel of a car this season.

That's essentially the message of the Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety as the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign gets underway to target impaired driving during the ...

Boys & Girls Club Re-Opens Recreation Room With Pool Tables , Video Games and More Donated by Paterson Firefighters

PATERSON, NJ – Members of Paterson FMBA Local 2, the union that represents Paterson firefighters, and the Bronze Heat, the organization that count's the city's Black professional firefighters as its members, joined Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson to celebrate the highly anticipated grand re-opening of the recreation room of the 21st Avenue ...

Senator Nellie Pou Honored by NJBIA With Paul L. Troast Award for Public Service

TRENTON, NJ – Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) was honored with the Paul L. Troast Public Service Award by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) at the 2021 NJBIA Public Policy Forum entitled “The Road to Recovery.”

The NJBIA presents annually “to a public servant who has made an outstanding contribution to the State of New Jersey and its business ...

Senator Nellie Pou Honored by NJBIA With Paul L. Troast Award for Public Service

December 1, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) was honored with the Paul L. Troast Public Service Award by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) at the 2021 NJBIA Public Policy Forum entitled “The Road to Recovery.”

The NJBIA presents annually “to a public servant who has made an outstanding contribution to the State of New Jersey and its business ...

Paterson's Guaranteed Income Program Proving to be a Blessing, One Recipient Says

PATERSON, NJ – When Mayor Andre Sayegh first announced his intention to launch a guaranteed income initiative, he shared his hope that it would help alleviate the financial burden of some residents by making Paterson one of the first cities in the U.S. to provide residents with direct monthly payments to help cover the cost of common household, as well as temporary emergency, expenses ...

December 1 is now 'Rosa L. Parks Day' in Paterson

December 1, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer, Mayor Andre Sayegh and local community leaders proclaimed December 1 as “Rosa L. Parks Day” at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts on Wednesday. The entire student body of the school was present at the outdoor ceremony that commemorated Rosa Parks’ 1955 act of civil disobedience during which she ...

Wednesday to be Declared Rosa Parks Day in City of Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, Mayor Andre Sayegh, and local community leaders are scheduled to proclaim December 1st as “Rosa Parks Day” in the City of Paterson on Wednesday. 

It was on December 1st, 1955 that Rosa Parks protested the State of Alabama’s segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in a historic act of civil ...

Why Paterson Should 'Shop Local' this Holiday Season

November 25, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – With the holidays approaching many businesses big and small are getting bombarded with shoppers. However, with local retailer and service providers playing such a key role in the economy, consumers are being encouraged once again to "shop local", especially this Small Business Saturday, which will take place on November 27. 

This is a campaign ...

Paterson Rotary To Hold Networking Event For Local Businesses on December 2

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson Rotary will be hosting a networking event on December 2 for any business, big or small. The event, just $40 per person, will take place at the Brownstone.

Rotary started in Chicago in 1905 as a business networking organization. Rotarians got together and would have their meetings at each organization’s office over a period of time, Al Scala, Paterson of ...

Recall Alert: Old Spice and Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirants Recalled Due to Benzene

November 30, 2021

All lots of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spay products, with an expiration date through September 2023, have been recalled, Proctor & Gamble has announced. The products were recalled due the presence of Benzene.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States through retail outlets and ...

City Green Awarded Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant to Improve Access for Individuals with Disabilities

CLIFTON, NJ -  City Green, the Clifton based non-profit urban farming and gardening organization recently received a $250,000 award from the Inclusive Healthy Communities (IHC) Grant Program, an initiative of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, in support of projects that will improve disability access at the Farm Eco-Center and throughout City Green’s Dig In! ...

Illegal After Hours Party Shut Down. Dangerous Gang Members in Attendance, Paterson Police Say

November 28, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotic Division were patrolling the City’s “hotspots” in the early hours of Friday when they came across, and shut down, an unauthorized gathering of more than 75 individuals which included loud music and the strong odor of both marijuana and cigarette smoke, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale ...

Fill the Boot. Paterson Firefighters Launch Annual Collection for Local Children Saturday

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson Fire Department will be answering the call again this weekend, this time to help support local families in need to have a brighter Christmas.

On Saturday the Paterson Fire Association, FMBA Locals 2 and 202, the unions that represent Paterson’s firefighters and fire officers, will be out in intersections across the city collecting ...

Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' DUI Prevention Campaign Set to Get Underway

December 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Don't enjoy too much holiday cheer in a glass and get behind the wheel of a car this season.

That's essentially the message of the Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety as the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign gets underway to target impaired driving during the ...

Passaic County Prosecutor's 'Operation Helping Hand' Initiative Means Treatment Not Jail Time for 31 Fighting Addiction

PATERSON, NJ - While a recent string of one-day street operations spearheaded by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office led to the arrest of 33 individuals on drugs related charges, the real story is that 31 accepted the opportunity to turn their lives around and help break the cycle of addiction by getting connected with vital treatment, recovery and support ...

Restorative Justive Gives Paterson Students Involved in Violence a Choice

November 27, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – 40 district students and their families took part in a special meeting held by Paterson Public Schools and the Community Policing and Juvenile divisions of the Paterson Police Department at the International High School auditorium earlier this month to address recent incidents of student violence that have occurred at, or near, district schools.

The students’ ...

Paterson Music Project Launches New Music Program at John P. Holland Charter School

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson Music Project (PMP) has announced that it has launched a new partnership with the John P. Holland Charter School to serve 230 students with specialized music instruction.

Through this new initiative, PMP teaching artists will provide general music classes to 172 students in grades one through two once a week during the school day. They will also provide after ...

Boys & Girls Club Re-Opens Recreation Room With Pool Tables , Video Games and More Donated by Paterson Firefighters

December 1, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Members of Paterson FMBA Local 2, the union that represents Paterson firefighters, and the Bronze Heat, the organization that count's the city's Black professional firefighters as its members, joined Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson to celebrate the highly anticipated grand re-opening of the recreation room of the 21st Avenue ...

IBEW Local 827 Members Deliver 18,000 Pounds of Food to Paterson Food Pantry

PATERSON, NJ - Members of IBEW 827, the local union whose members work for Verizon installing and repairing phone, internet and data services (FIOS) in Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties, donated and delivered over 18,000 pounds of food to the Father English Food Pantry earlier this week.

"The men and women of IBEW never cease to amaze me with their generosity and desire to build ...

Councilwoman Lillisa Mimms will Seek Reelection

November 18, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Ending speculation that she could seek higher office in 2022, Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lillisa Mimms announced Wednesday that she will run for reelection to the seat she has held since 2018. 

"Serving the community that I've been born and raised in has been a great blessing, and I'm looking forward to return to my 'Seat at the Table.' Mimms said in a ...

Fundraising Connected to Former Mayor Joey Torres Should be Investigated, Developer Says

PATERSON, NJ - A fundraiser in honor of Paterson Mayor Joey Torres, presumably to fund a nascent campaign in 2022, has sparked a request for an investigation by the state Attorney General’s office.

Prominent local developer Charles Florio, widely credited with helping force Torres out of office, has requested the investigation calling attention to a plea agreement prohibiting Torres from ...

Introducing a New Women in Ministry Concentration at Pillar College

November 20, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College is offering a new concentration under the Masters of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) program that will train women leaders and those that work in this arena. The Women in Ministry concentration is geared to help women lead in ministry, corporate America and other fields.

“We’re excited about the launch of this program and excited about the prospect ...

Winter Festival, Tree Lighting Marks Beginning of Christmas Season in Paterson

November 28, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - More than 1,500 Paterson residents gathered around City Hall on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and the annual lighting of a 30-foot Christmas Tree that stands in front of the building.

This year’s theme was Miracle on Market and included pictures with Santa, live holiday music and an ice skating rink. Members of the Paterson Fire ...

Recall Alert: Select Powdered Country Time Lemonade, Tang and Arizona Tea Recalled After Potential Presence of Glass and Metal

November 28, 2021

Select Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea and Limited Kool- Aid powdered drinks have been voluntarily recalled due to potential presence of foreign matter, specifically small pieces of metal or glass, announced Kraft Heinz.

The drinks include those with the "Best When Used By" dates between May 10, 2023 and November 1, 2023 and were sold in stores nationwide and online.

The ...

How To Keep Your Family and Guests Safe This Thanksgiving

NEW JERSEY– With Thanksgiving just a few days away, remember to be safe when cooking your turkey.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry- associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States.

The following are CDC’s “Food Safety Tips for your ...

Eastside Beats Kennedy in Annual Thanksgiving Classic

November 25, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - The annual Thanksgiving football game between historic crosstown rivals Eastside and John F. Kennedy High Schools featured traditional autumn weather ideal for football-chilly temperatures and clear skies. However, soon after kickoff, competition heated up to the delight of a huge crowd at Paterson’s Bauerle Field.    

Prior to the game’s ...

Honoring Paterson Legacies: Putnam Oval Renamed to Ray Lyde Sr. Field

PATERSON, NJ – The renovated Putnam Oval field was officially renamed Ray Lyde Sr. Field in honor of Paterson resident, and community icon,Ray Lyde Sr. on Saturday. Lyde Sr. has impacted many lives in Paterson whether it be at church or school, but most importantly on the field, organizers of the celebration said.

“This field is no longer to be referred to as Putnam ...

Gift Spring Blooms for the Holiday

November 21, 2021

Give the gift of spring this winter to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.  A pot of tulips, daffodils or other spring flowering bulbs is sure to brighten a dreary winter day and elevate the recipient’s mood.

Spring flowering bulbs need 12 to 15 weeks of temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees to initiate flowering. This happens naturally in areas with cold winters. Bulbs are planted ...

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Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union Launches Narmi’s Digital Account Opening and Consumer Digital Banking Platforms

NEW YORK, NY - Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union (GAFCU), a New Jersey-based financial institution with $239 million in assets, has successfully launched Narmi’s digital account opening and mobile and web-based banking platform to provide its more than 23,000 members with an elegant, end-to-end digital banking experience.

The Bergen and Passaic County credit union uses ...

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Felician University's Women's Leadership Initiative Features MBA Powerhouses

RUTHERFORD, NJ – Four women from the Felician MBA program spoke about their experiences as part of Felician University's second annual Women’s Leadership Speakers Series. The discussion took place at Ray’s Place in Education Commons on the Rutherford Campus on October 20.

The Series, which supports the University’s focus on diversity, inclusion and student ...

Fair Lawn Mayor: Deals, Mondelez & Clariant Property Updates

November 18, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso said developers for the Deals property and the Nabisco/Mondelez property will be appearing with an update before the Borough Council at its next meeting scheduled for December 7.

"The Mondelez property sold for $146 million," Peluso told the Fair Lawn Chamber Commerce at their monthly meeting on Zoom recently. "We're very excited ...

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December 1, 2021

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In 25th Year of Local Resident's Toy Drive, the Need Is Greater Than Ever

It began with just 60 kids. In 1996, Patricia Rodriguez, then a case manager with the YMCA of Paterson, organized an effort to collect several dozen gifts after learning that foster children served by the YMCA might otherwise go without that Christmas.

Word spread of Rodriguez’s toy drive and requests poured in for Paterson children in need. Rodriguez, who recently moved to Hawthorne ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...