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FEMA Officials Expand Efforts to Reach Paterson Residents Impacted by Ida Flooding

September 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Paterson this week assisting residents that were impacted by the recent floods brought on by Hurricane Ida.

Paterson was part of an emergency declaration issued immediately following the storm that dumped as much as seven inches of rain in the area and led to the rescue of more than 250 residents ...

Water Main Flushing May Cause Discoloration or Low Pressure

CLIFTON, NJ – The Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has begun flushing water mains in Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park and Woodland Park. The flushing is needed because, earlier this month, remnants of Hurricane Ida caused torrential rainfall to overflow the banks and contaminate the New Street Reservoir.

The 52-million-gallon reservoir has been ...

Paterson's BASL Caps Off Another Successful Season with Thrilling Championship Match

PATERSON, NJ - If visiting soccer officials had any concern about how much enthusiasm there was for the sport in New Jersey they could have extended their trip for a few days to see it up close. On Saturday night hundreds of fans filled the stands at Bauerle Field to watch Aysab FC take on the P-Town Warriors in the Bangladeshi American Soccer League (BASL) championship.

While it ...

Football: Northern Highlands Hands Paterson Eastside First Loss, 14-6

PATERSON, NJ — Enzo Arjona threw two touchdown passes to Kyle Major as undefeated Northern Highlands defeated Paterson Eastside, 14-6, on Saturday.

Arjona threw a 29-yard TD pass to Major as Northern Highlands (4-0) built a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Amir Smith scored on a 4-yard run for Eastside (3-1) in the second quarter, but the Ghosts' try for a two-point conversion was no ...

FEMA Officials Expand Efforts to Reach Paterson Residents Impacted by Ida Flooding

September 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Paterson this week assisting residents that were impacted by the recent floods brought on by Hurricane Ida.

Paterson was part of an emergency declaration issued immediately following the storm that dumped as much as seven inches of rain in the area and led to the rescue of more than 250 residents ...

Sayegh Leads Paterson Commemoration of 9-11 Terror Attacks

PATERSON, NJ - Marking the occasion as an opportunity to remember all of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, including Paterson native Kenneth Lira whose mother gave an emotional address, as well as an opportunity to remember the bravery of those that ran towards the Twins Towers just hours after plane crashed into them, eventually sending them both crumbing to the groud, Mayor Andre ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission: Water Delivery Hotline is Open

September 22, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ — Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has created a Water Delivery Hotline to assist elderly or home-bound customers during the ongoing Boil Water Advisory. Elderly or home-bound residents can request delivery of bottled water by calling the hotline at 862-304-6232, Monday to Friday between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm.

Torrential rainfall from the remnants of ...

Paterson Officials Continue Efforts to Distribute Bottled Water. Boil Water Advisory Expected to Last 2-3 More Weeks, Official Says

PATERSON, NJ - A steady flow of residents streamed through Cobb Park Monday, and, bypassing a press conference during which Mayor Andre Sayegh urged those impacted by flooding from Hurricane Ida to seek federal assistance, made their way to a group of Paterson police officers and firefighters distributing cases of bottled water. 

The effort, Paterson Police Deputy Chief Ronald Van Kluyve ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Holds Emotional 9-11 Commemoration Ceremony Marking 20 Years Since Attack

September 15, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ — It was a somber occasion that brought county officials and frontline workers together to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack. As speakers noted the attack changed America forever, they opined for September 12, 2001, when Americans forgot their differences and came together to help and comfort each other.

Deborah Visconi, New Bridge CEO, remembered an ...

NJCDC Marks Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks with Day of Service

PATERSON, NJ - As Americans came together in communities all across the nation to honor the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, approximately 150 volunteers joined together under the NJCDC banner to turn a day of mourning into a day of service.

“Twenty years later, the impulse to do something to commemorate 9/11 is as strong as ever, and ...

Students Set to be in Classrooms at Paterson's New Joseph A Taub School Monday

September 24, 2021

PATERSON, NJ  – Students at the new Joseph A. Taub School will be in their classrooms for the first time on Monday, September 27, district officials have announced. Teachers were due in the school building Friday to set up, they said. 

The announcement from Paterson Board of Education President Kenneth Simmons came during an online meeting about facilities held earlier this ...

Asteroid Named After Panther Academy Astonomer

PATERSON, NJ  – Zooming between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter is an asteroid about two miles wide. When it is closest to Earth, it is 141 million miles away. But now the asteroid bears the name of someone who is much closer to Paterson Public Schools.  

The asteroid is called 107396 Swangin, named after PANTHER Academy Planetarium Manager Gary Swangin, and how the honor ...

Water Main Flushing May Cause Discoloration or Low Pressure

September 26, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ – The Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has begun flushing water mains in Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park and Woodland Park. The flushing is needed because, earlier this month, remnants of Hurricane Ida caused torrential rainfall to overflow the banks and contaminate the New Street Reservoir.

The 52-million-gallon reservoir has been ...

'Day of Jubilation' as World Class Athlete Leaves St. Joseph's Just Weeks After Being Struck While Cycling

PATERSON, NJ - While the setting and circumstances may have been much different from previous times he received the cheers of a champion, Arland Macasieb left St. Joseph’s University Medical Center under a hail of applause from well-wishers including his family, doctors, nurses, and others that tended to his care since he arrived in the Emergency Room there after a horrific bicycle accident ...

Illinois Man Struck When Multiple Shooters Open Fire in Paterson

September 25, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Gunfire from multiple shooters rang out in the area of Presidential Boulevard and West Broadway Saturday afternoon, sending one man to the hospital with a non-fatal gunshot wound, police say. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area where the ...

One Day, Three Investigations, 10 Arrests, Four Guns

PATERSON, NJ - A series of three investigations into illegal drug sales led to the arrests of 10 individuals, including six from outside of Paterson, on Monday. Four guns and large amounts of a variety of narcotics were also recovered.

In one investigation, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale described, members of the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division initiated ...

Arrest Made in September 11 Shooting Death of Paterson Man

September 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A 19-year-old Paterson man believed to be responsible for the September 11 shooting death of Elijah Wilson, 20, is under arrest.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora,Rasheed Thomas, is charged with Murder, Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun.

As previously ...

Paterson Police Make Quick Arrest in Saturday Shooting

PATERSON, NJ - A 19-year-old Paterson man was arrested soon after shots rang out in the area of Presidential Boulevard and West Broadway Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials have announced.

As previously reported, at approximately 4:43 p.m. members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area on a report of shots fired. On their arrival police found a potential crime ...

Paterson's BASL Caps Off Another Successful Season with Thrilling Championship Match

September 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - If visiting soccer officials had any concern about how much enthusiasm there was for the sport in New Jersey they could have extended their trip for a few days to see it up close. On Saturday night hundreds of fans filled the stands at Bauerle Field to watch Aysab FC take on the P-Town Warriors in the Bangladeshi American Soccer League (BASL) championship.

While it ...

Football: Northern Highlands Hands Paterson Eastside First Loss, 14-6

PATERSON, NJ — Enzo Arjona threw two touchdown passes to Kyle Major as undefeated Northern Highlands defeated Paterson Eastside, 14-6, on Saturday.

Arjona threw a 29-yard TD pass to Major as Northern Highlands (4-0) built a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Amir Smith scored on a 4-yard run for Eastside (3-1) in the second quarter, but the Ghosts' try for a two-point conversion was no ...

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8 Top Reasons for Getting a Personal Loan

Life happens. No matter how much you might plan and save, water heaters break, once-in-a-lifetime appliance sales come along, unexpected wedding or school expenses arise. This is exactly why you might be exploring top reasons for getting a personal loan.

Whether a large one-time purchase like a home renovation or a new or used car, or if you want to consolidate debt, a personal loan can ...

Fall 12-Week Semester Starts September 22

You can still ReFresh your life and ReCharge your career this Fall at Passaic County Community College. 

The Fall 12-week semester, offering courses in computers, science, writing, math, English Language Studies, and more, starts on Wednesday, September 22, and you can still register.

PCCC offers affordable tuition, academic excellence, and over 70 degree and certificate ...

Paterson Housing Authority Seeking Proposals for Retail Development

PATERSON, NJ - The Housing Authority of the City of Paterson (HACP) is accepting proposals from interested and qualified entities to provide a turn-key proposal to lead, or acquire and redeveloped a 55,000 square foot commercial property located at 5th Avenue and Route 20 South. 

Meant to compliment the 245 residential units being constructed by Roizman Development, Inc on two adjacent ...

Paterson Stands with Haiti

September 22, 2021

Haiti’s next earthquake is imminent, but we can avoid it. On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, resulting in a death toll of 2,207 people and counting. The heartbreak and devastation that engulfed me as I viewed images of destruction to my native Haiti was — once again — unbearable to watch.  My son, sensing my angst, asked, “Daddy, what made ...

The Felician Way

Felician University Associate Vice President Receives NJBIZ Honor

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University’s Associate Vice President of Student Life, Janel Owens, has been named to the 2021 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 list.

“I am greatly delighted to be chosen as a recipient for the 2021 NJBIZ Forty Under 40,” Owens said. “It’s an honor to be a part of such an amazing group of award recipients! I am excited to continue to contribute to ...

Murphy Implements Vaccine or Be Tested Mandate for Child Care Personnel

September 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all child care center personnel will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to regular testing up to two times per week. Under the executive order that he signed, all child care centers will have until November 1, to come into full compliance with the vaccine or testing requirement.

After ...

Passaic County Will Welcome Afghan Refugees, Commissioners Say

September 15, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County will welcome, harbor, and relocate eligible Afghan refugees, a resolution unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners at their September 9 meeting said.

“Passaic County has a proud history of serving as a refuge for those escaping persecution and lack of opportunity,” said Passaic County Commissioner Assad Akhter.

“We as a Board of ...

Free Coding Class Registration Open for Students and Volunteers

September 18, 2021

Blissful Coding Club, a NJ 501c3 nonprofit organization, opens student and volunteer internships for Fall 2021 session of FREE VIRTUAL coding classes and workshops. We offer Scratch, Python, Cybersecurity, App Development, HTML, Cryptography and more, of all levels.

Parents can sign students up their students in grades 2-12 and learn more about the program using the attached link below.

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...