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Hasbrouck Heights Community Groups Hold Second Annual Coat Drive for Veterans

February 5, 2023

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Three Hasbrouck Heights community groups again partnered to provide veterans around the region with winter coats and personal care items. 

The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team and Contemporary Club collected new and gently used winter coats, and a range of personal care products and clothing last Thursday. Students volunteers from Hasbrouck Heights High ...

School 21's Best Version of Me Program Teaches Young Girls About Personal Hygiene

PATERSON, NJ – On Thursday, Passaic County New Jersey Links Organization partnered with Public School No. 21 for the Best Version of Me Mentorship Program, an afterschool program held twice a week for six weeks. The program is geared toward girls in seventh and eighth grade to create a bond of unity. 

Led by Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms, the girls have done many ...

Superintendent Shafer Congratulates Eastside's Bryce Stokes on Reaching 1K Points

PATERSON, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer congratulated Eastside High School Boys Basketball team’s Bryce Stokes on achieving 1,000 points during the team’s game against the Clifton Mustangs Thursday night. Stokes, a senior who plays guard, reached the milestone during the Ghosts’ home game against the Clifton Mustangs.. Eastside won, 73-51.

“I want to ...

Kennedy Beats Hawthorne-Christian in First Round of Passaic County Tournament

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson John F. Kennedy Knights boys basketball team hosted the Hawthorne Christian Defenders for the first round of the Passaic County tournament on Saturday. Kennedy led Hawthorne-Christian in a close first half, 25-21. A big 23 point third quarter by the Knights followed by a 20 point fourth quarter saw the home team improve to a record of 8-8 (4-4 in the Big North ...

School 21's Best Version of Me Program Teaches Young Girls About Personal Hygiene

February 5, 2023

PATERSON, NJ – On Thursday, Passaic County New Jersey Links Organization partnered with Public School No. 21 for the Best Version of Me Mentorship Program, an afterschool program held twice a week for six weeks. The program is geared toward girls in seventh and eighth grade to create a bond of unity. 

Led by Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms, the girls have done many ...

Montclair State University Announces $1M Gift to Launch 'One Square Mile' Initiative in Paterson Public Schools and the City of Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – Montclair State University will receive a $1 million gift from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation that will be used to develop “One Square Mile”, a comprehensive initiative designed to aid in the City of Paterson’s community development efforts, officials announced on Thursday.

To begin the initiative, Montclair will work with Paterson Public Schools to ...

Paterson Free Public Library Offers Family Literacy Services, After School Homework Help, Tutoring and Basic Computer Literacy Workshops

January 30, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - In 2023, the Paterson Free Public Library's award-winning Community Learning Center will continue to offer family literacy services, afterschool homework help, and tutoring. In addition, the Library will offer a variety of free digital workshops to prepare New Jerseyans for the ever-changing digital world. 

Starting Monday to Thursday, by appointment only, students ...

John Ming Announces Retirement After 17 Years of Service to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – John Ming, a longtime resident of Paterson, has announced his retirement after 17 years of working for the City of Paterson. In his role as AV Specialist Ming managed the television channel, programming, posting bulletins, Municipal Council meetings and live events. 

In the 1980s, Ming was a Theater Manager for several years at Passaic County Community ...

Paterson Man Dead in Workplace Accident

February 4, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man is dead after being struck by a vehicle at his workplace on Saturday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police Chief Bert Ribeiro, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the Covanta Sanitation Company, 30 Fulton Street, at approximately 8:55 a.m. in response to a reported motor vehicle accident.

Upon ...

Injured Man, Severed Leg Transported to St. Joseph's Health After Monday Crash

PATERSON, NJ – A 67-year-old man is said to be in stable condition after having his leg severed when he was hit by a car on Monday, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.

According to reports, members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to the scene in the area of Union and Manchester Ave. where they found the victim on the ground suffering from the gruesome ...

DeJesus Family Hosts Vigil as One Year Passes Since Brother Went Missing

February 3, 2023

PATERSON, NJ – The DeJesus family, whose family member, Felix DeJesus of Haledon, has been missing since February 2, 2022, held a vigil at Westside Park, where Felix was last seen with Paterson Police, on Thursday. 

According to the family, DeJesus was last seen the day before he was reported missing near a bodega on Union Avenue after drinking too much alcohol. Later, the ...

Paterson Men Among Four Charged in Connection with 'Ghost Gun' Ring

NEWARK, NJ - Four members of a gun manufacturing and trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties have been charged with weapons offenses related to the fabrication and sale of personally made firearms (PMFs), commonly known as “ghost guns,”  said U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Savion Clyburn, 20, and Corey Jenkins Jr., 30, both of Paterson; Richard Mullane, 26, of ...

Hasbrouck Heights Community Groups Hold Second Annual Coat Drive for Veterans

February 5, 2023

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Three Hasbrouck Heights community groups again partnered to provide veterans around the region with winter coats and personal care items. 

The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team and Contemporary Club collected new and gently used winter coats, and a range of personal care products and clothing last Thursday. Students volunteers from Hasbrouck Heights High ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation Pledges $1M to Hospital

PARAMUS, NJ - One million dollars. That was the pledge from Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Foundation, offered up this week to the state's largest non-profit hospital.

Fair Lawn's own Lou Weiss, chair of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation, was on hand this week, along with former chair and former Fair Lawn mayor John Cosgrove, when the hospital released ...

Paterson Raises Pan African Flag to Kick Off Black History Month

February 1, 2023

PATERSON, NJ – As Wednesday marked the first day of Black History Month, the City of Paterson raised the Pan-African Flag.

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. This year’s theme is “We Shall Not Be Moved.” 

The theme is set to acknowledge that throughout history, Black people have ...

Superintendent Shafer Congratulates Eastside's Bryce Stokes on Reaching 1K Points

February 5, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer congratulated Eastside High School Boys Basketball team’s Bryce Stokes on achieving 1,000 points during the team’s game against the Clifton Mustangs Thursday night. Stokes, a senior who plays guard, reached the milestone during the Ghosts’ home game against the Clifton Mustangs.. Eastside won, 73-51.

“I want to ...

Kennedy Beats Hawthorne-Christian in First Round of Passaic County Tournament

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson John F. Kennedy Knights boys basketball team hosted the Hawthorne Christian Defenders for the first round of the Passaic County tournament on Saturday. Kennedy led Hawthorne-Christian in a close first half, 25-21. A big 23 point third quarter by the Knights followed by a 20 point fourth quarter saw the home team improve to a record of 8-8 (4-4 in the Big North ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

Come Back to College this Spring at PCCC

Start or re-start your college education this spring at Passaic County Community College. PCCC’s 12-Week term starts Wednesday, February 8 at the Paterson, Wanaque, and Passaic locations. There’s still time to register and enjoy PCCC’s affordable academic excellence, flexible class schedules, and strong support for student success.  

Choose from over 90 degree and ...

Delicious Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We need to talk about breakfast.

According to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nearly one-quarter of Americans skip breakfast daily. It’s understandable! It’s easy to forget or skip it when you’re rushing to work or to drive the kids to school.

But eating breakfast is critical to your health—it’s the meal that kickstarts your ...

Try These Satisfying Winter Salad Recipes

When the produce section starts to look a little wilted in the winter, it’s time to stock up on root vegetables and winter greens! Check out our favorite winter salad recipes for nutrient-packed (and delicious!) seasonal options.

These winter salads make a hearty, healthy side or a fresh, full meal and give you that nutrient boost we often lose when our favorite fruits and veggies ...

Dr. Lou Ruvolo Prioritizes Student Experience as Executive Director of the Center for Innovation

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University has announced the appointment of a new executive director for the Lenke Family Center for Innovation (CFI), Dr. Louis Ruvolo. Following a year of successful involvement with the CFI in 2022-2023, when he was a driving force for project vision casting for the center, Ruvolo plans to continue to channel his experience towards interdisciplinary ...

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Six Years for Assault of Police Office During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

January 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting Brian Sicknick, a capitol police officer who fought off rioters on January 6, 2021.

The New Jersey native, Sicknick, 42, died the day after the assault as a result of his injuries. .

Julian Khater, 33 of Somerset, who has been in custody since March 14, 2021, pleaded guilty in September 2022 ...

SeaSmart Diversity Scholarship Now Open

HOBOKEN, NJ - SeaSmart, a Hoboken-based nonprofit, will provide qualified students with an opportunity to explore their interest in ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA diving.  

SeaSmart's primary mission is to raise awareness of and develop advocates for ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA via programs and camps.

This July, SeaSmart will conduct ...

Felician University President Calls for 'Actionable Good' Following Death of Tyre Nichols

January 31, 2023

Once again, we as a nation find ourselves gripped in the tense aftermath of a senseless violent tragedy as we try to comprehend the beating death of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers. The quick and decisive action by the Memphis Police Chief, prosecutors, and other city officials is to be applauded. It is a welcomed difference from what has transpired on occasions in the past. However, ...

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Passaic Valley Water Commission Begins Shutting Off Water Services

January 29, 2023

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic Valley Water Commission (PCWC) has begun shutting off water services for households with unpaid bills. There are approximately 7,500 delinquent accounts, totaling about $12.5 million throughout the Commission’s entire service area, officials said.

“We’re shutting off about 30 accounts per day, weather permitting,” Bryan ...

NJPCSA Applauds Murphy Administration’s Approval of 11 Expansions of High Performing Public Charter Schools

February 2, 2023

HAMILTON, NJ – Yesterday, the Murphy Administration granted approval for 11 high-performing public charter schools to offer more grade levels and seats for students throughout New Jersey. These decisions coming out of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) will allow thousands of students to get off wait lists and enroll in public charter schools over the next several ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Receives $1M Donation from its Foundation

PARAMUS, NJ – The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation made a $1 million pledge to further support expansion, services, and programs at the Medical Center.

Lou Weiss, Chair of the Foundation presented the ceremonial check for the $1 million pledge to Bergen New Bridge President and CEO, Deb Visconi.

“The support from our Foundation is vital to us as we continue to ...

Non-Invasive Technology Offers New Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health is proud to introduce a new treatment option for patients diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The new Focal One Robotic System uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, allowing for precise destruction of cancerous tissue, without damaging healthy surrounding tissue.

“This new technology is changing the way we treat ...