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Paterson Man Arrested by Wayne PD Following Narcotics Investigation

September 19, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — A Paterson man was arrested after a joint operation by the Wayne Police Department and Passaic County Sheriff’s Department found him to be in possession of over 500 glassines of heroin and two baggies of suspected cocaine. 

According to law enforcement officials, on Thursday the two agencies were conducting "joint enforcement operations" at the Ramada Inn ...

Football: Ramapo Defeats Paterson Kennedy, 41-6

FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ - Ramapo scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Paterson Kennedy football team, 41-6, on Friday.

Jack Grusser threw just six passes for Ramapo, but he completed four of them for 170 yards and two touchdowns--both of those to Will Scordato. Ben Robinson caught two passes for 90 yards for Ramapo (3-0).

Anthony Gambuti rushed for 70 yards and ...

Boys Soccer: Paterson Kennedy Beats Wayne Valley, 5-3

PATERSON, NJ — The Paterson Kennedy boys soccer team scored three goals in the first half en route to handing Wayne Valley its first loss of the season, 5-3, on Saturday.

Erick Cuellar scored three goals and had one assist for Paterson Kennedy (2-2), which built a 3-1 lead by halftime. 

Marco Arias and Steven Herrera each scored one goal, and Luis Portillo contributed two assists ...

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Paterson Kidnapping

NEWARK, NJ – A Bronx, New York, could face life in prison after admitting his role in a Paterson kidnapping, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Wednesday,

According to Honig, Maurice Cottman, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of kidnapping.

In documents filed in the case ...

Sayegh Leads Paterson Commemoration of 9-11 Terror Attacks

September 13, 2021

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 ...

Paterson Raises Freedom Flag in Honor of 9/11

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson officials, including Mayor Andre Sayegh and City Council President Martiza Davila, renewed their pledge to never forget the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon with the raising of the Freedom Flag outside city hall on Friday. 

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks which, including the plane full of ...

Paterson Residents Impacted by Flooding May Be Eligible for Federal Assistance

September 8, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ -- Uninsured Passaic County homeowners and renters, including Paterson, affected by Hurricane Ida are among those that could be eligible for help from FEMA. According to a statement, those with homeowners or renters insurance, should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance.

Those seeking assistance should ...

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 ...

Asteroid Named After Panther Academy Astonomer

September 14, 2021

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 ...

Increasing the Number of African-American Male Teachers is a Goal of Pillar College

NEWARK, NJ - The goals of Pillar College’s Elementary Education degree program are to prepare elementary school teachers to teach in grades K-6 and help them obtain initial licensure while attending a College that is unapologetically Christian.

“Pillar College is the only 4-year college in Newark that offers a bachelor’s degree ...

Paterson Woman Gives Gift of Life

September 15, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A 38-year-old Paterson woman took her advocacy for organ donation a step further earlier this year when she made the decision to become a living donor.

The mother of two teenagers, Johanna Sosa, 38, has been employed full-time as a Donation Resources Coordinator at NJ Sharing Network while pursuing her degree in Healthcare. She also finds time to keep in close touch with her ...

Still Crying: Paterson Mother Refuses to Bury Her Love for Son Lost on 9/11

September 12, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Cast under clear blue skies, September 11, 2001, started as a routine day. Now, 20 years later, the commemorations of what that day would become, by most accounts the most tragic in American history, have, in some ways, also become routine.

From the unfurling of massive American flags to the roll call of victim’s names, the minute by minute accounts of the tragic ...

Paterson Man Arrested by Wayne PD Following Narcotics Investigation

September 19, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — A Paterson man was arrested after a joint operation by the Wayne Police Department and Passaic County Sheriff’s Department found him to be in possession of over 500 glassines of heroin and two baggies of suspected cocaine. 

According to law enforcement officials, on Thursday the two agencies were conducting "joint enforcement operations" at the Ramada Inn ...

Paterson Woman Struck, Killed in Road Collision Wednesday Night

PATERSON, NJ - A 56-year-old Paterson woman was struck and killed by a moving vehicle while she was crossing Straight Street Wednesday night.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, the crash took place at approximately 8:00 p.m near the intersection of Park Avenue. 

In a statement law enforcement officials described that Roy ...

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Paterson Kidnapping

September 18, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A Bronx, New York, could face life in prison after admitting his role in a Paterson kidnapping, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Wednesday,

According to Honig, Maurice Cottman, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of kidnapping.

In documents filed in the case ...

4-Month Old Baby's Ribs Broken, Paterson Man Charged with Abuse

PATERSON, NJ - An investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit led to the Monday arrest of a Paterson man, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced.

According to Valdes, Narciso Alejandro, 22 is charged with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of fourth degree Child Abuse and Neglect, and one count of ...

Celebrating American Poet and Author of "Paterson," William Carlos Williams

September 17, 2021

SPRING LAKE, NJ – Scrolling through social media, Daphne Williams-Fox often comes across mentions of her grandfather, William Carlos Williams, whose poetry, which includes the epic poem 'Paterson,' is still relevant a half a century later.

His iconic poem “This is Just to Say,” first published in 1934, has become something of a pop culture ...

Football: Ramapo Defeats Paterson Kennedy, 41-6

September 19, 2021

FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ - Ramapo scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Paterson Kennedy football team, 41-6, on Friday.

Jack Grusser threw just six passes for Ramapo, but he completed four of them for 170 yards and two touchdowns--both of those to Will Scordato. Ben Robinson caught two passes for 90 yards for Ramapo (3-0).

Anthony Gambuti rushed for 70 yards and ...

Rutgers Football Team to Wear Special Uniforms to Honor Those Lost on 9/11

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers football players will wear special uniforms to pay tribute to the 37 alumni and others lost in the Sept. 11 attacks, the school has announced.

Rutgers (1-0) will play Sept. 11 Syracuse on the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

The jersey will feature stripes in tribute to the first responders, and the helmet will be etched with the names of Rutgers alumni ...

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From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

September 5, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

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 ...

Passaic County Commissioners Commemorate Lives Lost on 9/11

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and other county officials gathered outside of Passaic County Community College’s Public Safety Academy Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. 

During the ceremony the Commissioner read aloud the names of 30 Passaic County residents ...

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.

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 ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

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 ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

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 ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

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 ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...