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Still Time to Plant Vegetables in Your Paterson Garden

July 30, 2021

Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden.

Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick maturing vegetables like lettuce, spinach, radishes, and beets that have already been harvested. Expand ...

Paterson's Larry Doby Among NJ Icons to be Memorialized with Parkway Rest Area Renaming

NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees 

The name ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation programs in the country.

The ...

Young Professionals First in line to Support Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Golf Outing Aug. 2

PARAMUS, NJ - Ask busy young professionals to get something done, and they're first to raise their hands.

"I am happy to report that the foundation’s golf outing is sold out for golf and dinner participation," said Ryan Greff, vice chair of the Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation.

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation's ...

City Officials, Residents Weigh Local Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

July 19, 2021

PATERSON, NJ -With the state imposed August 21 deadline to regulate the sales of recreational marijuana locally looming, Osner Charles, Paterson’s Deputy Director of Economic Development gave a presentation at the July 13 Paterson City Council meeting laying out the Sayegh Administration's plan on the matter.  

Under the new state law passed following an overwhelming vote ...

Nelly Hidalgo Celi, 'Champion for the Children' has Died

July 29, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Longtime Paterson activist Nelly Hidalgo Celi, perhaps most noted for advocacy for local students, has died.

The news was first announced by the Paterson Education Fund, for whom Celi has been program manager since 2015, overseeing the Paterson Reads Program, which strives to make sure every child is reading at their grade level by 3rd grade.

“Our hearts are ...

Young Professionals First in line to Support Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Golf Outing Aug. 2

July 30, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Ask busy young professionals to get something done, and they're first to raise their hands.

"I am happy to report that the foundation’s golf outing is sold out for golf and dinner participation," said Ryan Greff, vice chair of the Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation.

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation's ...

4Cs of Passaic County to Host Family Day, Back-to-School Event at Paterson Great Falls

PATERSON, NJ - 4Cs of Passaic County, the area non-profit that assists families in obtaining high quality early childcare and education that is accessible, available and affordable, will hold a special Family Fun Day/Back to School Event at the Great Falls National Park on Saturday, August 28.

“This year we’re arranging a day packed with adventure and exploration at the ...

Paterson High School Seniors Have Until Aug 1 to Apply for College Readiness Program

July 27, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson high school students entering 12th grade in September have until August 1 to submit an application to participate in the Mindful Awareness Academy for Children’s (MAAC) college readiness program, “Press Submit.”

Mindful Awareness Academy for Children is a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate the structural and cultural barriers to ensure ...

Apply Now for the 2021-2022 Paterson Youth Council

PATERSON, NJ- Since 2006 the Paterson Youth Council (PYC) has claimed the mantle as the “premier voice for emerging leaders ages 15 to 18 who live and/or go to school in Paterson.” Facilitated by the New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), the members are highly visible throughout the city taking part in community service activities, hosting citywide youth forums and political ...

Who Are the Five Candidates Running for Paterson Board of Education in 2021?

July 29, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Local voters will have five candidates to choose from to fill three seats on the Paterson Board of Education when November’s election comes around.

According to petitions filed, incumbents Oshin Castillo, Manny Martinez, and Nakima Redmon will once again seek reelection as a slate while Shanikwa Lemon, who also ran in 2020, will take another shot at election. First time ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation programs in the country.

The ...

St. Joseph’s Health Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health employees will have until November 15 to achieve full vaccination under a new policy announced by the healthcare giant’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Slavin on Thursday.

The mandate, a statement said, reinforces St. Joseph’s commitment to patient safety, as COVID-19 variants increasingly contribute to larger volumes of ...

Raid on Spruce Street Home Leads to Four Arrests, 1,756 Glassines of Heroin Recovered

July 29, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A raid by the Paterson Police Department Narcotics Division of a Spruce Street home led to four arrests and the recovery of 1,756 glassines of heroin and 11 grams of cocaine on Wednesday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the action came in direct response to complaints from residents about the distribution of narcotics in the area. 

Arrested ...

Speziale Announces Child Endangerment Charges for Suspected Drug Dealing Duo

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson couple are accused of selling illegal drugs from a Van Houten Street apartment which they live in with three children, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced Tuesday.

According to Speziale, an investigation was initiated approximately one month ago after receiving complaints from concerned citizens who reported the situation. The investigation, Speziale said, ...

Paterson Man Ran Bail Scam Network, Prosecutor Says

July 29, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Senior citizens are once again being urged not to send money to unknown third parties without checking directly with relatives after the arrest of a 26-year-old Paterson suspected to be the leader of a network which committed telephone bail scams in Florida, Maryland, Vermont, and Washington State.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, ...

Paterson Man Sexually Assaulted Teen in Passaic Home, Prosecutor Charges

PATERSON, NJ - A 37-year-old Paterson man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager inside a Passaic home on multiple occasions was arrested Thursday.

Noe Hernandez-Quintana is charged with one count of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and one count of third degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact. 

According ...

Paterson Art Week Scheduled for August 1-7

July 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Arts Exchange (PAX), in conjunction with the City of Paterson and with support from the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council (PCCHC) will host Art Week from August 1-7.

According to Talena Lachelle Queen, PAX Chair, Art Week will include a number of virtual events from Sunday through Friday, each adopting a specific theme including music, ...

Eastside's O’Shamair Majette Named 2021 Boys Volleyball Player of the Year by the USA Today Network. 

July 27, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – O’Shamair Majette, Eastside High School’s boys volleyball phenom who ranked among the state’s top scorers last season, has been named 2021 Boys Volleyball Player of the Year by the USA Today Network. 

“This is an outstanding athletic achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer who went on to thank Coach Bobby Black, his ...

Still Time to Plant Vegetables in Your Paterson Garden

July 30, 2021

Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden.

Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick maturing vegetables like lettuce, spinach, radishes, and beets that have already been harvested. Expand ...

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NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

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July 20, 2021

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Paterson's Larry Doby Among NJ Icons to be Memorialized with Parkway Rest Area Renaming

July 30, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees 

The name ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

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Tonight: Tenants, Landlords Invited to Online Information Session on Rental Relief Program

July 29, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Commissioners John Bartlett and Sandi Lazzara will host an information session for tenants and landlords to share information about the Passaic County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program.

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live beginning at 6:00 p.m. and can be accessed by clicking here. 

Through the program and to prevent a post-pandemic housing ...

Passaic County Rental Assistance Program Seeks to Make Positive Impact, Prevent Housing Crisis

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - To prevent a post-pandemic housing crisis, Passaic County is working to provide relief to tenants that missed rental payments while ensuring landlords get paid for their lost incomes.

On May 17, Passaic County started receiving applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help tenant households experiencing financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

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Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...