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Paterson’s Senator Nellie Pou Supports State’s Decision to Challenge Trump’s DACA Policies

Senator Nellie Pou Credits: New Jersey Legislature

TRENTON –Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson-Passaic) issued the following statement on Wednesday on the state’s plan to join 15 states and the District of Columbia to challenge the Trump Administration over ending the protections of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“We are proud to join the other states that are standing up to Trump’s misguided and misplaced actions, with not just rhetoric but with action. We must protect the best interest of our state and communities.Dreamers represent what is best about our country. There are nearly 800,000 DACA recipients nationwide with Jersey being a proud home to 22,000. The DACA program has been an unbelievable success with more than 90 percent in school or in the workforce nationwide. I want to thank Governor Phil Murphy for taking action in protecting the thousands of Dreamers who live, work and study in our state.

“These Dreamers all grew up in our great country, registered with our government, and all submitted to extensive background checks. The future of America is bright because of them. They love the United States of America and they are proud to be part of it.”

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City Activist Says: Return the Benches

March 23, 2018

Dear Editor:


I attended a recent city council workshop to address the issue of the missing benches in front of city hall. To me, this decision was  shortsighted and counterproductive. As a longtime city activist I find it rather odd that the mayor found it necessary to remove the benches from in the first place.


The absence of the pedestrian benches takes away the ...

Recently Passed County Budget Built on 'Fiscally Sound Policies'

March 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – Saying it reflects “fiscally sound policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, including significant reserves for workers’ compensation, health benefits, and liability insurance, and an overall net debt of 1% of market value,” the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted the 2018 budget on ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Honors Women in Law Enforcement

March 22, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Police Officers Jevonn McRae and Angelica Rodriguez were among 13 women in law enforcement honored by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) at his sixth annual Public Safety Awards Dinner on Tuesday. Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Latressa Greene, who was a member of the Paterson Police Department until budget cuts caused more than 100 police officers to be laid off, ...

Passaic County To Host "Vets In Crisis” Veterans’ Prevention Initiative

March 23, 2018

"Vets In Crisis,” a Passaic County Veterans’ Prevention Initiative, will be hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders & Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson on Wednesday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Rd., Wayne.


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International High School Ladies Participate in 'Grand Tea Party'

March 24, 2018

On Monday, March 19, International High School hosted a “Grand Tea Party” in honor of Women’s History Month to “expose young ladies on how to govern themselves in all aspects of life.” The event, the invitation read, intended to impart on the student attendees that good manners can “mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of ...