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Send Victor Cruz to the Super Bowl With a Show of Paterson Pride


PATERSON, NJ - His Silk City Salsa became the latest dance craze in the metropolitan area. He rang up more receiving yards than any other New York Giant in history. And now he's getting ready to play in the biggest football game of the year.

But before Victor Cruz heads for Indianapolis and the Super Bowl, he plans to stop by School 21 on Saturday for an old-fashioned Paterson pep rally at 4 pm. The rally, sponsored by Paterson Public Schools and the Paterson Recreation Department, will feature giveaways and autographs.

But more than that, the event will provide Patersonians a chance to celebrate one of their own who made good. An undrafted free agent, Cruz emerged as one of the feel-good stories of the NFL's 2011 season. In many ways, his has been a story befitting Paterson, a tale of an underdog who overcame the odds with persistence and toughness.

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Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Seeks Input on State Budget

April 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

As one of only 12 members on the New Jersey General Assembly’s Budget Committee, I am in the unique position to question New Jersey’s commissioners, those charged with leading our state's various departments, on the specifics of the FY 19 budget that Governor Murphy has proposed. As you may know, this budget must be passed by June 30, 2018.

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Assembly's Longest Serving Member Dead at 79

April 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Assembly members, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, are mourning the loss of their colleague, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) who died on Thursday.

Green, 79, was the longest serving member of the Assembly, and considered to be a champion of affordable housing. Green stepped down as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Organization on January 24 to ...

Paterson Mayor Candidate Andre Sayegh Names Vaughn L. McKoy, a Paterson Native, as Campaign Counsel

April 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Andre Sayegh, the sixth ward councilman who is seeking to be Paterson’s next mayor in the city’s elections next month, has named Paterson native Vaughn L. McKoy, JD, MBA as his campaign counsel.

McKoy, a former state and federal prosecutor as well as a lawyer in private practice, will volunteer and serve as a key adviser to the campaign. Sayegh said he felt extremely ...