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Donor Family Returns to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center to Give Thanks

May 27, 2015

PATERSON, NJ - After six-week old Melissa Bena was fatally injured in an auto accident in March of 2013, her parents made the decision to donate her organs to others in need.  Baby ...

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Mountain Park Elementary School Second Graders Become Geologists For the Day

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Mountain Park second graders transformed into geologists! How? Linda Dressler of High Touch High Tech visited the school on Wednesday and led the ...

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Teenager Fends Off Armed Robbery in 2nd Ward

By JOE MALINCONICO / PATERSONPRESS.COM

December 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

PATERSON, NJ - A 19-year-old city man escaped an armed robbery early Wednesday morning, fighting off the suspects and then running away while the gunman fired two shots at him that missed, police said.

The victim told authorities he was walking near the corner of Union and Wayne avenues at about 3 am when he was aproached by a man and a woman. The man pulled a gun and demanded the victim's money and iPhone, police said.

But the victim resisted and managed to get away without giving up his possessions and without getting hurt, police said.