Press Releases

January 16, 2019

"It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences to the family of Jameek Lowery. As a mother of a son, I mourn with Jameek's mother and pray the family receives the answers they need, the fairness in justice they seek, the independent investigation they deserve, and peace that comes ...

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Incoming PCBOR® President Debra Flower vowed to make 2019 a special year. On December 18, 2018, Flower was officially installed as Passaic County Board of Realtors® President. It was a special night for the organization as they introduced new members of the 2019 Leadership team, honored past ...

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Homeownership used to be a source of pride and stability for many families – a resource laid by for the next generation.  The price to secure sustainable homeownership these days goes way beyond the means of the average working family. It is not surprising that there’s a housing problem in New ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and ...

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The Continuing Education Department at Passaic County Community College offers various short-term healthcare training courses. Receive hands-on training and attend professional development workshops. Attend one of our information sessions or visit our website for more information about the courses ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the New Jersey Tax Amnesty program as the January 15 deadline is fast approaching. Tax Amnesty provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties ...

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WASHINGTON, DC / SAN DIEGO, CA – The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) took bold stances on issues that affect the Latino community, and for the first time waded into the gun safety issue, calling for universal background checks and other important gun reform measures in one of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Seeking ways to develop legislative actions and find solutions that address unemployment in New Jersey, Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) was re-elected Tuesday as co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity, a legislative ...

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TRENTON NJ – Aiming to help protect students at New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities from meningitis outbreaks, the Assembly Health and Senior Services committee approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter Monday. “This bill would create a proactive ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush: “President George H.W. Bush was a patriot and a statesman. His record of service is nearly unparalleled: as an aviator in the Pacific Theater during ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- This holiday season CUMAC is partnering with the Toy Foundation (TTF) to provide toys to hundreds of kids in need in Passaic County. The toy giveaway will be a part of CUMAC’s inaugural Holly Jolly Holiday Party, a community event taking place on December 14 and 15 at the ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges. During a visit to Middlesex County College, which earlier this year ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced his support of the bipartisan criminal justice reform package introduced in the Senate today. Other cosponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley (D-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Lindsay ...

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TRENTON, NJ– New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the ...

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The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Wendy McGuire, a seasoned and passionate nonprofit professional, was unanimously selected by the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic’s Board of Directors to serve as CEO of the vibrant organization, which serves more than 1,100 kids daily. McGuire has worked at the ...

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Our Senior of the Month for November is Rita Nadler! How old are you?   87 Where were you born?   Paterson, N.J.  I attended public grade school and high school in Paterson.  I went out of state for college and law school. When did you move to Montclair?   July, 1960 Why did you ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. urged all Americans to use this short six-week open enrollment period to sign up for their 2019 health coverage and offered resources for help to do so. The marketplaces will be open from November 1st to December 15th, 2018. “Today marks the ...

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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Paterson and surrounding areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Bahamas, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced new legislation aimed at giving every American child a fair shot at economic mobility. The American Opportunity Account Act aims to mitigate the growing wealth gap between American families by creating a seed savings account for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Taking a significant step forward in tackling the issue of mold in New Jersey, an Assembly panel approved legislation Monday sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson and Benjie Wimberly that would require the state to establish procedures for inspection and abatement of mold hazards ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Encouraging the return of jobs to the state, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Dan Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Eric Houghtaling and Benjie Wimberly to require employers that offshore call center jobs overseas to forfeit any state aid or business ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Opening a dialogue with a goal of helping to end the lead paint threat in New Jersey homes, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee discussed legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley, Benjie Wimberly, Dan Benson and Raj Mukherji that would require lead ...

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