Press Releases

November 9, 2018

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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The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 ...

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PATERSON, N.J. – A 170-year-old former factory complex in the heart of Paterson will continue to transform, thanks to a $12.5 million loan closed by nationwide private lenders, Silver Arch Capital Partners and Procida Funding & Advisors, LLC. “We came through for the borrower, Great Falls ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools officials announced today that inspections of the district’s 22 temporary classroom units (TCUs) have concluded. State District Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer called for the inspections in September after black mold had been found in three of the four TCUs at ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $24,570 Housing Counseling Program Grant to the Paterson Housing Authority. The grant will be used to help Paterson residents become more ...

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On Sunday, October 28, 2018, runners and community members from across northern New Jersey will come together to participate in the Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away, being held at the Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey. This Halloween-themed charity race is being hosted by ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ - Garden State Equality (GSE) is holding its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13th and 14th in three separate locations: Atlantic City (8/13), Asbury Park (8/13), and Montclair (8/14). Elected officials, including Congressman Pallone and Congressman Gottheimer, are expected to ...

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Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes. In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) will perform in the Art in the Park Showcase at The Great Falls Festival on Sunday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Paterson Great Falls Historical Park Overlook Park Amphitheater located at 72 McBride Avenue in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Legislative Black Caucus recently convened a hearing to discuss the high rate of mortality of African American mothers and infants in New Jersey. Led by Senator Ron Rice, chair of the caucus, and Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter and Verlina Reynolds Jackson, the roundtable ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the third annual “Paws in the Park” on Saturday, October 6th from 10am-4pm at Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, with a rain date of Sunday, October 7th. The “Paws ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr (D-NJ-09) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and 72 House and Senate lawmakers wrote Republican congressional leaders and appropriators calling on them to reject any Department of Homeland Security ...

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks are hosting the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and International Food Festival on Saturday, September 22nd from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Garret Mountain Reservation Boat House, located at 8 Mountain Ave. in Woodland ...

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TUITION FREE TRAINING FALL 2018   Computer & Basic Skills Training for Employed Individuals* Public (federal, state, county, municipal) employees are not eligible for free training under this ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, excoriated GOP members of the committee who voted against his amendment restoring the full State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.  The Republican tax scam sequel ...

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain:   “We have lost a true American patriot. We will miss him and I send my condolences to his family and to his colleagues in the United States Senate. With great courage, ...

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TRENTON, NJ –Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Yvonne Lopez and Shavonda Sumter to establish the “New Jersey Complete Count Commission,” which will help ensure the state’s full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census, has been signed into law. “Because federal funds, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement on the signing of his bill A-4249:             “New Jersey is facing a shortage of primary care physicians throughout the state and urban centers like the City of Paterson are taking the biggest hit. The ...

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PATERSON— On Sunday, September 9, bicycle riders and volunteers are banding together to raise funds for music education and the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) in the 2018 Gran Fondo New Jersey. With a choice of 5 spectacular routes starting at Headquarters ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Senior Services will present a free five week Senior Police Academy this fall. The academy will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A Career Resource Event and Job Fair will be sponsored by the School of Continuing and Professional Education at William Paterson University and the Passaic County One Stop System on Friday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 Valley Rd., Wayne. Companies invited to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement regarding discrimination from the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk staff on Friday: “The incident involving the staff at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant last Friday was both disgraceful and ...

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