Press Releases

September 20, 2018

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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Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Class Become a NJ Licensed Real Estate Salesperson! Passaic County Community College Center for Continuing Education & Workforce Development  Pre-Requisites to obtaining a Real Estate Salespersons ...

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PRINCETON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced two important tools - the Incubator and Collaborative Workspace Rent Initiative (ICWRI) and a modernized Research and Development (R&D) tax credit -  to support new and established high-tech companies in growing the Garden State’s Innovation ...

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TRENTON – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement regarding the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee’s public hearing on the issue of affordable housing in New Jersey:             “Today’s hearing on affordable housing was a productive one.

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PATERSON -- Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) Head Start/Early Head Start preschool program has open enrollment for children ages 0 to 5 who come from low-income families. Early Head Start serves children from infancy through age 3, and Head Start serves children ages 3 through 5. The programs ...

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Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded July 16, 2018 (TRENTON) – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) hailed the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 1861, the Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act. The legislation awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the late baseball star, Larry ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh today appointed Mike Powell as the city’s economic development director for the new city administration. “Just as Alexander Hamilton looked to the Great Falls and saw the future of our nation, we look to the Great Falls and all of Paterson’s resources and see ...

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It’s that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh today promoted William R. “Billy” Rodriguez as director of the Department of Public Works (DPW) in his new administration. Rodriguez is a lifelong Paterson resident who began working with the DPW in 1997. “I don’t think the importance of this role to the welfare ...

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  WAYNE – Help Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ensure that children in foster care start off the school year on the right foot – and with brand-new school supplies in hand. The Wayne-based non-profit is collecting school supplies to distribute to the nearly 600 ...

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PATERSON, NJ– Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh today named Vaughn L. McKoy as business administrator in his upcoming administration. McKoy is a Paterson native who has been serving as transition committee chairman.  “Vaughn has extensive experience as an attorney, business executive, and civic leader.

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh today named Kathleen M. Long, a longtime Paterson resident and leader in the nonprofit sector, as chief of staff of his upcoming administration. “Kathleen is that rare professional who has worked with so many different dimensions of urban communities, and ...

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PATERSON – Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh and his Transition Team today announced a series of upcoming events marking the inauguration of the new municipal administration. “I am very pleased and honored that many notable people and public servants will participate in the upcoming launch of the new ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On Tuesday, June 26th the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a Resolution calling for an end to the unnecessary separation of migrant children and parents and incarceration of families awaiting immigration determination, supporting Senate Bill S.3036, the ...

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PATERSON – Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh today named Khalifah L. Shabazz as corporation counsel in his upcoming administration. Shabazz, a lifelong Paterson resident, will be first African-American to hold the position.  “I am honored that Khalifah is embracing this opportunity to serve in my ...

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TRENTON  - A bill sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou, Senator Loretta Weinberg and Senator Sandra Cunningham barring anyone under the age of 18 from marrying in New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Murphy. "Marriage is a legal contract and it should be reserved for adults," said Senator ...

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