Press Releases

December 12, 2018

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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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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