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Tuesday, April 17, is the last day to register to vote in the May 8 municipal election.

The Paterson City Clerk’s Office will be open until 9:00 p.m.


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8:30 am — 9:00 pm
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Tuesday, April 17, is the last day to register to vote in the May 8 municipal election.

The Paterson City Clerk’s Office will be open until 9:00 p.m.

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In 2017, 11 percent of the U.S. population moved—with 62 percent staying in the same county. That same year, American homeowners spent $316 billion on home remodeling.

Whether you need extra space for a growing family or you want more home amenities, making the choice to ...

School Board Candidate Vows to Fight for Full Funding

September 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

I wish to give a brief recapitulation of the history of the school funding reform act as I understand it. 

In 2008, the New Jersey Legislature enacted a statewide school funding formula, the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA). The SFRA is a "weighted student formula." 

The formula delivers state and local funding driven by a “base cost,” or the ...

Rice, Sumter, Jackson Led Discussion on Racial Disparities in Pre-Natal Services and Infant Mortality in New Jersey

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 discussion was held in the statehouse in Trenton. Among the invited guests were Mrs. Tammy ...

Passaic County to Host Third Annual ‘Paws in the Park’

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 in the Park” event will focus on local pet ...

Paterson Celebrates Nicaraguan Community with Flag Raising

September 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- What Paterson’s Nicaraguan community may lack in size and organization it more than made up for in pride and enthusiasm as they raised their homeland’s flag in front of City Hall on Wednesday.

Declared Nicaraguan week by Mayor Andre Sayegh, the blue and white striped flag of the nation, representing peace, justice and loyalty, will fly until September 19.

Four of ...

Kenneth Lira, Paterson Resident Lost on 9-11, Remembered in Moving Ceremony

PATERSON, NJ - Nearly 3000 lives were lost when the iconic Twin Towers came crashing to the ground as a result of the terrorist attack the gripped our nation on September 11, 2001. One of those victims, Kenneth Patrick Lira, was extra special, according to Mayor Andre Sayegh because “he was one of us.”

Kenneth, who had boarded a passenger train from the Paterson train station to ...

Paterson Train Station to be Dedicated to City Resident Killed in 9-11 Terrorist Attack

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson resident Kenneth Patrick Lira reported to his job on the 107th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011 like he had so many times before. Hours later he would be one of nearly 3,000 lives lost following the terrorist attack which brought both structures crashing down.

On Tuesday, local and New Jersey Transit officials will gather at ...

Paterson's Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly Call on Bergen County Sheriff to Resign

September 21, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, whose district includes Elmwood Park and Garfield in Bergen County, have both called on Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to resign from his position.  

On Thursday, reports surfaced of the existence of audio of Saudino making racist comments. While ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...