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Fixing Up a House Vs. Buying a New House

What to consider when deciding whether to renovate your house—or buy one that’s new to you

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 ...

Parents Thank Paterson Community for Outpouring of Love

September 17, 2018

Dearest Friends:

On September 5 our loving son Kevin was taken from us. While our hearts remain heavy, the prayers that so many in our Paterson family shared in the hours and days that followed helped carry us through a dark time.

Our faith tells that Kevin is in heaven, and our hearts are filled with the love that so many of you presented to us.

Your generosity of spirit has truly ...

Espaillat, Harris, Pascrell Lead Lawmakers in Letter Urging GOP Leadership to Reject Expansion of Family Immigration Detentions

September 17, 2018

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 appropriations amendments for the 2019 fiscal year that would allow DHS to expand ...

Passaic County to Host Oktoberfest and International Food Festival Saturday

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 Park. 

Enjoy the food and heritage of Germany, as well as food from the various ...

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 ...

Protests and Press Conferences Held in Camden Over Holtec CEO's Remarks

September 15, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A group of about 50 people stood on the corner of Broadway and Morgan Boulevard chanting, “People! Power!” Signs that read:  “I am a product of working parents” and “The war on the poor is immoral” were held high by students from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, and Pan African flags blew in the wind.

Behind them was the ...

Former Red Sox Player Steps Up to the Plate to Fix 'Unbearable' Conditions in Newark Apartments

NEWARK, NJ - Deneress Busby said she had no heat or hot water this past winter while living in Garden Spires, her home for 25 years.

To shower, she did what she had to do: “Boiled water.” To add insult to injury, the heat was turned on once temperatures outside climbed into the 70s, she said.

People would get into fights and punch holes in the walls, Busby said. And when people ...