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College Achieve Paterson Charter School Dramatically Improves Middle-School Reading Scores

PATERSON, NJ  – An analysis of recent state test data reveals that middle-school students at College Achieve Paterson Charter School are dramatically improving reading scores from fifth to sixth grade. In the 2018-2019 school year, 80 percent of sixth-grade students are approaching, meeting and exceeding expectations, up from 61 percent the year prior. The school credits this dramatic ...

The North Jersey Imaging Academy at Passaic County Community College Offers Advanced Training to Radiographers

Radiographers who are interested in advanced training for career advancement can still register for
the course in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) offered by The North Jersey Imaging Academy (NJIA) at PCCC. Classes start Monday, February 17.   For information, visit pccc.edu/njia or email Professor Parsha Hobson at phobson@pccc.edu

Only radiographers who are ...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan: I Think Allen Ginsberg Would be Proud

They came from around the state and across the country to the historic Hamilton Club on the Paterson campus of Passaic County Community College (PCCC) to celebrate the 40th anniversary  of The Poetry Center at PCCC. 

The February 1 event also served as an opportunity to pay tribute to the Center’s founder and executive director, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, a Paterson native whose ...

What is 83 Ventures?

The word entrepreneur is used so commonly that we often bypass the value within the word. An entrepreneur is an individual that organizes and operates a business in which they assume greater than normal financial risks. The key word: RISKS! It is a heavy weight to carry, but a necessary part of the game to bring forth new products/services, innovations, and market growth. 

On ...

For too Many Black Men Life is A Dream Deferred

February 15, 2020

The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been nothing but a distant dream for many, but more unjustly for Black males in America. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream to end racism and the cultural divide in this country. In the year 2020, I’ll add to that the hopes that systemic genocide we’ve seen in the African American community will cease.

The combination ...

Paterson Education Association will Protect Professionals that Protect Paterson Students

As parents, we teach our children to be cautious and to alert an adult when a stranger is present. We also teach our children that their schools are safe places where they can grow and thrive under the careful oversight of trusted educators and support professionals. That foundation is what Paterson Education Association (PEA) members pledge to uphold, and—more ...

People Don’t Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care

February 15, 2020

Dear Editor:

I often write about the issues we face as a community. In this particular letter I want to talk about an incident that took place at a recent school board workshop that warmed the hearts of those there.

I think it’s worthy to share so that others may be able to read about this particular incident and spread the love.

A parent attended our recent board workshop on ...

Preakness Healthcare Center Participates in “Valentines for Veterans” Program

February 14, 2020

WAYNE, NJ - The residents of Preakness Healthcare Center recently participated in Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) “Valentines for Veterans” program. Their colored creations will be distributed to veterans throughout the 11th Congressional District.

"This community service effort has allowed the residents of Preakness Healthcare Center an ...

Cruise Ship Docked in Bayonne Screened for Coronavirus

February 7, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - A Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Bayonne early Friday was met by health officials as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

One of the passengers, according to several reports, had been treated for a fever when the ship was still in the Caribbean.

Four other passengers, Mayor Jimmy Davis said on Facebook, are under observation and were taken to an area ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

February 17, 2020

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

February 13, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G will be working to install new gas mains on 21st Ave at E 30th St, E 28th St at 21st Ave and E 21 St at 20th Ave.

This work is part of the utility’s town-wide project to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, local ...

Mentoring Paterson’s Future Leaders

Gilman Choudhury of Paterson was troubled by the violence and lack of academic options faced by many students in his community. He began volunteering to mentor students at his alma mater John F. Kennedy High School during his college years and continued through his service in the US Army Reserve. 

On weekday afternoons, you can find him at the school’s College Ready program, ...