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Paterson Couple Hosts Nationally Recognized Poets

September 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s place in the poetry community was on full display Sunday as local residents Elizabeth Valverde and Damen Van Ginneken opened their home to nearly 50 guests in homage to the late Dr. William Carlos Williams whose own work, including the aptly titled “Paterson,” has been a source of inspiration for generations of writers.

Calling it "an ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra to Celebrate The American Experience This Season

WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of fhe New Jersey Festival Orchestra said.

“Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe ...

Back in the Hands of Community, Barbour Park Hosts New Africa Family Day

PATERSON, NJ- Once overridden by drug users and other unsavory goings on, Barbour Park played host to the 10th annual New Africa Family Day on Sunday. Coordinated by long time city activist, and Department of Public Works employee, Bilal Hakeem, the day was said to be one for families of African descent to come together in remembrance of, and respect for, their heritage.

Hakeem’s recent ...

Councilwoman Dr. Lilisa Mimms Set to Release Children's Book

PATERSON, NJ- With the coming release of her sixth self-published work, Councilwoman-At-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms is set to add children’s book author to her resume.

Inspired by her four children and two grandchildren, “When I Grow Up,” Mimms told TAPinto Paterson, was written to “help our children think about their future goals and work hard to accomplish ...

Paterson's Art Community to Take Center Stage in City's Renaissance

PATERSON, NJ - Lizzie Valverde moved to Paterson just over a year, in no small part due to the legacy of the music, literature, and poetry left behind by great artists that have also called the city home. Lewis Cole, on the other hand, has spent the last several decades helping to celebrate and cultivate the local arts scene, through theater and beyond.   

On Friday, both stood ...


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

September 19, 2018

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 ...