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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 Set to Launch New Anti-Littering Campaign

PATERSON, NJ- While many years have passed since Ed Cotton helmed the city’s Department of Public Works, his efforts to improve Paterson, and make it cleaner, have never wavered. On Thursday, Cotton will once again put that commitment on display as he helps launch the “One Paterson” citywide anti-littering campaign.

The meeting will be held on Thursday in City Council ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for Labor Day and Tuesday for our Area

NEW YORK, NY - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Monday at 12 noon and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of ...

Community Cookout Scheduled as Deadline Approaches to Register for Firefighter Exam

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Fire Department is making one last push to recruit residents to take the New Jersey Firefighter Exam in order to have a chance to join the ranks of the Paterson Fire Department. The final recruitment drive will double as a community cookout on Friday, August 31 at Paterson Fire Headquarters located at 300 McBride Avenue.

The event, featuring free food and ...

Paterson's Puerto Rican Community Set for Three-Day Festival

PATERSON, NJ- Visitors will notice the red, white, blue flying proudly over city hall this week. However, while the 13 stripes and 50 stars of the U.S. flag still adorns one flag pole, the other flag bearing the same colors contains just one star and five stripes, waving in the wind for the local Puerto Rican community, estimated to be over 20,000.

With dozens of onlookers, the Puerto Rican ...

Councilwoman Mimms Announces Community Meetings

PATERSON, NJ- Making good on a campaign promise to be active and visible in all of Paterson neighborhoods Councilwoman-At-Large Dr. Lillisa Mimms has announced that she will be holding her first two community meetings since taking office in July.

The meetings will be held as follows:


Monday, August 27

6:00 p.m.-7:15 

Paterson Library

250 ...

Passaic County Fair Set for August 16-19 at Garret Mountain Reservation

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature carnival rides, food vendors, the 4-H tent, a beer garden, pony rides and a petting zoo, and many other ...

Paterson Set to Mark National Night Out with 39 Community Events

PATERSON, NJ – City residents will have the chance to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday with 39 separate events being hosted by community groups and local leaders throughout the city.

Now in its 35th year, National Night Out is, according to the National Association of Town Watch, “a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ...


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