Community Announcements

May 9, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Efforts by Paterson officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, to defend against the further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey’s third largest city will continue this week as health officials take doses of the one shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine out into the community. The vaccine on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After a one-week hiatus due to the impact of COVID-19 on workers, the City of Paterson will resume recycling pickup as regularly scheduled on Monday, April 19.  Cardboard, leaves, and brush will be picked up this week while the next scheduled recycling pickup for aluminum, tin, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Free Public Library’s hotspot lending program continues to help ensure that local families have access to critical online information at home, even if they don’t currently have internet access. The Library’s Pilot program, initially launched in August, allows families ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson lottery player is $50,000 richer after four of the white balls, and the Powerball, on the ticket they purchased at Cepeda Grocery, 556 River Street, for Wednesday night's drawing matched those drawn. The winning number for the drawing were 17, 18, 37, 44, and 54. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ- March comes in like a lion in celebration of Women’s History Month! As we commemorate this momentous occasion, it is my esteemed privilege to respectfully honor women throughout history who have made innumerable sacrifices, contributions, and triumphs!  2021 marks one hundred and ...

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PATERSON, NJ  - The Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge over the Passaic River will be closed to traffic for replacement beginning on or about March 4 until further notice. The new bridge will include sidewalk on the upstream side of the bridge, two full travel lanes, widening at the intersection of Route ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The service of African Americans from Paterson and Passaic County, was held at Veterans Park at Hayden Heights on Thursday. Regardless of where or in what capacity those soldiers served, it was said, all risked, and many gave, life and limbs to protect our nation’s freedom, life, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - All City of Paterson offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 2, as a result of the snowstorm. Garbage and recycling pickups are also canceled with trash set to be picked up on the next regularly scheduled day and recycling pickup rescheduled for Saturday, February 6. Mobile ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The potential onslaught of snow won’t stop Paterson Public Schools from doling out learning to their students Monday, according to a phone message that went out to all staff and students late Sunday. The District will be closed and there will be no classes Tuesday. While most ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first flakes of the monster storm have arrived in south and central New Jersey. It will be very light to flurries for most of the day and early evening before exploding into blizzard conditions for the majority of New Jersey through Tuesday morning, forecasters say. As ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After two years of little to no snow, mother nature has said enough is enough.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all but the farthest northern counties of New Jersey, and it is likely to encompass the entire state by the time the first flakes ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south, and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us. We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two. This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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NEW JERSEY – For those waiting for the big snowstorm, the wait will need to continue. Two storm systems developing this week will provide some white winter weather for a good part of New Jersey, but neither storm is showing much inclination to develop into a bigger deal.  The first system is a ...

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON - Paterson native and Chief Navy Counselor Juan Ramirez, assigned to Division Five, Talent Acquisition Onboarding Center (TAOC) Alamo City, was recognized as Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) San Antonio’s Division Leading Chief Petty Officer of the Year ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Central Labor Council, the body that represents affiliated labor unions and their members across Passaic County, swore in a new slate of leaders for 2021 at their December 16 meeting. Sworn in were: Tom Kelly, President, IBEW, Local 827 Calvin ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson is mourning the loss of Carnie P. Bragg, Jr., a well-known resident who touched the community in many ways. Bragg, the Senior Director of Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, passed away December 29, at the age of 81.  In a message posted online, the Funeral Home said, “He ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Local seniors still have time to apply for the Senior Freeze Program. The deadline for Senior Freeze property tax relief program was recently extended to February 1, 2021. The Program is a property tax reimbursement program for eligible seniors and disable residents. In order to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson is gearing up for the coming snowstorm which is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow in parts of New Jersey, including Passaic County.  According to Mayor Andre Sayegh, forecasts show a more than 90 percent chance that city streets will see an accumulation of at ...

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NEW JERSEY – This storm is shaping up to be one of the largest December storms in recent memory, for parts of the state, but not all.  As we have indicated in the forecasts leading up to its arrival, the uncertainty as to many of the components of this storm made it very difficult to pinpoint ...

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NEW JERSEY – The entire state of New Jersey is now under a winter storm watch for a robust Nor’easter that will commence Wednesday afternoon, and last well into Thursday morning. The storm that is leaving the area today has pulled cold air into the area, and a blocking high pressure system is ...

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NEW JERSEY  – Mother nature has decided to get involved in 2020 as well. With the official start of winter only a week away, it appears that New Jersey and the entirety of the mid-Atlantic and northeast will get a head start on things over the next 24 hours. A small wake up call will be delivered ...

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TRENTON, NJ - One lucky lottery player is $10,000 richer thanks to a ticket purchased at Angels Rosa Park Food Center in Paterson. The winning ticket, lottery officials said, was sold for the Friday, December 4 drawing and matched four of the five white balls, as well as the Gold Mega Ball. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- During last week's General Election, New Jersey voters approved the ballot question to extend the existing $250 property tax deduction to all honorably discharged veterans, rather than just those with active wartime service or involvement in certain peacekeeping ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Beginning today, Veterans Day, and going forward, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will receive lifetime passes to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests, the National Parks Service said. "The free access ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Veterans Council will hold their annual Veterans Day event on Wednesday. Honoring those who have served in the U.S. Military, the event, beginning at 10:30 a.m. will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Hayden Heights. COVID-19 protocols including social distancing ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) reminds customers that it has employed Swiftreach Networks, Inc., as its emergency notification provider. This is an attempt to provide more reliable communication with customers. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, Swift 911 is a tool launched ...

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NEW YORK, NY - "Tribute in Light", the powerful perennial memorial to those lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001, will not take place this year due to apparent concerns for health amid the COVID-19 crisis. First presented six months after the attacks, the glowing towers of light have become ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents who have not yet been counted in Census 2020 can expect a friendly knock on their doors starting Monday as census takers begin canvassing local homes to assist residents complete the 10 questions that will help determine Paterson share of federal funding for the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As Tropical Storm Isaias continues to bear down on Paterson, and the region, an alert issued by Mayor Andre Sayegh's office has advised drivers to stay off the roads except for necessary travel, and to avoid areas subject to flash flooding. Those areas, the alert said, ...

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