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Proposal to Impose Sewer Connection Fees Presented to Council. Plan Would be an 'Infusion into the Budget'

May 23, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With just weeks to go in her term Mayor Jane Williams Warren appeared before the Paterson City Council on Tuesday to ask for their support for a proposal to bring millions of dollars of new revenue into the city.

Joined by members of her Administration, as well as Douglas Triplett of O’Connor Davies, the accounting and auditing firm hired under the direction of the New ...

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver Testimony on Proposal to Divert Affordable Housing Funds

PATERSON, NJ- TAPinto Paterson earlier reported on the response of local community leaders and activists on a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to divert $46 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) which they wrote in a letter signed by representatives of over 100 groups statewide is “legally dedicated to the creation of affordable homes for lower income ...

Local Advocates Join Statewide Call for Restoration of Affordable Housing Funds

PATERSON, NJ- The leaders of several local organizations including Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Saint Paul’s Community Development Corporation, the Paterson Housing Authority, and the City of Paterson’s Neighborhood Assistance Office lent their signatures to a letter urging Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature to preserve a fund dedicated to creation of affordable ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Leads 'Mothers Day Build.' Paterson Habitat for Humanity Continues Bringing Home Ownership to Local Residents

PATERSON, NJ- The strength and leadership of women was on full display Friday as more than 50, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, helped rebuild a home that, thanks to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will provide another local family with the opportunity to become homeowners.

The “Mother’s Day Build,” co-hosted by Paterson Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes, ...

Paterson Community Schools Corps Offers Members Opportunity to Make a Difference While Earning Valuable Benefits

PATERSON, NJ- Providing academic support, decreasing at-risk behavior, and strengthening families and the community are just a few of the responsibilities of Americorps members. 

Launched in 1992 under the formal name of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to "connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities ...

Revived 'Poor People's Campaign' Comes to Life at Historic Paterson Church

PATERSON, NJ- On March 27, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Paterson to encourage the more than 2000 listeners that gathered both inside the sanctuary where he spoke and outside on the lawn to join his “Poor People’s Campaign,” to rise up against poverty and economic inequality.

Just days later, the civil rights icon would fall victim to an assassin’s bullet on ...

Creative Paterson Invites Community to 'Call to Collaboration'

PATERSON, NJ- While much of Paterson’s collective focus is on the May 8 election for mayor and city council, one group of community leaders is leading an effort to bring together the largest meeting of local stakeholders in the city’s history, with the ambitious mission of setting their city on a path to become a “21st century model city."

Following the model that has ...

Paterson's Alliance for Sustainable Communities Building 'Growth Through Collaboration'

PATERSON, NJ- While in comparison to some of the long established organizations in the city the Alliance for Sustainable Communities (ASC) may still be in its infancy; the impact the non-profit launched in 2017 “to empower black entrepreneurs and showcase the unique vibrancy of Paterson’s local businesses” is already being felt.

On Sunday the organization gathered again for ...

Developer Charles Florio Helps Give Paterson Youth a "Jumpstart" on Construction Jobs

PATERSON, NJ- Developer Charles Florio is known for having deep pockets when it comes to nonprofits and charities in Paterson. That’s why Jamie Bland, founder and executive director of Jumpstart Paterson, approached him about funding for her program. A little over a year after she first reached out, Florio has pledged to donate $60,000 to help fund a number of initiatives that will benefit ...

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