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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Paterson Helps Residents Find Second Chance

January 21, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- Renewing a driver’s license, obtaining a new birth certificate, or competing in a job search are all common tasks that can be complicated by red tape and bureaucracy on the best of days. Throw past transgressions that led to incarceration into the mix and it becomes understandable why so many ex-offenders end up jobless, hopeless, and in a recurring pattern of committing ...

Cleanup of Paterson’s Downtown Underway

PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to clean up Paterson’s Downtown are “noticeable” Councilman Michael Jackson said at Tuesday’s City’s Council meeting in response to a brief presentation by Orlando Cruz.

Cruz was appointed to serve as District Manager of the Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) and began in the position on January 2.

In partnership ...

The Greatest Gift: Thanks to NJCDC Thomas Hagaman Was 'Home for the Holidays'

PATERSON, NJ - The holiday season is a special time of year for many: thoughts of snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen, and quality time with family and friends dance in our heads. But for Thomas Hagaman, this particular holiday season was special for one reason: it's when he got his first apartment of his own.

Only 21 years old, Thomas has been dealt a heavy hand. A few years ago, ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of Outbound Population Migration, Paterson Seeking to Reverse Trend

NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

The Garden State moved up one spot on the outbound list to No. 1 and has has ranked ...

An 'Obstacle to Redevelopment for Too Long' to Make Way for 'Bold and Innovative' Project in City's Third Ward

PATERSON, NJ- Continued efforts to transform the once industrial Leader Dye factory site on Madison Avenue brought former political rivals Mayor Andre Sayegh and Councilman Bill McKoy together on Thursday to announce the next stage of the property’s eventual redevelopment.

With Sayegh now at the helm of the nascent citywide renaissance, and McKoy, the dean of the Paterson City ...

Development of New Ward Street Garage to Propel Investment in Downtown Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- By riding a wave of urbanism, focusing on transit oriented development, and utilizing $30 million in Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) tax credits granted by the State earlier this year, Mayor Andre Sayegh hopes to usher in a new era of growth for Downtown Paterson.

“Collaboration is critical to produce positive outcomes,” Sayegh said at a Wednesday press ...

Medical Marijuana Industry Set to Bring Green to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey’s growing medical marijuana industry is set to plant roots in Paterson in the new year.

According to a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Health, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, has been selected as one of only six businesses selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana ...


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