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Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara Teams With Local Non-Profit to Help Homeless

January 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara partnered with Paterson based non-profit Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA) to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King by distributing blankets and hot food donated by Al Basha Restaurant to homeless residents in Passaic on Tuesday.

GERA Founder and Director Sikandar Khan said that the organization was established to ...

St. Joseph's Health Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Honoring 'Ordinary People That Make Extraordinary Impacts'

PATERSON, NJ- Hospital staff, community leaders, elected officials, friends and family gathered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center on Monday for their 3rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Community Service Awards.

The event was, according to Renee Miller, Co-Chair, African American Affinity Group, an opportunity to “pay tribute to Dr. King by honoring ordinary people ...

Public Asked to Help Twelve Dogs Rescued From Abandoned Home

PATERSON, NJ- The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is caring for 12 dogs found in an empty home in the city on Tuesday.

According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page the dogs were “the most seriously matted and neglected” they had ever seen.

All 12 of the dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, and some are unable to walk due to the sever ...

Paterson Community Leaders Come Together to Celebrate Three Kings Day

PATERSON, NJ- While Christmas may already seem like a distant memory, the holiday season was on full display in Paterson today as nearly 100 children and their parents filled a storefront on 21st Avenue on Saturday to celebrate Three Kings Day.

The event, sponsored by Desfile Dominicano De New Jersey, the organization behind Paterson’s annual Dominican Parade and Festival, according to ...

Summit Medical Group and Former Giants Great Victor Cruz Team Up To Support Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic

PATERSON, NJ- Fifty children from the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic are sporting new Nike apparel to start their 2018 thanks to the generosity of the Summit Medical Group Foundation and the Victor Cruz Foundation.

Dr. Howard Taylor, President and Founding Partner of Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgeons, PA, joined former New York Giant Wide Receiver Victor Cruz on ...

4th and Inches Foundation Help Spread Christmas Cheer in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - We believe a picture tells a thousand words, so there’s not much that needs to be written about the 5th annual “Help Keep Someone Warm Event” by the 4th and Inches Foundation, Board of Education Commissioner Emanuel Capers and Larry Hilton Jr.

While the weather led to it being postponed by one day, the volunteers were out on Christmas Eve, joined by Florencia ...

Council President Ruby Cotton Hosts City of Paterson’s 34th Annual Christmas Dinner

PATERSON, NJ- It comes as no surprise that while many were celebrating Christmas at home with their own families, City Council President Ruby Cotton spent much of the day Monday presiding over a special holiday lunch for local residents in need. As it was just weeks ago for Thanksgiving, the historic Masonic Temple on Broadway was again transformed into one large welcoming embrace for those ...

4CS of Passaic County Shares Holiday Generosity With Children and Families

PATERSON, NJ- Add 4CS of Passaic County to the list of local organizations that helped make Christmas brighter, and warmer, for local children this year.

On Saturday, December 9, the non-profit organization that assists families to obtain available, accessible, and affordable childcare held their annual toy and coat drive event for the moderate-income children they serve.

The event was held ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and Team Hope Host Dinner for More Than 800 Paterson Residents

PATERSON, NJ- Just weeks after distributing more than 400 Thanksgiving turkeys across the city, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and Paterson Team Hope welcomed Paterson residents to Eastside High School on Tuesday for their annual “Holiday Dinner for the Needy.”

More than 800 attended the event, now in its 25th year, which also featured a variety of health services including flu shots, ...

Teacher Helps Christmas Come Early For Paterson Community Charter School Students

PATERSON, NJ- The cafeteria of the Paterson Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) bustled with anticipation and excitement on Monday as each of their more than 500 students received early Christmas gifts at the hands of Jennifer Olawski.

Olawski, a physical education teacher at the school, began the “500 Presents, 500 Smiles” effort in 2016 and this year surpassed her ...

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Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

January 17, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...