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Homeless Count Set for January 23. Volunteers Sought to Spread Out Across County

January 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Volunteers from several organizations including St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), and Eva’s Village are set to take to the streets on Wednesday, January 23, to count homeless residents across Passaic County.

The annual statewide effort, this year known as NJCounts 2019, is coordinated by Monarch Housing ...

United Way of Passaic County Announces Grants to Fight Hunger

PATERSON, NJ - With the new year comes new efforts by several local organizations to help tackle the issues of hunger throughout Paterson and Passaic County. According to estimates, the United Way of Passaic County reported in announcing their partnerships with four local non-profit organizations designed to to improve access to healthy food, as many as 37% of Paterson residents are ...

Organized Labor Teamed Up with Local Artists to Bring Christmas to Martin De Porres Village

PATERSON, NJ- With over 40 local unions under its umbrella, and a dual mission of growing the voices of working families while engaging in efforts to give back to the community, the December 19 event that paired the Passaic County Central Labor Council (PCCLC) with  local Paterson artists & musicians the Ziploc Gang to celebrate Christmas at Martin De Porres Village made ...

Hundreds Gather At Annual Christmas Celebration Hosted by Councilwoman Ruby Cotton

PATERSON, NJ- In rapt anticipation, nine-year old Dafri Arias and two-year old Albert Arias sat patiently awaiting the presentation of toys at the annual Christmas celebration hosted by 4th Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton.  Held at the city’s Masonic Temple, the youngsters were accompanied by their mother Adriana Arias and her sister Orfrida Arias at the event.  The sisters said ...

Santa Mayor Delivers Gifts to More than 500 Children, Shows Off Dance Moves, at NJCDC Christmas Celebration

PATERSON, NJ- Shelby Suttlen stood in line watching over her 11-year old sister-in-law, Anna, who was waiting to meet and have her picture taken with Santa Claus. The 4th grader at Paterson School 19 was one of over 500 children who came with their family to attend the 25th annual holiday party hosted by the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) on Monday.  

Held in ...

Friends of Bill McKoy Foundation Toy Giveaway Set for Saturday

PATERSON, NJ- More than 500 Paterson children and families are expected to enjoy the joy of Christmas thanks to the 15th annual Toys for Kids event to be hosted by 3rd Ward Councilman Bill McKoy on Saturday.

Doors at Martin Luther King School PS 23 will open at 11:00 a.m. with the toy giveaway taking place between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Organizers said they will allow children, accompanied by ...

Paterson IHOP Serves Nearly 100 Local Families at "Breakfast For Dinner" Event

PATERSON, NJ- Center City Mall’s IHOP opened its doors to nearly 100 city families in need on Tuesday as part of their fifth annual “Breakfast for Dinner” event.

“It is my privilege to be able to give back to the communities that have treated me so well and honored me with their loyalty,” Adenah Bayoh, President and CEO of Adenah Bayoh & Companies said.

Benjie Wimberly Hosts More than 700 at Annual Community Dinner

PATERSON, NJ- The holiday season is often recognized as a time of togetherness, warmth, and gratitude for another year gone by.  For Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and Team Hope, it’s also a time to give back.

This was made clear again on Tuesday as Wimberly headed up their 26th Annual Dinner For The Needy event at Eastside High School.  

In 1992 when Wimberly served as ...

Paterson Investor Bringing Out Stars for Friday Holiday Toy Drive

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson real estate investor Cesar Piña and DJ Envy from Power 105.1  will host a “Holiday Toy Giveway” for all Paterson children, 11 years old and younger, on Friday.

The event at International High School will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.

Special guests expected to attend the event haired ...

Fire Crews Arrive at School 21

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Fire Department arrived at Paterson School 21 with lights flashing and sirens blaring on Tuesday. While usually a cause for concern, when the first passenger exited the lead vehicle, donning a red suit and full beard, concerns were quickly quelled.

Thankfully, the only emergency happening was that Santa had arrived, and with time running close to his upcoming around ...

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