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Books and Breakfast, and Kids, Fill Barbour Park

September 16, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- “The message is clear,” city activist Victoria Oquendo told TAPinto Paterson on Saturday. When it comes to enjoying Barbour Park everyone is welcome she said, “you’re deviant behavior is not.”

As children poured over books, ran across the grass, and climbed on and off recently installed playground equipment, the transformation of the park, once a ...

Football Legend Visits Tyrone Collins Park, Says Paterson ‘A City with a lot of Potential’

PATERSON, NJ - Amani Toomer donned his pads and helmet and suited up in the deep blue, red, and white 190 times over the course of a successful thirteen year career, setting team records in receiving yards, receptions, and touchdowns.

And on Saturday, the Super Bowl winner, who looks as though he could still outrun some defenders into the end zone, was back in Paterson taking part in a book ...

WWE Superstars Visit Paterson, Launch UNICEF Project Designed to ‘Democratize Ability to Give Back’

PATERSON, NJ- For many of the 100 Paterson Boys and Girls Club kids that participated in the UNICEF KID Power event on Tuesday the very special guests seemed larger than life. In the case of seven foot, 383 pound, Big Show, the description is aptly placed.

And while several of the children were dressed in WWE T-shirts, held grip of figurines depicting their favorite performers, or spoke ...

NJCDC Junior YouthBuild Workers 'Building a Better Paterson'

PATERSON, NJ- For the past five weeks 35 local teenagers have been hard at work cleaning streets and playgrounds throughout the Great Falls neighborhood, planting a community garden at the Great Falls Youth Center on Front Street, and, according to Mayor Andre Sayegh, ‘building a better Paterson.”

Sayegh visited the participants of the NJCDC Junior YouthBuild Program on Tuesday to ...

Make an Impact on Paterson Through NJCDC's AmeriCorps Program

PATERSON, NJ- AmeriCorps, the national service initiative created by Congress and President Clinton to "get things done for America,” is the bloodline of NJCDC. Our first program back in 1994, AmeriCorps gave NJCDC its start and allowed us to grow into an organization that now serves 3,000 children and families each day in the City of Paterson.

We're currently looking for ...

Distance no Obstacle for Local Non-Profit Seeking Change in Bangladesh

PATERSON, NJ- For one group of vocal Paterson residents Tuesday’s National Night Out event hosted by Councilman Shahin Khalique was an opportunity to lend their voices to a global campaign to raise awareness of issues hitting their ancestral homeland of Bangladesh.

The students and young adults, ranging in age from their teens to their late twenties, and members of local non-profit Cycle ...

The ZAC Foundation Brings Water Safety Course to Paterson Boys & Girls Club

PATERSON, NJ- 100 Paterson children are better prepared to combat the second leading cause of death among five to 14-year olds thanks to their participation in a four-day water safety camp held earlier this month at the Boys & Girls Club’s Paterson Clubhouse.

Calling it a week of “learning and fun,” Wendy McGuire, the club’s deputy executive director, said that the ...


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