Youth Serving Organizations Welcome Superintendent Eileen Shafer

July 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Calling her an “ardent voice and champion of Paterson’s children,” the Girls Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the Paterson Alliance, and the United Way of Passaic County held a “welcome reception” in honor of Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer last month.

Betty Garger, CEO, GSNNJ, said that they were “honored” to recognize Shafer ...

Local Music Executive Donates Air Conditioners to School 18

PATERSON, NJ- Students at Paterson School 18 will be cooler when they return to classes in September, thank to the donation of 10 window air conditioners by a local music professional.

The units, delivered on Monday, come as a gift from Frank Robinson, better known as Nitt Da Gritt, with the contribution being arranged for by 5th Ward Councilman Luis Velez through his Luis Velez Civic ...

Wimberly Recognizes Local Business Owner for Efforts to Raise Awareness of Vitiligo

PATERSON, NJ- “Having Vitiligo is my special gift from God!  I love my spots. Be brave & love yourself.” This is the simple message found on the Facebook page of the Princess Khori Vitiligo Foundation.

The namesake of Paterson nine year old Khori Muckle, the foundation seeks to raise awareness of Vitiligo, a non-contagious condition which causes skin to lose its ...

Application Deadline Looming for Home Repairs Through Realtors Care Day

PATERSON, NJ- Seeking to build a positive relationship with the community they serve, and renew pride of home ownership among local families, the Passaic County Board of Realtors (PCBOR) is once again taking part in the statewide Realtors Care Day on September 26.

According to Anika Nahar, Communications Director for the PCBOR, the volunteer effort in past years has been “a great way for ...

Eight City Ballparks to get Facelift through Donation to One Paterson Foundation

PATERSON, NJ- Under partly cloudy skies, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh stood in front of home plate at Paterson’s Larry Doby Field on Thursday announcing planned improvements to eight city baseball and softball fields, while also paying homage to the the man whom many say was the greatest athlete ever to come out of the Silk City.

“50 years ago, today, Larry Doby crossed the color ...

Volunteers Spread Across City to Beautify “One Paterson”

PATERSON, NJ- Throughout his campaign for mayor Andre Sayegh shared his vision of “One Paterson,” and in the days leading up to his inauguration he put out a call to city residents to join him in making that “message a mission” by putting “service above self.”

On Saturday, residents responded by the hundreds in every ward taking part in park cleanups ...

'Where Angels Play' Foundation Planning Playground in Honor of Parkland Victim Alyssa Alhadeff

PARKLAND, FLA. - It all started with the 9/11 tragedy and the response has grown through events such as Hurricane Katrina, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Superstorm Sandy, and now the Feb. 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland.

The Where Angels Play Foundation has constructed 48 playgrounds in the United States, Canada and most recently, ...

Local Activists Seeking to Reward High Performing Students Turn to Developer Charles Florio for Help

PATERSON, NJ- When local activists Klarissa Conyers, Valerie Freeman, and Demetrius Muhammad decided to reward 30 Paterson high school honor roll students for their academic success with a trip to the Poconos the funding they were promised had dried up.

Not to be deterred, the trio thought about others sources in the community and decided to turn to local developer, and emerging ...

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