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St. Paul's CDC to Feed More than 500 Paterson Families for Thanksgiving

November 17, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Over 500 Paterson families will receive a turkey and a grocery bag filled with all of the traditional staple food items to feed a family of four or more thanks to the Thanksgiving appeal launched by St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) Food Pantry.

Founded in 1970 by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as “The Community Closet” the food pantry, now ...

Paterson Recognizes Local Veterans

While in some cases decades have passed since their military service, their pride for having worn the uniform of one of the branches of the US military has not diminished at all.

This was the message given over and over again as the Paterson Veterans Council commemorated Veterans Day at Paterson Fire Headquarters earlier today.

The standing room only crowd, the largest ever assembled for ...

TAPinto Series: Heroes of our City

TAPinto has been honoring the military service of local veterans all month. Today, we introduce Alexander Gonzalez who is still servnig in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Spruance.

 

SAN DIEGO – A 2005 Eastside High School graduate is serving aboard the WWII namesake warship, USS Spruance.

Seaman Alexander Gonzalez is an operation specialist aboard the San Diego based ship, a ...

‘Works of Art’ Bring Books to Paterson Residents

PATERSON, NJ- The Riverside Vets Recreation Center was transformed into a construction zone on Thursday as more than 40 volunteers joined together to help build “libraries” that will be placed in parks around Paterson.

The event, sponsored by The Municipal Alliance Prevention Program, a partnership for the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse, comes as a continuation of ...

TAPinto Series: Heroes of our City

In honor of Veterans Day, TAPinto Paterson is running a series entitled “Heroes of Our City” to celebrate the service and dedication of our service members. Look out for a new profile of a local veterans between now and Veterans Day on November 11.

Don Hill

Don grew up in Paterson, attending Eastside High School, before joining the Navy. He served from 1979-1983 as an aviation ...

TAPinto Series: Heroes of our City

In honor of Veterans Day, TAPinto Paterson is running a series entitled “Heroes of Our City” to celebrate the service and dedication of our service members. Look out for a new profile of a local veterans between now and Veterans Day on November 11.

Pastor James Staton

Pastor Staton was a member of the Marine Corps, serving all over the world at bases in the Middle ...

Paterson Students Clean Up Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park

PATERSON, NJ- When Rosalie Bespalko, principal, Paterson School 19, saw that Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park was littered with trash and other debris during the recent Halloween walk she decided something had to be done, and she knew just who to enlist to do it.

On Wednesday, she and 22 of her fourth grade science students took time from their day to do a clean up. The park and the school are ...

TAPinto Series: Heroes of our City

In honor of Veterans Day, TAPinto Paterson is running a series entitled “Heroes of Our City” to celebrate the service and dedication of our service members. Look out for a new profile of a local veterans between now and Veterans Day on November 11. 

Alvaro Granados

Alvaro spent 22 years in the US Army from 1971 to 1993, stationed all over the world. He entered the service ...

TAPinto Series: Heroes of our City

In honor of Veterans Day, TAPinto Paterson is running a series entitled “Heroes of Our City” to celebrate the service and dedication of our service members. Look out for a new profile of a local veterans between now and Veterans Day on November 11. 

 

Penny Cleaves

Penny is a veteran of the US Army. Serving for 6 years in Mannheim, Germany and Ft. Benning, GA, she ...

TAPinto Series: Heroes of Our City

In honor of Veterans Day, TAPinto Paterson is running a series entitled “Heroes of Our City” to celebrate the service and dedication of our service members. Look out for a new profile of a local veterans between now and Veterans Day on November 11.

Jorge Coto

During his 15 years in the United States Army Jorge Coto was deployed overseas twice and spent over two years serving in ...

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