Giving Back

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- One of NJCDC's newest programs, YouthCares, gives Paterson youth the opportunity to participate in an intensive service learning curriculum that is helping them to identify and address critical health issues in their community. The program is generously funded by New Jersey Health ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In an overwhelming show of support for his record of, and platform to continue, educating the residents of Passaic County about what their job truly entails, and the service they provide to the community, Det/Cpl John Welsh ran unopposed and will move on to serve his second term as ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls held its annual fundraiser and community showcase on Wednesday. The event, honoring educators with more than forty years of service to Paterson's public schools, took place at the Brownstone. Among the honorees were Phyllis Hamer, a secretary ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For Bridget Arrick the idea that doing a good a deed for someone translates into that person doing a good deed for someone else is a way of life. That chain of events, commonly known as “paying it forward,” is something that, for the second year in a row, was recognized at an awards ...

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PATERSON, NJ- No Memorial Day is complete without a festive backyard barbecue, and for the more than 1,500 guests that turned out at Roberto Clemente Park on Monday, 5th Ward Councilman Luis Velez’ version of the American tradition did not disappoint. Throughout the afternoon children and adults ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Barely a stone’s throw from where the Great Falls gave rise to Paterson another important part of the city’s history is marked in tribute to local residents who gave their lives as members of the United States military. On Monday Paterson joined with communities all over the United ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The strength and leadership of women was on full display Friday as more than 50, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, helped rebuild a home that, thanks to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will provide another local family with the opportunity to become homeowners. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Providing academic support, decreasing at-risk behavior, and strengthening families and the community are just a few of the responsibilities of Americorps members.  Launched in 1992 under the formal name of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to "connect ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Strengthening their community through collective action was a recurring theme in Paterson’s 5th Ward on Friday as students, teachers, elected officials, the Department of Public Works, and others came together for two separate events with the potential to make a lasting impact on the ...

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WAYNE, NJ- More than 50 staff members, volunteers, and board members from Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the impact of CASA volunteers at the organization's Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 28, 2018, at Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne. This annual event ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held this year on Saturday, May 19 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is May 20. Admission is $5. Organized by ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Seeking to build on the success of their “Think Pre-K” campaign, the Paterson Alliance has put out a call for additional “navigators” that, according to the organization, will “spend time in their communities, telling parents and families about early brain development, and the ...

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 PATERSON, NJ- The Bronze Heat are hosting their third annual community carnival this weekend, April 26-29, at Eastside Park in Paterson. Remaining opening hours are Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music, Rides, Food, and Fun all weekend!

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PATERSON, NJ- Developer Charles Florio is known for having deep pockets when it comes to nonprofits and charities in Paterson. That’s why Jamie Bland, founder and executive director of Jumpstart Paterson, approached him about funding for her program. A little over a year after she first reached ...

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