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Giving Back

June 13, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - A nationwide effort by The Links, Incorporated to collect and donate at least 7,500 new or gently used reading and math books for pre-K -3rd graders has had an impact on Paterson. Established in 1946, and now boasting 299 chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented a humanitarian award to Mark Dinglasan, the CEO of CUMAC, for his service to the Paterson community. Through CUMAC, Dinglasan and his team fight hunger and its root causes through a holistic, trauma-informed approach that provides groceries ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 68 Clinton Street is not just any house, it is the future home of Mustapha, Haja and their six children. Mustapha and Haja migrated from the small country of Gambia 29 years ago to provide a better life and education for their children. 68 Clinton Street is also special because of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Hawthorne High School SHARE (Students of Hawthorne Acting Responsibly and Effectively) club members raised $500 for Paterson's Habitat for Humanity.  SHARE, according to advisor John Di Lonardo, is "an HHS-based community club in which students participate in local events such as ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Oasis, a Haven for Women and Children, celebrated the expansion of its 57 Mill Street building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The nonprofit celebrated the completion of a fourth floor and a two-story ground floor addition allowing Oasis to serve 2,500 more women and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A cookie or two can brighten anyone's day for a while.  A total of 169 dozen cookies (that's 2,028) were baked and donated to help people in need, thanks to the generous efforts of St. Anthony School parishioners and students working in conjunction with the St. Anthony Church Social ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Family and friends of the late Dr. Gerald Glisson gathered on Thursday to officially name Eastside High School’s Restorative Justice Center in his honor. The ceremony was scheduled to mark what would have been Glisson’s 48th birthday. “It’s been nearly two years since our friend ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – After an almost two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eva’s Village reopened its Community Kitchen for sit-down meal service inside its facility on Monday. During the pandemic, the Community Kitchen continued to feed the hungry by providing “to-go” meals to those who lined ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Rotary Club of Paterson is holding a collection for the Ukraine Relief Project on Saturday April, 9 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Rotary will have their tent set up in front of 209 Union Avenue in Paterson. “Rotary, along with the Paterson Rotary and Rotary throughout the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Habitat for Humanity, along with Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 other U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, recently received a total of $436 million in unrestricted giving from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Of that total, Paterson Habitat ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, Mayor Andre Sayegh along with other City officials, surprised Dr. Jabeen Ahmed, Co-Founder of Sheefa Pharmacy, with a Key to the City. Ahmed has been a public healthcare professional for 28 years, working in community healthcare and outreach, clinical pharmacy practice and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – There was a lot of pep at City Hall on Friday as Mayor Andre Sayegh hosted a pep rally for Paterson’s first All-Star Cheerleading team, Flamez Elite. The team was recently invited to compete in the International Cheerleading Competition in Disney World where they will go against ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Black History Month festivities continued Wednesday as Mayor Andre Sayegh honored and recognized Paterson community members for their contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The honorees included Tenee Joyner, Dr. James Pruden, Pastor Carolyn McCombs, Dr. Brenda Belmont, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – For the past five weeks, the Health Coalition of Passaic County (HCPC) has been working with an initiative called “Feed the Frontlines Helping Those in Need” to distribute hot, ready-to-eat, nutritious restaurant meals to community partners throughout Greater Paterson. The program is ...

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NEW JERSEY — Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen? Are you looking for a way to help members of the community who may be facing emotional or financial struggles, especially in these uncertain times? The organization "Lasagna Love" may be for you.  Lasagna Love was founded at the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Eva’s Village put on their “Big Blue” spirit as Giants legend and Paterson native Victor Cruz volunteered at the community kitchen on Friday. The event was a continuation of a longtime charitable partnership Eva’s Village enjoys with the New York Giants and included Cruz leading ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council took time out of their Tuesday meeting to recognize the members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity for their outstanding services and commitment to the City of Paterson.  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded in 1914 on the campus of Howard University in ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and other local officials, as well as more than a dozen youth volunteers, joined the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to host an outdoor Drive-Through Food ...

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PATERSON, NJ – This Monday, January 17, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) will be holding an outdoor Drive-Through Food Collection event at the Great Falls Youth Center at 52 Front Street. The NJCDC is seeking resident’s help in collecting ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A group of Paterson community leaders came together right before Christmas to make the holiday brighter, and warmer, for nearly 100 local children. Asked about the genesis of the event, Kenyatta Stewart, one of the organizers and a member of We Believe, reflected that a group of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After several intense weeks of soliciting, collecting and organizing toy donations for Paterson children and families in need, the New Jersey Community Development Corporation’s (NJCDC) AmeriCorps members hosted the organization’s 28th Annual Holiday Party on Thursday. The event will ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and the City of Paterson hosted a massive toy giveaway on Wednesday at City Hall with more than 3,000 presents donated by Protective Heath Gear, a local small business that manufactures N-95 masks, and Hazel Clark the daughter of iconic Eastside High School ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Though only 28 years of age, Casey Terramoccia has performed a lot of haircuts in his life. The owner of the Iconic Barber Shop & Shave Parlor in Glen Rock has trimmed the hair and beards of customers for years.   On Tuesday morning, the young entrepreneur said that one ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  Paterson Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando hosted the fourth annual Animal Christmas Box Giveaway Thursday morning. More than 200 Paterson pet owners came to the shelter to collect their gifts that DeCando said were made possible thanks to the support of St. Hubert’s Animal ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Five local organizations will receive a total of $21,000 in grant funding to help create programs to benefit residents of Paterson, thanks to the generosity of the Paterson Alliance, a coalition of 80 nonprofit organizations, uniting nonprofits and community partners in collaboration ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Dozens of Paterson pet owners gathered before dawn at John DeCando Park on Friday. The event, held in partnership with St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, included 63 cats being taken to Middletown, NY, where a low-cost spay and neuter clinic called T.A.R.A. is located. “It costs a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Members of Paterson FMBA Local 2, the union that represents Paterson firefighters, and the Bronze Heat, the organization that count's the city's Black professional firefighters as its members, joined Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson to celebrate the highly ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Members of IBEW 827, the local union whose members work for Verizon installing and repairing phone, internet and data services (FIOS) in Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties, donated and delivered over 18,000 pounds of food to the Father English Food Pantry earlier this week. "The ...

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh were among the elected officials to join Eva’s Village CEO Howard Haughton and other volunteers for the local non-profit's annual Thanksgiving meal service. “Thanksgiving is not just about giving thanks it’s about giving ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - As communities across New Jersey struggle with increased food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, City Green, an urban farming and gardening organization based in Clifton, has donated over 6,800 pounds of fresh produce to community organizations across Northern New Jersey ...

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