Giving Back

November 3, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Launched by local non-profit leaders that  “knew that they could accomplish more together than each individual organization could on their own,” the Paterson Alliance hosted its 20th anniversary gala on Friday. The founders, according to Inge Spungen, Executive Director, “had the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Paterson couple Damen Van Ginneken and his partner Elizabeth Estella Valverde heard the news that a family with longtime ties to Paterson had lost all of their belongings in a tragic house fire, they sprung into action, and are asking anyone who wants to help to join their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Women’s Center is set to host their third annual Domestic Violence Awareness month Purple Ball fundraising event on Thursday, October 18. Billed as "Casino Night" the event, honoring the Paterson Police Department and sponsored by Columbia Bank,  will take place ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Though she may be too young to notice, when two and a half year old Carly returns to her Paterson home following her extensive treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia she’ll be welcomed into a newly planted front lawn, freshly painted porch, and a much cleaned up backyard ...

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PATERSON, NJ - NJCDC is seeking volunteers to aid in the construction of a playground at Westside Park on Thursday.   The event, said to be a partnership between the City of Paterson, PSE&G, and KaBoom will take place 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   “It’s a full day of volunteering, but ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson Fire Department, in an effort spearheaded by their unions, FMBA Locals 2 and 202, are set to once again don commemorative t-shirts to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

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PATERSON, NJ- Always quick to shower praise on others who are contributing their service to the community, Councilwoman Lilisa Mimms hosted her 3rd annual Breakfast of Champions on Saturday, September 15. The recently rebranded event has actually be taking place for 17 years now, Mimms said, and ...

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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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