City Dog Park To Be Named After Longtime Animal Control Officer

October 13, 2017

PATERSON, NJ – Citing a career that has spanned more than forty years with the City of Paterson, the city council approved a resolution earlier this month to rename the River Street City Dog Park the John DeCando Dog Park.

Starting as a housing inspector in 1975, DeCando was promoted to the role of chief animal control officer in 1976, a position he continues to hold. In this role, ...

Paterson Pharmacy Owner Joins Effort to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Paterson, NJ- While the growing problem of opioid abuse has gained attention from the highest levels of government, it’s efforts at the local level to educate student athletes about the dangers of misusing painkillers that can have a real impact on the community.

That’s the theory at least behind the launch of SOAP, the Stop Opioid Abuse Program, a joint effort by the New ...

Paterson Firefighters Donate Blood

Paterson, NJ- Fifty five units of blood were collected by Community Blood Services at the annual Father John Piccione Memorial Blood Drive held at Paterson Fire Headquarters on Wednesday, September 27. Donors included Paterson firefighters and members of the public.

The drive, in existence for more than forty years, is named in honor of Father John Piccione who served as chaplain for the ...

The Father John Piccione Memorial Blood Drive, September 27th

PATERSON, NJ - Father John Piccione, also known affectionately as "The Padre", was the Chaplain for the Paterson Fire Department for nearly ten years: In 2009 he lost his battle with Leukemia.

Last year the Father John Piccione Memorial Blood Drive sponsored by Paterson FMBA Locals 2 and 202 collected over 75 pints of blood.

This year's Father John Piccione Memorial Blood ...

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Halloween 5K To Scare Hunger Away

October 10, 2017

The 3rd Annual Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away is being held on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park.

The Halloween-themed event will include a timed and USATF-certified course, prizes for top finishers and best costumes, trick-or-treat stations for all ages, a kids fun run, food, music, and giveaways. Proceeds from the event will benefit CUMAC, a ...