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Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Paterson Parents Need to Know

May 13, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s recommendations, ...

Paterson Officials to Mark End of Ramadan by Bringing Mobile Vaccine Unit to Heart of Muslim Community

PATERSON, NJ -- City of Paterson officials will mark the end of Ramdan by bringing the mobile vaccination unit, launched last week, to the heart of Paterson’s Muslim community. 

On Thursday, recognized as Eid al-Fitr, the mobile unit will be located at the South Paterson Library, 930 Main Street, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The effort, Mayor Andre Sayegh said in a statement, is ...

DNA Testing Services for Immigration, Paternity Available in Paterson Saturday

PATERSON, NJ - Hudson County’s premier DNA and Paternity Testing service is coming to Paterson to serve residents in need of these services, for immigration, court mandated, or other reasons, in a safe, convenient and affordable way. 

Starting on Saturday, May 15, Hudson Testing will be on location at the New Jersey Help Center, 281 Union Avenue, Paterson by appointment only between ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Accepts $100K Donation for Emergency Department Expansion

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Foundation delighted in its first major gift donation of $100,000 from foundation trustee Robert Brown in support of expanding services and enhancing the facilities at the Medical Center.

"This is important to me as a dad," Brown said at the ceremonial announcement on May 5.

Brown said having to visit the hospital can be uncertain and scary, ...

In Organ Donation Black Lives Matter Too, Advocacy Group Says

NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the decision. 

Science in Donation—a nonprofit that promotes education about the ...

Paterson Earns 'Healthy City' Designation

PRINCETON, NJ — After being awarded a 2019 Healthy Town to Watch designation from the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI), the City of Paterson was recently named just one of eight New Jersey Municipalities to earn the designation of “healthy town” for 2020. 

A participant in the Mayors Wellness Campaign, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality ...

Expanded Effort Seeks to Target Underserved Populations for Vaccinations Across Passaic County

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced a joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park.

“We’re actively seeking every opportunity to help our residents get vaccinated and ...

Make April a Month to Celebrate Life

NEW JERSEY - It seems there is a day, week, or month for everything. Perhaps that’s driven by most human’s inherent need for celebration and joy, or, maybe it’s because in this fast-paced world we need reminders to stop and think about what really matters. 

Even if that’s to enjoy a Margherita once in a while. And yes, we checked, there is a national margarita ...

Lost Your Vaccine Card? Here's What You Do

NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card? 

Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) at 

Once on ...

Passaic County, St. Joseph's Medical Center Partner with FEMA to Serve Under Vaccinated Populations

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park.

“We’re actively seeking every opportunity to help our residents get vaccinated and increase ...


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Types of Personal Loans and What You Need to Know Before You Apply

Personal loans are gaining popularity by the day. They’re the fastest-growing type of consumer debt. If you’ve never applied for a personal loan, you may have already asked yourself the question: What are personal loans used for?

We’ve all been in situations where we have found ourselves in need of money. When you have an unexpected expense, want to consolidate debt, or want ...

Ramapo @ PCCC Virtual Information Sessions May 12 and May 13

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is offering virtual information sessions about the Ramapo@PCCC program on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 pm and May 13 at 12 noon.  

Ramapo@PCCC is a unique initiative between PCCC and Ramapo College of New Jersey that enables students to save on the cost of a bachelor’s degree. The program is currently open to individuals who already have ...

How to Gain Skills for The Digital Workforce

May 14, 2021

Many of us are aware of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the workforce. The impact was global and changed jobs around the world. Many lost jobs. Some temporarily, and some never to return.

Another lasting effect of the pandemic was the acceleration of digital tools in the workforce. The rapid adoption of distance learning, online meetings and remote collaboration increased at a pace ...

Paterson Gets Three Strong Voices on New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission

May 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced appointments to the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission last week. The Commission, which was established under legislation signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020, will build upon the Administration’s efforts to promote interconnectivity between Puerto Ricans living in New Jersey and on the island. 

The Commission’s ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Keeps Mask Mandate in Place

TRENTON, NJ— For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 ...

Letter to Editor: Paterson Public Schools Have Worked Hard to Ensure Safe Return to Classrooms

May 9, 2021

Dear Editor:

I wish to express my satisfaction with Paterson Public Schools in working to ensure the safety of our students and staff upon returning to our buildings for in-person instruction. 

I have a report and you can watch it here:

While we remain in a hybrid environment where our students will remain remote until further notice, I want to point out a few things ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

May 11, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Essex Street near Straight Street. 

This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, local police officers will ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...