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Assembly's Longest Serving Member Dead at 79

April 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson's Assembly members, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, are mourning the loss of their colleague, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) who died on Thursday.

Green, 79, was the longest serving member of the Assembly, and considered to be a champion of affordable housing. Green stepped down as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Organization on January 24 to ...

Mayor Ras Baraka Shares Secret of Newark’s Success in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- With new construction dotting its neighborhoods, control of the schools back in local hands, and a spot on the list of finalists to land Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, Newark is a city on the rise.

It is with the state’s largest city’s upward trajectory in mind, and contemplation of their own city’s future, that several prominent Paterson leaders ...

Wimberly on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement of Wednesday regarding the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“On this day, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must take a hard look at Dr. King’s timeless lessons on peace, our shared humanity, the true meaning of ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Honors Women in Law Enforcement

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Police Officers Jevonn McRae and Angelica Rodriguez were among 13 women in law enforcement honored by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) at his sixth annual Public Safety Awards Dinner on Tuesday. Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Latressa Greene, who was a member of the Paterson Police Department until budget cuts caused more than 100 police officers to be laid off, ...

Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Fairytale Marriage Proposal Takes Center Stage at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A surprise engagement took center stage at last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Somerville. In the midst of the March 11 festivities, Piscataway resident Steven Verardi boarded a float and popped the question to his girlfriend Elise Latona, marking the first known engagement to take place at the parade in 27 years.

Since opening The Beauty Bar ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Participate in Public Conversation at Rutgers-New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK - Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss American democracy and its institutions, her political career and her role in the women’s political movement during a public conversation March 29 hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator and presidential candidate, ...

Dreams for Service Dog for Autistic Montville Resident Become Reality

MONTVILLE, NJ - Faith Stanley, a Towaco resident and a single mother of four boys, sought help for her youngest son, Joey, who is almost three years old and diagnosed with autism. Amazingly enough, Faith found the help she needed!

Due to the generosity and help of so many people, Faith has managed to reach her goal of raising ...

Paterson Senator Nellie Pou Issues Statement on Relief for Puerto Rico

TRENTON, NJ- While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denies that it ever intended to end food and water assistance to Puerto Rico on January 31, despite the fact that parts of island are still without running waters and electricity more than four months after Hurricane Maria hit, Paterson’s Senator Nellie Pou is continuing to speak out on the need for additional ...

Two-Time Lottery Winner Shows He Has Their Number(s)

TRENTON, NJ- A retired teacher from Paterson Schools became a two-time lottery jackpot winner in September, it was announced by the New Jersey Lottery.

According to a press release issued on Thursday, Nicholas Fierro, Totowa, purchased a $4 Powerball ticket on Wednesday, September 6, at Union Food Stores in Totowa. The five numbers on his ticket matched those drawn, resulting in a prize ...

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