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Flamez Elite Minis Place First At Disney World Cheering Competition

May 6, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined Coaches Pauline Jones and Jean McCurdie on Thursday to celebrate the first place win of the Flamez Elite Minis at The One Cheer and Dance Finals in Orlando, FL.

“We want to welcome home our champions,” Sayegh said. “A few months ago we were asking people to help send Flamez Elite to Disney so that they could show off their skills ...

Iconic Coach Stringer Retires; Rutgers to Name Court in Her Honor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement.

Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, will officially retire Sept. 1.

In 50 years as a college coach, she amassed 1,055 ...

CAPS Clinches Middle School Basketball Championship Following An Undefeated Season

PATERSON, NJ - College Achieve Paterson Charter School (CAPS) won the 2022 Charter School Athletic League basketball championship in the middle school division culminating their undefeated season. The students from the tuition-free public school, which emphasizes a college-preparatory program and offers a rigorous curriculum, not only are achieving on the court, but are thriving academically ...

Paterson Sporting Legend Throws Out First Pitch on Field Named in His Honor

PATERSON, NJ  ­– It was a chilly opening day for the Eastside Girls Softball Ghosts on Friday, but hearts were warm and spirits were high as friends and family of Ray Lyde Sr. gathered before the game to officially open the newly refurbished ballfield that was named in his honor.  

“This is long overdue,” said Director of Recreation Benjie Wimberly, who ...

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Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh’s Leadership Integrity Matters for Continuing Progress of Paterson

May 6, 2022

Dear Editor

When choosing a mayor, citizens are essentially hiring a person they believe is best fit for the duties and responsibilities of the office. We have seen the ineffectiveness of this hiring process at times when voters don’t have enough information or are uninterested or simply ready for a new officeholder. Considering the mayor’s office is like the CEO position of a ...

Scenes from the 2022 Passaic County Art in the Park Festival Held in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

May 7, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park last weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show their talents and sell their wares.

Art in the Park was held from 11 to 7 on Saturday, April 30, ...

New Poll: Majority of New Jersey Voters and Parents Support Public Charter Schools by a 2:1 Margin

May 11, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% indicated opposition), while parents surveyed have an even higher level of support (56% support and only 24% ...

Mayor Andre Sayegh Receives Endorsement From Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter

PATERSON, NJ - Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter has announced her endorsement of Mayor Andre Sayegh for re-election. Representing the 35th Legislative District comprising Passaic and Bergen Counties, Sumter has served in the New Jersey State Assembly as Deputy Speaker and Majority Conference Leader as well as Chair of the N.J. Legislative Black Caucus. 

"Assemblywoman Sumter has ...