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Passaic County News Top Stories

August 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Commissioners were joined by officials from Paterson, Clifton, and Woodland Park and stakeholders to break ground on the Garret Mountain Phase II Improvements Project. The goal of this project is to provide new recreational amenities and improvements to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The County of Passaic and the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., in conjunction with the National Association of Olmsted Parks, will host a picnic at the Rocky Hollow Picnic Area at Garret Mountain Reservation on Sunday, July 31st. This year marks the 200th birthday of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh shared in greater details on Monday Paterson’s plans to expand the Great Falls National Historic Park with a $7.9 million Riverwalk.  The 2.5-acre expansion will allow visitors to stroll along the Passaic River among the ruins of a dye factory, silk mill, and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11 to 14 at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on August 11 at 7:30 p.m.  The Passaic County Fair ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that 14 Community Projects she submitted to the House Appropriations Committee were included as part of the FY2023 Appropriations Bill that was passed by the Committee and will be voted on later this year by the House of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik swore in 24 Corrections Officers who will now go through GAP training to become Sheriff Officers.  Soon, these officers will be on the streets of Passaic County, serving and protecting residents, a statement read. “I am delighted to swear ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based ...

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PATERSON, NJ - When Tony Vancheri puts his mind to something he usually gets it done. He’s a man to whom many titles apply: deputy mayor, friend, father, grandfather, to name just a few. On Saturday, once again, it was his status as a veteran that took center stage as the access road leading to ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A more than two decade career of a decorated member of the Passaic County Sheriff's Office officially came to an end on Tuesday. And, having served as a key member of the Sheriff's Mounted Unit since 2002, Baron, has been sent out pasture, literally. Baron, whom Sheriff ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Community College (PCCC) hosted their 50th commencement ceremony on Monday. Graduates from PCCC’s four campuses, Paterson, Passaic, Wanaque and Wayne, received their Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees or their professional certificates at the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – She stands just four inches over five foot tall and has a broad, welcoming smile that can put people at ease, a calming voice, conviction and a wealth of knowledge. Her staff is friendly, attentive and eager to assist those that come to her office in need of help. Yet, the recently ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Over 200 volunteers gathered in front of The New Roberto Clemente School on Saturday morning for the first of two days of community engagement aimed at saving lives from fires.  The distribution and installation of state-of-the-art smoke detectors were throughout 5th Ward ...

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PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson. Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President ...

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