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Community Announcements

December 1, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer, Mayor Andre Sayegh and local community leaders proclaimed December 1 as “Rosa L. Parks Day” at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts on Wednesday. The entire student body of the school was present at the outdoor ceremony that ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, Mayor Andre Sayegh, and local community leaders are scheduled to proclaim December 1st as “Rosa Parks Day” in the City of Paterson on Wednesday.  It was on December 1st, 1955 that Rosa Parks protested the State of Alabama’s segregation ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Housing Authority of Paterson (PHA) and the Paterson Division of Health are partnering to offer unvaccinated resident participating in the PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) $100 per family member over the age of five that gets the vaccine. "Extensive science ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson paused to honor veterans Thursday.  Leading the ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park was Tony Vancheri, a Vietnam Veteran, President of the Veterans Council and a longtime resident of Paterson who expressed that every veteran is proud of their service. “I am so proud,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh announced on Friday that the City of Paterson will be resurfacing River Street to make it more accessible and safer for the community. The City will be using $7.5 million of the American Rescue Plan funds to help make this project possible. “This is what ...

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PATERSON, NJ – LG Electronics announced that they will be donating more than $50,000 in equipment and financial support to help the City of Paterson and Cresskill Public Schools recover from widespread flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida.   “There can be no question, powerful storms have ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Veterans Council will hold their annual Veterans Day event on Thursday to honor those who have served in the U.S. Military. The event, beginning at 10:30 a.m., will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Hayden Heights. COVID-19 protocols including social distancing and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Baby and Corona are a bonded pair who have been together as siblings since they were born on Feb. 20.  One of S.T.A.R.T's volunteers got word that a family friend could no longer care for their beauties and stepped in to help find them a forever home. Baby and Corona are super ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh and the City of Paterson, in conjunction with the Paterson Green Team, Paterson Downtown Special Improvement District, and Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce, will host Paterson’s first Paper Shredding Day on Saturday. Related Story: How to Prevent Identity ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents still seeking federal assistance for damage incurred to their home or business as a result of Hurricane Ida can meet with FEMA officials at The Historic Calvary Baptist Church until Thursday. FEMA representatives will be at the 575 East 18th Street location each ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The state is investing $83 million to increase reimbursement rates for child care providers serving children in the state’s child care assistance program by an average of 25 percent, Governor Phil Murphy and Human Service Acting Director Sarah Adelman announced last week. The rate ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council has honored Debra Joy Algera on her retirement after 40 years of dedicated service leading and caring for Paterson children. According to a resolution, Algera, born on September 29, 1953 was raised in a fun-loving family with her two sisters, Gloria and ...

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PATERSON, NJ -At 102 years old, Margaret Johnson is the longest living resident at the Paterson Housing Authority (PHA). Born in 1919, Johnson lived on a farm in South Carolina with her three brothers and five sisters. As the oldest, she felt she had the responsibility to help her parents with ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Paterson lottery player is $240,505 richer after their numbers matched those drawn, 08, 14, 31, 39, and 42, and the XTRA number 02, in Tuesday’s Jersey Cash 5 game. The retailer, Krauszer’s Food Store, 375 McLean Blvd., will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s Road Resurfacing Program continues this week with milling and paving taking place on several streets. According to a schedule released by Mayor Andre Sayegh’s office, the following streets will undergo milling and paving on or about the dates ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Passaic County Women's Center (PCWC) is asking for the community's support for their efforts “Strike Out Domestic Violence” by hosting a bowling event at T-Bowl II at the Preakness Mall in Wayne. Scheduled for Thursday, October 28,the event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and offer ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s Road Resurfacing Program continues this week with milling and paving taking place on several streets. According to a schedule released by Mayor Andre Sayegh’s office, the following streets will undergo milling and paving on or about the dates ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While it’s almost cliche to say just how much Paterson’s firefighters will give, including their own lives, to save others, dozens were proving it again Thursday morning at the annual Father John Piccione blood drive. Father John Piccione, also known affectionately as "The Padre", ...

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CLIFTON, NJ — Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has created a Water Delivery Hotline to assist elderly or home-bound customers during the ongoing Boil Water Advisory. Elderly or home-bound residents can request delivery of bottled water by calling the hotline at 862-304-6232, Monday to Friday ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A steady flow of residents streamed through Cobb Park Monday, and, bypassing a press conference during which Mayor Andre Sayegh urged those impacted by flooding from Hurricane Ida to seek federal assistance, made their way to a group of Paterson police officers and firefighters ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh was at Cobb Park Monday morning to encourage residents impacted by flooding from Hurricane Ida to meet with FEMA officials as soon as possible to begin, or continue, the process of receiving financial relief. Paterson was part of an emergency declaration issued ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ -- Uninsured Passaic County homeowners and renters, including Paterson, affected by Hurricane Ida are among those that could be eligible for help from FEMA. According to a statement, those with homeowners or renters insurance, should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools will be closed on Thursday after Paterson was drenched with nearly seven inches of rain overnight, officials have said.  All district activities scheduled for September 2 are canceled until further notice, a statement read.  All iLearn Charter Schools, ...

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PATERSON, NJ — In preparation for the New Jersey arrival of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey for later today into Thursday. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night bringing up to five inches of rain, scattered ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Andre Sayegh wasn’t even Mayor of Paterson yet when he began urging his fellow residents to be counted in Census 2020. Countless times on the campaign trail he’d espouse the importance of getting an accurate count, or at least one that brought Paterson’s population to over 150,000 ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge, connecting Paterson to Fair Lawn, will be closed until at least 2023, according to officials. It's under much-needed new construction and the photos are stark. For visitors traveling into Paterson and Route 20, the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge has been a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Longtime Paterson activist Nelly Hidalgo Celi, perhaps most noted for advocacy for local students, has died. The news was first announced by the Paterson Education Fund, for whom Celi has been program manager since 2015, overseeing the Paterson Reads Program, which strives to make ...

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NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Friday for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat related illnesses.  According to the NWS, a heat advisory is issued ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Emergency DPW crews are out across Paterson cleaning up from a severe thunderstorm that tore through the city earlier this evening. According to Mayor Andre Sayegh, branches and trees had fallen in at least nine areas. Sayegh further announced that many homes were without power, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An ancient proverb tells us that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And, while he doesn't know quite how far his own travels will take him, Jared Barnes, a 2021 graduate of Rosa Parks High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, will never forget that his first ...

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