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Giants honor N.J. football coach for leadership, community service in difficult year

By Patrick Lanni | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Despite one of his worst seasons in terms of wins and losses, Hackensack’s Benjie Wimberly was chosen by the New York Giants as the 2020 recipient of the Lou Rettino High School Coach of the Year award. Hackensack finished 1-5, but Wimberly’s leadership and community service

Legendary N.J. principal Joe Clark, who inspired ‘Lean on Me,’ dies at 82

By Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Joe Louis Clark, the former bat-wielding principal of Paterson’s Eastside High School whose strict disciplinary methods inspired the 1989 film “Lean On Me,” died Tuesday at the age of 82, his family said. Clark, a longtime resident of South Orange, retired to Gainesville, Florida, died surrounded

With $2.6 Million Grant Paterson Habitat to Continue Building Homes, Transforming Lives

By KIMBERLY REDMOND PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded a $2.6 million grant to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, funding that the non-profit says will help further its efforts to transform the city’s 4th Ward into a safer and more stable place to live. Back in 2012, Paterson Habitat identified

Super Bowl champ Victor Cruz plays Santa at Eva’s Village in Paterson

Ed Rumley Paterson Press As workers and volunteers prepared takeout meals for hundreds of residents and local community members at Paterson’s Eva’s Village, a special visitor stopped by on the day before Christmas. One of the Silk City’s favorite sons, former New York Giants’ star wide receiver Victor Cruz, donated a gift of $11,000 to

Giving Back: The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy Donates 3,000 N95 Masks

By ELIZABETH MANKO RIVERDALE, NJ - Dr. Ben Burton (CEO and founder) of The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy has made this year’s company’s mission to help protect and provide PPE to those in need. Earlier this year, PPE and mask donations were donated to two nursing homes, five essential support departments, two community

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