By GABRIELLA DRAGONE PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools hosted their second graduation ceremony on Tuesday with students from HARP Academy, Rosa Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, STARS Academy – TIES Program and PANTHER Academy seniors receiving their diplomas. At the ceremony, Mayor Andre Sayegh commended the Class of 2022 for being “brilliant
by Joe Malinconico PATERSON — Three city high schools are getting what officials call “high-tech classrooms” to allow students to take virtual courses at Passaic County Community College. The dual-enrollment classes will begin in September at Paterson’s John F. Kennedy, Eastside and Panther high schools, officials said. One classroom at each high school will be
Nine students from Early College Program received their Associates Degrees By GABRIELLA DRAGONE 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 celebration.
by Matt Fagan PATERSON — Everyone who came into contact with Joe Clark, the no-nonsense, unconventional and legendary Eastside High School principal, had a strong opinion of him, good and bad. Clark, who died in December 2020, was notorious for carrying a baseball bat and bullhorn as he roamed the halls of the high school.
by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson PATERSON, NJ — A center for women and children in North Jersey is celebrating the expansion of its Paterson building on May 4, according to a news release. The Oasis building at 59 Mill Street is now able to serve 2,500 more women and children each year with the additional space. Oasis
By: News 12 Staff The City of Paterson is shining the light on one woman who made it her mission to help parents, teachers and students at the height of the pandemic. Shanikwa Lemon is the founder of Beyond the Book Tutoring and Childcare. Lemon's center worked to tutor children from kindergarten through eighth grade
PATERSON, NJ - Paterson McDonald’s Owner/Operator Angela Adderley used the occasion of the grand reopening of her 160 Market Street store to present a $10,000 donation to further the music education of a number of the district’s student musicians The funding, presented to the Jazz House Kids Founder and President Melissa Walker will allow six
12-Year-Old Student Author from Paterson Seeks Support to Attend Writer Symposium, Book Signing in California
By GABRIELLA DRAGONE PATERSON, NJ - An online fundraising effort is underway to help a Paterson student take a trip to California. However, for Leilani Fermin, the trip will be about much more than visiting the tourist attractions the West Coast has to offer. The 12-year-old student-author at Public School No. 16 is the only
Joe Malinconico PATERSON — A successful performing arts program that has taught hundreds of Paterson children to play musical instruments over the past decade is undergoing a significant expansion. The Paterson Music Project, which has about 390 participants, is adding another 90 slots this year, officials said. Over the years, students in the program have
MAHWAH, N.J. — Ramapo College of New Jersey students in 2022 will have an opportunity to get hands-on specialized experience on climate change issues thanks to support from a private grantor. The grant for Teaching, Research & Action to Combat Climate Change will provide the means for four Ramapo students to work and study at