New Jersey pharmacist receives key to city for going above call of duty during pandemic

PATERSON, N.J. -- As we celebrate Women's History Month, a New Jersey pharmacist was singled out for her life-saving efforts during the pandemic. Dr. Jabeen Ahmed went to the homes of people who had COVID-19 to test family members and vaccinate people. Friday, the mayor of Paterson gave her the key to the city for

First Lady Tammy Murphy Helps Launch The Paterson Doula Cooperative

By GABRIELLA DRAGONE PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey introduced the Community of Caring: The Paterson Doula Cooperative. First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with other health officials, discussed the importance of the Cooperative and doulas. Doulas are trained to give emotional, physical and informational care

Paterson gets $1M to fight opioid addiction with RealFix medication initiative

Joe Malinconico PATERSON — Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded the city $1 million to launch a program officials say will provide hundreds of drug addicts with Suboxone, a medication that blocks opiates and reduces withdrawal symptoms. In a city with more than 1,700 opioid overdoses per year, the RealFix initiative is designed to provide addicts with

Paterson holds hometown hero parade for health care workers on heels of 100% vaccination rate

PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — A caravan of police, fire and public works tipped its hat to the foot soldiers on the frontlines in Paterson Friday. The city held an appreciation parade for their health care heroes on Friday after nearly two years of battling the ongoing health crisis that is COVID-19. Workers from the Paterson

Paterson, N.J. Teams With Local Pharmacy To Bring Mobile Testing Unit To Front Of City Hall

By CBSNewYork Team PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Paterson took steps Sunday to fight the rise in COVID-19 cases. The city teamed up with a local pharmacy to put a mobile testing unit in front of City Hall. They also handed out 5,000 KN-95 masks to any residents who needed one. “Our daily infection rate has

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