Koren Thomas In the middle of Emergency Nurses Week (October 11-17), a new feature-length documentary on emergency nurses is premiering on October 14. Viewers can see 16 ED nurses coping with everything from COVID-19 to gun violence, opioid overdoses, and the plight of uninsured patients in “In Case of Emergency,” which was directed by Carolyn
By STEVE LENOX PATERSON, NJ – A project previously approved by the Paterson Planning Board that will bring 56 units of affordable housing to several currently vacant lots near St. Joseph's Health won the additional support of the Paterson City Council through their granting of a 30-year PILOT tax abatement Tuesday. Under the agreement the
Andre Sayegh Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK Before the pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a robust plan to create a stronger and fairer economy in New Jersey. His ambitious vision included achieving the following five goals by 2025: Job growth: 300,000 new jobs. Wage growth: $1,500 increase in annual median wage. Diverse innovation ecosystem:
By KIMBERLY REDMOND PATERSON, NJ – In a nod to Paterson’s role in the battle against COVID-19, Bergen County and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center recently made a bulk purchase of 110,000 N95 respirators from city-based Protective Health Gear (PHG). The masks, officials said, will help them maintain local stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE)
By STEVE LENOX PATERSON, NJ - As state officials work to squash a statewide uptick in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Andre Sayegh and his Department of Health are focused on preventing the impact of any potential “second wave” of the potentially deadly virus in Paterson. On Monday, despite the absence of New Jersey Commissioner of Health
By: Christie Duffy PATERSON, NJ — Back when the pandemic started, New Jersey's governor called on local companies to start producing personal protective equipment. This week, a New Jersey factory was approved to begin producing N-95 masks in Paterson. ... "Paterson played a role in helping us win World War II because of manufacturing, so
Joe Malinconico Paterson Press The Paterson Planning Board this week approved construction of a 56-unit apartment building on Barclay Street near St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, the first project in a state effort to provide housing for people with special needs near hospitals. Ten of the apartments would be reserved for “special needs” tenants, a
By TAPINTO PATERSON STAFF NEWARK, N.J. – The Paterson Community Health Center is set to receive $167,000 in annual federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the operations of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across New Jersey and their continued response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, U.S.
By Ryan Patti | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Precision Textiles of Totowa, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, non-wovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, healthcare and home furnishings industries, has donated 2,000 masks to Oasis — a non-profit organization providing services to underprivileged women and children, the company announced. The masks, which were
Paterson, NJ credits persistence and policing in helping greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the densely populated city. View the full story here.