Paterson, N.J. Mayor Andre Sayegh Making Bold Moves To Address Racial Disparities In COVID Vaccinations

By Hazel Sanchez PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New data shows the vaccination rates for Black and brown Americans are dramatically lower than white Americans – specifically Black men. But Paterson‘s mayor is making a bold move to change that in his city. Jerry Lee of Paterson, who’s Black, has received his first and second shot

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

COVID-19 vaccinations are coming to Paterson. Here’s what you need to know | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh Special to the USA TODAY Network In April, the possibility of having a vaccine for COVD-19 by December seemed like wishful thinking. While we waited, we continued to work on suppressing the spread of the virus especially through our nationally-renowned contact tracing program. Thankfully, hope is on the horizon and I am proud

The Legislature must approve Phil Murphy’s economic road map for NJ. Here’s why | Sayegh

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:

Paterson Company to Deliver 110,000 Masks to Bergen County in Pandemic Fight

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)

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