Paterson Press: Paterson adds a new recreation center on its American Rescue Plan list

BY Joe Malinconico September 29, 2021   PATERSON — Mayor Andre Sayegh says a new city recreation center should be part of Paterson’s spending plan for its $63.7 million allocation from the federal government's American Rescue Plan COVID-19 recovery program. Sayegh announced that proposal during a virtual town hall meeting Monday night as he outlined Mommies Heart to Heart holds fundraiser in Paterson to cheer and aid Afghan children

BY Jim Beckerman September 27, 2021   "Welcome" is a lovely word. From the Old English "wilcuma": a person whose coming is pleasing. Not necessarily the English word — or sentiment — an Afghan refugee first learns on arriving in the United States. "Teaching Our Children How to Welcome Afghan Refugees," an event held in Paterson on Sunday, was developed

News 12 The Bronx: Paterson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music, performances at City Hall

September 15, 2021   The city of Paterson kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations outside City Hall Wednesday with music and performances by Latino artists. Food trucks were brought in to help honor the city's Hispanic and Latino heritage as well with free lunches for employees. Mayor Andre Sayegh said Hispanics are the largest demographic

CBS New York: Paterson, NJ Students Return To Classrooms For First Time Since March 2020

September 13, 2021   PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Monday was a special back to school day for kids in Paterson, New Jersey. It’s many of the students’ first day back in the classroom since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported. Screams of joy could be heard during recess at New Roberto

Jamaica Observer: New Jersey street renamed to honour contribution of J’cans to Paterson, New Jersey

September 9, 2021   DOZENS of Jamaicans and friends gathered last Saturday in Paterson, New Jersey, Unites States to witness the renaming of one of the major streets in that city to recognise the outstanding contribution that Jamaicans have made to the city. Vreeland Avenue, between 17th and 19th Avenues, was renamed Jamaica Way, and

Paterson Press: Firefighters cut hole in Passaic River bridge to rescue man from rising floodwaters below

BY Joe Malinconico September 2, 2021   PATERSON — Using jackhammers and electric saws, Paterson firefighters cut a hole through the pavement of a city bridge Wednesday night to rescue a man trapped beneath the roadway in the rising waters of the Passaic River, officials said. As Ida lashed the city, firefighters employed an unusual strategy to

TAP Into Paterson: Visa Scholarship Puts Paterson Student on Path to Debt Free College Education

BY Steve Lenox August 27, 2021    PATERSON, NJ - Just by entering New Jersey Institute of Technology this fall Micah Demarest is already well on his way to achieve something no one else in his immediate family has yet, to obtain a college education. He’s also got another goal, to graduate debt-free. “I took

Paterson Press: Paterson mayor travels to New Mexico for education conference

BY Joe Malinconico August 16, 2021   Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh spent most of last week at an education conference in New Mexico, an event that featured expert panels on teacher evaluations, recruitment, diversity and compensation. Sayegh was the only mayor and only official from New Jersey invited to attend the three-day conference, sponsored by

PIX 11 News: Paterson becomes ‘First Class City’ with historical 2020 Census count

BY Andrew Ramos  Aug 17, 2021    PATERSON, N.J. — The City of Paterson is celebrating a milestone, reaching a final Census count of nearly 160,000 residents, increasing its population by more than 13,000 — or 9% since 2010. The accomplishment now designates Paterson a First Class City in the state, bringing with it a

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