On Tuesday, in recognition of the large community’s assimilation and contributions locally, the Paterson City Council voted unanimously to rename a portion of Union Avenue “Bangladesh Boulevard.”

Just days later, four Bangladeshi entrepreneurs removed any doubt as to whether the South Asian nation’s Diaspora has truly adopted American culture by opening the first Halal pizza shop in the Second Ward.

Located at 296 Preakness Avenue, Halal Brother’s Pizzeria served hundreds of slices to guests from throughout the neighborhood in a grand opening celebration Saturday that also included local dignitaries including Mayor Andre Sayegh and City Council President Martiza Davila.

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