By Andrew Ramos

PATERSON, NJ — Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh announced a potentially ground breaking study coming to the city; it would look at the role neighborhoods play when it comes to substance use and mental health outcomes in the city’s youth.

The five year study will be funded by a $1.8 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Dr. Ijeoma Opara, a community based researcher and professor in the school of social welfare at Stony Brook University…

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