Paterson Recognizes Amistad Day, City’s Role in Plight of Escaped Slaves

By ED RUMLEY PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson became the first municipality in New Jersey to proclaim February 28, recognized already as Amistad Day, an annual and official observance. The event, held at Paterson’s Huntoon-VanRensalier Monument which honors Paterson’s place in the Underground Railroad, a passageway for slaves attempting to escape from bondage,

Paterson Public Schools, Local Officials and Community Celebrate Return to Local Control

By ED RUMLEY PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools administrators and teachers joined local officials and area residents Wednesday afternoon to publicly recognize the successful return of authority of the District. Held outside the district’s headquarters in order to observe social distancing protocol, participants braved chilling temperatures and gusty winds to recognize many who have

Paterson BOE to name new school after district alumnus and philanthropist Joseph Taub

Joe Malinconico - Paterson Press PATERSON — The new middle school being built on Union Avenue will be named after the late philanthropist Joseph Taub, whose foundation has funded youth basketball and other programs in Paterson for decades. The Paterson Board of Education voted to name the school in Taub’s honor at its meeting last

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