Congressman Bill Pascrell

Paterson mourns civil rights activist Russell Graddy, a ‘trailblazer’ and a ‘legend’

John Connolly and Joe and Paterson Press The Silk City has lost an icon. Civil rights activist Russell Graddy, who owned Mr. G's diner at 10th Avenue and East 18th Street in Paterson, has died at age 90. He "succumbed to a history of coronary ailments," his daughter Sharon posted on Facebook, thanking the

Sayegh, Pascrell Unveil Plans to Establish Crime Gun Intelligence Program

By GABRIELLA DRAGONE PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and first responders on Wednesday to unveil plans to establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Paterson. The federally funded center will help the Paterson Police Department prevent and combat gun violence in Paterson and the surrounding area, according

Paterson receives $700K federal grant for crime gun center amid spike in shootings

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — As a result of the city’s spike in shootings, the Paterson police department is getting a $700,000 federal grant for an intelligence center geared toward tracking guns used in crimes and identifying shooters. Other cities that got the grants this year from the United States Justice Department were Charlotte,

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 reopens Anthony Lucas Park after $200,000 face-lift

Richard Cowen On the morning after a whirlwind election, Paterson's political leaders wiped the dust from their sleep-deprived eyes and put aside their differences long enough to cut the ribbon on a newly refurbished park in the Riverside neighborhood. "We declare victory against violence. We declare victory against undisciplined activity," Mayor Andre Sayegh told

Paterson Receives $450,000 Federal Grant To Create, Develop Victim Specialist Program Within PD

By Emily Young PATERSON, N.J. - Victims of assault often face numerous challenges down the road after their initial call for help, such as medical bills, navigating the court system or finding a new place to live. Paterson will be the first city in the state to have a victim specialist within the police department

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