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Paterson’s parks must be a priority in order to move our community forward | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK Improving our parks and fields was a plank in my platform during the mayoral campaign and is an initiative that my administration is passionately pursuing. That’s why one of the hardest parts of my pandemic response was issuing an executive order shutting down all of the parks

The Legislature must approve Phil Murphy’s economic road map for NJ. Here’s why | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK Before the pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a robust plan to create a stronger and fairer economy in New Jersey. His ambitious vision included achieving the following five goals by 2025: Job growth: 300,000 new jobs. Wage growth: $1,500 increase in annual median wage. Diverse innovation ecosystem:

Paterson Company to Deliver 110,000 Masks to Bergen County in Pandemic Fight

By KIMBERLY REDMOND PATERSON, NJ – In a nod to Paterson’s role in the battle against COVID-19, Bergen County and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center recently made a bulk purchase of 110,000 N95 respirators from city-based Protective Health Gear (PHG). The masks, officials said, will help them maintain local stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Paterson Family Center Continues Quality Education for City Youngest Students

By KIMBERLY REDMOND PATERSON, NJ – Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Paterson Family Center remains committed to doing whatever it can to provide a quality pre-school education to children from the city and support working parents. Like every other school across New Jersey, the public health emergency has forced PFC to change how it

N.J.’s third largest city now has a laptop for every student after arrival of nearly 10K Chromebooks

By Rob Jennings | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com A massive shortfall of laptop computers in the Paterson school district has been averted, nine days before the school year will begin with all-remote learning in the state’s third-largest city. Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced Sunday night that approximately 9,600 Chromebooks purchased from Trox, an

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