Four Passaic County activists recognized for their positive impact on Hispanic community

David M. Zimmer PATERSON — Four community activists earned plaudits for their impact on Passaic County this week. Gustavo Orales, Johanna Cisneros, Maritza Davila and the staff of the Hispanic Star's New Jersey received recognition from county commissioners for their efforts to help others in the community. All members of the Hispanic, Latino and

Paterson Says Grassroots Community Outreach Was Key To Achieving Highest Vaccination Rate In New Jersey

By CBSNewYork Team PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — With many cities struggling to get their populations vaccinated, Paterson, New Jersey is among the places in our area seeing great success. Officials say the city has the highest rate of vaccination in the state, and they attribute that to the city’s grassroots efforts to get out into

Paterson breaks ground on $94M project to revitalize historic Hinchliffe Stadium

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — The trees and shrubs growing from Hinchliffe Stadium’s crumbling grandstand sparkled with springtime green as officials on Wednesday conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the historic ballpark. Mayor Andre Sayegh has touted the $94 million project, which also will include a 315-space parking garage and a six-story,

Paterson schools team up with nonprofit to deliver free meals to students in need

By Kevin Rincon PATERSON, N.J. (WCBS 880) — One New Jersey town has launched a pilot program to help some parents who are struggling to feed their children amid the pandemic. It’s no secret that food insecurity has grown exponentially because of the coronavirus pandemic putting thousands of people out of work, and many children

Paterson cops and Black Lives Matter activists begin to build bridges — over free lunch

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — A lover of Caribbean food, Paterson Police Officer Winston Lyons couldn’t pass up the opportunity when he heard that a Jamaican restaurant in the city would be giving out free lunches to first responders on Tuesday. The fact that the event was sponsored by the Paterson Black Lives Matter

Sayegh adjusts Paterson curfew to allow bars, restaurants to stay open later on weekends

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — Bars, restaurants and other nonessential businesses will be allowed to stay open an extra two hours on weekends, under the COVID-19 executive order issued by Mayor Andre Sayegh on Friday. The order extends the closing time from 10 p.m. until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, while the 10

Paterson, N.J. Mayor Andre Sayegh Making Bold Moves To Address Racial Disparities In COVID Vaccinations

By Hazel Sanchez PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New data shows the vaccination rates for Black and brown Americans are dramatically lower than white Americans – specifically Black men. But Paterson‘s mayor is making a bold move to change that in his city. Jerry Lee of Paterson, who’s Black, has received his first and second shot

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