Historic Paterson baseball field transforming into ‘Field of Dreams’

by: Andrew Ramos PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — At one point, Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium was condemned as an eyesore. Now, it’s making a comeback. Gov. Phil Murphy called it The Garden State’s own “Field of Dreams.” That is starting to materialize, Mayor Andre Sayegh said, thanks to a $93 million restoration project. A year after the

N.J. giving police $7M for equipment to help fight gun violence, Murphy says

By Matt Arco New Jersey will distribute $7 million in federal aid to purchase equipment for police departments meant to combat gun violence, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday. The money will be used to buy gunshot detection equipment, video cameras, and automatic license plate readers, which officials say aid police in quickly responding to shootings.

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

John Connolly and Joe MalinconicoNorthJersey.com 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

Gov. Phil Murphy earmarks $2M from federal funds for Paterson Great Falls visitor center

Joe Malinconico PATERSON — Gov. Phil Murphy's administration is giving Paterson $2 million that local officials say will eliminate a financing gap that jeopardized the $47.7 million Great Falls visitor center project. The Great Falls initiative, which also includes a 270-space parking garage and a downtown youth center, has been the centerpiece of Mayor Andre

Earth Day: Paterson launches citywide cleanup, NJ takes aim at climate change

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey is marking Earth Day Thursday with its first climate change resilience strategy, as municipalities around the state do their part to celebrate the environment. In Paterson, officials launched a three-day citywide cleanup, with volunteers sprucing up city streets and parks. Mayor Andre Sayegh led the City Sweeps initiative

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,

Hinchliffe Stadium: Sporting venue is a Black history icon | Opinion

Brian LoPintoSpecial to the USA TODAY Network Major League Baseball recently announced that the Negro Leagues will be elevated to Major League status. While this elevation was long overdue, it certainly emphasizes the importance of the African American experience in baseball. Major League Baseball stated: “With this action, MLB seeks to ensure that future generations

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

Giants honor N.J. football coach for leadership, community service in difficult year

By Patrick Lanni | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Despite one of his worst seasons in terms of wins and losses, Hackensack’s Benjie Wimberly was chosen by the New York Giants as the 2020 recipient of the Lou Rettino High School Coach of the Year award. Hackensack finished 1-5, but Wimberly’s leadership and community service

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