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

With $2.6 Million Grant Paterson Habitat to Continue Building Homes, Transforming Lives

By KIMBERLY REDMOND PATERSON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded a $2.6 million grant to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, funding that the non-profit says will help further its efforts to transform the city’s 4th Ward into a safer and more stable place to live. Back in 2012, Paterson Habitat identified

Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ’s field of dreams and Negro League history, will rise again | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh | Special to the USA TODAY Network “This stadium will once again become a focal point for this great city. Hinchliffe is not just a ballfield, it is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams.” — Gov. Phil Murphy The pandemic has exposed many deficiencies in our society. The digital divide, lack of access to

Paterson Habitat for Humanity awarded $2.6M to fund 13 single-family homes in 4th Ward

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — The state has awarded Paterson Habitat for Humanity $2.6 million for the nonprofit organization to build 13 single-family homes in the city’s 4th Ward. Habitat officials said the funding will allow them to meet a goal set about a decade ago of building 75 homes in the 4th Ward.

Murphy boosts Paterson tax credit plan by $20M to complete various projects

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday added $20 million to an existing $130 million state tax credit package that city officials are using for such projects as a new visitor center at the Great Falls and the reconstruction of historic Hinchliffe Stadium. Murphy said increasing the allocation of tax credits

New Jersey awards $750K grant for Paterson youth arts project

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — The state has awarded a $750,000 historic preservation grant to a city nonprofit group planning to convert the former First Presbyterian Church of Paterson on Main Street into a youth performing arts center. The Paterson-based New Jersey Community Development Corporation previously secured $800,000 in financing through the state neighborhood

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