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

‘I’m proud of her’: Paterson police now have a mother and her daughter on the force

PATERSON — Evelyn Gonzalez estimates she has responded to about 100 incidents involving crime suspects armed with guns, knives or other weapons during her 16 years as a Paterson police officer. Gonzalez knows all too well the perils of the job, as well as its rewards. So naturally, she had mixed feelings when her daughter,

Paterson’s UCEDA Institute Launches Mayoral Scholarship to Help Students Gain Path to Citizenship

By ED RUMLEY PATERSON, NJ - In celebration of the United Nations English Language Day, Paterson’s UCEDA Institute granted three scholarships to city residents to assist them in mastering English as a second language. As a result, organizers said, recipients will be better empowered to gain employment and a clear pathway to citizenship. The annual

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,

NJ City Launches ‘Guaranteed Income’ Pilot That Will Give Residents $400 Per Month

By Kiki Intarasuwan Paterson officials say 110 residents who applied to the program will be randomly selected to receive monthly guaranteed income regardless of their employment status Universal basic income is coming to a city in New Jersey but only for select residents, for now. Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh on Thursday announced the launch of

Paterson’s guaranteed income program — 110 families will get $400 a month — moves forward

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — The City Council seems set to sign off on a program launched by the mayor that would provide 110 Paterson families with $400 per month for one year with no restrictions on how they spend the money. Residents later this month will be able to submit applications to participate

Paterson Recognizes Amistad Day, City’s Role in Plight of Escaped Slaves

By ED RUMLEY PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson became the first municipality in New Jersey to proclaim February 28, recognized already as Amistad Day, an annual and official observance. The event, held at Paterson’s Huntoon-VanRensalier Monument which honors Paterson’s place in the Underground Railroad, a passageway for slaves attempting to escape from bondage,

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