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,

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

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

Local leaders’ years of work culminates in newest home for Pillar College in Paterson

By MARK RENFREE PATERSON, NJ – It’s Pillar time in the Silk City as the Christian college opens its newest location in the renovated Beaux-Arts building. The downtown seat of the school’s operations in Paterson marks a new era for not only the college and its students, but the building as well. Built in 1814

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