Paterson gets $1M to fight opioid addiction with RealFix medication initiative

Joe Malinconico PATERSON — Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded the city $1 million to launch a program officials say will provide hundreds of drug addicts with Suboxone, a medication that blocks opiates and reduces withdrawal symptoms. In a city with more than 1,700 opioid overdoses per year, the RealFix initiative is designed to provide addicts with

Paterson holds hometown hero parade for health care workers on heels of 100% vaccination rate

PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — A caravan of police, fire and public works tipped its hat to the foot soldiers on the frontlines in Paterson Friday. The city held an appreciation parade for their health care heroes on Friday after nearly two years of battling the ongoing health crisis that is COVID-19. Workers from the Paterson

Paterson, N.J. Teams With Local Pharmacy To Bring Mobile Testing Unit To Front Of City Hall

By CBSNewYork Team PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Paterson took steps Sunday to fight the rise in COVID-19 cases. The city teamed up with a local pharmacy to put a mobile testing unit in front of City Hall. They also handed out 5,000 KN-95 masks to any residents who needed one. “Our daily infection rate has

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

John Connolly and Joe 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

AT&T Contributes More than $20,000 to Help New Jersey Organizations Tackle Food Insecurity

BEDMINSTER, NJ AT&T contributed more than $20,000 to three New Jersey organizations to help families in Paterson and Somerset County who are dealing with food insecurity. “Food insecurity is a problem in many places, and it’s been exacerbated by the pandemic and disasters like Tropical Storm Ida. Our contributions to these organizations will enable them

Sayegh, Pascrell Unveil Plans to Establish Crime Gun Intelligence Program

By GABRIELLA DRAGONE PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and first responders on Wednesday to unveil plans to establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Paterson. The federally funded center will help the Paterson Police Department prevent and combat gun violence in Paterson and the surrounding area, according

Changing Lives in Paterson: University educates and empowers Paterson youth and young adults to make healthy life choices

A dozen teen girls are gathered in small groups in a conference room at Oasis – A Haven for Women and Girls, a nonprofit located in the heart of Paterson, on a recent Monday afternoon. Wheatherly Almonte ’20 breaks the chatter with, “Today’s topic is social media, social norms and peer pressure.” She has their

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