Legendary N.J. principal Joe Clark, who inspired ‘Lean on Me,’ dies at 82

By Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Joe Louis Clark, the former bat-wielding principal of Paterson’s Eastside High School whose strict disciplinary methods inspired the 1989 film “Lean On Me,” died Tuesday at the age of 82, his family said. Clark, a longtime resident of South Orange, retired to Gainesville, Florida, died surrounded

Paterson Public Schools Have Served More than 2 Million Meals Since Schools Closed in March

By STEVE LENOX PATERSON, NJ - More than two million pre-packaged meals, consisting of breakfast and lunch have been served to Paterson Public Schools students and their families since March 17, a statement announced Monday. The milestone prompted Superintendent Eileen Shafer to share her pride in and gratitude for the volunteers that have consistently shared

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