‘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,

Library Hotspot Lending Program Helps Keeps Paterson Families Connected

By STEVE LENOX PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Free Public Library’s hotspot lending program continues to help ensure that local families have access to critical online information at home, even if they don’t currently have internet access. The Library’s Pilot program, initially launched in August, allows families to check out hotspots from library branches, expanding

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

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