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Paterson adds an ‘extremely diverse’ class of 33 firefighters

Municipal officials welcomed an “extremely diverse” class 33 new firefighters to the Paterson Fire Department on Monday morning. Among the recruits are Latino, Arab, and African-American firefighters, officials said. “We embrace our multi-culturalism. We have to have fire departments and police departments that reflect the population that we protect and ultimately serve,” said mayor Andre

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Paterson sees 54-percent drop in Community Improvement inspections

After mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration made staffing changes, the Community Improvement Division, tasked with enforcing property maintenance and housing violations, saw a 54-percent drop in inspection activities, according to municipal documents.

Police News

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Paterson adds an ‘extremely diverse’ class of 33 firefighters

Municipal officials welcomed an “extremely diverse” class 33 new firefighters to the Paterson Fire Department on Monday morning. Among the recruits are Latino, Arab, and African-American firefighters, officials said. “We embrace our multi-culturalism. We have to have fire departments and police departments that reflect the population that we protect and ultimately serve,” said mayor Andre

Education

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An open letter to the Paterson school community

As parents, we teach our children to be cautious and to alert an adult when a stranger is present.  We also teach our children that their schools are safe places where they can grow and thrive under the careful oversight of trusted educators and support professionals.  That foundation is what Paterson Education Association (PEA) members pledge to

Business

Sports

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Paterson brothers bring home gold, bronze medals from California jiu-jitsu competition

A pair of brothers known for bringing home gold from national and international jiu-jitsu competitions did it again. Jason Dixon and Jalen Mitchell returned to Paterson with gold and bronze medals from the Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, biggest martial arts competition in the world for kids, held in Long Beach, Calf. last Sunday.

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