Passaic County prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes held a discussion on identifying, reporting, and preventing hate crimes at the Passaic County Community College earlier in the month. She had three panels that included law enforcement officials, resource organizations, and community leaders to address each facet of the subject.
In a pair of meetings focused on strengthening community and law enforcement relations, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal spoke at the New Roberto Clemente School and the Hani Awadallah School, both in Paterson.
A playground emerged at Westside Park on Thursday afternoon after a day of work by 150 volunteers.
The Silk City Platters, a halal restaurant offering a mix of Mediterranean and South Asian cuisine, opened with fanfare in downtown Paterson.
Every day, a row of metal pans sit side by side on two long tables. Each is filled with an Indian food specialty. Two are filled with appetizers. One contains biryani, another curry, and yet another, chicken tikka masala. Next is a vegetable offering. Last, the dessert, familiar to one and all, rice pudding.
Colorful balloons were draped over the awning in front of the restaurant. Community officials, residents, friends and neighbors cordially greeted one another with handshakes and smiles. The distinct, pleasant aroma of meat grilling filled the air. With walls painted a pastel, light brown, traditional and contemporary Turkish music provided a relaxed ambiance. All the while,…
The bright red disc of one of Paterson’s newest and most significant public testaments is now marred with graffiti. The Shohid Minar monument in Westside Park, which commemorates those who died fighting to preserve the Bengali language, spoken by as many as 300 million people throughout the world, has been spray painted with two large,…