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,…
Nine-year old Layla Rivera beamed as she proudly displayed the prize she had won. A real goldfish animatedly swam in a clear, plastic bag filled with water. The third grader from School 28 was accompanied by her father, Luis Rivera, and mother, Jessica Rivera, at the carnival in Westside Park on Thursday evening.
15-year old Farah Elony stood at the microphone in front of an audience of well over 200 people in the auditorium of the Passaic County Community College to read her poem “When I Faced My Fear.”