A new initiative at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is aiming to break the cycle of gun violence, particularly retaliatory violence, in Paterson.
Mayor Andre Sayegh, armed with a bullhorn, led more than 100 people, including dozens of students from School 2, on a march to the Great Falls to kick off the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign on Friday morning.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration this week began a campaign to educate and vaccinate homeless people against the highly contagious Hepatitis A virus.
After dealing with two communicable disease scares this year, Paterson is strengthening its capacity for rapid response.
Municipal health officials are visiting homes throughout the city to raise awareness about effects of lead exposure in recognition of the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.
Mayor Andre Sayegh and other officials on Wednesday morning said the city has been awarded a $600,000 federal grant to gather data and produce solutions to tackle the ongoing opioid crisis.
Hundreds of Hepatitis A vaccines arrived on Wednesday for the city to continue delivering post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to people potentially exposed to produce handled by an infected worker at the Brother’s Produce.