Paterson on Tuesday let freedom ring once as community and political leaders gathered at the Huntoon-Van Rensalier Underground Railroad memorial on Broadway for installation of the freedom bell.
The Passaic Valley Water Commission on Friday lifted the boil water advisory affecting some 250,000 residents of Paterson, Passaic City, Clifton and Woodland Park, six weeks after the remnants of hurricane Ida deluged the area and contaminated the New Street Reservoir with a massive runoff.
The Passaic Valley Water Commission has finished cleaning the New Street Reservoir that was contaminated by runoff from hurricane Ida, but the boiled water advisory for all of Paterson, Passaic City, parts of Clifton, and Woodland Park will likely remain in effect until mid-October, officials say.
The cleanup at the New Street Reservoir began Friday and could take up to a month, which means the boiled water advisory posted for Paterson, Passaic City, and parts of Clifton and Woodland Park will remain in effect until further notice.
The boiled water advisory for Paterson, Passaic City, and parts of Clifton that was posted a week ago after remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped more than seven inches of rain isn’t expected to be lifted anytime soon.
New Jersey’s First Lady, Tammy Murphy, visited the Red Cross shelter in Paterson on Sunday, offering reassurance to flood victims in the wake of Thursday’s deluge that left much of the 1st Ward under water.
It was ‘one love’ in Amistad Park on Saturday as Jamaicans gathered with city and state officials to rename a section of Vreeland Avenue to “Jamaica Way.”