I am writing to formally announce my desire to seek one of the council-at-large seats in the May 10, 2022, municipal election. While some instead clutch at straws and look for any way to malign my character, I am choosing to take the high road and focus on the work I am doing and will…
Hats off to all Paterson graduates of 2021
I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our bright students on completing their high school experience. In fact, I want to congratulate all of our students who are moving up this year.
Paterson schools should celebrate Malcolm X Day
Paterson Public School is primed to celebrate Malcolm X Day. In preparation, I propose this acknowledgment take place on May 19, 2021 or the third Friday in May.
A chat with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited me. Decades after his death, he remains amused and yet humbled by all the fanfare of a national MLK holiday.
Where to place the baseball diamond at Hinchliffe Stadium? Should it have a grass or artificial turf field? Here are my thoughts.
Hinchliffe Stadium may have been built for football, but it is baseball that marked the time. It’s the only National Historic Landmark honoring baseball, the only sporting venue within a National Park and one of the last remaining Negro League stadiums. Hinchliffe has national significance and baseball prevented its demolition.
Gun violence has ripped Paterson apart. We must stand together and fight back.
First and foremost, it is most important for Black Lives Matter-Paterson to express their deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims tragically lost to gun violence in our City.
Fourth of July. Independence Day for some.
As a father, educator and public servant, I believe it’s important that we deal honestly and openly with the uncomfortable aspects of our country’s past. While we can never take away what the “Founding Fathers” did to create a country by declaring independence from Britain, writing the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and establishing a…