Paterson

Paterson Vaccination Resumes With New Supply of Doses

Jan 13, 2021
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The vaccination program in Paterson is up and running again. The city ran out of vaccine Monday morning, but got another 2000 doses on Wednesday and vaccinated another 359 people.

Ed Cotton
Ed Cotton

Even before Eddie Cotton officiated the Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis fight in 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was legend in Paterson, New Jersey.

Cotton, who served as the first black president of the Paterson City Council, died early this morning at the age of 72.  He had been hospitalized for more than a week after contracting the coronavirus.

Paterson public historian Jimmy Richardson says Cotton was extremely popular in town.

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New Jersey advocates are celebrating the US Supreme Court’s move to keep the Trump Administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but still have lingering concerns about achieving an accurate count.

Patricia Williamson with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice says the citizenship question was presented to make the most vulnerable of residents’ invisible.

Film Spotlights Silk City Artists and Musicians

Apr 13, 2018
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Near the Great Falls in the Historic District of Paterson, New Jersey sits the Essex and Phoenix Mills.  An industrial center of buildings that were once meant to harness the cascading water power, now transformed into an area where artists can live and create their work.

"Silk City" On Display At the Paterson Museum

Sep 19, 2017
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The city of Paterson has a rich and well-documented industrial history.   On the site that was once the Rogers Locomotive and Machine works plant, is where the Paterson Museum is today.  Giacomo Destefano is the museum director.  He says revolutions in the silk and firearms industries crossed paths not too far away.