Paterson, New Jersey to rename street to honour the contributions of Jamaicans

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Article Cecelia Campbell-Livingston, Jamaica Gleaner

Municipal officials in Paterson, New Jersey will be recognising the contributions of Jamaicans to the city by naming a street in their honour.

A section of the popular Vreeland Avenue is to be renamed ‘Jamaica Way’. Members of the City Council approved the measure on June 10.

“Jamaica Way will serve as a symbol of recognition and honour to all those who immigrated, followed their dreams, gave their lives for this country, paved the road for others, and left a lasting footprint within the City of Paterson,” the council said.

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