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Paterson Honors Firefighters Who Fell in the Line of Duty

Published June 12, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_7621Photograph by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

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1900 Youngsters Earn Membership In Paterson’s 50 Book Club

Published June 5, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_7541Su-nijah Vaughn read over 108 books and aspires to be an author

(Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

Last night I covered a very inspiring event for Paterson Press, Paterson’s 50-Book Club, an event honoring children who have read 50 or more books during the school year. This year 1900 students made it!

Here’s the full article:

Champions Emerge in Paterson school chess tournament

Published November 4, 2014 by Maryanne


International High School, Paterson held a chess tournament on October 25. I had the pleasure of speaking with some of the winners and their parents. Check out my article publishing on


Paterson Youths Look for Better Lives in Free Teens Program

Published October 9, 2014 by Maryanne

SAM_6203Free Teens Members (photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

On Monday afternoon I had such a fantastic time covering the Free Teens kick off event. I met some very impressive teens as well as councilwoman Ruby Cotton and children’s author Felicia Capers. And I was invited to speak as well, which was an honor.

Here is the article on

My Office, This Morning

Published August 15, 2014 by Maryanne


PATERSON FALLS (Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

This morning I interviewed two new park rangers for an article that will run in Paterson Press. I suggested interviewing outdoors — as this was the glorious view! 

It’s such a blessing to live so close to a National Park, with a natural falls.

I’ve been visiting the Paterson Falls since I was a little girl and it never ceases to amaze me.

People come from all over to check out this natural wonder. Last time I spoke to people who visited, they were from Brooklyn and totally amazed that there was a falls right in New Jersey.

This time, one this beautiful summer day with no humidity, it was completely peaceful with only a handful of people at the landmark. Truly a great time to just take a breather and enjoy it. A clear day made for a beautiful shot, eh?


Women of Excellence Awards at Royal Manor, Garfield, NJ

Published April 3, 2014 by Maryanne


rom left, Paterson Police Sgt. Sharon Easton with her sister, mother, and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter – See more at:

From left, Paterson Police Sergeant Sharon Easton with her sister, mother and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter

(Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

Monday night I was honored to attend the “Women of Excellence” Awards at the Royal Manor in Garfield, New Jersey. I was truly inspired by so many positive women.

Please enjoy my article:

From left, Paterson Police Sgt. Sharon Easton with her sister, mother, and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter – See more at:
rom left, Paterson Police Sgt. Sharon Easton with her sister, mother, and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter – See more at:

Paterson’s Tribute to Senator Frank Lautenberg

Published September 9, 2013 by Maryanne

Sen. Frank Lautenberg bSenator Frank Lautenberg

I had a beautiful morning at the Great Falls attending the tribute to Senator Frank Lautenberg hosted by Congressman Bill Pascrell.

Here is my article:

Harboring Hearts

Published September 6, 2013 by Maryanne


Last week I had the opportunity to write this inspiring story about Harboring Hearts Housing:

It’s about a 16-month-old girl who is a heart patient.

Marcel Shipp Football Clinic (article includes interviews with sports legends!)

Published July 14, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_1570NFL football legend, Eric Downing 

(Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

Yesterday the heat was overbearing at Eastside High School in Paterson where The Marcel Shipp Football Clinic was held for young kids who aspire to be football players (or just want to hone their sports skills!)

I was honored to interview NFL football legend, Eric Downing, who was truly a wonderful guy. I loved that he was wearing a Red Hot Chili Peppers shirt! Great taste in music, Eric!

I also got to interview Kendall Holt who once held a world boxing title. He was so down to earth and talked to me like I was his neighbor or something, I felt like I knew him all my life.

I loved interviewing the kids and the Haledon Varsity Cheerleaders. They were so enthusiastic, cute and fun. It was great meeting the coaches, folks from 4th and inches foundation and everyone else involved in this amazing day.

There were other NFL legends there, but they were so busy with the kids I didn’t want to pull them away from what they were doing. Read the full article here:


The Haledon Manchester Varsity cheerleaders
(Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)
SAM_1575Outside Eastside High School
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department was outside too. I was so happy to pet this gorgeous horse!