A History of Paterson
The Municipality


The Mayors
The Administration
Paterson's First City Hall
Paterson's Current City Hall
Fire Department
Police Department
The Public Schools
Our Parks
The Public Library
Health Care

Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms represents a man planting a mulberry bush, the only branch of the silk industry non-existent in this city. The motto, "Spe et Labore," meaning "With Hope and Labor", is inscribed above the emblem.

The Flag of the City of Paterson consists of a white field with the coat of arms in old gold in the center with streamers of Jersey blue on which is inscribed "Founded in 1792," "Charter 1851," and "City of Paterson"

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