It is no secret that Paterson is in dire need of revitalizing, restructuring, rebuilding and, quite frankly, rebranding. As a city, we have struggled to pay our municipal debt, to reduce crime substantially, to create sustainable employment opportunities for our youth and to provide assistance for our city’s most vulnerable residents.
I read the recent letter submitted by PEA President John McEntee. In the letter, Mr. McEntee demanded an apology from Assistant Superintendent Warren because of her comments regarding the types of teachers being sought to serve the students at the Young Men’s Academy.
Over the weekend, I read an article in the Paterson Times entitled, “Paterson unveils plan to ‘turnaround’ failing all-boys school.” In this article, Paterson Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Cicely Warren was quoted as saying, “We’re interested in having teachers there who are interested in serving these students, we really need for the staff to be…
I am writing this in response to an article that was distributed by the Paterson Times. In this article, it was alleged that I placed an evil, despicable, divisive flyer in voter’s mailbox a few weeks back.
The election is over. The people have spoken and elected two new council representatives, re-elected one current councilwoman and a new mayor. I respect our system of democracy but it would be very remiss of me to not say that I am equally disappointed in the low turnout by Paterson voters on Election Day.
As my husband and I stood with a throng of people last night waiting for election results, I scanned the audience, and I thought to myself this is what Paterson is currently, a multitude of various ethnic people. I was proud to be among them as I gazed at a cross cultural group – Black,…
I want to take opportunity to congratulate mayor-elect Andre Sayegh on his awesome election night victory and for running a campaign to unite all Patersonians. His message of One Paterson resonated with the electorate.