The city council gave preliminary approval to designate the violent Main-Weiss intersection, location of three non-fatal shootings in 2018, as a high crime zone to force businesses to close at midnight.
The city council narrowly voted to accept a $30,000 donation to improve eight ballfields from the controversial “One Paterson” civic organization connected to mayor Andre Sayegh.
After criticizing mayor Andre Sayegh for his past tax hike stances, the City Council approved a 2-percent tax increase on Tuesday night, giving his nascent administration a chance to deliver on the campaign promise to stabilize taxes through development.
Council president Maritza Davila did not appoint councilman Luis Velez as chair or co-chair of a single City Council committee. She also did not assign him as member to a single significant committee.
Al Abdelaziz, flanked by his family, placed his left hand on the Quran and raised his right hand to take the oath of office for the 6th Ward City Council seat at the Hani Awadallah School cafetorium on Monday evening.
A dozen new recruits – five women and seven men – joined the Paterson police force on Monday morning.
The city council has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle an unfair labor practice claim filed by the emergency medical technicians’ union.