Popular coach and assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, who demurred in endorsing the 6th Ward councilman four years ago, has endorsed Andre Sayegh in the six men mayoral race.
Former school board member Pedro Rodriguez received the backing of the Organization for Economic Growth (NJOEG), a political action committee (PAC) created to push for policies that “create jobs and spur investment.”
The first of a series of City Hall debates involving at-large council candidates took an “odd” turn on Wednesday afternoon with all of the candidates declining to question their opponents.
Councilman Alex Mendez, who has been under heavy fire for his problem-plagued personal, business, and campaign finances for the past weeks, is now taking fire from a super PAC seeking to eliminate him from the six men mayoral race.
The city council refused to allow mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration to take on $4.3 million in debt to pay for health insurance, workers’ compensation, liability cases not covered by the budget.
Councilman Alex Mendez, who hours earlier received criticism for being “soft on public safety and crime,” tried to bolster his public safety credential by filming on Market Street minutes after a “drive-by” shooting on Monday night.
The city may borrow $4.3 million to pay for additional health insurance, workers compensation, and general liability expenses not covered by the budget adopted four weeks ago, according to municipal officials.