The city is stepping up police patrols following the murder of two men in separate shootings over a 25-hour span ahead of the National Night Out community gatherings, said public safety director Jerry Speziale on Tuesday afternoon.
A chief innovation officer – tasked with coming up with new ways to provide services to residents and improve the functioning of a sclerotic municipal government – has joined mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration.
The city is moving ahead with the controversial plan to hire nine aides for City Council members to assist them in performing “administrative duties” and “researching data.”
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s controversial One Paterson group, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in 13 months, will not disclose its donors.
Council president Maritza Davila appointed her colleagues to various City Council committees this week.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s move to raise property taxes – second time since taking office last July – was rejected by the City Council on Tuesday night.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s new law director Farrah Irving was reprimanded by the New Jersey Supreme Court for misconduct last year, according to public records.