After criticizing the Well of Hope, council members on Tuesday evening failed to pull funding from the troubled needle exchange operator. At question was $93,327 in grant funds the nonprofit receives via the city from the federal Ryan White program.
School board member Lilisa Mimms kicked off her campaign for an at-large city council seat on Friday night promising a “better” Paterson to hundreds of her supporters at the Brownstone House.
The attorney for the Paterson Board of Adjustment on Thursday evening told politically connected pastor Jesus Sevilla to cease operating a church and food pantry from a house on Atlantic Street.
Councilman Andre Sayegh renewed his call to add the corner of Main and Weiss Streets, location of the weekend double shooting, into the hotspot business curfew ordinance which has produced remarkable reductions in non-fatal shootings elsewhere in the city.
Mayor Jane Williams-Warren secured approval for her $279.52 million introduced budget on Wednesday night after her budget was voted down last week. Council members demanded the administration provide a reduction in force or layoff plan prior to passing the introduced budget in a 6-3 vote.
The city’s longest serving school board member Jonathan Hodges defied detractors to win re-election to a sixth term on Tuesday night. He was first elected to office in 2002.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration introduced a $285.43 million fiscal year 2018 budget on Wednesday night. Council members in a 3-3 vote rejected the mayor’s introduced budget.