The members of the Paterson police union will take a mandatory vote on Friday while picking up their pays checks to select a candidate for mayor.
Alex Cruz, president of the Paterson police union, does not meet the one-year residency requirement to run for the city’s highest office, according to Passaic County election records.
The city is moving ahead with auction to sell off 46 government-owned properties despite opposition from half-dozen residents. Some community residents criticized the administration and the governing body for failing to give locals first dibs on the properties.
The section of Main Street between Grand and Slater Streets could soon be known as “Eva’s Village Way” in recognition of the work of New Jersey’s largest anti-poverty organization.
Former longtime councilman Aslon Goow threw his hat in the ring for one of the three available at-large council seats this week.
Former public safety director Glenn Brown dropped out of the city’s mayoral race on Friday morning. His withdrawal was expected for weeks; his former campaign manager endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh over the weekend.
During the past several months as the ex-campaign manager for Glenn Brown, I had had the unique pleasure and honor to see Paterson and her wonderful citizens from all communities up close and personal.