The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has assessed a $700 penalty against Bernard Jones, Jr, who ran for a City Council seat in 2015, according to documents the state released on Wednesday.
The City Council appointed Al Abdelaziz, vice chairman of the Paterson Democrats, to fill the 6th Ward seat vacated by mayor Andre Sayegh on Tuesday night, breaking away with recent custom not to appoint anyone seeking the seat long-term through election.
After years of unwillingness to appoint an ambitious candidate to fill a vacant seat on the governing body, the City Council may break with custom to fill the 6th Ward seat vacated by mayor Andre Sayegh.
The city is holding a special election in November to fill the City Council seat held by mayor-elect Andre Sayegh.
Former school board member Juan ‘Mitch’ Santiago has submitted a letter to municipal officials on Tuesday morning urging them to appoint him to fill outgoing councilman Andre Sayegh’s seat.
Flanked by more than a dozen teens at his campaign office in downtown Paterson, councilman Michael Jackson on Saturday promised to build a bike park for the young people, who ride their bicycles over the yellow lane markers on roadways risking injury from motor vehicles.
The fight for the Dominican community’s vote was on full display on Sunday morning. Mayoral candidates Alex Mendez, Pedro Rodriguez, and Andre Sayegh curved up space on the second floor of the El Tropico Restaurant at the annual Dominican Independence Day Breakfast.