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.
Councilman Andre Sayegh promised turn the Great Falls into a regional tourist hub by promoting retail development in the area.
Former school board member Pedro Rodriguez slammed Alex Mendez calling the councilman a “liar” for claiming to have collected 3,800 signed petitions for this year’s mayoral race. His criticism sprang from a video Mendez distributed in late December.
Former school board member Pedro Rodriguez kicked off his campaign for mayor in front of several hundred cheering supporters at the St. Gerard’s Community Center late Friday night promising a big increase in recreation spending.
With five weeks to go before the vote to determine who will lead the City Council for the next year, council members seeking the helm of the governing body have been maneuvering to collect the needed votes to capture the presidency.