Passaic County election officials have mailed out almost 3,000 mail-in ballots for the city’s mayoral race. That’s almost 500 more than the total mail-in ballots cast in the mayoral election four years ago raising fear of election fraud.
Pastor Jesus Sevilla, leader of a makeshift Atlantic Street church that has angered neighbors for creating noise and parking problems, endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh in the city’s mayoral race on Tuesday morning.
The city’s teachers’ union endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh for mayor and Zellie Thomas, Maritza Davila, and Lilisa Mimms for the three available at-large council seats on Tuesday.
Sirrano Keith Baldeo, publisher of the former Paterson Pulse tabloid newspaper, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking $10 million in damages. He alleges council members violated his civil rights by allegedly targeting him and his publication.
The police and fire dispatchers, who have been without a contract for four years, took their case to the city council on Tuesday night arguing the administration has allowed contract negotiations to stall.
The city council narrowly approved the fiscal 2018 municipal budget on Tuesday night following a personal appeal from mayor Jane Williams-Warren. A majority of council members initially voted to reject the $283.36 million budget with a 2.6-percent property tax increase.
After repeatedly socking the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District (SID) over the past three years, councilman Michael Jackson on Tuesday night succeeded in persuading a majority of his colleagues to vote down its budget.