A pair of council members are calling for a meeting of the dormant Board of Health over the spread of the new coronavirus.
After a lengthy and divisive public hearing, the City Council passed an ordinance allowing the broadcast of the adhan or the Islamic call to prayer.
Nineteen candidates have submitted paperwork to vie for six City Council seats in the May municipal elections.
Five members of the City Council secured funding to hire legislative aides following a controversial vote late last year. Three have hired aides as of mid-February, according to public documents.
An ordinance allowing mosques to broadcast the adhan or Islamic call to prayer received preliminary approval from the City Council on Tuesday night.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s appointment of Kathleen Long as business administrator has been confirmed by the City Council.
The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil liberties organization in the U.S., on Tuesday afternoon urged members of the City Council to pass the proposed ordinance allowing mosques to broadcast the adhan or Islamic call to prayer.