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.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration averted a government shutdown by convincing council members to pass a $23.27 million temporary budget that the governing body had rejected a week earlier to fund operations through February.
Former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman kicked off his campaign for an at-large seat before hundreds of supporters at St. Gerard Church on Saturday night promising to champion measures to curb crime, halt tax increases, and boost recreation spending.
The city council rejected a temporary spending measure early Wednesday morning raising the possibility of a government shutdown in the coming weeks.
A leader of the local Black Lives Matter protest movement announced his run for an at-large city council seat on Tuesday afternoon.
Councilwoman Maritza Davila distributed coffee mugs to supporters in mid-December that misidentified her as the vice president of the city council, a position she lost in early July.
The much-anticipated race for the mayor’s job and three at-large city council seats began on Friday morning. The city clerk’s office made available petitions to candidates to qualify to participate in the May municipal elections.