The City Council passed a measure on Tuesday night to name a portion of Union Avenue to Bangladesh Boulevard in recognition of the city’s growing Bengali community.
The city’s Bangladeshi-American community turned in hundreds of petitions to additionally name Union Avenue as Bangladesh Boulevard. As many as 800 signed petitions were hand-delivered to the City Council last Thursday.
The attorney involved in a real estate scam in Paterson pleaded guilty to running a multi-million mortgage fraud scheme throughout New Jersey, according to federal authorities.
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.
The 14-person at-large city council race saw $188,299 in campaign spending, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
Councilwoman Maritza Davila successfully defended her seat on Tuesday while Lilisa Mimms and Flavio Rivera were elected to the City Council.
Councilman Andre Sayegh is leading in the mayoral race as votes are being counted from today’s election. Full vote tallies are below. Mayoral race: Alex Mendez 1,754 Andre Sayegh 4,269 Pedro Rodriguez 987 Alex Cruz 480 Michael Jackson 679 William McKoy 1,424 At-large council race (three winners possible): Zellie Thomas 2,704 Douglas Maven 1,577 Lilisa…