The city’s voters received a racist flyer in the mail that describes former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and Martin Barnes using racial epithets. Flyer also attacks gays and Muslims. The mailer purports to come from a super PAC that has been attacking councilman Andre Sayegh’s opponents in the six men mayoral race.
Congressman Bill Pascrell on Saturday afternoon said he voted for councilman Andre Sayegh in the city’s intensely contested six men mayoral race.
Russell Graddy, who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington D.C. for civil rights, endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh for mayor on Saturday morning.
Councilman Alex Mendez, who has been accused of using “dark” and “dirty” money to finance his bid for mayor, has failed to timely file his campaign finance report for the second time in this race.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation took down hundreds of campaign signs from three highways that run through the city. Campaign signs from Routes 19, 20, and 80 in Paterson were removed.
Mayor Jane Williams-Warren weighed in on the controversy that erupted two days ago around the impending opening of a police substation at the South Paterson library on Wednesday evening.
Councilman Andre Sayegh’s announcement of a police substation coming to the South Paterson library in mid-June irked some of his colleagues on the City Council on Tuesday night.