The city may borrow $4.3 million to pay for additional health insurance, workers compensation, and general liability expenses not covered by the budget adopted four weeks ago, according to municipal officials.
The credit rating agency Moody’s has revised the city’s credit outlook from “negative” to “stable” on Tuesday citing signs of a stabilizing tax base and an aggressive effort to combat blight.
Mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration’s move to sell $5.7 million in delinquent tax liens against the properties of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center caught council members by surprise on Tuesday night.
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 city received $1 million from governor Phil Murphy’s administration to run a program designed to provide mentoring and other services to five dozen young people on a negative life trajectory.
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.
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, it occurred to me that the City of Paterson has something to be very proud of—the fact that the City is led on almost all levels by a woman. I’m sure that this is unprecedented in our City’s long history, and it may be unique among other…