Former two-term councilman Ed Cotton endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh for mayor on Christmas Day. His endorsement is being viewed as one of the 6th Ward councilman’s early moves to capture a slice of the divided African-American vote.
The Paterson Housing Authority has revised its demolition and rebuilding plan for the crime-ridden Riverside Terrace to construct 245 units of housing for families and senior citizens at one-go rather than in four phases.
The city has agreed to pay $140,000 to a man who alleged police officers beat him and threw him against a car prior to arresting him on charges that were later dismissed, according to municipal and court records.
The city is looking to increase smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspection fees by 28-percent, according to municipal records.
Former councilman Julio Tavarez’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-colleagues has been scheduled for trial in the Passaic County Superior Court. He filed the lawsuit claiming a no confidence measure passed against him damaged his reputation in the Paterson community.
An administrative law judge has reversed the Paterson Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board decision to disallow a liquor store from opening in a known trouble spot in the 10th Avenue neighborhood.
Three police officers were made sergeants and a fourth made lieutenant during a ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.