After repeatedly socking the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District (SID) over the past three years, councilman Michael Jackson on Tuesday night succeeded in persuading a majority of his colleagues to vote down its budget.
The group that has held the midnight ceremony at Westside Park for the past years to commemorate International Mother Language Day has been denied municipal permission for this year’s observance.
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.
Former school board member Lilisa Mimms, who is running for an at-large council seat, released a 39-page plan on Wednesday afternoon laying out her vision for the city.
The attorney involved in an alleged real estate scam in Paterson has been arrested, according to federal authorities.