Thumbs down to Paterson’s 2nd Ward councilman Shahin Khalique for his recent actions in garnering support for his re-election in May. In a Covid-19 world with Federal, State and City Executive Orders to restrict residents from venturing outside unnecessarily in an effort to “decrease the spread” or “flatten the curve,” councilman Khalique has deemed it…
Governor Phil Murphy’s move to hold solely vote-by-mail ballot elections on May 12 has sent shock waves through the political established in Paterson, shaking up races in several of the six wards.
After a lengthy and divisive public hearing, the City Council passed an ordinance allowing the broadcast of the adhan or the Islamic call to prayer.
Nineteen candidates have submitted paperwork to vie for six City Council seats in the May municipal elections.
Five members of the City Council secured funding to hire legislative aides following a controversial vote late last year. Three have hired aides as of mid-February, according to public documents.
An ordinance allowing mosques to broadcast the adhan or Islamic call to prayer received preliminary approval from the City Council on Tuesday night.
The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil liberties organization in the U.S., on Tuesday afternoon urged members of the City Council to pass the proposed ordinance allowing mosques to broadcast the adhan or Islamic call to prayer.