Longtime school board member Jonathan Hodges secured re-election on Tuesday night. Former school board member Kenneth Simmons regained a seat. And challenger Joel Ramirez captured a seat in the eight-person school board race.
School board candidates Joel Ramirez, Kenneth Simmons, Jonathan Hodges are leading the pack of eight candidates as unofficial vote tallies come in.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration introduced a $285.43 million fiscal year 2018 budget on Wednesday night. Council members in a 3-3 vote rejected the mayor’s introduced budget.
Councilmen William McKoy and Michael Jackson described the needle program run by the Well of Hope as “irresponsible.” Alex Mendez promised to shut it down if elected mayor. All three men voted to approve $16,815 in grant funding to the Well of Hope in early October, according to municipal records.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren has no plans to ask the city council to approve a resolution issuing a refund to the organizers of the Dominican parade for the early shutdown of festivities, according to business administrator Nellie Pou.
The city council passed an ordinance on Tuesday night that bars motorists from making right turn on red-light in downtown Paterson.
The private bus companies that transport city students racked up 115 infractions just two months into the 2017-18 school year, according to district records. This puts them on track to surpass last school year’s total of 188 violations.