Councilwoman Maritza Davila vowed to continue making “tough decisions” on behalf of residents if re-elected on Election Day next week. Her recent tough decision was supporting a budget in late March that had a 2.6-percent tax increase.
A Jersey City man became the latest person to be shot on the dangerous intersection of Main and Weiss Streets in the 2nd Ward on Tuesday night, according to authorities. 21 hours earlier, a 22-year-old Paterson man was struck by gunfire at the same troubled intersection.
The city council refused to allow mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration to take on $4.3 million in debt to pay for health insurance, workers’ compensation, liability cases not covered by the budget.
Andre Sayegh and Alex Mendez, each convinced the other is his main opponent in the six men mayoral race, exchanged fire at the City Hall debate on Monday afternoon.
Passaic County election officials have mailed out almost 3,000 mail-in ballots for the city’s mayoral race. That’s almost 500 more than the total mail-in ballots cast in the mayoral election four years ago raising fear of election fraud.
Councilman Luis Velez endorsed his colleague Andre Sayegh for mayor at a press conference at the Pan-American Park, a pocket park decorated with the flags of the nations of the Americas, late Wednesday afternoon.
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.