Former school board member Wendy Guzman, who tested positive for the new coronavirus, hosted the Mustard Seed fundraiser dinner and dance in Clifton amid concerns over Covid-19 in mid-March, according to multiple people who attended the event.
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 were part of a meeting at a church in downtown Paterson on Wednesday morning, where they discussed a controversial noise ordinance that allows mosques to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer, potentially violating Open Public Meetings Act.
An ordinance allowing mosques to broadcast the adhan or Islamic call to prayer received preliminary approval from the City Council on Tuesday night.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s appointment of Kathleen Long as business administrator has been confirmed by the City Council.