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Paterson council fails to take away funding from Well of Hope

Paterson council fails to take away funding from Well of Hope

After criticizing the Well of Hope, council members on Tuesday evening failed to pull funding from the troubled needle exchange operator. At question was $93,327 in grant funds the nonprofit receives via the city from the federal Ryan White program.


McKoy promises ‘new day’ for Paterson in mayoral campaign kickoff

Councilman William McKoy kicked off his mayoral run before a crowd of more than two hundred people on Saturday night promising a “new day” for Paterson. In a seven-minute speech, McKoy, the longest serving member on the city council, promised cleaner and safer streets to a mostly African-American audience at the Masonic Lodge.


Paterson council approves mayor’s introduced budget, seeks layoff plan

Mayor Jane Williams-Warren secured approval for her $279.52 million introduced budget on Wednesday night after her budget was voted down last week. Council members demanded the administration provide a reduction in force or layoff plan prior to passing the introduced budget in a 6-3 vote.