Hundreds of people chanted the name of George Floyd in front of the historic Danforth Memorial Library in Paterson on Tuesday afternoon.
Former councilman Alex Mendez remained on top after a manual recounting of the ballots in the 3rd Ward race on Monday.
Municipal officials have agreed to borrow $25 million by issuing tax anticipation notes to address shortfalls triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman, who lost by eight votes in the 2nd Ward race this month, filed for a recount on Wednesday.
Running coronavirus testing sites for residents has been a struggle for mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration. Over the past two weeks, the city has changed two companies that were running the four test sites. A third company recently took over operations of the four sites, officials revealed on Tuesday night.
Councilman Shahin Khalique secured re-election on Tuesday night and held a celebration at his packed campaign headquarters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly’s vote-by-mail ballot was rejected in this month’s Paterson municipal election, voting records show.