Municipal officials are paying a doctor, who briefly ran coronavirus testing sites in Paterson, $134,100 for his services.
Mayor Andre Sayegh has presented a measure to the City Council seeking to set salary ranges for high ranking officials in his administration that would let him dole out huge pay increases at a time the city is considering a plan to furlough employees.
Less than half of households in Paterson have submitted a completed census survey, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
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.