September 28, 2015, at a First Ward Candidate Forum, I used an inappropriate and hurtful word and comment during a public speech. I would like to submit my sincere and heartfelt apology to all the participants inclusive of the residents, organizations and other candidates.
City council candidate Alveria Spencer under fire for using the n-word
1st Ward city council candidate Alveria Spencer has been condemned by some of her fellow candidates and the city’s chapter of the NAACP for casually using the n-word at a public meeting.
1st Ward city council candidates take part in ‘disorganized’ community forum
Four of the five individuals seeking to represent the city’s 1st Ward gathered inside the School 28 auditorium on Monday evening in a forum that has been described as “disorganized” and devoid of substance.
Majority of 1st Ward candidates oppose mayor Torres’ recreation tax
Three out of the five 1st Ward city council candidates said they oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax which – if approved by voters on November 3rd, 2015 – will raise $3 million from property owners in order to acquire and maintain recreational facilities.
1st Ward candidates give cryptic responses to Spencer’s public housing scandal
A public housing scandal that has dogged former school board candidate Alveria Spencer, who is now seeking a seat on the city council, has garnered cryptic and muted responses from her four opponents in the November 3rd, 2015 special election.
Spencer, 1st Ward candidate, has yet to pay $4,000 for underreporting income to qualify for Section 8
More than a year after 1st Ward council candidate Alveria Spencer was found to have allegedly underreported her household income to qualify for public housing assistance she has yet to repay the Paterson Housing Authority the reduced $4,000 penalty.
Two 1st Ward candidates rally to build support during televised city council meeting
Two candidates for the city’s 1st Ward special election staged small rallies at the televised city council meeting on Tuesday evening in hopes of drumming up support for their respective campaigns.