5th Ward city council candidate Chrystal Cleaves is taking criticism for having former community development director Lanisha Makle, who cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuit settlements, as her campaign treasurer.
State yet to receive 29-day campaign reports from 7 Paterson council candidates
The state has yet to receive 29-day pre-election campaign finance reports from 7 of the 19 people running in the city’s municipal elections, according to New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) records.
Cleaves, Guzman, Velez debate future of Armory, budget vote, business district, incumbent’s performance
The three candidates seeking to succeed incumbent councilman Julio Tavarez – only current office holder forgoing re-election bid – criticized his performance representing the 5th Ward at a candidate forum in City Hall on Friday while debating the future of the Paterson Armory, the recent budget vote, the Sandy Hill business district, and the administration’s…
Paterson council candidates discuss recreation, street violence, youth curfew
Candidates running in the city’s 4th, 5th, and 6th Wards discussed issues impacting young people in the Silk City such as recreation, street violence, and youth curfew at the Paterson Youth Council forum on Thursday evening.
Luis Velez rallies supporters two days after campaign offices was vandalized
Two days after his campaign headquarter was vandalized, a determined Luis Velez on Sunday afternoon rallied his supporters inside the small Summer Street storefront.
Paterson’s council candidate Luis Velez’s campaign HQ vandalized
5th Ward city council candidate Luis Velez’s campaign headquarter was vandalized early Friday morning. Velez said the vandal was caught on camera and the city’s police department is investigating the apparent incident to intimidate him.
Wendy Guzman prevails in lawsuit to run in Paterson’s 5th Ward race
A New Jersey Superior Court judge on Tuesday afternoon ruled in favor of Wendy Guzman in a case filed by Luis Velez earlier in the month alleging many of Guzman’s nominating petitions were invalid.