Mayor Andre Sayegh has picked former school board member Joel Ramirez to serve as health and human services director.
Debit cards worth an initial $400 have been mailed to the 110 lucky Paterson residents selected to participate in the city’s first Guaranteed Income Pilot program, the first of 12 monthly installments that puts cash into the pockets of poor people in the fight against poverty.
Nelly Celi, a well-known education activist and president of the Paterson Library Board of Trustees, died on Wednesday.
Former councilman William McKoy on Thursday voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit challenging councilman Alex Mendez’s victory in the November special election.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration is spending $1.15 million to renovate the Putnam Oval baseball field on Lafayette Street.
Mayor Andre Sayegh fully supports the opening of various marijuana businesses in Paterson, viewing it as a potential engine to create jobs and bring revenue into to municipal coffers.
Paterson on Monday swore in 27 police officers, adding new blood to department ranks thinned by layoffs and with image problem borne of numerous allegations of police brutality.