Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration awarded a $288,000 grant writing contract to a firm owned by a man who helped him get elected four years ago.
Ten candidates are vying for three at-large City Council seats in the upcoming May municipal elections.
Councilman Flavio Rivera on Friday afternoon said he won’t seek re-election for a second term.
Mayor Andre Sayegh delivered his final state of the city speech for his current term on Wednesday afternoon, touting his Covid-19 response, park improvements, and development projects.
Paterson issued $718,100 in stop work orders to those allegedly engaging in illegal construction over the past 14 months, but it only collected $2,100 in penalties, according to records reviewed by the Paterson Times.
For the second year in a row, Paterson saw a record number of murders.
The City Council has confirmed three of mayor Andre Sayegh’s cabinet picks.