Councilman William McKoy received the endorsement of three “influential” Latino leaders as his campaign tries to win over Hispanic voters.
Former councilman Julio Tavarez dropped his defamation lawsuit against four of his ex-colleagues and the city on Monday. He sued the city and his once colleagues for taking a no confidence vote against him.
A Passaic County Superior Court judge has dismissed former councilman Julio Tavarez’s slip-and-fall lawsuit against New Jersey Transit, according to court records.
Former councilman Julio Tavarez’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-colleagues has been scheduled for trial in the Passaic County Superior Court. He filed the lawsuit claiming a no confidence measure passed against him damaged his reputation in the Paterson community.
Councilman Alex Mendez on Thursday afternoon vehemently denied ever making a racially-tinged remark that is included in a federal court complaint filed by three ousted Paterson Board of Adjustment members.
With five weeks to go before the vote to determine who will lead the City Council for the next year, council members seeking the helm of the governing body have been maneuvering to collect the needed votes to capture the presidency.
The measure to seek indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ resignation failed this week after council members voted to protect their political interests, according to more than a dozen local political observes and strategists interviewed for this report.