Former councilman Aslon Goow, who is running for mayor, received the endorsement of his once archrival ex-councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman.
Former councilman Alex Mendez, who had been jittery and anxious after winning the 3rd Ward seat on the City Council last week, was sworn in on Monday.
Mayor Andre Sayegh suffered a severe setback after his critics, former council members Shahin Khalique and Alex Mendez, both certain to oppose his agenda, were elected to the City Council.
Former councilman William McKoy, who lost by a razor-thin margin to ex-councilman Alex Mendez, filed for a recount on Friday.
Former council members Shahin Khalique and Alex Mendez won seats on the City Council in the do-over November elections.
Ansar Ahmed, a well-known elder in the Bengali-American community, who touched the lives of thousands of new immigrants, helping them find jobs and resources, died on Friday afternoon.
Five people are vying for the 2nd Ward seat on the City Council in the November 3 special election.