City Council president Shahin Khalique’s two brothers were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly employing unqualified drivers to transport students and lying to school districts to secure busing contracts.
Members of the City Council picked Shahin Khalique to serve as the president of the governing body for the next year.
Former councilman Aslon Goow, who is running for mayor, received the endorsement of his once archrival ex-councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman.
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.
Councilman Alex Mendez’s election fraud case won’t be resolved prior to the May municipal elections.
Municipal officials agreed to settle a sanitation inspector’s sexual harassment case last Tuesday by paying $550,000.
A man from Prospect Park, who appeared in a video flipping through a stack of mail-in ballots, has been indicted, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.