No Challenges to 2nd Ward Candidates' Petitions

PATERSON, NJ - Tuesday's deadline passed with none of the candidates in the city's 2nd Ward special election filing written objections to opponents' nominating petitions.

Under a compressed election schedule, City Clerk Jane Williams-Warren is supposed to certify the petitions by 4 pm on Wednesday, draw ballot positions on Thursday and certify the candidacies on Friday.

For now there are five candidates vying for the seat that became vacant when Aslon Goow's successful lawsuit resulted in the nullification of Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman victory in the May election on the grounds that his voter registration was invalid.

Sign Up for E-News

The field is composed of Akhtaruzzaman, Goow and Sonia Torres - the top three voter-getters last May - along with two members of the Bengali community, Zalal Uddin and Maidul Islam.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23

Memorial Hall, Paterson

Cost Free Courses


Sat, March 3, 12:00 PM

The Bethwood, Totowa

Have-A-Heart Tricky Tray

Food & Drink Giving Back

City Council Candidate to Voters: Let Your Voice Be Heard

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

It is very important for the citizens of Paterson to participate in local city-wide elections because elected officials can help determine the economic, educational and social well-being of entire communities. For example, two very important tasks of city council members include making laws and allocating money.

Elected officials are the gatekeepers for millions of dollars in ...

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Introduces 2018 Budget

February 15, 2018

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On February 13, 2018, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the 2018 budget with conservative revenue projections, improved reserve levels, and significant investment in infrastructure improvements. The 2018 budget reflects fiscally sound financial policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...