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Sayegh, Davila and Mimms Reelected

May 10, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – While election results remain unofficial, incumbent Mayor Andre Sayegh appears to be headed to a second four-year term, along with Council President Maritza Davila, Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms, and MD Forid Uddin

“The voters have spoken,” Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz said. “I’ve sat at the council for over a year and ...

Election Update: The Results Are In

PATERSON, NJ - Incumbent Mayor Andre Sayegh is headed to a second 4-year term, according to unofficial election results.

In Tuesday’s contest Sayegh defeated Alex Mendez, Michael Jackson, Luis Velez, and Aslon Goow.

Councilwomen Maritza Davila and Dr. Lilisa Mimms were also re-elected with the results of the other seat still being tallied.

Throughout the day, ...

Election Day Update: ‘As the Sixth Ward Goes, the City Goes,’ Abdelaziz Says

PATERSON, NJ – As Election Day continues, Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, a supporter of Mayoral Candidate Mayor Andre Sayegh, held a walk around the Sixth Ward to encourage residents to vote.

“The last four years we have accomplished a lot,” Abdelaziz said. “We resurfaced the Sixth Ward, we have a huge development project on Getty Ave and we’ve worked on ...

Election Day Update: Davila, Mimms Prepared to Keep Doing the Work

PATERSON, NJ – Though serving on a male dominated city council, neither Council President Maritza Davila nor Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms have struggled to make their voices heard.

Both powerful forces, the two are both on Tuesday’s ballot seeking to maintain their seats, and both were spending the final hours of the election fighting for every vote.

“I can tell ...

Election Day Update: ‘It’s the People’s Time,’ Councilman Luis Velez Says

PATERSON, NJ – In the heart of the Fifth Ward, Councilman Luis Velez, shooting for the Mayor’s Office for the first time, is out handing flyers to any passing Patersonian. 

Velez, like other candidates on Election Day, is feeling very confident about the race. 

“I think the work I have done, especially with my Ward and also with the community at large, they know ...

Election Day Update: As Mayor Jackson ‘Won’t Let Paterson Be Bullied’

PATERSON, NJ – Never shy about articulating his very strong opinions, First Ward Councilman Mike Jackson is making his second run at mayor and believes that the work he has done already is the strongest part of his election effort. 

“I feel very optimistic,”Jackson told TAPinto Paterson. “The community has been getting bullied for quite some time. I think that ...

Election Day Update: Breakfast and Politics at Mr. G’s

PATERSON, NJ – It’s Election Day in Paterson and candidates are out and about making one last push to win over voters. 

Mr. G’s Diner continues to be the place to congregate not only during the week, but on Election Day as well. During an early morning tour of the city Mayor Andre Sayegh did just that.

"I’ve had the opportunity to visit various polling ...

Election Day: Polls Are Open in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - Today is Election Day in Paterson.

Polls opened at 6:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. 

Click here to find your polling location

Paterson Firefighters Endorse Sayegh on Eve of Election

PATERSON, NJ - FMBA Local 2, the union that represents Paterson’s rank and file firefighters has endorsed incumbent Mayor Andre Sayegh in his bid for re-election.

Election Day is Tuesday. 

“The job of a firefighter is about being part of a brother and sisterhood. It's having faith and trust in those individuals to lead us into the future,” Frank Lozada, president ...

Leading Environmental Group Gives Historic Endorsement in Paterson's Race for Mayor

TRENTON, NJ - Residents in a handful of New Jersey municipalities will decide who will lead their towns for the next four years by voting in nonpartisan municipal elections on May 10. 

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV), the political voice for the environment, is making its first-ever endorsements in the May municipal elections with the endorsement ...


Mayor Andre Sayegh Receives Endorsement From Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter

May 6, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter has announced her endorsement of Mayor Andre Sayegh for re-election. Representing the 35th Legislative District comprising Passaic and Bergen Counties, Sumter has served in the New Jersey State Assembly as Deputy Speaker and Majority Conference Leader as well as Chair of the N.J. Legislative Black Caucus. 

"Assemblywoman Sumter has ...


Mayor Andre Sayegh’s Leadership Integrity Matters for Continuing Progress of Paterson

May 6, 2022

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When choosing a mayor, citizens are essentially hiring a person they believe is best fit for the duties and responsibilities of the office. We have seen the ineffectiveness of this hiring process at times when voters don’t have enough information or are uninterested or simply ready for a new officeholder. Considering the mayor’s office is like the CEO position of a ...


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Train for a Job in the Cannabis Industry

Train for a job in the booming cannabis industry.  A live, online training course starts June 1 through Passaic County Community College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development department. 

The medical and adult use cannabis industry is growing fast, and well-trained individuals are needed to fill jobs of all types and levels. This course will prepare you for an ...

Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun.

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun, an annual event that is well-supported by local civic groups including many Divine 9 organizations.   

Participants in the event enjoyed a night of fellowship, fun and music, attendees said.  

As part ...

Scenes from the 2022 Passaic County Art in the Park Festival Held in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

May 7, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park last weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show their talents and sell their wares.

Art in the Park was held from 11 to 7 on Saturday, April 30, ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Signs with Guardian Research Network® to Help Change How Healthcare is Delivered

May 17, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Guardian Research Network Inc. (GRN) announced that Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and a clinical affiliate of Rutgers University Medical School, has joined its nationwide healthcare system research network. As not-for-profits, both entities come together to bring healthcare innovation to local communities and enhance patient diversity in ...

New Poll: Majority of New Jersey Voters and Parents Support Public Charter Schools by a 2:1 Margin

HAMILTON, NJ – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% indicated opposition), while parents surveyed have an even higher level of support (56% support and only 24% ...