For Dr. Lilisa Mimms Running for City Council is About Making ‘A Better Paterson’

November 18, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- While her time on the Paterson Board of Education might be coming to an end, Dr. Lilisa Mimms has made it clear that she has no intention of backing away from her commitment to public service.

In front of an overflow crowd at the Brownstone on Friday Mimms touched on a number of issues she believes will make the city she has called home all her life “a better Paterson, ...

Councilman Bill McKoy Kicks Off Campaign for Mayor of Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- Just days after Paterson voters went to the polls and helped propel Democratic candidate Phil Murphy to the Governor’s office, a Saturday night event at the Masonic Temple turned attention right back to the quickly evolving race for Mayor of Paterson.

In what Tiffany McKoy called “an official campaign kick-off,” more than 200 guests packed the Masonic Temple and ...

Paterson Voters Elect Simmons, Hodges and Ramirez to Board of Education

PATERSON, NJ- If preliminary results hold, two familiar faces will return to the Paterson Board of Education while one newcomer will take a seat when the body reorganizes in December.

With 67 of Paterson’s 68 districts reporting, Kenneth Simmons (4,327) is the top vote getter while Dr. Jonathan Hodges (4,032) and Joel Ramirez (3,680) appear to be in second and ...

Today is Election Day

PATERSON, NJ - Today is Election Day in New Jersey. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Paterson voters have the opportunity to cast votes for Governor, a State Senator, two members of the General Assembly, three members of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and three members of the Paterson Board of Education.

There are also two questions on the ballot.

The first ...

Longtime Paterson Library Director Retires. Urges Support for Libraries in Tuesday's Election

PATERSON, NJ - After 17 years as the Director of the Paterson Free Public Library Cindy Czesak has retired.

Czesak always dreamed of becoming a librarian, but never knew she would end up leading one, especially one as historical as Paterson’s, the oldest public library in the State of New Jersey. Her journey to the top was helped along by the wisdom of a fortune cookie.

Starting her ...

Paterson Voters Have Chance to Dedicate Polluter's Dollars to Environmental Clean Up

PATERSON, NJ- While the New Jersey governor’s race may be the marquee statewide matchup on the November 7th ballot, voters will also have the chance to cast votes on two ballot questions.

Often referred to as Ballot Question 2, the “Revenue from Environmental Damage Lawsuits Dedicated to Environmental Projects Amendment” asks voters if they want to dedicate funds from ...

Gun Violence: "A Problem That Has a Solution"

PATERSON, NJ- When Congresswoman Gabby Giffords returned to the floor of the House of Representatives less than seven months after being critically injured by a gunshot to the head her colleagues in Congress welcomed her with a standing ovation.

That ovation, however, did nothing to usher in any new "meaningful" gun control legislation.

Just over a year after that, twenty children ...

Meet the Candidates: Kenneth Simmons for Paterson Board of Education

The following was submitted by Mr. Kenneth Simmons, a candidate for Paterson Board of Education.


It is my sincere belief, that under strong policy guidance and leadership from the Board and a newly appointed Superintendent, district change needs to be undertaken with a laser-like focus on students and their needs.

By the end of 2018, and after comprehensively engaging ...

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