Candidates Debate Future of Paterson’s Schools

October 15, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- Five of the nine candidates running for seats on the Paterson Board of Education appeared before voters in a debate on Thursday. The event, hosted by the Paterson NAACP, was held at St. Luke’s Baptist Church. 

Given just three minutes to make an opening statement, participating candidates shared their experience and their thoughts on the future of Paterson’s ...

Phil Murphy: I Will Have Paterson's Back

PATERSON, NJ- With Election Day just four weeks away the heat was turned up on Phil Murphy’s campaign for Governor tonight in Paterson, in more ways than one.

Nearly 100 people packed the pizza shop turned campaign headquarters on Market Street, hearing from a number of party leaders and elected officials on the importance of the upcoming election.

John Givens, chairman of the ...

Paterson Democratic Club Holds Voter Education Seminar

PATERSON, NJ – With campaign posters affixed to telephone poles across the city it’s hard to imagine that even the least politically active, or aware, passerby doesn’t know that Election Day is fast approaching.

Do they, however, understand what’s at stake, and what impact their vote, or lack thereof, can have on their community?

That was the question Bennie Cook, ...

For Paterson's Sayegh 'Family is Everything'

PATERSON, NJ - Calling it an “intimate event for family, friends and supporters,” a fundraising dinner held at The Brownstone earlier this week by Paterson Councilman Andre Sayegh took on a different tone than most others regularly held at the mainstay for political events.

Throughout the evening Sayegh moved quickly between greeting the more than fifty guests in attendance, and ...

Paterson 'Champions' Recognized

PATERSON, NJ- "I appreciate you." With that simple phrase Dr. Lilisa Mimms, Commissioner, Paterson Board of Education, and an announced candidate for Paterson City Council in 2018, kicked off her 12th annual breakfast last week. This year’s, for the second year in a row, was held under the title “Breakfast of Champions”, and saluted several leaders in the Paterson ...

Paterson To Get Third Mayor In Three Weeks

PATERSON, NJ- Tonight the residents had their say as to who should occupy Paterson’s mayor’s office for the next eight months, but it was members of the City Council that ultimately made the decision. 

Offering a plot twist that even Hollywood movie makers couldn't conjure up former Paterson City Clerk Jane Williams-Warren was elected by a 5-4 vote to serve as acting mayor ...

Paterson City Council Set To Consider Acting Mayor

Paterson, NJ- Just days after Council President Ruby Cotton assumed the top job at city hall, Paterson may have yet another leader at the helm. The City Council is set to hold a special meeting tonight with the consideration of the appointment of an acting mayor to serve out the remainder of Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres' term the only item on the agenda. 

Torres resigned earlier ...

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