Counilwoman Maritza Davila Receives Key Endorsment

April 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ- The only current member of the Paterson City Council seeking reelection in the May 8 election has received a key endorsement for her campaign.

According to a statement released on Monday by LUPE PAC, Councilwoman Maritza Davila is one of only five candidates statewide to receive their endorsement. The well-known organization is "the premiere statewide organization supporting ...

Mayoral Forum Focuses on Economic Development

PATERSON, NJ- Candidates for Paterson Mayor continued offering more details on their plans for the future of Paterson at a candidate forum hosted by the NJ Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), and sponsored by Eva’s Village, Oasis, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Paul’s CDC on Wednesday. The forum, held at the Great Falls Youth Center, was specifically focused on economic ...

Mayor Ras Baraka Shares Secret of Newark’s Success in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- With new construction dotting its neighborhoods, control of the schools back in local hands, and a spot on the list of finalists to land Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, Newark is a city on the rise.

It is with the state’s largest city’s upward trajectory in mind, and contemplation of their own city’s future, that several prominent Paterson leaders ...

Mayoral Candidates Square-off at Debate. Rodriguez Misses Event to Accept Endorsement of Fetty Wap

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s mayoral candidates battled it out in another debate on Sunday night, this time at the Alexander Hamilton Community Center. While the event’s co-hosts, the  Eastside Neighborhood Association and Paterson Branch of the NAACP won near unanimous reviews for the well run format, the tensions and competition of the race became more apparent in the ...

Paterson Youth Council Hosts Mayoral Candidates

PATERSON, NJ- While the moderators and majority of audience members were not yet of the legal age to vote, the questions, and responses, were no less meaningful at Wednesday’s candidates forum than they have been at any of the other similar events filling candidate’s calendars over the past several weeks.

Hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), and held at the recently opened ...

Paterson NAACP Hosts Council Candidates

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Branch of the NAACP held their first of two candidate forums on Tuesday welcoming 11 of the 14 candidates running for one of three At-Large seats on the Paterson City Council.

For nearly two hours the candidates present fielded questions submitted by the audience, which numbered near 100, and took turns sharing their views and vision for the city, as well as on what ...

Shared Vision of 'One Paterson' Leads Councilman Luis Velez to Endorse Sayegh for Mayor

PATERSON, NJ- With the frequency of his declarations that everything he does is with the desire to improve the quality of life for 5th Ward residents in mind, one might think Councilman Luis Velez repeats the phrase in his sleep.

Often seen on Facebook Live walking his Ward’s blocks, monitoring snow removal, offering assistance at the scene of a fire, or otherwise being visible, ...

Teachers Union Backs Andre Sayegh for Mayor, Offers Endorsements for Three Council Candidates

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that they were “the ones who were well-versed in the present day struggles that Paterson public school employees face” the Paterson Education Association (PEA), the union that represent more than 3,100 teachers and other professionals in Paterson, has announced their endorsements in the upcoming election for mayor and city council.

In a statement and an email ...

Candidate Claims 'Sabotage' Kept Her Off Ballot

PATERSON, NJ- Though former city employee Andrea Wheeler-Kinion will not be on the ballot on May 8, she still plans to continue her campaign for mayor as a write-in candidate.

Wheeler-Kinion was left off the ballot because her campaign failed to file the 815 petition signatures needed to run as a candidate for mayor in Paterson, something she blamed on “sabotage” in a statement on ...

Mayoral Hopefuls Debate Budget and Finances

PATERSON, NJ- While much of the focus has been on an off-hand comment made by one of the participants related to another’s absence, five of the six mayoral hopefuls spent considerable time at the Christopher Hope Community Center on Wednesday speaking about substantive issues related to Paterson’s financial health.

With many of the questions focused on proper budgeting and spending ...

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Communication Workers of America (CWA) Endorses Andre Sayegh For Mayor Of Paterson

April 19, 2018

(PATERSON) – As part of the growing support for Councilman Andre Sayegh in his campaign for Mayor of Paterson, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) New Jersey today announced its endorsement.

“New Jerseyans have repeatedly voted for progressive leadership that puts working families first,” said Hetty Rosenstein, New Jersey’s CWA Director.  “Andre ...

TAPinto Series: In Their Words. Davon Roberts on Economic Development

April 17, 2018

TAPinto Paterson has invited all candidates for Mayor and City Council to offer statements on several key issues related to the future of Paterson. These submissions will be run in their entirety and not edited in any way.

Following are council hopeful Davon Roberts' views on economic development.

We must focus the city’s resources on promoting small businesses, particularly ...

Paterson Women Use Mayoral Forum to Discuss the Future of Paterson

April 8, 2018

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At Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, we serve over 700 women and children daily in our headquarters on Mill Street.  We empower all our clients – women and youth alike – to find their voice and become engaged in their community. Recently, we hosted a forum to discuss the upcoming mayoral election; over 80 of our adult education students ...