Elections

May 28, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Citing the vast number of uncounted ballots, “a considerable number of additional irregularities” that are reported to have occurred during the election, and the belief that federal and state authorities are already conducting their own investigations into the Paterson municipal ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Councilman William McKoy, the longest serving member of the Paterson’s legislative body, is seeking a recount after vote totals showed Alex Mendez, a former councilman and mayoral candidate, beating him out by 245 votes in the 3rd Ward contest. Filed in Passaic County Superior ...

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PATERSON, NJ - According to unofficial results, former Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Alex Mendez will return to the Paterson City Council when the body reorganizes July 1. While Mendez appears to have bested his nearest competitor Bill McKoy, the body’s longest serving member, by 245 votes, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The long-awaited outcome of Paterson’s vote-by-mail election could be known by Tuesday evening. That’s the deadline given to the Passaic County Board of Elections under a 7-day extension granted by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Joseph Portelli so workers had more time to finish its ...

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PATERSON, NJ - There were no Election Day celebrations for the 18 candidates that competed for seats on the Paterson City Council, and there won’t be until at least May 19, according to City Clerk Sonia Gordon who announced that a ballot count will not be completed until 8:00 p.m. one week after ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Just as Paterson City Council candidates were gearing up for the final stretch of campaigning in advance of the May 12 election, they were stopped in their tracks by the COVID-19 pandemic.  With New Jersey essentially shut down in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy’s order for all elections scheduled for May 12 to be conducted solely through vote-by-mail ballots has drawn a mixed reaction from candidates seeking city council seats in Paterson. As New Jersey continues to battle against the spread of coronavirus, Murphy signed ...

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First Ward -Mosleh Uddin -Nakima Redmon -Michael Jackson (Incumbent)   Second Ward  -Shahin Khalique (Incumbent) -Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman -Frank G. Filippelli   Third Ward  -Alex Mendez -Sharieff Bugg -Robyn Spencer -William “Bill” McKoy ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Bill Pascrell, JR (NJ-O9) officially weighed in the race for the White House Wednesday with his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden to be President of the United States. Pascrell was joined in the endorsement by thress of his House colleagues, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While small town mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appear to be paving roads to the Democratic Party's nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November, it’s a candidate whose impact has been felt a bit closer to home that Mayor Andre Sayegh is putting ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz continued his push for reelection on Thursday with his submission of 200 signatures on the petitions necessary to formally enter the 2020 races for Paterson City Council. “Once again, I'm honored to put my name on the ballot to seek re-election for ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Fourth Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton was surrounded by family, friends, and supporters Friday as she delivered signed petitions to the Paterson City Clerk’s Office in her bid to retain the seat she has held since 2012. “Thank you for your support,” she said, recognizing everyone ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While most of the political oxygen in Paterson is being used on the races for seats to Paterson’s City Council, a contest for a spot on the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has emerged in the past days. To date incumbent Freeholder T.J. Best has held back on making his ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Career firefighters, and members of the NJFMBA, from Paterson, the Ninth Congressional District, and across New Jersey descended on Paterson Fire Headquarters Tuesday to offer their endorsement for the reelection of the man the building is named after. “Congressman Bill Pascrell ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Serving as the council representative for Paterson’s Fourth Ward since 2012, Ruby Cotton believes she’s made progress in helping to improve some of the city’s toughest blocks. Saying that she prides herself on being accessible to her constituents, Cotton offered a litany of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Fifth Ward Councilman Luis Velez became the first official candidate in the 2020 races for city council on Friday. In a letter reviewed by TAPinto Paterson City Clerk Sonia Gordon certified that he had submitted a "sufficient" number of signed petitions to appear on the May ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 15 potential candidates have signaled their intent to run for the Paterson City Council in 2020, according to the Paterson City Clerk's office. All six ward council seats are up for election with voters going to the polls on Tuesday, May 12. As first reported by TAPinto ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Another campaign season started Monday as 11 candidates signaled their intent to run for the Paterson City Council in 2020.  All six ward council seats are up for election with voters going to the polls on Tuesday, May 12. 5th Ward Councilman Luis A. Velez became the first ...

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This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. to reflect that additional candidates picked up nominating petitions. PATERSON, NJ - Another campaign season started Monday as 5th Ward Councilman Luis A. Velez became the first presumed candidate to pick up petitions from the City Clerk’s office. All six ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Another campaign season started Monday as 5th Ward Councilman Luis A. Velez became the first presumed candidate to pick up petitions from the City Clerk’s office. All six ward council seats are up for election with voters going to the polls on Tuesday, May 12. Velez, who was ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A piece of legislation championed by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson) that would restore voting rights to individuals on parole or probation was passed 46-23-1 by the New Jersey General Assembly Monday.  The bill would remove the prohibition on voting by persons on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique wants residents to show up at Tuesday’s City Council meeting to speak out against a recent change to the city’s sewer billing system. Beyond that, he said, he disagrees with a flyer that was recently distributed door-to-door in both Bangla ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Ten days after voters went to the polls the ballots for three seats on the Paterson Board of Education have officially been counted. According to final tally made available on Friday Corey L. Teague was the top vote getter 4,011 votes, followed by Vincent Arrington who garnered ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While they may not be able to vote in the upcoming election their views are no less important, their knowledge of the issues that impact Paterson’s schools is firsthand, and their passion for making sure every local student gets a quality education rivals that of the most seasoned ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Calling the decision a “no brainer”, the Paterson Education Association (PEA) made their endorsements for the reelection of Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly official on Wednesday.  “Both Benjie and Shavonda are tremendous advocates for working people, ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  With Paterson Public Schools on the verge of local control the need to have Board of Education members that are “there for the children” has never been greater, Bilal Hakeem, vice president of AFSCME Local 2272, the union that represents Paterson’s 165 public works employees, told ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson City Clerk’s Office, located on the third floor of Paterson City Hall, 155 Market Street, is open until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the final day eligible voters can register to cast a ballot in this year’s election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. In order to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Vince Arrington has spent his career at UPS, many years in management. During this time he’s seen a lot, but one thing he hasn’t seen enough, he told a crowd of several dozen at a campaign event Thursday, is Patersonians being hired by the corporate behemoth.  He hopes to change ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Several familiar names and two newcomers are among seven candidates seeking election to the Paterson Board of Education. Voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots for up to three candidates when they go to the polls on November 5. Incumbents Emanuel Capers and Robinson ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Local supporters of the Presidential campaign of Elizabeth Warren are hosting an “informational event” at Paul’s Bar on Sunday to that organizers say will offer information on “everything you need to about a woman that should be our next President.” Paul’s bar is located at 377 ...

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