Elections

November 6, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - With the education fate of nearly 30,000 students and control of an almost $600 million budget up for grabs, voters went to the polls in droves on Tuesday to elect five of the nine members of the Board of Education. The members of the newly reconstituted board will officially take ...

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PATERSON, NJ - According to unofficial results 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz has been re-elected to complete the term of his predecessor, Mayor Andre Sayegh. Saying that he was “humbled and honored,” Abdelaziz, first appointed to the seat by his colleagues on the Paterson City Council, said ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Stressing that voters still had over an hour to get to the polls, Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson that he was “encouraged” by the strong voter turnout he had seen across the city on Tuesday. “There appears to be momentum that carried over from May,” Sayegh said referring ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the clock ticking down on Election Day 2018 campaign workers across Paterson got a boost on Tuesday with a visit from New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. Murphy wasn’t just in Paterson for the photo op, she told TAPinto Paterson, instead she was on the campaign trail to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Despite the steady rain both candidates in the lone city council race on today’s ballot said activity has been brisk at voting sites across the 6th Ward. Courting voters just before they entered the polling place at the Southside Branch Library Al Abdelaziz, appointed by his ...

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PATERSON, NJ- According to a Sunday robocall all Paterson public schools will be closed on Tuesday, to allow “all Paterson voters have free and unfettered access to their polling places.” The decision, according to the message, was made in consultation school officials, the Paterson Education ...

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TOTOWA, NJ- Republican Passaic County Clerk candidate Ron Fava has denied doctoring a photo of his opponent Daniel Ireland-Imhof to make her appear darker in campaign literature. “It's just a photo-- not darkened. Her fliers and posters have her picture on them,” Fava said. “Sorry to see the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly issued the following statement decrying the alleged doctoring of a photo in a political mailer to make the skin of Danielle Ireland-Imhof, the Democratic candidate for Passaic County Clerk, appear darker: “It’s despicable. We’ve all seen attack ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly will gather friends and supporters at a special event on Monday to honor several elected officials and community leaders. Called an “Evening of Hope” the $100 per head dinner at the iconic Brownstone will benefit the Paterson Action Campaign, a ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Recalling the disappointment that he and other active Democrats felt following election defeats in 2016, Mayor Andre Sayegh was buttressed by eight of the nine members of the Paterson City Council at an event on Tuesday to endorse the Row B Democrats in the upcoming election. 6th ...

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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- Saying that they are "proud to endorse candidates that are committed to working collaboratively with, not against, its members,” John McEntee,  President of the Paterson Education Association (PEA), the union that represents more than 3,100 teachers and other district staff, announced ...

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PATERSON, NJ - All 17 candidates seeking election to the Paterson Board of Education in the November election appeared as a group for the first time on Thursday. The debate, held at La Neve’s in Haledon, was organized by community activists Sharrieff Bugg and Willie Peterkin Sr. at the request ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The new headquarters of 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz was at capacity Saturday in a show of support for the incumbent who was appointed to the seat vacated by Andre Sayegh when he was sworn in as mayor on July 1st. More to come on this story... Stay up to date on the upcoming ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A diverse group of nearly 50 community leaders descended on a Paterson restaurant Friday to support the reelection of Board of Education President Oshin Castillo as well as the four other candidates who will appear on the November 6 ballot as the Paterson Children First ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office Was orders to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a sweltering storefront on Ellison Street Paterson’s Bill Pascrell gave his marching orders to a band of loyal Democratic Party activists with visions of changing the nation’s course in November’s election. “If we don’t vote they’ll have free reign,” he said referring to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey State Senator Nellie Pou released the following statement in response to comments by President Donald Trump disputing the results of a study conducted by George Washington University which found 3,000 individuals lost their lives in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With Election Day less than 100 days away, and Paterson voters having the chance to select candidates seeking seats on the Paterson Board of Education, Paterson City Council, Passaic County Freeholder and Clerk, and United States Congress, TAPinto Paterson’s editor, Steve Lenox, is ...

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UPDATED- July 29 - Mosley Uddin has announced that he submitted 564 signatures in his bid to have his name placed on the ballot in November as a candidate for the Paterson Board of Education. 12 signatures of Paterson voters are required. "Education for our children in our public schools should ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that he is “humbled by the outpouring of support that the residents of the 6th Ward have shown” him, community activist Al Abdelaziz submitted over 750 signatures to the Paterson City Clerk’s Office on Tuesday to appear on the November ballot. The required number of valid ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Following Juan “Mitch” Santiago’s May request to be appointed to the seat, local activist Al Abdelaziz has become the second candidate to make his interest in the position currently held by Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh known. Sayegh will vacate the 6th Ward council seat upon being ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With a new mayor and three new members of the Paterson City Council set to take office on July 1 local voters can now turn their eyes to the future make up of the Paterson Board of Education. Four of the nine seats on the Board are up for election on November 6, and a fifth seat is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A former, and aspiring, candidate has filed a civil complaint with the Paterson Police Department against one of the city council members he’d sit beside if his bid is successful. Juan “Mitch” Santiago, who finished sixth in the 14-candidate field in the May 8 contest, has accused ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Less than a week after votes were counted declaring Andre Sayegh the victor in an, at times, contentious election, at least one person is making his interest known in the 6th Ward Council seat that will become vacant with Sayegh’s ascension to Paterson’s highest office on July ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote in the June 5, 2018 primary is Tuesday May 15.  Other important dates in the 2018 election cycle are:  May 15 – Primary – Voter Registration Deadline May 29 – Primary – Vote by Mail deadline June 5 – Primary ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Throughout his campaign for mayor Councilman Andre Sayegh vowed to deliver the sort of leadership he has to the Sixth Ward to “all six wards,” a tagline that perhaps was a premonition of the electoral domination his third bid for the city’s highest elected office would ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A tone of solemn solidarity overtook the campaign office at 87 Broadway as Councilman William “Bill” McKoy accepted defeat in his bid for mayor at the hands of council colleague Andre Sayegh on Tuesday. "We can be proud of our performance," McKoy said promising to continue fighting ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While official numbers have yet to be reported sources close to the campaign have said that Andre Sayegh has been elected as the next mayor of Paterson. In a text message to TAPinto Paterson one source referred to the margin of victory as “big.” Several hundred campaign supporters ...

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