Public Transition Forums: Achieving ‘One Paterson’ Will Be a Team Effort

June 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ-With two public transition forums in the books a common theme for the incoming administration is emerging: As mayor Andre Sayegh will not be able to solve all of Paterson’s issue alone.

The first forum was held Tuesday at School 25 with a second one held on Wednesday at Eastside High School. A third and final forum will be held Thursday at JFK High School beginning at ...

Public Forum Allows Residents to Address Transition Team

PATERSON, NJ- Forewarned that their particular issues may not be solved in the short term, several dozen Paterson residents turned out to School 25 on Tuesday for the first of three public forums scheduled by Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh.

Additional forums are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, at JFK High School and Eastside High School. Both will start at 6:00 p.m.

Moderated by Vaughn ...

Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh Announces Public Transition Forums

PATERSON, NJ­– in an effort to gain input from residents and other stakeholders into the continuing transition process from the Administration of Mayor Jane William-Warren to his own, Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh has announced the scheduling of three public forums to give residents and stakeholders opportunities for their voices to be heard.

Sayegh was overwhelmingly elected on May ...

Council to Again Consider Revenue Generating Measures. Sale of City Owned Properties and Creation of Sewer Connection Fee on Agenda for Thursday Special Meeting

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson City Council will consider two revenue generating measures at a special meeting to be held on Thursday. The meeting, coinciding with the workshop meeting, has a published starting time of 8:00 p.m.


Sale of Lots to Paterson Parking Authority

Following extensive discussion that ended with the failure to win the council’s approval for the sale of ...

Council Stalls Plan to Sell City Lots Considered Key to Future Development of Great Falls

PATERSON, NJ- A proposal to sell 11 city-owned lots in the heart of the Great Falls area hit a roadblock on Tuesday when several members of the city council questioned the assessed value and subsequent proposed sales price. 

Originally appraised at $460,000 the lots, located on Mill Street, Ellison Street, and McBride Avenue, have the potential, according to Councilman Shahin ...

Paterson Postmaster Leads Memorial Day Ceremony. Paterson Tradition Dates Back at Least 70 Years

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson is a city of traditions, something evidenced again on Monday as a crowd of proud veterans and grateful guests gathered in the lobby of the Paterson Post Office to mark Memorial Day.

By the estimates of several in attendance the service has taken place for over 70 years, and according to John Picarelli who worked for the Postal Service for 30 years, and is a veteran ...

Former Council Candidate Files Complaint Against Councilman Velez

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 5th Ward Councilman Luis Velez of spreading "untruths" about him ...

Proposal to Impose Sewer Connection Fees Presented to Council. Plan Would be an 'Infusion into the Budget'

PATERSON, NJ- With just weeks to go in her term Mayor Jane Williams Warren appeared before the Paterson City Council on Tuesday to ask for their support for a proposal to bring millions of dollars of new revenue into the city.

Joined by members of her Administration, as well as Douglas Triplett of O’Connor Davies, the accounting and auditing firm hired under the direction of the New ...

Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh has 'Very Encouraging' Meeting with Governor Phil Murphy

PATERSON, NJ- “Relationships matter” then candidate Andre Sayegh would say repeatedly on the campaign trail in his effort to gain the support of voters in his bid for mayor. Now the Mayor-Elect following an overwhelming victory on May 8, Sayegh is putting those relationships to work.

On Monday Sayegh had what he called a “very encouraging” meeting with Governor Phil ...

Sayegh Requests Information on all City Employees

PATERSON, NJ- When Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh is sworn in on July 1 he will immediately oversee more than 1,700 municipal employees, a number that swells to over 2,100 when temporary summer workers are added in.

On Monday, less than a week after Sayegh asked current Mayor Jane Williams-Warren to refrain from giving any raises or promotions that weren’t contractually obligated, he submitted ...

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June 5, 2018

PATERSON – Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh today announced his latest appointments to his Transition Team. These individuals will serve on the team’s 11 committees assigned to examine the city’s government and agencies, and make recommendations for the improvement of the delivery and effectiveness of public services. The Transition Team’s efforts are directed toward a successful ...