Paterson Senator Nellie Pou Issues Statement on Governor Murphy's Efforts to Help Puerto Rico

February 15, 2018

TRENTON – On Monday Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order to create the Commission on Puerto Rico Relief to continue support efforts he pledged to provide to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Following the signing, and just days before Paterson Partners with Puerto Rico is to hold a large fundraising event to help support one of the ...

Congressman Pascrell Leads Efforts to Restore Law Enforcement Funding

PATERSON, NJ- When the federal government failed to disburse funds to local law enforcement agencies that had been awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne JAG) and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program Grants in 2017, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 09) led his colleagues in signing a letter to President Trump outlining the importance of the ...

Paterson Senator Nellie Pou Issues Statement on Relief for Puerto Rico

TRENTON, NJ- While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denies that it ever intended to end food and water assistance to Puerto Rico on January 31, despite the fact that parts of island are still without running waters and electricity more than four months after Hurricane Maria hit, Paterson’s Senator Nellie Pou is continuing to speak out on the need for additional ...

Chaneyfield Jenkins to Introduce Sexual Harassment Legislation: ‘No Absolutely Means No’

Newark, NJ—Central Ward Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins will present an ordinance to her council colleagues next week that serves to ensure victims of harassment can come forward without fear of retaliation.

Chaneyfield Jenkins initiated the conversation around sexual harassment in December when she asked council members to vote on drafting an ...

BREAKING: Charges Against Senator Menendez to be Dropped

NEWARK, NJ- According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright:

“From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail. I am grateful that the ...

Paterson’s Congressman Bill Pascrell Secures Funds for Road Improvements

PATERSON, NJ- Market Street will receive upgraded traffic signals, crosswalks with increased visibility, curb extensions to decrease the distance between sidewalks, and upgraded pedestrian countdown signals thanks to a $6.2 million federal grant awarded to Passaic County from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.

“These grants will help Passaic ...

No Government Shutdown for Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- After nearly two hours of, at times contentious, discussion, the Paterson City Council voted unanimously to approve an emergency measure to keep the local government running through February. Requiring six votes to pass, the measure failed at a meeting earlier this month, necessitating the special meeting, and, with Council Members Davilla, Mendez, and Morris absent, the support of ...

Special Meetings for Paterson City Council and Board of Education Tonight

PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson City Council will convene at City Hall at 6:30 tonight to once again consider a resolution to authorize spending for portions of January, and February 2018. The resolution, which requires six votes for passage, failed to be approved at the body’s meeting on January 16, when, it garnered the support of only five Council members.

The spending in ...

Paterson Student Joins Congressman Pascrell and Senator Menendez in Fight for Children’s Health Insurance

PATERSON, NJ- Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stopped by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center on Friday to tell a room full of medical professionals, medical staff and reporters about their fight in Washington, D.C. to restore funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

It was however, 18-year-old Paterson resident Ziaira ...

Paterson Councilman Luis Velez Asks Residents to do Their Parts to Keep City Clean

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson residents can do their part to help keep the city clean simply by following the guidelines contained in the Municipal Code related to the proper way to prepare trash and other household waste for pickup. This, according to 5th Ward Councilman, and Chairman of the body’s Public Works Committee, Luis Velez.

According to the Ordinance, “all garbage, refuse or ...

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Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Introduces 2018 Budget

February 15, 2018

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On February 13, 2018, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the 2018 budget with conservative revenue projections, improved reserve levels, and significant investment in infrastructure improvements. The 2018 budget reflects fiscally sound financial policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, ...