Government

October 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh commemorated the 100 day mark of his Administration by pointing to a number of accomplishments that he believes show Paterson is “back on the map” during a brief address in City Council chambers on Tuesday. As he has done since being sworn in on July 1, Sayegh ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A city program that provides municipal identification cards to local residents will be relaunched under a proposal brought before the Paterson City Council on Tuesday. The cards, 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz told TAPinto Paterson, are meant to be “a functional tool to allow ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Dozens of firefighters and police officers, both active and retired, descended on city hall on Tuesday to ask members of the city council to delay their action on a proposal to move Paterson’s public employees from the city’s current self funded health insurance plan to the State ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh swore in seven members of the reestablished Environmental Commission at a City Hall ceremony on Monday. The members are Sandra Bosque, Rita Gernant, Joseph Fulmore, Sr., Audrey McDowell, Sebastian Mejia, Dawn Briggs-Moody, and Jaimi Rodriguez. “We are proud ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Nearly three dozen members of his Transition Team delivered the culmination of their hundreds of hours of research and work to Mayor Andre Sayegh on Thursday. Presented in the form of an 87-page report, the completed work, according to Vaughn McKoy who led the effort as the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh is set to release the findings of his Transition Team at a city hall press conference on Thursday. The report reflects the work of more than 100 volunteers that were appointed to the committee following Sayegh's victory on May 8, and included hundreds of hours of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On Saturday a large crowd gathered at Paterson City Hall to raise the Dominican flag, thousands of visitors descended on the Great Falls over the Labor Day weekend, and on Tuesday several hundred backpacks and school supplies were distributed to local children set to return to their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just hours after bullets took the lives of two local residents, and left one more critically injured, and following a weekend which saw a total of nine people suffering from gunshot wounds across the city, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez visited Paterson City Hall on Monday to speak out ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Vowing not to allow the population to be undercounted on his watch, as many claim it was in both 2000 and 2010, Mayor Andre Sayegh convened the inaugural meeting of the Paterson Complete Count Committee on Tuesday. With more than 75 individuals representing the government, non-profit, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With local businesses bustling around them three members of the Paterson City Council joined together for a press conference on Tuesday to outline their alternative to a proposal by Mayor Andre Sayegh to declare the area of Union Avenue between Redwood and Kearney Street as a “hot ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Reduced recycling rates, Mayor Andre Sayegh said at a press conference on Thursday, means less green for Paterson, in more way than one. While the city has struggled to fill budget holes year after year it has also lost more than 300 tonnes of cardboard, newspaper, and commingled ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A proposal to designate the stretch of Union Avenue between Jasper and Kearny Street as a “hot spot” will not receive further public consideration by the Paterson City Council, at least not yet. If approved, the measure would have made the area one of 12 in the city in which ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Still sporting a cut lip and three loose teeth, Paterson resident Lomor Uddin stood before the Paterson City Council on Wednesday and recounted a recent attack he suffered on Union Avenue in the city’s 1st Ward on August 3. The incident, which he referred to as “the knockout game” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- At an outdoor press conference on the steps of Paterson’s historic St. Bonaventure Church, Mayor Andre Sayegh promised to make good on another campaign promise by updating residents on the 2018 road resurfacing plan and offering a commitment to “address 23 city streets between now and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- According to Wikipedia the City of Paterson has a population of 148,678. And while with the birth of his first son earlier this week Mayor Andre Sayegh can rightly claim that number has increased by one, he believes there are actually over 150,000 people that call Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Less than 24 hours after he invoked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Five Boro Economic Opportunity Plan” Mayor Andre Sayegh has announced that he was selected to participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. The ripple effect of the redevelopment ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Throughout his campaign, and in the weeks since assuming office, Mayor Andre Sayegh said often that moving Paterson forward would be a team effort, and that as mayor he’d continue to seek the input of residents and community leaders. On Tuesday, Sayegh announced that in order to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Long time community activist Javier Fernandez, who most recently helped organize the recent World Cup watch party which officials say drew close to 2000 fans to a community celebration for the Colombia versus England match, has been appointed at the city’s head of the Office of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Under a reorganization that will place responsibility for the mayor’s security detail into the office of Police Director Jerry Speziale, two additional patrol officers will be available for the regular police force. Traditionally, according to a statement issued on Monday, Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Despite a contentious start which caused recently appointed Corporation Counsel Khalifah L. Shabazz to intervene in a dispute about whether Councilman Shahin Khalique or Councilman Luis Velez spoke first, Sunday’s annual reorganization meeting of the Paterson City Council showed signs ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was a sendoff worthy of a queen, a role, with her trademark smile and benevolent manner, outgoing Mayor Jane Williams-Warren would have excelled at in a different time and place. On Saturday hundreds of well-wishers gathered in front of Eastside park to celebrate the woman who ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Fines for a variety of parking infractions across Paterson are set to increase 10 percent following a 5-1 vote by the city council on Tuesday. 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson was the lone dissenting vote among his colleagues lamenting that once again he believed it was wrong to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson City Council bid farewell to three of its current members on Tuesday.  Dedicating his final meeting to his son and daughter who graduated from high school and eighth grade respectively earlier in the day, Alex Mendez thanked residents for the opportunity to serve ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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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