Government

May 15, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh announced a new partnership with The Citizens Campaign that will strive to enlist local residents in efforts to defeat COVID-19 Thursday.  The plan, according to a statement released jointly, builds on “the strong proactive response to the pandemic already ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council used one of two emergency meetings on Saturday to approve a temporary waiver on interest fees to late property taxes. “Back on March 19, I called to extend the grace period for taxes – to extend the due date for taxes,” 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council will hold a special meeting today at 5:00 p.m. According to a notice sent by Paterson City Clerk Sonia Gordon, the meeting is being held "in lieu of a Board of Health to Discuss the Worldwide Coronavirus (COVID01) pandemic and health emergency that exists ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A group of New Jersey legislators recently kicked off a weekly Facebook Live series to help keep residents safe, healthy and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. With New Jersey under a near shutdown state, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31), Assemblywoman Shanique Speight ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council will hold a special meeting today at 5:00 p.m. According to a notice sent by Paterson City Clerk Sonia Gordon, the meeting is being held "in lieu of a Board of Health to Discuss the Worldwide Coronavirus (COVID01) pandemic and health emergency that exists ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The question of how long Paterson will remain shut down in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19 is not “about a date,” Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson. “It’s about the data. Everyone asks about a date and I tell them ‘Oh no, it’s about the data,” Sayegh, whose city ...

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PATERSON, NJ – It has been about a week since Mayor Andre Sayegh tested positive for COVID-19 and quarantined himself in the basement of his family’s home. Since the diagnosis, Sayegh, who is known for being out and about in Paterson, whether it’s meeting residents, welcoming new businesses, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Through better understanding and usage of data, Paterson officials hope to enhance how government works and increase the quality of life for those who live and work in the city. Since last August, the city’s Innovation Team, Harsha Mallajosyula and Ed Boze, has been busy crunching ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a statement Tuesday. Saying that he was not suffering from a fever or cough, and that he doesn’t know where he contracted it, he is now fully quarantined in his home. His wife, Farahanna, has also been tested and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Any effort to offer grace periods for property tax and sewer payments, such as the proposal by 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, would need at least some action by state lawmakers, Business Administrator Kathleen Long told TAPinto Paterson recently. That help might be on the way ...

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PATERSON, NJ - During his 2018 naugural address Mayor Andre Sayegh made a vow that now not only would every Paterson resident count under his Administration, but also that they’d be counted. Indeed, that phrase, in reference to the 2020 Census, was one that he repeated countless times on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting of the Paterson City Council has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31, according to the Paterson City Clerk's Office. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and, under the regulations established through Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A proposal by 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz to grant property tax and sewer rate payers a 60-day grace period while they grapple with the economic impact of COVID-19 was met with resistance at the body's recent emergency meeting, and doesn't appear on the draft agenda for ...

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PATERSON, NJ - During his inaugural address Mayor Andre Sayegh made a vow that now not only would every Paterson resident count under his Administration, but also that they’d be counted. Indeed, that phrase, in reference to the 2020 Census, was one that he repeated countless times on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson City Council President Martiza Davilla has called for an emergency meeting of the legislative body for Thursday. The meeting has one agenda item: the City’s response to the COVID-19, coronavirus, and is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. While the meeting will be held in City ...

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PATERSON, NJ -Mayor Andre Sayegh was back on Facebook Live Wednesday imploring local businesses and residents to heed the orders outlined in the State of Emergency he issued Monday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He issued the order that effectively shut down all small businesses, other ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As communities across the state, throughout the nation, and around the globe continue to grapple with the growing onslaught of COVID-19, coronavirus, Paterson city offices and departments will operate on a limited basis between March 16 and March 27, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced ...

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PATERSON, NJ - “We’ve been talking about the Census for almost two years, and now is the time to take it,” Mayor Andre Sayegh announced in a Facebook post Thursday.  The once a decade count that puts $25 trillion of federal funds for key government programs including those for child health, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Referring to herself as a “child of Paterson” Kathleen Long was unanimously approved to serve as the city’s new business administrator. The 9-0 vote came more than four hours after the Paterson City Council’s Tuesday meeting opened. Saying it was “remarkable” to be in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – An ordinance aimed at aligning Paterson’s noise ordinance with regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was advance for a second reading by a 7-0 vote of the City Council Tuesday. Third Ward Councilman Bill McKoy and Fifth Ward Councilman ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A proposal that will reduce the ability of two longtime members of the Paterson City Council to make key appointments is expected to advance when the body next meets. Sponsored by Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique, the resolution discussed Tuesday “endeavors to ensure that ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A four-month project to transform the rundown Brandes Field into a state of the art, and well lit, athletic space was officially kicked off Monday. In what could have rivaled a high school pep rally with its energy and enthusiasm, the groundbreaking featured Mayor Andre Sayegh, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Vaughn McKoy’s tenure as Paterson’s business administrator may have ended Friday but his contribution to the renaissance of the city he was born and raised in is just beginning, he told TAPinto Paterson in a recent conversation. On Saturday Mayor Andre Sayegh confirmed McKoy’s new ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson officials have been informed that the city’s application for $24.65 million in transitional aid has been approved, and then some. In a letter to Mayor Andre Sayegh, dated January 29, Melanie R. Walter, Director of the Division of Local Government Services for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A 44-member commission to study the “unprecedented levels of violence sweeping through many of New Jersey’s urban communities” will be established under legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson). Consisting of State and local officials as well as ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh is closing out 2019 by touting the receipt of more than $5.7 million in grant awards over the past 12 months.  “To be able to continue with Paterson’s progression, grant funding is imperative,” Sayegh said in a statement. “2019 was an important year for the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s City Council Chambers was transformed into a sea of vibrant green and red on December 15 as a capacity crowd filled the rows to celebrate the positive impact the Bangladeshi community has made on the increasingly diverse city. Second Ward Councilman Shahin Khalique led ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) that would allow first responders to take tax deductions for their uniforms and for tuition or related fees for professional development courses was approved by the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee on ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s Senator Nellie Pou has been elected to serve as the president of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, a statement announced on Wednesday. Pou, who has served in the New Jersey Legislature since 1997, was elected as President Elect at the organization’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh announced that Paterson has received more than $1.33 million in funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) 2020 Municipal Aid Program for the State Aid Road Resurfacing Program Project.  “We are thankful to Governor Murphy and the New ...

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