Government

August 11, 2018

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- 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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh has sent a second letter to Mayor Jane Warren-Williams requesting information related to issues he’ll inherit when he assumes the city’s top position on July 1. In a letter dated May 16, Sayegh asked for a summary of each Collective Bargaining Agreement the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New legislation signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday that requires employers to provide earned sick leave to workers in New Jersey was shepherded through the General Assembly with the assistance of Paterson’s Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly. According to a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Efforts to replace Paterson’s aging Riverside Terrace housing complex took another step forward on Monday with the Planning Board voting unanimously in support of minor changes to the original plan as well as variances related to parking and building construction. Led by Israel ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While administrators, local leaders, and education activists widely welcomed Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed  $20 million increase in funding for Paterson’s schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, the announcement came as a reminder that it came after eight years of “flat funding” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The city council voted to adopt a $223 million budget on Tuesday thanks to a last minute plea from Mayor Jane Williams-Warren. The resolution passed by a margin of 5-4, but was originally set to fail until two council members changed their votes. The city’s budget will include a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that a “new era where Paterson children matter,” has come to Trenton under Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) told TAPinto Paterson exclusively that Paterson’s schools are set to receive an additional $20 million in funding for the 2018-2019 school ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Calling it a “safety precaution,” Mayor Jane Williams-Warren ordered the removal of the benches in front of City Hall. The decision, she said in a statement on Tuesday, was based on her concern for the safety of the employees and public on a daily basis. “Recently we have ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Saying that the measure addresses inequities in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by increasing federal funding for them, Paterson’s representatives in the New Jersey General Assembly, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter, have urged both houses of ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Touting the success of the Alternatives to Opiates (ALTO) program, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced the introduction of legislation to provide hospitals across the country additional resources to fight opioid addiction.  Under the legislation, St. Joseph ...

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