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Paterson mayor seeks visitors, so he wants to hire a PR firm

PATERSON — In his ongoing efforts to generate positive publicity about Paterson, Mayor Andre Sayegh is looking to hire a private public relations firm. Sayegh’s City Hall staff already includes a $71,400 public information officer and a $90,000 chief of staff whose last job was working as a press assistant for Sen. Cory Booker. Exactly […]

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City Council

Ceiling collapses in city council meeting space | #citycouncil

PATERSON — A portion of the ceiling collapsed Monday morning in the City Hall room where the municipal council holds its public meetings, with large chunks of plaster falling onto audience seats in the empty room. Officials said they were not sure whether the council would hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night. Members […]

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City Council

Paterson NJ City Council race sees Abed Thabatah take on Al Abdelaziz | #citycouncil

PATERSON — Abed Thabatah voted for Councilman Al Abdelaziz in the city’s previous two 6th Ward elections in 2018 and 2020. But that won’t be happening this year. Thabatah said he became so disappointed in Abdelaziz’s performance on the City Council that he decided to challenge the incumbent in the May 14 election. “He shows […]

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Andre Sayegh political donations may mean challenge to Bill Pascrell

PATERSON — As he considers running for Congress against 27-year incumbent Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., Mayor Andre Sayegh has made numerous campaign contributions to political figures in other towns in North Jersey. From July 28 through Nov. 3, Sayegh made 11 donations to local political groups that are outside Paterson but within the boundaries of […]

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City Council

Assad Akhter seeks 3rd Ward council seat | #citycouncil

PATERSON — Assad Akhter, who served five years on the Passaic County Board of Commissioners, is joining the field of high-profile candidates possibly running for Paterson’s 3rd Ward City Council seat. “People are sick and tired of the same choices they’ve had in the 3rd Ward,” Akhter said in an interview on Friday morning. “It’s time for […]

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Paterson NJ Mayor Andre Sayegh will attend

PATERSON — Mayor Andre Sayegh is planning to spend the weekend nine time zones away, attending a United Nations conference about climate change in Dubai, on the Persian Gulf. City officials said Sayegh’s trip is being paid for by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Sayegh’s wife, Farhanna, will accompany him at her own expense, officials said. The annual U.N. climate conference will […]

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