tag:African Americans

Mayor

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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Mayor

Warren Mayor Lori Stone didn’t wait promised month for chief’s exit

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer ― considered the dean of Michigan police chiefs for his nearly six decades in law enforcement — was fired Tuesday and told to “clean out my office immediately,” Dwyer said. The firing came at the behest of Warren’s recently elected Mayor Lori Stone, and came despite what Dwyer has been […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas legislator Joyce Elliott among USA Today Women of the Year

Joyce Elliott has left an indelible impression on Arkansas’ legislative landscape with her commitment to public service, education reform, and social justice. Born and raised in the rural South, Elliott’s journey from segregation to desegregation to the halls of the state legislature is a testament to her resilience, dedication to others, and vision for Arkansas. […]

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Mayor

Mayor O’Connell talks transportation vote issues

Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell on Thursday announced what could be the most consequential undertaking of this mayoral term: an expedited endeavor to put a vote on dedicated transit funding on Nashville voters’ November ballots. If all goes to plan, voters will have a chance to approve or reject local tax increases that would pay for […]

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City Council

Detroit City Council approves $210.7 million trash hauling contract | #citycouncil

Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved two trash hauling contracts totaling $210.7 million that will increase garbage pickups but raise residents’ fees annually. The $87,761,352 contract with Priority Waste and $122,945,186 with Waste Management of Michigan are set to launch in June to provide weekly pickups. Priority Waste will replace GFL Environmental, whose services frustrated […]

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