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Mayor's brother eyes Goow seat in Paterson

Gerardo Torres, brother of Paterson Mayor Joey Torres, has picked upCouncilman Aslon GoowCouncilman Aslon Goow petitions to run for City Council in the Second Ward against Torres nemesis Councilman Aslon Goow.

Goow said he could track his bad blood with the mayor back to when another Torres brother wanted to open a liquor store on a corner where they had some problems with gangs.

"We had just cleaned it up, and now he wants to go and put a liquor store there," said Goow, a two-term councilman. "He threatened, we went to court and we shut him down."

A Paterson native, Goow is a police sergeant in Haledon and a private investigator who works with his own brother.

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Page marshals his forces in Orange

In a battle to succeed Orange Mayor Mims HOrange Councilman Donald PageOrange Councilman Donald Pageackett, mayoral candidate Donald Page formally introduced his three council running mates at a reception in Verona last night.

"My friends – it is time for ‘A New Beginning,’" Page, an at-large councilman, told an audience at the Richfield Regency. "It is time to put an end to politics as usual. It is time to put an end to a city government that only works for special interests and political friends. It is time to do something about property taxes. It is time do something about crime."

The candidate, who last November announced his intentions to run for mayor, last night welcomed Rayfield Morton, Antoine "Tony" Desormes and Andrea Elliot as his running mates.

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Morning Digest: April 24, 2014

Organization to honor Gov. KeanAn event next month for Community Options, Inc. will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the organization's founding and honor Governor Tom Kean, Sr., a was an advocate over 25 years ago for bringing individuals with developmental disabilities out of state institutions into small group homes.Robert...

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Op-Ed

How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >

Contributors

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(Absecon Island, NJ) --With his shocking win in last year's election, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian emerged as one of the most intriguing figures in the New Jersey political... more »
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