News 12 spends 12 minutes with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh

A big-city mayor tells News 12 New Jersey he fends off big-city problems at every turn.

News 12 Staff

Jul 24, 2021, 1:13 AM

Updated 1,006 days ago

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A big-city mayor tells News 12 New Jersey he fends off big-city problems at every turn.
Andre Sayegh's job title isn't necessarily worthy of a conversation, but the zest by which he tries to tackle those problems is. He says he’s a “glass is half-full” kind of guy - and then he pours more water in.
There's an energy, an enthusiasm, a likability about him that makes you want to believe when he says Paterson has a bright future. The city has more than its share of crime, failing schools and a recent spike of police brutality cases which make you wonder if the city's future can shine like its past.
Paterson is a historic and cultural jewel in New Jersey. Are its best days a century gone? What will it be a hundred years from now? Can one person's attitude be a slingshot to that brighter future?
This is "12 Minutes with Andre Sayegh" on News 12 New Jersey.


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